Monday, April 30, 2018

Sesame Street: 5 Little Rubber Duckies: Children's Book Review


Title: Sesame Street: 5 Little Rubber Duckies 
ISBN: 978-0794441197
Author: Matt Mitter
Illustrator: Tom Brannon
Price: $10.78| 12 pages
Ages: 3-5 years | Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
Genre: Children’s Literature
Available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Join Ernie and his friends on Sesame Street as they try to find five little rubber duckies. With touch and trace elements perfect for little hands and plastic duckies to push and count along, this book is the perfect story-time activity for early learners.

10, 9, 8...Owls Up Late! ~ Children's Book Review


Title: 10, 9, 8...Owls Up Late! 
ISBN: 978-1684121847
Author: Georgiana Deutsch
Illustrator: Ekaterina Trukhan 
Price: $9.99| 26 pages
Ages: 3-5 years | Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
Genre: Children’s Literature

Laugh and count along with ten silly, sleepy owls in this adorable countdown to bedtime book! 

Ten little owls are playing in a tree,
hopping and hooting happily.
But Mama Owl calls from down in the nest,
“It’s bedtime now; it’s time to rest.” 


Recently, my little girl has been interested in Owls. In fact, the other day she asked me to redo her room with them. So, having the chance to read her the ‘10, 9, 8...Owls Up Late!’ board book, I knew it would make her really happy. 

The book offers a cute story starting with 10 little owls that want to stay up all night and not go to bed. Each time the little owls are either having too much fun, telling stories, telling jokes and more. Then each time Mama Owl tells them ‘It’s Time To Rest’, then one little owl goes to the nest, until there is only one little owl left that gets carried to rest. There is cute rhyming throughout the counting book from the beginning to the end. The illustrations really make the book even more cute and fun. 


Throughout the book there are cut-outs for the owls and numbers on each page. The last two pages are numbers and owls to have fun with for more practice counting. This cute little book is perfect for bedtime stories to allow your little one to interact with the story as well as practice and learn how to count. Plus, counting owls at night makes it even better since they are nocturnal animals. 

About the Author: Georgiana Deutsch lives in a tiny flat in London with a husband, a piano, and piles of beautiful books. When not writing, she can usually be found baking brownies and dreaming of owning a Labrador called Watson.


Disclosure: I was compensated for this post with a product to review by a PR agency or company for my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use or would use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. You can also go here and read my PR and Disclosure Polices.

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**This will be updated throughout the month**

Make Tuesday Night's Dinner A Party With Three Bridges Pasta


Three Bridges Pasta: When Gourmet Meets "Good To Go"

In our home Tuesdays can be extremely busy. First there’s school, which brings homework in the evening, my youngest has dance and tumbling class, then we go through the nightly routines. We have fallen into the habit of me picking up dinner and bringing it home. However, my family and I are getting tired of eating out. I, personally, love to prepare home cooked meals, but on those busy Tuesdays, I can’t seem to find the time to do all the prep, cooking. and then clean up. I hate leaving a mess when I go to bed.  


When I came across Three Bridges, I was excited with all the delicious pastas and sauces made with simple, wholesome ingredients. All of their products are free of artificial colors, sweeteners, preservatives, antibiotics, and hormones. Three Bridges offers a huge line of products from Triple Cheese Ravioli to Parmesan Gnocchi. With all of the different sauces they offer, you can make a different dish every week for your family to enjoy. The pastas and sauces will make you feel good about what you are feeding your family. 

Here's why Three Bridges' honest, delicious products are different:

Three Bridges offer’s ready to eat meals that only take 25 minutes from start to finish before it is on the table. Ready for everyone to eat and leave the table feeling like they just ate a home cooked meal out of scratch, before heading to the next activity. 
Sunday, April 29, 2018

When Fur and Feather Get Together: Children's Book Review


Title: When Fur and Feather Get Together
ISBN: 978-1945507724
 Author: David Margrave
Price: $17.95 | 32 pages
Ages: 3-7 years | Grade Level: Preschool -2nd
Genre: Children’s Literature
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Did you know that a sighting of a group of unicorns is so rare that it is called a blessing? When Fur and Feather Get Together, it is a fun and educational rhyming story about a father and child enjoying their lazy day together. Incorporating the warm and whimsical animal paintings of illustrator Kim Wyly, the father teaches his child what different animal groups are called. Ultimately, it is a book encouraging quality time spent together while leading to further exploration of surprising words and their meanings. This is a book that can be enjoyed equally by families as well as in a teaching environment. Wyly's endearing and relatable illustrations of animals and nature are a perfect complement to the story. Frolicking across the pages of this rhyming picture book are beautifully illustrated foxes, owls, bears, sheep, raccoons, geese, fish, lions, whales, rhinos, monkeys and even unicorns.

