Thursday, November 15, 2012

Soda Stream Review


I hate GMOs and therefore I loathe high fructose corn syrup.  I'm the crunchy Mom who knows all too well what pop can do to your body so I absolutely do not allow soda consumption in my house.  Lucky for me Dexter doesn't ask for it so I have gotten off fairly easy.

Last week we were blessed with a SodaStream and now, thanks to this amazingly easy gadget, we can have fizzy drinks without the unhealthy side effects.  I got to work and used my cold, bottled water from the fridge and I made orange pop.  BOY was I surprised by how great it was!  So much like the national brands but without the HFCS!  The next thing that I was ecstatic about making was their Energy drink!  I love caffeine and their Energy SHOCKED ME!  It tasted just like Red Bull®!!  Watch how I did it:
video

and the finished result....

Another quality that I love about SodaStream, other than the ability to make your own soda, is their green initiatives!  Talk about WOOT WOOT!  When I know that a company goes the extra mile to be committed to the environment, you bet I am going to support them and tell every one about it!

Kuddos SodaStream!  Not only do you pass the test but you set the bar awfully high!


You can enter to win your very own SodaStream on this post. Good Luck

So now you can have your pop and drink it too!

*I was provided with a SodaStream for review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are my own and I was not encouraged to only write a positive review {I just love the product}




SodaStream GIVEAWAY

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Welcome to the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Life With Two Boys!

The holidays will be before you know it so to make things a little easier on you and your wallet we decided to give you an opportunity to WIN your gifts this year! Several awesome blogs have to come together to bring you some amazing prizes that will look great sitting under your tree Christmas morning. After you enter our giveaway make sure you hop around to the rest of the participating blogs for more chances to win!

Along with all of the individual prizes we also have TONS of awesome Grand Prizes for everyone on your list including Baby, Kids (boys and girls), Teens, and Adults. The Grand Prizes include a Babyhome Emotion Stroller, Little Tikes Classic Castle, Pillow Pets Dream Lites, Pillow Racers, Furby, $50 The Children's Place Gift Card, Nokia Lumia 900, and a Keurig Elite Brewing System!

I am personally giving away a SodaStream Prize Pack valued at $100!  Who doesn't want to stream soda themselves?

Enter the Grand Prizes here!


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Disclaimer: Please note that the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosts and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prize. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation that they will fulfill their prize in a timely manner. While we are not responsible, we will make every effort to assist the winner in obtaining their prize.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Butterball Flash Giveaway Ends 11/14



For the last few years Super Savvy Mommy, with the help from Butterball, have been giving away a free turkey to someone who truly deserves it.  I know we don't have much time to waste this year so I will take nominations for one until November 14th.

This year, thanks to Butterball, I am able to provide turkeys to a few local families who most deserve it.  One woman is a 39 year old single Mom of a two year old little boy.  A couple of months ago she was diagnosed with 4th stage colon cancer.  This cancer has since spread to her liver and the tumors are inoperable.  I have teamed up with some of my friends and family who have sent donations to give to her and I am happy to say that her entire Thanksgiving will be paid for plus a little extra for diapers for the baby.  I love the generosity in people's hearts and I am proud to be able to help others who need it most.

I want to keep this simple.  Tell me someone that you feels deserves a free Butterball turkey for Thanksgiving.  I will choose two lucky recipients and I will send them out 11/14 to ensure delivery in time for Thanksgiving.  What is Thanksgiving if not for helping those less fortunate than we are?

Comment below and Thank you for Showing YOU care!  You can also head over to Butterball's Wall and thank them for spreading the holiday love!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway


If you have been reading SSM long enough you know that we love Melissa & Doug in our house.  We have a Trunki and their Tool Bench, we have puzzles and lots lots more!  I couldn't be more excited to tell you that today you have the opportunity to win in the Terrific Twenty Giveaway on Melissa & Doug's Facebook page.  Head over to their Wall starting today, November 6th and enter to win a toy a day for the next 20 days!  How awesome is that?!  

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, I have a Melissa & Doug giveaway to offer you too!  I will post this giveaway sometime this week so check back soon!!  

What toy from the Terrific Twenty List would you like to win on my blog?  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Walgreens Ology Product Review

Ok, so I told you that I went to Walgreens, bought some Ology products but now I need to tell you my opinions.  I even went back for the Ology All Purpose Cleaner and the Ology Glass Cleaner.


ecofriendly fabric softener

I have yet to find an ecofriendly fabric softener that I love...until now.
Ology Lavender Fabric Softener has left my towels and sheets extremely soft.  The smell didn't linger passed the dryer but the reduction of static was something to happily note!  I love the smell, the viscosity and the results.


