Banana Boat Suncare

We enjoy spending time outdoors with our little one, even with it getting warmer each week.  Recently, we put the new 2009 Banana Boat suncare line to the test with visits to the Ft. Worth Zoo and local parks.

Banana BoatProduct Description:

The 2009 Banana Boat suncare line offers their most complete protection against the sun. The line offers a variety of products for everyone in the family, including babies and  kids. All Banana Boat sunscreens are tested outside in the sun, not just in a lab. Exclusive, patented AvoTriplex technology provides long-lasting, UVA & UVB protection.

My Review:

In my family, we’ve been huge fans of the Banana Boat UltraMist sunscreens. We first tried these out on a beach-side vacation several years ago. I love how you get quick and no-mess coverage with the continuous spray sunscreens. I’ve recently found that it makes for easier applying on a quick-moving toddler too.

My husband prefers the Banana Boat Sport Performance continuous spray. It’s rub-free and very water/sweat resistant, which is vital when working outside in the yard. Both the Sport Performance and Ultra Defense sunscreens have an SPF of 85. I was impressed, having never used anything higher.

For my little one, I used the Tear Free Baby Continuous Spray with an SPF of 50. She giggled and squirmed as I sprayed it on her arms and legs.  Too cute. For the first time, I was able to try the Banana Boat Baby sunscreen stick. It looks like a large lip balm container, but it’s sunscreen in a stick. This was perfect for applying to her little ears and face area. A brilliant invention for parents!

Of course, Banana Boat products are economical too, with most continuous spray sunscreens costing under $10. To make it even sweeter deal, you can also get $2.00 off your next Banana Boat purchase.  Just in time for summer!

Debra traded in high-powered suits and high-heeled shoes for a new role as mommy–crayon enthusiast, storyteller, and kisser of boo-boo’s. You’ll find her helping families at A Frugal Friend, where she teaches others how to reduce their expenses through coupons, rebates, freebies and deals.

Debra

Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior DVD (Giveaway)

March 26, 2009 by Kailani  
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The winner is comment #44: Beth Shepperd
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Hey all you Pokemon fans out there! There’s a brand new DVD being released on March 31st entitled Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior features the powerful Pokémon Giratina and its epic struggle with another legendary foe, Dialga. Ash and his companions become entangled in a dimension-spanning conflict when they befriend the feisty and sharp-witted Pokémon named Shaymin and stumble upon Giratina’s mysterious Reverse World. In the course of the heroes’ adventure, they meet a helpful researcher as they all try to battle a dangerous villain who wishes to control Giratina and rule the Reverse World.

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WIN IT!

Thanks to Universal Home Entertainment, I have 2 copies of this DVD to give away to 2 lucky winners. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, April 3rd who your favorite Pokemon character is. That’s it!
  • The random winners will be selected and notified via email on April 4th.
  • The winners will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
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This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

Kailani

Bangerang Bakeshop (Giveaway)

March 25, 2009 by Kailani  
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341 Comments

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The winner is comment #321: Annemarie
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Who doesn’t love delicious cupcakes? I, for one, have never been able to pass one up and neither can my girls. That’s why we eagerly anticipated our delivery from Bangerang Bakeshop.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Here at BANGERANG BAKE SHOP (FORMERLY FAT DADDY BAKE SHOP) I make the most luscious sweet treats with only the best ingredients and all the love I can jam into a cupcake! Other bakeries say they use quality products..but I *tell* you what I put into my super awesome cupcakes! I *only* bake with the finest pure vanilla in the world - Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. I am equally picky when it comes to the chocolate I bake with. Scharffen Berger chocolate is the only chocolate you’ll find in my little lovelies. I make my own vanilla sugar with real Madagascar vanilla beans and bake with organic eggs and King Arthur unbleached flour. All my ingredients are of the highest quality.

MY REVIEW

First of all, can I say how much I love this website? All that pink and sparkles and cupcakes . . . I could just stare at it all day.

Anyway, we received our Bangerang Bakeshop Cupcakes - Chocolate Competition and Captain Carrot Cake - and all I can say is WOW! They arrived in beautiful glass jars and were tied with colorful ribbons. They looked so pretty that I immediately thought how perfect they would be as favors for baby or bridal showers.

Of course, once my girls saw them they wouldn’t stop bugging me until I agreed to open them up. They dug right in and didn’t come up for air for at least a few minutes. I had to fight my way in there to get a taste of them myself. OMG! They were fresh, moist, and delicious! What more can I say except - “Pure Heaven!”

