Monday, April 30, 2012

Pamper Little Miss Review...

"As the chaos of your busy lives, leaves little time to relax and spend quality time with your children, especially your little girl(s). A new product line has been designed to ensure you set aside a little “mommy and me” time to spend with your little one.

Pamper Little Miss, is a new spa product line specifically for mothers and daughters to create those luxury spa moments in the comfort of your own home.Whether it may be turning the living room into a spa and spending a few hours pampering yourselves with Pamper Little Miss’s facial masque, setting up a manicure and pedicure using their versatile body scrub and body butter or taking turns in a warm bubble bath using their milk bath soak. It is totally up to you.

Pamper Little Miss is dedicated to catering to their consumers, specifically by keeping their pockets in mind as all of their products are affordably retailing at below $8.00. The products are sold exclusively online with the hopes of expanding to shelves of local salons and boutiques that offer services to little girls within the next year."

What we thought:  We had the chance to review the Ms. Divalicious Facial Masque and Milk Bath.  We really enjoyed both of these:)  I love being able to pamper my Little Miss and share with her the importance of  "me time."  She loves spending this time with me and is in a super girly girl stage right now, so she really loved this set.  We took turns applying the facial masque to one another and even put cucumbers on our eyes for the full effect.  These products left our skin feeling soft and smelling sweet.  They would make great Mother's Day gifts!  See the full line of affordable bath and beauty beauty products at Pamper Little Miss.  ABCD Diaries gives Pamper Little Miss an A+!

Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

Robert Rothschild Farm Review and Giveaway...

"Made from scratch, this all natural, small batch style chocolate starts with sweet butter, pure chocolate liquor and fresh cream.  It is expertly blended and finished with pure vanilla.  Our rich Dark Chocolate Sauce is a perfect sweet indulgence.

Suggested Uses:
Enjoy this exquisite topping over your favorite ice cream, drizzle over brownies and cheesecake or mix into hot coffee for a quick mocha.

Made from scratch, this all natural, small batch style caramel starts with sweet butter and fresh cream.  We carefully brown it to perfection and add pure vanilla to finish.  Our sweet Caramel Sauce is simply delicious.

Suggested Uses:
Enjoy this sweet topping over your favorite ice cream, drizzle over brownies and cheesecake or dip with biscotti right out of the jar."

Check out this recipe for a delicious Salty Layered Ice Cream Cake that is to die for!

What we thought:  We love the sauces and marinades from Robert Rothschild Farm, but this was our first experience with the dessert sauces.   MMMMM, they were so good!  Both of them made great ice cream toppings, but the Salty Layered Ice Cream Cake was absolutely heavenly!  This would make a great summertime treat for the whole family:)  Now we know where to find some really great dessert sauces, as well as dips, savory sauces and more.  Thanks Robert Rothschild Farm!  ABCD Diaries gives these dessert sauces from RRF an A+! 
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Beyond Bedding Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Beyond Bedding, we recently got to review a really cute kid's bedding set.

"Dinosaur Land 4pc twin bedding set by JoJo Designs will transform your child's room into a Dinosaur Bedding Adventure! This bedding collection features embroidered appliques of dinosaurs like the Pterodactyl, T-rex and Brontosaurus in a stunning color combination of Rust, Avocado, Butternut Yellow, Chocolate, Camel and Ivory. Every piece is non allergenic and machine washable for ease and repeated use. Made by JoJo Designs, this set is fully inspected for the highest quality."

Your Complete Dinosaur Twin Bedding Set Includes:

  • Twin Comforter (62" X 86")
  • 1 Twin Standard Sham (20" X 26")
  • Twin Bed Skirt (Dust Ruffle)
  • Window Valance (54" X 15")

  • What we thought:  D loves his new bedding set!  It is soft and cozy.  It also holds up well to washing.  Beyond Bedding has a huge variety of crib bedding, toddler bedding and even custom children's bedding!  From newborn to teen, they've got you covered.  They offer quality bedding at competitive prices.  I love that they come with the basics and also offer coordinating add-ons like sheet sets, decorative pillows and more.  This makes it easy to customize your set to your specific needs.  If you're looking for a one-stop bedding shop, check out Beyond Bedding!  ABCD Diaries gives Beyond Bedding an A+!

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Dino Train Fabric Review...

