Month: April 2009

Nana Star and Moon Man Review and Giveaway!


I recently was given the opportunity to review many of the products associated with Nana Star an award winning series of children books.  These books were written by two sisters, Elizabeth and Elena Sills  and the books were illustrated by their mother Linda Saker. I love when families works together in bringing together something that promotes positive virtues and character-building points and traits that are important for children.

The first book book, “Nana Star” tells the story of Nana Star whom is a little girl venturing out to bring a lost baby star back home.  I find the stories simple enough for young children to understand on their own but challenging enough as well to bring questions to the table.

The second book ” Nana Star and the Moon man” is the next in the series.  It picks up where the last book left off.  Nana is trying to get the little star back home but finds herself lost in the dark and this where the moon man comes in.  He encourages her to know he is there to guide and watch her along the way even if she can’t see him.
Each of the books comes with a companion CD witch features sing along songs along with the full story so your kids can listen anytime they want. The  stories that they’ve brought to life are quite simple keeping them geared toward 3-7 year olds.

I wanted to also mention that each book, includes a mistake in the text for young readers to find. When children send Nana Star a note correcting the mistake, they become special members of her Little Twinkles Club. Each member receives an autographed photo of the real Nana Star with a personalized message, as well as a certificate of membership.

I love the plush toys that came along with my books as they are incredibly lovable and hugable.  My daughter loves dragging the Moon man toy around the house with her throughout the day and she dances when I push the star on his stomach and music begins to play. It’s too cute.  The Nana Star rag doll is a wonderful companion for young girls. She’s pose able and soft so she can even become a sleeping companion for your child or even the next guest at her tea parties.

I’m all for companies that give back to the community and Nana Star does just that by giving  a portion of all book and merchandise sales directly to the Nana Star Foundation, which is dedicated to raising funds for terminally ill children and raising awareness of the crippling problems facing children that attend under-resourced, inner-city schools. The Nana Star books are distributed to hospitals and inner-city schools throughout the United States.

Nana Star products can be purchased from and the books can also be found on Amazon.
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One of  my  readers will be able to win a Nana Star Book and the Nana Star Doll!

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Giveaway – running till 05/22/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant

2nd Edition Couponizer® Workshop


I wanted to let you know that you can Join Amy the creator of the Couponizer in Atlanta, Goergia for a workshop to remember!

Friday, May 1st, 2009
10am – 1pm
Marriott Windward Alpharetta
5750 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Downloadable Workshop Flyer! Join us and learn:
– Why spending gets out of control
– A new consumer process
– How to plan your spending to maximize savings
– Tools and resources for saving more money

Come away with:
– A personal spending plan
– Tips and strategies for spending money wisely
– Tools for success!

Hurry, spaces are limited! To reserve your seat, choose one of the ordering options below. Remember to print your confirmation e-mail for your ticket!

Have a Couponizer?
$30.00 – includes workshop, materials and lunch

2nd Edition Couponizer®


You may remember my previous review on the Couponizer that I wrote here. Well I’m here to announce that there’s a brand new 2nd Edition Couponizer® that just came out!
Here’s what it includes:

  • A fresh new look and feel
  • Durable plastic covers with closure strap
  • Tear-proof materials
  • 3 new coupon pockets
  • Directions for printing $100’s worth of coupons

The All-NEW system includes:

  • The Couponizer
  • Shopping List
  • CoupTracker
  • CoupStacker
  • Carrying Bag
  • Scissors
  • InstructionsYou’ll will love the ease of this product. I’m big on keeping things organized and saving money! If I can at least do that somewhere, it makes me happy. As a mom and a wife life can be busy and hectic, we need all the help we can get sometimes and the Couponizer is one place that we can easily keep on top of things!The Couponizer retails for $19.95. It’s completely worth it because I’ve been using it myself for  a few months now, and I’ve saved clear over $300 with using coupons alone! It pays for itself! Check it out today, I believe no home should be without one. I personally think it would make a wonderful mother’s day gift too!


Better Life-2am Miracle Cleaner Review


“We make Better Life™ green cleaning products because we want a better life. For our kids, pets, dads, moms, and especially Mom Earth. Our natural household cleaning products are safe on all surfaces. Especially the one we live on.”

I must say that the above statement floats my boat! I like keeping a tidy clean household but I’m always feeling in doing so, I’m creating toxic environment to my family. My mind was clearly changed when I discovered the eco friendly movement just this year and learned about all the great non toxic cleaners available like Better Life for all my cleaning needs.

I was able to try out a few their wonderful products and I really must rave about my favorite out of them all! As a mom of a 10 month old, the 2am Miracle Cleaner that they offer was just that, a miracle! I find with a little one around my cleaning duty of a stay at home wife and mother doubled! My little one is already walking extremely well so she gets a lot more things dirty from doors, floors, walls, and more! This cleaner has me covered as it’s a safe nursery cleaner made for cribs, changing tables, changing pads, car seats, highchairs, diaper pails, toys, walls, doors, floors, and mattresses! There’s no rinsing and no residue! This product also has essential oils for natural cleansing and aromatherapy properties.

Did I mention also that this cleaner is Perfect for the three P’s (poop, pee and puke)? I can honestly say I’ve had all three happen lately and this cleaner was there to rescue me and clean the poop stain off the floor! I still think the best quality about this product though is that it’s completely safe for kids. I am enjoy the much needed comfort in knowing that my cleaning supplies aren’t harmful!

Now that you’ve been enlightened on the 2am Miracle Cleaner, I would like to let you know that all Better Life cleaning products use agents which are free of petrochemicals and ethoxylates; the power behind our green cleaners comes directly from plants and vegetation that Mother Nature provides. This means all Better Life natural cleaners rapidly biodegrade. In fact, all Better Life green cleaning products far exceed both U.S. and European biodegradability standards. Cleaning with Better Life products means that you are using safe cleaners that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), sulfates, and other chemicals which are irritants to the skin and respiratory system.

And with all that being said, I encourage you to check out their site online. You can purchase these great cleaners from various places and online stores like,, and to name a few.

I wanted to mention that if you sign up for their newsletter, you can get $10 off their starter kit