Festive Cinco de Mayo + Kentucky Derby Cocktails with Sparkling Ice

With Sparkling Ice, it's easy to make great-tasting cocktails with a fraction of the calories (aka more room for chips and guac!). So get ready for those Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby festivities with these tasty drinks on May 5th!

Here are some festive cocktails below on behalf of Sparkling Ice – a lightly carbonated, zero-calorie beverage which combines sparkling water, fruit juice and vitamins for a refreshing drink.

Slim and Sparkling Margarita

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
  • 1 ½ oz Tequila
  • Splash of fresh squeezed orange
  • Fresh squeezed lime

DIRECTIONS
  • Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. 
  • Garnish with a lime slice. 

Chatterbox Opportunity: Possible FREE 1850 Brand Coffee


Right now you can register or sign into your House Party Account and apply for the 1850 Brand Coffee Chat Pack. If selected you will receive a Chat Pack that includes:
  • (4) 2 oz. bags of Ground 1850™ Brand Coffee

Limited Chat Packs Available

Viewpoints Opportunity: Possible FREE Dreambaby Child Safety Products

Right now Viewpoints has a new sampling opportunity available. Complete the survey for a chance to receive Dreambaby Child Safety Products for FREE. 

If you are selected you will be contacted with future instructions. You will have to leave a review on the product in exchange for receiving the product for FREE.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

LAVANILA Elements Collection Vanilla + Water Deodorant Review


Choosing a deodorant to fit your needs and lifestyle can be overwhelming but LAVANILA has a deodorant to suit your mood, energy and senses.

The LAVANILA Elements Collection is a collection of fresh, energizing deodorants where health and wellness collide. Inspired by some of the core elements of nature — Air, Water and Earth— these aluminum-free deodorants are infused with carefully curated blends of pure essential oils to awaken our connection to the Elements and the immense power within them. 

  • Vanilla + Air for Creativity: An uplifting, loral pairing of violet and rose, perfect for a budding artist or brainstorming session. 
  • Vanilla + Water for Peace: A calming blend of chamomile and jasmine ideal for yoga class or stressful meetings.
  • Vanilla + Earth for Balance: A warm and woody combination of patchouli and sandalwood that enhances focus and concentration.

energydots 'bioDot + smartdot' Review { Mother's Day Gift Guide}

Mother’s Day is approaching fast. It is the perfect time to show the mothers in our lives that we are thinking of them. One way to show them that we care is by helping protect them from those harmful electrical emissions which come with modern electronics. With all the wireless devices out there, the harm-potential is increasing. However, there is this amazing company, ‘Energydots’ which offers a range of self-adhesive ‘dots’ that have been programmed to harmonize the effects of man-made or non-optimum electrical emissions that surround us in our 'wireless' world. They are ultra-slim and can be stuck on any non-porous surface, making them extremely versatile and user-friendly, plus they look very stylish. During my review I received the bioDOT + smartDOT


The range includes;
  • bioDOT boosts your energy and reduces stress levels
  • sleepMAT enhances the quality of your sleep
  • smartDOT help reduce ‘hot ear’, headaches from mobile devices
  • aquaDOT revitalizes the water and other liquids
  • spaceDOT or space pyramid clears and re-energizes  the environment in your home or work space

House Party Opportunity: Possible FREE Ball Canning Party


Right now you can head over and apply to host a FREE Ball Canning House PartyThis event is only open to residents of the contiguous US.

