Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kiddo Tags - *NEW* Social Kiddos Cards {Review and Giveaway}




You know when you are at the park or library, and your kid(s) meet other kids their age and really hit it off? {Or secretly you really enjoy talking to their parents} You want there to be a way where you can exchange information to get in contact with them again. It is easy to whip out your cell phone and switch numbers, but Kiddo Tags has come up with a way to make it FUN!


Gabby, the creator of Kiddo Tags, was inspired by her daughter who wanted to give her friends her phone number to schedule play dates outside of school. Wah-lah... Social Kiddos are born.

This 16 piece set includes:

24 = stickers (8 additional to place on gifts, cards etc)
16 = card stock 14pt (Social Kiddo space for notes)
1 = Kiddo Mini Sharpie
Product Details:
Card Size: 2"x 3.5"
Sticker slightly smaller for easy application.


 ace and friends thoughts

As my youngest has just started preschool, the Social Kiddos cards have certainly come in handy. Little *e* has been making new friends and wanting to schedule playdates, so these have been wonderful. The repositionable sticker comes separately and can then be placed on the back side of the Social Kiddos card. The back of each card has an area for a small written note. The perfect spot for our home address or to mention little *e*'s peanut allergy. The leather carry case is not only fashionable, but functional. The mini sharpie is also super convenient . Because it's the size of a business card, it fits perfectly into my purse. The Social Kiddos card line offers over 20 super adorable and unique designs. Final thoughts: Super cute, absolutely useful and will definitely be used this school year and throughout the summer. 

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Dr. Mao's 8-week program - Week 5... it's not to late {Review and Giveaway}

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Incorporate Dr. Mao's sage health advice from Secrets of Longevity into your life in 8 short weeks. The trick is adopting small habit-forming actions that stick—walking for 20 minutes a day, drinking a detox tea, stretching before bed—all of which add up to make a big difference in the long run. Anyone looking to improve and extend their lives will appreciate this interactive workbook's insightful quizzes, satisfying checklists, and delicious recipes all designed to unlock the secrets to a longer, healthier, and happier life.

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4. 15 minutes of physical activity
5. Stimulate Foor Three Mile


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SouthLAnd - The Complete Season One DVD {Giveaway}



From Emmy Award winners John Wells, Ann Biderman and Chris Chulack comes a raw and authentic look at a police unit in Los Angeles. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East Los Angeles, "Southland" is a fast-moving drama that will take viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families.

Michael Cudlitz ("A River Runs Through It") plays John Cooper a seasoned Los Angeles cop, assigned to train young rookie Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie, "The O.C."). Cooper's honest, no-nonsense approach to the job leaves Sherman questioning whether or not he has what it takes to become a police officer.

Cudlitz and McKenzie are joined by other cast members, including Regina King ("Ray," Jerry Maguire), who plays Detective Lydia Adams. Adams lives with and is the primary caregiver of her mother. Her partner, Detective Russell Clarke (Tom Everett Scott, "Boiler Room") is an unhappily married father of three. Michael McGrady ("The Thin Red Line") plays Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger. Sal oversees fellow gang detectives Nate Moretta (Kevin Alejandro, "Drive," "Ugly Betty") and Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy, "Alpha Dog"). Arija Bareikis (Crossing Jordan) plays patrol officer Chickie Brown, a single mom who dreams of being the first woman accepted into SWAT.



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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Magic Cabin Flippity Flop Domino Game {Review and Giveaway}



From Magic Cabin's humble beginnings in 1989, to their full-color, full-size catalog of today, they have been guided by the simple notion that children's lives are enriched by ample time for open-ended, creative, imaginative play. Magic Cabin believe in good-old-fashioned make believe and in children's innate need to interact with simple, natural toys and crafts. The words "batteries not included" do not appear in their catalog simply because their toys are "kid-powered." While childhood becomes endangered Magic Cabin pioneer towards protecting this special time in life by conscientiously selecting products that are beautiful and enchanting, sturdy and safe, and best of all, FUN.

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I was thrilled (as were my kids) to have an opportunity to review a wonderful product from Magic Cabin. My kids received the Flippity Flop Domino Game.




Kids can clown around with this three-ring-themed take on a classic. Arrange the colorful wooden dominoes in a serpentine pattern, then use the battering ram to create a chain reaction that brings the whole display tumbling down.

