Monday, May 26, 2014

No More Boogies! #Boogadiers #Giveaway

This giveaway is coming to you from the Boogadiers group of Saline Ambassadors! If you've never tried a Boogie Wipe, you should... they will save your kids' (and possibly your own) sleeves! Keep them handy in your purse, car, and stroller for all those yucky moments, and for some sticky moments too (they're great for after an ice cream cone)! case you're curious, check out these facts about boogers!

Up for grabs is two 30 count packages of Boogie wipes along with a handful (exact number not known-think of them as a bonus) of singles. Enter below!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Reebok #Skyscape #sponsored #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Reebok. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

You may have seen all the hype about Reebok's new Skyscape shoes. They are said to be so comfortable that you'll forget wearing them. They come in several colors that can complete nearly any outfit, and they are a good everyday shoe. Skyscape features 360 degrees of foam comfort and they are super light.

I went online to and ordered myself my usual size, 9.5, in Gray. My order came quickly, and I was very excited to try these out. I have to admit, I am definitely more of a flip-flop style shoe girl, but I am required to wear actual shoes at work, so I had really high hopes for the Reebok Skyscape shoes.

The first thing I noticed is that they were, indeed, very light. Only 5 ounces. I like light... I am on my feet or driving all day long, and a heavy shoe (or boot... like I had all winter long) makes for very tired feet and legs. 

The upper material is... odd? It'd definitely different. I would highly recommend you go to the store and check it out. It's stretchy and really hugs your feet. I had to loosen the laces since I felt these shoes were just too narrow. Once I loosened them up a bit, it wasn't as bad, but I still think they are awfully narrow- especially in the toe. I would love to see a wide size available for these!

The sole of the shoe is super fun. I love the design and I really think it helps your foot flex how your foot is supposed to flex while walking. 

The support of the insole really disappointed me. The Skyscape shoes feature Skyspring technology, a unique design architecture designed to help support the foot and provide all day comfort. While the insole is soft, there seems to be very little (if any) arch support. I have a fairly high arch, so this is a huge deal for me. I was really hoping that after wearing these for a while that the sole would form to my foot, but it hasn't as of yet. However, I have noticed that my feet have not ached as much at the end of the day as they do when I wear other shoes that I own.

I did notice that the shoes made my feet very hot. I am not sure if it's because I choose to wear them without socks, or if it's the material they are made with. I can't wear these shoes with socks because they feel too tight for me. A huge plus for these shoes is that you can wear them without socks because they are machine washable. This is my favorite thing about these shoes... I get muddy, and sweaty, and... well, my feet just go through a lot every day while delivering the mail, and a washable shoe is amazing. I have not yet tried to wash these shoes, but knowing I can when I need to is great.

The style of the shoe is cute and fun, it's sporty, but not so sporty that you can't wear it with casual-dress items. These shoes don't look out of place with some khaki shorts and a nice blouse, or with your jeans and a tee. The Skyscape shoes would definitely look great with your workout clothes while running errands before your trip to the gym.

Overall, I would highly recommend going to the store to try these shoes on. I think they will be amazing for most women, but if you have a wide foot, or need extra arch support, you will likely do better to go to the store and see if they work for you.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

She's a hero. #MyHeroMom #MC

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating  

I am a mother. I love being a mother, but one of my biggest fears is that one of my children will have something horrible happen to them. I just can't imagine it (nor do I want to). There are a lot of moms out there who are heroes... but I want to tell you about one mother in my life (although not my mother) who is absolutely amazing.

My friend's little boy had been complaining about pain in his leg for a bit, but it seemed to be getting worse. His mother and my friend, Nadia, had messaged me about this. We discussed growing pains and normal childish whining, but Nadia knew it was more. In a better-safe-than-sorry way, she took her son, Aidan, to the hospital. The hospital didn't have immediate answers for them, they said it was a bone infection, and then it wasn't. They sent Aidan to Devos Children's hospital for more clear answers.

Nadia received the news that her son had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Cancer. I can't imagine all the feelings that rushed through her after that diagnosis came through... but over the next four years I watched her, and her family, go through treatments. While they definitely had their moments of hardships and struggles, I also watched their family grow and turn so much negative into a whole lot of positive.  I don't think that it could have been possible without Nadia, so that is why she's #MyHeroMom.

Nadia quit her job as a CNA and dedicated her time to her children. There were a lot of long trips to the hospital and a lot of dealing with side effects of all the medication, but Nadia always seemed to focus on the positive. She really is an inspiration. Through the years she has really showed her strength. 


Happy Mother's Day, Nadia.

And a very happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there. We're a lot stronger than we think. 

From now until May 13 Northwestern Mutual is rallying sons, daughters and those who want to honor their own “heroic” moms or mother figures by uploading images of them to Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook with the hashtag: #myheromom.

For each social action (image upload, Facebook share and like, tweet and retweet) generated by consumers the Northwestern Mutual Foundation will donate $5 to its nonprofit partner, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), up to $50,000 for childhood cancer research!

To learn more about the #MyHeroMom initiatives please check out the video below:

Upload your images today using the #MyHeroMom Facebook App

Please be sure to tag the image with the #MyHeroMom hashtag.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

#LegendsofOz #Giveaway


Visit the official website
Like Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return on Facebook
Follow @LegendsofOz on Twitter
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Subscribe on YouTube

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.


Starring Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart with new music by Bryan Adams.

Explore the Land of Oz 

Legends Of Oz World is free to play, and fun for Oz fans of all ages. In Legends of Oz World, Dorothy sends you and your trusty companion Toto to save Oz! With the help of some familiar faces, you will discover the many secrets of Oz and why things are not quite the way they used to be. Through puzzles and quests, you will find out what is plaguing the wonderful world of Oz and work to restore its luster.


And a $25 Visa Gift card to go see the movie!


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