Monday, August 31, 2009

Union 28 My Husband Rocks Tshirt Review


Two years ago tomorrow, Sept 1st, I married my best friend. When I say 2 years it seems like such a small number because we have been together for a total of 8 years. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't say I love you to him. I show him that I love him by making his favorite dinners, saying nice things to him and by taking care of our house and little Mister Dexter.

Recently Union 28 sent me one of their My Husband Rocks tshirts to review. The shirt is comfortable and the perfect fit. It is long enough to cover me up all while conveying an important message, My Husband Rocks. I have worn this shirt out and about several times and each time I have been approached by several men. Yesterday, my husband took me wine tasting before we went out for a nice dinner (celebrating early). One man looked at me and asked "is that your husband?" When I said yes my husband laughed. He said "wouldn't it be weird for her to wear that shirt if I wasn't her husband!?" He had a point! He then asked if Jason bought the shirt for me and when I said no he replied "well you must be doing something right for her to love you so much!"

The next winery brought on a similar experience. The older man behind the counter said, "Your husband rocks eh?" I said "he sure does!" He quickly looked at my husband and asked if he bought the shirt for me. When Jason said that I got it on my own the man stood silent. He then looked at my husband and said "you must be one hell of a man, I can't remember the last time my wife said something nice about me". He then went on to congratulate Jason for being such a great guy :) How flattering?!


Union 28 believes in marriages and makes being committed a stylish act! I am now going to be buying my husband the "My Wife Rocks" tshirt because, after all, he wouldn't be a Daddy if it weren't for me!

Enter code 594Savvy15 to save 15% on your purchase of two or more items!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Planning what to wear

I hate hate hate trying to be a girly girl. I rarely wear a dress and I never wear heels. My brother-in-law is getting married next month and I have a HUGE list of things I need to get in order to look decent in a dress. SPANX--help me! I need a catrillion pairs of Spanx!

I also need to worry about flying with an extremely busy toddler! What can I bring for free? Carseat? Stroller? Diaper bag? We are flying Northwest.

Thanks for helping this frazzled Mommy!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Michigan's weather

Wow! I am been feeling so drained and tired lately. I wish Mother Nature would hear my pleas and send me some sunshine. My hubby and I both have the day off today and we were really wanting to hit the beach with Dexter but the sun will not come out!

My tomato plants are now home to hornworms--OMG are they big and nasty!! I wish bugs didn't have to be so gross!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shoebuy.com Review



Many of my readers are already familiar with Shoebuy. I have purchased shoes for Dexter using Shoebuy on many occasions now. They always offer free shipping, free returns, no sales tax and a 100% price guarantee. What an amazing deal! This is not a limited time offer, this is just what they do to make their customers happy.


Recently they sent me a pair of Calistoga Keens for review. Not only did I receive my order within 2 days (for every order I have placed) but the shoes looked as good online as they do in person. I have made the mistake of ordering shoes from other online shoe stores that claim to have the best deals and the best brands. I have never kept a pair of shoes that I have purchased online before ordering from Shoebuy.

One other thing that I really love about Shoebuy is the fact that they always have a promotion going on. Sometimes they offer $10 off your order, sometimes it is 20% off of your order. Considering you don't pay sales tax and they always ship for free, why wouldn't you order from Shoebuy? They sell brands such as Puma, Keen, Doc Marten, Steve Madden, Stride Rite, Robeez and Adidas. This is just a few of the hundreds of brands that they carry. In order to be in the loop, sign up for email alerts at the bottom of their homepage and you will receive promos from them when they start a new sale!!

If you order by 4pm EST your order ships the same day! How is that for customer service. No wonder Shoebuy considers themself to be the World's Largest Site for Shoes! Order from them and you will certainly not be disappointed. Let me know if you have ordered from them and what you thought of your order/shoes!! I'd love to hear your Shoebuy stories.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ruby Pinwheels Summer Sale


Great Deal at Ruby Pinwheels

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Take an extra 20% off already reduced prices. Enter promotion code "Summer" when you check out.

Ruby is now on Facebook!!!! Become a fan and receive special promotions and sneak previews for new products.

Ruby Pinwheels introduces a new hip, yet very environmentally and socially conscious line by barley & birch. Their organic cotton tees and onesies have been a hit with the celebrity crowd!

Its been a long time.....

Since I have gone over a week without blogging! I went out of town with my family to my family reunion. I have a gazillion pictures that I can't wait to share, I just need to upload them from my hubby's camera.

Thanks for sticking with me.....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

All Children's Furniture

If you are looking for anything related to children then you need to head over to All Children's Furniture. ACF sells everything from kids furniture to toys and much much more!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Under The Sink Makeover Contest

The “Under the Sink Makeover Contest” asks you to reveal your best friend’s dirtiest secrets - those hiding under the kitchen sink, that is! With the area under the kitchen sink as a family’s typical dumping ground for chemical products, Seventh Generation wants families nationwide to know about - and detox - this potentially hazardous area, usually within arm’s reach of kids.

The “Under the Sink Makeover Contest” is seeking nominations on www.SeventhGeneration.com/under-the-sink today through August 14, for under the kitchen sink areas that are in desperate need of organization and detoxification. Submit a photo of the area under a friend’s sink and a 250-word description on why they deserve an under the sink makeover (e.g., she’s concerned for the health of her family and the environment, the area under her sink a toxic wasteland, she’s overwhelmed by the chaos of motherhood and wants to change but doesn’t know where to begin, etc.), for a chance to win great prizes.

