Tree Hut Hand & Foot Care Review

We love treating ourselves, and having great looking hands and feet are so important in the summer! My feet are constantly in sandals, and I want them to look fabulous! I loved treating them with Tree Hut's Exfoliating Foot Scrub and Soothing Foot Cream!

The Exfoliating Food Scrub smelled tropical to me, which is a little odd since the official scent is peppermint and sugar. Perhaps the soothing smell is something I associate with being at the beach. The smell is very calming!

The scrub itself is like a sugar type scrub in consistency. It is not thick and messy, and was really easy to use, especially in the shower! It left a coolness to my feet and allowed them to smell nice even after my shower!

The Soothing Foot Cream is a great after-scrub product, but I love applying it right before bed. My feet are usually very tired by the end of the day and it is such a treat to be able to put my feet up and to treat them with a soothing cream!

The Tree Hut Soothing Foot Cream has a peppermint and aloe smell, which is not overpowering and perfect for relaxation. The cream has some thickness to it, which is perfect for giving your feet the moisture they need to look fantastic in sandals.

I was also able to try the Tree Hut Renewing Hand Cream. This was nice for my hands, and I have been keeping it in my purse. I use a lot of hand sanitizer, so having something that also moisturizes near by is important!

It is thinner than the foot cream, which is nice because I do not like overly thick hand creams. It moisturized well, and my hands retained moisture for much longer! It was not greasy on my hands, and absorbed quickly!

Tree Hut is available at many locations. You can find your closets location using their convenient "Where to Buy" option on their website: 
To find the products above, go to the link, select "Hand & Foot Care" in the search by product drop down menu, then type in your zip code and state!

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Nuby Giveaway--ends August 7!

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Nuby Snack Cups & Storage

Snacks have come out!

We LOVE our Nuby Storage and spoon set.  I toss baby's purees in them for the sitter, take them to a restaurant and keep in the fridge for dinner.  We LOVE that they are dishwasher, microwave AND freezer safe.  This helps us A LOT when preparing things in advance and having homemade good stuff for baby!

They also hold the delicious organic puffs he LOVES!  They are a sweet size for his little hands and they hold just the right amount.

 Baby HAS figured out how to take the lid off himself, so I would say the lids come off easily.  This is usually ok--except when we have put some purees in them!  Baby likes the lid itself, too.  The lid perfect for little hands to explore and engage in putting it on and off!

These containers and the full feeding set are available at,, and in-store at Ross Dress for Less, and Baby Depot at Burlington coat factory!

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My Allergy Test Review and Giveaway

Are you suffering from unknown allergies? My son is having constant skin flare ups, and we just did not know what was causing it. We have gone to the clinic many times, but are not fans of the allergist we were referred to last time (for my oldest daughter-- who informed us we MUST get rid of all of our animals immediately). We just wanted to find our what he was allergic to, so My Allergy Test could not have arrived at a sooner time for us to review.

My Allergy Test is a test you take in the privacy of your own home. It is SUPER simple, and the instructions are VERY clear! The test does not test for EVERY allergy, but it does test for the most common ones!

The test kit comes with everything you need, including a prepaid mailer to send in your sample. The sample is a VERY simple finger prick, and was easy to use! MyAllergyTest is available nationwide at Walmart, Walgreens, and Meijer in the pharmacy’s diagnostic kit section for a suggested retail price of $49.95. It is also covered under Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA).   For more information, visit

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The Grocer Review

It is summertime and if you are a lot like me, you are on the go all summer! We are constantly running back and forth to events, the lake, and parties. When grocery shopping, it can be such a pain because the bags always fall over the back of the car. We love the reusable bags, but sometimes we need something more sturdy and upright. We recently received The Grocer for review, and have been using it ever since.

The Grocer is a bag that collapses for easy storage. It is very thin when collapse, so it is great for traveling in the back of the van.

When needed, you side it apart, and it makes a sturdy, upright bag. It sits upright on its own, so if you have produce, you can simply slip it into the bag, and it will be protected on your drive home.

