Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Nutribullet Giveaway!

As the New Year is upon us, we are always looking for new ways to get healthy and live our lives better.  The NutriBullet can help put you on the right path to finding a new and healthy you!  

NutriLiving.com is also set up to help you with tools and recipes to assist you with your NutriBullet lifestyle!  Check out what they have to offer! 

Ashley from Sweet Cheeks and Savings completed a review of the NutriBullet.  You can find our her whole opinion HERE!

Now, lets get on with the giveaway!  One lucky person will be winning a NutriBullet system!  To enter, see below for rules and instructions!

The Giveaway!!
How to Enter: Please use the Giveaway Tool below!

Prize: 1 NutriBullet System

Dates: Starts December 31, 2014 12:00 am EST.  Winner will be chosen January 14, 11:59 pm EST

Disclosure: Sweet Cheeks and Savings teamed up with Magic Bullet for this giveaway. Other participating bloggers are not responsible for choosing the winner or shipment of product. They have not receive any compensation for this post. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. The winner will be chose at random by the Giveaway Tool and emailed. The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours or they risk forfeiting the prize.

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year's Kids Confetti and Dragon Craft!

Save all of your scrap paper from Christmas. Don't throw away all that wrapping paper this year! We do this craft every year and it is great for the little ones. Save your paper and let the little ones cut out different confetti shapes and then they can throw it all over come New Year's! Also, check out these New Year Chinese Dragons the little ones will love this craft!

The dozens of toilet paper tubes were cut in half  and paper towel tubes were cut into sixths.
Poked holes in all the cup bottoms with an old seam ripper. You can also use scissors or a tack.
Cut a piece of yarn about 12-14 inches and double knot the end. Start threading first a cup, then a tube, cup, then tub, etc. until you’ve threaded all 6 or 7 cups. The last cup does not need a tube. Double knot the end.
When I first started making them, I used 7 cups (and 6 tubes) per dragon, but quickly switched to 6 cups (and 5 tubes) so I could make more dragons.
After strung together I hole-punched the first cup near the rim, and the third to last cup.
Then I cut two strings in equal length in the desired length you’d like your puppet to hang.
Tie a tight double knot to of one of the strings to the first hole-punched hole of the first cup. This is going to be the head of the dragon.
Tie the other end of the string to a stick. I used free paint stirrers from Home Depot. They were very nice about giving me a large quantity.
Do the same with the second string except tie one end to the third to last cup and the other end to the stick/paint stirrer.
Now it’s time to decorate. I printed out dragon faces on colored paper to be glued or taped to the head.
I also taped strips of cray paper to the bottom of the cups.
About 4-5 strips per cup.
And that’s it.
A Mighty Dragon Puppet!
This is courtesy of http://www.sturdyforcommonthings.com/2012/01/chinese-new-year-storytime/ thank you so much for this really cool craft!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Nerf In Strike and Wal Mart Toyland Event #ChosenByKids

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Sverve and Wal Mart all opinions are my own!

Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set
What's more fun that shoppig for toys for Christmas Being able to shop for toys and test them first! My kids had a blast. We went to the Pikeville, Wal Mart Toyland Event where the hottest toys of the year as chosen by our kids were displayed. The toys were the newest and coolest and the bet part was they let the kids test and try them out to see what they liked! My boys fell in love with the Nerf N Strike Elite Precision Target Set. So, of course we brought one home for them! They have had a blast with their Nerf N Strike Elite Precision Target Set.

What’s included with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set?
  • The Precision practice target has everything you need for target practice or a competition
  • Target can stand up or be hung on a door
  • Nerf N-Strike target set Light Beam Trigger activates the precision Light Beam, which works on targets up to 15′ away
  • 10 Suction Darts work with most front-loading N-Strike blasters (sold separately)
  • Nerf N-Strike Elite Target darts come in 2 colors so you can tell whose shot is whose
  • CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face.
  • TO AVOID INJURY: Use only darts designed for this product. Do not modify darts or dart blaster.
  • Precision practice target requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Suction Darts only work with front-loading blasters
The Walmart Holiday Toyland Events have been happening everywhere. I know the holiday season is nearing an end but you can click HERE to see an event located near you.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Duff Holiday Collection Review!