Winner of the Oppenheim Gold Seal Award, this circus set includes 70 dominoes, 10 clowns, 13 accessory blocks and canvas bag.

For ages 3 and up.

ace and friends thoughts: 

The Flippity Flop Domino Game was a super fun and entertaining time for the kids, especially my little *e*.

finger on the trigger...
Getting Ready...


And they're off...
Ding, ding, ding... success!

It was hard for little *e* to set up the dominoes by herself. She would randomly keep knocking them down, however she really enjoyed pushing them down once I set them up. She also enjoyed making large stacks of blocks, sorting them by color and really loved the clown shapes. It does require a flat, stable surface for the set to work properly. The colors of this set were very vibrant and the wood pieces were certainly very well made. I found the canvas bag to be very useful, but I did have a hard time tying up the bag once all the pieces were placed inside. Overall, the Flippity Flop Domino Game was easy to play with, allowed for great use of imagination and was definitely very entertaining. Bottom Line: A knockdown... hit!


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

i {heart} shopping... especially at No More Rack! Get a $10 Credit just for registering!






Check out nomorerack.com -- One day, 8 deals, up to 90% off retail price. These deals are crazy! Just for registering, you will automatically be credited $10 to use on your next purchase... now that's my kind of shopping!



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Granola Gourmet Ultimate Energy Bars {Review & Giveaway}


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On the go, after a workout or for a quick and easy meal, I  LOVE the on the go variety. I was recently introduced to a 100% Natural energy bar by Granola Gourmet.

About Granola Gourmet

Founded by Jeff Cohen (a diabetic) and his family. Granola Gourmet Energy Bars are made with 100% natural and wholesome ingredients.  Frustrated by a lack of snacks that did not cause a blood sugar spike*, but that also tasted good Granola Gourmet was born. Granola Gourmet uses ingredients that are low or very low on the Glycemic Index*, because of this Granola Gourmet Energy Bars convert to sugar more slowly. 

Granola Gourmet's 100% Natural Ultimate Energy Bars are handmade in California and individually wrapped. These Kosher Vegan Energy Bars are wheat and dairy free. They are also very low in sodium (20-35mg) and contain 530-590mg of Omega-3's. All of this packed into a complete (approx.) 150 calorie energy bar. Amazing.
 
So all that goodness, what flavors are available? 

Ultimate Energy Bars are available in four flavors: Ultimate Berry, Ultimate Fudge Brownie, Ultimate Cran-Orange and Ultimate Mocha Fudge.

ace and friends thoughts on flavor: 

As much as I can appreciate a energy bar, I have to admit, I am always concerned about the taste. How can that much goodness also have a delicious flavor. I've now had an opportunity to sample Ultimate Fudge Brownie and Ultimate Mocha Fudge (do you see a pattern here?). I am a total girl and LOVE my chocolate, so of course, I had to try those first. I absolutely enjoyed the Granola Gourmet Ultimate Mocha Fudge. The bar was just the right amount of chewy and filled with tasty flavorful ingredients. Not too sweet, but just enough to satisfy my chocolate craving. Yum. I also liked that the Granola Gourmet Ultimate Energy Bars contained 5g of protein as well as sunflower and flax seed. Final Thoughts: Perfect for on the go and a great snack to tide you over to your next meal.
 
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cinnamon Burst Cheerios {Review and Giveaway}


Cheerios, a main staple in a house with kids, especially in our home. I was thrilled to hear that Cheerios has introduced Cinnamon Burst Cheerios to their line of products. My kids LOVE cinnamon flavored anything, so they were super excited to try this new cereal.

Made with real cinnamon, new Cinnamon Burst Cheerios cereal will delight your taste buds! This newest edition to the Cheerios line-up allows you to provide your family with a delicious and nutritious breakfast that contains 20% of the Daily Value of fiber (or 5g per serving), has 9g of sugar, is low in fat, saturated fat free and naturally cholesterol free. Cinnamon Burst Cheerios cereal also provides at least 8g of whole grain per serving; at least 48g recommended daily. A true crowd pleaser, Cinnamon Burst Cheerios cereal is sure to kick-start any morning!

Check out who else is loving Cinnamon Burst Cheerios too!

