Product Review: Photo Sharing Made Easy With Vizit Digital Frame by Isabella Products

4:21 PM Posted by Centsible Mommy

Do you want to share the photos of those special moments in your life instantly with your loved ones, or see photos of what your family and friends are seeing and doing right at the exact moment it is happening displayed full size and framed? Then you’ll definitely want to take a look at the Vizit Digital frame by Isabella Products. The Vizit Digital frame allows users to instantly share photos from/with friends and family in real time that will become instantly framed in your Vizit Digital frame.



How does the Vizit Digital frame work?

The cellular-connected Vizit Digital photo frame allows you to not only display your photos, but invited friends and family can instantly send photos to your digital frame as well. Photos can be shared via email, MMS, Internet sharing sites, or Vizit-to-Vizit.

You can also customize your Vizit frame to send replies, share your photos with others, and more. Overall, the Vizit frame allows you to create a private photo sharing network with the people who matter most to you.



Each frame does require an annual or monthly plan to their secure online site that provides a place for you to store and organize images that display on your frame. Your photos will be stored and managed remotely from Vizit Me's online site (vizitme.com); and this also where you are able to control and invite which cell phone numbers and email addresses, and other Vizit frames have permission to send images to your photo frame.


Right from your Vizit Digital frame, you'll be able to set your features and customize your slide show by using the touch screen directly on your Vizit frame. There is no programming of the Vizit frame, just simply plug it in and it's ready to start displaying your photos once some are sent. The easy to use touch screen also makes it easy to browse your pictures, send messages or thank you notes, and more. The frame comes in choices of both silver or black and can sit directly on a table or be wall mounted, whichever or wherever you choose.



My thoughts on the Vizit Digital frame:
This is photo sharing made uber easy and up to the minute with photos sent right to your Vizit digital photo frame. It is easier than manually uploading your photos from your cell phone, or photo sharing sites, etc. and overall is great for creating a social and photo sharing network between special family members and friends over a mobile network.

The Vizit digital frame is perfect for anyone who wants to share some of life’s moments instantly framed with their family and friends. I also think it would make a great gift for those older relatives who don’t use cell phones or computers. You could give the frame as a gift and manage their subscription for them, inviting friends and family who matter most to them. On their end, they simply will enjoy seeing photos of their most cherished loved ones arrive and framed directly to their Vizit frame.  They can very easily interact with those who sent them right from the touch screen on the Vizit frame as well.

Buy it: To get all the details on the Vizit frame and plans, or to purchase the Vizit Digital frame, click over to Vizitme.com.
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Giveaway: Tony's Pizza

11:35 PM Posted by Centsible Mommy

Let's face it, between work schedules, school schedules, social activities and more, us moms (and dads) don't always have time to prepare a homemade meal every night of the week.  Just because we aren't preparing a meal from scratch, doesn't mean it can't still taste great.  That's why when looking for a quick and tasty meal to prepare for my family, or if just in the mood for pizza, my family and I enjoy Tony's Pizza.


Not only does Tony's taste great (my kids love it) but it is very affordable and a great value. With a variety of toppings and crusts to choose from like original crust supreme or crispy crust pepperoni just to name a couple, Tony's has many topping choices, so your family can enjoy their favorite pizza at a great price.

Tony's also offers Pizza For One, Pouches, and Snack Pizza.

Besides great pizza, here are some other things Tony's Pizza is currently offering us moms who are looking for more value in our everyday lives:

  • Smart and Savvy Supermom Contest: Tonys.com is now hosting a Smart and Savvy Supermom Contest asking everyone to embrace their value-finding know-how and submit their own smart and savvy tips for a chance to win free pizza and other great prizes! Each week, from now through mid-September, Tony’s will recognize and reward one mom with the best value-finding tip with a year’s worth of great-tasting TONY’S® pizza to share with her family. And this fall, one grand-prize winner will receive the “Ultimate Family Fun Kit” - to help make family fun nights even more fun. The “Ultimate Family Fun Kit” will include Tony’s pizza, a flat screen TV, gaming system and more!

