Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bows-N-Ties Repp Stripe Necktie by Puccini Review and Giveaway

I am not going to take down my review but I am going to post this notice at the top. This company never followed through with the giveaway portion in their agreed upon terms set with Tomoson. They have continued to not respond to multiple attempts to contact them about the prizes not being shipped for my winner as well as many others. I cannot personally recommend purchasing from a company that cannot hold true to their word. That being said, I hope no other company decides to do this in the future as we as bloggers work hard to put out a good review for a company and being discredited by the company not following through on their end makes it harder for our readers to trust us and take us seriously.

   Spring is just around the corner and sometimes you need to find the perfect tie for your husband, boyfriend, son, nephew or friend. Maybe you noticed that ties are no longer this boring, dull accessory anymore. The brighter the better! Its 100% okay to like a fun tie!
    If you are ever clueless as to where to start or are having a hard time finding that perfect colour Bows-N-Ties has you covered for whatever you need from formal events, to work ties to weddings.
    They have a brand new line out from the Designer Puccini in eight colours in the Repp-Stripe Collection. Each tie is made from a microfiber fabric that looks and feels like silk but is more wrinkle and stain resistant. They feature two unique colors paired with a contemporary striped design.
    I have the Amber Yellow and White and I love it. I think it would look great paired with a light blue shirt for spring and they suggest you contrast the bright golden-yellow color with a dark navy suit, white shirt, and chocolate brown dress shoes for summer.                    
    I really like the texture and weight of the fabric and how well made it feels and looks, but the best part about this tie? It costs less than $10!
   Now is your chance to snag one of these awesome ties! Enter through the rafflecopter form below!

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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.

Ozeri Green Earth Pan Review

          I have honestly never owned a ceramic nonstick coated pan and that makes me sad after having used the Green Earth Pan from Ozeri. The ceramic coating is Greblon and is PTFE and PFOA free. I was extremely impressed how fast it heated up on my gas stove, which otherwise would take twice as long.
             One of the first things I noticed about the pan is how heavy it is. I love that it feels sturdy and doesn't feel like the handle would snap off at a moments notice. 
             I have one other 12 inch frying that is just a standard stainless I believe. It really is no match for the Green Earth Pan. I love that it is deeper than my old pan as I am a bit of a messy cook. The higher profile on the sides prevented quite a few messes I almost made.
            A really great feature of this pan is it actually has a really nice silicon handle for easy grip. It felt sturdy and surprisingly I didn't drop it once. (I DID mention I was a klutz, right?)
              I really love the honeycomb pattern because the elevated texture is supposed to support even heating, and I didn't have any issues browning hamburger meat on two separate occasions.
             Not only did I not have any issues cooking with it, I didn't have any issues cleaning it either which is pretty fantastic. 
           All in All the pan was pretty awesome all around for the first few times I've used it so far and I'm totally in love with the snazzy lime green colour of the pan. This definitely has to be one of my favorite pans in the kitchen now.
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FTC: The product shown was provided for review, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

Kickin The Winter Blues Giveaway


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Welcome to the Kickin The Winter Blues Giveaway

     
    Having a coupon or a coupon code for anything is pretty fantastic. I usually don't shop online without one. Some of the best deals I have ever received were with coupon codes. Free shipping is where it's at for me, but stacked with a % off is great for online shopping, and I love to have a printed coupon for $ off of a well loved and frequently purchased item. I keep one of my personal favorites right on the right side of my blog!

