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Panda Mat – The Perfect Tummy Time Protection #Giveaway

July 24, 2014 by  
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Most baby play mats are made of foam with little letters and numbers that you can pull apart.  Those can be dangerous because once baby is strong enough, he will tend to grab and gnaw on those pieces.  And though he won’t be able to chew through them, there are chemicals in the foam that should not be ingested by our little ones.  

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But we found a solution to that, the Panda Mat!  With this mat, we can let baby make the most of his tummy time and we don’t have to worry unnecessarily.  And it’s not just for babies’ tummy time, older kids can have fun on it, too. 

The Panda Mat is an activity mat designed for babies to practise their motor skills, but it’s not just your average activity mat.  It encourages your baby to practise walking and crawling on it. 

So why do we adore this mat? 

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1. NO CHEMICALS.  People have been talking about the toxic chemicals found in the usual playmats.  But the Panda mat does not have formamide, heavy metals, phthalates, formaldehyde, PFOA’s, PVC, harmful fire retardant chemicals or Azo Dyes.  The manufacturers made sure to test the product and they even show the results on their website.  Baby can just roll around on the Panda Mat and you don’t have to be afraid of him touching the mat and any chemicals there and then putting his hand in his mouth. 

2.  It’s SOFT.  It’s hard enough for baby to walk around and crawl on but not too hard.  Since, it’s a 1” thick mat made of organic cotton, baby can play on it with no danger of injuring himself when he falls.  Baby can even lie on it and nap when he feels tired.   

3.  It’s ECO-FRIENDLY.  Babies will inevitably drool, spit up or just crawl around with sticky fingers.  You can keep the mat clean by removing the quilted cover and washing it so you can reuse it several times.  It’s actually easy to wash, you’d be surprised at how light it is. 

4.  It’s HUGE.  The whole mat measures 4′ wide x 6′ long.  There’s enough space for both of my kids to mess about and play on it.  It’s like a nice, soft family blanket, but much better.         

5.  It’s EDUCATIONAL.  The colorful cartoon pictures on the mat illustrate a vibrant nature scene with the panda in a small pond, the sky, trees, flowers and animals.  You can also see cute panda footprints and the kids enjoy walking along those. 

I suppose one of the few drawbacks to the thing is the price.  But I can tell you that it will definitely give you bang for your buck because of its quality and durability. 

Another drawback would be the design.  After all, the name is Panda, and so, the only design they have is that of… a panda.  But,  all things considered, my kids love it and like the design.  I think all kids love pandas (Think Kung Fu Panda). 

Overall, it’s a great find, and I wish I’d gotten it sooner.

WIN PANDA MAT!

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Swimsuit Tricks and Healthy Treats with Special K #Giveaway

July 23, 2014 by  
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Ah, the swimsuit dilemma. I remember when I was still single, younger and perhaps “slimmer” or fitter, I actually enjoyed shopping for swimwear and summer outfits, and I even loved trying them on in my closet every now and then. But come the beach season which calls for me to wear them in public, I get unreasonably anxious! And now that I’m a mom of two, I must admit that I shouldn’t have been too insecure about my body when I was younger. I realized how sexy I really was! So from now on, I won’t repeat that same regret now. My disposition has changed for the better, and although I might not be as literally sexy as I was before, I actually feel sexier now in many ways! I’ll tell you how. 

Alright moms and all fellow ladies, this summer post is specially for you! Firstly, let’s shake off all those insecurities we have with our bodies so we can really take in all the positive vibes and gain more confidence about ourselves. Let’s try not be one of the 44% of Canadian women who are too self-conscious when in a swimsuit, as surveyed by Kellogg’s Special K Swimsuit Confidence Survey. Because good news is, famous Toronto-based celebrity fashion stylist Alexis Honce has shared amazing tips and tricks in choosing the right swimsuit for each body type. This is really a valuable thing for us because once you’re confident in your chosen swimsuit, you’d be more confident in any other outfit you’d be wearing! 

