FunBites Back to School GIVEAWAY!

FB2You may remember the Funbites giveaway I did last September!! It’s the fun cutter that’s perfect if you bento or just want to make food into fun shapes for your kids!

Well, I have exciting news! I am once again partnering with Bobbie {the creator and mama behind FunBites} for another “FunBites Back to School Giveaway!!”

The FunBites cutters are so much, our family LOVES them!! They transform basic boring food into fun little shapes! Turn a cheese single into cute little squares our hearts quicker than it would take you to grab a knife!

FunBites come in three fun shapes:

  • Squares
  • Triangles
  • Hearts

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Okay, but that’s not the biggest news and the most fun part! I want to help FunBites introduce you to the Brand spankin new FunBites gang!! FunBites are the perfect back to school gift for the kids in your life OR maybe the mom in your life…you know the one who is packing lunches daily, this would be a perfect ‘Thank you!’ gift!!!

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Check out that adorable new packaging!
Now these aren’t  just adorable new packages, they are the new characters in the FunBites family! Let me introduce you to {from left to right}

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  • Jackie the dreamer
  • Harry the Hungry
  • Dylan the chef
  • Peter the piggy
  • Lola the princess

We are so excited to have both Dylan the Chef {from last year’s review} and Lola the Princess as part of our daily routine! My kids are in love with the new characters {they want them all!} and they love using them and being able to make their own food into fun shapes!FB3

FunBites are BPA free! They can be either handwashed or thrown in the top rack of the dishwasher! YAY!  I recommend rinsing it or even washing it right after using it that way it’s all ready to go for next time! psst… the kids have even used them while playing with play dough but I don’t fret because they are durable and so easy to clean!
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1 – Place FunBites cutter on top of food.  Remove popper top and set to the side.

2 – Grab cutter handles on both sides, press down firmly and rock 5-6 times to cut through the food.

3 – Lift the cutter up, insert popper top and pop out the bite-sized pieces!

We have really given FunBites are run for its money! We used it on:

I have tried FunBites {both the squares and hearts} on a TON of different things…
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Melons
  • Cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Potatoes
  • Fresh Homemade Bread
  • Eggs {both hard-boiled and fried}
  • Sliced Lunch Meat {ham and turkey}
  • Banana Bread {the kids LOVE that}
  • Homemade French and Sourdough Bread
  • Brownies
  • Cake
  • Pancakes
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Turkey Sandwiches
  • Ham Sandwiches
  • Chicken Breast
  • Homemade Fried Chicken Breast
  • Turkey Breast
  • Salami
  • Grilled Steak

FB1I want to personally congratulate Bobbie and the funbites family for getting the “Best Kid Product of 2014” by creative child magazine!! Way to go Bobbie!!

How would you like a FunBites? Enter below for your chance to win one!!

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*Giveaway will run from 8/2/14 – 8/10/14  A winner will be selected 8/10/14 – contacted via email friday 8/11/14 *U.S Residents

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God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook {Review and GIVEAWAY!!}

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God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook is a fun oversize book and is a little over 180 pages!  This Storybook is broken into three sections:

  • Stories from the Old Testament
  • Stories from the New Testament
  • Resources to Guide your Children

The Old Testament section has stories that you would absolutely expect like

  • Noah and the flood
  • Moses and the stubborn king
  • The story of Ruth

In addition it has stories that are not often in children’s story books such as:

  • Rehab in the spies
  • Hannah’s special babyThe New Testament has stories such as
  • a runaway boy comes home
  • Jesus is alive!
  • Zacchaeus the wee little man {I love that it has the song I learned when I was a little girl}

The Resources to Guide your Children section is my absolute favorite it has:

  • Memory Verse Chart
  • Songs about Jesus
  • The 12 Apostles
  • Reading Chart
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • The 10 Commandments

and more

Each story is about 4 to 6 pages and includes three fun little boxes: Remember God’s word, Do God’s word, and pray God’s word!

