Wednesday, November 27, 2013


* I did not receive any compensation for this post.  I just wanted to share it with my wonderful readers!

Dress your Boon FLAIR High Chair in its best Thanksgiving attire and share via social media using #turkeyflair and you will be entered to win $150 in Boon products**. Check out the creativity at

Boon knows how crazy things can get during the holidays, so they’ve already done some of the work and created a handy feather template for you... Or, show ‘em what you got and make your own feathers. Use any materials you have laying around including construction or scrapbooking paper. Boon encourages any Thanksgiving themed FLAIR!

The contest period ends Nov. 30, so get going! Details are on Boon’s website, and official rules are available here.

Winner Selection:
Selection of prospective winner will be chosen at random by Boon from all eligible entries received via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest and designated with the hashtag #turkeyflair during the contest period. All entries will be monitored and gathered on The prospective Prize Winner will be notified electronically via a comment by booninc on the photo used to enter on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest, or via a direct Tweet to the prospective winner’s Twitter handle from booninc.

Friday, November 22, 2013

GIVEAWAY - LAZOO ZOO! app FREE download and Lazoo products giveaway!

* I did not receive any compensation in exchange for this giveaway.  Just wanted to offer an awesome giveaway for my readers!

Lazoo Zoo! has ten wild, hungry animals to meet and feed, including the Lion, Ape, Chameleon, Giraffe, Hippo, Whale, Crocodile and Crab. Players choose from dozens of flavorful foods to feed the creatures. Kids will be surprised by the fun and imaginative ways each species reacts: giraffes magically change spots, lizards change colors and primates can sprout new hairstyles in a flash! Spice up the menu by drawing original culinary creations and snapping a screenshot of beastly buddies happily chomping them down!

Lazoo Zoo! is now available for download for free on iOS devices through the App Store. For more information on Lazoo products, please visit, or follow Lazoo on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out the trailer below...

Now my kiddos and I have not played the app yet ( cause well, I haven't had time to download it yet ), but I have to say that it looks and sounds really cute!  SO I will be downloading it this weekend in between my cleaning and Holiday chaos!  So be sure to grab a download yourself and while you are waiting for it to download...ENTER THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY featuring LAZOO ZOO! products shown below.

-          Holes! A Coloring Book by Lazoo
      -          Squiggles! A Drawing Book by Lazoo
    -          Kiri, Lazoo’s giraffe stuffed animal

This is a stinking cute prize pack which would be great with the Holidays right around the corner.  So be sure to enter the Rafflecopter form below after of course you download the LAZOO ZOO! app... And as always GOOD LUCK!

Friday, November 15, 2013


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

Racing in the late 1960's was dominated by one car: the Ford GT40. Four time consecutive winner of the "24 Hours of Le Mans," the GT40's legacy lives on in the Ford GT. Produced from 2005 to 2006, just over 4,000 of these cars were built. Expensive and hard to come by, the Ford GT was prized by collectors and racing fans alike. Many owners put their own ideas into the car's paint job, something you can do as well with the Design Masters Ford GT Sketchbook. For race car drivers age seven and up, the Ford GT sketchbook includes more than 50 stencils, more than 250 stickers and 30 sketch pages. Turn the Ford GT into a work of art with the Design Masters Ford GT Sketchbook.


My nephew loves movies like Fast and the Furious and especially loves the hot cars in them.  So when I was given the opportunity to review a Design Masters sketchbook; I jumped at it.  I was even more thrilled when I received the Ford GT sketchbook since my nephew loves them.

The sketchbook has tons of stencils and stickers to make each GT your very own masterpiece!  It has 30 pages which means tons of possibilities for the opportunity to make the perfect collector's car!  

I love the fact that the sketchbook will encourage my nephew to be artistic which is great since he loves to doodle in his sparetime!  I am sure he will absolutely love this sketchbook and I can not wait to see what designs he comes up with!

So be sure to grab your future car designers a Design Masters sketchbook today!  

MALEFICENT - TEASER TRAILER ( It looks like such a GOOD movie!)

So I recently heard about Maleficent coming out next May.  I was wondering if it would be any good then I heard Angelina Jolie would be playing Maleficent so... I kinda figured it would be good, no great!

  And from the look of the teaser trailer, I was right!  So don't take my word for it; check it out yourself!!!!!

Like MALEFICENT on Facebook:

Follow Disney on Twitter: @DisneyPictures

Official website: 

MALEFICENT releases in theaters everywhere on May 30, 2014!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


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

Follow the trend and make your very own Shambala Bracelets! Share and trade with your best friends.


• 13 luxury rhinestone beads
• Over 40 stylish beads
• Waxed cord
• Cotton thread
• Colour instructions


My daughters love jewelry and they love helping me make them something special.  So we were all excited to receive the kit to make our very own Shamballa Bracelets especially since they are all the rave right now.  

