Sunday, August 30, 2015

Homework Caddy

                              
                                                              The Homework Caddy






Being organized is something my family definitely needs. When you have school aged kids, the days of being footloose and fancy free are over. There's now drop of times, pick up times, bath time and homework time. These things alone can add alot of stress to a household, but add in a cluttered, unorganized home and the stress hits a whole new level.
When we sit our kids down to do their homework it can take forever to dig the papers out of their backpacks, look through the couch cushion to find that specific colored crayon and digging through drawer after drawer for a pencil.
If your ready to say bye bye to the clutter, the Homework Caddy has what you need.

The homework Caddy can help organize homework and keep track of special dates. Place it on the wall or behind the door, it barely takes up any space, includes two come-off-clean wall hooks and no nails needed.

The Homework Caddy was invented by a Mother who kept everything about school in mind in terms of design. There's a dry erase calender so that you'll never be late for another school function or doctors appointment, and a large space for notes on the other side (dry-erase marker included). There is four big pockets with labels to keep homework papers. A clear pocket in the middle that's great for a schools monthly lunch menu or class syllabus, and two smaller clear pockets for scissors and glue or pencils.
Pretty much anything the kids need in order to do their homework can all be stored in the Homework Caddy. If you would like to try one yourself visit there webpage below, or check back here for a giveaway soon.








Saturday, August 29, 2015

Purell


Purell Advanced Sanitizer


Its that time of year again when we send our kids back to school. Back to where pick up every bug going around. A place where germs are unavoidable. Schools are one of the germiest places there is. Wether its the water fountains, door knobs or just sharing pencils, germs are everywhere. Not to mention its almost Cold and Flu season so thats even more to worry about. Send your kids prepared this school year. Send them with a bottle of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer or wipes. Its never to early to teach kids the importance of good hand hygiene.
 I insist on having hand sanitizer with me at all times. A bottle or three in the house, the car, diaper bag and my purse.
My main priority is keeping my kids safe and healthy, and since its not possible to keep them in a germ free bubble ( I totally would if I could) the next best thing is teaching them, and those close to us good hand hygiene. That's where Purell Sanitizer comes into the picture.
Health experts have reported that more than 80 percent of illnesses can be transmitted by the hands. We all live busy lives and sometimes soap and water are not available, for those moments, an alcohol based hand sanitizer or hand sanitizing wipes like Purell Advanced are effective at helping to reduce the spread of germs.
There is ample scientific evidence that ethanol alcohol as a skin care active ingredient can easily inactivate enveloped viruses ( such as Ebola ) when formulated well and used appropriately.
Purell Advantage kills 99.99 percent of germs and is trusted by more leading hospitals than any other brand.


Tips for Practicing Good Hand Hygiene:

-Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and if soap and water is not available, use and alcohol based hand rub
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs.


When should I wash and sanitize my hands?

-Before eating
-Before and after preparing food
-Before and after caring for someone that is sick or around someone who is ill.
-After using the bathroom
-After sneezing or coughing
-After touching anything in a high traffic area that may have been touched by many different hands, such as grocery cart handles, counter tops, handrails etc,

How to correctly wash and sanitize hands

Handwashing: The entire handwashing process should take atleast 20 seconds, A good procedure is to wet hands with water, apply enough soap to create a lather to cover all hand surfaces, rub hands palm to palm and carefully scrub fingers, back and front of hands and each thumb. Rinse hands with water and gently dry hands with a clean paper towel.






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Gobble It Up Reviews received samples to facilitate this review. All opinions stated are my own.



Friday, August 28, 2015

Dessert Diva

         Love Cooking Company
       Dessert Diva
 
 
 
 
Some of my fondest memories of childhood are of my Mom, Grandmother and myself in the kitchen baking. Its something I've always enjoyed. Growing up and having a family of my own its became a great way for my children and I to bond. Wether its cupcakes, muffins or their favorite chocolate cake, it seems we are always baking something.
 
When I got my Dessert Diva from Love Cooking Company I was thrilled. I had been searching for a nice dish to keep my desserts in, I grew tired of having to buy numerous cheaply made containers that barely held anything. The first thing to catch my attention about the Dessert Diva is that it holds anything from cupcakes to cake pops. It comes with four different tray inserts that hold 12 cupcakes or muffins, 24 mini cupcakes, 24 cake pops or12 cupcake cones.
 
