Math Blaster from JumpStart – Giveaway!

JumpStart, by Knowledge Adventure, has many wonderful on-line educational programs for children.  The latest in their collection is Math Blaster. 

Math Blaster is perfect for children ages 6-12.  Kids log on and become the newest cadets at

Blaster Academy, completing arcade-style math challenges and racing through high-speed missions all while practicing their math skills.

So far my daughter’s favorite part is the Fitness Training.  You put your cadet through various exercises to gain more power for the math tasks ahead.  I tried a few myself and see that my skills really need a work out!  Another area I really appreciate is the “Progress Report”.  It’s an easy way to see the area’s where your child shines, and where they might be struggling and need guidance through the math process.

I think Math Blaster is a wonderful way to help my children learn math, a subject in which I will take all the help I can get.  Would you like to give your child a chance to play Math Blaster from JumpStart?  I’m able to give a 6 Month Subscription to Math Blaster AND to JumpStart. 

**Giveaway is Closed.  Congratulations Jennifer!**

Here’s How To Enter:

Main Entry: This is your first and required entry before you can submit bonus entries.

1.) Follow me on Google Friend Connect. (right side bar) – 1 Entry

Bonus Entries: Leave a separate comment for each entry, please

2.) “Like” me, Ann Again… and again Reviews, on Facebook – 1 Entry

3.) Post about this giveaway (including a link to this post) on your facebook page, leave me the link – 1 Entry

4.) Become my Twitter follower: @AnnAgain66 and Tweet:

Enter to #Win JumpStart & Math Blaster #giveaway at Ann Again and again Reviews @AnnAgain66 http://annagainandagainreviews.blogspot.com/ – 1 Entry

*Include your e-mail address so that I may contact you should you be the lucky winner! U.S Residents Only. Winner will be chosen April 13th using Random.org. *

Good Luck!

(*Disclosure: I was provided with a membership good for Math Blaster and Knowledge Adventure at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are truthfully my own. *)

On The Wings of Self-Esteem

Dr. Louise Hart has written a powerful book, “On The Wings of Self-Esteem”.  Self-esteem dictates how we manage our lives. It is essential for mental health, well-being, and healthy families.  Once our self-esteem is lowered it affects every aspect of our day and our relationships.  This book can help you uncover your true nature;  being curious, creative and hopeful.

I believe we all could use guides to put us on a path in a positive direction and Dr. Hart’s book “On The Wings of Self-Esteem” is wonderful motivation to discover our self worth and get moving to a better place.  I plan on sharing Dr. Hart’s book with my daughters, encouraging them to be fair, be proud and be their glorious selves.

(*disclosure:  I was given a copy of “Self-Esteem” for review.  The opinions are my own*)

Scentsy Bar Giveaway

Here’s what’s happenin’.  I started selling Scentsy a couple of months ago and I absolutely love this product.  If you love it too I’m giving you a chance to win a Scentsy bar of your choice ($5 value – no shipping & handling charge!) just by Twitting about this giveaway or adding this giveaway info. on your blog.  *Rules Below*  For those that don’t know what Scentsy is keep reading.  (For those that do, skip to the next paragraph.) 

Scentsy (pronounced Scent – sea) is a beautiful way to spread fragrance through out your home, office, car – just about any where you want.  It’s a scent system, you need to have a Scentsy wax warmer to melt the scented wax of your choice.  (They also sell Room Spray, Scent Packs, Travel Tins for scent on the go :-> ).  Scentsy warmers come in 3 styles sizes (6″ tall), Medium (5″ tall) and Plug-In (3.5″) and come in a wonderful array of styles.  See my website here for designs and order information.

If you are loving Scentsy and have a scent that you’ve been wanting to try, enter to win a Scentsy bar of your choice ($5 value – no shipping & handling charge!).  Or, if you want to get started with a Scentsy system why not be on your way by winning a lovely Scentsy Bar.
Here’s How To Enter:
**Giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations Lesli! **
1.) Become my Twitter follower: @AnnAgain66 and Tweet:
Enter to #Win Scentsy Bar #giveaway at Ann Again and again Reviews @AnnAgain66 http://annagainandagainreviews.blogspot.com/ – 1 Entry  *

*You may Tweet once a day for extra entries.  Leave your Twitter URL in the comments.

