Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Liquid Chalkers: Unleash Creativity {review}

Disclosure: I received the product above to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I did not receive any other compensation.

Liquid Chalkers are a great product to help inspire creativity and, in our case, boost independence and give mommy a few minutes to get some cleaning done!

As soon as these came in the mail Squirrel was ready to get creative, in his Spider Man costume he started drawing on the patio door.

Liquid Chalkers can be used on most non-porous surfaces. Our favorites are the glass patio door and the fridge. You could also use them on mirrors, glass coffee or dining room tables, contact paper and white boards. While Liquid Chalkers can be used on some chalk boards and chalk board paints you need to test them on a small area first, chalk boards and chalk board paints tend to be porous and the marker may not come off.

Liquid Chalkers are non-toxic, have bright/bold colors with a heavy duty chisel tip so you can write with precision yet use the wider side to fill in color. The ink does not run nor is drippy, keeping messes at bay.

These Chalkers are also really easy to wipe off, simply grab a towel and wipe! You can even wipe them off with just your finger.

They can be purchased in a 4-pack of either colors (yellow, pink, green, blue) or all white or in a colorful 8-pack (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and white).

When the makers arrive they aren't quite ready to use, but don't worry, it only takes a few seconds to prep them so they are ready to go.

First remove the cap and use a non porous surface (I used the top of the cap) to press down on the tip of the marker. Give it a couple taps and you'll see the ink start to flow into the tip of the marker. As soon as it's there, you're ready to start drawing!
Squirrel and I had a little drawing session one rainy day while his brother napped. We practiced writing letters and our names and we drew some flowers.

I had a chance to test out all of the colors.

Squirrel has really enjoyed these. He is often asking if he can draw on the window. I know Bug would enjoy them too, but I can not trust him with any sort of writing utensil... because he goes straight for the walls!

Not too long ago I was thinking that it might be nice to paint the side of the fridge with chalk board paint so that the kids would have the lower surface to write on and I could put a calendar on the upper surface. Well, Liquid Chalkers made that idea come to life... and I didn't even need chalk board paint. As you can see the colors are all very bold, even the yellow shows up really well!

I made the calendar so each box was the same size as the photo magnets. I then wrote re-occuring events on each of the photo frames and I just move them along through the month, that way I have the space in the box to write other things that come up on those days.

I am also looking forward to using these in some of our home school activities. Being that Squirrel is the oldest I would like to hang on to some of the printable worksheets we use. So instead of writing directly on some of those sheets I can put them in a page protector and have him write on the page protector. Then it will easily wipe off and they are ready to be used again by Squirrel later in the year or I can hang on to them for his brother when he starts school.

Liquid Chalkers would make a great gift for anyone; kids, adults, moms, teachers!

Buy it: Liquid Chalkers can be purchased on Amazon in the 8-pack or 4-pack or on their website

Connect with Liquid Chalkers on Facebook and on Twitter!

Who would you buy Liquid Chalkers for? What would you do with them? 
Please share your creative ideas!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rock-A-Bums Giveaway {Ditch Disposables Hop}

Welcome to the Ditch the Disposables Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green.
This giveaway hop is dedicated to all the wonderful, reusable products available. A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to offer you some great giveaways of reusable products so you can... ditch the disposables! Be sure to hop around to all the blogs involved on the linky below and don't miss the Ultimate Green Family Grand Prize worth $320!

For this giveaway Just Me and the Boys has a Rock-A-Bums sponsored prize package of one Rock-A-Bums 5-in-1 cloth diaper (new style) with two inserts and a wet bag ($25 value)!

Rock-A-Bums now has a new diaper design. This new design has some great features including a new fabric lining which is exclusive to RAB, PUL tummy panel to protect from leaking for those tummy sleepers, new snap design (velcro option still available) and two pocket openings! I loved Rock-A-Bums 1.0, check out my review! I will be doing a review of their 2.0 soon, can't wait to see the improvements!