We love the carry handles and often bring the bag into the store with us. It makes it much easier, and we simply place it into the car. When we are done with it, we collapse it down again. The straps can actually be reconfigured to be over the shoulder, as a backpack, or as seen below as a carrying bag.

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Achoo! Reduce Summer Allergies with Zicam

I feel like I have been sneezing all week! We have had beautiful, cooler weather, but it has also caused my allergies to flare up! I was thankful to receive Zicam Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel for review for my summer allergies!

I am not a fan of putting things in my nose, but I am willing to do so if it helps! Boy did Zicam help! It knocked out my allergies almost immediately, and allowed me to go about my day again!

It did not leave any side effects that I could notice, and did not have an unpleasant taste (that some products leave). It was actually a lot simpler than I thought it was going to be! The cooling menthol and eucalyptus really helped to ease the pain of my nose, and allowed my entire body to feel more refreshed!

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Lovable Labels Review and Giveaway

School is starting soon, and we know you are getting ready! We love to label everything (and I mean EVERYTHING). Last year, we bought 32 pairs of mittens-- NO JOKE-- 32! Eventually I bought the ones in the bargain bin at the dollar store, because I knew they would last the day! Where to mittens go? He brought them to school, they were not in the lost and found, and I never did recover them-- I just do not understand it! Well, this year, I am PREPARED with my Lovable Labels Back to School Pack!

The Back to School Pack is PERFECT because it provides a combination of labels for all of your Back to School needs (including clothing ones for the pesky lost mittens)! We loved the square labels for his books! He is in 1st grade and is constantly wanting to bring his books to school to share with his class, which is GREAT, but sometimes he brings home classroom books which are not well labeled. This way, both I know and his teacher knows which books are his and which are not! He also can place them on his books to indicate they are HIS (and not his sister's).

The square labels have the name and a character, which you get to personally choose. We loved the aliens, but they also have a variety of gender specific and neutral labels as well as fun characters! You can also choose phrases, a company name, or even an event or school name for your labels. We think they would be perfect for labeling team equipment! My oldest daughter is in Tae Kwon Doe and her team is constantly going to tournaments and brings their equipment. This would be a great and easy way to label the equipment to make sure your team's belongings returned home with them!

The labels are incredibly versatile and fun! The labels are dishwasher and microwave safe, waterproof,  and UV resistant! They could easily be applied to a lunchbox, clothing, or even a backpack. I know my youngest needs to have a label on the outside of her backpack. We prefer a label to writing her name so that the label can be removed when we are done with the backpack, and another child can still use it (if it survives the school year). If your child has an expensive pair of sneakers, you know a label in them is a MUST!!! You do not want to spend $100 on a pair of shoes only to lose them! A label helps to ensure that they will come home with your child at the end of the day!
We are thrilled, that Lovable Labels have offered MamaBreak fans a coupons code!
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GoodNites is Giving Kids Confidence

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

We were thrilled to try out the GoodNites challenge in our home for 3 nights! We love GoodNites because they look like underwear, but are discreetly a way to boost your child's confidence about bedwetting!

Bedwetting can be a huge challenge. We would wake up several times in the night to change my son's sheets, exhausting us, him, and the entire family. I could tell it really upset him because he would become sad about each incident. The truth is, many children (especially boys), just do not have a developed enough system to avoid bedwetting. They simply need to mature into the process, which takes times for their little bodies to grow! It is hard to explain that to a 3 year old though, and I love that GoodNites is there to help!

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We loved the Spiderman design on the GoodNites. My kids are really into superheroes right now, so they were perfect. There are different designs for boys or girls (but I found that my daughter loved the Spiderman ones as well!). We saw an increase in confidence over the 3 days and mom AND dad both got much needed rest! We only had to get up once in the night, which was such a relief! The best part is my son was much more rested in the morning as well!

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For younger kids, I found the sides to be vaulable as they can rip open for more "messy" nighttime accidents!

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As your kids head back to school, if you are still struggling with night time bedwetting, consider GoodNites. It will help your kids get a good night's rest and will boost their confidence until their body is ready!

