Friday, August 5, 2016

Smile with Strength - Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair Toothpaste

We all know how busy it gets during the summer months and sometimes we forget to take proper care of our teeth. Do yourself a favor and try Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair Toothpaste.

I received a complimentary sample of  Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair Toothpaste and Colgate 360° Enamel Health Whitening Manual toothbrush.  We often forget to make strengthening and repairing our enamel an important part of our healthy lifestyle routine.

Everyday wear and tear can weaken our enamel and Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair can replenish vital minerals for stronger, healthy enamel. Use it twice a day to help absorb essential minerals, such as natural calcium.

The Colgate website contains important information about enamel (what it is, healthy habits, enamel erosion - yikes!). Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair Toothpaste is available at grocery and drug stores and mass retailers. Try it today!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Add Flair to Your Summer Recipes with Pure Leaf Tea House Collection

How do you improve your favorite, refreshing drink? Cook with it! And Pure Leaf Tea House Collection is the perfect ingredient to add to your summer recipes.

My family and I have enjoyed sipping the yummy flavors that Pure Leaf makes and I was excited to hear about the Pure Leaf Tea House Collection. I was delighted to attend a fun event in San Francisco where I had the opportunity to chat with the Pure Leaf team and learn about the new collection. On a perfect, summer day, I went to the Pure Leaf Traveling Tea House to learn more about the new tea collection and sample some tasty food made with tea.  First, I sampled the Sicilian Lemon and Honeysuckle Organic Black Tea. Next up was the Wild Blackberry and Sage Organic Black Tea and then the Fuji Apple and Ginger Organic Green Tea. All were absolutely delicious and wonderfully refreshing.

Next, I had the opportunity to meet acclaimed chef Matthew Accarrino of San Francisco's famed restaurant SPQR. Chef Matthew created a delicious summer soup made with Pure Leaf Tea and ingredients from the local farmer's market. He also made a healthy green tea smoothie, herb roasted polenta with slow-roasted beef with charred vegetables. The tea complemented the each dish and I can't wait to try them at home,

Check out the Pure Leaf Tea House website to get info on these and other recipes then head out to the farmer's market to make the perfect summer meal.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book Your Shopcation at the Great Mall

Summer is in full swing  and you're probably looking for something close to home for your family. Spend the day  at the Great Mall in Milpitas which truly has something for every member of the family.

The Great Mall has more than 200 brand name retailers for your perfect shopcation and I managed to check out almost every single one of them! The girls enjoyed the world of fun at the Great Mall and they had a ball at the Bounce-A-Rama and the arcade games at Dave & Busters.

After a quick bite (and a bit more shopping), we settled in for a summer blockbuster at the 20-plex Century Theatre, with popcorn, of course!

Click here to see what's in store at your summer shopcation at the Great Mall in Milpitas.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

QVC Announces 24-hour Sale for StriVectin

If you are a fan of StriVectin  - and I know you are - then today is your lucky day! QVC is having a special sale on StriVectin Super-Size Firming Face and Neck Treatment Set. The set includes a 3.4 oz. TL Firming Neck Cream and a 1.7 oz. Firming Face Serum. And, if you sign up for auto-delivery, you will receive a free Advanced Retinol Eye with with each shipment (a $75 value).

This super-sized set is on sale for today only for $129.00 (a retail value of $337.00). The set is designed to address the appearance of the signs of aging on both the neck and the face and you will see results in just two weeks. Who doesn't want to get rid of wrinkles and crepiness?

Shop today at QVC for this StriVectin Super-Size Firming Face and Neck Treatment Set.

Friday, April 29, 2016's Lela Rose Spring Bag Now Available

After a long winter, it's the perfect time to update your beauty bag and the time could not be better. just released is spring beauty bag  -- this time by popular designer Lela Rose.

Customers will receive the blush pink, product-filled bag when they purchase more than $150 at this popular online beauty retailer. And, the lovely bag is filled to the brim with a wonderful selection of your beauty favorites and well as the latest beauty products to hit the market. The Jane Iredale Smooth Affair facial primer and brightener will help you stay picture perfect for all of your important spring soirees. Try the Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse to give your tresses a new look. The Michael Todd pumpkin mask will smooth and refine your skin and the Nuxe mini hand cream is the perfect thing to toss in your bag.  

