Back to School Bash

Review - Stay Hydrated with Hint, All Natural Flavored Water

11:57 AM





    Children are now back in school! With the temperatures still very warm, it's essential to have your children stay hydrated while at school or on the go! Hint is the perfect solution to help your child stay hydrated while going back to school! Hint is a company based out of San Francisco and was created by Kara Goldin in 2005. Hint water comes in a variety of flavors including: watermelon, strawberry- kiwi, and raspberry lime. Hint is hydrating and refreshing because it is not an alternative to water, it IS water!

     Hint's slogan is drink water, not sugar! Hint has absolutely no calories, no sugar and no artificial flavors or preservatives. Hint is also an all natural essence water. What more can you ask for in flavored water? That is everything that I now ask for in flavored water.

      I recently heard a news report here in Utah that a child had to be rushed to the ER because of being dehydrated at school because the temperatures inside of the school were very hot! That is a good reminder to send your children to school with some refreshing all natural water to keep them safe and hydrated! It is also a good idea to keep reminding your children that they need to keep drinking water.




     I had the great opportunity to review the top 6 flavors of the Hint water out of the 10 flavors that Hint offers. I was so excited to try out Hint that I started drinking them without taking a picture first! The flavors that I reviewed included: Watermelon, Blackberry, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Mango-Grapefruit, Strawberry-Kiwi, and Raspberry Lime. 

    Hint water is recommended to be served chilled for a more refreshing taste so I put my Hint water in the fridge before I tasted it. I started out with the Watermelon flavor and Blackberry flavor! I really enjoyed these 2 flavors the best. They are all great flavors and are very unique. I enjoyed them all. Hint water tastes like water with just a hint of flavor to it. It tastes as if there is a squeeze of fresh fruit into the water. Hint tastes great without tasting sweet and leaves no big sweet after taste in your mouth. I really liked that it didn't leave a big sweet after taste in my mouth. I also loved that I actually felt like I was drinking water while drinking this flavored water because I am a water lover. When drinking this water you will first taste and notice a refreshing water taste and then a light fruit flavor taste follows along.


     If you are looking for a healthy alternative to plain water, then I recommend you to try out Hint! Children will love the "hint" of flavor added to water for a refreshing taste. Say "good-bye" to carbonated drinks and sugary unhealthy drinks! Say "hello" to the all-natural healthy, Hint water!


     I really look forward to trying out the other flavors that I didn't get to try out like the Honeydew- Hibiscus, Pear, Lime, and Cucumber flavors!






WHERE TO PURCHASE HINT

Available at Whole Foods, Starbucks, Amazon.com, and drinkhint.com. Hint is also available at Sheetz, Stop & Shop, Harris Teeter, Ralphs, Sprouts, as well as local retailers, hotels and spas.


Hint retails for an average of $1.79 a bottle and Hint also comes in a case of 12. 


Try Hint out today and see why it was named "Best Flavored Water" by Self Magazine, Men's Health Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Health Magazine and see why many people are praising Hint. 





I received  review products in order to write a honest review. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Many thank to Hint for letting me review your great products.



Winners

Back to School Bash- Sock Prints Winner

11:05 AM





Thank you everyone for entering the Sock Prints Giveaway! Check out Sock Prints if you are wanting to custom design fun prints onto socks! Very awesome company and idea!

Random.org chose the winner for me! The lucky winner is:
(out of 234 entries)


#131  Patty White

Congrats, Patty! Please respond to my e-mail within 48 hrs. to claim your prize!




Winners

Two Lucky Winners

8:45 AM






Thank you to all who entered my giveaways that ended last night! I appreciate it! Please visit the sponsor, Beanie Designs and check out all of their adorable baby and toddler hats!

Random.org chose the winners for me!
The lucky winners are:


(out of 258 entries)
#25 Dusti   


(out of 394 entries)

# 46 Mami2jcn   
 

Congratulations on winning these giveaways! Please reply to my e-mail within 48 hrs. to claim your prize.



Back to School Bash

BTSB- Staying Organized with BusyBodyBook Family Grid Organizer Review & Giveaway

1:40 PM



     The new school year is about to start and for a lot of children school has already begun. Going back to school means children will become busy with school activities, after school activities, school projects and more. BusyBodyBook is a great company to go to this school year to help organize your family's schedule and to save everyone more time by becoming organized. You can be creative with the BusyBodyBook Organizers and use it for just about anything though. Whether you want to keep track of meal planning, clients at work, dieting goals, holiday management or any other activity, BusyBodyBook will help you out with organizing.

