Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Stitch Fix #12

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For my 12th Stitch Fix box, I asked my stylist, Rachel for some comfy jeans to update my current wardrobe. I didn't ask for any Valentine's Day clothes since I own enough dresses.
What is Stitch Fix? Stitch Fix is a styling service. When you request a box, the stylist will look at your Pinterest board, that you will set up, to find out your personal style. The stylist picks out five pieces to send you. The five pieces are to update your wardrobe and get you to step out of your "regular" style box. The cool part is you can try on the clothing in the comfort of your home and keep them for up to three days. If you end up purchasing nothing, you only pay a $20 styling credit. If you buy any of the items, the $20 styling credit is applied to your purchase. If you purchase the entire box, you receive a 25% discount. The best deal is when you keep the whole box.

Urban Expressions Elisha Zipper Accent Structured Satchel
I was just thinking the other day that I need to buy a new purse. My coach purse has to be 3-4 years old. This purse is HUGE. The picture doesn't do it justice. Heck, you could carry a dog in this bag. I was not fond of this color. I was annoyed because I know that this color was in last spring/summer. Also, this color doesn't go with that much. I didn't like the gold zippers with the black around it. It was just not my style. I sent it back.


Alice Blue Inverell Jacket
My husband liked this jacket. He thought it looked a little 50's. I didn't like the collar or how the bottom of the jacket purposely doesn't line up. It was also a tad snug. I sent it back.

Pixley Dardie Lace Inset Blouse
This top was a basic blue shell top. I was a little discouraged, so I didn't take a picture of it. I tried it on, confirmed that it was a basic shell, and took it right back off. Bummer! 

Daniel Rainn Koda Split Neck Blouse
As soon as I laid my eyes on this top I couldn't wait to try it on. I thought it would look great with a pair of black leggings. The only problem was the front of the shirt wasn't long enough to wear with leggings because all girly parts need to be covered when wearing leggings. Can you tell I was tired of pictures? LOL!

Kut From The Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean
Finally, the item I asked for in my Fix. I wanted a pair of comfortable jeans. These were them, so I did end up keeping them. After wearing them a few times, I noticed that you might want to go down a size. They stretch out around the waist super fast. I'm normally a size 6 and wish I had gotten these in a size 4.

I was not super impressed with this box. I felt that it was off target. I hope that my next box, which is for my Florida vacation, will be on point. The last seven months have been rough on our family. We moved from our home that we loved to care for an elderly relative. We have dealt with lots of verbal abuse. So, we're picking up and starting again. We're moving again in March. I need a little pick me up instead of feeling and looking worn down.

What was your favorite item that I received? Have you tried Stitch Fix? You can use any of my links to sign up for your box!

Looking for something to pin? Check out my previous fixes!





Stitch Fix #9

Stitch Fix #10


Stitch Fix #11

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE Giveaway


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There are few things as important in life as your friends. No matter how old you are, your friends are there to help you when you’re down, support you when you make mistakes, and be your rock when the going gets tough.

The new movie, LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE, is all about friendship, trusting yourself and standing up for what’s right no matter what the cost. All set to an awesome rock soundtrack you’re going to love! Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea as they learn that fame isn’t important, it’s your friends that count!

LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE brings to life (in animated form) the LEGO construction based toy LEGO® Friends. LEGO ® Friends invites girls into a universe, Heartlake city, and inspires them to use their imagination to build and role play their own stories with fun-loving relatable characters.

About LEGO FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE - Blu-ray

True Friendship in the Glamorous World of Pop!
Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea, as they learn about friendship, fame and pop star fun in Heartlake City.
The girls’ friendships are tested when mega pop star Livi comes to Heartlake City. When our friends’ hit song “Girlz” is stolen by Livi’s manager, it’s time for a cunning plan.
As the girls try to tell Livi the truth about her latest hit single, they all learn that fame isn’t everything and sometimes friendship is the most precious thing in the world.
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• Download the “Girlz 4 Life” Activity Pack and to unlock your inner pop star! Kit includes Selfie props, a “Spot the Difference” game, making the Band DIY pop star instruments, Friendship Card and more!
• Click on LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE Blu-ray Combo Pack for a link to where the film can be purchased! 



