I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” #IC #MC #TweetFromTheSeat

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With the holidays in full swing, I was grateful to test and review a few of Charmin products, including Charmin Ultra Strong and Charmin Ultra Soft toilet tissue since we usually have so many parties and events at our house.

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I’m not sure why but most of the holiday parties are at our house. I love entertaining and I love the holiday spirit. From the lights and decorations to the delicious cookies and desserts, it is my most favorite time of the year. You get to reconnect with people you have not seen in awhile and enjoy each other’s company. We host Thanksgiving as well as a holiday party each year plus also our big families are always over to visit.

I received the samples right before Thanksgiving and added the Charmin Ultra Soft toilet tissue to all 3 of our bathrooms that guests can use. It is extra soft and this toilet tissue characteristic is one of those things I think people “judge” you when at your home. Well, maybe it’s just me… Ha!

We are always a little cautious when we have a large group of people over since our house is over 100 years old and we are not connected to our city’s sewer system, however, with Charmin’s Clog Safe, Septic Safe guarantee, we felt comfortable at our latest holiday gathering of over 20 people. Also, Charmin has teamed up Roto-Rooter, America’s largest provider of plumbing and drain services. Roto-Rooter recommends Charmin more than any other brand and has their stamp of approval.

The rolls lasted longer than other brands we have used in the past since a little bit goes a long way. With both Charmin Ultra Soft and Ultra Soft, you can use up to 4X less toilet tissue. Wow!

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Take a look at my video blog about using Charmin in our house during the holiday season. It is my first video blog so be kind…

 

Interested in finding out more about Charmin products? Click on these links below to get started:

CHARMIN WEBSITE

CHARMIN FACEBOOK

CHARMIN TWITTER

 

Until next time, have a SWEET day! Bonnie


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I received my newest #ModaVoxBox and it was pretty cool to see a different kind of bottled water to review. There were lots of goodies including a new moisture hair mask, make-up, chocolate drinks, and other nice surprises.

Honestly, I have never heard of resource® Natural Spring Water until this review but it has a crisp, refreshing taste with naturally occurring electrolytes. It is 100% natural spring water that tastes great. Another plus is the bottle is made with 50% recycled plastic and is 100% recyclable.

Find resource® Natural Spring Water at a store near you! Enjoy…

NOTE: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies & Target. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

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As many of my Sweet’n Treats’ friends know, I am expecting Baby #2 in mid-January and we recently found out it’s a girl! We are so excited to welcome this baby girl in just a few months! And what better timing than to partner with Huggies and Target to share my experience with Target’s Baby Registry and new Huggies Little Snugglers diapers.

I received a Target gift card to purchase Huggies Little Snugglers diapers either in-store or online. I chose to purchase in-store since I am always shopping there. Who doesn’t love Target! Huggies Little Snugglers diapers were easy to find and Target had plenty in stock. I purchased 2 Jumbo Pack boxes: one box of Newborn (88 diapers) and one box of Size 1 (100 diapers).

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New GentleAbsorb* Liner for a cushiony layer of protection with hundreds of tiny absorbent pillows to help draw mess away from your baby’s delicate newborn skin

For my first daughter, we tried a few brands in the beginning before realizing that Huggies diapers and wipes were what worked. We could always depend on the diapers being super soft and super absorbent even at night time. I still even use Huggies wipes even though my daughter just turned 4 this summer. They work perfectly for messy hands or cleaning up a spill on the coffee table. For our next child, the Huggies brand is one we will continue to trust.

FROM THE COMPANY:

Product Attributes:

  • Cottony-soft inside and out to help keep new baby comfy
  • Wetness indicator lets you know when it’s time to change
  • Umbilical cord cut-out to help protect sensitive belly buttons
  • Flexible, pocketed back waistband to help keep in mess
  • Unique stretchy SnugFit* Waistband provides a gentle, secure fit

 

Pricing and Availability:

  • NEW! Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers are in grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide
  • Available in five sizes, from Preemie (up to 6 lbs) through Size 3 (16-28 lbs)
  • Suggested retail price of $11.99 for a Jumbo Pack and $22.99 for a Big Pack (diaper count varies based on diaper size)

 

For our second child, my sister wants to throw a “Baby Sprinkle” party for our close family and friends so I started a registry with Target. With a few, quick steps, I had the Target Baby Registry completed and started to add some Huggies diapers and wipes to the list.

