Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lindsay Brin's Shed 5 Fast DVD Review

Lindsay Brin

Did five extra pounds sneak up on you in your busy life? Lose 5 pounds fast with Lindsay Brin's Shed 5 Fast DVD. These two total-body workouts balance toning exercises with bursts of energetic cardio for maximum fat burning in only 30 minutes. This interval training is the most efficient way to burn calories, and two different workouts ensure you won’t hit a plateau during the six week program.

You’ll lose five pounds or more in just the first three weeks with this Weight Loss fitness DVD! Lindsay Brin uses the 3/3 interval method for the most effective fat burning workout - 3 minutes of toning using multiple muscle groups to boost metabolism, and 3 minutes of martial arts/kickboxing to melt fat in exercises that are simple and effective. Follow your level- beginner, intermediate or advanced, or step up your program to advanced as you start to see results.

Get your body back with Moms Into Fitness DVDs! Learn how to fire your core from the inside-out to create a flat stomach again.
To lose 5 pounds even faster make sure you use Moms Into Fitness Weight Loss Plan in addition to the Shed 5 Fast Workouts.


It seems like everywhere I go... and Everyone I know is trying to lose weight... Including ME. This journey for me started last year by wanting to lose some weight for my sister in laws wedding and my 20th class reunion. I've always been an active person. I was a gymnast for many years and currently Coach Gymnastics, so I always had alot of training and exercise. But after having my children and getting alittle older, the activity slowed down and the weight crept up. I'm not a huge person my any means and I had lost around 20 pounds last year, by eating healthy and exercise. Then I wanted to lose a few more pounds and tone up, But... I started to exercise less and eat more and added a few pounds back on. So... Here I am today!! I want to look and feel great!(by having a nice flat stomach & toned body) I want to lose weight. I know that comes by eating healthy and exercise.

I tried Lindsay Brin's Shed 5 Fast DVD. Wow!! What a workout. I haven't tried this workout for three weeks yet, to have lost 5 lbs, but I'm going to continue using this DVD. I like the combined workout of Cardio and Toning!!! I really like that you can start off at an easier level and set the program up to advance as you go. Many of the exercises are pretty easy and effective. I love the 3/3 interval method for the most effective fat burning workout in only 30 minutes. This workout is pretty fun and easy to follow. It is also nice that you can go to www.momsintofitness.com to find your metabolism, get a free meal plan and track your progress. Lindsay is also available on facebook for anyone who might have fitness or nutrition questions.

Want to purchase this? It's only $15.99 but My lucky readers can get a 20% discount.

Lindsay Brin

*Disclosure: This is a MamaBuzz Review. I received Lindsay Brin's Shed 5 Fast DVD from Lindsay Brin for review purposes. These are my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bark Off & Crazy Critters Review & Giveaway



BarkOff is the ingenious, ultrasonic training aid that allows you to take control over your dog's nuisance barking. Just switch on the BarkOff device and an ultrasonic signal, inaudible to human ears, instantly captures your dog's attention and immediately interrupts the barking pattern. This allows your dog to calm down and stop barking painlessly and naturally. BarkOff works so well because the ultrasonic signal actually teaches your dog the difference between nuisance barking and barking that protects your family and your home. Battery-powered BarkOff can be used indoors or outside and is especially helpful in the car when you have to take your dog on a long drive. It allows you to control your dog's difficult behavior humanely without trying your patience. Best of all, BarkOff is small enough to fit in your pocket so you can take it virtually anywhere you take your dog.



One of my dogs, likes to bark alot. Usually it is to inform me that someone or something is outside. He is a good watch dog. Although, later at night he is a nuisance. I'm not sure what he's barking at-if anything. So, I thought that I would try the BarkOff one night when Buddy was barking. I really didn't get much reaction out of him. I couldn't hear anything, as this is not suppose to be heard my people, so I'm not sure if it was working or just not on my dog. He stopped for a minute or two then continued on barking. I know that my Dog, Buddy is stubborn and usually after we yell at him to stop barking, we get similar results. I'm thinking that all dogs are different and just because I was hoping for better results, you may and that this may effect your dog differently. What I like is that this is easy to use. It just requires a 9 volt battery and is small enough to take with you just about anywheres.

