Monday, February 12, 2018

Delta Children

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review
I remember a very long time spending a few minutes alone with my hubby.  We talked about everything and nothing at all.....  Now with 2 boys in school, sports and who have hobbies those moments alone are just a fond memory!  Okay so maybe I am being a bit melodramatic, but I don't get much time alone with my hubby.  My boys hate being alone in their room and normally just bring their toys or games to living room to play...  Well unless of course I am in the kitchen or my room then they bring their stuff there!  I draw the line at the bathroom, lol.
Well this weekend that all changed with my hubby finally set up their Delta Children furniture.  My youngest son who was sleeping in my childhood bed got his very own Batman bed!  And my boys also got a cars activity center to share!  Now I can't get them to come out of their room.

Let me tell you a bit about both of them:

If you are like me and have a hard time getting your little one to sleep in his own bed you def. want to check out this super cool Batman bed. 
Even superheroes need a comfy place to sleep—and the Batman Upholstered Twin Bed from Delta Children is just right for the caped crusader in your life. Designed to add sleek style to any Batcave, this kids’ twin bed features a headboard and footboard adorned with the Bat logo, graphics of the Gotham City skyline and 3D applique of Batman’s silhouette. What makes this twin bed for kids even more super? It is constructed with a sturdy wood frame and upholstered in a faux leather fabric to create a cozy and secure sleep space for your little vigilante.
About Batman: Dark Knight. Caped Crusader. Sworn protector of Gotham City. Batman goes by many names, but he has only one mission—become the world’s greatest weapon against crime. His powers? Super-sophisticated gear and intelligence. Batman’s utility belt and Batmoblie help him morph him into the ultimate vigilante. Made to KA-POW, Batman furniture from Delta Children adds cool style to your child’s space while creating a fun crime-fighting ambiance that's perfect for pretend play.
  • Holds up to 350 pounds
  • Bed features upholstered headboard and footboard
  • Constructed with wood and faux leather
  • Ultra-cool Batman graphics on the headboard and footboard
  • Easy assembly
  • Fits standard twin mattress (sold separately)
  • Wooden slat bed frame; doesn’t require a box spring
  • Meets or exceeds all CPSIA requirements
  • Assembled Dimensions (in inches): 42.12 (width) by 33.4 (height) by 80 (length)
It was so easy to build!  My hubby kept pushing it off, but when he finally did put it together, it took all of 10 minutes.  The only tool we need was a screw driver.  And I love that once it is together how low it sits to the ground.  My Quinn is a klutz and tends to trip over air.  So I prefer the distance from the floor to his feet to be as short as possible.  Also this makes it easier for him to make his own bed. The bed as mentioned above can hold 350/lbs.  My son only weighs 47/lbs, but there is some days when my son wants to have movie night in his room.  So my hubby or I plop down onto his bed, normally accompanied by a dog or 2.  And we watch w/e horrible... I mean delightful movie the boys picked for us to watch.  So the fact it can hold a lot of weight is great, because lets face it a kids bed is so much more than just a place to sleep!  My son had all my dogs on the bed the other day pretending it was the Batmobile.
The leather header, footer and railing make cleaning it so easy!  I wish I could say I only need to wipe dust off, but the truth is my kids smear all sort of grosses on their beds!  An easily clean surface is a must in my house.   Oh and speaking of the headboard I love that it is tall and comfortable.  I spend several hours a week reading to my boys in their room.  This header provides a perfect place for me to lean back!
Finally I love the attention to detail.  My son can't get over the fact he is sleeping in an actually Batman bed!  As I said he even pretends it is the Batmobile.  Delta Children gets kids, it helps them to use their imagination.  

As I said before this was only one of the amazing new additions to my boys room this weekend.  They also got their very own activity center!

You may not know this, but my family is all about the art!  My home is decorated in things my boys and I painted or made.  We spend the first Saturday of every month at our local walk in art center open house.  We take painting classes and even have painting days at home.  My hubby handles all the sports in our family, but I take car of the creative part.  My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE this Activity Center Easel.  Not only does it give them a place to paint, but they also have a area to do their homework, store their art supplies and in the back they can even put their art pads and books. 

Plus let not forget the perfect height stool that came with it!  My boys are in love.  I like the fact that it was pretty easy to build.  Not as easy as the bed.  Also it is durable.  Once we had it together their was no wobbling.  My kiddos need this when I paint it is a relaxing, when my kids paint you would think they hate their canvas with the force they use lol.

