Monday, October 31, 2016

Cuddle Barn Review





Cuddle Barn is a leading designer and manufacturer of animated plush creations. With over 30 years of experience, they are committed to providing unique products. Their collection features high quality materials, cutting edge animation, and entertaining new sounds. There are so many different animals and toys that you can choose from. Cuddle Barn offers the the consumer the ability to see on a video what the animal actually does, The video is clear and gives you an understanding of the product.

Cuddle Barn has got you covered for Christmas with a wide variety of singing, dancing stuffed animals perfect for your loved one. These cuties are sure to bring a smile to everyone's face. On top of their singing and dancing, they are super soft and cozy to cuddle with. A perfect gift for kids of all ages.

Calling All Super Heroes, we're neck and neck in the race for justice with GiGi the Great Giraffee. She will make the perfect cuddly animal for all of your Super Hero fans.






Kris and the Kringles 12" Santa sings while his elf helpers sway to the tune of "Deck The Halls". Although my kids love playing with this one, I prefer leaving him on my mantle for decor.




Miss Kit-Tea ..Adorable "Miss Kit-Tea 10" Plush animated kitten Dances & spins to I'm A Little Teapot" Hours of fun for kids or even adults






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The International Brotherhood of Magicians Magic Set #HGG




My 9 year old is obsessed with magic. Ever since he was a small toddler we've bought magic sets. I've sat for hours at a time watching him pull cards out of his hats and drag his brither around as his assistant. This year for Christmas one of the gifts he asked for was a "real magic kit". He's at the age where he no linger wants the kiddy sets, but instead a real magic set. I looked at quite a few stores and read a bunch of reviews online before deciding on The International Brotherhood of Magicians Magic Set from Hammacher Schlemmer. This particular magic set is perfect for his age. It's not so confusing that he can't figure out the tricks, yet it is something he will be able to work with for years to come. It's also definitely the most realisitic magic kit I've came across. His favorite parts are the illusion box and the linking rings. Within a few minutes of checking everything out he was able to do tricks with the linking rings. He loves seeing the shock factor on our faces when he masters a trick.


This magic set is endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the world’s largest organization of professional and amateur magicians. Available exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, the set contains more than 350 classic card, handkerchief, coin, bill, rope, escape, and wand tricks. Young prestidigitators can perfect their legerdemain skills using the numerous magic apparatuses included, such as a custom deck of cards, magic wand, Chinese sticks, linking rings, and an illusion box with a false floor. The set includes a put-together box that can be used as a presentation platform. A detailed manual explains how to execute every trick, and the set includes a 90-minute DVD with rare footage of master magicians such as Houdini, Vernon, and Buckingham performing illusions. The magic set is recommended for ages 7 and up, but is enjoyed by all ages.   





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Saturday, October 29, 2016

ALEX Toys #HGG




Featuring Alex Brands in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide was a for sure thing. With all of the cool toys and amazing deals, how could we leave them out? We couldn't!! Keep reading to find out a few of our "Must-Have" products from ALEX Brands for this Holiday season.


In my opinion one of the must-have products this year for girls 5 years old and up is the Lil Lockitz Beat Friend Party Pack. It's the ultimate locket set that included everything a young girl needs to make and share beautiful lockets with their besties and family. At that age it's all about the bestie. Girls are sure to enjoy spending the afternoon making these cool lockets for their friends. The locketz themselves will one day make a beautiful memory. The kit comes with a storage tray and easy photo puncher. MSRP: $39.99 (available on ALEX Toys and Toys R Us)


For the little fashionistas ALEX Brands offers the "ALEX Spa Style and Go Nail Studio Set" for ages 8 years old and up. It's a portable carrying case filled with supplies for the manicurist on the go. The unique nail dryer cuts down on the time you have to wait between painting the nails and adding all the fun details. When they are finished, everything fits back into the case and your ready to go. ( $19.99 at WalMart)


