Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nair Brazilian Spa Clay and Face Roll-On Hair Remover Review and Giveaway...

"Nair is introducing two new hair removal products for the face that provide salon results for a fraction of the price.
Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Sensitive Formula Face Hair Removal Cream – Features a precision tip for hands-free application
Nair Precision Face Roll-On Wax Kit – Mistake-proof water rinseable sugar wax in a roll-on format

Nair is teaming up with Condé Nast for the “Nair Brazilian Beauty Challenge,” which invites women to highlight great summer style and new fashion trends. One lucky winner will win a shopping spree in New York City with a Condé Nast stylist. Visit for official rules of the challenge through July 31, 2012.

Nair is generously offering a giveaway for one of our readers that will include a makeup travel case to use on-the-go, a crystal mirror compact to make sure you’re picture perfect throughout the day and Nair’s newest products for the face, which just landed on shelves:

Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Sensitive Formula Face Hair Removal Cream and Nair Precision Face Roll-On Wax Kit

What we thought:  
These new Nair products are great!  Both were easy to use and provided quick, long-lasting facial hair removal.  They smell a lot better than a lot of other creams I've used and they each have the perfect tips for precision removal.  After using them my skin felt soft and smooth and has stayed hair free for 5 days now.  The roll-on says the results can last up to 8 weeks!  Both are full of vitamins and minerals that are really great for the skin.  What a great way to kick off summer!  ABCD Diaries gives Nair's new products an A+!

Domino Light Review...

"Domino® Light is an all natural pure cane sugar and stevia blend with half the calories of sugar. (That's over a350-calorie savings in each cup!) By blending pure cane Domino® Sugar with anaturally sweet extract from the stevia plant, we have created a delicious sweetener with no artificial ingredients!"

What we thought: I was pretty impressed with the samples we received from Domino Light.  I've never been a fan of the natural calorie-free sweeteners because (IMO) you can taste the just doesn't taste like sugar.  The Domino Light has come the closest to tasting like sugar other than sugar itself for me:)  It was perfect for sweet tea, a staple in our house:)  It also worked really well in place of regular sugar for baking.  Domino Light is a great find for those who are looking for a way to cut their sugar calories without completely sacrificing taste.  ABCD DIaries gives Domino Light an A+! 

Save a little green with the $1.00-off coupon right on the Domino Sugar Facebook page!

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

Master Karate Todd DVD Review...

"Master Karate Todd
Master Karate Todd is a young animated lion that teaches live action kids (ages 4-11) karate moves to music (like Taebo), while promoting fitness, nutrition and the importance of living green.
Children are viewing our DVD as an intriguing, inclusive alternative to sitting on the couch and we are confident that you will love and enjoy the journey into the world of MKT! Our test results with children have been very impressive.
The Animation team - Ford Brothers Productions
The creator of Master Karate Todd is an AAU National Karate Jr. Olympic Gold Medal Champion. The director and producer worked on Dora The Explorer and Sesame Street, and the writer has written for Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and Skunk- Fu.
Value proposition to Parents
The Master Karate Todd DVD series brings the Karate Dojo along with great values into the living room of homes at an affordable price for all families. Normal costs for martial arts fitness classes are typically $100 per month per child vs. Master Karate Todd’s DVD is priced at $19.99! MKT is not just fun but is a solution to getting kids active creating positive new instincts and new experiences. In addition to learning about fitness, nutrition and green energy, kids also simultaneously learn to be more confident, disciplined and focused!
This is an inspiration for us to expose this affordable option to kids everywhere motivating them to adopt a healthy lifestyle regardless of their current circumstances! 
Master Karate Todd is Unique- Combined Fitness, learning and entertainment that is fun!
Master Karate Todd has received outstanding marks as a new product that is fun, entertaining and relevant for today from School board administrators, Principals and elementary teachers.
Most importantly, all of the lessons learned from MKT with children register as enjoyment for children not a philosophical teaching or lecture. They are having fun the whole time they are learning!

