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Monday, January 31, 2011

365 Days To Green! Our goal to become an eco-friendly family

This year one of our goals has been to be eco-friendly or a "green family". We will be posting a new eco-friendly solution on how our family can become green! Join with us in our journey to 365 days to green!



ps. video was done by an excellent 4 year old photographer who did not think it was important to see the top of my head.

Lean Cuisine - Skinny Cow #31days Challenge Day #30





Thank you to Hello! Skinny Jeans at Skinnyjeans.com for offering us jeans to wear during our challenge.

Thank you to Eat Smart Products at eatsmartproducts.com for offering us a new scale to use in our challenge.

Thank you to Soda Stream at sodastream.com for offering us a new soda stream soda machine for us to use in our challenge

Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Interested in us doing a review for you? Contact us here

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lean Cuisine - Skinny Cow #31days Challenge Day #29



Steve weighed in at 179.5 (total challenge loss of -10.5 pounds)

Shelby weighed in at 150.6 (total challenge loss of -10.9 pounds)



Thank you to Hello! Skinny Jeans at Skinnyjeans.com for offering us jeans to wear during our challenge.

Thank you to Eat Smart Products at eatsmartproducts.com for offering us a new scale to use in our challenge.

Thank you to Soda Stream at sodastream.com for offering us a new soda stream soda machine for us to use in our challenge

Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Interested in us doing a review for you? Contact us here


Sweet Gift for your Valentine


Valentine's Day is coming up and if you are looking for a unique gift for the one you love then we have found it! Smiley Cookies makes the cutest Valentine's Day cookies that come specially delivered to your sweetheart in a box covered in smiley faces. It is sure to make anyone feel extra special.

Smiley Cookies has a variety of smiley cookies available for many different occasions. They have cookies for get well, birthday, Congratulations, thinking of you and much much more.

Heart Smiley Cookies would also make a special Valentine's Day gift for any little kids in your life. They are baked fresh with the same artistry and pure ingredients as their original Smiley Face Cookies, their sugar cookie hearts come delicately hand-iced with a pink base and white face that says love with a smile.


So whether you’re looking for a way to initiate a heart-to-heart, or simply to send a heart-warming message, Smiley Cookies cookie gifts are the answer — loved by one and all!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lean Cuisine - Skinny Cow #31days Challenge Day #28



Steve weighed in at 179.5 (total challenge loss of -10.5 pounds)
Shelby weighed in at 150.6 (total challenge loss of -10.9 pounds)




Thank you to Hello! Skinny Jeans at Skinnyjeans.com for offering us jeans to wear during our challenge.

Thank you to Eat Smart Products at eatsmartproducts.com for offering us a new scale to use in our challenge.

Thank you to Soda Stream at sodastream.com for offering us a new soda stream soda machine for us to use in our challenge

Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


Interested in us doing a review for you? Contact us here

Gorton's Fish Product Review and Giveaway

**Giveaway closed- winner's have been emailed**

Did you know that the FDA recommends consuming at least two servings of fish per week? I know we did not! We were maybe eating fish 2x a month. My husband goes fishing in Alaska once a year and we stock up on fish. After eating Gorton's this weekend the quality was just as good as the fresh fish we frequently eat from Alaska.

When we went to Ralphs the variety of Gorton's was impressive. There were so many varieties of fish available and the cost was even more impressive. You can view our shopping experience on Whrrl here:



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Gorton's variety includes Grilled Tilapia, Grilled Salmon, Grilled Shrimp and All Natural Grilled Fillets. All varieties naturally contain Omega-3s, are authentically flame-grilled and expertly seasoned for an irresistible taste, and are an excellent source of protein with 80 to 130 calories per serving.

We were impressed by the fresh flavor of the fish. It was a delicious healthy kid friendly meal. I purchased the grilled shrimp scampi and made a yummy dinner:

Ingredients:
  • Gorton's Grilled Shrimp Scampi
  • 1 package of angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 cup of parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Directions:



Start your New Year off right with Gorton's Grilled Seafood and the new KINECT exercise craze! Enter their January Grilled Giveaway for a chance to win FREE grilled seafood and an XBOX 360 with Kinect bundle and The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout game! Enter here.

