Friday, September 18, 2015

Have your party at Jump America! Make this year a truly memorable and special Birthday event at Jump America. Let us help you build lasting memories for your child and their friends by hosting a Birthday Party of any size for children of any age! Our event hosts will take pictures during your party and create an album that will be posted on our website. (Reservations must be made.)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Luxuious Giveaway!

I recently was given the opportunity to work with Exceptional Sheets.  I was able to try this 5 star hotel mattress pad.  Let me tell you, I feel like I am floating on air now when I lay down in bed.  The mattress pad is pure luxury!  Even my husband loves it!  My 900 GSM towels are on the way too!  I cant wait to wrap myself up in one.  Exceptional Sheets has excellent customer service and works wonderfully with it's customers.  Best part is, the company is based in the United States and it was started by a veteran.
If you would like a chance to win a mattress pad, terry cloth robe, or a towel set enter below!
1st place winner will receive a 900 GSM towel set (6 piece), an Egyptian cotton terry cloth robe, and a 5 star hotel mattress pad.
2nd place winner will receive a 600 GSM towel set (6 piece)
Here is some more information on the company and the products.
Good luck to all of those that enter!


Luxury Egyptian Cotton Linens

Company Overview: is an American owned company operated out of Evansville, Indiana. Countless hours of time, effort, and a little luck has helped become one of the Internets most trusted and successful specialty linen providers.

Product Descriptions

5 Star Hotel Mattress Pad: The Regency mattress pad adds an extra layer of comfort to any bed. Found on over 125,000 Marriott beds across the U.S. and Canada, this cover uses unique polyester fiber clusters to provide an extraordinary level of comfort.

The fiber is gathered into small bundles which create a soft and comforting feel without lumping together. This exclusive and extraordinary fiber technology gives you the look and feel of down only better, and makes the cover 100% hypoallergenic and 100% washable. The expandable skirt allows the cover to fit any thicker pillow top mattress with ease.

900 Gram 6 Piece Towel Set Egyptian Cotton Towels: Superior 100-percent Egyptian cotton, absorbent 900 Grams per Square Meter towels. They are a beautiful update to ANY bathroom, and will not fade in the washing machine! Available in multiple colors and sizes.
6-Piece Towel Set Includes:
    Two bath towels (30" x 55")
    Two hand towels (20" x 30")
    Two wash cloths (13" x 13")

600 Gram 6 Piece Towel Set Egyptian Cotton Towels: Superior 100-percent Egyptian cotton absorbent 600 GSM towels. Beautiful update to any bathroom decor. Towels are available in various matching sets and available in 12 solid colors. Towels will not fade in wash
6-Piece Towel Set Includes:
    Two bath towels (30" x 55")
    Two hand towels (20" x 30")
    Two wash cloths (13" x 13")

Egyptian Cotton Terry Cloth Robe by ExceptionalSheets:  Terry Bath Robe Robe is crafted from soft, durable 100% Egyptian Cotton. Robe features terry belt, two front patch pockets, and fold back style sleeve. Available in a wide range of colors and sizes, these robes are sure to match your style while giving you the comfort of a spa at your own home!
UniSex Design
Small: 50" long x 52" wide - Belt 71"
Medium: 51" long x 53" wide - Belt: 71"
Large: 52" long x 55" wide - Belt: 72"
X-Large: 55" long x 63" wide - Belt: 72"

Enter Below To Win
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10/1 - 11/1
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Fall is here...

Fall is here and children across the country have headed back to school.  For some families, this is a welcome time to get back on a schedule after a busy summer.  For others, like my family, it means struggling to get back on track and the dreaded allergy season.  My poor son has the sniffles from the time he starts school through at least the end of October.  Thankfully, we have discovered that Children's Claritin works wonders for him.  Here is a Back to School Allergy Tip list from Children's Claritin. 
  • Be sure to have Children's Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, on hand!
  • Multi-vitamins are building blocks to having a strong immune system.  Make taking a multi-vitamin part of your child's daily routine.  We include our vitamins with breakfast!
  • Let there be light!  Mold doesn't like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains open during the day.  Should be easy during the summer months!
  • Did you know that most pillows trap allergens, dust mites, and bacteria?  Monitor the cleanliness of the pillow your child with allergies sleeps on and replace if necessary.
  • Back to school season means lots of laundry for many moms.  Be sure to remove laundry from the washing machine promptly.  Allowing wet clothes to sit in the washer mans mold can quickly grow there.
  • Monitor pollen counts and adjust outdoor before and after school activities accordingly.  Dry, windy days can be particularly high in pollen.
  • Showering or bathing at the end of the day as opposed to the morning can be helpful in removing allergens from body surfaces and hair.  My son likes to shower both in the morning and in the evening!
  • Stay hydrated!  Always send your child to school with a bottle of water.  Drinking lots of clear fluids through the day can help get rid of toxins and flush out the body.
  • Peak pollen production typically occurs in the early morning, so try to plan outside activities at other times of the day.  I knew there was a reason I love to sleep in!!
Which tip works best for your family?  Are there any other tips that work great for you?

