Thursday, June 30, 2016

#Totu Umbrella #Review

It is the beginning of monsoon season here in Arizona. In fact, I am told, it has come upon us early. Fortunately for me, I received this wonderful umbrella from Totu/Hop Day just in time for the season to hit.

Really, I do not mind the rain but with this kind of rain, it hits hard and fast. Believe me, you need an umbrella or you are just going to be plain soaked!

What is terrific about the Totu umbrella is the one button action on the handle. Even if I am in the car, I can open the door, stick out the umbrella, push the button, and go! I stay dry and that makes me happy. It comes with its own zip up carrying case too.

Check out my video review!

Thanks, Totu/Hop Day...I love it!

Disclosure: I received this umbrella in exchange for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~M.M. Hudson aka Naila Moon

#Chalko Gel Pens #Review

I really love this #Chalko! Pens. The colors are brilliant and with 48 pens I can create tons of stuff!

I had wanted a set of pens for a long time and getting to review these was like a win for me.

What is fun are the ones that write in rainbow colors but then there are the glitter ones and then...oh....

I am one happy camper with these. Go get you a few sets. These would be great for stocking stuffers or even a last minute birthday or Christmas gift.

Disclosure: I received this set for my open and honest opinion. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

10 Reasons Kids Have It Better!

Here are my 10 reasons that kids have it better over adults. 

  1. Kids can eat chocolate ice cream, drip it down their face and shirt and still have friends.
  2. Kids can swing as high as they want and not have to worry about their knees snapping off.
  3. Kids can eat at a restaurant for free or deep discount. 
  4. Kids clothing and things are cheap to buy.
  5. Kids can ask for $10 bucks and not be expected to pay it back.
  6. Kids can wrap up rocks off of the road for Christmas presents.
  7. Kids can give bouquets of dandelions to adults as flower presents.
  8. Kids can be brutally honest.
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  10. Kids are told they are cute all the time. 
  11. BONUS Grandma will take kids for the evening, take them shopping, let them eat stuff Mom never would have let them eat, let them stay up late, and spoils them rotten!
By the way, kids can make mistakes and not lose a job over it. Did you see what mistake I made?  ~M.M. Hudson aka Naila Moon

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Monday's Music Moves Me...Still Hot Freebie Week!

Hello one and all! It is still hot, hot, HOT here in Arizona and on Monday's Music Moves Me. This week is a "freebie" week which means I get to spin the tunes and hope you listen and play along.

You know us! There is the conductor of this musical train, Xmas Dolly and her co-conductors, Callie, Stacy, and Me! Next month I am taking some vacation time but my good blog pal and former co-conductor, Cathy is hopping aboard to make sure things still run smoothly. Thanks, Cathy!  

I may pop in but if not, you will know why. Now, on to the music... Let's make it hot again...shall we?

First up: Hot!

Next up: Hotter!!

Finally: Hottest!!! (Image warnings-not suitable for all audiences)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Monday's Music Moves Me...Summertime! #MondaysMusicMovesMe

Hello one and all! It is hot, hot, HOT. Welcome to the first day of Summer and also to Monday's Music Moves Me. Here in AZ it is going to be 100+ everyday. Yikes.  I guess that means we need to play some hot music to go with the Summer heat.

Our Spotlight Dancer, Tiffany, picked the theme and it couldn't be more perfect. Let's get to it.

First up: How about a little "Summer In The City" with Lovin' Spoonful

Next: When we get a little "Summer Breeze" from Seals and Croft, we feel nothing but ahh

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SHOW OFF TUESDAY! If you have #Giveaways or #Reviews. This is the place!

It's June and it is hot. What is even hotter is another week of fantastic giveaway and reviews! This linky is co-hosted by pal Xmas Dolly and I every Tuesday... SHOW OFF TUESDAY! This is the biggest link up around. What are you waiting for? Link up and SHOW OFF!

Monday, June 13, 2016

#Review: Dirt Devil - 2-in-1 Steam+Clean with Swipes

I recently received the Dirt Devil 2-in-1 Steam + Clean machine for review from TTi Floorcare Ignite. We have a smaller kitchen that has tile floor on it. We keep it pretty clean but you understand that sometimes we just do not see the grime.

The product came un-assembled but was easily put together within minutes. In fact, that was the easiest I ever put anything together! No screws, bolts, or tools needed. Yes!
Once I picked the product up, it was light-weight and easily movable throughout the house. This is a good thing because my Mom nor I am supposed to lift anything really heavy.

