>U Mom Knows Best: September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Nuby Tub Time Turtle

My son loves taking baths and playing with toys. He loves his Nuby Tub Time Turtle and it keeps him busy for quite some time in the bath. The Nuby Tub Time Turtle is a fun interactive bath toy that floats on the water. This colorful toy is easy to grab and when lifted up the toy creates a waterfall. The bottom of the toy has holes in it so your little one can see the water go through. My son loves watching the water come down the toy. He loves to put the water on his head.
Like all Nuby products,this Tub Time Turtle is colorful and durable. This toy will keep your little one busy in the tub and it makes bath time fun. You can purchase the Nuby Tub Time Turtle at www.amazon.com and www.cookieskids.com

"These opinions are my own and I was given the toy to review as part of being a Nuby Mommy blogger."


This is a cool place to try new products. You earn points and badges to be able to receive a box filled with wonderful products. Once you receive the box you try the products and tell others about the products. You do video reviews,blog reviews, facebook and many other ways to let people know about the products. If you want to be an Influenster the go sign up at www.influenster.com
Here is a blog post about my recent box http://momknowsbest15.blogspot.com/2012/09/influenster-naturals-voxbox_14.html

"these opinions are my own"

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Freschetta® pizza team's The Strength of 1™

Every ONE of us has the power to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. The makers of Freschetta® pizza are looking for women to help spread the word about their The Strength of 1™ campaign to help further its mission - to inspire everyone to realize they can make a difference in some way - big or small - in the fight against breast cancer.

Now through the end of October, 2012, the makers of Freschetta® pizza are helping to promote breast cancer awareness through their new The Strength of 1™ campaign, which includes sponsoring Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancerin young women, while providing support to high-risk individuals. The mission of this The Strength of 1™initiative is to inspire everyone to realize they can make a difference in some way in the fight against breast cancer.

Take The Pledge - Join other women and take the pledge to show you have TheStrength of 1™ power within you. You can do so at www.facebook.com/freschettapizza

 You can  join the movement in one of many ways, including: share a story about how someone has made a difference; take The Strength of 1™ pledge onFacebook; or help spread the word on Twitter. 

"I occasionally receive compensation in the form of products for posts. However, the opinions I share are solely my own."

Friday, September 14, 2012

Influenster Naturals Voxbox

I received my Voxbox from Influenster in the mail! I got a box filled with natural products to try out and give my opinion on. Watch my video for details.

Glade Expressions Review

I was sent from Bzzagent Glade Expressions to try. I love Glade products as the make my home smell wonderful. These new Glade Expressions are sleek and cool looking to match your decor. They are not tacky looking. The Glade Expressions come in a fragrance mist and a oil diffuser. The scents that the come in are:
 Cotton & Italian Mandarin - Open your home with the bright, breezy blend of cotton and sparkling citrus, honeydew and sandalwood*
Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice - A ripe, spicy blend of sweet pears and crisp apple with a dash of cinnamon and clove that warms and invigorates
Lavender & Juniper Berry - Lush lavender blends with fresh juniper berry, eucalyptus and rose to relax the senses and open your home
Pineapple & Mangosteen - Evoke a tropical paradise with the blend of freshly cut pineapples and hint of tangy mangosteen, creamy coconut and passionflower
Here are some more facts about the product:
Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist
  • The first refillable fragrance mist from Glade®
  • Squeeze-to-release a soft, light mist of true-to-life fragrance that lasts
  • Instantly enhances any room and eliminates odor
  • Refillable with your favorite Glade Expressions® fragrance — so true-to-life, it's as if the ingredients are being cut open right next to you
  • With a removable label, the holder is artfully designed and chic enough to incorporate into any décor
  • Fragrance satisfaction guaranteed or your money back*
Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser
  • The best non-electric oil diffuser for living spaces, delivering 3x more fragrance**
  • Refillable with your favorite Glade Expressions® scent — authentic, exotic ingredients like mangosteen and cardamom spice are unlike anything else in the fragrance aisle
  • Trendy holder (available in bamboo or white) matches home décor perfectly, allowing you to place true-to-life fragrance in any room
  • The intuitive snap-in-place setup makes the diffuser easy to assemble, refill and enjoy
  • The spill-free design fills living spaces with fragrance for 30 days
  • A wide and thin wick releases fragrance slowly, leaving you with consistent fragrance over time
  • Fragrance satisfaction guaranteed or your money back*