Photo: We have a WINNER! Drawn from all the names entered into our contest, we're happy to announce that LORI DeANGELO has won the full collection of Duff's new HOLIDAY-THEMED cakes, cookies, and frosting! Congratulations, Lori! We'll be posting more about each of these fun and creative products over the coming week, so spread the word! Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing...your comments were fun to read! #duffgoldman #holidaybaking
Part of the magic of Christmas is baking up all the different yummy goodies! Every year I make every kind of candy, cookie and treat imaginable. It is part of our Christmas traditions. When I saw the new Holiday Line from Duff Goldman By Gartner Studios. We were able to try the Holiday Swirls, Chocolate Snowballs, Holly Jolly Cake, Ginger Cookies and the White Icing. I was very pleased with all of the unique flavors and variety of products available from Duff. Duff doesn't just make cake mix or cookies they make fun unique products that are perfect for cooking up some fun with the kids.
Separate dough and add coloring
Roll Into strings then roll together

Finished Candy Canes

The first thing we made was the Holiday Swirls because I had a great idea instead of circle swirls we decided to make Candy Cane shaped Holiday Swirl cookies. These were a hit with every person who saw and tried them. They really stand out, have vibrant colors and make a beautiful centerpiece treat for guests. I did have to adjust the cooking time by 2 minutes though so you may want to watch and cook them a little less if you make Candy Cane shapes instead of circles. These are sure to please guests,kids or even Santa!

Next, we made the Chocolate Snowballs, everyone loves chocolate so I knew these would be a huge hit. The kids loved powdering the "snowballs" with the powdered sugar. I loved the texture of the Snowball Cookies they were so soft and moist in the center. Duff's products are a step above all the other name brands; they just taste so much better.
Photo: We revealed Duff's new HOLIDAY COLLECTION last Friday, but this week we'll introduce you to each product. First up is the HOLLY JOLLY Premium Cake Mix. With layers of holiday colors to dazzle the eye, and moist, delicious flavors to tempt the taste buds, the Holly Jolly cake is sure to become a holiday classic! Available NOW at Target and (on the East Coast) Stop and Shop stores.
Last we made the Holly Jolly Cake and yes I saved the best for last. The kids loved coloring the cakes different sections. I was so worried I would mess my Holly Jolly Cake up but I didn't. The directions were so precise and easy to follow that I had no trouble and the kids were even able o help with mixing, baking and frosting. The Holly Jolly Cake was moist, delicious and the frosting was so sweet and spread perfectly. The Holly Jolly Cake wasn't just tasty it was a conversation piece the whole family was asking how I made such a unique colored cake! The Holly Jolly Cake brings families together for baking, eating and fun during the holidays!
Photo: Kick your holiday baking into high gear with Duff's White Chocolate GINGER COOKIES! Traditional gingerbread mixed with a drizzle of white chocolate make a tasty treat for Thanksgiving Day and beyond! Available NOW at Target and H.E.B. stores! #duffgoldman #holidaybaking
We saved the Gingerbread cookies to make Santa look for a post coming up to see if the holly jolly man himself loves Duff as much as we did. To see all of the Duff products be sure to check out their website here and to find out where you can buy Duff products go here. Our local Target has many Duff products so start looking there! Be sure to follow Duff on social media below:

Duff wants to give you a chance to try their new line one winner will win a Holiday Swirls to try! Just Enter Below:


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jspt Hair Cosmetics Paris Review! #Holiday Gift Guide

jean st. paul beauty
A French perspective on beauty was born when Jean St. Paul realized that everyone deserved to look and feel attractive. Jean St. Paul believes in nourishing your body to bring out the inner beauty and make you shine. They have a full line of hair, skin and nails vitamins available now and will have a brand new full line of hair care products that I am so excited to try. I received the Shape Shifter Hair Spray and am in love! 