Here are the four fabulous body types identified by Alexis Honce and her swimsuit advice for each: 

Perfectly Pear Shaped: Accentuate the curves by adding more volume to the upper body

  • Ruffled bikini tops for upper volume, and balance with the hips
  • Bandeau or tube-top styles to broaden the shoulders
  • Bright-coloured print tops paired with solid-coloured bottoms to even out the attention on upper body and hips
  • High-cut bikini bottoms for elongating the legs and narrowing down the hips 

Lovely and Large Chested: Aim for support and curve emphasis

  • Underwire swimsuit bras for attractive shape and comfortable support
  • Wider shoulder straps for better support
  • Lycra material and colour-blocked styles to better enhance the curves 

Amazingly Athletic: Create a feminine shape

  • Halter-top styles with V neckline to broaden the shoulders and make the waist look smaller
  • High-cut bottoms that tie on the sides to give wider appearance of the hips
  • Contrasting mix and matches of colours and prints of tops and bottoms to break up the length of the torso 

On-point in Plus Size: Minimize problem areas by flattering

  • One-piece, colour-blocked styles to flatter the body
  • Light-coloured upper half to bring attention to the face, and dark-coloured lower half to conceal the tummy 

Now, that will make us enjoy our summer shopping more as we now got to know more about our bodies and what works best for each of us. And hopefully, you’ve all felt more confident too! But Honce also stressed the importance of healthy weight management to better bring out the best in our fabulous selves. It’s not easy to resist cravings during summer, so having a bland diet won’t really work for me. I actually feel less guilty (or not at all) for giving in to occasional tasty cravings at just the right amounts. 

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That’s why I’m glad that Kellogg’s Special K has a growing range of healthy, low-calorie, yet flavourful breakfast and snack treats that will easily satisfy hunger and unwanted cravings at just the right servings, and will keep one feeling full and adequately energized. Here’s what I got, all with less than 100 calories per serving! 

Special K Protein Cereals

Special K Low-Fat Granola

Special K Cracker Chips in Salt & Vinegar flavour

Special K Pastry Crisps in Cookies & Cream flavour

Special K Protein Shake in Cafe Mocha flavour

A free summer tote! So Trendy and spacious! 

I just love them all because they’re definitely swimsuit-approved! Check out Special K Canada’s website for other awesome products with real taste and flavour, and their guilt-free nutritional values!

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Umi, Tea Collection & Mabel’s Labels Back To School #Giveaway Event (3 Winners, US/CAN)

July 21, 2014 by  
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Back to School Rules Sweepstakes with Umi, Tea Collection and Mabel’s Labels

3 Grand Prizes!!

Each winner will receive a $100 Umi Gift Card, Tea Collection Wardrobe Set ($149 value), and 2 Mabel’s Labels Big Kaboodle™ Combos ($96 value).

Open to US and Canadian Residents!

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O’Cedar ProMist Microfiber Spray Mop Review And Giveaway

July 13, 2014 by  
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I must confess that when it comes to cleaning anything, I always thought that no one else does the job better than I do. Back when I was just a mother of one, I could still somehow manage to take the time and energy in making our house totally squeaky clean. But now that I have two super energetic kids, I eventually learned to let some things go and take things one at a time so I can balance my time and energy in the family. I can at least manage to clean off all the visible dirt in the house, and let things slide a bit when it comes to dealing with all the hidden dirty surfaces despite my inner inkling to really want to make them fade away all the time. I wish I wasn’t too obsessed about it but I can’t help it! 

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So when I finally had a microfiber mop, I realized how amazing it is as it really leaves nothing behind, which is exactly how I want cleaning to be. Only, this alone made it so much easier than how I used to do it with an inconvenient combination of an ordinary mop, plus a sweep, and a rag. I’ve been saving a lot of time lately with my O’Cedar ProMist Microfiber Spray Mop because of its many wonderful features that I never imagined a single cleaning item could do. 

Firstly, I really have to rave about the microfiber material. I actually use microfiber towels for my kids because they’re so soft and smooth on the skin, and it really does do job in absorbing the wetness from my kids’ newly bathed skin so they get dried and changed quickly. And our cloth diaper inserts are made of super soft and absorbent microfiber too! So I thought microfiber was too precious to be used for cleaning, but the O-Cedar microfiber mop actually made my cleaning a luxurious experience! With the mop’s millions of microscopic fibers, it’s magnetic enough to grab all the lightweight dust, hair (mostly mine, I’m guilty!), dirt, moisture, and other little nasty particles like food crumbs (courtesy of my messy babies!). 