In addition to providing an excellent list of allergy avoiding tips, Claritin and KaBOOM! Imagination Playground program have teamed up to bring innovative playspaces to schools in need.  Several schools in need of accessible playgrounds are being considered to win Imagination Playground equipment.  Please take a moment to visit from now until 10/31 and cast your vote for one of 12 finalist schools!

As a member of the Children's Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit.  No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

To go where no dishwasher has gone!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

If you are like me, you hate when dishes come out of the dishwasher dirty.  It is frustruating when guests are over for dinner and a fork gets pulled out with water spots and grime.  This seems to be a very common problem in my house.  It was getting so bad that I was practically washing my dishes prior to loading them up in the dishwasher.  Not. Fun. 
I experimented with different dishwashing detergents finding out some do work better than others.  I noticed that with my dishwasher, the powder detergent doesn't work very well at all, ever.  So when I ran across the Cascade Platinum pacs, I was entrigued.  Powder and gel in one little pac.  They claim that the pacs would clean 24 hour stuck on food.  I was a little hesitant because the pacs were a little more expensive than the gels or powders, but would it save me time?  And frustration? 
Yes, and Yes!  I have been so impressed with these little action pacs.  Now I don't have to spend anytime rinsing my dishes and they come out sparkling every single time!  And, they really do clean 24 hour stuck on food!!!!  They really are not that expensive after all, only 29 cents per dose.  Who knew I could get so excited about dishwashing detergent!
Now I don't have to worry when I have a dinner party.  My guests will always have sparkling clean dishes.

Cascade is running a fun photo contest.  Show off your sparkling dishes and you could win a new Whirlpool!  Here is the info:

The Cascade “My Platinum” contest is a four-week Instagram contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes. Show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your pots, pan and plates!
Visit the contest landing page ( for information on how to enter and submit images.
Each week, two contestants will be selected to receive a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher. Additionally, one lucky grand prize winner will receive a Platinum kitchen makeover!

Learn about Cascade’s partnership with Gail Simmons by viewing videos available on the Link to the Cascade Facebook page: and Cascade YouTube page:

Cascade website:
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#MyPlatinum Instagram contest:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Camper Overhaul Part 1: Painting the refrigerator

Since I am a renter and have no freedom when it comes to painting or changing things in my house, I have decided to take out that energy on my new camper. My husband bought the camper for our family for Hanukah. He actually worked it out in a trade so we didn't even have to pay a dime for it! I love bartering!

The camper, a 1992 Shasta, was in pretty great condition. But, like I said before, my decorating "clock" has been ticking pretty loudly. And frankly, the interior was just way too early 90's for my liking.

I knew I wanted to cover up the awful wood paneled refrigerator so that is where i began. I painted it with a flat, 100% acrylic paint. The color was charcoal, but you could have any color you want as long as it is 100% acrylic flat paint.  I think I will make a red chalkboard for the house sometime soon.  Here is how it works.

Step 1: Tape around edges with painters tape.

Be sure to sue a high quality painters tape. I made the mistake of using cheap stuff and will probably spend most of my summer chipping paint off of the trim. 

Step 2: Prime
I skipped this step because I always take the path of least resistance. My project worked out okay but if you have the time I would recommend using the primer. 

Step 3: Apply the paint. 
Apply 3 coats of the 100% acrylic flat paint. Be sure to allow plenty of time to dry between coats. I waited at least 24 hours between each coat. 

Step 4: The waiting game. 
After the 3rd coat of paint is dry, wait at least 7 days for the paint to dry and set before using chalk on it. After the 7 days, it should be ready for use!

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this paint worked for a chalkboard.  It was smooth to write on with chalk, and wiped off with ease with just a damp paper towel.  I have used the chalkboard spraypaint before, and this turned out much nicer.
Happy Painting and check back soon for Part 2: Painting the interior walls.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentines for the kids

I'm always at a loss for cute treats to make for the kids valentines. Of course, Pinterest has got me thinking of some really cute ideas. Last year I made Love Juice for the boys to pass out to their friends.

They turned out really cute and the kids loved them. I really liked the fact that it was something other than candy or another homemade treat that ends up smooshed in a ziplock bag. I found this idea at
There are some nice printable labels there too.

To make the water bottles more festive, I cut the label off and replaced it with crepe paper (streamers).  I had printed labels and attached them to the Hawiian Punch packets.  In order to get the juice packets attached to the water bottle, I punched a hole in the very top.  When you do this, make sure to only puncture the very top or you will have powder everywhere!
When the Hawiian Punch labels are ready, tie them to the water bottles along with a straw. 
I tossed them all into a funky metal bowl and they it looked great.
I had to make about 40 of these and it took me a couple hours.  Once I got my groove going, it went much better.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cravebox #Cravebowl

The beginning of February has to be the worst time of year, ever! I love watching the Superbowl, but it is bittersweet. What will I do with my Sundays now? It is way to cold to go play outside and I can't even cheer for my favorite team unti fall!

Cravebox is going to spice up my Superbowl Sunday with the Zatarain’s Big Game Cravebox™. I am super excited for this one-great flavors and the biggest game of the year!

You can get in on the action too! Cravebox is offering the Zatarain’s Big Game Cravebox™ for $15. And because the big game is in the Big Easy, you can double the size of your box and recieve a party size box! One lucky winner will even get the spread shown below!
Just visit here for your chance to get a Cravebox of your own!