2.)  Post about this giveaway on your blog. – 2 Entries

*Include your e-mail address so that I may contact you should you be the lucky winner! U.S Residents Only. Winner will be chosen March 29th using Random.org. *

I absolutely love Scentsy products.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.  Good Luck!

FlipFlop Wine – Delicious

My beverages of choice are as follows:  water, coffee, wine. My husband and I have spent many vacations in the Napa Valley and we happen to live just miles away from the Pinot Noir charmed region of the Willamette Valley in the beautiful state of Oregon.  I’ve spent time in a room of people who sniff the slurp their way through their drink, looking for the hidden nuansence

I truly enjoy wine.  

What is it about wine?  I have spent many hours with people who have sniffed and slurped their way through bottles, trying to decipher the region, the soil, the suitable nuansences that help create the grape juice that they were enjoying.  They appeared to really get into the science of the beverage.  And I think that’s cool and all but when it gets right down to it, I want something that tastes good.  I live by the words my aunt told me she uttered while on a wine tasting in France, “It’s Good.  I Like It!”

If I could, I would take my family, move to the Napa Valley, and put our energy into a winery.  I absolutely adore that part of America and consider it the closest to Heaven that I’ve ever been. 

I’m finding this wine review difficult to write.  Let me start by saying I like FlipFlop wine I truly adore wine very, very much and I seem to ramble when it comes to this subject.  I love the growing of the grapi

I could be a wine snob, but I prefer not to be.  I fe

This Works For Me!

On Monday’s post ” ‘May I Ask?’ Monday” I ask you to share specific products that work for you, or are your favorites.  Well today I thought I’d share something I really like. 

I go through phases of wanting to change my look, it might be something small, like lipstick, or bigger like my hair color.  It’s not that I’m easily bored it’s just that I like to change things up every once-in-a-while. 

Lately I’ve been on a make-up foundation kick.  I’ve been using the same product for months and I was ready for a change.  I did my research on Department Store foundations and, try as I might, none of the foundations worked for me as well as what I had been using.  When I returned to my “usual”, I had compliments on my complexion.  So, with that, I would like to share products that I think are worthy foundations.

bareMinerals:  Prime Time Foundation Primer

Use a pea size amount and apply to your face before your bareMinerals Foundation.  This product feels so-o-o-o soft, I can’t even believe it.  It’s fantastic.  I’ve used bareMinerals Foundation alone many, many times however, when you prep your skin with Prime Time, the effect is softer and completely natural looking.  It really does make a difference with this foundation.

bareMinerals: Original SPF 15 Foundation

It works.  It just works.  The brushes do make the difference.   “Precision Concealer Brush” for intense coverage and the “Flawless Application Brush” for basic application.   Good stuff!

Let me know what you think :->

(*disclosure:  I received nothing in exchange for this post.  I just really, really like these products.  Really)

Make It A Redbox Night – Earn Free Movies!

Redbox is giving everyone the chance to score free movie credits by signing up for “Lucky To Have Friends Like You”.

Follow these steps to score free redbox movies from now until Thursday, March 17.

■Sign-up for a redbox online account at http://www.redbox.com/luckymoms

◦Why? By signing up for an online account, you can see what movies are currently in redbox kiosks near you and reserve your picks to guarantee they’ll still be waiting for you when you get there (until 9 p.m. the next day).

■Redbox will email you a personal web address link

■Share the link with your friends

■Every time someone reserves a movie online through your personal web address, you’ll receive a credit in your online account for a free one-night DVD rental

■If it is your friend’s first time reserving online, they’ll also receive a credit for a free one night rental

■Spread the luck! Email it, post it to Facebook, Tweet about it

Enjoy!
 
(*disclosure:  I am entering a giveaway for free redbox movies and movie snack packs as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.)

"Fifteen Minutes Outside" Book Review & Giveaway!

Looking for ways to get inspired with the coming of the warmer, dryer weather?  Wishing for creative ideas that will draw your children away from electronics and toward some real birds (away from the “Angry” ones? ;-> ). Do yourself a favor and pick-up a copy of “Fifteen Minutes Outside:  365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect With Your Kids” by Rebecca P. Cohen.