Wedding season is upon us and the blush pink beauty bag is the perfect accessory to tote your beauty must-haves.  Order today while supplies last. Click on to order your Lela Rose spring bag.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Alert: Goody Gorilla Snack Subscription

Looking for something delicious for your true love, best friend or family for Valentine's Day? Skip the usual heart-themed trinkets and check out Goody Gorilla, a snack subscription box company that delivers healthy snacks and delectable treats every month.

Goody Gorilla is a monthly snack subscription box that delivers a sampling of healthy snacks and delectable treats directly to your mailbox each month. Each month, the Goody Gorilla box features between 5-7 yummy snacks of all varieties. Customer favorites have been gourmet bread sticks, country herb almonds, dried granny smith apples, organic dark chocolate with coconut filling, chocolate dipped madeleines, and peanut butter protein bars. 

Goody Gorilla makes a great gift for college kids, relatives near and far, teachers, office colleagues and for the whole family to enjoy! Send one as a surprise to your beloved ...maybe they will share.

Three subscription packages are available: $15 for one month; $42 for three months; or $72 for six months.  to enjoy this wonderful gift at a discount. Check out Goody Gorilla at

Goody Gorilla is offering our readers at discount code of $3 offer any subscription from now through Valentine's Day, Enter LOVE3 at checkout.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Ryan Roche Nudie Bag Now Available on

Who doesn't love fall! And who doesn't love fall beauty to go along with all of your favorite fall fashions.  Check out's  latest gift with purchase promotion -- an exclusive Nudie Beauty Bag from popular designer Ryan Roche. 

You will receive the product-filled nude pouch when you spend more than $125 at The nudie beauty bag can be found at and is available while supplies last.

With fall in full swing, the sleek nudie beauty bag is perfect for toting your favorite beauty essentials while keeping it classy for those cooler autumn evenings. The bag is a classic shade of nude pink with a fringe zip tassel.

The nudie beauty bag arrives fully stocked with 14 awesome beauty samples in both deluxe and full sizes.  The pouch and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of $152.  The selection includes offerings from some of the beauty world’s top beauty and skin care brands including L'Occitane, Paula's Choice, Jurlique, Origins and Londontown.  Click here to start shopping today. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sprint Answers All of Your Family's Needs

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Families love to stay in touch and the latest technology helps them accomplish that goal. But, how can we find one place that has something for everyone in the family? I was recently invited to an event hosted by Sprint ( where I got to check out all the latest and greatest devices and technology.

We all know Sprint, a brand with a proven vision for shaping the mobile provider space. Whether you are shopping for a new provider, a new device, accessories or the latest IPhone delivered right to your door, Sprint answers the call.

Sprint has several options to make it easy to select the best service plans, devices and accessories. Most of us have a Sprint store nearby and now it got even easier with Sprint's “store-within-a-store” concept at select RadioShack locations. The Sprint Store at RadioShack offers convenient locations where they can buy Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile products. 

I attended an informational event and launch to learn more about Sprint's new products and services as well as the new partnership with RadioShack. The event was held at the RadioShack in San Mateo, Calif., and I had the opportunity to meet with Sprint reps to find out more about the many great plans and services offered through Sprint. I took a few photos to show you how it looks inside the San Mateo RadioShack as well as the snazzy Sprint car parked outside of the store.
 One of the most exciting news that Sprint unveiled is its Sprint Direct 2 You service which brings the store experience to your home, office or any other location ...   whenever and wherever you want it. That's right, folks...a Sprint Direct 2 You car comes to you to help you choose a plan or a device and set it up while you wait. 

Why wait in line for the new IPhone release? Call Sprint Direct 2 You today to schedule an appointment

I also had the opportunity to test one of the hottest phones on the market -- LG G4, the next generation G series smartphone from LG. If you like taking selfies, you will love taking selfies on the LG 4G with its two cameras to capture your best moments.  LG G4 is the first smartphone from Sprint with a total of 24 megapixels of crisp photo clarity – a 16MP Rear-Facing camera and an 8MP Front-Facing selfie camera. The girls are having a ball playing with the LG 4G and I love its sleek design and amazing screen.

