>U Mom Knows Best: October 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012


I have been enjoying some wonderful coffee this week thanks to Bzzagent and Green Mountain. They sent me some samples of fair trade coffee to enjoy.
What is so special about this coffee is they way it
is produced. Green Mountain provides a better life for the farmers who grow their coffee beans.
Here is some of the ways they get that great tasting coffee to your cup:

  • They help farmers get a fair price for their beans
  • They improve working conditions
  • They assists in protecting the environment
  • They support community development with projects resulting in new schools, roads, health clinics and safer drinking water

   More Green Mountain coffee facts:

  • Provides a great cup of coffee packed with good vibes
  • Has a delightful, quality selection of Fair Trade Certified coffees available for everyone's taste and enjoyment, including Colombian Fair Trade Select and Sumatran Reserve
  • Offers a delicious assortment of seasonal Fair Trade Certified flavored coffees (such as Pumpkin Spice and Spicy Eggnog), to perfectly balance your coffee with the weather
  • Is the leading brand in K-Cup® packs for Keurig® brewers
  • Is readily available in most grocery stores, at stores like Target and Wal-Mart and online atGreenMountainCoffee.com and Keurig.com
  • Includes one of the largest selections of Fair Trade Certified coffees in the U.S.
All this adds up a cup of great tasting coffee.

"These opinions are my own and I was give product samples to review."

Monday, October 22, 2012


I just tried a wonderful new hair care line from Parnevu. Parnevu makes hair products for dry hair and scalp. The products are salon quality formulated to fight dry hair and scalp. I was sent shampoo,conditioner and leave in conditioner to try. I was looking forward to trying these products as my hair is dry. I live in the desert so my hair is always dry and my coloring of my hair also contributes to my dry hair.
 I used the shampoo and conditioner on my hair and loved the results. My hair was soft and smell wonderful afterwards. The leave in conditioner made my hair easy to style and I had no frizz either.

For more information on Parnevu products go to www.parnevu.com

"These opinions are my own and I was given products from Parnevu to try."

Purex Plus Oxi

I was sent a new product to put to to the test on laundry day. Itroducing new Purex Plus Oxi,a new stain-fighting liquid detergent from Purex. This Purex is a powerful detergent that works on over 101 different stains. It has three stain-fighting enzymes that help fight those stains on your clothes. It works in both traditional and high efficiency machines. Purex Plus Oxi wont break the bank as it costs half the price of leading brands.
 I already love Purex for their detergents so I was excited to try this product on my laundry. Meet Jesse!
                     Jesse's nick name is messy Jesse. My Jesse makes messes,especially when he eats. I am always trying to get stains out of his clothes. The day my Purex arrived Jesse was wearing a white shirt and eating a cherry popsicle. Well,you know what happened next,he got a red stain on his shirt.
  The next day when I did laundry I grabbed new Purex Plus Oxi and put it to the test.
I used the Purex to pretreat the red stain and let it sit there for five minutes. Then I washed the shirt in warm water. There were other stains on the shirt that I applied the detergent too also,like grass,dirt, and others I could not identify.
When the laundry was done I was happy with the results. The red cherry popsicle stain was gone.
I was happy that the shirt came clean! Purex Plus Oxi gave my laundry a light scent and I will be buying it for all my clothes. For more information go toPurex Plus Oxi

Now for the fun part! Purex is hosting a sweepstakes and there will be a grand prize of $ 1,000 and 200  prizes of $ 25.00. Go here to enter Purex contest
 I am also hosting a contest for two lucky winners to receive a coupon for a free bottle of Purex Plus Oxi. Just enter below and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway "These opinions are my own and I was given a product to try."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Smiths Great Deals

This is a great time to shop at Smiths this week. They are having  buy 5 now and save $5.00 promo that will get you many cheap to free items. You simply buy 5 items pictured above and then after you pay you get a coupon for 5.00 off your next order. You can buy as many items as you like in one order in multiples of five and get many coupons. For example I bought 20 Betty Crocker mac and cheese for a $1 each,paid $20.00 and got $20.00 in coupons back. I then bought 20 Old El Paso refried beans and used my $20.00 in coupons and paid nothing and got $20.00 back in coupons. This is a great time to stock up,think about food drives coming up.  The items you can get for free are Betty Crocker mac and cheese, Old El Paso taco shells,refried beans,and enchilada sauce,and Betty crocker potato mixes. The Totino pizzas will be .25 after the deal so I stocked up on those too. Cereal would be 1.50 after the deal also. For coupon people,check out this link for match ups and links to print coupons. http://www.southernsavers.com/2012/10/kroger-ad-coupons-1014-1020/

