Saturday, 29 November 2014

Give the gift of financial peace of mind, with Capital One 360's Black Friday Sale, this weekend!!

Financial peace of mind is a universal want, which means a lot of different things, to many different people. To me, however,  financial peace of mind comes when I have a roof situated over my head and my bills are paid, with food on the table and the stress of just getting through each [and every] day is lifted or removed.

I strive each day to educate myself towards financial freedom by adjusting simple elements, which include, but is not limited to, paying the pills promptly in order to avoid those unecessary fees that mount up over the course of the year!

I have finally learned that bills don't have to cost you as much as you might think and that you can save a bundle just by paying directly from your bank account, avoiding processing or handling fees and the many late fees that build up and cost a small fortune over the course of a 12 month period!

Just in one month of late bills I could rack up $5 here and $8 there [or more] if the bill demanded it, and the more late fees I had, the further behind I fell into next months budget and the one thereafter and so-on until something just clicked to get on top of my game and handle those fees by avoiding them all together!

Having the financial peace of mind that comes with a little organization [and adhering to payment dates] really leaves enough to put aside every month and to have a small bumper should something come up that you have to deal with - or just to have to hand if you feel like a treat!

There is nothing better than being able to breathe and to know that I have that financial peace of mind, which allows me to enjoy the holiday season even more knowing that I am watching my game!

There are so many ways to gain financial peace of mind that saving money on bills, investing and getting the best deal are something to treally consider! You could also do well to check out Capital One 360's Black Friday Sale, which also offers a level of peace of mind to give you a headstart!

With great deals on banking, mortgage & brokerage products, why not gift yourself a Capital One 360 checking account, avoiding pesky fees and earning you $100 [once the requirements are met] again boosting your financial peace of mind through the season and beyond!

On top of great deals on mortgage, brokerage & banking, with Capital One 360, you may also be eligible to pick up a $40 bonus for referring your friends [and family] as you encourage them to take steps towards their financial peace of mind, as well!

To check out the Capital One 360's Black Friday Sale, through the entire weekend and start your journey, today, simply CLICK HERE!

Happy Holidays!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

7 Things I am thankful for, this Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, to everyone who takes a moment to celebrate it, today!

I wanted to share with you just a few of the things that I am personally thankful for - not just today, but every day.

1. My husband, who works VERY hard to put food on our table and to support our children. Without my husband freezing his butt off for a pittance every. single. day of the year, we would have nothing, not even a roof over our heads and so, for him, I am most greatful and thankful.

2. Our Children - All of our children are a blessing and bring something special into our family - including our insane dog, Rozz! I really couldn't ask for a better bunch and am so thankful to be around to see them grow into wonderful, kind young men (and women) and it still astounds me every day, the things that children can see and tell you that really make every moment something quite fascinating and special.

3. My friends! I know this might seem a little predictable to add friends to the list, but I am honestly, 100%, hand-on-heart, extremely greatful for each and every one of my friends, who have all helped my family pull through one of the toughest years yet and, for that, I will be eternally greatful. 

4. I am thankful for being given the chance to make amends and reconnect with old friends, this year, which I had not spoken to in so many years and who I truly missed. There is nothing like a little humble pie and a rekindled friendship that never really went away, even across years and an entire ocean!! 

5. A roof over our heads! I know a lot of people say this in passing, but this year was so rough that I am absolutely, truly greatful just to have a roof over our heads. We are not people who want for much but it was very rocky for a while there and we are not out of the woods yet, but we are still pulling along and trying!

6. Food on the table because there have been times this year when there just wasn't a paycheck available to cover bills and food and we would have to pick! Of course, we have to eat and so I have learned to really stetch a dollar and not starve. I would love to be able to go to a store and just go nuts, but I just can't afford to do that and so I skrimp and save and hustle to get the groceries from a store to the table and I am so thankful for every bite. 

7. I am thankful for hope, which I lost for a moment earlier this year, but my hope for a brighter future and faith in humanity has definitely been restored over the last few months, which I am terribly greatful for, every moment. People can really surprise you when you least expect it and it really takes 1 or 2 people with the right words and a little different perspective on things to really put you back on the right track! 

So there you have it, my top 7 things to be thankful for - maybe a tad expected, but most certainly not proclaimed lightly. I am thankful for everybody who has been such a positive, uplifting influence on me this year and pulled us all through. I am greatful for you all! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 


Monday, 24 November 2014

Upcycle your way through the holidays with Terracycle!

Disclaimer: I was given product in return for this review though all thoughts are my own - your views may differ! Thank you!

I shared Terracycle with you earlier in the year and [this gifting season] I would like to share them with you again! I think they are a great way to gift something that has meaning, while helping the earth out a little in the process!

