{GIVEAWAY} “Today I Ate A Rainbow” Review

Rainbow Kit I love eating vegetables and fruits.  My mother always had us eating vegetables when we were little.  We had a garden in our backyard so fresh vegetables were always available to us.

So I am trying to instill that into my family, but it’s been difficult.  My husband has such a limited palette for vegetables and basically refuses to eat anything new, which doesn’t bode well when I am trying to introduce new things, especially fruits and vegetables to my 7 yr old son.  He has a very limited palette as well.  He basically loves lettuce and cucumbers, and believe it or not will eat Edamame with my husband, but that’s it.  As far as fruits the only fruit he gets is in his apple juice.

I had a therapist come and work with him at home trying to introduce different fruits and vegetables to him.  But it’s been difficult, see my son has special needs and because of his oral hypersensitivity, makes it challenging to introduce him to different textures and tastes.

In this video you can see the therapist working with him, having him nibble on different fruits and vegetables:

I was hoping this chart would help and it has but again only for the things he likes.  We are getting there, just not “eating a full rainbow yet”, but I am optimistic that one day he will be able to apply all of the stickers.

So what exactly is “Today I Ate A Rainbow”?

today i ate a rainbow2 “Today I Ate A Rainbow” is an interactive nutritional game that makes eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables fun for kids! Designed for children ages 3 and up, this product is made up of a colorful rainbow chart and bright colored magnets that allow up to 4 children (or two children and their parents!) to easily track the fruits and vegetables they eat throughout the day.

The package contains the following:

  • 1 Magnetic Today I Ate A Rainbow chart
  • 4 sets coloured magnets
  • 4 achievement magnets
  • 2 fridge magnets for the free Today I Tried Chart (download)
  • The Rainbow Bunch book
  • Access to print unlimited rainbow shopping lists
  • Access to print our Rainbow Eaters Certificate

Kia Robertson the creator of Today I Ate A Rainbow Chart needed a way to keep track of the produce her daughter was eating. Kia found that when life got busy she wasn’t always ensuring that her daughter was getting all the proper fruits and vegetables each day. So she created this colorful visual chart.  It’s also a great way to practice colors and shapes too.  There are magnetic stars, squares, triangles and circles.

(Disclosure: I was given a pack of Today I Ate A Rainbow to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own.)

Buy Now:  Don’t want to wait please click here to purchase directly for $18.99


One lucky reader to win the above listed products from Today I Ate A Rainbow!  US Residents only, must be 18+ to enter.  Enter every day.  Ends 12/24.  Use the form below to enter.  Good luck!

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{GIVEAWAY} Udderly Smooth Cream Review

udderly smooth I was fortunate to have met Linda the Director of Operations at a blogging conference this year.  We received some great samples of Udderly Smooth at the conference and I feel in love.

So I was so excited to do a review and giveaway of their fabulous cream to my readers.

Made in the USA for over thirty years, Udderly Smooth® products contain rich moisturizing ingredients. Not your average moisturizing lotion- Udderly Smooth® can be used on Dry Skin, Cracked Skin, for Diabetes Foot Care, as a Facial Moisturizer, as a General Moisturizing Lotion and many other uses.

It was originally developed by a pharmacist for use on dairy cows (udders) during extreme weather conditions, but it was soon discovered that its rich moisturizing ingredients also helped to heal extremely dry, chapped and cracked human skin. Soon, Udderly Smooth made the transition from barnyard to beauty counters and homes across America!

I don’t know about you, but my hands take a beating in the cold weather.  They get dry and cracked.  I can’t leave the house without applying my Udderly Smooth Hand Cream.  My husband loves the foot cream.

I love the way it feels.  The cream is so rich and creamy, it feels like silk being applied to your skin.  It soaks right in without any sticky feeling on my hands.

Buy Now: you can visit Udderly Smooth’s website and purchase their product directly by clicking here.

Or enter in our giveaway to win.  Udderly Smooth will be providing one winner the following product:

12 oz Udderly Smooth Body Cream

8 oz Udderly Smooth Shea Butter Foot Cream

4 oz Udderly Smooth Hand Cream

2 oz Udderly Smooth Hand Cream

(Disclosure: I was given a pack of the Write On Labels to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own.)


One lucky reader to win the above listed products from Udderly Smooth!  US Residents only, must be 18+ to enter.  Enter every day.  Ends 12/20.  Use the form below to enter.  Good luck!