Drawing inspiration from her own journey to get her family outside every day, “Fifteen Minutes Outside…” is a month-by-month collection of 365 easy and enjoyable ways to connect as a family and explore life outdoors.  I believe we could use a little inspiration after being couped up by all this crazy winter weather.

I found “Fifteen Minutes Outside…” to be a wonderful, thoughtful, encouraging guide that put me in a positive frame of mind.  At 204 pages you can find many plans to fill your year.  There are ideas as basic as reminding you to open your eyes and search for signs of Spring to directions on how to make a raised bed for gardening.   The Winter months have plenty of activity too!  Some of us just need a little “idea push”.

“Fifteen Minutes Outside:  365 Way to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids” by Rebecca P. Cohen is a gem.  I truly enjoyed the ideas and can’t wait to get started with my family!   You can purchase your copy at major bookstores, or at Amazon.com.  Or… here’s something more fun, how would you like to win a copy?  Here’s what you do to enter:

Time For A Giveaway!

**Giveaway Is Closed – Congratulations Jennifer! **

Main Entry: This is your first and required entry before you can submit bonus entries.

1.) Follow me on Google Friend Connect. (right side bar) – 1 Entry

Bonus Entries: Leave a separate comment for each entry, please

2.) “Like” me, Ann Again… and again Reviews, on Facebook – 1 Entry

3.) Post about this giveaway (including a link to this post) on your facebook page, leave me the link – 1 Entry

4.) Become my Twitter follower: @AnnAgain66 and Tweet:

Enter to #Win 15 Minutes Outside Book #giveaway at Ann Again and again Reviews @AnnAgain66 http://annagainandagainreviews.blogspot.com/ – 1 Entry

5.)  “Join” author Rebecca’s Facebook page “Rebecca Plants” (here)  – 1 Entry

*Include your e-mail address so that I may contact you should you be the lucky winner! U.S Residents Only. Winner will be chosen March 22nd using Random.org. *

Good Luck!

(*disclosure: I was given a copy of “15 Minutes Outside” The opinions are truthfully my own*)

iMetabolic Review & Giveaway!

When my snacking, and portion size, gets out of hand I find it easiest to get my appetite under control by sipping on meal replacement drinks.  It works for me.  They’re quick, they’re easy and can be quite yummy.  I’ve been introduced to a new line of meal replacement drinks and I thought I would share with you, just in case you need a little help in getting ready for Spring Break, a big conference (*wink* BlogHer) or are looking for a flavor alternative to those more well-known “diet” drinks.  iMetabolic founded by Dr. Kent C. Sasse, MD.

iMetabolic has a line of high protein meal replacement drinks that come in 5 flavors; Orange, Banana, Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.  They are gluten and lactose free.  I’ve tried the banana and I thought it was good.  I mixed it in a blender with a couple of ice cubes and was very pleased indeed.  It had a banana/vanilla taste going for me.  I liked it!  You can try the banana, along with the 4 other flavors, for yourself free by visiting the iMetabolic website (here) and click on their offer to receive free Perfect Meal Powder.  You will receive a sample of all 5 flavors, with no shipping & handling.  It’s a wonderful way to be introduced to iMetabolic.

Time For A Giveaway!

Not only can you receive free samples off all 5 flavors of iMetabolic’s Perfect Meal Powder, you have a chance to win Dr. Sasse’s book ” A Sasse Guide. Doctor’s Orders: 101 Medically Proven Tips for Losing Weight“.  Here’s how to enter:

Main Entry: This is your first and required entry before you can submit bonus entries.

1.) Follow me on Google Friend Connect. (right side bar) – 1 Entry

Bonus Entries: Leave a separate comment for each entry, please

2.) “Like” me, Ann Again… and again Reviews, on Facebook – 1 Entry

3.) Post about this giveaway (including a link to this post) on your facebook page, leave me the link – 1 Entry

4.) Become my Twitter follower: @AnnAgain66 and Tweet:

Enter to #Win Dr. Sasse Weightloss Book #giveaway at Ann Again and again Reviews @AnnAgain66 http://annagainandagainreviews.blogspot.com/ – 1 Entry

*Include your e-mail address so that I may contact you should you be the lucky winner! U.S Residents Only. Winner will be chosen March 18th using Random.org. *

Good Luck!