The cake pop base can also double for holding cakes, pies, cookies and more. Wether your going to a family reunion, school function or just baking at home, the Dessert Diva is perfect for all of it. It even makes the perfect centerpiece for your table.

 
 
The Dessert Diva comes with a clear lid and handle that locks onto the base for easy transport. The all-in-one dessert carrier is dureable, practical and the perfect gift. 
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Story By Me

                                            
                                                               Crayola-LuLu Jr
                                    
                                                                  Story By Me


Story By Me, brought to you by Crayola and LuLu Jr, allows your children to become published authors in the comfort of their own home. It encourages creativity, strengthens literacy skills and builds self esteem.
It allows children to realize their potential as authors and artists by publishing their own professionally published books.Available in hard cover or paper back, Story By Me has everything your child needs to write and publish their own book.
Each kit includes an 8 pack of Crayola markers, writing paper with space for an illustration for each page, cover page, dedication page, about the author page and you can send in a picture of your kid which will be pictured on the back of the book. The kits have a postage-paid envelope so you can send in your book when your finished and ready for publishing. Books usually take two weeks to print from the date they receive your material. Within weeks you will have a one of a kind master piece; your childs very first published book .
 
Over the decade since being launched, Story By Me has been repeatedly recognized by parents and industry organizations as a valuable tool for strengthening literacy skills, nurturing creativity and building self esteem.
 
Voted Dr.Toys Best Classic
 
Moms Choice Award
 
National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
 
Tillywig Toy Award Best Creative Fun
 
Academics Choice MindSpring Award
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gobble It Up Reviews received a sample for review purposes only. All opinions stated are my own.

Gobblet Gobblers

                          Gobblet Gobblers
Are your little ones hungry for fun? Gobblet Gobblers is an easy to learn strategy game with an irresistible cast of characters who are not only hungry for fun, but hungry for Gobblers.
Like Tic-Tac-Toe, players have to line up three of their Gobblers in a row to win. But wait, heres the catch; you can gobble up your opponets smaller pieces to steal their spot. But don't be mislead by the cuteness or the obvious similarity to Tic-Tac-Toe, because Gobblet Gobblers is an abstract game worthy of serious strategic contemplation.
My boys love the game. Although they didn't know how to play Tic-Tac-Toe they picked up the idea of this game so quick. Its add a touch more of fun by allowing them to Gobble up the others piece. I love that they have to give a lot of thought and planning as to their next move in order to win. It promotes critical thinking and problem solving skills which is something all parents will enjoy.
With hardly any assembly required and such little pieces to keep track of, Gobblet Gobblers makes for a great game on the go.
 
 
 
 
 
Gobble It Up Reviews received a sample for review purposes only. All opinions stated are my own.
 
 

Glass Dharma

Glass Dharma
 
The Original Glass Straw

 
Glass Dharma has been producing glass drinking straws since 2007. Their mission is to create worldwide awareness about single use plastics and how damaging plastic straws are to our environment.
 
Glass straws provide an alternative that eliminates the need for plastic straws. Plastic bags, plastic water bottles and plastic straws make up the bulk of single use plastics in our world and is a huge percentage of what is ending up in our oceans and landfills. If that isn't enough to make you want to use glass straws heres a few more reasons why glass straws are better....
-Glass straws don't leak toxins into your food
-Each time you use a glass straw it is one less plastic straw in our landfill.
-One glass straw replaces thousands of plastic straws.
-Handmade in the USA
-Guaranteed for life against breakage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gobble It Up Reviews received product samples to facilitate this review. All opinions stated are my own.

Monday, August 24, 2015

123 Kids Fun


123 Kids Fun
Coloring Book App
 
Downloadable on the App Store and Google Play
 
 
 
123 Kids Fun Coloring Book is a classic coloring educational app that provides beautiful pictures for toddlers and preschoolers to paint, draw, color and bring out their artistic side. It provides kids with hours of educational fun, with 60 drawing pages, 20 crayons, different shades, brushes and special effects. Kids also have a blank page option for drawing/creating there own images.
This app is a great way to prepare your kids for success in Preschool and Kindergarten curriculum. It helps to build eye-hand coordination, motor and concentration skills.
 