Terracycle is one of those wonderful placs that takes donations of non-recyclables like juice pouches and turns them into functional goodies to keep those pouches, containers [and more] our of landfills!

Terracyle first let me showcase some of those [aforementioned] upcycled juice boxes and a tablet case that was/is made from an old mail sack, right from the post office! 

What better material than an all-weather mail bag to keep those goodies safe on your travels - what more could you ask for? Well, how about a coin-purse, upcycled from a mail sack, too!? 

This adorable little coin-purse is dainty enough to slip into most sized bags [and back pockets] and is a great way of protecting your money on-the-go! Great for men, or women of all ages and is very versatile as it is a mostly neutral color! 

You can find these cute, handmade [and unique] coin purses/pouches HERE for $14 a piece and my daughter especially likes to use hers to carry around her smaller toys that would otherwise fall out of her pocket without a sound!

I love the idea behind Tterracycle and encourage you to check them out on Facebook and Twitter, today!

It is fun to play!! - Put the EzyRoller on your Holiday Gift List today!!

Here is a toy that I have to say you are ALL going to have so much fun with - so much so, you will want to buy one for everyone in the family - and they have you covered for that!

So, what is it!? It is the EZYROLLER - The Ultimate Riding Machine!

The EzyRoller is a simple, yet glorious machine that comes in 3 pieces, which you put together in about 1 minute, that looks like a modern-day go-cart, with 3 wheels, a comfy seat and a foot rest to put your EzyRoller in motion!

The EzyRoller works by pushing your feet on the front bar left and right to creat cambering motion, which pulls the rider forwards - a little like a snake might move!

The EzyRoller is great on a flat surface and we had our tester try it out on the flat linolium surface of our 30 foot basement! It is easy to get it into motion and even able to turn it slightly by veering to the right or left - though it doesn't go backwards, but that's O.K! If you have enough room to fly around in, you do not need to go backwards at all!

Available in a variety of colors [across the range], the EzyRoller is great for kids and teens from 4-14, or with a weight limit up to about 150lbs, though it will work for higher weights, the 150lb mark is used as a guided, tried-and-tested recommendation!

As a parent, I absolutely love the simplicity of the EzyRoller and the sheer joy it can bring to just about everyone in the family as I tell you that you can also get an EzyRoller with handle bars for younger children or larger EzyRollers for adults and others for "pro" riders and heavier duty needs for pre-schools and more! For the entire collection of available EzyRollers, why not check them out, HERE!

Retailing for around $99, this is one of those long-lasting, heavier duty, fun presents that your kids [of all ages] are going to just adore this year and rolls on into our Holiday Gift Guide with huge praise for playability! We absolutely LOVE it - I do wonder if the children will ever get to play with it with all of the adults around having their fun - EzyRollers for EVERYONE, I say!!

What are you waiting for!? Go check them out at their website, today! You can also follow them on Twitter for all the latest news, and visit their Facebook page!!


Disclaimer: I was provided with products in order to write this review - all opinions are my own and your views may differ! Please ride responsibly, Thank you! 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Jazz Up Your Nails with imPRESS Press-On Manicure Nails by Broadway AND KISS Nail/Art Kits! #MGBHGG

I love my nails - they grow fast and strong and I have never been one to shy away from bold/fun colors and designs on them, but these days [snowed under with kids and home] it sometimes takes a little bit of a boost to get things going or to get the time needed to make something special out of my own nails!

This year, we are making it a team effort, me and my little girl, as we put together these fun nail art sets from KISS, which feature Good and Evil Disney themes along with a Jasmine Disney Nail Art Kit and goodies from their Holiday Nail Collection!

The nail art kits are SO MUCH FUN! My daughter is 3 and so doesn't wear false nails but she does like to help decorate them for me or use the decorations to embellish her own nails - a sticker here or there is a lot of fun for her, but I do not let her use these kits on her own - always supervised very closely.

I love that each kit comes with enough decoration to make nails that you enjoy a few times over, with Hedge of Thorns and Black Magic when you're feeling Evil and Briar Rose and True Love when you're feeling Good - or mix and match when you're feeling a little in the middle! Why not!

These kits come complete with:

  • Flat brush
  • Nail Wheel
  • Foil Tape
  • Nail Art Sheet
  • Charm Tray
  • HD Glitter

Your designs can be sealed in with a little top coat and you will have to provide your own nail polish for these designs to be layered upon, but there are so many different ways to embellish your nails that no two designs have to be exactly the same!

We used a green and an orange color to spice up the nails with one of the Evil sets and they turned out actually pretty happy and so it just goes to shoe how versatile they actually are!

