Talk about one AMAZING machine.  If you are not a crafter or into scrapbooking – you’re going to want to start after you see this!  To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the first Cricut Machine, Provo Craft has come out with the all new Cricut Expression 5th Anniversary Edition machine.  With all new features, this machine has got it all!  Let’s start with the fact that you can use all of the previous Cricut models cartridges, including the Imagine cartridges (not the printing, however)  in addition to the four limited edition cartridges that come with the machine.  Featuring a large touch LCD screen with stylus (good-bye keypad overlays) a cutting light area for guidance, and a longer power cord – these are just a few of the enhancements you’ll see on the anniversary model.  One much noticed improvement you’ll find on the limited edition model is the touch screen LCD screen.  Super easy to navigate using the included stylus, the touch screen lets you choose from a variety of options including mat preview (see what you’re cutting and where it’s placed on the mat), material settings (choose from a variety of materials to cut including cardstock and vinyl), text wrapping (fit a long phrase on the mat by wrapping it onto more than one line), independent image sizing (size each image on a mat on its own), and multiple mat cutting (cut many images on several mats) — plus many more options.  Not only does the anniversary edition come pre-loaded with four exclusive cartridges (Cricut American Alphabet, Just A Note, Cricut Decals, and Cricut Essentials) it also can be used with all cartridges from past machines including the Imagine.  The Expression has 2 cartidge slots, one for the Expression cartridges and one for the Imagine, in addition to a USB port that allows you to connect your Gypsy and cut directly from that device — YES it works with the Gypsy too, I said AMAZING didn’t I?!  One thing I absolutely love about the Anniversary Edition is the fact that it can not only cut a wide range of materials including vellum, vinyl, cardstock, and posterboard – but the fact that it can cut up to a 12 x 24 inch project.  Perfect for making those really neat vinyl wall decals you see everywhere!  Overall, I found the machine to be extremely easy to use as well as a beautiful addition to any home office.  It doesn’t take up too much space and the machine can even be customized with interchangeable colored side panels to suit your personality and style.

Features:

  • New machine design with all-new colors and finishes.
  • 12” x 24” cutting capability. Enables large-format cutting and creating.
  • Compatible with ALL Cricut cartridges – including Cricut Imagine cartridges. (Cricut Imagine cartridges will only cut images.)
  • Larger, faster, full-color LCD touch-screen display with stylus. No keypad overlay required!
  • Mat Preview: See shapes you’re cutting and where they fit on the mat before you cut!
  • Material Setting: Choose a default setting for materials you often cut, such as cardstock, fabric, chipboard, etc., OR customize a material setting just how you want it.
  • Cutting-Area Light: A light underneath the cutting area to let you see where you’re cutting on the mat.
  • Exclusive cartridge content pre-loaded on the machine
  • Longer power cord.
  • New exciting features to be added through simple firmware upgrades.
  • Swappable side trim pieces so you can personalize your Cricut to make it your very own!

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Want to win your VERY OWN Cricut Expression: 5th Anniversary Edition – Click HERE!

Check out some of the vinyl projects I created with the Cricut Expression Anniversary Edition:



You haven’t exprerienced a perfect stroller until you lay your eyes on Baby Jogger’s 2011 City Select!  This thing is absolutely AMAZING and the best part – it’s incredibly easy to use!  It has just enough bells and whistles without being overdone.  The folks over at Baby Jogger really thought of everything when it comes to this stroller.  Unlike other strollers, the Baby Jogger is multi-functional and versatile, allowing parents to mix and match seats, car seats, and optional bassinets to customize their stroller.  The stroller starts off as a single stroller, however it can expand to a double with the optional second seat conversion kit.  There are a multitude of additional accessories available as well including a bassinet, and a car seat adaptor kit that allows you to secure your Chicco or other brand car seat to the stroller base.  There are also smaller accessories available including a belly bar, a child’s drink/snack tray, and a cup holder for mom & dad that can be added for a custom designed stroller that is all entirely up to you!  Overall, there are 16 unique seating combinations from double seats, to a seat and a car seat, to a bassinet and single seat combo.  The possibilities are endless!  One thing I absolutely love about the City Select is that you can choose which way you want the seats to face.  Perhaps you want the kids facing towards you, or the baby in the bassinet facing you and your toddler facing out to view and explore – you can do that with the City Select!