Grab the family and head out to check out all cool devices, plans to fit all needs, accessories and super helpful sales reps at your nearby Sprint store or check to see if your favorite RadioShack has a Sprint store inside. Click on the Sprint website to check out the online deals too. 
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Win a Gimbal's Party Trunk for a Sweet Classroom Celebration

There is still time to enter the Gimbal's Fine Candies Back to School Sweepstakes. The lucky winner will win a Gimbal's Party Trunk filled to delicious Gimbal's candies and party supplies to use in a classroom celebration.

The lucky winner of this year’s sweepstakes will win a Gimbal’s Party Trunk filled to the brim with Gimbal’s candies and party supplies to use in a classroom celebration run through September 30th, and anyone who enters will automatically receive 10 percent off their next online purchase.

The Gimbal’s Party Trunk is packed full of delicious allergen-free candies, decorations and other great items perfect for hosting a ‘sweet’ classroom celebration without all of the yucky high fructose corn syrup.

Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans are free of major allergens including gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, soy and egg, making them a safe treat for everyone in the classroom to enjoy. The candies are also made with real fruit juice and each package features a variety of 41 delicious, unique flavors.

To enter, visit and share in 50 words or less why your classroom should win the Party Trunk. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Partners with J.Mendel on Latest Goody-Filled Pouch

September is here and that means New York Fashion Week is here too! Time to step up your game with a goody-filled pouch designed by J. Mendel in collaboration with It's the perfect place to keep all of your fashion week must-haves., a division of, launched the exclusive "Matin" Vanity Pouch by renowned designer J. Mendel as a complimentary gift this fall. Customers will receive the product-filled faux leather pouch when they spend more than $125 while shopping at

The Matin is filled with 13 full and sample-size beauty items from your favorite beauty and skin care brands. These items alone have a retail value of $155. Some of the items you will find in the lovely Matin pouch are bareminerals Pop of Passion Lip Balm, Fusion Mini Mascara, Paula's Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment and Jenna Hip Nail Polish. It even has a $10 discount card on a future purchases at

Check out the J. Mendel Matin pouch by clicking on and start shopping today.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kids Love Australian Gold's Hello Kitty Sun Protection Products

By this time of summer, your kids have probably heard you say this summer mantra about a million times - "Come here and let's put on sunscreen." Surprise them with something new by applying a mom favorite ... Australian Gold'a Hello Kitty SPF 50 Lotion and Hello Kitty SPF 30 Lip Balm. 

My girls love anything Hello Kitty so this makes it much easier to protect them from the sun as we are swimming, playing at the beach or catching a day game at the ballpark.  They were so excited when Australian Gold sent a sample of Hello Kitty products for me to review.

Now it was time to put the products to the test. The Hello Kitty Lip Balm is keep in a prominent spot in my handbag to keep the girls protected and they love the yummy tangerine tango flavor. I love the fact that it is SPF 30 and the kids don't say "yuck" when I apply it. Australian Gold combines cutting edge sun care with skin caring ingredients like jojoba, sunflower seed oil, pomegranate and vitamin E.

The Hello Kitty SPF 50 lotion smells fruity and fragrant ... the scent is called Sweet Starfruit and the girls loved it. The cutting edge sunscreen protection is water resistant (80 minutes), PABA-free and UVA/UVB broad spectrum. These words are music to my ears. I was impressed how the lotion coats the skin and stay on after many cannon balls off the diving board.

The Hello Kitty Frozen Aloe Sun Cooling Spray came in handy for all of us (even dad) after a day at the beach. The spray instantly soothed our parched skin and provided cooling for about 30 minutes. The aloe formula moisturized our skin and minimized any blistering and peeling.

Don't forget that there is still plenty of summer left so please replenish your sunscreen by picking up Australian Gold's Hello Kitty sun protection products.  They are available at a drug store or online.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bring Pretzilla Soft Pretzel Buns and Bites to Your Next Barbecue

Change up your sandwich and bun routine with Pretzilla, a yummy soft pretzel that tastes amazing and also happens to be vegan, nut free and kosher! The kind folks at Pretzilla sent us a box of samples of these soft pretzel treats and buns and the kids couldn't wait to try them all.

