Target Practice with Air Storm Firetek Bow


Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this discuss. All opinions are my own. Every year as the holidays approach we look forward to going to a local store to sit on Santa's lap and play with the toys they have out. There is always a booth set up with wooden ducks to shoot down with a bow like this one pictured. My kids have always loved playing with that toy. When the Air Storm Firetek Bow that Walmart sent me showed up at my house I knew everyone was going to be so excited. Before I even let … [Read more...]

Dinosaurs Aren’t Extinct – Meet Boomer


I received a complimentary product and compensation for sharing this post. All opinions are my own. Meet Boomer! He is an interactive dinosaur from Zoomer. Think dinosaurs are extinct? Think again. Boomer is a very real dinosaur that will interact with you and has a mind of his own! Although he has a remote control, you can control Boomer with hand gestures and at times he can't be controlled. Watch out because Boomer does get angry and will chomp his teeth, roar and spin! Boomer is … [Read more...]

My Favorite Features of the Sony Xperia Z3v

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Occasionally I work with Verizon to review their new products. Right before I left on the Tuckaway Shores Resort press trip I was offered to review the Sony Xperia Z3v phone to review. Since I had learned it was waterproof, I thought it would be an awesome travel companion to the beach! Here are my favorite features from using the phone for 2 months: Call quality is fantastic. Verizon has excellent service and so it has worked perfectly wherever I have been in my travels. Waterproof! Like I … [Read more...]

Ride-On Toys Should be on Your Christmas List


I received product and compensation to help with this review, however, all opinions are completely my own. I know it's December, the weather is bad most places and it's freezing cold!!! Regardless, I think ride-on toys should be on every parents shopping list. Ride-on toys are perfect gifts and here's why: They are fun for the whole family! I love toys that encourage active play. Most ride-on toys are appropriate for a wide range of ages and even work for adults. The Razor A Kick … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Get your House Spotless for the Holidays


I received a complimentary house cleaning in exchange for a review of Zaarly's services. All opinions are completely my own. The holidays are creeping up on us and it's time to get things in order. For a lot of people this means parties, dinners, guests, friends and family and more! Chances are your house will be hosting at least some kind of gathering in the month of December, so let's get organized, cleaned and ready to go right now! Here are some of my tips for getting your house … [Read more...]

Disney’s Palace Pets – A Look at Licensed Toys


I have teamed up with Walmart to discussed their Top 20 Holiday Toy list. Even though product and compensation was received, all opinions are completely my own.   When it comes to clothes, backpacks, accessories, school supplies and any other non-toy item, I do not purchase licensed (movie characters) things. When it comes to toys, however, my kids love certain movies and shows and so of course they want the toys and I allow it. Disney Princess Palace Pets are one of these … [Read more...]

Sew Cool Sewing Machine – One of Walmart’s Top 20 Toys

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I received a free toy plus compensation for this review, however, all opinions are completely my own. I didn't get my first sewing machine until I was 22 and graduating from college. Even then I didn't know how to use it. Luckily I had some friends that were willing to go slow and help me and plenty of blogs with tutorials got me through my beginning stages. I think my daughter is pretty lucky to be getting Spin Master's Sew Cool Sewing Machine ($29.99) at the age of 9. This threadless … [Read more...]

Time to Stay Warm


I received free products for review purposes. All opinions are my own. It is so cold! I know there are colder places than Missouri, but this week has mostly featured single digits and with the wind chill a few negative numbers slipped in there. Besides the cold, I am the Mom of 3 which means there are constant crumbs on the floor. It's one of the law of physics, you know. Even after I sweep, crumbs magically appear. These 2 reasons are why I ALWAYS wear house shoes. Isotoner sent me a … [Read more...]

Getting Chatty with Gabby


I received a free product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite parts of doing a Holiday Gift Guide is that I get introduced to new toys that my kids love! Spinmaster Toys sent me Chatsters Gabby doll. This interactive doll is really cool. First of all the packaging is amazing. Immediately you want to play with her because of the cool packaging. This premium Chatsters kit included a giant cardboard dollhouse with the Gabby doll and accessories - pink hair … [Read more...]

LeapTV Gets Kids Active


I'm participating in a "Leap into Gaming" party from Mom Select. I received a free Leap TV for the party and to review. All opinions are my own. What if I told you your kids could play video games, learn and be active all at the same time? Would you believe me? Well, guess what? They can! With LeapFrog's LeapTV video gaming system your kids can learn, reinforce things they already know and be active. I was chosen to participate in a "Leap Into Gaming" party from Mom Select in which they … [Read more...]

Do you want to build a robot?

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I received a free product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. My husband is an Electrical Engineer and loves to build things. Last year when we were first introduced to Hexbug through a fun game and a bug with a track, he was amazed. He spent a lot of time studying the creature to figure out how it worked and what parts were inside. This year he is going to be floored when I show him what Hexbug has in store for him now! Hexbug has a new line of toys out call Vex Robotics. … [Read more...]

Is the VTech Innotab MAX Right for Your Kids? + Giveaway


I received a complimentary product from VTech in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. The amount of choices for kids electronics is ever-growing and can be quite overwhelming. It seems every year a new children's tablet comes out. How do you choose which one is right for you? Well, let me help by telling you about the features of the VTech Innotab MAX and why I love it! VTech sent me the Innotab MAX to include in my Holiday Gift Guide. I was super excited to try it out and … [Read more...]

GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Real Underwear Specifically for Night Time


  My son was a late bloomer when it came to potty training and being willing to use the toilet. As parents it was very frustrating but we had learned from our first child that things work out better in the long run if we wait until the child is ready. So we waited... and waited. Finally, he gave us some clues that he was willing and interested so we jumped on the potty training bandwagon. He learned really fast since he was older than most children who typically potty train. In the … [Read more...]

CHARM IT! Cute Bracelets + Giveaway


I received a free bracelet for review purposes. All opinions are my own. My daughter is a girly girl meaning she loves to be accessorized. Everyday you will find her wearing pink or purple, with a big tower in her hair, and trying to decide what necklace or bracelet to wear. CHARM IT! sells darling charms and bracelets so your kids can pick and choose charms that they love! Available at GapKids, bracelets range in price from $5-$14 and charms are $5 each. All charms are sold separately … [Read more...]

Splish Splash Have Fun in the Bath


I received a product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. My kids love bath time so I don't really need to bribe them with anything to get in the bath. Of course, new bath toys are always fun and help the situation. I received this Bathtub Ball Track from HABA Toys and my kids are so excited to play with it! Today I was setting it up so it would be ready to go for bath time. I tried to be sneaky and distract my toddler while I was setting it up so he would have a surprise … [Read more...]