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8/31/10

SmartKnitKids Seamless Socks Review & Giveaway - Back to School Bash - CLOSED - WINNER!

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The winner is leanne_mac. 



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Tired of hearing her son scream “these sock seams keep bugging me,” a mom decided something needed to be done.  Every “seamless” sock her son tried had seams in it; there was not a truly seamless sock available.  After explaining the frustrating morning routine to countless friends of her son’s struggles with socks, she was finally given the name of Knit-Rite, a textile manufacturer, and contacted them with her request for a seamless kids sock.
 

After several requests for seamless socks from "desperate" parents, SmartKnitKIDS socks were created.  Knit the same way a caterpillar spins its cocoon, SmartKnitKIDS socks are started at the toe and worked up toward the ankle.  This process insures a 100% seamless sock, so there are no seams to bug ya!  A form-fitting design also keeps those annoying lumps and bumps out of the socks. 


Since its launch in 2003, SmartKnitKIDS continues to find new markets and grow every year.  Super soft material and a seam free design make it the most comfortable kid’s sock on the market. 


SmartKnitKIDS come in a color for every personality: white, black, pink, purple, and navy.  Ankle, crew and knee-high styles are available up to a youth size 8.
Knit-Rite, Inc. is a leading designer, marketer, and manufacturer of innovative textiles for medical and consumer markets. Founded in 1923, Knit-Rite remains committed to the continued research and development, manufacturing and distributing of products that deliver healthy benefits for a better quality of life.

My Thoughts: 
When I first heard that I would be doing a review for knit-Rite, I googled their site and went to browse. I couldn't find where to choose the sock choice so I told the sponsor to just send me something that would fit a five year old kid. 
This she did. 


I did not know that there were two different sites until I begin writing this review and saw the links I had requested for her social networks. There is Knit-Rite.com and SmartKnitKids.com. If I had known the difference, I would have definitely selected more fun colors for our review. My daughter would have loved the pink and purple socks! 


We received 3 pairs of SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks for this review. I do like that they are seamless. I can see how much more comfortable these will be for my son wearing them all day. He LOVES socks! Even in the hot months, like now! But as a parent you pick your battles right? :) 


My daughter also tried them on and  it was easy for her to get them on her feet. They are comfortable, and stays up on the kids legs. My son says he likes them, so I am guessing that they are comfortable enough for him :)
 
 Cute boxes huh?
They wanted to wear different pairs. Don't ask me what they were thinking. They are just my kids.
Then the bug ended up on my fridge. They love the bug.


The Socks:
TRULY SEAMLESS
Completely free of seams, our patented product is knit like a cocoon, starting from the toe up, providing comfort and relief to children who struggle with “bumps & lumps” in their socks.




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3 pairs of SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks (Winner's choice of size and color) 

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8/30/10

Honest Kids (Honest Tea) Review and Giveaway - CLOSED - WINNER!


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The winner is janetfaye,

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(In my bestest British accent) 
Honestly this is the perfect time for tea! Yes tea :) It is not a fad, it is quite healthy for you and I've heard many complain about not being able to drink plain water, so why not have some tea?

There are all sorts of teas to be had and I'm sipping on Honest Tea. 
The tea thing is cultural. In my country we have hot tea only and certainly never thought of making tea and then adding ice to it, ice is for kool aid :). We love our tea hot. 




I remember my first iced tea, here in America, and I couldn't wait to have some more because it actually tasted good and I found another way to make beverage. It's a really great way to continue drinking your favorite tea in the hot summer months. 
You can get your Honest Tea bottle to go with your cold, thirst-quenching tea and also have a nice little Honest kids pouch for your child. It's just like grabbing a bottle of water from the fridge. 


These are perfect for on the go kids and parents! 



I received the Organic Honey Green Tea
 


Organic Mango Green Tea

Organic Half Tea Half Lemonade

and a Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch pouch
My favorite taste of them all is the Organic Honey Green Tea. The taste is just right and with ice added it's like you are drinking flavored water except that this is tea and it's packed with antioxidants and very healthy for your body. 




The kids love the honest kids pouch fruit punch and really did not want to share. Of course I like theirs better :) Yes I was in the trio of sharing the honest kids pouch! I love that there is no high fructose corn syrup in the ingredients and it does taste refreshing and good.
There are so many great flavors from which to choose! I would love love love to try the Passion fruit!


Organic Honey Green Tea
We wont sweet talk you. We'll just say two words: Epigallocatechin gallate. It may not have the ring of "sweetheart" but EGCG is the most potent antioxidant around, and our organic green tea is packed with it. Sure we add a kiss of honey to our tea, but not enough to gross you out. If we wanted to do that, we'd tell you that honey is flower nectar that bees regurgitate. Hey, we're HONEST TEA; we don't lie. 
Made of PET plastic, Honest Tea's Honey Green Tea is contained
in a fully recyclable bottle and is USDA Organic Certified. Featuring
Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), one of the most powerful antioxidants
available, Honest Tea's Honey Green Tea is a truly healthy way to refresh


About Honest Tea
Honest Tea creates and promotes delicious, truly healthy, organic beverages. We strive to grow with the same honesty we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all.
Honest Tea is the nation’s top-selling organic beverage company.
HONEST TEA = antioxidant-rich organic iced teas
You can read more about Honest Tea's journey here...


WIN IT:  A case of Honest Kids


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A New Chapter For Our Family - Mommy & Me Monday/Meet Me Monday

His first day of school and daddy was home to snap a photo of us. Rare. I usually have to do timer if I want to be in a photo :)
That's my firstborn. 

