Monday, July 30, 2012

Fresh Produce Stretch Broadcloth Safari Capri


 Fresh Produce Stretch Broadcloth Safari Capri

Summer is here and while my area of the country has not had a 90 degree day yet, I am still thrilled with the decent weather (and lack of rain!)that we have been having.

Now that the nicer weather is here, it is time to cycle my wardrobe and bring out all my summer attire. Last year I discovered a love for Capri pants, I used to shy away from them since I am on the short vertically challenged side and felt like they made me look shorter or like I was just wearing pants that were too short.

Last year during my search for the perfect Capri pant (and more relaxed wear since I was a stay at home mom last summer), I was introduced to Fresh Produce clothing and their line of summer wear.  I found their products to be of high quality and great comfort.

 This year I am back to work outside the home but since I wear a lab coat that falls just below my knees, I still do not have dress as professionally as I did at my last place of work but the Fresh Produce Stretch Broadcloth Safari Capri would still work in a professional environment paired with the right shirt and shoes.

I am also now cycling to work and rather than packing pants to wear once I get to work, I find the  Stretch Broadcloth Safari Capri to be excellent bike wear.  The "stretch"of the fabric gives me the added room that I need and look for in cycling apparel and then doubles perfectly as all day wear once I arrive at work.

I still have and wear the Stretch Broadcloth Safari Roll Up Pant from last year but added the  Stretch Broadcloth Safari Capri to my Fresh Produce clothing collection this year.  The roll up pant and the Capri are very similar with the biggest difference (that I found) being that the Capri to not roll up like the roll up pant.  I am liking this change because while I loved being able to roll them up or down depending on the season, I hated having to iron the cuffs after washing them (my iron and I do not get along).  This is not an issue with the Capri style since the cuff does not roll up.

The Stretch Broadcloth Safari Capris are not only super comfortable, made with just a touch of stretch to the fabric but they are also very cute!  You can dress them down for walks on the beach with your flip flops and a tank or cress them up with a cute top and heels and be ready for a night on the town.

I had my husband take a picture of me wearing them one morning before I headed out for my commute to work but after looking at the photos, I nixed adding it to my blog (I hate my picture being taken and posted anywhere anyway!).  While the pants were adorable and fit me great, I had my hair thrown into a sloppy pony tail and I was wearing them with a workout shirt and black tennis shoes, the look was not a great one and did not do the capris justice (guess I do not dress for fashion while cycling).

Besides the durability and comfort, another one of my favorite features is the drawstring at the waist.  I  often have a difficult time finding pants/shorts that will both fit my posterior and my waist.  They will either be too snug in the rear or gap really bad at the waist to where I have to do sewing modifications or wear a belt (which I am not a fan of with shorts and capris).  The drawstring allowed me to order a size that was comfortable in the booty and allowed me to cinch up the waist as needed.

They are available in 24 different colors, you can order a different pair to wear almost every day of the month!

**Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Other people may have different experiences with the products.** 



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Recipe for A Healthy Marriage Infographic from Couples


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ChildMinder® SMART CLIP SYSTEM Review


ChildMinder® SMART CLIP SYSTEM Review

Thinking back to the days when I was a new first time mom, I recall how tired I was all the time due to lack of sleep and how forgetful I was because of my lingering pregnancy brain (if you ask my husband, I still have it almost 4 years later but that is another story!).  More than once, I left groceries in the back seat of the car, I have melted ice cream, Popsicles and frozen fruit on my back seat (thank goodness for easy to clean leather seats!).  I have almost driven away, on more occasions than I care to admit, forgetting to buckle the little on in the car seat.  I have left home with out wallet, purse, keys and cell phones countless times because I was busy carrying the diaper bag, baby seat and baby.

Thankfully, one things that I am happy to say I have never done (I might have come close a time or two but remembered at the last second) was forget my baby/child in the car or leave her in there sleeping while I ran into a store.

Only 19 states have laws that specifically address leaving a child unattended in a vehicle, in two of these states it only applies if the child dies.  Utah is the only state that has proposed legislation that would make it a crime to leave a child unattended in a vehicle.  What about the other 31 states? They have no legislation that specifically address leaving a child in an unattended vehicle.