     I will admit that I'm not very good at being organized. I rarely ever write down upcoming events which leads to stress sometimes. I know that becoming more organized can save me time and stress so I was very happy to receive a 2011/2012 Personal & Family Grid Organizer to review. I received an academic year (meaning August 2011 to August 2012) Personal & Family Grid Organizer in the design "chocolate".


Here are some great features that are included:



2 Monthly Planners
One planner to record birthdays and anniversaries! Another to note next year's appointments and future events.

Full Page Months-at-a-glance too!
Full page months-at-a-glance provide you with the "bigger picture" to help plan for holidays, vacations, or repetitive and special events.

Key contact pages
2 Pages for your emergency contact information, doctors, coaches, babysitters...

Removable shopping lists
Perforated pages for creating handy grocery or gift lists.

2 Pockets
Inside front & back covers provide a deep pocket to hold important papers, receipts, coupons...

Bookmark
Easily flip to the current week with this unique bookmark that grabs the spiral.

Notes
A full page each week for notes, to do's, lists, or alerts. Plenty of notes pages in back of BBB too to record and keep
important information.

Sturdy, clear plastic covers!
BusyBodyBook's beautifully designed covers are fully protected from puddles, spills and those pesky coffee cup rings by heavy plastic.





     I was really impressed with the Personal and Family Organizer that I received. The BusyBodyBook is very sturdy and made out of great quality. The organizer has 5 columns to coordinate activities for up to 5 family members conveniently side by side. Of course, you can also keep track of 5 clients at work side by side, or etc.

     I loved that the BusyBodyBook has many features to it. I was amazed at how many different organizing features it includes to help organize in different ways. There are pages that are great for keeping track of birthdays or anniversaries that is helpful for me because I have many birthdays to remember. I can now keep organized with birthdays for my niece's and nephew's better because of BusyBodyBook. 

     The organizer also includes a perforated shopping list with pages of theses shopping lists. I love that a shopping list is conveniently located in the BusyBodyBook organizer so when I think of something I need from the grocery store, I can then jot it down while I'm using my organizer so I can get 2 things done at once. This is fast for me to do and it also saves me time instead of going to my fridge to jot down my grocery list.





     I also love that their is an "Important People" section where it helps me keep track of my family and friend's. This section is like an address book. There are 15 people you can keep track of better with their address, phone number, and e-mail address. I love this section because it'll help me keep track of addresses better because I currently do not have an address book so I feel very unorganized. There is also a restaurants and take-out section so you can keep organized with your favorite places to eat at!

     The organizer also has 2 places in the front and back of the organizer that are like folders so you can add papers into the organizer to keep papers safe that you need to. You could also put coupons, receipts, recipes for meal planning, or anything else to have it stored safely inside the folder area.

     Lastly, my favorite feature is the main feature of organizing 5 different people or events side by side. I love this because I help Paul with his business daily and I have a very hard time keeping track of all of his clients. This organizer has helped me so I can put 5 different clients down for a week and track them with updates for each day that I need to. This is a brilliant idea for people who have multiple clients at work! With the organizer, I am able to stay updated on every little detail I need to, every day that an update arises, which is very often. I can now also know what happened on which day so I can keep a little peace of mind and have the organizer remember for me, instead of myself. 


I recommend BusyBodyBook to you! I love the family grid organizer and I think it's a fabulous product!




     Visit BusyBodyBook for all of your organizing needs. BusyBodyBook has you covered when it comes to organizing family schedules this school season! BusyBodyBook also has other great products that include a Wall Calendar and UNdated Weekly Grid Pad.



    




BUY IT! 


 You can purchase the BusyBodyBook 2011/2012 Personal & Family Organizer by visiting BusyBodyBook. The Personal & Family Organizer retails for $17.95.





GIVEAWAY 



Thanks to Busy Body Book, one lucky reader will win a product from BusyBodyBook of choice.







MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Busy Body Book and tell me which product you would choose if you were the lucky winner. (1 entry)




 
**You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entry. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted! Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!** 










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You can copy and paste this if you'd like:



#win an organizer of choice from @busybodybooks to stay organized this school year! Ends 9/13 http://bit.ly/qvDRtj Open to US!  #giveaways



Giveaway will end on 9/13/11 at 11:59 PM MST





Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner on my blog.



