Sunday, September 27, 2009

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Eating Right Kids from Safeway Review

I recently had the opportunity to try some of the new products in the Safeway Eating Right Kids line of foods. Eating Right™ is a new brand of healthier foods found exclusively at Safeway and featuring Looney Tunes characters .

There are over 60 different products including frozen entrees, juices, bagged salads, snacks and lots more. They're healthier, yet very convenient options, to help you to feed your family better without doing a ton of work.

The Eating Right products also feature the "Spot Your Needs" system, which uses color-coded spots that each correspond to a specific dietary attribute such as >high fiber, low sodium, low fat, multi-grain, and more. It makes it easy to "spot" the particular benefits of each food, just by glacing at the packaging.

Thanks to Team Mom we received the Eating Right Kids Chewy Bars, Microwaveable Pasta Cup, Fruit Cup and Apple Juice. These are all packaged in just-right, kid-sized portions and are made to appeal to a kid's palate. We enjoyed them all, especially the fruit cup!

You can check out the full line of Eating Right Kids products at your local Safeway store, or view product information online at

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Check Out "Durham County" on ION Television

I'm happy that the new fall TV season is here and I'm always anxious to check out the new shows, or at least shows that are "new to me". I haven't yet seen "Durham County". This award-winning show is a one-hour crime-drama series that follows the troubled world of Homicide Detective Mike Sweeney (Hugh Dillon, CBS' "Flashpoint"). Sweeney becomes personally involved in a murder investigation after moving his family to quiet suburbia for a fresh start when his partner is killed and his wife Audrey (Helene Joy) is diagnosed with breast cancer.

"Durham County" is ION Television's first original series. It's season premiere already passed on September 7th, but you can check out all new episodes Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. It's preceded by one of my all time favorite shows, "Criminal Minds", so I will definitely have to give it a try.

For more info, check out Durham County Secrets, to view exclusive clips, sound bites and photos. You can also upload your own secrets, view secrets from others and send them to a friend.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Cards for Kids and Moms from Hallmark - Review & Giveaway

Hallmark has two new lines of cards, focusing on Moms and on Kids. The "Edge of Motherhood" line features humorous cards that celebrate some of the "less than perfect" moments of motherhood. These cards are a fun way to share the lighthearted side of motherhood with a friend and offer a few words of encouragement.
For the kids, there are new encouragement cards, perfect for offering support or a confidence boost for special moments like taking a test, trying out for an athletic team, a dance recital, or the first day of school. Some of the kid cards even have sound clips that play when they're opened. The cards are available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores and other retailers where Hallmark cards are sold.

Hallmark sent me a selection of cards to check out and they're great. They are all bright and fun and the mom cards are hilarious. The kid cards have very cute designs and the sound cards are super fun. And they aren't just 2 second sound clips, they continue to play for a while. With prices starting at just $.99 and the sound cards starting at $2.99 they are reasonably priced as well.

Giveaway: Two lucky Thrifty Jinxy readers will each win a collection of Five Edge of Motherhood cards and five Encouragement for Kids cards from Hallmark. To enter, just fill out the simple form below with your name and e-mail address.

Rules: All entries must be received by 11:59 PM CST 9/23/09. One entry per person, except for extra entries (see below). Entrants must be at least 18 years old and reside within the United States. Winner must respond to the winning e-mail within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.

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