Gourmet Vermont Nut Free Chocolates


Vermont Nut Free Chocolates make a great Valentine’s Day gift and are safe for those with peanut and tree nut allergies who are all too often left out during the holiday.  Vermont Nut Free was founded by the mother of a little boy with a peanut allergy and their entire selection is completely safe for those with any tree nut or peanut allergy but can also be enjoyed by anyone who loves fine chocolates.


Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has a variety of Valentine’s Day products such as heart shaped truffles, fancy heart chocolate pops and several different gift packs.  Wanting something to give that isn’t chocolate?  They have Valentines Jelly Beans that you can get in a pretty gift bag or in a heart shaped container (pictures above).  And the marshmallows on a stick (pictured below) are dipped in chocolate and rolled in sprinkles and would be a very unique gift idea.


So this year, show them that they mean the world to you and order truly unique gourmet treats from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates !!!

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The Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide


Looking for some great ideas of what to get the new mom to be? Here are some of my favorite gifts to give !


BeBeBella Designs carries the most amazingly soft Minky Blankets and you can get them either with or without a ruffled satin trim. Pick between a variety of colors and several different sizes for the perfect blanket to meet your needs. These are guaranteed to be a HUGE hit at any baby shower !!!


Prices range from $24 to $74 but if you sign up for their newsletters, you will get $10.00 off your first order.

You can keep up with all the latest promotions by “Liking” Bebe-Bella-Designs on Facebook.



The Aquatopia Deluxe Safety Bath Thermometer Alarm is not only easy to use but is also a cute toy for the tub. It reads the bath temperature every 2 seconds and will sound an alarm if the water is too hot (above 100.4 degree F) or too cold (89.6 degree F). It activated automatically when placed in water and de-activates when taken out…. no buttons to push !

This is a great gift to give to help keep baby safe while also allowing them to have fun at bath time!!! It is sure to be a big hit at the baby shower.



Poopsies are an infant onesie made with a patented waterproof lining in the back that keeps blowouts from leaking through and ruining clothing. In addition to being made from the softest, most fashionable fabrics for boys and girls, their unique lining is waterproof, breathable, and machine washable.

Poopsies come in designs for both boys and girls and are available in both short sleeve and long sleeve onesies. They are without a doubt a must-have for expecting moms, saving them time spent on laundry and money lost on stained outfits.

**You can even buy gift certificates on the site so the mom-to-be can pick out her own Poopsies onesies



BabyLegs®, a division of United Legwear Co., carries an amazing line of children’s leg and arm warmers for both boys and girl in a wide variety of colors and designs. Whether you want them to be plain, striped, animal printed or themed to the latest holiday, BabyLegs has you covered. You can even find ones with ruffles for little girls !


These would make such a cute gift and be something unique that other guests probably would not be giving. They are the perfect product to keep baby’s legs warm in the winter without having to worry about taking on and off tights or pants for each and every diaper change.

You can either buy BabyLegs online HERE or you can purchase them at several different retail stores (find one near you HERE).


For over 55 years, NUK® products have been grounded in the shape of mom’s nipple while breastfeeding. Every NUK® product is expertly designed with mom and baby in mind so mom can feel confident she is choosing the right products to nurture her baby best. Behind the full assortment of NUK® breastfeeding products lies the science and expertise to offer safe and practical solutions to pump, store, feed and care.


The NUK® Expressive Manual Breast Pump (MSRP: $29.97) is perfect for moms on-the-go who need to pump anywhere, anytime! The ergonomic handle is strategically designed to be closer to baby’s bottle for better comfort.


NUK® Seal ‘n Go® Breast Milk Bags (MSRP: $6.99) are 100% leak-proof with its double zipper seal. It has superior oxygen barrier for freshness.


The NUK® Milk Bag Storage Rack (MSRP: $7.97) is a slim and sleek stackable storage rack designed to fit most refrigerators and freezers. It features a “Gravity Fed System” ensuring “first in, first out” storage.


NUK® orthodontic offers a complete line of stylish, BPA-free pacifiers that promote healthy oral development while soothing and comforting your baby.


1. NUK® Advanced Newborn Orthodontic Pacifier (MSRP: $4.47)

  • First-ever newborn pacifier to have a nipple sized just for newborns!
  • Soft texture shield is delicate on little one’s skin

2. NUK® Advanced AirShield Orthodontic Pacifier (MSRP: $5.47)

  • Unique shield design offers 3x the air circulation and reduces skin irritation
  • An innovative button pacifier that makes the puller less noticeable

3. NUK® Tie-Dye Orthodontic Pacifier (MSRP: $5.29)

  • Orthodontic nipple promotes healthy oral development
  • Natural-shape nipple mimics the shape of mom’s while breastfeeding


NUK’s new line of oral care products offer several options to help you keep your little one’s mouth clean – from products designed specifically for your newborn’s gums to products designed for your toddler’s developing teeth.

1. NUK® Infant Surround Toothbrush (MSRP: $2.97)

  • Patented three-sided shape hugs each tooth for easy, thorough cleaning
  • Ergonomically designed long handle enables parent and child to hold brush together

2. NUK® Toddler Surround Toothbrush (MSRP: $2.97)

  • Patented three-sided shape hugs each tooth for easy, thorough cleaning
  • Easy-grip handle is sized just right for toddler’s hands

BOTTLES: Only NUK® bottles have orthodontic nipples and a more advanced design to promote healthy oral development. Every nipple includes the NUK® Air System – a unique venting system – which helps reduce colic. Scientifically designed to mimic mom’s natural nipple shape, making baby’s transition from breast to bottle a seamless one. All NUK® bottles are BPA-free, and they feature trendy designs and interchangeable parts that make it simple to mix and match!


1. NUK® Advanced Orthodontic Bottle (MSRP: $12.97)

  • Latest breakthrough in orthodontic nipples
  • Promotes healthy oral development
  • Glass-like, shatterproof bottle

2. NUK® Animal Skins Orthodontic Bottle (MSRP: $5.59)

  • NUK® orthodontic nipple to support healthy oral development
  • Fashionable animal print designs

NUK® is proud to introduce a brand new line of bottle cleaning products designed for busy moms. These new, innovative products feature new technologies to make cleaning baby items fast & easy. From bottle brushes and dishwasher baskets to innovative new bottle drying solutions, NUK® cleaning products can help simplify your cleaning experience to help free up time for busy moms.


