Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Just Born® Keepsake "Dream" Hooded Towel in Pink Holiday Gift Guide


When it comes to the holidays I always struggle on finding the best baby gift for Christmas. I am always stumped and not sure what to get a baby for Christmas. Recently I came across Just Born Keepsake Dream Hooded Towel in Pink and this would make a perfect gift for the perfect little girl in your life. They also offer boy colors and neutral colors if you are looking for that. When I received this package and took the hooded towels out the first thing that I noticed is how soft they where. They are very soft and perfect for a baby skin. This package come with two hooded towels. 

It is important after bath time to keep your baby warm and with Just Born Dream Hooded Towel will be just the key to keep your baby warm. The hooded towel is made with 100 percent cotton and is designed with a khaki medallion print and Dream embroidery. What I like about this towel that it has a hood and it fits a baby just perfectly. It will keep your baby nice and cozy and warm. On the hood of towel is where it embroider and it says DREAM. The measurements of the towel is 36" x 36" W. Don't worry if it gets messy or dirty it machine washable. Overall I think these baby hooded towel are amazing. I would definitely recommend them for Christmas gifts and baby shower gifts. You can find this set at your local Buy Buy Baby. 





Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

5 Ghoul-Proof Halloween Pet Safety Tips


5 Ghoul-Proof Halloween Pet Safety Tips:
 
With the doorbell ringing, kids running around in costumes, parties on every block, and candy everywhere you look, Halloween can be a busy as well as potentially frightening and stressful holiday season for you and your pets.  To keep the celebration ghoulishly fun and safe for your WHOLE family, here are 5 easy tips and precautions can make all the difference.
 
  1. Remind your friends and kids to keep all candy (especially chocolate) away from the dog. Chocolate should be avoided, as it can cause stomach irritation or if ingested in a large enough quantity, ultimately can be fatal due to a caffeine derivative (theobromine), which dogs cannot digest.  (All chocolate should be avoided, but dark chocolate is the most dangerous!)  Also, if your dog or cat ingests a candy wrapper, the plastic or waxy paper can get stuck in your pet’s digestive tract and make them ill or it can even prove fatal.  The best practice is to avoid candy or human treats all together, by providing your pet a healthy, and longer lasting alternative such as Ora-Bone™ Dental Treats for Dogs from Loving Pets or waistline-friendly Nothing But Natural Gently Dried Treats for Dogs & Cats from Evanger's
  2. When you place a lit candle inside Peter Pumpkin or Jack O'Lantern, be especially careful if you have larger breeds of dogs and/or jumping cats that can accidentally knock over a coffee table or similar with their tails when they get excited.  Not only could your pet start a fire, but they could severely burn themselves in the process.  Keep them active and in the spirit by playing with Day of the Dead goDog® Sugar Skulz with Chew Guard Technology™ or for cat, the Petlinks® Blinking Bat™ -- toys that will not only keep them engaged and busy, but that will also give them quite the fun workout. 
  3. If you are going to put your dog or cat in a costume, remember to make sure they are well-ventilated and don’t cause the pet to get too hot.  Your pet’s body temperature will already be slightly higher with the excitement of the holiday festivities around them, so make sure they’re properly hydrated and always avoid any kind of mask or head piece that would impair ventilation.  Also, make sure your pet can go potty without any hindrance.
  4. Create a safe haven for your pet by keeping them inside a secure room and/or inside a crate, Original Deluxe Carrier from SHERPA® or the WARE Pet's Twist 'N Go Kennel as a place your pets can feel comfortable and at ease.  Before the festivities begin, take your pet on a long walk to stretch his legs, get exercise, go potty and have fun.
  5. Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls can put even the most laidback pets on edge. Look to an all natural, calming supplemental chew such as Green Coast Pet’s Full-Spectrum Hemp Chews for Dog Peanut Butter & Full-Spectrum Hemp Chews for Cats-Whitefish, which promotes relaxation and calmness for your pet.
If your pet gets into trouble, use the Pet Poison Helpline, an animal poison control center based out of Minneapolis, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They charge a nominal $59 per incident. For more info visit: www.petpoisonhelpline.com. And as always, get your pet into your vet as soon as possible.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Java House Cold Brew Review



It has officially become fall and I know that it get fairly chilly on this side of the state. I always know that I am looking for something to warm up. With the New Java House Cold Brew it gives you of the option to have cold or hot coffee. Which is awesome. Java House Cold Brew Launches innovative col brew dual use liquid pods, conveniently serving up smooth, small batch quality of cold brew. 

