I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.


September is Whole Grains Month!  Sponsored by the Whole Grains Council, it’s the perfect opportunity to “Make the Switch” and incorporate whole grain recipes into your diet. 

A great way to make the switch is with Roman Meal breads!  Roman Meal bread is always baked fresh, locally in regional bakeries across the United States, and delivered freshly baked to your local grocery store.  It is never shipped long distances or frozen making it as fresh as if you baked it yourself!

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What are the benefits of Roman Meal whole grains?  Two slices of Roman Meal Bread has 21 grams of whole grains, more than 40% of the recommended daily value. Whole grains are a good source of vitamin D, calcium and fiber and help with digestion and weight management.  Studies have shown whole grain intake may even reduce the risk of heart disease!

Roman Meal whole grain bread is made from a sweet and soft whole grain blend of whole wheat, whole rye, wheat bran, wheat germ and flaxmeal, with hints of honey and molasses.  The taste? Heavenly!  Roman Meal is the great-tasting, light brown bread filled with natural whole grain goodness.  

IMG_0635Did you know Roman Meal has an extensive list of recipes to incorporate whole grains into your diet?  You can visit and find recipes for things like cobblers, stuffed tomatoes and some delicious sandwich recipes!

I looked over the recipes and found a great, easy recipe for a quick, healthy breakfast for our busy family in the morning – Whole Grain Florentine Egg Cups


These whole grain bread cups are stuffed with eggs, spinach and feta and super easy to make.  Just cut the crusts off a slice of bread, mold to a cupcake pan, bake for 20 minutes then take them out and fill with your eggs and toppings (I just did plain eggs and cheese for the kids). 


How easy is that?  And they were so yummy, the kids asked for them again!  Always a win for moms! Roman Meal is my favorite source of whole grains and my family loves the taste of their breads!

IMG_0004During the month of September, Roman Meal is have a Baked Fresh Sweepstakes!  Visit them on Facebook for your chance to win free bread coupons or the grand prize: $2500  As an added bonus, you will receive a $1 off coupon just for entering!


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Roman Meal is baked fresh locally and available at your local grocer. 

Sign up for the Roman Meal Newsletter and receive a $1 off coupon.  Each newsletter contains and additional $1 off coupon.

You can also receive a $1 coupon when entering the Roman Meal’s Baked Fresh Sweepstakes during the month of September.

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Welcome to Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Giveaway

Hosted by Water Rolls Uphill

Are you, or is someone you care about on a limited diet due to allergies, food sensitivities, or gluten intolerance?

With Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats cookbook, you can:

  • spoil those you care about, including yourself, with delicious baked goods, free of common allergens;
  • treat someone to a cookbook that meets their dietary needs, with time tested delicious recipes;
  • avoid expensive gluten and allergen free substitute commercial processed foods; and
  • have fresh baked goods free of gluten and common allergens [that are vegan to boot!].

Don’t want to bake? Sweet Debbie’s delivers in Los Angeles, and ships nationwide via FedEx.

Read Water Rolls Uphills’ review of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats cookbook, here.



How would you like to win this wonderful cookbook?  Well, two readers are going to win a copy of the cookbook Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats and one reader will win a $20 Amazon gift code! Check it out!

The details about this giveaway:

  • Open to residents 18 years of age and older, who reside in the contiguous United States, only.
  • Giveaway is open from 9/15/2014 1am EST through 10/6/14 11pm EST.
  • One entrant per household.
  • Two readers will win a copy of the cookbook Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats.
  • One reader will win a $20 Amazon gift code.

Disclosure: My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Participating bloggers were not compensated for promoting this giveaway. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Sponsor is responsible for cookbook prize fulfillment, and Water Rolls Uphill/Elizabeth Copeland is responsible for Amazon gift code prize fulfillment. Water Rolls Uphill was compensated with product to facilitate this review and giveaway. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth at waterrollsuphill dot com. Void where prohibited.

go-pro-button-finalWelcome to the Clean Air GoPro Giveaway Event, sponsored by Air Scrubber Plus and hosted by Happy Mothering. We’re excited to introduce to you Air Scrubber Plus, a revolutionary new technology to help clean the air and surfaces of your home all year round, and offer you the chance to win a GoPro Hero3 ($199 value)!

