Sunday, September 29, 2013

Eden Allure Review

 Recently I was introduced to a company called Eden Allure. Here is a little about Eden Allure and their products. Eden Allure believes in there is no greater source of health than nature. They believe that nature's great wisdom is surpassed mankind's by billion of years. Eden Allure goes the extra mile to provide their customers the finest line of Argan oil based products. They believe in only using refined Argan oil. 

Eden Allure Pure Argan Oil From MoroccoI received a couple of products for review. I received their Argan Oil and their Beauty Bar. I love using Argan Oil for my skin because their is not harsh chemicals in their products. Argan oil is amazing for your skin and body and provides benefits in rich essential fatty acid which your skin needs. Argain Oil also has vitamin F. This is great for anti aging. While trying this product the first time I tried this product I applied to much my face felt oily until it absorb after awhile. Then the next time I tried this product I used a little less and it seemed to work better and absorb better. My skin felt more hydrated and my skin looked better after a few days. 
Eden Allure Eden Allure Beauty Bar - Grapefruit 
The next product that I was able to try was their Beauty Bar Grapefruit. I was very excited to try this product because I loved the scent of the beauty bar. This beauty bar can be used for any part on your body. I used this in my shower and it lathered great and washed of very well. It did not leave that sticky soap feeling that some bars of soaps. I love using this soap because their are no harsh chemicals that other soaps have. My favorite part of the beauty bar is the scent. I love the grapefruit scent.

I would recommend these products they are great for your skin. If you would like to know more information about their products you can find them here.  

** I received one or more products to conduct a review. Even though I received products for a review my opinion is 100 percent honest**

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Mineralogie Review

I have found a great new site called Mineralogie and they have all your make up needs that you can think of.Here is a little background about Mineralogie. Mary Van, a well respected and renowned makeup artist goal was to bring the highest quality and nourishing mineral make up to the general public. In 2003 when Mary Van journey begun and Mineralogie was born. Mary Van goal is to have the best of the best products. Her vision is to have the best formulas and techniques that will benefit her clients skin. 
 
I was able to review their Hollywood Glamour Pressed Eye Shadow Quad Compact. When I received this product in the mail and when I opened the packed it was wrapped in nice black tissue paper. I also noticed something different Mineralogie does when they ship your package is they put a little card letting you know who shipped your package. I like how they have this feature it also let you know that they take pride in packaging their products. When I took out the package with my product inside it was in a nice black and white package. There are four colors in this pallet the first is a sage green. Gunmetal that is a charcoal with a touch of metallic. Luminous is a light gold. The last color is a buttery cream of Cameo. After trying these eye shadows I would say they are my favorite as of now. I know at times I love getting that smokey eye look and thanks to Mineralogie they have that perfect charcoal color. When applying they eye shadow they are easy to blend and fade. While applying the charcoal color you did not have to do much to get that smokey eye look. I feel in love with Mineralogie and I would highly recommend their quad pallet for Christmas present or spoil yourself over the holiday season. You can find their amazing product at www.mineralogie.com




 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Disney's The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition on DVD 10/1

Disney films, The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite classics of all time. I am very excited to share that Disney is releasing The Little Mermaid on Diamond Edition 2 Disc Blu-Ray & DVD combo pack on October 1st.
The Little Mermaid is back with your favorite characters and their classic songs like Part of Your World and Under the Sea. 
Film Synopsis:
Ariel is a free spirited mermaid, who is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend,  Flounder, crab Sebastian  at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true and save her father’s beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula.
Our thought about the DVD- What is their not to love about the Little Mermaid? This was one of my favorite movies as a child. I was very excited to sit down on a Friday night and make some popcorn and have family night. I was super excited to share one of my favorite movies with my children. It was great watching my children experience this DVD for the first time. It was a little different hearing Part of This World due to Carly Jespen singing it. Although I think that she did a great job singing it. All though I am used to the original, I think she did a great job singing the part. If you are a huge fan of the Little Mermaid I would definitely would invest in Little Mermaid Diamond Edition.

You can find this DVD at your local store or Amazon.com on OCT.1






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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Calling all Chuggington fans!!

