Well Beginnings Review

First of all the legal stuff…

I rreceived this product in exchange for a review on my blog.The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


I’m Mom Ambassador Blogger which means in exchange for my honest reviews and opinions I get to try different things out. I recently received a goodie box with things from the Walgreens Well Beginnings line of products. In my box I got a package of diapers, a bottle of baby wash, a package of wipes and a bottle of Walgreens Pediatric Oral Electrolyte Solution with Zinc Unflavored.

I was surprised when the box came in the mail since I wasn’t expecting anything in the mail. Besides who doesn’t like getting stuff in the mail that isn’t junk or a bill. I tried once to tell “Bill” that he just wasn’t welcome but he came the next month like clockwork and the month after…


The diapers are made with an extra soft inner liner with natural botanicals, vitamin E and aloe. This inner liner helps to keep baby’s bottom from being irritated. We all know what happens when baby is irritated. Another great thing about these diapers is that they have a nice soft outer cover. Don’t be fooled thought these diapers really do have great leakage control. We used them on Gabriel and they worked great especially overnight.


The Well Beginnings Baby Wash is wonderful. The baby wash can be used on baby’s entire body. No separate bottles of shampoo, soap and bubble bath to have in the tub with you and baby anymore. I put a few caps under running water and got loads of bubbles for Gabriel’s bathtime. I also used for our middle son, Nickolaus, who has skin issues. According to the Walgreens website
“Unlike baby soaps, this baby wash cleans without drying because it’s 100% soap-free, dye-free and pH-balanced. In fact it is milder than any baby soap. The tear-free formula is clinically tested hypoallergenic and is dermatologist and allergy tested. Paraben and phthalate free.”
The wipes were nice, thick,soft and good sized.  I really don;t like wipes that are thin and fall apart easily when used.  These wipes did the job and didn’t fall apart on the job so to speak. I used them for diaper changes, wiping dirty faces and sticky hands. A bonus is that they didn’t irritate anyone’s skin.  They are even made alcohol-free so people like my husband who is allergic to alcohol can use them safely. Another good thing is that they only come out one at a time!  No more dealing with a bunch of wipes coming out at once.

My personal favorite was the  bottle of Walgreens Pediatric Oral Electrolyte Solution with Zinc Unflavored.   The reason is that Gabriel is on a feeding tube 22 hours a day and  bottle of Walgreens Pediatric Oral Electrolyte Solution with Zinc Unflavored. can be added to his formula mix to add calories to it. Gabriel is allergic to all red dyes and soy also. This makes adding stuff to his formula difficult for us. The  bottle of Walgreens Pediatric Oral Electrolyte Solution with Zinc Unflavored is completely dye free so it made it easy for us to use it to mix his formula up.

Overall I have to say that the Well Beginnings line from Walgreens is a great lineup of products that will keep both Mom and baby happy.


Until next time…

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Lego KidsFest Ticket Giveaway!!

That’s right! For all my Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland and Virginia if you didn’t know already) everything is going to be awesome the first weekend of October! The reason is that the award-winning LEGO KidsFest is returning to Richmond, VA!
New activities, popular favorites featured in interactive event running October 3-5

The award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Virginia – at the Richmond Convention Center — from October 3-5, 2014.
Those who attended the previous show can once again expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. The show only makes seven North American appearances each year.
LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor.
New activities for this year’s visit to Dallas include LEGO Chima, LEGO Friends Photo Booth, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Super Heroes and LEGO Mindstorms.Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model
Museum, the LEGO Master Builder Academy, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO
Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big Brick Pile, LEGO Ninjago and more.
“Any family who likes to be inspired, get hands-on and have fun together won’t want to miss LEGO KidsFest,” said Vince Rubino, LEGO events manager. “We’re bringing so many activities for Richmond-area families to showcase their creativity and building skills in what is sure to be a family event to remember.”


