Welcome to my Sweet and Simple blog. I am a mama to 5 crazy kids, ages 2 years to 14! When I'm not picking up toys and cleaning....I am cooking, crafting, and writing reviews! This blog is PR Friendly!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pampered Pooch Sponsor Spotlight: PetSolutions Deluxe Quiet Time Pet Bed #Giveaway

PetSolutions offers a wide variety of products for your pets. Whether you have a dog, cat, fish, bird, reptile or other small animal, PetSolutions has got you covered with all your pets needs! 

I was blessed to receive a Deluxe Quite Time Pet Bed for Sugar to review. This bed is super soft and is a nice size for her. The design for this particular bed is swirls.
I first started using this bed on our couch because my husband does not allow Sugar on the furniture. I figured if I put this bed for her to sit on, on the couch, he can't claim that she is actually on the couch. It worked! Sugar is officially allowed on the couch now...if she is on her new bed.
Another great way I am able to use this bed is in our car. Sugar is a car ride lover and usually rides with us on short errands. This bed fits great on the floor of the passenger side and also on the seat. She likes it best on the seat.
The bed features non-slip grip that is very helpful in the car and keeps the bed in place.
Sugar really loves this bed and I do too! It is completely machine washable and holds up well. It has been washed on several occasions and does not lump up. It's in great shape after all these washings!

Check out these other products you will find at PetSolutions!
A wide variety of SmartBones
(currently on sale!)
All this and so much more! PetSolutions offers FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49!

To make a purchase, visit PetSolutions! The bed I reviewed can be purchased for a low price, starting at $9.99! Price depends on the size of the bed you need. Currently, the Ombre Swirl pattern, that I reviewed, is not in stock.

PetSolutions is also on YouTube!
That's right! You guessed it! PetSolutions would like to offer a Quiet Time Pet Bed in Cappuccino Mosaic pattern. Winner can choose the size! Awesome!! This prize is part of the Pampered Pooch Giveaway and it ends 5/1! Giveaway is opened to US only.

Thank you PetSolutions for offering a review and giveaway at Green Mam-a Jam-a!
 **Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

#Win a $20 GC to Jooniebeads Treasures Etsy Shop! Precocotious Preteen #Giveaway Hop! Open WW!

We are helping to celebrate a birthday! Melissa from What Mommy Wants is celebrating her daughter's 12th birthday with a giveaway party and you are invited to enter! The GRAND PRIZE has 12 items including a PlasmaCar, Perplexus and a digital video camera! So after you have entered my contest make sure you hop over and ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE! This event will end at 11:59 on May 8th, plenty of time for those daily entries! 

I had the opportunity to review an item from Jooniebeads Treasures on Etsy! I chose the Dangling Leaf Earrings in Gold, Silver and Copper. These pretty earrings match practically everything I wear and have gotten much attention! Initially, I thought they were made of metal and expected them to be heavy. I was wrong. They are actually not metal and are very light weight. I love dangly earrings that don't make my ears droop.

Look how beautiful! I got quite a bit of compliments on these earrings. They really do stand out and grab attention!
This pair of earrings is one of many lovely items at Jooniebeads Treasures. Here are a few more of my faves...

Multicolor psychedelic metal heart earrings~$16.50

Adorable Green Turtle Earrings~$14.50

Wine, Pink and Purple Rondelle Faceted Crystal Beaded Necklace~$16.50
All of the lovely items pictured above can be purchased for less than $20!

Visit Jooniebeads Treasures Etsy shop to see all of her creations and to make a purchase. The dangling leaf earrings that I reviewed can be purchased for $16.50.
"Like" Jooniebeads on facebook!
Here is the awesome news...Amy, the lovely owner of Jooniebeads Treasures would like to give a lucky Green Mam-a Jam-a reader a $20 to spend on anything in her Etsy shop! WooHoo...so many options!

Thank you so much Amy, for offering a review and giveaway at Green Mam-a Jam-a!

