Erin Condren Life Planner Calendar Review

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If you have been thinking about getting a Life Planner calendar, then you might be interested in ordering one from Erin Condren! I have been using my iPhone for several years now and was not sure I wanted to go to a paper form calendar until I looked at one week and how crazy it is with my kids school and sports schedules.

Here is my video review. (I like to see what I getting before I order….especially when it’s something I plan to use daily for over a year!)

I love my Life Planner and plan to keep using it daily and hoping it keeps me organized and on top of things. The only thing I wish I could change about it is the size. It doesn’t fit into my small purse. Guess I could get a bigger one!

Sign up for emails from Erin Condren and you just might get a coupon code to save money on your first order!

Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine now on DVD

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We have been huge Doc McStuffins fans for a while now! We had a full circle moment while watching the new Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine this week. In this series of shows, Doc tackles several things that are worrisome for kids. She plays an optometrist, helping her stuffed owl toy, Professor Hoostburgh, to see clearly again. She also plays as a dentist, and last as a radiologist, taking an inside look at Daisy’s arm after a Roller Disco fall.

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Maci, my 6 yr old has a broken leg. When we went to get her leg x-rayed, she freaked out. She didn’t know what they were going to do and the fact that they wouldn’t let me sit with her, scared her even more. If she would have seen this Doc McStuffins DVD before going, she wouldn’t have been so scared!

This one ends with Doc spraining her own ankle. How will it end? Who will take care of Doc? You will have to watch to find out.

You can order Doc Mcstuffins: School of Medicine for just $12.96 right now on Amazon! This DVD runs 120 minutes.

Enjoy a quick Tropical feast at Pollo Tropical

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Pollo Tropical just opened two new restaurant locations in Frisco. We have watched one of them from the ground up. (It’s located by Costco!) We have wondered what this new restaurant would offer and couldn’t wait to try it ourselves.

We were invited to stop by and enjoy a meal on their opening day…and so we did! It was super busy and their staff was working hard and efficiently to serve everyone is a quick and orderly manner. The ambiance in the restaurant is awesome. Bright colors, well lit and there are two stations that are self serve…the drinks and the sauces. There are ten different sauces to choose from…and we tried them all! (More on that in a bit!)

As we were in line, we could see the chicken on the grill. I love the big open window that allowed us to watch the food prep process! Pollo Tropical features tangy flavors of the Caribbean, Savory island spices, mixed herbs and citrus blends. Menu options include TropiChops, sandwhiches, salads, wraps, kids meals and family meals.

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I tried the TropiChop with brown rice, lettuce, and chicken breasts. I topped it with a very creamy Cilantro Garlic sauce. Steve had a Calypso Beef Wrap that included grilled onions and peppers and he paired it with Spicy Poyo-Poyo. I also enjoyed the Mango Iced Tea. We are very excited to go back and let the kids try the kids meals!

I love that the options were healthier and made fresh to order.

If you want to try it, you can go sign up for Pollo Rewards loyalty program and you will get a coupon for either a buy one get one free quarter chicken with two sides or $3 off a family meal.

 

Motivating Kids to get Fit with Leapfrog and CLIF Kid Bars

I received free products in order to host the Leapfrog and CLIF Kid sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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I have owned a Fitbit for over a year now and my kids know that I have to keep moving in order to get my steps and achieve my goals. They love to “motivate” me with cheers and taunts to keep going. It’s been fun to see them get excited about it! I even got my 9 yr old, Chloe, a Fitbit to use this summer. She was able to earn rewards based on her activity. She loved it.

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Although I didn’t think the Fitbit was really geared for her, it worked on getting her moving. Then I heard about Leapfrog’s new Leapband and grew very excited about getting the girls one! Leapfrog has been a great source of educational toys in our home for many years. I knew it would provide my kids with fun, paired with motivation to be active. The Leapband allows kids to earn rewards based on activity. This activity tracker encourages active play and healthy habits with 50 fun challenges.

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When I saw that there was an opportunity to host a Leapfrog Leapband party, I signed up! I was so excited to get selected. Along in the party kit, I received boxes of CLIF Kid bars. My girls love them and they were a great fit for our #FitMadeFun party!

We invited friends over to get moving with us. They came and we played and did several activities, including a mean game of leap frog and simon says. The kids all enjoyed learning about the Leapband and eating the CLIF Kid bars. We had several competitions where kids could win a box of CLIF Kid bars to take home.

Overall, the moms were excited about this new tool to encourage their little ones to keep moving. Here is more information about the Leapband and the CLIF Kid bars! I highly suggest you grab the Leapband NOW if you like it. I’m guessing it will be one of the hot gifts this holiday season! They have pink, blue, and green ones!

You can currently order the Leapband from Amazon for just $39.99!zbar_11_new-ccwrap

CLIF kid bars are sold Walmart, Target, Sam’s, Costco and other locations. You can click here to find a store near you.

Follow Leapfrog on Facebook and Twitter for more info! You can also follow CLIF on Twitter.

