ColorTime

Have time during your days to keep your little ones busy while you get some much needed "mom" time?


Since 1990, over 5 million children and adults have loved creating t-shirts, pillowcases, backpacks, tote bags, bandanas, and more for parties, slumber parties, and scout meetings with our permanent fabric markers. We have provided our customers the opportunity to entertain their guests with a creative activity that becomes a permanent keepsake. Also, we are a licensed vendor of the Girl Scouts of America. Check out our wholesale program, great for your organizations.

We also offer free downloadable coloring pages (http://www.colortime.com/Free-Coloring-Pages-c64.html) and a "Birthday Club" (http://www.colortime.com/Birthday-Club-c85.html) with special incentives.


Get 15% off all orders Promo Code: 15USFG when you check out at colortime.com

Sibu Men's Shaving Set Review


Are you looking for the perfect gift for a special man in your life? We LOVE Sibu, and think their men's shaving kit is the PERFECT item for the holidays!


This amazing set contains Sea Buckthorn Berry, which is perfect for your skin and overall health. 

The first item is this cleanse and detox bar
 Followed by this thick and amazing exfoliating scrub. And Mamas, I think it is safe to share with you that even though this is my "husband's" exfoliating scrub, I often steal just a little for myself!
 And finally this hydrating serum. This serum is amazing for even the driest skin! We love it in our house!
 All of these products together equal a great gift!
You can find the shaving kit here:

Sibu has many more great gift sets available:

Visit their website for all of their amazing deals: http://www.sibubeauty.com/

 MamaBreak received the Men's Shaving Gift Set to review here on MamaBreak. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our opinions and experiences are our own!

Ripley's Believe it or Not Review

My 9 year old is one of the hardest to shop for during the holidays. It seems that she only wants VERY expensive items, and I always want to buy her the perfect gift. She is very interested in science, so it was not surprise that she loved this book from Ripley's Believe it or Not. 

It includes all sorts of interesting "weird" items, and has a digital aspect to it as well!

Find the book at: http://www.ripleybooks.com/

MamaBreak received the book above to review here on MamaBreak. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our opinions and experiences are our own.



Piczzle Giveaway

You saw our review HERE. Now it is YOUR chance to win your very own personalized puzzle.

The winner will receive 1 small cardboard puzzle (large puzzle is what is shown below for promotional purposes) that they can personalize themselves!

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Auric Blends Fragrance Review

If you love exotic fragrances, we love the smell of Egyptian Goddess from Auric Blends. The smell is a sweet, musky smell. If you can imagine what Cleopatra may have smelled like, then that is what this scent reminds me of!

Their scents come a variety of different types of fragrances, from a spray
 


To a soapstone applicator for a solid perfume.


I love the variety they provide, because many people are picky about their perfumes, and if you are purchasing one for a gift, you want to get the perfect scent and type of application! Speaking of scents, Auric Blends offers over 40 different scents to choose from.

We love this Gift Set for the holidays:

Know someone that would love this perfect gift set? Keep an eye on the giveaway tab!

Check out the Auric Blends website for more variety in fragrances: http://auricblends.corecommerce.com/

MamaBreak received Auric Blends perfumes to review here on the website. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experiences and opinions are our own.




11/29: Talk Back Thursday


Each week, MamaBreak asks the same questions of a mom-preneuer! This week we are talking to the owner of burlap & grace. We reviewed burlap & grace HERE, and they even sponsored a giveaway! 

burlap & grace makes some amazing headbands, hair clips, and hats . . . and all at prices we can afford!


1. What inspired you to create burlap & grace?
--The desire to have my own small business. The problem is I have so many ideas and passions that it is hard to pin one down but for now, at this point in our life this fell into place nicely. Burlap & grace is actually a event planning business and while waiting to fill my calender with events I started making hair accessories!!

2. How do you balance work and family?
--- I can not lie..its difficult. On my really busy days I really try to take breaks often to sit and read a book or have a mini picnic with my kids. I even let them climb up and help me sometimes....the key is not to lose focus on the reason you started your business. Mine was and is to be home with my kids.

3. What advice would you give to other women starting their own company?
--Don't give up!!! There are some lows sometimes but the highs are so worth hanging in there! And stay connected with people that you meet..I have met some amazing people through b&g!