For the scientists of the family you could get the Scientific Explorer Geo Smash Mining kit. It has all the tools a young geologist needs to start cracking stones! The included block has 4 types of minerals imbedded in it for kids to practice their new tools and skills on. The instruction manual guides them through the steps of gem hunting while teaching the science behind it and showing some of the specimens they can expect to find, so they can fully understand the concepts and experiment on their own. Includeds a clay block containing 4 stone specimens, goggles, plastic brush, plastic chisel, hammer and instruction manual. ( 6 years and up, $14.99 WalMart, Target, Amazon, Toys R Us )


Another great gift for the little scientists is the Project Mc2 Grow Crystal Chemistry set. A science kit that works like magic! Young super spy scientists can stir the magic powder in water, add in the growing base and watch their crystals grow. The chemical reactions create beautiful keepsakes. Display each unique crystal on the color change base for a fun light show or to use as mood lighting for your lab! Included light up display base, 5 growing bases, 5 growing cups, 5 colors of crystal powder, stir stick and easy instructions. ( $32.99 Target, WalMart, Amazon.




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Friday, October 28, 2016

USAopoly




Board games are always on my Christmas shopping list. There a fun and easy gift idea for people of all ages. One of the places I like to get board games from is USAopoly. Eveery one loves Monopoly, right? How about a Monopoly: Walking Dead Survival Edition ? The Walking Dead has become a huge phenomonon, and my kids are no different. They sit down and watch it right with me every Sunday night.


Life as you have known it exists no longer. Traditional commerce and frivolous living have given way. Enter a world where quick wits, guts and ingenuity mean the difference between life and death. In the
Walking Dead Monopoly game you will wheel and deal for your very survival. Can you buy, sell, trade and backstab to survive a world of the dead? Optional speed play as you fight to the finish. Based upon the original graphic novel series. Look at the cute pieces. The infamous bat, bus and even Carls cowboy hat. I just know this is going to be a hit Christmas morning. Points for being the cool Mom!!!
Another game I found was Jenga: The Walking Dead. Anything TWD is going to go over very well here. 




Last year for Halloween my boys dressed up as Mario and Luigi. They love the old, retro style games. So the Monopoly: Super Mario Bros. Collectors Edition is perfect for them.The Super Mario Bros.
Collector’s Edition of Monopoly allows players to buy, sell and trade locations from the eight worlds featured in the classic 8-bit version of the 1985 video game. Custom 8-bit styled game pieces complete this 8-bit classic styled Monopoly game with an original Super Mario Bros. twist. I also got the Checkers Super Mario Edition and an amazing 750 piece Harry Potter puzzle. Board games and puzzles are something we love having plenty of. When we are snowed in or just havent got any plans we can pull out a fun board game and enjoy some good ol family time. 








                                                            
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Crayola Crayon Factory




The Crayola Crayon Factory is fun for kids of all ages. Kids will enjoy melting crayons into marvelous multi color creations! This art accessory melts and recycles old crayon fragments into custom solorful figurines. It's
designed for children 8 years and older but is great fun for adults to join in on. The Crayon Factory features an easy-to-use design that works quickly and minimizes clean up for Mom. The best part is since the designs are made of melted crayons they can be used for drawing and coloring.
Crayola is an iconic brand my household has always used. From back to school to Holidays, I'm always purchasing their products. Crayons and markers for stockings and kits like these for gifts. The Crayon Factory is the perfect gift for kids who are hard to buy for and perfect for those snow days when the kids are stuck at home. It's bound to keep them occupied for hours at a time. Make sure to check out the rest of our Holiday Gift Guide. We've got gift ideas for all ages !!!


                                                           

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ozeri 360 Tower Fan

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The Ozeri 360 Tower Fan with Micro-Blade Noise Reduction Technology oscillates at 60, 90, 120, or 360 degrees for partial to complete air circulation with 3 whisper quiet speed settings. Utilizing advanced cylindrical motion technology with over 200 noise-reducing micro-blades. The 360 Tower Fan with Micro-Blade Noise Reduction Technology offers 3 fan whisper quiet speed settings for customized airflow. It also features 3 preprogrammed airflow patterns designed to foster sleep, relaxation and comfort with up to 360 degree complete oscillation for timely relief on a sweltering summer day or for refreshing circulation all year long.

