Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Adding Viki's Granola to My Breakfast Menu

In my house, when it comes to breakfast time, I like to find options that offer both a healthy choice and also a tasty choice. So when we were sent some of the Viki's Granola to try, I was excited to add them to my breakfast menu!

For me, I enjoy adding granola to the menu, whether I eat it plain, make as a cereal with milk, add it to some yogurt, or mix it with some fresh fruit. I find that when I add various granola mixes, I can get a great meal option that gives me that protein I need, to help start my day out right.

With the Viki's Granola, I like the options available, and I also like the fact that when I eat and serve Viki's Granola to my family, I am giving them granola that is made with 100% all natural ingredients! Making Viki's Granola a great new menu item to add to my list of breakfast favorites!

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

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Fruit and Yogurt Snacks for Summer Travel with Welch's

With the summer break just around the corner for my family, I find that it is time to get the items we will need to help make the summer travel a little easier on everyone. For me this means going over the checklists for the family, from the items that they all need to pack to the snacks to have in the car as we head out on this years epic road trips! One snack option that is always a great go to, especially when we go on road trips with the kids are fruit snacks, so when we were sent some of the new Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks, I knew they would make a great addition to our list of snacks to pack! 

These snacks are not your everyday fruit type snack, in fact they are made with real fruit that is covered in creamy yogurt! I also like that we can choose from either strawberry or blueberry, allowing my kids choices when we hand out the snacks. Then when it comes to the nutritional value that we can get from these snacks, I like that they contain Vitamins C, A & D and are also a good source of Calcium! They are also low fat, gluten free, and give me a great tasting low calorie snack, making the Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks a snack option that the entire family can enjoy!

Product received, thank you to Welch's as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

#Giveaway Renuzit Pearl Scents

With the spring here and the summer just around the corner, I like many others, enjoy opening my windows and doors to let that fresh air in. The thing is, with the rain we have been having here in Texas, we find that we can not leave a window or a door open, to get that freshness from the breezes we are used to this time of year. So for me, I like to seek out home fragrances that offer me those fresh scents that can fill my home.

Recently we were sent the new Pearl Scents from Renuzit to review. I think one of the first things I found that really stood out was the very nice container that the pearls are kept in. Making it so it not only offers a great scent for the home, but also a very nice decorative piece I can put in just about any room in the house. The next thing that not only stood out for me, but something that others have noticed and liked are the scent pearls.

They have a jelly like texture, and those pearls provide a pleasant freshness that lasts! Then when it comes to the selection of scents that we can choose from, I like that we can change it up, and we can get them at a very budget friendly price! In all making the Renuzit Pearl Scents, a new favorite in my home when it comes to the home fragrances we like to use! And to help with bringing freshness to your home, the wonderful people from Renuzit would like to give one of my amazing readers their own Renuzit Pearl Scents!

Product received, thank you to Renuzit as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Stacking Fun with the Stackins Stackable Friends

With my daughter, when it comes to the toys she enjoys playing with and getting, she likes finding ones that she can collect. So when we go out, like to her favorite store Justice, she can find new toys from the same group or line to add to her growing collections. Recently we were sent a small collection of some very adorable animals that I just knew my daughter would love when we were sent some Stackins Stackable Friends to review.

When the Stackins arrived, we both found that they were very cute and also unlike any other toy collections she has. We also like that when it comes to the characters for the collection, she can keep an eye out for new ones, and add them to her must have list as they come out! Then when it comes to fun that she and her friends can have with the Stackins, she likes that we can go to the Stackins site and play some of the stacking games that they have, bringing her adorable Stackins to life as she colors them and plays the games. In all, making the Stackins Stackable Friends a great collection of very adorable stuffed animals to get the little girls in your life!

