Monday, October 21, 2013

Skylanders Halloween Costumes: Review

My oldest has been in love with Skylanders since the original game debuted.  We have collected all the characters for Skylanders and Skylanders Giants, so we were excited about the introduction of the new Swapforce game this month.

With Halloween just around the corner, kids can now "swap" their everyday clothing for a an exciting Skylanders costume.  They can transform into Chop-Chop, Spyro, Gill Grunt, Stealth Elf, or one of their other favorite characters.

My 9 year old is very excited to trick or treat as Jet-Vac this Halloween.  The Jet-Vac costumes includes the jumpsuit, a foam belt, and mask.  I appreciate that the costume is easy to slip on, and he loves the details in the mask.  The shoes covers are attached to the jumpsuit, which saves me from having to put them back on every 5 minutes.

The costume runs fairly true to size.  We received a 10/12, which fits snugly on Little Man, who typically wears a 12.  If you live where it's chilly on Halloween night, I'd suggest ordering a size up, so you can add a layer of clothes underneath.

Buy It: An assortment of Skylanders costumes are available online or in stores

We received a sample for review purposes.  All opinions are our own. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

McCain Grocery Goodness {Contest}

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCain Foods. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating. 
 Fall is a busy time for us, with school and homework, play dates, soccer, and lots of spur of the moment adventures in the beautiful weather.  But, we always find a way to sit down to dinner together, giving us a chance to hear about each others' days.
McCain also believes in the importance of family meals, and is currently hosting the Grocery Goodness Facebook Giveaway.  Each week they will select one winner (8 winners total) to receive a $500 grocery store gift card!  Check out the Grocery Goodness Giveaway tab to receive a $1 off coupon off any 1 bag of McCain Potato products.

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Summertime has taken over.  We're checking off things on our Summer List.

Late nights with s'mores.
Bounce house fun.
Hours in the pool.
Friends and family.
Road trip.
Yard sale toys.
Nerf wars from the new playset.
Reading book after book.
Waterfall hikes.
Playground trips with friends.
Exploring town and relaxing at home.
Superhero run.
Visiting animals at the zoo.

Less than a month left and we still have so much to do.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fiber One Protein Bars: Review

My husband has to pack lunch and a snack for work every day, and because he does a lot of manual labor, I try to be sure he has options that will help him keep his energy up all day.  But, we also need to have choices that are easy to pack and easily eaten.

We have been buying Fiber One bars for years, but we recently tried the new Protein Bars and were impressed by the chewy texture and chocolate taste.  In flavors like Caramel Nut and Coconut Almond, they taste more like a treat than a healthy granola bar.  (Which is ideal in my hubby's eyes.)  He loved the Coconut Almond bars and compared the flavors to one of his favorite candy bars.

The Caramel Nut bar contains 7 grams of protein and only 130 calories, while the Coconut Almond has 6 grams of protein and 140 calories.  Each box contains 5 bars and retails for $4.19.

Fiber One Protein Bars make a healthy, filling snack to help my hubby make it through his mid-morning lull and are a great substitute for a vending machine candy bar!  I'm happy that he has a new treat that he can grab on the go and it keeps him feeling full until lunch.

Buy It:
Find Fiber One Protein Bars at your local grocery store.

Samples were provided for review.  All opinions are our own.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013