>U Mom Knows Best: January 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Boogie Wipes

I am a ambassador for Boogie wipes and just love giving out free samples. These wipes are made with a natural saline to dissolve kids(and grown ups too) boogies (mucus) caused by colds and allergies. Many people are suffering from the flu and colds as it is winter. I am happy to tell you Fed-ex just delivered to my house a box filled with Boogie wipe samples and other goodies from Pampers Kandoo like sanitizer and Kandoo potty wipes. So guess what ? I will be handing out goodies to all my friends this Sunday at church. Just see me at the childen's sign in table in the morning or at the Souper bowl party in the evening. Also if you  to become an Boogie wipe ambassador and get your own box of goodies to hand,just ask me how.\

For service and luxury in Steamboat Springs nothing tops the Highmark

A ski vacation or weekend get-a-way to Steamboat Springs is bound to be filled with powder skiing and genuine western hospitality, but not many visitors expect the luxurious experience offered by the Highmark Steamboat Springs. Located across the street from the Steamboat gondola, the Highmark offers 16 exclusive vacation rental condominiums in a boutique hotel environment. Each vacation residence is furnished in lavish mountain style with sandstone fireplaces, jetted tubs, sumptuous gourmet kitchens, and elegantly rustic appointments. The amenities are exceptional with an indoor-outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, ladies' and men's individual steam rooms, locker rooms, showers, and a private fitness club with state-of-the-art equipment. And if you’re traveling with kids, the guest lounge features a game room with gas fireplace, large high-definition TV, and game tables. You’ll feel pampered and indulged under the attentive eye of the guest services team. From complimentary local shuttle service, to activity and dining planning, to convenient ski valet, all requests are encouraged and nothing is overlooked. If you don’t believe me, just check out TripAdvisor. Highmark Steamboat is rated #1 in Specialty Lodging in Steamboat Springs with a near perfect ‘Excellent’ traveler rating after over 100 reviews.

Click here to learn how you can save up to 30% on a stay of 3 nights or more this winter at the luxurious Highmark Steamboat Springs vacation rentals (http://www.highmarksteamboat.com/steamboat_springs_luxury_hotel_lodging_specials.php).  Or call 877-879-6555 for personalized service.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy

My boys love bath time as long as it includes toys. Nuby sent me this cute octopus toy that floats in the bath and has rings to toss at it. The Nuby Octopus floating bath toy was a hit with my boys and with mom also. I love how cute it is and how it teaches coordination  as my boys try to toss the rings. I love that this toy floats in the water.

To get more information on this cute Nuby toy and other great Nuby products go to www.Nuby.com
Yo can buy this cute Nuby Octopus floating bath toy at  www.Amazon.com .

"These opinions are my own and I was sent the product to do my review as part of being a Nuby mommy blogger."

Friday, January 25, 2013

Purex Crystals For Baby And A Giveaway

I love being able to try new products! Purex Insiders sent me this new Purex Crystals for baby to try and tell others about. When I received the box I had to smell it right away and it was a wonderful scent! They made is a light scent just for babies. I had to think about this one as babies when clean already smell wonderful. So maybe this product will make them smell even more wonderful and will help babies smell better when they have a dirty diaper. The next day when I did my laundry I added the Purex Crystals to my wash. I love that the bottle comes with a measure cap and you just add the crystals to the clothes at the start of the wash. Once the wash was done,it had a wonderful light scent to it. I then threw the clothes into the dryer and when they were dry the scent was even better. Purex Crystals for baby made my clothes smell wonderful even several days later. I love that Purex Crystals for baby is hypoallergenic,dye free and a natural formula. It is even safe for children's sleepwear! Purex had babies gentle skin in mind when they created these crystals. Purex Crystals for baby smell so wonderful you will want to use on all your laundry. My blanket smelled so wonderful that night and helped me drift off to sleep better.  For more information on this wonderful product go to www.Purex.com  Purex Crystals for baby will be at Walmart starting early February.

To celebrate the release of this new product, Purex is holding a sweepstakes! One lucky GRAND prize winner will receive $1000 while 250 additional winners with receive a free bottle of the new Purex  Crystals for Baby.