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To be honest, the microfiber is enough for me, but the O-Cedar ProMist still has a lot more useful features: the mop has additional microfiber scrub zones which work against tougher dirt and grime, so it’s like a mop and floor scrub in one!

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And because it’s called ProMist, it comes with a wide-mouth refillable bottle where I can fill my favorite liquid cleaner or any homemade cleaning solution (like the classic vinegar and water combo), plus a one-touch bottle release that makes it super easy for me to refill.

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The mop’s head can swivel at 360 degrees so it’s a breeze to maneuver.

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The handle is ergonomically designed to make the mop easy to grip, and it also has an easy-squeeze trigger in the handle where I can comfortably spray the liquid solution. 

I used to really bend down and sometimes go on all fours as I scrub off nasty dirt with my hands and an ordinary cloth or rag. But with the O-Cedar ProMist, I can do everything at once just by mopping away because the scrub zones are already doing the job for me. And there’s no need for me to repetitively lift and drag it like how I would with an ordinary mop because the ProMist just glides beautifully while it cleans perfectly. Plus, I no longer have trouble with too much dust particles that fly and scatter around with my cleaning action. I can tell because I no longer sneeze in reaction to the dust that would supposedly float in the air. 

I really love that I can use the O-Cedar ProMist as both a wet and dry cleaner. In case of massive spills mixed with some other forms of dirt, I would prefer wiping away all the excess liquid with an old newspaper so my mop would be able to completely handle all the remaining dirt. And I especially love that the O-Cedar ProMist is eco-friendly because it can be used with microfiber pad refills, and it’s machine washable too.

We recommend using no more than 2 teaspoons of your preferred cleaning solution with the ProMist® Spray Mop. For best results, pour water into the bottle first, and then add 2 teaspoons of cleaning solution. Do not use bleach or wax based products and do not store any unused fluid in the bottle in between each use. The microfiber pad is hand or machine washable up to 100 times in warm water. Do not use bleach or fabric softener when laundering. (This makes the microfiber less effective). Lay flat to dry.

What else can I say? Microfiber is love!

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Keep Your Home Safe and Secure this Summer with Master Lock #Giveaway

July 8, 2014 by  
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Home safety and security is always at the top of my mind and has been since I started baby proofing for my daughter.  There is something about being a mother that makes you look at everything and try to figure out how it can be opened and gotten into; probably because a toddler is even more creative than a criminal mastermind.

I have found over the years that summer brings special safety and security concerns.  The pool is full and open, the patio is filled with toys and a constant temptation, and we have more stuff that we store outside and need to keep safe.  Because of this, I always find myself looking for new ways to lock up the gates, sheds, and secure the sliding glass door to the patio.

When Master Lock sent me samples of their laminated padlocks and security bars, it took me back to those first few summers as a mother, the research and searching I did to find the perfect solutions for our home.  It had been quite the struggle for me at the time.  There were many items on the market, not all of them of quality, and many simply did not work for my home. 

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I decided to use the padlock on the gate to the pool of my mother-in-law’s where we visit every week.  It fit the latch just right and seemed to hold quite sturdy; the lock is strong and solid and feels quite secure.  While I am sure it would hold up against greater forces, it certainly did stop by son when he toddled over. 

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The security bar held a lot more interest for me as I needed a solution for both my sliding patio door and for added security when we take our annual summer vacation.  When I placed it for my sliding glass door, it did an excellent job at holding it shut, even when we used force to try to open it.  My son attempted to play with it but was unable to move it.  Since it is adjustable, I was able to get the perfect fit for my particular door. 

For our vacation this year, I decide to take it along.  It can be retracted small enough to easily fit in a suitcase and is lightweight enough not to cause any problems with our luggage allowance. When we settle in for the night at our hotel, I will place it on the door.  It can be adjusted to fit under the handle snuggly and stay in place, even on the tile foyer.  While no one tried to enter our room during the night, it will make me feel more secure and I am confident it would be effective in such a situation.  It also can stop one little man from escaping.