The nails are easy to attach and easy to remove and can last a while in-between, which makes a good deal for the money! There is plenty of design material left after the first application that you can have more fun with your own nails, too - or treat a friend to a glam nail day, it is really up to you!!

The Jasmine kits run similar to the Good Vs Evil kits and make a wonderful gift for just about everyone young and old - lots of fun and really get your creative juices flowing!

I especially love the Limited Edition Holiday Collections that I had the pleasure to try, too, though, which are Limited Edition Holiday imPRESS Press-On Manicure nails by Broadway Nails & KISS Gel Fantasy Nails!

These nail kits come ready to press on and take very little effort to attach to your own nails and VOILA! ready to impress at your holiday function or on a special night out - or any other day of the week or for no occassion at all other than to treat yourself!

I can't wait to show off the Painted Veil nail set, which has a black base and little gold fleck details, which are very simple and stylish and attached within 10 mintes with ease and shaped to fit well - something I have had a problem with before in the past as my nails are very similar in size and so the fact that there are a wide choice of sizes here in the kit actually helps a lot!!

If you want to delve into the art of false nails over the festive season then you should certainly look up and and follow @BwayNails and @KISSProducts on Twitter to stay up to date with all the fun new goodies out there waiting for your to get your hands on - or to get on your hands!

Note: The KISS Disney Good Vs. Evil Nail Art Kits are available from October 2014 for $9,99 each! The KISS Jasmine Disney Nail Art Kits are available from December for $9.99 each, also! Both sets are available in Walgreens and You can pick up the Limited Edition Holiday Collections from November-December at Harmon, Bartell Drugs, Marcs,!

These sets, and more, make it into our Holiday Gift Guide for 2014 and you can keep up with us on Twitter, now with the hashtag #MGBHGG as well as by checking out our list via the tab at the top of this blog!


Disclaimer: I was given products in exchange for this review, but all opinions on those products are 100% my own, honest, opinions and your views may differ! Thank you!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Give the Gift of Old Factory Candles this Season! Review AND Giveaway! #MGBHGG

Christmas is running up on us, now and there are only so many hours in the day to find all of those gifts and goodies for the ones you love - so why not let me help?

Here's another item on this years Holiday Gift Guide (#MGBHGG): A three candle set of Old Factory Candles!

This Happy Holidays trio of candles comes with a wonderful seasonal theme, which consists of:

  • Gingerbread
  • Candy Cane
  • Christmas Tree
Hand poured, in the U.S.A, these candles each weigh 2oz and are set to burn up to 20 hours! These are gourmet candles, made up of natural soy wax and with cotton paper wicks topped off with scents from pure fragrance oils - aromatherapy at its best! 

I can't get enough of candles this time of year! There is just something so warming, homely and inviting sitting in a room by candle light and something so sweet and delicious if that room smells like gingerbread [or any other seasonal offering]. 

If the holiday season isn't your cup of tea , and you would prefer something else, then you can be surrounded by the scent of Man Cave or New Born Baby or even Spa Day [among other themes] - you can find the Old Factory candle set, just right for you!!

I am so delighted to have these little gems in my home and I think that they make the perfect gift for for just about everyone!

If you would like to find out more, or pick some up for yourself, then head on over here!! You can also share your excitement for these candles by clicking HERE and hinting at your friends and family that YOU would like some, too!


If you don't want to wait around for someone to get he hint on these candles, then how about entering our giveaway, below, for your chance to win??


You must have an amazon account to be able to redeem your prize as the prize will come in the form of an amazon code. You must reside in the U.S.A and be over 18 to enter, or have your parents permission to enter. Winner will be notified via email so please enter with a VALID email address! All winners must claim their prize within 48 hours of notification or the prize will become forfeit and a new winner will be chosen - we work this way to keep out giveaways current and timely for the sponsor. Neither Mom's Gone Bronson or any blogger associated with promoting this giveaway, are in any way responsible for prize fulfillment, thank you! 

**Starts 12am 11/20/14 and ends at 12am on 12/4/14**

Good Luck!!

Have your say with Influenster! The place you go, to learn and know! #Influenster #InfluensterApp

You know a great place to visit online is Influenster - I have used the site for a while and there is a huge hustling, bustling community there full of fab, fun people with opinions on the latest products/ideas to keep you up-to-the-minute, in-the-know and to impart some wisdom on you at any moment!

I signed up a while back to try out a few products on their VoxBox program, where they send you a little gift box full of goodies [if you qualify/are selected] and you give you honest opinions on the things you try, which is a fabulous way to learn about products I had never used before AND to voice an oppinion on some long-time favorites (or disasters!).

