Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Snikiddy Snacks Review & Giveaway

Snikiddy® is a brand of great tasting snacks made from simple, wholesome and real ingredients. They are a healthy snacking alternative for toddlers, kids, and adults. Snikiddy's new Baked Fries are a healthful, tasty alternative to typical fried snacks like potato chips, veggie sticks and veggie chips. The crunchy, savory baked fries are all-natural, gluten- and wheat-free, and have no preservatives, no corn syrup, no trans-fats, no hydrogenated oils, and 50 percent less fat than regular potato chips - making them favorite of families seeking out healthy snack options. Snikiddy's Snacks put a smile on everyone’s faces.

You can find Snikiddy Snacks at local retailers including Whole Foods, Kroger, Toys R US and Babies R US and online at (Visit their Alice store for $1.00 off plus free shipping). Snikiddy is also running a few promotions on their Facebook  page.

I received a sample of the Baked Fries, cheddar cheese. I remember eating baked fries and hot fries growing up, so I was excited to try something similar but with a new spin on it. I like that Snikiddy Snacks are all natural and healthy for you. The sample I received was enough to share with my little ones and they loved it. The baked fries were crunchy, packed with flavor and cheesy goodness.

Giveaway - Three readers will win a sample bag of Snikiddy Snacks

How to enter: Leave a comment below and please include your email address.

Mandatory: Visit Snikiddy Snacks and select a flavor you would like to try. Leave a comment with your selection.

Extra Entries:

Fan Snikiddy on Facebook: (1 entry)
Follow my blog via GFC: (2 entries)
Follow via Twitter: (2 entries) Tweet once daily (one entry per tweet) leave a comment with your status link. 
Fan us on Facebook: (3 entries)

I received a free sample of Snikiddy Baked Fries for review courtesy of and . The thoughts and views expressed are solely my own and I was not compensated for this review.

Contest ends July 14, 2010. Winners will be selected by and will be notified by email. Winners will  have 48 hours to respond.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FMBT- Welcome to Tickles & Tots

Happy Tuesday everyone. Coming this week we have a Book Review - The Girls From Ames. Giveaway Snikiddy Snacks and Summer Bonding Project by Glue Dots and TwitterMoms. We are glad you dropped by for a visit, check back often and see what's new. A lot of new posts are coming your way.

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Lunch on Us-Kraft First Taste Review

My kids and I went on a little field trip to gather these products to try for a review. We went to Walmart, Raley's and Safeway in search for all of the items. The only item not shown is the Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (was not avail. in these stores at the time).  All products shown here are courtesy of Kraft First Taste.

We were able to sample Ritz Crackerfuls, Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh meat, DiGiorno Deep Dish Pizza, Kraft 100 Calorie Cheese Packs, Kool-Aid Brand Fun Fizz Drink.

Lunch was delish. If you are ever in need of  a quick snack try the Kraft 100 Calorie Cheese Bites Packs. They make great toppings for salads, sandwiches or a quick snack on the go. Ritz Crackerfuls are individually wrapped cheese filled crackers with four different varieties to choose from. I thought they were very tasty. We made sandwiches with the Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat and shared the DiGiorno (personal size) Deep Dish Pizza. We popped a few Kool-Aid Fun Fizz tablets into water and watched it fizz to make a pitcher of Kool-Aid with a kick. Lunch was fun. I would purchase a few of these items in the future. We must do it again. Please visit the links above and print a coupon to try these products for yourself. All of the website links are very colorful, user-friendly and interactive sites.

Disclaimer: As a member of Kraft First Taste, I received coupons to sample these items for Free. All opinions and thoughts expressed were purely my own. I was not paid any compensation for this review.

What is your Privacy Setting?

In this information-age, I want it now generation we have access to a myriad of social network applications. People provide too much pertinent information and sometimes even forget who might have access to such privileged knowledge. People please don't be so eager to just throw all your morals into the wind. I know we love to connect and share, but we need to exercise some type of restraint. Social Networking is great in the proper platforms. We all need to be aware of the type of personal information we send out into the blogosphere.

Here is the article I read this morning about the effects of social networking at its worst:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Into 'The Black Hole'

Has anyone ever wondered What happens to the socks in the wash? Is it just me or does everyone else seem to have this problem. I do not understand how you can place a pair of socks in the same load of laundry only to find that one escapes. Where do the socks go? Does anyone have a solution to this age old problem?

I think they are swept under the agitator during the spin cycle, says one. Wait, pick me! I know the answer, says another - The washer gets them so clean from all the slip and slide germs that they want to be free. No, that's not it, says me - They join all the other socks in the land of 'The Black Hole' never to be seen again.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Join the Twitter Hoppin Party

This is our first Twitter Hop. Happy Thursday everyone.

Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply Stacie, The King’s Court IV, Little Yaya’s, Review Retreat and Moms Wear Your Tees!

Would you like more Twitter followers and be introduced to more neat blogs and businesses out there? Come and join us!!

1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all).

2. Click on the Twitter for the six hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.

3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they’ll know where to follow you!

Spread the word and add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you’ll see “Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code….” Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Enter To Win Free IPhone Preschool Music App

Enter To Win Free IPhone Preschool Music App. Free copy to the first 200 people to register!

Kiboomu has launched a site with interactive IPhone apps for parents and children. The new site launches on June 10, 2010 where children are encouraged to learn, be creative and play. Children can learn the song and lyrics in several different languages, follow along by color and  lighted keys.

They can also select 7 different types of instruments, learn about the sounds they create, and add animal sounds to the song. Parents this is another great learning tool for those little listening ears. This is a fun and educational way to keep the little ones entertained while on the road, running errands and  for early learning.

