Thursday, January 29, 2015

Great stuff going on at The Fantasy Box...just in time for Valentine's!

Great stuff going on at The Fantasy Box...just in time for Valentine's!

a) $5000 Fantasy Photoshoot giveaway  

The Fantasy Box is running the mother of all giveaways- a trip for two to San Francisco or Los Angeles, a boudoir photoshoot with Alloria Winter Photography, hair/makeup, your choice of lingerie sets and on the link below to enter.  The winner will be announced on, you guessed it, Feb 14th!

 b) Special Edition Valentine's Boxes

The Fantasy Box has your Valentine's night covered!  For couples interested in a sensual pampering experience, they are offering a version of their best-selling Platinum Spa Fantasy that was created exclusively and featured on The View for just $99

They also have a spicy new Valentine's Fantasy Box that includes the sexiest lingerie they have ever sent (spoiler available if you want it) from $119. Last day to order is February 7th.

Use code VDAY10 to get 10% off!

Check out the clip from The View!

Natural Meat from Harvestland! #MomsMeet

**Complimentary products received in exchange for out honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

We recently had the chance to review Harvestland chicken:

 The Harvestland product line includes fresh chicken, turkey, and pork products, as well as a variety of fully-cooked refrigerated, frozen, and deli meats.   We shopped for our Harvestland meat at our local Walmart and they only had chicken breasts and thighs, so we picked up some of each.  Harvestland chickens are raised without antibiotics on free-range, organic farms and the company adheres to very strict USDA Process Verified guidelines, and ensures that their family farm-raised chickens, turkeys, and hogs are fed an all-vegetarian diet of certified organic ingredients with no animal by-products.

We decided to use our chicken breasts in Mediterranean Chicken Wraps.  These individually wrapped breasts are so convenient to thaw and prepare.  They are boneless and skinless and very well trimmed.

We seasoned and baked a couple of chicken breasts:

then, shredded the meat:

Then we mixed the shredded chicken with Greek yogurt, feta cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, and black olives.  We layered tortillas with fresh spinach and spooned on the chicken mixture.  We served the wraps with sliced cucumbers and tzatziki:

We really loved the results of our meal with Harvestland chicken!

 You can find Harvestland meats at Publix, Walmart, BJ's, Meijer, and more. Prices vary based on the retailer. Make sure to follow Harvestland on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to keep up with product updates and news.

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

Shake It Off with Kidz Bop 27! #Spon

**Complimentary products received in exchange for out honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

We love the Kidz Bop series of CDs, so we were super excited when we recently had the chance to review the newest release, Kidz Bop 27!

If you like listening to today's hottest music, but need kid-friendly lyrics for those little ears, Kidz Bop offers a fun solution that both parents and kids can appreciate.  Check out the track listing of Kidz Bop 27:


I was pretty amazed to see some of these tracks and very interested in how they would be "kid-ified" and made appropriate for my 6 and 8 year old, but like always, Kidz Bop prevailed and provided a CD full of great tunes for all of us to enjoy together!

Kidz Bop CDs are especially great for road trips and make fun gifts.  They are always a huge hit with both of my kiddos and all of their friends!

ABCD Diaries gives Kidz Bop 27 an A+!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Arthur's "Fountain Abbey" premieres on Monday on PBS Kids!

***Information in this post was provided by the sponsor.  No compensation was received for this post.  All opinions are ours and ours alone.***

ARTHUR's Downton Abbey-inspired episode, "Fountain Abbey," premieres this Monday, January 26 on PBS KIDS (check local listings)!

“Fountain Abbey” will also be available on DVD January 27 through PBS Distribution.
Everyone’s favorite aardvark and his friends will discover the secrets and stories that their families hold. In the drama-filled “Fountain Abbey,” Muffy finds herself absolutely devastated when she learns her great-great grandmother, Mary Alice, wasn’t royalty at all. She was a common maid – oh, the indignity! However, through reading Mary Alice's diary, Muffy is transported back in time to the famous English estate where her ancestor worked. There she discovers the surprising story behind her humble roots.

The week of ARTHUR continues with funny storylines about everyday life and tongue-in-cheek homages to The Wizard of Oz and The Tell-Tale Heart. In each episode, the characters learn valuable lessons about honesty, empathy, and determination. 

HP EcoFFICIENT Printer Paper #ShopletReview

ABCD Diaries was provided with the products in this post by as a member of the Shoplet Product Review Program. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone. 

We recently had the chance to review HP EcoFFICIENT Printer Paper:

Being homeschoolers, we use A LOT of copy paper and store a good amount of printed work for future reference.  HP EcoFFICIENT paper is lighter weight than our previous paper and takes up a lot less storage space.  You can also fit a lot more of it in your printer tray which saves time reloading paper.  If you don't need a specific weight for your most common paper needs, this paper is the way to go! 

