Saturday, March 23, 2013

Shaklee 180 Turnaround kit unavailing

Tomorrow is a huge day for this Mama. I am starting a new weight loss routine. After many failed attempts, and three kids. I have decided to take this serious. We are also getting married this August and I need to get into better shape. I came across what looks like a great program to try. it is called Shaklee 180

Here is an idea of how it works.

I am starting the Shaklee 180 Turnaround tomorrow. Here is what is in my  box.
Two healthy meals a day, Energizing Tea, and healthy snacks, in several choice of flavors and a Metabolic Boost supplement.

Smoothee Mix (3)
24 grams of hunger fighting protein *
6 grams of fiber
Powered by LeucineTM
23 vitamins and minerals
Non-GMO soy protein
Low glycemic. GI Value: 37
No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives added
Gluten free, lactose free

 Energising Tea (1)
A blend of green, white and red teas for a natural energy boost
Includes taurine, widely studied for enhancing alertness and energy
No artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives added
Gluten free
Tastes great hot or cold

Meal-in-a-bar (2)
20 grams of hunger-fighting protein
6 grams of fiber
Powered by Leucine TM
24 vitamins and minerals
Non-GMO soy protein
Low glycemic. GI Value: 29
No artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives added
Gluten free

 Metabolic Boost (1)
Fueled by EGCG from green tea to naturally increase calories burned from fat 
Helps retain normal blood sugar levels, which may help prevent low energy 
Gluten free

 Snack bar (1)
10 grams of hunger fighting protein
3 grams of fiber
Powered by LeucineTM
10 vitamins and minerals
120 - 130 calories
Non-GMO soy protein
Low glycemic
No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives added
Gluten free, lactose free
Contains: 4 Chocolate Chocolate, 3 Crunchy Peanut Butter , 3 Lemon & Cranberry

I cannot wait to get started on this program. I already got the OK from my doctor. She agreed to start the program at 1,800 calories a day because I am breastfeeding and to go from there. This program is supposed to help teach better eating habits as well. I will be posting about my journey here as well. I'm sure a lot of other moms are in the same situation that I am in. I'm hoping to be able to set an example that it can be done. Are you ready to lose weight and get healthy? There are two great options to choose from. Click here to find out more. 

Thank you Shaklee for offering this kit to me for free. So that I can provide my honest opinion on how it works. I always offer my 100% true opinions on products and feel that you will all enjoy this.  

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
 This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Vera Bradley Collection

Vera Bradley Collection from Tiny Prints

You've got to check this out...the new Vera Bradley Collection from Tiny Prints.
You know Vera Bradley for their colorful bags, totes, luggage and more. They are known around the world for their dazzling colors, playful patterns and stylish designs.

Now, you can buy stationery with Vera Bradley-inspired designs from Tiny Prints. Check out some of the awesome designs below. 


They have many Vera Bradley designs to choose from for baby shower invitationsbirth announcementsthank you cards, and address labels. Plus, if you order by Tuesday, March 26, you can get 20% off your entire purchase at Tiny Prints. Just use the code 20MARSW by 11:59pm PT on Tuesday to save 20%.

Check out their entire collection and make your stationery as dazzling as your bags. 

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Happiest Baby Package Giveaway

Happiest Baby Package Giveaway

About Happy Family

Happy Family was Launched on Mother’s Day 2006, and owned and operated by moms, Happy Family is the leading premium organic food brand delivering optimal nutrition for the entire family. What began as Happy Baby has since grown into a comprehensive line of products for the whole family. It’s delicious, convenient and made with a mother’s touch for all ages, all stages. 


While we are still not feeding solids daily, we were still able to experience the Happy Family products. Baby girl isn't taking purees, we have tried. She just doesn't seem to want anything to do with it. 

Baby girl loves the HappyYogis! She cannot get enough of them! It is the perfect finger food. She loves mashing them up in her mouth. She get's excited when we open the pouch now! Here is what I love about HappyYogis.

  • Pre & Probiotics for digestive health
  • Organic
  • Gluten free
  • Green packaging
  • They melt in her mouth.
  • Variety of flavors.
The HappyPuffs are also a great alternative to other puff brands. They are also gluten free and are in a "green" container. :-)
There is Choline to help in brain development, and sweetened with 100% juice!

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One Winner receives Free Trial coupons:
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Approximate Value: $15

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Woo Hoo! #8 on Top Mommy Blogs!

This is so exciting! Today I looked at my Top Mommy Blogs page and we are #8 in the category Stay at Home moms!!

Thank you all so much for your support! We are still #91 overall but that can change fast. Don't forget to enter my open giveaways. You can find the current list here

There will be a Glow Bug giveaway coming up very soon! Thank you for making it all possible.

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5 Family Easter Activities - Guest Post

5 Family Easter Activities

The Easter holidays don’t need to break the bank.  After all the best things in life are free, or so the saying goes!  If you’re worried about the kids getting bored and bouncing off the walls at home then there are plenty of low-cost and free activities to keep them amused throughout the break.  We’ve come up with a few seasonal activities that the whole family can enjoy together.