**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pampered Pooch Sponsor Spotlight: PetSmart ~Martha Stewart Pet Products *Review*

PetSmart is my favorite place to shop for all my pet needs! We buy all our fish tank supplies as well as our chihuahua's food and grooming supplies at PetSmart. This is one store I don't actually dread going to. My kids always have a blast there too, looking at all the reptiles, fish and spiders!

I was sent a bunch of PetSmart exclusive, Martha Stewart Pet Products to review. I received a Cuddler Bed with toy, a princess tee, a butterfly hoodie and a bunny toy.
 All of these pooch products are a soft pink color and suit my Sugar perfectly. The bed is so soft and is just the right size for her. The bone shaped plush located in the pet bed(in photo above) is a removable toy, but I left it in the bed and she uses it as a pillow sometimes. The inner cushion is removable and washable, thank goodness. After washing it, it is a bit lumpy and needs a little re-fluffing to get back to normal. The side cushions are generously stuffed.
Unfortunately, the super cute outfits were a tad too small for her :( They were a size x-small and she wears a small. I went to exchange them for a larger size and PetSmart was having a huge sale. There were only 6 outfits left, for much larger dogs. I will be exchanging them in the future and posting pics of her in a separate post.
The bunny toy has a removable tennis ball and also has a squeaker in its head. This toy is more for puppies so Sugar didn't have much interest in it. The kids love it and *try* to get Sugar to play with it. I would recommend this toy for small breed puppies, as the ball is smaller than an average tennis ball.

All of the products are of great quality and to be honest, they make me curious as to what else is in the Martha Stewart Pets line. Look what else I found that I just need to have now...
This 3pc bowl set would match all the items I reviewed!
Look at this cute collar! Sugar needs this ;)
I usually use my towels to dry Sugar...it would be awesome for her to have her very own towel! Martha Stewart Pets line is pretty awesome and sold exclusively at PetSmart! 

To Purchase
Martha Stewart Pets line is only available at PetSmart! You can purchase any of the items I reviewed and more at PetSmart.com or at a local retailer!

"Follow" PetSmart on twitter!
PetSmart has generously offered two Martha Stewart Pet Products for the Pampered Pooch Giveaway! Enter to win a Princess Tee and a Plush toy w/ tennis ball!
Head on over to the Pampered Pooch Giveaway and enter to win over $100 in pooch pampering products for your furry family member!

Thank you, PetSmart, for offering a review and giveaway at Green Mam-a Jam-a!!

**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Adding another prize to the Pampered Pooch #Giveaway Package!!(Extra entries)

Remember my FouFou Dog review? Well, the lovely people at FouFou Dog have offered a prize in the Pampered Pooch giveaway including all the things I reviewed! (In the breed of winners choice!)

I absolutely love all the items I received and would recomend any pet lover check out FouFou Dog for themselves! Such cute, high quality products!

What's the prize?
Everything you see in this pic...winner will select their breed, so of course the items will differ from mine a bit.

***If you have already entered the giveaway, please go back and get your extra entries for "liking" FouFou Dog on FB and leaving a comment with your favorite item!***

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pampered Pooch Sponsor Spotlight: True Treats Pet Bakery *Review*

I am going to start this review off by saying...YUM!
Yum is exactly what I think when I look at all the treats True Treats Pet Bakery offers. True Treats Pet Bakery offers a variety of treats for dogs, cats and even horses!

I was sent a bag of True Treats Pet Bakery Dog Biscuits for Sugar to review. These biscuits were in different shapes and sizes which made it super fun for the kids to give their pampered pooch a snack. They liked picking which one they wanted Sugar to have when it was their turn to give her a treat. Sugar was jumping at the sound of the bag opening after she got her first taste. She didn't even hesitate...she went straight to grubbing! She will stand on her hind legs and dance for these treats...they must be delish!!
Here is before and after pics:
I noticed a few days after we started giving her these snacks, her coat was beginning to get softer. She doesn't normally have a soft coat and I have always wondered why. Since I hadn't changed her regular dog food, or her shampoo, I am pretty convinced these treats had a lot to do with the softening of her coat. 
I have purchased treats before and she wasn't all that interested in them. These treats have something in them that makes her jump with excitement! We gave her two biscuits a day, to make them last and to keep her coat soft and purdy.