Air Scrubber Plus is a revolutionary new technology that can reduce air pollutants in your home, including VOCs (chemical odors), cigarette smoke, dust, pollen, mold, odor-causing bacteria and odors caused by pets and cooking.

These irritants can cause havoc in your home and trigger:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chest Tightness
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Sinus Problems
  • Dizziness
  • Eye/Nose/Throat Irritation
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

Eliminating toxins from the air and surfaces of your home can alleviate many of these serious health issues and help keep everyone in your home breathe easier, which is especially important with the upcoming cold and flu season. Air Scrubber Plus with ActivePure technology reduces up to 99% of the harmful contaminants, including surface mold, throughout your home.

This technology works just like Mother Nature cleansing the air with oxygen and hydrogen, so your indoor air quality can be naturally pure and clean. It even helps clean surfaces of your home, like toilets, doorknobs and countertops!

Another benefit of Air Scrubber Plus technology is that it can extend the life of your heating and air conditioning system by trapping dirt, dust and other debris before it can enter the filter and damage your system. A protected HVAC system can last up to 15 years or more at peak efficiency. However, a dirty, unprotected system may need to be replaced in as little as five years.

Adding Air Scrubber Plus technology to your home or office is easy too. A standard unit can cover up to 3,000 square feet, and can be installed by a professional heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) technician. The system uses your existing duct work and is mounted above your HVAC’s air handler, so it’s not visible inside your home and requires no maintenance.

If you are looking for ways to naturally improve the air quality in your home, ask your local HVAC technician about Air Scrubber Plus or visit their website today!

Enter the GoPro Giveaway!

To thank you for learning how the Air Scrubber Plus technology can help improve the air quality in your home, we are offering you the chance to win a GoPro Hero3, valued at $199! This giveaway is open to US residents only and runs through October 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm Eastern. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Kate n’ Kaboodle was not compensated for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact Chrystal at Happy Mothering with questions about this giveaway or for help organizing one for your brand.

myCharge Giveaway

The kids are back to school, but Moms know that’s only the beginning! Now that the school year is in full swing, there’s no slowing down. In fact, things can start getting pretty hectic this time of year between your work and your kid’s homework, after-school clubs and sports, music lessons and carpools, birthday parties and play dates…the list goes on and on!

Even the most organized Mom will tell you things can change at the last minute, and Moms of all people can’t afford to run out of power…we mean for your phone or tablet, of course! myCharge knows how important it is for you to stay charged and connected all day – and all school year – long, so they’re giving the gift of portable power so you’re never left in the red!

To keep you charged and connected myCharge is giving 3 lucky winners each an iPad mini with a myCharge HUB 6000 portable charger! The amazingly compact Hub 6000 features built-in cables and connectors for smartphones, tablets, e-readers and more. Get up to 27 hours of additional talk time for your devices, as well as integrated, quick-charge wall prongs. The Hub series is commonly known as the “Swiss Army Knife of portable power devices.myCharge HUB6000


Additionally, 40 winners will each receive an Energy Shot compact portable charger for their smartphones that delivers an additional boost when you need it most. They come in a variety of styles and can give you up to 10 hours of talk time! (Please note, smart phone not included in giveaway).


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So Moms, stay out of the red this school year! myCharge is here to keep you charged and connected! For more information on products visit the myCharge website or follow them on Facebook. You can find myCharge products available at retailers such as Target and Kohl’s.

Fill out the entry form below September 15, 2014 – October 15, 2014 for your chance to be one of 40 winners to receive an Energy Shot Charger (10 winners randomly selected each week) and one of 3 grand prize winners randomly selected on October 15, 2014 to receive one iPad Mini with a myCharge HUB 6000 portable charger. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age or older, must live in the United States and have a valid shipping address. See giveaway form for complete list of rules and details.