About our Sponsor: Rather Be Shopping Have you heard of the best place to save money, find online coupons, search coupon codes, and find coupon codes that are updated daily? You might have heard it mentioned on TodayShow.com, L.A. Daily News, MSNBC, Woman’s World, and Readers Digest to name a few. If you haven’t been there yet and love to save money! You should visit Rather Be Shopping. Kyle from Rather Be Shopping is awesome and takes pride in saving money, and it shows. He keeps Rather Be Shopping updated daily with the best online coupon codes, printable coupons, savings, bargains, and for those new to online shopping learn “How Coupons Work.” Don’t forget to get geared up and save on the go with the FREE Rather Be Shopping Coupon App for your iPhone. About the Giveaway: We are super excited to bring FIVE lucky people the chance to win some serious cash! The 1st prize winner will receive $500 Gift Card! How exciting is that! Check out how the break down will work.
  • 1st Prize: $500 Gift Card
  • 2nd Prize $200 Gift Card
  • 3rd Prize $150 Gift Card
  • 4th Prize: $100 Gift Card
  • 5th Prize: $50 Gift Card
Giveaway will run from 02/27/2013 at 12:00am EST - 03/28/2013 at 12:00am EST, open WORLDWIDE! To enter you must be at least 18 years of age, and use the Rafflecopter below. Remember you do not have to complete all entries on the Rafflecopter, but by doing so you are gaining more entries into the giveaway and increasing your chances on winning. There is plenty of time to enter this giveaway as it will run for 4 weeks. Those of you who wish to take advantage of daily entries be sure to visit daily and grab those extra entries
Special thanks to our fabulous Co-Hosts:
Thank you for making this event so much fun! Maybe you will be one of the FIVE lucky readers will receive cash! Good Luck!
Disclosure: LittleYllwBird was not compensated for being part of the event, nor are we responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. This event is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media network. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. The winning email will come from jennsblahblahblog@hotmail.com. Be sure and add it to your safe list. We sure would hate to have to redraw another winner. If you have any questions about the giveaway you can contact Jenn from Jenn's Blah Blah Blog at jennsblahblahblog@hotmail.com. Good Luck.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Blogger Opp

The Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Crisps blogger opp sign-ups are now open!
Brother All Natural
• This event is FREE to join with an announcement post. Announcement post is located on sign up form.
• If you do not wish to post the announcement you can pay a $5 non-post fee.
• You will receive one free link for participating. Your choice of Twitter or Pinterest.
• Additional Links $2 each.
• Co-Host Spots are available for $8. Co-host will receive 4 links on the Rafflecopter form, a link in the giveaway post and one host page.
• Sign-ups end March 2, 2013. Giveaway will run from March 4th to March 18th.
*PRIZE*
One lucky winner will receive a free 24-pack variety, a mix of regular and Disney packaging.
*The blogger with the most referrals will receive a free Co-Host spot*
Please send payment for additional links, co-host spots via PayPal as a gift to jgseigler @ yahoo {dot} com.

Blogger Opp

Blogger Opp: The SinkMagic-Portable Water Diverter
Sink Magic
This event is FREE to join with an announcement post. Announcement post is located on sign up form. If you do not wish to post the announcement you can pay a $5 non-post fee.
You will receive one free link for participating. Your choice of Twitter or Pinterest. Additional Links $2 each.
Co-Host Spots are available for $8. Co-host will receive 4 links on the Rafflecopter form, a link in the giveaway post and one host page.
Sign-ups end February 28, 2013. Giveaway will run from March 2 to March 16, 2013.
*PRIZE*
Two lucky winners will receive their very own SinkMagic-Portable Sink Water Diverter!
*The blogger with the most referrals will receive a free Co-Host spot*
Please send payment for additional links, co-host spots via PayPal as a gift to jgseigler@yahoo. com.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tortuga Rum Cakes Review and Giveaway



   It's currently below freezing outside right now; who wouldn't want to take a trip to the Caribbean? So maybe it isn't completely feasible to just pack up and go on vacation , but why not treat yourself as if you have?
   Tortuga Rum Cakes are the perfect place to start! Made with 5 year old; oak barrel aged Tortuga Gold Rum, then vacuum sealed for freshness, are a unique taste of the Caribbean.

    I decided right off the bat I wanted to try the Orange rum cake. I was incredibly surprised at how moist and dense the cake itself was right out of the package. You can definitely smell and taste the rum! Each cake is hand glazed with the Tortuga Gold Rum before packaging and have a shelf life that can be indefinite when refrigerated or frozen. 
   The orange flavor really compliments the rum and the texture of the cake itself is very decadent and the original was just as amazing. Allowing the flavor of the rum itself to really shine, the original lends itself to be paired with virtually anything. I love that they can be enjoyed with coffee or covered in berries and be just as amazing either way; the possibilities are pretty much endless. They have an entire section devoted to recipes on their website for Drinks, Food, and a section on serving suggestions for their rum cakes.
   Tortuga doesn't sell just amazing rum cakes though. If you check out their website you can pick up any of their amazing rum cakes, they have a variety of sauces to choose from, coffees, and chocolate treats such as turtles, hazelnut rum truffles, and fudges in different flavors! 
     If you are looking for a unique, indulgent escape right from your very own home I would have to say this may just be what you are looking for!
   To have the chance to win your very own Tortuga Rum Cake enter through the Rafflecopter below! 