If you are looking for effective home security solutions, I highly recommend you look into Master Lock products. They are solidly constructed, designed to work in a variety of homes, and have the kind of company history you can rely on.  Master Lock offers more solutions and tips than those I was able to try, and I am certain they offer something that will work for you.

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Sassy Inspire the Senses Bath Tub Review And Giveaway

July 3, 2014 by  
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My kids’ bath time routines are not always the same when it comes to their behavior. As much as I’d want to keep the routine on a regular schedule, I often had to adjust from time to time, depending on each child’s mood. For my youngest who is now a super active toddler, timing is everything. Because otherwise he would cry out during bathtime, somewhat like despising me for pulling him out from whatever he was busy with before I snatched him. Times like these, I have no choice but to sing him songs if I’m lucky to calm him down because rubber duckies won’t do the trick anymore, or just endure the whole crying bathtime ordeal. But lately, this is no longer the case with our new Sassy Inspire the Senses bath tub.

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The most special and innovative thing about Sassy’s Inspire the Senses bath tub is its dual function as a bathing place and as a bathtime playground! It comes with six developmental toys and an adjustable toy bar, and if that number is not enough to keep any child busy with enjoyment and variety during his regular bath time routine, I highly doubt it. These toys include the Sassy Spin n’ Spill toy, a toybar spinner, a light-up ladybug toy, and three cute character squirters. There’s a Scoop n’ Pour cup too which mommy not only can use for rinsing, but also which baby can play with the water or with the Spin n’ Spill toy. 

There’s just so much going on in the Sassy Inspire the Senses tub because of the many bright colors and the light action that already thrill the eyes, plus the sound of the squirting toys that tickle the ears, and the motion of the spinning toys that teach the cause-and-effect concept as they excite curious tiny hands! This amazing tub is telling me that there should be no time to waste for a child’s learning, even during bath-time! With so much fun and entertainment, this is definitely not your ordinary baby bath tub. 

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The Sassy Inspire the Senses bath tub grows with the baby as it can be transitioned to suit him from newborn to 2 years of age. It comes with a colorful and artistically designed clip-on newborn sling that sturdily holds an infant safely lying down while bathing. Once baby is able to sit upright, he can finally enjoy sitting on the basin while playing his bathtime toys! And now that my youngest is already 18 months old, I regret that he’s going to outgrow the wonderful bath tub soon enough. How I seriously wish I had this sooner. But oh well, 2014 babies are so lucky out there! 

And let’s not forget about the convenience of this beautiful tub. I very much appreciate the easy drain plug of course, and I really love the detachable storage tray where I can place all my baby bath essentials like his soap or baby wash. I’m definitely all for anything that makes a child’s bathtime more organized and mess-free. And it’s just such a delightful bonus that my son has become more cooperative and less fussy whenever I bathe him in his new Sassy playground (in the form of a bath tub)!

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The Lego Movie Giveaway

June 18, 2014 by  
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About The Lego Movie

The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the action and play “EVERYTHING IS AWESOME” at the same time to really get crazy with it!

Press the “record” button and make a mini 6 second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!

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Hallmark Favourites Must Have Father’s Day, Graduation And Every Day Gifts Review And Giveaway

June 13, 2014 by  
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Now that Father’s Day is fast approaching, should we moms panic about what’s the best thing to give to our husbands, dads, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, and other close father figures in our lives? Well, guess what: Hallmark’s got us covered! 

This June, Hallmark Canada is full of great selections for gift ideas specially for Father’s Day, graduation, and other wonderful occasions for this month. There’s something for every kind of person so you’ll be able to give something unique, special and different for each father or graduating student in your life. Let’s see some of them, shall we? These will surely brighten your invisible light bulb! 

Cool Father’s Day gift ideas 

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There’s definitely an adventurous dad in every family. If he loves nice wheels, you don’t have to buy him a new auto! But you can still give him a symbolic gift that represents his ride enthusiasm well, with a rocking Harley-Davidson Coaster Set to make his favourite drinks extra special, or simply a Harley-Davidson Tin Sign Wall Art which insightfully says “Life doesn’t come with a ROAD MAP” and has an illustration of that tough premium motorcycle. 

