November 28, 2014
by Sierra Adams

Put Me In The Story Personalized Books; Suit Up With The Avengers Book Review #BookMagic


We think that books change lives, and we love the magic that the greatest stories create for kids – and adults, too!


At Put Me In The Story personalized bookswe create a personal connection between you and those special books you love. Our partners are the world’s greatest characters and favorite bestselling books. In our stories, you can assist Doc McStuffins on house call, explore the world of great women throughout history, suit up with Avengers, or simply tell your little one just how much you love them.

By taking the very best stories and giving families a way to personalize them, making their child the star, magic happens!

Put Me In The Story personalized books will put your child in the story they will love! Before bedtime every night, my youngest brother will bring a book into the living room and give it to either me, mom, dad, or my other brother. Before we even start reading, he will grab his blanket and cup and sit right next to us so he can see the pictures as well as listening to the story. He really loves story time before bed and we know he is learning so many things while we are having story time. He cannot go to bed without us reading a story to him and we don’t mind reading to him. When we heard about Put Me In The Story personalized books, we knew we had to have one! Soon enough,they contacted us to see if we could review the Avengers book because that is his favorite and knowing that we could put his picture in his own Suit Up With The Avengers personalized book would be the best gift ever for him. My brothers absolute favorite thing is superheroes and with this book, he can be in the story with the Avengers! For my little sister, we saw a Doc McStuffins book and had to have it for her! In this book, you assist Doc on a house call and it’s like you are right there with her! These personalized books are perfect for all kids because there are so many different book themes to choose from, your kid is bound to love one or more of them!



Put Me In The Story wants to give you a chance to win your very own book!

Prizes (Drawn December 6th):

  • Grand prize: $500 shopping spree on Put Me In The Story
  • 50 winners will receive a free personalized book of their choice


a Rafflecopter giveaway

November 26, 2014
by Nikki

BluApple Review

Blue Apple Logo Finalbluapples








 Okay, so… here’s the deal. I eat a vegan diet. My 3 year old son’s favorite foods are fruits. Fresh fruits. We both love to eat constantly. You know what I do not like? You want me to make a list? ;)

  • Wasting gasoline making multiple trips to the grocery store
  • Wasting money
  • Wasting money throwing away produce I just bought
  • Stocking up on produce when it goes on sale only to end up spending more because it went bad too quickly
  • Wasting food in general. There are people starving in the world, and we are throwing out food that could have saved a life.

I do love the internet. I was browsing along and stumbled upon this cool product I never knew existed. The Bluapple is a cute little plastic miracle worker in the shape of an apple. I reached out to the company  and learned a lot of useful information.

“Here’s a quick explanation of how the Bluapple works:

Ethylene gas is given off by all living plants, especially by fruits, vegetables and flowers, and acts as a chemical signal to speed up the ripening process.  The release of this gas is thought to be a mechanism by which plants promote uniform ripening or opening, etc.   In nature, the uniformity of these events attracts the maximum number of pollinators such as birds and insects. At home, however, when you store your fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, ethylene gas builds up. As a result the ripening process is accelerated too quickly.   This is a major reason we all throw out so much spoiled produce!

The Bluapple does not release any gas or chemical, but only absorbs, constantly removing this harmful gas from your produce storage area.  The Bluapple is  a scientific and essential part of keeping produce fresh.

There are three key elements to long produce life: a) temperature – keeping produce cold; b) humidity – using vented plastic bags to keep a moist, but not wet environment; c) ethylene gas management – using the Bluapple.  Disruption of any one of these elements will cause premature spoilage. “

They do provide a money back guarantee, not that you’d need it.

photo 2 (2)

photo 1 (2)

photo 4 (1)

I have been using the Bluapple in my produce drawer and in my fruit bowl for over a month now and have had time to eat every bit of produce I’ve brought home. There hasn’t been a moldy berry or rotten apple here since I’ve gotten the Bluapple.



photo (1)





If you would like to start saving your produce and your money all you have to do is enter my giveaway for a 2 pack of The BluApple!

There will we THREE lucky winners, and the giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada 18+

a Rafflecopter giveaway




November 25, 2014
by Nikki

Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care







About (taken from website): Since 1997, Haute Decor has been developing innovative seasonal products to meet your decorating needs.


Review: Christmas is my favorite holiday throughout the year! We make no expense at decorating either. We hang everything from wreaths to garland to the lights. Christmas has to be our favorite time to just spend time as a family. With my brother having wrestling all the time, my dad working, and me with all of my activities. Christmas is the one time when we can spend time together both decorating the house for Christmas and on Christmas Eve and that next morning. The one thing we really didn’t know what to do with though, was our stockings; We don’t really have anywhere to hang them! Once we looked through Haute Decor’s products, we saw they had many different ways to hang your stockings.

Since there are so many people in our house, we needed a way to hang all of the stockings and we sure got one. We got the pleasure of receiving a stocking holder with a little snowman for each member of the family. There is a dad, a mom, two girls, and two boys to go with each member. We also got a dog for the seventh member of our family! When my little brother saw them put up, he went to the fireplace and pointed to each one, telling us their names.



Since we had out stockings hung up, we noticed they weren’t all straight or cooperating! It’s a good thing we also received HangRight Stocking Adjusters. With the adjusters, all of the stockings look uniform and are all hung just right! We know we enjoyed putting these decorations up along with our other ones and know your family will love to do it too! Haute Decor has amazing decorations that we have loved forever!xmas clips

Please enjoy these coupons from Haute Decor!

Advent Calendar – Christmas Around the World (use coupon code TXCKO6TJ for 25% off until November 25)

HangRight Stocking Adjusters (Red) (Use coupon code RSZ8JIJX for 25% off until November 25)

** The above links are affiliate links. If you purchase, I will receive compensation **

November 24, 2014
by Nikki

SoCozy Haircare for kids!








About (taken from website): Celebrating 20 years of Cozy Cuts for Kids (Manhattan’s premiere children’s hair salon) and a whopping one million haircuts, Cozy Friedman is taking a strand. The children’s hair expert and entrepreneur is redefining the entire children’s hair care experience with her new and improved SoCozy collection of salon quality hair care products.

About: I have a few kids, and finding awesome stuff for their hair at salon quality is hard. Not only on the wallet but not many places make them! SoCozy has a fantastic line of hair products for your little ones:


Boo! Lice Prevention Spray: 100% all natural and even gluten free. This spray is for “just in case”. I really wish that I could find something like this 8 years ago when we battled lice really bad with my oldest daughter. Besides it being great for your daughter, its smells fantastic.

Cinch 2-in1 Shampoo + Body Wash: The scent of this one is guav-o-rama. This is what I like for my kids the most. No spending more money on more soaps and washes. One and done!

Cinch Super Hydrating Conditioner: This is awesome too! This has a detangler in the conditioner, this company really knows how to make it easier on mton of mom and dad. My daughter always had really long hair and spending a ton of money on shampoos and conditioner + extra detangler on top. She would cry to get her hair brushed. Even at 17, this worked amazing. The smell is delicious in berry-whip.

Behave Styling Mousse Medium Hold: There is nothing that we as moms (or dads) hate is having to do your childs hair for school, an outing or pictures. And half way there, the  flyaways start coming out, or their curls lose bounce. This will help keep your daughters hair in check! Use before styling for amazing hold. Scent is Peachy-Keen.

Behave Styling Cream Soft Hold: This is the same as the medium hold, but with a softer, lighter hold. Comes in Pear-Fection scent (yum!).

All of these that I received for review are just a few of what they have to offer. Be sure to check out their website for more.