And did you know they have a Cupcake of the Month Club? Here you’ll receive 2 Bangerang Bakeshop Cupcakes each month delivered right to your door. What a great gift this would make for someone special in your life!

WIN IT!

I know this is the part you’ve been waiting for! I have a $25 gift certificate for anything in the Bangerang Bakeshop! To enter:

  • Just stop by Bangerang Bakeshop before midnight, April 3rd and check out their delicious flavors.
  • Then come back and mention in comments which one you’d like to try. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on April 4th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Bangerang Bakeshop.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

Kailani

Windex Outdoor All-In-One (Giveaway)

March 24, 2009 by Kailani  
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248 Comments

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The winner is comment #145: BusyJulie
Congratulations!

No matter how much I clean my windows from the inside, it just will not look as good as it could if I don’t clean the outside, too. However, ever since we’ve lived here I have never done that dreaded chore. It just seems like such a hassle to get a ladder and all the equipment out. Well, now I don’t have to.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

New Windex Outdoor All-in-One glass cleaning tool provides a faster, easier way to clean outdoor windows. Say goodbye to hand-drying with Windex’s Special Sheeting Action Formula that prevents streaks and spotting.

MY REVIEW

I didn’t realize just how easy this was going to be. The starter kit came with everything I would need to clean 20 windows. All I had to do was put the pieces of the handle together and stick on a cleaning pad. That’s it! Then I went outside, wet the window and cleaning pad with a garden hose and I was all set.

The cleaning pad had little scrubbers on them that helped get rid of tough dirt. It didn’t take much effort to get the winde clean. And once I was done, I just rinsed the window with the hose and let it air dry. Voila! All done!

Here are the before and after photos:

The best part about Windex Outdoor All-In-One is the long handle which allowed me to reach the tops of the windows. I think the reason that I haven’t ever cleaned the outdoor windows before is because it’s just such a hassle to drag out the ladder. Windex makes it so easy and convenient that I have no excuse anymore. Shucks! ;-)

WIN IT!

Windex has generously donated an Outdoor All-In-One starter kit to one lucky person. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, April 2nd when is the last time you cleaned your outdoor windows. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on April 3rd.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and Windex.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

“This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program by SC Johnson, who also supplied the product for review and give away.”

Kailani

Nature’s Source Natural Cleaners (Giveaway)

February 10, 2009 by Kailani  
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The winner is comment #21: Jennifer.
Congratulations!

With everyone going green these days, I feel that cleaners are of special importance. When you have kids, you want to make sure your home is as clean as can be so you have to make sure that what you’re using is safe. That’s why I was really excited to find out more about Scrubbing Bubbles new Nature’s Source Cleaners.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Nature’s Source products use plant-based, biodegradable cleaners and they have the cleaning power of Windex and Scrubbing Bubbles, brand names you already know and trust. They clean naturally and effectively, leaving nothing behind but a fresh scent. The cleaners are more than 99 percent natural, packaged in recyclable bottles, partly produced by renewable energy from a local landfill, and recognized for safer chemistry by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program.

MY REVIEW

I had the opportunity to review 2 of their cleaning products: Natural Bathroom Cleaner & Natural Toilet Cleaner.

Both my daughters use my bathroom even though they have one of their own. This means I have constant toothpaste on the counter, fingerprints on the glass, and soap scum on the bathtub wall. To make things worse, Girlie Girl is not really the best at flushing the toilet when she’s done. Needless to say, I’m always cleaning my bathroom.

Let me tell you, these products work. And the best part is that I didn’t have to use a lot of the product to get my bathroom clean. I especially liked the way the toilet cleaner spout is at an angle so that I could shoot the liquid up and under the hard to reach places. The bathroom spray worked especially well on my mirrored doors and didn’t leave streaks behind. This is important to me because I just can’t stand a smudgy mirror.

So if you’re looking for a natural and safe cleaner to use in your home, check out Nature’s Source Natural Cleaners today!

WIN IT!

Thanks to SC Johnson, I have both the Natural Bathroom Cleaner & Natural Toilet Cleaner to give away to one lucky winner. To enter:

  • Stop by Nature’s Source before midnight, Feb 18th and check out their tips & tricks.
  • Then come back and mention in comments which tips & tricks you already do or would like to do. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on Feb 19th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Nature’s Source.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

“This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program by SC Johnson, who also supplied the product for review and giveaway.”

Kailani

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