Thursday, October 31, 2013

Anchor Bay Entertainment Tickety Toc “Chime Time Adventures” DVD review

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

Anchor Bay Entertainment Tickety Toc “Chime Time Adventures”  DVD review



I'm sure you seen from yesterdays review that Quinn LOVES Tickety Toc.  So as I'm sure you know when I was offered the chance to review the DVD I was beyond excited!  For those of you who never seen Ticket Toc its a super cute kids TV show!  With lots of lovable characters and fun plot lines for little ones.  My little guy can be heard yelling "Chime Time" through out the house when his Tickety Toc is on :)
The debut DVD in the Tickety Toc series follows  twins Tommy and Tallulah as they race to chime time, but as every hour passes and the clock springs to life, things don't always run so smoothly! The first-ever six episode collection introduces us to the twins and their adorable friends – Pufferty, McCoggins, Tooteroo, Madame Au Lait, Battersby, Chikidee and Hopparoo.
We follow them on a wild storybook adventure!    In “Chime Time Adventures,” the Tick Tocketeers attempt daring circus acts, wow a crowd with amazing magic tricks, play a giant game of Tickety-Tag and delight in a marvelously messy photo day!  

The episodes include: “Story Time,” “Painting Time,” “Show Time,” “Bath Time,” “Photo Time” and “Play Time.”  

Released: 9/10/13
Run Time: 68 minutes

This show is absolutely adorable I hope you will take the time to enjoy it with your little one.  I love how much fun each episode is and the fact all the characters are sweet.  My Quinn never misses an episode!  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tickety Toc Toys from Just Play: Talking Tommy Doll review

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

Tickety Toc Toys from Just Play: Talking Tommy Doll review 



My little Quinn adores Tickety Toc!  During the day when I put it on no matter where Quinn is he hears the music and comes running yelling Chime Time CHIME TIME!
When I found out I would be able to review Tickety Toc items for my Holiday Gift Guide I was SO excited!  I can't wait until Christmas morning to see Quinn face when he opens his Talking Tommy Doll.  If your little one prefers Tallulah they also have her :)
 Talking Tommy Doll/Talking Tallulah Fans of the Tickety Toc series can always engage with their favorite twins with the interactive talking Tommy and Tallulah dolls! Based on the show’s fun-loving, problem-solving twins, the dolls each say several recognizable phrases and sing the Tickety Toc theme song.  These toys can be found at Toys 'R' Us and are only 1 of the many Tickety Toc items being offered.
Ages 3+ 
$19.99 

Since I'm saving this for Christmas I kept it in the box.  I was able to squeeze his belly and hear all the cute saying and songs he plays!  I was so impressed that he sounds exactly like Tommy from Tickety Toc and his sayings are all things I recognize from the show.
I was in my spare bedroom squeezing his belly and I suddenly hear Quinn yell "Chime Time!"  I quickly hid Tommy and tried to distract Quinn lol
  I went to Toys 'R' Us and found out he can be purchased both online and in store.  If your little one is a Tickety Toc fan you def. want to add these to your Christmas list.  The Doll is high quality and I know its going to put a HUGE smile on my little guys face Christmas morning.
If you are unfamiliar with Tickety Toc I can't give this show enough praise!  Its super adorable for younger kids and always puts a huge smile on Quinn's face!  It has fun characters and sweet story lines.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wooky Entertainment: Style Me Up! Shambala Style Bracelets review

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

Wooky Entertainment: Style Me Up! Shambala Style Bracelets review


Style Me Up! Shambala Style Bracelets - Joyful jewelry!  Girls can make the Shambala trend on their own by creating beaded bracelets that bring out their inner glow.  The kit includes beautiful and luxurious rhinestones as well as stylish beads, waxed cord, and cotton thread.  
Ages: 8+
$9.99
Even though I don't have a daughter I have a HUGE family and lots of little cousins to buy for.  When I was given the chance to review the Style Me Up! Shambala Style Bracelets I knew these would be perfect for my little guys to make all their cousins little bracelets for Christmas!  Not only do I get a cute gifts to give the girls, but my boys also get to hand make them and put a lot of love into each of them.