Gorton's promotions and coupons page changes frequently so make sure you visit it often for great savings on your favorite seafood. Click here for a $1 off any two packages coupon of Gorton's.

Gorton's has generously offered two free products for Five winners!

How do you win?
There are 5 ways to win!
1. Go to http://www.gortons.com/ and sign up for a fun e-newsletter!
2. Which recipe is your favorite Gorton's recipe? http://www.gortons.com/recipes.htm
3. "Like" Gorton's on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/gortonsseafood
4. Tell Gorton's who sent you with a Facebook Wall comment! http://www.facebook.com/gortonsseafood
5. "Follow" Gorton's on Twitter and tweet about the January Grilled Giveaway! Use @gortonsseafood  in    your tweets

(Please leave a comment for each entry)

Giveaway will be open until February 10, 2011. We will select (5) winners via random.org. Each winner will get two coupons for free Gorton's fish. Winner's will be emailed and have 3 days to respond before another winner will be selected. Winner must have a US shipping address.


We were given some free coupons from Gorton's to use as a product review in a future post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Friday, January 28, 2011

Lean Cuisine - Skinny Cow #31days Challenge Day #27



Steve weighed in at 179.5 (total challenge loss of -10.5 pounds)
Shelby weighed in at 150.6 (total challenge loss of -10.9 pounds)



Thank you to Hello! Skinny Jeans at Skinnyjeans.com for offering us jeans to wear during our challenge.

Thank you to Eat Smart Products at eatsmartproducts.com for offering us a new scale to use in our challenge.

Thank you to Soda Stream at sodastream.com for offering us a new soda stream soda machine for us to use in our challenge

Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


Interested in us doing a review for you? Contact us here

Gorton's Facebook Giveaway


Gorton's has been America's favorite seafood company since 1849. Right now Gorton's is hosting a facebook giveaway that is ending on January 31st.

One thousand (1000) FREE grilled product coupons will be given out in four (4) Drawings of two-hundred fifty coupons (250) on: January 10, 2011; January 17, 2011; January 24, 2011; January 31, 2011.

One (1) Grand Prize: Xbox 360 Console with Kinect (Retail Value $300.00) to be drawn on January 31, 2011

Go right over to the Gorton's facebook page and "like" them. Then enter yourself into the Gorton's Seafood January Grilled Facebook Giveaway!


Gorton's Gift Application for Facebook


We were given some free coupons from Gorton's to use as a product review in a future post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Fresh & Easy Eat Well Shopping Review

We have had a Fresh & Easy neighborhood market a block away from Tyler's preschool for a couple of years. I have been curious about checking it out, but I have been fearful of the parking lot. Our Fresh & Easy is in the heart of Leisure World (a retirement community) and the parking lot is always extra full.

Before we went into the Fresh & Easy we went next door to the adult retirement community center and spent some time visiting with the elderly people. Tyler was able to entertain them with his funny personality.

Once we got into the Fresh & Easy I was so impressed with how clean and organized the store was. I almost fell over when I saw the prices! As we walked in Tyler was greeted from an employee who gave him a sticker and asked me if I wanted to sample their Eat Well meals. I love being able to sample the food before I purchase it and bring it home.



The Eat Well meal that I sampled was fresh and yummy! It tasted like a meal that I would of spent two hours cooking, however it only took 3 minutes in the microwave.

Honey Chili Chicken
 Eat Well also has a large variety of healhty food options within the Fresh & Easy. They had meals, salads, soups and frozen meals. The price was very reasonable at only $1.49 for a frozen dinner. The calories were low (all under 400). They were made with fresh natural ingredients.



Tyler loved how Fresh & Easy has their check-out organized. As the buyer you do all your own check-out and bagging of groceries. There are no "full service" registers. When I asked an employee why they do this she told me, "By having all self serve check-out we are able to hand the saving down to the consumer." (now I like that!)

When I was at Fresh & Easy I was able to get enough Eat Well meals for four dinners. I had a coupon for $5 off a purchase over $25 and my total bill came out to only $30.



You can find your local Fresh & Easy store by searching online here.