One lucky grand prize winner will receive a package that includes:
· An in-home consultation at the friend’s house with Dr. Alan Greene, practicing pediatrician and specialist in green living
· A one year supply of Seventh Generation products for both the entrant and the friend in need
· A trip to New York City for the entrant and her friend that includes a one-night stay at the W New York - Times Square hotel
· A day of pampering at New York’s Green Spa that will include a Body Polish, Wellness Massage, Ocean Vegan Spa Manicure/Pedicure along with a one hour make-up application and lesson

Four other finalists and their friends will receive a Seventh Generation Living Home Starter Kit containing a variety of home-cleaning products for their own under the kitchen sink makeover, in addition to a luxurious Lavera home spa kit containing Lavera’s customer favorite BODY SPA shower gel, body scrub and bath salts, and premium LAVERÉ Anti-Aging body lotion to pamper themselves.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

UV Skinz Review and Giveaway


Those who know me know that I am passionate about protecting Dexter from the sun (among many other dangerous things). As a mom I also know how important it is for him to be out and about outside so that he can breathe in Michigan's clean, fresh air and so that his body can make some Vitamin D. I am thrilled to tell you about a company today that has drastically changed the way that I look at sun protection and skin cancer.

UV Skinz was founded in 2005 by a wonderfully spirited woman named Rhonda. Unfortunately Rhonda's husband Darren died at the young age of 32 due to skin cancer. He left behind three gorgeous boys and Rhonda not only wanted to honor her husband but she wanted to do so by protecting others from the sun's harmful rays. You can read more about Darren's story here.

Rhonda sent Dexter the Ethan top in Navy and the Baby Board Shorts in Navy.. I love everything about these two pieces. Not only do they fit incredibly well but they also launder just as well. They haven't faded or shrunk either. What I especially love about UV Skinz is that UV Skinz swim shirts block out over 98% of the sun's harmful rays and keeps sunscreen use to a minimum on your child's precious skin! Not only is that amazing but they are pretty chic at the same time.

My husband thought it was weird that I wanted to put a shirt on Dexter when going to the beach. I told him that more boys are wearing swim tops now because parents are attuned to the dangers of the sun. Did you know that Skin cancer is 100% preventable if caught early! Protecting your skin during the first 18 years of life can reduce the risk of some types of skin cancer by up to 78% I remind my husband of this every time he scoffs at me for putting Dexter's UV Skinz. Do you know how happy I was when the three of us went to the beach only to find about 4 other boys wearing shirts! I looked at Jason and said "HA!" I think it was then that he got it. I have also been known to say to him (when he laughs at me being over protective) "I am his mother and it is my job to protect him from all the evils of the world"

Dexter doesn't mind wearing his UV Skinz shirt at all! As a matter of fact, I think he enjoys it. It helps keep him warmer while at the beach. Us Moms all know how cold babies get when wet at the beach no matter how hot it is outside! Here are a series of pictures that I have taken of Dexter sportin his Skinz!





Thanks to UV Skinz for protecting Dexter and for allowing me to host a giveaway! Thats right, one lucky winner will be able to pick as their prize ANY one item from UV Skinz! It can be for you, your hubby or your child! Please head over to UV Skinz and pick out the one item you would like to win. Come back here and let me know which item you prefer and also leave your email address for me.

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following:
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie and Tweet about this contest (can tweet daily for extra entries)
*Follow @Uvskinz
*Follow me on Blogger
*Sport my button on your website
*Tell me how you found my site

You have until August 15th at NOON EST to win! Good Luck!

Oh my Lord do I have my hands full lately

Dexter is bigger, smarter and sassier than ever. I sure have my hands full all the time. He is into everything that he shouldn't be and he throws temper tantrums already! WOW-I have much admiration for Mommies of multiples because I don't know if I could handle it!

After a long day of chasing him and yelling No! it is so hard to not laugh at his goofy faces like these


Or adorable little faces like this (one of my new faves)


He sure was rocking out that adorable shirt that Nannie bought him at Hartstrings. Their clothing is so adorable!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Southern Brand Review and Giveaway

When I see someone wearing a tshirt that is witty, funny or straight up different, I always want to ask where they got it. When I was first introduced to Southern Brand I knew that these were shirts that would turn heads. Turn heads they do. They sent Dexter their "This Ain't My First Rodeo" shirt and he is adorable in it. Don't just take my word for it, see for yourself.



We went to the mall and the grocery store the other day and I had at least 10 people laugh at the shirt and 3 people ask me where I got it. One said "too cute and too true I am sure!" She has no idea!!!

I also absolutely adore their "I'm The Only Heck My Mama Ever Raised" shirt. That is the next one I will get for Dexter-FO SHO!

Southern Brand shirts did not shrink or fade in the wash. They are also incredibly soft. I chose the Vintage Black color because white and Dexter do not go hand-in-hand! Their website has this to say about their shirts: "This premium Southern Tee is made from 100% sweet, pure cotton and has been put through an extensive Vintage Wash process. This produces distinctive weathering and classic color, resulting in a true vintage look and a feel as soft as a baby’s bottom. Printed with vegetable inks and non-formaldehyde discharges. Keepin' Mother Earth smilin'."

I would love for one of my wonderful readers to be able to win one of Southern Brand's shirts (your choice). Thanks to the oh so generous people at Southern Brand, that is a reality. Just head over to their website and pick out the shirt that you would like to win. It can be one of the shirts I reviewed but then I want you to tell me one funny thing you learned while visiting Southern Brand. You can choose a Men's, Women's or Child's shirt so pick carefully!!

Leave your email along with your comment for the chance to win. For extra entries you can do the following:
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie and Tweet this phrase "I just entered to win a shirt from Southern Brand compliments of @royaldixie" and link to my review. (can tweet daily for extra entries)
*Follow me on Blogger
*Sport my button on your website
*Tell me how you found my site

This great giveaway will end on August 18th at NOON EST. Good Luck!
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