This is a MamaBuzz Review, check out what the others have to say about this product.

Want to try it? The BarkOff sells for just $10. Right now, they are offering an introductory special offer, you'll get the BarkOff for just $10 and only $6.99 shipping and handling. But that's not all! When you order today, you'll also receive a second BONUS BarkOff for the car or to give as a gift for just separate $6.99 shipping and handling.

Or Win it!!! One of my lucky readers will get the BarkOff and a Crazy Critter. Read on for the details in the bottom of my Crazy Critter Review.



Crazy Critters are stuffing free plush toys with squeakers on both ends. Crazy Critters are certain to be the toy that both you and your dog are sure to love! They are stuffing-free so they lie flat, making them easy for practically any dog to play with. And, because they are stuffing-free, you will never have to worry about cleaning up the mess from a torn or ripped stuffed animal. Even better, your dog will never be exposed to loose stuffing that could be dangerous if eaten. Crazy Critters are super plush and realistic looking -- they even squeak -- making your dog think that he or she is playing with a friend. Best of all, they are hand washable so you can use them indoors or outside.


I received the Fox Crazy Critter for review. It is so soft and cute. Having two dogs, I wasn't sure which one to give it to. So, I decided to give it my friend for her new puppy. This was the perfect gift. She didn't have to worry about cleaning stuffing up or her puppy eating the stuffing if he tore it apart. But, the puppy never got his toy. Her niece claimed it first. This is a good toy for little ones too! This two year old just loves her Crazy Critter. She likes to hold it and rub it on her face and she even sleeps with it. She just loves the soft feel of it. She picks this over her other toys and plays with it and carries it around for hours. It's safe and is so cute that people don't even realize it's a dog toy.




The favorite Crazy Critter is the Friendly Fox and it sells for just $10. But through the special Internet offer and as a BONUS for ordering today, you'll also get a second Crazy Critter Rugged Raccoon, a $10 value at no additional charge, just pay separate $6.99 shipping and handling. This special Crazy Critters offer is not available in stores.

Win it!!!One of my lucky readers will get the BarkOff and a Crazy Critter.

To enter: Visit BarkOff or Crazy Critters and leave me comment telling what you/or your pet would like the best about this product. (Visit both and leave a separate comment about each one.)

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This giveaway is open to US only. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)This giveaway will end on August 11th at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.


*Disclosure: I received a Bark Off and a Crazy Critters, free of charge, from Bark Off and Crazy Critters, for the purposes of this review. This is my honest thougths and opinion.*

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Total Pillow Review & Giveaway

Total Pillow


VERSATILE TRANSFORMING PILLOW Cradles you with Comfort While Asleep and Awake

Most people spend approximately one-third of their lives asleep on their pillow, however the new Total Pillow has uses for the two-thirds of time spent awake.

There are pillows for all types of issues but no one pillow that bridges all conditions, until now. The Total Pillow is for use overnight, on the couch, sitting at your desk, driving, while on a plane or train, in college dorms, or just while watching television. This donut-shaped pillow transforms in just seconds to more than five supportive shapes for customized relief. The patent pending locking technology enables the Total Pillow to support the neck, lower back, ankles and knees.

The Total Pillow's ergonomic design allows your body to be cradled in support whether you're a side sleeper and like support between your knees and/or ankles or are a frequent traveler. It's also great for the businessperson, who needs lumbar support for the long periods of time spent seated.

This amazing Versatile Pillow is Great for many uses: Knee Support, In the Car, Watching Tv, Lumbar Support, etc.