  1. Make Easter cards
Need to keep the kids entertained? Need to send Easter cards to friends and family? This is a fun way to kill two birds with one stone.  Buy a cheap packet of blank cards and have your kids decorate them with your help.  Maybe you could draw patterned Easter eggs on the front for your kids to colour and cover in glitter?  Or perhaps buy a pack of feathers from a craft shop and your kids can draw and collage chicks and eggs onto the front of the cards.  There’s also a huge selection of templates available on the Internet if your kids are a bit younger and you’re lacking in artistic ability.

  1. Make your own Easter egg hunt at home
If you can’t find any free Easter egg trails in your area then it can be just as much fun to make your own at home.  Buy a couple of packs of small wrapped chocolate eggs and simply hide them all around your house and garden.  If your kids are a bit older you could write a set of clues on scraps of paper and hide each egg with a clue that leads them to the next egg.  You’ll have as much fun writing the clues and finding the hiding places as the kids will have looking for them!

  1. Cook hot cross buns and chocolate nests
Kids love helping out in the kitchen (they love anything where there’s the opportunity to make a horrendous mess!)  Popular Easter treats to cook up in the kitchen include hot cross buns and chocolate cornflake nests with little chocolate eggs in the middle.  If you’ve done all these before then there’s plenty of clever kids’ Easter biscuit and cupcake recipe ideas on the Internet that you can look at for inspiration.

  1. Easter walk and picnic
Easter is a beautiful time of year for a crisp spring walk.  Buy the kids disposable cameras and get them to take pictures capturing the first signs of spring, from butterflies to blooming bulbs and bird nests to delicate snow drops.  Depending where in the world you are it may be warm enough to end the walk with the first picnic of the year.  Even if it is a little damp outside you can take along waterproof PVC tablecloths in the place of a picnic blanket and wrap up warm.  If kids are enjoying themselves outside they often don’t even notice the cold or the damp!

  1. Egg blowing and painting
No child should be deprived of egg blowing at Easter!  It’s been around for generations but this Easter craft still remains fun.  Carefully pierce each end of the egg, insert a skewer and jiggle it around very carefully to break up the yolk and then blow the contents out into a bowl (keep this for baking Easter treats).  Rinse the egg out with water by placing your finger over the bottom hole and running some water over the top hole, shake it around a bit before blowing the water out.  Now gather as many crafty bits; glitter, sequins, feathers and paints as you can find and let your kids go wild decorating them.  Chances are you’ll end up with more glitter, feathers and paint on the kids than on the eggs, but they’ll enjoy it!

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Summer is Coming! Giveaway

Welcome to the Summer is Coming Giveaway

 Sponsored by The Chalk Shop, The Complete Idiots Guides, Bau Del Aire, and i heart keenwa.

Summer is coming and if you don't believe me just know that where I live we are already dealing with temperatures in the high 80's and low 90's. So I already feel the pressure to get swimsuit ready (yeah probably not by this year) and have fun activities for my Munchkins to do.  We also need to take care of our face and have great snacks for on the go.  All of these things are thing we need to start finding great products to help us.  Check out my Review of awesome products that will help you get ready for summer.

Enter below to win 1 of these 4 great Summer Items!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

$200.00 Gift Card

So Sew Mama is very-excited to give YOU the opportunity to WIN a $200.00 Gift Card!


Are you a woman who is trying to conceive, pregnant, or a brand-new Mommy? If so, you need to look into Have you not heard of Well, it is an online meeting place to talk to and get advice from other moms. The forums are easy-to-navigate and full of useful information. Plus, they have monthly drawings for $10.00 babies"R"us gift cards! I am a mom of three, and I had a lot of help from online mommy forums. When it came to pregnancy and my emergency C section, these moms were such a big help. There were days and manths when I never left my house. Such a great community to be a part of. 

Blog with Mom and Adventures of 8 have teamed up with a wonderful group of Bloggers to offer you a chance to WIN a $200.00 gift card from!


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Monday, March 18, 2013

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3 month ConsciousBox Giveaway!

So Sew Mama has partnered up with to bring you this incredible giveaway!

What is Conscious Box?
It is a monthly subscription box filled with great Eco-friendly goodies!

  • Get a variety of unique pure & natural products every month!
  • From organic food to vegan beauty products, you’re sure to find new favorites!
  • Discover ethical and purpose-driven businesses of all sizes!
  • Get content on daily living tips, exciting monthly themes, and creative ways to use your box!
  • Easily earn points you can apply to full size products for unbeatable discounts! 

How Does Conscious Box work?

Conscious Box is the best way to discover the most ethical and sustainable products on the planet! Focusing on strict tenets of organic, fair trade, and pure and natural products, each month Conscious Box will introduce you to healthy and honest alternatives for every aspect of your life and for every member of your family. Discover the best natural products, earn points for leaving feedback and reviews, and buy your favorites at incredible discounts!

Open 3/19 - 3/26
US only. 18+

Winner will receive a 3-month Conscious Box subscription – that's a $59 value! 

Conscious Box has given us all a 
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Transition from the swaddle ~ A Zipadee-Zip review

We have had our Zipadee-Zip for just over a month now and we have had such a great experience. We wanted to give baby girl more freedom but just suddenly quitting swaddling was not working out for us very well. Then we found the Zipadee-Zip!