According to a study done by the Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University about 494 children died of vehicular hyperthermia over a thirteen year period (1998 through 2011). There have been an additional 15 deaths to add thus far for 2012.  The study went on to break down how these deaths occurred and concluded that: 
    • 52% - child "forgotten" by caregiver (253 Children)
    • 30% - child playing in unattended vehicle (150)
    • 17% - child intentionally left in vehicle by adult  (86)
    • 1% - circumstances unknown (5)

These numbers are staggering and they do not even include times where the child was found safe or near deaths.

The ChildMinder® SMART CLIP SYSTEM by Baby Alert International is designed to help parents remember the little ones in the back seat.

The system installs in less than 3 minutes, making it so simple that there is really little reason not to get and use the Smart Clip System.  To use, you replace the safety seat chest clip with the ChildMinder system's smart clip (no it does not compromise the integrity your existing child safety seat) and add the key ring alarm unit onto your key ring. The system will run a test each time it is activated so you know it is working properly and is deactivated upon unfastening the buckle.

The system will remind the parent/caregiver of the child's presence (even when the key ring unit is forgotten) until the smart clip is deactivated.  The key ring will also emit an alarm six seconds after the parent/caregiver has moved more than 15 feet from the child in the child safety seat.

My daughter is a little older now and not easily forgotten in the car, 14% of the above cases were children over the age of 4 (most likely because they had means and ability to get out of their seats and let themselves out of the vehicle), so I did not keep the unit for myself.  I thought the unit would be best used by one of my sisters, one is a little shale we say spacey and the other is  super mom in my book.  She has 4 children (I parley manage one, not sure how she can do four!) all boys, ranging from age 10 down to 5 months.  While she is supermom, even supermom can forget things.  Does pregnancy brain increase exponentially with each pregnancy? If so she is in trouble! LOL just kidding, you know I love you!.

The ChildMinder® SMART CLIP SYSTEM would be perfect for her, it might be easier to forget one sleeping baby in the back while trying to mange 3 other boys running amok and all the stuff that goes along with 4 kids (diaper bags, backpacks, sports gear, and mass quantities of food to feed the clan)

Personally, I feel that if the ChildMinder® SMART CLIP SYSTEM stops even one senseless child death it should be the #1 product ever created (right in front of the diaper genie, loved that thing!).  I would give it every award for great parenting product out there if they asked me for my vote.


**Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Other people may have different experiences with the products.** 















Monday, July 23, 2012

HipSwap Grand Finale: Win a Chanel Tote


Welcome to Our Grand Finale of
"Win This Bag"
Sponsored by
HipSwap
Hosted by
Sidetracked Mom’s Blog

It's finally here! The Grand Finale of the Win This Bag series of giveaways is here!! We've combined weeks 5 and 6 into a two-week long giveaway giving you the double the opportunity to increase your odds of winning by completing the daily bonus entries!
You'll have from 7/24/12 through 8/6/12 to claim as many entries as you possibly can! If you can remember to revisit your favorite blog to claim your daily bonus entries, you’ll have a huge advantage (2 weeks worth!) over the rest of the competition!
But before we announce the Grand Finale bag, here are a few words about our sponsor who made this entire 6 weeks worth of giveaways possible! Photobucket
HipSwap is a mobile and web marketplace that connects buyers and sellers locally and nationally. It enables people to discover what’s inside the most fabulous closets, homes, and shops in neighborhoods and cities across America. HipSwap currently offers delivery service in Los Angeles and New York with its iconic pink delivery van.
Also, be sure to swing by the HipSwap blog to check out their ever popular post on how to spot a fake Louis Vuitton bag!
So, far HipSwap has generously supplied us with a Fendi Spy Bag, a Louis Vuitton bag, a white leather Tod’s hanbag and a Gucci Hobo Bag! Are you ready for the brand that will be featured in our Grand Finale?!
This week, you have the chance to win an authentic Chanel tote worth $1,300!
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This beige quilted leather Chanel tote is a one-of-a-kind find. It features a black leather trim and large "CC" on side to make it easily distinguishable as the one of the world’s most prestige designer brands.
Dimensions: 11" x 10" x 5" with 7" straps. Estimated Value: $1300
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This beautiful handbag was provided by the amazing DoubleTake Consignment Boutique of New Jersey.
The DoubleTake Consignment Boutique first opened its doors in Short Hills, New Jersey in 1992. From day one the store has been packed with women who understand the advantages and value of consignment shopping. DoubleTake only accepts the highest quality & current designer clothing and accessories and has been recognized as a unique clothing boutique where huge savings can be realized.