My Thoughts:
The Total Pillow is Amazing!! This pillow is versatile and can be used many ways. You can twist, turn and shape the Total Pillow any way you like and it keeps it's shape. This pillow is very soft and filled with tension-easing beads. I used this pillow in the car as a neck rest and as a seat cushion watching my son's baseball tournament this weekend. I love it!! I will be using this for multiple purposes. The kids already want me to get them their own.(Which is good because we all would be fitting over this one). I love the size of this pillow, it is large enough for comfort yet small enough to take just about anywhere. I will be using this Total Pillow alot. My only complaint is that when it comes the time for cleaning, this is Spot clean only. I wish it was mashine washable, but I haven't had the need for cleaning mine yet.

Available for $19.99, The Total Pillow can be ordered online at www.buytotalpillow.com
Right now they're running a special. $50 Value: Buy one Total Pillow and Get one Free plus 2 Compresses and 2 Fleece Compress Covers. Just Pay seperate P&H



Or Win it!!! One of my lucky readers can win the Total Pillow free of charge.

To enter: Visit Total Pillow and tell me how you would use this pillow.

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This giveaway is open to US only. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)This giveaway will end on August 10th at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

*This is a Mama Buzz review. I received the Total Pillow free of charge, from Total Pillow, for the purposes of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Hampton Direct, Inc. is a leading international importer and distributor of consumer products. The Vermont-based company's offerings include common household problem solving products that includes the As Seen On TV Wonder Hanger®, Twin Draft Guard® and Total Pillow®.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mamavation Monday

Watch Lives Change
Last week, I started the Kettleworx program but I only got to do it one day. This was due to a shoulder injury from coaching gymnastics, but I'm feeling way better and I'm going to start over with Week 1 today and next week I will report. I think that this program is just what I need and will really help me to tone up. It includes weights(the kettlebell)with cardio and strength training. I will let you know more about it next week. I am hoping to have good results and to lose a few pounds by this time next week. I started out today pretty good. I ate a healthy breakfast and did alittle workout on the wiifit. I did some hula hooping and step aerobics and later today I'm going to do the Cardio Week I Kettleworx video. I'll looking forward to a Good Week.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Babushka's Beauty Secrets Book Review & Giveaway

Giveaway Now Closed. Congrats to Benita, Bob and Lona.

Old World Tips for a Glamorous New You
By:Raisa Ruder

DON'T SPEND A FORTUNE TO LOOK FLAWLESS
Esthetician to the stars Raisa Ruder learned her time-tested beauty techniques from her Ukrainian grandmother (or babushka, as they say in the old country).
Now everyone can discover the all-natural, better-than-botox secrets the Hollywood stars use to shine on the red carpet! Ruder reveals her sought-after beauty recipes that can fight wrinkles, plump lips, and eliminate crow's feet and acne, using inexpensive, everyday grocery items like eggs, honey, vegetable oil and strawberries (and a splash of vodka for freshness!). At last, by popular demand, Raisa Ruder opens up her babushka's secret pantry and shares her most amazing and effective beauty advice:
•Skin-saving Souffl├ęs - whipped up wonders that shrink pores, brighten skin, and diminish lines
•Chocolate weight-loss wrap- a moment on the hips, tightens, tucks, and nips!
•Hot hair- a cayenne pepper blend that leaves locks silky, soft, and full
•PediPure- a soothing, smoothing foot scrub made with milk and mint
•Lustrous Lashes - a simple castor oil serum that thickens and lengthens
•Perfect Pucker- a mix of salt, green tea, and fruit that plumps up lips naturally
•And much more...

About the Author:
Raisa Ruder was a registered nurse in her native Ukraine when she decided to move to the United States fifteen years ago. For seven years she worked at the famed Anastasia salon doing eyebrows and facials until opening her own West Hollywood salon in 2005. She noticed the large amount of preservatives in American products and decided to introduce her Babushka's old world beauty recipes in her salon. She quickly became LA's go-to-girl. Her clients include: Madonna,Tyra Banks, Molly Simms, Ali Larter, Nicolette Sheridan and others. ... more

My Thoughts:
This is a Great Book! Buy this book and learn a bunch of secret, at home beauty remedies. This book gives some very easy to follow recipes and beauty tips. Most recipes include cheap and easy ingredients that most people already have.
I've tried some of these beauty recipes and they are very easy to follow and are very inexpensive. This is the book for all women who want to look good and save alot of money.