Enter below for your chance to win!
Open to US residents 18+.

Good luck on ditching the disposables - now increase your odds of winning the best reusable products by entering more giveaways in the Hop, including the Ultimate Green Family Grand Prize!
This prize includes a $50 Gift Certificate to Glass Dharma, glass straws handmade in the USA, and a Softbums Cloth Diaper Starter Kit {includes a wet bag, 3 shells, and 6 inserts! You'll also find the new Merry & Bright Tote Collection from SnapSac resuable bags, a $50 GC to, and a roll of 12 Unpaper Towels from!


So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, Just Me and the Boys, and the Ditch the Disposables participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ozeri Precision Digital Bath Scale Review

Disclosure: I received the pictured product to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. No other compensation was received.

Let me just start by saying I absolutely love this scale! I was a little bummed the first time I used it though, but that was because my ex-scale wasn't so honest and frequently lied to me. So when I got on this scale and saw that I was actually about 4 lbs heavier than my ex-scale told me I was, I was a little disappointed. I got over that quickly though because I knew just how accurate the scale was and I was no longer being lied to.

The day before this scale arrived Bug and Squirrel both had child well checks. When I put Bug on the scale, I got the EXACT number as the scale at the clinic and Squirrel's weight was only different by a few ounces. This is how I knew the scale was accurate!

The scale came out of the box almost ready to use. All I had to do was put in the battery (lithium 2032), which was included!

The Ozeri Precision digital bath scale doesn't require manual calibration. The scale knows when it has been moved around. So to get the accurate result after transporting or moving the scale, simply step on the scale then step off. You will see a weight then the letter C will appear. Once the screen goes blank step back on for your calibrated, accurate weigh in!

Some of the other great features of this scale include the ability to switch between pounds, Kilograms and British stones, easy to access battery panel, grippy feet for a no-skid experience... 

...accurate weight measurements up to 400 lbs (180 Kg), step-on activation (no off/on switch), easy to read widescreen LCD, with a platform made from impact resistant tempered glass which is super easy to clean...

... and an extremely thin design.

The Ozeri Precision scale would be perfect for anyone who needs to track weight accurately. This will really come in handy for me to track my weight gain during (and hopefully the loss of weight after) pregnancy. It will also be great for keeping track of my children's growth.

It is also great for those who have decided to undergo a weight loss challenge or for those who want to keep their weight at a steady place.

If you are looking for a new scale, this is definitely the one I recommend!

You can purchase the Ozeri Precision Digital Bath Scale on Amazon.

What would you like to have accurate weight tracking for? Personal daily use, weight loss, pregnancy weight gain, keeping track of your children's growth?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Safety Tat Quick Stick Write-On Review and Giveaway

Being in a crowded public place with my children has always made me nervous. It was the point at which I could no longer strap Squirrel into his stroller that I needed to come up with a plan in case we got separated.

At first I wrote my number on a piece of paper and put it in his pocket. I told him that if we got separated it was important that he stayed where he was then tell a nearby mommy that he was lost. He would then give her the piece of paper with my number so she can call me and I can find him.

But, when he does get out of my sight (not even lost) he freaks out. He cries and doesn't communicate well. I know that if he were in a situation where he needed the number in his pocket he would be too panicked to remember it was in his pocket.

Safety Tat has the product that would replace the need for my son to remember to pull out a number. Safety Tat makes a temporary tattoo that is easy to apply to your child's forearm. You can then write your phone number right on the tattoo. Your child will have easy access to your phone number in the event you get separated.

Safety Tat comes with everything you need to apply your child's tattoo; instructions, cleansing cloths, 6 tattoos and a marker.

Applying the tattoo is very easy and these quick-stick write on tattoos do not require water:

Step 1: Thoroughly clean area using one of the provided wipes, allow to dry completely.

Step 2: Peel tattoo from large backing.