1. NUK® No-Scratch Bottle Brush (MSRP: $5.97)

  • Gentle yet effective cleaning, without scratching
  • Grabs more residue than bristle brushes
  • No-scratch cleaning can extend the life of bottles

2. NUK® Bottle Drying Wand (MSRP: $5.97)

  • Quickly dries up to 20 bottles per use
  • Super-absorbent, no-scratch chamois
  • Hourglass shape dries hard-to-reach places


The NUK® Fast-Dry Bottle Rack (MSRP: $24.97) dries bottles up to 10 times faster than standard bottle racks cutting the drying time from hours to minutes. It holds up to 8 bottles plus nipples and accessories.


The NUK® Dishwasher Basket (MSRP: $5.97) has 30% more space than other dishwasher baskets. It is flexible to expand or contract in size.


NUK® Learner Cups are specifically developed to help your baby easily transition from a bottle or breast to a sippy cup. The spill-proof, soft spout is designed to be gentle on gums while teaching baby to drink from a spout. With specially designed easy-grip handles and vibrant, colorful designs, you and your little one will love NUK® Learner Cups.


The NUK® 10 oz Learner Cup (MSRP: $6.74) are perfect for children who need a larger learner cup but aren’t ready for a sippy cup. They come in fun, bold colors!


Gerber® Graduates® is proud to introduce a new system of advanced sippy cups to help ease the transition from bottle or breast to cup for your little one. The ergonomic handles combined with vibrant designs make each and every cup a special one. All cups are BPA-free and come in leading designs. They feature Seal Zone™ Technology which guarantees cups are 100% leak-proof, spill-proof, and break-proof. Gerber® Graduates® sippy cups promote safe and independent drinking and are created specifically to support your child’s age-specific development needs.


1. Gerber® Graduates® Advance Developmental Soft Silicone Spout Cup (MSRP: $4.97)

  • Seal Zone™ Technology – 100% leak-proof, spill-proof, break-proof guaranteed
  • Angled handles – easier and more comfortable for child learning to drink
  • Unique transitional spout

2. Gerber® Graduates® Advance Developmental Cups Hard Spout 10 oz (MSRP: $4.47)

  • Seal Zone™ Technology – 100% leak-proof, spill-proof, break-proof guaranteed
  • Unique spout shape starts transition to regular cup
  • Bite-resistant spout

3. Gerber® Graduates® Advance Developmental Cups Insulated Cup-Like Rim (MSRP: $4.97)

  • Seal Zone™ Technology – 100% leak-proof, spill-proof, break-proof guaranteed
  • Unique “U-Shaped” rim design teaches child to drink from a regular cup
  • Bite-resistant rim

4. Gerber® Graduates® Advance Developmental EasyStraw Cup (MSRP: $5.47)

  • Seal Zone™ Technology – 100% leak-proof, spill-proof, break-proof guaranteed
  • Unique straw shape encourages healthy oral development
  • Insulated to keep drinks cool longer


Gerber® Graduates® PlateMat (MSRP: $7.47) can be used as a plate or a placemat. It turns any surface into a safe, clean eating surface anytime, anywhere. Then you can just roll it up when you are done and it will always lay flat when you go to use it again.



JOHNSON’S® Baby Washcloths have an ultra mild cleanser designed for use on baby’s entire body and hair. It cleans without drying because it is soap-free, dye-free and pH balanced. Their No More Tears formula is clinically proven hypoallergenic, so it’s gentle enough for newborns.


Johnsons® baby powder helps to eliminate friction while keeping skin cool and comfortable. It’s made of millions of tiny slippery plates that glide over each other to help reduce the irritation caused by friction.baby_oilJohnsons® baby oil locks in up to ten times more moisture on wet skin than an ordinary lotion can on dry skin, leaving your baby’s skin soft and smooth. This gentle oil is also easy to spread, so it’s ideal for baby massage.


Johnsons® baby oil gel provides extra moisturization to help nourish and protect your skin from dryness. Johnsons Baby Oil Gel locks in up to 10 times more moisture on wet skin than an ordinary lotion can on dry skin.



Now that there’s a brand new little one in the house, the way you’ve been doing laundry might need a wee bit of an adjustment. But don’t worry, Dreft makes your little one’s fabrics feel as clean and soft while being formulated to be gentle on baby’s skin.


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Back to School Guide – Great Products to Get You Ready for the School Year


Back to School is fast approaching and its time to get your kids prepared for the school year ahead.  Here are some wonderful products that will help you get ready for a successful school year !!!



Pilot pens has you covered with all the writing utensils you will need for the upcoming school year including G2, FriXion, Precise and more.  Whether you like erasable or retractable pens, fashion or plain, Pilot pens carries it.

They offer pens like:

  • the G2 which is the #1 selling gel ink pen in the US and will last 2Xs longer than other gel ink pens and come in a variety of colors
  • the Acroball which combines high style with smooth hybrid ink and features vibrant colors
  • the B2P which is the first pen made from recycled bottles and write smoothly, have vibrant ink and are 100% refillable
  • the Dr Grip which is your prescription for writing comfort.  It features a balance of a cushioned grip and a smooth ink.  It is proven to be 2xs more comfortable than traditional ballpoint pens and is recommended by the Arthritis Foundation for Ease-of-Use
  • the FriXion which is the first retractable and erasable pen.  Making mistakes is a thing of the past because it offers the ability of unlimited do-overs without the wear and tear to the paper and the messy eraser crumbs
  • the Precise which offers an incredibly smooth, skip-free writing experience in decadent colors.  It is Americas #1 selling Rolling Ball pen



Staples carries everything you will need for Back to School from exclusive designs to novel accessories to innovative tech tools.  Plus you can earn 5% in Staples rewards for all your purchases and with the new Reward-a-Classroom program, parents can earn rewards for a teacher of their choice by linking their reward account.