    "Dinosaur Train and Quilting Treasures® have teamed up to offer you and your readers a number of fun craft projects using Quilting Treasures’ Dinosaur Train prints!

    There are a number of fun and easy craft projects using Quilting Treasures’ Dinosaur Train prints that can help you transform your child’s bedroom into the ideal Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker’s Club Room. From bulletin boards, to upholstered headboards, pillowslips and cushions, notebook covers and more… creating a Nature Tracker Club room is a fun activity to enjoy with your children!

    Some ideas for easy crafts with Dino Train fabric:
    · Fabric lampshade · Fabric Fun Picture Frame· Bulletin board· No sew book covers

    The four projects are available for download at the following link:

    For more ambitious crafters, check out the amazing Dinosaur Train quilt pattern at the following link:

    Dinosaur Train fabrics are available at select independent retailers, information available at:

    What we thought:  As you can see, D is very happy with his new Dino Train bulletin board.  Above is a picture midway through our craft project which took less than 20 minutes.  The best part is that D was able to help make this creation which makes him even more proud of it!  The selection of Dino Train fabrics is pretty impressive and the craft ideas are really helpful and easy to follow.  What a fantastic way to make your Dino Train fan a happy camper!  ABCD Diaries gives Dino Train fabric an A+!

    "If there’s a Dinosaur Train fan in your household, then joining Dinosaur Train’s Nature Trackers Club is a must. This FREE community of young children, their families and educators who, like Buddy, Tiny Shiny and Don, enjoy exploring and having adventures and respect their environment, offers a number of fun activities, games and craft projects each month! Register for Nature Trackers Club <

    Once registered, parents can download and print out the Nature Trackers Guide Book, filled with tips and challenges for collecting things from nature, tracking and observing plants and animals, and just getting outside to make exciting new discoveries every day. At the beginning of each month Nature Trackers Club posts new challenges for you and your young explorers to complete."

    Follow The Jim Henson Company:Facebook

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    Toll free: 800.876.2756

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given fabric samples  for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    "Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus" Book Review...

    Book Description

    April 24, 2012 Harriet Beamer Series
    "Aging and recent widow Harriet Beamer insists she's getting along fine with her dog Humphrey in Philadelphia ... until she falls for the fourth time, injuring her ankle, and causing her son and daughter-in-law to cry foul. Insisting Harriet move in with them in California, they make a bet that her ankle is broken, and she foolishly promises to move if they're right. Four x-rays later, Harriet's ankle---and her heart---are broken. She packs up, ships her huge salt and pepper collection to California, and prepares to move away from the only life she knows. The only catch? She's doing it her way. Just wait till her daughter-in-law hears Harriet will travel cross country only by public transportation and alternate means. What follows is a hilarious, heartwarming journey by train, metro bus, ferry, and motorcycle. Along the way, Harriet discovers that although her family thinks it's time for her to be put out to pasture---God has a different plan."

    What we thought:  This book was fantastic!  The characters are lovable and easy to relate to and the story line is unpredictable and exciting.  You immediately love Harriet and root for her on her journey.  This book teaches many great lessons about independence, courage and forgiveness with plenty of comic relief along the way.  ABCD Diaries gives Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus an A+!

    Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

    "Smitty" DVD Review...

    "Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a lovable mutt. With help from the unlikely canine companion, Ben learns the importance of friendship, family and responsibility. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through."

    What we thought:  This was a great family film!  It teaches great lessons about loyalty, morals and friendship.  Our whole family enjoyed this movie.  The characters were easy to relate to, the dog was really cute and the ending was happy...a great combination!  If you are looking for a feel-good family film that is safe for the whole family, Smitty would be perfect!  ABCD Diaries gives Smitty an A+!

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this DVD  for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Cate & Levi People Puppet Review and Giveaway...

    One Of A Kind
    "No two Cate & Levi products will ever be the same. Each one is made from reclaimed wool whose colors and textures are individually selected. Not only is this process environmentally responsible, but it ensures that each animal is truly a one of a kind creation never to be duplicated. Each item is as unique as the child who adopts it."

