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J.Jill $100 Gift Card Giveaway (ends 12/26)

HoMedics $199 Triple Shiatsu Cushion with Heat Giveaway ( end 1/16)


January 22, 2015

Pieology Pizzas Review

*I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 

My husband is a huge fan of Pieology. There is one near his work and he has been trying to get us to meet him there for lunch for a long time now. The timing never worked for us, so we did not get to check out the place until tonight. Because my husband was stuck at work tonight, so I braved into Pieology with my two kids. Luckily, it is such a family friendly place that my kids settled in comfortably. 


To begin, we got to try the Rustic Veggie and Alfredo's Alfredo. These two new signature pizzas will be available nationwide on January 27th. I have to admit that I was a bit concerned at first. While I knew that I would most likely enjoy these favors, I was worried that my kids would refused to eat pizzas with so many different kinds of vegetables on them. Then my kids surprised me by devouring their pizzas. Both of my kids (8 years old and 3 years old) gave the new pizzas thumbs up.

After trying the new favors, we got to order some pizzas to try out. My kids were fascinated by the entire experience. 
My 3 year old ordered a pepperoni pizza. 
My 8 year old ordered a "Mad to Meat You" pizza. 
 I opted for the "Classic Margherita" pizza and I added artichokes to it.
 We finished the meal with "Sweet Cinnamon Sugar Strips."
My kids love pizza, but I have never seen them eaten as many slices of pizzas as they did at Pieology. They both said that these were the best pizzas they ever had. The ordering process was easy and convenient as well. We placed our order, they put our pizzas into the stone oven. By the time I made it back to the table with my two kids and had them settled into their seats, our pizzas were on our table.


There are many reasons to love Pieology. For my family, we love that we could get our pizzas quickly. For a family with 2 kids who have very little patience when it comes to waiting for food, the faster we could get food on the table, the better it is for two typically tired parents. We also love that the pizzas are affordable. Each personal size pizza is under $8, no matter how many toppings you choose. Most importantly, the pizzas are delicious. I love that my kids were perfectly happy eating everything at Pieology.

We highly recommend checking out Pieology. If you are already a fan of Pieology, then make sure you try the new favors the next time you are there. They are delicious!


January 8, 2015

Vons Gift Card Giveaway: Lucerne Dairy Farms Review

*I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 


I hope all of my readers had a wonderful holiday season! I wanted to post this review and giveaway before Christmas, but with our holiday vacation (we took a road trip and drove up the California coast for 10 days) and coming home with a nasty cold/flu that just won't go away, I had to delay my posting. However, I am glad that this is my first review post for 2015. Not only because we had such a great time picking up our shopping for our products, but also because I am going to be offering an amazing giveaway as well. 

To begin, I received a Vons gift card to visit the store and check out Lucerne Dairy farms products. I have purchased a few items from the brand before, but I had no idea that there were so many great products made by the company. My kids had a lot of fun running around the store and pointing out all of the products the company made so that I could take photos of them. 

The products range from cream cheese to butter and milk, if you are looking for a dairy product, you will surely find the brand on the shelves at Vons.  












Now, you might wonder if Lucerne Dairy Farms taste as good as the other brands, let me assure you that they do. During our trip there, we picked up a variety of cheese, milk, sour cream, butter and egg nog. Every product we got tasted fantastic. My kids especially enjoyed snacking on the cheeses.

In addition to buying Lucerne Dairy Farms products to tried, I also used their products to make some holiday treats for our friends and family. Although I made several different types of cookies, their favorite was my bacon maple cookies. I have included my own recipe below if you would like to try it. All of the ingredients I used were purchased from Vons

Supplies:
1 package of bacon
2/3 cup of white sugar
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt 
2 1/3 cups of all purpose flour
2/3 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of soften Lucerne sweet cream butter
2 eggs
3 tablespoons of maple syrup 
1 teaspoon of maple extract

Steps:
* Preheat oven to 375 degrees
* Cook bacon and cut up in large chunks. 
* Mix sugar, butter, eggs, maple syrup, maple extract together in a mixer.
* Add flour, baking soda, salt to the mixture
* Add bacon and chocolate chips by hand
* Bake for 10 minutes and allow cookies to cool before serving.