Time to get crafty! Designed to help your little one express their creative side, the Disney/Pixar Cars Activity Center from Delta Children provides the space and storage your budding artist needs. The 3-in-1 design features a magnetic dry-erase board that can be positioned for your child to sit and draw with markers, or stowed upright to reveal a spacious tabletop to complete craft projects. On the other side of the easel a fabric toy bin and two tiers of storage pockets offers convenient compartments for art supplies, toys and books. Adorned with colorful Cars graphics of Lightning McQueen, Jackson and Cruz, this Activity Center makes everyday endeavors more inspiring.
About Cars: The ultimate speed racer, Lightning McQueen, loves going faster than fast! A four-time Piston Cup winner and World Grand Prix favorite, McQueen’s cool and confident attitude paired with a supercharged V-8 engine, free-flowing dual exhaust and speeds that reach 200 MPH makes him the wheel deal. Off the track, he spends most of his time in Radiator Springs—a small town along Route 66—with his best bud, Tow Mater and girlfriend, Sally Carrera.
  • Recommended for ages 3-6 
  • 3-in-1 design features toy storage, and an adjustable easel that retracts to reveal a spacious desktop 
  • Set includes: magnetic dry-erase board, stool and large removable fabric toy bin
  • Features toy organizer on the reverse side for toys, books and art supplies
  • Surface wipes clean easily
  • Stool measures (in inches): 11 (height); Stool holds up to 50 pounds
  • Meets or exceed all national safety standards and CPSC regulations
  • Easy assembly
  • Assembled Dimensions (in inches): 20 (width) by 34.5 (height) by 19.5 (depth)

Saturday, January 27, 2018


Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
No two people are the same.  So why should they be on the same diet/weight lost plan?  It just doesn't work that way, a few years ago when my hubby and I were working out and dieting what worked for him never worked for me.  Same for my sister and I.  But how do you know what will work for you?  Most of the time it is by trial and error,  but if you are like me after several "errors" I'm ready to give up.  That is why I think HomeDNA collection Kit is genius! 

The HomeDNA Healthy Weight Test is a scientifically-based weight-management test that identifies a person’s genetic makeup and provides diet and exercise strategies uniquely tailored to their specific genotype. The consumer collects DNA at home and, in just 4-6 weeks after samples arrive at the lab, they receive a comprehensive report with personalized nutrition and fitness recommendations that work best for their body. Rather than taking a one-size- fits-all approach to weight management, HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight helps you cook smarter, eat healthier, and exercise more effectively based on DNA data that accelerate positive weight management goals. HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight results include:  Detailed analysis of the genetic markers that most influence your weight 
Personalized recommendations for: 
Foods—The best foods to meet your caloric needs 
Nutrition—Optimal nutrient needs and most effective supplements  Exercise—Ideal workouts to achieve and maintain your healthiest weight

Everyone’s DNA is unique—and so is every DNA fitness profile! Does your body need more cardio or more strength-training? What is the right balance of proteins, fats, and carbs for you? Which vitamins and nutrients are optimal for your healthy weight? DNA fitness testing can unlock the information that takes the guesswork out of which types of training, diet, and supplements one’s body responds to most efficiently. The DNA analysis is provided by the team of scientific experts and PhDs at DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC ® ), one of the world’s largest and most respected DNA testing laboratories. Convenient at-home DNA collection, affordability, and testing by a trusted and highly accredited laboratory make this a great leap forward for consumers who want to look and feel their best. Finally, consumers can advance beyond “one-size- fits-all” weight management and find real solutions based on their DNA.

Yes please!!  This takes the "trial and error" process out of the equation.  Meaning you can start off the right way!  No guess work needed.  
So first off your report gives you a summary.  It tells you in what areas you are below average, normal, enhanced ect.

Next it tells you about your genes and your weight loss ability.  This helps you to understand more what makes you,well you and why certain things may not have worked in the past.
Okay so now you know what your problem areas are and why.  They give you a report on how to fix it.  Which food you should be eating.  And the percentage you should eat.   They type of nutrients you should be trying to get more of.  Also the kind of exercise you should be doing.  

Last but not least they give you a meal plan AND exercise plan.
Because lets admit it, telling me to eat this food is great, but unless you really break it down for me I wont do it!
They give a seven day plan and it is doable!  It doesn't tell me to take a 7 hour hike.  It is something as simple as 60 minutes of walking!  Or 3 sets of dumbbells!  

I am pretty impressed and have to say if you are thinking about getting fit you def. want to check them out!  You already tried it the wrong way, now trying it the HOMEDNA COLLECTION WAY!

And if you use my special offer you can save $50 
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Steven Universe Season one

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My kids watch shows that teach you about friendship, working together and how to count.  They watch shows that teach them to talk Spanish, tie their shoes and even spell.  But sometimes my kids just want to watch something fun.  Something that isn't trying to teach them a darn thing.  And I'm okay with that!  We all need a guilty pleasure.  For my boys that is Steven Universe.  This show is just silly and fun.  I personally don't like it, lol, but I'm also not a kid!  