Product received, thank you to Funrise Toys as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Bubble Fun with the Gazillion Premium Bubbles Bump-N-Go Bubble Car

With the summer just around the corner and all of the fun the kids are looking forward to, I find that as a parent, I need to head out and find those toys that will make the time spent outdoors, even more enjoyable. When it comes to the toys my kids like to play with, we might find that some of the choices they make are as different as night and day, but when it comes to bubbles, they can all have fun and play together. So when we were sent the Bump-N-Go Bubble Car from Gazillion Bubbles to review, I knew the kids would enjoy checking it out!

One of the things my kids like is that the car drives around, and as it is going, it has bubbles coming out of it. The boys also find it funny when it bumps into things, because instead of crashing like some of their other cars might do, it changes direction and keeps on going, blowing bubbles along the way!

Then when it comes to refilling the car with more bubble solution, it is very simple, helping to make the play with the Bump-N-Go Bubble Car, a toy that keeps the kids entertained! In all, making this car from the Gazillion Bubbles line of toys, a must have to add to the list of toys to have on hand for the kids this summer!

Product received, thank you to Gazillion Bubbles as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Snacking Made Easy with Way Better Snacks Sprouted Barley Crackers

With Summer on the minds of many, and those backyard barbecues, cookouts and get togethers in the works, I like to find snack items that are not only tasty, but a great item to add to the snack tables and share with our guests. I think one thing I can always find as a great go to snack is crackers. I mean with crackers, they can be enjoyed alone, with some cheese, with some spread or a variety of other toppings. Allowing guests to snack as the meals are being cooked on the grill. So when we were sent the all new Sprouted Barley Crackers from Way Better Snacks, we were very excited to add them to our menus!

I like that we can find a variety of flavors to choose from, that both the adults and the kids can agree on and enjoy. I also like that unlike some of the other crackers that we can find when we go shopping, with these crackers we find that they are made with 100% whole grains, only premium and non-GMO ingredients, and these new crackers are also all-natural, certified kosher and free of trans fat!

Then when it comes to finding great inspiration for those snacking ideas or even for those dishes I can serve my family when it comes to incorporating these crackers, I can head on over to the Way Better Snacks site! In all, making the new Sprouted Barley Crackers from the Way Better Snacks line, a great selection that will come in handy when it comes to snacking and even meals in my home! 

Product received, thank you to Way Better Snacks as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Friday, May 22, 2015

#Giveaway Give the Gift of Music to Dad with ATH-CHX5iS Headphones from Audio-Technica

With Fathers Day coming up, I find that it is time to find dad those gifts he will love. In my family, when it comes to the men, whether it be my husband, my dad or my brother in law, music is a common ground for them. Back around Valentines Day I had reviewed a pair of headphones, one that I found as a great gift to give that special person in your life. So when thinking of Fathers Day, I thought that giving dad the headphones I had reviewed would make for the perfect gift for giving that special man this year!

Well, the people from Audio-Technia agreed with me, and to help with finding dad that perfect gift this year to give dad they would like to give one of my amazing readers a pair of their ATH-CHX5iS Headphones. You can find the review I on the headphones by going here, and enter to win your own pair in the form below.

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Providing Comfort for Baby with the Sealy Cool Comfort Mattress from Kolcraft

When it comes to comfort, I know that personally, I enjoy comfort, and I seek it out, especially when it comes to the bed I sleep in. I find that having that bed, that provides that certain amount of comfort that can help both myself and my husband sleep through the night is very important. I also find that as a parent, having comfort for my kids is something I seek out as well, and look for from the time they are first born. So when we were sent the Sealy Signature Cool Comfort 2-Stage Crib Mattress for review, I was curious to check it out and add to the list of must have products to have in place when preparing for baby.

One of the first things that really stands out for me is that this mattress offers a cooling effect that is made with a soybean cool gel memory foam. This is part of the top layer of this mattress, and not only offers baby a comforting cooling effect with the gel, but it also absorbs babies movement and responds to the movement offering increased comfort as baby sleeps. In fact, aside from this layer, you get a total of 7 layers with this mattress, as well as a number of other features that you will find in the mattress that makes it stand out form the rest.