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn


Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids.  Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information.


 
Check out my Back To School Giveaways! The $50 CSN Store giveaway ends today 30th



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8/29/10

ThermaCELL Review & Giveaway - CLOSED - WINNER!

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Everything comes out in summer. Even the insects! I will freak out if they come near me...well I used to :). Now I pretend that I'm not afraid of them so that my kids can make up their own mind about how they feel about bugs and insects. Especially the boy.

One species of insects that I cannot stand are mosquitoes! The little suckers come out in the best season of the year when everyone is wearing less clothing and outside of the home is party central with barbecues and parties and all sorts of festivities. 

It is summer mad-heat here in LA and so I usually wait for the  evening time to let the kids play outside and I have to spray them down with mosquito repellent. I am still looking for a repellent that doesn't smell so bad and so strongly or is this how they are supposed to smell?

This is why I'm so glad that I had a chance to try out the ThermaCELL Patio Lantern. It doesn't cover the whole backyard, but from my experiences, it definitely covers the deck area. I really didn't think this would actually work, but it does. 


Just follow the directions which are really easy and comes with photo directions,and let the lantern do it's job and enjoy your play area! 


The lantern is light and portable and you can take it to any area of your yard that you'll be hanging out. Every now and then a few bugs fly through, but nothing significant.


If the play move to an area that I don't think is covered, I just move the lantern right along :) Just have to make sure it's on a level surface.
My nostrils are delicate, very delicate and any product I am going to enjoy, must be mild enough to not be an irritation. If this lantern was giving off fumes, I would not be able to use it, so I'm glad it is indeed odor free.

I hate smelling the products that I have to put on our skin and I can't help but think it's not safe. This lantern is a great alternative to these products. 

I will definitely keep using this lantern. 


Repel mosquitoes while adding a decorative touch to your deck with the new ThermaCELL Patio Lantern. It creates a 15 x 15 foot “Bug-Free-Zone”, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors in peace.


Product Features
  • Repels up to 98% of mosquitoes. Also repels black flies and no-see-ums.
  • Provides a 15 x 15 ft Mosquito Free Zone, the size of an average deck or patio.
  • Dual use product: repellent and light can be used together or separately.
  • DEET Free!
  • Silent, portable, and odor free.
  • Easy to use: no open flame; no messy wax.
  • Effective alternative to smelly lotions and sprays which must be applied to the skin.
  • ThermaCELL technology has been tested and approved by the U.S. Army. Currently used in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
  • EPA approved.
  • Perfect for backyards, decks, picnics, barbeques, camping, and outdoor parties.



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8/28/10

Charm Factory Review & Giveaway - Back To School Blog Bash - CLOSED - WINNER!


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The winner is Jaime! Congratulations! I'll be sending you an email.








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My wrist candy is here and it's beautiful! It's simple and it fits and it represents my birth month of May. 

My mother would be so happy that I just said May as my birth month. Before I knew and met my mother, I was told that my birthday was in January, so I identified with garnet. Then my mother showed me my rightful birth certificate (long story) and what do you know? I'm born in May on the very same day as my son! 

This is why I made the choice to choose the Emerald bracelet with crystal hearts from Charm Factory. At first I wanted to have a personalized bracelet with sign language charms saying 'I love you', but those were out of stock. I'm fascinated by sign language and I am presently teaching my kids the alphabet in sign!

The Emerald Bracelet with Crystal Hearts is beautiful and matches my personality. Although I love all things red, I also love green because it represents nature in all it's fullness, especially in springtime. I love being outside in nature, rolling around in the grass , watching things grow, planting  etc.

The Emerald Bracelet with Crystal Hearts
The magnificent, royal emerald is the traditional birthstone for May. It is also the birthstone for the zodiac signs of Taurus and Cancer. These five rich emerald Swarovski heart charms, sparkling and shimmering from our sterling silver Emerald Bracelet with Crystal Hearts instantly focus the entire room's attention on the wearer of this beautiful piece of jewelry.

Some people believe that wearing an Emerald brings wisdom, growth, and patience. And as any couple in a long-term relationship would agree, all of these qualities are essential for a successful and lasting love. 
 
I first heard of the Charm Factory somewhere in the blog community and have been charmed ever since. They have such a wide variety of charms that if you think about it, they might just have it. And you can get yours personalized by choosing whatever charms you desire and what you want it to go with, a necklace, bracelet, locket, etc., the choice is yours. Of course you can also select something already made. 
I was very glad to see that their charms are all lead free and made in the USA. Rarely do I find anything made here in our great USA. 

Our charms and beads are .925 sterling silver and manufactured in the United States, all lead and nickel free. Our pewter charms are also nickel and lead free. Charm Factory products do not contain cadmium. The jump rings attached to pewter charms do contain a small amount of nickel. (A few imports that we do not make here, like enamel charms and some chains, are noted in product details.) 
Choose from over 4000 styles for you or any girl or woman in your family. 
It's almost that time again for school to begin, so check out their high school initial charms
And if you are graduating , they also have the perfect graduation charms to wear or give as a gift to a graduate. 
Twilight movie/series are all the rage these days, so why not get a charm to emulate your favorite star! The Twilight Inspired Charms are there for the taking ;)
Football anyone :) GEAUX SAINTS! 
I love my Emerald Bracelet with Crystal Hearts and when I look at it, I can see me passing it on to my daughter. As soon as her darling little wrists can hold the bracelet. Oh so many things I want to share with her. 
One of you will win your choice of one of these finished charm bracelets! Whoo! 



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Your choice of Finished Charm bracelet

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About the author: Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.
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