I found that the stroller is exceptionally smooth and glides with easy whether you are strolling over concrete, rocks, or pavement.  Thanks to Baby Jogger’s  Quick Fold Technology – it is a breeze to fold flat in one easy step.  It fits nicely in the back of the car all ready to unfold for a trip to the park or local shopping mall!  There’s even a secure latch that keeps the stroller locked up in a folded position which makes it easy to transport from place to place.  Besides the obviously fantastic design, there are a ton of other features that really make this stroller stand out from the rest.  From the adjustable telescoping handlebar (for when daddy’s pushing the stroller) to the large storage basket that can store all kinds of snacks, toys, and the all important diaper bag, this stroller is truly the complete package.  Baby Jogger has outdone themselves once again!

The Baby Jogger City Select 2011 is available in 4 amazing colors to suit you and your family’s lifestyle – Onyx (black), Ruby (red), Diamond (grayish/white), and brand new for 2011 Amethyst (purple).

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Features of the Baby Jogger 2011 City Select:

  • 12″ forever-air rear and 8″ lightweight dual front quick-release wheels
  • Maximum Carrying Load: 45 lbs per seat (up to 90 pounds)
  • Newborn Suitable: Yes, with optional bassinet or infant seat adapter
  • Frame Material: Aluminum
  • Stroller Weight: Approx 28 lbs with one seat
  • Open Length: 43″ (single seat) 53″ (two seats)
  • Open Width: 25.75″
  • Open Height (to top of handle): 41.5″
  • Tire: 8″ front, 12″ rear
  • Reclining: Multi-position
  • Folded Size: 28″ x 25″ x 13″
  • Brakes: Rear foot lever
  • Warranty: Lifetime on frame, 1 year other parts
  • Multi-position seat recline for passenger comfort
  • Multi-position sun canopy with peek-a-boo window
  • Adjustable head height up to two additional inches
  • Adjustable 5-point safety harness with shoulder pads and buckle cover
  • Multi-position foot well tilt adds leg support for smaller children
  • Telescoping handlebar with wipe clean grip
  • Large under seat basket can be accessed from all sides
  • Secure fold latch to keep stroller folded for transportation or storage.
  • 45 Lb weight capacity per seat.

My husband and I are pregnant with our first due in September and I know EXACTLY what I’m giving my husband for Father’s Day!  The Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox is hilarious, as well as useful with a variety of fun tools used for changing those not so sweet smelling diapers!  A great way to prepare the Dad to be – the kit features 14 items that he can use to help with diaper changing duty, all conveniently stored in a toolbox!

Includes:

  • Mask –toxic fume filter for when it doesn’t smell like roses.
  • Goggles –for protection against your own mini version of Old Faithful.
  • Protective Poop Poncho –need we say more???
  • Tongs –Several inches of steel separation between you and the little warm wrapped gift.
  • Turkey Baster –for precision hiney washing.
  • Ear/Nose Plugs –use with care.
  • Pacifier — scream plug.
  • Baby Wipes — for cleaning baby bottom and various parts.
  • Diaper for Newborn — cute as a kitten until it gets wet then it looks and smells like a sewer rat.
  • Bio Hazard Bag and Rubber Gloves –for quarantine containment of the nuclear meltdown.
  • Emergency Formula Container– doubles as a PeePee cover for WeWe.
  • Hand Wipes– to clean up afterward. (For Dad’s use only).
  • Poop Poncho
  • Picture Frame — this is your badge of honor.

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Giveaway!

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* Please note that I was given this product for review on behalf of the company.  All opinions are entirely my own – others who may use this product may have a different opinion.  I was given no monetary compensation for this review.