4. Who has inspired you most in creating burlap & grace?
--There are so many people that have supported me and inspired me to follow my dreams...my husband, parents, family, many friends but I have to say I have had a couple of really dear friends of mine that have really..I guess I would say "made" me do this haha! One that helped me start up b&g and gave me so many encouraging talks and a few hard ones that set me straight! (gotta love a good friend like that!!) and one friend that has stood by me through many things in my adult life.

5. Is there any exciting news about burlap & grace you want to share?
 -- There will be lots of exciting things coming up with burlap & grace!!! We offer event planning for all types of events, there will be lots of new hair accessories coming up for the holidays and definitely some great deals..so be sure to stop by and "like" our page to stay up to date on what we have to offer!!

So, head over and like burlap & grace and "like" them on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/BurlapGrace

Little Soya Giveaway

You read our own review of Little Soya HERE.
Now, it is YOUR chance to win a 12 pack of these adorable little soy sauces!
Enter now for your chance to win your very own 12-pack of Little Soya!


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11/28: Wordless Wednesday

Eat Smart Digital Precision Scale Review

Have you ever wondered if you had "one ounce" of something in a recipe? I always am left pondering what things way in my kitchen. This is exactly why the Eat Smart Precision Scale is the perfect gift for someone on your Christmas list!

I love how small and compact it is, making it an easy fit for almost any kitchen. It was also portable, so if I needed it in another room, I could easily pick it up and take it with me.
If you are dieting, the small, compact and light size make it easy to travel with as well!

With over 4,000 reviews on Amazon and listed as a 5-star item: http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Precision-Digital-Kitchen-Silver/dp/B001N07KUE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341850068&sr=8-1&keywords=kitchen+scale
This item is a winner in our books for the holidays!

For more information about EatSmart and all of their products:
MamaBreak received the scale above to review here on MamaBreak. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our opinions and experiences are our own.


Champion Me Giveaway

We LOVE Champion Me Books!!! I have read Kyle and the Scribble Monster every day since we downloaded it (at least once a day). My kids love that not only is their name a part of the story, but the recognize the cartoon version of themselves as well.

We wrote a full review HERE, and now it is your chance to win your own Champion Me book!

Winner will receive a FREE soft cover book that THEY create!

Enter now!

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11/27: Tunes Tuesday

One of my favorite holiday songs AND movie-- no one sings it like Bing!



Little Golden Records Christmas Album Review

We LOVE Little Golden Records for the kiddos, and we are enjoying their new holiday album!



You can purchase the entire album on Amazon at: 

For a full list of the Little Golden Records albums, visit their website:  http://littlegoldenrecords.com/

Want a free download? Visit their Facebook page here:  

MamaBreak received a digital download to review here on MamaBreak. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our opinions and experiences are our own.  

Simply Potatoes Giveaway

Want some help in the kitchen for the holiday season?
We are here to help you Mamas!

Do you remember our review of Simply Potatoes HERE?
Now, it is YOUR chance to win a coupon for a free Simply Potatoes product!

Enter now!


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Carolan Deacon Review

Looking for a way to de-stress this holiday season? Me too! I love the holidays, but the planning, party throwing, gift buying, and many other tasks seem to get in the way of actually enjoying this time of the year!

I love Carolan Deacon's CD and book, which is a guided tour to transforming your life . . . one song at a time. She provides music that makes you feel much better.

What I loved most about the CD was that I could take it in the car with me and listen as I was running my errands around time. It was so simple to fit into my life, and I hope it fits into your life as well!

You can check our all of her items at: http://carolandeacon.com/shop/

MamaBreak received digital downloads of the book and CD for review here on MamaBreak. We did not receive any other sort of compensation. As always, our opinions and experiences are our own.


11/26: MMMMM . . . Monday

The next few weeks, we are bringing you something a little different for MMM . . . Monday.
These are just a few candy ideas for your holidays!


The perfect size for stockings!
Or bags of them for candy bowls around the house for the guests arriving for the holidays!
We love the Hot Tamales holiday boxes as well! Perfect for my Tween!

We love the entire family of Just Born Candy. Their website: http://www.justborn.com/ 
features many options from where to find their candy to a list of brands. 
Follow Mike and Ike on Facebook for promotions like AMAZING giveaways!!!!

MamaBreak received Just Born candies to review them here on MamaBreak. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experiences and opinions are our own.