Buy It:
You can get a case of HP EcoFFICIENT Paper for $39.99 from Shoplet and enjoy FREE 2-day shipping as well!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Calling all Bead Lovers!! Blueberry Cove Beads Beading Subscription #Giveaway #Spon

**Complimentary products received in exchange for out honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

We recently had the chance to review a monthly bead subscription from Blueberry Cove Beads.  If you love being crafty, especially with beads, you will love this subscription service!  Each month, the folks at Blueberry Cove Beads put together a lovely box of assorted beads and jewelry crafting supplies that fit a theme.  The first month's theme was Woodland.  Here are the contents of our beautifully presented box:

As you can see, the supplies that were included fit the theme wonderfully and there are plenty of supplies to make several projects.

I love that there is such an assortment of different bead types.  We found metal, glass, clay and plastic varieties, all in beautiful, natural designs and colors.

There were beads of all shapes and sizes and it was so much fun mixing and matching them to create different pieces of art:)

Blueberry Cove Beads also hosts a challenge for each box.  You are entered to win a free box if you post a picture of something you created with the current month's goodies to their Facebook page!

They were even sweet enough to include a little something special in the December box just for the holidays:

These charms are adorable!

We were very impressed with this subscription service and the quality and selection of the included items.  We would recommend Blueberry Cove Beads to all of our crafty readers!  For just $22 per month you can receive a surprise box of specially curated beads that you are sure to be delighted with!  A subscription to Blueberry Cove Beads would make a great gift, too!

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Get your bead addiction on with Blueberry Cove Beads!

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Win It:
One Lucky reader will win a 3 month subscription to Blueberry Cove Beads!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Spruce up Any Room With a Waverly Shade from Steve's Blinds and Wallpaper! #Spon

**Complimentary products and information received in exchange for out honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

We are always on the lookout for great products to help us update our 101 year old house.  Many of the windows are original and this year we'll begin the process of updating them to be more cost efficient.  In the meantime, we've been looking for shades and blinds to complement each room.  We were pretty excited to review a Waverly Roller Shade from Steve's Blinds and Wallpaper!

Steve's Blinds and Wallpaper has a large selection of blinds and shades to choose from and the Waverly Collection is known for their trendy patterns and colors that stand the test of time.  It's so easy to order shades that fit perfectly any window size.

The installation of our roller shade was so simple!  B had the new shade installed in less than 20 minutes and it looks great!

The roller function works so smoothly and is practically effortless and the shade itself is beautiful.  This particular pattern comes in many different color schemes and brings a little bit of nature indoors.

Waverly shades come in light filtering and room darkening fabrics.  We chose light filtering since we opted for a bathroom shade.  I like the privacy this shade provides, while also allowing for some natural light.

We are very pleased with our lovely Waverly shade and are looking forward to shopping for more window coverings from the fabulous Steve's Blinds and Wallpaper!

If you are looking to update your window coverings, check out the fantastic collections at Steve's Blinds and Wallpaper!

Monday, January 12, 2015

American Standard Optum VorMax Toilet Delivers a Super Clean Flush Every Time! @AMStandard #Spon

**Complimentary products received in exchange for out honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

We recently had the chance to review the new Optum VorMax toilet from American Standard:

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Snapware Winter Warm Up Sweeps! #Giveaway #Spon

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 Snapware has partnered with Chef Emeril Lagasse!  To inspire at-home cooks and families looking for hearty and delicious soups this winter, Chef Lagasse will be sharing some of his favorite soup recipes on, along with tips and tricks for perfecting soup. 

Prep, storage and transportation is a “snap” with the Snapware® Total Solution® collection, which combines an air-tight and leak-proof, four-latch plastic lid with either a plastic or Pyrex® oven-safe glass vessel. Soups, sauces and more can be transported on-the-go without worries of leaks.

January 7 through January 31, 2015, fans can visit the Snapware brand Facebook page to enter the Snapware® Winter Warm-Up Sweepstakes daily for the chance to escape the cold with a trip for four to Orlando, including airfare, accommodations, dinner at Emeril’s Orlando restaurant, tickets to local attractions, a suite of Snapware and more! Weekly winners will also receive a Snapware prize pack to prep and store with ease.

To learn more about the Snapware Winter Warm-Up, enter to win and view the official sweepstakes rules, visit the Snapware Facebook

To help you warm up this winter, Snapware has offered one lucky ABCD Diaries reader the chance to win the 8 pc storage set pictured above!  Enter below:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness #Giveaway #Spon

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"Forgiveness frees us to get on with our lives! We can all benefit from letting go of our anger, and the 101 personal, touching stories in this collection will help you see the power of forgiveness and how it can change your own life.

Whether it’s forgiving a major wrong or a minor blunder, forgiving someone is healing and frees you to move on with your life. You don’t have to forget or condone what happened, but letting go of your anger improves your wellbeing and repairs relationships. You will be inspired to change your life through the power of forgiveness as you read the 101 stories in this book about forgiving others, changing your attitude, healing and compassion."

Win It:
Enter to win one of three copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness.