Mom Knows Best : March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How To Protect Your Toothbrush From Bacteria With IntelliDent & A Giveaway


    Do you know how clean your toothbrush is? Chances are it is not too clean and has germs on it. Did you know that flushing a toilet can release a fine mist of airborne droplets that settle on surfaces within a six foot radius of the toilet? I know you may close the toilet lid, but what about other people like your kids. You say that you store your toothbrush in a cabinet, well a dark enclose space in a damp bathroom can bread germs. Don't get me started on those shared cups that houses the families toothbrushes, they are germ breeders too.

   Now that I have grossed you out, what can we do about germs on our toothbrush. You can get the IntelliDent Toothbush Shield and block those germs from reaching your toothbrush. This shield is a cloth pocket that  goes over your toothbrush and is designed to block bacterial and viral contact through a superior filtration. The unique fabric wicks moisture away from the head of brush, drying the toothbrush. The shields are laboratory tested to be 99.9% effective against airborne and surface bacteria.


    Each shield is individually wrapped and lasts for 7 days. The toothbrush shields are also great for traveling. These shields are so much better than those plastic toothbrush covers. Plastic covers retain moisture and constrict airflow making them a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. You can even use them at work. So protect your toothbrush from germs and use IntelliDent Toothbrush Shields. You can find them at Walmart, leading pharmacy chains, and Drugstore.com. They also make shields for mouth guards and retainers.

Click the below links for more information about IntelliDent Toothbush Shields





Giveaway

I have a package of IntelliDent Toothbrush Shields to giveaway to one of my readers. Just enter on the form below and good luck!


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This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older. Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Sponsor is responsible for shipping out prize. Void where prohibited.


"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product to write this review."

The New Fire + Ice Menu At Bonefish Grill Is Awesome


    My favorite seafood place, Bonefish grill has a wonderful new menu and it is so awesome. The new Fire + Ice Pre-Fixe menu features three courses that provide a wonderful tasting experience. The choices on this new menu are so good that you will have a hard time choosing which one to order.

    My husband and I had an opportunity to dine at Bonefish Grill the other night. The Fire + Ice menu featured four wonderful seafood and meat options. They all sounded so delicious, I had a hard time deciding which one to order. Each dish comes with a fresh salad and a dessert of DIY Doughnuts. This dessert is a Bonefish Grill house specialty and just blew me away with how it was served.

Here are the new menu choices that were served at my local Bonefish Grill:

       Cold Water Lobster Tail — Steamed and seasoned, served with warm drawn butter, crispy smashed Yukon Gold potatoes and spring sugar Snap peas.
       Shrimp + Scallop Firepot — Jumbo shrimps and scallops finished firepot style, served with rustic cut vegetables and Yukon gold potatoes. Finished with spring sugar snap peas.
       Grilled Lamb Chops — Seasoned and lightly caramelized, served with crispy Yukon gold potatoes.
       Oscar Turbot — From the land of fire and ice, Greenland Turbot is sautéed piccata-style and topped with jumbo lump crab meat and asparagus. Served with mushroom ravioli, spring peas and roasted pepper.

         I ended up choosing the Oscar Turbot while my husband ordered the Grill Lamb Chops. I selected the house salad while my husband selected the Cesar salad. My house salad had a wonderful citrus dressing on it and toppings like heart of palm with pumpkin seeds and olives. Our salads also came with warm fresh bread. That was just the first course of the Fire + Ice menu.





      The second course was our entrees. My Oscar Turbot had such wonderful flavors. Each bite was better than the first. My fish was cooked perfectly and the mushroom ravioli was filled with delicious tasting mushrooms. The steamed vegetables were a great choice for this dish.


   My husband said the Grilled Lamb Chops had great flavor to them. The Yukon Gold potatoes were a unique item on the plate. The seasoned crispy coating on the potatoes offered a new taste to me as they blended in with the lamb chops. This dish came with steamed sugar snap peas.


The third item was the best course to me. The DIY Doughnuts was a fun dessert of croissant-like doughnut holes, tossed in cinnamon sugar that came with mini squeezable bottles filled with caramel and chocolate sauce. The plate also had a huge serving of house made-whip cream. We enjoyed spreading the delicious doughnuts with the whip cream and sauces.




