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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Enjoy Life and Keep Your Poise with Poise Impressa and Poise Thin Shape Pads

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SeizeYourPoiseMoment #CollectiveBias


As a woman we find that there are so many obstacles that cross our paths. I have found that when it comes to those obstacles, that more times than not, I am not alone. I have learned that there are many things that can happen, that we do not have control over, especially when it comes to our bodies. I have also learned that some of those things, such as bladder leakage, can effect women of all ages and from all walks of life. So when I was asked what do I pack in my bags when I head out for a day at the beach with the kids, I found the answer to be simple, that I always make sure to pack the products from Poise.


See when I go to pack my bag for the day when we head out to the beach or for any outings and adventures, I like to head to my local Rite Aid, where I can pick up the essentials such as the sunblock, snacks, activity books like adult coloring books, and the Poise products I need so I can keep my poise. I like that when I head to my local Rite Aid, I can find a great selection of the Poise products that include the Poise Impressa and the Poise Thin Shape Pads.


I can also appreciate that when it comes to the Poise Impressa, I can get the Poise Impressa Bladder Support products in a variety of sizes to choose from. I found that when I was at my local Rite Aid, I was able to pick up the Poise Impressa Sizing Kit, which is great for giving me a chance to try the different sizes so I could find which one is right for me.


When I use the Poise Impressa Bladder Support, I am getting a product that is designed to give women temporary relief from the effects of Stress Urinary Incontinence. I personally find that the Poise Impressa is great for utilizing on those days where I am running in and out of the water with the kids at the beach. The Poise Impressa is simple to use and inserts into the vagina with the use of the applicator that is included with each of the Poise Impressas to give support to the urethra. This support is a gentle support which helps to stop those bladder leaks before they can happen. It also allows me to get up to 8 hours of protection against leaks and it is non absorbent, yet soft and flexible so it can move with me as I enjoy my day without the worries of any leaks.

Which in all makes the choice to pack the Poise when heading out for those summertime adventures with the kids, not only important in my book, but also my way to be able to enjoy worry free fun when I pack the Poise! So as you prepare for your next outing, be sure to head to your local Rite Aid where you can find the sunscreen, snacks, coloring pencils for adult coloring books, phone chargers, and of course the variety of Poise products so you too can enjoy life and keep your poise!




Monday, July 25, 2016

#Giveaway Nine Lives Prize Pack + $25 Visa Gift Card

The countdown is on and in just a little over 1 week my family and I will be lining up with feline lovers everywhere when we go to see Nine Lives on August 5th! The new movie Nine Lives is one that my kids have been talking about, one that is on that infamous list of theirs that has the top movies to see this summer before school starts back up. You can watch the trailer in the video clip below.



Like many who love those furry felines, we are looking forward to the hilarious antics that are sure to have us rolling in our seats when we go to see Nine Lives in theaters.


In this movie you find Tom Brand who is a billionaire, daredevil, business man, and also a father, who is a little too involved in his workaholic lifestyle. He finds himself going to get his daughter a gift that she has wanted for a very long time, a cat. As he follows his GPS, he is led to a pet store with not only a bunch of odd cats, but also a very odd owner who presents him with a tomcat named Mr. Fuzzypants. Little does Tom know that this cat is more than just another tomcat, but a cat who will forever change his and his families lives! Which makes this movie one that is sure to be a must see this summer when it hits theaters everywhere on August 5th! And to help with getting your family geared up to see the new movie Nine Lives, the wonderful people from EuropaCorp would like to give one of my amazing readers a Nine Lives prize pack which will include $25 Visa gift card to see Nine Lives in theaters plus T-shirt, Cat Tie, Cat Ears & Cat Sunglasses!




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This post is part of a campaign through EuropaCorp and their PR.  All opinions are my own.

Back to School with the Party Mice Collection from Logitech


With all of the back to school shopping that needs to be done, I find it that those lists grow as the kids get older. I mean, we start out with items like finger paints, crayons and such then gradually upgrade to more and more tech items that are on the lists. And with having a child heading to middle school, we have more of those tech products that are not only on those school supply lists but also a must have for when there are projects and homework that need to be done. So when we were sent some of the fun Party Mice from the Logitech line up to review, Estrella was excited to review them and have a mouse party! You can watch her video review below!



We found the designs on the mice we were sent from Logitech to be a lot of fun to not only have for everyday use but also collect. We also like that with the different mice from the party line of the Logitech mice, that they are wireless, simple to set up on our computers, and also very portable, so Estrella can take her Logitech Mouse with her to school or anywhere she might need to take her laptop to! Making the Logitech Party Collection of Mice a great choice to go with this back to school shopping season!