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FTC: I was provided the products shown for review purposes, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own. LittleYllwBird is not responsible for shipment of prize.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vitacost.com Review













    Do you prefer healthy living but don't have the stores around you to shop at?  Living in a small town can be a pain when you are looking for a healthy solution to an everyday problem. It can be harder to find organic products, or all natural ones. Who wants to spend their days scouring the internet trying to find all the items they need on 15 different websites and realizing you aren't getting the best deal?
         This is where VitaCost comes to the rescue. You can find all your pet supplies, vitamins, diet stuff, herbs, baby items, beauty and more. They carry great brands like Almay, Burt's Bees, Frontline, Kind, Method, Seventh Generation, Centrum, Airborne, Etc. They carry items that are certified cruelty free and also FSA-Eligible products. (FSA-Rx signifies that a product requires a prescription from a qualified healthcare professional to be eligible for reimbursement. Look for the FSA-Rx icon next to products throughout the site to find these items, or shop the FSA store.* )
        They have a small flat rate shipping of $4.99 unless you spend $49 and it's completely free. Not only are you getting great prices already, the shipping price is pretty phenomenal as well. With nearly 40,000 products to choose from you are sure to find what you need all in one place. 
   
Redmond Clay and Facial Mud
All Natural Bentonite Clay
  An Old Home Remedy - Redmond Clay has been used for generations to help support digestive health. For thousands of years, primitive people carried a ball of clay with them in their packs. Some of this clay was dissolved in water and ingested with their meals. Clay was the natural medicine used by the natives for fighting many stomach ailments, dysentery and food infections.*

    I have had experience using these types of food grade powder clay before. One of the best parts about it is you don't have to actually ingest it because it has so many other great uses. Mixing it with water and you can have a face mask. It can also be used on bug bites, cuts, bee stings, boils, rashes, acne, and burns.
     Redmond Clay Facial Mud helps to clarify your skin, remove excess oil, shrink pores, draw out toxins, tone skin, remove impurities, and deep clean. Redmond Clay Facial Mud is safe for all skin types.*
   I love that it draws dirt, grime, oils, impurities, and other harmful toxins out of your skin into the mask itself. It's a wonderful addition to any Girl's Night or Spa Days.

 Honey Girl Body Creme and Personal Lubricant

       Pure and Natural Honey Girl Organics are Made with the Honey of Bees Fed on the Sun-Kissed Tropical Flowers on the North Shore of Oahu.*
    Honey Girl Organics Body Cream is a really interesting product. I love the thick creamy feeling it has. The scent is reminiscent almost of black licorice and honey. and the interesting thing is you can actually use it on dry hair. 

   Organic Skin Care from Hawaii's Rich Beehive Harvest
This organic personal lubricant softens and smooths skin, while enhancing sensual intimacy. It helps relieve dryness.
Intensifies sensation and has excellent staying power
Created from pure and organic ingredients
Completely free of parabens, glycerins, fragrances, hormones, silicones and petroleum products.*

   What I really thought was most interesting about the lubricant is it actually has a cream texture and not a gel consistency or oil base that you see with a lot of other personal lubricants. It is supposed to absorb right into the skin so there is no residue left over!
    Eco Nuts™ are dried berry shells from the Sapindus mukorossi (soapberry) tree in Asia that have amazing cleaning abilities and have been used for centuries to clean clothes. Using this natural detergent can reduce residual chemical buildup and odors in washing machines. Safe for septic and gray water systems. Eco Nuts™ are a highly effective natural cleaner and a green alternative to man-made detergents. you'd be nuts to use any other soap!*
    I absolutely love this idea! Having a simple reusable eco-friendly soap option is great. I have very sensitive skin to a lot of detergents so having an option that doesn't use those dyes and perfumes is a neat idea, not to mention they are small enough to carry back and forth to the laundry mat at my apartments without being weighed down by a big heavy bottle.