A couple of nice features for us too is that the handle is long and the cord is long. Now, this may not seem like a big deal to most people, but we are taller. We do not like to have to bend over to clean, mop, or vac. The handle being longer means we are able to stand up right with no hurting back. Win!

The cord being long is also nice as we can do this whole kitchen without having to plug the Dirt Devil 2-in-1 several times. One time around with some swivel action and we are done.

The machine itself runs on water and also jet solution, which unfortunately, was not included. The spray comes out of a middle hole at the bottom of the machine. That means where the padding runs over it is going to be best cleaned but that does not mean left and right sections are not going to get clean too. I decided to run the cleaner over the floor in my Mom's office. The pad picked up the dirt and kept it right on the cleaning pad. 

The best part is, I was able to take off the pad and toss it in the washer. I just let it air dry and it was good to go again. The product does come with disposable pads too which is a plus for cleaning as well. Dirt gets caught up in them and never gets back on the floor again.

I am very happy with this and appreciative of the company sending me this for review.

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for my open and honest opinion. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

The company has this to say for features:
  • Bonus Gift
    14 Free Disposable Pads
  • SWIPES™ with WetLock™ Technology
    Capture floor and baseboard dirt & grime.
  • Convenient Refillable Bottle
    Just fill up & go.
  • Flexible Edges
    Cover baseboards and floors at the same time.
  • Clog-Resistant Nozzle
    Spray when you need to without the hassle.
  • Quick-turn Swivel Steering
    Easily maneuver around corners and under furniture.
  • Steam Ready Indicator Light
    Know exactly when you’re ready to steam.
  • Easy Pull Spray Trigger
  • 20ft. Cord

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Monday's Music Moves Me...Freebie Week!

Hello my fellow musical peeps! In what seems like a whirlwind of a week, we are back again for another Monday and music. This weekly musical extravaganza is hosted by none other than Xmas Dolly and co-hosted by Stacy, Colette, and me!

This weekend has been full of tragedy. I am dedicating this segment of 4M's to all of their memories. I do not mean for this to be a downer posting but more of a feeling of longing for better-ness. The beauty of music is that it often speaks from the depths of our soul. ~M.M/ Naila Moon

First up: She was only 22...Christine Grimmie

Next: They were only enjoying life as they could. #Orlando

For all of us left behind:

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Alice In Wonderland PJ Wardrobe #Giveaway Event

This post contains affiliate links.

I have said it before and I will say it again, I love cute pjs. They are so fun and always comfortable. With Alice In Wonderland being so popular, I would love to have a set of these. 
What about you?

Welcome to the Alice In Wonderland Summer Pajama Wardrobe Giveaway!

Are you excited about the new Alice In Wonderland movie coming out? These new PJs by Richard Leeds International are the perfect way to get ready. They feature all of your favorite classic characters, so you can dream in style before catching the big flick. Holly from Southern Mom Loves reviewed these hot new pajamas (available at Target), you can see her full review here, and then enter to win a full Alice In Wonderland PJ wardrobe below!

  • 1st Prize: 1 (One) winner will receive one of each chemise design and one of each short set design for a total of 8 PJs!
  • 2nd Prize: 2 (Two) winners will each receive 2 chemises and 3 short sets!
  • 3rd Prize: 16 (Sixteen) winners will each receive a chemise or a short set!

        19 winners will be sent fun Alice In Wonderland PJs in randomly chosen designs from the styles shown above, in their Ladies size as they state it in the Giveaway Tools widget below. (ARV $679.66!)

        Enter below, the odds are fantastic!

        Giveaway begins on 6/10/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 7/1/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. Once confirmed, the winners will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner's List.

        Disclaimer: Naila Moon of Just the Stuff Ya Know, nor any other of the participating bloggers were compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

        Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

        Wednesday, June 8, 2016

        #Review: Ziggy Baby Jersey Cotton Fitted Crib Sheet Set, Grey/White, 2 Pack#ziggybaby

        photo enhanced from Ziggy Baby

        Many of you may or may not know that I became a grandma for the third time in April. My tiny grandson was born two months premature. I had purchased this set for his mother to use when they got a crib for him.

        Unfortunately, the photos I took of the sheets have disappeared but I can still tell you about them. The sheets came in a two pack just as shown. There was the nice zig zag or chevron pattern and the polka-dot pattern. Both sheets come in gray and white which in this case was really nice because for awhile we were not sure of the baby's sex.

        The feel of the sheets was soft and 100% cotton, in fact, it is cotton jersey which feels like a soft t-shirt to the touch. I knew that these sheets were going to be great no matter when our bundle of joy was to be born.