 

Check out these unique iPhone cases from Case-Mate!  I absolutely LOVE them, and so will Dad!  Forget the boring ties this Father’s Day, get him something he will actually use and enjoy!  The Monsta and Waddler cases from Case-Mate are perfect!  The Monsta Case will turn heads with it’s unique design, available in four different colors.  It’s made of a soft silicon rubber that easily slips on to your iPhone, preventing scratches and cracks in case you drop it.  The back of the case has elevated dots providing a textured grip and their are cutouts for all of your ports so no need to take on and off.  You’ll be the envy of the town!  The Waddler case is equally neat with it’s cool penguin look.  Available in three different colors, the Waddler is made of textured silicone, also providing an easy grip.  I absolutely love how unique these cases are!

 

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Giveaway!

Click HERE to win your very own Monsta or Waddler case from Case-Mate!

 

* Please note that I was given this product for review on behalf of the company.  All opinions are entirely my own – others who may use this product may have a different opinion.  I was given no monetary compensation for this review.


 

The start of summer means one thing – Bar-B-Que’s!  There’s nothing better than sitting with friends and family, sipping on a cold drink while BBQing up some good food!  I personally am a sauce kind of girl.  I love BBQ sauce on ribs, burgers, anything really!  While my husband on the other hand loves his seasoning.  Bone Suckin’ has you covered whether you love the sauce or spice with their amazing line of sauces, salsas, mustards, nuts, and more!  We had the opportunity to try out their Bone Suckin’ BBQ Sauce, Bone Suckin’ Yaki Sauce, and Bone Suckin’ Mustard.  Each one was amazing and really enhanced the meal!  If you are looking for a unique gift this Father’s Day that he will ACTUALLY USE – get him some Bone Suckin’ goods!  (and forget the ties – they don’t taste as good and are boring anyways!) :)

 

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* Please note that I was given this product for review on behalf of the company.  All opinions are entirely my own – others who may use this product may have a different opinion.  I was given no monetary compensation for this review.


 

Looking for something unique to give your husband or dad this Father’s Day?  Remember those slap bracelets they had back in the 80’s and 90’s that were oh so popular!  Well then check out the Slap Watch!  Available in a variety of colors, you can mix and match the bands and watch faces to your hearts content!  Create color combinations that suit your style or mood!  The bands themselves are made of an ultra soft silicone rubber and I can’t begin to tell you how much fun they are to slap on!  So easy!  No need to deal with the hassel of buckling and unbuckling – the Slap Watch is available in 9 fun colors with interchangeable faces allowing for 81 unique color combinations in all!

 

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Giveaway!

Click HERE to win your very own Slap Watch!

 

* Please note that I was given this product for review on behalf of the company.  All opinions are entirely my own – others who may use this product may have a different opinion.  I was given no monetary compensation for this review.


 

Is Dad outdoorsy?  Does he love to be outside in nature?  Then the Bushnell Back Track D- Tour is the perfect gift for him this Father’s Day!  The D-Tour has high-functioning GPS capabilities and a precision digital compass with latitude and longitude allow you to track any course by automatically keeping track of time, temperature, altitude, route, length and speed.  It’s incredibly easy to use and fits in the palm of your hand.  My husband loved trying it out because he loves to hunt and fish and it’s ideal to mark territories you want to remember as well as great fishing spots!  You can store up to five locations on the GPS and store 24 hours worth of data.  After you are through, simply plug it into your computer and save!

 

Features:

  • Personal GPS Tracking Device with precision accuracy
  • Allows you to mark and store up to 5 locations
  • Automatically records time (military and civilian), temperature, and altitude
  • Weather-resistant construction
  • Records course taken, length in miles and yards or meters and kilometers, speed, temp, and elevation
  • Precision digital compass with latitude and longitude
  • Allows you to easily share data via social media, email or save to computer
  • Accelerometer accuracy
  • Logs up to 48 hours of trip data
  • Keep track of repeated exercise paths
  • Upload to social media, email, or computer

 

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* Please note that I was given this product for review on behalf of the company.  All opinions are entirely my own – others who may use this product may have a different opinion.  I was given no monetary compensation for this review.




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