Did you know that you can get $2 off a new binder when you bring in your old one to recycle?  This will last through the back-to-school shopping season.  Plus the are offering 25-50% off backpacks and weekly deals with items as low as a penny.

Some of my favorite unique items from Staples are the:

  • Crayola Washable Dry Erase Colored Pencils ($4) – students can keep clothes and hands clean and wipes off dry erase surfaces easily
  • Glo-Lite Ruler ($5) – add multi-colored lights to your basic ruler with a touch of a button (available in pink, purple and teal)
  • Zipit 3-Ring Monster Pencil Pouch ($6) – make your student smile everytime they open their binder with this monster pencil case which can comfortably carry pens, pencils and more (available in pink, light green, royal blue or pumpkin)
  • Neon 1.5″ Zipper Binder  ($14.99) – organize schoolwork in style with this neon fashion binder which zips to secure and protect (available in neon pink, neon blue, neon lime and neon orange)



Swingline, the maker of the world’s most popular stapler, is giving students and their parents some fashionable options for back to school this year. Offering up a new range of solid colors and trendy patterns on their stylish desktop staplers.

My daughter just LOVES the Bling Fashion Stapler which features a sleek, square shape and is white with purple accents. It comes with a variety of adhesive-backed sequins and “jewels” that allow users to decorate and give their stapler a custom look.

The full lineup of fashion staplers from Swingline uses standard size staples, making these items a sensible addition to any back-to-school supply list. The staplers will be featured at your local retailers nationwide.



FPgirl is introducing a new fall line which includes two new items that are perfect for getting kids ready to go back to school:

  • A fashionable backpack with the cuteness, personality and gadget-friendliness that girls require from their most-used fall accessory, and the roominess and sturdiness that moms demand.
  • A matching, customizable tablet case with extra padding to keep girls in style and technology investments safe.


They also have lots of clothes that your child can customize such as Tshirts, hoodies, yoga pants, shorts, skirts and more.  They can add text, glitter and designs to show off their unique personality and design one-of-a-kind pieces.

Also, Club Z is the go-to destination for Gen Z Girls who want their voices to be heard.  This online community on their site allows them to talk about everything from technology and brands, to fashion, celebrity, and everything in between.



The Grocer from ADK Packworks is perfect for the college student who has to walk or ride a bike to the grocery store.  It includes an internal frame and a flat bottom for increased stability which keeps everything standing upright.  This multi-purpose tote is large enough to carry everything you will need and is also available with an insulated liner to help with temperature control. The adjustable strap allows for a variety of carrying positions (two‐handled, over‐the‐shoulder, and backpack style) that can be reconfigured to fit your style when you take on the go.


Or instead of giving your teacher an apple this year, why not give her a gift that will earn you some early brownie points – The Grocer.  It is a convenient solution for the teacher who brings home homework to correct, supplies for class and their Tupperware each night in a flimsy canvas sack, the Grocer is a bag that keeps everything in place so that their files don’t get all crumpled or end up with spaghetti stains all over them!

You can buy your own Grocer bag from HERE (choose between grey, green, red or cranberry).



Brita Hard Sided Water Filter Bottle for Kids are the perfect reusable water bottle to back in your child’s backpack.  They have a built-in filter which makes them the best way to drink great tasting water straight from the tap by reducing chlorine taste and odor while still keeping a healthy dose of fluoride in fluoridated water. With three fun designs, they encourage kids to stay hydrated and be environmentally responsible. brita-open I really love that you can get over 300 refills before the filter needs to be replaced and that they are top rack dishwasher safe.


Cool Gear International, known for its fun, stylish products that support healthy and sustainable living, offers a range of back-to-school drink and food storage containers, perfect for bringing on-the-go and anytime snacking.

  • The coolgearcan™ is portable, earth-friendly, reusable and fashionable! The double wall insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 6 hours and has a twist off cap with sliding spill-proof closure. Available in lots of fun, bright colors and trendy prints.
  • The BTS Sandwich container features a snap lock lid closure and a removable freezer gel pack.  Available at Safeway.
  • The BTS Snack Mini features a freezer gel lid to help keep food cool and fresh and includes a carabiner to easily hook onto backpacks.  Available at Safeway.


Built Big Apple Buddies Lunch Sak carries cute to a whole new level. Choose from five adorable Buddies each ready to stand watch over your child’s lunch like it was their very own.

Buddies include:

  • Lafayette Ladybug
  • Delancey Doggie
  • Astor Owl
  • Pearl Panda
  • Rivington Raccoon

Durable, reusable, and easy to wipe clean, they’re also easy to attach to strollers, backpacks and bookbags for a playful lunch on the go. Insulates food on the go for up to four hours (time varies depending on external temperatures). Velcro®  closure secures sandwich or snacks in bag. Made with food-safe materials and a soft handle with buckle that unsnaps and attaches to backpacks, book bags, or strollers. Wipes clean. New heat sealing technology keeps food fresh and crumb-free. Tested for lead safety and phthalates. PVC, BPA, latex, and vinyl-free.

Priced at only $16.99 this is something your child is sure to love !

Give your child a great start to their day by feeding them products from Nature’s Own.  The Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Toasters are a cross between a bagel and bread and are just so delicious…. your child is sure to love it.  It has no trans fats, no saturated fats and no high fructose corn syrup but contains 20 grams of whole grains and 4 grams of fiber.

You can feel good packing your child’s lunch box with a sandwich made with Nature’s Own 100% whole wheat bread which offers the nutritional value of whole wheat in a soft, delicious loaf with no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.  Or make something different by using Arnold’s Multi-Grain Sandwich Thins which have 11 grams of whole grains per serving and contain no high fructose corn syrup and 0g trans fat.  It is an excellent source of fiber !



Newman’s Own carries a large selection of great snacks which are made from the highest quality of organic ingredients to pack in your kids lunchbox.  Some of my favorites are the dried apples, raisins, Alphabet Cookies, ginger snaps, Pretzels, Fig Newmans™, Newman-O’s and double chocolate chip cookies.