Dog Trots Globe Giveaway

Mamas, do you remember how much we loved the "Dog Trots Globe" book HERE?

Well, Dog Trots Globe wants to offer our readers the chance to win a book of their own!
Stunning views of Paris and Provence AND dogs . . . what's NOT to love!

This is the perfect gift for anyone that loves France OR dogs!!!

OIC will give the winner their choice of a hardcover or digital copy of Dog Trots Globe!

PLUS they are having a fabulous sale right now, offering the book for 50% off on Amazon or the OIC website. Check out our post: http://www.mamabreak.com/2012/11/dog-trots-globe-to-paris-and-provence.html  for the links to purchase this amazing book (and to see more photos from inside the book!)

Enter now!
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Whitening Lightning Zero White Whitening Pen

Do you want to bleach your teeth, but want to avoid harsh chemicals?
I know when I was pregnant and breastfeeding, I tried to avoid many unnecessary chemicals.

That is why I love that Whitening Lightning offers a whitening pen that is made with all natural botanical ingredients.





The pen is the classic silver pen, like the original Whitening Lightning pen.

You turn the bottom, and the pen is activated.
You apply it to your teeth, leave on for a short period of time, and rinse your mouth.



I do it once a week with my regular Super Booster Whitening Lightning Pen, and I have seen huge improvements!

Check out their website for all of their amazing products! http://www.whiteninglightning.com/
Use Coupon Code: MBREAK to save 70%!!!

The perfect holiday gift!

MamaBreak received a Whitening Lightning pen to review here on MamaBreak. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our opinions and experiences are our own. 

Olive & Nell Belt Review

We love unique, fashionable items for our girls. My oldest daughter is somewhat of a fashion diva, and always loves mixing and matching clothes to make unique looks for herself.

We love these new belts from Olive & Nell. The Live Belt is a stretchy band that girls can wear to either function as a belt, or simply to be more fashion forward.

We have the hardest time finding pants for my daughter, and I am constantly putting tucks into pants for her. She has long legs, so this means that either they fit in the waste, or the fit in length-- rarely both. This is true of my 2 year old as well.

What is amazing about this belt is that it is stretchy, but kept its ability to hold up pants for an entire day. They were able to fit both my 2 year old (who wears a 2T-- but a skinny waste more fit to an 18 month old) and my 9 year old (who wears a 9/10-- but has a VERY skinny waste). 

Check out all of their fun designs at: http://www.oliveandnell.com/

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

Click: An Online Love Story Review

Click was a book written entirely in email format. To me, this was at times hard to follow.

However, the story itself was well written and was fun to read. I read a lot of chick-lit, and this book fit into that category nicely. It was better written than most of the chick-lit out there.

The characters were well-developed in the story, and the plot line flowed nicely creating a pleasant reading experience.

Click can be found online at:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1460922638/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img
And the best part? The digital download is only 99 cents!!!!




I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review (I was not required to write a review at all). My opinions are entirely my own.

The Oasis Project Review



This was a very fast and fun read. Although the plot lines was at times completely unbelievable, it kept my interest. The story includes mystery, thriller, and romantic aspects, and so it would be a good read for a variety of different types of readers.
The story itself kept me guessing what would happen next, and this allowed me to finish it in a short amount of time.

I look forward to future titles from this author.

You can purchase the book from the Dorrance Publishing website:
http://dorrance.stores.yahoo.net/oaprp.html
Or from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1434908828/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_img

I received a complimentary copy of My Guardian as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team.  Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

Piczzle Puzzles Review


We love personalized items, especially ones that incorporate our kids.
We recently had the opportunity to review a puzzle from Picczle and we love our new puzzle! 

You can add a personalized saying to the puzzle. 

We chose a medium puzzle, and the pieces were perfect!


The puzzle was easy enough for my 5 year old to complete on his own!


Visit them on their website at: www.piczzle.com
You can also follow them on YouTube at:  

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. 

Want to win your own personalized puzzle? Watch the giveaway tab for one coming soon!

Looney Tunes Personalized Book Review

We love personalized books for our kids. It is a unique way for children to connect with the book.

This Looney Tunes book incorporates your child's name into the book, including them in the story.
The book included a lovely take on "The Wizard of Oz" and my oldest love reading it over and over again, especially to her younger siblings.


Best of all, the book builds self-esteem by including your child in a story where they get to save the day!