Ology Walgreens Tree Free Paper Towel

Cleaning my mirrors and windows is definitely not my favorite chore.  I loathe the lint left behind by my paper towel.  I am extremely shocked that the Ology Tree Free "Paper" Towel didn't leave ANY lint behind.  It was a real treat!  I used it with the Ology Glass Cleaner and I didn't even need to use any elbow grease to get the food and finger smears off of my mirrors! Look at how well two pieces of paper towel held up to cleaning 4 mirrors!

As much as I really wanted to show you a picture of the toilet paper in action, I am pretty sure that the FTC wouldn't like it!  I was pleasantly surprised that the Oogy Toilet Paper was softer than I expected. I wasn't sure what to think of a "paper" made from bamboo and corn husks but I swapped it out for our normal toilet paper and neither Dexter nor my husband mentioned the difference.  I love that it is made from renewable resources as this is something I am very passionate about.  

I haven't tried the other products yet but I cannot wait to.  With the way that the Ology Shampoo smells, I can't wait to use it!  It smells so good I want to eat it!  I don't know about you but I am impressed that Walgreens launched Ology because it does show that they do care about the overall health of their customers.  What intrigues you about Ology? Check them out on Facebook.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Walgreens Ology Line All Natural Non Toxic Products

SLAVE

My husband didn't have to work today so I made an excuse about having to pick some things up from town and before I knew it, I was in the car.  Alone. Listening to my music as loud as I wanted without my kids screaming at me and screaming at one another.  Ahhhhh...bliss.  The drive in town is about 30 minutes and believe you me, today, I did not rush.  I was going to enjoy some Starbucks while I picked up some groceries.  I planned on heading over to Walgreens to pick up a prescription.  I even dabbled with the idea of heading over to Macys to get some new boots.  I chose my first stop as it was the most important; Walgreens.

I park the car and start inside {still reeling because I am alone!} and I walk in and I was shocked.  I was face-to-face with Taylor Swift.  Honestly I thought maybe I was in the wrong store.  This is what I saw:


I saw the word FREE then I snagged one! I have never seen anything so catchy at my boring Walgreens store so of course I stood off to the side and leafed through the whole thing.  Right there.  No kids.  Did I already mention that I didn't have any kids!?  Thats when I saw something else that I hadn't seen before.  A sparkly, new centerfold.  No, it didn't involve bikinis or motorcycles but rather something that yelled at me.  I saw this:


MOMS! Read this!  Ok, ok, you have my attention.  Plus, its pink.  I like pink.  Oh wait....IT DOESN'T CONTAIN HARMFUL CHEMICALS?!  It is also non toxic!  Whats that?  They are endorsed by Healthy Child Healthy World?  Now wait a minute.  My local Walgreens store is displaying Taylor Swift {love her!} and is becoming ecofriendly?!  Now this I have got to see.  I bee-lined it for the laundry aisle and found Ology's 3x Concentrated Laundry Liquid in Lavender and also in Scent Free!  I also found fabric softener {which of course I snagged}.  I spent a good 35 minutes going up and down every aisle.  I bought their Copy Paper, Tissues, Toilet Paper, Paper Towl, CFL Lightbulbs and their Fabric Softener.  

Here are some more pictures I couldn't resist taking during my kid-free vacation shopping trip.


Thats my cart filled with Ology products.  The top right is the display right next to Taylor Swift that I found when I walked into the store.  Oh the bottom left is the Ology Shampoo and Conditioner.  I nearly fell to the floor when I smelled the White Pear/Cucumber.  It is to.die.for.  Really it is!  Well, now you have the HCHW logo.  That means I can trust the ingredients.  They are safe for my babies and for me and my stinky husband.

Want to know the best thing I discovered while at Walgreens?  Their new Balance Rewards program.  What I read quickly was that by buying $20 worth of Ology {or other Walgreens brand items} you get a bonus 3,000 reward points.  At 5,000 rewards points you get $5 back!  You are more than half way there.  Whats more is the fact that each product was on sale.  My total before the Balance Rewards Sale Prices was $42.16 and after was $30.66.  Thats a savings of $10.50!  Check out my receipt to prove it.


I bought a Fabric Softener, 2 CFL Light Bulbs, 400 sheets of 100% Treeless {which I have never seen!} Copy Paper, 2 Rolls of 100% Treeless Paper Towel, 2 Boxes of Tissues and 12 Rolls of Toilet Paper all for $30.66.  Thats pretty awesome, eh!?  {Tree-Free means made from renewable bamboo and cornhusks, not trees!}

I don't know about you but this is a BIG DEAL for me.  I love being crunchy and now I know that my trusted neighborhood pharmacy carries products that are 100% safe for me and my family.  Now thats a winning formula!  Check em out on Facebook and tell them I sent you! 



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