Step 3: Place on child's skin and hold palm on tattoo firmly for 20 seconds.

Step 4: Remove top top layer.

Step 5: Write mobile number on the tattoo using the marker included in the kit.

To remove the tattoo hold skin firmly and pull low and slow, similar to how you would remove a Band-aid.

Squirrel wore this for a few hours. Shortly after applying it I noticed one side was starting to peal off. I think this was my error when putting it on. I don't think I held firmly enough on the one side. Shortly before I removed the tattoo Squirrel took a 20 minute bath. After the bath I checked the tattoo and it had not lifted any further even though it had been a few hours and he played in the bath for 20 minutes.

Connect with Safety Tat on Facebook!

Buy It:  You can purchase the tattoos from Safety Tat's website.

Win It: Safety Tat is offering one of my readers the same 6-pack of Quick Stick Write-On Safety Tats that I reviewed. With three gender neutral images; surf board, frog and mouse. Enter on the widget below!

Open to residents of US and Canada ages 18+.
Winner will be e-mailed with in 24 hours of giveaway close. 
Winner has 48 hours to respond to e-mail and claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fun Bites Review

Disclosure: I received the product below from FunBites to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest. I was not compensated in any other way.

FunBites was created by a mom who wanted to find a better way to cut up foods for her picky eater. Not only did FunBites make it quicker to cut up foods, it also offered a more fun way to display and eat foods, giving picky eaters a new reason to want to eat what was on their plate!

FunBites makes food cutters in fun shapes like hearts, triangles and squares. These food cutters can be used on multiple types of foods.

For the review Squirrel picked the triangle shaped fun bites!
Some of the foods we cut with fun bites include apples, PBJ sandwhices, meat and cheese sandwiches and chicken/cheese quesadillas. 

I think I liked using Fun Bites best on fruits. While I liked having the sandwiches in smaller pieces I often had the bread split open in the smaller triangles, which I suppose didn't really matter. While some things seamed to take longer to cut up this way, others were much quicker. 

Squirrel thought it was pretty cool eating his apples and sandwiches shaped like little triangles. 

As a matter of fact, right now he is asking for triangle apples! So, I took a break from writing the review and he took a break from his craft project for a Honey Crisp apple cut into triangles... (yes, I left the skins on, wouldn't want him to miss out on those vitamins and nutrients).

Take a guess, how many triangles do you think I got out of one apple?

I bet you are wondering how it works...

This is what the product looks like when it arrives. The popper nests into the cutter. This is how you should keep them when not in use, whether you put them in the dishwasher or in the cupboard for storage.

This is what the product looks like when you separate the popper from the cutter.

To cut your food simply remove the popper, place cutter on top of food and rock back and forth (you can push hard!). Then place the popper back in the top of the cutter and pop the food out.

It is so easy your kids can even cut their own food! I didn't give Squirrel the opportunity, but I hate food waste, so I cut with precision to get the most out of the foods I am cutting.

While this product can be washed in the dishwasher it is recommended to wash by hand. It is a bit tedious to wash depending on what you cut with it, and how much got on the cutter. Peanut butter for instance, was the most difficult to wash off. It didn't take long to wash the cutter for the other foods I used it on.

Visit to purchase FunBites food cutters and to see images of some fun ideas to get your little one to eat healthy!

You can also connect with Fun Bites on Facebook and Twitter!

Do you think this would help diminish food wars in your home? Which shapes would you like?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mary Kay TimeWise Trial Miracle Set Giveaway {Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop}

We're just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there's one thing that's on everyone's mind... treats! Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro! In this Hop, you'll find lots of special treats to keep you entering giveaways until it's time to go out and gather your own! Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below, and don't forget the ultimate treat... the Treat Yourself Grand Prize!

For this giveaway Just Me and the Boys has teamed up with Jolene Dellwo-Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for a fantastic Mary Kay giveaway!
One lucky winner will recieve a Mary Kay TimeWise Trial Miracle Set (RV $44).  

