Friday, November 20, 2015

Frosch Cleaning products review



    Holiday season is here and getting my home ready is my top priority right now.  I like to start early so that when unexpected company comes I won’t get caught off guard. I love cleaning my home.....oh wait! I meant, I like when home is all cleaned up.  I like good cleaners that make my work easier but always had to mask chemical odors in those household cleaners with room fresheners :(

    I tried a few green cleaners, even though loved that it was all natural and no chemicals but they did not work well for everyday cleaning.

    I recently got a chance to try 2 of Frosch products and am impressed. The products were not just environmentally friendly but worked as good as traditional cleaners.

    Frosch's 9 points: Natural Ingredients, Vegetable origin, skin-friendly, no damaging chemicals, recyclable materials, respects animals, energy-conscious production, company water treatment plant and 25 years of experience.






Lavender Sanitizing Cleaner





    I tried the Lavender Sanitizing Cleaner is my bathroom where I do need extra strong cleaning and sanitizing but definitely don't need chemicals. It cleaned well and at the end everything was sparkly and no harsh fumes only lavender scent in the bathroom. This spray not just sanitizes but inhibits bacterial growth.  My 4 yr old daughter was so excited and asked if I had flowers hidden in bathroom :) Its a first time that I did not have to spray an air freshener after cleaning!






Unscented Sensitive Provitamin Dishwashing Liquid


 
 
 
    Now with holidays, comes tons of cooking :) Every time I wash dishes, I feel my skin gets more drier especially in winters. I love how Frosch Provitamin Dishwashing Liquid not just helps me get sparkly dishes but also is moisturizing for my skin. It has no fragrance or dyes so it 's good for sensitive skin too! The vegan formula infused with B5 prevents dry, chapped skin.  This would be perfect for washing baby bottles too.
 
    There are so many more amazing Frosch products that I want to try like their Lemon Toilet Bowl Cleaner and many more. You can try them all by buying their Sampling Cleaning kit which has a variety of cleaning high quality products for just $25 shipped.
 
 
You can learn about more amazing Frosch products and connect with them here:
 
Frosch Website
 
Frosch Facebook
 
 
 
Disclaimer: I was given a chance to try these amazing products for free. All opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, November 6, 2015

My Walgreens 90% Haloween shopping!



Everything was 90% off, so excited about giant inflatable cat and snoopy at $2.49 after discount.
Coloring books- 0.05
Bleeding skull mask- 0.99
Halloween black Hat- 0.49
Witch hanging d├ęcor- 0.99
Bride Reaper- 0.99
21 inch tombstone with light- 0.99
mickey yard stake- 0.29
headband- 0.49
purple hanging ghost- 0.49
Door cover- 0.19
leopard headband set- 0.99
talking doorbell- 0.99halloween bow- 0.29

Comment and let us know what you got !
 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Celebrate the festival of lights with Best Buy’s Diwali e-Gift Card! @BestBuy #bbydiwaligiftcards #ad

        Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India.  It celebrates the triumph of inner light dispelling spiritual darkness or ignorance, right over wrong and good over evil.


       Diwali is also known as Deepavali, the "deep" meaning "light" or "lamp", and "avali" meaning "row". This "row of lights"  is represented by lighting lamps everywhere during Diwali. With more understanding of Indian culture and global migration of people of Indian origin, the number of countries where Diwali is celebrated has been gradually increasing.


        When I think of Diwali, it reminds me of colorful fireworks,  lighting of small clay lamps called "diyas", wearing new clothes, cleaning/decorating our home and sharing variety of sweets with family and friends. On this auspicious day, people perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth.


        The festival of Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. I am so excited that Best Buy is embracing this important event and making it easy to gift Diwali themed gift card to family rather than generic ones . Its really amazing to see  Best Buy supports events which they believe are of importance to their employees, customers, and communities. 





       This upcoming year, Diwali falls on Nov. 11, 2015 of our Gregorian calendar.  Best Buy would like to celebrate this festival with a special Diwali e-Gift Card that will be available online through Nov. 15 at www.bestbuy.com/egiftcard under the “Occasions” tab.


Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous Diwali.


Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Decorating pumpkins with my 4 yr old! #DisneySide

 
 
 
 
First of all, I would say....I can't believe Halloween is almost here. This year is going way faster than ever. After a recent field trip to a pumpkin farm and picking her favorite pumpkins, next thing on my daughter's mind was decorating them :) 
 
 
 
 
 I would admit, I have never carved a pumpkin...and I was really scared to handle tools around my daughter...so we opted to color and decorate. And it was way more fun and my daughter could do it all. She loves when she can complete a craft project without me helping her.  There are variety of kits to decorate pumpkins available at store, we chose Disney ones :)
 

 
 

We love these Ikea tables for all kind of coloring projects, we started by coating our pumpkin with black paint.




Once it was all colored and dried, it was more of just peeling the stickers and attaching it to our pumpkin face Minnie.




I totally recommend it for fun Halloween craft ideas with kids :) Love showing our #DisneySide in every celebration.
 

Bentgo All-in-One Stackable Lunch/Bento Box- just $7.99

   For all you Bento box lovers, Amazon has Bentgo All-in-One Stackable Lunch/Bento Box at an incredible low price of just $7.99 in blue, green, gray and purple colors. Its highly rated and shipping is free with an order of $35 or free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime. Microwave, dishwasher, & freezer safe. BPA-free & FDA approved. The deal is only available for a limited time so go get it before it goes out of stock :)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Coca-Cola Life Review





I am a big fan of Coke and almost drink it everyday.  It's a part of every celebration in my life. I was so excited when I got a chance to try this through Bzzagent. Coca-Cola Life is made with the genuinely sweet combination of cane sugar and stevia leaf extract, it's perfect for your tireless quest to make every moment of your day just a little bit more memorable. Love the taste and so happy that its made of cane sugar :)

Disclaimer: I got a chance to try this product for free. All opinions expressed are my own!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs Review #Underwareness

 

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Depend. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.



     I have always felt embarrassed about my bladder issues. I started getting these after pregnancy. I would be cautious while sneezing or laughing out loud. If I got a cough, I would leak more often. I would use panty liners to save my expensive panties from all staining. I hated those bulky saggy white stiff bladder leakage panties especially under my low waist yoga pants. I recently got to know how common is it to have bladder leakage in women because of pregnancy, childbirth and even diabetes . Over 51 million American women experience bladder leakage. That’s 1 in 3 American women!!!




     Depend brand wants to make it easier and more comfortable for us. Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs, a new moderate-absorbency brief featuring a thin design for complete comfort and the trusted protection of the Depend brand. I like the lower rise for an underwear-like look and feel. The product is currently available in black and beige colors. I can easily wear it under my low waist dress pants. My favorite is beige color which goes well with all light colored summer dresses.






      Now we don't have to wear paper like uncomfortable panties or liners. These Depend Active Fit briefs have cloth-like fabric that is smooth under clothes. Being a mom, my schedule is more than full. The school has started and so are all after school activities. I am so happy that now I can run from one activity to another on a busy day without worrying about bladder leakage. These briefs have given me the confidence from inside out to run around with my kids without worrying about leaks.







       I love when brands do more than just sell a great product The Depend brand is entering year two of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. We can all show support for women with bladder leakage by sharing photos/videos using #Underwareness. Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.
 
 
Look at the below video to see what happens when three unsuspecting women visit an ""underwear only"" gym? Find out what they thought about Silhouette Active Fit.
 
 
 
 
This video definitely changed my outlook and gave me the confidence to try Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs next time I step out anywhere.
 
You can join this movement and also request a free sample of Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs at www.Underwareness.com.

You can get a good deal and stock up using this coupon:  http://bit.ly/1JypZGp

To learn more about this amazing movement, you can connect on any of the below social networks:

Underwareness Website:  www.Underwareness.com
Depend Twitter: https://twitter.com/Depend
Hashtag: #Underwareness

 
 


 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Apply to Host a Healthy Baby Home Party!



If We Can Get Monsters Out of Closets, Bring Toys Back to Life, and Heal Scrapes with a Kiss, We Can Get Toxins Out of Our Kids.   
What is a Healthy Baby Home Party?
  Seventh Generation's Healthy Baby Home Parties are fun and informative for you and your guests, and together you will create a healthy environment for your families!
    The Healthy Baby Home Party kit contains educational information from non-profit partner    Healthy Child Healthy World, a fun party game to help you share tips, and products and coupons from Seventh Generation, bobble, Zarbee's Naturals, and other brands.
    Hosts and guests will also be invited to join Seventh Generation in asking our U.S. Senators to reform chemical policy. For more information on our perspective, visit: www.seventhgeneration.com/responsibility.








  What is the Application Process?
  • Sign up at generationgood.net to join the Generation Good community first.

  • Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.

