Monday, December 20, 2010

Boudreaux's Butt Paste

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boudreaux's Butt Paste. All opinions are 100% mine.

When I was anticipating the arrival of my daughter, I always tried to find the perfect baby products for her.  That is when I was first introduced to Boudreaux's Butt Paste.  I had asked our pediatrician for a recommendation and he gave Boudreaux's the thumbs up!  Boudreaux's Butt Paste was specially formulated by a pharmacist, with direction from a pediatrician, as a way to effectively provide diaper rash care. 

Boudreaux's not only applies easily, it can be removed easily as well!  It is available in one, two, three and four ounce tubes and also the very nice 16 ounce jar!  The scent is pleasant and not the least over powering too!  You do not have to have a baby to use Boudreaux's Butt Paste.  We have used it for chafing of the skin when my husband's underarm gets irritated from wearing his chef coat too long... in a very hot kitchen.  I have used it for chafing caused by pantyhose on my inner thighs. 

If you are interested in trying a product that has been featured on the Oprah Show, the Today Show, ESPN, the Tonight Show, While You Were Out on TLC, and in People Magazine, this is the product for you.  You can visit the  Boudreaux's Butt Past website and get your own sample!  It makes a great gift too!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Pier 1 Holiday Must Have Products

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

Pier 1

My best college girl friend was very addicted to Pier 1.  She was gracious enough to introduce me to the fabulous shopping there, and I've been addicted ever since.  Some people think Pier 1 Imports is a very expensive place to shop, but I have found out that while it does have some higher priced items, there are MANY affordable goodies as well!

If you are buying a small hostess gift, they have the cutest set of  3 Plaid Holiday Towels for only $8.95.

If you are buying for a candle lover, you can get a set of 3 Apple Cinnamon Candles for $15.00.

Searching for stocking stuffers?  The have paper yo-yos for $1 and glitter bouncing balls for 98 cents!!

These are just a few of the great deals Pier 1 has!  I could quite literally go on all night discussing the wonderful products with you.  If someone was looking for the perfect Christmas present for me, they need look no further than the beautiful Tomoko Teapot Set  for $25.  There are so many wonderful holiday gifts, you could spend all afternoon looking online, or wandering through their store! 

During the months of November and December, you can support Toys for Tots by dropping off an unwrapped toy, or by making a cash donation at the register at Pier 1.  Also, for every new fan Pier 1 gets on their facebook page, they will donate $1 to Toys for Tots.  Help out a wonderful organization at the click of a mouse!

Thanks for reading!  Merry Christmas!






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Get Wicked Fresh with Tom's of Maine

This post brought to you by Toms of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tom's Of Maine is a new product to me, but it has been around since 1970.   Looking over their web-site can be very educational. They put their values and beliefs out there for the world to see  They look at it this way,  "Every action with future generations in mind."  For over 40 years, Tom's of Maine has been committed to supporting people, communities and the planet.  Not sure exactly what Tom's Of Maine is?  They are a leading natural products company that focuses on oral and personal care.  

Wicked Fresh! Toothpaste is something you have to experience for yourself.   It is a long lasting, fresh breath toothpaste that gives you cavity protection and uses powerful natural flavor oils and a botanical extract to provide long lasting fresh breath.  I received a free tube several months ago, and I have been hooked ever since!

Wicked Fresh! Mouthwash is great tasting and it helps STOP bad breath without the burn. The refreshing mint flavor left my mouth feeling clean and refreshed!  My husband and our tween prefer Wicked Fresh! Mouthwash to any other mouthwash they have tried. 

In celebration of their Wicked Fresh product line, Tom’s of Maine is giving away a some great Wicked Fresh prizes on their That's Wicked Fresh contest page. Life is full of Wicked Fresh moments, and Tom’s of Maine wants to know one of your favorite Wicked Fresh moment memories or experiences.  You just need to visit the That's Wicked Fresh contest page and enter.  

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea: Review

Whenever I go toy shopping, I generally find myself wandering around the toy department looking for something the child will enjoy, that is quality made, and will last for a while.  Ebeanstalk is one place where I can find a toy that fits all those qualifications.  I have found so many baby toys there, and I love knowing that the toys are age appropriate and unlike the toys you'll find in most other places.  I love being able to search for the perfect toy with ease, because Ebeanstalk has a lot of different categories to choose from.  You can click on age, or the sex of the child, or type of toy to find the perfect gift.  It is as simple as a little click!