1Sealy Cool Comfort 2-Stage Cool Gel Crib Mattress
2Waterproof & Stain-Resistant Natural Cover
32-Stage Design for Infant & Toddler
4Cool Gel Memory Foam Technology
5CertiPUR-US Certified Foam
6Snug Fit in Crib
7Waterproof Stitching

Aside from the amazing comfort aspect I like that the materials that are used to create this mattress are medical grade, and help to inhibit the growth of any microbes and are eco-friendly. The covering of the mattress helps to repel any liquids, oils, stains, allergens as well as helping to resist the growth of mold and more! And as baby grows, this mattress does as well, with the 2 stage design that has one side with a firm yet comfortable high density foam for infants, then the other side with the soybean cool gel memory foam topper that is softer for toddlers! In all making the Sealy Signature Cool Comfort 2-Stage Crib Mattress a must have mattress to get when you are preparing for baby that will grow with your little one!

Product received, thank you to Kolcraft as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

#Giveaway Warner Bros. & DC Kids Prize Pack

Are you looking for some fun YouTube videos to check out and share with the kids? Well check out some of the amazing new videos from DCKids & Warner Bros' new Youtube channels - included are favorites such as Batman Unlimited, DC Super Friends and Scooby-Doo! There will be many more updates over the next year, so don't forget to subscribe to their channels!
DCKids Channel   WBKids Channel

Also be sure to enter to win one of 5 fun WB & DC Kids Prize Packs below!

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This post was sponsored by WBKids.
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Strange Magic on DVD

When it comes to finding those movies to share on our family movie nights, we like finding movies that the whole family can enjoy. So when we were sent the new movie, Strange Magic, to watch and review, we were excited to add it to our list of family movie night favorites.

In this movie, you get a musical filled fairy tale like no other bringing comedy, action and romance all together. One where you find that love can be found, even when you are least expecting it and showing that everyone deserves to be loved!

You find a group of characters that include a villain who is looking to stir up trouble, and a princess who finds herself with no faith in love and giving up on the concept all together. Other characters include a Sugar Plum Fairy, who is a bit crazy, a elf and more who come together to save the day! Making the movie, Strange Magic a great movie to share with the family and bring home today!

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Product received, thank you to the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces on DVD

Growing up, I can remember those Saturday morning cartoons, where Bugs Bunny was a iconic character. When it came to the Looney Tunes, my sister and I enjoyed the antics, as Bugs Bunny outsmarted Elmer Fudd or any other character that tried to dull his style, or as Elmer Fudd always said, "Kill the Wabbit" as he hunted the bunny who always seemed to be able to outsmart him. The Looney Tunes was not just about Bugs Bunny either, in fact, we loved watching as other characters were brought into the mix, a mix that to this day, is unlike any other and is seen as the original when it comes to those Saturday morning cartoons.

Aside from the memories of those cartoons, I have also enjoyed collecting these classics, and sharing them with my own kids. So when we were sent the new Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces on DVD to review, we were very excited to check them out!

With this awesome DVD we get over 2 hours of hilarious Looney Tunes musical numbers to watch and enjoy in the 18 episodes that are in this collection which includes Corny ConcertoWhat’s Opera, Doc? and Rabbit of Seville. Making it so we can transform our own Saturday mornings in my home, and bringing a sense of nostalgia as we watch our kids enjoy the same cartoons my own parents shared with me! You can bring home this amazing collection to share with your family on May 26th!

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

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Monday, May 18, 2015

#Giveaway Make a New Friend with My Friend Cayla

When it comes to toys, I find that it never ceases to amaze me when we find new toys and get a chance to check out the new technology that they use. For me, as a mom, it seems as the time goes on, we find more and more toys that offer some pretty fun and great interactive features, that make myself and even my husband wish we were kids again. In my house, when it comes to the things my kids enjoy playing with, one particular type of thing they can all agree on, even my 2 year old, are the apps. My kids enjoy finding, downloading, and playing apps as we come across them, so when we were told about a doll that is not only interactive, but also has a app that we can download so my daughter can interact with her, we were excited to check it out!