If you like to speak your mind, tell everyone what you thought of a product, service, event or just about anything else, then Influenster could be the place for you!

Visit Influesnter online or via the website or get the InfluensterApp and start speaking your mind, today!


Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this blog post, I do just love to rant about #Influenster and the #influensterapp! :) All opinions are my own and your views may differ! Thank you! 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Perfect stocking fillers, to keep you glam, all through the holidays!

You know what MOST women like? Make-up and hair accessories - not because they are stereotypical, but because these things are practical and satisfy a need! This is why I am zooming in with goodies from Smash Box, Scunci and a few others for our Holiday Gift Guide this year, which all make great stocking stuffers!

I was lucky enough to get to try out all of the items pictured, which included a couple of GREAT brushes from Conair, which is one of my personal favorite brands! The infinityPro, tourmaline, ion-infused brush is perfect for my long, wavy, frizzy mess of a head of hair and makes getting where it needs to be a lot less of a struggle with aid to conditioning and less frizz! 

The second brush, the green colored You Brush is also tourmaline, ionic-infused and is great for creating an intense shine! 

I also got to try out severy kinda of hair band and a re-invented scrunchie, all from the well-known 

Sc√ľnci, who are also amongst my favorite brands! I loved the newly designed scrunchie and it kept

my hair up well! The hair bands were great, though I managed to break one in haste, the rest were fine and perfect for all the mom-hair days I have with all of the things that need to get done around the house on a daily bases that do not require me to style my hair!

I love the hair chalk, which comes in what can only be described as a mini hair straightening doppleganger with chalk instead of hot beds! My daughter had a lot of fun with these and wanted to make her hair cute with pink and green! We managed to do the pink, first, and it looked great and washed out straight away with no fuss or hassle - a great way to have a little fun with your hair without being permenently colored!

I really like the Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner, which is not usually my color at all, but I did recently get a orangy-red lipstick and tried it out with that and it worked very well - so much so that I am definitely going to use it more often in the future, when usually I would head towards the pinks!

The TouchBack Plus Shampoo and Conditioner and are great for color-treated hair, which was perfect timing because I had just dyed my hair the week this arrived, too! I found the idea behind the foam shampoo to be an interesting one and, once I got used to it, liked it a LOT! It doesn't lather up as much as some shampoos and that is the point! It cleans without all the unecssary extras and is complimented by the additional conditioner! 

Lastly, I have a Sun Bum PRO SPF 30 Face Stickwhich I haven't tried out yet but will do as soon as the weather gets a little warmer, but it looks good from the outside and I will update you when I have given it a try! I am like a vampire with very fair skin and so I need all the help I can get warding off all of those harmful rays!

I have thoroughlly enjoyed testing out all of these products and encourage you, happily, to head on over to any one of the afformentioned websites and check them out, today! You can fill a stocking [or ten] for some very happy souls this Christmas!!


Disclaimer: I received product in order to perform this review. All opinions on all products are 100% my own and your views and experiences may differ, thank you! 

Monday, 17 November 2014

Gifts that keep on giving this holiday season with GasWatch and SmartCharge™ #MGBHGG

If you are looking for something for the home-enthusiast this Christmas, or somebody who thinks they have it all, then these couple of items are going to be just for you!!

Do you have someone who loves to grill all year around and who might sometimes get caught short mid-way through grilling only to find out that they're out of gas in the tank? WELL! They can worry no more with this simple, yet extremely effective solution with the GasWatch propane tank scale/level indicator!

This accurate scale measures just how much gas you might have left in your gas tank and will let you know when you reach 20%, 15% And then 10% of your tank's gas levels by simple measuring its starting weight and keeping watch until zero! 

With its low-level alarm that warns you of the depletion of gas along the way, the GasWatch digital propane tank scale is light-weight, easy to install with no fiddly tools necessary and runs on just a few AAA batteries!

A great way to keep your favourite grill on top of its game, and monitor your gas useage, without having to spend out money on expensive gauges or necessities! No longer will you run out of gas mid-BBQ, ever again! Just slip the scale underneath your gas tank, follow the simple set-up instuctions and hang your indicator close by and you're all set - it is as easy as that - no running out mid-party to get that gas and no let-downs! Great!

You can check out the GasWatch digital propane tank scale, and see how it works by visiting the website for more information, today!

Also, speaking of not running out of an energy source, why not invest in some of these SmartCharge™ LED energy efficient light bulbs for someone this holiday season, too! 

With its ability to fit into a standard fixture, this LED bulb has its own battery, which charges when used like a regular bulb and stays on for up to FOUR hours, running on that battery, during a power outtage! 