Bonefish Grill invites you to enjoy the new innovative “Fire & Ice ” menu. Click on the coupon link to print a coupon to save $10.00.



"These opinions are my own and I was compensated with this wonderful meal in exchange for this review."


Monday, March 30, 2015

$75 Amazon Gift Card giveaway


Sponsored by: Clyppi
Hosted by: Social Swayy


Check out my review Here


   The Clyppi™ brand was launched in 2013 in response to demand for a nail clipper which is high quality, performs well and looks good. The Clyppi™ Toe nail clippers & finger nail clippers were made with this idea in mind! The Clyppi clippers will cut your fingernails and toenails CLEANLY and PRECISELY so that you do not end up with ugly cracked, split or torn nails - we hear over and over again from delighted Clyppi owners that it is the SHARPEST nail clipper they have ever used.



   They Clyppi clippers also have a great ergonomically designed handles to fit in your hand with great ease! It's lightweight, precise, and will be the best pair of toenail & fingernail clippers that will ever want to own! 

   The best part? The Clyppi™ nail clippers are available on Amazon, and the owners are giving YOU a 25% off discount with your purchase with these special coupon codes located to the right of the items listed:

                                 The Clyppi Fingernail Clippers: CLIP7777

                                 The Clyppi Toenail Clippers: CLIP8888

                                 The Clyppi Nail Clipper Set: CLIP9999

                                 The Clyppi Nail Clipper set with a carrying case: CLIP1111

    Now, join in on the fun by entering this amazing giveaway for a $75 Amazon Gift card! If you win, you buy your own Clyppi Nail Clippers with it!


Must 18 to enter. US only.
Void where prohibited. Winner has 72 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen.

                             a Rafflecopter giveaway


Mom Knows Best is not responsible for prize shipment, nor fulfillment.  The sponsor will bee responsible for the prize.  No social media site is associate with this giveaway and are released from any liabilities that may arise.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Gorton's Smart And Crunchy Is A Healthy Dinner Your Family Will Love & A Giveaway



  I like serving fish for dinner but my boys do not like fresh fish or the way I cook it. My boys will only eat fish sticks and I do not like how unhealthy they are. Most fish sticks are fried and have very little amounts of fish in them. I have finally found a fish stick that is healthy and tastes great.



     Gorton's Smart and Crunchy is a fish that not only tastes great but is healthy too. Unlike regular fish sticks, that are fried, Gorton's Smart and Crunchy are baked and have 50% less fat with 180 calories per serving. These yummy fish sticks and fillets are made with 100% wild-caught Alaska Pollock. They are breaded in a tasty panko breadcrumb that gives them a great crunch that your family will love. I love that the entire Gorton's line or MSG. The best part is this fish is a great source of lean protein and minerals like iron, zinc and vitamins A, B and D. I keep Gorton's Smart and Crunchy in my freezer for easy nutritious and great taste meals that my family loves.


 to print a coupon to save $ 1.00 off Gorton's Smart and Crunchy fish products. While you are enter the sweepstakes to win a family vacation worth $10,000! Also Gorton's will be touring the U.S. handing out samples of their Smart and Crunchy fish, so check to see if your town is on their tour.

Giveaway


I am hosting a giveaway for one lucky U.S. winner to receive a package that contains:

+ 2 full value coupons for Gorton's products
+ a Mommy/Daddy and Me aprons
+ a Smarty Crunchman Plush Stuffy

Just enter on the form below and good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older. Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Sponsor is responsible for shipping out prize. Void where prohibited.

"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned products to write this review. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Purebiotics Once Daily Tablet Is a Great Probiotic For Women


      I take Probiotics as all my research has shown them to be beneficial to me. The main reason I take Probiotics is for good digestion health. I want the good bacteria that it offers in my gut to fight the bad bacteria. Did you know the Probiotics means "for life" or "promoting life?" Good bacteria in the gut promotes a good immune system too. I also recently found out the probiotics are good for allergies and for people with lactose problems. That is a good thing as I have many allergies and a lactose problem. 

      I have been taking Probiotics for about 6 months and have notice many improvements in my body. I usually have to take allergy medicine year round but I stopped taking it last November as that is when seasonal allergies are at a low where I live. In March seasonal allergies start for many people here. My boys started sneezing and a runny nose. I thought it was strange that I did not have any allergy symptoms, I get them worse than my boys.  It was not until I did research and saw that Probiotics are good for allergies, that I put 2 and 2 together. I am going to start my boys on Probiotics to help with their allergies. I find that when I forget to take my Probiotic with my breakfast of yogurt that I get indigestion.



