Jordana Paige Handbag Review and Giveaway!

*I received a sample for review. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

Screen Shot 2014 12 21 at 11.28.31 AM Jordana Paige Handbag Review and Giveaway!Tis’ the holiday season and with that everyone needs a new bag. I like to get new handbags every season or so, to go along with fashion statements. I recently found out about a great brand, Jordana Paige, that makes handbags that are sure to delight everyone on your shopping list this holiday season and into next year. Their bags are sleek, colorful, big, and beautiful!
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Jordana Paige is a women who is a designer, entrepreneur and fashionista. She started her company at 18 years old. Eleven years later, she consider herself extremely blessed to still be creating handbags women love using, that help them feel organized and give them a hop in their step. After receiving my bag this past fall, I have fallen more in love with it each and every day.

I received the Jordana Paige Quinn for review. This bag is perfect for the holidays and into the winter season. It is big so it packs a heap of items. As mom of three, I always have “stuff” I need to put into my bag, and my Quinn holds it all! It has compartments so you can store each item where you would like.  It is thoughtfully designed with pockets for Mom’s daily essentials and Baby’s many needs, like bottles, changing pad and pacifiers–there’s a place for everything! I love that I could put Tay’s pacifiers in one compartment and my cell phone in another without ever having me search for items on the bottom of my bag.

Screen Shot 2014 12 21 at 11.29.09 AM Jordana Paige Handbag Review and Giveaway! Moms love Quinn for its clean, chic exterior and pocket-abundant interior. While I use it at times for a diaper bag, I also use it as a going out bag. This bag is very versatile for a day or evening look, based on your needs. I love the zippered pocket under the flap, to store any additional items I might need and it also makes a great fashion statement.

Here are some additional details about this bag:

**Lead the way with this eye-catching handbag. A zippered pocket under the flap and another on the back offer a safe haven for your phone and keys. Its two-way zipper opens to reveal its careful details; a row of pockets for daily essentials, water bottle pockets, a removable pouch and a zippered divider. Pack everything you need in this boxy bag. Made from vegan faux leather and adorned with gold metallic hardware.**

This bag also is of faux leather and is made with animal-friendly products. It currently comes in the following colors: Colors: Cobalt, Praline, Black, Deep Purple and Raspberry. The bag retails for $139 on the Jordana Paige site. Be sure to go shopping for all your bags needs with Jordana Paige today!

Giveaway: One winner will be receiving the Jordana Paige Quinn bag. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter, so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to visit the Jordana Paige site and let me know which bag you like the best, in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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Is it Safe to Put Your Blender in the Dishwasher?!

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Can you wash your blender in the dishwasher?

It’s important to check whether the blender you are using is labeled as dishwasher safe. Even if it is, you should never place the base unit containing the motor in a dishwasher, or submerge it in water. Once you know these two things then you can make the decision as to whether you want to wash the remainder of the blender in your dishwasher.

Washing a blender in the dishwasher

Your blender will come apart, so that you can separate the different sections. You can place the body of your blender, together with the blade and lid, on the top shelf of the dishwasher. You should never put any rubber components, such as washers, in the dishwasher.

These rubber parts should be washed separately under the faucet. You should also wipe down the base section that contains the motor, with a damp cloth. Once the dishwasher cycle has ended you can then reassemble the blender.

Washing a blender by hand

Although, if your blender is dishwasher friendly, it can be washed in a dishwasher, you may prefer to wash by hand. This helps to prevent the scratches and blemishes that can appear after several washes in the dishwasher, and keeps it looking fresh.

Before you wash a blender by hand you should check if there are any dried items of food stuck to it. This can happen if a blender is left for a while after using without being cleaned, or if you have stored produce in it. It’s not a good idea to do this.  You should always remove blended produce from the blender and store it in a suitable container.

If there is food stuck to the blender then it’s a good idea to put a solution of one part water to one part baking soda into the blender and run it. This can help with the removal of the food that’s stuck, before you commence the washing process.

If you are going to wash your blender by hand you will still need to take it to pieces so that you can properly clean each individual part, and so that you can ensure the base unit is not submerged in water, as this can cause damage to the motor.

You should wash all of the parts separately with a cloth, using warm soapy water, and being careful when washing the blades. You should wipe the base unit with a damp cloth. Once you have washed and dried the parts thoroughly you can reassemble the blender, and it’s ready to use again.

If your blender is dishwasher friendly then it can be washed on the top shelf of your dishwasher (except for the base unit).  It can be just as quick to do the washing by hand, and this reduces the chance of your blender being scratched.