View our Whrrl shopping trip here:


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Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Interested in us doing a review for you? Contact us here

Dot Girl First Period Kit Review and Giveaway

Sponsored by Tomoson.com

**Giveaway is now closed - winner has been emailed**

Do you remember when you had your first period? For me I remember how scared and un-prepared I was.
I felt so alone and did not know what to do. I was at school in gym class and I remember hiding in the bathroom from second period until the end of the day.  I missed all my classes that day and waited there in the bathroom stall until it was time to go home. I think that my Mom thought it was coming much later and did not have "the talk" with me. If I had this kit then I would of felt much better about the first time.

This is a cute little kit in a sweet pink container. It has everything you need for your first time (even little hand wipes). When your daughter is getting close to the age that she might be ready to start her period you can slip this little package into her dresser drawer and it will be there for when she needs it. I plan on getting a dot girl first period kit for all my friends who have tweens that are getting close in age.

The dot girl first period kit also comes with a question and answer book for your tween. If you know of any single Dad's this would be perfect for because his daughter will have all the answers she needs in the book.

Dot girl also has other products to help you with your daughter is getting close to starting her period. They have special panties, books and even skin care. Dot girl is about educating girls and empowering women!

Included also are five feminine pads and five disposal bags, and the Dot Girl Warm Pad, a reusable gel heating pad that everyone loves so much for soothing cramps. Two hand wipes complete the kit ensuring girls that they'll be prepared in any situation.
Started by two sisters, Kathy Pickus and Terri Goodwin, their goal at Dot Girl Products is that every girl has a positive first period experience and an empowered first step to womanhood. Our motivation to create The Dot Girl First Period Kit® grew from our own awkward teenage experiences. Despite the fact that our mother was a wonderful nurturer to four daughters, she was never comfortable talking to us about our bodies. Kathy vowed the first period experience would be different for her daughter, and thus was born the idea behind Dot Girl Products.


Dot Girl has so generously offered a free First Period Kit to one of our readers.

There are four ways to enter to win:

1. Leave a comment telling us who you would give the kit to
2. Sign up for our newsletter (upper left side of blog)
3.Follow our blog (upper right side of blog)
4. Follow Dot Girl on Facebook

(Please leave one comment for each entry)

Giveaway will be open until February 13, 2011. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Giveaway is open to readers worldwide. Winner will have 3 days to respond to email before another winner will be chosen.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Repechage Hydra Dew System Review



I have always suffered from very dry skin. I attempt to drink a lot of water and moisturize, however my skin has always been dry. I am always so fearful that my dry skin will result in pre-mature wrinkles. I have bought some crazy things to try and fix the dry skin I suffer from even purchasing caviar face cream.

I love the ocean. I live only 10 minutes away from the sea, and I firmly believe that it does have some amazing healthy qualities to it. Repechage is a seaweed based skincare that is made right here in the US. I had no idea how powerful seaweed can be to our skin until I first started using Repechage.

Seaweed holds the powerful ingredients of seawater in a concentrated form that is highly compatible with human plasma. Seaweed is enriched with the vitamins, minerals and trace elements, which are essential to the proliferation of healthy skin cells. It also helps defend the skin against aging, protects against UV radiation, moisturizes, and treats acne. Our seaweed selected from nutrient-rich seaweed plants are harvested from the coasts of Brittany, France



When I first started using Repechage I began with the Hydra Dew starter set. I first washed my make-up off with the gently cleansing mousse. It quickly took off all my make-up easily. I did not have to tug and pull at my skin with a wash cloth to get the make-up off. It left my skin feeling soft and fresh.

After cleaning my face I sprayed on the Hydra Dew smoothing toner spray. This was the first time I had ever sprayed anything on my face before. It took away the tightness that I normally feel after I wash my face. It has products to help soothe your face in it. It contains moisture binding seaweed, calming willowherb, waterlily, and emollient protective sunflower.

After I was done cleaning and refreshing my face I followed up with the Repechage eye and face cream. My skin felt so calm and relaxed that I actually slept better after using the Repechage system.

