3 Chicks and a Rooster

We may seem like one ordinary family, but we are one unique chicken coop!

Children’s Claritin Syrup {Review} May 3, 2011

Filed under: Fashionista Chick,illness,Review — Momma Chick @ 7:11 am

Give your kids powerful relief from their worst allergy symptoms!

Children’s Claritin® Grape Syrup tastes great and makes them feel better without making them drowsy. Just one dose lasts all school day to give your kids powerful non-drowsy relief.
* #1 Pediatrician-Recommended Non-drowsy Brand
* Effective on indoor and outdoor allergies
* Safe and effective for kids ages 2 years and older1
* Lasts all school day
* Dye-Free
* Sugar-Free
* Alcohol-Free
Also available in fruit flavor.
* temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:
o runny nose
o sneezing
o itchy, watery eyes
o itching of the nose or throat

My Chicky Review

Fashionista Chick is plagued with allergies.

We are always at the doctor for sinus infections due to her allergies invading her sinus cavities.

We always want to nip those bad boys in the bud, so I decided to try Claritin when there was a flare up.

Claritin paired with her daily nose spray helped keep her allergy flare ups manageable.

The syrup is easy to go down, since it is a yummy grape flavor.

Your child not like grape? Then try the fruit flavor.

Kids should not have to live with daily allergies and Claritin helps in giving a great tasting syrup that will help curb these symptoms.

This product along with other Claritin products are available at your local drug store.

Want to know more? Head on over to Claritin’s website.

I give this product 2 wings up!

*This product was reviewed in part of a BzzAgent campaign. I didn’t receive any monetary compensation*


Silk(R) 10 Day Challenge April 14, 2011

Filed under: Momma Chick,Review — Momma Chick @ 12:05 pm

I love milk.

Milk does not love me back.

I drink it, because I cringed whenever I thought of drinking soy milk, or anything lactose free.

A few weeks ago I got an email asking me to take the Silk(R) 10 day challenge.

If I didn’t care for it I would say so, if I did than score for both the product and me.

I replaced my glass of milk with Silk(R) for 10 days.

My findings?

Silk(R) is Da Bomb! (Yes I said Da Bomb)

Not only do I love the taste, but I also felt a world of difference with my body.

There were none of the side effects that I got with regular milk.

The plus side that in WW land 1 cup of Silk(R) is 2 points, just like fat-free milk.

You get more flavor without the watery taste that comes from fat-free milk.

This will be the only “milk” I drink from now on.

What about recipes that include milk?

Just put in Silk(R) instead.

Take the 10 day challenge as well by visiting Silk(R) today and get a coupon for trying!

*I wrote this review for BzzAgent who gave me the opportunity to take part in the Silk(R) campaign.*


The “You Can Make This” and “The DIY Dish” Giveaway February 16, 2011

Filed under: giveaway,Review — Momma Chick @ 4:07 am

Youcanmakethis.com is doing some great things in February!

The first is an awesome giveaway I get to do on my blog.

Two of my readers have the chance to win 2 volumes of their “Bloom” books!

Look at those beautiful fabric flowers! Not only do they give you easy to follow pictures, but you can use them for almost anything!

Entering the giveaway is very simple!

1. Go to youcanmakethis.com and tell me your favorite “You Can Make This Item” (1 entry)

2. Follow me on Networked Blogs (starting over since moving :)) (1 more entry)

3. Promote the giveaway on twitter. Make sure you add the link in your comment! You can post this daily (1 more entry each time)

4. Blog about the giveaway. Share with me the link! (1 more entry)

*MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS* (This way I know who to contact)

Giveaway ends February 25th!!


The second is another giveaway that is going on over at youcanmakethis.com

You get to invite 10 of your friends and EACH ONE OF YOU will win the Epic 6 Cutting & Embossing Tool and Letterpress Combo (each is a $169 value!) as well as accessories, di-cuts, papers, paints, etc. all thanks to Lifestyle Crafts. Catered food and a whole lot of FUN will all be a part of that craft night! All the details on how to enter are found on this 2 minute video as well as at www.theDIYdish.com. Entries will be accepted until February 27, 2011

What a great way to spend a night with your friends!


Lastly you can go to youcanmakethis.com and readers of this blog can use the coupon code “YouCanMakeThis” and receive 15% off their order from 2/10/11 – 2/28/11


>The dreaded topic… October 14, 2010

Filed under: Review — Momma Chick @ 4:59 pm


That topic would be death.

It is unfortunately going to happen.

The only thing keeping us from dying is the fountain of youth and finding it is a must for that to work.

To prepare for death *shudder* we have Wills in order to get our finances and burial requests in order.

Now what happens to our networking sites like Facebook? Do they get deleted? Do they stay in order for people to post well wishes?

There is now a site that takes care of this, Ortib.com. This site allows you to name an heir to your Facebook page.

Go to http://app.otrib.com/ to learn how to get your Facebook taken care of.

At first I thought it was a little morbid. I mean name an heir to my Facebook?

I mean I won’t be able to see it once I’m gone.

However, when reading what the site has I thought it would be nice to know that people would have a page to do the following:

  • A Life Status Indicator on your Facebook profile

  • Real-time death notification to all connections

  • Dedicated tribute page with memorial service, donation information and guestbook

It is hard to think about our untimely death, but it’s always better to be ready for the unknown!