True Treats Pet Bakery offers a wide variety of flavors for your pooches biscuits and bones! Check out this list, from their website..
  • Pumpkin and Cheddar
  • Peanut Butter and Cheddar
  • PowerPup Nutritional Bars
  • TRUEcalm (chamomile and rosemary) For Anxiety
  • Sweet Potato Carrot Pumpkin 
  • Herbal Rescue™ (mint, parsley, pumpkin and ginger) 
  • Peanut Butter Banana Carrot 
  • Blueberry Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pancakes
  • Stout Beer and Pizza
  • Organic Apple Cider Peanut Butter Yam
  • Pumpkin Peanut Butter Apple
  • Custom Ingredient Orders Welcome
  • We launch new flavors several time a year 
I am very satisfied with their products and I will surly purchase from them in the future. I would highly recommend you get some for your pooch!
Another cute treat them make..
OK...this is awesome!!

To Purchase
If you would like to purchase some treats for your pampered pooch, and I'm sure you do...visit True Treats Pet Bakery's online shop!

Lucky for one GMJ reader...a $10 gc is up for grabs in the Pampered Pooch Event! (April 15-May 1)
 With this $10 you will have lots of options!
 I have an awesome prize package that will go to one winner...be sure to check back and enter!

**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Where have I been and what have I been up to??

Ok...I know I have totally been slacking on my blog. I have TONS of things going on at home...for one, we are moving! All very short notice and very unexpected. I won't get into too much detail because I really don't have the time but I wanted to let you all know...posts/reviews/giveaways may be posted with a slight delay. I move out tomorrow and I have nothing packed.

I will try my best to have my Pampered Pooch sponsor spotlights posted asap...the event is only 9 days away...I have an awesome prize package that will be given away to one winner! :)

In the meantime, make sure you have entered all the Birthday bash giveaways(listed on the right sidebar)...ALL those end on April 12!! Get your daily tweets/votes taken care of...all is very appreciated :)


Thanks for hanging around! :)
Lots of LoVe!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pampered Pooch~Sponsor Spotlight: FouFou Dog~Love Your Breed *Review*

 At FouFou Dog, you will find tons of items such as dog toys, harnesses, accessories, bedding and so much more!
FouFou Dog just came out with a new line called "Love Your Breed" and I have had the opportunity to review a bunch of items from it! I was sent a keychain, luggage tag, collectible pen, rhinestone sticker, key cover, and pet pocket. 

Oh my goodness, everything is adorable! The pet pocket plush chihuahua is super soft and my girls love it! I instantly added the keychain to my set of keys but I haven't use the key holder yet because we STILL haven't moved. I want to use it on our new house key.

The rinestone chihuahua is super cute too. I haven't yet, but I plan to apply that to a jean purse my daughter has been wanting me to buy her. She is a huge chihuahua lover and loves to collect chihuahua things. Wait til she sees the purse when I'm done with it! I love my new chihuahua pen! I take that with me in my purse, when my kids aren't using it! I let my daughter add the luggage tag to her back pack. We aren't planning on any trips any time soon but I know this will come in hand for someone who travels a lot.

All of the items I received are great quality and are all so adorable! My favorite item has got to be the cute chihuahua key holder and I can't wait to use it!

"Like" FouFou Dog on facebook!
Follow" FouFou Dog on twitter!

To Purchase
All of their prices are reasonable, especially considering the quality of their products. For example, the key cover and pen can be purchased for $4.99each and the pet pocket plushies are $6.99each.
Make a purchase at FouFouDog.com and use the code MAJA2012 for 15% off! Discount code can only be used once! Have fun shopping!

I am excited to tell you one reader is going to win everything I received for review! (except the winner will choose breed, of course!) This prize will be a part of my Pampered Pooch Giveaway Prize!