 
Features:
- Developed and reviewed by experts in Preschool Education.
- Aligned to Common Core Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Education.
- A rich, exploratory environment filled with surprises.
- Funny, bright and creative artwork.
- Your children can interact with the app at their own pace
.....and more
 
My youngest son just turned 4 and this has became his favorite app. Its providing hours of educational fun. Since I opted out of sending him to Head Start this year I feel like I need to do everything I can to make sure he's ready for Kindergarten next year, and at the level of his peers. I can tell this app is already helping with that, and what's better is that he doesn't even realize he is learning. To him, he's just playing games. He loves that he can color not only with the common colors but also in different shades and patterns.
Theres a program on my computer, its just a cheap made coloring book game that he has always enjoyed. The bad part was that with his tiny hands he had a lot of trouble working the mouse and would end up very frustrated.
When I downloaded this app on his Ipad Mini and showed him, he was thrilled that he could play it so easily. It's helped him a lot with concentration. He normally plays a game a couple of minutes and then throws it down, but hes learned to sit still and complete his pictures because he likes showing them off to his big brother.
This is an app that I don't mind him spending a lot of time on because I know its more educational than a lot of the games he plays.
 
123 Kids Fun Coloring Book wants to give your kids a chance to bring out their creative side by providing some of my readers with a promo code to download the app. Give it a try and let me know in the comments what you think.
 
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Gobble It up reviews was compensated for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own. 
 
 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Staples Mail & Ship

                                                        
                         

                                    Staples Mail and Ship


If your the parent to a first time college student, the last thing on your mind should be the stress of moving them to their new dorm room. You should be spending those last prescious days spending time together. Head to Staples and let them make moving and packing easy on you. Pick up all of the supplies you need in one trip. Staples Mail and Ship makes getting college ready easy. Staples stores conveniently offer UPS service desks for easy shipping and package drop off seven days a week. Pick up your supplies at Staples and let them ship it for you. You and your kid can enjoy getting everything packed up and moved, while not being stressed and enjoying those last moments of living in the same household, together.
 Heres some useful tips to get the most out of your packing/moving experience


Make a checklist : This is one of the most important parts. Sit down with your child and discuss everything their going to need. As you get each thing done, mark it off your list.


Get your boxes early : Dont let moving day sneak up on you and be unprepared. Staples has SmoothMove medium size moving and storage boxes in an 8 pack bundle. There ideal for small appliances, electronics, clothing, and other mid-weight items. They have a lift off lid and easy carry handles. They can double as storage space.  Another handy item is the Staples Wardrobe Boxes which has a handy metal hanging bar to hang clothes on, this will shave off hours of taking clothes off hangers, folding and packing them. For those seasoned packing ninjas pick up Bankers Box SmoothMove Kraft Moving Box, which provides a secure closure without the use of tape.


Get Label Crazy : I'll assume your kid isn't a very organized person. They probably tried to pack their underwear in the same box as their toothbrush. Am I right? I thought so.
Cue the Labels and make sure they know where everything is. No more searching through every box to find one particular item. Put your shipping labels on all the boxes that will need to be shipped. You can also label and ship right at Staples.



Help personalize their space with Staples.com/BackToSchool . A mini fridge, storage cubes, décor. Staples has everything to make their dorm room as unique as they are.
CollegeMagazine.com has some helpful tips to make move-in day as stress free as possible.










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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Crayola

Gobble It Up Reviews received samples in order to facilitate this review all opinions are my own.
 
                            
CRAYOLA
"My Color is"
Crayola's new product line "My Color Is" was released earlier this year exclusively at Target. The new product answers the age-old question, "What's your favorite color" by putting together a range of 8 Crayola crayons, pencils and markers, all the same color, in the same package.


The new product is perfect for toddlers. If your like me and have a picky kid who only wants to draw and color with Blue crayons and markers this set is perfect for you. No more digging through a box of crayons trying to find every shade of blue available. This takes away some of the hassle for you.



Your little one can now have an entire pack of crayons of only their favorite shade. I'm sure most of you have bought countless boxes of the 64 count Crayola crayons only to lose half of them or have them pushed to the side. With "My Color Is" that problem is now non existent.