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{GIVEAWAY} Name Bubbles Personalized Name Labels


Name Bubbles are vinyl labels with ultra-durable adhesive that are designed to last through the rough-and-tumble of everyday life. They are waterproof, stylish and durable.  They are dishwasher and microwave safe and freezer friendly.

So when I was notified by Name Bubbles that they wanted me to do a review and giveaway for my SpecialMoms Holiday Guide, needless to say I was very excited.

I ordered the Round Write On labels.  I love the quality of the label.  You can see why it’s so durable.  I am redoing my kitchen and I wanted to organize my spices.  I purchased the glass spice jars at Bed Bath and Beyond for .99 cents. I had a white turn style spice rack, but I didn’t like how it took up counter space and you couldn’t see how much spices was in there.  So the labels worked perfectly on these jars as you can see by the picture above.  Here is another picture from their website of what the labels look like close up.   namebubbles 3

The color combination I got was Bear Claw as my colors in my kitchen are browns, bronze and cream.

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I love them it matches so nicely in my kitchen and makes my cabinet look so much more organized.

But when you go to their website they also do “Allergy Alert” labels, which I thought might be very handy for some of you.

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(Disclosure: I was given a pack of the Write On Labels to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own.)

 If you have someone in mind who would love this gift, you can :

Buy Now: Go here to start creating your very own pack of labels.




But Name Bubbles is letting one lucky reader to win their very own pack of Allergy Alert Labels!  US Residents only, must be 18+ to enter.  Enter every day.  Ends 12/20.  Use the form below to enter.  Good luck!

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{Giveaway} The Chat Bag

chatbag3 The Chat Bag


We had the great pleasure of reviewing this product from Lori Holbrook.  This bag makes carrying an Ipad or other tablets easy and accessible for children with special needs who rely on a communication device to speak.  But keep in mind my son is verbal, but he loves using his Ipad to watch movies or for educational activities.  So in other wards you don’t have to have special needs to have a CHAT bag.  If you want a creative cover for your Ipad that you can carry over your shoulder or even attach to the car seat, then the CHAT bag is for you.

The CHAT Bags currently fit Apples IPads 1, 2, 3 and 4 or an Ipad Mini, but if you don’t have an IPad you can special order a bag for other tablets.


  • It allows the child or adult access to the screen
  • Portable with shoulder strap
  • Customizable
  • Fashionable cover
  • Can be used over certain Otter Boxes so your Ipad is protected
  • New strap now allows it to be used in the car

There are a lot of great fabrics and she is still coming up with some unique ways to use the bag. As you can see she has recently added an additional strap so that it can be used in the car.

Since my son loves watching videos in the car.  What I also liked about this is that it gives him the flexibility to pick the shows or activities that he wants to do.  Whether it be watching a movie or doing educational activities.  He knows how to use the Ipad and this just allowed him to have more options by allowing us to bring the Ipad in the car.  Then if you need to bring the Ipad into a doctor’s visit or a restaurant, you can just unclip it and bring it in.

Watch my video review so you can see what I mean:

Buy Now:  Have someone who you would like to purchase this as a gift for.  You can order directly from her site by clicking here!



One lucky winner will receive their choice of any CHAT Bag.  US Residents Only! Must be 18+ to enter.  Enter every day. Use form below.

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{GIVEAWAY} Refresh A Baby Adapters – Turns Water Bottles Into Baby Bottles

refresh a baby 2   Refresh-a-Baby

Refresh-a-Baby turns water bottles and beverage bottles into baby bottles!

Fresh water for your baby is now only a water bottle away…just add formula!

Refresh-a-Baby is a patented baby bottle nipple that adapts onto water bottles, instantly converting the water bottle into a baby bottle without the hassle of clean up time saving parents time and energy on-the-go!



Benefits of Refresh-A-Baby

  • Perfect for use of baby formula/juice/even fits “ready made” baby formula bottles
  • Baby’s Fresh Water Source
  • BPA Free
  • Leak Free
  • Convenient for travel/airports/theme parks
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Light Storage/Fits in purse
  • Reusable
  • Easy To Use
  • Unique Push Fit Application
  • Practical for busy Parent’s on-the-go
  • No More cleaning Stinky Bottles
  • Helps Keep To Feeding Schedule
  • Instantly Hydrates Your Baby
  • Recyclable
  • Universal, fits most water bottles
  • Ready to use Immediatley

Check out this video:

Refresh-a-Baby fits the following water/beverage bottles tested below:

Aquafina, Evian (regular & sports cap), Publix (small and large bottles), Spring, Volvic, Fiji, Dannon, Dasani, Zephyrhills (all) , Poland Springs, Crystal, Nestle, Poland Springs, Sam’s Choice, Aqua Panna, Smart Water, Break Escapes, Deer Park, Arrowhead, Ice mountain, Ozarka, Mountclair, Vittel, Smart Water, Contrax, Biota, Volvic, Naya, SPA, Kentwood Springs, Crystal Geyser, Crystal, Springtime, many juice bottles, Enfamil “Ready to Use” Baby and Infant Formula Bottles, Similac “Ready To Feed” Infant Formula Bottles, and many more.