Here's a link to the official trailer: Video
Our mission is to help save our kids and give them a life changing DVD today. MKT’s instructional health and fitness DVD is packed with all the things kids need to be truly self disciplined through the use of new age karate. Join everyone’s favorite eco friendly Lion, Master Karate Todd and the Power Squad on an adventure to a healthier life. Don’t forget to become a member for free at!"  

What we thought:  The kiddos really enjoyed this DVD and agreed it was quite a workout:)  They still had a blast learning the moves and practicing them along with the Master Karate Todd crew.  If you have an active youngster who enjoys watching TV, this DVD is sure to be a hit!  ABCD Diaries gives Master Karate Todd 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

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DuneCraft Rainforest BioSphere Review and Giveaway...

We recently had the chance to review a Rainforest BioSphere garden kit from DuneCraft!

Each Complete Kit Includes:
  • Sprouting and Growing Dome
  • Rainforest Animal
  • Rainforest Treasure
  • Four Seed Packs:
        China Doll
        Polka Dot Plant
        Moon Flower
        Rainbow Plant
  • Rainforest River Gravel
  • Color Stakes
  • Color Decals
  • Planting Mixture
  • Instructions 

  • The kiddos had a blast planning and planting our garden and they are really enjoying watching the plants sprout.  We actually had seedlings sprouting within 2 days of planting our garden which was really impressive.  We are excited to see the end result of our biosphere.  This kit continues to be a great teaching tool and learning experience for our kiddos.  The kits come with enough seeds to re-plant as well, so that is a definite bonus!  You definitely get your moneys worth with DuneCraft kits!  ABCD Diaries gives this kit an A+!

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Stay at Home Moms Review...

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stay-at-Home Moms: 101 Inspirational Stories for Mothers about Hard Work and Happy Families

    "A reissue of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms, this book contains 101 great stories from mothers who have made the choice to stay home, or work from home, while raising their families, These multi-tasking, high-performing women have become today’s power mom. Every stay-at-home and work-from-home mom will view this book as having been written just for her."

    What we thought:  Another great collection of stories from the crew at Chicken Soup for the Soul!  Many of these endearing stories are near and dear to my heart since the theme of this book is about the trials, tribulations and joys and rewards of being a stay-at-home mom:)  This book would make a great gift for the SAHM in your life!  ABCD Diaries gives this Chicken Soup for the Soul title 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

    Monday, May 28, 2012

    Dirty Jobs Cleaners Review...

    "A new line of products including Dirty Jobs Heavy Duty Complete, has a higher concentration of oxygen powered enzymes that is tough on stains, but gentle on fabrics and surfaces than any other stain remover on the market. Everyone has a Mike Rowe + kids in their life that need cleaning up from their adventures… perfect for spring cleaning!

    America’s dirtiest jobs have to get clean and My Dirty Jobs, LLC has found a way to clean the messiest disasters of carpet stains, laundry stains or general messes with a brand new line of household cleaning products that gets everything squeaky clean. Inspired by his own show, Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel, Mike Rowe became involved with MyDirty Jobs, LLC because of the effectiveness of the products are and the creators were open to a new way of marketing the products that appealed to him; they didn’t demonize dirt. The real message is whether it’s as a result of work or play, it’s okay to get dirty. After all, it washes off"

    What we thought:  We reviewed the Dirty Jobs Complete Heavy-Duty, Oxygen-Powered Stain Remover. It can be used as" a booster for stain removal in the laundry, a cleaner for dingy bathroom surfaces, for freshening upholstery and fabrics, and it is even safe as a carpet stain remover. The original formula of Dirty Jobs Complete harnesses a higher concentration of oxygen-powered enzymes unlike any other product on the market cutting through grime, grease, stuck-on dirt and set-in stains."  I love that it works on such a large variety of projects.  It is safe for colors and biodegradable.  It works really well on the mold that tends to grow around our tub and sink in our super humid climate along the Texas coast.  This is a really great all-in-one product:)  ABCD Diaries gives Dirty Jobs cleaners 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

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    Get Caught Reading with "Guess Who Buddy" Book Review...