You don't have to worry about finding a candle or a generator, the simple circuit is enough to keep the bulb on - you just switch off the light as usual to break the curcuit and disconnect the light - what a great solution to an age-old problem!! 

These are bulbs that you never knew you needed until you had them and no-longer had to sit in the dark in the middle of a storm outtage or power-works etc! A little costlier than a regular light-bulb but with SO MUCH MORE peace of mind and energy efficient, to boot! 

I got the chance to try one out and the light is brighter than the bulbs I currently had in my basement, which was an instant bonus! We placed it in the basement as that is where my husband spends a lot of his time and where we house our reptiles, who we would like to be able to comfort and care for if such an outtage were to occur. 

I was able to test the bulb and. sure enough, they do work in the instance of an outtage! You might not know an outtage has even occured unless you had a TV or some other electical appliance on when it happened because these bulbs are quick to switch over to battery power if they are charged. 

I think that these bulbs are very forward-thinking and anyone can benefit from them in the home - even one or two so that you at least have one room you can head for if the power should go out. 

Definitely add these to the gift-list for the guy [or girl] who already has everything, or is hard to buy for - or who just could benefit from a little light back-up in an emergency! 

Check out the story behind the SmartCharge™ LED energy efficient light bulb and pick some up, today, by visiting the website for your own  "lightbulb moment". 

Both of these items head on in to our Holiday Gift Guide for 2014 (#MGBHGG) and get a thumbs up from me!

Disclaimer: I was provided with products to test for this review and all opinions are my own. I was not otherwise compensated for my honest view - your thoughts and feelings may differ from mine. Thank you! 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Boost Your Health and Wellbeing with

"Whether you're 25 years old, 37, 52 or 60 your age tells a story. So proudly claim it. Because with your confidence and our collagen we can help you age beautifully."  -

Youtheory believes that health comes from the things we consume, not just from environmental factors [or simply because you've aged a little] and this is why Youtheory have designed a range of products to help maintain that youthful energy, glow and overal feeling of welbeing - inside and out!

Packaged in these ego-friendly containers, I was lucky enough to get the chance to try out some of the products in the Youtheory line, which include (but is not limited to): 
  • Anti-Aging Collagen Protein Shake
  • Joint Collagen
  • Coconut
  • Green Coffee Bean
Now, before I started on any of these products, I will say that I had a terrible case of chronic pain in my knees and in my back - I hate having to go to the doctor but after a couple of weeks of pain I was 1 step (or hobble) away from doing just that when I had the chance to try these out! 

I started by utilizing the Anti-Aging Collagen Protein Shake in the morning, which can be mixed with either a glass of milk or a very cold glass of water - I tried both and, honestly didn't mind either but the water method is better if you blend a cube or so of ice in with it, though I did tend to use milk more often! 

The Anti-Aging Collagen Protein Shake is meant to enhace the strength of hair and nails, providing 18 amino acides and is said to be good for tendons and ligaments!

I also have been taking Coconut, which is meant for hydration, is also good for hair and nails and is said to aid in improving moods. The Green Coffee Bean for natural energy, weight management and contains rich flavonoids and antioxidents AND Joint Collagen, which promotes cartilage repair, helps to reduce joint pain and inflamation and promotes flexibility and health, 

After a week and a half of trying thie shake ONCE a day and the Coconut [daily] along with the Green Coffee Bean [on occassion], I can tell you that the pain in my knees is completely gone and the pain in my back is so very much reduced that I am not currently bothered by it at all!

Now, I don't know if the pains I was getting were due for a turn to get a little better [or if the Youtheory products were able to vastly improve my situation] but I can say that I feel as though they are the cause of the improvement! My husband thinks that it might be psycho-sematic and that I feel better because I think it is working, but honestly may never know for sure!

I am a huge fan of Youtheory after my own personal experience with them and I would definitely go out of my way to buy more as my joints especially haven't felt this good in a long while!! I would litterally hurt just standing up, before, and now my knees do not give me touble at all!

I have not yet had the chance to implement the Joint Collagen in pill form yet as I was already utilizing the shake, but I intend to use that as soon as the shake is depleted and to see if one benefits me any differently in the long-terrm. 

If you would like to try Youtheory for yourself, and explore their extensive range of products [for men and women], then why not visit their website, Twitter (@youtheory) and Facebook, for more information, today!! 

- I will update you all on the Joint Collagen in the very near future, so keep an eye open for that, too!

Thank you, Youtheory!

Disclaimer: I was provided with product in return for this post but all views are my own based on my own actual experiences. Your views and experiences may differ! Thank you!