Buy it here.

Or Win it!!! The Hatchette Book Group has offered this book to three of my lucky readers.

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Leave me your favorite at home beauty secret.

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This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only and can not be shipped to PO Boxes. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)
This giveaway will end on August August 3rd at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

*Disclosure: I received this book free of charge for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ocean Complete Sinus Irrigation ~Review & Giveaway ~


New OCEAN Complete Sinus Irrigation is a unique two-in-one nasal irrigator and nasal moisturizer to help relieve nasal and sinus pressure/congestion, while keeping the nasal passages soothed and moist....with a simple switch of the little nozzle!
This innovative product offers two delivery options to give your nose complete relief. The orange nozzle irrigates, and liquefies mucus, clearing the nasal passages and the white nozzle provides a moisturizing mist to counteract dry
climates in airplanes, hotels, schools, hospitals, and from medications, nosebleeds, and polluted air. OCEAN Complete is drug free!, Unlike antihistamines or steroids. Its unique, non-medicated salt blend formula is pre-mixed and ready-to-go for convenience --(similar to the action of a neti pot but without the mess and hassle.)

This non-medicated formula is safe for frequent use.
Ingredients are: Purified water, glycerin, sodium chloride, monobasic sodium phosphate, dibasic sodium phosphate, potassium chloride, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride.

Convenient and easy to use with no mixing required.
Just follow the Instructions:
To flush and irrigate...
Attach the orange tip (actuator).
Hold head in an upright position, insert nozzle just inside nostril.
Press and hold actuator for one full second as a gentle stream washes nasal passages.
Gently inhale as you spray, bringing fluid to the back of your nasal passages. Cough and clear out any fluid that moves to the back of the throat. *
Do this at least twice in each nostril once a day or as often as needed.
Rinse and dry the tip.
To mist and moisturize...Attach the white tip (actuator).
Hold head in an upright position, insert nozzle just inside each nostril.
Press and hold actuator to restore moisture to dry nasal passages.
Repeat as often as needed (non-habit forming, drug free, non-addicting).
Rinse and dry the tip.

Watch this Video to see how easy this is to use:


We are enjoying our summer...My husband was in the Lake waterskiing...A few days later...He was all stuffed up and his sinuses were bothering him. So, he tried Ocean Complete Sinus Irrigation and it helped him alot. At first he wasn't sure about using this product. I told him to try it. This is like the technique that I've had to do with my son to help with his sinus problems. Although, Ocean Complete Sinus Irrigation is alot easier to use. It's alittle uncomfortable, as it is to flush the "yuck" out of your nose. You have to make sure you don't taste it and when it works, you can see the mucus and stuff coming out of your nose. Using this product is a way easier way to flush the mucus out of your nose and serves as a moisturizer as well. This product is a soothing relief and has dual purposes. What I love the most is that this is non-addicting and drug free.

Ocean Complete Sinus Irrigation can be bought at Walgreens, Rite Aid or Buy it online. Click here for a $3 Coupon.

Or Win it!! One of my lucky readers can Win Ocean Complete Sinus Irrigation for Complete Nose Relief.

To enter: Visit Ocean Family of Products and mention another Ocean product.

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This giveaway is open to US only. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)This giveaway will end on August 5th at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.


*Disclosure: I received Ocean products for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Snikiddy Cheddar Baked Fries Review and Giveaway

Giveaway now Closed. Congrat to Chrystal.

A healthy, tasty alternative to typical fried snacks like potato chips, making them a favorite for families seeking healthy snack options.