*This review was done as a campaign for BzzAgent.*


>Kellogg’s Cereal Recall! June 27, 2010

Filed under: family,food,Review — Momma Chick @ 5:39 am

>A friend on facebook had a link to a article talking about Kellogg’s recalling their certain cereals. I usually don’t pay attention to recalls since I rarely buy the products being recalled.

Recently we bought some Kellogg’s cereal for the chicks, because we are nice parents and appease their every breakfast food need. Plus my itty bitty chick LOVES Fruit Loops. Fruit Loops among other cereals are on the list. When I saw the side effect was vomiting and nausea I jumped up fast and was on a mission to make sure that tainted cereal was out of our house. Thank goodness ours was fine. Plus no nausea and vomiting in these parts.

Here is the recall information: (the article is here)

Kellogg’s issues a massive ceral recall affecting 28 million of boxes of cereal. Initial reports indicate some people have experienced nauseau and vomiting. Kellogg’s has issued the following statement on their website. Kellogg’s is recalling the following cereal products packaged in white foil bags due to an off-flavor and smell coming from the bag.

Only products with the letters “KN” following the Better If Used Before Date are included in the recall.

Kellogg’s Apple Jacks
UPC 3800039136
17 ounce package with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 10 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039132 3
8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between JUN 03 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg’s Corn Pops
UPC 3800039109
12.5 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039111
17.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039116
9.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 05 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg’s Froot Loops
UPC 3800039118
12.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039120
17 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039125
8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg’sHoney Smacks
UPC 3800039103
15.3 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Again, only products with the letters “KN” following the Better If Used Before Date are included in the recall.http://consumeralert.kelloggs.com/consumeralert.aspx?id=3870

If you have questions or you would like a replacement coupon, you may contact the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 888-801-4163.
You should not eat the recalled products because they do not Kellogg’s quality standards.


>CoverGirl Blast Review June 15, 2010

Filed under: chick 1,Review — Momma Chick @ 12:00 pm

>I am a girl that loves make up so when I had the chance to take part in the CoverGirl Blast campaign I applied through BzzAgent.

I filled out the survey and chose my colors, Purple plume. It really isn’t a color I tend to go for, but was the color that I kept leaning towards.

About the product:

“Getting sophisticated, colorful smoky eyes with little effort is what Smoky ShadowBlast is all about. Dramatic, sophisticated smoky eyes have never been this easy.”

When I received my product I was skeptical, because it was a liquid type product, where I am used to using powder. I was up for the challenge. This shadow only takes 2 steps to apply and CoverGirl has a how-to video on their site that is easy to follow. See the video here below:

I followed these tips and got a new shadow look. I am not used to plums, but the product is easy to use. I did touch up once after applying to make sure my look was how I really wanted it. This was my ending result.

I would say that I really do like this product! I usually use 4 different shadows to get the look I want. Using this CoverGirl Blast Shadow I only needed 2 colors, so I did use little effort. I did not add any other colors of shadow or eyeliner to my look. I did use my own mascara.

Would I use it again?

Most definitely! Go to the CoverGirl site to learn more about their new Blast Collection!


>No Phone Zone!!! May 3, 2010

Filed under: current events,familly,Review — Momma Chick @ 11:00 am


I was commenting on blogs and found that Oprah had the new Eclipse trailer. I watched it and then went to my Facebook page to share the link with my fellow Twilight Saga reader friends. As I began to type I hear a voice (I have my headphones on) talking about her child who was killed because he busy looking for his phone while driving. I clicked back to that tab and watched about 3 more stories. These stories were devastatingly sad and really painful to hear!

One lost her parents, because of the other driver texting. She too, was severely injured in this crash. It was her college graduation day.

Parents lost their daughter, because she was busy texting and lost control of her truck. She was really a beautiful girl, who had her whole life ahead of her. Not only did these parents lose their daughter, but she had a sibling that also has to deal with the loss of her sister.

I hear these stories and I really feel it should be common sense to not use your phone while driving. I live in California and the only way you can even be on your phone is if you have a hands free device. That means no texting or talking on the phone. That is not to say I never did this. I admit it. I used to. I never did it when I had my kids in the car though. I thought that since I was alone it didn’t matter. How stupid was I?! I may not have had my own children in the car, but what would happen if I crashed into a car with children in it? What if they were killed? I would never be able to forgive myself.

Honestly, is there a call or text that is that important to put your life, your children’s life, or even a complete stranger’s life in jeopardy? Some may say, “What if this an emergency call?”
To that I reply with, “Well if you feel that in your gut then pull over, so you not only keep from being distracted and causing another emergency, but you can also give whoever is calling your undivided attention.” Okay that is me being nice. What I really want to say is, “Well then call 911 not only for the emergency call you are taking, but also for the emergency you may cause while taking this emergency call.”

When I am out and I see someone cut me off, or swerve a bit and they are on their phone I get extremely angry and would really like to yell at them. They are putting my kids in danger!!! They are putting themselves in danger! And all because of a call or text they had to take!!!

Please join Oprah and sign her “No Phone Zone” pledge by clicking the picture at the top of this post. If you do take the pledge please leave a comment and tell me you did so.

Always remember when you reach for your phone while driving, “Is this call or text worth my life, the life of my children, or even the life of the innocent ones out there?”