 Are you a Chuggington fan? I have exciting news for you!! Right now there is a contest going on for the Chuggington fans. "Are You a SuperStacker?" Invites all Chuggington fans to show off their best build for a chance to feature in NYC's Times Square. You do not need to go out and buy any track and use the track that you already own.

This contest is open now so go over and visit www.facebook.com/tomy.toy and make sure you click on the SuperStacker fan page for complete rules and contest entry information.

Contest ends October 6, 2013


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Yves Rocher Review

Recently Yves Rocher has launched their fall single eyeshadow intense color and their Volume Vertige Lash Curler Effect Mascara. I was very excited when I was able to try some of their new products from their new collection. Yves Rocher has been one of my favorite go to companies for the best new products.

The first new product that I received was their Volume Vertige Lash Curler Effect Mascara. This mascara comes in a 0.3fl oz tube which retails for $19. This is one of my favorite mascaras that I have tried. Their brush is special Yves Rocher patented Reservoir Brush. When I applied the mascara I noticed how nice it curled my lashes and it seemed like it lasted for about 12 hours. I really felt that their mascara did exactly what I wanted it to. Maximum volume and curled my lashes. This mascara made it on my top shelf.

Yves Rocher has came out with 36 new single eyeshadow intense color for the fall. Each color comes in a 0.08 oz compact and it retails for 14 dollars. Each eyeshadow is a creamy powder texture. When I tried these eyeshadow they are very easy to use and apply. I love how you can apply a small amount and each shadow is easy to intensify. I received several of their colors and loved each one of them.

  • #33 Fig. At first when I saw this color I was not sure if I would like it. It looked liked it was to dark for me. It comes out as a darkish purple/brown color which is very pretty. 
  • #22 Pepper Rose is a light pink rose color. This is one of my favorite and it seems like it will go with just about anything. 
  • #92 Sparkling Blue. This is a very pretty blue and I love how the sparkle also accent the color. This would be a great color to wear if you have a special event or going out. 
  • #111 is smokey grey. This color would be great for the smokey eye look. I love how this color gives you that smokey look you are looking for. 
I would highly recommend their new fall colors! Once again Yves Rocher has done it again. They never disspoint with their new colors. You can find their products here at yvesrocher.com

 
 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Planet Buddeez Review (holiday gift guide)

  I am always trying to find something special for my daughter for Christmas. Recently I came across an amazing company called Planet Buddeez. Planet Buddeez offer super cute Eco Friendly clothes, books and toys.

If you are looking for something unique, adorable and fun for the holidays you found the right store Planet Buddeez. Planet Buddeez makes eco friendly tee shirts, sweat shirts, books and toys. I am excited that I was able to review one of their sweatshirts. I received their Pally the Penguin to review. When I opened up the box the first thing I noticed about the sweatshirt is that it was very soft. The sweatshirt also has a pocket on the front and had a penguin finger puppet. It also came with a small book about Pally the penguin. I like how the puppet, book all correspond with the sweatshirt. The message that is sent from Planet Buddeez is to promote healthy living,protecting and loving our earth and protecting and caring for each other. 

My daughter saw her new sweatshirt and she was super excited and had to put it on right away. It fit just right and kept her warm. She kept telling me that her sweat shirt was very soft and warm. Then after taking it off she noticed the little penguin and she thought that was great. She spent about a half hour playing with the penguin and putting in the pocket and taking t out. I have washed the sweatshirt a few times and still looks great after washes.

 You can find their super cute sweatshirts and shirts at their website here.

 

** I received one or more products to conduct a review. Even though I received product for review my opinion is 100 percent my own opinion**


Monday, September 23, 2013

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Toys Exclusively at Toys "R" Us

When I found out that Toys "R" Us was bringing Daniel Tiger Neighborhood Toys into their stores, I was very excited. Toy's "R" Us came to agreement with Fred Rogers Company and licensing agency Out of the Blue Enterprises. After coming to and agreement we can finally find our favorite friends at Toys "R" Us. 

Daniel Tiger Neighborhood is always playing on my television in the morning, afternoon and evening. This is my daughter favorite television show of all time. We can not go with out a day of watching Daniel, Katrina, Owl and friends. I love watching my daughter get excited during the show and singing along to the songs from each episode. 