The Bracelets were easy to make and def. super cute!  There are so many different color beads to choose from.  The kit has EVERYTHING you need....  Well okay you have to provide you own scissors to cut.  The finished product is very stylish and I know the girls are going to LOVE them this Christmas :)

I think the kit would make the perfect gift for a little girl!  They are fun to make and really let little girls style them for their own preference :)

Ravensburger: Bugs in the Kitchen review

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

Ravensburger: Bugs in the Kitchen review

I try my hardest to teach my kids the true meaning of Christmas, but lets admit it toys are a HUGE part of Christmas!  This time of year it can be super tough to find Santa Claus worthy toys.  And by tough I mean there are so many you have no clue what to get!!  I tried to sit down with my little guy and make a wish list and by the end of it I had 2 things.....  A new puppy (So not happening) and video games.  So with that I'm left to my own devices to find great gifts.

After searching the internet and reading reviews I found a super fun game that I know my little guys are going to LOVE!
Bugs in the Kitchen

About the game:
There's a bug in the kitchen! Hurry get rid of it! The "bug" is a battery-operated Hexbug Nano (from Innovation First) that crawls across the 3D game board as players attempt strategic moves to lead it into their traps. The board features 24 utensils that rotate in place to create paths for the bug. Players roll the die to see whether they can turn a fork, knife, or spoon to change the bug's trajectory. Players start the bug in the middle of the board and move fast to turn the utensils in a direction that will lure the creeping creature into their snare. A wrong move can let the bug escape! Each bug that is captured earns the player one bug token, and the first player to collect five tokens wins the game. 
Suggested age:  6+
Price: 24.99
Batteries included
Players: 2-4
Time to play 15-20 min
Available at Target

Okay this game is so fun even I had to get into the action!  The utensils are super easy to turn making it perfect for little fingers. 

 The little racing nano bug had my kids cheering and having a blast!  You simply roll the die which has utensils on it.  Which ever utensil you roll you are able to move.  The strategy is to move the ones that will get the bug closer to your trap.


  We had a blast playing and I know all little kids will love this game!  It is suggest for 6 years and older, but I was able to help my 2 year old play.  I just had to watch he didn't put any pieces in his mouth.  Its one of those games that after you play once or twice with your kid they can do it on there own!  Which was great because as much fun as I had playing the first time I couldn't play the 20 something games that my little guys wanted to play.  It kept them busy all day......  Oh and parents besides my kids cheering the game was quite!  No annoying overly obnoxious noises!  So not only is the game kid friendly its also parent friendly too :)

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Care Bears: The Great Giving Holiday review and giveaway

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


Care Bears: The Great Giving Holiday review and giveaway 



                                                        SYNOPSIS :
Tis' the season to be caring when the all-new CGI holiday special Care Bears: The Great Giving Holiday arrives on DVD, Digital Download, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View November 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
 The Care Bears: The Great Giving Holiday DVD also includes a bonus episode.


Come along to Care-a-Lot and join Great Giving Bear, Harmony and all their cuddly Bear friends in this new adventure filled with holiday cheer! Great Giving Day and hibernation are just around the corner...and so is trouble! The unbearable Beastly tries to spoil the holidays, the Great Giving Day Pageant is overrun by a troublemaker and Cheer's helpful nature means she might not gather enough food for hibernation. Only with teamwork and caring can the Bears come together in friendship to save this special time of year.

DVD BASICS
                               Release date: November 5, 2013                                Language: English

                                  Running time: 66 minutes                        


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My review:
As I'm sure most of you know my kiddos adore the Care Bears, as do I!  They have been around since I was little girl and I'm happy to be able to share them with my kids.  Even though they look a bit different the Care Bears still deliver the same heart warming message about friendship and kindness.  The Care Bears: The Great giving Holiday, is a perfect holiday film to watch with your little ones :).  