Stephanie is the founder of the Zipadee-Zip. She created it originally for her own daughter. She had such a hard time transitioning baby girl from the swaddle. She compared it to a "nightmare!" This is definitely a huge success in my eyes as well.

It gives baby girl the freedom she wants, but the sleep that she needs. Without it we find she stays restless, taking what seems like forever to finally fall asleep. She loves putting her arm over her face while falling asleep and the Zipadee-Zip makes it all that much more easier for her. Before she would struggle to get her arms free from the swaddle, and succeed. This way, we are both happy!

It was an interesting transition at first, and I was not sure if she would like it. I know how much she enjoyed her hands. It really helped her sleep, and fall asleep much faster. She can play with her hands while awake! It's not a big deal at all. She still sucks on her hands, which leaves the arms drenched. The collar is also a bit odd. It comes up a bit high, which also leaves it drenched in drool. A little extra laundry for us, but it's fine.

We started with a small Zipadee-Zip and transitioned to the medium. We started using it for naps and that was a great way to go. We had issues with her naps being super short and finally got her to sleep for 2 hours! yay. It worked instantly, she had never slept without me until we put her in the Zipadee-Zip. 

The Zipadee-Zip is a great way to transition out of the swaddle! We had such a great experience with it. I highly recommend it to everyone. Our baby girl is 6 months old now and has successful ended swaddling. We started when she was about 5 months and it was such a smooth transition! 

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

GIANTmicrobes Penicillin Review and Giveaway

Recently my family had the opportunity to try out our very own GIANTmicrobe. It was a big hit as soon as it arrived. My kids have gotten a kick out of it. It came at just the right time too. I'm learning all sorts all cool things in Anatomy and my kids have enjoyed looking at pictures of different organisms and cells. I'm so happy that they could see what a cell looks like in a much more child friendly way. It has been a great experience for the entire family. We got to teach them a lot from it.

About GIANTmicrobes:
Founded in 2002, their mission at GIANTmicrobes Inc. is to produce unique and interesting gifts for children and adults alike. Offering dozens of stuffed toys and other products, GIANTmicrobes has created a fun and easy way for everyone to learn more about common, and not so common, health problems, viruses, and diseases. So whether you're interest is educational, medical, or just plain old entertainment, they're your number one source for all things microbial! 

This is such an adorable way to teach our children about health and the human body. There are many different GIANTmicrobes to choose from and we had a hard time deciding. Obviously getting chlamydia was out of the question. But Meningitus, Rotavirus, Cancer, and the Flu were high on our list.

I wanted to teach them that even though there are illnesses, we have these amazing treatments such as Penicillin which combats illness. This is a great learning system and we had a lot of fun. Our Penicillin arrived with a tag attached with additional information on Penicillin. It was great to be able to use that information to explain it better to my kids. 

Where to Buy:
You can purchase your very own GIANTmicrobe directly from Most microbes come in 3 different sizes the Original $8.95 (5-7″ plush doll), the Petri Dish $12.95 (3 mini microbes), and GIGANTICmicrobe $29.95 (15-20″ plush doll). They also have a wide variety of other merchandise.

Giveaway Time
GIANTmicrobes has so graciously offered my readers a chance to win their very own! 
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The giveaway will run 3/16 through 3/24.
The winner will receive an original GIANTmicrobe of their choice.
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Friday, March 15, 2013

10 FREE graduation Announcements

Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed. ~Erma Bombeck 

Tiny Prints Graduation Invitations - 10 Free

OK, so graduation may be a tough time for you parents, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate in style. Why not announce the accomplishment and throw a party? 

Tiny Prints can help you do just that. For one week only you can get 10 FREE Graduation Announcements or Invitations. 

They have more than 300 designs to choose from and you can customize the cards with pictures of your graduate, your own text, and more. 

Check out their designs and make sure to use the code GRAD2013 at checkout to get the cards for free. You only have to pay for shipping, which starts at $4.50. You can get them faster, of course, with the priority shipping options. 

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Free $10 gift card to Educents before April 2, 2013

Sign up now and get a FREE $10 gift card. 

Hurry you have to sign up with before they launch to qualify!

They launch April 2nd 2013.

Just sign up using this link and you should receive your free gift card after they launch. I for one cannot wait to see what kind of educational products they have to offer.

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Foldin' Money Giveaway

Welcome to the Foldin' Money Giveaway.

 Sponsored by Foldin' Money

Foldin' Money makes gift giving fun! Foldin' Money provides templates for you to fold money into various shapes. You can give a money gift of almost any denomination just by using different bills in the design. Gift giving has never been more fun! Check out my Full Review.

Enter below to win a 4 pack Foldin' Money Kit! (Valued at $18.95)

Jenn, Mom Of Two Munchkins was provided with a free sample of this product to review, and was under no obligation to review it. Nor was Jenn, Mom Of Two Munchkins under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. So Sew Mama is not responsible for shipping of prize. Foldin' Money has the sole responsibility for shipping of prize. Prize value is approximately $18.95.
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