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If you are expecting, you can create your own Target registry (which should include Huggies Little Snugglers and Natural Care Wipes). Once you add these items to your registry, you can then enter to win a years supply of free diapers from Huggies Register Your Wish website by uploading your Target registry link for the Huggies sweepstakes. It’s easy to enter and who wouldn’t want free diapers for a year???

Huggies Register Your Wish is a cute feature where you can add what your wish for your child would be. I wished for help with our daughters’ college education fund. See below what other people chose…

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I still have so many things that need to be done before Baby #2 is here but with the help from Huggies and Target, it seems a lot easier!



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My daughter and I had the fun opportunity to Discover with Dr. Cool yesterday with his hands-on Ultimate Dinosaur Dig Kit where each science kit contains genuine specimens.

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FROM THE WEBSITE:

Ultimate Dinosaur Dig Kit – Excavate Real Dinosaur Fossils!

This is the perfect science kit for any dinosaur enthusiast! Our Ultimate Dinosaur Dig kit contains 3 genuine dinosaur fossils which have been buried inside a dinosaur themed digging brick. First your young paleontologist will uncover a genuine dinosaur tooth, dinosaur bone, and dino poop fossils (yes, they will get all 3 genuine specimens in this kit!). Digging tools, brush, and magnifying glass are all included in this kit. Plus, they will also uncover a complete dinosaur skeleton which they will need to assemble into a desktop T-Rex figurine. Our full-color guide book was written by teachers and is filled with awesome science facts about dinosaurs and fascinating information about the real dinosaur fossil specimens that they will uncover in this kit. Finally, we’ve also included an activity booklet, with 10 additional games, challenges, and puzzles to solve. There’s a reason why this dinosaur dig kit is the called the Ultimate Dino Dig—it’s because there is no other dinosaur product on the market that even comes close to offering the dino experience that you’ll find here!

AWARDS WON: Academics’ Choice – Brain Toy Award 2013, Preferred Choice Award – Creative Child Magazine 2013 and Brain Child Toy Award – Tillywig Toy Awards 2013

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My daughter loves dinosaurs and learning about them in school plus we recently took a trip to a local museum in Philadelphia where we saw a 3-D dinosaur movie. We opened up the kit where it contained 3 genuine specimens (dino tooth, dino bone and dino poop ??? – interesting), T-Rex skeleton to build, excavation tools, digging block, adventure guide and activity booklet.

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We put the digging block into a larger container so it wouldn’t be messy at the table. The directions mention to add water to help with the removal of the specimens and it is definitely needed as the digging block is tough to scrap and dig through.

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It took awhile to find all of the “treasures” that my daughter wanted to find but she was very involved with the whole process. She is 4 years old and parent help is certainly needed for this activity. She was a little confused about if the “poop” was real or fake but at the end thought it was funny to find a dinosaur’s poop in the digging brick.

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Starting to find “treasures”… here’s the dino bone!

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And here’s what we found!

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photoPlus a special treat was putting the T-Rex skeleton together at the end. Overall, it was a great experience for some mother/daughter bonding time and she was super excited to show her daddy what she did that afternoon.

After looking on the website, they have different kits to experiment with your kids.

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With a growing business, I always need to find new, creative ways to market and advertise my edible cupcake and cake toppers.  I had the great opportunity to work with StickerYou.com to create completely custom stickers with the Sweet’n Treats logo.

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The process was very easy with simple instructions to follow from start to finish. The whole process took less than 10 minutes since I already had the graphic I wanted to use for the stickers. I was able to create 2 pages of white vinyl die-cut stickers that are ideal for business logos, party favors, food jars, sports helmets, bumper stickers, mailing labels, etc.