Experience the magic of Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems from the very beginning.  Join Steven, a boy so full of enthusiasm that he lights up the world around him, as he discovers his powers and the secrets of his past.  Meet the citizens of Beach City and beyond, like Lapis Lazuli, Peridot and Stevonnie.  Sing along to unforgettable songs with Steven, Pearl, Amethyst and Garnet.  With fun and adventure at every turn, find out why so many in his universe believe in Steven.

My boys think he is just hilarious!  I guess from a kids point of view he is, he just always seems to find himself in awkward situations!  Where the Gems have to help him out.... A LOT!

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own

I tend to go a little overboard when taking photos.  I have so many on my camera and phone.  One of my kiddos favorite things to do on a rainy day is look back at old photos.  I normally make hot chocolate or lemonade in the summer and we sit around the table giggling and remembering fun times.  Every once in awhile I have a photo that just has to be put onto a canvas.  
So I know I talk about my kiddos and I a lot, and many of you may not know this but I also have siblings!  A few years ago my sister got married, my hubby took several photos afterwards and I fell in love with one of them.  It was a photo of my younger brother, sister and I. 

That photo captured my brothers goofy nature and my sisters smart assness (notice the smirk).  It also I think shows just has close we are.  There was not awkward pose with fake smiles, what you see in this photo is love.   They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this one def. is  I love this photo!  And after a birthday gift to my sister I wanted to have it placed on a canvas.  Which is why I turned to
Their quality is top notch.  When I first sent them the photo it wasn't that great of quality.  I sent them a copy a had on my work computer.  The company actually reached out and asked me to try and send them the original.  They could have just sent it as it was, but no!  They took the time to reach out to me and make sure I got a great quality canvas.  Okay for me this got them two HUGE thumbs up!  How many companies do you know that would do that!  After we got that all taken care of my photo arrived within a few days!  Again they solved a problem before it was a problem and then they sent me my item ASAP
Now I could go on and on about how great it looks, but I would rather just show you
It is beautiful!  I don't know what else I could ask for from this company!  The customer service was awesome, the product turned out beautiful and the turn around was super quick!  As I said I take quite a few photos and for now on I know exactly where I am going to turn the best ones into a canvas.
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Get ready to smash the ball & collect ‘em all with Smashers – the hottest new collectables from ZURU! Smashers have over 100 wacky collectable characters, which can only be found in the innovative Smashball that puts the action right in your hand! Smash open the Smashball to reveal your character hidden inside. Smashers Series 1 is all about sports and includes both “good and bad” sports characters, along with limited edition and very rare figures to find and collect!
Battle against the Bad Sports to earn Smash Points and become a Smasher Elite! Just throw, smash, and surprise! The line includes the Smasher 1-Pack
Smasher 3- Pack with 2 Smashers hidden in Smashballs 
and the Smasher 8-Pack with 6 Smashers hidden in Smashballs 

The Smashers Tin comes in two versions, Football and Basketball, and contains a Limited Edition Smasher (SRP $7.99), and the Smashers Team Bus also comes in two versions, Football and Basketball, and contains 2 Limited Edition Smashers.
Okay I have a 7 year old and a 10 year little boys.  When I had them something and tell them to smash it watch out!  Both of their eyes lite up with a naughty glee before they let lose and started to smash those little balls on the floor!  Afterwards they would run forward to see what little surprise awaited them inside.  After they were done smashing I gave them the Basketball court/vehicle so they could take turns launching their new toys into a hoop (It also works as a holder for the smashers)  My boys LOVE them.  Not only was it fun to smash they open, but they also love the surprise aspect and the fact that they could play with them afterwards!

But wait not wasn't the only toy we got to try.  My kids always love "surprise" type toys when you just never know what is going to be inside.  That is why 5 surprise is perfect for them.  
5 Surprise’s 5 Surprise!

This new collectible line from ZURU harnesses the anticipation and excitement of “unboxing” a surprise combined with the addictiveness of collectables. Unwrap, peel, reveal! Kids will love opening their 5 Surprise capsules almost as much as the toys inside. Wave 1 will feature over 300 toys in pink and blue capsules with additional waves introducing 100 new toys every six months. There are five different themed segments with a HUGE range of boys and girls toys, resulting in thousands of combinations of surprise toys, making 5 Surprise the coolest, most unique capsules ever! 
You get a baseball size ball with 5 small toys inside.  When you open your toy there is orange type slices that you need to open and see what treasure lays within.  My only complaint is we pretty much got the same toys :(  I was thinking since we got several balls they would all be different, but most of the little toys were the same.

Smashers will be available at Target and Toys R Us on March 1. And 5 Surprise will be available at Walmart and Toys R Us on March 1, as well.