    Help others to “Get Caught Reading” too with a local book drive!

    "DINOSAUR TRAIN’s “Buddy” celebrates the Association of American Publishers Get Caught Reading campaign for a second year, a campaign devised to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read! 

    Research has proven that early language experience stimulates a child's brain to grow and reading to children gives them a huge advantage when they start school. Member organizations of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) participate in a variety of ways in Get Caught Reading to encourage people of all ages to enjoy books and magazines and to share that pleasure with the young children in their lives.

    As part of the Get Caught Reading campaign, Buddy, from Dinosaur Train, is depicted “caught reading” in posters made available to teachers and parents for use in classrooms, libraries and other locations. The “Buddy” poster is available at <> . Posters are FREE plus a $5.00 charge per set (1 – 12 posters) for shipping and handling! The order form is available here: <> .

    According to AAP Vice President Tina Jordan, “Dinosaur Train is one of the most popular and frequently requested Get Caught Reading posters by the elementary school and library community and AAP is grateful to The Jim Henson Company for allowing Buddy to join our GCR community.”

    In Guess Who Buddy!, “What’s that dinosaur?” is the question Buddy needs to answer as he plays a guessing game with his friends. Kids can play along with Buddy by reading the playful descriptive text for each hidden character, guessing the dinosaur, then lifting the flap to see if they are right! A surprise pop-up at the end of the story adds to the charm of this fun book. SRP $10.99. Ages 2 and up.

    Get Caught Reading Month has been supported in the past by such well-known figures as former First Lady Laura Bush, Drew Carey, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Donald Duck, Patty Duke, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Graham, Derek Jeter, Vernon Jordan, Jake Lloyd, Rosie O'Donnell, Dolly Parton, The Rugrats, Jane Seymour, Sammy Sosa, Spider Man, Erik Weihenmayer, and Robin Williams, all of whom have been "caught reading" their favorite books and magazines for print ads and posters seen by millions of people across the country. In addition, more than 200 Members of Congress have been photographed "caught reading" on Capitol Hill.

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    What we thought:  This was a really cute book for my little Dino Train lovers!  The riddles were fun to guess and the characters were colorful as always:)  The kiddos had a blast guessing who was hiding behind each flap and then checking to see who was right.  This is one they have asked to read over and over again which is always a good sign if you ask me:)  And it would be a great book with which to celebrate "Get Caught Reading" Month!  ABCD Diaries gives "Guess Who Buddy!" 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

    Aerobie AeroSpin Yo-Yo Review and Giveaway...

    "The AeroSpin will keep kids of all skill levels occupied for hours of indoor and outdoor fun. It is a precision-crafted yo-yo with a soft grip that’s easy on the hand and the household. The AeroSpin’s ball bearing allows for long sleep times and its adjustable gap makes string and looping tricks easier. Each AeroSpin comes with a booklet of tricks and tips. It is recommended for ages 5 and up, retails for $19.99, and is sold online through and other retailers."

    What we thought:  This was by far the most fun yo-yo we've ever owned!  The accompanying book proved to be very helpful illustrating tricks for us to learn with step-by-step directions.  Our kiddos aren't quite old enough to really keep the yo-yo going, but B became an expert and entertained all of us for quite a while:)  If you have a yo-yo lover, this would make a great gift!  ABCD Diaries gives the AeroSpin an A+!

    Find out more about the AeroSpin at Aerobie

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    Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing" Review and Giveaway...