Giving these products to your kids will make you feel good as a mom knowing that what your kids are snacking on not only tastes good but is better for them.

You can find a store that sells Newman’s Own Organics HERE and you can print some coupons from their site HERE



GoGoSqueez is a no-spoon, no-mess way to enjoy fruit on the go.  These tasty pouches are jam packed with squeezable goodness and perfect for tossing in your child’s lunchbox.  They are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and made with no artificial flavors or preservatives so they are perfect for kids with different types of food allergies.

Available in 10 yummy flavors:

  • AppleApple
  • AppleStrawberry
  • AppleCinnamon
  • AppleBanana
  • ApplePeach
  • AppleBerry
  • AppleMango
  • AppleCherry
  • AppleGrape
  • ApplePear

You can find GoGoSqueez at major retailers like Walmart, Target, Kroger, Costco and WholeFoods for around $2.99 per 4-pack box.



Funky Monkey Snacks are an all-natural snack that has great taste and health benefits of fresh fruit. Their mission is to nourish healthy lifestyles by providing delicious, nutritious, convenient, and quality snacks. One Funky Monkey Snack contains a serving of fruit. Funky Monkey is gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, peanut and tree nut free, and contain no added sugars, colors, flavors or preservatives. They are Non-GMO Project verified, vegan, raw and certified Kosher. All of the snacks come in a fun kid-friendly packaging, to make it the perfect treat for both kids and parents.
You can purchase Funky Monkey Snacks in great flavors including:
  • Applemon
  • Bananamon
  • Carnaval Mix
  • JiveALime
  • MangOJ
  • Pink Pineapple
  • Purple Funk

You can buy Funky Monkey Snacks at retailers such as Whole Foods Market, Walmart, Winn Dixie, Amazon, Safeway, etc (Find a store near you HERE) or you can order them online.



Snikiddy Snacks are such a better alternative than chips for your kids lunchboxes.  Skip the greasy potato chips because Baked Fries deliver all the flavor with half the fat. This full flavor, better-for-you snack is just a little different than other snacks!  Not only does Snikiddy carry Baked Fries (pictured above) but they also have Cheese Puffs and Eat Your Vegetables

You can find a store that sells Snikiddy near you HERE (I got mine at Whole Foods Market).

You can follow Snikiddy on Twitter or “Like” Snikiddy on Facebook to keep up with all the latest products, promotions and coupons.


Pure Organics introduces new Pure Fruit and Veggie Strips which are flat, rectangular strip made from fruit and vegetable purees and juices. Also they have Pure Fruit Sandwiches which are triple-layered, dual-flavored, soft and chewy fruit bars made with fruit purees and juices. Both of these products are made using organic, non-GMO fruit and no artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives and will add a little Pure to your kids lunch.

Pure Organics can be purchased online or you can find a store that sells them near you HERE.



Way Better Snacks: By being the first of its kind to incorporate sprouted ingredients like flaxseed, chia seeds, quinoa, black beans, broccoli seeds and daikon radish seeds, Way Better Snacks truly has built a way better, simply sprouted tortilla chip.  You can feel good about sending these chips in your kids lunch box! Sprouting delivers many benefits including increased vitamins and minerals, increased antioxidants, increased digestibility and increased nutrition absorption.

Way Better Snacks come in great flavors such as:

  • Simply Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips
  • Beyond Black Bean Tortilla Chips
  • Unbeatable Blue Tortilla Chips
  • Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips
  • Simply Sunny Multi-Grain Tortilla Chips
  • No Salt Naked Blue Tortilla Chips



Noosa Finest Yoghurt is Aussie style yoghurt with a uniquely sweet/tart tang and thick, velvety texture.  It is an incredibly delicious way to start your day and kids love it!   All of their yoghurts are free of artificial ingredients of any kind – including flavors, colors and preservatives – making them incredibly Aussie-style good and Colorado-fresh.

Noosa comes in several delicious flavors including:

  • Tart Cherry
  • Honey
  • Blueberry
  • Mango
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry Rhubarb
  • Peach
  • Passion Fruit
  • Lemon

You can purchase Noosa Yoghurt at Target, Whole Foods Market, Safeway and other stores near you (store locator)



KIND Healthy Snacks are the perfect addition to a kids lunchbox or backpack to help tide them over til they get home.  All KIND Healthy Snacks are made from all-natural whole nuts, fruits and whole grains.  There are no secret ingredients and absolutely nothing artificial; just a delicious way of getting your body essential nutrients like fiber, protein and antioxidants (to name a few).

KIND Healthy Grains Clusters include: Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters, Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds, Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters, Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut, Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia & Quinoa, and Cinnamon Oat Clusters with Flax Seeds.

KIND bar flavors include: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein, Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants, Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants, Nut Delight, Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio + Antioxidants, Blueberry Pecan + Fiber, Almond & Coconut, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Fruit & Nut Delight, Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan, Peanut Butter & Strawberry, Madagascar Vanilla Almond, Almond & Apricot, Apple Cinnamon & Pecan, Almond Cashew With Flax + Omega 3, Almond Walnut Macadamia + Protein, Fruit & Nuts In Yogurt, Cashew & Ginger Spice, and Blueberry Vanilla & Cashew.



Every student should have the option of taste and nutrition. That’s why products like Santa Barbara Bar created convenient nutrient dense and delicious bar that contains no artificial additives.  Unlike other similar nutritional products on the shelves, the Santa Barbara Bar is fruit, nut and seed based with ingredients such as chia seeds, which are a good source of fiber and calcium.  The Santa Barbara bars are the tastiest healthy meal replacements that are gluten-free and a good source of protein!

These conveniently scrumptious bars are available in three flavors:

  • Cranberry White Chocolate contains no added soy proteins and is gluten-free.
  • Peanut Chocolate Cherry contains no added soy protein, is gluten-free and GMO free.
  • Coconut Almond is gluten-free, has no refined sugar and is GMO free.


Not only can staying healthy and great taste go well in bars, Linwoods provides them on the go for the already planned out meals! Linwoods provides numerous flavors in nut blends that can be a healthy addition to any meal. Sprinkle some Linwood’s Hemp on the cafeteria salads and pasta or top an 8 Am class’ Greek yogurt with Linwood’s Flaxseed and Goji berries blend for a superfood boost!

