NewAir AI150SS Ice Maker Review and Giveaway!

newair logo 256x100  NewAir AI150SS Ice Maker Review and Giveaway!NewAir has been a company I have been familiar with since I first became a homeowner.  NewAir is the premier provider of appliances built to fit your home. They have many incredible appliances such as ice makers, air quality control devices, wine/beverage coolers, and home appliances. All of their appliances are designed to make your life easier and incorporate sleek designs, efficiency, and ease of use. They develop appliances that are not only portable, but are made to fit even the smallest areas of your home. They will help you make your most of the small spaces and develop products that go above and beyond industry standards.ai 150ss left m  NewAir AI150SS Ice Maker Review and Giveaway!

Recently we received the  NewAir AI150SS Ice Maker which is a portable ice maker that makes 24 pounds of ice daily. This portable ice maker has been so useful, as we added in a home wet bar in our basement. While a wet bar is great, there was no way to get ice to the drinks, other than going upstairs and taking the ice from the freezer. This inevitably added to spills and not enough ice being brought down in one trip. With the  NewAir AI150SS Ice Maker, I can put the ice maker on my countertop or below on my shelves, to make ice right there.  The ice drawer opens on the front so if you want to hide it, you can put it like I do under your cupboards. Long gone are the days when I have to rely on my refrigerator to make ice.

Screen Shot 2014 04 16 at 9.58.32 AM  NewAir AI150SS Ice Maker Review and Giveaway!This ice maker features a sleek design, which takes up hardly any counter space. Set up of the ice maker is virtually seamless and in no time at all, I had ice being made in my basement. Of what I read, this is one of the smallest portable ice makers on the market, but one that will make a great deal of ice. The dimensions of this ice maker are  only 13.5 inches long and 12 inches tall, so it will fit anywhere you need it – kitchen, office break room, office, bar, living room, etc. What could be better!

The NewAir AI-150SS starts making ice the minute you turn it on and produces fresh ice in as little as 10 minutes.  To use the ice maker once you have it on your counter, simply  plug it in, add water with the included cup, and press the button to start making ice! LED indicators light up to tell you when to empty the ice bin or add more water. That is it! Pretty neat if I must say so myself! I can get easily confused with appliances but the NewAir A1-150SS makes it so easy to use with the easy one button control and no installation process.

I love using my NewAir A1-150SS to make ice. 24 pounds of ice a day assures me that I will never run out. I am also a huge fan of being able to have the push out draw to get the ice, once I make it. With other ice makers I have to bend high and low to try to get the ice out. I never have this problem because of the front pull-out draw. This ice maker is portable so with your summer barbecues coming up, simply unplug it and bring it to a friends house. Then turn it on and in no time at all, that house with have ice. Long gone are the days where you have to ask a friend to go out and get a bucket of ice. This ice maker will do it all for you! Take it on vacations, picnics and backyard barbecues. You’ll never run out of ice again!

BUY IT: The NewAir A!-150SS is available to purchase on Amazon for $180, as well as other retailers that sell NewAir appliances.

WIN IT: One winner will receive this fabulous ice maker. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me why you want to win this giveaway in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling it out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!

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Earth Day is coming up! Healthy Essentials Savings and Tips!! #Moms4JNJConsumer #ad

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.*Screen Shot 2014 04 16 at 8.08.31 AM Earth Day is coming up! Healthy Essentials Savings and Tips!! #Moms4JNJConsumer #ad

Earth Day is coming up next week, and since becoming a mom I have an increased awareness regarding the importance of environmental sustainability. After all, our legacy to our children will be the earth they inherit. On Earth Day we pause to celebrate the environment, but really every day is Earth day, and every day our actions are important.  So I’ve put together a few ways to help the environment and your wallet at the same time, while doing good in the world!

I started by visiting the HealthyEssentials.com website where I know I can get amazing deals on everyday products. In April there are great printable coupons for products that I love, and by signing up for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® program coupons and offers right now you can get up to $55.00 savings right there.  Bargains like saving a dollar when I buy  JOHNSON’S® Baby Intense Moisture Cream or any LUBRIDERM® product, and $2.00 on any (3) NEOSPORIN®, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive bandages or JOHNSON and JOHNSON RED CROSS® Brand products.  (all sure to come in handy on the playground this summer) These are amazing deals on products that I would buy anyway, and those are just a few of the coupons on the website.