If you suffer from dry skin Repechage is the answer straight from the sea. Repechage is a family owned business that makes their products right here in the US. The products are not tested on animals and are Paraben free. Repechage is made with all natural ingredients.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

'The Magic, The Memories and You!' It's a Small World Memories Projection Show at Disneyland

Disneyland is the place where most family memories are made. Now Disneyland is honoring your family memories made within the park with their new projection show called 'The Magic, The Memories and You!'.

Tonight was the opening night of the show. Disneyland took 500 photos of guests who made memories within Disneyland today and projected the images on It's a Small World to the song "Let the Memories Begin." The show lasted 10 minutes with magical effects, even the singing dolls from inside "it's a small world" came out to participate in the show. Once the projection show was over fireworks burst into the sky over It's a small world.

People cherish their family memories and Disney cherishes your memories within their park. Disneyland has been adding park guests home video's and snapshots into their television commercials and marketing ads. Disneyland loves to see families making memories that will last a lifetime at the happiest place on earth.

Since September 23rd the guests of Disneyland have been sharing their families memories online at www.disneyparks.com/memories. If you have a special Disneyland memory, then download it to the website to share.

If you are interested in seeing 'The Magic, The Memories and You!' show at Disneyland you can make reservations or find ticket information at http://www.disneyland.com/ or call 1-866-60-Disney.

What is your favorite memory at Disneyland?

Lean Cuisine - Skinny Cow #31days Challenge Day #26



Steve weighed in at 179.5 (total challenge loss of -9.8 pounds)
Shelby weighed in at 150.6 (total challenge loss of -11.0 pounds)



Thank you to Hello! Skinny Jeans at Skinnyjeans.com for offering us jeans to wear during our challenge.

Thank you to Eat Smart Products at eatsmartproducts.com for offering us a new scale to use in our challenge.

Thank you to Soda Stream at sodastream.com for offering us a new soda stream soda machine for us to use in our challenge

Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Interested in us doing a review for you? Contact us here

Ticoon Silk Tie Review and Giveaway

Sponsored by Tomoson.com
Tiecoon sells excellent quality discount real silk ties. They have reasonable prices that range from $5-10. There are also many different styles to choose from. Their colorful, Jon vanDyk silk ties are great for bands, choirs, churches, uniforms, and just for a gift tie. They offer all colors and patterns of silk ties from black, white, blue, red, yellow, silver, gold, and green to striped, solid, paisley, and floral.



They Jon VanDyk Ties are Handmade in Holland

Ticoon also offers 100% satisfaction guarantee. Many companies promise “satisfaction guaranteed” when a customer uses their services, but as many of those customers know, the real question is whose satisfaction is guaranteed. Ticoon will refund 100% of your unused necktie order, less shipping, within 30 days for any reason.

They also offer a self-help section on their website on "how to tie a tie". They have a simple, step by step guide on how to tie windsor knots, how to tie half windsor knots, how to tie four in hand knots, how to tie pratt knots, and how to tie bowties.


Ticoon has generously offered a new silk tie to one of our readers.

**Giveaway now closed- winner has been contacted**

Would you like to win a new silk tie?

There are four ways to enter to win:



1.Tell us "who you would give your new tie to?"
2. Sign up for our newsletter (upper left side of blog)
3.Follow our blog (upper right side of blog)

4. Follow us on facebook (upper right side of blog)

(Please leave one comment for each entry)

Giveaway will be open until February 5, 2011. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Giveaway is open to readers worldwide. Winner will have 3 days to respond to email before another winner will be chosen.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Yep Yup Hanging Pet Organizer



Yep Yup sent us a great product for our sweet little animals. It is a hanging pet organizer that is very fashionable. We used to have all our leashed and pet accessories in a basket by the front door. It always made the entry to our house look cluttered until we got the new yep yup pet organizer.

I now store all our pet accessories on the inside of our downstairs closet door. I just love how it also has a frame for our puppy on it.



Yep Yup has a great app that you can download and any purchases made on the app yep yup will donate 25% to ASPCA. It is the pet app that gives back.

If you are looking for some stylish new pet accessories first visit the yep yup facebook page. They frequently post discount and promotional offers for their customers.