Innersense  Color Awakening Hairbath and 
   I was super excited when I went to try these out! I opened up the bottle to smell them and I was super excited when I smelled the shampoo. It smelled so good! It was sweet and citrus and I couldn't quite place it at first. It took a while and it finally hit me.. ORANGE TOOTSIE POP! It smelled exactly like my favorite flavor of Tootsie Pops! 
   I opened up the Conditioner excited to smell that in hopes it smelled the same but it actually smelled more like an herbal almost lavender scent, which is ironic because I don't believe it had lavender in it. 
   The Shampoo has a strange slimy consistency that didn't lather very well. It said it was a gentle cleanser but I felt like I had issues getting it to work it's way into my hair. 
    The conditioner I don't feel like it moisturized as much as I needed it to, but in it's defense its not a heavy moisturizing formula. Sadly I ended up having to use another conditioner with it so my hair wasn't as dry or as brittle and also to mask the smell of the herbal scent over the bright citrus scent. 
    They were a pretty good set, with little colour fading but I believe these would best be suited to someone with oilier hair who could use a little bit of dryness in their life for their hair. 
   Raw Concentrated Fucoxanthin
Plus Raw Green Coffee Bean Extract
Clinically Studied ingredients and Potency
Naturally Boosts Metabolism - No Jitters
Powerfully Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
Minimizes Fat Storage
Increases Lean Body Mass
With Svetol® Green coffee Bean Extract
Gluten Free • Dairy Free • Non-GMO • Vegan • Soy Free

FucoTHIN® GREEN is the first 100% natural, RAW, Whole Food supplement to combine the fat burning power and glucose support of two clinically studied, non-stimulant, natural thermogenics: Xanthigen® (RAW, Concentrated Fucoxanthin) and Svetol® (RAW, Naturally Decaffeinated Green Coffee Bean Extract).*

          This was actually a product I was too nervous to try because of the medication I am currently on, without consulting my doctor first. My friend was actually currently taking a similar product from another brand and stated she liked that she felt less like she was "bouncing off the walls" with this particular brand and it had less of that jittery feeling associated with the other kind she was taking.


   Aloe Cadabra® is a sensually smooth lubricant made from 95% organic aloe, enriched with Vitamin E. And because it's completely free of parabens, glycerin and harmful petroleum products, it can actually help heal as it enhances your sexual pleasure and comfort.*
   Let's get real ladies and gents... sometimes you need a little extra help. I really like that this has a gel consistency and little to no odor. Sometimes the fruit scented ones can just be too much. If you prefer everything to be organic in your life, why not this as well?

  This is just a small listing of some of the great finds they have available on their site! If you want to know more you can check them out on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or add them to your circle on Google+.


* All sentences marked with an asterisk contains information pulled from their site so you can get the product information direct from the source.
FTC: All products shown were sent for review, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

Elitemama Zike Giveaway

Review and Giveaway by: Elitemama


About Zike
Zike LLC is a revolutionary company that is passionate about creating the next generation of revolutionary new human powered products. Their new freestyle hybrid scooters are an innovative combination of both a bicycle and scooter that are unlike others on the planet. Zike is dedicated to commitment and excellence to providing well built, quality products. They hope to have a positive difference on peoples lives by combining fun and fitness with their environmentally friendly transportation. 
Zike's vision is simply not about being a one hit wonder or a one product success, but a passion for a continual and inventive steps for the future.They strive to "look at things differently". The goal for Zike is to consistently challenge the imagination and to constantly improve Zike's products. They strive daily to be their own best competition!
For over 100 years bikes have been a world wide consumer. With 27 patents pending, Zike has pioneered a radical rethink. From meeting the needs of green initiatives to fighting childhood obesity, Zike's vision is leading the was by showing the world a whole new generation of scooters and bikes. Fun, exercise and transportation, Zike is launching a whole new way of looking at the Magic of Motion



My Review: 
To be honest, we have not had a chance to use the Zike Flyby Scooter yet... After I received the product a couple days later mother nature decided it was time for us to get some snow. What do you expect for Wisconsin, lol. It seems the snow over here is never going to end. If it's not snowing one day, it's raining and then the next thing you know your ice skating all over the sidewalks. 