    What we thought:  Our pirate puppet is adorable!  He is soft and fuzzy and cute:)  I think its really cool that no two Cate & Levi products are alike since they are made from reclaimed wool clothing.  This also allows for these green goodies to be super colorful.  Cate  & Levi puppets are a true sensory experience that my kiddos love and we are so glad they have added people to their line-up:)  ABCD Diaries gives Cate & Levi People Puppets an A+!

    Check out the large selection of handmade goodies at Cate & Levi!  

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    Kushyfoot Open-Toe Flats To Go Review...

    What we thought:  I must admit, I was a little skeptical about these at first.  They look like an open-toe ballet flat and for some reason that struck struck me as a little weird.  Once I put them on however, I was sold:)  They are as comfy as my other Kushyfoot Flats-to-go, their massaging soles working wonders on my tired feet with every step.  I don't know if I would wear these out, but they would be great to slip on in the car after work or after working out.  They are comfy and breathable, not to mention their convenient "foldability" which makes them easy to store in your purse or bag.  They would also be great for after a pedicure.  ABCD Diaries gives the Kushyfoot Open-Toe Flats-to-go an A!

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given a sample  for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    Lost Crates Review...

    "We love beautiful design; it's as simple as that. At Lost Crates, we believe that the smallest changes can turn something from boring to fascinating, and we strive to help you make that difference with our curated crates. We started out with notebooks, writing instruments, desk accessories, and stationery, but after months of stumbling across amazing products that we couldn't pass off as stationery (believe us, we tried), we knew we needed to expand our offerings. No matter what your passions are - writing, food, the environment - you'll find the crate for you. Always well-designed."




    What we thought:  Lost Crates is a monthly or quarterly subscription service.  We reviewed a Housewares Crate with the above items.  All of these items were pretty neat.  We loved the simple designs and the natural feel of the items.  I love the idea of getting a surprise goodie box each month or so.  The items that you will find in Lost Crates are very "design"-centric (if that is even a word:) and unique.  They are those "off the beaten trail" products that are functional AND stylish and sure to be a conversation starter the next time you entertain.  Lost Crates has several themed crates including  varieties for foodies, stationery lovers, "green" enthusiasts and more.  The prices are pretty affordable considering what you get in each crate.  

    Take a look at this month's Housewares Crate featuring Chef'n products:

    ABCD Diaries gives Lost Crates an A+!

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given a crate for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    Sustainable Post-it Note Review...

    Spring has finally sprung and that means it’s time for a little spring organization. Just in time for Earth Day, the Post-it Brand has launched three New Sustainable Post-it Note Color Collections made from eco-friendly materials, to help green your organization routine.

    Sunwashed Pier - The cool and effortless hues of the Sunwashed Pier Collection are available in Post-it Greener Notes, which are made from 100% recycled paper (30% postconsumer content) and have a unique plant-based adhesive.

    Tropic Breeze - The carefree and calm colors of the Tropic Breeze collection are available in Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes, made from 30% postconsumer content.

    Farmers Market - The lively and fresh bursts of color that make up the Farmers Market Collection are also available in Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes, made from 30% postconsumer content.

    What we thought:  We love Post-it products and what better way to celebrate our Earth than by using sustainable products to green up even your most basic office supplies!  We use Post-it notes on a daily basis for D's curriculum notes and A's lunch box "love notes."  I can feel good about using Post-it notes so frequently now that they offer these sustainable products.  Three Cheers for Post-it for helping reduce my family's carbon footprint so effortlessly:)  ABCD Diaries gives the new sustainable Post-it Note collections in all their beautiful colrs an A+!

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    Repurpose Cups Review...

    Repurpose Compostables launched the greenest cup on the market and is currently carried at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Amazon and Gelson's. For the first time consumers across the nation will be able to purchase insulated plant based cups that are non toxic, use 65% less C02 to produce, and can be composted in 90 days in a commercial setting.

    This cup solution is a boon to eco-minded business people, Moms, and college students who need to use disposables but would like to lessen their impact on the environment. Repurpose is here to help, one cup at a time.

    A number of celebs endorse this product, including Adam Levine, judge of The Voice.