 Now for the best part! I have 2 coupons to giveaway,each coupon is good for a free bottle of Purex Crystals for baby. So enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck.

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"These opinions are my own and Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals for baby in exchange for a product review."

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


My friends know that I eat healthy and no meat. What they don't know is how yummy these Morningstar Farm veggie burgers are. I was lucky to receive some coupons for these wonderful products from Bzzagent.  I could not go meatless unless the other options taste great. A Morningstar Farm veggie burger tastes wonderful and is good for you. Place this yummy veggie burger  on a bun,add some cheese,mustard,and lettuce and to me it is better than a real  burger made from beef. These veggie burgers have 74% less fat than a beef one and over 10 grams of protein. They come in many wonderful flavors:


With black beans, roasted corn, brown rice, and chili peppers, these burgers definitely have a whoa-that-was-good-now-give-me-some-more kick to them.
  • 120 calories, 4g fiber, 11g protein and 73% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burger (67g) contains 4g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (67g) containing 15g fat per serving.


A yummy, hearty blend of mushrooms, water chestnuts, onion, carrots, green and red bell peppers, black olives, brown rice and rolled oats.
  • 110 calories, 3g fiber, 10g protein and 74% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Garden Veggie Patties™ Veggie Burgers (67g) contain 3.5g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (67g) containing 15g fat per serving.


Not only is this Italian-inspired veggie burger filled with onion, mushrooms, tomatoes and red peppers, it also has … wait for it … mozzarella and provolone cheese inside.
  • 120 calories, 3g fiber, 10g protein, 61% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Tomato & Basil Pizza Burgers (67g) contain 6g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (67g) containing 15g fat per serving.


Every bite of this meatless masterpiece is chock-full of classic burger flavor.
  • 130 calories, 15g protein, 57% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Original (64g) contain 6g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (64g) containing 14g fat per serving.


It's savory, a little smoky, best grilled and served on a bun, then topped with whatever makes your mouth water.
  • 170 calories, 17g protein, 39% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Grillers Prime® Veggie Burgers (71g) contain 9g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (71g) containing 15g fat per serving.


This burger balances button and portabella mushrooms with hints of onion, sweet red pepper and garlic perfectly.
  • 110 calories, 7g protein, 59% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Mushroom Lover's Burgers (64g) contain 6g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (64g) containing 14g fat per serving
Wow and did I say they are nutritious and yummy. I challenge you to got meatless for one meal and have a Morningstar Farm veggie burger. Your taste buds and body will say thankyou. Oh,if you would like a coupon so you can buy some yummy veggie burgers from Morningstar Farms,just ask me the next time you see me.

"These opinions are my own and I was given some coupons from Bzzagent so I could do this review."

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Great Clips Hair Cut Deal

I discovered a great deal for a haircut at Great Clips. Starting January 26th- February  1st haircuts are only $ 5.99 that's half the price of a regular haircut. That's my kind of deal! I have been needing a haircut for a while but have been too busy. I have no excuse now. Come Saturday I will be getting a haircut. To find a Great Clips near you go to Great Clips

Nuby Splish Splash Stacking Cups

Nuby has a cool colorful toy that every kid needs for bath time. They are the Nuby Splish Splash Stacking Cups. These colorful cups will keep your child happy in the bath for a long time. These cups have different holes on the bottom of them and will make different patterns when filled with water. I love that they teach my child coordination and development of their senses as they pour water in and out of the cups. Each cup also has a different shape on the bottom of it,so great for shape recognition. Your little one will have so much fun with these Nuby Splish Splash Stacking Cups in the bath,you might just be able to relax with a book near the tub. The cups are also BPA free,a big plus for parents!

My little one had so much fun in the bath with these Nuby Splish Splash Stacking Cups,I had a hard time getting him out of the tub.

 To get more info on these cute colorful cups and other Nuby products go to www.nuby.com
Nuby Splish Splash Stacking cups are Available at these retailers:
 www.BuyBabyDirect.com
 www.cookieskids.com
 www.amazon.com
 www.babyearth.com

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

Monday, January 21, 2013

We Got a Double Blessing!