This September Toys "R" Toys recently came out with a new toy line for children ages 2-4. The new line includes

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Toy line
  • Daniel Tiger Feature Plush with his famous red cardigan sweater and red sneakers. 
  • Katerina Kitty cat Plush animal with her lovely green dress and bow.
  • 7" mini plush assortment
  • Two pack sets of 2.7" collectible figures 
  • Collectible figure gift pack featuring all five featured characters
  • neighborhood trolley with Daniel tiger figure
  • All-in-one Playset with Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday figures
  • Daniel's Imagination Bungalow Playset with Daniel Tiger Figure
  • 3 in 1 Imagination Treehouse Playset with Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat and O the owl figures
When we received a package with Daniel Tiger Toys the first items we took out of the box were the two 7" plush of Katerina Kittycat and Miss Elaina. They were very soft and great quality stuff animals. They were great detailed and looked exactly like the characters on the television series. My daughter take around Katerina Kittycat with her and you hear my daughter saying meow meow.

Than we received the talking Katerina Kittycat. This was one of my personal favorite toys from this collection. My daughter loves interaction animals where they talk. When my daughter figured out that Katerina could talk she was super excited. Katerina is recommend for ages 2 and up. You can squeeze her left hand and she can say 12 phrases and sings about taking turns. Katerina does require 2 "AAA" batteries. My daughter loves watching Daniel with Katerina and especially the episode of taking turns. My daughter will play that and sing with Katerina. This is one of our favorite toys. 

Then we received several play sets in the package. We received Daniel Tiger's  house and Daniel figurine, O the Owl Tree house with Daniel and O the owl, and we also received Trolley and Daniel. We also received several sets of figurines that would also be able to go with the play sets. The figurines that we received Daniel, Katerina Kittycat, Elaina, Prince Wednesday, O the Owl. I like how the play sets can interact with each other. This is one of my daughters favorite toys and she is constantly playing with all three. We lay them out on the floor and she play will all the different figurines. I am impressed with the quality and durability of each figurine and play set. It quite important to me the durability since 2-4 year olds can be rough with toys at time. They still look brand new and none have cracked, scratch nor broke which is great!.
I would highly recommend this series for your little one. I know my daughter fell in love with the show and now is in love with their toys. I am very excited that Toys "R" Us came out with this line of Daniel Tigers Toys. Daniel Tiger Neighborhood toys are very reasonable price and would also make great collection for the holidays. You can find their line of toys here.
Please check back tomorrow when more detailed pictures will be added.
** I received one or more products for review purposes. My opinion is 100 percent my own opinion. **

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Build-A-Bear Workshop Party (Grand Rapids Rivertown Crossing Mall)

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This weekend we had a blast at Build-A-Bear Workshop! My daughter is turning three on Monday and we decided to have a birthday party at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Build-A-Bear is amazing when it comes to birthday parties they have everything to get your party started and they make your child's birthday special.
Build-A-Bear is very easy to set up a party for your child birthday party. Build-A-Bear offers a variety of different customizable party invitation templates that are right on their websites. I was able to able to print out invites for my daughters birthday and they looked special. 
I arrived about half hour early at our local Build-A-Bear Workshop at Rivertown Crossings Mall. I arrived early to meet with our party host Jade. Jade was very nice and we discussed the game plan of the party and limits for each guest of the party. We had 5 guest come to the party plus my 2 children. We decided to set the limit of each child to 30 dollars. This is where the child could choose a furry friend that ranged from 10-15 dollars and also pick out and outfit for their furry friend or they could choose one of their specialty furry friends. 

When our guest started to arrive Jade our host greeted each child and gave them name badge and a bear sticker. While we waiting to get our partied started. Jade took members of the party around the store to show them what was available. Then we let the children go and pick any furry friend that they wanted. It was fun watching each child go over to where the furry friends and choose their favorite. Of course my daughter had a hard time making up her mind and choose two and put both back and finally decided on a dog. 