Friday, 14 November 2014

New Seasonal Goodies from ChapStick® make GREAT Stocking Stuffers! #MGBHGG

The goodies keep on coming! Here is a GREAT and simple gift to pop into every stocking this season - or to pick up and use through the winter when you're going to get chapped lips and want to pick up your day with a little something different! 

This season, ChapStick® has NEW Mixstix - Vanilla Candy Cane Milkshake, which is a 2-sided lip balm that hosts a different flavor each end, which you can wear on their own or mix it up for a 3rd, unique flavor - Vanilla one end, Candy Cane the other and Vanilla/Candy Cane for the days you just don't want to have to choose between the two!! 

You can purchase these mixstix from ChapStick® at Walgreens and CVS exclusively and wil set you back about $1.99-$2.69 OR you could buy a double pack for just under $4 at Target! - Perfect for gifting or stocking up on!! 

ChapStick® doesn't stop there, either! There are a couple of seasonal varieties this year that I know you are going to LOVE! 

For just a little cash (between $1 and $1.99) you will be able to pick up a 1-count supply of Pumpkin Pie or Candy Cane ChapStick® at Walmart and Walgreens all season, or a 3-count pack at Target and CVS for around $2.99!

I haven't had a chance to try out the Pumpkin Pie ChapStick® for myself, but anyone who knows me knows that I ADORE pumpkin everything and so this is right up my alley!  I did, however, get to try the Candy Cane ChapStick® variety and I LOVE it! It is sweet smelling and soft in application and makes everything smell like Christmas - I highly recommend them as a great little stocking stuffer for friends and family or to load up on for yourself before they are all gone!!

As a bonus, this season you can also pick up a ChapStick® festive Holiday Tin, which contains 2 Candy Cane ChapStick® tubes! This pop-top Holiday Tin is available at Walgreens for a limited time starting November 1st, through the Holiday Season for around $3.49! 

To find out more, you can visit the ChapStick® Facebook page and Website for exciting news and flavors!


Disclosure: “The ChapStick® product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.”  - all opinions are my own.

MGB's Holiday Gift Guide Recommends: 'Ripley's Believe It or Not, Reality Shock!' #MGBHGG

Here is yet ANOTHER great gift to give this year, if you are looking for something for any kid who wants to be in the know!! It is Ripley's Believe It of Not! Reality Shock!

The latest addition to the series of 'Believe It or Not' series, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Reality Shock! was chosen as a Summer 2014 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner in the ‘Gift Book’ category, which further confirms that this is a great addition to Christmas stockings and gift piles across the holiday season, this year! 

Jam-packed with amazing images, facts and figures from the little-known to the difficult-to-believe, this annual provides a plethora of undeniable facts and truths that will give you something to talk, squeal and shout about for days, with just about anybody who will listen!! 

For the entire family, kids and adults alike, this book stands to thrill and educate whether you Believe It... or NOT!

My children personally LOVE this book and it has been a big hit with all of us - it is very well written with big, colorful photographs to accompany the text and the cover alone is shiney and fun with a little twist! A tried and tested true "must-have" for every household.


Ripley's Believe It or Not wings its way safely into our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide (MGBHGG) and you can purchase one, if you would like, via good booksellers in-store or Amazon! You can ALSO buy in iBook form via iTunes!

Why not pick one up, today! 


Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book for my review but all opinions are my own, thank you! 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A Sock Subscription Service from Sock Panda makes the Perfect Gift this Holiday Season! #MGBHGG

You know what I LOVE LOVE LOVE at any time of year? SOCKS! Lots and lots of fun-filled, socks with patterns for all occassions - and you are not going to find a better way to jazz up your sock collection this season than by subscribing to Sock Panda's monthly subscription service!! 

I can not rave about these guys enough as they have ALWAYS pulled the most fabulous socks out of their hats and this time around I have this cute pair if cherry kids socks to show you alongside a mens stunning, bright pair of fashionable socks and a womens pair of "BatCat" socks, which I wore over halloween and which I will wear all year around until they are worn into the ground because they are just so fabulous!

So, how does this work? 

Well! You go to the website, sign up to the subscription service, they send you fun socks and then BAM - satisfaction, smiles, happy dance and warm feet abound!

This makes for a GREAT gift for absolutely anyone this holiday season and walks its way into our Holiday Gift Guide (#MGBHGG) with ease! 

Why not check out today and keep an eye on their Facebook and Twitter page (@TheSockPanda) for more!

I love them, and I know you will, too!!

What are you waiting for? 


Disclaimer: I was provided with product in return for this post but I absolutely adore this company and all opinions about them are my own. Your views and experiences may differ! Thank you!