The Ozeri Fan with Micro-Blade Noise Reduction Technology features a timer that is easily controlled with the included extended-range remote that is stored on the back side of the fan or you can use the control buttons located on the front of the fan, The remote is one of my favorite things about it I don’t have to get up  in the middle of the night while im half asleep to make the adjustments I want.
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The fan is very sleek. I don’t like anything in my house that’s an eye sore no matter how functional it is. This fan just looks sharp and the nice thing about it being tall and stand alone is you can pretty much put it anywhere. There is a convenient handle on the back of the fan to assist you in moving the fan from room to room or placing it in a different area of any room.

The colorful LED display panel located on the front of the tower fan gives you the temperature of the room, a timer, speed, slow, medium, high, three modes, normal, nature and sleep plus an auto lock so the settings can’t be changed accidentally. 
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The buttons with picture icons are super easy to read so you can just make your adjustments without reading any small print.
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I love how the Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan has multiple settings such as the sleep settings, which is perfect for someone like me who likes to sleep with the fan on. I also like the timer feature so you can have the fan cut off during the night once you are sleep so it does not affect your electric bill by running all night. The last feature I want to point out is the dimming feature. This is the first fan that I have seen that has this. This feature allows you to dim out all of the settings so you do not have to worry about them being a distraction at night when you are trying to sleep. If you have kids that wake in the middle of the night from any light or sounds then that will be one of your favorite features :)

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Green Earth by Ozeri

                                                         


I recently had the opportunity to review the Green Earth 3 piece set of skillets by Ozeri. They are 100% free PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. The Green Earth skillets feature a unique natural ceramic non-stick coating that is more scratch resistant and durable than other non-stick surface brands.
The coating has five layers: Powerful non-stick ceramic layer, Premium top ceramic layer, Aluminum, Pro Base ceramic coating layer and Pro ceramic coating bond layer. With this new coating you will use half the amount of oil for frying. They are made out of  heavy gauge aluminum and has a heat resistant Bakelight handle so that you can even put it in the oven. It also features magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.



Every household needs a good non stick skillet. I've went through countless brands that all promise the same thing, non-stick and scratch resistant. Even the expensive well known brands fail to keep there word. Some of them last a few uses while others don't last through one use.

My experience with Ozeri has been the most positive. I love that there durable, well-made, convenient and havea sleek, modern design. The first time I used it I made an omelet for the kids. Normally I start out with plans of an omelet and end up scrambling them half way through because they start sticking. With my new Ozeri skillet I ended up with  perfectly made omelet. The best part is that after getting the egg out the pan looked like it hadn't even been used. Clean up is easy peasy with a quick wipe and rinse in the sink. The pans are perfect for anything. Eggs, stir fry, pork chops etc. Everything about the Green Earth wok is simple, sleek and effortless.
















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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Poster My Wall



When my mother decided to move out of the Bay Area and spend her retirement years in a "calmer" area, my kids immediately began brainstorming for the perfect going away gift. Over the years, they presented with her with an assortment of handmade trinkets, but they wanted to create something special Grandma could see everyday - a reminder that even though they were far apart, they'd always have each other.

I decided to help them make a few different collages through PosterMyWall. A friend had recently introduced me to the site, but I had yet to customize any designs. So I thought, "No time like the present!" The kids and I sorted through a few dozen family photos and selected our faves. Then we browsed through their templates, chose three designs, and started customizing away! Thanks to their easy online tools, we were able to create these collages within minutes.

Since we wanted these to be a little more special than the average poster print, we opted to purchase framed prints. But PosterMyWall offers a variety of print options, as well as download options - and even different shipping options! Check out this page if you want more info on their products and shipping prices.

When Grandma opened up her going away gifts, she was speechless. There were a few happy tears, lots of hugs, and plenty of stories behind each picture selected. Thanks for helping us preserve the memories PosterMyWall!