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I received the below mentioned product free of charge to facilitate my review, however all opinions are my own.
With winter just around the corner, now is the time to start preparations to prevent the spread of germs. I have teamed up with America’s Tooth Fairy and Vilah Bloom to provide my readers with some awesome tips on avoiding germ transmission and a giveaway for a Vilah Bloom Diaper Bag Clutch!

The America’s ToothFairy Kids Club is a free club developed to promote healthy smiles for all kids! Join the America’s ToothFairy Kids Club and receive educational activities, tips and personalized letters from the ToothFairy!  Each month, Kids Club members, their parents and caregivers receive educational activities that encourage healthier living for the entire family!  Each newsletter also includes tips and ideas for parents and caregivers that help you keep your child’s smile happy and healthy!

Vilah Bloom was born out of the necessity to provide modern, on the go moms a chic and truly functional alternative to the diaper bag. Designer and founder Jackelynn Garrett wanted to put a new spin on the traditional diaper bag by reinventing the popular coined phrase, “fashion meets function”. In doing so, a stylish diaper bag that dispenses wet wipes was created.

Tips on avoiding Germ Transmission:

  • Avoid spreading harmful bacteria to babies by washing pacifiers in warm soapy water; never “clean” a pacifier or bottle nipple by placing it in your own mouth.
  • Invest in a new toothbrush at least every three months and after every illness to avoid lingering bacteria and germs
  • Bags have one-hand wipe dispensers to avoid germ transmission!

With these tips in mind, I would like to introduce you to Vilah Bloom’s stylish clutch and tote style diaper bags with built in, one hand wipe dispensers to help prevent germs from spreading!

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FabKids Fall Outfit Giveaway!

Sponsored by: FabKids

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: On the Scene with Mrs. Kathy King, Ramblings of Mama, & Michigan Saving & More

FabKids Fall Outfit Giveaway September 14 - 28

The weather is changing and that means wardrobes for the household are, too! FabKids offers fun, durable and fashionable clothes for kids at a fraction of the department store price! You can even sign up for their monthly subscription and save even more! Krista over at Savory Savings loves FabKids for her girls and shared her thoughts on an adorable chevron dress and legging set that she received for her daughter!

How would you like to win a FabKids clothing credit for a FREE outfit? If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below. If you have won a FabKids giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will run from September 14 through September 28, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Entries will be verified. Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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I received the below mentioned product free of charge to facilitate my review, however all opinions are my own.

VTech has a series of playsets, Go! Go! Smart Animals and Go! Go! Smart Wheels, that can connected together to create an entire world of interactive, imaginative play.  We recently had the opportunity to review the Go! Go! Smart Animals Tree House Hideaway Playset featuring the cutest little panda. 

Go! Go! Smart Animals Tree House Hideaway PlaysetThis isn’t your ordinary playset!  Like many VTech products the Go! Go! Smart Animals Tree House Hideaway Playsets incorporates interactive technology to not only spark imagination but foster learning in young children.  The playset is a colorful treehouse with track, swing, lift ramp, launcher, turning telescope and a even a basket elevator with working crank! As an added bonus, the house at the top doubles as a shape sorter with included shapes.

IMG_0601The the coolest part? There are five, special points located through out the play set that when you place the SmartPoint panda, he responds with different phrases, music or fun sound effects.  Children can learn about animals, play sing-along songs and more with the included SmartPoint panda or other SmartPoint animals (sold separately).  The SmartPoint Panda and locations teach animal names, colors, fun facts, as well as playing sing along songs and melodies.


The shape sorter is great for helping with hand and eye coordination for the younger children.  The shapes coordinate with their respective hole to assist in learning colors/matching as well as shapes.

IMG_0603The crank elevator basket is cute and unique.  Just set the Panda in the basket to take him up and down the playset.

IMG_0602Colorful tracks that can be connected to other Go! Go! Smart Animals or Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets for even more fun and creativity!