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Friday, January 29, 2016

Power Words By Joyce Meyer Review

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I had the chance to review Power Words What You Say Can Change Your Life by Joyce Meyer. I've always been a huge fan of hers. I listen to her podcasts quite frequently for her words of wisdom. I love her distinctive personality. She always makes me laugh. I'm going through a rough season right now, so I little Joyce Meyer is what I needed.

Powers Words is about how you choose to talk about the circumstances surrounding your life. It's about skipping the complaining and talking about the positive things. Let's face it we all have a reason to complain. Heck, I have a ton of complaints. But, if we focus on all of the negative things we're not making room for the positive to come shining in.

Proverbs 18:21 teaches us that power of life and death are on the tongue. If you think about it, it's the truth. Our words are dangerous weapons if we don't choose them wisely!

"Although God often calls us to launch out into something new, He usually does not let us know what is going to happen on the way. We leave the security of where we are and head for the blessings of the other side, but in the middle, we often encounter the storms." I love this quote. I've been in a storm for awhile. It's been a rocky ride for us lately, but I know there is a rainbow waiting for us. If we just hold on a little longer.

Would I recommend this book? Yes, it's great for someone that talks negatively about themselves. This book teaches you to think about your thoughts and words. I give Power Words 3 out of 5 stars.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Monster Jam in Detroit January 30, 2016

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Disclosure: Mom Among Chaos received tickets to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% our own.

Monster Jam is the hottest edge-of-your-seat, live motor sports property on the planet and largest touring family show in North America! These stadium and arena events blow the roof off traditional motor sports racing, as 1,500 HP monster trucks fly 30 feet in the air, flattening anything in their path. Monster Jam events are an electrified, entertaining atmosphere with a variety of specialty acts and events.

Monster Jam is the world's largest and most famous monster truck tour, featuring the biggest names including: Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Monster Mutt, El Toro Loco, Captain's Curse and Blue Thunder. Monster Jam performs to the delight of families with three elements to every show -- the pit party, racing, and freestyle. 125 tour stops and 325+ performances make up the Monster Jam tour.

My son can't wait for our annual tradition of meeting the drivers at the Pit Party and then seeing the big trucks perform at Monster Jam. We have been attending for over 7 years. He is now 18 and he still loves the show. Don't forget the ear plugs because it's a loud event with everyone cheering on their favorite trucks. Be ready to enjoy a whole day with your family and friends. You go get autographs, photos, face painting, swag, and more at the Pit Party. Then go somewhere in downtown Detroit for dinner. After your meal you head back to Ford Field for the main event. We wouldn't miss it and neither should you.  Be ready for all the action on Saturday!


Saturday
January 30, 2016
Gates Open at 5:00PMShow time is 7:00PMPit Party from 2:00PM - 5:00PM

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Free Pit Passes available for limited time at Metro PCS locations only.
Pit Passes are available for $10 at the Ford Field box office, online at http://www.detroitlions.com/ford-field/monster-jam-2016.html
Same day event ticket along with Pit Pass required for entry.


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Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Grand Opening of Kroger in Roseville Michigan