I discovered a new Probiotic by Purebiotics that is a once a day tablet that is easy to swallow. This small tablet contains 14 of the most potent probiotic strains in the world. These "good guys" enter your body as an army, 10 billion strong, of good bacteria to optimize digestion, safeguard against infection, improve nutritional absorption, strengthen your immune system, and so much more.

Here are some other things that probiotics help:
+ reduce diarrhea
+ reduces chronic bad breath
+ kills bacteria that causes tooth decay
+ reduces the risk of eczema when taken during pregnancy
+ lessens the effects of gingivitis
+ promote Detoxification - resulting in fewer peptic ulcers 

To get more information on  Purebiotics Once Daily Tablet, click on the below link.


I have an awesome coupon for my readers to save 40% off a bottle of Purebiotics. Use code 25OFFPUR at checkout and it comes with free shipping.



Disclaimer: I received this product at a reduced price or for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.






Friday, March 27, 2015

Colore Liquid Chalk Markers Are Perfect For Weddings



My daughter is getting married and there is so much to do to get ready for that special day. My husband and I are in charge of decorating the reception area and my son is in charge of decorating the car. The wedding car needs to look awesome as it announces to the world that my daughter just got married. I want the words and pictures on my daughters car to be bold and bright. My son will be using Colore Liquid Chalk Markers to decorate the windows of the car.

    Colore Liquid Chalk Markers are cool markers that you can use to decorate thongs like windows, mirrors, white boards, and non-porous blackboards. These markers also look cool on black paper. These markers come in 8 vivid colors like purple, white, blue, yellow, orange, pink, red and green. I love that these markers are dual tip so you can write fine lines or fill in large spaces. The silicone holder also allows the use to keep the markers in place while drawing with them. The holder comes in pink, yellow, green, blue, orange. The markers erase with ease too. The markers have very little scent to them so you won't gag like you do with permanent markers. They also are dust free unlike regular chalk.

I played around with the markers to see how they work. I wanted to make sure the markers work before my daughter's wedding. I had fun drawing on the window. The markers were easy to use and made my window festive for Saint Patrick's Day. These chalk markers are going to make my daughter's car look awesome on her wedding day.



So if you want bold beautiful pictures try Colore Liquid Chalk Markers. I can see these markers being awesome in classrooms or for display boards in shops. They are just plain fun markers for decorating things like car windows.

Check out these liquid chalk markers on Amazon.


Update: Here is my daughter's car at her wedding. I gave the  Colore Liquid Chalk Markers to my son to write on the car, there is some writing on the window. The picture is not that good as it is dark outside. To see more of how the markers look, watch my Youtube video.

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"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product to write this review."



Thursday, March 26, 2015

I Am Growing My Eyelashes With Galaxy Lash Serum


I get frustrated when I look in the mirror and see my tiny eyelashes. I don't wear eye makeup as I don't want to draw any attention to how small they are. A while back I was at a women's beauty event and I walked by a table that was selling eyelash growth products. The sales rep said to me "those are some small eyelashes, you need this product." Of course, I wanted to hide from embarrassment as I hate my small eyelashes. My boys even have longer lashes than me, not fair! I want fuller, longer eyelashes.

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The photo on the left was taken March 26 and the one on the right on April 16. 


     So when a company asked me to review their Lash Serum, I said "yes." I want to see if this eyelash serum from Galaxy would help my tiny eyelashes grow. Galaxy Lash Serum is a growth product used by industry professionals and is made with a proprietary Peptide Blend to give you luxurious lashes. This product has been tested by ophthalmologists and dermatologists. This product guarantees results in 14 days. This product is also made with natural ingredients that moisturizes, repairs, and protects the eyelashes.

