Disclosure: As a blogger for Tastefully Simple, I receive compensation and product for review purposes. The opinions below are entirely my own.
There is so much “yum” in this post, y’all. Tastefully Simple’s Sweet Swirl™ Caramel Cake Mix arrived in my mailbox this month. I was really excited to surprise Hubster with this, because that man is all about the caramel. I haven’t had much time to indulge my inner baking goddess. That’s what I love about these products – if you have a few minutes and a couple of ingredients, you can easily whip up something special.
To cater to the side of me that strives for clean eating, even while indulging, I used organic butter. All you need for this cake mix is one stick of melted butter and 3/4 cup of water. I decided to involve C in the baking process.
Me: “C, I’m going to make cute, yummy cupcakes! Would you like to help me swirl the caramel into the cupcake batter?”
C, racing trucks around the apartment and completely ignoring me: “I RUN! I RUN!”
Eh, at least I tried?
Cupcakes made this recipe even simpler with less baking time. With mixing and baking time, this caramel-y treat was ready within 25 minutes and our apartment smelled like a bakery. I enjoyed them best when they were still slightly warm. The caramel was soft, gooey deliciousness.
Admittedly, I am not a food photographer.
What’s even yummier? Tastefully Simple is giving away a box of this Sweet Swirl™ Caramel Cake Mix to one lucky reader! The contest is open to the US and ends at midnight on September 25, 2013. Please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
Disclosure: I received a one-year membership to MyFitU. The opinions below are entirely my own.
I’ve been thinking about joining a gym; but with everything going on with C, I wouldn’t have time to use a membership. MyFitU.com is a great option that works with my hectic, uncertain schedule. It’s like having my own personal trainer at my fingertips and, essentially, I do.
When I logged in this morning, it had a couple of questions for me about my sleep habits and my stress level. I set my profile to my preferred activity level and it created a plan for me. You can even connect with Facebook to share your progress with your friends.
Daniel Meng, the creator of MyFitU.com, is the trainer to numerous country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, and Jay DeMarcus of Rascall Flatts. His clients use MyFitU.com to stay on track while they’re on tour. This program is like a personal trainer, weight loss coach and healthy eating plan all in one. Meng even answers all inquiries personally!
I like that you are shown exactly what your workout will be for the day and you have the ability to swap an exercise if it’s not right for you. There are also safety tutorials to ensure you have the knowledge you need to protect your body.
MyFitU.com will be a great tool for me. My schedule is unpredictable, yet packed, but I have access to my personal trainer 24/7. You also have the opportunity to win a one-year membership to MyFitU.com! You may enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: I received two samples of Mamatea for review. The opinions below are entirely my own.
We often hear about certain tea blends that are great to drink while you’re pregnant or nursing, but have you actually tried them? They’re not very pleasant! I have to admit, I’m more of a coffee drinker than a tea drinker. I think that’s because I had never tried mamatea.
Kim, the creator of mamatea, was inspired to create her own blends after being dissatisfied with the other teas on the market for women’s needs. Mamatea is hand-blended and made from organic, all-natural ingredients. Kim sources her herbs from a vendor that conducts a battery of tests to ensure quality. Her loose leaf blends are all safe, non-GMO, pesticide-free and unaltered
I’m impressed with mamatea’s commitment to quality and flavor. As a self-proclaimed coffee addict, even I was impressed with the sweet orange flavor of the preconception blend and the aroma of the new mama blend. These teas made my apartment smell fantastic and they tasted delicious, too.
Mamatea has several other blends to choose from, including one to ease menstrual cramps, a ginger tea to help with morning sickness and a nursing blend to increase milk supply. Kim is generously providing Little Mama Jama readers with a discount to her site! Use the code LMJ2013 or simply follow this link to receive 15% off your order.
Disclosure: I received LifeOil to review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.
Hubster and I have been doing a lot of cooking since we tried the Whole 30 challenge last month. I suppose it’s a normal amount of cooking for us, but compared to how much I was cooking while pregnant with Baby Jo (none at all!), it sure seems like a lot.
Every morning, I sauté spinach to go with my scrambled eggs. It’s my favorite way to fuel up for the day. I’ve started fixing my usual breakfast dish with some LifeOil. It’s awesome that you can do anything with this new all-purpose oil: bake, sauté, fry or use for salads.
LifeOil held up well to the heat, even when I turned the burner on high because I was in a hurry to make my breakfast. It has a high smoke point, so this oil is great for frying as well. I enjoyed the light flavor profile. Unlike the olive oil that I had been using every morning, this product doesn’t present a strong flavor. Bonus: it’s also good for you.
With zero trans fats, low saturated fat, and no cholesterol, LifeOil also contains more Vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. Vitamin E can benefit your skin and hair, among other things. This product uses a blend of olive oil, safflower oil and antioxidant-rich sunflower oil.
LifeOil is available at select Sam’s Clubs and Wal-Mart Supercenters. Click here to find a location near you.
LifeOil would like to give a 2-Liter bottle of their product to two lucky readers! You may enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Winners must be 18 years or older, and this contest is open to U.S. only.
I received a dress from PinkBlush Maternity for review purposes. The opinions below are entirely my own.
When I was browsing PinkBlush Maternity‘s website, my first thought was, “Dang, I wish I had known about this while I was still pregnant!” They have so many trendy maternity clothes and they’re all affordable. In fact, Hubster was relieved that I didn’t know about this site while I was pregnant.