For Immediate Release

Kiboomu Launches “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Pre-K Storybook Piano App

June 10th, 2010. Montreal, Canada - Kiboomu Kids Inc. ( announced today that “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star “ Preschool Storybook Piano iPhone App is now available on the iTunes store.

Developed by a preschool teacher and platinum award-winning children's singer/songwriter, The Preschool Storybook Piano App is a singing piano storybook that educates and entertains young children. Music is a valuable learning tool. It encourages children to communicate, connect, discover and express themselves. The Preschool Storybook Piano App is compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. People wishing to download the app can visit

To celebrate the launch of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star “ Preschool Storybook Piano App, Kiboomu is hosting a contest to give away 200 copies of its’ iPhone app. It is open to everyone with a US or Canadian iTunes account. The contest begins at 9:00 AM PST, on June 10st 2010 and ends at midnight PST on June 11th 2010. All you have to do is go to and enter your email address and location.

Preschool Storybook Piano's simple-to-use interface allows children to:

· watch the story unfold and hear the song being sung

· press the start button and sing along

· record and hear their own voice

· select 7 different types of instruments and learn about the sounds they create

· add animal sounds to the song

· watch the piano keys light up one-by-one with the melody

· follow the lighted piano keys to play the song

· match the colorful music notes to the piano keys and play along

· sing and read karaoke-style lyrics in English, French and Spanish

· include their parents as they sing and read together

· increase their vocabulary and language awareness

· improve their auditory comprehension and listening skills

Now, parents with an iPhone will be able to provide their child with a learning tool that keeps them occupied and entertained.

“Juggling work and family life is hard,” said (Sherry) Segal and (Wendy) Wiseman, owners and Co-Presidents of Kiboomu. “We created an iPhone app that keeps children entertained and learning while parents go about their busy day. It fills the child’s day with laughter, increases their little vocabularies and expands their growing minds in a fun and inviting way. Parents have just got to love that!"

Through the Kiboomu Kids Foundation, a portion of all sales will go towards feeding kids. "To come to the aid of children in need is our passion and what motivates us," said Segal and Wiseman.

The Device Requirements:

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later for full functionality.

Pricing and Availability:

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star “Preschool Storybook Piano App is .99 cents (USD) and available June 10, 2010 worldwide, exclusively through the App Store, the Educational and Games (Kids) category. Review copies are available upon request.

About Kiboomu Kids Inc:

Kiboomu is a kids' digital music and app company created by (Sherry) Segal and (Wendy) Wiseman, Canada's top 100 Women Entrepreneurs. Their mission is to inspire children to learn, laugh, sing & grow. A portion of all sales goes toward feeding kids through the Kiboomu Kids Foundation.

Disclaimer: I was contacted by Kiboomu to review the new IPhone app in exchange for my honest review. This is a re posting of the press release that was sent to me as part of  a review. The thoughts and opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday Time

Glad to be on the blog hop again. We missed you last week. Welcome, welcome if you are joining us for the first time. We have a few exciting reviews coming your way. We have an IPhone app and  Kraft First Taste review this week. Be sure to come back for the IPhone app - limited apps available.


Follow Me Back Tuesday is another day of the week that you can gain more followers and find other great blogs to follow on a weekly basis.

Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat & Boobies,Babies And A Blog..

It's a great way to start off your week & get more BF's !!

How it Works

Follow ALL of the Hostesses

(leave us a comment so we can follow you back)


1.Add your blog to the list (only have to add once) NOT YOUR BLOG HOP Link up

2.Grab our fabulous button & the link code to post on your blog

3. Start to follow as many blogs as you would like (make sure you leave a comment so they can follow you back)

4.And when you receive a comment from a new follower return the favor & follow them back.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Betty Crocker Fall Baking Cover Contest

My Blog Spark is hosting a Betty Crocker Fall Baking Cover Contest. This is a posting of the email that was sent to me. Here is the cover I chose:

Thanks so much for all of your input on the previous magazine cover choices! We are asking for your help again- this time for the Betty Crocker Fall Baking magazine which is on sale September 7.

There are four magazine covers that are up for the vote: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, Jack-o´-Lantern Cake Pops, Ginger-Cherry-Pear Crisp with Oatmeal Topping and Bakerella holding the Jack-o´-Lantern Cake Pops.
Below is some information on the content which will appear in the issue to help you decide which you like best.

There are 74 recipes cards with perforations so you can tear them out and put in your recipe box. These recipes include:

Exclusive recipes like Jack-o´-Lantern Cake Pops from Bakerella, the queen of cupcake pops

Whoopie Pies in new flavors like Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Pecan-Bourbon Crunch Italian Cream Cups, the grand prize winner from our Celebrate the Season Fall Baking Contest +14 other winners, submitted by home cooks

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies, Peanut Butter Rocky Road Brownies plus lunch box cookies

Great-tasting apple desserts-Easy Apple-Cranberry Dessert Squares, Cinnamon Apple Berry Crisp and Brown Sugar Spice Cake with Caramelized Apples

Plus spooktacular treats like Pull-Apart Spiderweb, Candy Corn Roll-Up Cookies, Chocolate Bat Cookies and Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

All recipes have been thoroughly tested and tasted in the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens and are accompanied by a color photo and complete nutrition information.

We were happy to participate and look forward to all the new fall recipes. So stay tuned, we will be announcing the Betty Crocker Fall Baking Cover Winner once the contest has ended.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Book Review

We have a book review coming shortly.  Once we have all the details we will post them.
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