Open to US Residents 


I received a review product in order to write a honest review. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Many thank to Busy Body Book for letting me review and giveaway their product. 




Stuff the Bus- With 500 Backpacks For Kids in Our Community in Salt Lake City, Utah!

11:07 AM





     I just barely found out about a great cause today and I'm excited to join in to help those in need have a backpack filled with school supplies here in Utah! Today, August 24th is the last day to donate!


 Here's a little about the fundraiser:


     Help VERITAS FUNDING and United Way of Salt Lake ‘Stuff The Bus’ with 500 backpacks for kids in our community. Donate a backpack or school supplies OR donate a backpack FILLED with school supplies...and together we can GIVE BACK!



Items needed to ‘Stuff The Bus’:
 

-Backpacks
-Elementary school paper
-Pocket folders
-Colored pencils
-Erasers
-Pencils/pens
-3 ring binders
-Rulers
-Spiral notebooks
-Markers
-Scissors
-Glue sticks
-Cash donations will be accepted



     Any donations can be dropped off at Veritas Funding- 64 East 6400 South Suite 335 right off of State St. near Fashion Place Mall on the opposite side of the street in Murray, Utah.


     Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Please drop off donations from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

     I'm now off to go search for some school supplies that I can donate to a great cause!




* I did not receive any compensation for this post. Just posting about a great cause here in Utah that I think is awesome! *





Winners

Back to School Giveaway Winner

8:34 AM




I have another back to school bash giveaway winner to announce today! Many thanks to Educational Insights for sponsoring this great giveaway! Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway!

Random.org chose the winner for me!


The lucky winner will receive an Educational Insights Blurt! Word Race Game and the lucky winner is: (out of 199 entries)



#152     kathy pease



Congratulations, Kathy! Please respond within 48 hrs. to claim your prize!

  

Back to School Bash

BTSB- Locate Utah Homes- $25 Walmart Gift Card for Back to School Shopping

1:57 PM






     Locate Utah Homes, a great home search site in Utah, is offering my reader's a chance to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card to help parents with some back to school shopping!

Locate Utah Homes Website Features:
- Compare Utah Home Prices in the Neighborhood
- Save Favorite Utah Homes to Keep them Handy
- View ALL Available Photos
- View ALL Utah Home Addresses
- Schedule Showings
- View Utah Homes with Google Map
- View Utah Homes by School Districts
- And Much More


       Thank you, Locate Utah Homes for offering a giveaway to my reader's! Please tell your family and friend's about Locate Utah Homes if they are moving to Utah or moving in Utah! Locate Utah Homes has a great team that you can trust in with all of your Utah real estate needs.







GIVEAWAY 


Thanks to the Locate Utah Homes Team, one lucky reader will win a $25 Walmart Gift Card for back to school shopping!






MANDATORY ENTRY:  What will you purchase with the Walmart Gift Card if you are the lucky winner? Please leave a comment below with your answer. (1 entry)




**You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entry. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted! Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!**




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- Add my buttons to your site. Leave link (2 entries for each)
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You can copy and paste this if you'd like:


#win a $25 Walmart Gift Card for #backtoschool shopping! @locateutahhomes @natdey Ends 9/15 http://bit.ly/qgy07f Open to US! #giveaways






- Post these buttons onto your site and leave the link where it can be found (5 entries each)




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Locate Utah Homes Blog






Giveaway will end on 9/15/11 at 11:59 PM MST




Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. The winner has48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner on my blog.


Open to US Residents 


 All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post nor did I receive a product to review. 




Winners

Wellaby's Gluten Free Cheese Ups Winner

10:47 AM






     Thank you to everyone who entered the Wellaby's Cheese Ups Giveaway! Many thanks to Wellaby's for offering this yummy giveaway to my readers!

Random.org chose the winner for me!


The lucky winner is: (out of 226 entries)


#212    cloud10277


    Congratulations to Tracy! The prize has been claimed! Please check out my giveaways located on my left sidebar for your chance to win! 

 

Winners

Winner Announcement! Did You Win?

5:50 PM




     Thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaways that ended yesterday! I appreciate it!


Random.org chose the winner's for me! The lucky winner's are:


(out of 1,125 entries)
#370   Jill


(out of 564 entries)

 # 281   Jennifer T.


(out of 287 entries)

 #35   steffie


(out of 306 entries)

#166  rj7777


  Congrats to the winner's! Please respond within 48 hrs. to claim your prize! There are still many current giveaways on my site! Please come enter them for your chance to win!
 