The white vinyl stickers:

  • Come in any size, shape, and quantity
  • Sun & Water Resistant
  • Dishwasher & Microwave Safe
  • Bubble-Free
  • Glossy Finish
  • Printed in CYMK
  • 3 mil Thickness
  • Removeable

 

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Here is a screenshot of StickerYou.com’s website where I am creating my custom labels with the step-by-step instructions.

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I placed my order within minutes! I received an order confirmation via email as well as another email a little later stating that my order was ready to ship. WOW! What great service and shipping was super fast. I received the stickers in a few days in a sturdy package so they were protected during shipping and here is a photo of the end result!

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The colors are spot on to what I submitted during the ordering process and they look perfect. I am actually going to use them on a few party favors I am planning on creating soon so I’ll post an update with photos of the favors with my custom tags.

A big THANK YOU to our friends at StickerYou.com for allowing us to create beautiful and unique labels.

GIVEAWAY NEWS: Guess what! StickerYou.com is offering our readers the ability to create their own labels! WOO HOO! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win. GOOD LUCK!

 

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Mustache Bash is one of the most popular baby shower (and first birthday) party themes this year. I definitely know since we sell a lot of our edible cake and cupcake toppers for the “Little Man & Mustache” themed collection. With all of the weddings we had last year, I’m sure I’ll be invited to a some baby showers this year and hopefully a few may be for boys!

Thank you to Baby Shower Decoration Ideas for a great FREE printable Mustache Bash baby shower collection! This little-man baby shower theme is becoming so popular with new parents and you can quickly see why. It’s extremely hard not to stick a mustache on every little thing in the house because it makes everything just so darn cute. The free printable download set comes with printable banner, games, labels, and even invitations!

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Download for FREE: http://baby-shower-decoration-ideas.com/little-man-printable-theme/

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You get the entire mustache printable set for free. This includes the banner, game, invite and labels. 

All you need to do is download, print and decorate!

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Baby Shower Decoration Ideas provides free baby shower printable themes every month so you can always find what you are looking for.

To learn how to make their own printables, you can get free video tutorials at:
http://printmybabyshower.com/

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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I had the opportunity to test and review Grazia’s silicone mini muffin pan and it worked nicely for smaller treats. I have used silicone pans in the past and this muffin pan is one of my favorites. Over the weekend, I made blueberry crumble muffins and I used the mini muffin pan for them. The muffins cooked evenly and tasted great. The mini muffin pan is nice for treats for my three old toddler as well as for myself as a way for portion control. Clean-up was easy as you can place it in soapy water or even in the dishwasher. I highly recommend this muffin pan to anyone looking for a high quality and long lasting performance product.

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Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan is a non-stick food grade silicone muffin cupcake baking pan that is extremely easy to clean, safe to use in the oven, microwave, dishwasher, or freezer. It is heat resistant for up to 450°F.

  • 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan (also available with 12 Large Muffin Cups)
  • 100% Pure Food Grade Silicone
  • FDA Approved
  • Heat Resistant to 450 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • No Stick No Mess No nothing – Once you try it you won’t go back to the Rusted Old Metal Pan

 

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{ABOUT THE PRODUCT} The GRAZIA Silicone Mini-Muffin Pan has been used by professional chefs for years and now you can add it to your list of baking tools. It’s simple to bake anything from muffins and pastries, to frozen foods. The pan will work with a variety of sticky foods, including melted cheese and dough. All with non-stick results! Just add a little oil before you start baking and you will pop your muffins out with Absolute ease!! FEATURES:- 100% Pure Food Grade Silicone & FDA Approved- High Quality Construction & Manufactured in Socially Compliant Facility – Heat Resistant to 450 Degrees Fahrenheit – No Stick No Mess No nothing – Once you try it you won’t go back to the Rusted Old Metal Pan GET YOURS TODAY We will Include a FREE 5 Home Made Muffin Recipe eBook Today! BENEFITS: – These 100% Silicone Pans make the food pop out with easy! – No more scraping left over food in the old metal pans we all used to use one time or another – Save money by baking your own muffins, quiches, egg muffins and cupcakes No questions asked Lifetime 100% money back guarantee! 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.