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I absolutely love God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook because it’s not your average storybook! It doesn’t just rewrite our favorite bible stories and adds fun pictures, it uses actual Bible scripture using the The International Children’s Bible, making it perfect for young readers!

The God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook is fantastic for parents read to their kids, as well as perfect for your youngest readers to read on their own or to younger siblings! It’s also perfect for your young readers Bible quiet time!
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From the moment we opened God’s Word for me Bible Storybook my kids have been in love with it! My oldest is daily gathering his brother and sister on the couch to read to them! Each day he picks different Bible stories, it is absolutely precious watching him explaining to them what it says and reading and memorizing the bible verse at the end of each story! It’s so heartwarming and wonderful to see them, not only build their knowledge of the Bible and The Lord, but also seeing them come together as siblings and strengthen that bond as well!

After just a day with God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook I would highly recommend this to any parent or grandparent  or anyone who is regularly around young children and young readers! God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook is a fantastic addition to any home library! If you are interested and willing to copy of God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook please enter below!

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TWO AWESOME book GIVEAWAYS!!!

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As a Tommy Mommy I get to giveaway so many amazing books that I just love! This month is no different! Today I’m just giving one book away but TWO! Growing with Jesus: Devotional & The Kid who changed the World!  Don’t for get to enter both giveaways below!

Growing with Jesus:

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Growing with Jesus is one of the cutest little devotional I’ve seen!  It has 100 individual devotionals {they’re not broken down by date but by title}Some of the titles are on

  • Butterfly Wings
  • Above and Beyond
  • God Never Gives Up On You
  • Have Patience
  • God Works in Everything for Good
  • and many more!

I love that it has a Bible verse that corresponds with every single title! Also, something that I love is the “today” section! Each day its a activity, thought or task.

For example page 58-59 “Stay Away from Evil” the verse is second Timothy 2:22 “stay away from the evil things young people love to do” it has the paragraph {‘thoughts to grow on‘} for the devotional and then it’s “today” section it says “will you wear your thinking cap today and make sure your own choices?” Then at the bottom of each page it has a fun little colored box titled “My Amazing World” for this particular days it says “your heart pumps about 72 times a minute or 40 million times a year!” My kids absolutely love my amazing world section! They love to learn all kinds of fun new facts!
Don’t have going with Jesus? Why pleased to announce that I am giving away one copy to one lucky reader just enter below!

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The Kid Who Changed the World:

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The Kid Who Change the World {formally The Boy Who Changed the World} Is fantastic! It’s based on a true story. This is one of my family is all-time favorite books! The book has almost a kind of pay it forward/butterfly effect, being in that it told the story about one character that goes into another character…and so on! The characters are real life people, they aren’t made-up names they are real people like Norman Borlaug and George Washington Carver!

On the inside sleeve it says “the kid who changed the world teaches children how their actions can set off a spark that, in turn, influences the lives of others.” I just love that!

This book is stunningly illustrated! The pictures are beautiful very engaging! Like I mentioned this book is formally the Boy changed the world, my mom gave my oldest son ‘The Boy who Changed the World’ a number of years ago for his birthday, so when I say this is my family’s most favorite book I’m talking over the years! This is the book that my kids go in search out so that we can read it! This is a ‘multiple times’ a nigh, just can’t get enough book! 

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This book encourages children that one little thing can change the world – hence the butterfly effect! It also tells tidbits of history like….do you know the story behind George Washington Carver? It’s fantastic, it’s beautiful, it’s emotional, this is just one of those books that  just makes everybody happy! If you haven’t read The Kid Who Changed the World you need to go grab it for your personal bookshelf!!

I’m pleased to announce that one of my readers can win tThe Kid Who Changed the World! Just enter below!

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Review – GIANI Granite



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 Since we moved in to our home in 2006 we have made many changes and upgrades to make our house a home for our family. However, one thing has remained the same…the hideous pepto pink counter tops in our kitchen, thank you 1987 for that special gift!

