Friday, May 20, 2011

OxiClean's Brighten Up Your Ball Game Contest

OxiClean, OxiClean, OxiClean!  Oh, how I love you!  You have saved many shirts from my little man who loves to play in puddles and dirt.  I never have to worry that a shirt will be ruined or a pair of pants will never be worn again.  I know that I can get any stain out or brighten a load of Mason's dirtiest clothes with OxiClean products. 

I use OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover to keep my families' clothes bright.  This chlorine free stain remover helps to boost your detergents power and keeps the whites whiter.  If I have a tougher stain to tackle, this is when the OxiClean Max Force Pre-Treater Gel Stick comes in.  I can get the toughest dried in stains out.  Best of all, I can treat a stain and wash the item up to a week later if I am not ready to throw a load of wash in at the time the stain happens. 

Everyone knows OxiClean is famous for being the go-to stain remover to help parents get their kids’ dirty uniforms their whitest and brightest all season long.  OxiClean is now helping to brighten up the season by asking parents to submit their own story and photo on the new OxiClean Facebook page on why their child’s softball or baseball organization needs help from OxiClean to clean up their game. From new uniforms, lights, equipment, or turf, to handicap accessibility or transportation – whatever the little ballplayers need, OxiClean will donate $10,000 to one organization in need.

OxiClean just launched the national “Brighten Up Your Ball Game” contest on Facebook.  With sports funding and athletic programs being cut all over the country, OxiClean will donate $10,000 to one lucky youth baseball or softball organization in need of a little brightening up!

For more details about the "Brighten Up Your Ball Game” contest including official rules and regulations, visit

Thanks to and OxiClean for providing the the products above for review.  All opinions of the product are 100% mine.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Matchbox Big Rig Buddies Scrap Yard Adventure by Mattel Review

About six months ago, my township began a major construction project a couple of roads over from my house.  Thankfully, the noise hasn't been bad.  However, there has been an abundance of trucks, bulldozers, and dump trucks rumbling through my neighborhood.  Enter Mason's new obsession with big trucks and everything dirty and involving construction.  When I found out I'd have the opportunity to review Matchbox's Big Rig Buddies Scrap Yard Adventure Playset, I was very excited for Mason.  I know this was right up his alley and he would be in heaven with his new truck friends.

This scrap yard play set is so much fun!  It is very easy to put together and easy to play with.  You can set up the pieces however you want.  This play set is conducive to allowing your child's imagination to take the reigns and make this construction site come alive.  There are so many pieces to set up and configure and reconfigure however you want. 

Included in this set is Rocky the Dump Truck and many obstacles including barrels, wheels, and elevators.  Rocky has many adventures in his scrap yard including riding a gear ramp, which is great for little fingers to manipulate.  Rocky can also ride the ramp up to the transformation stage.  Here Rocky can turn into a "mega dumper".  Rocky can also ride the rolling barrel and down the ramp.  Mason loved watching the dump truck shoot out at the end of the ride!

Mason loved that Rocky the Dump Truck was movable.  This is definitely a unique feature since all of his other trucks are non-functioning.  Mason also loved the ramps that lift the truck to get into the barrel and the ramp to the gear ramp.  From a parents perspective, my husband was quick to point out that no batteries were required.  That definitely gets 5 stars in our book! 

The Scrap Yard Adventure Play Set is recommended for ages 3+ and retails for $16.99.  There are also other sets available Mattel so you can mix and match sets to create your own Big Rig Buddies world. 

Thanks to Mattel and Matchbox for providing the item above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Questions About Cars? Check This Out!

Obviously, I am a girl. So that must mean that I wear dresses, make-up and love shoes and shopping malls...Right?   And that means that when it comes to car maintenance and repairs, I am totally clueless...Right?  Oh, and that means that some mechanics try to take advantage of my seemingly lack of knowledge of anything car related.  Well, the last statement is correct anyway.

If you are in the same boat as me and would like to become more car repair savvy, you have to check out  This site truly has everything you could need to know about your car, whether it is repair related or a general "how to" question. is a free website that gives unbiased repair estimates and reviews. offers a Repair Price Estimates, a Shop Directory, a My Car Page, Encyclopedia Page, and a Car Info Page.  My two favorites are the Repair Price Estimates and Shop Directory. 

RepairPrice Estimates:  This is my favorite part of the website.  I never know how much a repair should cost and when I receive a quote, I always feel like I am being taken advantage of.  With RepairPrice Estimates , I can get an estimate for a specific job and know what a fair price for repair will cost.  You can even get a printable version of the RepairPrice Estimate sent to your email.

Shop Directory:  This is a nice feature too.  All you have to do is enter a city or zip code then you can search by car make or a shop name for the shop in your area that best fits your needs.  Best part...there are user rating and reviews posted so you don't choose a poor shop to take your car to.

Check it out!  What do you have to lose?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ever since I started this Blog, I have wanted to get some promotional items that I could hand out when I meet new toy reps or moms on the playground.  A business card is ok, but I really wanted something more fun, and more memorable.  I have found a great site that has all the the promotional items I could every need. is the site to check out.  This site has everything you are looking for.  From promotional pens, to bags and totes, pens, calendars, t-shirts, key chains, and promotional mugs, you will find what you need. offers a large variety of promotional items at the lowest prices.  They also guarantee your satisfaction with every purchase!  If you find the same item at a lower price anywhere else, let know and hey will match it—guaranteed!  What makes the whole process even easier is offers a friendly customer service staff that is available online or by phone to help you with your order.

If you are looking to get your message out there, you can start with notepads from GOPromos or be creative and advertise with stress balls, will get the job done for you.