The Pretzilla Bites were the perfect combination of soft and chewy and had that delicious pretzel taste that kids love. We dipped ours in a bit of almond butter and also with a spoon full of cheese spread. The Pretzilla Bites were the perfect thing to pack in a snack bag for our outing to the park.

We had a great time creating custom sliders with the Pretzilla Mini Buns and they were just the perfect size for our grilled sliders topped with mustard which complemented the soft pretzel bun.  We invited friends over for baseball and brats and they loved the Pretzilla Sausage Bun which was perfect with our variety of gourmet sausages for the grown ups and hot dogs for the kids.

The girls love it when I make ham and cheese paninis and the Pretzilla Burger Buns were toasty and delectable after a few minutes in our panini grill. All of the Pretzilla products stayed fresh and ready to eat even after a few days went by.

You can find Pretzilla products by shopping online and you will receive a fresh shipment from Pretzilla's . You can also find Pretzilla at a local retailer like Whole Foods. Click here for a list of stores that carry Pretzilla.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Manicube Brings High-Quality Service to Your Office

Working women are always looking for ways to make their lives easier while juggling work and family. Some days, it is nearly impossible to get away from the office to grab a sandwich or take a few moments for a manicure. That's where Manicube comes to the rescue.

Manicube is the premier in-office service designed to make working women’s lives easier by bringing high-quality 15- minute manicures to women at their place of work.

 Manicube partners with the HR managers of corporate clients to set up their plug and play weekly services designed to increase employee satisfaction and productivity.

The folks at Manicube invited me to an event at SoulCycle in San Francisco to see how the service works. I was impressed by choices of color that were available. Manicube offers 50-60 color options from Essie, OPI, Deborah Lippman, Zoya and CND Vinylux brands. I chose a simple pink CND Vinylux and the technician got to work on my Everyday Mani, which ranges in price from $12-$15. While I was getting pampered, I enjoyed catching up on the latest Hollywood gossip on the Ipad that was loaded with various magazines

Besides the Eveyday Mani, you have other options, such as the Long Weekend Mani ($16-$18), Men's Clean and Clip ($10-$12), or Pedi in a Pinch ($15-$18).

Manicube is not only exceptionally convenient, it’s exceptionally clean. All highly trained, licensed nail technicians abide by the strictest sanitary protocols and procedures. Files and buffers are single-use only and Manicube uses custom disposable metal nail implements, ensuring that every client gets a fresh set. Manicube is currently available in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

Check out Manicube's awesome contest: request Manicube for your office and be entered to win a @SoulCycle session for you and nine of your colleagues. Tell you friends about #maniswithSOUL and click on for more details.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Debuts Trina Turk's Sunset Cosmetic Pouch

Hit the road this summer with a super cool Trina Trina bag filled with beauty goodies from The Sunset Cosmetic Pouch by famed designer Trina Turk is yours for free with a purchase of more than $100 at the popular online beauty retailer.

You will love the brightly clad pouch with a translucent window on the front as you are packing for a family-getaway, romantic weekend with someone special, or heading out to the pool or beach.  This TSA-friendly bag is perfect for toting beauty essentials in hand. 

The window is brilliant and the structured design allows the pouch to stand up straight in a perfect rectangle when the zipper is open.  

Each Sunset Cosmetic Pouch comes filled with 17 prestige beauty samples including skin care, beauty, personal care and fragrance.  The bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of more than $145. Some of my favorite samples were the bareMinerals 5-in-1 SPF15 in Barely Nude, Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado Olive Basil Hand Therapy, MoltonB Pink Pepperpod Body Wash, and Murad Rapid Age Spot Pigment Lightening Serum. One of the girls helped herself to the Soap & Glory FACE SOAP AND CLARITY Face Wash.