Can’t decide between a gift that will cater to a dad’s love for adventure or love for food and cooking? You can give him just one gift for both! With Guy Frieri’s New York Times Bestseller book, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”, dad will be hitting two birds with one stone as he enjoys reading through a culinary-themed road trip and learns new and unique recipes. Moms will surely benefit from this book too! 

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And let’s admit that there’s at least one dad you know who is a Star Wars fan, whether openly or secretly! He’ll be proud to display the Darth Vader Desk Decor with a resin cut-out figure of Darth Vader himself, plus his statement which boldly says “THE FORCE IS WITH YOU”, that it can make anyone’s office desk extra powerful! And there’s a handy and super cool Star Wars gift for any practical dad, like the Darth Vader Bottle Opener with Sound, which plays the legendary Star Wars theme song called “The Imperial March” everytime a bottle is opened! 

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There are also dads who can be either mellow or wacky. If you’d like to get your little kid to be personally involved in your gift-giving, the Hand Fits Travel Tumbler is such an adorable gift idea from Hallmark’s Magic Print’s Collection, where the tumbler’s insert is meant to capture your little one’s handprint or footprint. There’s the Magic Prints Frame version too for a father-and-child photo space alongside the handprint. And for the comical pop, Dad’s Remote Novelty Gift lets out funny commentaries for every remote button he presses, and this will definitely be his favourite quirky thing he’ll ever own. 

But that’s not all, because there’s a lot more themed novelty items at Hallmark for you to choose from, such as mugs, tumblers, frames, perpetual calendars, and other eccentric figures which are full of personality and character to epitomize every kind of dad! 

Awesome graduation gift suggestions 

Hallmark’s graduation gift ideas are also just as cool and unique! They’re also full of thoughtfulness which will make any graduate feel the warmth of your congratulatory wishes and creatively showcase his or her own sense of accomplishment. 

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Your graduating loved ones will definitely appreciate photo-related gifts such as the Graduation 2014 Photo Album, or the Accordion Display Board Album, as this will thankfully oblige them to finally print those photos instead of just leaving them on digital memory! The One-of-a-Kind Creations 2014 Frame in collaboration with Shutterflly, is also a very unique and creative item where one’s special graduation photo would be pre-cut and custom-printed in a “2014”-shaped frame. How would graduates ever forget that awesome year they had? 

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For the graduating students whom you know so well to be so fond of their closest loved ones and fellow graduates, the Autograph Owl is such a wonderful souvenir that would be filled with written heartwarming messages from friends and relatives during the graduation ceremony or party. It comes with an attachable pen, and its cover is of fabric owl with graduation hat, so cute that it almost looks like a little stuffed toy pillow! 

If you’re serious about wishing your dear graduate success in career life, the Sculpted Sentiment Porcelain gift items won’t disappoint. I have the lock variant which motivatingly says “Unlock your potential”. Other sculpted designs are the typewriter, light bulb, and graduation cap, each having an inspirational and encouraging engraved message. They’re also great thoughtful gifts even for people with other milestones and other occasions! 

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Speaking of other lovely gifts for any occasion, the Wizard of Oz themed Desktop Sentiment resin displays will surely delight any Oz fan. The reminiscent designs and memorable quotes are likewise inspiring and uplifting for anyone with dreams and aspirations. These are indeed perfect for graduates, working individuals, and any ambitious person or kid at heart! 

These are just a few of what’s in store at Hallmark. You might have a hard time picking the best gifts for your loved ones because they’re just so many and everything is just too nice, or you might end up getting lots of items because they’re less expensive than flashy things but way more creative and effective in touching anyone’s heart. And that’s just priceless.

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Warm Buddy Heat Pack Sports Therapy Heat Wrap Review And Giveaway

June 12, 2014 by  
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We all have had moments when our muscles were aching and we could have used a little relief.  The problem, however, is finding that relief and keeping it from breaking the bank.  You could use a heating pad for long term, effective heat therapy, but the cord gets in the way.  Hot water bottles are an option, but are bulky and remind you too much of your grandmother.  There are plenty of disposable heat wraps on the market, but the cost of using them multiple times per week adds up fast.  In the end, most of the options available to you simply will not work the majority of the time or for an extended period of time.