If you’re selected and confirmed as a host, your exclusive Party Pack will contain:
  • Ball Quilted Crystal 8 Oz. Jelly Jars
  • Ball Enamel Water Bath Canner with rack
  • Ball Canning Accessory Kit
  • Step-by-Step instructions with visuals to preserve Mixed Berry Jam
  • And more

FREE Vegan Life Chewable Vitamins Sample


Head over and fill out the form to receive a FREE Vegan Life Chewable Vitamins Sample. You can choose between: Chewable Vitamin B12 or Chewable Vitamin D3. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. While supplies last.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Possible Free Snuggle Spring Burst Liquid Fabric Softener


Register or sign into your Snuggle Bear Den Community account and check your dashboard, to see if you have a new mission. If the mission is available you could receive a free bottle of Snuggle Spring Burst Liquid Fabric Softener. Not all members have this mission. Limited Time Only.

FREE Monat Hair-care Sample


Head over and fill out the form to receive a FREE Monat Haircare Sample.

FREE Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels Sample at Sam's Club

Right now you can get a FREE Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels Sample at Sam's Club. Check the Find a Freeosk page to see if your local Sam's Club is participating. If they are, you can visit the Freeosk Sample Booth at your local store and get a FREE Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels Sample. 

While supplies last, starting April 27,2018

FREE MAKEbreak Supersized Tie-Dye Slime Event at Michaels

You can stop by a participating Michaels store to take part in their FREE MAKEbreak Supersized Tie-Dye Slime event on Saturday April 28, 2018. Kids are able to create and customize their very own Supersized Tie-Dye Slime. Materials to make the slime are provided.

Event: April 28, 2018 from 1-3pm

FREE Story-time & Activities at Barnes & Noble on April 28th


Are you looking for a fun & FREE event you can do with your kiddos. You can stop by your local Barnes & Noble on 4/28 at 11am for 'Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?' story-time event. Just head on over and enter your zip code to find a participating store in your area. 

FREE Old El Paso Seasoning Mix for Kroger (and affiliate) Shoppers

Right now you can head over to Kroger and affiliate's and load an eCoupon onto your shopper's card that is valid for a FREE Old El Paso Seasoning Mix. Coupon expires 5/13 and be added to your card today only 4/27.

Limit of one coupon per item. 

FREE Bowling & More at AMF Kids Fest (Tomorrow)


Kids ages 15 & under can enjoy 1 hour of FREE bowling, discounts on bowling for adults, and $1 hot dog & soft drink specials for everyone. Select your location from the drop down menu and fill out the form to RSVP your spot. 

Valid at participating locations Saturday, April 28th, from 1-5 pm.

FREE Pair of Mack's Ear Plugs


Every weekday Monday - Friday starting around 11am EST you can get a FREE Pair of Mack's Ear Plugs. Simply fill out the form to order your free sample. 

There is a daily amount given away, so if you miss out try again the next day. While Supplies Last.

FREE Tasty Bite Organic Spinach Seeds -1st 2,000 Daily



Right now you can request FREE Tasty Bite Organic Spinach Seeds. Tasty Bites are giving away 35,000 packets of organic Spinach seeds away for FREE. Valid each day for the 1st 2,000! If you missed out today don't worry you can try again tomorrow. 

The Magical Mindful Day: Children's Book Blog Tour

Title: The Magical Mindful Day
ISBN: 987-0-9998410-9-9
 Author: Deborah Salazar Shapiro
Price: $16.99 | 48 pages | Age: 4 - 8 years
Genre: Children’s Literature
Available on The Magical Mindful Day website and on Amazon 

On a visit to the beach with her mother, Gaby, the main character of Salazar Shapiro’s debut book, and her best friend, Baba, encounter a talking cat named Oreo who introduces Gaby to many aspects of mindfulness—noticing the present moment, caring about the environment, and protecting the earth and all its creatures. Together, they share a bond that transcends time and place. The Magical Mindful Day takes children on the adventure of becoming mindful and shows them that joy and caring go hand in hand. Parents, teachers, earth lovers, and anyone who wants to encourage children to be more mindful will find much of value in this delightful tale. 