Check out your favorite brands or try something new at Start shopping today before the Trina Turk Sunset Cosmetic Pouch is gone.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

StriVectin Launches Supersize Duo on QVC

Check out the great deals on QVC for your favorite StriVectin products. StriVectin just launched an amazing deal by supersizing your go-to skincare items -- the StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles  and the TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream. The supersized bundle is available for just $129.96 (a $278 value). You don't have to be a math whiz to see that is a crazy deal. It's basically cheaper than just buy the 4.5 SD Advanced alone or like buying one and getting one free! 

The best-selling TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream is a must-have for your beauty regimen. This high-performance neck cream is designed to help rebuild the elastin fiber architecture so critical to tightening and lifting the neck and d├ęcolletage area. It also improves resistance to gravity over time.  The surface of the skin is instantly hydrated, feeling tighter, smoother and more supple. You will be thrilled with the results!

The neck cream pairs well with the SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks.   The cream's revamped formula includes a potent combination of anti-aging technologies which yield visible skin transforming results. You will see results in just 15 days.

Click here to read more about the anti-aging technologies used in this dynamic duo that has made StriVectin so popular with consumers looking to improve their skin, diminish wrinkles, enhance skin texture, and maximize skin health. QVC offers a host of other StriVectin products that complement the neck cream and intensive concentrate for wrinkles.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Moms Love the Lela Rose Bag from introduced a gift with purchase that all moms will absolutely love, not just because the bag is from renowned designer Lela Rose, but also because it is filled with more than $185 worth of offerings from top beauty and skin care brands.

The Lela Rose embroidered clutch is the ideal bag because you can use it to store cosmetics and then it transitions to an elegant evening clutch. You will love the fun print and vintage feel of the gold snap-top closure.

Now, let's talk about what's inside the bag. It includes an amazing selection of 17 beauty samples including Origins Mega Bright Night Mask, L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil, Paula's Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment and Alessandro Nail Polish to name a few. You can check out the full list on the website.

Customers will receive the product-filled  clutch when they spend more than $150 at and supplies are limited so order today.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sprout's "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave" An Interactive Adventure for Preschoolers

 "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave" launched last month on Sprout and these adorable characters were quickly a big hit with many adoring fans (including a few in our household). If you and your preschoolers have not yet watched this new series, be sure to tune in this week for your chance to win a trip to Beaches among other fabulous prizes. But first, a bit more about the new show ...

“Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave" follows the adventures of three best friends. Ruff-Ruff is  lovable, instinctive pup while Tweet is a cautious, thoughtful bird. My daughter adores Dave, an imaginative, quirky panda.  Grown ups will appreciate the technology the makes this show different than other preschool shows. To make it more interactive, viewers can download a free companion app, available on both iOS and Android. The companion app offers synced game play that allows preschoolers and their parents to enjoy an interactive experience with the show’s characters featuring multiple choice questions. The technology recognizes show sounds and seamlessly syncs to the content whenever the show is playing.  The app also features special games and activities which are unlocked the more kids play with the app. We found it is also just highly entertaining without the app too.

You can catch "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave" at 11:00 am during The Sunny Side Up Show and at 7:00 pm during The Good Night Show. You can find out more about the show by visiting to see other viewing time as well as download  games and activities that the kids will love.

Now, back to the information on the "Pick and Play Sweepstakes" which ends on March 27.  Each Friday, viewers are encouraged to watch new “Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave” episodes at 11am and then visit to answer a question from the show.   Good luck!                                        

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Win a Spa Vacation and Fitness Products - Winter Weight Challenge

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone with lots of celebrating and not enough time for exercise. Statistics show that Americans will gain between 5 to 10 pounds each holiday season and that many men and women put weight loss and exercise at the top of their list of resolutions.

Why not start 2015 by entering the Growing Naturals Winter Weight Challenge -- You can win a weekend getaway to luxurious destination spa Oaks at Ojai in California as well as other great fitness products such as Lululemon, Garmin and SpaFinder to name a few.

The Winter Weight Challenge website is chock full of recipes, advice and resources that will help you plan your challenge and achieve your goals. And, don't forget about the great prizes offered during the sweepstakes! Weekly prize winners are announced each Monday.