(*disclosure:  I was given protein powder to taste test/sample.  The opinions are truthfully my own*)

Twist from Talking Rain Review & Giveaway!

I will do my darndest to keep soda away from my kids.  Especially cola’s.  Think what you will of me, it’s just that when I see that a beverage can take the paint off of a car, I don’t think it belongs in peoples bodies.  (However, I have been known to have the occasional sip of the sinful drink – busted! ;->).  Since I am the mom here, I will do my best to find healthy and good tasting beverages for my family.  Recently I received samples of  Twist from the company Talking Rain and I can, in all honesty, tell you that my girls LOVED these beverages.

After a little throat clearing *ahem* and stating, ‘I would like to try them too!’ my girls shared some Twist with me.  I discovered I like it too!  The flavor of Twist wasn’t overly sweet, or barely there, it was pleasant and refreshing and my girls wanted more.  (I’m sold!)  Twist is made with premium water (it’s not sparkling) with a touch of juice that holds 9 calories for an 8 oz. serving.  Twist is sweetened with organic agave nectar but does not have any artificial ingredients or flavors.

Our favorite flavors were Mandarian White Tea (no caffeine) and Mango Acai.  Delicious!

Time For A Giveaway!

**Giveaway is closed**

Would you like to enjoy a variety of Twist flavors yourself?  One lucky winner will receive a variety pack of all 6 flavors:  Wild Strawberry, Mandarin White Tea, West Indies Lime, Mango Acai, Lemon and Pomegranate Blueberry.   Here’s what you do to enter:

Main Entry: This is your first and required entry before you can submit bonus entries.

1.) Follow me on Google Friend Connect. (right side bar) – 1 Entry

Bonus Entries: Leave a separate comment for each entry, please

2.) “Like” me, Ann Again… and again Reviews, on Facebook – 1 Entry

3.) Post about this giveaway (including a link to this post) on your facebook page, leave me the link – 1 Entry

4.) Become my Twitter follower: @AnnAgain66 and Tweet:

Enter to #Win Twist from TalkingRain #giveaway at Ann Again and again Reviews @AnnAgain66 http://annagainandagainreviews.blogspot.com/ – 1 Entry

*Include your e-mail address so that I may contact you should you be the lucky winner! U.S Residents Only. Winner will be chosen March 15th using Random.org. *

Good Luck!

(*disclaimer:  I was given samples of Twist for review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.  Yum!*)

Reno Rose – Pirose for Fashion

If you need to add color to your wardrobe, or update your style, there is no better way then to add a scarf.  I found this out years (*ahem* and years ;-> ) ago while working for a lovely clothing store.  I couldn’t believe the transformation a splash of color around the neck brought to a look and to your attitude.  Reno Rose, Inc. has created a new scarf design that will help you transform any outfit from casual to classy with one twist, they call it Pirose.  

The Pirose design is named after the graceful movement of pirouettes, which the designer knows intimately being she was a professional ballerina for 10 years.  The fabric of the Pirose scarf flows so beautifully, lending itself to a graceful flow on your body.

Pirose by Reno Rose retails for $35 and can be worn 12 different ways due to its innovative design.  A helpful guide included with your scarf shows all the ways your Pirose can create 12 different looks for you.  Pirose comes in 3 sizes all of which create figure flattering shapes along with gorgeous designs and colors.

You can purchase your Pirose by Reno Rose, Inc. at http://www.renorose.com/ .  View their video here. 
(*disclosure: This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by: Reno Rose for this review*)

May I Ask? Monday – Under Eye Fixer-Upper

Monday I’ll be seeking advice on a different product or service. If it’s something you like I might like it to. Will you help me?

This week I’m looking for an under eye product that will make all this ridiculous puffiness go away.  My sister tried a sample of a product by Philosophy, I can’t remember which one…. maybe “eye Hope”.  She said she liked it.

Do you have a favorite under eye cream, serum or gel that takes away the puffiness?  Please share!