Sunday, June 24, 2018

Telestrastions Game Night

      With two boys away at college, and another already in middle school...nothing is more important than family time and making memories! My boys are very competitive and are really into trying out new board games. We also like to have our close friends over to join in on the fun! We were recently selected by Tryazon to try out a new game called Telestrations 12 Player Party Pack by USAopoly. This is a visual adaptation of the old "telephone" game which involves drawing and guessing. It will have everyone at the table amused!

      We started off by watching the instructions together on We then set the card box, the clean up cloths (used to wipe the sketch books clean), the sand timer, and the die on the table. Each player picked a sketch book (the coils on the sketch books are different colors), a marker, and a card. Then, they wrote their names on their sketch books. The first player rolled the die, then matched the number on the die to the number on their card. They then wrote their secret word in their book. After that, they turned to their "sketch it page" and started drawing when the timer was flipped. They then turned to page 2 to hide their sketch and passed their open book to the player on their left. At that point, everyone was at the "Guess It" page. They had to discreetly flip back to the previous page and had a few seconds to look at the sketch, then they had to turn back to page 2 and write down their guess. They then flipped to the next page and again, passed it onto the player to the left of them. This continued until all of the players got their own sketch book back.

      We had a great time playing this game! Our players got very creative with their drawings, which made this game all the more fun. You do not have to be an expert at drawing in order to play. It can be challenging to put certain words into drawings, but that's where your imagination kicks in. Figuring out how to quickly draw silly words/phrases is great fun. Everyone really enjoyed this game!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Amazingly Effective Nexium 24Hr!

Nexium 24HR is amazingly effective in treating heartburn/GERD. In addition to this, my 17 year old son underwent an EGD and was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. This medication has greatly improved his condition. Eosinophilic Esophagitis causes an inflammatory response in his esophagus which results in pain and difficulty swallowing (to the point that he chokes on his food). Nexium 24HR has helped him immensely and it keeps his condition under control. My son and I are so thankful for this medication, and we highly recommend it! I received a free product for the purpose of my honest review. Opinions are 100% my own. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Must Have Allergy Relief for Kids!

           I was so excited to received a box of Children's Claritin Chewables from BzzAgent! Two of my children have moderate indoor & outdoor allergies ranging from pollen, mold spores, dust mites, & cat dander. They also suffer from asthma. Their symptoms consist of sneezing, congestion, runny nose, & itchy/red eyes. Since trees and flowers pollinate in the spring, and mold spores float around in the air when it's summer, their symptoms tend to exacerbate during those seasons. Being that we live down south & the climate is warmer, the mold spores tend to be in the air all year round. I highly recommend Children's Claritin Chewables and I love that it can be used for both indoor & outdoor allergies! As soon as I notice that one of my children start exhibiting allergy symptoms, I immediately give them one of the 5mg chewable grape tablets. I don't have to bribe them into taking the tablets because they love the taste!  I notice that their symptoms start to subside after an hour or so of taking the medication. I really like that the Children's Claritin Chewables provides 24 hour relief. On one occasion, I had to give my son a dose of a different allergy medication for kids because it's all that I had available at the time. Well, not only did it not provide him with any relief, I also had to keep him home from school because it made him very sleepy. Children's Claritin Chewables is a non-drowsy medication, so it does not affect their ability to stay awake and alert. It is safe to use in children ages 2 and up. This is a brand that I trust and I recommend it because it is very safe and effective!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Storelli Head Guard

            We had the amazing opportunity to participate in Smiley360's Storelli mission! I have 3 boys that play a variety of sports. I am always worried about them sustaining head trauma due to lack of protection/head gear, especially when they are playing soccer. Storelli is a brand that primarily designs & manufactures protective gear for soccer. We received Storelli's Head Guard in black. This is a military grade head guard for soccer players that provides extreme impact protection. It comes in a variety of sizes. We received a size 4 which fit my son perfectly. It's made of lightweight & breathable material. The color is gender neutral and according to my kids "it looks cool"! My boys tend to sweat a lot, but the head guard consists of moisture wicking fabric. I'm always warning my boys to be careful about getting kicked in the head. I noticed that my child was more confident in his game when he was wearing his Storelli Head Guard. I didn't have to stress because I felt he had his head protected. Realistically, wearing any type of head guard/head gear is not a guarantee that a head injury won't be sustained. As a mom, it gives me peace of mind knowing that my kids have the option to wear that extra layer of protection. I definitely recommend this product to my fellow soccer mom & dads! They are offering 15% off with the coupon code "STORELLIMOM15", so go to & give it a try!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Chamomile scented Charmin Plus!

   We recieved a free 6 pack of Chamomile scented Charmin from! They also sent us five coupons for $1.50 off of one Charmin Plus the scent of Chamomile pack (6 rolls or larger), which we shared with family & friends. The coupons have a scratch & sniff circle on the front, so that people can smell the fragrance prior to purchasing it. We are very picky with the bathroom tissue we use & I have to say that we will definitely be switching to this brand after being able to sample it! A big plus is that it's clog & septic safe! The rolls consist of amazingly soft 2 ply paper & the wonderful smell of Chamomile that's very soothing & relaxing. It also has a pretty floral design on the paper & 6 of these double rolls are equivalent to 12 regular rolls! This definitely beats the rough & boring store brand rolls we have used in the past. Everyone should go out and grab a will be pleased with Charmin's new Chamomile scented bathroom tissue! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Caltrate Calcium & Vitamin D Gummy Bites

       I was very excited that I was chosen by Smiley360 to review Caltrate Calcium & Vitamin D Gummy Bites!  With my birthday around the corner,  I have been really focusing on my health so this could not have come at a better time!  I received 10 free samples, along with an informational booklet (that included a $2 off coupon on the back), & an awesome pedometer!  These gummy bites come in 3 different flavors: Black Cherry,  Orange, & Strawberry.  Not only is this supplement good for adults,  but it's also great for teens as well!  As a mom of two teens,  I was excited to share this with them to get their feedback as well.  We all loved the taste ( strawberry was our favorite)! I was diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency,  but I haven't been able to tolerate the pills because they are too difficult to swallow.  These vitamins are chewable & only need to be taken twice a day.  I definitely recommend Caltrate Calcium & Vitamin D Supplement Gummy Bites, go try it out!

New Simon Swipe!

      I was so happy that I was selected to review the new Simon Swipe!  As a child,  I used to love Simon Says, so this was just as exciting for me as it was for my 3 boys! The first thing I noticed was that the product was light & easy to hold. I have a little one who tends to drop things, but he was able to hold the game without any problem.  My favorite feature was definitely the volume control (my boys are noisy enough)! We all liked that this new & improved version allows you to both tap & slide the buttons that light up. This makes it more challenging!  It has up to 16 fun levels that you have to unlock. The boys had a group of their friends over, & this game was really a hit! They chose the Party Game option, & they played with it for hours!  There is also the option of the Levels Game, Classic Game, & Extreme Game. My husband & I have to pry it away from them so that we can play it as well. It's such a wonderful game, great for ages 8 & up, it's gender neutral,  & super fun! Go give it a try! #IplayedHasbropaid #SimonSwipeChallenge