This 30-day trial set is a great way to experience all 11 age-defying benefits of the full-sized TimeWise® Miracle Set®, clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines, target skin resilience and help skin tone look more even.
Four products. Eleven skin-loving benefits. Nineteen patents worldwide. Available in a full-sized set.
The TimeWise® Miracle Set® has received worldwide media and beauty editor accolades including the Good Housekeeping Seal.

I use the TimeWise lotion on my face every day ! I love how light it is and how well it covers and moisturizes my skin! Here's your chance to love it too, unless you already do...

Enter the giveaway using the Giveaway Tools widget below.
Open to residents of the US only, 18+.

Thanks for entering a chance to treat yourself to my giveaway, now it's time to hop around to all the others, including the delicious Grand Prize. One lucky Winner will be treating themselves to a Year's Supply of YumEarth Organic Candy, a Roku 3 Streaming Media Player, and 4 yummy bags of Lovely Candy Co. Superfruit Chews, Fruit Chews, Chocolate Swirl Caramels, and Chewy Original Caramels!

  Treat Yourself Grand Prize


Viva Veltoro, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Treat Yourself participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. Pre-Paid Visa Debit Card Review

Disclosure: I received a prepaid card from to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and are 100% honest.

There's nothing like having an every day, useful product that allows you to express yourself and share a bit of your personality with others. offers a prepaid Visa debit card with the option to personalize your card by choosing from 1000's of images.

As a horticulturalist I immediately searched the flower designs. I chose the Nothing Is Ordinary card with two poppies.

I used my card at a couple different department stores and at the coffee shop! It is accepted everywhere VISA is accepted. With a swipe of the card my purchases come from my account.

With this prepaid card you don't have to worry about overdraft fees. If there isn't enough funds in the account to make the purchase your transaction will not be accepted.

The card can be re-loaded in multiple ways. You can reload through WesternUnion, Paypal, or by transferring funds from your bank account. You can also reload through direct deposit. When you get your card in the mail you'll get instructions on how to set up direct deposit.

After the first 30 days there will be a $5.95/month maintenance fee, which will be waived if you reload with $800 per month through direct deposit. You can cancel the card at anytime.

This card is not a gift card. You cannot buy it for someone else. Instead it is an alternative to other debit cards that you can use over and over again.

You'll find the card image that is perfect for you. has everything from flowers, to sports, to cartoon characters, movie images, famous people and special awareness.

Connect with via:

What image would you love to have on your debit card? Check them out here, then let me know in comments! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Yum Earth Naturals Gift Pack Giveaway

*Just Me and the Boys did not receive compensation for this Giveaway.

Welcome to the Yum Earth Yummy Halloween Giveaway Event
Hosted by Conservamom

Yum Earth was born out of the committment of two dads to feed a diet rich in delicious healthful foods free of  high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes.

YumEarth tastes better because they choose real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients grown on sustainable family farms. YumEarth has no gluten, peanuts, or tree-nuts, just award winning taste. YumEarth organic lollipops and organic drops are kosher parve as well.You will find some of their products are even vegan!

You can find Yum Earth at various stores like Whole Foods, Walgreen's and online; but during Halloween you can even find them at your local Target!

Wouldn't you rather give your children fruit snacks that are flavored and colored from fruit, rather than artificial ingredients? 

To get your Spooky Holiday kicked off right, Yum Earth will be giving one lucky reader a YumEarth Yummy Gift Pack Valued at $50. It includes YumEarth Organics Gummy Bears, YumEarth Organics Lollipops, YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks and YumEarth Naturals Sour Beans. This gift pack is sure to make a tasty treat for any little ghoul, goblin or princess!

So enter to win! Delicious Yum Earth Candy! Yum Earth. Good for us. Good for Mother Earth.