My daughters loved the beads in the kit and how they sparkled.  Now I did have to help them with the threading and knotting on the bracelets, but I expected that.  The bracelets have quickly become my daughters go to ones.  They even want another kit so they can make bracelets for Christmas gifts!

If you have a crafty girl who loves jewelry in your life, then this kit would make a great gift!  Right now you can purchase the kit on Amazon for just $11.99.  This would make a great gift idea or you could get it before the holidays and have your crafty girl make em with you for gifts for her besties or other family members.  So grab a kit today and get crafty and stylish!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


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

Simple and unique watercolour painting technique Create perfect works of art every time! Each canvas comes pre-printed with the unique Aquarelle outline The outline prevents the paint from running and when the canvas dries, adds detail to your artwork Mix the special liquid watercolour inks following the colour chart, or invent your own for even greater creativity
More product information : Getting creative could not be easier! Aquarelle is a brand new watercolour craft concept, which is simple yet extremely effective. The technique helps you create perfect works of art – every time. The watercolour canvas is pre-printed with a thin white wax outline, which acts as a guide for the picture and prevents the colours from "running". Once you've completed your design, the wax design becomes a perfect white outline, showing all the detail in your painting. The unique liquid watercolour ink allows you to mix just about any colour you can dream of. Either the follow the colour guide included in the box, or if you are feeling really creative, you can always mix up your own blend of colours. The set contains three canvasses, a double ended paintbrush with two strengths, liquid ink, pallette and a pipette. • Winner of Best Creative Product at Olympia Toy Fair 2012 • Unique printed boards ensure image outlines remain “clean” to give that special watercolour “look” • Mix the inks following the colour chart, or invent your own for even greater creativity 
Contents: The set contains three canvasses, a double ended paintbrush with two strengths, liquid ink, pallette and a pipette.

My oldest daughter and I loved how easy it was to paint our last Aquarelle project so I was excited when I got the opportunity to review another one especially since it had 3 canvasses so me and both my daughters could enjoy it together.

This kit was just as easy as the first one plus it had the same opportunity to be able to mix your own colors which my daughters loved to do.  Also like before I love that it is outlined on it to help prevent messes in the pic but it also adds more definition to it as well.

I think Aquarelle is perfect for boys and girls and would make a great Holiday Gift .  It helps them be more creative than your normal paint by number kind of kits because you mix your own colors.  So kids' creative sides really get to shine with Aquarelle.  You can purchase Aquarelle now just in time for the Holiday season to begin.  You can find them on Amazon where the price varies depending on the size of the kit from around 5 to 20 dollars.  The dolphins kit is about 12 dollars right now on Amazon so be sure to grab a couple kits for your budding artist!

SORRY for my ABSENCE....

I just wanted to give an update about my short absence.  I have unfortunately been dealing with a sick kiddo for the last few days.  I took her to the Dr and luckily he said it was in the beginning stages so with some medicine she will be free and clear shortly.

SO I should be up and back in full swing tomorrow with tons more goodies for my Holiday Gift Guide!  I hope all of my readers are having a great week!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


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

 Professional investigations made easy. With tips from German forensic biologist Dr. Mark Benecke, these exciting activities will turn you into a skilled detective! Learn how to use scientific methods to examine clues and become a forensic expert yourself.
Contents: 1 Magnifying Glass, 1 Plastic Bottle, 1 Measuring Tape, 1 Pair of Tweezers 1 Pipette, 1 Pair of Safety Glasses, 1 Packet of Plaster, 5 Small Crime Scene Bags, 1 Piece of Filter Paper, 1 Funnel, 1 Roll of Dough, 1 Insect Card, 1 Picture with Clues, 1 Small Tube, 1 Small Tube Holder, 1 ID Badge, 5 Fingerprint Cards, 10 Crime Scene Cards, Detailed Instruction Manual

My son and I are both huge CSI fanatics.  We love the show and both love to solve "mysteries."  When I was a teen, I wanted to be a CSI investigator but knew I could never stomach the really bad scenes.  My son is just like me, loves the science but not too thrilled with the bad scenes.  Lucky for us, Science X has a kit to help us with our CSI fascination.
The Science X CSI kit has 12 activities to help any kiddo become a good detective.  The kit comes with several needed items, but also needs everyday items to help do the activities.  After receiving the kit, I decided my kiddos and I needed would need to do a Whodunnit? party. ( Yes, we loved the show this past summer! )  So I am currently working to put together an awesome CSI party - kinda a murder mystery dinner show! 
I know my kiddos will be excited to take fingerprints and analyze evidence and of course even isolate DNA.  Yep, the kit can help any kiddo do that.  Also the kit can help kiddos get excited with science which is a really great thing in my book!  The kit is available from Ravensburger.  Right now you can purchase the kit online at Amazon for under $25 right now.  SO be sure to grab a kit for any detective to be in your family! It will definitely make a great gift this Holiday season.