Yep Yup Hanging Pet Organizer

"Our hanging organizer is a great way to store your pet’s belongings. Hang it on your door or wall for easy access to various sized pockets that hold treats, collars, leashes, grooming tools, and a large net pocket big enough to hold all your pet’s toys, even the big ones! Other convenient features include metal labeled badges on each row of pockets, an aluminum leash hook, grommets for your choice of hanging hardware and a personalized “my stuff” photo holder to place your pet’s picture."


Our one piece hanging organizer is made of 100% durable cotton canvas, and is dyed and printed with water-based inks. Spot clean only.


size: 10.5" x 49" (Hanging hooks and items in hanging organizer not included.)


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lean Cuisine - Skinny Cow #31days Challenge Day #25


Steve weighed in at 179.5 (total challenge loss of -9.8 pounds)
Shelby weighed in at 150.5 (total challenge loss of -11.1 pounds)




Thank you to Hello! Skinny Jeans at Skinnyjeans.com for offering us jeans to wear during our challenge.

Thank you to Eat Smart Products at eatsmartproducts.com for offering us a new scale to use in our challenge.

Thank you to Soda Stream at sodastream.com for offering us a new soda stream soda machine for us to use in our challenge

Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Interested in us doing a review for you? Contact us here

More New "Keep It Positive" Parenting Classes (Orange County)


Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Mission ViejoMonday evenings 2/28-3/28/11
6:30-8:30pm
$110 per individual
$175 per couple
Childcare is provided at no cost to you by the church. Advance notification required.
Reply to julie@keepitpositive.net to enroll.
Discount for Church Members

**New Class**
Christ Presbyterian Church Huntington Beach
Tuesday evenings 3/15 - 4/12
6:30pm-8:30pm
To register, contact the church directly. Website: http://cpchb.org/


First Methodist United Methodist Church in San Diego
Sunday mornings 2/13-3/20
11:00am-12:30pm
Contact Mary Allman Boyle MaryAllmanBoyle@fumcsd.org to enroll.

Win tickets for "In Mother Words" Special Screening

**Giveaway now closed - Winner has been notified**


We were so honored to be invited to a special screening of "In Mother Words" at the Geffen Playhouse. We were even more excited when they offered two more tickets to one of our viewers to attend the special screening with us. The winner will also be welcome to attend the Reception following the show where you will have a chance to meet some of the cast from the show. This is going to be a great play that any Mother would love to watch.


When some of contemporary theater’s most talented voices – including Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley, Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck and two-time Steinberg/ATCA New Play award finalist Michele Lowe — tackle the subject of motherhood, the result is an eyeopening, hilarious and irresistible night of theater. More than a dozen of today’s best playwrights come together to share their personal stories on one of the most universal themes. Share in the joy, absurdities and unflinching honesty about mothers as these stories give voice to moms and children of all ages, races and even sexes. Whether you are a parent, have a parent or ever want to become a parent, this production will elate and terrify equally — much like motherhood itself.


Would you like to attend "In Mother Words" on February 19th at 3pm?

To enter please leave a comment below with your email to contact you if you are the winner.

Winner will be choosen on February 2, 2011 at 11:59PST. Winner will be choosen via Random.org. Winner will pick-up their tickets at will call at the playhouse on February 19th. Winner has 24 hours to respond to email before another winner will be choosen.

Kibbles 'n Bits Bistro #ILovemydog

We love our dogs. Although we are having to say good-bye to one of our dogs this week due to a tragic story we will still have little Jack. We love to try new dog food and this week we ventured out to our favorite store (Walmart) to get some Kibbles 'n Bits Bistro.

You can see our Whrrl shopping trip here:


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When we got home from Walmart Jack was so excited that he could not wait for us to put it into a bowl for him. He attempted to actually climb inside the bag and eat the yummy dog food goodness. Once it made it's way to the bowls the dogs ate like they have never eaten before.



I loved that the bag has a ziploc seal! This will help keep all the bugs and rodents out of our dog food.

Kibbles 'n Bits has a great website to help you with your little best friend! Kibbles ’n Bits provides a Dog Care Center that helps your dog lead a happy, healthy life. It’s got what you need to care for dogs of any age or breed.

YOUR NEW DOG
How to choose and care for your pooch.

DOG HEALTH
Doggie got the blues? Help him feel better.

PUPPIES
Tips for new pups and those who love them.

BEHAVIOR
Help your dog grow up with this expert advice.

If you "like" the Kibbles 'n Bits facebook page you can join them for "Bits of Adventure." They will help give you fun daily challenges to do with your dog! The Bits of Adventure facebook page provides lots of fun, exciting challenges to bring more variety to your relationship with your dog!



My dogs love the Kibbles 'n Bits Bistro and I know that your dogs will too!

Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


Interested in us doing a review for you? Contact us here

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lean Cuisine - Skinny Cow #31days Challenge Day #24




Steve weighed in at 179.8 (total challenge loss of -9.5 pounds)
Shelby weighed in at 150.9 (total challenge loss of -10.7 pounds)



Thank you to Hello! Skinny Jeans at Skinnyjeans.com for offering us jeans to wear during our challenge.

Thank you to Eat Smart Products at eatsmartproducts.com for offering us a new scale to use in our challenge.

Thank you to Soda Stream at sodastream.com for offering us a new soda stream soda machine for us to use in our challenge

Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Interested in us doing a review for you? Contact us here

New lifetime Movie ~ Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

Premieres Monday, January 31st at 9pm (ET/PT) on Lifetime

This weekend Steve and I had the opportunity to pre-screen the movie Taken from me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. It was one of the most powerful moving movies that I have seen in a long time. It had me at the edge of my seat for most of it. I remember the part when she waved good-bye to her son and I got chills down my arms. There were even some parts of the film where I saw a little tear in Steve's eye.

The film is based on a dramatic true story of Tiffany Rubin’s (Henson) daring 2008 rescue of her six-year old son, Kobe, after he was abducted by his biological father and taken from his home in Queens, New York, all the way to Seoul, South Korea.

It was about a Mother's quest to not give up and fight for her child.

Immediately following the movie at 11 PM ET/PT, Lifetime will premiere an all-new hour-long documentary, Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story.




Felt Stories was not compensated for this post. We were provided with media information and pre-screening materials. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Monday, January 24, 2011

Our Ultimate #snackbowl 2011 Football Party




We are the Ultimate Snack Bowl football party hosts! We hosted one awesome party on Sunday in preparation of the upcoming Super Bowl party. We served lots of our favorite foods, pop secret popcorn, emerald nuts and kettle chips.

We had a lot of fun shopping for our party at Walmart.



You can see our Whrrl shopping trip here:



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We were so sad that Walmart did not have our favorite party items, so we had to go to Ralphs to finish up our party shopping.



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The party was so much fun! We made pizza, had a silly string fight and watched the big game. The kids had so much fun running around during the game that they all passed out on the couch before 7pm.






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If you think that you are the ultimate football party host...submit your entry to Snack Bowl 2011.


Felt Stories was compensated for this review by Collective Bias.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising



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Lean Cuisine - Skinny Cow #31days Challenge Day #23




Steve weighed in at 182.5 (total challenge loss of -6.8 pounds)
Shelby weighed in at 150.9 (total challenge loss of -10.2 pounds)



Thank you to Hello! Skinny Jeans at Skinnyjeans.com for offering us jeans to wear during our challenge.

Thank you to Eat Smart Products at eatsmartproducts.com for offering us a new scale to use in our challenge.

Thank you to Soda Stream at sodastream.com for offering us a new soda stream soda machine for us to use in our challenge

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Soda Stream Product Review


We are so thankful to Soda Stream for sending us some of their wonderful products to use during our Lean Cuisine - Skinny Cow 31 Day Challenge. We were so excited to be able to drink some soda that is made with all natural ingredients, good for our environment and contains NO HFC (high fructose corn syrup).



The Soda Stream is really easy to use and tastes 110% better than soda from the can. They also make delicious flavored water. It takes regular water and turns it into sparkling flavored water. Their lemon lime water has a similar taste to Perrier - only better! Plus! They are made with pure cane sugar!

Their bottles are all BPA free. Soda Stream saves the average family 2,000 bottles and cans from landfills each year!



You can find a retailer to purchase your new Soda Stream soda maker here


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