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Who LOVES Edible Arrangements??? We do We do! Right now you can score 12 pieces of dipped fruit for only $10.00. It is regularly $25.00. What a nice treat!

Click here to get your 12 pieces of Dipped Fruit!

PROMOTION DETAILS: This offer is valid January 15th-22nd only. Fruit selection varies and may include any of the following: bananas, oranges, apples, strawberries and pineapple. Stores cannot guarantee that specific fruit requests can be honored. Orders may be placed online, in stores, or by calling 877-DoFruit. Orders placed during the promotion period must be picked up in stores no later than Wednesday, January 25th, 2012. $10 dipped fruit boxes must be picked up at a local store and are not eligible for delivery or shipping. To view our store locations, pleaseclick here. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, coupon or coupon code. This promotion is not valid on previous purchases. Offer expires and all orders must be placed by 1/22/2012 at 11:59 P.M. EST. Taxes will applied to your total order. Offer valid at participating locations only. While supplies last.

Dyson DC25 Upright All Floors Bagless Ball Vacuum with Crevice and Upholstery Tools ONLY $269.99

Product Features:
Suction power – 220 airwatts (constant)
Unlike conventional upright vacuums that sit on four fixed wheels and are hard to steer, the DC25 rides on a ball so you can get the vacuum where you need it without pushing and pulling, back and forth around corners and obstacles
The motor is stored inside the ball which gives it a lower center of gravity that improves maneuverability
Root Cyclone Technology – Uses cyclonic separation to remove dirt from the air without using a filter
Lifetime HEPA Filtration – HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters can remove 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 micrometers in diameter. This can trap fine particles such as pollen or other allergens
Certified Asthma Friendly – Air expelled from a Dyson DC25 has up to 150 times less mold and bacteria than the air you breathe
Easy Empty Bin – Button controlled system allows for a clean and hygienic way to discard dust and dirt it traps
On Board Tool Storage – Brush and crevice tools store on the machine.
Brush Bar – Will protect delicate floors and rugs
Clear Bin – You can see when the bin should be emptied. No need to buy specific vacuum bags
Dimensions: 42.4×15.4×12.2 (HxWxD) inches
Weight: 16.12 pounds
Suction power: 220 airwatts (constant)
Filter: Lifetime washable HEPA filter
Brushbar control type: Fingertip brush control
Bin capacity: 0.31 gallons
Cord length: 24.6 ft
Max reach: 40.3 ft
Weight: 16.12 pounds
Air Velocity of Root Cyclone:
65 Feet per second in the outer cyclone
164 Feet per second in the core separator
262 Feet per second in the inner cyclone
Dust Particle G Forces:
500G in the outer cyclone
164 Feet per second in the core separator
262 Feet per second in the inner cyclone

What You Get:
Dyson DC25 Upright Ball Vacuum
Crevice Tool
Upholstery Tool
User’s Guide

Factory Recertified
6 Month Dyson Warranty


Stilazzi Make Up Brush Review

I have a rather large bag of make up flubs! What is a Flub? You know those products that had all the hype and you just had to get them. Then you got home tried them and they just didn’t meet your expectations. Then I have what I call my can’t live without bag! It is filled with all of my favorite products that I have discovered. Recently I discovered Stilazzi and I have to say that they are one of my favorite cosmetic tools! They have everything from brushes to applicators and bags! They are a dream for anyone who loves the latest and highest quality products. They provide hairstylist, make-up artists, nail technician with professional tools they need on a daily basis!

Here is some background information about Stilazzi. Stilazzi was established in 2009.  the the team behind Frends Beauty Supply created the Stilazzi line to address the needs of makeup artists, and other beauty industry professionals. And they did just that! Stilazzi is an amazing line that brings style, quality, and affordability together. Stilazzi specializes in the development of personal and stationary products for salons, spas, schools, freelance artists and other related industries. Stilazzi’s most important goal is to provide an outstanding level of customer care and 100% customer satisfaction.

I currently use three of Stilazzi’s brushes on a daily basis. Stilazzi’s Small Shadow BrushBlender Brush and Large Powder Brush.


I am a huge fan of Stilazzi’s Small Shadow Brush. It is made of Stable hair and is super soft. It is a soft but firm small rounded paddle brush. It is easy to hold which makes it perfect to apply my powder eyeshadows. It easily gets the creases and helps me achieve the professional look I desire.