Snikiddy Cheddar Baked Fries are:
~All Natural
~Gluten-free
~Wheat-free
~No corn syrup
~Peanut-free
~No preservatives
~No trans fats
~No hydrogenated oils
~50% less fat than potato chips

My Thoughts:
These are a healthy snack option. I love that they contain 50%less fat than potato chips without sacrificing the taste. The cheddar taste is good and they are crunchy.
My husband opened the bag and ate over half before he let my children and I try them. I guess that tells you how good they are. We all loved them. I will have to get more, as my husband and kids are already asking for them again.

Snikiddy Cheddar Baked Fries sell for $1.79 for a 4.5oz bag or Buy Snikiddy sharing packs at Snikiddy.Alice.com and get $1 off, plus FREE shipping.

Or Win it!!! One lucky reader can get a free bag of Snikiddy Cheddar Baked Fries

To enter: Visit Snikiddy.com and tell me which flavor sounds the best to you.

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This giveaway is open to US only. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)This giveaway will end on August 4th at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.


Other Info: Sweepstakes at Facebook.com/Snikiddy. (Fill out the sweeps tab to enter for a chance to win the weekly drawing for a Snikiddy gift basket or the grand prize- a Jamis kids' bike.)

*This is a Mama Buzz review. I received a free bag of Baked Cheddar Fries from Snikiddy for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Monday, July 19, 2010

InvitationBox.com Review & Giveaway

Giveaway now Closed. Congrats to Darlene.


InvitationBox.com offers one of the internet's widest selections of invitations, announcements, stationery products and gifts to make every occasion special, from brands you know and trust.
This family-owned business is proud of their fine quality and diversity of products. They offer over 9,000 products that include a wide variety of designs ranging from classic and traditional to modern and chic elements. They carry some of the most popular vendors in the industry, Inviting Company, Stacy Claire Boyd, Odd Balls, Picture Perfect, SanLori Designs, Cross-My-Heart and Paper So Pretty, just to name a few.

InvitationBox.com experienced customer service team is dedicated to providing you with supreme customer service, advice and care. Their experts are available to assist you via phone, email or online live chat. Visit InvitationBox.com Blog for company updates, premiering vendors and advice on event planning, trends and more.

My thougths:
InvitationBox.com has trendy party invitations, but they also offer a large collection of gift items for any personality or style. They carry stuffed animals, gift sets, baby clothing, keepsake boxes and toys, holiday stamps and stickers and a huge variety of stationery and greeting cards as well.
I received some invitations to review. The invitations I requested were Halloween Party and Birthday Party Invitations. I love them!!! The quality of the invitations are Great. The invitations are printed on thick card stock and are very bright and colorful. They have unique wording and can be personalized. They offer such a large variety of invitations and categories to chose from. They make shopping online easy by breaking their invitations down by theme,design and pattern,collection, etc. InvitationBox.com offer all your party invitation essentials. I would recommend ordering from this respectable company. InvitationBox.com guarantees that they have the lowest prices online for the invitation and stationery items they sell. They also offer over 3,000 eco-friendly items.

Visit InvitationBox.com for all your party needs.

Win it!! One of my lucky readers can win a $25 Gift Certificate to InvitationBox.com!

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This giveaway will end on July 31st at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. The Gift Certificate will be awarded electronically via a promo code and will expire on August 31, 2010.

**Disclosure** I received party invitations for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Mamavation Monday

Watch Lives Change
Last Monday I was already to get back into my routine after gaining 4 pounds on Vacation. Well, I started to eat healthier but didn't do much exercising until Zumba on Thursday. Then the week-end came and I had a few parties and Cake and cheesecake later... I lost 1 of the gained 4 pounds but... this week I need to kick it in gear. I'm starting a new program!! I'm going to be trying the Kettleworx. I will let you know, how that works out and post a review in a few weeks. I am going to eat healthy!! I started this morning out right. I had scrambled eggs then about two hours later I had my Chiquita Banana. Eating fruit about two hours after breakfast and lunch seems to be my little trick, it helps me to eat less and speeds up my metabolism. Now this week I need to get doing my workouts. Next week I am going to have better progress. My goal was to lose another 5 to 10 pounds (these pounds have been really stubborn!!) But, first I need to work on those other extra three pounds still visiting from vacation. Summertime is so busy and I need to exercise especially if I'm going to be eating extra treats. I would be much happier with myself if I could tone up a bit more.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bella Sara MoonFairies Review & Giveaway