The age recommendation for the Tree House Hideaway Playset is 1-5 years.  While I knew my grandson, age 3, would adore this product, I didn’t think Kinsley at five years old would have much interest.  She watched me put it together but what surprised me most, was the hour she spent playing with it once assembled – then again, later that night and the next morning.  She loved it, as she does all her Vtech toys.  Given that, I would say this absolutely does fit the age range nicely and would be a great playset for the long term.

IMG_0611With the VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Animals Tree House Hideaway Playset, children can learn language development, motor skills and imaginative play.  The playset adheres to the usual Vtech standard of quality and durability.  Retailing for $29.99, the VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Animals Tree House Hideaway Playset and other Go! Go! Smart Animals playsets make for years of creative play!


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You can purchase VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Animals Tree House Hideaway Playset and other Go! Go! Smart Animals playsets on the VTech website.

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It’s getting close to fall! Boot weather is on its way! YAY!  These beautiful, unique, handcrafted Sandgrens Boston Clog Boots are just what will pull your outfit together and help you be noticed, as you strut your stuff around town. 

Sandgrens Boston Clog Boots pic for KNK review

Why choose Sandgrens for your Swedish clogs and clog boots?  I will tell you. Pure. Perfection. From the luxurious, soft, Nubuck leather uppers, to the handcrafted wooden bases; these Sandgrens clog boots are fashionable, fun and feel wonderful to my feet!  Sandgrens handcrafts the beautiful handmade clogs and clog boots using the finest materials around the world. This Swedish clog business has been perfecting clogs since 1846. Wow!

Sandgrens About Us collage pic for KNK review

Sandgrens makes you feel special from the time you order your clog boots ’til you slip them on. I have purchased many times from shops whose presentation of their product is just lovely.  I have to say that Sandgrens is at the top of the list for presentation and for making me feel ultra special.  From box to clog boot I was wow-ed.  They are all about the details and didn’t miss one, in my opinion.

Sandgrens box presentation pic of Boston Clog Boots for KNK review

These clog boots from Sandgrens are a new twist on the boot for me. I had no idea if I would care for them or not. And I wondered if they would be practical.  I’ve never owned or even tried on a pair of Swedish clogs so this was a new and exciting experience for me.  

I have to tell you it was like these clog boots were made just for me, which they weren’t.  They are the size I requested and they literally feel and fit like a glove. Seriously, how did they know my foot?  I don’t know how they did it, but they are perfect for my feet.

So how do they feel? Yes, that is a wood base and I was very interested to learn how my flat feet would react to a clog boot and a base made of wood.  What I thought they might feel like was incorrect.  Do they feel different than other shoes, yes. The comfort, though, oh the comfort is there for your little or even large feet. And I am very much all about being comfortable.  

I did heed their advice on their FAQ page. Clogs and clog boots are designed to allow your heel to “slip” when you walk, even if you have a closed back clog or boot. So keep that in mind when purchasing the Swedish clog boot.  It generally takes a couple of weeks to get used to your new shoes and the leather will stretch.  They suggest wearing them for no more than a couple of hours a day for the first week, and half a day for the next week, so that your feet and shoes will adjust to each other. Give your shoes some time.

They also say that sizing can, and most likely will, vary between different styles, e.g. a high vs. low heel, or a boot vs. a sandal clog.  So, they recommend that you carefully read through the size chart before you purchase. 

Sandgrens Boston Clog Boot pic for KNK review

The Sandgrens Boston clog boot comes in several beautiful colors: Navy (as shown), Wild Mushroom, and Berry.  The Nubuck leather is sooo rich in color and very soft. You can find out how to care for your clogs and clog boots by going to the FAQ page on Sandgrens website.

The handcrafted wooden heel, made of stylish chestnut-stained European lime wood, is one of the finest heels I have stood on. I love how sturdy & solid they feel!  The heel even gives me a little bit of height, which I love as well.

The inside zipper is awesome, as is the buckle around the clog boot. The buckle is removable and easy to position or take off, depending on how you want your clog boot to look.