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Five sessions – all identical – are available for the Oct 3-5 tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for children and can be purchased online at http://www.legokidsfest.com.

The LEGO KidsFest 2014 remaining tour stops: Richmond, VA (Oct. 3 – 5) and Indianapolis, IN (Nov. 7 – 9).

On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Houston, Phoenix and more. Tickets generally sell out and attendance averages 27,000 visitors at each venue. To date, more than 600,000 have enjoyed more than 23 LEGO KidsFest shows.

Last year, Event Marketer Magazine awarded the Best Proprietary Event to LIFE Marketing & Events, the company that runs the LEGO KidsFest tour. Event Marketer is the organization of record for the event marketing industry.

LEGO KidsFest is a hands-on, educational, all-ages LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks, not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Friends, LEGO Chima, LEGO Star Wars, live LEGO Master Builders, and so much more covering three acres of space.

Five identical sessions are available. Tickets are $20 for kids and $22 for adults.

For more information and to purchase tickets, log on to http://www.legokidsfest.com/tickets.html.

Here are some of the fun activities you can do there (activities are subject to change)
* LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
* LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
* Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
* LEGO Chima: choose a tribe and test battling skills with the whole family
* LEGO Star Wars: build and display a Star Wars model
* Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
* LEGO DUPLO: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
* LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
* Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
* Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
* LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
* LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
* LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes
* LEGO City: using the imagination to create buildings and vehicles to the urban diorama


If you want to impress your kids check out some of the fun LEGO facts

More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.

The LEGO minifigure represents the world’s largest population of people! More than four billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the population of the United States!

Approximately seven LEGO sets are sold each second.

There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world’s six billion inhabitants.

There are 915 million ways to combine six eight-stud LEGO bricks.

Children around the world spend five billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.

With a production of about 306 million tires produced a year, the LEGO group is the largest producer of tires in the world.

LEGO is the contraction of two Danish words, “leg godt” which means “play well”.

There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world’s six billion inhabitants.

LEGO is the brand name. One plays with LEGO bricks (not LEGOs or Legos).

Now for the fun thing !! I am giving away two tickets to Friday’s Opening Day!


One of MY followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, October 3,  2014   (4-8:30pm).  I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities.    Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG on Monday Sept 15 and announced via my social media!


Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on Monday Sept 15.  I will announce the winner on Thursday September 18th via Facebook and an email to the lucky winner.
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News and updates

Hi everyone. I want to let you all know that my blog will be offline for a few days for annual upkeep and maintenance. When I return I will be on a better and improved site. For now I’ll be posting on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mmommy.musings


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Back to School Special

I received this product in exchange for a review on my blog.The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I don’t know about your kids but mine are notorious for losing things at school, This year I plan to avoid this by labeling everything and Label Daddy will help do this

Save 20% on Label Daddy labels for Back to School! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others.

These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Our exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Save 20% on your entire Label Daddy order – this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY20 at checkout. http://www.usfamily20.labeldaddy.com/

I plan to order a few sets with different things on them. I can’t wait to see them 🙂

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Leggo of my Lego

Before we go any further I must disclose the legal stuff so I don’t get in trouble nor do the awesome folks at Lego KidsFest. 

I received this product in exchange for a review on my blog.The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

We all know that summer means bug bites, Fourth of July, picnics and the chance to take a trip as a family. Take a trip is exactly what we did on Friday June 27 when we attended Lego KidsFest in Atlanta. Trust me when I say it was well worth the drive from where we live to Atlanta.

We arrived early and were one of the first people in line. Our youngest son who is in a wheelchair kept trying to roll his way towards the displays since all the kids were so excited to see what wonderful and new things that the creative minds at Lego were showing there.

