Thursday, August 30, 2012

Facebook Game day Giveaway

Thursday kicks off College Football! See instructions on the photo of how to enter for a chance to WIN a Nuby Sports Sipper!
Contest ends: Sunday, 9/3
2 winners will be announced Tuesday, 9/4.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nuby Twitter Party

Twitter Party: Thursday August 30th, @6pm CST
Topic : Sippy Cups
Prizes: Walmart Gift Cards, Nuby Sippy Cups & Nuby Gift Bundle
Hosted by: @NubyUSA, @GenofSavings and @AshleyThinks2

Nuby Pinterest & Twitter contest

Scavenger Hunt: WIN $50 worth of Nuby Bath Toys!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets review

I am all for natural products but like a little bit of fragrance too so I was all excited to try Automatic Dishwasher Tablets from Ecover.  Ecover dishwasher tablets are made from Plant-based and mineral ingredients. They have the cleaning power without those unnecessary chemicals. It not only has a subtle perfume but will also give your dishwasher a hygienic rinse.
     I had a big load of greased dishes loaded to try this ecover tablet.
It was so easy as I didn't have to measure, just unpack a tablet.

After it was all done. I opened the dishwasher and I must say, I was happy with the results. Ecover cleaned and degrease everything and at the end it was a light fragrance free of chemicals.


You can buy your own pack of  Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets  here. Also learn more about other Ecover products like laundry, household and zero products.


All opinions are my own.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Nuby is giving away 1,000 bottles :)

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Nuby Bath Time Clock & Thermometer Review

As adults we all are used to hot baths.  But when it comes to a baby, it’s so difficult to find the right temperature.  Most moms are so scared that the water might be too hot that they end up making it cold which is not safe either. A daily bath not just cleans and freshens up the baby but also relaxes the baby. So when I got an opportunity to review Bath Time Clock & Thermometer, I was not the only one excited about it.  Look at my baby’s excitement before bath J

This might look like a bath toy to the baby but this fun product has so many useful features. Its unique 3-in-1 design incorporates a clock, a timer that counts up or down, and a thermometer that displays in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Not only that, the Bath Time Clock & Thermometer floats and will alert you if the water is too hot or too cold. Isn’t that all a mom needs J It also automatically counts up when the sensor contacts the water so you know how long your baby has been in the bath.

My daughter loves playing with bath toys, but most bath toys catch mould fast.  So I was always scared when my daughter would try to put bath toys in her mouth. But this Bath Time Clock & Thermometer is made in a way to not catch mould at all. Now isn’t that fabulous.
    You can buy your own Nuby Bath Time Clock & Thermometer at:

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I am writing this post as part of the NUBY Mommy Blogger Program. I did not receive compensation for this post, although as part of the program I may receive items to sample or review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tear-Free Rinse Pail Review

Bath time should be fun time for a baby. But in our household, it was like a huge undertaking. Even after using all kind of tear-free shampoos, cute looking toys, my little girl didn't like any soap in her eyes. She would start crying and I would have to rush up and bath time would have to end like that. Then I tried the Tear-Free Rinse Pail, a smart and innovative Nuby product designed to make bath time easier and more enjoyable for both the parent and little one.

 Comfortable grip makes it easier to hold, and a deep, slender base can be used for easy filling in shallow water. It has a unique tear-free edge that is soft, rubber like and contoured so that it can be gently placed against your baby's skin to help prevent water from running into their eyes. After using it for a few days, I found that it works the best, if we elevate baby's head a little bit, so that water goes at the back while rinsing hair rather than on baby's face. Try lifting little bit more than as shown in above picture.
     My little girl has not cried since I started using this pail. Now she opens her eyes, looks and plays with toys as I wash her hair.  If you want to make bath time more fun for your baby, you can buy this pail at :


Learn more about Nuby products at :

I am writing this post as part of the NUBY Mommy Blogger Program. I did not receive compensation for this post, although as part of the program I may receive items to sample or review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Makki ka Dhodha (Spicy Cornflour Pancakes)

  • 1 small sized radish grated
  • 1 ginger grated
  • 1 green chilli pcs
  • 1 1/2 bowl of cornflour
  • salt according to taste
  • ajwain  (carum)- 1 pinch
  • red chilli -1 pinch
  • water to knead dough
  • cilantro leaves
  • oil for frying
  • butter for garnishing on top

Note- The dough should not be like a roti. It should be little softer as shown in picture below.


  • Put some oil on a fry pan. Spread batter on a fry pan. Keep thinning the dhodha by a flat spatula.

  • After its little red on one side. Carefully turn the dhodha. But before turning sprinkle little oil on soft side.

  • Once done on both side, remove it and place on plate. Put some butter on dhodha, since dhodha is dry in texture, it would be more tastier if you apply butter. Enjoy it as a breakfast.