  • Applicants will be notified in mid August on whether or not they have been selected to host a party via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.

  • All selected applicants will then be asked to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission and confirming their shipping address before they are sent the Healthy Baby Home Party Kit. 

  • Full terms and conditions are available within Generation Good in the "Healthy Baby Home Party Application" offer.
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Eggplant curry (Baingan ki sabji)

     
     
    Ingredients:
    1. small eggplant (8 pcs, sliced)
    2. 1/4th onion sliced
    3. 1/2 tomato sliced
    4. 1 green chilli sliced
    5. salt according to taste
    6. haldi 1/4 tsp
    7. dry mango powder (amchur) 1/4 tsp
    8. oil 1 tbsp.
     
    
    
     
     
    • In a pan , heat oil. Once oil is hot, put the eggplant pcs in it with pulpy white side down. Once they are red, turn them and fry till they are little soft, then add oions
     
    
     


    • Once onions are little translucent, add in sliced tomatoes and saute.




    • Then add in salt and haldi to pan.


    • Add in sliced chilli and saute till almost done .

    • Enjoy with hot rotis!!!!!

    Cilantro Dip ( dahniya ki chutney)

    This cilantro dip can be enjoyed with food or snacks. It can be stored for a week refrigerated.

    Ingredients:


    1) 1 Bunch of cilantro
    2)  1/4 sliced onion
    3)  1-2 sliced garlic  pcs
    4) 1/4 inch ginger sliced
    5)  1 green chilli
    6) 2 tsp jaggery owder
    7) 1/2 tsp salt
    8) 2 tsp amchur powder































    Grind them all together to make it a smooth paste. Its all ready to refrigerate and enjoy :)



     

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Mint dip (mint ki chutney)

    This spicy tangy dip can be stored refrigerated and enjoyed for 10 days, with dinner or snacks.

    Ingredients:
    1. Bunch of mint
    2. 1/4 small onion (sliced)
    3. 1 green chilli
    4. less than 1/2 tomato (sliced)
    5. 1 1/2  tsp amchur powder
    6. 2 tsp sugar
    7. 1/2 tsp salt








    Grind all above ingredients till its smooth. Refrigerate and Enjoy !!!! Yes, its that easy :)

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask Review

     
     
     
    When I think of healthy breakfast, yogurt and fruit tops the list. The benefits of yogurt are amazing- protein, calcium, vitamin D and probiotics. This would all definitely make up for a good system inside, but did you know that yogurt can make your skin glow too.  My grandma would always apply a layer of yogurt on face for an instant glow. She would call it a wonder mask which moisturizes, fights acne, relieve sunburn and is anti-aging. I have definitely tried it :) I just loved how it would smooth my skin out, but I hated all slimy thing getting into my eyes.
     
     
     


    I was looking for a yogurt based face mask and got a chance to try Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask. As soon as I opened the box, I was in love. It smell like a berry yogurt. Curbing the urge to eat it, I applied it on my face. Make sure you avoid eye area.  I let it on for 10 mins, and caught up on my favorite magazines.






    Then I rinsed my face with warm water. I was impressed, my skin felt moisturized and fresh. The mask has Berry extracts to deliver nutrition and antioxidants deep into the skin. I did use a toner before applying mask to get most benefits out of mask. I am planning to use it weekly and promote collagen production for firmer skin.

    No-makeup after mask selfie

    So, if you are heading out for a party or want to keep your skin healthy and fresh, this product is what you need. You can buy it at target for around $25 and this would last for quite a few weeks.

    Connect With Laneige and check more of their amazing products at:

    Laneige website

    Laneige Facebook

    Laneige Twitter


    Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this post, although I got the product to sample and review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

     

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    FIRST RESPONSE Early Result Pregnancy Test



    I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for First Response. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

            Having a child is a lifetime commitment. And after being together for 6 years with love of my life, I knew we were ready for it. It was the most exciting, but confusing time for us. We wanted to be pregnant right away. But after waiting few months, its hard to be patient, so I did start the calculated approach by charting my periods and tracking symptoms to try to pinpoint the fertile days each month.



       




              I still remember when you had to miss your period and wait much after it, to find out if you are pregnant. But throughout the years, pregnancy testing has changed drastically. From analog to digital tests, and detection after your missed period to before, the advancements are numerous. First Response has redesigned their advanced Early Detection Pregnancy Test in a way that will diminish those awkward and troublesome moments that come with determining pregnancy. Now, you can know you are pregnant as early as 6 days before you even miss your period.