Have you try Lucerne Dairy Farms before? If you haven't yet, we highly recommend that you give it a try!

Many thanks to Vons. The company has generously offered a $110 gift card as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on Jan 29th, 2015.

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December 16, 2014

HoMedics Triple Shiatsu Cushion with Heat Review & Giveaway

*I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 

A couple of months ago, I changed my workout routine. I was running and working out 6 days a week in preparation for Tough Mudder. After completing my race, my trainer thought it was time for me to start a strength training program. While I am used to lifting weights during my CrossFit workouts, I must admit that I am not used to the heavy weights I have been doing. Most of time I am either lifting or squatting more than my body weight, so the my new workout routine is rough on my body. After a long morning at the gym, it is so nice to come home to HoMedics Triple Shiatsu Cushion with Heat

Choose to target your full, upper, or lower back, or focus on a specific spot to release tension and tight muscles with the convenient hand control. Further indulge in your massage by adding soothing heat.
  • Three Massage Styles in one cushion
    • Percussion: For fast, invigorating massage
    • Kneading: For deep, muscle comfort
    • Rolling: For gentle, relaxing massage
  • Soothing heat provides comfort to tight muscles
  • Zone Control allows you to select full back, upper back, lower back, or spot for a customized massage
  • Convenient, easy-to-use hand control

I love that the cushion has straps so that you could use it with any chair you have around the house. My husband was nice enough to set it up for me using our kitchen chair so I could test it out. 
The remote control allows me to adjust the massage style depending on what sort of day I have had at the gym. There are times that I just want a nice relaxing massage, them I would actually drape a thick towel over the cushion so it is not pressing against my back as hard. However, if a workout has been particularly difficult, then I prefer the kneading style to help lessen the tightness in my muscles.

I was pleasantly surprised by how effortless it was to set up the cushion, and it was easy to use as well. I love that it does not take up a lot of room when it is not in used ( we store it in our coat closet when we need it out of the way). I have been using it more often than I thought I would. It has done wonders for my sore back after long workouts.

To buy the Triple Shiatsu Cushion with Heat I received to review, please visit the company's website. It is also available for purchase at Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s, and Kohls.

Many thanks to HoMedics. The company has generously offered 1 Triple Shiatsu Cushion with Heat as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This product retails for $199 . The giveaway ends on Jan 16, 2015.

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Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Show Review

*I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 

We were blessed with tickets to attend the Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! opening night. My kids were super excited to see the show, and it definitely did not disappoint. Here's just a few pictures I took from tonight. 





If you are in the OC area. Be sure to take your kids to see the show!


A N A H E I M
WHEN:                                Tuesday, December 16 – Sunday, December 21
o         Tuesday, December 16     7:30 PM
o         Wednesday, December 17               7:30 PM
o         Thursday, December 18   10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
o         Friday, December 19                         1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
o         Saturday, December 20    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o         Sunday, December 21                        11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
WHERE:             Honda Center 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
TICKETS:          Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or     in-person at the venue Box Office.       *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
 


O N T A R I O

WHEN:                                Thursday, December 25 – Sunday, December 28

o   Thursday, December 25           6:00 PM

o   Friday, December 26                  11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o   Saturday, December 27             11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o   Sunday, December 28                                1:00 PM & 5:00 PM


WHERE:             Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
TICKETS:          Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*
Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.              *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
L O N G  B E A C H
WHEN:                                Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – Sunday, January 4, 2015
o   Wednesday, December 31       4:30 PM
o   Thursday, January 1                   6:00 PM
o   Friday, January 2                          11:30 AM & 6:00 PM
o   Saturday, January 3                     11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o   Sunday, January 4                        11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
WHERE:             Long Beach Arena 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
TICKETS:          Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*

Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.      *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

December 11, 2014

Peppa Pig DVDs Review & Holiday Bundle Giveaway

 *I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 



Peppa is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places and making new friends, but her absolute favorite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles! 