    "Couponing has evolved from Sunday morning newspaper clippings into an online world of websites, blogs, and daily specials. Today, becoming a couponing pro is more than clipping coupons; it is about juggling more savings opportunities than ever before. The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Couponing teaches readers how to maximize savings by couponing more strategically with information on how, where, and when to find the biggest couponing deals.
    The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Couponing includes:
    • Understanding couponing basics
    • Tips on finding and cashing in on coupons
    • Advice on multiple savings offers, money-back coupons, and rewards programs
    • The latest info on deal-of-the-day sites, rebates, and other online coupon options
    • How to best plan and organize coupons
    What we thought:  This is a very comprehensive book for couponers.  It covers a variety of topics that will help you save so much money!  Whether you're just starting out or are an accomplished couponer, this book is a handy tool to have around as a reference.  When you use this guide, you will really be able to maximize your savings.  ABCD Diaries gives this book an A+!

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    Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters Review...

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers & Daughters: 101 Inspirational and Entertaining Stories about That Special Bond

    "Mothers and daughters. They are, at the same time, very similar and completely unique. This relationship - through birth, childhood, teen years, adulthood, grandchildren, aging, and every step in between - can be the best, the hardest, and the sweetest. Mothers and daughters will laugh, cry, and find inspiration in this collection of stories that remind them of their shared love, appreciation and special bond."

    What we thought: Another great compilation of heartwarming and humorous stories by the Chicken Soup for the Soul team: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters.  This would make a great gift for both mothers and daughters.  The stories are (as always:) uplifting and inspirational and REAL!  What a great showcase of stories on the subject of this special bond:)  ABCD Diaries gives this book 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

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Happy Napper Review...

    "Happy Nappers are the perfect play pillow! All you have to do is ring their sleepy sounds doorbell, then wake 'em up and take 'em out. When you're finished playing, just give your Happy Napper® a hug goodnight and return 'em to their Home Sweet Home. Whether it's a Doghouse, Dragon's Castle, Bug Bungalow or Penguin's Igloo, there's nothing like a Happy Napper®, The Perfect Play Pillow®!
    Best of all, a portion of all Happy Nappers' proceeds will be given to the Home Sweet Home Fund benefiting the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation."

    What we thought:  Want to know a guaranteed way to bring a smile to your little one's face?  Gift them a Happy Napper!  Seriously, A was soooo happy with her new play pillow and I can hardly pry it from her at school time (I know she'd take with her if she could:)  These really are super cute and they come in varieties that would be great for both boys and girls.  Happy Nappers are ridiculously cuddly and would be great for car or plane trips or sleepovers at Grandma's house.  ABCD Diaries gives Happy Nappers an A+!

    Check out Happy Nappers and use the discount code SPECIAL4U for free shipping.

    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

    Scala Collezione Sun Hat Review...


    "Dorfman Pacific has been expanding the sun protection portion of its line season after season. Their 2012 collection features many striking styles and colors and brims that range up to SEVEN INCHES! Solids, Stripes, Patterns in a choice of silhouettes and materials means that their is the perfect hat for every face and budget!
    Style LC511 from the SCALA COLLEZIONE BRAND is a very popular styles because it is feminine, chic and functional which is as perfect as a sunhat can be! It features a 4 inch brim- and an external bow trim that actually is a functional sizing tie--so that the hat is truly one size fits all.
    Another great benefit is its pack ability and recovery. It is light weight and bounces back into shape 1-2-3, therefore it can be easily stored in a beach bag or taken away on vacation.  This hat is also ideal to wear at home for a walk and other activities like gardening. The styling can be paired with casual wear, beach wear and looks glamorous with a sundress. It is one size fits all and comes in classic and pop color ways including  turquoise, lime, fuchsia, white, natural, tan and black.

    This Ribbon Crusher style (also known as The Tres Jolie on the website) can be purchased at for the affordable price of $30. Amazing--to have all that quality, style and protection at that price!  BUT BETTER YET--for our readers, the hat will be available from 5/10/12 through 6/30/12 for a 20% deduction which means $24 for you lucky followers.

