“This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas andFebreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.”
You may have seen the new Febreze commercials on TV that introduce you to being Noseblind. What is Noseblind? It is a real thing that happens to the olfactory system. Basically, you get used to the odors in your home and car and you can’t really smell them anymore. But your guests can. That’s not good when you host a party or have friends over. I decided to host a movie night to try out the Noseblind theory for myself.
I had a few friends over for a movie night complete with popcorn. We each took a survey once they got here about what was the predominant smell and how strong it was. I had just finished dinner so that was the predominant smell…sausage and potatoes, yum! We then popped some popcorn and took another survey, of course the strong smell was the popcorn. Then we watched The Amazing Spiderman and ate all of that yummy popcorn.
After the movie we took another survey and basically didn’t smell the popcorn anymore. I didn’t smell anything out of the ordinary but they smelled dog and baby smell. I have gotten noseblind to these smells! They said it wasn’t too strong but it was noticeable. Then we put the Febreze products to the test. We used the Febreze Fabric Refresher on the couch and chair, we sprayed the room with Febreze Air Effects, and lit the Febreze Candle. We gave it a few minutes and took the final survey and agreed the room smelled much better. Like a fresh meadow. I noticed after they left that there weren’t any remnants of the popcorn or dinner smell. The Febreze got rid of the odors and didn’t just mask them with a nice smell.
I learned a lot from taking part in the Febreze Noseblind test. One of the things is that I need to use Febreze more often! With a baby and 2 dogs I’m sure my house can get a little smelly but I just don’t notice the smells as much anymore. I don’t want to have a smelly home and turn off my guests so I will make sure to use Febreze products, especially the Fabric Refresher on my couch and beds. I love the scents of Febreze, there is something for every season.
You can check out the Febreze Noseblind site for more info including the science behind it all. You can also find Febreze on Facebook and Twitter. They are even offering one of my readers the same Febreze prize pack I received and a $60 AMEX gift card!! This is exciting! The giveaway is open to US residents only. Just fill out the form below.
I have worked with Daddy& Co. on several reviews and I am always impressed with their products. They have a brand new Daddy’s Health & Skincare line on their site. These items aren’t just for Daddy’s, they are for Mom and baby too! I had to give them a try with my little helper.
The new Daddy’s Health & Skincare line includes Baby lotion, Baby bubble bath, and Baby shampoo & body wash. They come in 8 oz. bottles for $12.95. The bottles are a nice size and a little goes a long way. They come in two different scents: calming lavender and fragrance free. I will give anything a try that will get her calm before bedtime, so I chose to review the calming lavender.
I gave Aria a bath and used the shampoo & body wash first. I love the fragrance; it smells so clean and fresh. I also like that it lathers up really easily and gets her squeaky clean. It doesn’t dry out her skin either. I then tried the lotion and it also smells divine. It made her skin silky smooth. Do be careful because it takes a while to get absorbed into your skin so your hands are very slick afterwards. I went to clean up the living room and almost dropped a coffee mug all over the floor because my hands were so slippery.
She is a little too young for a bubble bath right now so I will be trying that out for myself….whenever I get the time to actually have a bubble bath. Right now it is quick showers for me . I love that the Daddy’s Health & Skincare items are made in the USA. They are also Paraben & Sulfate free, free of dyes, and hypoallergenic so you can feel good about using them on your little baby.
Now, one of my readers will get to win their own set of Daddy’s Health & Skincare items. This is open to US only. Just fill out the form below.
Disclosure: I received product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.
I have some exciting news for all you dog owners! Milo’s Kitchen is going to have their Treat Trucks come to a city near you. You can have a lot of fun with your fur babies and family. They will be offering samples of their new line of treats, family portrait photos, giveaways, and much more. If you are going to be in the Charlotte, NC area like me you can check them out on the following dates:
- August 1st - Charlotte, NC, Fetching Meadows Dog Park
- August 2nd - Charlotte, NC, Mark Twain Dog Park
- August 3rd – Charlotte, NC, Lucky Dog Park
If you are located elsewhere be sure to check out all the cities that the Milo’s Kitchen Treat Trucks will be stopping by here. It sounds like it is going to be so much fun!
I was sent a sample pack of the Milo’s Kitchen dog treats for my dogs to try out. Let’s just say they were a hit! We were sent the Steak Grillers Recipe, Chicken Grillers Recipe, and Grilled Burger Bites. I let them try the Grilled Burger Bites to begin with. They are really cute and look like mini burgers. Sadie and Obi couldn’t wait for me to get them out of the bag. I gave them 2 each and they were gone in seconds! Needless to say, they loved them and were begging for more. The pictures aren’t that great because they were so fast snatching them out of my hand!
The treats are the perfect size for both of my dogs and they actually smelled pretty good too ( don’t worry, I didn’t eat any). I like that the treats are made in the U.S.A. with real chicken or beef as the #1 ingredient, and no artificial flavors and colors. My dogs love them and I feel good giving them a treat that makes them happy. Make sure you check out Milo’s Kitchen for the full line of treats and to check the dates for the Treat Trucks.
Milo’s Kitchen is being so nice that they are going to offer the same sample pack I received to one of my readers! The gift pack will include three varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, and a $25 VISA gift card. This is open to US residents only. Just fill out the form below.
Winner: Brian E.
Disclosure: The Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, gift cards, and information have been provided by Milo’s Kitchen®. All opinions are my own.