Here are some amazing deals available now:

  • Save $1.00 on any JOHNSON’S® Baby Intense Moisture Cream
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There are also great lifestyle tips on the Healthy Essentials website, and earth friendly tips like reminding us to recycle in the bathroom. Even though it might be the smallest room in your house, recycling, and conserving water in there can make a big environmental impact. On the website you can learn more about Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to improving product sustainability, and their philanthropic work with their commitment to improving the lives of women and children around the world.

Don’t worry you can help make a difference too, by downloading, and using the Donate A Photo app. The free Donate A Photo (DAP) app allows consumers to make a difference by raising money and awareness for causes that they care about through the simple act of taking a photo. For every photo shared through Donate A Photo, Johnson & Johnson will donate one dollar to one of its non-profit partners that you choose from a the list. This is a really fun way to share your photos while making a positive impact in the world.

Another way to get involved is by joining the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Twitter party this Thursday, April 17, at 1 p.m. ET (noon CT / 10 a.m. PT). Just RSVP at the Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/jnjearthdayand chat with us about all those shareable moments by using the #Moms4JNJConsumer hashtag to join in or follow along.

Learn more about recycling at http://caretorecycle.com, and join us in celebrating a Happy, sustainable Earth Day on April 22nd, and every day.  Be sure to visit HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®  amazing printable coupons, tips & tools and so much more for all the products you and your family love. You can save over $55 by visiting http://www.HealthyEssentials.com in April and signing up for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® program coupons and offers. HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Products Has You Covered for Earth Day – Remember to Recycle Packaging in the Bathroom! Let’s make this Earth Day count! 
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Please join me for the #EyeHeartNY Twitter Party Thursday, April 24 from 12-1 pm ET!

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American Blanket Company- Personalized Baby Blanket Review and Giveaway!

In about 10 weeks or so, I will have a newborn again. With this being my third child and last, I want to make sure she has all the essentials including burb clothes, pack n play, car seats, and a comfortable baby blanket. With my other two, I never really had a great baby blanket- I would just swaddle with the thin blankets but never had something where I could lay the baby down and just relax with her. That is until now. Recently, American Blanket Company contacted me about doing a review of their baby and adult blankets. Since they are a local company, I was more than happy to oblige.

Screen Shot 2014 04 14 at 7.47.44 AM American Blanket Company  Personalized Baby Blanket Review and Giveaway!At American Blanket, their goal is to provide consumers with the best blanket they can make in its respective category at an honest price. Every blanket is shipped gift wrapped in a box with ribbon and made with love. When I first took the baby blanket out of the packaging, my very first response was how amazingly soft the blanket is. The same goes for the adult size throw that was sent to me. I just wanted to cuddle up with the blanket and go to sleep. I am pretty sure once the baby comes, she will absolutely love hanging out and relaxing on my lap, all while being bundled in this amazing blanket. Aside from being incredibly soft, the blankets are warm and durable. I have been using mine for about a month now and it takes some abuse with the kids jumping on my bed and using it. There is not one tear and it stays in the same shape that it was received in. DSC 12632 1024x682 American Blanket Company  Personalized Baby Blanket Review and Giveaway!

American Blanket believes in their products so much that they come with a lifetime guarantee. They challenge you to find another blanket that will hold up through the years! In addition, their products are machine wash and dry, so simply throw it in your washing machine if it ever keeps dirty. It will still retain its same shape as it did when you first received it.

American Blanket company specializes in throw blankets, fleece blankets, baby blankets, and personalized blankets. They provide high quality blankets that will last. If you would like your blanket personalized, they will readily do that for you as well. We did get our baby girls blanket personalized but since I am not releasing her name yet, you will just have to take my word and believe me, that the calligraphy is gorgeous. Debbie the owner will make sure she prints exactly how and what you like and her correspondence is absolutely wonderful.DSC 1264 1024x682 American Blanket Company  Personalized Baby Blanket Review and Giveaway!