    Promo Code: SunHatSave20 (Not valid with other offers)

    What we thought:  This is the pewrfect sun hat for summer!  You get a super stylish hat in hot summer colors like Black, Lime, Fuchsia and Natural that actually provides superb coverage and sun protection while keeping you looking great!  This hat is great for the beach bag or the suitcase since it flattens and pops back up perfectly.  If you are looking for an affordable hat that will keep you protected all summer long in style, take advantage of the super sizzling 20% off deal!  ABCD Diaries gives the Sacla Collezione 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

    Levaqua Digital Showerhead Review and Giveaway...

    Levaqua® 220 OneTouch™ Fixed Digital Showerhead
    "Levaqua's OneTouch FH220 gives you unsurpassed control and comfort at your fingertips. Digital technology built inside of the showerhead allows you to easily select from one of 9 digital settings. Choose from 4 invigorating sprays with one touch of a button. Conserve water three ways with Eco Spray, Pause or Timer settings. Set the timer for 5 or 10 minutes and the shower will give you a quick signal when time is up. This unique showerhead features 2 pre-programmed SPA settings, designed to Relax or Energize. Each 5-minute program varies spray patterns to create a luxurious spa experience. Use your shower to its fullest potential with Levaqua's OneTouch FH220.
    • 9 Digitally controlled settings
    • 4 Digitally controlled invigorating spray settings
    • Xlarge 5 in. shower head for a luxurious shower experience
    • One touch pause button, 2 times settings and Eco mode for the ultimate in water saving functions
    • Quality backed up by a 5 year warranty
    • 2 Pre-set shower programs for a relaxing or refreshing experience
    • Installs in seconds and replaces and existing shower head" 
    What we thought:  This is a really cool showerhead!  It has so many neat features!  I love the timer function and the pause setting...this really lets us reduce our water consumption which is great for our water bill AND the Earth:)  The Spa Settings are great as well and provide really relaxing and refreshing spray options!  Not to mention this showerhead is easy on the eyes and looks great in our bathroom!  ABCD Diaries gives this Digital Showerhead from Levaqua an A+!

    Monday, May 21, 2012

    Putumayo Kids "Cowboy Playground" CD Review and Giveaway...

    Cowboy Playground
    The latest toe-tapping release from Putumayo Kids' acclaimed Playground series
    "The legend and lore of the Wild West holds a strong allure for kids and grown-ups alike. Whether it conjures up images of cowboys riding ponies across the wide-open range or singing songs by the campfire, music of the old West represents a great American tradition that holds a timeless appeal.
    Putumayo Kids captures the freedom of the cowpoke’s life with Cowboy Playground, a galloping collection of songs by artists such as Western music stalwarts Riders in the Sky andDon Edwards. Children’s cowboy music star Buck Howdy sings his funny tall tale tune “Pecos Bill” while classics including “Home on the Range” (recorded just for this release by Oregon children’s artist Victor Johnson), “Whoopie Ti Yi Yo” (performed by Canadian artist-rancher Ian Tyson) and “Don’t Fence Me In” ( jazzily arranged for Putumayo Kids by Seattle kids’ artist Johnny Bregar) are familiar even to city slickers. At the end of the day, as millions of stars twinkle in the sky, the Dale Evans-inspired band Cowboy Envy wishes everyone “Happy Trails."

    Putumayo Kids CDs are available through retailers in more than 80 countries. With dozens of CDs and a new World Culture collection of products, the company is committed to introducing children to the world through engaging international music.

    Visit for more information.

    What we thought:  This CD is full of some of our favorite cowboy songs like "Don't Fence Me In," "Home on the Range," "Back in the Saddle Again" and "Whoopie Ti Yo Yo."  These songs and many others are wonderfully performed and the kiddos loved singing and dancing to them.  They even got out the stick horses and had a great time playing cowboys:)  This is a fantastic CD and we can't wait to take it on a road trip this June.  It will be fun for the kiddos AND the adults:)  ABCD Diaries gives Cowboy Playground an A+!

    Just Jen Tee Review...