  •  Online Coupon: The homepage on tonys.com now features a $1.00/2 Tony’s TONY'S® Pizza products.

  • Free Bowling: All Tony’s Crispy Crust Pizza boxes now feature a free bowling coupon on the back of the box. We’re encouraging everyone to take advantage of the offer this summer. To locate participating centers, you can visit http://www.gobowling.com/.
Buy it: For more information on Tony's Pizza or where to purchase, visit Tony's online.

Win it: We're giving away one full-value Tony’s coupon to 5 Centsible Mommy readers courtesy of Tony's, so you can try Tony's Pizza, too!

Here's how to enter: Click over to tonys.com and check out the different toppings and crusts, and then come back here and leave me a comment on which toppings/pizza looks tasty to you. That's it.  Be sure to leave an email address with your comment, so I can contact you should you win.  Keep reading for additional ways to gain entries.

Additional Entries:

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Post about this giveaway somewhere (facebook, twitter, blog, etc) with a link to this giveaway included and be sure to leave me a comment to where you've posted it! ( 1 entry for each post) 

Follow me on Google Friend Connect (upper right hand corner) (1 entry)

Subscribe to ¢ent$ible Mommy by Email (1 entry)

Refer a friend. Get 1 entry for each friend who enters this giveaway and tells me you sent them! (1 entry each)

Don't forget to enter all my other giveaways still going on! Look on the right sidebar for the current list.



Contest ends at 11:59 pm CST on August 14th. Winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator at random.org.  Winner will be notified in this post and by email. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be drawn. Open to U.S. Residents 18+ only.


I was sent full value coupons for Tony's pizza to try for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was received for this post.  The opinions expressed are my own based on my own personal experience with Tony's products.
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Clean & Freshen Your Home with Mr. Clean with Febreze

9:54 PM Posted by Centsible Mommy

I love the feeling of walking into my freshly cleaned home, especially when it smells great.   It seems more relaxing somehow, and it makes me feel confident that my home is clean, germ free with a pleasant ambience. It's important to me to keep my home clean and healthy for my family, and the Mr. Clean with Febreze products help me do just that.

When cleaning my home,  I already liked to use Mr. Clean with Febreze products to tackle two jobs: to disinfect my home and to leave a fresh clean scent when finished.  With two small children and several pets, very messy ones at that, it seems I am constantly cleaning something, so products that make my task easier are always welcome in my cleaning routine.

I was recently sent some of the newest cleaning products from Mr. Clean with Febreze to try out.  I was impressed with these products and now have to say both have now become permanent staples in my cleaning supply lineup.

Here's the products I recently tried from Mr. Clean and my thoughts on them:

It’s nice to know that cleaning your bathroom isn’t just making it look nice, but you’re actually killing bacteria and avoiding the bleach smell of traditional cleaners. Mr. Clean® Disinfecting Bath Cleaner with Febreze® Freshness cleans 2X more soap scum per swipe while killing 99.9% of bacteria and helps eliminate odors with the freshness of Febreze.

Available sizes: 32 oz.
Available scents: Febreze Meadows & Rain®, Febreze Lavender Vanilla & Comfort®

Mr. Clean Disinfecting Bath Cleaner is effective against Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and other odor-causing bacteria, including Proteus mirabilis and Escherichia coli vs. the leading bleach all-purpose spray cleaner.

This product is wonderful to use to Clean, Disinfect, and Freshen your bathroom.  Not only does it leave a pleasant scent when finished cleaning, but it kills up to 99.9% of bacteria.  You can use it on sink, toilet, and bath/shower.  It's foaming action also worked great on soap scum and even the hard water buildup. It left everything looking shiny and clean and the room smelled fantastic!

The other product I was sent to try was the Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber with Febreze Scent

The build-up of tough soap scum on your sink, shower and tub can quickly transform your bathroom from shiny and clean to dingy and grimy. Getting your various surfaces sparkling again, however, doesn’t mean hours of backbreaking work when you use the grime dissolving power of Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® Bath Scrubber that cleans 3X more soap scum per swipe*. With an Eraser pad that’s 30% larger and more durable than the Magic Eraser Original combined with a built-in soap scum dissolving cleanser, the powerful micro-scrubbers in the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber make tackling bathroom build-up as easy as ever.

Available sizes: 2 ct.

If you have hard water like I do, then you already know the amount of scrubbing it takes to eliminate those hard water stains and soap scum buildup from your tub, grout, shower doors, and more.   With Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber with Febreze Scent my cleaning time is cut in half because I don't need to scrub away these stains. Simply wet it, squeeze out excess water, then gently rub the scrubber on the surface you want to clean to remove tough dirt and soap scum. Not only does it remove the stains/dirt with a lot less scrubbing,  but also left behind a pleasant scent of Febreze Meadows & Rain.  My bathroom looked shiny and very clean.


Buy it: For more information on these products and other Mr. Clean Products, click over to the Mr. Clean website.  These items can be purchased at most retailers nationwide.  You may want to request these money-saving coupons from Home Made Simple featuring a $3 off Mr. Clean Coupon.
 
I was sent the products mentioned for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was received.  The opinions expressed are my own based on my personal experience witht he products.
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Product Review: Introducing Lanie, American Girl's Girl of the Year 2010

1:39 PM Posted by Centsible Mommy


Meet Lanie.  Isn't she beautiful?   Lanie, American Girl's Girl of 2010 is a thoughtful, energetic girl who discovers nature adventures right in her own backyard.  

The idea behind Lanie is to inspire girls to reconnect with nature, and entice them to rediscover the outdoors in a time where so many children stay indoors in front of TV and computer screens.

Available for the rest of this year only, Lanie's collection includes two books that tell her story, a golden-haired 18-inch Lanie doll, and an array of cute, fun accessories consisting of everything Lanie needs for her outdoor adventures.  In her collection, you'll find an adorable gardening outfit, a hammock for lounging on warm summer days, furry wildlife friends,and a camper and gear to explore the great outdoors and much more!




More about Lanie:

The beautiful 18-inch Lanie doll, features curly blond hair and hazel eyes and comes dressed in a cute striped rugby dress with embroidered dragonfly.  Her cute canvas slip-on shoes match her outfit and are adorned with yellow bows. A double-ribbon headband with a dragonfly applique pulls back her gorgeous curly locks.







Lanie's accessories(sold separately) include:
  • A pretend laptop computer and three screen clings
  • A letter and two postcards from her Aunt Hannah and best friend, Dakota
  • A heart-charm bracelet to show she loves nature
  • An embroidered messenger bag to carry it all
  • Her adorable pet bunny, Lulu, who wears a leash for walks






Her friend Lulu, a loped ear bunny, is just one of the many animal friends in Lanie's collection.   As she walks in the woods she loves to meet other wildlife friends along the way.  Lanie is ready to explore the outdoors and any adventure that comes her way. Lanie loves science and nature and spending time in the great outdoors.






Buy it: Lanie and her collection can be purchased while supplies last from American Girl's online store or at American Girl retail locations.


My thoughts on Lanie:  Not only do I think Lanie and her wildlife friends are absolutely adorable, but I love that her collection inspires girls to get outdoors, reconnect with nature and to love animals.

Don't forget to "Shine On Now" with American Girl and to enter my American Girl giveaway... both ending tomorrow (7/31) at midnight. Click here for more details.


I was sent Lanie for review purposes only.  The ideas expressed are my own based on my personal use of the product.  No monetary compensation was received for this post.
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Staples "Back to School" $50 Gift Card Giveaway

9:34 PM Posted by Centsible Mommy


For us parents, the next few weeks leading up to "Back to School" can be very chaotic as we go from store to store in search of the lowest prices and best selection of everything our kids will need for the upcoming school year.  Staples is committed to making back to school shopping easy, by providing the best deals and great selection on everything your family needs for a successful school year.

Staples, not only has very affordable prices, but also carries a wide array and very stylish and fashionable selection of school supplies.  From Backpacks to pencils, and everything in between, Staples has everything your child needs to be prepared and in style this upcoming school year.  

Here are just some of the "Back to School" items you will find at Staples this summer:

Students can let their personality show with Staples Brand fashion products ($1.99-$5.49), including binders, portfolios, notebooks and comp books, fashion dividers and more. Available in an assortment of stylish colors and designs from funky geometric prints to free-spirited paisley creations. The Staples BETTER binder™ is built for long-lasting durability and to withstand heavy-duty daily use available in an assortment of vibrant back-to-school colors ($6.99-$14.79)





The Westcott KleenEarth® product assortment ($1.29-$13.99) includes scissors, rulers, erasers, a pencil sharpener, and more. Several of these eco-conscious products include environmental features such as handles made from recycled content. The collection comes in a variety of colors and styles and Microban® antibacterial protection.






Crayola® Eco-Revolution: Coloring with sustainability! New Crayola® brand markers, crayons and colored pencils offer students an eco-conscious alternative this back-to-school season. Made from reforested wood, recycled plastic and solar energy, kids can go green or any other color of the rainbow. Available in different counts and assorted colors in Staples retail locations. ($0.99-$3.99)






Click here to see Staples most current "Back to School" savings and deals.

Buy it: The featured products can be purchased at Staples stores or you can shop for some select "Back to School" items at Staples.com.

Win it: I love the selection at Staples; and because I'm pretty sure you will, too, we are giving away a $50 Staples gift card to one Centsible Mommy reader courtesy of Staples.


Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment that you would like to be entered to win the gift card.  Be sure to leave an email address with your entry so I can contact you should you win. That's it.  Keep reading for additional ways to gain entries.

Additional entries:

"Like" Centsible Mommy on Facebook (1 entry)

Follow me on Twitter- (@CentsibleMom) ( 1 entry)

Post about this giveaway somewhere (facebook, twitter, blog, etc) with a link to this giveaway included and be sure to leave me a comment to where you've posted it! ( 1 entry for each post) 

Follow me on Google Friend Connect (upper right hand corner) (1 entry)

Subscribe to ¢ent$ible Mommy by Email (1 entry)

Refer a friend. Get 1 entry for each friend who enters this giveaway and tells me you sent them! (1 entry each)

Don't forget to enter all my other giveaways still going on! Look on the right sidebar for the current list.



Contest ends at 11:59 pm CST on August 6th. Winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator at random.org.  Winner will be notified in this post and by email. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be drawn. Open to U.S. Residents 18+ only.


I was sent Staples products for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was received for this post.  The opinions expressed are my own based on my experience with Staples and their products.
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Giveaway: Backyard Camping with Magic Cabin. Win a $50 gift certificate

12:01 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy




There is nothing more gratifying for the mind, body and soul than a day out surrounded by nature. Sometimes, I like to turn off the TV, power down the cell phones, grab the kids and spend the days outdoors appreciating all Mother Nature has to offer. Because we can’t just pack up and go on vacation; or always afford a day away from home, sometimes a little backyard camping is all we need to reconnect with nature’s beauty. Backyard camping in nature is not only fun for the kids because it’s a change from their usual habits, but it can be a fun learning experience, too, as they learn about birds, insects, trees, flowers, and more.

We were recently sent a few items from Magic Cabin that enhanced my children’s backyard camp out experience. Here’s how we enjoyed them:

For starters, we pitched the cute kids' Camping Tent from Magic Cabin to set up “camp”. This was not only a great way to enhance my boys’ backyard “camping” experience and make it feel like an actual campsite, but it was fun for my boys to pretend, play and relax in this fun camping tent. This one touch tent sets up in seconds as it easily just pops up when opened, so setting up camp wasn’t difficult at all.