I love the smell of the Pineapple & Mangosteen as it smells wonderful. It is great for covering up odors or just making the room inviting. I saw these the other day while shopping at Target. I will be buying more of these for my home. Bzzagent also sent me coupons so when you see me just ask for one.
"these opinions are my own and  was given a sample to try from Bzzagent"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Keruig Vue

I received the Keruig Vue the other day from House Party! This  is a cool machine that I get to try out. I also  got some different coffees to sample with the Vue. This coffee machine has a big water tank along with an touch pad to get different sizes of coffee.The Keruig Vue machine allows you to brew stronger,brew hotter and brew bigger. The New Custom Brew Technology™ Customizes the brew process - adjusting water pressure, timing and airflow - so every beverage is perfect. Create frothy cafe beverages with air-infusion. Part of receiving this cool machine is I have to show it to my friends. So I will be bring this wonderful Keruig Vue to church this Sunday. I will have it there for our set up team to try a cup of coffee. That is a perk of coming early on Sunday. I will also have coupons for 50% off the cost of the Keruig Vue. If you can't make it to church to set up and want one of the coupons,just let me know. I will save you one.
 "these opnions are my own and I was given the product to review."

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Nuby Fun Feeding Plates

My son has his favorite color which is green. He likes his plate and cup at meal time to also be green. So I was happy to find this Nuby Fun Feeding plate in the color green. This plate is colorful and the perfect size for toddlers to eat off. I like that the plate will not break if my son drops it. The plate has a cute picture of a frog on it and can be use for hot or cold foods. My son loves to use his plate for meals and always asks for his green plate.
The Nuby Fun feeding plates come in many colors and shapes,there s even a divided plate so kid's food wont touch each other.

You can get more information on these plates and other cute products at www.nuby.com  To purchase these plates go to www.BuyBabyDirect.com www.diapers.com www.amazon.com and www.kmart.com

These opinions are my own and I was given a product to review from Nuby Mommy Blogger.

Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 rechargeable power toothbrush

I was sent an Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 rechargeable power toothbrush to try. I put aside my old toothbrush and put the Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 rechargeable power toothbrush to the test for two weeks. I have used other power toothbrushes but my frustration has always been the bristles move side to side not spin in circles like the one the dentist uses. The Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 rechargeable power toothbrush wowed me the minute I tried it as the bristles spin.  My mouth was gong to feel fresh and clean like after I left the dentist office.  The  oscillating, rotating and pulsating movements of the toothbrush provided me a more effective clean I felt with my tongue.  could feel the Oral-B cleaning away all the gunk on my teeth. Here are the facts from the www.oralb.com website:


ProfessionalCare 1000 provides dentist-inspired cupping action in which a unique, round brush head surrounds each tooth for a tooth-by-tooth clean.
  • Removes up to 97% of plaque from hard-to-reach areas*
  • Helps prevent and reverse gingivitis
  • Pressure sensor stops pulsations when you’re brushing too hard
  • 1 mode: Daily Clean
  • Oral-B is the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide
I really liked the Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 rechargeable power toothbrush. The only fault I could find was is was noisy to use. That wont keep me from using the Oral-B everyday as I want my teeth and mouth to be clean and healthy.
For more info go to these links:  www.oralb.com,twitter.com/oralb facebook.com/oralb  and also  Oral-B is offering a $20 mail-in rebate on select power toothbrushes July 1 through September 30, 2012. Please visit OralB.com for more information.

  As part of Modern Mom and P&G’s mandatory disclosure policy we ask that you include the following information at the bottom of your posts: “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Modern Mom on behalf of Oral-B and received a product sample to facilitate my review.”  

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nuby Tickle Toes Bear

My son received a cute toy the other day from Nuby called Tickle Toes Bear. This is a cute bear that giggles when you press it's toes. My son loves to make the bear giggle and it brings a smile to his face when he does. The bear is soft and cuddly so my son can sleep with it at night. I can see the Nuby Tickle Toes bear becoming my son's best friend.
The Nuby line also has other animals in the Tickle Toe line. Choose from the wide range of children's characters or better still,collect them all!

They are all so cute and soft and make great playmates for your child. You won't be able to choose from one. I want the whole collection and they all giggle for your child. That will put a smile on their face everyday. The Nuby Tickle Toes are available at
     ww.amazon.com  and Kmart
"These opinions are my own,I was given the toy to review from Nuby Mommy Blogger."