Product received, thank you to Logitech as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Bears for Humanity: Bears that Change Lives

Compensation was provided by Bears for Humanity via their PR.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Bears for Humanity or the PR Group.

When it comes to stuffed toys and collectibles, my kids enjoy not only finding the cutest, but also collecting them. Aside from the aspect of cute and collectible, I also enjoy seeking out products that are made with love and that also have a mission behind them into making life for others better. So when we were given the chance to check out the selection of bears from the Bears for Humanity line up, we were excited to review them. You can watch Estrella's review on this collection in the video below.



As you can see these stuffed toys are soft, and very adorable. I also like that aside from the fact that they are made with GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, that these stuffed toys are made by those who are looking to better their lives. They are made right here in the US through the Welfare-to-Work programs. The Bears for Humanity are made in Northern California and the company is partnered with CalWorks to help provide jobs to at risk mothers, fathers and caregivers.

Then when it comes to the closer on why buying the stuffed toys from Bear for Humanity is a must, I can really appreciate that aside from helping parents and caregivers with work, they also help children in need. They do so with their Buy One Give One mission, which gives a bear to a child in need with each purchase. The bears are donated to reputable organizations like Toys for Tots, Save the Children, Semper Fi fund and more. Helping to bring comfort and smiles to children who are in need of that little extra love and comfort that they can get with a stuffed bear. Making the choice to go with the various stuffed animals that you can find from Bears for Humanity, not only a great choice when it comes to finding that perfect collectible gift, but also a choice that can also change lives!

Right now get free shipping on the Bears for Humanity dolls when you use coupon code FREESHIPPING4MOM.


2016 Kia Optima SX Limited

When it comes to going on those Sunday drives along the coast, I not only enjoy heading out with the family, but I also enjoy doing so in style. So when we were given the chance to test drive the 2016 Kia Optima SX Limited, I was excited to check it out and see what all this car had to offer!
I can really appreciate the room that this sedan has, and with the sleek and sporty look, I found that the 2016 Kia Optima SX Limited is perfect for taking out on those Sunday cruises! Both the front driver and passenger seats have adjustments available which allow you to get comfort while you drive. With the back passengers, there is plenty of leg room available, which makes this midsize sedan really stand out from the rest, especially when it comes to the comfort features that you can get!


Aside from the comfort, I like that with the steering wheel, I can access the bluetooth for the phone, radio, and cruise control, which helps to keep it so my eyes are on the road even when I am on the phone. I can also choose from different driving styles and access the paddle shift from the steering wheel. When it comes to the storage, I can appreciate the large trunk in the back which is deep and allows me to carry groceries, beach bags with towels and more if I need. I can also access other storage in the car by utilizing the storage pockets on the back of the front seats, the sunglasses storage, and the middle compartment.

Then when it comes to the drive, I like that I get a smooth drive, which makes this car not only great for those Sunday drives, but also for a everyday commute! I can take advantage of the back up cameras that offer me a view of the car as I pull in and out of driveways and parking spots, and when I need a little extra help with parking I can use the parking assist which gives me a sonar sensor that gives me warning when there are any hazards detected. Along with the camera and sonar for parking, I also like having the Blind Spot Detection System and the Rear Cross Traffic Alerts, which help to make the drive safer for everyone! And in all, making the 2016 Kia Optima SX Limited a great choice to go with when you are seeking out a sleek and sporty midsize sedan!


I was loaned a vehicle for a week long test drive, thank you to Drive Shop USA for supplying me with the vehicle for this review, all opinions are my own.

Mirai Face + Mirai Cleanser from True Company


When it comes to daily routines, I find that the morning and evening beauty routines are important. Like many women, I like to try to keep my complexion soft and clean, and like many I have a variety of tools and products that I use. Aside from the products and tools that I already had in my line up, I have found that I am always open to trying new products, so when I was sent the Mirai Face with the Mirai Cleanser to review from True Company, I was excited to try them out and add them to my daily beauty routines.
I can appreciate that with the pairing of both the facial brush and cleanser that I can get a superior deep cleansing facial treatment. This is great for unclogging pores, and giving my face a gentle massage that helps to stimulate the skin and give my face a firmer, as well as a smoother and more of a vibrant youthful feel and look.