These lessons translate to readers, as Salazar Shapiro encourages them to engage with the world around them in the same ways Gaby has, remembering the importance of practicing kindness toward everyone and everything. “Adults can incorporate gratitude into their daily lives along with their children, bringing mindful awareness and appreciation toward the people and things we often take for granted,” she says, inviting parents to work alongside children to foster love, respect, kindness, and compassion.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Make Your Body Smooth With These Skincare Solutions

Tired of dealing with dry, dehydrated skin? Honor your body and hydrate your skin with best-selling body skincare solutions from Curél, LAVANILA Laboratories and KORRES. Body care is an essential aspect of your daily routine! A few smoothing and soothing skincare solutions include:

Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer: This unique moisturizer is activated by water on freshly-showered skin and penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface to heal dryness for soft, healthy skin you can only imagine. After showering, your pores are open, providing an easy pathway for moisture to absorb into just-showered skin. ($7.99 - $10.99; available at all mass retailers & drug stores nationwide.)

LAVANILA Laboratories Healthy Body Butter: These 100% pure Shea & Cocoa Butters are velvety smooth and instantly absorbed into the skin resulting in deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. Each blend has powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. With super soft scents and a non-greasy formula, prepare for the ultimate indulgence. Available in four variations/scents, including: Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Coconut, Vanilla Grapefruit and Fragrance-Free. ($19; Lavanila.com.)
KORRES Olive Oil & Olive Blossom Body Balsam: This ultra-hydrating body moisturizer is packed with the vitamin and antioxidant-rich benefits of olive oil and olive leaf extract. Ideal for dry elbows, knees and heels. Potent ingredients are used to lock in moisture, restore elasticity and leave skin hydrated, healthy and youthful-looking. ($24; HSN.com.)

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use or would use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. Links in the post above my contain affiliate links. You can also go here and read my PR and Disclosure Polices.

Gelli Arts Is Here For All Your Spring and Summer Crafting With Your Kids {Screen-Free Family Fun}

Gelli Arts - Crafting For Spring & Summer

Time to do some spring crafting! With Gelli Arts gel printing plates  that look and feel just like gelatin, but are durable, reusable, and easily cleaned up, all you need is a paper towel or baby wipe! Always ready for simple and fun printing, achieve instant gratification –  and consistently flawless designs. All products are non-toxic and proudly made in the USA!


Since its launch, Gelli Arts has spawned a legion of followers eager for a better way to create beautiful cards, papers and artwork from the simple to the sophisticated. Fans often share their creations on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram showing off their techniques and designs. The company also sells other supplies for art lovers including stencils, acrylic paints, printing tools and card printing kits. Website visitors can watch tutorials and get lesson plan ideas.

Gelli Arts is popular with both children and adults. Because it’s non-toxic, so many parents and teachers are using it as a safe way to get kids away from their phones and computers and introduce them to the joy of creating art.

Make Family Household Chores Fun and Exciting! {Sponsored Post}

Motivation: Six tricks to inspire your family to help with the household chores

Does your family members cringe when they hear household chores? Thumbs down every time?! It could be different! In case you’re short on tricks in your sleeve, here’s some more for you! Enjoy our ideas how to inspire your family to help out with housework. 

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A Family Vacation 
How much spare time you have to spend with your family? Unfortunately, nowadays most people would say ‘not nearly enough’. We lead a hectic lifestyle that doesn’t give us the opportunity to enjoy the company of those most dear to us. Isn’t that a shame? You have to do something about it! Why don’t you all unite forces to clean your home and the reward would be a family vacation! One helpful steal time technique courtesy of us!
You’re welcome!

Hide and Seek Game 
Do you reluctantly engage in a hide and seek game with your family whenever housework rears its ugly head?! We say, make the most of the situation! Make it a thing! If they want to play, let them! Of course, first you have to tweak the rules a bit. Instead of looking for one another, seek cleaning duties! Whoever finds more chores to do and finish them before anybody else, wins! Fun! 

Virtual Reality 
We know, we know…. There are host of other things you would rather do instead of chores! Like maybe lying on the couch and watching Discovery or the Crime Network Channel? Organize yourself a hunting trip or investigation of a crime scene! Why not?! Some of you might look up to the people they watch on TV! Then there’s your chance to get into character! You can even dress for the part! Follow the tracks of chores and have yourself a rich catch! Investigate those dirty patches like a laboratory rat and you’ll do your seasonal cleaning more thoroughly than ever before!  

A Red Letter Day 
Does your home have a birthday?! It’s time for you to pick a date if the poor thing doesn’t have one! It’s giving you and your family shelter and this is enough cause for celebration! What if you were a beggar? Then you would bless any building that would provide roof under your head! Think about that!  Return the favor and come together to honor your home by cleaning it! 
 