    "Say hello to the greenest coffee cup in the world. The technology behind the Repurpose insulated hot cup keeps hot beverages warmer longer, and prevents heat from escaping the cup while protecting the user from burning their hands without the use of sleeves, “jackets” or double-cupping! Traditional insulated cups are made by adding additional layers of paper, but the Repurpose insulated hot cup does the same, better, with our patented insulation material on a single wall cup. Our insulated cup is also chlorine free and uses soy-based inks. Best of all the product generates less CO2 than a traditional paper cup when produced due to it’s Ingeo lining, and can be composted in 90 days in a commercial composter, offering the greenest possible alternative to Styrofoam and all other non-compostable insulated cups."

    What we thought:  These cups are great!  They are my new favorite way to "green" my morning beverage:)  They keep coffee and hot tea hotter longer than my regular mug and the outside of the cup stays cool enough to handle.  I love knowing this cup is better for the Earth than other disposable cups.  It is absolutely fantastic that this cup can be composted in 90 days!  What an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint today and every day!  ABCD Diaries gives Repurpose Cups an A+!

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given samples  for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    Marika Miracles Slimming Capri Review...

       "Marika Miracles SlimmingCapri Legging is the outcome of Marika branching off and incorporating the latest trends and technology into its garments to ensure that wearers get the most functional, flattering and stylish products available.
    The Miracles line is all about flattering fashion. It utilizes a slimming ELASTA-TIGHT Dry-Wik fabric and incorporates patent approved and patent pending designs and technologies, which ultimately provide an enviable shape to a women’s body before she even hits the gym.  Marika tanks, bras and pants are all made of its exclusive ELASTA-TIGHT fabric, which provides a slimming two-way stretch, being specifically designed to lend support and uplift specific parts of the body, while remaining flexible enough to work out in. The DryWik technology wicks away moisture, making for an enjoyable workout.
    The Marika Miracles Slimming Capri Legging with Tummy Control contains inner PowerMesh on the side panel and inner waist band, creating the ultimate compression, core support and slimming. Contoured curved seams at the back help contribute to a more flattering figure, and breathable gusset lining ensures that the material stays dry before, during and after a workout. The Slimming Capri Legging with Tummy Control retails for $60 ($48 for blogger followers using coupon code). Sizes range S,M,L,XL. It is available in black which works with every color in the universe and is so versatile and appealing."

    What we thought:  These capris are great!  They are very slimming, but not uncomfortably tight.  They work with pretty much any top...they are considered activewear, but I have several tunics that look great with them!  These capris are comfy for working out and everyday wear.  They are breathable and really flattering in all the right places:)  The Miracles Capris are now a staple in my workout wardrobe!  ABCD Diaries gives the Marika Miracle Capri an A+!

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    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given a sample for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    Scholastic Storybook Treasures Mo Willems' Collection DVD Review...

    "Mo Willems has created a memorable character in this conniving pigeon who will do anything to drive a bus or eat a hot dog! Now Scholastic brings them to life, together for the first time on DVD in THE MO WILLEMS COLLECTION. Additional stories include Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (in English and Spanish) and Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, plus the bonus Mo and Pigeon Visit a School, Getting to Know Mo Willems, Animating Pigeon, Interview with Mo Willems and the ever-popular read-along function."

    What we thought:  The kiddos have always loved reading Mo Willems' books so they were super excited to see them in animated action!  The read-along function is great for A who is reading now and D is getting more exposure to print words which is great for establishing a solid pre-reading foundation.  These characters are a lot fun and the kiddos also enjoy watching how the stories are written.  ABCD Diaries gives the Mo Willems' Collection an A+!

    Find out more about the Mo Willems' Collection at  Scholastic!  

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    O-Live & Co Review and Giveaway...

    "O-LIVE & CO is produced by Olisur, Chile’s leading olive oil producer, located in the Colchagua Valley, south of Santiago. Representing a New World revolution in extra virgin olive oil cultivation and production, O-LIVE & CO is a game changer, blazing a trail towards a new model and attracting a fresh generation of olive oil aficionados.

    Authentic. Unexpected. Unsurpassed.  Our efficient, rapid 2-Hour Fresh process:
    • Minimizes handling and prevents oxidation
    • Limits the fatty acids liberated, resulting in an impressively low 0.2% acidity
    • Results in a fresh, smooth-flavored extra virgin olive oil
    • Allows for a more affordable, everyday price"
    What we thought:  You can really taste the freshness in this olive oil.  We used it for cooking and a base for both pesto dip and salad dressing and it just tastes so pure.  The true olive flavor really comes through and there is no acid after taste that you sometimes get with other brands of olive oil we've tried.
    O-Live & Co EVOO is fantastic and really enhances the flavor of any dish you put it on.  ABCD Diaries gives O-Live & Co an A+!