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Giant Microbes Review and giveaway

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review all opinions are my own.
This post is part of my Holiday Gift guide!  To learn more or see other great items please click HERE.

Giant Microbes Review and giveaway 

I know a few of you are dying to know what is a Giant Microbes?
They are are stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes.  They are a perfect, fun and friendly way to teach kids about microbes (Sickness.)  A few months ago my little guy had a horrible cold, my friend went and got him a Giant Microbes plush!  Even though my little guy still felt horrible from his cold the plush put a huge smile on his face.  Afterwards he couldn't stop showing people his stuffed toy and explaining to them that it use to be inside of him lol  Yes we got quite a few raised eyebrows at that line.

When I found out that Giant Microbes had Christmas Ornaments I just knew they had to be part of my Holiday Gift Guide!  I choose the wreath which came with white blood cell, sore throat, stomach ache, nerve cell and amoeba.  Not only are these super cute, but they made my oldest (Brandon Jr) ask all sorts of questions.  I love teaching my little guys new things so anything that has them asking questions and wanting to learn gets a HUGE thumbs up from me!



The Christmas wreath is only one of many things offered by Giant Microbes.  I was looking at their site and could not believe all the choices!  I think these would be really cute to buy and put away for a day your little one gets sick.  I know it will help to put a smile on their face to see the germ inside of them.  Also the have adult items like egg cell and venereals (STD) plush I know you are wondering why I mentioning these....  Well even though my oldest is only 5 I so DREAD the talk and I have a feeling that maybe if I use plush dolls it may make the talk a little easier...  Plus I can put a venereal doll in his bed and make him think twice before doing anything.  I know that sounds like crazy mom talk lol

As I'm sure anyone who knows me will tell you I'm addicting to reading!  Once I seen the book worm I just knew I had to have it :)  Its def. making its way to my Christmas wish list.

There is to many to list, but I hope you will take the time to check out the site and see everything!  They even have a bad breath plush.  If you know anyone with constant bad breath this would be a cute (and effective) way to tell them.


The Giant Microbes are cute and educational!  Not only will they make a great gift, but they are sure to put a smile on anyone's face!  I can't wait to decorate my tree this year and show off my Giant Microbes :)

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wind and Weather Review and giveaway

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in any way to write this review all opinions are my own.
This post is part of my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.  If you wish to learn more click HERE.

I hope you are ready for another fun and exciting Christmas review!  Every year around this time I start to get into the Christmas mood.  I want to start baking, shopping and decorating!  My poor hubby tries to explain I still have 2 more holiday to get through until Christmas....  Soooo even though its super hard I force my self to wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving to start decorating the house.  Just because I have to wait to decorate doesn't mean I can't start buying decorations :)!!

Today I want to tell you about a shop that has some of the cutest Holiday decor.  Wind and Weather has a wide selection that includes, but isn't limited to lighting, wreaths, stocking stuffers outdoor decor, Santas and so much more!
All their items are super cute and guaranteed to be a prized piece in you home.

I personally was able to review a LED - Lighted Polar Bear Cub.   Made with durable poly-plastic and accented with a cute nose, eyes and ears to make it look life like! The cub is illuminated with sixteen bright white LED lights. Requires three AAA batteries (not included). For indoor use only. 
Available Styles


Standing Polar Bear Cub 

Crouching Polar Bear Cub 
Sitting Polar Bear Cub

I'm sure you can see how super adorable it is!  I can't wait to set up my tree and have my little polar bear cub set beside it.  Its def. going to being huge smiles to my little guys faces.
This is only 1 of the choices at Wind and Weather!  They have so much to choose from.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ornaments With Love review

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was in no way paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
This post is part of my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!  If you would like to learn more please click here.

Christmas is my favorite time of year.  Not because of the gifts (even though they are nice :)!!), but that is not why its my favorite time of year...  I love it because it means lots of family time :).  Christmas traditions are a huge thing in my family.  Small things like making cut out cookies with my grandmother, putting a lit candle in the window Christmas Eve (Irish tradition) or even my hubby and I exchanging a gift Christmas Eve after we finish playing Santa.