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World Compassion Day 
Talking about causes for celebration, do you know that World Compassion Day is a real thing?! And it’s amazing! Make your own version of this festivity. Make it a day for donation! 

Round up the family and ask each of them to go through their stuff and decide what they can spare for the less fortunate people. It’s a chance to de-clutter your home and with that reorganize your possessions and achieve an apple-pie order for once. But the real important thing is that you would show how your actions can have a positive impact on others. Your family members would be reminded that all people on the planet are one big family and we need to support each other! Emotional intelligence 101! 

Exercise 
Oh mother, oh father... Holy guacamole in general! So it’s not enough you HAVE to actually help with chores because as it turns out it’s your obligations too, but now you have to do exercises while at it?! It’s not that bad at all! Come on, it’s going to be fun! Where’s your fighting spirit?! 

A family that trains together, stays together! It’s a golden opportunity for the parents to pass some valuable knowledge to their kids regarding their body care. Besides, this way you’re teaching them some multitasking skills!  You’re going to show your kids how to keep a good shape and how to clean properly and then how to do the two things at the same time. This is useful on a second degree! 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use or would use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

FREE Muse Grain Free Filets Cat Food Sample


Right now you can head over and sign up for the Muse Rewards Program. Make sure you are registered with your mailing address by April 26th and you will get a FREE Muse Grain Free Filets Cat Food Sample. 

FREE Pretzel at Philly Pretzel Factory on April 26th (TODAY ONLY)


During National Pretzel Day on April 26th, courtesy of Philly Pretzel Factory you can get a FREE pretzel. Valid all day at all locations.

FREE Pretzel at Pretzelmaker on April 26th (TODAY ONLY)


During National Pretzel Day on April 26th you can get a FREE Pretzel at Pretzelmaker. To receive your free pretzel, just show the cashier that you follow Pretzelmaker on Facebook or Instagram via your mobile device. Only at participating locations. Limit one per person. Good for salted or unsalted pretzel, not redeemable for cash.

FREE Pretzel at Wetzel's Pretzels on April 26th (TODAY ONLY)


I can't wait for FREE Pretzel Day! Wetzel's Pretzels will be offering a free pretzel during National Pretzel Day April 26th. Valid all day at all locations!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Edushape Ladybug Sorter Review/Giveaway {Spring Must Haves} (CLOSED)


With the weather finally warm, we can finally start spending more time outside. Being outside opens so many new doors of fun ways for your kids to learn and explore. I usually have my kids help me in the flower bed. We take nature walks, and also love to look up at the stars when nighttime rolls around. The things you can do with your kids to broaden their horizon and encourage them to learn new things are limitless when you are outside. ‘Edushape’ is a company that offers toys that are great for both inside and outside play, so your little one can have fun learning and discovering the world around them. Their toys can also help stimulate the imagination, enhance motor skills, and encourage exploration in a safe sensory learning environment. Edushape is celebrating their 35th anniversary with toys that we loved as children that we can now share with our kids. 


Spring showers won't stop the fun with Edushape's Ladybug Sorter! Fun in the sun or in the tub, it encourages development of fine motor skills, logic, reasoning, hand-eye coordination and visual sensory development. Recommended for children ages 10 months and up. Edu-foam lily pad is extraordinarily resistant to mold and mildew.

Screen-Free Fun Week is Almost Here {Screen-Free Family Fun}

With screen free week being around the corner, its time to have fun family time, without the devices! These products will make it happen! Screen Free Fun Week: April 30th - May 6th

Strawbees will motivate and educate! They are the perfect toys to challenge the whole family to get creative. The innovative Inventor Kit has 400 pieces and 21 fun maker projects. You’ll have enough pieces to create bigger projects together.


Get the kids outside with Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes. The planes help kids explore STEM concepts through active outdoor play. These three different planes were designed by aeronautical engineers to do amazing tricks, from loops and flips to glides and rolls. Everything kids do changes how these Stunt Planes fly!

FREE Pay It Forward Cards


Head over and request to receive FREE Pay It Forward Cards. The 5 and 10 pack of cards include free shipping.