Thursday, 24 July 2014

Daddy and Company's #NEW Skincare Line, Giveaway! End July 31st, 2014!

This is something NEW from Daddy and Company, which I have been able to use for the last week or so - Daddy’s Health and Skincare Line!

Certified by Healthy Child Healthy World, the new line of skincare products for dad, baby (and mom!) are free of harmful chemicals, are evo-friendly and safe for the entire family!

Products in the new rage include:
  • All Natural Baby Lotion
  • All Natural Baby Bubble Bath
  • All Natural Baby Shampoo & Body Wash
  • USDA Organic Baby Powder
I didn't get to try out the powder, but the wash/shampoo, baby bath and lotion are all great on my baby's delicate skin and great for the rest of the family, too!

Why not head over and check out all of the new goodies here: and then scroll down to the end of this post to enter our giveaway to WIN a set of your own, just like the set I was able to try!

Enter as many of the option as you like, nothing is mandatory at all! Come back and tweet daily for extra entries up until July 1st at midnight!

Must be 18 or over to enter, or have parents permission to enter and must live in the U.S.A. Winners will be confirmed and emailed so please enter with a valid email address - we do not pass on, sell or use your email address for anything other than to contact you if you win.

Winner have 48 hours to respond to winning emails and if no response is given then a new winner will be chosen after this time, randomly, in the same process until we have a confirmed winner!

What are you waiting for!? Check out Daddy and Company, today AND enter to win this super NEW gift set, below, today!

Good Luck!

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Disclaimer: I received product to try in order to give my honest thoughts and opinion and to host this review. I was not otherwise monetarily compensated and your opinions may differ from mine. Thank you!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Epson XP-410 Small-in-One Printer! A MUST-HAVE in Back-to-School Essentials!

I have had a week or so to try out the Epson XP-410 Small-in-One Printer/Scanner and Copier and I can't describe how in awe I am of this machine!

First of all, the Epson XP-410 has some serious style, with its glossy exterior and black finish! It looks great in any space AND you really can place it anywhere within rage of a wireless router as the printer doesn't have to be connected up to your computer with all those crazy wires that are a thing of the past!

The XP-410 Small-in-One Printer/Scanner and Copier has a nice, large, display on the front for easy maneuvering and simple-to-operate actions. You can scan and print straight from the machine and you can print photographs directly from your SD memory card in no time, making this an all around smart machine to consider for school projects and work essentials!

I have to say, I haven't had to scan anything in a long while, but I scanned through my children's certificates that they received from the hospital when they were born, with their footprints on them and I was impressed with the speed that the XP-410 scanned!

I tried to print out some photos and those, too, came out nice, clear and detailed, while printing on selected copy paper, fit for the job! In fact I printed out one of my son's groups of friends and he was happy to have it for his wall! Great quality and would be a wonderful way to gift to relatives or to make your own photo-cards for all occasions!

Another feature that stands out and sways a more positive reaction is the separate ink cartridges for colors! I love that if I run out of one color alone I can just go out and pick up another! I don't have to wait until all colors are depleted and I don't have to fork out a ton of money all at once for ink if I just need a specific color!

This printer looks great, runs fast, can be wired or wireless, prints great photos, scans and copies at a very quick speed and is ideal for everybody in the house! This is a great printer for a teen if you are going to invest in a new one as they return to school this year - their projects, essays and photos of the year as it goes by are going to speak volumes and allow them to give their best - it also looks great and up-to-date for every genre!

I like that it is simple, fresh and clean and that it turns off after a while of inactivity - especially as teens tend to get quite distracted in the middle of something and so might leave it on (ok, I might, too, I do have the memory of a sieve sometimes!) - I should also mention that the Epson XP-410 makes printing straight from your iPad, iPhone or Android tablet a synch with Epson Connect! 

I have printed photos, made art projects, scanned AND copied as well as tested out several different sized papers, cards and photo papers for this machine. I have printed in black and white as well as color and the only issue I had was with one photo that printed out in portrait when it was meant to be landscape and that was human error, so that one lands on me!

Some bonus that are useable via the printer interface, without having to set foot near your PC, are templates for lined paper, graph paper, calendars and custom note paper! Perfect for home-schooling, organization, school work in general or something for the office, all right there, with a few clicks of a button!

Available at all good retailers of electronics, and at for around $99.99, this little guy packs a powerful punch and it really does deliver! 

For more information, why not head on over to, today and take a quick look at the many features and benefits hidden away in the XP-410 Small-in-One! When you are ready, why not also connect with Epson America on ( and Twitter (@EpsonAmerica) and I am pretty confident that you won't be disappointed! I know I am most certainly the happiest I have been with a printer/scanner/copier in a long while, and so is the rest of our household! 


*Disclaimer: I was given an Epson XP-410 to try out in return for this review. All opinions are open, honest and my own thoughts and feeling on my own, personal, experience with this particular machine. Your views may differ from mine! Thank you!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Apple Crumble Crisp with Grandmother's Fig Pastry Filling! Yum!

I picked up this jar of Grandma's Fig Pastry Filling, while out shopping a couple of weeks ago and yesterday I felt like making an apple crisp! Usually I put in a little sugar to sweeten the apples but I was out of sugar and decided to use just a couple of spoonfuls of the pastry filling on the apples instead, which turned out to be AMAZING!

I literally just sliced up 4 apples, threw them in a baking dish, mixed in a couple of spoonfuls of the pastry filling and then covered in a crisp/crumble top, which you can make from scratch or buy in a packet from the store!

Throw it in the oven for 20-30 mins at 325-350, or until the apples are soft! The taste was just out of this world and I definitely feel like I hit the jackpot! Everyone loved the apple and fig crumble and I think I see another in the near future!

