Tuesday, July 5, 2016

SUMMER FUN with ORIENTAL TRADING COMPANY

* This is a sponsored post.  I will be compensated for the publication of this post.  All opinions though are completely honest and completely my own.



With summer break and summer vacation well underway, a lot of families ( mine included ) will be heading to the beach or hanging by the pool.  Now of course, every parent knows that kids love to play in water or sand or both.  Also every parent loves to save money and that is where Oriental Trading can help with their Beach Toys and Games .

They have a huge assortment and something for everyone including beach balls, water squirt guns, and even a limbo kit.

This limbo kit would be perfect on the beach or for a backyard pool luau party.  They also have tons of great party favors for a luau or a pool party like the assortment of beach balls ( shown above ) or these adorable inflatable sea animals...

 They would be great for photo booths at your party and of course decorations that the kiddos could take home at the end of an awesome party!  The best part of them is that you can get a six giant ones for only $ 21.99.  That is a great price for the size of them.  Of course if you plan to go beaching this year and need a dozen shovel and pails without breaking the bank, Oriental Trading has you covered also...


These sets would be great for a big family trip to the beach.  Now each set comes with a shovel and pail, but wait there's more.  The sets also come with a scoop and rake.  So each set has four pieces for each kiddo.  That equals tons of sand fun for the kiddos plus it is on sale right now for $11.50.  You can not beat that plus you might get lucky and the kiddos could win a sandcastle contest fromthe use of set!

So do not hesitate and hurry over to Oriental Trading and get your summer fun gear now plus party plates and such.  All of which are reasonably priced and there is free shipping for orders over $49.  Also be sure to check out the Ideas page for some great projects and follow them on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

I'M SORRY FOR THE HIATUS...

So I am sorry that it has been way too long since I have posted last.  Things have been extremely busy of late in my life and I also had wanted to switch to wordpress before I posted again.  Unfortunately the person I was working with, didn't have time to work with my schedule so I am slowly working on that.  Also a complete house and property remodel ( which has been completely crazy), going back to school full-time, and then just day to day things have taken over so I had to put the blog on the back burner for a bit.  But I found myself missing it so much that I decided to go ahead and get started back while I recreate and revamp my blog on wordpress.  I will of course set up direct links to the new blog as soon as it is completely up and going.

Now since it has been so long, I hope that all my readers have been doing well and had a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  So I hope all my readers are excited for my return and looking forward to the awesome reviews and diy that I am going to be posting.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2014 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - MY LITTLE PONY POP PINKIE PIE starter kit review

* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below opinions are completely honest and completely my own.




Design a pony your way with the Pinkie Pie Starter Kit! The kit has a Pinkie Pie pony body you can snap together, then it's easy to add her beautiful hair and tail and decorate her with the included stickers. She'll be a unique and sassy pony and all because of you! My Little Pony and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.

  • Build your own pony with the Pinkie Pie Starter Kit
  • It's easy to design your pony - just snap, pop and style
  • Includes stickers, hair and tail for pony
  • Includes 1 pony body - 2 pieces, hair, tail and stickers



MY THOUGHTS

Since I have a huge My Little Pony fan who loves to be creative, the New Pop line seemed perfect for her.  The My Little Pony Pop line lets you put together your own pony together and then decorate it.  The kit is just snaps together and was easy enough for my oldest daughter to put together herself.  She had a lot of fun decorating it and wished she could decorate more.

Of course once it is decorated, she has a new pony to play with and enjoy.  There are more kits that have more than one kind of hair with them and other kits that come with like a playset as well.  So there is definitely a kit for every little girl on your list this Holiday season.

The starter kit shown here can be found on Amazon.com and at stores that sell toys nationwide.  Right now this kit is an add-on at Amazon and is only $ 3.19.  So be sure to grab some of the newest My Little Ponies for the girls on your list.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2014 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - DOHVINCI FLOWER TOWER PICTURE FRAME kit review

* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The opinions below are completely honest and completely my own.



Let your creativity pop with a unique make-and-display art experience that just might get you hooked. Brought to you by the makers of Play-Doh modeling compound, DohVinci design kits let you decorate and personalize your world in so many colorful ways. It's super easy for almost anyone to do! Just use the innovative air-dry design compound and Styler tool to create dimensional designs with bold 3D lines. And unlike most paints or markers, don't worry if you make a mistake. Just wipe off your design and try again! Once you're ready, show off your beautiful creation as it air dries!
Whether you feel wildly inspired or just want to chill out and have fun, every DohVinci experience is unique and easy! Just follow 3-simple steps to get started on your project: Choose a color, slide the Deco Pop tube containing colorful design compound into the Styler and squeeze to create colorful artwork with a fun dimensional effect!