After the furry friends were selected we were ready to stuff. Our party host Jade and Megan took the children over by the stuffing machine and sat in a circle. They all named their furry friends first. During the party Megan sat at one of the computers and made the birth certificate for all the furry friends. Each child selected a heart and fun before they put their hear in their furry friend. Each child even kissed their heart before they put them in their furry friend. 

After each child brought their new furry friend to life. It was time for them to give their furry friend a bath before the picked out clothes and accessories. It was fun watching all the children gathering around the table to give their furry friends a bath. I noticed my daughter kept going back and brushing her furry friend. She really liked the bath station. 

After giving the furry friends a bath it was time to pick out outfits for everyone's furry friends. Each child went and picked out their favorite outfit for furry friend. After picking out their outfit they all gathered around Jade and Jade helped each child dress their animal. They where all excited and Jade made it extra special for the children. Jade made sure she spent time with each child to make their experience special. 

After dressing their furry friend they gathered to the front of store. The birthday girl got a special gift from Build-A-Bear Workshop. It was a yellow bear where each child got to autograph it and write a special message to the birthday person. I thought that was very special and a great souvenir to keep from the birthday.They also took a picture in front of the store of all the guest with their animals. Which was very cute and a great keepsake.
After that Megan was helping the kids put their furry friend in their new box home and getting ready to go home. While they where doing that Jade came over and talked to me about the price of the party. She came over and talked about each child limit and how much each child went over. I had certain limit set for the party and I was afraid of going over on the party. Jade was very confident we would not and was on top of everything. Although when she let me know four guest went over she let me know. Although the other parent was willing to pay for the overage I asked to just see what it came out to. I was super surprised when it was lower than what I expected to be. I even had some left over!
The overall experience of the Build-A-Bear Party was magical. I believe that the staff at our Build-A-Bear Workshop made that happen. They were very helpful, nice, just great with our children. I would recommend their store for just stopping in and making a furry friend or hosting a party there. I have never found a place where I can take my children and have a great time with them. I have always been a great fan of Build-A-Bear Workshop, but now they have even made me fall in love with them even more. I want to thank them for making my daughters birthday extra special. She is still talking about her birthday party the next day! It must have been special for a three year old if she still talking about you. You can visit their website www.buildabear.com to find your special furry friend or book your own party!!


** I received a gift card to cover the cost of the birthday party. Although I received gift card my opinions are 100 percent my own.**























Saturday, September 21, 2013

Clear Tip Out Bins Review

When the holidays arrive. I always wonder what to get my father for Christmas. This is always tough because I am not always sure what to get him. I know that he spends a lot time down at his work bench. He is always looking for ways to not clutter his work bench. He has been working at this for quite awhile. I came across a great site called Monster Bins. This site has every bin and storage unit you can think of and fits every kind of need that you have. Also prices are very reasonable and they are great deal.

 I was lucky enough to be able to review one of their storage units. I received one of their Clear Tip Out Bins. When I first open the package I instantly fell in love with the storage units. Out bins can be used in healthcare professionals, pharmacies, hospitals, dental facilities and even at your home. When I pulled this monster bin out of the package I noticed on how heavy it was. I was impressed with the size of the monster bins and how deep they are. When my father was at work I went down to his work bench and put this storage container on his work bench. I put a lot stuff that was just lying around on his bench into the storage bins. They come in handy and I loved how they fit all nails into one bin. I would recommend these storage units for women and men. It would be great to store a guy items for storage. Women can store their make up or hair products. This would make a great Christmas present. You can find the Storage Bins below.


QTB-305 and it can be purchased off their twebsite: http://plasticstorage.com/
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents DRAGONS Review






We were very excited to be able to attend Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily DRAGONS last night in Grand Rapids. We arrived about an hour before the show for the pre-show. I thought it would be very busy and I wanted to make sure we were able to enjoy the pre-show. I was very lucky I did not have to wait in line to pick up the tickets for the show. Although I noticed about ten minutes later the line started to pick up. 
 