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Mmmm Meatless Monday

We are LOVING the recipes from our My Humble Kitchen collection.  As I have said before, I get my recipes from bloggers, all recipes and books.  I RARELY compile my own.  Today is not much different, I took a recipe from a book bundle I bought from My Humble Kitchen and adapted for our tastes and what we had on hand from the previous weeks grocery list.

We made Sweet Potato, Black Bean, Mushroom and Onion Tacos!

2 tbs peanut or sunflower oil
2 sweet Potatoes
1 can of black beans (we used Trader Joe's Cajun!)
12 oz of Mushrooms chopped (we used portabello)
1/2 of a red onion
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
6 stems and flowers Cilantro
6 corn tortillas

Side: Brown Basmati Rice with cilantro (We use Trader Joe's quick cook)
Prepare rice as directed, add cilantro at the end.

Garnishes: cheese, sour cream, avocado, tomatoes and extra cilantro!

Heat peanut oil in large non stick pan, put chopped onion and sweet potatoes in until soft (about 4-6 minutes)
Add mushrooms, cook another two minutes
Add black beans and chipotle powder, cook until warmed through

Warm tortillas in a separate pan-put it all together!

Nuby Bath Fun Toy, Squid the Squirter Review

Squid the Squirter is a STRONG squirting tub toy! He rivals most of our current squirt guns in and around the house. I love how kiddos need to put it under water, pull the lever to fill it--then, they aim and SQUIRT! 

Usually, we make rules at the beginning of bath about WHO and WHAT we may squirt. (Mom is not on that list!)  With the bright colors and silly face, both boys enjoy this fun toy!

He also goes to the kiddie pool with us!

As a Nuby Mom I receive Nuby products to review for free. 

Trident Gum for a MONTH Giveaway

Are you always forgetting something at home? We recently found the following information:
A recent national consumer survey found that 89% of Americans check the house for their phone or keys before leaving. Despite the necessity of cell phones in today's culture, 86% of Americans believe it is worse to get locked out of the house versus forgetting their cell phone (14%). Additionally, the majority of Americans (69%) wish they had gum during everyday occasions, including after eating (41%), when trying to avoid snacking (28%), while on a date (22%), and after drinking coffee (21%)*.

For more on the "super-exclusive, world premiere, sneak preview, debut performance" of "Phone, Keys, Gum," including the long and short form video, visit:  *The Trident survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,000 nationally representative U.S adults ages 18 and older, between May 22 and May 30, 2013, using an email invitation and an online survey.

Trident created this fun video to help to remind people of their essentials.

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S20 Laundry Sheets: Prepare to Change Your Laundry Routine

Mamas-- you know that we review quite a few items, and I have loved tons of things that I have reviewed over the past year. This product, however, has completely blown my mind! You know when you see a product and you think, "Too good to be true?" This is one of those products, and I promise it works 100%!!! I am beyond thrilled that I got to review S20 Laundry Sheets and love that I can share them with you.

Ok, I will admit, I vaguely remember someone mentioning laundry sheets to me. I just passed it off as dryer sheets, and never thought of it again. Even when the box arrived, I looked a them, thought they were dryer sheets, and put them in the laundry room until I was ready to review. And on review day, I opened the package, and really looked at them, and shouted to my husband, "These are WASHER sheets AND dryer sheets!" Needless to say, things like this excite me!

Why? Why would a washer sheet excite me! It is summer which apparently means that my laundry multiplies. I did 15 loads of laundry over the weekend! 15! Now, I was not behind on laundry, and even though I have been doing 2-3 loads a day, I still have 15 to do this weekend (and yes, there is STILL laundry to do!)
How! How do I end up with to much laundry. The kids get dressed in the morning. Then, the decide to go swimming or run through the sprinkler. Then, they put new clothes on. That is 2 outfits for 3 kids plus their pajamas. That is assuming they did not spill anything on themselves, which would mean more laundry. PLUS my 3 year old has reached an independent stage, and she tries on MULTIPLE outfits a day (today was thankfully only 4, yesterday was 7-- but at least she puts them in the hamper?????).