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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir #Giveaway




Get ready to bug out with two new super heroes! The fun and exciting new 3D CGI animated TV series Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is available now on DVD from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with ZAG. The release features seven incredible episodes, bonus features, and a French language track – très bon! Wildly successful on Nickelodeon, its legions of fans worldwide know that Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is superhero super fun.
Marinette and Adrien, two seemingly normal kids  live what appears to be an ordinary teen life in Paris with dailyencounters that create amusing circumstances in school,  with friends, family, and even with strangers. But when the evil Hawk Moth threatens their beloved city of Paris, they transform into the superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir using super powers gained with the help of their magical friends. Hawk Moth is using his evil energy to transform normal people into super villains, so our two heroes need to use all their skills to defeat him.
Becoming Ladybug is a complicated process. First, Marinette needs a “Kwami,” which is a tiny magical assistant (called Tikki). She also needs a “Miraculous,” which is a magical accessory (her special pair of earrings). Tikki uses the Miraculous to transform Marinette, but her Ladybug super powers only work for a limited time!
It is a good thing that she gets a little help from her superhero partner, Cat Noir even though she insists she doesn’t need him. If only she knew Cat Noir’s true identity – her school crush, Adrien! It will take a lot – friendship, teamwork and skill – to outwit Hawk Moth. Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe? Will they ever find out each other’s true identity? Until then – there is a whole city of baddies to defeat… SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!
Boys have had super heroes forvever and now its time for girls to have their very own aspirational role models. Tune in to watch on Nickelodeon, Saturday mornings at 8:00am. Don't forget to log on to Nick.com for more fun and episodes or the Nick app. For those in Europe and Latam you can check out the show on the Disney Channel.
Available now are Miraculous:Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir toys and collectibles. If your kids love the show then they are bound to love the new dolls, action figures and apparel. 
Gobble It Up reviews has teamed up with Shout Kids and ZAG to offer one lucky reader an opportunity to win a gift set full of fun new toys and apparel from the line (giveaway will be posted shortly after Halloween) One winner will receive the products pictured below (pajamas are size 8 and medium) This gift set would make an amazing Christmas gift..or just for being Miraculous.






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Halloween Costumes with Oriental Trading




It's party time!! Halloween has become my favorite Holiday over the years. Now that I have kids I get to enjoy helping them pick out their costumes each year. I love seeing their personalities come out in their costume choices. We do a Halloween Party every year where the adults dress up with the kids. My family normally tries to do a theme. Like last year my youngest son and his Nana dressed up as Mario while my oldest and I dressed as Luigi. The year before we where all Indians and Super Heroes another year. As they've gotten older it's gotten harder to stick with a theme because they both want such different things. My oldest is being a Ghostbuster and the youngest has chose Batman. I couldn't find any costumes I liked that would go with either of theirs so I decided to just find a costume I would enjoy wearing. I searched on Oriental Trading for days. They have pretty much any theme you could imagine and amazing prices.


My husband decided he wanted to be Jason Voorhees. We found his costume which came with the Jason hockey shirt and mask for under $30. I loved the womens Jason costume, but I was afraid the length of the dress may be too short for a kids party. Instead I opted for the Mrs. Scissorhands costume. Edward Scissorhands is one of my all time favorite movies, so it's a perfect fit. The costume is incredibly cute and very well made. Oriental Trading never disappoints with any of the products I've got. The scissors are a foam type material and I can easily pull them off the gloves if they get to be to much trouble. The dress itself is solid black and looks like a leather fabric. It also came with a crazy black wig which my kids got a big kick out of. I've dressed as anything from a Nun, an Indian to a flapper, but this years Mrs. Scissorhands costume has been my favorite and one that I've noticed hasn't been over used. Of all the costume idea's I've saw from my friends and acquaintances on social media, none have had my costume. The quality of both costumes are great and I'm quite sure will last for years to come. Oriental Trading has alot more than costumes. I actually used them for our Halloween Party goodies also. The treat bags, novelty items, decor and more. You can read my post about that here. You can find most any Holiday, event, party or even school needs at Oriental Trading. What is your favorite items to buy at Oriental Trading? Sound off in the comments below!!