As you can see, I took a picture of this snow that has prevented us from having a good time with the flyby. If you look close you can also see some chunks of ice in there as well. It's not fun to walk in, trust me. My kids and I have to ice skate to my sons school and back home. There is a lot off falling, tripping and so on and so forth. But, enough about that, lol. Oh, that's another thing, now, I had some pictures of the Zike taken out of the box showing you what it looks like, how many pieces have to be assembled and all, but the phone took some pretty crappy photos so I wasn't able to add those... You do get to see the Zike assemble though.

This is the Zike Flyby Scooter. It was extremely simple to put together. My kids could have done it if they wanted to but I wouldn't let them though, lol. The only thing you have to put on is the front wheel, the handlebar and make some adjustments on the brakes. That's it!! It's simple to assemble. There is no need to fill any tires either so once you have this baby put together, you are ready to roll.


These are a few pictures of what the chain, petals, kick stand and all that other stuff looks like. I did try it out in the basement just to see if everything was adjusted right (and to make sure I didn't screw anything up, lol) and it works great. It did take a bit to get used to. I guess maybe it's because I haven't rode a bike or scooter in over 5 years that I forgot how these things work. Yes, 5+ years... Don't hate, lol. After I got the hang of it it was simple and fun to use for a short period of time because of the limited space the basement has. Here is some information on the Flyby Scooter:

The Flyby is the new cutting-edge phenomenon for kids ages 7 and up.  A step up from the HotShot, the Flyby has a double chain system that can generate higher speeds.  Well-built on a sleek, durable frame, this hybrid scooter takes the traditional scooter experience to a whole new level!  No more pushing and coasting.  It's time to fly!

·         Fast, double-bracket chain system
·         9-inch polyurethane tires for less maintenance
·         Designed for ages 7 to 10
·         Designed for moderate speed and easy pedaling
·         Handlebar and shaft detach from the frame in one step for easy storage

Here is a fun video of Zike's products in action:


And now for the moment you have been waiting for. This is the best part! I'm already shaking with excitement =) 

GIVEAWAY!

One lucky reader will win a Zike Flyby Scooter! The retail value for this product is $249.
To enter this giveaway you must be 18 years or older, or have your parents permission to enter.
Giveaway begins Febuary 21, 2013 and will ends March 7, 2013
Open to the US only
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FTC: LittleYllwBird is not responsible for shipment of prize.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beanfields Chips Review



     Do you ever wish you had the option to have a delicious snack that was also healthy? Do you have food allergies and can't have certain food items? Are you a huge fan of dips but are bored with regular old tortilla chips? Maybe it is time to switch things up!
     Beanfields chips are Bean and Rice chips that are gluten free, cholesterol free, fat free, preservative free and free of every one of the FDA's eight most common ingredients that cause food allergies.
      Not only are they free of all these possible food allergy causing ingredients, but they are also vegan and contain 4 grams of protein in every serving, as much as a 4 oz. glass of milk and 4 grams of fiber in every serving, the same as a ½ cup serving of raisin bran. And you get both soluble and insoluble fiber, which aids digestion. The fiber also helps you feel fuller longer.
      Most importantly, the chips produced by this family owned company, are delicious!





   Nacho- Some slightly saltier patches but the flavor is unlike anything I've ever tasted in a chip and I love it! It's like a tiny nacho flavored burrito. You can really taste the beans and rice and I would have to say that is my favorite part. There is also a slight peppery kick as an aftertaste in the back of the throat which is nice.






     Pico De Gallo- I would have to say these are officially my favorite! I am absolutely in love with the flavor! They have a perfect balance of flavors. I was nervous they would be too spicy but even though the bag says mild, they are lightly spiced. Definitely something I would love to repurchase again and again.




Salt and Pepper- The combination of these scared me as I like neither in large amounts, but salt most of all is the one thing I tend to avoid. These didn't have a strong salt flavor. In fact I could barely taste the salt at all. The pepper on the other hand is very strong! These were a lot spicier than I assumed they would be but if you are a huge black pepper fan these are right up your alley!