       I decided to take a chance on this eyelash serum. I have never used eyelash growth products so I had no clue on how they work. This product is very easy to use, once in the morning and once at night. It applies like a mascara with a small applicator. This stuff does not bother me like mascara does, I don't even notice it after I apply it. The product is slightly sticky so it makes your eyelashes more noticeable when you apply it and it does not sting, even if it gets in your eye. I accidentally got some it my eye and I had no irritation. Although it can take up to 14 days to improve your eyelashes, I am noticing a slight improvement after 2 days use. I will be using the product daily in hopes of longer, fuller eyelashes. I am using this serum on my left eyelash as I am also reviewing another eyelash growth product. It will be cool to see the results of my eyelash growth after 14 days. I will update this post with a new picture of my lashes after I use the product for 14 days.

To get more information on Galaxy Lash Serum , just click on the below link.


   I have an awesome code for my readers to save 40% off the price of the Eyelash Serum. Use the code BLOGGS02 at checkout.



Disclaimer: I received this product at a reduced price or for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


How To Get Longer Eyelashes With IT Lash Care Growth Serum


      I have very small eyelashes and when my eyes are open they are very hard to see. My boys on the other hand have these long eyelashes and I am so jealous. Where they got their long lashes from I have no clue, all I know is I want to have longer eyelashes.

The photo on the right was taken on March 26 and the one on the right April 16.

    I was recently given the opportunity to try a  IT Lash Care Growth Serum from IT and I quickly said "yes!" as I want to have those beautiful eyelashes. I was sent a tube of the eyelash growth serum to put to the test. This growth serum does not require an RX and is made with advance Peptides that promotes lash growth. This product is very easy to use, once in the morning and once at night. It applies like a mascara with a small applicator. You simply brush the gel on the bottom of your eyelashes.  This stuff does not bother me like mascara does(I hate the way mascara feels), I don't even notice it after I apply it. The product is a little sticky so it makes your eyelashes more noticeable when you apply it and it does not sting, even if it gets in your eye. I accidentally got some it my eye and I had no irritation. Although it can take up to 30 days to improve your eyelashes, I am noticing a slight improvement after 7 days use. The bottle comes with an 8 week supply, so I will be using the product daily in hopes of long eyelashes. I am using this serum on my right eyelash as I am also reviewing another eyelash growth product. It will be cool to see the results of my eyelash growth after 30 days. I will update this post with a new picture of my lashes after I use the product for 30 days.

To get more information on IT Lash Care Growth Serum, just click on the below link.


I have an awesome code for my readers to save 40% off the price of the Eyelash Serum. Use the code BLOGGS02 at checkout.



Disclaimer: I received this product at a reduced price or for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

A Orange Dreamsicle Protein Shake That Is Loaded With Protein Made With Pure Healthland Super Advance Whey Protein Powder



     Do you enjoy a good intense workout? Ok, maybe you don't enjoy it but you like the results from the workout. When you workout your body uses muscles and these muscles need protein to recover and repair after an intense workout. Protein shakes are also great for a meal substitute when you are trying to lose weight. One way that I like to get my protein after a workout is through a protein shake. I like making my protein shakes myself as that way I can control the amount of protein and sugar in my shake. I find that many ready made protein shakes have too much sugar in them and most of them taste downright nasty.

I was sent a container of Pure Healthland Super Advance Whey Protein Powder so I could use to make my protein shakes. The flavor of the powder is vanilla and it had a nice creamy flavor when I mixed it with water. You can also mix the powder into milk, juice, or into a smoothie. I like to put the protein powder in a blender and add fruit and water to make a yummy shake. Since the powder is vanilla, you could also add things like chocolate or peanut butter to make great shakes. My favorite way to use this protein powder is to make an Orange Dreamsicle shake. I simply mix in a blender these ingredients until smooth.

1 cup water
1 scoop Pure Healthland Super Advance Whey Protein Powder
1 orange, peeled and sliced



Facts about Pure Healthland Super Advance Whey Protein Powder

- It dissolves in seconds
- There's no Cholesterol
-Fat Free
- Only 2 Grams of Carbohydrates
- less than 1 gram of sugar
- 26 Grams of protein per serving
- only 110 Calories per serving
- 14 full servings per container - 420 Grams total
- Delicious Vanilla Flavor, sweetened with all-natural Stevia plant
- 3 branched chain amino acids which help prevent breakdown of muscle during intense workouts.

To obtain more information on  Pure Healthland Super Advance Whey Protein Powder, click on the below link.


What ingredients would you add to your protein shake?

#PureHealthlandWheyProteinIsolatePowder


"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product to write this review."