Buy Now:  Have some people in mind that these would be great gift or stocking stuffers for and can’t wait!  You can purchase a Refresh A Baby Water Bottle Adapter valued at $6.99 directly by clicking here!



These are really great to have in your diaper bag.  Refresh-A-Baby will be giving 2 lucky winner 1 Refresh-A-Baby water bottle adapter!  US Residents Only! Must be 18+ to enter.  Enter every day.  Ends 11/30.  Use the form below.

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{GIVEAWAY} DaddyScrubs Gift Set

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The DaddySwag Gift set – This gift set is perfect for any expectant daddy! It includes our signature DaddyScrubs, and I’m The Daddy Tee, sunglasses, mug, hat, stickers & more!!

Treat the new dad in your life like the celebrity he is with a DaddySwag Gift Box. Each item is personally selected by Daddy Nickell himself – including a set of our signature DaddyScrubs. Celeb dads like Antonio Sabato Jr., Kevin James, Ian Ziering, John Roberts, Ty Murray, Cash Warren, and Donald Trump Jr are just a few of the proud parents sporting their DaddyScrubs!

What’s Inside:

DaddyScrubs – Edgy, Navy
I’m the Daddy Tee – White Edgy
I’m the Daddy Hat – Navy
I’m the Daddy coffee mug
3 pens • Sunglasses
and more!
*Note: Specified size applies to Scrub and Tee: Medium, Large, X-Large, and 2XL

Buy Now:  Don’t have time to wait until Christmas.  Then you can purchase this wonderful gift set directly by clicking here!


This wonderful gift set is valued at $89.95, but the wonderful people at DaddyScrubs will be giving 1 gift set away to one lucky winner!  US Residents only, must be 18+ to enter.  Enter every day. Ends 11/30.  Use the form below to enter.
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{GIVEAWAY} Spark of Amber Jewelry

Spark of Amber
is a company that sells all natural Baltic Amber teething jewelry (necklaces and bracelets) and also 100% natural Baltic Amber jewelry for adults.

(Pictured left) I was so captivated by the color and raw look of the Baltic Raw Amber Bracelet “Woodland” Raw Amber.  and the Baltic Amber Ring “Tropical Peace” Style 2.

Benefits of Amber:

Baltic Amber is a fossilized resin found in the Baltic Region, primarily in Lithuania.  It contains 3-8% of Succinic Acid, long prized for its medical qualities.

Europeans greatly prize beautiful Baltic Amber for its claimed 100% natural anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and calming properties for babies and toddlers.  The jewelry is light weight so easy for babies to wear.

I don’t know about you but I have seen many mommy blog with their children wearing these necklaces, and since I don’t have a baby I don’t know personally if they work.  teething necklace

So when I was contacted by Julie the owner of Spark of Amber, that she would like to be featured in our guide, I was so excited to review the bracelet and ring pictured above.

My Thoughts: The ring is beautiful.  The colors remind me of the tropics.  The nice thing about all this jewelry is that the colors are so versatile and unique, but can coordinate with other pieces of jewelry.    The ring is elastic so it should be able to fit any size finger, note that it can be a little snug. (If you like your rings fitting a little looser, just make a note when you checkout that you would like the ring in a larger size).  The bracelet is beautiful.  I love the unpolished raw look of the stones.  Both the bracelet and ring are beautiful as the rest of the jewelry offered by this company.

(Disclosure: I was given the Amber bracelet and ring to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own.)

Buy Now: Bracelet is $21.99 and can be purchased directly from Spark of Amber by clicking here.

Buy Now: Ring: is $12.99 and can be purchased directly for Spark of Amber by clicking here.




But here is the fun part.  Spark of Amber is giving away one of the Baltic Raw Amber Bracelet “Woodland” to one lucky winner!  US Residents only, must be 18+ to enter.  Enter every day.  Ends 11/30.  Use the form below to enter.  Good luck!

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