              FIRST RESPONSE Early Result Pregnancy Test is sensitive enough to capture scant amounts of the pregnancy hormone, giving you results 6 days sooner than your missed period. No other test can do that. With these strips, you don't have to wake up early to pee and test can be taken at any time of day.








              I love the new longer handle, curved design with 50% wider tip that makes it easy to target urine stream without any mess. The new design has one large, easy-to-read window – two lines means pregnant; one line means not pregnant. This  gives results in 3 minutes with over 99% accuracy from the day of the expected period.

            When I was pregnant the first time, I had to wait few weeks after I miss my period, to get my ob/gyn appointment to confirm my pregnancy. These test strips are designed to detect all relevant forms of urinary hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) throughout pregnancy and are FDA approved. Now when we are trying for baby again, I am happy that I will know much before doctor confirms. The sooner I know I'm pregnant, the sooner I can begin making healthy pregnancy choices for myself and my baby that include: diet, nutrition and limiting your exposure to hazards. The first few weeks of pregnancy are critical to fetal development, so early prenatal care is important for a healthy birth weight.


           FIRST RESPONSE Early Result Pregnancy Test   kits are available at all major drugstores, mass and grocery stores and retails $8.99 - $15.99


        For more information about First Response, check their website at: http://www.firstresponse.com/


     

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Best Buy for Education: Your Education Technology Partner @BestBuy @BestBuyEdu #BestBuyEducationEntry



        School plays an important role in your child's education. Wouldn't it be amazing to bring the power of technology to your classroom? Choosing the right technology can simplify the way we do things, and so both students and teachers can benefit from it. Whenever I need some tech for my house, Best buy is the place I go. Now Best Buy Education has made it easier to choose the right educational tools too.

     
     
     
     

       Discover how the latest technology can transform your classroom.  Most young people today are growing up with technology and are using it in every aspect of their lives. School should be no exception.

    With the right devices, students can:

    •         Read, research and take notes

    •         Learn at their own pace

    •         Prepare and edit assignments more efficiently

    •         Communicate and collaborate on projects with ease

    •         Master technology skills that prepare them for future educational endeavors and careers


         Best Buy believes every student should have access to technology. They offer a wide variety of tablets, laptops and chrome devices for classroom use, and have partnered with schools around the country to provide technology they need to succeed.   They also offer on-site Geek Squad® training and support for students and faculty. This would be so helpful to learn and understand the new technology and get all answer for questions that first time users have.






        The dedicated Account Managers at Best Buy will consult with you, offer knowledgeable, unbiased advice and guide you to the product and service solutions that best meet your needs and budget. Whether you are rolling out new devices in the classroom, launching a BYOD initiative, or upgrading the technology throughout your school, they can provide the products, support and protection you need.

        If you are attending ISTE Conference and Expo on June 28 – July 1, Best Buy Education will be in booth #2262.  Make sure you come by and check out the daily demonstrations being held throughout the conference.

        Best Buy Education is offering an exciting sweepstakes open to all educators and administrators. The sweepstakes is running from now through July 4, 2015 with a grand prize of $25,000 in Best Buy credit. This is an amazing opportunity, so make sure you enter here: Best Buy Sweeps

    Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Nuby Juice Box Holder Review

              I am so excited, warmer days are finally here. More time outdoors, on beach , having fun at all parties. With all get togethers, comes fun food and drinks. My daughter is always running around and carrying a juice box everywhere, can be little messy. A little squeeze and juice is all over , then comes sticky floors :( I don't blame her, as amazing as those juices are, the boxes are not fun for those tiny hands. I am even more scared for juice pouches, she always ends up spilling some :(



    
    Nuby Juice Box Holder

        
             So when I got the chance to review Nuby Juice Box Holder, I was super excited. My daughter found it even more fun.  This can hold most juice boxes and pouches.  Kids can carry it without making a mess with its fun, easy grip design. We tried it and loved it. There were no nasty spills as design prevent messy squirts.

       






     My daughter finished her juice without spilling a drop , so I just wiped and it was ready for next time. But for those unexpected spills, this Nuby Juice Box Holder can be tossed in Top rack of dishwasher. As always when it comes to Nuby, you can trust that the products is high quality and is definitely BPA free.