I was lucky enough to receive an awesome wooden pull toy for Little Bit to review.  She loved being able to pull it around and to try to put the wooden shapes into the appropriate slots.  It became comical at times, because she could not decide which activity she wanted to do.  She would pull the toy a foot or two, then stop and put another shape in the slot, then get up and start over again.  The pull toy is a toy for Little Bit, because it encourages her to not only get up and walk, it also stimulates her brain when she sorts the shapes. The wooden pieces are color fast and are definitely solid, because I stepped on one in the middle of the night, and it did NOT give an inch!  LOL!

I am hoping to get my camera back in working order so I can share a photo or two!  Until then, hop on over to and check out their selection of baby toys, toddler toys, and kids toys.  You won't be disappointed! 

Thanks for reading!
Merry Christmas!

Disclosure:  I received a free toy to review from  I was not required to write a positive review and I was not financially compensated for my review.  All opinions stated are my own, honest thoughts!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea: Jewelry Ninja Necklace Review

I was so blessed to be able to review the Loop necklace at Jewelry Ninja. I had it personalized with my daughter's name, date of birth and her nickname. It turned out absolutely beautiful! These necklaces are so unlike any I have ever seen before and any mother or grandmother would be thrilled to receive one as a gift!

About Jewelry Ninja:

How did the Jewelry Ninja start?

We decided to start the Jewelry Ninja after we had searched for own wedding bands and could not find what we were looking for. In thinking about what we wanted for bands, we knew it was important to pick quality jewelry. After all, long after the photographs fade and the dress is stored away, the bands would still be on our fingers! We had difficulty finding what we were looking for in the price range we wanted to pay. So we decided to start our jewelry business!

What is the Jewelry Ninja all about?

Our goal is to sell the same jewelry that bigger chain stores sell, but we want to do it a better price. We don't pay for any high cost advertising or celebrity endorsements. Instead, we depend primarily on word of mouth and we pass those savings on to our customers. We encourage our customers to shop at the retail jewelry stores and then come back and check our prices. We might offer the same exact item for a better price. If you don't see what you are looking for, send us an email and we may be able to get it for you. We offer friendly customer service and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We also offer a money back guarantee because it is important to us that our customers are satisfied with their purchases.

Why is it called the Jewelry Ninja?

We offer the same kind of jewelry as other companies but with a different kind of price. So we decided to give the company a different kind of name. Besides, who wouldn't want a company with the name ninja in it?

My thoughts:
Jewelry Ninja offers so much more than just your standard necklace. You can get wonderful items from cuff links and money clips to rings and bracelets for both men and women. The turnaround for receiving your order is pretty quick, but with the holidays approaching, ORDER NOW!! You will NOT be disappointed!  Do not wait!  Go today and order your Christmas gifts!!  You will certainly make Christmas brighter for the lucky recipient.

Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas from Shelly's Bits & Pieces.

Disclosure:  I received a loop necklace at no cost from Jewelry Ninja for me to review.  No monetary compensation occurred.  All opinions stated are my own, honest thoughts!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea: Veggie Tales: It's a Meaningful Life Review

The main thing I love about Veggie Tales has to be the positive, Christian message behind each story.  When I reviewed  Veggie Tales: It's a Meaningful Life recently, I felt myself drawn into the story.  These movies are not just for children.  They are great for the whole family, and I honestly recommend that parents watch with their children.  This movie in particular had a lot of meaning for my family.  We recently had been discussing how you need to be content with your life and what you have.  This movie brings that out in such a positive way that even young children can understand. 

DVD content description:  The Salad Bowl is Stewart's biggest chance to become a star football player. But one botched play crushes his dreams---and he returns home to run his father's toy train factory instead. Then everything changes the day he boards a mysterious train. Where will it stop? And will Stewart discover his life's true purpose?

My family loved the movie and that is why it is listed as a 2010 Christmas Gift Idea!  This is sure to be a family favorite for years to come!

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of the DVD to review.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions stated are my own honest thoughts!

Christmas Gift Idea: Suave Body Care Review & Giveaway

A bit about the product:
Suave wants you to catch a moment of Bliss with their new line of Naturals Body Care Products.