So, what everyone is wondering is, do they work. Oh my word! They do! They do! You take 2 sheets (1 for a lighter load) throw them in your washer, and run the wash. You put the laundry into the dryer with the sheets and they work as a dryer sheet as well. You can even use them on stains as a stain remover. They are detergent, stain booster, and fabric softener-- ALL IN ONE!!!! One product!!! AND there is NOT mess from pouring a liquid!!!! The smell of my laundry is amazing, and they work on both front load and top load washers!!!! Next stop-- showing my 10 year old so she can do the laundry!!!! Wahoo!!!!!

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Money Savvy Pig Bank Review and Giveaway

We love products that our kids can review too, because they give such honest answers about the products. When the Money Savvy Pig arrived, all three of my children tried to claim it as theirs. I set it on the shelf, as I intended to give it to my oldest daughter who is 10. She already has a savings account and has a tithing "bank" set up for donations as well. The next day, the Money Savvy Pig was gone. I looked everywhere for it, and could not find it! That evening, when I tucked my youngest into bed, I found her "snuggling" the Money Savvy Pig. I have no idea WHY she finds it fascinating, but she does. She already had a regular piggy bank, but this one has not left her side since she "rescued" (her word) him from the shelf. So, the Money Savvy Pig went to my 3 year old, but it is AMAZING.

We were lucky because grandma and grandpa had just given her money for her birthday, so she had a choice to donate, invest, save, or spend her money. We talked about what she may want to save towards, and she decided she wanted a new Hello Kitty outfit. She chose the sticker for the "save" category and she placed her money in the save area. We have discussed what each area is for, and each time she places money in, she asks what they say. She is just learning to sound out letters for words, so this is perfect for reading as well.

Although the Money Savvy Pig may not have been intended for someone so young (it is designed for children aged 4-11), I feel like she is learning money management early, and you can never start too early. Her brother, who is 6, has also taken an interest and we have spent a lot of time discussing investing, saving, spending, and donating. She adores her new Money Savvy Pig, and that makes me happy.
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ShooShoos Review

Are you looking for that perfect pair of shoes for your toddler? My daughter has such small feet and finding quality shoes can be hard to find! We love the ShooShoos that we were sent for review, and my littlest one has been wearing them all summer long!

ShooShoos are made of high quality leather, which makes them look amazing! We loved the bright color on the baby shoes, as it was really vibrant in person.

I loved that the back was elastic, which made it much easier for her to take off the shoes and put them back on again (a must with a toddler). My daughter had no problems getting the shoes off and on again, and that makes them her favorite pair!

We also loved how flexible the sole is. For proper foot health, we know that a flexible sole is a must and look at how flexible these shoes are! That does not mean her feet are not protected-- we have worn these to the playground, to the beach, and to school with no problems.

My favorite part is that my daughter can wear them all day and they do not bother her feet (and I can easily clean them at the end of the day to keep them looking great!).

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Flattenme Review and Giveaway

Are you looking for a new book at bedtime? Does your child love hearing their own name in a story? My 3 year old daughter LOVES hearing her name incorporated into a story, and now that she knows how to spell it, she loves finding her name in a book! We recently received a Flattenme book for review, and my daughter loves it!

What is great about Owl Always Love You is that it incorporates the child's name on each and every page. This helped to reinforce the recognition of her name, which we loved! We play a game each night and ask her to find her name on the page, as we read the other words. The overall story is about going to bed, which is perfect as a bedtime story!
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We loved being able to preview the book, as we are very selective about the content that our children read.

What makes it REALLY fantastic, is this book is the perfect book for gift giving. Often, personalized books require a photo, and you may not have a photo of the gift recipient. This book does not have photos of the child, but it has the most adorable photos of little owls!

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Kidecals Review

Are your kiddos still heading out to camp and enjoying lost of the summer activities? Don't forget to decal EVERYTHING that you can find, so everything they bring gets brought home with them!

We recently tried out Kidecals and they stuck to all of my daughter's camp items! I loved how easy they went on, with held being washed multiple times, and also came off easily (we removed them after camp). We included her name and phone number, but there is plenty of space for the name with an email address or even a mailing address!

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