For me its all about tradition and making memories with my family.  One of my favorite happens to be decorating the tree :).  Each year we add at least 1 new decoration some times more, but always at least one.  I love it because we go back through all the years and look at some of the things we added.  We make hot chocolate, eat cookies and make and entire night out of it.  When the tree is done we have a Christmas movie marathon and talk about what we hope Santa brings.  My little guys are only 2 and 5 and they already look forward to this every year.

With this being such a huge event in my home I wanted to do something special this year.  So I contacted Ornaments with Love to see if I would be able to review a personalized Ornament.  I was so super excited when they said yes and couldn't wait to pick the perfect one with my kiddos :).

Before I talk about the item I reviewed I want to tell you a bit more about the company.  Ornaments With Love specializes in making 1 of kind personalize Ornaments.  They make them for families, couples, babies, pets, sports, hobbies and so much more!  They have something for everyone and are guaranteed to have that perfect ornament just for you and your loved ones.  Keep them for yourself and give them as a cute gift.  Right away when using the website I realized they were super easy to use and had so many choices!  Its  family owned so you know a lot of time and love goes into each ornament   Also I was super impressed with how fast my item arrived after ordering.
The only issue I had was when ordering with 2 little kids every item is the best and they changed their mind at least 15 times!  Shopping with a 2 and 5 year old always proves to been difficult lol!  

We did eventually pick one and we were all in love with the it in the end.
We got the Personalized Snow Family Christmas Ornament with Hats - 5 Children from Ornaments with love

I know some of you are most likely thinking hold on this lady only has 2 kids....  Yes my little guys thought it would be rude not to put our pups on our family Ornament!  I loved that not only could I pick the Ornament, but they had a few different size choices making it possible to have the perfect family size for us.... Pups included!
I'm sure you can see from my photo its super cute and I can tell you its def. going to be the star of my Christmas tree this year.
My little guys keep finding "their" snowman and excitingly pointing him out.

I can't wait to hang it up this year!  If your family is looking for a 1 of kind made just for you Ornament you want to check out Ornaments With Love!
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Lifetime Holiday 4-Film Collection review and giveaway

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


Lifetime Holiday 4-Film Collection review and giveaway 



                                                   SYNOPSIS :
Tis’ the season for holiday cheer and what better way to feel that cheer then with Lifetime Holiday 4-Film Collection  from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Four of Lifetime’s top-rated holiday classics are available for the first time on DVD in one gift-set.
The Christmas ConsultantHoliday Spin,The March Sisters at Christmas and Holly’s Holiday
The Christmas Consultant
David Hasselhoff (TV’s “Baywatch”) brings in the merry as a sought-after consultant hired by a workaholic mother to get her family through the holidays. When Christmas and family collide and the consultant takes over, they are in for a holiday season they’ll never forget.
Holiday Spin
Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) stars in a heartwarming story of a former dance champion and his estranged son. Watch as they overcome their differences and work together to prepare a dance routine for the Christmas Eve ballroom competition.
The March Sisters at Christmas
Starring Julie Marie Berman (TV’s “General Hospital”), this contemporary take on the novel Little Women follows the legendary sisters as they fight to save their home and search for love during the holidays.
Holly’s Holiday
Claire Coffee (TV’s “Grimm”) plays an advertising executive who is strangely attracted to the handsome mannequin in the holiday window. After she is knocked unconscious by a falling icicle, he comes to life as the man of her dreams – until she learns that his personality is still plastic.
DVD BASICS


Release date: October 15, 2013                                

Language: English

Running time: Approximately 360 minutes                        
Rating: TV PG 

My review:
I never seen any of these movies before writing this review.  I have to say I'm so happy I was contacted to review this DVD.  Each of the 4 films are heartfelt and all great family films.  My family loves to sit down at the Holidays and watch these sort of movies and I'm excited I now have 4 new films to share with my family.  Out of the 3 The March Sisters at Christmas is my favorite :).  My hubby can't believe we aren't past Halloween and I'm ready in the Christmas mood.  I told him its my favorite time of year and its never to soon to watch Christmas movies!  And watching these 4 reminded me of being back home when I was little and watching movies with my siblings Christmas eve and us talking about taking shifts to try and "catch" Santa!  They def. put you in the Christmas mood because they have that Christmas magic that make the holidays what they are :)


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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Puff’s Fresh Faces

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  Regardless all opinions are my own.