I love my pods and when I heard about Java House dual use liquid where you can brew it hot or make it cold. These options make gravitate towards this product even more. This option brings a whole new level convenience and overall quality, each pod delivers a consistently smooth flavor. What are different about these pods you will not find that they have grounds, but they have concentrate cold brew. How this works is simply peel open pour over ice and add water and your ready to go. If you are wanting hot coffee all you need to do is pop it in your single brewer and your ready to go. 

We received four packs of coffee that have 6 pods inside. We received Ethiopian light roast, Colombian medium roast, Sumatran dark roast, and Decaf Medium Roast. 

Overall these pods are amazing at a great price. They retail for 8.99. What makes the unique and different from other coffee is you can use them as a pod for hot coffee or you can take them on the go and use them for cold coffee. You can just pull the tab and pour over ice cubes and cold water and there you go. You have yourself ice coffee.

Overall the taste of the coffee it nice and smooth unlike other coffee pods. I like the fact is that you won't get any grounds in your drink. This pod is liquid so I think that is pretty unique. You can find the pods at your local Walmart. 



Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Trink-A-Links Review Holiday Gift Guide


My daughter recently taken a liking to art and crafts. She has been interested in making jewelry. Necklaces is one of her biggest interest in making. My daughter also has taking a huge liking in painting everything. Which makes Trink-A-Links the perfect gift for her for Christmas. 

Trink-A-Links is another product that is offered on MindWare. This product offers a whole lot of fun for your children. You can create chic, mix and match art and crafts. This is the perfect project for my daughter and it would be a perfect for a child who has a passion for crafts. This kit comes with a dog, cat, and bunny pieces and you can choose how you will pair them up. 

What is nice about this product is you can switch them up and be creative. You can use half dog and half bunny. Then you can use the paint and make your own creation and paint them as you want them. Which my daughter absolutely loves doing. The best part of this project is when you are done you are able to wear your art after it dries. I would defiantly recommend Trink-A-Link for a present for under the tree this year. You can find more amazing product at the link below.







Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

MindWare Dig It Up Review



MindWare is a great company that offer a lot of great products. This year for the holidays MindWare will bring you amazing and unique gifts for your family. I was excited when I heard ab

out an educational toy called Dig It Up. When I learned about this product I was intrigued I almost wanted to keep it for myself instead of letting my children have it. 

Dig It Up is a kit that contains 12 eggs that they will be able to dig into to see what is inside. This is excavation kit full of 12 exciting and unique discoveries. What you could find in your eggs are figurines of a Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and Tyrannosaurs Rex. The suspense was so much fun with kids. I kept telling them that we were on the hunt to find dinosaur bones and they where excited.

The eggs that are inside the package are clay. So before you are able to dig inside you have to soak the 3" clay egg in water then you carefully chisel away the shell to excavate the dinosaur inside. Here is what you get inside the kit 12 eggs, chiseling tool and instructions. It also includes an excavation guidebook for learning more about your dino discoveries. 

I didn't know which child would like this activity more. My son is ten and my daughter is 8. There is a little bit of age difference between the both of them and they like different things would be an understatement. I was pleasantly surprised when they both had a great time chiseling the eggs to find out what inside. It took them a minute to figure how to chisel the eggs. They where very careful because in their words they didn't want to damage what was inside. They had a lot of fun with this kit and brought them together. I would highly recommend this product for your children. You can find this product at the link below. 






Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Karma Game Review


As a young adult I used to love playing the game SET. It was a very popular game and I never got bored playing that game. The one thing that I was not aware of is SET was a company that offer a wide variety of fun games. Let me tell you I was quite surprised on the variety of game that they offered besides SET which was personally one of my favorites. We were recently sent Karma and Karma King to review it. I was quite nervous if I would like this game or not due to how much I like the original SET game.

What I do like about the two Karma games is that you can play them together and mix them together. If you want to play Karma than you just need the Karma game. Which is recommended for 2-6 players. If you have more players it recommended to play Karma King and put both games together to play.

About Karma:
Karma is playfully competitive and infectiously fun. Race to get rid of all your cards by playing a card of equal or higher value. Use your Karma Card to avoid picking up the discard pile. In this game there are multiple winners. You never really know who's going to lose until the very last card! The dramatic ending calls for an instant rematch. 

There are 4 types of Karma Cards in the game. You can play them like wild cards, but be sure to use them wisely because in this game what goes around come around. Friends and Families agree that Karma is a blast! You can never play just one game. Having a party come two games and play with up to 12 people. 

Overall I would say that this game was so much fun. I would rank it up with SET. What I like about this game that it so exciting and fast pace that you will never be bored. You definitely have to pay attention. Also you have to be very careful because Karma will haunt you in the end. This will make a great stocking stuffer for the holidays. You can find this game at Target!! 




Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Glove a Bunny Holiday Gift Guide


Does your children love bubbles as much as my daughter. I know each year we have to stock up on our bubbles because my daughter is always outside playing with bubbles. This year I came across a wonderful product that I am using for her stocking this year and it a Glove a Bunny. This is from Zing toys and they offer different gloves that are animals. 

We received Glove a Bunny which is very cute. This is very easy to use you open up the package and there is a glove inside. The child put the glove on their hand. We picked out the Bunny glove so of course we had the bunny glove she put on. Then you dip the glove in the bubble pouch and then wave and play and bubbles will appear. 

This is very easy to play and to take clean up when the fun is all done. We had a lot of fun with this product. This would defitinely be great with the younger children who loves bubbles. You can find this product at any local store. 





Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hackathon Holiday Gift Guide


Here another game that would make a great gift over the holidays. This game would bring fun for families and friends. This game is Hackathon and you can also find this game at Target.  This is an interactive family game that is recommended for children over the age of eight. This is more advanced game and it does taking critical thinking skill to play. This will help enhance your spy skills. 

Here is the objective of the game. Your identity has been stolen by a group of villains and is saved inside a super advanced console. You are in possession of the console and your Spy Code Squad has instruction to hack and retrieve the secret information. However only one person can look at and work on the console at a time. That payer can only hear the directions from the other players or advisors. Hackathon is a game that challenges players to work together, keep talking and start decoding the console. Players have a limited amount of time and there is no room for mistakes.

My son and I had a great time trying to play this game. There are eight modules to solve with multiple plays. My son and I spent hours trying to figure out this game and our hacking skill are not the best but what was awesome about playing this game. It brought my son and I closer and we had a great time. You can find this game at your local Target. 





Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Smashy Mashy Holiday Gift Guide Review






Smashy Mashy is another interesting toy that I would recommend for a stocking stuffer for the holidays. If your child like mine loves blind bags and surprises than this toy would be great for them. It comes in a cool container that looks like green liquid that hides the package inside the can.

Smashy Mashy is a new series that are crazy creatures that are emerging from a secret laboratory. If you love Smooshy Mushy than you will love this new series. It from the same creators!! There are six to collect which one will you get!! Look out for the rare Mystic Cat!! 

In this package you will receive a smashy capsule, mystery buddy, Smashy creature, sticker, secret decoder and collector poster and word search.

This was so much fun opening with my kids. They where excited to see which creature they received. I loved the smashy capsule I thought it was so unique. This would make a great stocking stuff idea for your children this holiday season!! Go to the link below to find out more about Smashy Mashy.















Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cut The Wire Review holiday gift guide


I found a great family game that you can play over the holidays. What I love about this game is that you can actually play it by yourself or you can play it with the family. Which my kids like playing together but they also like playing with it by their selves which gives them something to do. 

Cut the wire is a device that is ticking and about to go off. It is your mission to figure out which wire to cut to disarm the device before it goes off. There are wires that if you cut it will go off and game over. This game is recommended for ages 6+. You can play with one player or up to 10 players. This game is easy to set up and remember it takes 3 triple A batteries for it to work!

When my son played this game he was very excited. It was a ticking time bomb and he was trying to figure out how to disarm it and not lose the game. He said while playing the game it was hard to think straight and try to figure out how to diffuse the ticking device. You can use the secret clues for hints to help figure out how to avoid cutting the wrong wire and losing the game. It's the ultimate race to see who can defuse it first before it is to late. 

This game is very clever and we had a great time playing it. It brought the family together and brought a lot of laughter. I would definitely would recommend Cut The Wire game for the holidays!! You can find this game exclusively at Target.




Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Sesame Street Scavenger Hunt Activity Download!!


Below and available for download here, you'll find My Neighborhood Passport, which uses a scavenger hunt activity to support the themes of Magical Wand Chase, encouraging kids to get out and explore their surroundings. Kids and families will be able to check off all of the new activities they go through as they take a trip around the "world" using their passport in their own communities.


 


 
SESAME STREET – THE MAGICAL WAND CHASE
COMES TO DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
FROM SHOUT KIDS AND SESAME WORKSHOP 

The Emmy®-winning special featuring the voice talent of Elizabeth Banks comes to DVD for the first time 
Los Angeles (October 10, 2018) – Winner of the 2018 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Program, Sesame Street – The Magical Wand Chase will be available on DVD and digital download on November 6, 2018 from Shout! Factory andSesame Workshop. The primetime special is filmed in three vibrant New York City neighborhoods and marks the first time the show has shot a feature-length special on location since 1994.