MY OPINION

My family and I are huge fans of Play-Doh so I was really excited when I heard of the new Dohvinci line.  My two daughters love arts and crafts projects so they were super excited to help me review the Flower Tower Picture Frame.  
My first warning or tip is to go easy on the "paint".  The tubes are not refillable and if you have a really heavy hand with it, you could run out or put too much in one spot to make it heavy.  Now my daughters are well in the age range and could definitely do this by themselves.  However I did help them for fear of a heavy hand.  When the tubes of "paint" start to get low, they can get hard to squeeze so some kiddos may need help.
My daughters loved decorating the frame and had a blast.  My oldest did compare it to cake decorating which I think is a very good comparison.  I do have concerns with the Play-Doh chipping off so I have told my daughters to be careful with it.  
Along with the flower tower picture frame, there are several other kits in the Dohvinci line to choose from.  You can order the picture frame kit from Amazon.com for $ 9.74 and of course find it where toys are sold nationwide.  So be sure to grab a kit if you have a little girl who loves being creative!



Thursday, November 6, 2014

I am Back!!

I know it has been awhile since I have been on here.  So much has gone on and I have been super busy.  But I have missed my blog so much and figured I could not let the year end without my annual Holiday Gift Guide.  So I have several awesome gifts that I will be posting reviews for soon and also hopefully some other ones that I am waiting to hear bout.

So I am super excited for my gift guide and to be back blogging.  And I have missed my readers!   So keep those eyes open for more posts soon.

Monday, June 30, 2014

FLINTSTONE KIDS : Rockin' in Bedrock dvd review

*I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Before Fred and Barney married Wilma and Betty, and became stars of the enormously popular animated primetime series The Flintstones, they were fun-loving kids who hung around together in the town of Bedrock. The Flintstone Kids follows their escapades as adorable schoolchildren and introduces viewers to some new characters, including Rocky Ratrock, Dreamchip Gemstone and Miss Rockybottom, as well as family members Ed and Edna Flintstone, Robert Rubble, Doris Slaghoople and many others.

Featured Episodes:

  1. Barney’s Moving Experience
  2. Curse of the Gemstone Diamond
  3. Dusty Disappears
  4. Freddy’s First Crush
  5. Heroes for Hire
  6. Poor Little Rich Girl
  7. The Bad News Brontos
  8. The Fugitives
  9. The Little Visitor/Grandpa For Loan
  10. The Rock Concert That Rocked Freddy



MY THOUGHTS

YABBA-DABBA-DO!!!  I love when I can share a cartoon from my past with my kiddos.  So I was super excited to share Flintstone Kids with my kiddos.  I grew a huge fan of the Flintstones and so are my kids too.  I knew they would love the kids version too and I was definitely right.

I honestly think my daughters love this version of Flintstones more.  My son even liked it too.  The episodes brought me back to my childhood and I was so excited to see my kiddos laughing and enjoying it with me.  And of course I love Captain Caveman and loved my kiddos could see the character that I have talked about since they were babies.  And of course my daughters loved the catchy theme music!!

If you have a Flintstones fan, they have to have this dvd for their collection.  I mean how could you not have the show that shows the Flintstones as kiddos.  The dvd is available now and is only $ 13.46 on Amazon right now.  So be sure to grab a copy today.  If your weather is like mine has been lately - TONS OF RAIN; this dvd will help curb the boredom that rainy days can bring!



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DOC MCSTUFFINS: MOBILE CLINIC dvd review

* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.



Now, if you can't come to Doc, she can come to you! When your toys are hurt or sick, the "Doc Mobile" will get there quick with everything needed - including on-site cuddles - to fix them good as new. Ride with Doc and her trusty team as they rescue Dress-Up Daisy from a tree. Then, race to the park in time to help a wind-up mouse get back to doing fantastic flips. Get ready to get movin' with five amazing, song-filled episodes. Wherever adventure takes you, Doc's Mobile Clinic is your ticket to healthy, happy fun!

Season 1 / Episode 2
Out of the Box / Run Down Race Car
March 23, 2012

Season 1 / Episode 9
Rescue Ronda, Ready for Takeoff / All Washed Up
April 3, 2012

Season 2 / Episode 11
Rest Your Rotors, Ronda! / Keep on Truckin
April 5, 2012

Season 2 / Episode 27
Doc McStuffins Goes McMobile / Chip Off the Ol' Box
September 6, 2013

Season 2 / Episode 22
Doc to the Rescue / Don't Knock the Noggin
October 24, 2013




MY THOUGHTS


Both my daughters love Doc although my youngest really does.  I have to admit I like the show too especially Hallie!!!  So my daughters are always excited when we get  a new Doc McStuffins dvd and they always have a hard time deciding on a fav episode.  On this dvd, they loved Doc McStuffins Goes McMobile which is the one where Doc gets a mobile clinic.  

As a  mom, I love the imagination around Doc and of course I love the lessons in the shows too.  And well, the Time for Your Check-up song ( shown above ) is so darn catchy that I get it stuck in my head!  So Doc is always IN at my house!

Now this dvd also comes with a cute DR bag for that special Doc McStuffins lover in your house so they can play along with her as she "cures" her patients.  This dvd is definitely a must for any Doc fan in your life .  It is currently available for $14.96 on Amazon and has free shipping with an order over $35.  Of course prices change constantly so make sure to check the price first.  So grab a copy today!