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

Dot Jewelry comes with over 1,600 pre-cut paper pieces in a rainbow of luscious colors and coordinating patterns. Follow the step-by-step instructions for making everything from simple one-strand bracelets to stunning statement necklaces. Our custom dot tool lets you pick up dots with ease, while the ruler and clip measure your cord exactly and keep it taut for professional-looking designs every time.
Comes with: over 1,600 dots, custom dot tool, glue with brush applicator, clear cord, sequins, 2 work surfaces, sliding cord-holder, 14 quick-start templates


My daughters and I love to make crafts together on our "Mommy and Daughters Only Days"!  So we were all super excited when we received the Dot Jewelry book and supplies kit.  The book has tons of suggestions and have step by step picture instructions for each design.  The kit comes with plenty of "dots" to make tons of jewelry designs.

My daughters had a hard time deciding what design to make first.  I personally was excited to make the owl design.  My daughters did help while making the jewelry when it came to the gluing part.  Mainly I just had to help them not use too much and also to get it all lined up just right.  But of course after a few designs they needed my help less and less.  We have decided to make some of the designs for Christmas gifts from my girls to other family members.  I think it will be great for my mom who loves jewelry and handmade items.

The Dot Jewelry book is a great gift idea for crafty girls or you can get one before the holidays and have your crafty girl help you may the gifts like mine are.  The book and supplies can be bought online at for only $19.99.  You can also purchase it at select stores nationwide.  Also you can purchase back up supplies there as well.  So if you have a crafty girl or want to have a crafty day with your little girl or girls then be sure to grab a copy this Holiday.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


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

The Rebelle line from NERF is a much needed line for girls featuring a bow, crossbow, and several blasters.

Experience real bow action with the Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow! This Nerf Rebelle bow fires the 5 foam darts up to 75 feet for far-reaching fun. Build your bow-blasting skills and reveal your Nerf Rebelle attitude! Take aim with the Heartbreaker Bow blaster and show the world the beauty of strength and power. Arm yourself for action and team up with friends to play together as you make the rules and define the style. With the Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow, real bow action is at your fingertips!

The Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow comes with 5 collectible foam darts in different colors and designs. Slide the included dart storage accessory onto the accessory rail to keep the darts nearby for easy, on-the-move loading and launching. The accessory rail also works with other accessories (not included). The Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow is decorated with pink and purple phoenix feathers for a fierce and feminine look that's just right for glamorous Nerf Rebelle girls like you.

Includes Heartbreaker Bow, 5 darts, dart storage accessory and instructions.

Experience real bow action
Fire darts up to 75 feet
Heartbreaker Bow comes with 5 collectible darts
Dart storage accessory holds 5 darts and fits on accessory rail
Accessory rail works with Nerf Rebelle Mission Central App Rail Mount and other accessories (sold separately)


I have to say that I was so excited to hear about the NERF Rebelle line especially since I have 2 daughters.  I can remember playing with NERF growing up and well I honestly always wanted my own blaster geared more towards girls.  And even though it didn't happen while I was wrong, my daughters can have their own girly NERF blaster.  ( And of course so can Momma now! )  

I was lucky enough to receive a Heartbreaker Bow to review and I have to say it is so pretty!

Now I am saving this for a Christmas gift for my oldest daughter because recently she has been really wanting her own bow cause of her daddy.  I thought I would try her out on the Heartbreaker Bow first then upgrade her.  But of course I had to try out the bow before Christmas and well I loved it.

I have since trying this bow out, grabbed two more ( one for me and one for my other daughter ).  I figured it would be a great way to enjoy time with my girls plus get in some physical activity.  SO because of this I have also decided to make it a  NERF Christmas for the whole family.  I would also love to grab some of the accessories to go with the NERF Rebelle line and even some of the smaller blasters too.

I think the Heartbreaker Bow is perfect for young girls along with the other Rebelle products!  I am so excited to play NERF Wars with my daughters after Christmas and I know they are going to be so excited too.  I think the Rebelle line is perfect for every little girl and is going to be a hot toy item this Holiday season.  

Right now several stores have some great deals on the Heartbreaker Bow where you can score the bow for under $15.  Also right now you can get one on Amazon for $ 14.99 which is a great price.  SO be sure to grab one today for the little girl in you life especially if is she is a fan of the Hunger Games or the recent Disney movie Brave!  Or of course if she is a NERF fan!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


It's that time again - Holiday Shopping Time!  Which of course means it's time to get my 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Guide up in full swing!  I am so excited about the products that are going to be included in my gift guide and I hope you guys are super excited too!

Also I am hoping to post some great homemade gift ideas that I am making for my own family and friends that I have gotten off of Pinterest.  So if you have a great gift idea from Pinterest then let me know below!

So without further ado, let's get the Holiday Gift Guide up and going!