    Eating Light, Done Right Cookbook Review...

    "Who doesn't want a break from figuring out what's for dinner tonight? Now every family can have guilt-free, easy-to-prepare meals all the time. Author Tania N. Boughton struggled with food, weight loss and emotional eating for years before developing her new cookbook, Eating Light, Done Right: Simply Sinless Recipes from the Single Mom Next Door (Inspire On Purpose).
    “The best thing this cookbook offers is an easy approach to cooking healthy and losing weight without complicated, time-consuming recipes and professional-grade cookware,” Boughton says. “When I realized I was burying myself in food to deal with the emotional ups and downs of life, I knew I needed to change.” Realizing that countless other women struggle with weight loss issues and emotional eating, she began to work on a solution.Countless hours in the kitchen later, burning herself on a near daily basis and stubbornly refusing to purchase thousands of dollars’ worth of fancy cookware, Boughton has transformed numerous favorite recipes from high-calorie “fat bombs” into easy, light recipes.“You don’t have to be an expert at anything to make these dishes,” she says. “If I can do this, anyone can.” With a frank and light-hearted approach, Boughton takes popular but high-fat, high-calorie recipes from well-known chefs such as Paula Deen and Rachel Ray and modifies them into healthier options while still keeping taste and flavor.Drawing on her experience in the military counseling troops on weight control, Boughton quickly realized she loved helping people face the struggles within. The stories she shares are the true confessions of a reformed emotional eater who is trying to balance single motherhood with hectic everyday life.Tania is a full-time single mom to two little boys, one of whom has Asperger’s syndrome. She also juggles a fashion career, volunteering for her sons’ PTA, raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and other charities, attending her sons’ sporting activities five nights a week, exercising, writing, and tending to the daily cooking, laundry, dishes and stress that come with modern life."
    For more info on this book visit

    What we thought:  If you are looking for fun, easy recipes that are healthy, delicious AND won't break the bank, look no further than the Eating Light, Done Right Cookbook.  This book was written by someone who has been there and dealt with unhealthy eating habits, weight gain and yo-yo dieting.  Tania Boughton is super knowledgeable on these issues and in this book she has gathered some really great recipes that can be made in a hurry and remembered long after:)  The whole family has enjoyed sampling recipes from this great cookbook!  ABCD Diaries gives Eating Light, Done Right an A+!

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Polar Ice Cubes Review and Giveaway...

    Polar Ice - Penguin and Polar Bear

    "The Polar Ice - Penguin and Polar Bear produces the coolest ice cubes you will ever see! The Polar Ice - Ice Cube Tray utilizes high-tech iceberg technology to keep your polar animals afloat. Each Polar Ice set comes with 1 Penguin ice container (2 Penguins together) and 1 Polar Bear ice container.

    A great gift for the "Cool Kids" or anyone who likes to add unique twist to their drink!"

    What we thought:  The kiddos LOVE these ice cube trays!  The only problem is I can't seem to freeze them fast enough to cover the demand:)  They really do make the cutest ice cubes I've ever seen.  The penguins and polar bears float on top of "icebergs" and since the cubes are so large they actually cool down a drink quickly and take a while to melt.  The silicone molds are easy to fill and to clean and create perfect "cubes" every time.  Convenient Gadgets & Gifts is a great place to find cool gifts like these ice cube trays:)  ABCD Diaries gives the Polar Ice molds an A+! 

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    PeaceLoveMom Tee Review and Giveaway...

    "PeaceLoveMom is made up of a team of Moms with one common goal – to create “a celebration of motherhood” for all types of mothers. PeaceLoveMom, a lifestyle brand company was designed to share life’s many moments of motherhood. Established in 2006, the PeaceLoveMom team of ladies brings variant backgrounds, perspectives, and creativity to the table. Although the day-to-day business tasks are split, every PeaceLoveMom in our company possesses the same passion for motherhood and their new found careers. Creating designs that will both inspire and empower mothers everywhere, PeaceLoveMom represents a collaboration and true celebration of motherhood."
     What we thought:  I love my burnout tee from PeaceLoveMom!  The messages these tees send are inspirational, uplifting and just what today's moms need:)  These tees are great reminders encouraging us to be happy and grateful, to love and live and of course to ROCK at being a mom!  They come in gorgeous colors and designs and they would make great Mother's Day gifts:)  ABCD Diaries gives PeaceLoveMom an A+!