Mix up your apple pies, crisps and a crumbles this summer - let me know what combinations you love best! You really can use anything! Apple and Strawberry? Apple and Blackcurrant or something completely else? Drop me a line so I can give them a try!


Friday, 11 July 2014

Summer Essentials: Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Care!

I have incredibly dry lips all year around, but summer brings on a whole other level of discomfort and one of my go-to loves for the season is Carmex.

I love plain, regular Carmex for lips and so when I saw the Moisture Plus lip balm with these adorable, stylish designs I knew they would suit me down to the ground and right back up again!

Busting with Aloe & Vitamin E, supplying a SPF 15 and presenting a soft vanilla flavor, these limited edition covers come ready to accompany you on any adventure in a design that suits your immediate need!

With names like Chic, Fab, Whimsical, Adventurous and Starlet, you can add a little moisture to your lips and color to your purse with one of these lip-savers!

To check out more from Carmex (and to stock up on your supply before they're gone), why not head on over HERE! You can also find Carmex on Twitter, HERE to make your feelings known!


Disclaimer: I was given product in return for an honest opinion. All views are my own and your views may differ. No additional compensation was collected for this post. Thank you! Photo Puzzle Look-See!

Here is a very simple, yet cute idea from - your very own photos turned into great little jigsaw puzzles for the whole family to enjoy!

These come in various sizes from small to large and with variants in puzzle piece amounts, too, to make it easier or harder to solve for the recipient!

As you can see, I had one made, gratis, of my dog, Rozz! I was able to put some text to that effect on the photo, too and here she is in all her glory for my children to put together at their hearts content!

Our particular puzzle has 16 large pieces and comes boxed in a simple little gift box with the image that you are looking to build on the front!

My daughter, who is 3.5yrs old, helped me to find the puzzle pieces and was incredibly excited to see our beloved Rozz form as the photo puzzle was put together!

I am over the moon with the way the puzzle turned out, the picture quality is nice, the presentation is good and I would definitely think about investing in another as a gift for friends or family in the future as a special keepsake.

If you are interested in putting together one of your own for you or for a gift for someone else then why not head on over HERE and have a look at the options and pricing to suit your needs!

These puzzles will last a long while when handled correctly and stored away or put together then framed. As ever, it is good to supervise younger children as they may have other ideas for how to treat your new Piczzle!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

John Paul Pet Care Gift Pack Giveaway!

The writer of this guest post is a proud mother of two fur babies. They have two dogs, who are both eight. Eldorado, who is a mixed breed of Blue Heeler and Welsh Corgi. They have had her since she was eight weeks old and also, rescued a pure bred Blue Heeler named Boozer, five years ago. 

She writes: I am very big on taking care of my dogs the best I can. I don't like just using any product on them because I have noticed that it dries out their skin. My dogs have had issues with "hot spots" in the passed after going into certain lakes. 

So, after they got out of the lake the last time they jumped in for a swim, I wanted to get them into the bath to get any kind of parasites washed off them immediately. I decided it was the best time to try the John Paul Oatmeal Shampoo. After a little bit of a struggle with Eldorado (bath time is not her forte) I got her in the tub first. I must say, I started off over all impressed with the scent. It wasn't to overpowering. It was just a nice scent. I also think that the oatmeal helped soften her fur up quite a bit. She has a few patches of more wire hair. After all was said and done, I decided it was doggy spa day. I proceeded to bathe Boozer, but that little ham loves taking baths. He didn't even try to shake out all over me. 

My dogs don't typically have problems with gross stuff being stuck in their eyes due to their breed, but they do get fairly gross ears. Typically they don't appreciate when I am trying to clean said ears out. Whether I use liquid or what not in their ears, they both tend to run from me. So, I took out an Ear and Eye wipe. I first let Boozer sniff the wipe. I am pretty sure he thought it was a baby wipe. So he sat down, and I started working on his ears. These wipes take out a lot of grime without putting your pet through any stress at all. 

Last, I wanted to brush them out, and make them look fabulous, so I decided to use the conditioning spray. After having a hard time spraying Eldorado, I ended up brushing a lot of loose hair out of her. Afterwards, she looked like she had lost a good ten pounds. Boozer and Eldorado both had a nice shine on their coats for the next week easy. They smelled great. 

I love that these products can be bought separately, or in a three pack special right on the website.  

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Disclaimer: One of more products may have been given to the guest blogger, in return for an honest review. Mom's Gone Bronson was not compensated for this post and is not responsible for the prize fulfillment in this giveaway, that falls down to the host and their sponsor. All opinions are the guest posters own and your opinions may differ. Thank you! 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Give Thinning Hair a Boost with System Hinoki Hair Care from Hayashi Worldwide! #hinokioil

I have always had a decent head of hair, right up until I had the last of my two children - after which, my hair has started to thin out a little.

We all have issues with some thinning as we get a little older and so I don't know for sure if the thinning is due to the babies or aging but either way it has started to be a little more noticeable (at least to me) especially in the past year.

I jumped at the chance to try out a line of hair care products (containing Pure Hinoki Oil) aptly called System Hinoki, from Hayashi Worldwide and consists of a shampoo, conditioner, Hinoki Plus (leave-in scalp conditioner) and a hair thickener/leave-in body booster.

After following the instructions, religiously for the past few weeks, I am starting to form an opinion of the system and, while it left my hair a little dry when I first switched from my previous brand, I am now starting to get a little better results and hope to bring you a review in another month or two to let you know the full extent of System Hinoki and my personal results, where applicable!

If you are interested in finding out more about System Hinoki in the mean time, then take a look over at their Facebook page HERE and their website HERE!

Check them out, today and I'll see you very soon to let you know how they work for me!


Disclaimer: I was sent products in return for my open, honest, opinion on the way that they work and my experience with them. Your views and experience may differ from my own! Thank you!