Final ace and friends taste test thoughts: Cinnamon Burst Cheerios lived up to it's name. Great cinnamon flavor + Cheerios = super happy and FULL kids. Deeelish!


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Monday, February 14, 2011

Turner Classic Movies-31 Days of Oscar - {Casablanca DVD} Giveaway




Tune into TCM for 31 days to watch your favorite award-winning and nominated movies, presented uncut and commercial free on TCM.  CHECK OUT THE FULL SCHEDULE AT TCM.COM/31DAYS


Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is getting trivial with its annual 31 DAYS OF OSCAR® festival in February.  The 2011 edition of the month-long event will feature more than 340 Academy Award®-nominated and winning movies, scheduled in trivia-inspired marathons.  In addition, each night will feature a Best Picture Oscar winner at 10 p.m. (ET).

           

 
Tonight on Turner, in honor of Valentine's Day, Casablanca. Classic.

Just in case you are not familiar with the storyline... here's a quick synopsis:

In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan....


It's certainly going to be a GREAT month on Turner Classic Movies. Make sure to tune in for some of your ALL TIME favorites.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Coffees of Hawaii Valentine Gift Tin {Review & Giveaway}


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Looking for something special warm and delightful for your Valentine? The way to my heart, if not through jewelry, is through a warm cup of java. I like to think of myself as a coffee connoisseur, so when given an opportunity to review Coffees of Hawaii, I was all over it. I mean, c'mon.... coffee + Hawaii.... really, how can you go wrong?



About Coffees of Hawaii

Hawai‘i is the only state in the U.S. with climatic conditions necessary for growing coffee. The combination of rich volcanic soil, a year-round warm climate and abundant rainfall adds up to an ideal environment. 

From 1850 to 1900 coffee was Hawai‘i's biggest agricultural crop. Sugar cane and pineapple came onto the scene early in the twentieth century and, because they were easier to grow and less labor intensive, most coffee acreage was converted to these new crops. Hawaiian coffee was traditionally grown on small, independent farms. Recently, however, relatively large plantations have been supplying the bulk of the crop.

Recent economic factors have dramatically altered the Hawaiian agricultural industry. Foreign competition has forced the sugar and pineapple industries into a steep decline, with no significant recovery in sight. 

Many sugar and pineapple plantations have closed, leaving thousands of acres of valuable farmland under utilized or not used at all. Coffee is being increasingly viewed as a viable replacement crop. 

After petroleum, coffee is the second most heavily-traded commodity in the world, and millions of farmers depend on coffee for their livelihood. Each cup of coffee you drink connects you to real people and places. Your choice of coffee helps ensure a better life for farming families and hope for the future! 


 The Valentine Tin is a Coffee Lover's dream. It is filled with three different (or it can be the all the same too) Coffees of Hawaii flavors. When you open up the tin, it's wrapped in white tissue and sealed with a Coffees of Hawaii sticker. It was so exciting to open... what delightful surprise await me inside?


Upon opening I was greeted by a delicious aroma of coffee beans. Ahhhhh....



Inside the tin were three unique coffee flavors {1} Toasted Coconut {2} Ka'u Loa and {3} Pohaku O Ka'anapali.

Toasted Coconut is a combination of Premium beans from throughout Hawai'i. They come together, capturing the essence of the islands. A medium roasting releases that essence. Then the roast master adds a touch of the balanced tropical sweetness of toasted coconut. Can you say yum. Love.

Ka'u Loa is a "Full City Roast" - dark but not too dark, yielding a rich, nutty aroma with a full flavor. Hints of chocolate, raspberry and dark cherry round out the cup. Really, the aroma is amazing and the flavor is outstanding. Smooth and not an ounce of bitterness. A coffee fanatic's dream.

Pohaku O Ka'anapali, Coffees of Hawaii's lightest roast consists of 100% Maui Red Catuai arabica coffee beans, custom roasted at their Kualapu‘u plantation with a Moloka‘i interpretation. A medium roast coaxes out a subtle Maui attitude. Balanced with hints of spice. I couldn't resist trying this flavor. I absolutely adore Maui, especially Ka'anapali. This flavor did not disappoint. Well balanced, with lots of deliciousness!

My favorite of the three.... Toasted Coconut. Drinking some as I type! Thank you Coffees of Hawaii
 

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