We have always talked about changing them, but a “counter top” budget is just not a priority when you have little kids. My sister got new granite counter tops a few years ago and she got a killer deal…$450 for her huge kitchen, but still $450? No way! We looked around the Home Depot at all there different options, but to be honest we didn’t want to deal with the hassle of removing are set in sink and the glue. They also offer counter top paint…but it is flat, and comes in a number of very light muted colors, which is just not us!

A few months back I was visiting a wonderful friends blog Homemade Mom! She was doing a review on something I had never heard of “Giani Granite“. I went to their website, for first look I was so excited! Giani Granite is EXCATLY what I had been searching for and the price was right!!!

For $49.50 you can buy Giani Granite Paint for Counter tops! One kit will cover approximately 35 square feet of countertop space. For our Kitchen we need 2 kits. When I first opened the package, I was a little uncertain that the small cans would be enough to cover my counter tops, but the directions assured me that it would be more than enough. There are and number of different kits/colors that you can purchase. I decided on the Chocolate Brown. That kit came with:

-12 Oz. of IronCoreTM Primer-Base Coat

– 6 Oz. of Brown Feldspar Mineral
– 6 Oz. of Inca Gold Mineral
– 6 Oz. of Chocolate Brown Mineral
– 16 Oz. of Automotive Polyurethane Topcoat
– 6″ GIANITM roller arm and two roller pads
– 4″ GIANITM granite paint sponge
– 2″ Foam Brush
– Black Practice Poster Board
– ‘Paint-by-Number’ DVD for beginners
– Illustrated Instructions

BEFORE and AFTER…I just couldn’t wait until the end of the review!!!

BEFORE…
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AFTER…

Do you see the AMAZING difference??? I was totally shocked when I looked at the before and after photos!!!

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The Giani Granite Package arrived via UPS on a Wednesday. We started our “Kitchen Revamp” that night. I decided if I was going to have a beautiful new counter top, I need and new back splash…not the matching pink. Wednesday night we knocked out all the pink tile.
 This ended up taking a longer that expected so we didn’t primer (Step One) until Thursday. The next morning Friday I sponged on the Brown Feldspar Mineral, Inca Gold Mineral and Chocolate Brown Mineral.
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I was very surprised at how truly easy it was, and how beautiful it looked. Late Friday night I finished up the counter top with the Clear Top Coat! Saturday night I placed all the tile and grouted Sunday Morning. The kitchen was COMPLETELY different! I was concerned about how easy or hard for that matter it would be with the kids under toe. I was able to do everything while the kids were in bed or napping! Giani Granite is perfect if you have a busy family!

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Now with the brown! Beautiful!

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You might be thinking “It’s paint, not actual rock or granite, so how strong could it really be?” Well I have the answer!

How Durable is GIANI?
The GIANI polymers are automotive grade resins that are used in the manufacture of car bumpers, so your countertop is extremely durable. Like most new water-based resin technologies, the cure time for GIANI is approximately two weeks to achieve its full hardness. So even though you may use your counters in forty-eight hours, don’t aggressively scrub on them for two weeks.

1) Can it be scratched?

Yes, just like granite and Formica -its not recommended for cutting or chopping. The difference – is – if ever necessary – you can renew GIANI quickly and easily.

2) Will it stain?

It can if strong contaminates are allowed to set for a long period.

3) How long will it last?

As long as any conventional countertop.

4) Will it show fingerprints?

No, unlike mined granite, GIANI will not fingerprint because the clear resin surrounds the minerals.

5) Is it heat resistant?

Yes, GIANI is heat resistant up to 250F. As with Formica – it is not designed for pots or pans directly from ovens or ranges.


6) Can it be used outside?
Yes, GIANI is an automotive grade resin so it performs well outside. Note, GIANI is not designed for surfaces that will be submerged in water.

 If you need a counter top change, weather it be in you kitchen, laundry room, or a bathroom, and you don’t want to break the bank…You NEED Giani Granite! You will LOVE it, I Guarantee it!

You can head over to the GIANI Granite website to buy a kit of your own!