Find Something for the Lady in your Life with

If you are looking for something a little special for that lady in your life this holiday season, then LuluBellaWomensBoutique.Com might just have what you are looking for!

From bath salts to handbags, jewelery and more, there is something that says everything from "Thank you" to "I love you" and allows you to let those ladies (or gents) know that you care!

I especially love these Winter Candles by the Lakeshore Candle Company, which you can buy at, that come in a variety of scents to raise your spirits and to flood joy into the home - this one is called "Winter Wonderland" and is described as having "a fiery, opulent, and spicy clove aroma" - to me it smells like winter is here, and the holidays are on their way! 

Some of the scented candles also available, include [but are not limited to]:
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Wedding Cake
  • Harvest Moon
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Buterfly Orchid

These candles make for a great accent to your own home, or a gift for just about anybody you might know, to warm up a room on a cold winter night and to cozy up with. You might also want to pick up another gift [to compliment the candle] also at

So, why not take a moment to visit to see what delights they have between jewelry, health and beauty, gifts and more and get those presents, favors, indulgences and more] covered early this season!

"Women are beautiful and deserve the best..." -


Disclaimer: I was provided with a product in return for this review. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own and your views and experiences may well differ to my own. Thank you! 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Win a Janiebee Nap Mat in this Review and Giveaway #MGBHGG

I LOVE the idea of getting children to take a nap throughout the day, but it isn't always easy to get them to go to bed to do it - nor do most children want to just nap on the floor, unless they are already overly tired and ready to drop! 

If you've wondered what the next big thing in creature comforts for children at nap-time is, then you've certainly found it with has a wide selection of quilted nap-mats for children, which are incredibly cute from top to bottom, with a soft sectioned pad for sleeping, filled with 2" polyester quilters' batting [and zero foam whatsoever!].

These adorable nap mats measure 20" - 21" across and are 53"-55" long, with an attached Minky brand dimpled blanket, topped with a comfortable pillow that hosts a side opening to allow that it be removed and washed separately between washes of the mat, which is fully machine washable on its own terms, as well!

I ordered the Ricky Racoon Nap Mat, from last week and it arrived swiftly and safely packaged and [from the moment it came out of that box] it was a huge hit in our home! My daughter immediately took to the mat and wanted to get into bed and go to sleep! Before I had even a second to decide which of my children might like it, I think it had found a home on its own!  

My daughter is 4 years old in February and she outgrew her older nap mat as it was a lot shorter than this one and so I was pleasantly surprised to see that this mat is so much bigger than her that she will easily get a few years out of this mat and she has a lot of room to grow! 

Not only is my daughter comfortable within the nap mat but she truly adores the pattern, too - she is a giant animal lover and so the Ricky Racoon design had her jumping with excitement and she couldn't be happier to lie down for a nap now that she had a new, comfortable place to do so, without having to take herself off to her bedroom and away from the rest of the family!

This nap mat, and all nap mats sold at, are up to standard with safety and pass government regulations and are a great bed-away-from-home to take camping, to use at sleepovers or even grandma's house - my daughter wants to take hers everywhere and just lounge on it while she flips through a book or plays at home.

Janiebee nap mats make it into our Holiday Gift Guide this year, so why not head on over to now and pick one up for your little-one this season! Even better, if you enter the coupon code: GOBRONSON at checkout to save 15% on your order! You can also connect with Janiebee on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all their latest news!

Enter to WIN!

The folks at are so generous and know that you will love their nap mats so much that they would like to offer ONE of our readers the chance to win a nap mat of their choice, with personalization, which you can see on your mat when it is rolled to a close! ($119+ value!).

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter, below! No entry is mandatory; you may enter as little or as much as you prefer but, the more you do, the more chances you will have to win!

  • You must be 18 or older to enter, or have your parents permission to do so. 
  • You must reside in the U.S.A.
  • All entries are verified and any entries that do not meet requirements will be disqualified.
  • Giveaway ends 11/26 and the winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond so, please enter with a valid email!
  • If the winner does not respond within that 48 hour period then the win will be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen - this is to keep our giveaways timely and orderly. 
  • We reserve the right to cancel this giveaway at any time without notice, without recourse. 
*Note: Neither Mom's Gone Bronson or any other blogger participating in this giveaway is at all responsible for prize fulfillment, this falls to, thank you! 

SO! Now that you know the nitty-grity, please enter below! - GOOD LUCK!

**STARTS AT MIDNIGHT on 11/11/14**

Disclaimer: I was sent a nap mat in exchange for this review, but all opinions are my own! Your views may differ, thank you!