Puff’s Fresh Faces


Saline is a Natural way to help remove your makeup, wipe your nose, or freshen up after a workout or long day. Puffs Fresh Faces are patented and uniquely formulated with Natural saline, aloe, and Vitamin E for all your face has to face each day.
I sure most of you remember my Boogie Wipes review my kids LOVE these and they really make a huge difference when little guys are sick.  I was really hoping that eventually there would be an adult product and FINALLY there is :)  Puff's Fresh Faces is not only great for blowing your nose, but also for cleaning up your face or for a quick freshen up.  They come in both 45 and 15 count boxes.  They can be purchased in Lavender  Vicks, fresh scent and fragrance free.  They work amazingly and I love that they come in 2 difference sizes.  The 15 count is super easy to fit into my purse.

Below I will include some fun information about Paint The Mall Pink: 
Puff’s Fresh Faces is the national sponsor of Paint The Mall Pink events taking place at Simon Malls nationwide October 1-31.  Paint The Mall Pink is a month long event highlighting Breast Cancer awareness and the importance of women’s health.   We are proud to be the national sponsor for this event, and hope your readers are able to attend an event in their area.  For more information and to find participating Simon Malls, please visit www.puffsfreshfaces.com/paint-the-mall-pink.


I def. think Puff's Fresh Faces wipes are a must have for everyone :)  If you would like to learn more please see my link below:

Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Coupon!

Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure 

Lionsgate Home Entertainment is excited that today they have released Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD at Walmart as well as on Digital Download and VOD!
The film is the exciting follow-up to the hit movie, Alpha and Omega, and starting today you can visit Coupons.com or Walmart.com to receive $3.00 off.

My kids LOVED the First Alpha and Omega!  I still remember how they laughed when Kate's "suppose" to be mate howled and it sounded silly.  I can't wait for them to see Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure I have a feeling its going to be as heartwarming as the first.  I just found out in the near future I will be able to review a copy so be on the look out for that upcoming review!

Anyone else who is interested in buying I want you share the coupon links.  You can print these out and save $3!!  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

10" Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri review


10" Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri review



The Ozeri Stainless steel pan is 100% PFOA-Free Non-Stick Coating!!  It uses ETERNA, the world's longest lasting 100% non-stick coating.  It is made with the highest quality 18/8 stainless steel with TriPly construction.  This Eco-friendly pan has all the great benefits of non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins when being used.  It nice to know I'm not having my family breathing in harmful stuff as I cook for them.

The scratch-resistant coating allows for super easy cleaning.  As a mom who tends to burn things it nice to know I can scrub like crazy and not have stuff be released.  Not that it matters because the surface is so easy to clean that I don't have to scrub hard.  I had to throw pans out in the past because the non-stick surface released.

I do have other Stainless steel pans in my home they worked just as good as this one, but here is the thing....  Those other Stainless Steel pans cost me A LOT of money!  When I first moved out someone convinced me I had to buy all LifeTime products.  Don't get me wrong they are amazing, but paying over $100 per pan was a bit crazy to me.  So I'm sure you can imagine how amazed I was to find a product that works just as well and is so much cheaper!


The Ozeri Pan cooks my food perfectly I love that stainless steel  distributes the heat evenly and that everything cooks to perfection.  I was def. impressed that nothing stuck and that clean up was as simple as a wiping my product after use.  I wish I would have known about Ozeri when I first moved out I could have saved so much money.

The Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri is the world’s only stainless steel frying pan to offer a non-stick feature without using PFOA.

I have quite a few Ozeri products in my kitchen and each time I'm always so amazed at how convenient and high quality they are :)

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