Stilazzi’s Blender Brush is another one of my favorite brushes. The bristles are made of a blend of  blue squirrel and goat hair. I use it to apply and blend my blush. It is great for that finished look!


Stilazzi’s Large Powder Brush is great for applying powder make-up especially powder foundations. The bristles are a blend of goat and squirrel hair. The Bristles easily holds your powder or pressed foundations and bronzers and allows you to get a professional finished look. It has a large handle that makes it easy to use.

Be sure to follow Stilazzi on Twitter and on Facebook to stay up to date on all of their latest releases and sales! Stilazzi also has a Youtube page where you can find all kinds of tips and product demos.

(I received one or more products from the sponsor to write my review. I received no monetary compensation for my review. My opinions stated in my review are my own opinions.)

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Ava Anderson Shower Gel Review

Ava Anderson offers a huge line of skin, body, hair and sun care items. From Shampoo to sunblock, they have all your needs covered. Ava Andreson body washes leave your skin soft and have a light fragrance. Packed with organic oils and butters to leave your skin clean, soft and smooth. The consistency is indulgent, the lather abundant, the citrus aroma is organic and the results will exceed your expectations. After using the shower gel for about a week, I noticed how soft my skin was. Even the kids love Ava Anderson body wash and wanted to use it as bath soak. Ava Anderson body washes come in 16 oz size bottles.

Shower geldeep conditioning treatment styling cream (anti frizz/smoothing)Shampoo and conditionerHand and body lotionHand soap refill

Lip Balmlip balm with spf 15Lip Balmlip balm with spf 15

I also had the chance to try Ava Anderson’s Lip Balm. Ava Anderson’s lip balm is made of Organic aloe, rather than water, as a base, and essential oils that provide beneficial properties for the body, make these products uniquely wonderful. The lip balm is scented but not over powering and left my lips soft. Ava Anderson’s lip Balm are sold in two sets. Lip balm 4 pack for $12.95 and Ava Anderson’s lip balm with SPF 15. Hydrating lemon lip balm for smooth and soft lips with spf 15 for UVA and UVB protection. Set of 3 for $15.95

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Two lucky winners can win one of Ava Anderson’s amazing Shower Gels!


Free AmLactin body lotion sample


AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion

Better Made Snacks Review

Better Made Snack Foods was founded in 1930 by the late Peter Cipriano and the late Cross Moceri. They took great pride in making sure that only the greatest ingredients were used in production. Better Made Chips productions originally was   simple. They used burlap bagged select potatoes that were cooked in the best oil , then weighed and hand packed into crude greaseless bags. While production this way worked when they started over 80 years ago, they have since changed production to meet the needs of their consumers. Better Made Potato Chips still the greatest ingredients, uses all natural resources and are sure not to be touched by human hands from the time the potatoes leave the farm until you open your bag and take your first bite.

Recently we had the opportunity to review Better Made Snacks Sampler Gift Box. Their Sampler Gift Box includes a total of 15 bags of 15 different Better Made Snack flavors! This box was perfect and had something for everyone! 9 of the flavors were 2.5 oz and the other 6 flavors were .875-1.25 oz bags.
9 / 2.5 oz bags of:



Dill Pickle Wavy

No Salt


Sweet BBQ

Red Hot BBQ

Salt & Vinegar

Sour Cream & Onion Waves

Green Onion

6 / .875-1.25 oz bags of:

White Cheddar Popcorn

Cheese Popcorn

Baked Cheese Puffs

Shoe String Sticks

Hot Cheese Crunchy

Of course the kids claimed the popcorn and cheese puffs before they even had the chance. Better Made Snacks offer a great variety of flavors and I would have to say that it was hard for me to choose just one favorite. Every bag of Better Made Snacks was just as fresh as the other. The chips didn’t taste like they sat in oil for a long period of time and didn’t taste like you were biting into oil soaked potatoes. These definitely are Better Made Chips.

Better Made Snacks Supports Our Troops! If you have friends or family or just want to send a care package to any branch of military such as The Army, The Marine Corps, The Navy, The Air Force or Coast Guard, you can order any of Better Made products online and Better Made Snacks will ship them via USPS to all AFOs, APOs & Military Bases.
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(Our Mommy and Me, Mommy to Be group were provided with a Better Made Sampler Gift Box for free to review. We in no way received any monetary compensation for our review and our opinions are our own and not influenced by the sponsor.)