The Pampered Pooch Blog Hop Event runs from April 15-May 1! Make sure you check back and enter to win some awesome prizes!!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Babee Greens Organic Cotton Prefold *Review*

I have been using cloth diapers on BuBu since she was about one month old. I would have done it sooner, but all her diapers practically swallowed her and I could not get a good fit until she had gained some weight. I have been using mostly pockets, but I use some AIO's and even some fitteds. I have never used(or at least I can't remember doing so) a flat or a prefold diaper.

I had the opportunity to try out a Babee Greens Organic Cotton Prefold for a review. My first thought was that it would be a pain to use and I'd use it wrong. I did some research and found that it is quite simple to use and take care of. I do own a snappi, so I finally put that baby to use! 
The Babee Greens Organic Cotton Prefold was pretty simple to use after trying a few times. The first time, it was a bit too loose, the second time, it looked funky, like it wouldn't stay on, so I tried again. My third try was a hit! I got a great fit on BuBu and the snappi worked great to hold it on. I used a Thirsties cover on top. 

The prefold is super absorbent and I'd have to say that is my favorite feature. BuBu did poo in this diaper and it got a bit more messy than usual, but it was contained. The prefold kept the poo contained and nothing leaked out, onto the cover. I always spray the poopie diapers with the hose before tossing into the wash. Since there are no grooves or gussets, this was a breeze with the Babee Greens Prefold.

BuBu has only had the chance to wear this diaper twice but so far so good. With the Thirsties cover, we experienced no leaks and BuBu seemed comfortable wearing it. I don't think it is much bulkier that using a pocket diaper, but it definitely makes her bum a different shape. That really isn't important though. 
Washing this diaper is super easy. I love that I don't have to un-stuff it to wash it. I just toss it in the wash. BuBu did poo in this diaper and it got a bit more messy than usual, but it was contained. The prefold kept the poo contained and nothing leaked out, onto the cover.

Babee Greens also sells Organic Cotton Fitteds! I definitely want to try those!!
To Purchase
You can purchase a Babee Greens Organic Prefold at BabeeGreens.com.
Size small can be purchased for $6.50each and size regular can be purchased for $7.50each.

**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, April 2, 2012

GroVia is giving away 1000 Free Diapers!!

  • Register and attend a GCDC (Great Cloth Diaper Change) event near you
  • Change your baby into your favorite GroVia® diaper and snap a picture.
  • Email gcdcphoto@gro-via.com by 4/30 with your GCDC location, EventBrite Ticket #, and your photo of you changing your baby at the event*
**Disclaimer: I will be receiving a free GroVia AIO for this post.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Birthday Bash #Giveaway: *Cutie Booties Boutique* #Win a bow of your choice!

Here is an awesome shop where you'll find some super cute bows! I won a referral contest a while back, thanks to my friends and readers, and the lovely lady behind Cutie Booties Boutique would like to offer one of you a bow as well! She sent me an OTT(over the top) Hello Kitty Bow for my prize. I loved her bows so much that I decided to purchase another! I purchased a M2M(made to match) bow to match Destiny's Vintage Couture outfit.*photos coming soon.
Right~M2M Bow, Left~OTT Hello Kitty Bow

The back sides
These bows are absolutely gorgeous and look even more beautiful in person. They are huge and sure to gain lots of attention. Destiny got so many compliments on these, it's ridiculous! The M2M bow was everything I could imagine...it matches perfect and looked awesome with her new outfit. The Hello Kitty bow matches more of my 3 year olds clothes so she has been wearing that one(a lot!)
Destiny was so excited to open her package of bows! She loves bows and these are just the biggest, cutest bows ever!!

Here's your chance to win one!
Want an idea of the bows you can choose from...
Prices are awesome too!

Giveaway Time!
The generous owner of Cutie Booties Boutique would like to give one very lucky reader a bow of their choice! How awesome is that!!

Enter using the rafflecopter form below. Only the mandatory entry is required. All other entries are totally optional and will increase the chances of winning!
Thanks for entering and good luck!
Opened to US only. Ends 4/12
**Disclosure~  I won a bow in a referral contest and was provided a free bow from Cutie Booties Boutique. I purchased the second bow. I was not paid to write this review or to host this giveaway. All opinions are mine and mine alone.