The doll is called, My Friend Cayla, and when she arrived, both my daughter and I, along with her friends, were excited to check her out. My Friend Cayla is a doll that brings those highly sought after 18 inch dolls, to a whole new level. She is unique because she is a doll that interacts with your child, through a app that you can download to your phone or tablet. Which then takes play time with dolls, into the world of technology!

We found that after taking My Friend Cayla out of the box, all we had to do was add batteries, download the My Friend Cayla App in the iTunes App Store, then turn her on and sync her Bluetooth with the phone. With the Bluetooth, I like that we can keep Cayla synced up to 30 feet with her range, allowing my daughter to walk around and play with her as she pleases, all while keeping her connected!

Once the app had synced with the doll, she was ready to interact. On the app we liked that there are several play modes, from the stories that you and your kids can follow along with as the doll tells the stories in the Story Time mode, to the games and even the photo albums that are on the app.

I also like that with the app, the kids can go on and ask the My Friend Cayla doll questions, like how to bake some cookies as well as other questions that Cayla can find answers to on the internet. I also like that there are parental settings preloaded on the app with the KidSafe Internet, so we can ensure that any questions and answers that the kids seek out, are appropriate.

With the stories that Cayla can tell, the girls can enjoy a great story that can make for a fun way to tell those bedtime stories! She can also help with math and spelling, making her not just another doll for playtime, but one that can be of many uses. Also, when the kids ask her questions, she will seek out the answers from references like Wikipedia and such online, allowing the kids play as well as expand their world with learning while they play! And for those times where they would like to play some fun games with their doll, they can go on the game mode, and play games that Cayla has available!

Then when it comes to Cayla's wardrobe, which is something my daughter and her friends really like about her, we can use doll clothes that are meant for just about any 18 inch doll, allowing the kids to not only interact with their doll, but also do her hair and dress her up! In all, making the My Friend Cayla Doll, a doll that any girl who enjoys collecting those 18 inch dolls as well as playing on apps, will enjoy and appreciate! And to help with getting your hands on a My Friend Cayla doll before she hits stores in the US, you can head on over to the My Friend Cayla Facebook page and enter to win one there as well as enter to win a doll in the form below!

Product received, thank you to My Friend Cayla as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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#Giveaway Geleeo Self Cooling Gel Pad for Kids

If you might recall, I posted a review on the Geleeo yesterday. I had mentioned that this product is a new item to add to the lists when packing up to head out for those adventures and vacations this summer! You can read my review by going here. Well the wonderful people from Geleeo agree with me as this product being a must have for any parent to add to their lists of supplies to have on hand when planning the summer this year. So to help with completing those packing lists, they would like to give one of my amazing readers their own Geleeo!

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5 Companies that Pay You for Your Opinions.

If you want to earn some extra money, complete a survey. Buffalowildwings, and other companies, are more than willing to pay you for your opinions. You’ve probably heard about survey sites that will allow you to get paid for giving your opinions already. But some companies offer programs themselves for people who want to earn some extra money.

Here are five companies that will pay you for your opinions.

1.      Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is famous for its hot and spicy wings. They regularly want customers to provide information on their produce. Sometime they give you the choice of payment, or they’ll give you a coupon for one of their stores. It’s often up to you.

Go online to their website and ask them about it. They’re known for being prompt and showing people how it all works.

2.      McDonald’s

McDonald’s is a global corporation. One wrong move could lead to the firm losing millions of dollars. It’s no surprise to see that it’s paying people to give their opinions on their products. Whilst they do offer surveys, they also favour voice surveys. Voice surveys are where you speak into a microphone and they keep the recording for research purposes.

1.      Pinecone Research

Pinecone research is a dedicated research agency that carries out market research on behalf of its clients. They will pay at least $3 for every form you fill out. If you qualify for their research, you can quickly find yourself earning a significant amount of money in a short space of time.

2.      Burger King

It’s no surprise to see the burger giant placing an emphasis on market research. Whilst some companies pay cash for your opinion, Burger King prefers to pay people in the form of coupons for their stores.

It’s a good option if you enjoy burgers, or you’re looking for something to pay for your next meal with.

1.      Sears

The good old American chain of department stores sell all manner of products. This is what makes it so good to work with because you’re always going to find one survey you’re eligible for. They pay slightly more for your opinions, so you can expect competition to be fierce at Sears.

Online Survey Sites

To remove much of the hassle, we recommend going to a dedicated online survey site. They’re superior to going directly to the company because you can keep track of your overall earnings and have access to other platforms.

Another factor you have to take into account is company policy. Many companies prefer to work through a third-party, rather than customers directly. In many cases, you won’t be able to access some companies at all if you’re unwilling to sign up with an online survey site.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

#Giveaway Get Crafty with your Tweens with the Pillow Puffs Designer Felt Crafting Kits

In my home, we like to find fun arts and crafts items to have on hand for a rainy day or for those sleepovers that my daughter likes to host. One line of products that my daughter and her friends have enjoyed playing with when it comes to crafty project items is the line of Pillow Puffs Creativity Kits. We have found several of the items from Pillow Puffs creativity kits to make for a great rainy day craft idea, and lately with all of the rain we have been having here in Texas, we have found that having a few of the kits on hand is what was needed. So when we were sent a collection of the Pillow Puffs kits to review, my daughter was very excited to check them out and get to creating!

The Pillow Puffs creativity kits come from the same line of products that we have enjoyed adding to our crafting collection from the PomTree line of products. I like that they offer my own tween crafter and her friends, a chance to make a number of projects that are right up their alley when it comes to the themes and cuteness, and that offer a no mess project for them to take on. My daughter likes that she and her friends can not only choose to make some very cute pillows and such, but they can also make a variety of phone cases and key chains with the different kits!

With the kits, the girls can personalize and create a pillow that is unlike other pillows, with the added bling and cuteness to it. Then with the cell phone cases, the girls can create a very adorable case, that they can hold and carry their phones in. Making the various crafting kits from the Pillow Puffs collection, a must have collection to have in any home with a crafty tween! And to help with keeping your crafty tween occupied with oh so adorbs kits, the wonderful people from PomTree would like to give one of my amazing readers 5 of the Pillow Puffs Kits!

Product received, thank you to PomTree as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Adding the Geleeo to the Packing List this Summer

As we get ready for summer, plan out those vacations, and get all of the travel needs in place for our families, I find that having products that can hep with enjoying our time is also needed. For me this means having water on hand, snacks, sun block and other items on hand that can help us stay from getting burned or dehydrated while we are in the sun and heat. Like many, when we head to the amusement parks this summer, we will have our stroller with us, and like many, my little one will be riding along in the stroller, as we head to those amusement parks and other atractions. The thing is, when it comes to little ones in their strollers, they can end up getting really hot on those days that we might spend at a amusement park, walking around all day. So when I was introduced to the Geleeo, I immediately saw it as a new item that will now be on my checklist when packing to head out for those summer vacations with my toddler.

I like knowing that when we put the Geleeo on any of our toddlers' strollers, we do not have to worry about refrigerating it prior to using it. This is due to the hydrogel that is inside of the liner, that provides a constant, gentle and soothing cooling sensation. Making it so when we are walking on the hot asphalt during a hot summer day at a amusement park, my little one can remain cool. Allowing everyone to enjoy the time out, and also helping to keep my little one from getting overheated from summer sun.

When it comes to the other specs that this stroller liner offers, aside from the fact that it stays cool, I like that the consistency of the gel makes it so there is no leakage, even if the seat get ruptured. I also like that if it gets dirty after a day spent outdoors, I can wipe it clean, and that the materials that this liner is made of are all safe! In all, making the Geleeo a must have item to add to the list of products to pack when you are preparing for those summer vacations with toddlers!

Product received, thank you to Geleeo as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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New Skylanders to Add to Our Skylanders Trap Team

With Mission 1st Grade Completed and Robert's birthday just around the corner, we have found that getting gifts for him to add to his various collections he loves, is the way to go! One collection that Robert enjoys playing with on a regular basis and also adding to is his Skylanders Trap Team, so when we were told about the new characters being added to the team, we were excited to review a few of them!

To help with adding some of the new characters to Robert's Skylanders Trap Team, we were sent Enigma, Flip Wreck, and Fling Kong to review. When Robert and his friends saw the new characters we were sent, they were not only excited to check them out and begin playing with them right away, but they were also excited to head out and find more of the characters to add to their own collections!

With the 3 we were sent, you find Fling Kong who is a royal protector of Kubl-Wa and is trained in the art of Monk-Ru, which is a form of fighting that uses the power of air! Flip Wreck is a bottlenose dolphin that is different from the rest of the dolphins and finds himself as the self appointed protector of his undersea world. Then with Enigma, we get a creature from the "between the worlds" who was summoned by a Mabu Mystic, and who might be a from a mysterious land, but chose to use his Sigil of Mystery to seal the doorway, cutting him off from his homeland forever. In all, making these new characters that we have added to our Skylanders Trap Team a great addition to my kids growing collection and game!

Product received, thank you to Skylanders as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Mark the Completion of the School Year with a Celebration and Oriental Trading

It is hard to believe, but the school year is almost over. I mean, it seriously seems like yesterday that we were beginning this school year, celebrating the mission ahead, and now, in just a couple of weeks, this year will be over with and the summer break will begin! For my kids, we like to mark each end of the school year with something fun, like going on a surprise vacation taking off the last day of school, having a get together with some of their friends, and also having a class party. Well with this year ending, my kids are not only marking the end of the year as completed with their friends, but they are also marking this being the last year they will be at the school they have been attending, because in just weeks, we will be moving from Texas to Washington, starting the school year in a whole new town and school.

So with that in mind, we wanted to make this year extra special when it came to the end of the year party, and since Robert's birthday is next month, we decided to throw a party, one to not only celebrate his birthday with friends here before we leave, but also one to mark, Mission 1st Grade, complete! We went with the military style party because it seems that with Robert and his friends, they are always role playing that they are on special missions, so what better way to end the 1st grade school year, than a Mission Complete Party! And to help make this party a success, we were sent a pack filled with goodies from the wonderful people at Oriental Trading!

Over at Oriental Trading, we were able to find the pieces we needed, in order to make the mission of having this fun party, a success! When I saw the camouflage table cloth, then the tableware that had the military look to it that included the cups and napkins, I found that the rest of the party came together nicely!

We were able to find the favors to give the kids, for both the boys and girls in his class to enjoy, which included a fun canteen, camouflage dog tag necklaces, army style sunglasses, camouflage binoculars, and some camouflage gliders that we were able to put all into a fun drawstring camouflage drawstring bag for each of the kids!

The kids loved having their own drawstring bags filled with their goodies, and within minutes of giving them their goody bags, the kids were already to start celebrating the completion of Mission 1st Grade! They right away put on the sunglasses and dog tag necklaces, filled up their canteens to keep them hydrated during the party, put on their binoculars, and started a fun race with their camouflage gliders! Making our Mission 1st Grade Complete Party, a success, and one that Robert and his friends will remember when they look back on the end of their 1st grade school year!

So if you are looking for a fun way to help your kids and their friends mark the end of the school year, or if you are looking for supplies to add to this years end of the year parties at school, head on over to Oriental Trading, where you can find the supplies to make your party a success!