My Review!
The Jean St. Paul Shape Shifter Hair Spray was the first item that caught my eye. I love a hair spray that holds but is flexible. I hate those sprays that are so firm your hair looks like something out of a wax museum exhibit because it is so stiff. Hair to me should have movement, be full and vibrant and Jean St. Paul understands what women want a beautiful flexible hold. Jean St. Paul Shape Shifter Hair Spray gave my hair the soft shine, and flexible hold I was looking for. I like to add a few curls all over my hair. I spray my whole head with hair spray and then curl with hot rollers. With Jean St Paul's spray I could do just that and it gave my hair just the right amount of hold I needed! If you are looking for a great gift this Holiday season check out Jean St Paul for all your beauty needs!

To purchase from Jean St Paul go to their website here. Be sure to follow them on social media below:


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tender Filet Tur-Duc-Hen Review! #Holiday Gift Guide

The Tender Filet

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas dinner? Treat the family to Tender Filet this year. Tender Filet has only the best meats and premium cuts. We tried the Tur-Duc-Hen, I was very impressed. I love turkey and Chris loves duck so this was the perfect combination for us. We ate every bite it was so good. I absolutely loved the stuffing in the center it was perfectly seasoned. My serving of Tur-Duc-Hen was to die for, the serving was perfect and all the meat was so tender. The turkey basically fell apart it was so great; I love my meat juicy and tender and believe me this was.  I am not a huge duck fan but this duck was great I loved how the stuffing balanced out all of the different flavors of the meats. The Tur-Duc-Hen was perfect and the combination of stuffing inside was great. Tur-Duc-Hen is perfect for Christmas or any Holiday feast and would delight all of your guests!
Tur Duc Hen 1
Big in size and flavor, this unique, 4-pound roast combines moist and tender turkey, duck and chicken meat rolled around a stuffing made with pork, yellow and green onions, bell pepper and special seasonings. It's like a taste of Louisiana! Easy-to-prepare, just bake it or grill it to enjoy (4-lbs. net wt. Serves 10-12).
To order the perfect Christmas meal go to Tender Filet and check out their amazing Christmas selection here. Make sure you follow Tender Filet on Facebook and Twitter. Tender Filet wants to give you a chance to win your own Tur-Duc-Hen!
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Magnificent Candles Review! #Holiday Gift Guide

Free For All received a sample to try to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was received all opinions are 100 percent my own!

Magnificent Candles
Photo: There is still time to put some "Blue" in your Christmas while helping the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Memphis. As we posted previously, Magnificent Candles will donate one Blue Christmas candle to RMHC for each candle sold online thru 12/17/14. We offer 2 to 3 day shipping to most of the US so we can still get candles delivered before the big day.
As a way of celebrating his achievements and honoring his legacy Magnificent Candles proudly offers a high quality line of Elvis themed candles. In hopes their customers enjoy their products and that their candles will help keep the memory, spirit, and, magic of Elvis alive and burning bright!
To make ordering easy, efficient and secure Magnificent Candles utilizes Amazon.com for all internet orders. To place an order for Magnificent Candles go to their website here on Amazon.com and choose the candle or candles you would like. Magnificent Candles make the perfect gift this holiday season.