One of my favorite books growing up was a personalized one I used to have. I still remember that it featured my name and the story was all about me and my friends as mermaids. Personalized books weren’t around a lot when I was growing up but now there are several companies that offer them and I wanted to get one for my little girl. I found the site I See Me! and they have some of the cutest personalized books and products I have seen. I had to give them a try.
I ordered the personalized baby book called “Hello World!”. This is the perfect first book for your baby. It was very easy to make. I just supplied my daughter’s name, birth date, birth weight, birth place, mine and her dad’s name, and a photo. It came within a week after I ordered it and I am so pleased with how it turned out.
It is a very durable board book with 20 pages and it has bright colors which she loves. When I read it to her she always grabs the pages and helps me turn them. It is the perfect size for her to grab a hold of. The story is really cute and it is such a great keepsake. I will cherish this book long after she has outgrown it. I think it is the perfect gift for new parents.
My favorite part of the book is the page with the stork. It has her birth weight, height, and on the tag it has mine and my fiance’s name as to who it should be delivered to. Is that not the cutest?! I really can’t say enough good things about this book and at $29.95 it is worth every penny in my opinion. I love that I was able to personalize the dedication on the first page as well.
I will be purchasing from I See Me! in the future. They have a lot of different products for all occasions. You can get lunchboxes, puzzles, coloring books, placemats, stickers, and growth charts. They have some really cute products you should check out. Plus, when you sign up for their email list you can save 10% off your order! You can find I See Me! on social media too:
Amy over at This Mamas Life recently had a new little one and Kinsight.com is helping us Celebrate! One lucky reader will win an Amazon.com Gift Card. I am so glad to have partnered up with a great group of bloggers to bring this giveaway to all of you. Who couldn’t use an extra $500?!! You can get a lot of stuff at Amazon with this!
A little about Kinsights: Kinsights is an online Pediatric Personal Health Record Keeper for parents. Gone are the days where you’re being held responsible for keeping track of slips of paper or lugging files and folders containing your children’s health information. And in the event of an emergency, you can even have the health records sent to the ER or out-of-town doctor in a snap. Organize your child’s growth and developmental milestones, immunizations, medications, allergies, and more. This tool is amazing and a godsend to parents. Kinsights is also a community where parents can safely seek and share answers to parenting questions. You can ask anything and Kinsights will find the right community members who can provide guidance. Kinsights even offers groups with similar interests their own pages, including single parents, grandparents, those interested in car seat safety, baby & kids fashion, potty training groups, and many more What’s really cool about this community is that it makes finding the best answers easy-community members vote up answers so the best content rises to the top.
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I have done a few reviews for subscription boxes on this site but I have never done one that is specifically for kids. Now that I actually have a kid, I thought it would be fun to review the new Nerd Block Jr. subscription box. This box is for kids aged 6-11 and it is only $13.99 for each box which is pretty affordable.
I received the June Nerd Block Jr. for little girls. You can choose between a box for a boy or girl. They carry name brands like Smurf, My Little Pony, Mega Bloks, and Hello Kitty. In my box I received five items:
- Crayola Minnie Mouse Coloring Pages and colored pencils
- Barbie Mega Bloks set
- Smurf mystery Mega Bloks
- How To Tame Your Dragon Toothless action figure
- Birthday Fairy Book
The total of all of these items was exactly $13.99 so the box doesn’t save you any money but it is fun to get surprises in the mail. We know how much kids love to get packages in the mail and this would be really fun for them. This would be a nice treat to get someone for doing all their chores, making Honor Roll, or any other special occasion. This would be a really neat gift for grandparents to send if they don’t live near their grandchildren.
I like that you can try out the Nerd Block Jr. and if it isn’t for you then you can cancel your subscription at any time. You can check them out for yourself. They also carry Nerd Blocks for adults which I am eyeing for myself. Can we say Walking Dead merchandise?! Take a look around and see if this is something your family would love.
Disclosure: I received a box for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.
In just six months I have probably changed thousands of diapers. I am officially a pro! But it still can be a challenge at times. I can’t deal with a squirmy baby at 2:00am. That is why I’m glad I came across the Always Ready Changing Center from Baby’s Journey. It helps keep all of your diaper changing essentials within reach. Things can get scattered all over the changing table so this helps keep things organized.
The Always Ready Changing Center can be used on a dresser or a changing table. It can be mounted several different ways depending on where you put it. It was very easy to assemble. I plan on using this at my Mom’s house. I don’t have a changing table there for when we come to visit so this would make diaper changes so much easier. Until then, I am just using it on our dresser at home. It has a compartment for the diapers, one for wipes, and one for other essentials like diaper cream, lotion, etc.
My favorite feature is the motion-activated night light. It isn’t too bright so it helps make putting the baby back to sleep a lot easier now that I don’t have to turn on a bright light. It requires 3 AAA batteries that aren’t included. You can position the light anyway you need it to shine. All three of the compartments slide out easily so you can clean them if you need to. The wipes container has an easy push button to open them. It will hold a full pack of wipes.
I like that the Changing Center is light weight but still very sturdy. This is perfect if you live in a 2-story house. You can keep this on the floor that doesn’t have the changing table and you will have diaper essentials on each floor. No more running up and down the stairs with a stinky baby! Baby’s Journey is offering one of my readers the chance to win their very own Always Ready Diaper Changing Center for their home ($39.99 value). This is open to US only. Just fill out the form below.
Winner: Melinda S.
Disclosure: I received a product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.