Disney’s Frozen Birthday Party Fun

We were sent a few Frozen themed items for the purposes of this review. 

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You are not surprised to read that we had a Frozen party today for my (almost) 6 yr old! Frozen has been a very  popular party choice for the past year and it’s still the first choice of many. With it being so popular, it can be difficult to find party supplies. I am fairly creative and can accent with simple colors and basic items. The plates and napkins are hard to find instore….so I went to my favorite online party supplier, Oriental Trading and they had plenty and it was IN STOCK! They have free shipping often and I was able to score all that I needed for our party! Their prices are great and I love that they offer such a huge variety of options.

I also got the fun blue rock candy and pink striped straws from Oriental Trading. Check out their whole line of Frozen items!

Right now you can get FREE shipping on orders of $39 or more when you use coupon code: CY1480014

*If you are near North Dallas and want the most delicious cake pops around, reach out to Megan at BlackFlour. Those pictured above are from her amazing bakery! She is super talented and make almost anything!

Stop Acne with Silk’n Blue Acne #SilknProducts

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Silk’n Blue. I received products to facilitate this review to thank me for participating.

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I am in my 30’s and I still get acne. I didn’t have it horribly bad as a teen, and it’s not horrible now, but man o man…I get some painful acne at times. I’ve been testing out a Silk’n Blue Acne device for about six weeks now and can tell a big difference with the my jawline. I used to get acne there and they were the kind that HURT! I’ve been using the Silk’n Blue twice a day for 3-5 minutes. It’s very simple to use! This little Hand-held light device provides a gentle synergistic power of fractional blue light (same as what is used in dermatologists offices). It possesses a built-in temperature sensor (prevents the device from exceeding 41°C / 106°F) so it’s completely safe! This sure beats all of the face scrubs and creams. Mess FREE! No need to buy any extra products. It’s so easy, I use it in my car at stop lights. Hold until the light turns green…it’s really that simple. It doesn’t get too hot to touch and it’s safe. I love that it comes with a rechargeable base which makes it easy charge at night.

If you are currently using a physician prescribed AHA, BHA, Reitn-A, topical retinoids or azelaic acid, have been treated with Accutane (isotretinoiin) within the past 6 months or have a history of herpes outbreaks in the area of treatment then you should consult a physician before using it. The Silk’n Blue should not be treated on: Eczema, psoriasis, lesions, open wounds.

Benefits of the Silk’n Blue include:

  • Starts neutralizing bacteria immediately; prevents future breakouts
  • Fast and visible results – get best results of clear, beautiful skin in 3-7 weeks
  • Clinically proven and dermatologist-recommended
  • Natural, drug free solution (avoid harmful effects of Accutane, avoid drying out skin like some skin cleansers)
  • Dual-energy for bacteria destruction and acne prevention
  • FDA-approved and Health Canada-cleared  

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Use Coupon code EXTRATWENTY to get an additional 20% off until Sept 30 2014.

Here is my video review incase you like to see it in action!

 

Saving Time with T-Mobile Free Data for Life on the Trio AXS Tablet

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TrioTablet #CollectiveBias

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As you know, I’m a mom to three little princesses! We are BUSY! We love to be on the move and try to take in as much as life as we have energy for each day! This is great for making memories and family fun, but it often leaves me up at night burning the midnight oil…trying to play catch up and get it all done. Who knew that T-Mobile free data would change things for me!

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I’ve often said that I would get so much more done through out the day if I had internet while I wait. I spend a lot of time waiting. I wait to pick up my kids after school, I wait while they are at ball practice, I wait at the Orthodontists office (I have two getting treatments currently!) and I wait at the gym for class to start…often 15-20 minutes. That’s a lot of minutes that I could be productive. You are going to love hearing about how I am gaining some precious minutes back with my family each evening thanks to an awesome promo that Walmart has going on right now!

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You are going to think that this is too good to be true when I tell you…and it just might be! If you purchase the T-Mobile Trio AXS Quad Core Tablet which comes with T-Mobile Free Data for life! Yes, you read that correctly…data for life! Currently this tablet is priced at $179.99 and it comes with 200 mb of data each month for the life of the tablet. You don’t pay a monthly fee. How cool is that? The 200MB of free data each month for the life of the tablet on T-Mobile’s advanced nationwide 4G network is beyond awesome and perfect for keeping me connected and ahead of the game.

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This is perfect for those on the go that need to stay connected! Now that I have this awesome Tablet, I am able to stay on top of things and I am not missing out on the bedtime snuggles with my girls. I am able to use those 10-15 minute windows of time to get things done online, so that I can enjoy evenings with my kids. It’s so awesome! I charge the tablet at night and it slides perfectly into my purse. I can use it at home with my wi-fi and then use the 4G data when I am out and about!