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Disclosure: Just Me and the Boys is not responsible for fulfillment of Prize. YumEarth is responsible for Fulfillment of prize. This Giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other Social Media.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Little Giraffe Giveaway!

Happy Birthday Little G!

Little Giraffe's favorite plush toy giraffe, Little G is turning 2 and we're throwing a big party to celebrate! There will be 13 winners in this HUGE giveaway hosted by A Mama Collective and Viva Veltoro.

Little G Birthday Image 

"Little Giraffe is LOVE"... is this great company's slogan - and that couldn't be more true. They believe in the finer things in life, the finest being LOVE. Known and loved by parents everywhere, Little Giraffe prides itself on making the softest, most luxurious products around. While staying practical (machine-washable and ultra plush), Little Giraffe has managed to please the toughest of clients - moms and dads. From the softest blankets, bibs, pillows, towels, clothes, and more, Little Giraffe outshines the rest. You'll like them so much you'll find yourself wanting to cuddle with Little Giraffe!

Stroller G 

To start off the birthday celebration, Little Giraffe is giving away a Stroller G Activity Plush Toy to 10 lucky winners! This plush toy does it all; Shake + Rattle + Roll your little one into a playful mood! It latches easily onto any stroller or carseat, and is the perfect toy to keep baby entertained while on-the-go. Little G 
Then for three more lucky winners, we have the cutest ever Little G Plush Toy. This is the "world's most sought after stuffed giraffe toy," and is loved by any kiddo that loves anything soft and cuddly - which is EVERY kid, right?!

Are you ready to enter to WIN one of 13 adorable plush toys for your little one?
Just enter using the Giveaway Tools form below!

Little Giraffe Giveaway image
Be sure to connect with Little Giraffe:
This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on Monday, October 28th.
It is open to US residents, 18+ only.
Disclosure: Just Me and the Boys did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway. The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Friday, October 11, 2013

$25 Gift Certificate to All Things Diapers! (1000 Facebook Fans Giveaway)

I am so thankful for each and every one of Just Me and the Boys' followers! 

Thank you to those who have been here since day one and those who have recently started reading Just Me and the Boys! I hope you continue to enjoy the blog and the reviews/giveaways offered!

At the 500 fan mark I asked what everyone would like to see for the 1000 Facebook Fans giveaway.
Most of the responses involved cloth diapers, green cleaning products, children's products and baby carriers!

Well, I've go great news for all of you...

All Things Diapers, my favorite brick and mortar (and online) cloth diaper retailer, is offering one of my fans a $25 gift certificate for their store.

Not only do they sell cloth diapers and cloth diapering accessories, but they also sell baby carriers, nursing necklaces, amber teething necklaces, products for mom (nursing bras, reusable menstrual products), products for baby (Earth Mama Angel Baby, Motherlove) and laundry/cleaning products (Rockin Green auto dish detergent!). So you don't have to be a cloth diapering mommy to benefit from winning this giveaway!

Not everything that All Things Diapers sells is on their website. So if there is something you're looking for give them a call!

They also have a cloth diaper service and offer in-store events and cloth diapering classes!

All Things Diapers is located in Blaine, MN. All orders in MN will be shipped for free. All USA orders above $20 will also be shipped for free!

Thank you again to all of our followers!

Please take the time to connect with Just Me and the Boys on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest! I would love to keep offering you great giveaways!

Enter below for your chance to win! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

I am what you would call one of those "all out" pumpkin people. When the season is right, I do everything pumpkin style!

I have been making pancakes from scratch since Squirrel was born. We really enjoyed making breakfast together. He was a great 1 year old, such a mild temperament. His brother on the other hand, well, him standing on a chair next to me while cooking would be a risk to his safety. He is all over the place, he doesn't sit still, he's grabby and has a short attention span. These days when I make pancakes I usually have to have Squirrel keep his little brother occupied so mommy can actually finish making the pancakes without the little one screaming and hanging onto my leg!