While I was pregnant, I wanted to wear a variety of bold colors to make my wardrobe more fun. PinkBlush offers bright, bold maternity clothing and some great patterns as well. I selected the Royal Blue Maternity/Nursing Dress to review. I loved the color when I received it; however, it was a bit shorter than the dresses I typically wear. Keeping in mind that I’m not pregnant and I’m only 5’3″, the dress fell mid-thigh for me. You’ll love this dress if you like to show off your legs. It’s just a reminder to look carefully at lengths while you’re shopping online (especially while pregnant), lest you forgo your modesty!
Here are a few other items that I really liked:
Mint Green White Striped Dolman Maternity Top
Green Knit Wave Maternity Sweater
Red Floral Embroidered Belted Maternity Tank
PinkBlush is offering one lucky reader a $25 e-certificate to pinkblushmaternity.com to shop for maternity clothes! The giveaway is open now through August 1 at 12:00am EST and is open worldwide. People who have already won a giveaway from PinkBlush within the past 6 months, or have hosted a giveaway in the past 6 months, are not eligible to win an e-certificate. You may enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!
What’s big, comfy, and could be yours? A Comfy Sack of course! Hubster has always wanted a big bean bag chair like one of these! If you’ve ever seen or sat on a Comfy Sack in real life, you already know how awesome they are and you can just skip down to the bottom to enter to win one! If you haven’t you’ve gotta read on- then enter to win one!
Comfy Sack big bean bag chairs are available in multiple shapes and sizes. The sack and the lounger are two of the most popular. The main difference between the Lounger and Sack is the shape. The Sack is round and the Lounger is oval.
Comfy Sack Facts:
All Comfy Sack covers are machine washable.
Shipping is always free to 48 states.
Each sack comes with a three year warranty on all seams and zippers on both the cover and liner.
90% of orders are shipped 2-4 days so you get your sack fast!
The bean bag Lounger is perfect if your looking to use a bean bag chair in place of a couch. You can sit on it or lay on it lengthwise like a chaise. The most popular loungers are the 7.5 ft lounger and the 6 ft lounger, however smaller ones are perfect for teenagers bedrooms. Tina, of Baby Costcutters placed her lounger in her fourteen year old son’s room. He uses it to kick back and play video games on! You can read her full review by clicking here.
The bean bag Sack is the ultimate product for someone looking to add a comfy chair to their house! The sack creates the perfect little place to flop into after a long day. It’s round shape creates an ultra comfortable ‘pod’ that you sink into for ultimate comfort. Skye, of Real Mom Reviews was sent a 5-foot sack that she used to replace her living rooms recliner! You can read her full review by clicking here.
Win It: Comfy Sacks has offered one super lucky reader a 5 ft lounger or 5 ft sack. Giveaway is open to US only and ends on 5/8/2013 at 11:59PM EST. Rules can be found here. Please email Real Mom Reviews with any questions. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Little Mama Jama is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.
Kylie creates beautiful hand-stamped, personalized jewelry at her Etsy shop, myheartsaKEs. Since we found out we’ll be having Baby Deuce right before Mother’s Day, I’ve been lusting after a custom mom necklace. I want to display my kids’ names as well as their birthstones. I love silver jewelry, and myheartsaKEs’ washer necklaces are exactly what I was looking for.
If you don’t like silver, don’t worry! Kylie has a wide selection of custom listings in her shop. The woman is seriously talented. I had so much fun browsing her shop, as well as the albums on her Facebook page!
She custom creates one-of-a-kind pieces. You can choose your charms, beads and chain type.
Handstamped Personalized Stainless Steel and Special Black Discs Name Necklace
You may also choose between several different fonts for your text.
Strength Hope Courage Breast Cancer Awareness Handstamped Personazlied Necklace
Kylie is generously offering Little Mama Jama readers a 20% discount to her Etsy shop when you use the code littlemamajama20! One lucky reader can also win a $25 credit to myheartsaKEs! The contest ends on Friday, March 22nd at midnight EST, and you may enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
Disclosure: I am receiving a necklace from myheartsaKEs in exchange for this post. All opinions above are 100% my own.
With both of my pregnancies, finding a vitamin that was compatible with my nausea seemed impossible. I wish I had known about Premama Prenatal Vitamin Drink earlier! This doctor-recommended vitamin powder drink mix is easy to use and contains ingredients to help with nausea and digestive relief, which are two of the most common side effects of prenatal vitamins.
Premama Prenatal Vitamin Drink is a flavorless vitamin powder that can be mixed with your morning juice, milk, tea or even sprinkled over your favorite cereal. It packs in all the nutrients that you look for in a prenatal supplement – DHA, folic acid and iron – while remaining 100% natural, gluten-free, lactate-free and BPA-free.
You can use the promotion code Sweepstakes2013 to save 15% off any future order from drinkpremama.com! Premama is generously giving away one 30-day supply of its Prenatal Vitamin Drink to one lucky recipient! Enter to win via the rafflecopter widget below.
Open to U.S. residents only. Little Mama Jama is not receiving compensation for this giveaway. All opinions in this post are 100% my own. Giveaway sponsored by MomSelect and Premama, Inc. Premama, Inc., will provide the prize to the recipient of this giveaway.
There’s a new 3D animated family comedy coming to the big screen! “Escape From Planet Earth” will be released nationwide on Friday, February 15th!
Take a trip to the blue alien population’s planet Baab, where astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero. He pulls off daring rescues with the help of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When the BASA chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a dangerous planet, Scorch leaves for yet another exciting mission. But when he finds himself caught in a trap set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner), it’s up to his scrawny brother Gary to do the real rescuing. Soon Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventurous son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit)!
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