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I've always been a HUGE Kroger fan. I had my routine down! Every Monday morning after I would drop the kids off at school I would stop by the Westland or Canton Kroger to do my grocery shopping for the week. I would first stop by the sushi stand to have the sushi girl make me my favorite crunchy roll. While she was creating it to perfection, I would do my grocery shopping. I even had a favorite cashier that I would only check out in his line. I was happy going there and then I moved. The Kroger by my new home was not like my old Kroger store. I was very depressed over this, and my weekly routine came to an end. Now I have a new Kroger location 12 minutes from my home in Roseville, Michigan. I am ready to return to my store and let me tell you this store is fantastic! 
Did you know that Kroger stores have employees in their stores that are cheese professionals? Jimmie is one of only 5 people in the state of Michigan that has passed a certified cheese test. He trains the other Kroger cheese employees. So, if you want to know the perfect cheese to use for wine tasting, grilled cheese, mac and cheese, or anything else you can come up with, just ask the wonderful cheese department at Kroger. They are pretty amazing and highly trained on the subject.
Here is a picture of the melting cheese section. On each card, it shows what the cheese could be used for, what wine should be paired with it, and what country or state it comes from. Perfect for planning a girls night out, a dinner party, or just a romantic dinner! Can you tell I'm totally excited about the cheese department at the Roseville Kroger?
Is the wait at your deli too long? Did you know you can order your deli meat at this little kiosk and then receive a pickup time in about 15 minutes? How cool is that? 

Did you know that the new Roseville Kroger has a Bistro along with Starbucks? I'm a huge fan of this. I usually grab something to eat while I'm grocery shopping, especially if I have the kids with me. That way they won't want to buy everything in the store. Also, it's a great place to go for lunch for people that work in the area!
The new Roseville Kroger Store is simply gorgeous. There are so many ways for you to personalize your experience. There is a self service bread slicer, expanded simple truth and organic meat sections, meat and seafood counter, full service pharmacy with drive up window, furniture, a large selection of kitchen gadgets and tableware, fine wine, and even WiFi.
You can buy items here that other stores don't carry. Watch for more organic and specialty products being added all the time. They have made the back rooms smaller to give the store more shopping space with wider aisles. Plus there isn't as much back stock. The produce department gets organic deliveries 6 days a week. This means you will find the freshest produce.

In addition to the excellent selection of wines, beer, & spirits you will find a fine wine wall that is temperature controlled. They also have a Beverage Steward on hand to answer your questions. Often they will offer samples and tasting events. You can look for these tastings weekdays on Wednesday or Thursday nights from 4-7 pm and also on weekends from 1-4 pm.

 Kroger Grand opening is 8 a.m. on Sunday 1/17/16.
20891 East 13 Mile Road
Roseville, MI 48066

First 400 shoppers receive a $10 gift card and free reusable shopping bag.

Shoppers can enter to win free groceries for a year.

From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., actor Larry Thomas who played the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld will be ladling out soup samples, taking photos with customers, and signing autographs.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Colored Knife Set Giveaway

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I tested these three soft grip knives by cutting some vegetables for dinner. Even with difficulties from injuries with my hands, I found that the handles of each one were very comfortable to hold and grip. I was able to slice even the hardest veggies with ease and with very little pressure from me. With my garden always producing lots of vegetables that I like to put up these knives will be getting lots of use.



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Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy New Year Giveaway

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Backseat Car Organizer & Car Visor Organizer Review


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Are your kids back seat tornadoes? Do you have trouble keeping your little ones entertained in the car? Well, then the Backseat Car Organizer & Car Visor Organizer by #FancyMobility might be just what your car has been begging you for. My girls are 9 and 13. They love making big disasters in the car. I think I need two of these bad boys.
ORGANIZE YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE!
Are You Tired Of Digging Around The Car Looking For Your Kids' Favorite Toys?
Do You Want To Find Your Important Traveling Documents Immediately When You Need Them?

THE COMPLETE CAR ORGANIZING SOLUTION - In order to give you a full, clutter-free driving experience, we added an extra visor organizer to our backseat organizer just for you, the driver. Having a special place to store important traveling documents will make your mobile life much easier with more peace of mind.

Backseat organizer size: 22.1" x 12.4", length of the straps: 48" bottom, 16.5" top.
Visor organizer size: 12" x 6.9"

HOW TO DO WONDERS WITH AN ORGANIZED CAR
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As you can see the Backseat Car Organizer & Car Visor Organizer works well for our busy lifestyle. We love taking mini-trips. The Backseat Car Organizer & Car Visor Organizer makes a perfect place to hold baby wipes, cd's, snacks, coloring books, electronics and more. So, you can concentrate on driving and not handing your child a million different things while you're busy driving.