My Review:
Magnificent Candles are so unique! If you are a fan of Elvis these candles are sure to be the perfect holiday gift! My favorite candle I reviewed would have to be the Burning Love Candle because of the great story behind it. The Burning Love Candle was said to smell just like Elvis, so W.D. Briggs the owner of Magnificent Candles investigated why people thought the candle smelled like Elvis. He found that the candle smelled like Elvis because it's scent is actually very close to the cologne Elvis wore. The Burning Love candles ingredients are actually very similar to the ingredients in Elvis's cologne. Magnificent Candles have a very long burn time and are all hand poured in the USA. Each candle has a very unique and different scent. Tender Love is a soft scent almost like Baby Powder and I really liked it. It smelled so nice that I put it in baby Sierra's room. It wasn't too strong at all just beautifully fragrant! Magnificent Candles goal is to honor the memory and legacy of Elvis in a creative, fun and aromatic way. Their candles are made to be fit for a king, the King of Rock N Roll! And in my opinion they honor the King very well!
This Holiday Season be sure to stop by Magnificent Candles and check out all of their amazing gifts! To order go to Amazon now! Make sure to follow Magnificent Candles on social media below:




Sunday, December 14, 2014

Merlot Review! #Holiday Gift Guide

Free For All received a sample to try to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was received all opinions are 100 percent my own!

Some people call him Dr. Grapes, others call him Dr. Merlot. But his parents named him Wayne Beckley, Now he is gaining the title of "Father of Grape Seed Technology"

Ten plus years ago while watching 60 minutes, Wayne found out that people in France who consumed  diets in heavy saturated fats, but who seemed to suffer no heart disease, That report lead to findings of drink lots of red wine!

70 research studies that indicated drinking a couple glasses of red wine a day could be beneficial in warding off certain cancers and lowering cholesterol in the body. Why cause the antioxidants found in red grapes! Taking the research the next step higher Wayne, found out that the true power of a grape is its seeds! A grade seed is 50 times more powerful then Vitamin E and nearly 25 times more powerful then Vitamin C. So Wayne Beckley launched Merlot Skin Care, using the power of a grape seed! Merlot is a family ran business and based in Texas.
Make sure her skin is cared for day and night with the four-piece “Make Me Merry” set that includes Merlot Moonlight Radiance Night Cream, Merlot Moisturizer, Grape Seed Cleanser, and Purifying Peel Off Mask.  The perfect gift for close friends and family – mothers, aunts and cousins.
Creatively wrapped with a beautiful bow.  Wrapping styles and colors may vary. 
· Moonlight Radiance Night Cream – effectively hydrates and boost skin’s collagen production over-night, reducing appearance of lines and wrinkles
· Merlot Moisturizer – daily primer to hydrate and protect, anti-aging, with SPF
· Grape Seed Cleanser – cleans and refreshes skin with a non-drying, soap-free formula
· Purifying Peel Off Mask – removes impurities and excess oil to clarify skin

My Review! 
Merlot Skin Care products have been praised for their high quality formulations and tremendous value. But the real secret is in the seed.
I absolutely loved the Merlot Body Wash and the face mask was amazing. My skin felt simply rejuvenated after the first use. Merlot smells so natural that just the scent is uplifting! I am such a face mask addict I love getting all the dead skin off and my Merlot face mask did great. It peeled off perfect and was not messy at all! I would recommend Merlot to anyone.
To purchase Merlot go to their website here. Sign up for Merlot's newsletter be the first to know everything Merlot here. Make sure you are following Merlot on social media below:


Boosting fertility without a specialist!

As most of you know who follow my blog it was over 2 years before we were blessed with our first little one Christian. I can easily understand the frustration people face when they have trouble starting a family. I want you to know you are not alone. Now we have 3 little ones and a happy healthy family our newest baby is below Sierra she is less than a month old! To learn more about how to boost your fertility check out this great information below!
Looking for ways to boost your fertility without going to see a fertility doctor? Lucky for you, there are many different ways to improve fertility on your own without a doctor’s help. Getting plenty of exercise, eating right, and losing weight if you are overweight are all great ways to boost your fertility, say the experts at www.pregnancytips.org. Cutting down on caffeine and stress are both also a good idea. If you have any bad habits, like smoking, drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs, you should also know that all of those things can have a real negative impact on your fertility as well. There are fertility supplements that you can take as well. Known as fertility blends, these supplements are available over the counter and can really go a long way towards boosting, nourishing, and supporting the entire female reproductive system as a whole.


