Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cleaner Teeth With Oral B Deep Sweep Part Two #OralBWOW #Sponsored

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post!  I'm required to disclose a relationship between my site and Oral Care Influencer Network.  This includes the Oral Care Influencer Network providing us with content, product, access or other forms of payment. All opinions however are 100% my own. 

    So when I agree to review something I am generally sent a whole product. Oral B kind of turned the tables on me when they sent me the  Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 without the charger. Yes, thats right, no charger.  The method to their madness was that they want me to blog about how much I love my toothbrush and what I would do to get the charger back. While I do have a flare for the dramatic I am not going to sit here and write about how I would just D-I-E to get the charger, travel to china, or walk the dog in the snow. Not- gonna- happen. 

   The above being stated, I am pretty darn happy with this toothbrush. By not sending the charger the company showed me that this brushes battery lasts more than 10 days (with twice a day brushings) without needing to be recharged. I like that this would allow me to stow the charger under the counter, only needing to bust it out now and again. Lets be honest counter chargers aren't that attractive. I like a clean bathroom counter whenever possible. 

Don't laugh....taking pics with a toothbrush is ridiculous. 

   I have also not only gotten used to the vigorous power of this toothbrush that I wrote about in my last post but now I am a bit addicted to it. The feeling of clean post brushing is truly unmatched by any old regular toothbrush I have ever tried. I would be curious to read how other people think this brush compares to other electric toothbrushes. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Keeping Bathtime Less Tearful Using The Nuby Tear Free Rinse Pail- Review

Disclaimer: I am a Nuby Mommy Blogger. I was sent these items for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own. 


   There are only two things BAD about bath time. The first would be those times where your kid poops in the tub (don't even try to tell me your kid never has) and the second would be when you  have a kid that doesn't enjoy water in his eyes. Weston doesn't exactly looove water in his eyes. While I have used the old cup to douse the head method I was interested to try this product. Nuby sent me the Tear Free Rinse Pail and it kind of made bath time easier. Do I use it all the time? No. Is it a necessity? Certainly not, but it does keep some water out of his eyes and thus less tears for all! 


  Its the unique squeegee like lip that kind of seals off the forehead allowing you to douse their little heads. One down side is you kind of have to create that seal with a little pressure. I am not going to lie, now that he just sits free it the tub (not in an enclosure) I did send him reeling backwards once when I pressed the rinse pail to his forehead. My kid is squirmy though and not hesitant to flail or squirm even with a cup rinse method. Moral of the story? Bath with caution no matter what rinse method your using!

If you have more questions or want to know more about Nuby or their products you can connect with them on Facebook and/or Twitter.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cleaner Teeth With Oral B Deep Sweep #OralBWOW #Sponsored

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post!  I'm required to disclose a relationship between my site and Oral Care Influencer Network.  This includes the Oral Care Influencer Network providing us with content, product, access or other forms of payment. All opinions however are 100% my own. 


I've always been a manual toothbrush kind of girl. To me a disposable toothbrush is no muss/no fuss, cheap and easy to replace. As I get older though, I am looking for more out of my toothbrush and life! Better dental care is among the things that I am striving to do for myself (you know among working out, better sleep, oh and the ever present eating right). When the Oral Care Influencer Network contacted me to see if I would like to try the Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000, I said sure! 

When I first tried the Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 I almost could not even believe how strong of a vibration there was to the brush. The first word that came to mind as I tried the brush was POWERFUL! I was shocked at how powerful this was- almost to the point where it made me squirm a bit. This sucker vibrates so hard, I swear if you weren't careful you could indeed knock a tooth out. It definitely will take me a little getting used to to use such a powerful toothbrush.


        While the Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 doesn't add to the pleasantness of toothbrushing (the crazy vibration really does make me shudder a little) it certainly does clean my teeth way more thoroughly than my regular old manual toothbrush. The first thing I noticed was how different my teeth felt when my tongue ran over the surface. It is the same kind of clean that I feel after a cleaning at the dentist. Trying the Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 made me realize that perhaps I really did need more help in the oral care department. The major difference in how clean my teeth feel is making me consider bucking up and sticking with a motorized toothbrush for good. 