Sprout Organic Foods makes such great snacks and meals for younger kids including fruity yogurt bites, fruit purees, fruity greek yogurts and fruit & veggie crispy chews.  These are a wonderful healthy options for home packed kids lunches.  You can feel good knowing your child is eating well even when they are not with you.

You can buy Sprout Organic foods online at Walgreens.com, BabiesRUs.com, Amazon.com, Diapers.com and Vine.com (Find a store near you HERE)


Redbubble.com has over 250,000 artists selling really cool and unique works of art printed on American Apparel t-shirts and hoodies.  This is the perfect way for your child to show off their personality at school.  Every week, over 10,000 new designs are uploaded to Redbubble so you’ll be sure to find something that you’ll love.

Plus, along with all the t-shirts and hoodies, Redbubble also offers custom printing on iPhone and iPad cases.  And since Redbubble guarantees quality, you can order with confidence !



American Apparel carries such great clothes for both girls and boys.  Every child loves to head back to school in a new outfit and they are sure to find something they love on this site.  Whether you are looking for something dressy or casual or a jacket or swimsuit, American Apparel has it all.  The quality is always so nice and Kaley always gets tons of compliments when wearing their clothes.  (Check out my previous review of their clothes HERE)


And don’t forget to find the perfect accessories to go with your outfit like jewelry, watches and eyewear !!!



This Back to School season Fruit of the Loom is giving you more bang for your buck by offering seasonal bonus packs. With one, two or even three EXTRA bonus items per pack.  Complete with a diverse selection of colors, patterns, and style options, kids and teens have a chance to express themselves with the first thing they put on in the morning.   Set your family up for success and let their true colors shine with some of Fruit of the Loom’s go-to pieces every kid should have for their fresh start this school year.

There are many options available at Wal-Mart for children and teens under $15 that will be available during the Back to School season:

For Children (under $11):

  • Boys’ White Crew (5+3 free pack)
    Retailer: Wal-Mart
    Sizes: S – XL
  • Boys’ Boxer Briefs (5+3 free pack)
    Retailer: Wal-Mart
    Sizes: S – XL
  • Girls Cotton Briefs (5+3 free pack)
    Retailer: Wal-Mart
    Sizes: 4-14
  • Girls’ Cotton Hipster (9+3 free pack)
    Retailer: Wal-Mart
    Sizes: 4-14

For Teens (under $15):

*Men’s products under $15

  • Men’s Easy Care V-Neck (5+1 free pack)
    Retailer: Wal-Mart
    Sizes: S-3XL
  • Men’s Boxer Briefs (4+2 free pack)
    Retailer: Wal-Mart
    Sizes: S-3XL

*Women’s products under $10

  • Ladies’ Lowrise Bikini (6+2 free pack)
    Retailer: Wal-Mart
    Sizes: 5-9
  • Ladies’ Cotton Hipster (6+2 free pack)
    Retailer: Wal-Mart
    Sizes: 5-9



Genie Bra is perfect for girls heading off to college who are looking for cute bras that will look cute and be comfortable during all-nighters spent studying, fun yoga classes and other college activities that require a versatile bra that gives more shape than a sports bra.

The Genie Bra is the one-style-fits-all bra for the woman who wants it all: comfort, convenience and sleek curves. Crafted in ever-last comfort stretch fabric with no underwire, no clasps and no seams, Genie Bra is the best bra you’ll ever own. Simply slip the Genie Bra on and say goodbye to bulging, pinching and re-adjusting forever.

They look adorable peeking out of trendy cut-out drop arm tanks while keeping you cool with its breathable fabric, and their cups give you shape like your usual t-shirt bra. The Genie Bra is also machine washable and able to be dried in your dryer, making cleaning your bra after a long day in the sun quick and easy. The Genie Bra comes in a variety of different colors, including the hottest colors for summer (summer colors available exclusively at Walmart). The Genie Bra retails for $9.99 at Walmart, Target and Geniecomfort.com.



It seems like most back-to-school lists now include a memory stick and Lexar.com carries all your memory needs.  Whether you are looking for a USB JumpDrive Flash drive, a Compact Flash Memory Card, a Card Reader or a microSDHC or microSDXC Memory Card for your gaming or mobile device you will find it on their site.

You can purchase Lexar products at Lexar.com, Buy.com, Amazon.com, Office Depot, Target, Office Max, Walmart, Best Buy and other retailers nationwide.

So whether you are shooting photos, capturing video, watching movies on a tablet or simply transferring and sharing files on the go, Lexar® memory solutions provide the performance and reliability needed to get the most from your digital device.



If trying to type on touchscreens drives you crazy, then I have the solution for you !  The FAVI Entertainment Wireless Keyboard w/ Built-in TouchPad is a wireless keyboard that works with your phone, Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus, Nook HD, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and Asus as well as PCs, laptops and Mac. It will allow you to type faster and with more accuracy

If your device does not have Bluetooth capabilities, you will need to remove the wireless receiver from the back of the keyboard and insert that into your PC or laptop computer.  Its small compact frame allows you to carry it anywhere and maintain full control of your system and the LED backlight allows for easy use in low lighting.

Doubles as a wireless presenter with built-in laser pointer & PowerPoint hotkeys.

  • Touchpad includes tap to click and standard left/right click buttons
  • Powerful Bluetooth connectivity allows up to 30-50 feet of operational range.
  • Music/Video hotkeys gives you quick access to your favorite music playlist or video collection. Full control of your music player even while checking your e-mail or playing a game.


Divoom: Bluetune-Solo is a Portable Bluetooth speaker which combines a superb stereo, a hands-free speakerphone and daisy chaining for ideal for music on-the-go.