Giveaway now Closed. Congrats to Jessica

Journey into a Magical World. Select Bella Sara products include secret codes that expand a child’s imagination with play while unlocking a magical experience into the world of Magical Horses at BellaSara.com. By entering secret codes, children can discover the world with Bella Sara Adventures, casual games, activities and more.
Committed to safety and security, the Bella Sara website is completely free of social networking, third-party advertising, and requires parental approval for users under 13 years of age. Most features at BellaSara.com, including Bella Sara Adventures, are free of charge, but play may be expanded further through the activation of secret codes, found in Bella Sara products. To read more about Bella Sara’s safety features, visit there parents guide .



Bella Sara Moonfairies released June 1st, and are still making its entrance into stores, including Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, and several independent retailers. Bella Sara invites girls to travel to the far off Emeraldian Wilds to meet the fairy, dryad, and sprite horses with the newest collectible card series. Young girls will discover the second of the year’s “lost herds” with Bella Sara Moonfairies as they unlock secret codes to play online adventures. This new series from Bella Sara allows fans to enter a magical world filled with empowerment and creativity. Each card pack includes a secret code, that when activated at BellaSara.com, unlocks magical adventures for you to play.

My Thoughts:
I think that any horse lover would enjoy collecting the Bella Sara products and many young girls will enjoy collecting the Bella Sara Moonfairie Trading Cards. These cards have such bright detailed pictures of many different horses. Children will like to collect the cards and enter the secret codes for play time online. This is recommended for ages 5-13. I felt comfortable letting my daughter play online knowing that this is a safe site. Children will also learn how to care for their horses by feeding, cleaning and keeping their horse happy. I feel that this teaches children some responsibility and it's fun for them to visit and care for their horses. I personally think that these interest the girls more than the boys. Although my nephew who's 8, a horse owner and lover,enjoys collecting these cards and the online play too. I think that the Bella Sara Moonfairie Trading Cards and the other Bella Sara products including the Velvety miniature horses make a great reward or Gift.

Since its introduction, Bella Sara has broadened its family of products from trading cards and a virtual world (BellaSara.com) to DVDs, toys, books, video games, arts and crafts, games and puzzles, apparel, and back-to-school items in the North American and international markets.

The Bella Sara Moonfairies Trading Card packs sell for $2.99 at most retailers.
Buy some today to Unlock your Magical Journey or Win it.

One lucky reader can win a pack of Bella Sara Moonfairie Trading Cards.
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**Disclosure** I received Bella Sara trading cards free for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Critical Thinking Co. Balance Benders - Review-

Balance Benders

The Critical Thinking Co. carry products for reading, writing, math, science, and history too. Their products are for pre schoolers on up to adults. Perfect for most ages. These workbooks are designed to help children develop logical reasoning skills and will help them to get better grades and test scores.

Critical thinking is identifying and evaluating evidence to guide decision making. A critical thinker uses broad in-depth analysis of evidence to make decisions and communicate his/her beliefs clearly and accurately.

We received Balance Benders, Beginning, for review. This level is designed for grades 2-6. So it was alittle easy for my daughter who is entering in 7th grade, but perfect for my son who's entering in 3rd grade. Some of this book was easy for my son and some was a bit hard. However, this is great for him to continue to use and will be very helpful in the future.

This particular series focuses on helping students develop logical reasoning skills, as well as pre-algebraic skills. This contains puzzles with a balance that is weighing different items on each side. You have to use “deductive” reasoning to figure out which answers are true. There are different patterns for you to figure out whether or not they are true, according to the scale. In the back of the book there are Balance Tips that you can read through and use to help solve the problems. There are also solutions in the back of the book.