After the tent was pitched, we decided to do a little bug and bird watching. So we sat quietly (very hard to do with 2 young children, but we tried our best) and looked and listened for our outdoor neighbors: feathered friends, winged insects, or other creepy crawlies. To call and attract the birds we used the Audubon Bird Call from Magic Cabin. 







When we’d spot a feathered friend or insect, my boys took turns using the Optic Explorer from Magic Cabin  to get a closer look. Of course, they used it to get a better look at everything: the trees, the leaves, birds, bugs, our dogs, rocks and dirt and of course each other. Ha!





After exploring everything the outdoors had to offer, we then had a  "picnic" for dinner, followed by some more play in their tent. When it got dark, we fired up our fire pit (if you don’t have one…a charcoal grill works great, too) and used our new Marshmallow Tree to roast marshmallows to make s'mores while enjoying the night sky and each other’s company. This campfire essential allowed us to roast enough marshmallows for everyone all at once.

Our backyard camp out was fun and restful; and the boys even learned a few things too.







More information about the featured items from Magic Cabin:

Camping Tent: This professional-looking tent morphs from folded to full-of-kids in a moment. Thanks to "one-touch" technology, you just lift it out of its carry bag, hold it up, shake it to snap it into shape, and let the pretend adventures begin! Included carry bag makes it a breeze to pack along to the beach, lake or campsite. Features include a waterproof poly oxford floor adds to its versatility, netting at the roof ensures good ventilation, and the durable, UV-treated, 30-SPF-coated polyester fabric adds extra protection from the sun's rays. For happy campers ages 3 and up.
Size: Approx. 48" x 48" x 36"

Audubon Bird Call:  You can attract many birds with the Audubon Bird Call, a little birchwood and pewter device that chirps and twitters - imitating several birdcalls - when you twist it. Easy to tuck in a pocket or backpack, or carry around your neck on a string. Handcrafted in New England. For ages 5 and up.

Optic Explorer: Young explorers can carry this 2-in-1 telescope/microscope in their pockets or backpacks for up-close viewing of bugs, birds, rocks, leaves and other natural (or man-made) treasures.Perfect for school field trips, camping, hiking or backyard explorations. 12x microscope extends to become a 7x telescope. Contains an 18mm object lens.Colors will vary, Blue or Red we will choose for you. For ages 8 and up.

Marshmallow Tree: Whether they're roughing it in the woods or merely pretend-camping in the backyard, kids will love our 10-prong Marshmallow Tree. It's made from non-stick coated steel wire that's bent and turned to look like the branches of a tree, and has a rosewood-stained, tapered wood handle

Buy it: All the items featured in this review can be purchased directly from Magic Cabin.

Win it: We are giving away a $50 gift certificate to Magic Cabin to one Centsible Mommy reader to use toward Backyard Camping items or anything you choose from Magic Cabin.

Here’s how to enter:
Click over to Magic Cabin, browse the site, and then come back here and leave me a comment on what you’d buy with your $50 gift certificate. Be sure to leave an email address with your entry. Keep reading for additional ways to gain entries.

Additional entries:

"Like" Centsible Mommy on Facebook (1 entry)

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Post about this giveaway somewhere (facebook, twitter, blog, etc) with a link to this giveaway included and be sure to leave me a comment to where you've posted it! ( 1 entry for each post) 

Follow me on Google Friend Connect (upper right hand corner) (1 entry)

Subscribe to ¢ent$ible Mommy by Email (1 entry)

Refer a friend. Get 1 entry for each friend who enters this giveaway and tells me you sent them! (1 entry each)

Don't forget to enter all my other giveaways still going on! Look on the right sidebar for the current list.