Join Peppa in this All-New fun-filled holiday special as Peppa and her family celebrate the season. Peppa and George write letters to Santa, decorate the Christmas tree, sing festive songs and stay awake all night waiting to catch a glimpse of the big guy himself. There s also a trip to Pirate Island, a visit to the Dentist, a school bus trip adventure and much more! Kids will love these hilarious adventures filled with lots of snorts and laughter, and of course, jumping in muddy puddles! 

My little guy loves Peppa Pig, it is one of his favorite shows. He could watch  the same DVD over and over again. We have been visiting my in laws on the weekend. Sometimes the G man gets bored and fusses during our visit. When that happens, we would pop in a Peppa Pig DVD to keep him entertained. This piggie family is so cute that even I catch myself watching it with my son sometimes.

To buy these new release of Peppa Pig DVDs, please go to http://www.amazon.com/Peppa-Pig-John-Sparkes-voice/dp/B00MEXP52Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1417748039&sr=1-1&keywords=peppa%27s+christmas

http://www.amazon.com/Peppa-Pig-John-Sparkes-voice/dp/B00ORTUMTO/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1417748346&sr=1-1&keywords=peppa+bubbles


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December 9, 2014

Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School DVD Review & Giveaway

*I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 



The Lalaloopsy Girls are excited to start the school year at Lalaloopsy Academy for Learning Arts, when Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand December 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Based on the sew cute Lalaloopsy Girls dolls, the newest movie in the top-selling franchise introduces the girls to a magical arts academy, where they take new classes, make new friends and show off their favorite new fashions!

The Lalaloopsy girls are all grown up—and headed for the Lalaloopsy Academy for Learning Arts! The friends soon discover their new school is super cool — and sew much fun! It’s a semester full of laughs and excitement as the girls take creative classes such as Glitter 101 and Cloud Sculpting, join silly clubs, make new friends and cheer on Jewel Sparkles as she runs for student body president!

With the launch of the Lalaloopsy Girls doll line and over 500,000 DVDs sold to date, the Lalaloopsy collection continues to be one of the fastest selling toy franchises and is the #1 collector brand for girls. The Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School DVD includes character intro videos and a live action music video and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·       Lalaloopsy Girls Character Intros
·       Live-Action Music Video


Our Review:
We received the Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School DVD to review. My daughter thought it was fun to watching the Lalaloopsy babies all grown up. She played with Lalaloopsy dolls when she was in kindergarten, so I think it is even more exciting for her to watch how the dolls has grown and transformed onto the small screen. This movie is only 45 minutes long, but my daughter adores the different characters.  I could see this being a great holiday gift when you package it with an Lalaloopsy toy.

To buy this DVD, please go to Amazon.com.

Many thanks to Lionsgate Entertainment. The company has generously offered 1 Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School DVD as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on Dec 23rd, 2014.

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December 8, 2014

Made from Earth Review & Giveaway

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 


When I select beauty products, it is important to me to purchase organic products. Since skin is the largest organ of the human body, I want to care for it the best I can. I don't use a lot of beauty products, but when I do, I want to make sure what I am using does not cause harm to my skin.

I love made from earth products not simply because they are effective but also because they are made with certified organic ingredients.

The first product I received to review was the citrus fresh lip balm. This is something I have tried before and thought it was great. So this time around when my daughter claimed it as hers, I allowed her to keep it.
The second product I received to review was the Vitamin C moisturizer. I use it after I wash my face in the mornings. I like that it keeps my face moisturized through the day.
Last but not least, I also received the vitamin enhanced face firming serum to review. I use this on my face before going  to bed each night. Now that I am getting older, I like all of the help I could get with my wrinkles. Although I don't look like a teenager after using it, I definitely feel like it is helping my skin. 
I am a fan of made from earth products. If you are also concerned about the skin care products you are using, I recommend giving the company a try. Please go to made from earth website to check out the variety of products they offer. 

Many thanks to made from earth. The company has generously offered 1  Vitamin C moisturizer as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This prize retails for $54.99. The giveaway ends on Dec 22, 2014.

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