It's up, up and away as Elmo, Abby, and friends take to the skies above Sesame Street in colorful hot-air balloons in this exciting special. When a playful bird, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, snatches Abby’s magic wand, the pleasant ride becomes a high-stakes adventure through the streets of New York City. Between making new friends and learning about different cultures, our heroes must recover the wand in order to return home to Sesame Street!

When Abby and the gang visit new neighborhoods throughout The Magical Wand Chase, they discover new foods, music, and languages. Best of all, they make new friends who help them on their quest to find the missing wand. The Magical Wand Chase is deeply connected to Sesame Street’s mutual respect and understanding curriculum, using the tapestry of the city to show kids that kindness is universal and new friends can be found anywhere.


Bonus features include the full-length feature Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge and another exciting adventure, the full-length episode The Golden Triangle of Destiny.

Currently in its 48th season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television and has received more Emmy® Awards than any other show in television history.

Bonus Features:

·        Full-length feature: Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge
·        Full-length episode: The Golden Triangle of Destiny
·        Downloadable storybook: Elmo and the Lost Wand  
Sesame Street: The Magical Wand Chase - Official Trailer (HD)

Stikbot Review Holiday gift guide


Stikbot is a cool toy that I honestly haven't heard of until recently. After learning about this company and what they have to offer I would highly recommend it being on your Christmas list this year. 

My ten year old son is into animation and he like goofing off on the ipad. This toy is right up his ally. The idea behind this toy is that you can play with it and take pictures and animate it on the app with the dino that you have. Then you can upload it and share it once it is done.

We received Stikbot StikT-rex and we received to Dino Eggs.

Our StikT-rex is a red dinosaur that can move in many different ways. Which is nice you can make your own animation and make it the most dangerous dino that is our there. There is many different options for this dino. What I think is so unique about this toy it is just not a cool toy it make you use your imagination and you can be creative. It will bring hours of fun with your child.

We also received two dino-eggs. The are like blind bags that are out there that are so popular with the children right now. The come in little colorful eggs and you do not know what is inside. It comes with a mystery dino!! You can collect all seven of the different mini bots. 

Overall I think this is a great stocking stuffer and would recommend for your children for Christmas this year! It will bring fun and excitement.  





Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Smooshy Mushy Review Holiday Gift Guide


My eight year old is very obsessed with Smooshy Mushy. Before my daughter started talking about Smooshy Mushy I had no clue what they where. My daughter was upset at the fact that I had no clue what they where. They are series toy where they are on their third series. They have different characters  that comes different foodies or accessories. It also seems that they have a few surprises in the package.

We received a Smooshy Mushy in the mail and my daughter couldn't be more excited about it. We received Libby Labby from the bentos collection series 2. Which my daughter was stoked. She thought the character was super cute and she loved how squishy it was.  It came with a bottle that had tiny breads where you could put the freddie fries and heather heartsicle on. She absolutely went crazy over that option. She also loved that they had a few surprises on the other side of the packaging. 

Overall I would say that Smooshy Mushy is a fun toy for children. They absolutely love the squishy factor of this toy and the accessories that come with it. My daughter is always about the surprises in the packaging. I think it the thrill for her is trying to find out what it is. She likes the unexpected. Overall this would make a great stocking stuff or gift this holiday season. You can find their different series at the link below.



Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Little Experimenters Review Holiday Gift Guide 2018




Are you looking for something educational for the holidays for your child this year? Little Experimenter has a few products that would make a great gift for the holidays. 

Today in the mail we received their Educational Globe for review. This gloved is a detailed educational glove. It is colorful interactive glove with easy to read details. The gloves is easy to read. On the globe it displays Capitals, Continental, International and Regional Boundaries. Which is nice for my son who is starting to learn about geography in school. 

What is different about this globe is that it light up in the dark. Where your child can use this in the dark or use this as a night light. Illuminated World Globe features switch-controlled LED light so it turns into a beautiful lighted globe for night time learning. 

The globe has a non tip base so it will not break or fall over. The glove and base is very durable which is a good thing. I would say that this globe is perfect for a child because it is on the smaller side and it fun. I think it is a creative idea that they make it led light so the child can have it in their room and it make learning more fun. I would defiantly put this globe in my sons room. You can find this and other products at the link below. 






Disclosure: I received one or more products or monetary composition for the exchange for my honest opinion. I only recommend product that I would use personally or believe would be a good fit with my readers. All opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Pereg Teff Flour Review

I love to cook when I am home and I am always open to new options and new products to use when I am cooking. Pereg is a company that is of...