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Jesus Sees Us Doll & Picture Book Is A Great Teaching Tool For Toddlers




   I lead the nursery and toddler areas at my church. I just love interacting with the babies and toddlers. I always tell them that Jesus loves them and at snack time I teach them to say thank you Jesus for the food. The teachers read a story to them about Jesus and there is always a coloring sheet too. As a leader of the church, I want these little ones to know Jesus. How do you teach them about someone they can't see? Their little minds can't quite comprehend Jesus as older children can.

The Jesus Sees Us Doll & Picture Book is a great teaching tool that shows the little ones that Jesus is real. This soft Jesus doll helps children learn about Jesus through a tangible item. They can see and hold the doll to visualize Jesus as a real person who loves them. The Jesus Sees Us doll allows children to “play out” the valuable and timeless lessons of the Bible.



     I love that the Jesus doll comes with a book that has not only bible stories, but teaching lessons too. I can use the Jesus doll to teach my toddlers the lessons in the book. When story time is over, the toddlers can them hold the doll and put a face to this wonderful man called Jesus. This doll and book will allow the nursery teachers to help the little ones have a relationship with Jesus. One little boy who is not pictured had fun playing with the Jesus doll. He had the Jesus doll ride in trucks and go down the slide.



   The Jesus Sees Us Doll & Picture Book is also great for home use too. It will help remind your child that Jesus loves them. Children cling to things that make them feel secure and are drawn to the wonder of something they can believe in. Your child can engage and pray with the Jesus doll as it is a touchable source of comfort they can relate to. The included book has short Christian lessons with wonderful pictures to engage children in learning more about Jesus. The Jesus Sees Us doll has a soft body and a warm, welcoming face. His arms and hands are open, inviting your child to hold him, engage with him, and pray with him.




 The Jesus Sees Us Doll & Picture Book makes a great Easter gift. To learn more about this wonderful teaching tool, click on the below links.





"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product to write this review."





Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How To Make Gluten-Free Spaghetti With Spaghetti Squash With The Help Of Bounty

                     Sponsored post with SheSpeaks and Bounty


        Are you trying to limit carbohydrates or lose weight? I have a yummy healthy recipe for spaghetti that uses spaghetti squash. This recipe tastes like spaghetti but with is lower in calories and carbohydrates. It also is gluten-free. The secret is using plenty of red pasta sauce to make this dish taste yummy. You bake the spaghetti squash in the oven in a dish of water and the result is a vegetable that looks like spaghetti. Then you heat your favorite red pasta sauce in the microwave and pour it over the spaghetti squash.



How many times have you cooked red sauce in the microwave and forgot to cover it? Well today when I heated up my sauce, I did just that. My microwave was a mess.


I discovered New Bounty with Dawn paper towels and I put them to the test to clean up my microwave. 



  Bounty with Dawn is a specially designed 2-in-1 product that combines an ultra-durable Bounty paper with the grease-fighting power of Dawn dish soap. This paper towel stands up to tough messes like the one in my microwave. These thick and strong paper towels can be reused and feel like a cloth towel. You simply rinse and wring to keep tackling the mess with on sheet. 


  I put Bounty with Dawn to work on my microwave mess by first wetting one sheet of the cloth like towel. The sauce was everywhere so I had to rinse the towel a couple of times. This paper towel did not fall apart and did a great job of cleaning my microwave. Bounty with Dawn made clean up so easy.


   
    So what mess will you tackle with Bounty with Dawn paper towels? Bounty with Dawn works on multiple surfaces like counter tops, microwaves, ovens, and stove tops. I just love how they cleaned  my granite counters. Look close at the picture and you can see the Dawn soap in action.



Head to your local Walmart and pick up Bounty with Dawn, a paper towel that combines the grease-fighting power of Dawn with the strength of Bounty and cleans 4X better than a used dishcloth.






Spaghetti Squash

Large spaghetti squash   
 Red pasta sauce   


Oven 425

Cut the squash in half, long-ways and remove the seeds. Place the squash in a baking dish, inside facing down. Fill the baking dish with water until half the squash is covered. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the outside of the squash is soft. Remove the squash from the baking dish and let cool enough to handle it. Using a fork, scrape the inside of the squash out. It should look like strand of pasta. Warm your red pasta sauce in the microwave and pour over the "spaghetti. Serve with parmesan cheese.

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