 

 

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This Momma is Thankful for Poise! Poise to the Rescue…

**I felt the magic of SAM with Poise® Microliners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #LifesLittleLeaks. All opinions are my own.**

DSC 0216 This Momma is Thankful for Poise! Poise to the Rescue...My little lady just turned 5 months old and is my main squeeze in life these days. She is just the cutest little person and she has this momma wrapped around her fingers. While I love her to pieces, boy things certainly have changed since having her in all different ways! First off, you can never guess what I asked for in my Christmas Stocking this year. I kid you not, I asked for Poise Microliners. If you are wondering why…keep reading!DSC 0209 682x1024 This Momma is Thankful for Poise! Poise to the Rescue...

Ladies I am writing this now to spare you for the little surprise that I learned the hard way about life after babies. I’ve been trying to get back in shape since giving birth to Taylor this past summer, so I joined a gym. So, there I was in TBT (total body fitness) class when the instructor barked at us to start doing jumping jacks. Thinking nothing of it I started jumping up and down, waving my arms, and then it happened! I peed my pants! OK, so I’m exaggerating, I leaked just the tiniest little bit really, but I was horrified! That had never happened to me before, and it really caught me by surprise! Can you relate?!

I’ve come to find out that 1 out of 3 women experience light bladder leakage (LBL). Who knew!?! And who knew that I would be the 1 out of the 3! I asked other friends about it, and they were all like “oh, yeah, you hadn’t heard about that?”! No! No one ever happened to mention that I might want to take it easy on the jumping jacks, or take care when I cough. It would have been nice to know! That’s why I am sharing this private little detail with you, my readers.DSC 0214 682x1024 This Momma is Thankful for Poise! Poise to the Rescue...

I know you will appreciate knowing what to expect, as opposed to being taken completely by surprise, and unprepared, as I was. Since then, while watching the hilarious movie Bridesmaids, I’ve come to learn the true meaning of the phrase “I was laughing so hard I peed my pants.” I’ve learned that full on jumping jacks are no longer an option, nor are my usual dance moves to the song “Jump” where I jump up and down to the beat. Yes, things have changed a little bit in the lady department down there, but I know bladder leaks are common in women, and the new Poise Microliner has become my new BFF.DSC 0221 This Momma is Thankful for Poise! Poise to the Rescue...

Poise Microliner is the thinnest liner available!  I mean, come on, there is no need to feel like you are wearing a diaper as you go about your daily routine! The Poise Microliner is so thin I don’t even notice when I wear one. I can carry on worry free, without worrying about cracking up with my girlfriends, or laughing with my kids over something silly. The SAM (Super Absorbent Material) in Poise® helps me feel protected all day long so that I can continue to live life in my usual full and fearless way. Sure I still squeeze my thighs together a little tighter every time I sneeze these days, and I still love to dance like crazy at a party, I’ve just modified my dance moves a little bit. Now that I have the discreet security of Poise behind me, I really can do anything without worrying about LBL. Poise has got my back, and that is the most important thing for a BFF to have.DSC 0204 682x1024 This Momma is Thankful for Poise! Poise to the Rescue...

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Some Awesome Holiday Gifts from Best Buy! #HintingSeason

**The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.**

Family Gifts 5 041115 Some Awesome Holiday Gifts from Best Buy! #HintingSeason One more week until Christmas. Are you ready?! If you are like me, you tend to shop last minute. Do not worry though as Best Buy has you covered! Best Buy is a great Holiday Shopping Destination because you can get all your gifts in one store. How awesome is that?! Screen Shot 2014 12 20 at 4.36.18 PM 1024x555 Some Awesome Holiday Gifts from Best Buy! #HintingSeason

So now let me tell you some great gift suggestion for all the gaming and technology fans in your life. My husband is a huge fan of all the fun, gaming systems. I think this year at Best Buy I will buy him Xbox One. We have an old Xbox and it is time to upgrade. What is cool about the Xbox One is that it is built by gamers just for the gamers in your life. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level. My husband can play Assassin’s Creed all day so I know the Xbox One is right up his alley!

XBOX 1024x731 Some Awesome Holiday Gifts from Best Buy! #HintingSeasonWhat is also quite neat about the Xbox One is it allows you to access all your favorite TV shows and movies through your favorite apps. This sure is technology at its finest!

Next up, I highly recommend any of the JBL products. We recently received the JBL Flip 2 and let me tell you that it is awesome. It is a speaker like no other speaker I have ever seen. It makes waking up and turning each day into a dance party for my kids and I FUN!

If you are unfamiliar with JBL, here is some information about their latest products:JBL Holiday Some Awesome Holiday Gifts from Best Buy! #HintingSeason

JBL Charge 2- Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2- Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones- Sweat proof ergonomic design. With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

Last, I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend the Garmin and TomTom. I can’t even tell you how many times I get lost driving in my car on a weekly basis. One day I actually ended up on the border of the adjacent state because I was so lost. Now with these fabulous GPS Systems, getting lost will be a thing of the past.

Feauting bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates. Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates. Voice Recognition Technology.