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Space Dogs DVD Review...

    "The exciting animated tale of the true story of Belka and Strelka; two Russian dogs sent to space in 1960. A circus dog and a stray dog embark on an out-of-this-world adventure to become the world's most famous canine cosmonauts!"

    What we thought:  This was a really cute movie and a great way to teach children about this story of real-life Space Dogs:)  The characters were colorful and funny and the kiddos really enjoyed watching them in their endeavors to make it to outer space.  Space Dogs is educational and entertaining at the same time which is the perfect combination for learning in my opinion:)  ABCD Diaries gives Space Dogs an A+!

    Find Space Dogs on Amazon or at your favorite movie dealer today!

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given a DVD  for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

    Monday, April 16, 2012 Review and Giveaway...

    " is the #1 ranked bulk vending superstore. Founded in 1993, we are the original online distributor of all things related to vending machines, including gumballs.
    Shop our amazing selection of vending machine products including gumball machines, snack machines, soda vending machines, bill changers, bulk gumballs, parts and vending refills like: bouncy balls, temporary tattoos, vending capsules and more." 

    What we thought:  The kiddos are really enjoying their new gumball machine and gumballs. is your one stop shop if you're in the market for gumballs machines, gumballs, or vending machine goodies.  The even have sugar-free gumballs, Dubble Bubble gumballs and treats for Seaga vending machines.  Whether you need a smaller, counter top machine or a full size machine, has got you covered. The prices are very competitive and the variety is fantastic!  ABCD Diaries gives an A+!

    Gorton's Frozen Seafood Review and Giveaway...

    "Through May 8, Gorton’s is giving away more than 100 weekly prizes on “Fisherman’s Friday.” We’ve also got a truly spectacular grand prize to give away. In total, prizes are worth nearly $10,000! So many surprises….so much fun!
    Speaking of surprises, that’s one word we hear often from consumers who have come to know Gorton’s as a “fish stick” company and have seen the “other side of Gorton’s”. In actuality, Gorton’s is SO MUCH MORE than fish sticks! From the beloved breaded and battered tenders, to nutritious Grilled Fish and Shrimp to all NEW products like the super tasty Sandwich Fillets and the absolutely scrumptious Skillet Crisp, there is something for everyone!"

    What we thought:  We love Gorton's products!  We were super excited to try the new Skillet Crisp Tilapia and we weren't disappointed!  Our problem with most frozen seafood is that it doesn't cook up crisp enough for our tastes. The Skillet Crisp Tilapia DID crisp up very nicely and evenly with the "slow" skillet cooking method and the batter wasn't really have and didn't have an overly fried taste.  It was fresh and delicious and the whole family loved it!  This Gorton's product will definitely be going into the rotation:)  Gorton's has a large line of frozen seafood including grilled shrimp, salmon and battered options like flounder and tilapia fish sticks.  ABCD Diaries gives Gorton's Frozen Seafood an A+!

    Poppy Tree Frames Review...

    "Poppy Tree Frames sells custom, hand made picture frames. We offer 18 frame styles in 42 colors and 49 prints.At Poppy Tree Frames, we absolutely love and take great pride in what we do. We love to design and create art that will complement our customer’s pictures and homes. Our goal is to provide such incredible products and excellent service that our customers will be excited to come back to us and share us with their friends and family."
    What we thought:  Our frame from Poppy Tree Frames is gorgeous!  The color is really beautiful and the "distressed" look gives the frame and antique element that is great for showcasing our favorite family photos. We have gotten so many compliments on this frame since we put it up:)  The detail work is impeccable!  Poppy Tree Frames has a large variety of frames, colors and prints and will work with you to create the perfect frame to fit your needs.  These frames are stylish and well-made and would make great gifts...think Mother's and Father's Day:)  ABCD Diaries gives Poppy Tree Frames an A+!

    Keep up with the latest Poppy Tree Farms news via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

    Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given a sample for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone