Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Barely There Custom Fit Bras

Barely There CustomFlex Fit Bras takes the guess work out of finding your bra size. The sizing system has been simplified from many confusing cup and band sizes to five simple sizes, XS to XL. From lightly lined, wirefree, underwire, full coverage, stretch cotton, and active CustomFlex Fit Bras offer solutions for everyone. The result is bras with the perfect fit every time.
I was sent a sample of the Flex Shaper Underwire in the black along with a pair of black panties. My opinion of the two is the panties are super comfortable and definitely would buy. Honestly feels like you are wearing nothing. The bra I did truly like, looked great under tshirts. Gave the look of a flawless finish. The only thing I didn't like was the underwire. I'm use to thicker, more supportive underwire where this didn't seem to give me as much support. Other than that, the bra was super comfortable . I do love the idea of the easy sizing, makes shopping alot easier!

These bras can be found at Kohls, Macy's, JcPenney and other retailers found here. Pricing runs from $24-$30.

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*Disclosure: I have received the bra and pantie from as part of a campaign to help facilitate my review. The opinions above are my own.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fracture Printing and Framing the Easy Way

Do you have tons of your favorite pictures laying around the house, or in a box hoping one day to finally get them in the perfect frame and hung on the wall? I have tons, even still in my camera that haven't made it on print. Fracture has taken the hassles from getting your pictures from your camera to your wall for you to enjoy those precious memories. I'm really excited about trying this out because maybe each milestone my children encounter will make it to my wall before the next one happens.

Fracture's introductory product lets you print your digital pictures right onto glass! There's no paper, film or anything involved. Simply ink and glass. We have effectively combined printing, framing, and mounting into one simple process. You upload your photo to, we print it on glass, and send it on it's way with everything you need to mount and display. It's a one-stop, complete photo decor solution. Fractures are very safe: all sharp edges are removed, and they are completely okay to touch and handle.
Fractures are durable: the prints are shatter proof (unlike traditional glass frames), and the images will not fade for years beyond average prints.
Fractures are very practical and elegant: you can use them for any occasion, from Christmas and graduation gifts, to simple "Thank You's".
Fractures are for everyone: from avid photographers to snap happy point-and-shoot lovers, anyone can get Fractured!

If I'm among the first 100 participants, I will be writing a follow-up post about Fracture with my review after testing it out.

**I wrote this blog post in response to a TwitterMoms RAMBO alert, making me eligible to get a Fracture picture frame for review. You can learn more about Fracture at

Friday, August 13, 2010

Supergirl by Nastia | JCPenney Gift Card Giveaway

Great Back to school Giveaway Hosted by The Dirty Shirt and JCPenny
Giveaway includes a $50 JCPenney Gift Card
Starting Aug 13th and ending Aug 27th
Open to US residents only!

Supergirl by Nastia JCPenney Gift Card Giveaway

Thursday, August 5, 2010

What's In Your Child's Lunchbox?

I just received the back to school issue of Parents Magazine, September 2010. On page 224 it had an interesting article about struggles of packing school lunches. My son has to pack everyday due to food allergies, plus I feel better knowing what he's eating rather then relying on the supposed "healthy" school based lunches. The articled contained some great recipes to help me keep his lunches from being "boring" since this is a constant battle. I feel like I'm feeding him the same old thing day after day.

Trail Mix Popcorn makes approx. 4 cups
1 2.9oz bag of microwave popcorn, cooked according to package directions
1 cup of raisins
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries and/or cherries
1/2 cup honey or agave nectar
2 Tbs butter
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, walnuts, and/or peanuts
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Oil hands to keep popcorn from sticking
2. In a large bowl combine popcorn with dried fruits and set aside
3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, stir honey with butter, nuts, sunflower seeds and cinnamon and mix until well combined
4. Carefully drizzle mixture over popcorn and fruit, stirring constantly until everything is well coated. Let sit overnight.

Now due to his allergies I'm going to substitute some things. I stay away from nuts so in place of the nuts I may add another dried fruit or just leave it out. I don't know if it makes a difference but I'll probably cook my own popcorn rather than use microwave. This seems like a perfect snack in place of chips.

Here's a recipe for a different sandwich:

Ham and Cucumber Sarnie

2 slices 100% whole wheat bread
2 thin slices low-sodium ham
6 slices cucumber
1 whole carrot (served on side)

Salt and peper to taste

My question is what "dressing" or condiment would go good with this sandwich? These are the only 2 recipes that caught my eye, there are several other yummy recipes but I know he wouldn't eat them. I'm constantly searching for ways to improve and excite his lunchbox. If you have any ideas or recipes feel free to share!