So, are you ready to organize your back seat? I know I was! The Backseat Car Organizer & Car Visor Organizer offer lots of storage at a really reasonable price. Right now, it's only $19.99 on Amazon and had a perfect rating. The Backseat Car Organizer & Car Visor Organizer is Mom Among Chaos approved!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Stitch Fix #11

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My husband hates Christmas shopping for me because I'm so picky. Stitch Fix #11 turned out to be my Christmas present. This month I wanted to update my wardrobe for the holidays!

What is Stitch Fix? Stitch Fix is a styling service. When you request a box the stylist will look at the Pinterest board, that you set up, in order to find out your personal style. The stylist picks out 5 pieces to send you. The 5 pieces are to update your wardrobe and get you to step out of your "normal" style box. The cool part is you can try on the clothing in the comfort of your own home and keep them for up to three days. If you end up purchasing nothing, you only pay a $20 styling credit. If you purchase any of the items the $20 styling credit is applied to your purchase. If you purchase the entire box you receive a 25% discount. The best deal is when you keep the entire box.
 

Pixley Darcy Weave Jersey T-Shirt Dress
I couldn't wait to try on this hot little number. I loved that it had green in it so that I could wear it for Christmas if I wanted too. I loved this dress on. I just need a black pair of tights to wear with it. This is my favorite Stitch Fix dress that I've ever received. It was a keeper!

Crescent Wickfield V-Neck Top
I did not love this shirt on, but I did like that it was something different to update my wardrobe. I ended up keeping this shirt and I have already worn it since I purchased it. I hand washed it and left it to line dry and it looked like it might have shriveled up. I will have to see if it still fits properly. I'm not worried about it since Stitch Fix has awesome customer service.
Sweet Grey Irons Lace Detail Top
I didn't like this velvet shirt when I first put it on, but sometimes it takes looking at pictures to make a decision. I kept this shirt based on how it looked fabulous with the cardigan that Stitch Fix sent me.
Mavi Lian Open Cardigan
I fell in love with this super warm, heavy cardigan. The weather here in Michigan has been very mild for this time of year. I've been wearing this out and about instead of a coat. I'm not super fond of the material. I usually only love super soft, but I kept it because it didn't have any materials that I'm allergic too. It snags really easy so you have to be careful with it. I nearly had a heart attack when it snagged on my purse. Of course, I kept it. I'm in love.
Marlyn Schiff Geyser Crystal Layering Necklace
I'm usually not a gold fan, but I decided this necklace would be a cute update to my jewelry collection.

I ended up keeping everything and making this Stitch Fix a 5/5. Yes, my husband got off easy this year for Christmas. My stylist Rachel came through and did a fantastic job. Are you ready for your own Stitch Fix?

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You can pin and read about some of my previous fixes below.
Stitch Fix #5




Stitch Fix #9

Stitch Fix #10

Monday, December 21, 2015

Zap Zone Canton

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Mom Among Chaos received a party to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Recently, we celebrated my daughter's 13th birthday at Zap Zone in Canton, Michigan.  Zap Zone in Canton offers loads of fun for the entire family at a great price. What is the best part for mom? There is no clean up. You and your family just show up (with a birthday cake, of course) and pretty much the whole party is taken care of by your party coordinator.
Zap Zone Canton offers quite a few different party options. We had the Deluxe Party package. I want to point out that Zap Zone parties are very affordable. For many years, I have hosted my girls birthday parties and the cost at Zap Zone is half the price of other parties. Also, at this party, you can enjoy yourself because you're not running around like a chicken with your head cut off trying to serve and take care of people. Our package included drinks and pizza. 
The best part of the party? Of course, the laser tag! I even played! I love laser tag. There were lots of laughs, giggles, and all out competitive fun.
After the kids were pooped out from laser tag and filling their bellies with lots of food, it was time to hit the arcade. Our package didn't include tokens, but I splurged and bought tokens. Let me tell you, my kids become really excited about tokens!
Would I recommend Zap Zone Canton? Yes, as a mom it saves so much stress from having your own party. There is no clean-up and it's half the price of hosting your own get-together. Zap Zone Canton is clean and organized. They have birthday parties down to an art.