YouTube Tuesday: Mister Scoops, Dio Remix! Get Up and Get Moving!!

Today is "Youtube Tuesday" where i'm going to bring you fun things I love on Youtube - today I bring you this [fan-made] Dio remix, by Mister Scoops. which I can NOT stop listening to - honestly, if you need something to get you up and going this early into the work week then this is it!


Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with YouTube and am not being compensated for this post, thank you! 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Lalaloopsy PJ Party and GIVEAWAY!

Giveaway Sponsored by Lalaloopsy! Giveaway Hosted by It's a Mom Thing Reviews and More!

Have you heard about Lalaloopsy's World's Largest PJ Party?! WELL: Lalaloopsy is attempting to break the official Guinness World Record for the largest slumber party participants in multiple locations! The current record is 34,000 girls and they are hoping that with everyone's help they can beat that record! This super fun party will be held on November 15th from 7-10 pm EST! and they will be live tweeting ( and Facebook posting ( directly from the event and you can join in with hashtag #LalaPJParty ! [Tweeting with this hashtag you can join in for the fun activities, answer trivia, and have a chance to win prizes!]

Enter our giveaway 
for a Lalaloopsy Oven below!

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Note: Mom's Gone Bronson is not responsible for prize fulfilment and was not compensated for this post. Thank you!

GIVEAWAY! - Put Therafit Shoes on your Christmas list, this year - and on your feet, the whole year round! #MGBHGG

Last year I spoke to you about Therafit Shoes and, THIS year, I want to bring them to your attention, again!! I love these shoes SO MUCH that they really deserve a spot in our Holiday Gift Guide without so much as a second thought!

They are just so comfortable, and they are designed with your own, individual comfort and need in mind, with their specisl PCS (Personal Comfort System) that you can adjust for varying resistance and performace based on your desired fit and the way you want to use them!

Co-Developed by Dr. Lisa Masterson from [award winning] 'The Doctors' series, Therafit are designed with health and welbeing in mind, while helping with posture and impact as you walk or work out, or for every-day use and flare!

Therafit shoes come in a range of colors and styles and sizes to fit most! I am a size 11 and I am ALWAYS so happy to find a shoe in this size and Therafit accomodates me very well with their sneakers, which include these Deborah Black/White Sneakers - lightweight, walking shoes, for women, which really allows me to run errands through the day, on foot [in style], without the aches and pains of ill-fitting shoes!

I am on my feet all day and I wear Therafit sneakers just about everywhere I go! Even when I am in the home, I wear Therafit sandals, too! These shoes, across the entire range, are just so delightfully comfortable that it feels as though they were made just for me - and I am sure you are going to feel similarly, too!

If you want to check out more from Therafit, then why not head on over to their website HERE and take a look at what they have to offer! You can also follow them on Twitter @TherafitShoe and visit their Facebook page to keep up with the latest news, too!


Would you like the chance to WIN a pair of Therafit shoes for yourself, just in time for the holiday seasonal dashing around, or as a great gift to add to your list for someone special? Well, here is your chance!

Therafit, as fabulous as they are, are offering you the chance to win 1 pair of their sneakers, in your size [where available] and all you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form, below! There are simple entries and the more you do, the more chances you have to win, but no entry is at all mandatory, what you do is up to you - and, remember! You can tweet DAILY for extra entries, too!


  • You must be over 18 to enter, or have your parents permission to do so. 
  • You must also be resident in the U.S.A
  • All entrants have a chance of winning as this is a randomly drawn via Rafflecopter. 
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification email before their prize becomes forfeit and we pick a new winner - we do this to keep our giveaways timely and in order - so please enter with a valid email address as this is how we will contact you, if you should win! 
  • Contest starts at 12am on 11/11 and ends on 11/25 at 12am [on the dot] - no entries will be counted there after. 
  • It is our right to stop, postpone, cancel or restart this giveaway at ANY time should a problem arise that can not be remedied outside of Rafflecopter. 
  • We will remove all erroneous entrants and cheater will be disqualified. Please only enter each entry requirement if you actually participated in that particular request - we will be checking, just so you know! 
SO! Now that you are familiar with the nitty-gritty, what are you waiting for!? 

Enter via the form, below AND...GOOD LUCK! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Note: Neither Mom's Gone Bronson, nor any other blogger promoting this giveaway, is responsible for this prize. The responsibility of prize fulfillment falls to Therafit Shoe. Thank you! 

Disclaimer: I was provided a pair of Therafit sneakers in order to perform this review and giveaway. I am not in any other way being compensated for this post and my thoughts and opinions on Therafit are my own, honest opinions based on my experience with the brand. Your views may differ, thank you!