    What we thought:  This was such a great shirt!  It was comfy and sparkly and fit just right.  Just Jen tees would make great gifts and they have a huge selection of design styles and shirt styles to make any occasion memorable.  You can even custom order a design! Shipping is super fast and the prices are competitive.  The shirts are well-made...even after being worn and washed several time my shirt still looks like new and I get compliments on it every time I wear it!  ABCD Diaries gives Just Jen tees 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

    Sunday, May 20, 2012

    Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen...A Summertime Must-Have!

    "Now that the days are longer and temperatures are beginning to rise, this is the perfect opportunity to pack up the family and head outdoors! But like any parent, we want to make sure that our children are protected from the damaging rays of the sun. Luckily, we can all rely on Coppertone® broad spectrum sunscreens to help protect our families and allow for a relaxing time outdoors."

    Sun Care Tips: Smart Sunscreen Use
    • Get a head start on the sun.
      • Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you are exposed to the sun.
    • Don't skimp on sunscreen.
      • Use it liberally and apply it evenly over all exposed skin to ensure complete coverage. Reapply as directed.
    • Cover all the bases.
      • It's easy to overlook spots like the ears, neck, and shoulders, but they need sunscreen too. Remember to grab a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and to seek shade when the sun is most intense.
    • Follow the numbers.
      • SPF tells you the level of protection a sunscreen provides from sunburn. Use sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher whenever you'll be outdoors.
    • Reapply, reapply, reapply.
      • Apply another coat of sunscreen as needed, at least every 2 hours- and be sure to reapply after swimming, sweating, vigorous activity or toweling off.
    • Select water resistant sunscreens that can keep up with kids.
      • Use water resistant sunscreens with broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher, and look for products that are quick and easy to apply to squirmy kids. (Keep babies under six months of age out of the sun and consult a doctor before applying sunscreen.)
    For more sun care tips, please visit

    We love Coppertone's Water Babies sunscreen!  Living so close to the bay, we wear sunscreen never know when the kiddos might get the itch to hit the beach!  Water Babies is one of our favorite sunscreens because it is gentle on our kid's sensitive skin and it is reliable.  When we wear Water Babies sunscreen as directed, we never burn!  If you are going to spend some time in the summer sun, we highly recommend Coppertone products, especially Water Babies if you have little ones:)

    Disclosure:  "As a member of the Coppertone® Water MOMS group, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience."

    "Moo Kitty Finds a Home" Book Review...

    Moo Kitty Finds a Home [Hardcover]

    Valerie Lee Veltre

    "A sad turn of events leaves Moo Kitty alone, grieving and frightened of the world beyond his rose garden. Love, compassion and friendship are just some of the life lessons that Moo Kitty learns on his journey to find a new home. Join Moo and his friends in this charming and beautifully illustrated story."

    What we thought:  This story teaches important lessons of faith and acceptance in a beautifully illustrated tale about a cute cat.  The kiddos really enjoyed this story.  It really is a great way to explain tough issues to children and helps to instill the ideas of responsibility and acceptance.  ABCD Diaries gives this book 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, May 16, 2012

    Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Bottle Opener Review and Giveaway...

    Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Wine Pourer, Stopper, Foil Cutter and Elegant Recharging Stand, in Rubberized Black

    "The Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Opener in Rubberized Black makes opening wine bottles easy while entertaining your guests at the same time. Designed for home and restaurant use, its latest generation battery now opens up to 40 wine bottles with the gentle push of a button, all on a single charge. The Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Opener is completely cordless and includes an elegant recharging base with an LED charging indicator. The Pro also ships with a free always handy foil cutter to remove wine seals, and a bonus wine pourer and stopper. The Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Opener opens both natural and synthetic corks. It also boasts a new ultra light-weight design, a faster motor, and an ergonomic rubberized soft grip for effortless handling. Use it at home or take it with you to impress your hosts and guests before the first sip."