Oh how I love this bag, let me count the ways!  I have a decent sized purse collection but it does not include a Chanel  yet and I would love to have this one be my first Chanel bag. 

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How to gain entries in this giveaway:
There is only one mandatory entry option; and that is to create a free HipSwap account. However, by entering on this blog through the Giveaway Tools widget below, you have the opportunity to gain a large number of bonus entries! You can complete as many or as few bonus entries as you’d like but remember, the more you do, the better your odds of winning! Plus, once you are following all of your hosts, entering each subsequent weekly Win This Bag Giveaway will be even faster & easier! As promised, you’ll find additional bonus entries to claim for having entered our previous weekly Win This Bag Giveaways!
Good luck!
Giveaway begins on 7/24/12 at 12:01am EST & ends on 8/6/12 at 11:59pm EST.
Open worldwide.
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This giveaway is open to entrants worldwide 18 years of age or older, except where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and is Facebook-compliant. To qualify to win, you must complete, at minimum, the mandatory entry on the Giveaway Tools form. All entries will be forwarded to our sponsor for the purpose of randomly selecting a winner. Winners will be notified by email from a HipSwap representative. Winners will have 72 hours to respond or risk forfeiting their prize. Prize may re-awarded solely by the Sponsor’s discretion. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This blog may not be held liable for Sponsors who do not fulfill prize shipments. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We reserve the right to publicly publish winners’ names and/or likeness. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Monday, July 16, 2012

#WinThisBag: Red Gucci Hobo


Welcome to Week #4 of
Win This Bag
Brought to you by
HipSwap
Hosted by
Sidetracked Mom’s Blog
“Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways.There will be one designer handbag given away every week!Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi.Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly “Win This Bag” giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale!So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!
Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet!That’s right –
Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity!

How adorable is this bag!  Perfect size for an evening on the town.  I love the contrasting black and red of the bag with the brass accents.  It is definitely going on my wish list!
 PhotobucketHipSwap is a mobile and web marketplace that connects buyers and sellers locally and nationally. It enables people to discover what’s inside the most fabulous closets, homes, and shops in neighborhoods and cities across America. HipSwap currently offers delivery service in Los Angeles and New York with its iconic pink delivery van.
Also, be sure to swing by the HipSwap blog to check out their ever popular post on how to spot a fake Louis Vuitton bag!
Now, on to this week’s Giveaway!
This week, you have the chance to win an authentic Gucci bag!
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This red-pebbled leather Gucci hobo bag is amazing for any occasion. It Features a navy cotton stripe in front and large gold ring hardware at strap ends.
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This beautiful handbag was provided by the amazing DoubleTake Consignment Boutique of New Jersey.
The DoubleTake Consignment Boutique first opened its doors in Short Hills New Jersey in1992 and from day one the store has been packed with women who understand the advantages and value of consignment shopping. DoubleTake, which only accepts the highest quality & current designer clothing and accessories, has been recognized as a unique clothing boutique where huge savings can be realized.
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How to Enter:
1. Create a HipSwap account.You will be asked to enter your name, email and zip code. If you do not live in the United States, please enter your City and Country in the Zip Code field.
2. Once registered, you can earn additional entries by:
a. Pinning your favorite HipSwap bag on Pinterest
b. “Liking” HipSwap on Facebook
c. Following @HipSwap on Twitter
d. Tweet with the hashtag #winthisbag for daily bonus entries
e. Following the blogs who are bringing you this awesome giveaway
There is only one mandatory entry option and that is to create a free HipSwap account. However, by entering on this blog through the Giveaway Tools widget below, you have the opportunity to gain a large number of bonus entries! You can complete as many or as few bonus entries as you’d like but remember, the more you do, the better your odds of winning! Plus, once you are following all of your hosts, entering each subsequent weekly Win This Bag Giveaway will be even faster & easier! And, don’t forget – we’ll be offering even more bonus points for each of these giveaways you entered during our final week of this event!
Good luck!
Giveaway begins on 7/17/12 at 12:01am EST & ends on 7/23/12 at 11:59pm EST.
Open worldwide.
The Giveaway Tools Widget will load below this line. For those of you not familiar with Giveaway Tools, it is VERY similar to Rafflecopter but has been said to be a faster & easier way to enter giveaways. Let me know what you think! As always, thank you for visiting my blog and entering our giveaways! Good luck to you!