You can purchase Balance Benders books for $9.99, from Beginner Level to Level 3. (Preschool age up to grades 12)
These are great for the kids to do anytime and are perfect to use over summer vacation.

The Critical Thinking Co. is also hosting a Critical Thinking Moments Video Contest, in which you can enter a short video, featuring your family using one of their products, and you could be eligible to win a year’s supply of educational product, worth $500!

If you know of a teacher or person who has inspired you or others when it comes to learning, critical thinking, etc., You can nominate them for the Critical Thinking Heroes Award.

*Disclosure: This is a MamaBuzz Review. I received a Balance Benders book, free of charge, from The Critical Thinking Co., for the purposes of this review.*

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Purely Products Pocket Purifier Review & Sunmate Giveaway

Giveaway Now Closed. Congrats to Amy!!
Purely Products is an eco-friendly company focused on bringing to market products that make clean, healthy living easier for families – all the while helping kids. Their moto is "Responsible products for responsible living!"

I received Purely Products, Black Pocket Purifier (also available in pink) to try out. The handheld germ eliminating light uses UV (ultraviolet light) to sanitize surfaces (keyboards, cell phones, computer keyboards, kitchen countertops, sinks, public bathrooms & transportation, toys, pacifiers, bottoms/interior of purses & diaper bags, etc) UV nanotechnology kills 99.9% of germs that cause colds & flu, plus e-coli, salmonella, mold, fungus, and MRSA (staph) without chemicals. The built in 4-watt germicidal ultraviolet light deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens destroying their ability to multiply. Pocket Purifier sanitizes surfaces and objects with the same UV-C light that sterilizes surgical instruments.


The Pocket Purifier was so easy and simple to use! Just add 4 AA Batteries and you're ready to go. You simply hold the light close to the item you want to sanitize for 10-15 seconds, or you can set it up to santize larger items. At home, at work, in public, for all high-touch surfaces, Pocket Purifier is the most environmentally responsible way to kill germs without chemicals. The Pocket Purifier puts a wall of defense in your hands with its handheld germicidal light. It's lightweight and convenient, the Pocket Purifier is small enough to fit into my purse, so I can take it with me to sanitize items where ever I go. This makes life alot easier,safer and me alot less worried about what germs my children are picking up.

The Pocket Purifier sells for $29.95. A percentage of every Purely Products sale supports diaperLove, a non-profit providing diapers to children in need.
Purely Products is also offering MamaBuzz readers a 25% discount by going to http://www.purelyproducts.com/summer-sale/


Purely Products make it easier to make monitoring sun exposure for your family a healthy living habit. SunMate puts information on the intensity of ultraviolet rays right in the palm of your hand, so you can make preventive decisions on sun care protection. So sun-savvy in fact, the compact, lightweight SunMate was named "Best Beach Tech" by Shape Magazine (May 2009).
But SunMate is not just for the beach or pool. Golfing, fishing, snow skiing, boating, softball - any sports; yard work, bicycling, walking, running, hiking, at the park with your kids or at baseball games - any outdoor activity, any day of the year. SunMate arms you with a read-out of the sun's UV ray intensity, so you aren't guessing what those cloudy skies might mean to your skin. Knowledge is power, so you can act. Take your Sunmate wherever you go.

The Sunmate sells for $19.95
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This giveaway will end on July 30th at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be choosen.

*Disclosure: This is a Mama Buzz review. The Pocket Purifier and Sunmate were provided by Purely Products for this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Kylee

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Wow!!! My Baby Girl is Twelve Today.
Happy Birthday Kylee!!!
We have a Fun Day Planned...So we will be out Celebrating Today.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mamavation Monday

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I've been on vacation and I'm Back!!! Time to get my butt back into my healthy eating and exercise routine. I'm not happy to say that I over ate and snacked and missed alot of my workouts while on vacation. And Gained 4 pounds in the past two weeks or so. But... I had a great time on Vacation!! It was nice to visit my sister and her family.
Back to Business... Today's a good day for me to start it up again. Tonights the Mamavation Twitter Party Kick off of the new campaign and One Year Anniversary.
Congrats to Bookieboo and the Success of the Mamavation Campaign. Good Luck to the New Mamavation Moms.