I like that with the pair together, you get a anti aging duo that is great for adding to any beauty regiments. I also like that just after a few treatments that I could not only feel a difference in the way my skin feels but also see a difference, especially when it comes to the cleansing aspect. The brushes gentle massage not only feels great as you cleanse your face, but it effectively cleans and unclogs the pores as well as acts as a great makeup remover.

Then when it comes to continued use, I like that brush is simple to clean by wiping it clean with a wet cloth and I can easily recharge the brush as needed! Making the Mirai Face Brush along with the Mirai Cleanser a great selection of product and tools to add to any beauty routines! And to help make your beauty routines more complete, you can take advantage of the Mommy Katie exclusive offer on this amazing duo! Right now you can get this set for just $34 instead of the $248 price, just go here to take advantage of this offer!




Product received, thank you to True Company as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Friday, July 22, 2016

#Giveaway $50 The Secret Life of Pets Collectible Fandago Gift Card

I have accepted free Fandango promotional codes and other compensation from Fandango in exchange for my review.


With the kids out of school for summer and those summer bucket lists being fulfilled, we have found that the kids have some of the summer's hottest movies on that list. Like many, The Secret Life of Pets was at the top of our kids lists when it came to the summer bucket list of movies, so like many, we lined up so we could all mark the movie off of our list! We found the movie to be filled with hilarious antics that give you a little insight to what goes on with our pets when the humans are away. Along with the movie that the kids have vowed to see at least 2 more times before summer is over, we have also been collecting the movie memorabilia, from the toys to the posters and any other swag we can find. So when we were given the chance to review the collectible gift cards from Fandago featuring The Secret Life of Pets, we were very excited to check them out!


The collection of The Secret Life of Pets gift cards from Fandago feature some of those adorable and iconic pets from the movie. They include not only the adorable characters but some also have fun sayings on them as well. Making The Secret Life of Pets collectible gift cards from Fandago a great selection to go with when you are looking for a fun gift card to give and collect!

Also be sure to check out the Fandago site where you can find the collectible gift cards along with fun movie clips, interviews, and a movie quiz where you can check to see who your movie Pet BFF is! Check out this exclusive interview with the cast of The Secret Life Of Pets:



And to help with growing your Fandago Movie Collectible Gift Cards from The Secret Life of Pets, I will be giving one of my amazing readers a $50 The Secret Life of Pets Fandago Gift Card!










Summer Cookouts with Lightlife Smart Dogs


When it comes to those summer cookouts and get togethers, I like to have a variety of foods on hand so everyone can enjoy their time. Like many, I not only have a variety of friends who enjoy vegan foods, but we also enjoy adding vegan foods to our menus as well. So when we were introduced to the Lightlife Smart Dogs, I was excited to learn more about the products.

With the Lightlife Smart Dogs, we can get veggie hot dogs that not only give you a vegan option when grilling, but that also give you America's #1 meatless hot dog that are plant based and grill ready! I can also appreciate that the Lightlife Smart Dogs are both certified vegan as well as Non-GMO Project Verified.


Then when it comes to the nutritional aspects that you can get with the Lightlife Smart Dogs, I like that they have 7 grams of protein and only 50 calories per link, and with the Jumbo Smart Dogs they have 13 grams of protein and only 100 calories per link. Making the Lightlife Smart Dogs a great selection to go with when you are planning that next cook out on the grill! You can find the Lightlife Smart Dogs at your local grocery store where they are packed and refrigerated fresh and you can find the selection of the Lightlife Smart Dogs in the produce, dairy, or natural foods section!


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For your next cookout, checkout this Lightlife Smart Dogs recipe idea:

GRILLED FRANKS WITH SESAME APPLE SLAW







I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

#Giveaway Ladybird Personalized Children's Books from Simply Personalized


When it comes to the back to school season, I not only have kids who are in grade school, but also a little one who is in preschool. I find that with the time I have with him, I like to have plenty of activities and books for him in the home. I do this by not only shopping for the back to school supplies for the older kids but also by stocking up on the activities and books for my preschooler to have in the home. So when we were sent The Three Little Pigs: A Ladybird Personalized Book for review, I was excited to add it to our collection of books that my preschooler and I can enjoy!


I love how the book has that classic story of The Three Little Pigs, with the vibrant illustrations added. I also like how throughout the book, we can find Wyatt's name incorporated within the illustrations. When ordering the book, we found that there are several classic stories to choose from, and you can add a fun dedication in the beginning of the books as well for your child.