Unsalted- Your first thought may be... unsalted? Boring! What good would that do? Well just because there is no salt, does not mean there is no flavor! The flavor of the chip is just not as prevalent without the salt, but that doesn't necessarily mean they aren't worth giving a shot. I found that these particular chips are the perfect vessels for dips! Because they are unsalted they add no extra unwanted salt to an already salted dip. They carry the flavor of the dip as well as adding their own without overwhelming the senses with full on salt. I would have to say that is a total win!




    Sea Salt- These were literally a pleasant surprise! I was expecting something more heavy handed on the salt but they were JUST RIGHT! I really love that these most resembled a tortilla chip without the corn. Having a slight food allergy to corn (just makes me itchy unless I take some form of an otc allergy medicine), it is really nice to have that lightly salted flavor and texture of a tortilla chip without corn.


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 I would have to say that I am definitely in love with these chips! I you would like to learn more check out Beanfields website or you can follow them on Twitter or Facebook!

FTC: The products shown were sent for review, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

PbCrave Review and Giveaway


        Somedays, regular old peanut butter just won't do. Finding a peanut butter that is not only made with better ingredients but also tastes better is a rare find. In a world of processed this, and high fructose that is can be tough to really know if what you are eating is good for you. 
       What if, not only is your peanut butter good for you, but good for others? PBCrave is a company created by one man bored of regular flavored peanut butter. Not only has the company grown but so has their heart.
     PBCrave started Project Peanut Butter so they could give back. A minimum of 2% of their profits from every jar goes toward, Project Peanut Butter, a non-profit organization focused on treating malnourished kids.

    The non-profit organization has helped save the lives of more than 100,000 children through ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs) featuring high-calorie, fortified peanut butter-like pastes.
    Around the world, malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children under 5. *
  
   If that isn't sweet enough for you I don't know what is! Another great thing about PBCrave is their peanut butters can be used in all kinds of recipes just like any other peanut butter, but with a more delicious result! 
    Don't take my word for it, check out Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern's OpenSky Page and video review on PB Crave!
     I think that the Cookie Nookie has restored my faith in peanut butter. Being the first one I tasted, I was completely blown away at how good it was. It was balanced without being overly sweet. One of my main aversions to chocolate and peanut butter together is in candy bars, the peanut butter almost tastes fake with it's sickly sweet flavor and weird gritty texture. I think if the combination had started like this from the beginning I would have been a bigger fan of it all my life. I'm hoping it can only get better from here.



  This is not at all what I was hoping it would be. Maybe I had higher hopes because of how much I love raspberry. I was expecting bitter sweet raspberry and lightly sweet wild honey and all I could taste is sweetness. I think it is that more than anything that took me off guard, so it is very possible that mixing it with strawberry jam was a bad idea, besides that, in small doses it is great and I advise against mixing it with strawberry jam unless you have a really big sweet tooth.  
 This classic combination of peanut butter and banana has stood the test of time. This is really no exception. This classic flavor tastes exactly like what it is supposed to taste like, peanut butter and bananas mixed with chocolate! The best part about there being no surprises here is that they don't come with some weird additive or unnatural ingredient that you don't need or shouldn't be eating. Just sit back, relax and enjoy a classic that may take you back to your childhood! 

   Who doesn't love chocolate and chocolate and peanut butter? A combination of honey as well as sweet and Dark chocolate really is pretty great. I was afraid this would be either too much or too sweet but it was actually pretty perfect. I wasn't expecting I would like this as much as I did but everything about this brand keeps surprising me over and over and over again!


  Now is your chance to try and win a Coco Bananas Variety pack of your very own! All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter below! If you don't win! Don't be discouraged you can also pick up any of these flavors at The Fresh Market, Earth Fare or Whole Foods Market

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FTC: The products shown were received for review, no other compensation was given. open to US. LittleYllwBird is not responsible for shipment of prize. All opinions are my own.