Big Event BBQ Giveaway


Big Event Fundraising has helped their customers increase school fundraising results by an average of 93%! Great fundraising ideas improve school fundraising sales by increasing student participation. Big Event's ideas for fundraising are different from any other fundraising company because their thrilling prize programs motivate more students to sell items from their fundraising brochure. Using innovative incentive ideas and an easy to reach fundraising goal, Big Event Fundraising helps schools have experience higher gross sales than with other fundraising companies.

We proudly welcome you to The Big Event! BBQ Giveaway sponsored by Big Event! Fundraising.

Hosted by Our Full House and Mom to Bed by 8


The winner of the Big Event! Fundraising BBQ Giveaway can select one of the following amazing prizes:
Grill up to 32 hamburgers simultaneously using the wide 520 sq. in. cooking area and array of tools at your disposal on this Char-Broil 4-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill. Its 12,000 BTU flush-mount side burner makes it a snap to prepare a side dish while you cook the main course, and a warming rack keeps completed entrees warm until you're ready to serve them. Keep your grill tools within easy reach thanks to the built-in storage rack, side shelf and 2 wrap-around stainless steel towel bars.

OR



$200 Amazon Gift Card!
Summer grilling season is upon us and before you know it, the school year will be here.  So enter now to get your grill on and learn more about Big Event fundraising for your school/PTA/Scout fundraising needs.


One lucky winner will receive their choice of a Char-Broil BBQ Grill or $200 Amazon Gift Card!

Giveaway ends July 30th at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Carter's Watch the Wear giveaway


Welcome to the Carter's Watch the Wear giveaway brought to you by Blog it Forward Media.


Carter's Watch the Wear was started by Henry Wood Carter. Under the name H.W. Carter & Sons (1890), Carter’s Overalls were sold and were very popular. The company expanded to market boy’s overalls, as well as railroad overalls, painter pants, coats, jumpers and shirts, eventually putting everything under the simple trademark “Carter’s”. They quickly evolved into a company that you see now. They specialize in clothing for newborns, infants and toddlers. and Guess what? Their collection is entirely affordable for the family.


Well, Carter's Watch the Wear has paired up with the bloggers of Blog it Forward to offer one lucky winner a $200 gift card to their website! That's right, you can enter for a chance to win $200 worth of clothes for your little one. Just fill out the form below to enter. You can sign up for Carter's Watch the Wear e-mails! Do you want to be an affiliate? You can check out the details and sign up.

Just use the simple form below to enter! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to US and Canada. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on July 31 at 11:59pm est. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs. Good luck!


Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Over Thirty Mommy is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.    

Friday, July 13, 2012

Chicco Polly High Chairs Recall


Chicco Polly High Chairs Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard


Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.

 The firm is aware of 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure (stitches, tape or glue) and one scratched cornea.

This recall involves a range of Chicco Polly high chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding metal frame for storage and a reclining seat.

The recalled high chairs can be identified by the model number and date code printed on a label on the underside of the seat, close to the footrest. The date code is in the format DDMMYYYY or YYYY-MM-DD. High chairs included in this recall were manufactured prior to October 13, 2010 and have one of the following model numbers on the label:
Model Numbers
00063803430070 05063803260070
00063803480070 05063803270070
00063803490070 05063803570070
00063803580070 05063803660070
04063765000070 05063803970070
04063765540070 06063765650070
04063765760070 06063765970070
04063803630070 06063803650070
04063803860070 06063803770070
04063803900070 06063803820070
05063765020070 06063803960070
05063803020070 06063803970070
05063803220070 07063803780070

Retail stores including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us, as well as online outlets including Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com and Target.com from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.