I can appreciate that after showing Wyatt his name throughout the story in the illustrations, that he became more captivated by the story. He has also made the reading of the story and sharing it with his older siblings a new favorite, because as we read it to him, he can point out where his name can be seen! Then with the hard cover, we can have this book to save as a sweet keepsake when Wyatt gets older. Making the Ladybird Personalized Collection of Children's Books from the Simply Personalized line up a great choice to go with when you are looking for a great gift to get your little ones! You can find this book as well as the others in the Ladybird collection over at Simply Personalized, also be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win your own personalized Ladybird Children's book!






Product received, thank you to Simply Personalized as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

#Giveaway Back to School Prize Pack from Order Out of Chaos


Are you ready to tackle the new school year? Well it is coming and to help with getting your kids ready and organized for the new school year the wonderful people from Order Out of Chaos sent us a great selection of products from their line of planners along with the book, Teens and Time Management! You can watch Estrella's review on the products below.



The Academic Planners are perfect for helping the kids with staying on top of those to do lists when it comes to school. They can mark the classes, assignments, after school activities and more. Giving you and your family the tools needed to help make this new school year a little easier to transition into. And to help with preparing your family for the new school year, the wonderful people from Order Out of Chaos would like to give one of my amazing readers a back to school prize pack filled with Order Out of Chaos goodies!





Product received, thank you to Order Out of Chaos as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Collectible Fun with the Original Whiffer Sniffers


When it comes to finding fun and collectible toys for the kids, Estrella seems to be my go to girl. She is up to date on what the must haves are and she also enjoys growing all of her various collections as well. So when we were sent some of the Whiffer Sniffers to review, Estrella was excited to share her thoughts which you can watch in the video below!



Estrella and her friends find that the food shaped toys are not only fun to collect, but also fun to smell. They also found that with the various sizes there are plenty to collect. With the Backpack Clips the kids can not only collect them but also decorate their backpacks and purses with the cute and smelly characters. And of course when it comes to the Mystery Packs, Estrella and her friends can not only collect them but they enjoy opening them to find what surprise is inside! Then with the larger 12 inch Whiffer Sniffer plush toys, your kids get a soft and cuddly stuffed toy that has its own Whiffer Sniffer smell to it! Making the selection of Whiffer Sniffer toys a great choice to go with when you are looking for a fun and collectible toy to give the kids!




Product received, thank you to Bearington Collection as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Little Engineer Interactive Coding Game for Kids

Compensation was provided by STEM Lab via their PR.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of STEM Lab or the PR Group.


When it comes to the world of technology, we find that it has advanced so much since we were kids and is continuing to advance all of the time. With that I have found that giving our kids the tools they need to help them keep up with everything that we can find in the aspects of STEM learning, will help them not only in todays world but also as they grow in the evolving world of technology. So when we were sent the Little Engineer kit along with the App for the Little Engineer Interactive Coding game for kids, we were excited to try it out! You can watch Estrella's review on the game below.



Once we had the game downloaded we were prompted to set up our iPad on the stand that is included then place the reflector piece on the camera part of the iPad. This reflector piece is needed so the iPad can detect the pieces as you play the game. After we were all set we then went through the tutorial and watched a short video to see how the space ship crashed and how the kids could help put it back together.


I like that with each level that the kids complete, they are then challenged by the next level that offers different challenges and learning environments. The game is also set up for individual play, allowing my kids to each take on the challenges separately and at their own paces. This independent play helps to get my kids thinking independently, and as they go through their levels they can solve each of the problems by going through the steps. I also like that when they have completed the steps, if they see that the character has not gone to the finish line, they can trace their steps and find the spot that needs to be fixed which helps them to be individual problem solvers!


Then, after the kids complete the 25 levels of play they can unlock the Map Creation Mode, which allows the kids to create new maps and missions that they can have their friends and family take on and enjoy with them! Making the Little Engineer Interactive Coding Game a STEM learning set that is a great product to have in any home with kids age 4 and up to help them with growing their creativity and problem solving skills!

Also be sure to follow STEM Lab on Facebook and to get your hands on the Little Engineer check out the Indiegogo campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/little-engineer-best-ar-programming-game-for-kids#/







Tuesday, July 19, 2016

#Giveaway Family Meals Made Simple with the Todd English Air Fryer


When it comes to family meals, I like to find ways to not only get creative with the dishes but also ways that make the cooking a bit easier for me. For this I like to seek out the kitchen appliances that can help to make the baking, cooking and even frying easier as well as give us healthier cooking options if I can. So when we were sent the Todd English Air Fryer to review from the Phoenix Trading Company, I was excited to check it out and start cooking!