We always add something to our pancakes, whether we do banana, strawberry, strawberry banana, or apple cinnamon. We like to add that extra flavor. So I thought we would have fun with pumpkin, luckily it turned out nicely!

What you'll need:

1 cup flour
1 tbls sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tbls pumpkin pie spice
1 1/4 cup milk
2 tbls cooking oil
1 egg
1/2 cup pumpkin

Step 1: Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl, set aside.

Step 2: In medium bowl beat egg, add milk and oil.

Step 3: Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir until moist. Then add pumpkin and mix until blended.

Step 4: For perfect pancakes use a 1/3 measuring cup pour batter onto griddle (1). When batter appears dry around edges (2) and there are holes in the middle, flip (3). Check after a couple minutes, remove from griddle when golden. (I use a griddle with a non-stick surface, I do not use any cooking sprays, oils, or butter).

There you have it! Tasty, moist, pumpkin pancakes!

The kids loved them too! They each had more than me! Bug ate 6 of them!

I also have a pumpkin french toast recipe I'll be sharing soon!

Do you have a seasonal flavor you love and try to incorporate into multiple meals? Do your little ones enjoy cooking with you?

The Pasta Shoppe "12 Months of Holidays" Giveaway!

Disclosure: This Blog did not receive compensation for this giveaway.
Sponsored by : The Pasta Shoppe
Hosted by: Conservamom
Co hosted by: VivaVeltoro

'The World is full of Pastabilities!'® The Pasta Shoppe is in the business of creating all the shaped pasta you need to enjoy yourself or with friends and family. With more than 250 shaped pastas, They've got you covered when it comes to sports teams, hobbies, animals, holidays and just everyday fun, easy meals!


Each of their delicious pastas come with recipes or mixes to compliment the fun shapes they offer. From Sports teams to holidays your table will be that much more decorated with The Pasta Shoppe's pastas.
Not only will you find fun shaped pastas but a delicious selection of Chili, soups, pasta salads and so much more!


Do you have a team, school, or Church that needs fundraising?
The Pasta Shoppe has an amazing and fun Fundraising program. Their Fundraising program is so simple full of unique and delicious products! With prices so reasonable your friends and family will love purchasing products to help support your cause. With great giveaways, incentives and prizes as well as Free Brochures, Order forms and more, your organization will get top dollar money raised for your cause!

The Pasta Shoppe has a huge selection of collegiate pasta ready to make a fan out of anyone! Great option for that pregame tailgating event or just staying home to watch the game with friends!


Make any meal or event a blast with the many options that The Pasta Shoppe can bring you! Maybe even have better luck getting your child to try new flavors with fun shaped pasta!


For more information or to get your hands on the funnest pasta around!
One Lucky reader will win a 12 Months of Pasta Holiday Gift Pack (valued $80)
This fun pack will be a perfect addition to any Holiday event, party or dinner!

Enter below on the raffle copter for your chance to win!
Giveaway ends on 11/1 at 11:59 pm!
Open to US only!

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Disclosure: Just Me and the Boys, Conservamom and Vivaveltoro are responsible for fullfilment of prize. The Pasta Shoppe is responsible for fullfilment of prize. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, pinterest or twitter . Open to US only.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Jammies Giveaway (100% Cotton/Chemical Free Pajamas)

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Sponsored By: New Jammies

A special thanks to our sponsor and a great group of bloggers for helping us with this event.

New Jammies creates cozy, colorful pajamas that are made of 100% certified natural organic cotton and are flame retardant free children’s pajamas. Children are exposed to chemical toxins at such an early age that it is time we take a stand. To see more about New Jammies read Simply Southern Couponers full review here.

Here are a few of New Jammies designs we like:
(Photo Credit: New Jammies)

Pajamas that are snug and hug a child's body do not require the use of chemical flame retardants. Because there isn't loose fabric, these pajamas are less likely to catch fire in the event they are exposed to flame. The cotton which these pajamas are made from was grown without the use of chemical pesticides. This makes for double protection for you little ones from harsh and unnecessary chemicals.