Yesterday my husband and I met up with his mom and dad to buy them a new TV. We first decided to eat at Burger King for lunch. Mike's dad was coaxing his wife to eat a little bit faster so we could go shopping. It was good that she is a slow eater because as we were waiting,Craig from church walked in to get a drink. He stopped to talk and we told him about how Mike's dad's Tv broke after 25 years and we were helping him shop to get a new one. Craig then left to go to the church office. When Mike's mom finished eating and we heading out the door,Mike's phone rang. It was Craig saying that church had a TV to offer to Mike's dad. That was blessing number one as Mike's dad just saved 300.00. We picked up the TV and it had a DVD player and VCR in the TV. That was great as now Mike's dad no longer needed his VCR. Blessing number two was that my boys got a VCR player from grandpa and they are now enjoying movies on VHS they have not seen for over a year when our VCR died. This Monday is going to be a wonderful day. My boys have no school and will be enjoying their "new" VCR player. I love how God works!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Palmolive Fresh Infusions

I am loving these new Palmolive Fresh Infusions. They come in wonderful scents like lime basil.lemon thyme,and ginger white tea, These dish soaps smell so good and make dish washing like a day at the spa. My favorite is lime basil as it smells like a lime popsicle. I showed these to my friend and she loved the lemon thyme one. You can find these wonderful dish soaps at Walmart. For more information on Palmolive Fresh Infusions go to Palmolive website and check out reviews on Influenster. I am so happy Influenster sent me these dish soaps to review.

Nuby Pacifier Giveaway

Nuby is having a giveaway on Facebook today for a Nuby Comfort pacifier. To be entered to win go to facebook.com/nubyusa and click the Pacifier giveaway tab. These pacifiers are not only cute but are a orthodontic pacifier. These make great gifts for new babies.

Wash Those Hands To Keep The Germs Away!

My kids know I tell them to wash their hands a lot. I guess Jesse wants to let everyone to wash their hands three times. I walked into the bathroom and found all this soap on the sink. That boy cracks me up. So here is Jesse's daily reminder to everyone- to keep germs away wash those hands often. My rule is wash them when you come inside the house,before you eat and after potty time. Also keep your hands away from your face. If you are sick,wash your hands after sneezing and coughing. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Nuby Tear Free Rinse Pail

My boys love taking baths but hate when I have to rinse their hair. They don't like the water or soap in their face. I decided to give the Nuby tear free rinse pail a try. I like that the pail holds a lot of water and has a soft edge that sits on their forehead. That night at bath time I put the Nuby tear free rinse pail to the test.

It did a good job of rinsing my little ones head and it was easy to hold with the handle on the back of the pail. I love the bight colors of the product as it makes bath time more fun. The Nuby tear free rinse pail also comes in light blue and pink. To purchase this cool Nuby product and others go to these retailers:
 www.BuyBabyDirect.com
 www.cookieskids.com
 www.amazon.com
 Kmart

"These opinions are my own and I was sent the product to test as part of being a Nuby mommy blogger."

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Here in Albuquerque we do get snow,but not very much and not very often. My kids always want snow so bad but not me as I grew up in Chicago. Jesse was thrilled when it now yesterday and had to go outside to play in it. I on the other hand stayed inside and took pictures from the window. My Jesse even laid down on the patio to make a snow angel. I am thankful that this little bit of snow will melt tomorrow as we will be in the 40's.

Monday, January 14, 2013


What do you get when you pair the Big Game with the Big Easy? A great box full of tasty treats and party pizazz – with a New Orleans twist – to please your most fanatical fans. If you’re gathering to watch the Big Game you won’t want to do it without this bountiful box filled with delectable, easy, Cajun inspired foods from Zatarain’s.