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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Spectra S1 Double Breast Pump With Tote and Cooler Giveaway






Did you know that many insurance companies will now cover a brand new breast pump for expecting and new parents? That's right! There's no need to spend hundreds of dollars out-of-pocket for a new pump. A new, name-brand breast pump can be yours and there are services out there that will do all the work for you - including billing insurance and shipping the pump to you for free. Edwards Health Care Services is one of these organizations and they believe that all women should have access to breastfeeding equipment. So, they make the process of obtaining a breast pump simple. All you have to do is fill out their online form or give them a call. One of their Breast Pump Concierges will take care of verifying your insurance, getting a prescription from your doctor and communicating with your insurance company on your behalf. Once they verify the order with you, they'll ship the breast pump for free right to your door. Easy, right?!

Edwards Health Care Services is offering one lucky reader a Spectra S1 Double Breast Pump with tote and cooler! The S1 with tote and cooler is a “deluxe” pump and would incur an upgrade fee when ordered through insurance, but they want to ensure you have everything you need to get started on the right foot. You can learn more about Spectra pumps by following their Facebook page.

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Here is some information about the Spectra S1:
The S1 Hospital Grade Double Electric Breast Pump with inbuilt rechargeable battery is available. Providing all the features of the S2, with the addition of an inbuilt rechargeable battery. This means that you are now able to benefit from the efficiency, power and performance of a hospital grade breast pump, without compromising on portability.
  • Super quiet
  • Closed system – hygienic for you and baby
  • Night light & timer
  • Everything you need for double pumping
  • Powerful, adjustable suction
  • Letdown mode and fully adjustable program to best suit your body
  • Slow-flow teats suitable for newborn feeding
  • Inbuilt rechargeable battery
Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends at 10/20/16 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Spook-tacular Halloween with Oriental Trading





Halloween is near and its one of my favorite Holidays. Theres something about the scary decorations, costumes, and the kids hyped up on candy that get me excited. 
Every year my family and I throw a Halloween party. I buy up bags and bags of candy,make up fun desserts, spooky punch and anything else that fits the theme. We go all out with decorations and treat bags for the kids.
Once again, this year I chose to do my shopping at Oriental Trading. They have everything you could need to make your Halloween party Spook-tacular.


When planning for the party one of the most important factors to me is the favor bags for the kids. It's the first thing they ask for when they arrive. I found the perfect bags on Oriental Trading. Not only are they extremely durable and cute, but the kids can also take them home and use them for trick-or-treating. The designs are perfect for a young toddler or even older kids. To fill the bags we ended up getting whoopie cushions which was my 5 year olds idea. I can picture him now, running around putting them in the adults chairs. Another fun item was the pirate yo yos. I got 2 different craft items. The Happy Halloween Mobile Craft Kit which is a hanging mobile that the parents can display for years to come, and the Friendly Black Cat Craft kit which uses paper plates to make a cute black cat. Both kits come with everything the kids need to make it. This should keep them occupied for a few minutes. I also got a bulk box of Glow in the Dark Slime, only $11.99 for one dozen. The kids will it!! Add in a few Halloween pencils for each kid and some sun glasses I had left over from a birthday party, a few pieces of candy and the bags are complete!!
No party is complete though without cupcakes. I got the wrappers and a pack of Halloween picks. We got an adorable tablecloth and used a small pumpkin in the middle for a center piece. The cool sign will be sitting at the edge of the drive way.


I think my favorite, and the kids favorite is the Zombie Bowling game. The pins are all zombie heads and the balls are shaped like brains. Gruesome, right? The kids love it. It's something simple, but perfect for all the different age groups of kids. Even better is that I can keep it from year to year.




Everything I got was under $80. Its enough for an entire Halloween Party or a classroom. You can also find fun ideas for your party like this witch's hat ring toss game we made. Oriental Trading has everything you need this Halloween. 







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