Being that I am from New Mexico and my family and I lived in Texas for many years, we find that we miss the foods we grew up with and enjoyed. We have found that the Mexican flavors vary from region to region, and being in the PNW the flavors are a lot like the Mexican food flavors you can find in California. So when it comes to bringing some of the flavors from back home to our plates here in the PNW, I like to go with some of my favorites that I grew up with like the chicken chimichangas.

To get started with making some fresh homemade Southwestern Style Chicken Chimichangas, I headed to my local grocer where I picked up a package of raw tortillas, 3 chicken breasts, 1 purple onion, 2 tomatoes, 1 jalapeno, taco seasoning, cilantro, 1 lime, sour cream and several avocados.

To cook the chicken I boiled the chicken breasts then shredded the chicken into a pan, added 1 packet of taco seasoning with 1/4 cup water, mixed well then cooked on low heat for about 5 minutes. From there I took the raw tortillas and filled each one with two heaping spoonfuls of the chicken and sprinkled with shredded cheese. I then rolled the raw tortillas like a burrito and placed them in the air fryer. You can read the cooking directions in the photo below.


While the chimichangas were cooking I made the Pico De Gallo which you can get the recipe to in the photo above. I also took the avocados I had and sliced a few up to use as a topping option then took 2 avocados that I had not used yet, mashed them, added some of the pico de gallo to the bowl and mixed well for a guacamole to add as a topping. I also added a bowl of sour cream and shredded cheese to the topping options as well. Which in all, helped to give us that Southwestern flavor that we enjoy with the Southwestern Chicken Chimichangas I made in the Todd English Air Fryer!


I have found that with the Todd English Air Fryer, there are so many options I can go with when it comes to cooking for my family. The Air Fryer gives you a forced convection cooking and allows you to adjust heat and time as well. I like that I can cook a variety of foods from the fried foods like the chimichangas I made without using the oil, to steaks, fish, and more! I also can appreciate that it does not take up a lot of room in my kitchen, and that it uses a carbon filter which helps to reduce any odors in my kitchen.

Then when it comes to options with air fryers, I like that when I head to the Phoenix Trading Company, I can find a variety of air fryers, air fryer accessories as well as cook books. Like with the Todd English Touchscreen Air Fryer where I can get even more features such as a LCD digital display that eliminates the knobs! Making the Phoenix Trading Company the site to shop at when you are shopping for a air fryer, and to help with making meals in your home a bit easier, the wonderful people from the Phoenix Trading Company are giving away a Todd English Touchscreen Air Fryer!



Product received, thank you to Phoenix Trading Company as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

#Giveaway Ice Age: Collision Course Back to School Prize Pack + $25 Visa Gift Card


The time is near, the time to head to a theater near you to go and see the new movie, Ice Age Collision Course when it hits theaters everywhere on July 22nd!



Like many, my kids and I have the calendar marked and are gearing up to make a date of it when we go to see the next adventure to be had when those iconic Ice Age characters embark on the journey ahead!


In the new movie, Ice Age Collision Course, you find Scrat still chasing after that elusive acorn where he sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and head out on a journey in order to save themselves. The group find themselves in a collision course of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters. Which makes the choice to head out to see the new movie Ice Age Collision Course a great one!
Also to help with the excitement about the new movie, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation would like to give one of my amazing readers a back to school prize pack that will include $25 Visa gift card to see Ice Age: Collision Course in theaters plus a Back to School prize pack including a Notebook, Pen, Stationery Set & Lunch Bag! 


Also enjoy these FREE Ice Age printables and more! Download them here!






This post is part of a campaign through Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and their PR.  All opinions are my own.

#Giveaway Celebrate National Sour Candy Day with Sour Punch Candies


Today is National Sour Candy Day and to help us celebrate, we were sent a fun pack filled with Sour Punch Candy goodies to review! You can watch Estrella's review in the video below.




With the different variations and flavors, I like that we can get a variety of Sour Punch Candies that everyone can enjoy. I also like that with the sweet and sour sugar coating that is on the outside, you get a sweet then sour candy that is very satisfying when you get a craving for that something that is sweet and sour! Making the Sour Punch Candies a great selection to go with when celebrating Nation Sour Candy Day! And to help with celebrating, the wonderful people from Sour Punch Candies would like to give one of my amazing readers their own prize pack of Sour Punch Candies Goodies!