You can order the Looney Tunes book, or many other personalized items from KD Novelties at: http://www.kdnovelties.com/


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

Little Soya Soy Sauce Review

Our family eats a lot of different foods. One of our favorite is rice. My son refuses to even touch rice without soy sauce. Little Soya makes a delicious soy sauce, in the most unique packaging.


The box itself features an adorable logo that is reminiscent of the characters on anime. My kids loved it!


The tube of soy sauce itself is so cute! It is a fish shape, and you squirt the soy sauce out of the mouth! My children had a blast with it, and our dinner guest thought it was very unique. The best part is, they are single serve, and so you do not have a messy bottle laying around!

You also do not have to worry about your children pouring half of the bottle on their own food!

Perhaps the best part is, this soy sauce is gluten free!

Little Soya is available at many online retailers, including here:
http://glutenfreehouston.com/online-shop/little-soya-gluten-free-soy-sauce/


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.

Kyle Minogue The Abbey Road Sessions Review

Do you remember doing the locomotion back in the 80s? It's ok if you did! We LOVED the Locomotion. I have been a HUGE Kylie Minogue fan ever since!

Her new CD, The Abbey Road Sessions is just fantastic and sure to make any fan happy!



I absolutely love the song, "I Believe in You", but a new version of "Locomotion" is included on the CD as well!





The CD can be purchased on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-abbey-road-sessions/id563279973?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
And on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Abbey-Road-Sessions-Deluxe/dp/B0096I9UTE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353717083&sr=8-1&keywords=abbey+road+sessions


I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

Kelly Kits Savings!

Another great holiday deal!

Kelly Kits encourage art play using a wide variety of creative tools & materials beyond what coloring books can offer and are the perfect holiday gift for your creative kiddo!  For 72 hours only Kelly Kits is having a site wide sale where all products are 10% off!  Get your favorite little artist a years worth of art kits or a special gift pack with 5 activities that explore the five discipline of art:  Drawing, Painting, Print Making, Collage & Sculpting!

The Happy Trunk Review

MamaBreak is so excited to share this special deal with our readers!


Special delivery! Mail carriers be warned, there may be a stampede for the mailbox when The Happy Trunk packages are delivered!
The Happy Trunk brings a carefully curated box filled with art supplies, crafts, and science activities for hands-on projects for kids ages 3 to 11, each month, delivered right to your door. Every month a new themed box of goodies will appear full stocked and ready to be ripped open by your young explorers. All materials and know how is included, to really engage the kids in fun and learning activities as well as spending quality family time together.
The Happy Trunk boxes are two tiered: the young kid boxes geared towards kids ages 3-7 years, and the big kid boxes for ages 7-11 years. The young kid and big kid boxes are structured differently, to suit these appropriate age groups. Every project in our boxes are designed by early childhood educators and parents, and tested by our very own team of kids. 
The Happy Trunk boxes can be purchased as a month-to-month, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. Our boxes also make great gifts for birthdays, achievements or holidays. Additional materials can be purchased for siblings. Our boxes are not just popular with parents but also grandparents, sitters and homeschoolers. My Readers Get 50% off a 3-month subscription to The Happy Trunk. A $58.95 Value, Promo Code: HT3F50 #kidscrafts

Cook'n Recipe Organizer

Feeling overwhelmed with your holiday recipes scattered everywhere?  Checkout this awesome recipe software! 

Use this software to store, save and organize your favorite family recipes!  Need help calculating Grandma's recipe for the large crowd at your next holiday?  NOT a problem.  This software can do that too!

Our family uses this tool to plan our meals and organize shopping lists for the week.  We love how user friendly it is and that we have time scheduled to get organized and cook'n!

Purchase for your personal use or buy it for a friend, family member or other loved one! Great for the cook who "has it all!"

Gift Baskets Plus Coupon Code!!!!

Looking for the perfect gift for someone that is impossible to buy for?
Looking for an elegant gift that will make someone's day?

I love gift baskets because they are such a wonderful gift! You can make them personal for those you know very well, or can just include fabulous items for people that you may not know as well!

Gift Baskets Plus has been providing gift baskets for over 10 years!

Right now, if you use the code 15OFF, you can save 15% off of your purchase!

Just click here: http://www.giftbasketsplus.com/   and check those items off of your "to buy" list!