    If you want a fun summer without any sticky mess, then you can easily buy this juice box holder for your little one at Amazon


    I am writing this post as part of the NUBY Parent 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, May 19, 2015

    Best Buy Education- Your Education Technology Partner #BestBuyEducationEntry

    The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

            The importance of education cannot be stated enough. The school years are the grounding years of one's education. Choosing the right technology can simplify the way we do things, and so both students and teachers can benefit from it. Whenever I need some tech for my house, Best buy is the place I go. Now Best Buy Education has made it easier to choose the right educational tools too.
     
     
     
     
     
     
         

            Best Buy Education, a direct-channel division of Best Buy®, makes it easier than ever to give students the tech tools they need to succeed. Our dedicated Account Managers will consult with you, offer knowledgeable, unbiased advice and guide you to the product and service solutions that best meet your needs and budget. Whether you are rolling out new devices in the classroom, launching a BYOD initiative, or upgrading the technology throughout your school, we can provide the products, support and protection you need
            Here comes the fun part : Best Buy Education is now offering an exciting sweepstakes open to all educators and administrators. The sweepstakes is running from now through July 4, 2015 with a grand prize of $25,000 in Best Buy credit, as well as additional prizes of Gift Cards and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets with keyboards. This is an amazing opportunity to win the technology tools and services your students need to succeed.  Visit www.BestBuySweeps.com to enter for a chance to win and view complete details.


     

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Cascade Ice Review- Guilt-Free Taste

             After a harsh winter, I am glad that its finally warming up now. I am so ready for all summer parties and fun on our patio. No party is complete without some fun refreshing drinks. We love lemonade to be served at all our summer parties or just carry it around while having fun outside on a warm beach day.

          I was so happy to try Cascade Ice at my local store, it tastes amazingly fresh. The good part was that Cascade Ice is a zero-calorie, sugar-free flavored sparkling water that eliminates all the unnecessary, unhealthy "extras" like Sugar, Sodium, Carbs, Caffeine and Gluten. Isn't that Guilt Free fun ;)






             Our family is a big fan of Lemonade flavor. Cascade Ice has a variety of flavor options like Orange Mango, Blueberry Watermelon. It has 21 fantastic flavors and can be easily found close to a dollar in price at retailers like Walmart, Albertson's and Safeway.

     To find out more about Cascade Ice, follow them at :

    facebook.com/CascadeIceWater
    @CascadeIceWater
    cascadeicewater.com/blog
    youtube.com/CascadeIceWater
     

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    Happy Yogis Review

    Happy Yogis

     
    Looking for healthy snacks, that are yummy too? Look no further, I found the PERFECT ones : Happy Yogis . These are organic fruit and yogurt drops.
     
    Happy Yogis
     
     
     Happy Yogis are freeze-dried organic fruit and yogurt drops that melt in Baby’s mouth. They are truly a delicious and nutritious treat made with the goodness of organic yogurt and fruit. This yummy snack offers protein, and the added boost of pre and probiotics for digestive health.
     


     
     
     
           My daughter loves these yummy Happy Yogis. They come in variety of flavors: Mixed Berry (pictured above), Strawberry and Banana Mango.
     
         A little tip from a mom: Buy all varieties. My daughter finished a bag in a day and wanted more. Thankfully, I stay close to Target and could run and buy another one :)

     To learn about more healthy but yummy snacks, Follow Happy Family Brands:



    Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this post, although I got a free product coupon to try these out.. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Nuby Foam Bath Letter and Numbers Review and Giveaway

    My daughter loves singing the ABC song and is slowly learning to count. She sings the ABC song when she is taking a bath too. When I got the chance to review Nuby Foam Bath Letter and Numbers, I knew my daughter would love it.

    
    Nuby Foam Bath Letter and Numbers


    
    I love how Nuby gives an opportunity to turn fun bath time into a leaning experience.  The set contains 26 letters and 10 numbers in fun colorful printed design.  The letters and numbers float in water and stick to wall when wet.






    My daughter easily figured out the trick that the numbers are going to stick when wet as you can see in the pic above. She would dip the letters and numbers in water and have fun sticking them. I would ask her to find different numbers and she was really excited to find it and than stick it on wall.




    Phthalate and BPA FREE, the foam bath letters and numbers are suggested for ages 18+ months.

    Available at these retailers:



    Learn more about Nuby products at :

    Nuby.com





     
    I am writing this post as part of the NUBY Parent 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.

    Now here is the fun part, Nuby is giving one of you a chance to win Nuby Foam Bath Letter and Numbers free. So what are you waiting for, enter the giveaway before 3/3/2015 12.00 A.M. PST and then follow us on facebook or blog to see if you won :)


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