When we went through the lines we were able to walk down to the pre-show. It was very easy to get down to the pre-show. We were able to enjoy the pre-show for about 40 minutes. When we first got down on the floor we noticed a table where you could pick up a free red clown nose. With my children they had to open it up and try to wear them at that given moment. I was surprised on how many things that they had going on for the children before the show. They had a fun house, fake tattoos, one ring had clown skits and other acts. Than the far end where we did not go was where they had elephants and other animals for the kids to see. I would have to say I really enjoyed the pre-show and so did my children. I enjoyed how they did skits and at other time during the pre-show they would involve the children. My daughter really loved when the singer came out and they danced. She was the dancing queen out there. I really loved the pre-show and it kept the children occupied and entertained before the show. If there was not a pre-show it would of been difficult to keep my children still for that long.
 


After the Pre-Show we went to our seat anxiously waiting for the circus to begin. My dad, my kids and I have never been to any type of circus before so we were all excited to be there. It finally started and it was an amazing. I do not know where to start. The opening was amazing where everyone came out and was singing and dancing. They also announced that there were not live dragons, although someone noticed that there was a tail ;) Through out the show that happened a few times and no one believed him that he spotted the dragon until he was officially spotted.  
 


My daughter loved the animals when they brought them out. I will admit I got nervous when the brought the tigers out. They where beautiful cats and well trained. It was amazing to see the tricks that the cats could do. The one thing that I noticed is that the guy who worked with the tigers loved them very much. You could see the relationship and trust between them. I loved how the cats gave him kisses although that made me nervous. My daughter kept asking me if she could go pet the kitty. Although she is just turning three this weekend and did not fully understand. My dad really like the elephants that came out and they where very neat. My son told me that the elephants were smiling at times you could notice that they were happy. They did a few trick and stand on their podiums and was neat to watch. My favorite were the dogs that they brought out. They were very cute and very talented. I love to watch them jump over things. My favorite were the small dogs that would jump over the heardels on the lower part. I will say that there are some people who believe that circus animals are not treated fairly and over worked. I will say that this is NOT the case. They all looked healthy and happy. They were very well taken care of. I even noticed that they were rewarded during the show. You could tell that their trainers really cared for their animals.


 
My son had two favorites in the show the martial arts  and the motorcycles in the cage. During the show when the martial art guys came out I had to real him in just a little bit. He was trying to copy them. The martial arts guys showed their strength with breaking wood steal and bending steal. My son kept asking me how did they do that? I honestly told him I had no idea. I will admit there were times I had to look the other way because it looked like it had to hurt a lot. The motorcycles were simply amazing. They started out with four bikers in side and performing their tricks. What was amazing was they kept adding another biker until they reached to 8 bikes inside. You could hear the awws and claps in the audience. You could also feel the adrenaline in crowd while they were watching. That had to take a lot of practice and talent.
 
The clowns had me laughing throughout the show. Their were times the would come out and there were small things they did that would make you laugh. Their were a couple of the clowns I thought were very special and they made the whole act. I enjoyed the trapeze artist. It was amazing the height that they would get with they jumped back and forth and the strength. I thought it was amazing when the would would jump and twist and still catch the other person. I was amazed when one of the act did a triple twist in the air. That was amazing.
 
I could go on and on about the show and how amazing it was. Overall I would highly recommend the circus. The show was well put together, entertaining and ran very smoothly. I liked how one act would be performing the next act would be setting up and they would be so quiet you did not realize they where. The acts ran smoothly and also ran smoothly between acts. The whole show was intense and great quality. There was not a dull moment in the house. If you want to do something with the family this weekend. i would recommend going to the circus in Grand Rapids. If you are not from Grand Rapids check your local area and find out when they are coming!! 
 
 
 


Thursday, September 19, 2013

L'uvalla Orange Toner Review (Holiday Gift Guide)

Zoom View - Foaming Facial Cleanser BalancingI am always trying to find new products to use for my face. I recently was able to try a new product which I was very excited to be able to try. L'uvalla is an eco friendly skin care company that operates with the ideal commerce with a conscience. This company believe in the highest standards for their products. L'uvalla products are vegan and organic with no synthetic ingredients. 