Consumers should contact Chicco for a free peg cover kit which will be mailed to them. To help prevent injuries before repair, consumers should store the tray on the pegs when the high chair is not in use.

For additional information, contact Chicco toll-free at (800) 807-8817 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.chiccousa.com/pollykit

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1642

     

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bagluxe Handbag Giveaway Event Announcement


5 super lucky ladies are going to win the handbag of their choice...

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This giveaway is being hosted by Bella Savvy.

PRIZES:

5 winners will each receive a stylish handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag or a $50 Bagluxe gift card for the bag of their choice) -- $250 value
Giveaway Open To: U.S. and Canada only
Event Dates: August 6th - August 20th
Blogger Notes: Participation is FREE with announcement post (includes one rafflecopter link -- Facebook or Twitter) OR a payment of $4.00 for no announcement post.
Additional links are available for $3.00 each -- including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, RSS, Stumbleupon
You MUST agree to publish the html provided to you on the specified date by 12:01 am. EST (NO EARLIER)!
READY TO JOIN? Submit your info in the Sign Up Form.

Monday, July 9, 2012

#WinThisBag: Tod's White Leather Shoulder Bag


Welcome to Week #3 of
Win This Bag sponsored by HipSwap hosted by Sidetracked Mom’s Blog
“Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways.There will be one designer handbag given away every week!Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi.Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly “Win This Bag” giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale!So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!
Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet!That’s right –
Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity!
 
How Gorgeous is this bag!  It is the most beautiful white calfskin leather.  I love the gold accents, they pop off the white spectacularly.  It would be a perfect summer bag, not to big and not too small.  It is definitely going on my wish list!

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About our Sponsor:
HipSwap is a mobile and web marketplace that connects buyers and sellers locally and nationally. It enables people to discover what’s inside the most fabulous closets, homes, and shops in neighborhoods and cities across America. HipSwap currently offers delivery service in Los Angeles and New York with its iconic pink delivery van.

 And, be sure to check out HipSwap’s post on How To Spot A Fake Louis Vuitton bag!

Now, on to this week’s Giveaway!
This week, you have the chance to win a Tod’s white leather shoulder handbag supplied by Celebrity Consignment Shop, Encore Closet.
Tods
This is a 100% guaranteed authentic Tod's White Leather Shoulder Bag Purse Handbag. This Italian beauty is made of white textured calfskin leather and features a single flat leather handle that rests comfortably on your shoulder. Its contrast top stitching gives this sophisticated bag its sassy style. You can always count on Tod's to give us modern luxury and its prestige bags are loved by celebrities everywhere.
Supplied by celebrity consignment shop, Encore Closet.
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How to Enter:
1.Create a HipSwap account.You will be asked to enter your name, email and zip code.If you do not live in the United States, please enter your City and Country in the Zip Code field.
2.Once registered, you can earn additional entries by:
a.Pinning your favorite HipSwap bag on Pinterest
b.“Liking” HipSwap on Facebook
c.Following @HipSwap on Twitter
d.Tweet with the hashtag #winthisbag for daily bonus entries
e.Following the blogs who are bringing you this awesome giveaway
To be credited, all entries must be completed using the Giveaway Tools widget below.You can complete as many or as few entries as you’d like but remember, the more you do, the better your odds of winning!Plus, once you are following all of your hosts, entering each subsequent weekly Win This Bag Giveaway will be even faster & easier!
Good luck!
Giveaway begins on 7/10/12 at 12:01am EST & ends on 7/16/12 at 11:59pm EST. Open worldwide.
The Giveaway Tools Widget will load below this line. For those of you not familiar with Giveaway Tools, it is VERY similar to Rafflecopter but has been said to be a faster & easier way to enter giveaways. Let me know what you think! As always, thank you for visiting my blog and entering our giveaways! Good luck to you! ♥
 

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