  • Play music virtually anywhere through this portable, high-fidelity audio system using Bluetooth connectivity
  • Features X-Bass sound system that has the patented PO-Bass Technology to provide a deep bass in a compact package
  • Users can daisy chain multiple speakers together and wirelessly connect up to 33 feet away
  • Internal mic for use with built-in push button speakerphone
  • Rechargeable battery lasts for up to 8 hours
  • Compatible with any smartphone that use Bluetooth connectivity or has a 3.5mm jack

This speaker is only about 3 inches tall but seriously sounds great when I am playing music from my phone.  I love that I can carry my phone around the house with me but the speaker can stay in one place and continue to play music.

It is available at Divoomusa.com for $49.99 and comes in either Matte White, Matte Orange, Matte Red, Matte Blue or Matte Slate.

IFIT-1 The Satechi iFit-1 smart phone speakers makes it easy to listen to great music on-the-go.  The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to 6 hours of playback time and it also work great as an external speaker for you laptop or tablet.  The sound quality on these are AMAZING.  I am now hooked on listening to Pandora using these speakers !!!

I love that it also has a little pull out stand so you can prop your smart phone up against it if you are watching a video or browsing the web. Available in pink, green, black or white and compatible with any smartphone.  Retails for $15.99 at Satechi.net and Amazon.com.


headphones-final For times when you want to listen to music but there is a lot of background noise, the Coloud “Boom” Headphones are a perfect solution.  The closed construction headphone keeps the outside noise out !


They features a 3.5 mm jack and remote & mic that is compatible with most smartphones and MP3 players.  Plus you can keep the cord tangle free with the patent-pending Zound Lasso (pictured above).


These headphones are available in color blocked and solid colors at Target and Macy’s for around $40.


crosley-songbirdradio The Crosley “Songbird Radio”, a fun leatherette radio, is perfect to listen to while getting ready for school in the morning.  You can either listen to the radio or plug your MP3 player into the Portable Audio Ready (PAR) input.  It features a clock, an alarm, the date, the tempurature, AM and FM stations, dynamic full range speakers and a headphone jack.  Just set the alarm so you know what time to head off to school and you can jam out without ever worrying about being late !!! Since it can either be plugged into the wall with the supplied AC adapter or powered by (5) AA batteries it is a great radio to take with you when studying at the park.  The durable strap even adds to its portability. The Songbird Radio is available in Strong Blue, Peacock Blue, Pink Flambé, Tangerine Tango and Oasis Green and is priced at $49.95. songbird-radios



Every teen girl knows you need to look good for school and BH Cosmetics carries the best cosmetics for your eyes, lips and face along with brushes and accessories.  Their make-up pallets are the perfect way to be ready for any outfit you decide to wear that day.  Have a special event to attend like homecoming or prom? Then you will want to make sure you have some of their glitter makeup on hand.  Need a nice bag to carry all your makeup in? They have a wide variety of makeup bags, cases and organizers on their site.


One of the products I wish I had is the LED lighted eyebrow tweezers.  It has a sleek, ergonomic design for comfort and a light and finger grips for precise hair removal.

Make sure you Follow BH Cosmetics on Twitter and “Like” BH Cosmetics on Facebook to keep up with all the latest products and promotions.

You can purchase BH Cosmetics online HERE.



hello breath sprays are luscious, adorable and fun to use. They are 99% natural with no alcohol, no artificial colors and no harsh chemicals. The sprays feature a round easy to grab product design, a twist-to-lock function to protect against unwanted sprays, and a raised logo allowing it to be found easily in a pocket or bag.

Flavors include:

  • Mojito Mint
  • Pink Grapefruit Mint
  • SuperMint
  • Sweet Cinnamint

Perfect to keep in backpacks, purses and lockers to avoid bad breath at school !!!



Make sure your hair looks its best for school by using the NEW Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion products.  This new line of hair care and styling products is infused with authentic Moroccan argan oil, a lightweight miracle oil that absorbs instantly to give hair brilliant shine and long lasting conditioning without weighing it down.

  • Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Deep Conditioning Shine – Deeply conditions to noticeably improve hair texture and intensely moisturizes for touchably soft hair that shines.
  • Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil – Ultra-light formula instantly conditions without weighing hair down, smoothing the cuticle for long lasting, silky shine. Specially designed to dramatically revive hair.

Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion products are available at mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.74 – $5.98.



With back to school season comes the reminder to stock up on new supplies, but it’s not just notebooks and backpacks that you have to think about. Take the time to think about your families health, including oral health- which means swapping out old worn down toothbrushes for new ones.

NEW Colgate ® Slim Soft™ toothbrush has 17X slimmer tip bristles and 35% more bristles than a regular flat trim brush to effectively remove plaque below the gum line and between teeth.  With  a unique curved and flexible handle and 6X deeper reach than a regular flat trim brush, both the Gliding Tip and the Pro Tip are specifically designed to reach the back teeth.

**They will be available at mass retail, drug and grocery stores nationwide for around $3.99



While shopping for back to school supplies, don’t forget to pick up some Air Wick National Park Collection products.  We all know how stinky kids can be and these air fresheners help eliminate those strange mystery smells.

Air Wick has partnered with the National Park Foundation to craft fragrances that capture the rare essence of our National Parks. The new National Park limited edition fragrances introduced this spring include Cape Cod, Rocky Mountain, Zion and Acadia. The National Park Collection is available in Air Wick’s full range of products, including Scented Oils and Freshmatic Auto Spray Refills (all of which require just batteries or a plug, instead of candles which are usually banned from dorms).

Air Wick products retail between $2.99 and $5.99 and can be found at all major retailers nationwide.



Griffin Designer iPhone Case Series contains designs from new and emerging artists makes it easy to show off your own personal style while at school.   The series ranges from organic illustration to clean graphic design and even tattoo artwork.  The cases from each artist are printed locally in small, limited batches so the chance of you having the same case as someone else at school is very very low.

Cases are available for iPhone 5, 4S and 4 at Griffintechnology.com for $29.99 – $34.99 (Artists earn a set amount for each case sold bearing their artwork, so customers can feel good knowing their purchase supports independent artists).

pearhead Pearhead.com offers adorable banks that are appropriate for children of all ages and are a great way to help them start being able to count/save money.  Teaching financial responsibility is so important at even young ages !!!