Free Travel Size Aveda Hand Relief

Aveda Hand Relief


Get five of your friends to join the Birthday Program, and you’ll receive a free travel-size Aveda Hand Relief™ (value $8) so you can have hands as soft and smooth as your hair.

Shark S3250 Light & Easy Steam Mop With 8oz. Water Reservoir & Machine Washable Micro Fiber Cleaning Pad ONLY $29.99

Condition: Factory Refurbished
90-Day Warranty
Manufacturer: Shark
Model: S3250


Features Include:

  • Extremely light steam mop
  • Swivel mop head
  • 11.5″ cleaning path
  • 8oz. water tank for 15 minutes of cleaning
  • 20-foot quick-release power cord
  • Shark Backsaver angles mop for easy under furniture access
  • Soft-grip handle and comfortable design
  • Super-heated steam that dries almost immediately
  • Safe for all sealed hardwood floors
  • Machine washable triple-layered microfiber cleaning pad
  • Sanitizes using only water, no harsh chemicals
  • Sanitize and deodorize carpet with Grooming Carpet Glider
  • Factory refurbished

Package Includes:
Shark Steam Mop, All Purpose Cleaning Pad, Heavy Duty Cleaning Pad, Fresh Breeze Scent, Grooming Carpet Glider, Filling Flask, Funnel


Shark Steam Mop

Zoobies Product Review

Being a mom of four under the age of six there is a lot of stuff the kids want to bring with them when we go away on long trip or even a trip to the store. Between diaper bags, bottles, blankets, diapers, toys and stuffed animals, It gets to be overwhelming.  Remembering to bring it home is a whole different battle that is rarely won.  Something is always forgotten or lost. Zoobies has made it a little simpler! They have put blankets, pillows and stuffed animal ALL-IN-ONE! These super soft, adorable “Best Friends” are the perfect addition to every family!  The blanket tucks right inside of the your Zoobie’s tummy. Your new Zoobie buddy is ECO FRIENDLY and stuffed with polyester fiber fill made from recycled bottles. The blanket is super soft and is zipper attached to the inside of your Zoobie so that it doesn’t get lost, yet detachable for easy cleaning. The blanket is machine washable.

Zoobies come in just about every animal imaginable, so you can be sure you can get your child’s favorite.


What are Blanket Pets?

To see all available Blanket Pets visit:


  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability
  • Large, super-soft coral fleece blanket zipped inside: 44″ x 34″
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blanket: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Blanket Pet™ into animal shape.
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.

How much does a Blanket Pet cost? About $35.00

What are Slumber Pets?
Sleeping bag, Pillow, blanket and your child’s new best friend all-in-one!

  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability™
  • Large, super-soft coral fleece sleeping bag zipped inside: 43″ x 22″
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Sleeping Bag: Machine wash, tumble dry. Sleeping bag zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.
How much does a Slumber Pet cost? Around $50.00

What are Storytime Pals?

Storytime Pals allows your child’s favorite story character to go anywhere with them! With many characters to chose from your child will never be without their Best friend or favorite blankie again!

  • Large, super-soft coral fleece blanket inside: 44″ x 34″
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blanket: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Storytime Pal™ into character shape.
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.
How much do Storytime Pals cost? Around $38.00

What are Blankie Babies?

  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability™
  • Super-soft coral fleece polka-dot blankie zipped inside: 30″ x 24″ with satin comfort corner™
  • Molded teething ring that attaches easily to purses and diaper bags
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blankie: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicate is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Blankie Baby™ into animal shape.
  • Recommended for ages 0-2, but safely tested for all ages.
How much do Blankie Babies cost? About $25.00
Where can you get your own Zoobie? They are found at many retailers nationwide! Find where your closest store is here: http://zoobies.com/index/order
So just how does Zoobies Pets rate with the kids? My daughter has given up her baby blanket and has made her Ellema the Elephant Zoobies (Ellie for short, she’s only two)  her best friend who goes everywhere with us.
The toddler test Ellema is dragged everywhere and is still in great condition after multiple washes still supper soft. (I did use a lingerie bag to put the plush toy in when it was washed, used cold water on the gentlest setting and  did not dry it in the dry but on a flat area.) But I would not recommend machine washing the toy unless it is necessary instead spot clean it. Zoobies will definitely be on our MUST have holiday gifts this year!
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( I received a product sample in order to write my review.  I received no monetary compensation.  All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.)
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