Sandgrens Boston Clog Boots pic2 for KNK review

I have fallen in love with these Sandgrens Boston boot clogs, as have many people around me.  I look forward to wearing them all around town and being able to wear them for many, many years to come.


You can connect with Sandgrens on their US website, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.


You may purchase the Boston clog boots, from any country, directly from their website.




Sponsor: School Zone
Thanks so much to our fabulous sponsor who is providing this awesome $169.99 prize for one lucky winner! This fabulous tablet comes pre-loaded with 150+ apps that are education based and appropriate for preschool-1st grade. You can read our full review on Top Notch Material
The Little Scholar Tablet is an awesome way for your little one to get a jump start on their education!
Also, many thanks to the 11 awesome blogs that are helping us promote this nice giveaway! Be sure to follow them on twitter, which is listed on the GT form.


Win It: One lucky winner will receive the Little Scholar Tablet. 
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 Disclosure: The above item was received by Paige in order to facilitate review. No participating blog received compensation for this post. Top Notch Material blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. Top Notch Material is not responsible for prize fulfillment; sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. If you have any questions, please contact me at nursemommypaige at yahoo dot com.The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 



I received a copy of Moms’ Night Out for review and one for giveaway. All opinions are my own.

This past week, Moms’ Night Out was released on BluRay and DVD!  If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you are in for a real treat.  It’s a good, wholesome, laugh-out-loud movie the whole family will enjoy!

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation…a long-needed momsnight out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong?

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Plenty can go wrong!  Starring Sarah Drew, Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin and country music star Trace Adkins, Moms’ Night Out is a light-hearted film that follows the busy lives of three mothers as they attempt to have one celebratory night on the town, only to have it turn into complete chaos. 


Allyson, played by Drew, is a mom and mommy blogger.  The movie opened in a hilarious scene where chaos rules while Allyson chases after her kids, cleaning up their messes and her obsession with a clean home isn’t helping.  After a rough morning, that had me in stitches, Allyson meets up with mommy friends Izzy and the preacher’s wife, Sondra and a plan to have a moms’ night out is hatched.  Of course, this means the dad’s are in charge of the kids and well, they aren’t the most reliable in this department.

As the girls head out for an evening of recharging and relaxation, they soon realize that even without the kids, things don’t always go as planned.  Enter dinner plans that don’t pan out, a sister-in-law with a missing baby and husbands on the way to the ER with the kids and you have one hilarious adventure including car chases, tattoo parlors, biker gangs, even jail.

I have seen Moms Night Out several times and I laugh each time.  I love that I can watch it with the kids and each time I do, I am left thankful for my own busy mommyhood.  It is a feel-good movie that shows you are not alone in this parenting gig but it can certainly be worse.

The Blu-ray and DVD are loaded with family-friendly bonus materials, including a blooper reel, deleted scenes and commentary with the Erwin Brothers and producer Kevin Downes.  Fans can also enjoy special featurettes, including a discussion with filmmakers in The Heart of MOMSNIGHT OUT, giving the back story that inspired the film as something their wives and mothers could relate to. The Art of Improv is an exploration into the film’s experimental improvisation, and The Art of Action gives fans a deconstructed look at the film’s car chase sequence.  


  • CBA version of the DVD 602341006590, $24.99
  • Blu-ray™/CBA DVD combo 602341006699, $29.99

Bonus Features:

  • Commentary with Directors Andrew & Jon Erwin, as well as Producer Kevin Downes 
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

Special Featurettes:

  • The Heart of MOMSNIGHT OUT
  • The Art of Improv
  • The Art of Action

Exclusive CBA Edition DVD Also Includes:

  • Alex Kendrick’s On-Set Devotional 
  • The Difference Between Moms and Dads
  • Inside with Sarah Drew
  • Testimony with Andrea Logan White 
  • Grief and Growing with Abbie Cobb 

MOMSNIGHT OUT has a running time of approximately 98 minutes and is rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action. 

How would you like to win a copy of Moms’ Night Out?  Enter for your chance to win on the widget below! Good Luck!