Product received, thank you to American Licorice Company as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

#Giveaway Family Game Night with Ovation Brands and PlayMonster


When it comes to the nights we spend with the family, I like to find ways to make them more enjoyable by setting aside certain nights each week for certain focuses when it comes to family fun. With those, we enjoy and look forward to not only our family movie nights but also our family game night. So when we were sent a pack of goodies from the people at Ovation Brands and PlayMonster to review and add to our family game night, we were excited to check it out!

See right now through August 4th, on Thursdays when you head to your nearest Ovation Brands restaurant with the family, you and your family can enjoy fun interactive games and activities during Family Night! The destinations for Family Night include include Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, and Country Buffet. And on Family Night each Thursday through August 4th, from 5-8 pm, the restaurants will be hosting family game night as well as other fun interactive activities for families to enjoy. The themes for Family Night will include the following:

  • July 21  - Spaghetti Westerns
  • July 28 – Rhyming Words
  • August 4 – Macaroni Art

Making the Family Night destination on Thursday nights a given when you head to your local Ovation Brands restaurant! And to help with celebrating Family Game Night, the wonderful people from Ovation Brands would like to give one of my amazing readers a prize pack that will include  one Yeti in My Spaghetti® game, one Stack Attack® game and 4 Ovation Brands meal passes.








Product received, thank you to Ovation Brands as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

#Giveaway FlipaZoo The Toy That Flips For You


When it comes to the toys my kids like to collect, stuffed animals seem to be something that they all like having. So when we were sent a FlipaZoo to review, Estrella was excited to check it out and review it. You can see her review on the FlipaZoo we were sent in the video below.



With the FlipaZoo animals, you get 2 stuffed animals in one and a toy that flips for you! To get them to flip you just move the fabric from one side of the animal to the other, and you reveal a second stuffed toy! They make for a great gift to give for birthdays and holidays, and with the soft bodies they are also great for using as a pillow both at home and when traveling! With 6 to choose from that create 12 different characters, you will find that there is lots of fun to be had with the FlipaZoo! Making the FlipaZoo a toy that flips for you and one that the kids will flip for as well! So if you are looking for a great gift to get your kids for any reason, check out the FlipaZoo's today and also be sure to enter to win your own in the giveaway form below!!!








Product received, thank you to Jay At Play as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

#Giveaway Back to School with Mead and Five Star


When it comes to the back to school shopping lists, we find that there can be quite a bit on there. I have found that when it comes to the back to school shopping, finding the products that are durable and that will hold up during the school year is a must. And with the brands that are out there, two that stand out that I can remember using when I was in school are Mead and Five Star. So when we were sent a pack filled with school supplies from the Mead and Five Star line ups, we were excited to review them! You can watch Estrella's review on the products in the video below.



As you can see in the video, Estrella loves the designs on both the notebooks and the folders that we were sent. We both also like that with the designs and sayings that there is a variety to choose from, allowing Estrella to get the products that reflect her personality and style when she heads back to school this coming school year.

Along with the designs, I like that we can get a variety of products, from the notebooks and packs of paper to the backpacks. Like with the Five Star Flex Binders, Estrella and her brother can have organizers that have document holders on the inside, allowing them to keep up with those homework assignments, study guides and more.


Then when it comes to the backpacks, I can really appreciate the durability. I mean, these backpacks are built to take on those busy hallways in the schools and hold the books and supplies that the kids have in them. There are lots of pockets and storage, and for those days where there is a lot of homework being brought home, the backpack can expand to give the kids even more room in them! In all, making the school supplies that you can get from both the Mead and Five Star lines a great selection to shop from this coming school year! And to help with your back to school shopping this year, the wonderful people from Mead and Five Star would like to give one of my amazing readers their own prize pack filled with some of the Mead and Five Star goodies!






Product received, thank you to Acco Brands as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Ice Age: Collision Course In Theaters July 22


The list of summer movies that my kids and I have is something we enjoy updating and marking the ones we have seen off. One of the movies we have on that list for this summer is Ice Age Collision Course, which is another great movie from the Ice Age collection that brings those iconic characters back again to the big screen! You find Scrat, who is still in a hunt to get that acorn that has eluded him through all of his antics to try and capture it to add to his once treasured collection. And during one such hunt for his acorn, Scrat accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that threaten the Ice Age World. You and your family can watch to see how the Ice Age group comes together to try to save themselves when the movie hits theaters on July 22nd!





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