Monday, February 18, 2013

DormCo 6 Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer Review


  One thing I can attest to, is sometimes you need more storage. You can have all the space in the world but without proper storage you will only ever truly have a jumbled mess, as is proven by the fact that my closet floor was not visible.
   I, for some reason, have an aversion to hanging things up in my closet so I figured, why not try to remedy the situation with hanging shelves? So I decided to check out the 6 Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer from DormCo
   DormCo is an amazing website that has literally anything you could ever possibly need for beginning your life in a college dorm or are in a small apartment living situation.
   Storage really can be tough when you live in confined quarters with other people and even more so, it can be difficult to do so in a style that suits you. I think they really have you covered on all fronts.
   The closet organizer is more of a sweater shelf but I decided I wanted to see how much it would really hold. I have a tendency to be kind of hard on things I own, so I figured what better way to test it than to to fill it with some of the heavier shoes I own? I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it held up under the weight, so I know I can really fill it with sweaters and clothes or whatever I need and it will keep it organized and stored neatly in my closet.
   Some of the things I absolutely love about the organizer is not only is the shelf made of a nice heavy fabric, but the print is absolutely adorable. I really love the different colours on the outside and I love that the inside is white and brown. I think it really gives you an opportunity to really show off your style as well as have a great function. Speaking of function, I really love that the print continues up onto the heavy duty velcro tabs that wrap around the closet rod.
   I honestly believe this is the complete package for organizing the disaster in my closet. Now that I know it's limits; I know what it can and cannot handle and now all I need is a proper day full of spring cleaning to really take back control of my closet again!

FTC: I received the product shown for review, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

MailPix Brag-Book Review



   If you are ever looking for that perfect gift, a way to preserve memories, or even a memento to show off your recent vacation photos. What better way to do that than a brag book?
   I wanted to do something special for Dexter's 3rd birthday; obviously more for me than for him. I decided to do a timeline Brag Book of some photos from some of the firsts in his life since he was born.
   The great thing about the Brag Books from MailPix is the amount of customization available when it comes to size, amount of pages, and page layout.
    I chose the 5x7 with 15 pages. With the layout of each individual page that I chose I was about to fit around 30+ photos in the book. Some pages have one photo, some have four, and you can even choose where you want there to be font on the page.
   A really great feature on the MailPix website is it allows you to save your projects if you aren't able to finish it or if you really want to take your time to make sure it's perfect!
   The front and back cover of the Brag Books have a heavy milky clear plastic (shown in the top photo), and has a solid clear plastic spiral binding. The photos themselves are printed on a glossy heavy photo paper and the pagers are one sided.
    When I originally placed my order I received a book where the last page was printed as a solid black  page and I honestly believe they knew about the mistake before I did and notified me they were fixing the issue and sending a new book with the corrected last page. It was all pretty fast and easy. I believe if that happens to be my biggest complaint and that it was noticed and corrected before I really even knew about it, I think that is saying something about their service! I wouldn't change my experience for the world and now I have an amazing book with great photos of Dexter from the first three years of his life. It's something I will always have and be able to share and that's pretty amazing!
    Don't forget to check out their website for their BragBooks or any of the other items they offer! Also check them out on Twitter and Facebook!












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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sonic Connect 2 Review and Giveaway



              If you had the ability to just know when you received an email or a message while you were away from your computer that would be pretty handy, right? Well, since most of us weren't born with psychic abilities and there are those times when you can't be at your computer but you are waiting for an important email or message to come through you would want to know.
             I have missed a few important emails, notifications and messages when someone would message me while I was away from the computer. Sometimes you just get busy and you forget to check and see if that important message has come through.
             The Sonic-Connect 2 from Sonic Alert helps you out in those times when you are busy but need to keep one eye on the computer by alerting you when you receive an email or Skype message. You can customize your Sonic Connect to flash, have an audible alarm go off, or vibrate, or you can have any combination of the three that you like. Having the ability to customize the way you are alerted can be really useful if the alarm would be too loud for others around you.
            One of the best functions, and my personal favorite, is actually the light alerting function. Specifically designed with the hard of hearing in mind, the light is bright and blinks in white and red to alert you of a message. This also is particularly useful if you are within sight range but not earshot of your Sonic-Connect and your laptop.
            Sonic Alert also carries a number of other useful and amazing products on their website from alarm clocks to doorbell alerts. Check out their Facebook to stay connected and to learn more!
           Sonic Alert has graciously offered one LittleYllwBird reader with a chance to win one of the Sonic-Connect 2! Open to US, please read all the terms and conditions on the rafflecopter!


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FTC: I was provided with the product shown for review no other compensation was given. LittleYllwBird is not responsible for shipment of prize. All opinions are my own.