Progresso Recipe Starter Sauces


I have discovered a new product to help me with the what to make for dinner problem. The product is Progresso Recipe Starters. They are sauces that you add to meat to make wonderful meals. Here are the flavors and some ideas on how to use them:

  • Creamy Parmesan Basil: This creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce that was inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces can be used to make meals such as Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken, Creamy Chicken Alfredo, Basil Chicken Ravioli Carbonara and Basil Chicken Thai Noodle
  • Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock: With caramelized, roasted chicken broth, garlic and a touch of cream, this stock is perfect for dishes such as Creamy Lemon Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Enchiladas
  • Fire Roasted Tomato: A medium-thick tomato sauce, accompanied by flavors of roasted, caramelized tomatoes, oregano and bell peppers, which can be used as a great way to begin creating  Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan, Cheese-stuffed Mini Meat Loaves and Mole Tacos
  • Creamy Portabella Mushroom: Creamy and highly indulgent, this smooth sauce is rich with sautéed Portabella mushrooms,  giving you any easy way to start decedent meals like Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff, Steak and Mushroom Sandwich and Tetrazzini
  • Creamy Three Cheese: Rich and creamy with a blend of yellow and white cheeses, and a savory background of chicken stock, onion, garlic and cracked pepper, this is a great way to satisfy cheese lovers with Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac & Cheese, Twice-Baked Potato Pizza and Cheesy Egg Breakfast Tacos

There is recipes on the can also and on the Progresso website http://progresso.com/  I love how easy it is to make a wonderful dinner. I have coupons to giveaway for $.75 a can,see me at church for one.

I was given a can of Progresso Recipe Starters and coupons to review from Bzzagent. These opinions are my own.

Milk Unleashed Blog App and Giveaway

It’s back to school time which means car pools, soccer practice, recitals and maybe a little time for mom thrown in for good measure. Having an on-the-go lifestyle can be challenging to say the least and Milk Unleashed is here to help!

With handy single-serving shelf safe milk there’s no need to ever run out! You can take it anywhere at anytime! Milk Unleashed goes wherever your family goes, whether it’s a lunchbox, a cooler, purse or a diaper bag!

What is included in the Milk Unleashed Blog App:
  • On-The-Go Games and Tips! Even cruising down the freeway can be an adventure!  With these fun games and tips you can have some family time even when you are out on the road!  
  • On-The-Go Snacks! Have you ever wanted to try the world’s best smoothie?  Well Milk Unleashed is here to make all your dreams come true!  Find out the best snacks to grab that will make your next outing even more thrilling!
  • Get Social! Tweet with the #MilkUnleashed hashtag to get your audience revved up for their next family adventure! 

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Note: I am posting this app because I think it will benefit my readers. The only compensation I will receive is 4 free milks to try.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Free Kraft Singles Cheese at Smiths

Here's a super deal available at Smiths this week on Kraft Singles Cheese!  Kraft Singles Cheese is part of Smith's Mega Sale event going on this week - which means you get $5 off your purchase instantly when you buy 10 participating items.  The Kraft Catalina offer is still going on too - you can get $10 off your next order when you buy ten participating products (which include this cheese!).  Combine these offers with a $1/2 Kraft Singles coupon (a blinkie - found right next to the Kraft Singles) and it is like getting your cheese for FREE!  I was able to stock up on cheese.  Check it out:
Kraft Singles Cheese, $1.99 each.
Get $5 off instantly when you buy 10 participating Mega Sale products that makes them $1.49 each
Use the  $1/2 Kraft Singles blinkie coupon and that makes them $.99
Get a $10 off your next order coupon when you buy 10  Kraft singles products

FREE wyb 10 after coupons, Mega Sale discount and catalina!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

McCormick Grill Mates

I recently had an opportunity to try some products made by McCormick called Grill Mates. This are wonderful products to make your food taste great. There are spices like Montreal steak and Molasses Bacon. They also make  a brown sugar bourbon sauce,a Memphis Pit BBQ rub and a spice brandy marinade. These Grill Mates are great for barbecuing things like steak,chicken and vegetables.
 We invited some friends over for a barbecue so we could try some of the Grill Mates. My husband rubbed some chicken breasts with the Molasses bacon spice before he grilled the chicken.
We also grilled some corn on the cob to go with our meal. My husband brushed the Brown Sugar Bourbon sauce on other pieces of chicken.

We had to eat inside as it was too hot outside The food looks wonderful.

.Here are my two little ones ready to try the food
The rest of the guests were camera shy,but they loved the food. Grill Mates made my chicken taste wonderful. I can't wait to try more dishes with Grill Mates.
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