October 9th, 2013- October 23rd, 2013
Open to US residents, must be 18+ to enter.
Prize: One winner will receive one pair of pajamas or footies any style from New Jammies.
To enter complete the Entry Form below. All winning entries will be verified.
Disclosure: Just Me and the Boys is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social network. New Jammies is responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact Jennifer at if you have any questions.

TheraPearl Hot/Cold Pack Review

Disclosure: I received the item below from Thera Pearl to help facilitate my review, I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

TheraPearl offers a hot/cold pack like no other! The special 'pearls' in their packs are designed to hold heat or remain cold for a Dr. recommended 20 minutes, delivering effective pain relief and reduce swelling without the need for medications.

The contour pack is designed with an adjustable hook and loop strap, which allows you to wrap and attach it to the knee, ankle or elbow. It is approximately the size of a woman's hand.

Being that these packs can be used for hot or cold treatment, one pack is all you need. Start with the cold pack to reduce swelling, then pop it in the microwave to heat and use for pain relief. 

Cold Pack: Freeze for at least 2 hours.

Hot Pack: Depending on your microwave (700-1250 Watts), heat for 25-35 seconds.

I was surprised at how long the pack held the heat, at least 20 minutes! The pearls assist in the ability of the pack to conform to your body, delivering relief right where you want it.

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When frozen, the pack still allows for adjust-ability and conformity to your body. Kind of like the traditional bag of peas, only you can re-use this and you don't have to eat peas for dinner every time you have an injury. 

TheraPearl offers many styles of hot/cold packs. They come in multiple shapes and sizes for areas such as neck, back and eyes. They also make a Breast Pack (for those nursing mommies), animal packs for children and drink koozies for your coffee or soda!

These packs would come in handy in any household; whether you play sports, have arthritis, menstrual cramps or just need the occasional ice pack.

Buy It: You can purchase the Contour Pack on TheraPearl's website for $12.99

Connect with TheraPearl on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and Instagram!

Which pack would you like to try?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fruit.0 Review {and Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received the product below to help facilitate my review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Whenever I think of the term "fruit snack" my mind travels back to elementary school. I immediate think about my old lunch box and the contents packed inside. If there was a fruit snack in there, it wasn't actually fruit. It was processed, dyed sugar with artificial fruit flavoring. 

Now, as an adult, when I say 'fruit snack' I mean a snack of fruit. 

I don't always have time to rinse and package fruit when I am on-the-go. But with fruit.0 I can easily grab-and-go with a healthy, all fruit, organic snack that is ready to go when I am.

Whenever I pull out my fruit.0 pouch, this is what happens...

I get but a little taste before Bug or Squirrel come running over begging for my healthy treat.

These ready-to-serve pouches are great when out and about. Not only do they fill mine and my children's bellies with a healthy snack, but they provide about 5 minutes of silence during a not-so-silent car trip! 

The only time my boys are quite is if they are eating or sleeping!

We also enjoyed these snacks at the zoo. The pouch doesn't take up much space. I tuck them right into the front pocket of our diaper bag. They don't require any sort of prep work (rinsing, cutting), fork/spoon, and I don't have to worry about them getting squished in the diaper bag.

There are two flavor varieties:


Squirrel's favorite was BBB. Bug didn't seem to have a preference, he was happy as long as I shared or gave him his own. I like both flavors, I'd have to say BBB is my favorite though, I love the creaminess the banana provides.

If you are looking for something to replace those cravings or avert you from indulging in that bar of chocolate on the counter (this really did happen), you'll want to get some fruit.0. If you keep the junk food out and your fruit.0 in an easily accessible location, you'll be very happy with yourself when you choose these organic all fruit snacks over the junk food!

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