Back to School Bash

BTSB- Waste-Free Lunch Boxes with Easy Lunch Boxes Review & Giveaway

4:22 PM

      Today,  I'm happy to bring to you a review for an essential product for back to school! Lunchboxes are a must have item that every child who takes a lunch to school will need! Easy Lunch Boxes is the perfect solution to back to school shopping for lunch boxes!

     I am a fan of Easy Lunch Boxes because they have waste-free lunch boxes that are easy to use and will save you a lot of money. No more paper bags or plastic baggies to make a lunch! Easy Lunch Boxes has a great system where you can purchase containers that come with 4 different containers in 4 different colors. You can also purchase a lunch bag to store the containers into them.


Great things I love about Easy Lunch Boxes: 

- Eco-Friendly
- Made for Kids and Adults
- Containers have 3 Compartments & 1 Lid
- Easy Preparation & Easy Cleanup
-No BPA, Lead, Vinyl or PVC
- Affordable & Very Durable






     Easy Lunch Boxes graciously sent me a black lunch bag with a set of containers to review! Shipping was super fast and I received my lunch products within the same week that they were ordered for me! I was definitely impressed with Easy Lunch Boxes shipping!

      I love that the lunch bags come in 7 different colors to choose from so there is definitely a color for everyone! We love that the lunch bag system is compact, lightweight, easy to carry around with it's handle, and it is not bulky. This lunch box system is perfect for kid's to take to school, parents to take to work, or pack a lunch for the park.




     I was impressed with the containers because they are very sturdy and sturdier than any other container I have ever used. They out beat Ziploc containers by a lot! These containers are microwave and dishwasher friendly. I had the chance to wash my containers inside of the dishwasher. They were in the same condition after washing them in the dishwasher as they were before. The container tops still had the bright colors and did not fade while washing.

     Easy Lunch Boxes also made these containers kid friendly. The containers are made to open easily so children can take these containers to school in the Easy Lunch Boxes bento lunch box. I was concerned at first when the containers didn't snap shut, but then realized that it is perfect to use with the lunch box.  This is also great so when children use the containers at school that they can open up the containers by themselves and will not need extra help to open the containers up.

     Remember Easy Lunch Boxes this school year and start packing school lunches with the Easy Lunch Boxes system!

      We really love the lunch bag and containers that we received! Paul has enjoyed taking his new lunch box and containers to work. It has come in handy and we have enjoyed saving money by using the Easy Lunch Boxes products.


BUY IT! You can purchase the lunch bag for only $7.95 and the containers retail for $13.95. Shipping is free when you purchase the Easy Lunch Boxes products on Amazon. Take advantage of free shipping today!

       


GIVEAWAY 


Thanks to Easy Lunch Boxes, one lucky reader will win a container set and one lunch bag (winner can choose color). Retail value is $21.90.



Please do not enter this giveaway if you have won or received free product from EasyLunchboxes within the past 3 months..




MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Easy Lunch Boxes and comment below about something that you love about Easy Lunch Boxes products. (1 entry) 




**You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entry. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted! Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!** 






BONUS ENTRIES: 


- Like Easy Lunch Boxes on Facebook (2 entries)
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-  Subscribe to Easy Lunch Boxes on YouTube  (2 entries)
- Like The Adventures of Paul and Natalie on Facebook

- Follow my blog publicly
- Enter Rachel's Oppo Rings & MeBands Giveaway (2 entries)
- Enter Two Classy Chic's Easy Lunch Boxes Giveaway (2 entries)
- Subscribe by e-mail to my site. Confirm it.
- Add my buttons to your site. Leave link (3 entries for each)
- Blog about this giveaway. Leave link (3 entries)
- Enter my current giveaways (1 entry for each)
- If you posted our Back to School Bash button early and posted here, please leave 2 extra entries.

- Follow @natdey on Twitter and tweet this giveaway! (1x/daily)

You can copy and paste this if you'd like:


#win an @EasyLunchBoxes Lunch Bag & Container Set for #backtoschool time! (ARV $21.90) @natdey http://bit.ly/ntr8XF Ends 9/6 #giveaways







Giveaway will end on 9/6/11 at 11:59 PM MST



Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner on my blog.




Open to US Residents 


I received a review product in order to write a honest review. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Many thank to Easy Lunch Boxes for letting me review and giveaway their product. 



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