Another thing I liked about the line is that we have got to try numerous types of crayons we otherwise may have never knew about like the Pip Squeak markers. They are perfect for my toddlers tiny grasp. The window crayons were also a hit, my boys loved that they had a crayon they were allowed to draw on the windows with ( it wipes off easily with a wet paper towel ) Each pack includes a window crayon, a twistable crayon, a color sticks crayon, a dry erase crayon, colored pencil, two size pip squeak markers, and a slick stix crayon.



If your kids hate the smell of markers maybe you should try Crayola's Scented Markers. And available for older kids are the Power Lines scented markers. Crayola has pretty much any kind of crayons, markers or paint that your kids may need.
 
Crayola is a brand I grew up with and to me is iconic. I want my kids to enjoy the same fun I had with Crayola product's as a child and I want your kids to enjoy Crayola also. So make sure you are following Crayola on social media below to stay up to date on contests, coupons, new products, discounts and so much more!





Thursday, August 13, 2015

LaLaLoopsy Giveaway

Free For All received a sample to facilitate this review no compensation was received!


Come bake up “sew” much fun with the real working Lalaloopsy Baking Oven. Bake sew many sweets in minutes; including cookie, mini-cakes and more! The Lalaloopsy Baking Oven includes Lalaloopsy-themed baking pans, baking mixes, sprinkles, pan pusher, and recipe booklet. It also comes with 1 cake and 1 cookie mix! Look for refill packs too here and purchase here on Amazon.com.
The winner of the baking wars is here The Lalaloopsy Baking Oven! My kids have a ball baking and decorating treats and they taste OH SEW yummy! We make the sugar cookies often and the kids decorate them with the sprinkles included as well as some we had on hand. I loved that the pans were small for their little hands and that the outside of the oven didn't get hot and they were able to bake by themselves with minimal help from mommy. It makes them feel all grown up!

Be sure to purchase some extra refill packs as this will be one of the favorite gifts this year! You can purchase Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookie Mix, Confetti Cake and Chocolate and Strawberry Cake Mix. You can purchase all your baking refill needs on Amazon.com as well by clicking here. But you can even make Corn Bread with your oven check this out!


The Lalaloopsy Baking Oven makes the perfect affordable gift. Keep in mind this is a great gift to buy for multiple children as a together gift. They can all share and make wonderful baking creations! To purchase go to Amazon.com or Toys R Us.com or in store at Toys R Us. 


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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Freshly Picked

                            Freshly Picked
                                Moccasins
As seen on Shark Tank and Ellen

Susan Peterson started marketing baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. She decided to try her hand at making them on her own. Working at her kitchen table on a shoe string budget, Susan didn't give up until she had created the perfect pair of baby moccasins. Other than design, the important thing to Susan was a shoe that would fit and stay on the babys foot well.
Since 2009, the moccasins have gone through six different design changes. Each change has perfected the look and fit of the soft-soled shoe. Each pair of moccasins, whether being shipped to the rich and famous, or just across town, are made with care, perfection and a love for the little feet they are intended for.
All Freshly Picked Moccasins are handmade with quality, amazingly soft leather, ( they also offer suede) adorable designs and a bounty of beautiful colors.
Freshly Picked Moccasins are also the only shoes Ive found that truly stay snug on your little ones feet without having to be readjusted every few minutes. Sizes go all the way up to a 10. My 4 year old fits into the size 10 perfectly with plenty of room to grow. What I love about them is that they literally go with any outfit. Pair with a pair of jeans a tee and even the most stylish little diva is set. 
There perfect for new walkers. They grip the ground and hold up on any kind of surface( carpet, tile, rocks, grass). The leather is super easy to clean, and Freshly Picked also offers a leather cleaning kit. In my opinion they are well worth the price. If you buy the right size they can last your little one well over a year. And because they are such good quality and hold up so well, they will be perfect hand me downs for your next one :)
If you want to get the most out of them use the size chart available on their site, you can print it off and compare to your childs foot to ensure you are ordering the right size. theres an amazing aray of bright, bold, on trend colors and neutral colors that will match everything in your childs wardrobe. 
Check back on August 20 for a chance to win a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins.
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I received a sample in order to facilitate this review. All opinions stated are my own.


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