How would you like some goodies like these for you party? Well go to Cravebox to find out how. How does it work? If you'd like to try the delicious Zatarain’s products in the Big Game Cravebox™, enter the drawing now to win a spot in the shipment. If you're new to Cravebox click the REGISTER NOW button below to get started. If your entry is selected, we'll notify you by email and charge your credit card $15 to receive the box – and shipping is included in the price. Your box will arrive approximately 7 days after your credit card is charged, in plenty of time for the Big Game. Entering the drawing is free, and if your entry is not selected, you will not be charged.
Go here to enter for this cool CraveBox---https://www.cravebox.com/zatarains-big-game.asp or http://bit.ly/UDr7vP


  • This box contains several food-related products, beverages and recipes for you and your family.
  • One Lucky Winner will get the spread shown in the photo.
  • If your entry is selected from the Drawing, we will notify you by email and charge your credit card $15. Your box will be shipped within a few days after payment is received. There is no charge if you are not selected.
  • Shipping is included in the $15 price.
  • You will also be invited to participate in several contests related to this program. You can opt out at any time.


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Friday, January 11, 2013

Palmolive Fresh Infusions

I got a wonderful package the other day from Infuenster and it contained 3 bottles of Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soap. Here is a video as I open my box. 

An Apple a Day Keeps The Doctor Away- .49 LB. This Week At Sprouts

An apple a day does keep the doctor away as they are so healthy for you.Apples are high in fiber and vitamin c. Apples make great snacks and they are so easy to take on the go. My favorite way to eat an apple is in the car. Whenever I am running errands I always grab an apple. My kids love eating peanut butter on apple slices. There are many varieties of apples out there and I am sure you can find a favorite. This week until Wednesday apples are on sale at Sprouts for .49 a pound,a great stock up price as they keep for several weeks in the fridge. Sprouts has many varieties like golden and red delicious,granny smith,gala,and many more on sale. So go to Sprouts and pick up some apples and other yummy fruits and veggies. Sprouts is my favorite place to get produce and there prices are great.  To see this weeks ad go here http://specials.sprouts.com/Shop/WeeklyAd.aspx

Monday, January 7, 2013

Green Your School Contest

There is a cool contest that to help your school become green or greener. The website for more information is http://www.pureology.com/greenschools and it has lots of ideas to help your school be green. I nominated my kids school as they still use strofoam plates in the lunch room.  If your school wins they will win money and help to see their ideas become real.


When a school goes green, children benefit—as well as the environment! Green schoolslead to:
Improved student performance. When children learn in classrooms with natural daylight, improved sound quality and non-toxic building materials such as non-VOC carpets and paints, test scores can improve as much as 20%. Attendance also improves!
More funds for student resources. When green upgrades are made to a school, water and energy costs can be reduced by as much as 40%. These savings can be channeled back into resources that directly benefit students, such as textbooks, computers and other essentials.
Reduced carbon footprint. Greening a school significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming

Friday, January 4, 2013

20 Mule Team Borax and A Giveaway

I have discovered a new product and it is wonderful. This product has been around for a long time but I never tried it. The product 20 Mule Team Borax has many uses in addition to giving your laundry a boost to clean clothes better. 20 Mule Team Borax naturally softens your hard water,which protects your detergent-so it can maximize cleaning power and remove stains . I love that 20 Mule Team Borax is 100% natural,a mineral from the ground. I added the Borax laundry booster to my laundry the other day and my clothes came out looking cleaner and softer.
 There are many other uses for 20 Mule Team Borax beyond laundry such as dishwasher detergent,you can view the recipe at a fellow bloggers site http://bloggingbabiesandthebayou.com/homemade-dishwasher-detergent-rinse-aid-frugal-diy-green/ and enter her contest also to win some 20 Mule Team Borax. Another use for Borax is making slime, slime recipe, my kids favorite. Borax also makes a great all purpose cleaner.


Homemade All Purpose Cleaner Recipe


  • 1 teaspoon 20 Mule Team Borax
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups water


  1. Boil the water. Pour it into a large glass measuring cup or pitcher with a spout.

  2. Add the borax and stir until dissolved.

  3. Add the vinegar.

  4. Let cool, then pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
For more information on 20 Mule Team Borax visit www.20muleteamlaundry.com and to enter a contest for $ 1,500.00 or one of 171 coupons for Mule Team Borax http://www.facebook.com/20MuleTeamBorax/app_438743829518571?id=44441

 Now for the best part,I have two coupons to giveaway so you can get some free 20 Mule Team Borax. Just enter on the form below and good luck.

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"These opinions are my own and I was sent product to write this review from Purexinsiders."
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