Product received, thank you to Oriental Trading as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Friday, May 15, 2015

#NMNO15 A Nite Out for Mom

As a mom, we find that we do a lot for our families. There are plenty of times where we find that putting our own wants  and needs to the side, so that our kids can get what they want. So for me, I like to not only celebrate moms on Mother's Day, but also celebrate mom on National Mom's Nite Out with my mom friends. I found this night to be a new holiday to add to my calender after the fun we had last year, a night, where myself and my other mom friends, can take the night off and have fun together, without the kids.

To help with making our Mom's Nite Out happen this year, we were sent a party pack filled with products to get our night started, from BSM Media. We found that with the goody bags alone, there was plenty to enjoy.

With the goody bags for my guests, they were each given a box of some of the oh so delicious, Entenmann's Little Bites, a pack of Bicycle Playing Cards, along with other great goodies! Then for me, the hostess, I got a copy of the movie, Moms' Night Out, a box of wine glasses (which we used during our party) and a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri from Daily's Cocktails, along with some snacks to put out for the girls to enjoy while we watched the movie before heading out for the night!

We found the movie, Moms' Night Out, to be a hilarious, and fun movie to make for a great beginning to our night. We then jumped on Twitter and joined in the Moms Nite Out Twitter Party, before heading out for appetizers at a local restaurant.

Of course we found that bringing the playing cards from Bicycle along for the night, made our night out a little more fun. We also found that discussing the products in the goody bags, which included some goodies from HP, My Printly and Glossy Box USA, made for some great conversation while we enjoyed our time out. In all, making Moms Nite Out 2015 a huge success, along with a night out we are still talking about and planning for next year!

So when you want to take a night with the girls, and you want to find a fun way to do it, be sure to add plenty of snacks and have the playing cards on hand, and also be sure to mark your calender for next years National Mom's Nite Out so you can join myself and moms from across the country as we enjoy a night made for us!

I was chosen to host a Mom's Nite Out Party through BSM Media. All opinions are my own.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

HomeScreen Dual Band AC Router/Range Extender

In my home, we have a lot of devices that we use when it comes to the tech products, and with that, we rely on our home WiFi to keep us connected when using our devices. The thing is, when we have our WiFi up and running, and I am on my laptop or tablet, then my husband is on his tablet, the kids are playing on their gaming console, and I have Netflix streaming or even the satellite going and watching On Demand, that signal can become weak. For me as a blogger, someone who works from home and depends on that signal, this can be a issue, especially when I am trying to edit photos, run my social media accounts and write posts, while others in the house are all using the same signal I am using. So when I was given the chance to review the HomeScreen Dual Band AC Router/Range Extender, I was excited to see if it could make a difference!

I was very surprised to see how easy it was to set up. I set up the HomeScreen to be a range extender in my home, and once I had plugged it in, the setup was simple and only took about 3 minutes and I did not have to do anything with the setup process on my computer. I also liked that it took me step by step with the Setup Wizard. I was able to select my homes WiFi, sign into the signal, then set up the extender to my laptop by selecting the signal, so I could then use the signal for my own use.

With the range extender, I was able to setup a signal in my home office, that gave me a full signal from the other side of the house, and allowed me to get the work I needed done, without any lag when it came to my signal. I found that I have been very impressed in the speed I can get with the fast dual-band 802.11ac signal with integrated touch screen.

Once I was all set up and running, I liked that there was more to the HomeScreen than just being able to use it as a router or range extender. I mean, when I use it as a router, I can access the local weather, and other free apps that I can check out by using them through the touchscreen that I get with the router. I can also add devices if I want, allowing me to control the internet usage, Then I can even add photos if I want, through the cloud control that I can utilize from any desktop. And another plus is, I can take my HomeScreen in various rooms in my home, so I can get the most out of my WiFi regardless of which room I am in. Making the HomeScreen Dual Bank AC Router/Range Extender, a must have for any home where you either want to create your own WiFi with the internet, or use the range extender to enhance the WiFi! Also be sure to get 20% off with code: BLOGGY20

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