The Winter Weight Challenge is organized by Growing Naturals, a company that creates an wide array of food produced that are made from pure plant proteins and rice milk powders. I received a complimentary sample of brown rice protein powder. Like so many others, I try to keep healthy proteins a main part of our nutrition. The girls and I made delicious smoothies with the chocolate brown rice protein and we all loved the flavor when mixed with almond milk and a banana.The Growing Naturals website has so many wonderful recipes, like the Chocolate Protein Powder Pancake.

Take a moment for yourself today and enter the Winter Weight Challenge Sweepstakes ... it ends on January 31, 2015. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Coco-Roons and KettlePop Are Lunch Box Favorites

Now that we are past "back-to-school" mania, what is working in the lunch boxes? Moms have had a chance to see what is working and what is not (and by not, I mean what comes home uneaten at the end of the day.

My girls have found two lunch box favorites: Coco-Roons and KettlePOP!

The Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls taste testing team (ages 10 and 4) was thrilled to get review samples from the folks at Wonderfully Raw, the company who makes Coco-Roons as well as a host of other delicious treats.  Coco-Roons are available in a bunch of taste-tempting choices, including Almond Strawberry PBJ,  Brownie, Apple Pie, Lemon Pie, Almond Strawberry, Vanilla Maple and Cacao Nib. We started with the Almond Strawberry PBJ and enjoyed every morsel of this yummy treat made with organic, raw almond butter instead of peanuts and organic strawberries. The girls loved that is was just the right amount of sweet and chewy too. Next we tried the Coco-Roon Brownie and we all agreed that it was just the right amount of chocolate. All of the Coco-Roons by Wonderfully Raw are certified organic, gluten-free, non-dairy and non-GMO. They get their natural sweetness from organic maple syrup and dried unsweetened coconut. You can find them at Whole Foods, Costco Stores or health food retailers near you. Or, you can order  directly from the Coco-Roon website by clicking here.

Next up, the taste testers went to work on sampling KettlePOP in two flavors: Kettle Corn and Sea Salt KettlePOP. First of all, some great news about KettlePOP -- the company uses organic and non-GMO corn. They work closely with farmers to ensure that only the highest quality corn goes into each bag. And, it infuses, never sprays, the popcorn with preservative-free flavorings (and you will definitely taste the difference!) and it hand-pops each kernel to perfection. And another awesome feature: zip top bags lock in the freshness if you don't eat it all at once.

The Sea Salt KettlePOP had just the right amount of salt, was thoroughly satisfying and happily devoured by the taste testing team. The girls also sampled the Kettle Corn which we all agreed was better than the kettle corn at our farmer's market. It had the perfect pairing of sweet and salt and stayed fresh and crunchy when we re-opened the bag a few days later. Besides Sea Salt and Kettle Corn, KettlePOP is also available in these flavors: cheese; caramel; kettle corn chocolate drizzles;  and caramel chocolate drizzles. You can order KettlePOP online or check the website to find a retailer near you.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fight For Your Write with BIC

Moms across the country are breathing a sigh of relief as we prepare for the first day of school. I enjoy shopping for back-to-school items and there are so many great choices to arm your kids with all the best back-to-school products. I read about a campaign sponsored by BIC called "Fight For Your Write" which is a wants to show kids how great writing can really be and why we should help them with their handwriting skills

Writing is a critical learning tool for children and helps our kids become better readers, boosts their confident and sparks their creativity.  The "Fight For Your Write" website is filled with amazing data that will help you realize just how important handwriting is. Did you know that handwriting engages 14 different abilities or that experts recommend at least 15 minutes of handwriting each day for students.

BIC was kind enough to send Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls a complimentary box filled with a variety of BIC products for the purpose of a review. When it arrived, I told the girls to watch me open the box because there would be some great new back-to-school items for them. They were absolutely thrilled and grabbed their favorite items and even my husband scored some new BIC Atlantis pens in black, blue and red. The little one practiced writing her name with her new BIC Kids Pencil Porte-mine, which has a raised yellow guiding line to help with proper finger placement.My older daughter grabbed the dry erase markers for her white board and X-tra-Shine Pencils for her backpack. And me -- I am loving my assortment of awesome BIC products, especially the 4 color ball pen metallic body pen.