The coolest thing was the HUGE Lego Batman. Batman towered at an amazing height as you can tell by the photo below

lego batman

Batman wasn’t the character on display. No there were characters from Star Wars including Darth Maul, the Hulk and The Lord of the Rings. The coolest thing was that Emmet Brickowski and
Wyldstyle/Lucy from The Lego Movie were there and they graciously posed with kids for photos

lego guys

Of course there were things for the girls to enjoy including Disney Princess Lego sets. 

The staff at Lego KidsFest were wonderful as was the staff at the Cobb Galleria where Lego KidsFest was held. The entire area was very handicapped friendly with wide aisles and smooth floors.

My kids have already asked when are we going to visit the next Lego KidsFest! I’m not telling them so we can surprise them like we did this time.


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The Most Comfortable Thing Ever-No Seriously…

Before we go any further I must disclose the legal stuff so I don’t get in trouble nor do the awesome folks at Coobie Bras…

I received this product in exchange for a review on my blog.The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


A few months back I told you all about these great bras from Coobie (http://mmommymusings.com/2014/04/07/pretty-and-comfy-sign-me-up-please/). Guess what, Jordan from Coobie was sweet enough to send me two of their bras to try for myself. I love these bras- no really I do. These are the most comfortable bras ever. No really they are.

I received a V-neck Full Size in really pretty tealish blue called Bahama Blue with a lace trim. Unlike a lot of lace trimmed bras, this lace is super soft and comfy. It has just the right amount of stretch as well as support to it. I like that the lace is pretty enough that if it happens to “peek” from a V-Necked is lady-like and refined looking. It has a set of removable pads. I removed the pads and it was still just as comfortable.  I just throw it in my great big GE Adora Washer and Dryer at the end of the day with my other delicates and it comes out looking great.

I also received a Scoopneck Full Size in Black. I really put this one to the ultimate test! You see we did two back to back fundraisers for our little boy Gabriel (You can read about him here http://mmommymusings.com/2013/08/21/weeping-may-endure-for-a-night-but-joy-cometh-in-the-morning/) I was able to be comfortable in it from 10 am on Saturday morning until I fell in bed at almost 4 am on Sunday morning. The straps are wide enough to give good support without digging into my shoulders plus they don’t “travel” off my shoulders like some of my bras like to do. If anyone should be traveling it should be yours truly not my bra straps!

I like these bras so much that I am going to set aside some extra money so I can order a few more in other colors like Beaujolais, a deep claret wine color, Charcoal and Patriot Blue.

If you’d like to see what other great thing that Jordan and the crew at Coobie has just check out their website at http://shopcoobie.com/.  Trust me, you’ll be glad that you did. Also let them know I sent you their way.  Thanks.


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July 1, 2014 · 3:54 am

My Review of Adovia Mineral Lift Serum

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The following review is strictly my own opinion and thoughts. I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did however receive a free bottle of Adovia Mineral Lift Serum to try and review.

I recently got a chance to try a great new skin care product called Adovia Mineral Lift Serum. This is a serum so it has a higher number of acitve ingredients than say a lotion or cream type facial moisturizer. The active ingredients in this case are VItamin C that helps combat wrinkles, Dead Sea Salts that have vitamins and minerals that all of our skins need along with non greasy moisturizer great for hydration without feeling like an oil slick. (With the weather being all weird this summer with 90 degrees and dry one day and the very next being in the upper 70s and pouring the next good facial moisturizer is girl’s best friend)

What I personally like was that it only takes a small amount to moisturize your whole face. Some facial lotions and/or creams you have to use a large amount to actually feel like it’s doing anything. Not Adovia Mineral Lift Serum a simple pump and I was happily walking out the door to tackle the world.

Another thing is that the bottle is small and compact. The right size to toss in your make-up bag for travel or leave on your nightstand to remind yourself to moisturize before bed. I really do need to start doing better about doing this myself. “Why should you moisturize your face” you might ask . The answer is to prevent your skin from drying out.


So the question is would I recommend this product? Yes and with no hesitations. I think that personally this would make a great moisturizer for women of all ages.

Until next time…

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