 I recently was able to review their Orange Toner. When I opened the package today I did not know what to expect. The bottle was bigger than I expected. It comes in a 6.7 fl oz bottle. It reminds me one of the old fashion bottles that my mom used to have in her room. When I opened the bottle to try I always notice the scent and that usually will break or make the deal. This was a faint orange smell that was not to strong. With this product you will need to know a little goes a long way! Which is great to know. This bottle will last you a very long time. When you apply the product you use a cotton ball and rub gently on your face. I have a dark spot on my forehead and after using this product for several weeks I have notice improvement with this product. The only con about this product is that if you have not used the whole bottle within three months you are recommended to throw it out. This product is only good three months after you open it. That would be the only downfall to this product. 

 I would recommend this product if you have dark spots or sun spots that you are trying to get rid of or less noticable. This would be a great time to invest before the holidays. Why not look your best? Holiday's are creeping around the corner. You can find L'uvalla on 



Disclosure: I received the one or more item for r review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review and my opinions remain my own.

Littlest Pet Shop Petacular Escapedes DVD Review

On October 1st Shout! Factory Kids is in collaboration with Hasbro Studios to bring you a brand new Littlest Pet Shop DVD!! I know when my son heard about this he was super excited because he is a huge fan. Their new DVD s called Littlest Pet Shop: Petacular Escapades with 5 new adventures in the Littlest Pet Shop.
 
A little bit about the Littlest Pet Shop: Petacular Escapades: Blythe and her best friends Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunsil the mongoose, Russel the hedgehog, Penny the Panda, Vinnie the Gecko and Minka the Monkey are having fun on great adventures. 
 
The five episodes that are on this DVD are
Blythe's Crush
Dumb Dumbwaiter
Lights, Camera, Mongoose
 What Did You Say?
Terriers & Tiaras
 
My son watched this DVD over and over and had a lot of fun watching Blythe and her friends on their adventures. His favorite episode was Terriers & Tiaras. He thought this one was funny and had to keep watching this episode. If you are a new fan or already a Littlest Pet shop fan I would highly recommend this DVD. My son said this is one of his favorite DVDS so far and told me that he watching it after school and I better not for get. 
 
You can buy this DVD starting OCT 1 at your local store or you can purchase it on amazon.com

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

TOYS“R”US ANNOUNCES FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHOPPING EVENT BEGINNING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19



Getting that Gym Set or Nursery Furniture Just Got Easier With
20% off Any Regular-Priced Purchase Made In-Store or Online

Beginning tomorrow, September 19 through Saturday, September 21, customers are invited to enjoy a special Friends and Family Shopping Event with 20% off their entire regular-priced purchase at any Toys“R”Us or Babies“R”Us store nationwide or online at Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com.*

Print and Save! Now through September 21, customers can download the digital coupon online at Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com. After printing, shoppers can head to their local store to take advantage of this great offer.

Shop Online! Customers who prefer shopping from the comfort of their own home can take advantage of this great deal online at Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com using the promo code FRIENDS20, at checkout.

Shoppers Can Share the News with Friends! Now through Saturday, September 21, deal-seekers can share this fantastic offer with friends across the country. Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us email subscribers can forward the coupon, while fans of the company’s official Facebook pages at Facebook.com/Toysrus and Facebook.com/Babiesrus can “share” it with friends.

Garfield Prize Pack!! From your favorite buffets!!

Prize pack I have one favorite cat and his name is Garfield. He also loves to eat and eat. I am excited to say that Garfield has recently teamed up with a few of your favorite buffets such as Ryan's, Hometown Buffet, Old Country Buffet for a special promotion. Their promotion starts September 3rd and run until October 3rd. IF you have kids like myself I would recommend going Thursday night. Every Thursday night kids that are 11 and under will eat for 99 cents at participating buffets. They also will receive a special Garfield mask. There will also be fun activity sheets.

I also have a great surprise for you also. Do you like Garfield and want in on the fun to? Buffet Inc. has offered one of our readers their own Garfield Prize Pack!!!

What comes in the Prize pack are the following:

Prize Pack Value 80 dollars

1 Garfield Tote Bag from CafePress
Garfield Cookbook from Grooseberry Patch
Garfield lanyard with key fob and a glass cutting board from Gladiator Supply
Garfield comic book from Boom! Studios 
Two Guest Cards good for Ryans, HomeTown Buffet or Old Country Buffet

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Bugs in the Kitchen Game Review (holiday Gift Guide)

 In my house if you and you mention a bug my children would start screaming. When I recently introduced my son to the game Bugs in the Kitchen I was not sure what reaction I would get from him. When I tried to explain the game and that i was not real bugs he started to ease up a little bit. He was skeptic at first and not quite sure. 