Choose between:

  • Pink Bunny
  • Blue Whale
  • Yellow Giraffe
  • Yellow Chick
  • Green Aligator
  • Purple Elephant

Make sure you Follow Pearhead on Twitter and “Like” Pearhead on Facebook to keep up with all the latest products and promotions.

Disclosure: I was given the product featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide Part 2 – What Will You Get Dad This Year ?


This is part 2 of my Father’s Day Gift Guide. To see more gift ideas from part 1 GO HERE



The Phiaton Blutooth Stereo Headset sells for $129 and is a stylish and lightweight personal calling and music listening solution that combines the total freedom and flexibility of cable-free and hands-free Bluetooth technology.

  • Enjoy the freedom of listening to music with full inline controls that allow you to take charge of your songs without having to find your device
  • Answer phone calls easily without having to remove your earphones
  • “Echo-Off” noise reduction technology eliminates background noise from the microphone while on a call
  • Half in-ear ergonomic design offers superb comfort and fit
  • Rechargeable lithium battery provides 6 hours of call/listening time and 250 hours of standby
  • “Clip and Go”: simply clip the controller onto your bag or clothing to keep within easy reach



Speidel.com has a wide selection of fabulous watches for dad along with key chains, money clips, cuff links, bracelets and eyewear.  Kevin wanted a watch with a water resistant sport’s band since he does so much physical work at Publix and you can choose between Silicone Sport, Rubber Sport, Synthetic Sport and PVC Sport.  They also have a lot of nice leather or metal bands if you prefer those.

Thru the month of June, you can get 20% off your purchase at Speidel.com when you use code DADSDAY.  Plus a portion of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to Operation Homefront as part of our “Change A Band, Change A Life™” program, in support of military families.



MOTO TC makes great remote control cars/trucks for the dad that loves to play because we all know men are just little boys in bigger bodies, right?!?!  You just use an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad as the steering wheel to drive the vehicles !

  • Both vehicles feature touch controls on iOS devices powered by apps: the MOTO TC Monster App or MOTO TC Racer App
  • Each vehicle offers multiple driving modes
  • Create, record and replay custom routes, so you or another driver can easily repeat a favorite route
  • Compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (3rd-5th generations) and iPad (all generations) 
  • Designed for ages 14 and up
  • Available at: GriffinTechnology.com
  • Price: $59.99 (MOTO TC Monster) and $29.99 (MOTO TC Racer)



BodyMedia Fit armbands make a great tech gift to help dad stay healthy and accountable for fitness habits.  These armbands track fitness activity as well as calorie burn, for those looking to avoid gaining weight or simply staying in shape. BodyMedia armbands also measure sleep quality which is an important health component.

Choose between 3 different bands:

Then sign up to the online subscription to track your progress.



3M™ TEKK Protection™ Holmes Workwear Safety Glasses were developed by 3M and HGTV’s Mike Holmes to help provide reliable protection when completing DIY projects around the house.  They use premium high quality eye protection with anti-scratch coated lenses that absorb 99.9% UV.  They also feature a modern yet tough frame design made from impact resistant polycarbonate.   The wide templates offer good side protection and the soft nosepieces add comfort while keeping eye protection in place.  Comes with microfiber bag, carabineer and lanyard.  Available at Home Depot, Lowes and Menards and is priced around $24.99.

3M™ TEKK Protection™ Holmes Workwear Safety Glasses  with Cord Control System combine hearing and eye protection to help keep dad protected when completing DIY projects around the home.  The corded hearing protection act as a lanyard to keep eye protection located around the neck.  Just like the glasses above, these also have anti-scratch coated lenses that absorb 99.9% UV and they come in your choice of either clear or black tint.    Available at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Ace Hardware and True Value and is priced around $16.95.



  • Platinum II SDHC Memory Card – designed for fast-action photos and HD video capture, the Platinum II SDHC memory card is a great card for any photo hobbyist. The fast speed means you don’t have to worry about missing any family memories. (Available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB with MSRPs between $19.99 and $54.99)
  • Multi-card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader – provides an easy-to-use, high-speed, all-in-one file transfer solution, by reading 25 popular memory card formats. (MSRP of $44.99)



For the James Bond fan, Toy State brings an exciting line of toy cars under the 007™ brand. The line features replicas of the cars seen in popular Bond films such as Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.  Featuring classic Aston Martin, Lotus and Ford models, each 007 car is fully equipped with Toy State’s best-in-class lights and sound play features, including Bond-style alterations straight from Q’s lab!

  • 007 (retail $12.99) – motorized driving action complete with working head and tail lights, realistic vehicle sounds and the classic James Bond Theme
  • MI6 R/C (retail $19.99) – features a watch-style remote control that triggers full-function driving action with working lights.
  • Q-Branch (retail $34.99) – featuring lights and sounds fun in the classic Aston Martin designs that have had James Bond driving in style for 50 years.  Backlit rear window bullet holes and motorized action with returning fire with light up hidden weapons.



The CM 4 Q Card Case is a wallet case for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 which combines protection, sophisticated style, and pocket-friendly convenience. You can fit up to 3 cards (credit cards, IDs, etc.) plus cash inside the pocket and the Lay-flat Screen Guard™ provides ultimate scratch-resistant protection while 1 mm front bezel protects against drops and most threats.

You can choose between several colors:

  • iPhone 4/4S is available in Black Onyx, Pink Sapphire, Pacific Green and Pearl White
  • iPhone 5 is available in Black Onyx, Pacific Green, Red Rouge and Mahogany Brown

You can purchase the CM 4 Q Card Case from cm4.com and Amazon.com for $39.99



Keep dad comfortable –and looking good—with T-shirts from Fruit of the Loom. Fruit of the Loom makes a variety of shapes and sizes of the ultimate fashion staple for dads.

Fruit of the Loom Big Man White Crew come in 3-packs for around $10.99 and feature larger neck opening and a seamless lay flat color.

Fruit of the Loom Tall Man White Crew come in 3-packs for around $10.99 and have additional length in torso and sleeves, without added width.

Fruit of the Loom Crew Neck T-Shirt come in 5-packs for around $11.49 and simply fit better with soft fabric, less shrinkage and a collar that stays flat.