        I hope he gets to come home soon. When he does, he will be comfortable in these no doubt.

        Disclosure: I purchased this item with a digital code off. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

        Monday, June 6, 2016

        SHOW OFF TUESDAY! #Giveaway and #Review Link Up

        It's June and it is hot. What is even hotter is this giveaway and review linky co-hosted by pal Xmas Dolly and I every Tuesday... SHOW OFF TUESDAY! This is the biggest link up around. What are you waiting for? Link up and SHOW OFF!

        Sunday, June 5, 2016

        Monday's Music Moves Me...Opposites Attract! #MondaysMusicMovesMe

        Hello my musical peeps! It is Monday and that means music, in fact it is the lfirst Monday of June! Can you believe it? We are into Summer fun in the sun. Ok, really, it is just plain ole hot (102 today) here in my neck of the woods but hey, that is what happens when you live in the desert! 

        This little shin-dig is hosted by Xmas Dolly and co-hosted by Callie, Stacy, and me. We have a Spotlight Dancer this week...I wonder who it could be, ha!, that means theme. This week she...cough, cough, me...decided it would be fun to do opposites attract. eg; one song rain, next song, sunshine. You get it?

        Ok, so here we go...





        Make sure to link and have fun with this! ~M. aka Naila Moon

        Thursday, June 2, 2016

        Roaming Through Time #Giveaway from 1ByOne ~ Ends 7/01

        Roaming Through Time Giveaway #2 from 1ByOne ~ 1 Lucky Winner ~ Ends 7/01


        If you follow my blog at all, you  know that I love music of all kinds! I suppose you could call me old school because I grew up with vinyl records. I am excited to help promote this giveaway because it is a throwback to my childhood and teen years. Check it out! ~M.M. aka Naila Moon

        Sponsored By: 1byone

        Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

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        PLUS a Big Thank You to all of the Bloggers Helping to Promote this Giveaway to Their Fabulous Readers!

        The Details:

        1 Lucky Winner Will Win a 1byone Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable with Speaker in Natural Wood Or Black! $150 RV!


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        Wednesday, June 1, 2016

        #Giveaway: $150 Paypal & Ebook, Tortured Souls: The House On Wellfleet Bluffs #paranormalbooks #paranormalthrillers @LindaACadose @MMHudson1968 @TheHitsMisses

        Author Linda Cadose's $150 Paypal & Ebook Giveaway

        M.M. Hudson
        J.A. Gerber

        I am happy to be co-hosting this giveaway on behalf of Linda Cadose. I may be a bit biased of course about this book. It was an experience to co-write. I hope you enjoy the book!

        Author Linda Cadose previously wrote two middle-grade adventure books but has now switched genres to paranormal books for adults. Introducing, Tortured Souls: The House On Wellfleet Bluffs, written in collaboration with J.A. Gerber and M.M. Hudson, this book follows Lynne and Jason and a house full of ghost.

        About the book:
        In some towns, the past is easily forgotten. Not in Wellfleet Bluffs. Lynne and Jason buy their dream house online and quickly move to the quaint little town. After unexplained events send them looking for answers, will they become a forgotten part of history or will they find the answers and help the ghosts of the past find peace?

        PURCHASE On Kindle or Free on Kindle Unlimited

        Paperback coming soon!
        Linda Cadose would like to present this book to the world at large by generously offering a giveaway for $150 Paypal and a Kindle copy of the book for one lucky winner. Simply enter in the Giveaway Tools below.

        About the author:
        2013 Summer Pinnacle Book Award winner, Linda Cadose enjoys weaving fantasy and truth, creating tales filled with mystery and mayhem. She is a retired respiratory therapist with over 40 years in the field. She resides in Carver, MA.

        This giveaway is sponsored by author Linda Cadose who is responsible for prize distribution.. M.M. Hudson aka Naila Moon was asked to promote this giveaway is not responsible for prize shipment. I did receive compensation for this post. The prize is $150 Paypal and the ebook, Tortured Souls: The House On Wellfleet Bluffs. The giveaway begins 6/2/16 at 1 AM and ends 6/17/16 at 11:59 PM, open Worldwide. You must be at 18+ to enter. You MUST have an active Paypal account and Kindle account for payment. No other payment options will be available and paid only in U.S. dollars. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be randomly selected via Giveaway Tools. The winner has 48 hours to respond to an email sent to them or forfeit their prize of which an alternate winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google or any other social media outlet.