The Baby Bullet Review! #Holiday Gift Guide

Free For All received a sample to try to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was received all opinions are 100 percent my own!

      About Baby Bullet!

      What you get in the Baby Bullet kit! 
    The Batchbowl 
    The Power Base
    Date-Dial Cups 
    Short Cups 
    Stay Fresh Lids 
    Blend Blade 
    Willing Blade
My Review!
The Baby Bullet is a great addition to the family when you have a little one! I was really excited to give this a try! I mean I want my baby to eat healthy and to be honest now a days who really knows what is in the jars of baby food? I like that I can make and "add" my own ingredients. I feel like a safe mother this way! The Baby Bullet works wonders! It does each stage right, blended perfectly! I would highly suggest you giving them a try! You can store a weeks worth of baby food at once in the cups provided and have perfect meals blended up for baby. Start with applesauce that seemed to be Sierra's favorite!
To purchase your own Baby Bullet go to the Baby Bullet website here. Make sure to follow the Baby Bullet on social media below:

Be sure to check out Free For All on Facebook we are giving a Baby Bullet away now!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Mr. Bubble from The Village Company Product Review! #Holiday Gift Guide

Free For All received a sample to try to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was received all opinions are 100 percent my own!
Mr. Bubble
My family has been a fan of The Village Company's products for many years. The Village Company are the makers of the ever so popular Mr. Bubble line of children's bath products.  I remember having Mr. Bubble as a child and now my kids grow up with their favorite Mr. Bubble products! Mr. Bubble is a perfect addition to your little ones stocking! The Village Company makes some of the most amazing brands Mr.Bubble. Sesame Street, Village Naturals Therapy, Village Naturals Aromatherapy and Village Naturals Bath Shoppe.
We were able to try Mr. Bubble Foam Soap Twin Pack in pink and blue. Christian has so much fun with the Mr. Bubble foam soap that he literally uses a whole can every time I will let him. It is a special treat and he loves it! Gavin likes to save his up that is why I love the 2 pack. It gives them each their own can and they can play as they like. My kids loved the Mr.Bubble tub fizzies we tried that change the colors of the bath tub water and fizz when you drop them in. Both of my boys loved the Bubble Bath and I loved the 3 in 1 Body Wash Shampoo and Conditioner because it makes bath time so much easier than trying to use 3 different products on the kids. I loved the 2 cute little Mr. Bubble bath mitts we were sent as well! They were cloth so soft and washable. They will be seeing many baths with the kids! I could even use the bath mitts on Sierra our newborn they were so soft!  Check out all of Mr. Bubble's products on their website here.
 To see all of the Village Company's Products go to their website  here. While you are there be sure to sign up for The Splash the Village Company's newsletter. The newsletter is great, my newsletter often contains coupons, sampling opportunities, chances to win and product testing opportunities. I recently tried 2 great Bathe Shoppe testers and received 2 Free Full Value Coupons for just submitting my feedback on their products!
Make sure you follow the Village Naturals Company on social media below:
To purchase from Mr.Bubble go to Mr. Bubble'S products page and click on the product or products you would like to purchase here. Mr. Bubble makes a great stocking stuffer for the kids this holiday season the fizzies and the trial size are $1 right now at Wal Mart be sure to grab them up while they are so cheap!
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Zoku Fish Pop Molds Review! #Holiday Gift Guide