         Will I stick with the Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 for sure? Truthfully, I do not know yet. It depends on if I can get used to the level of vibration, no one wants to squirm every time they brush their teeth . It also depends on the affordability of the brush head replacements. That is not a knock on Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000- its just the truth. All of the above being stated, if you are in the market for a motorized toothbrush that has some SERIOUS vibration you might want to check this one out. 

If you would like more info you can connect with Oral B on Facebook and Twitter


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Taking Advantage of Back to School Sales at Famous Footwear #ReebokMom #Sponsored

Disclosure: "I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. All opinions are 100% my own"



   I am the Mom of a toddler that does not attend school. While it is not necessarily back to school time for my family I always like to take advantage of back to school sales and try to get myself a new pair of tennis shoes every year. Its such a fun treat to have a new looking and smelling pair of shoes. I  have a Famous Footwear in the same plaza as my gym so it is easy for me to take advantage when they have a sale going on. When I received the gift-card for this program I purposefully waited until I noticed a good sale. I was thrilled when they ran a buy one pair get the second half off promotion. Then I signed up to receive their emails and received a $5 off coupon.

   In full disclosure, I usually buy Nike's (since middle school at least). Why? I couldn't really tell you. Good marketing? Good fit? Stylish? Maybe all of the above? Whatever the case I was excited to give Reebok another try. I ran to Famous Footwear one day sans kiddo and in my haste I bought the first pair I liked in a 9.5 (The Reebok Zig Kicks) and I purchased my husband a matching but much more manly pair (yes that's right we now have matching shoes). Since my time is limited I assumed that they would fit the same as Nike's and did not try them on. This big mistake landed me with shoes that were too small and the need to head back with toddler to try on more shoes and execute an exchange.


Back to the store with toddler in tow. Here he is trying on shoes while testing my patience. 

  This hasty sizing mistake did afford me the opportunity to test the customer service at Famous Footwear. I have to tell you they were pretty darn quick with my exchange- which with a toddler in tow earns them an A + from me. Once I had the right size shoes I found them to be much more comfortable. The pair I bought is what I consider to be stylish although I am no style expert. They are much heavier than some of the other uber lightweight shoes on the market right now. I would say I prefer them for walking or lifting weights and think they would be great if I was still working as a nurse. I would not wear them for running as they do seem kind of heavy. I do recognize that everything is a trade off though and these shoes have great support and cushion.

Proud #Reebok Mom hahaha. Love those pink laces son. 





Friday, August 9, 2013

Nuby Splish Splash Stackable Bath Cups- A Review




Disclaimer: I am a Nuby Mommy Blogger. I was sent these items for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own. 


I have written about other Nuby products that helped to decrease the bathtime clutter. Sorry to say, these stacking cups do not fit into that category. Pretty much anytime of the day you can come find a stacking cup or two strewn across my bathroom, in my tub, or in my shower. There are only five but they seem to multiply like loaves and fishes. That being stated they are great fun for Weston. They stack by size. They have holes so the water drains in an exciting fashion. The bright colors are fun. He is as entertained by them now as he was a few weeks ago when I busted them out. I guess my clean organized tub will have to wait. 

Like the strategically held cup in the above picture? I don't really like tub shots of kids online, but I thought that one was modest enough. 

I also appreciate that these cups are not prone to the yucky mold thing that some squishy squeezy type bath toys are. These drain (organically) from the holes on the bottom. In summary, they don't reduce clutter but they have stayed mold free, and are very entertaining! 

If you are interested in buying these cups you can find them for sale at several stores online however my very favorite store that carries them is Buy Buy Baby. Buy Buy Baby carries this set for $4.99. While I am at it I might as well add a plea....please Buy Buy Baby come to NOLA and save me from only have Babies R Us as an option! 

If you have more questions or want to know more about Nuby or their products you can connect with them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Disclaimer: I will just repeat myself here for good measure. Got these cups for free in exchange for writing an honest review through the Nuby Mommy Blogger Program. These opinions are my own. 










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