· Garmin 52LM

o 5.0” display

o Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o Lane assist with junction view

o Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o Spoken turn-by-turn directions

 

· Garmin 2597LMT

o 5.0” display

o Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o Lane assist with junction view

o Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o Spoken turn-by-turn directions

 

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Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
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Be sure to check out Best Buy for all your latest and greatest holiday needs! They can handle all your last minute shopping requests so head to Best Buy today or shop online at BestBuy.com.  With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price , you can’t beat Best Buy. Happy Shopping!Screen Shot 2014 12 20 at 4.37.16 PM 1024x46 Some Awesome Holiday Gifts from Best Buy! #HintingSeason

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Dancing Deer Baking Company Makes the Holidays Tasty and a Giveaway!

*I am working with Dancing Deer on a sponsored partnership. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

If you’re considering giving delicious treats as holiday gifts this season, why not give  Dancing Deer Baking Company a try? They offer a variety of kosher, scratch-baked treats in a wonderful array of gifting options. I received their Signature Two-Tier Holiday Cookie Tower as compensation for this post, however all opinions are 100% my own.Ultimate Holiday Bakery Basket lg Dancing Deer Baking Company Makes the Holidays Tasty and a Giveaway!

Dancing Deer Baking Company – Hand Crafted Goodness

Since 1994, Dancing Deer Baking Company has been hand crafting delicious gourmet baked goods including their famous delicious, scratch-baked brownies, cookies, and gourmet gift arrangements. All of their delicious baked nom noms are certified Kosher, scratch-baked in small batches, and hand packed. The company is made up of people who are passionate about food, nature, and community, so a Dancing Deer Baking Company gift basket is filled with delicious treats made with just as much love and attention as any other homemade treat.

deer classics basket lrg Dancing Deer Baking Company Makes the Holidays Tasty and a Giveaway!There’s something else about them that I really love. They are focused on giving back to the community. Through their Sweet Home Project, they help homeless and at-risk families. And it’s no paltry amount, either. 35% of every purchase of their Sweet Home line is donated to One Family, Inc., an organization devoted to the advancement and betterment of homeless and at-risk families.

Gourmet Gifts Guaranteed to Wow

The Dancing Deer Baking Company 2014 holiday catalogue is out and it’s full of amazing culinary baked delights. Their catalogue features exciting new gift baskets, towers, tins, and boxed arrangements. Their featured gifts include a delicious mix of nom noms like Molasses Clove Cookie and “Americas Best” Chocolate Chunk Brownie. They also offer corporate gifts with beautiful touches like custom-printed ribbons, branded hang tags, and branded marketing materials. They also offer customized logo cookies and attractive tins.

A Few of the Great Gifts from Dancing Deer Baking Company

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Another wonderful offering from Dancing Deer Baking Company, the premium gift tower is made of keepsake wooden boxes with grosgrain ribbon and includes over 50 cookies! Untie the ribbon and dig into Gingerbread Folk, Peppermint Trees, Espresso Chocolate Chip, Apple Pie Rounds, and Chocolate Sea Salt Stars.unnamed16 Dancing Deer Baking Company Makes the Holidays Tasty and a Giveaway!

This cookie tower is just as amazing as it sounds. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we opened it up. It was a nom nom explosion! The smell was amazing, and the cookies themselves were divine. We’ve been snacking on them for days, and it’s going to be a shame when they’re gone. The kids are already fighting over the Peppermint Trees now that the supply is running low! The Cookie Tower is my personal favorite for holiday gifting.

Deer Classics Gift Basket – $49.99

This elegant presentation of scrumptious treats will impress anyone. Its seagrass basket features 24 cookies: 8 Molasses Clove cookies, 8 Chocolate Chip, and 8 Orange cookies. It also comes with 4 Famous Chocolate Chunk brownies and 4 Peanut Butter brownies.

Holiday Favorites Gift Basket – $29.99

This gorgeous basket features a rich burgundy natural seagrass basket packed with 16 scratch-baked cookies and brownies. My favorites are the “America’s Best” Chocolate Chunk Brownies and the Snickerdoodle cookies.

Classic Christmas Bakery Gift Assortment – $38.99

This is a delicious option for a gourmet food gift this season. It features 8 signature Molasses Clove cookies as well as 12 Chocolate Sea Salt Stars and 3 hand-decorated Christmas Tree sugar cookies.

Giveaway: Two winners will receive a Classic Two-Tier Holiday Cookie Tower or a gift of equal value. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click “read more” to see the actual giveaway.  This is a quick turnaround giveaway and will end this Monday so hurry. For the mandatory entry, tell me which item from Dancing Deer Baking Company looks the best to you. While the other entries are optional , I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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I also have an exclusive code for you! Use Mommy25 to save 25% on holiday orders now through December 31 at DancingDeer.com.

 

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