June 22, 2018
I have 3 little ones under 6 and I love doing workbooks with them. Around Christmas I was able to review a batch of Play Smart Workbooks and we absolutely love them The age groups are perfect for my kids. Recently they reached back out and said that they had new books- puzzlers. I knew I just had to have them. They are perfect for my preschoolers and even with just getting ready for school.
Color & Shape Picture Puzzlers: For children ages 2+, this book focuses on puzzles that range from matching and comparing games and mazes to coloring and counting challenges. Each of the puzzles and activities help the children become more confident as they work throughout the book. Some of the puzzles are coloring with specific colors, connecting the dots, tracing and so many more. Includes 100+ colorful stickers and a wipe-clean game board.
Animal Picture Puzzlers: For ages 2+, this book focuses on animal based puzzles. Puzzles such as tracing, drawing, sorting, and matching. Includes 110+ colorful stickers and a wipe-clean game board.
Vehicle Picture Puzzlers: For ages 3+, this book focuses on vehicle based puzzles. Puzzles such as counting games, connect the dots, coloring, and mazes. Includes 90 colorful stickers and a wipe-clean game board.
Animal Picture Puzzlers: For ages 3+, this book focuses on animal based puzzles. Puzzles include counting, mazes, matching games, and connect the dots. Includes 80+ colorful stickers and a wipe-clean game board.
1-2-3 Picture Puzzlers: For ages 4+, this book focuses on games for math and numbers. Puzzles include writing, number games, coloring, and matching. Comes with 140+ colorful stickers and a wipe-clean game board.
Animal Picture Puzzlers: For ages 4+, this book includes animal based puzzles. These puzzles include mazes, cutting and pasting, matching and number games. Includes 110+ colorful stickers and a wipe-clean game board.
About (taken from website): Gakken is the number 1 educational publisher in Japan. Founded in 1946 by Hideto Furuoka, the mission of Gakken has always been to produce fun-first, educational materials for children.
June 21, 2018
Starting today and running through Sunday June 24, Redbox is offering a number of your favorite pre-owned dvds for purchase at a major discount. During the Summer Family Flash Sale you can pick up movies to keep for $4.99 and less.
Some of these titles include:
The LEGO Ninjago Movie – $4.99
My Little Pony (2017) – $4.99
The Emoji Movie – $4.99
Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas – $4.99
The Boss Baby – $3.99
Leap! – $3.99
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $3.99
Cars 3 – $3.99
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $3.99
June 20, 2018
Bubble Wrap was invented in 1957 to help keep products safe during shipping and moving. They are made by blowing air into bubbles which cushion fragile items. Bubble Wrap comes in many shapes and sizes and even colors now! The Bubble Wrap brand is trademarked but yet a general term for the product.
Bubble Pop has recently joined the packaging industry; bringing together wrapping paper and bubble wrap. Currently available in 5 colors and shapes also seasonal designs. I received 4 of them for review; polka dots, chevron, triangles and marble. What separates Bubble Pop from the rest is that every 12″ it’s perforated for easy tear. Whether you are using your Bubble Pop for shipping they are the perfect size.
Ideas to Use Bubble Pop
Wrapping Fragile and Delicates While Moving- Heck or even when your shopping. Most stores only wrap things that your buying in several layers of paper or even in a few paper bags. I’d feel safer if my glasswear was better protected.
Crafts: Use the bubble as the paint brushes to put an awesome and unique design on your artwork.
STRAIGHT UP POPPING THEM!!! Its been proven that popping the bubbles are relaxing and will relieve stress. If you have a college student- send him/her a roll around term week and let the popping begin.
I even saw that re-using it on your windows during the winter to save on your heating bills and keep the cold out.
Lastly, did you know that popping bubble wrap can actually strengthen a kids motor skills?
About (taken from Facebook page): Bubble Pop is a fun and exciting take on traditional wrapping paper combined with bubble wrap. Five different design categories with multiple colorways and seasonal designs, Bubble Pop will change the way you wrap and ship!
June 19, 2018
My daughter and I absolutely love Hard Candy makeup, it’s one of my favorite brands. When I go to Walmart to get new makeup (whether I need it or not) I always look at Hard Candy first. I also love the fact that they send me a lot of the most recent makeup for my daughter and I to test out. They sent us 8 samples of the new Plumping Lip Gloss.
The Plumping Lip Gloss has hyaluronic acid that helps hydrate and plump the lips up. Its designed to plump the skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines while also adding volume. There are so many different sheer and full color shades; including the 8 new shades below.
- Nude Beach
- Barely There
- Dirty Mind
- Birthday Suit
- Sugar Sugar
- Skin Deep
- First Kiss
- Max Pout: Will give you long term pouty lips if used t least twice a week for a month. Available in sheer shades from clear to nudes to reds and pinks. Can be worn on top of your favorite Hard Candy lipstick or alone for an amazing color combination! Currently available in 24 colors and shades.
I really like the colors of the lipsticks! There are shades for anyone who would like to have little or a lot of lip color/tint. I have never used a lip plumping serum before so when I first put it on my lips, it was kind of a shock. It made my lips tingle so bad. I at first I thought that I was having a bad reaction to it, but when my daughter tried it, it happened to her as well. So I knew then that it was how it worked and after using it a few times we were very pleased! My mom has very thin lips and I even suggested she try this.
May 17, 2018
Brick Shack Signs
With it being Mother’s Day, I had to make sure that I got my mom a very special gift. Over this last year while my husband has been out of work on medical, she has helped us any way that she could. Plus, being one of the most important women in my life, she deserves a great Mother’s Day gift. With my husband just getting back to work, I went to my cousin to propose we work together on a review. She owns an amazing little sign company out of Indiana, Brick Shack Signs, and can personalize anything you ask. I knew exactly what I wanted! I love to shop in small businesses like this one as they tend to make my gifts a little more personable.
When I was a little girl my mom used to sing “My Favorite Things” from the movie The Sound of Music at night. So most of my “inspiration” came from a pin I found on Pinterest. It looked similar but Brandy changed it up and made it a little more her style. She painted it to match my moms house and have a country look. I have 5 kids so she used 5 clothes pins on a wire to hang a picture of each of her grandkids- her favorite things.
Be sure to check out Brandy’s VIP page as she is always posting custom products. Even though she is family, I am so pleased with the quality of work that she has always done and the timely manner in which she got it done.