November 18, 2017
by Nikki

The Greatest Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in LEGO

The Greatest Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in LEGO




My youngest son (6 years old) is really into anything to do with Legos, and he’s also learning to read! So this years Christmas is dedicated to a lot of books and Legos. He already has thousands of Legos and can spend hours playing and using his imagination to build his own creations. I am very excited to be able to review the new book: The Greatest Brick Builds Amazing Creations in Lego. A book that even I have enjoyed reading though while preparing for my review.

This book is full of almost 110 pages and more than 20 master builders from around the world. Nathan Sawaya has put these artist on full display for us to view. For children and even adults to view these are the greatest builds EVER!


Each photo of the build explains the build in full detail, if there is any extras on the creation (such as access doors ect..). The best part is where it tells the reader the all about the build itself and the builder. It gives the important information such as the builder, dimensions, build time, location and even how many bricks it took to build!


My opinion of this book is actually that I am blown away by the sheer talent of these men and women. My favorite build is the Ohio State Stadium on page 60/61. I’m an Ohio State Buckeye fan (big sister is Alumni). Paul Janssen is the builder and it took him more than 5 years to build and of course he is in the US ;)! He used more than 750,000 lego bricks!! This book is mind blowing and I think that your whole family will enjoy.

About (taken from website): Thunder Bay publishes across a wide and varied range of formats and categories, from fun, interactive activity titles and kits on subjects such as origami, cooking, crafts, games, and art to reference books suitable for gift-giving in categories like art, fitness, pets, travel, history, culture, crafts, sports, and nature. Thunder Bay Press celebrates the book in all its forms, and publishes something for everyone.

November 13, 2017
by Nikki

Halloween Collection 2017 Hard Candy

Hard Candy



Just released for the Halloween season in 2017, a handful of Limited Edition products available only at or your local Walmart. Use this for your every day glam look or to achieve the perfect Halloween costume!

IMG_0763Sheer Envy Illuminating Setting Spray: This spray will help lock in makeup for an all day wear (up to 12 hours). It is weightless ad enhances skins radiance. Formula contains coconut oil and pearl which gives your skin a “wet” appearance.


Poppin Pigments: These loose glitters are perfect for the face and body. They add a bit of pizzazz and glamour to already placed makeup or even on their own (as I wear them too). These glitters are expertly matched and coordinated shades. The glitters are finely-textured so a little goes a long way. 3 colors come in a tube and there are 2 different shades available.


Just Glow! Illuminating Liquid: Use this illuminating liquid to enhance your best qualities. Available in 4 shades, use this as a eyeshadow topper, highlight cheek bones, and/or brow bones. The illuminating liquid will make your highlighting beautiful. I received the color stardust.


Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat: These beautiful top coat lip glosses can be worn on top of any lipstick to transform it into a Unicorn dream. Wear on top of a dark color for a holographic effect or on top of a light pastel for an iridescent glow. I love how these tubes look like a unicorn horn. Comes in 4 shades.

All of these products are reasonable- under $10!

November 13, 2017
by Nikki

The Antler Chew

The Antler Chew




When it comes to chews for my dogs, I want to make sure they are not loaded with chemicals and bad products that can potentially make them sick. I treat them as I treat my my own children so finding the best chews is like getting my kids the hottest toys for Christmas. I found a company that makes chews that I was looking for!

The Antler Chews are 100% all natural and brought out of nature- I guess you could say- Nature to table for dogs. The antlers are actually found in nature by the suppliers by traveling all over the Western U.S. The antlers are shed naturally by elk and deer so they are taken humanly. And only taking the highest quality from each  location, they are hand picked for your fur babies. During the process of cleaning, and  making them into sizes for your pets to safely chew, there are NO chemicals used in these processes.



This is my big boy, Coda. He’s extremely spoiled and just loves chewies. Because he is a chewer and will tear apart everything we get him in .03 seconds we got him a fake rawhide one time and got mad at us. So when we gave him the REAL antler he didn’t know what to think, he really thought that it was fake too! It took about a week to convince him that it was real and to truly enjoy it. I like it a lot not only because it is natural and safe, but because it doesn’t splinter and can cause him injury. Now we can tell him to go find his antler and he will!


This is elipses, she is only 6 months old. My little baby didn’t want anything to do with the antler (spoiled brat lol) so we shared it with my cousins puppy. She loved it so much! She carried it around everywhere with her and even tried to share it with her sister!

Seeing the quality and even the color of The Antler Chew vs. the ones at competitor pet stores, I see the difference! I will most definitely be purchasing from here from now on!


November 12, 2017
by Nikki

SmartyPants Vitamins

SmartyPants Vitamins

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I believe that taking vitamins are so important not only for your children but for yourself too. A majority of my adult life I have suffered from an illness that caused me to be deficient in many vitamins. I have had multiple infusions and take extra vitamins to regulate my deficiencies. It can be very dangerous. I make my kids take a daily vitamin just in case they aren’t getting enough nutrients in their daily diet or even follow in moms footsteps.


Women’s Complete is not just a multivitamin. SmartyPants doesn’t define you into a single category “bone”, “sleep”, “energy”, “beauty”, or “stress”. It’s all in one! The star ingredients: Omega 3 Fish oil, Vitamin D as D3, Folate as Methylfolate, B12 as Methylcobalamin, CoQ10, Vitamin K as K2 (MK7), Biotin, and Iodine. Adults are to take 6 gummies a day.

Kids Complete is a Non GMO multivitamin also with it’s special superstar vitamins included. Omega 3 fish oil, Folate as Methylfolate, Vitamin D as D3, B12 as Mythylcobalamin, Iodine, Vitamin E from sunflower oil. Kids are to take 4 vitamins each day (no child recommended under 3 years). My kids really enjoy taking their vitamins each day. We do 2 at breakfast and 2 at dinner. They love to pick from the 3 flavors (lemon, orange and strawberry banana).

SmartyPants Vitamins are FREE of GMO’s, synthetic colors, artificial flavors and preservatives, yeast, wheat, milk, eggs, soy, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts allergies, fish allergens, shellfish, and salicylates. Each batch is 3rd party lab tested! 

About (taken from website): At SmartyPants, we’re all about simplifying health. Our gummy obsession started because we believed that the very best vitamins are all in one: premium ingredients delivered in a delicious package and sold at a fair price. We combine nutrients like omega 3 EPA and DHA fatty acids and vitamin D3 with a full multivitamin to save you money, time, and peace of mind. The people we care most about take these gummies, so we wake up every day trying to make them better and better. That’s why all SmartyPants are non-GMO, allergen-free, and made with eco-friendly ingredients. They contain no synthetic colors or artificial flavors or sweeteners, and each batch is third-party lab tested for purity and potency. Our goal, good health for the real world. All of it.