Fruit of the Loom BEST Short Crew Neck Tees come in a variety of colors and are tag free and made from super-durable and super-soft fabric that will look and feel new wash after wash.  They are priced between $4.72 – $5.72.  Colors Include: White, True Red, Navy, Heather Grey, Charcoal Heather, Black, Leaf Green, Heather Royal (ships thru Nov 2013) and Safety Orange (ships thru Nov 2013).

You can buy Fruit of the Loom T-shirts at Walmart, Target and Kmart at prices you can afford !


Disclosure: I received all of the items featured in this post to help facilitate in writing it.  All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide Part 1 – What Will You Get Dad This Year ?


Looking for some unique ideas for what to get that special Dad this year for Father’s Day? I have come up with some great ideas for you….

The HALO 5500mAh Portable Power Charger for Cellphones and Electronics sells for $59.97 and allows you to charge multiple smart phones and tablets while on-the-go.  This is the perfect gift for dads that are out of the office for long periods of time and can’t “plug-in” to charge their phone.

I really like that you can change more than one thing at a time and that it comes in a variety of colors and patterns.  Its a perfect size to slip into a briefcase !



For the dad that loves to fish, Lunkerhunt carries a large variety of products like lures, baits, minnow, frogs, critters, edu-kits and more.  I love that they are quality products and get such good ratings from sites.  For the first time or new fishermen, the Edu-kits are great because they not only come with the lures and tackle but also a technique book which provide anglers with the knowledge required to Catch the Big Fish !  Each edu-kit will say what type of fish it is good for on the front of the package (such as bass, trout, panfish etc) along with other fish it works well with on the back of the package.


You can buy Lunkerhunt products at Bass Pro-Shop, Amazon, Walmart Cabela’s and a few other locations.

Also, make sure you visit TakeMeFishing.org to find local fishing holes and/or places to boat and learn what equipment you’ll need – including the requisite license to fish.  You can even GO HERE and print a fishing license ‘coupon’ that kids can cut out and put in a card for dad.

LOVE THIS from someecards.com



Speck carries many different types of cases to protect dad’s electronics.  From iPad cases to smart phone cases including iphone cases and even Kindle Fires cases, they have you covered.  I love how the Kindle Fire case can be made into a stand so you can sit back and read without having to hold it.


FordCares.com carries an amazing line of men’s ties, dress shirts and t-shirts with 100% of the net proceeds going towards one of four charities that consumers can chose from including Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF), The Pink Fund and the Young Survivor’s Coalition (YSC). Since my mother is a breast cancer survivor, I love seeing companies that support this research !

I was allowed to pick a couple items to feature in this gift guide and I chose the Men’s Time to Fight t-shirt which pairs perfectly with the Unstoppable Tee that I got around Mother’s Day  and the Men’s 2012 Warrior Tie.  They are both such nice quality and it is great to show support for such a great cause !



For the dad that loves his sweets, why not ship him a 9″ Shoofly Pie from DutchCountryPantry.com Each pies is individually packed in a white bakery box of heavy cardboard for safe shipping.  You can even save a little money in the process because right now it is on sale for only $11.95.

They also carry unique items like Birch Beer which is sure to be a hit.   At first I was a little scared to try this because I don’t like beer and had no idea what it was but after trying it, I wanted a whole case of it.  If you like root beer, you will LOVE Birch Beer.  It is available in 12 oz cans, 20 oz bottles, 6-packs and 2-liters.



Of course, Dad will need a nice pair of sunglasses to keep the sun out of his eyes while grilling or playing outside and Coastal.com, the world’s largest eyewear company, has a great selection of sunglasses including designer and private label brands such as Ray-Bans at incredibly affordable prices.  The ones pictured above are on sale for $149.99.

I love that these come with a nice hard case, lens cleaner and a microcloth.  They are sure to be a huge hit with any dad !!!



DDP YOGA is a unique, at home hybrid yoga workout system that stretches every muscle in the body, while at the same time, improving core strength, flexibility and mobility, as well as promoting significant weight loss.  But this program isn’t just another fitness tool; it’s an overall lifestyle change that encourages positive thinking, clean eating and a healthy body.

Developed by iconic wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page as a results-driven workout to help recover from a career-threatening injury, DDP YOGA has helped thousands of people achieve the fit, happy lifestyle they never thought possible.

You can choose from 3 different packages:

  • The Single Pack has 6 workouts and costs 3 payments of $24.95 or $69.95
  • The Combo Pack has 11 workouts and costs 3 payments of $34.99 or $99.99
  • The Max Pack 15 workouts and costs 3 payments of $41.99 or $119.99



The Seagate Slim sells for $79.99 and is an ultra thin portable external hard drive (just 9.5 mm thick) for backing up your PC or MAC computers.  It is great for the dad-on-the-go or for people who need to bring files back and forth from work to home and perfect for storing photos and videos of your kids.  Can you image if you lost all your kids pictures by getting a virus on your computer.  It would be devastating !

Installation was easy… plug the cable into the Slim hard drive and then plug the other end into your computer.  Once the files open, click on the Seagate Dashboard Installer.  Once that is installed, you will follow the instructions from the dashboard.

I love that it came with video instructions for how to backup your data, how to protect your files, how to share to multiple social media sites at once and more.  You can choose from one-click backup or scheduled backup and it has the ability to backup Facebook and Flickr albums.  You can store up to 500 GB of data and it comes with a 2 year warranty.



QuikPod Digital Camera Monopod is the world’s first extendable hand held tripod which makes it easy to include yourself into photos and videos.  You can even use your QuikPod underwater with a waterproof camera.  It attaches to both cameras and camcorders and since it is collapsible, it fits perfectly into a backpack or purse. It even comes with a nice carrying case.


It is great to use when you are in a crowd and need to reach up high to get above everyone’s head and in situations where you want to get closer to the object you want to capture but aren’t able to physically move closer.  With QuikPod you will no longer need to ask a stranger to take your picture when you are out by yourself !


Disclosure: I received all of the items featured in this post to help facilitate in writing it.  All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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