Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Voice's Chris Mann: Roads

Isn't he dreamy?  And ladies, his voice is even DREAMIER!  (Excuse me while I channel my inner 70's Marcia Brady swooning over a guy...)

I've listened to Chris Mann's new album, Roads, a number of times on my way back and forth to work.  It's phenomenal.  With covers of Coldplay (Viva La Vida); Lady Antebellum (Need You Now); and Frank Sinatra (My Way), Chris's voice is like buttah.  Smooth, silky and easy on the ears.  Mellow enough to calm my Boston road rage!

Plus?  His version of The Blower's Daughter with Christina Aguilera (original by Damien Rice which I also absolutely LOVE) is a track that can be played and replayed and's beautiful and haunting and melodic.

This album is a must-buy, you guys!  So purchase it on iTunes or Amazon!

Thanks to One2One Network for providing me with a copy of the album for purposes of this post.  All opinions stated are my own. (But I think everyone pretty much universally agrees that Chris is a great guy, especially all the Blissdom women!)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Twitter Handle Necklaces by Shame On Jane

You know how you (I) go to those blog conferences and all the bloggers are wearing cute necklaces with their Twitter handles on them?

And you (I) think to your(my)self, "How cute is that!  I wonder where you (I) can get one of those?!"

And then you (I) immediately forget about it until the next blog conference, when the same thing happens all over again.



Get your own Twitter handle necklace at Shame on Jane!

The necklaces come in either sterling silver, gold dipped, or rose gold dipped.  The length is perfect for just resting below your neckline.

And pssst!  Shame on Jane also carries an assortment of other kinds of personalized jewelry!

Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy shopping!

I was sent the above-pictured necklace from Shame on Jane to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Mr. Lid

I was thrilled to be able to review this storage solution called Mr. Lid

Here's why:

THIS is my tupperware.  Random, messy, and unorganized.  And do you think I can EVER find a proper-fitting lid to match?


Well, enter Mr. Lid!  (*said in cheesy infomercial voice*)

Stackable!  Attached lids!  Perfect for the kids' lunches!  Spill-proof!  BPA-free!  Made in America!  Perfect for NOT LOSING THE LIDS.

I'm sold.

The second I received the complimentary Mr. Lid bundle for purposes of this review, I threw aside all my other NON-MATCHING tupperware and lids.

They are currently available on the website, and will be available in stores later this month!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sandwich Showdown Contest at Panera Bread

Are you a sandwich connoisseur (like my husband)?  Do you think others are sadly missing out on your sandwich-making creativity?

Well, now's your chance to shine, you Sandwich Master, you!

From now until October 6, you can submit your original sandwich recipe online, using Panera's ingredients, through an interactive sandwich builder.  (Fun!)  You will also be asked to tell the story behind your sammy and why you think your entry should win.

Win what, you ask?

The winner will not only gain national bragging rights but will take home $10,000 cash, $500 worth of Panera gift cards, free Panera Bread bagels for a year and will have their sandwich on the menu for a limited time at participating cafes in Boston and throughout the Unites States!

Panera Bread will narrow the field to the top 20 entries. The public will then be invited to vote online to determine the grand prize winner. The top four runners-up will each receive $1,000 cash and one $150 Panera Bread gift card.  The 15 remaining finalists will each win one $150 Panera Bread gift card.

What are you waiting for??

Go build your winning sandwich now!

I was sent a Panera gift card to facilitate this post.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, August 27, 2012

I know, I still feels like summer out, right?

But yet, fall is juuuuuust around the corner.  As evidenced by the fall and Halloween displays already set up in stores.

I don't want candy corn yet!  I still want popsicles!


My boyz (and I) get totally excited when it comes to thinking about Halloween costumes though.  That's why I jumped at the chance to review a product from  Even though it still seems eons away.

I set Middle and Baby up at the computer to look at the site.  It's totally easy to navigate and we went right to Kids Boy Costumes. 

I love that you can also narrow down this category by Theme.  Middle, my couch potato, was drawn to the TV/Movie Costumes while Baby, who is too big for his britches at age 7, was fascinated by the gory Scary Costumes (yuck!)

We ultimately decided to go with Austin Powers for Middle, in the hopes that Baby would follow suit and be persuaded to be Mini Me or Dr. Evil (to no avail).

When the costume arrived, Middle was grinning ear to ear.  The size medium fits him perfectly and all we need to complete the look are these:
..and this wig:

So check out  You will definitely find what you need for trick-or-treating!

I was sent a costume of my choice to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Mommy Mixology

Hey Moms!  Need a cocktail for every calamity that happens in your Trenches?  Well, author (and fellow blogger at Janet Frongillo has just the recipes for you in her book, Mommy Mixology

The book features more than 60 recipes with color photos and trust me, the cocktail names are hilarious!

I mean, what mother of boys doesn't appreciate a smooth Penis Colada?

Or how about an Emergentini after that first ER visit?

And come on, how many of us haven't LONGED for to slurp down a STFU Slushie after a long day with the kids?

This book would be perfect for a baby shower or new mom gift!

I was given a copy of the book to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Body Back

Don't we all need a guide for our medical, physical and emotional well-being?

Body Back:  Helping You Feel Like a Woman Again by Heather Porter is just that.

With a forward written by the author that instructs:  "Get your body back.  Get your mind back.  Get YOU back.", this manual is chock full of helpful hints, tips and advice for women who have forgotten to put themselves first.

Ummm...I'm still working on getting my body back after childbirth.  And *cough* my Baby is now SEVEN.  That's a lotta years of my health and fitness taking a backseat.  Even now.  Even though my children are older.  Even though I keep starting and stopping my running routine.  The scale doesn't lie.  But I do.  I lie to myself when I don't watch my food portions.  When I put off that dermatologist appointment.  When I neglect to exercise.


Reading this book is a good first step in the right direction.  I urge you to read along with me.

I was given a promotional copy of this book to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.