Zap Zone Canton is located at 41953 Ford Rd, Canton, MI 48187. For all of the latest happenings check out http://www.zap-zone.com/canton/home/

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Poise for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
 Did you know that Thirty-five million women experience stress urinary incontinence, a common type of bladder leakage, which can be triggered by coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting or even exercise?Do you leak urine when you do any of the above activities? Well, ever since having kids I sometimes leak urine when I run. It's not fun, but it's a part of life. I'm so glad that Poise Impressa Bladder Supports has got us girls covered! No more embarrassing leaks!
Are Poise Impressa Bladder Supports right for you? If you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, dance, or exercise you may be the right candidate. Here is a Poise Impressa coupon so you can pick up a Poise Impressa Blader Support Sizing Kit! Size 1 is a good start. If it works for you and you have little to no leaks, you're using the right size. Move up to size 2 if you're having minimal leaks. If you're still leaking your perfect fit would be a size 3. 
 
How does Poise Impressa Bladder Supports work? They are inserted like a tampon, but they aren't a tampon. What they do, is support the urethra to prevent leaks. Pretty amazing! So, no more worrying about leaking in your Zumba class!
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Alias By Tactic Games Review


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We love games nights, so I rounded up my co-blogger and her daughter to check out the game Family Alias By Tactic Games! Alias is a game where you can't use the actual word, but you can use clues or synonym words to make your partner guess what you're trying to describe. 
The game contains family cards and adult cards. Don't worry the adult cards are PG-rated, but they're harder to figure out than the family cards. We mostly just played from the family deck since they were easier. You spin and whomever the pointer lands on is your partner. You will have one minute to get your partner to guess from the list of questions. You move on the board the same amount of spaces that you guess correctly and so does your partner.
When you're close to the end the game rules change. The gray circles mean you can guess on anyone's turn and steal answers. Loudness and extreme fun start to ensue as everyone gets closer to ending the game. The first person that finishes wins, but the game doesn't end until everyone gets to the grey circles.

Would I recommend Alias By Tactic Games? Yes, we had a blast. It was fun watching the kids try to figure out how to describe items. Some of the ways they explained things were related to shows and movies that they enjoy. This game is recommended for 7 years and up. Our girls are nine. At times, we had to help them a little bit with a word or the definition. This could be used as a learning game. If you do buy this game for a 7-year-old be prepared to help them a little bit. 

You can pick this game up on Amazon. Grab it for some LOL holiday fun. I'm very glad that we own it!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Rudolph the Musical Review

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Mom Among Chaos received tickets to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% our own. 
The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/slne0mBRDds

My daughters and I went to see an afternoon showing of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL this past Saturday. We had a fun morning attending breakfast with Santa at the Warren Community Center with the Warren Civic Theatre. Then we drove to Detroit to see one of our favorite movies come to life on stage. 


As you can see my youngest brought her talking stuffed Rudolph along. She was curious to see if he said all the same lines in the musical. It did not disappoint. Not only did they say all the classic lines, but there were also additional songs and dances. One of my favorite parts was when the elves were singing and dancing for Santa to the song "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree". 

There are digital screens surrounding the stage to go along with the action and songs. I'm always impressed with the puppeteers, props, set changes, and actors flying around on harnesses. I was amazed by the vocals from the girl that played Clarice. I would recommend going to see this musical performance when it comes to a city near you or if you live near Detroit go see a Fox Theatre holiday show this December.