Nuby Flower Child Snack Keeper Review and Giveaway

I always make sure my daughter is on her high chair while having lunch and dinner. But when it comes to snacks or fruits on the go, it was always messy. I can’t really blame her. It’s really tough for little babies to hold their snack cups while they have just learnt to walk. A little twist of hand and all snacks would be on the floor. Now when I have Nuby snack keeper, snack time is no more messy. These colorful fun looking cups are not only attractive for little kids but also useful.

As soon as she saw this snack keeper, she loved it. She didn't take much time in figuring how to get snacks out of cup.

The cup keeps kid-sized snacks inside the container instead of on the floor or car seat. The soft silicone flaps make it easy to grab snacks without spilling.

The rubber soft top comes out for easy cleaning.

How many times have you faced a similar situation, where your little one asks for a snack just before leaving for a party and you are scared she would make a mess and you would have to change her again? After using Nuby snack keeper, my daughter didn't drop a single snack. I asked her where the snacks are. And she pointed to her mouth :)
You can buy your own fun looking snack keeper (comes in lot of different fun colors) at these retailers:

Burlington Coat Factory

Learn more about Nuby products at :

Nuby has offered to give one lucky reader their own Flower Child Snack Keeper. So here's how to enter. Receive 1 entry for each of the following. Make a separate comment below for each item you've completed.
1) Comment and let us know your favorite Nuby product. Also leave your name and email address so that we can contact you if you are a winner.
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4) Subscribe to this blog.

Contest open to US entries. Must be 18 or over to enter and to win. This giveaway will end 11:59 pm Sunday, August 11th. Winner will be announced here and notified via email. Winner will have 2 days  to respond. Fulfillment made by Nuby.

I am writing this post as part of the NUBY Mommy Blogger Program. I did not receive compensation for this post, although as part of the program I may receive items to sample or review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.


Khoya mutter mushroom (peas mushroom in cheese gravy)

Mom made besan burfi and then a lot of khoya was left so she made this delicious curry out of remaining khoya.


  • 1 small onion
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 2 flakes of garlic
  • 1 small 1 inch sized ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 50 gms khoa
  • 1 tsp chicken masala
  • 1/4 tsp haldi
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chicken  tikka masala
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 bowl of peas
  • 4 big mushrooms sliced

  •   Make a puree of tomato, onion, garlic and ginger. In a pan heat ghee and add puree to it, saute.

  •  Slice pcs of Khoya

  • Add haldi and chicken masala and tikka masala, red chilli powder.

  • when puree leaves oil then addd khoya pcs to it. Saute till it looks like picture on right.

  • Add peas and mushroom to it.

  • When the puree starts leaving oil. Then add salt and water. Add water little more than needed for gravy.

  • Then close pressure cooker,  get 7-8  whistles on high. Open pressure cooker once all steam is out.
Delicios khoya mutter mushroom curry is ready. Enjoy :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hoover TwinTank Disinfecting Steam Mop - WH20200

My hardwood floors used to be clean just with a regular mop but now I am a mom of a toddler. My daughter is at an age where she walks around leaving food crumbs or drips from Sippy cup.  I also want the floor to be super clean to make it a safe and clean place for my daughter; Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop does the perfect job for me. It was easy to assemble and steam is ready within 30 seconds. I used it on my hardwood floor and bathroom tile floor and have been super content with the results. The floor not only looks super clean but also feels clean. I have always had a regular sticky feeling in bathroom floors with a regular mop because of all moisture in bathrooms but Hoover removed the sticky feeling.


 1) Its lightweight steam mop. I wanted something lightweight since I have stairs in my house and I can’t lift a heavy vaccum cleaner kind thing for everyday use. Being lightweight gives me the opportunity to do it on my own as many times as I want.

2) TwinTank System lets you clean with steam alone or with Hoover Cleaning Solution. I use cleaning solution just for deeper cleaning.

3) Hot steam adds extra disinfecting as compared to any other regular mop. I love this since my daughter is playing on floor most times and I want to disinfect floor and keep it clean for her.

4) I can control the amount of cleaning solution I want to use by Solution Control Dial. So if there’s some extra mess I can increase cleaning solution to tackle mess or else I can keep it at low and just do a regular cleaning. This is such a good feature and also cost effective

5) Triangle shape of Swivel Mop Head makes it easy to reach in every nook and corner.

6) 30 foot power cord makes it easy to clean the entire kitchen or bathroom without unplugging.

7) I was happy enough to use it on hardwood and tiles but this can even work on carpet :) to refresh them using the Carpet Glider attachment. We have a deep cleaner for our carpets but it’s so heavy that we rarely use it. So I am using this feature to refresh carpets between deep cleanings.

8) Stand by itself. I have used a lot of regular mops and whenever I have to take a break, I have to find a corner to stand the mop. But this Hoover stands by itself.

9) Last but the best feature is the Microfiber Pads that are Machine-washable. That’s the cost effective feature that makes it more affordable than a regular mop on which we spend more on disposable pads. Once the cleaning is done, I just washed the microfiber pad and lay it flat to dry.


The only negative I find is that I have to constantly press the steam button. I would love to see a steam lock button.

All in all I am very happy using this gadget.  It does an excellent job on our hardwood and tile floors.

“I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.”