I highly recommend checking out American Blanket and picking up your next baby gift or perhaps a gift for yourself there. The quality of these blankets are second to none, and once you receive one, I am pretty sure this will soon become your go to baby gift!

Buy It: You can buy any of the blankets, in a grand multiple of colors,  on the American Blanket website today!category throws hero American Blanket Company  Personalized Baby Blanket Review and Giveaway!

Win it: One winner will receive a personalized baby blanket. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me which blanket you like from their American Blanket website. Please put all comments in comment section proceeding the 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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The Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard is now available at Best Buy! #HarmonySmartKeyboard @Logitech @BestBuy

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.

Let me honest and tell you how just how many electrical devices I have in my home- at least 3 remotes, my phone, computer, keyboards, and more. It could all get so confusing! By the time I find one of the devices, I lost the other. It is not very advantageous to have this many devices and not be able to keep track of it all. Thankfully, the wonderful people at Logitech have developed the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard which has been an absolute godsend in my house. It has simplified my life ten-fold by having this keyboard.

Screen Shot 2014 04 13 at 5.57.46 PM 1024x373 The Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard is now available at Best Buy! #HarmonySmartKeyboard @Logitech @BestBuySo you may be asking, “What exactly is the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard?” If you are not familiar with it, it is the premiere one-touch steaming media control for your living room. This keyboard is compatible with the Roku, Apple TV, or living room PCs. How it works is you can use the Harmony Smart Keyboard from the confines of your couch and be able to effectively start, search, and control all your Internet entertainment right from the keyboard. There is no need to worry about lost devices or trying to find that one remote to start up the TV and see your favorite show. With the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard, it does it all for you and is very easy to use! You can now enjoy digital media in your living room without any hassles of ever getting up. Logitech Keyboard front straight 1024x388 The Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard is now available at Best Buy! #HarmonySmartKeyboard @Logitech @BestBuy

With so many devices being developed, Harmony now is able to support 225,000 devices from more than 5,000 brands. You can easily search for shows and navigate menus on a streaming media box like the Roku or Apple TV. I am a huge Roku fan and am able to watch my favorite shows from Netflix this way. However, it was the hassle of actually going up to the TV to put on my favorite shows. Now, with this smart keyboard I can navigate everything right from this universal device. I can also browse the web on a PC or Mac that is connected via your TV. Logitech has never made it easier to search the Internet!Logitech Keyboard front angle 1024x565 The Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard is now available at Best Buy! #HarmonySmartKeyboard @Logitech @BestBuy

With the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard, I can now search for my favorite shows, find the best music videos, search for that YouTube video that you love, or just have some fun surfing the Internet. The Smart Keyboard makes the best of the Internet easier to find and watch on your living room TV.

Getting started using the Harmony Smart Keyboard is quite easy. You simply use the Harmony App, which turns your iPhone or Android smartphones into personal universal remote controls. Everyone in your house can have their own set of custom gestures and favorite channels. The Harmony App that you use on your smartphone allows you to simply enter your device’s brands and models and then you will be able to start watching TV and enjoying Internet entertainment in no time at all!

Here is some more information about the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard:

The specially designed keyboard simplifies text entry on internet-connected entertainment  devices. Touch the “Movie” Activity button and the right devices switch  to the right settings. Plus, it has integrated DVR and set-top box controls, playback and volume buttons, and a touchpad  for cursor control on a PC or Mac.

·         3 one-touch activity button

o    PC, TV, Movies

o    Short and long presses provide 6 total activities

·         Integrate touchpad for cursor control on PC or Mac

·         Media/Cable/DVR playback controls

Harmony Hub controls devices behind cabinets or walls

o    IR, RF, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

o    Simple smartphone setup

The Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard launched March 23 and is only available until June 21, so you really want to pick up your keyboard today.  This keyboard is simply amazing and allows me to lay on my couch and enjoy my favorite shows and Internet connection in no time at all. I highly suggest picking up the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard at Best Buy today!

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