Free For All received  sample to facilitate this review all opinions are 100 percent my own! No financial compensation was received.
Zoku Pop is WONDERFUL!!!!  My entire family has enjoyed making the Zoku pops.  The combinations are endless.  This product is so user friendly with heavy duty construction, easy clean up and requires very little storage space.  I don't have to worry about storage because mine is in use daily.  We first tried the original Zoku Pop Maker and loved it so much I asked if w could try the Zoku Fish Pop Molds Maker. My kids love the fun fish designs; adding kid friendly designs is the only way I see Zoku could have improved on their product.  As a mother I am very pleased because this product has changed my children's unhealthy snack habits to nutritional snacks such as orange, coconut, and pineapple pops.  I would also like to mention that their is nothing wasted an open can of soda turns into a Dr. Pepper pop!!!!!  I love it!!!!!! 
Fish Pop Molds
Check out all of the great Zoku Recipes here. I think this Mint Julep looks great choose your favorite and try it out!
Mint Julep Classic

Serves 2
INGREDIENTS3 ounces mint simple syrup
3 ounces whisky
14 ounces club soda, flattened
DIRECTIONSIn a small saucepan, heat water, sugar and mint leaves over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Discard mint leaves.
In a small pitcher, mix together 3 oz of the mint simple syrup, 3 oz whisky and 14 oz of flattened club soda. Pour into Zoku Classic Pop molds. Place handles in Zoku Classic Pops and freeze for 8 hours. Run Zoku Classic Pops under warm water for a few seconds to help release pops.
MINT SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE1 cup water1 cup sugar
10 mint leaves
Classic Pop Molds lets you create six pops in a classic shape but can easily be used with the Zoku Fish Pop Maker but pop amounts may vary.

To purchase your own Zoku Fish Pop Molds Maker go to Zoku Shop. Zoku Quick Pop Maker is the perfect gift for the foodie, kids or moms. The flavor combinations are endless from a Holiday Pumpkin Spice to a Summer Dreamsicle let Zoku satisfy your cravings! Follow Zoku Quick Pop Maker on Social Media below:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Our Favorite Holiday Traditions? #ChosenByKids

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Wal Mart and Serve I will be compensated for this post but all opinions are 100 percent my own.
It's that time of year, let the lights go up and the carolers sing! It's Christmas! Here at Free For All we have so many fun holiday traditions we wanted to take this time to share some with you. Of course, we put up a tree, decorate and buy the kids tons of gifts; but I want to talk about traditions we do that are a little different.

Our first tradition started when we had Christian he was an October baby and everyone by Christmas was asking for pictures. I was always big on sending really pretty Christmas cards to our friends and family and I thought how great would it be to add a picture of Christian. This tradition continued with each child; it costs very little just cards and postage. We take the pictures our self and believe me they are not perfect. It is so hard to get 3 kids together and keep them all happy and smiling that it isn't even funny. The family has come to expect a Christmas picture of the kids in their card and since we have a lot of family out of state it is one of the things our far away family looks forward too. In this years picture Christian is asleep but it was the best I could do with 3 and a new baby. It isn't about taking a great perfect picture but about the family having that picture for a keepsake.

Another tradition we started when I began blogging is what I like to call the 12 days of Christmas. With all the wonderful companies who allow us to try their products we have quite a few toys to try and review before Christmas so we allow the kids one toy or book each a day leading up to Christmas. I just saw the kids getting so much at Christmas and it being tossed and thrown to the side. When they open one gift at a time they really appreciate it.

The last tradition we love is making candy and cookies. Me and the kids love sweets and it is so fun and we really enjoy baking and creating new treats. The neighbors look forward to seeing the kids come because they know we have fudge, rice krispie treats or something equally yummy We never forget Santa he always has his cookies the night before Christmas as well.

This year Wal Mart wants to help you get into the holiday spirit. Several Wal Mart stores across the US will be hosting in store events that highlight all of the great toys that were actually #chosenbykids to be the best!. Your child can be an official toy tester at these in store events. Find out what toys are perfect for your child and what they love by letting them test them out. To find a participating Holiday Toyland Wal Mart store event in your area go to http://mo-pro.co/8e8agK .  

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