    What we thought:  Looking for  great gift for Father's Day, a wedding or even a college grad?  The Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Bottle Opener is a great gift to celebrate any of these occasions!  It is sleek and stylish and makes opening wine bottles effortless.  The opener charges quickly and works really well.  Any wine lover would really enjoy this opener!
    ABCD Diaries gives the Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Opener an A+!

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    Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Grinder by Ozeri Review and Giveaway...

    Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder, by Ozeri
    "The Ozeri Artesio Electric Grinder by Ozeri is the ultimate accompaniment to any dinning setting where a touch of fresh pepper (or salt) goes a long way. Designed to operate effortlessly, the Artesio combines an adjustable ceramic grinding mechanism with a battery-powered engine for push-button easy dispensing of pepper (or salt). Marketed almost exclusively by word of mouth, the battery powered Artesio consistently wins applause with its ability to grind peppercorns, salt and spices. The Artesio Electric Grinder by Ozeri also boasts an ultra-soft non-slip grip, and a built-in light for low-lit dining ambiances. The Artesio requires no assembly, and runs on 4 AA batteries (not included)."

    What we thought:  This pepper mill is fantastic!  It is super easy to use and works not only on peppercorns, but salt and other spices as well.  It grinds perfectly and is a breeze for the whole family to use.  It is really well-made and would make a great Father's Day gift!  ABCD Diaries gives the Artesio Electric Pepper Mill from Ozeri an A+!

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    "Make Believers" by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo CD Review...

    "Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, which Time Out New York Kids magazine just named one of America's top 10 Best Bands for Kids, will releaseMake Believers on May 22nd, 2012 ($15 CD/$9.99 digital), available from Underground Playground Records, iTunes and various retailers.
    Secret Agent 23 Skidoo fuses empowering messages with traditional hip hop beats and a dizzying range of musical styles from punky-garage rock to funky-vintage R&B and even muy caliente salsa rhythms.
    Secret Agent 23 Skidoo launches his new indie record label, Underground Playground Records, with the release of Make Believers. The label’s name captures the mission and vibe of his brand of family music. “Childhood is such an absolutely unique experience, so potent and beautiful, and when you become a parent you enter a special subculture. Families deserve songs about their experience, and we want to celebrate those stages of life through these songs,” explains Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.
    Secret Agent 23 Skidoo turns the typical kiddie story-song on its head by employing a level of musical and lyrical complexity rarely seen in the family genre. Make Believers opens with an energetic adaptation of the classic Jack in the Beanstalk fairytale, “Magic Beans,” in which young Jack ignores the negativity around him to forge ahead with his dreams. Other original songs offer endless encouragement for kids to use their innate intelligence (“Brainstorm”), bravery (“Hi-5 for the High Dive” and “Hot Sauce”), and imagination (“Make the Future”)."

    Upcoming concerts
    May 20- CD release show, Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
    June 9 - Baby Loves Disco Family Fun Fest, Philadelphia, PA
    June 12 - Tulsa Children's Library, Tulsa, OK
    June 30 - Indy Parks and Rec Family series, Indianapolis
    July 14 - Toubab Krewe Festival, Asheville, NC
    August 2 and 3 - NYC Parks
    August 4 - Jammin Java, Vienna, VA

    What we thought:  This CD was a lot of fun!  We loved singing and dancing to the  hip beats of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.  The songs are engaging and well-written and a great twist on kid's music that even gets the parents singing along:)  This would make a great addition to any children's music library.  ABCD Diarirs gives this CD an A+!

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

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    Aveeno BAAN Fund + Giveaway...

    "The AVEENO® Be An Active Natural Fund™ will support those that are leading community projects that benefit others in need, educate on a healthy lifestyle and give back to the environment. We will be rewarding eight $10,000 grants to individuals who are committed to making a difference.
    Consumers can enter to win one of eight $10,000 grants that will be awarded in 2012 by creating positive change in one of the following ways:
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    · EDUCATE - Educating about the values of an active and healthy lifestyle
    · PRESERVE - Preserving, restoring and improving the local environment"

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