When we received the game Bugs in the Kitchen it was a pretty neat idea. It came with a pesky HEXBUG nano. This bug was scattering around the game board. It was pretty cool. My son thought it was awesome and he jumped right in. This game is easy for children to get the concept of playing it. The object of the game is to trap the HEXBUG by turning knives, forks and spoons that can direct the bug into the trap. When it is your turn you will throw the die to figure out which utensil you can use for your turn. If you catch the bug on your turn you will earn a token. The first player who collects 5 tokens will win that game. This game is recommend for age 6 and up and for 2-4 players. 

 When we played this game it was a lot of fun. It is one of my favorite games. You will never know what happens and it easy to play. At first it took us awhile to trap a  bug, but shortly after getting used to we were pros on catching the bug. Of course my son always beat me at playing games. He kept wanting me to play play and play this game. I believe that it is one of his favorite. This would also be a great game to hide underneath the Christmas tree for your child this year. 

You can find this game at your local target or you can also find it at amazon.com Right now if you buy this game at target you can get it for 19.99

 

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sofia the First Ready To Be A Princess

I know my children absolutely love Sofia the First. Now you can bring home Sofia the First newest DVD on September 17. Sofia the first is one of Disney Juniors popular tv show. This fun DVD has 5 full episodes from the TV series. You do not want to miss their special guest Princess Jasmine.


Synopsis:Your favorite little princess-in-training returns for more music, majesty and magical fun, so get ready to have a ball with Sofia the First! Becoming royalty overnight is every girl’s dream, and Sofia is eager to prove she can be a true princess. Visit an enchanted circus, meet a pet dragon and soar through desert skies with Sofia and Amber on a magic carpet ride!  But when their high-flying adventure veers off course, it’s special guest Princess Jasmine to the rescue with inspiring advice about trying new things, staying strong and trusting yourself. Sparkling with extraordinary song unforgettable characters and thrilling surprises, Ready to Be A Princess opens the door to a whole new world of kindness, helping others and being the best you can be.

Review: No surprise that in our house we love Princess Sofia. My son and daughter will both sit down and watch Sofia the First over and over. This series is fun, new, fresh and entertaining for small children. The episodes include A Royal Mess, The Shy Princess, Blue Ribbon Bunny, The Princess Test, Two to Tang (Jasmine Episode.) What I love most about each episode is that there are values and morals to each show. I like the Shy Princess. No one wants to be the Princess Friend and everyone has spread rumors about the princess. Of course Princess Sofia to the rescue helps fix the situation after she is partnered with her on a school project. She realized that she a nice princess and everyone misunderstand her. I feel comfortable and am glad that my children like this DVD. Great family entertainment. 



 
 To buy the DVD we received to review, please visit your local retail stores where Disney DVDs are sold. This DVD will be available for purchase starting September 17, 2013.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Johnson's Baby Products Review




The holiday season is coming around the corner and I have found the best gift for expectant mother and new mothers. I would make a gift basket filled with Johnson and Johnson baby products. Recently they came out with a few new products and also have my old time favorite products. 
I am always debating around Christmas time if I should buy friends/family who are expecting a present for their baby. I usually end up putting together a small gift basket full of goodies that they can use for their baby when they are born. I recently received several products from Johnson and Johnson that would make perfect gifts for the gift basket for expectant mothers.  

The first product that would go great in babies gift basket is Johnson's baby powder. This product was always a must have for me with both of my children. Their baby powder comes in a 22 oz container. I always loved using Johnson's baby powder on my son and daughters skin not only did help absorb extra moisture it also helped keeping my children smelling fresh. Their baby powder is hypoallergenic, dermatologist and allergy tested formula. I have been told by my home nurse that baby powder is dangerous for a baby. It can be if you are using it wrong. If you put to much on or shake it out your child may inhale the powder and it can cause breathing problems. What I also do with my two children is turn away and put in my hands and then apply to the skin. 