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Review – ITZBEEN Baby Care Timer!

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So many new parents are over-whelmed, over-tired and have a difficult time recalling simple tasks when dealing with newborns. When the twins were first born, I could barely remember if I had taken a shower…and I know I am not the only one.

Don’t worry my friends, the ITZBEEN Baby Care Timer (soon to be Pocket Nanny) has come to ‘our’ rescue!

About ITZBEEN –

The ITZBEEN Baby Care Timer is a multi-purpose tool that helps you remember the basic details of baby care. ITZBEEN has four timers that count up with the touch of a button…so you will always know how long it’s been! ITZBEEN™ Baby Care Timer was developed by a new mom and dad who found themselves sleep-deprived and needing help to remember baby care details, such as when their baby last ate or napped. They tried charts and journals, but thought there had to be a better way. So, they created the ITZBEEN™: a multi-purpose nursery tool that helps new parents remember the basic details of baby care. The ITZBEEN™ has four timers that count up with the touch of a button, and a host of other helpful features, all designed with the needs of a new parent in mind.

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The ITZBEEN (pronounced “it’s been”… as in it’s been two hours since the baby A nursed) is a multi-purpose little monitor designed to help new parents learn, remember and communicate the basic details of baby-care. The ITZBEEN goal was to develop a tool that would help first-time moms and dads become better parents, and to make the job of being a new parent a little easier.
The ITZBEEN has four different task settings for – diaper change, nursing or feeding, sleep or awake and medication or other task. Simply press the button once after the that task is completed and watch the timer count up, letting you know how long it’s been since the baby-care task was completed. Another helpful feature on the ITZBEEN, is the Nursing Reminder. By sliding the switch from “L” to “R”, you will be reminded of which side baby last fed from. I would have love this feature when the twins were newborn.

The focus has been on how great the ITZBEEN is for Newborns and small babies, but I would like to share how fantastic it is for Toddlers, Kids and even Mommy!

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My ITZBEEN arrived in the thick of Spring sickness…horrible cold and flu going around our home, including me, UGH! The ITZBEEN was awesome to have. I use the three top buttons (the diaper, the bottle, and the Zzz) for each of my children and their cough meds or whatever they needed. This way hours later when my husband arrived home we knew exactly what time doses where given! It is fantastic for night time as well, it lights up VERY bright and is very clear! If I took meds I used the bottom (* button) for me!
In additon to keeping meds and three kids organized. Now that we are all better, the bottle button is perfect for my girly twin. She has dropped some weight due to a iron deficiency. Because of the iron deficiency we have to make sure that she in addition to getting a specific amount of food, she has to get 10oz. of whole milk…enter ITZBEEN bottle button, After each 2oz. bottle I just press that little button to keep track. I Love the ITZBEEN! I even push the little ‘Zzz’ button when they fall asleep…hey! guess what? The twins nap 2.5+ hours everyday!!

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Ok, so my favorite part! When my older son was almost 2 he started wanting to go potty in the ‘Big Boy’ potty. He was potty trained super fast. I would take him potty ever single 15 min for 3 days, on day 4. He went all by himself!! I was so proud of him. Now, the twins are just about there. The Diaper button on the ITZBEEN is and has been my best friend. When I’m busy working and they are playing I can clip the ITZBEEN to the screen of my laptop and know exactly when it’s ‘potty time’

I will be recommending the ITZBEEN to everyone who is expecting, nursing, potty training…ect:) I have a number of friends who are expecting singletons and twins and I will tell them that from One mom to another the ITZBEEN is a MUST!!!

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I have no cons to share. The only issue I really had was only having one ITZBEEN, since I have twins I would really like to have a second one, Especially when it comes to the serious potty training, it would just make things a little easier!

**I’d like to Thank ITZBEEN for letting me Review and Share this awesome product! It was a life saver! I LOVE it!

Easy to use! My Itzbeen in Blue!

The ITZBEEN can be purchased at Itzbeen.com for $24.99 for One or $48.99 for a Twin Pack.

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