Contest ends at 11:59 pm CST on August 10th. Winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator at random.org.  Winner will be notified in this post and by email. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be drawn. Open to U.S. Residents 18+ only.
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Product Review & Giveaway Opportunity: Custom Kids' Capes from PowerCapes.com

12:00 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy


Remember when your were a kid, donning your Wonder Woman underoos with towel turned cape and pretending to be a super heroine and saving the day?  Okay, so maybe that was just me!  But I am pretty sure all kids love to pretend to be superheroes at some point, my kids sure do. Spare them the towel and undies as their good doer's garb and check out PowerCapes.com

Power Capes specializes in customized and personalized capes for kids (adults too!  hmmm...a wonder mommy cape might be in order) You can easily build your very own custom, personalized super hero cape with their online cape builder. Simply choose your size, colors, emblem and initial. Their personalized superhero capes are made of premium satin, have a serged edge and a velcro closure for easy on/off. The emblems and initials on the capes are made of the same premium satin and are finished with an embroidered edge.


Power Capes definitely has a huge selection of kids' capes. There are 7 different emblems choices (lightning bolt, heart, star, just to name a few), 11 cape colors, 34 emblem colors ( some have sparkles for that added pizazz for the very fashionable super hero) and 3 different lengths are available: sidekick, hero, and superhero. With so many choices and combinations, you'll be able to outfit your little superhero (or yourself...you know you're thinking about it) perfectly. Power Capes also offers masks, blastercuffs and more!  Everything you need for the superhero in your life to "save the day." in style.






It's a bird. It's a Plane.  It's my super boys in their custom capes from Power Capes.



Of course, my boys are loving their custom capes from Power Capes.  Their news super capes with initials and enhance their pretend superhero experience.  I am impressed with the quality of these capes : the great satin material, stitching and overall design , I absolutely love the fact that you can choose the designs and colors your child loves most and make it special with their initial.

Buy it:  These capes are currently on sale from $19.99 right now at PowerCapes.com

Win it:  Power Capes hosts a giveaway on their site every month.  Click over to enter now. Look for the tab that says "Giveaways  and Contests" and proceed from there.   Good Luck! Note: I am not hosting this giveaway. This giveaway is directly hosted by Power Capes.  Just spreading the word about a great giveaway opportunity.

I was sent a product for review purposes only.  The opinions expressed are my own based on the use of this product. I received no monetary compensation for this post.
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Product Review: Apple & Eve Fruitables Juices

7:00 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy

Are your children picky eaters?   Mine are.  My boys seem to go through stages where they will no longer eat the foods they used to, or they will resist trying different foods. Getting them to eat their vegetables and other nutrientt rich foods is a daily struggle.  And like all moms, protecting the health of my children is on the top of my list, so naturally I worry about my children having healthy eating habits and whether or not their nutritional needs are being met when they don't eat the foods they need.

Battling my kids to eat their veggies is no longer, as I have found a way to sneak veggies into my children's diets.  Of course, I am still going to encourage them to eat actual veggies, but I feel a bit better knowing that some of their nutritional needs are now being met.  How do I sneak veggies into their diets?  We very recently tried Apple & Eve's Fruitables Fruit and Vegetable Juice Beverages and my boys love it.


What is Fruitables Fruit and Vegetable Juice Beverage?

Fruitables, is Apple & Eve's newest juice beverage, which has vegetable juice mixed right in with the fruit juice.  Fruitables make it easy to give your child one combined serving of fruits and vegetables with 1/3 less sugar than that of other brands of fruit juices. Apple & Eve Fruitables contain absolutely nothing artificial including high fructose corn syrup. They taste great and don't have that thick feel like some other veggie drinks, which most kids will not drink.
Fruitables are great way to help kids get their daily fruits and veggies; and because this juice tastes great and the veggies taste is undetectable,  kids don't realize their "eating" their veggies. And at only 70 calories per box, you can feel good giving kids their fruits and veggies without all the added sugar and calories.

Fruitables come in juice boxes and  family-size bottles in a variety of yummy flavors like Berry Berry and Tropical Orange and many more.

Visit the Apple & Eve Fruitables website for more information, a complete list of flavors or to find out where to purchase Apple & Eve products.  You can also sign up for their newsletter for money saving coupons and more.


We were provided with samples of this product for review purposes only.  The opinions are my own based on personal use of this product.  I received no monetary compensation for this review.
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