NEW! Suave Naturals® Mango Mandarin Body Lotion has a refreshing, fruity scent that leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and delightfully fragrant. This body lotion pairs perfectly with the NEW! Suave Naturals® Mango Mandarin Refreshing Body Wash!

NEW! Suave Naturals® Wild Cherry Blossom Body Lotion has a fun, floral scent that leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and delightfully fragrant. This body lotion pairs perfectly with Suave Naturals® Wild Cherry Blossom Indulgent Body Wash!

NEWLY FORMULATED! Suave Naturals® Lavender Vanilla Body Lotion has a light, soothing scent that leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and delightfully fragrant. This body lotion pairs perfectly with Suave Naturals® Lavender Vanilla Calming Body Wash!

My opinion:
Nothing makes me feel more like a woman than taking a refreshing shower and using a wonderfully scented body wash.  I feel rejuvenated from the scent, and when I pair it with a nice, light body lotion, I'm in heaven.   I was offered the opportunity to try the New Suave Naturals Mango Mandarin Body Lotion and Body Wash, and I am so glad I tried it! 
When I was in college, I used Suave brand products because they were affordable.  Today, they are still affordable, and they are better than ever.  When I showered with the Suave Naturals Mango Mandarin Body Wash, I was very happy with the refreshing scent.  My skin was left feeling soft and touchable, with no soapy residue.  When I applied the Suave Naturals Mango Mandarin Body Lotion, the smell was not overpowering, and the lotion did not leave my skin feeling greasy!  I was very happy that the scent was light enough that it did not cause any problems with my asthma.  I've had to discontinue using lots of lotions because the scent caused breathing issues for me. 
This is one product that will keep me coming back!  I love the price, the quality, and the performance of the Suave Naturals products I tried.  Now, I can't wait to try the other scents! 
Want to win some Suave Naturals products of your very own?  Simply respond with which scent you most want to try.  One Shelly's Bits & Pieces reader will win! 
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Giveaway open to US residents only, and it ends on December 14, 2010 at 10pm EST.

Disclaimer:  This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media.  I was provided with the product at not cost for me to review.  I was not compensated for the review.  All opinions stated are my own, honest thoughts!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hershey's Pot of Gold...The Perfect Holiday Gift!

Ok...So I'm a Chocoholic when it comes to Hershey's Chocolate! My mom is to blame for that, because I inherited my love of all things Hershey from her! There is always Hershey's Chocolate in her house!

I love to give chocolates as a gift! Most of my friends LOVE it as much as I do, and I have never gone wrong with chocolates, because they can melt any heart! Most of my mommy friends prefer a small chocolate gift instead of something they really don't need! Let's not forget my Mom...I can't give her a gift without including some chocolate!

Want to get on my good side...bring me Hershey's Pot of Gold Chocolates! You can't go wrong there!!

Make sure you celebrate the holidays with Hershey's Pot of Gold Chocolates! I will!

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Disclosure: I am entered in a contest for a Hershey’s Pot of Gold prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.

Heart of Haiti

Until earlier today, I had never heard of Heart of Haiti. Heart of Haiti is helping to rebuild Haiti through "Trade, Not Aid." In other words, Heart of Haiti is using commerce and culture to create social change. By selling Heart of Haiti products, Haitian artisans are given the life altering income they desperately need to take care of themselves, their family and their community. The Heart of Haiti collection contains a vast array of handcrafted items such as quilts, metalwork, ceramics, and paintings.

The Heart of Haiti collection has already led to employment of 350 artists in Haiti and has provided some financial benefits for an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people in the country! That fact alone is amazing, but when you add in the fact that each item is hand made by a Haitian artisan using recycled materials, it becomes even more so. The items they make cost between $25 to $60 and include such products as coasters, necklaces, clutch purses, candle holders, serving trays, picture frames, mirrors, vases and more. The Heart of Haiti collection can be purchased at Stop by and check them out! You can purchase a gift and help rebuild a country all at the same time! post is over! What are you waiting for? Visit the Heart of Haiti Collection at right now!

Merry Christmas!

Disclosure: I am writing this post to spread the word about Heart of Haiti through a Mom Bloggers Club member program and will receive a Heart of Haiti pendant as a thank you!