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Bringing the Past to the Present


Disclosure: I'm so happy to team up with YesVideo to discuss how their services saved my precious memories. All opinions are 100% my own. If you are like most Americans you have stacks of old media that is completely outdated! Some of this media might even be on tapes or sources you can't even play or watch anymore. With all the changes in technology, a lot of old ways of recording and capturing events are now so outdated, there isn't a way to see them again. When I graduated from … [Read more...]

Stuffed Animals That Do Tricks


I received free product samples for review purposes. All opinions are my own.   As a Mom I hate stuffed animals. Most of the time they don't do anything. They are just a boring toy that sits around and gathers dust. Let me tell you that HideAway Pets and Tummy Stuffers are not your typical stuffed animal. These stuff animals actually do something. HideAway Pets kind of remind me of Popples - do you remember those? Anyway, HideAway Pets curl up into a ball or open up to become the … [Read more...]

Finding Nemo: Shark Alarm Puzzle with Flaps


I received free product for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. My family is new to loving puzzles. We have had a couple kid ones that weren't more than 20 pieces so I'm very excited toeing this next family project. This is a Finding Nemo: Shark Alarm puzzle with flaps to lift! How cool is that? This unique puzzle is from Ravensburger, which is a company that I have loved and reviewed many times now. Take a swim on the wild side with this 73-piece Finding Nemo puzzle … [Read more...]

50 Road Trip Games by Deckopedia


I received a free product sample for review purposes. All opinions are my own. When I am planning for trip I look for activities that can occupy my kids, but don't take up too much space. Enter Deckopedia. This awesome company provides decks of cards of many categories and they don't take up too much room. I received the 50 Road Trip Games deck. This deck consists of cards that give the details and rules of each game. It tell you how old the game is for, how many people are required … [Read more...]

Toy State – Amazing Toys


I received free product sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Toy State is an amazing company that sells high quality, awesome toys. I have been fortunate to work with them on several occasions and each time I have been impressed with the quality of toys they have sent me and my kids have loved their toys so much. Check out how much we loved their Road Rippers the amazing Dub Garage cars and the really cool Aston Martin. Toy State vehicles all have unique … [Read more...]

Kmart’s Fab 15 Holiday Toy List

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I received free product samples for include in my Holiday Gift Guide. All experiences and opinions are my own. Kmart has announced their hot holiday toy list in the form of the Fab 15 toy list! A lot of the hot toys on this list are exclusive to Kmart so definitely head there to get your holiday shopping done! I was lucky enough to work with Kmart on their Fab 15 list promotion this year. Here are the hot toys they sent me and then I'll tell you about some of the other toys on the … [Read more...]

LISTERINE: The Oral Health Heros at Our House

Listerine - The Oral Health Hero at Our House with mouth wash, floss and breath strips

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. In the past year, oral health has had an increased focus at our house and some of the things that have helped us to do that are these products from LISTERINE. Whenever I think of LISTERINE I always think of mouth wash but they also offer other oral health care products that I really like. Floss There are … [Read more...]

Flutterbye Fairy – A Hot Holiday Toy


I received a product for review and compensation for this post. All opinions are mine own. Remember when I told you about the #ChosenByKids toy tester events at Walmart? We went to that event and it was a lot of fun, mostly because it seemed like no one else in the store cared it was happening so we had the toys to ourselves. Demonstrated at the event were Doh Vinci, Flutterbye Fairies, Kinetic Sand and Little Live Pets. The lady running the event was most interested in the Doh Vinci … [Read more...]

Kiwi Crate – A Creatively Fun Gift


I am excited to be working with Kiwi Crate on my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are 100% my own. When it comes to gift giving I prefer to give my kids things that offer an experience. Toys are fun but it seems the enjoyment is short-lived. If I give my kids an experience then there are memories built, often times fun for the whole family and a better value all around. Kiwi Crate is a fabulous subscription service that offers "crates" of crafts and fun for kids of various ages. My … [Read more...]

Efficient Organization in Compact Folders


I am so happy to feature the Duo and Trio Binders in my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are 100% my own. I can't imagine anything more fantastic than having my life and home organized. Which makes me super excited that these Duo and Trio organizers arrived at my home! These folders/binders have tons of features to help keep you organized for any number of occasions. Duo 2 in 1 Organizer   This awesome organizer features a 7 pocket folder that you get to through by unhooking … [Read more...]

I See Me! Personalized Gifts


Disclosure: I'm very happy to partner with I See Me! for my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are 100% my own. This unique gift is brought especially to you by our friends at internationally award-winning publisher Chronicle Books. There is something very magical about personalized books. When you think of a book, you assume it has been mass-produced and there are thousands of copies floating around the world. With personalized books, and even personalized gifts, they are unique. There is … [Read more...]

Trunki – Fun and Unique Items for Kids


I'm excited to partner with Trunki on my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are my own. I LOVE getting my children items that are fun and useful. This morning was like Christmas in October when I told my children to gather in the play room and I brought in an armful of goodies from Trunki. The kids were so excited to check out the colorful assortment of items I place in the room. Trunki send me a Toy Box, a Paddlepak  and a Yondi - kids travel pillow. Toy Box Trunki makes the … [Read more...]

Make Your Gifts Personal – Zoey’s Attic

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I'm so excited to be teaming up with Zoey's Attic for a second year to be featured in my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are 100% my own. Last year I was lucky enough to work with Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts on my Holiday Gift Guide and received two adorable Trick or Treat bags for my older two kids. Last year my baby wasn't old enough to participate in the fun that is Trick or Treating. This year he is ready for the action and so once again, I turned to Zoey's Attic and their … [Read more...]

Great Books for Your Little Reader


  My daughter is in third grade and is a little bookworm. She loves to read. This is great and I'm so happy to loves to read and is developing a great habit of reading whenever she can. For school she has to read several books every month so I am always on the look out to get her new books. I'm really excited to introduce her to Princess Cupcake Jones and her adventures. Cupcake Jones is a modern day Princess who loves her tutu, playing with her toys, and most of all creating a … [Read more...]

101 Animal Puzzles – Perfect App Spanning Many Ages


Thanks to Little Clever for sponsoring this information in my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are 100% my own. My family has too many devices in our home. On those devices are tons of apps that are meant to help educate, offer fun and a challenge for my kids. While we do try to limit their screen time, I am also a big fan of apps that serve a purpose. 101 Animal Puzzles from Little Clever is my new favorite app for my family (available in the Apple App Store, Amazon App Store and Google … [Read more...]