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nuby iMonster No-Spill Cup

I am always looking for the perfect sippy cup. I think I found it! This Nuby iMonster no-spill cup lives up to it's name. The iMonster cup not only is super cute, with a monster eye, but it is a spill proof cup.  The no-spill spout promotes the natural drinking action and healthy oral development. That means the soft silicone spout opens with minimum pressure and doesn't require constant sucking that can damage new teeth and soft palates. The cute cup is made to withstand the challenges of daily use and still retains it's bright color. The cup also features an Easy Grip base that makes it easy for your little one to hold. My little boy loves his Nuby  iMonster cup and uses it every day. I love that he can't make a mess with sippy cup
You can buy this wonderful Nuby iMonster no-spill cup and other cute products at www.BuyBabyDirect.com

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

Friday, October 5, 2012

Joovy Scooter Stroller

I love this Joovy Scooter stroller. I previous own a Joovy Caboose as I have two boys close in age-4 and 5 years old. The 5 year old just started school and now I was able to start running again. While the double stroller was fine for pushing two,it was not good for running. I decided to splurge and get a new stroller. After doing my research I decided on the Joovy Scooter. This stroller is very easy to run with and go on walks. When I run I just lock the front wheels so they don't swivel. My four year old has plenty of room in the stroller and loves that now mom can go fast. I love the big canopy on the stroller and the color is wonderful and bright. The fabric is stain proof as kids are messy. The basket is very big and there is a cup holder for mom. The stroller is very light weight and travels well. We took this stroller on two airplane trips with no problems. As I was saying earlier I am a runner. I don't like the bulkiness of running strollers and the Scooter handles like a running stroller without the bigness. The handle of the stroller makes running with the stroller a breeze. 

"these opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review."

Smartfood Selects

Bzzagent sent me some yummy snacks from Smartfoods to sample. They sent me sour cream and onion puffed corn and feta herb hummas  and garlic tomato popped chips.

These snacks are very smart when it comes to nutrition as they are all natural and taste great. They are also baked not fried. When the goodies came to my house I had to try them right away. They were wonderful tasting. I ate up the smaller bags right away but put the bigger bag in the pantry. That night my husband,who wont eat anything with the words natural or healthy on it, tried some. I watched for his reaction but to my surprise he kept eating them. Later that evening my older son saw dad eating the Smartfood sour cream and onion corn puffs and asked "do those things taste good?" My husband said "they are pretty good." I have finally found a great tasting healthy snack my family will eat,yea! Below is what the product looks like.

For more information go to Smartfood.com

"These opinions are my own and I was given a sample to review from Bzzagent."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nuby's Fish Swoosh

I received this cool Nuby bath toy the other day and my son loves it. My son loves to take baths because he loves playing with toys and water. The Nuby Fish Swoosh is a fun toy and my son loves it. My son could not wait to take a bath to try out the new toy. He had to play with it right away.
The Nuby Fish Swoosh is colorful and also helps improve your childs motor skills as well as hand eye coordination. Your child will love dunking the fish into the net that has suction cups to hang up. The cute fish also squirt water when you squeeze them. This bath toy will keep your little one entertained in the tub.

For more information on this cute Nuby Fish Swoosh and other great products go to www.nuby.com 
Nuby products are a favorite in my house! You can purchase this wonderful toy at www.BuyBabyDirect.com

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

The Original™ Dish Drying Mat

I found a cool product to help me with washing dishes. This 

The Original™ Dish Drying Mat is great for placing dishes on to dry. Unlike towels that are messy the Dish Drying mat absorbs lots of water. I love that I can hang it up to dry afterwards. It also is machine washable. Here are some facts about this wonderful product

The unique, laminated design combines a thin layer of foam between two layers of high quality, super absorbent microfiber.
  1. Superior absorbency; holds 4 times its weight in water
  2. Cushions delicate dishes and stemware
  3. Machine washable and highly durable 
  4. Folds and stores easily
  5. Has multiple uses; try it underneath your dish drying rack in place of the plastic drain board. Place it underneath your appliances (mixer, blender, ect.) to protect your counter top from scratches and scuffs.
  6. 16" x 18"
I use my Dish Drying mat everyday to dry items that can go in the dishwasher. The price is also wonderful at 4.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond stores.For more info go to http://www.the-original-co.com

"These opinions are my own and I was given a sample to try from the Influenster website."

CleanWell Natural Hand Sanitizer Wipes

I love Cleanwell Natural Hand Sanitizer wipes and carry them in my stroller pouch for life's messes. These wipes clean hands and faces without alcohol to dry your skin. These good sized wipes kill those germs just like hand sanitizer without the yucky mess. Cleanwell hand sanitizer wipes are individually wrapped so they are easy to take in your bag or pocket. They are great to throw in a lunch box,so your kids can clean up before eating. Cleanwell wipes come in a box of 50 wipes and are sold at Amazon.com,Whole Foods Market and cleanwelltoday.com  For more information go to http://www.cleanwelltoday.com/

"These opinions are my own and I was given a sample to try from Influenster."

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