Mamavation Twitter Party Tonight



Come join the Fun!!! Twitter party launching the 5th campaign and ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Mamavation. Yeah!!!

PopWeaver Canola Popcorn Review & Giveaway

Giveaway now Closed. Congrats to Debbie & Jackie

Pop Weaver introduces the first microwave popcorn to be made with Canola oil. The new and improved formulation of the popcorn enhances the rich, buttery taste that Pop Weaver is known for, and is lower in calories, total fat, saturated fat and sodium, while also providing Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids.

Most other popcorns are made from Palm oil which is not only high in saturated fat, but there are also environmental issues with palm oil, as it contributes to deforestation in tropical areas, and importing it uses a lot of fuel. Canola is a renewable crop that is grown in the U.S.

All three flavors in the Pop Weaver microwave popcorn line – Light Butter, Butter and Extra Butter – have been reformulated to incorporate Canola oil to help lower bad cholesterol and protect against coronary heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Both Light Butter and Butter carry the American Heart Association’s Heart Check mark, designating them as heart-healthy products.

All three flavors also contain zero grams of trans fat. At only 21 cents per full bag popped, no other snack provides this great nutritional value at such a low cost. And it’s fun and delicious to eat.

My Thoughts:
I love the idea of a healthy snack!! My children and I love this Popcorn. We tried the extra butter and it tastes so Good! It has a rich butter flavor and tastes as Good as the other Pop Weaver Popcorn but is alot healthier for You. This is a Great quick and inexpensive snack. It is microwavable taking less than 3 minutes to make, Perfect for the kids to make themselves. Pop Weaver Canola Popcorn makes a Great healthy Snack!!

New Pop Weaver microwave popcorn made with Canola oil in Extra Butter, Butter and Light Butter is available at mass market retailers and discount stores nationwide.

Try some, it's only 21 cents per full bag popped.
Or Win it!!!! Two lucky readers can each Win an 8 pack Box of Pop Weaver Canola Popcorn.

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This giveaway will end on July 26th at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be choosen.

*Disclosure: I received Pop Weaver Canola Popcorn for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Winner Announcement

Drum Roll Please...

The Winner is Sarah!!! Congrats... She wins the $20 Gift Certificate to Sunglass Warehouse.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

csnstores.com Upcoming Review

I'm so excited about doing a review from csnstores.com!!! I have been a fan of the CSN Stores for a while now and dreaming of all the nice stuff I would love to get from them. While finishing our basement by making it into a Large Family Room, we had so many choices to make. One important decision was which lights we wanted to get. That's a huge decision, but csnstores.com makes it easy by their huge selection. There are many great things about CSN Stores, such as their variety in inventory, great customer service and ordering made easy. With 200+ individual stores, csnstores.com has everything you could possibly want or need. From lights, to bar stools, to wall art, to cookware, they have it all.


*Disclosure: I will getting a free item to review for my honest opinion.*

Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm on Vacation

Just Wanted to let you all know that I'm on Vacation this Week. I'm lucky enough to be visiting my Sister and her Family in Wisconsin. Yesterday, we had a nice cookout and my Brother in law hosted Great Fireworks. Today, I'm not sure what we are doing-that depends on the weather and stuff, But no matter what we do, we are glad to be here visiting with Colleen, Bob and the Kids.
I'm not sure how much time I'll have this week to post much, but I know I have a bunch of reviews and giveaways to do and hopefully I can get those up and posted by next week. If I get extra time, they may be up sooner. Have a Great Week.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Winner Announcement

Drum Roll... Please...

Congrats to busiemommie and Stephanie...
The winners of the Silk Pure Almond Giveaway.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Pete


Today's my husband's Birthday~Happy Birthday Pete!!! Have a Great Day!!!