The next item that would be great for a babies gift basket is Johnson's baby lotion. Their baby lotion come in a 11 oz bottle. I am safe to say when my children were babies Johnson's was the only baby lotion that I used for my children delicate skin. I loved the scent to the lotion and how relaxing the lotion made my children feel. Did you guys know that baby skin looses moisture faster than adults skin? Johnson baby lotion is clinically proven mildness formula, pediatrician tested, dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and is gentle for sensitive newborn skin. My daughter suffers for eczema and Johnson's baby lotion is one of they only products that help keep her skin moisturized and left feeling smooth with no irritation. When you use this product you want to apply to your child body and rub it in until it absorbs. I usually take small amounts and rub in a circular motion until all is absorb. I tend to use this product after bed time and works like a charm and help relax my children. 

Johnson's baby wash clothes are great to put in the babies gift basket. These are a must have and come in handy. These are newer products that recently came out. I received two different kinds of baby washcloths. One is their Johnson's baby head to to washcloths. In this specific box it come with 14 disposable washcloths. How to use the washcloths are very simple you fir moisten the washcloth and lather by rubbing gently between your fingers. Than wash your babies hair an body. Gently rinse your baby with the washcloth, diluting the wash formula with more and more water. Than of course after using the washcloth dispose in the trash. I would not recommend reusing them. I would recommend keeping a box of these on hand in your diaper bag. I know at time these would come in handy if my daughter had an accident while I was out. I could use one of these wash cloths to wash her up! The second box of washcloths that I received were their Johnson's baby bedtime washcloths. This box also comes with 14 washcloths inside. These are a little bit different from the others. This is a bedtime wash cloth where the formula helps your child relax after bedtime. You use this product just like you would the other washcloths also. I actually tried on my daughter and it helped her relax a little bit and not get wound up like she usually does. This would make a great item in a babies gift basket and also is a lifesaver for new mom and moms in general. 

The next must have product for your babies gift basket is their Johnson's baby head to toe wash. This comes in a 9 fl oz bottle. What is great about this product is you can wash your baby without worrying about hurting your child's eyes. There are times you can not prevent getting soap in your babies eyes. I know washing and rinsing my daughters hair is a nightmare and I am always getting soap in her eyes on accident. With using Johnson's baby wash it prevents burning eyes and is tear free. I love the scent of the soap nice and soothing and perfect for you babies bath. I have used this soap for both of my children's bath. 

Another great product if your child has dry or sensitive skins is their Johnson's baby oil gel. I wish I knew about this product when my daughter was a baby because it would come in handy. I use this product on her now and it help lock in the moisture in her skin. This product contains aloe and vitamin e. This product also comes in a 6.5 fl oz. This product helps lock in the moisture in your babies skin. It locks up to 10 time more moisture on wet skin that lotion can on dry skin. This product works best after you babies bath on wet skin. It is not recommended on dry skin.

Johnson's baby oil is a must have for new mothers. I always had a bottle of their baby oil handy to use on both of my children. This bottle comes in a 14 fl oz bottle. My children suffered cradle cap and the only product that helped me get rid of my children cradle cap is Johnson's baby oil. It is easy to use and it is best used after your baby/child bath. I used to use it ever day for my children. I always used a certain wash cloth and rubbed in on my children skin. Then I brushed my children hair and the oil help moisturize the skin and help remove the dead skin.  would highly recommend this product. 

The last product that we received was their Johnson's baby creamy oil. This is one of my favorite products for Johnson's baby products. This comes in a 8 fl oz tube. I love the texture and the scent to this product. The texture is a very creamy texture and it absorbs in your skin very quickly and leave a non greasy feel. The scent is a aloe vera and vitamin e scent. I fell in love with this product and I am starting to use it a lot. I love the feel after applying this product on my skin. It makes me skin feel fresh and relaxed. I would definitely buy this product and recommend.

This Christmas if you are shopping for a new expectant mother or a mother who recently had a baby. I would recommend putting together a baby gift basket of goodies. Another reason why I love Johnson's products is they are reasonable priced and they are safe for you babies needs. You can find their products at their website.