Most of us know someone who suffers from sore, aching muscles—possibly even ourselves.  In fact, the majority of us will have moments where we pushed ourselves a bit too hard and could benefit from a little heat therapy.  The reasons why one might need to use heat therapy are quite varied: sports injuries, stress, arthritis, insomnia, and more.  Chances are you have been afflicted by one of these in your life.

No matter the reason your muscles are aching, and no matter where you are, the Warm Buddy Heat Pack Sports Therapy Heat Wrap is the perfect option to soothe those muscles.  The extra-large size makes it perfect for men and comes with an adjustable belt to give you a customized fit.  The heat wrap will hold heat for an hour or more once it has been fully heated.  Covered in a soft, black velvet, this heat pack is always soft and comfortable, never stiff and sticky. 

When my Warm Buddy Heat Pack Sports Therapy Heat Wrap sample arrived, I was pretty excited about it; between lifting my two children and life in general, my muscles can get pretty sore.  However, I quickly realized it would better fit my husband than myself.  I passed it off to him to use for a few days.  According to him, it was the perfect relief to his lower back after his workout.  It stayed warm for a long time and the belt held it in firmly place.  He found that the moist heat it uses to be more effective than most heat wraps.  I am pretty sure it has found a permanent house at his office.

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If you are still looking for the perfect gift for dad for this Father’s Day, consider the Warm Buddy Hat Pack Sports Therapy Heat Wrap.  Perhaps dad tends to get a bit sore after his golf games or he has been stressed by problems at work.  No matter, this heat pack is portable and discreet, perfect for use at the office or while commuting.  Show dad you care about him and his comfort.

The Warm Buddy Heat Pack Sports Therapy Heat Wrap sells for $49.95 through the What a Jewel website.  Check it out and start relieving your (or your dad’s) stress.

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Bean Sprout Review And Giveaway (Value $80)

May 27, 2014 by  
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As cliché as it may sound, I can’t help but say children grow up too fast. One moment you were just carrying a teeny-tiny sleeping baby in your arms, the next moment you already find yourself on your toes running after a super active toddler ready to conquer the world.

I can hardly believe that my then little bundle of joy is now six years old. I can’t say I don’t miss the little pudgy lump running around the house shrieking and chortling, so carefree and so innocent you just can’t help but smile and laugh amidst the avocado puree sticking on your wall. However, children are a constant change and I can only be amazed as to what my little girl has become.

The little girl who used to give a little care of what mommy would dress her up now has her own sense of style. She is already able to piece clothes together and I tell you, the girl has a good sense of style! She’d strut out of her closet looking like a total diva and it always makes me puff out my chest with pride. She is definitely past the stage where the fashion world had little impact on her clothing choices.

Isobella & Chloe Tiny Dancer Dress

Lately my daughter has been rocking this pretty pink sundress, thanks to beansprout. The Isobella and Chloe Tiny Dancer Knit Dropwaist Dress with Dotty Tulle is a cute little pink dress with a soft, stretch jersey top which stretches down to a more structured full skirt. The twirly layered skirt has a flower on the waist and is made up of layers and layers of mesh tulle which creates a full look. The dress exudes a casual elegance – the double straps at the bodice add a touch of a grown up look while the cotton material keeps the dress at a comfortable level for active children.

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I personally think that the pink polka dot dress is a darling and my daughter absolutely looks gorgeous wearing it. I love how the bodice is made of light and airy material which makes it perfect for both indoor and outdoor activities.

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The little flower on the waist and the full, layered skirt makes my daughter look adorably feminine. The dress is a well-balanced mixture of playfulness and sophistication – not too frilly yet not too baby-ish. It’s the perfect dress for little girls who loves fashion yet still loves to play and run around.

The Isobella and Chloe Tiny Dancer Knit Dropwaist Dress with Dotty Tulle can be bought from bean sprout. I think that the dress is reasonably priced considering the fact that the materials used aren’t the cheap type. The bodice consists of 100% cotton while the skirt consists of 70% cotton and 30% nylon providing your kid maximum comfort and style at the same time. All in all, I think the whole dress is a pretty good deal, especially when you see your precious little angel’s happy face; you can’t put a price on that!

WIN Isobella and Chloe Tiny Dancer dress in blue or pink (depending on availability) in size 4-10 retail value $80!

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