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When I went to Walmart, I simply bought the T-Mobile Trio AXS Quad Core Tablet and brought it home. Once at home, I connected to wi-fi and then it was just a few simple steps away from being set up for TMobile 4G data. I did not have to enter any payment info to set up the 4G service. Super simple! If you want more than 200MB per month of Free Data for Life, T-Mobile-connected tablet, T-Mobile and Walmart offer affordable, flexible and overage-free tablet data plans.

I am heading out on a trip this weekend and let me tell you I HATE car rides. I feel trapped and often tons of things that I need to get done run thru my head while riding along. This is going to be perfect for my trip! I can work and get things done, worry free! This tablet is about 7-7.5 inches big and is slim and sleek. It’s very user friendly and simple to use.

How would having Data for Life be a game changer for you and your busy schedule?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamming with SOL REPUBLIC Deck Wireless Speaker

Summer is coming to an end and I am soaking up every last minute of it! From dance parties at home to pool parties with friends, we are living it up! To make our time together more memorable, we have been adding music! It’s so much fun to sing and let loose, or relax and chill out! And let’s face it…my iPhone speakers are not loud enough for a full jam fest!

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I was recently sent a SOL REPUBLIC DECK: a wireless speaker, with unprecedented range and versatility to check out. This has been a game changer for us! It’s blue tooth ability allows me to connect with no cords! We take it to the pool, to the park, and I even listen to music in the shower thru it! It’s awesome!

I’ve been using my SOL REPUBLIC headphones for a while now and this is equally as cool! We are planning a birthday party for my youngest and I plan to use this to stream her favorite music! With 25 people, it might be tough to hear the music, but I think that this speaker is up to the challenge. I can be 300 ft away from the speaker and it will continue to stream! This speaker has an outdoor boost on it to allow for maximum use! Here is the other nice thing… upto 5 people can pair and stream thru it.

Giveaway:

SOL REPUBLIC is partnering with me to give away one of these awesome speakers to one of my readers! To enter this giveway, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me where you would use this speaker at! If you want an additional entry, share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or on Instagram. Leave a link in the comments to your post. Giveaway ends on 8/21 at 5PM CST.

Here is a list of other items that are great for your Back to School adventures:

  • RELAYS: the active in-ear headphones that keep up with you no matter what the day brings. I love the versatility of these. Perfect for the active student, involved in activities and always on the move.
  • TRACKS: their signature $99 model that provides superior sound at the price point (on-ear). These are great for day-to-day usage. Perfect for the kid always on the go.
  • TRACKS AIR: the first wireless headphones from SOL REPUBLIC, in collaboration with Motorola. My personal favorite!
  • COLLEGIATE: their custom collegiate Tracks, they have over 100 universities licensed. Perfect for those students who already have their favorite team (and mega college spirit!) Full list of available teams here (if it isn’t here, they don’t have that school yet).

 

Pamper yourself at Spa On The Square in Southlake Town Center

Spa on the Square invited some bloggers to come preview their services. All opinions are my own!

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If you are looking for a one stop shop then you will want to head to Spa On The Square in Southlake Town Center! They offer so many services!

I got to check out some of their services and I loved every minute of it! I had my hair straightened! (I have naturally curly hair and it’s no fun to straighten!) This was a HUGE treat for me! I ended up buying the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask. I can’t wait to try it out on my hair and my oldest daughters hair!

I also got a mini massage! This was awesome! Linda, the therapist knew right where my sore spots were and she worked them over! She educated me a ton and gave me some awesome tips on how to prevent my back from getting so sore again!

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The facial I received was a new experience for me. I didn’t know what to expect but I loved it! I could definitely tell that my skin was TONS softer. I loved that it was tailored for my skin.

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I didn’t have much time get my nails done but did sit down and get some tips. Did you know that Moroccan oil makes a skin care line now? I didn’t either. Keeping my hands well moisturized will help keep the hang nails at bay! Who knew? (I didn’t!)

If you are looking for a place to get pampered, then check it out! I will definitely go back! Right now they are being featured on Groupon! Go grab this deal!

Girls Weekend Getaway in the Buick Regal

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Recently, I was able to get away with some girl friends for a fun weekend in The Woodlands, TX. We were given a Buick Regal to test drive while on our little trip! It was the 2014 Regal GS AWD. Let me tell you, I felt young and free in this baby! The bright red exterior made me feel care free!

The 2014 Regal offers Interactive Drive control system that allows for standard, sport or high performance GS modes. The Regal also has Buick IntelliLink that allowed us to stream from Pandora! How cool is that? One of my favorite features of this model was the alert systems! Rear cross alert, lane change alert, and side blind zone alert! At first it took a little bit of getting use to as I didn’t know what the dinging sound was, then I was able to relax and enjoy the ride and knew it will audibly alert me if needed. This model is also equipped with 8 standard air bags!

The gas mileage on this baby was AWESOME! The 18 gallon tank allowed us to go more then 4 hours on ONE tank of gas! The MPG for highway driving is 27, and I think we might have even got better then that!

If you are looking for a car that is practical, has room for five, tons of trunk space, gets great gas mileage and looks super sporty, then you want to check out a Buick Regal!