Saturday, November 30, 2013

Enchanted Tales: The Night Before Christmas & The Christmas Elves 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.

Enchanted Tales: The Night Before Christmas & The Christmas Elves review 


“Enchanted Tales: The Night Before Christmas & The Christmas Elves” brings two of the most beloved classic holiday tales to colorful animated life in a pair of complete 48-minute movies on one DVD! “The Night Before Christmas” presents a whimsical holiday surprise package bursting with comical elfin escapades, musical fun and inventive fairy magic. The festive tale is followed by “The Christmas Elves,which centers on a kindhearted, orphan boy and his loyal cat as they discover the true spirit of the season in a Yuletide tale of musical, magical holiday cheer. 

My review:
If you haven't figured it by now let me just come out and tell you... I'm addicted to Christmas movies!  I love sitting down and watching them with my kids.  Even if they are cartoons I love seeing the joy on my little guy's faces.
Enchanted Tales is 2 beloved Christmas stories that we all know.  I mean really I don't think we can go through Christmas without hearing the term "Twas the night before Christmas..."  To see this beloved holiday classic turned into a movie was heart warming.  I love how colorful and fun the movie is :)  It had my kids cheering and singing and just being happy!
Christmas Elves had us giggling and my youngest kept trying to act like an elf which only added to the fun.


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Krash Helmet review and giveaway

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

Krash Helmet review and giveaway 

Helmets are super important when kids are playing on ride on toys.  I'm sure all parents know this and I'm sure we have all at some point argued with our kiddos that they aren't going out unless that put their helmet on.

What if I told you about a helmet that was fun and unique and would have your kids wanting to put it on!  
Well be prepared to be in awe as I tell you all about Krash Helmets.



Not only are each of them fun to look at with their 3D design, but they also have aerodynamic cooling vents, a thick shock absorbing shell and adjustable straps!

This Helmet is for Brandon from Santa.  So the photos below have Quinn modeling :).

Please note that the helmets aren't for toddlers, but for older children.  I just didn't want to ruin the surprise.  Since Quinn can't remember what he did 2 minutes ago I know there is no chance of him telling Binky.

We were able to review the Cyclopz Mummy!  I know Brandon is going to love it!  I mean look how awesome it is!  I no longer have to dread telling him to put his helmet on when he goes to ride his bike :)

Oh and speaking of awesome the amazing people at Krash Helmets agreed to let me host a giveaway!!
1 Simply Me reader has the chance to win the same helmet I reviewed :)
You must be 18+
Live in the continental USA NO PO boxes please 
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Beyond Store 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.

Beyond Store review

Beyond stores is an online retailer that offers a huge selection of products.  They also offer a secure online experiencethat gives its customers peace of mind when checking out.  They strive to offer competitive prices.
The Beyond Store website has the most elegant furniture and decor.  They have items for each room in your home and are sure to make any room unique.
personally was able to review the Authentic Models Victorian Dome Watch.  


I'm sure you can see from the photo how beautiful it is. 
The unique watch is displayed under a hand blown glass dome. It has a french finished cherry wood base and brass replica pocket watch.
I love the fact it came in working condition (Battery inside).  It was super easy to set up.
I wish I was keeping this pretty thing for myself, but my grandmother ADORES Victorian style so sadly I will be wrapping this up for her!

This piece will look amazing in any room and is sure to be a great conversational item.  The beautiful hand blown glass and amazing cherry wood finish shows the fine craftsmanship and it is just a small glimpse at the amazing items offered at Beyond Store.


Also I must comment on how amazing Beyond Store is to work with.  They are super nice and were very helpful to me.  Just by working with them I can tell they really value their customers and will go above and beyond to make your shopping experience a happy one.

I know my nanny is going to love it and its going to be an amazing addition to her decor.

This is only 1 of the amazing pieces offered at Beyond Stores I hope you will take the time to check out the rest of the online Store.
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Strider Bikes 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.

Strider Bikes Review 



I remember the Christmas I got my first bike.  It was a pink barbie bike.  It had a horn, a super cute white basket and even little tassel on the handle bars.  I begged my dad to take me outside to ride.  So he put on my matching helmet and knee pads.  I went outside in pure glee.  I jumped on tried to hard to reach my little to feat to the pedals...  Began to wiggle trying to get my legs longer so that they could reach and bam, down I went.  I remember crying my elbow was cut open my hip hurt and I never wanted to ride that evil bike again.

Quinn just turned 3 and has been asking for a bike.  He gets so upset to see his brother on a bike and him unable to be on one.  Me being an overprotective mom kept pushing it off.  Not ready to take that step with him.  Flash back from that Barbie bike still haunt me.


Then one day I was another bloggers site and seen they reviewed a Strider bike.
I was in awe from the moment I saw it!  A Strider bike is a balance bike, there are no pedals meaning little ones don't have to try to reach them.  If your toddler can walk, a STRIDER will get your toddler cruising over dirt, grass, and pavement with ease. Designed to be steady, stable, and safe, the STRIDER bike is perfect for children from 18 months to 5 years old. Weighing only 6.7 pounds so light that its easy for little ones to use. The bike includes  frame-integrated footrests for advanced rider development, and the handlebar and saddle height are adjustable for growing children.  The handlebars are so cute!  My little guys hand can easily grip them  

The Strider bike is perfect for building motor skills. Pediatricians agree that learning balance, coordination with exercise helps a child’s growth and development. This bike teaches our children balance and coordination.


 Trikes and bikes with training wheels don’t. As we seen with my Barbie bike!

Traditional bicycles place too much of the focus on learning to pedal not only do our kiddos miss out on the essentials of balance and coordination its also a pain trying to get little feet to reach and learn to use those pedals.

Lets talk more about the features!

I'm sure you can see the bike looks great :).  When my little Quinn seen his new bike I could tell he was excited!  His whole face lit up.  This is only 1 of the great colored offered.

As I said before the handle bars are kid sized making them perfect for little hands.


Eva Polymer tires meaning they never need to be blown up.  Also they are lighter then air blown tires again making this bike perfect for toddlers.











The seat is smaller making it perfect for little bums.  Also the height adjusts so it grow with our little ones.




And another great feature is the foot rests.  This is for the advanced riders who can coast :)  Beginners still need to use feet. 


The Strider Bike is suggest for ages 18 months - 5 years


No one forgets their first bike!  Make your little ones extra special and give them a bike that will not only be fun, but will also help them to develop much needed skills!


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ToiletTree Professional Skin Care Face Brush System 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.

ToiletTree Professional Skin Care Face Brush System review 



Several years ago I could easily get away with washing my skin with any random bar of soap and water.  My face, arms, legs EVERYWHERE!  Now at 26 I feel like I'm constantly battling my skin to look good.  

I couldn't believe it when I discovered there was a cleaning system that could help with all my trouble areas!!

Rotating facial and body brush for deep cleansing and exfoliating.  This time of year I get dry skin so I def. need to exfoliate much more!   It helps to reduce the appearance of oily skin, dry patches, fine lines, blemishes, visible pores, blackheads and wrinkles.

Also I read its great to help remove makeup.  The gentle massage actions helps to stimulate new skin cell production creating firmer & healthy glowing skin.  Not to mention its an awesome mini facial massage :)!! The face Brush system includes: 2 face exfoliators (1 soft for sensitive skin types & 1 medium for normal skin types), 1 body exfoliator and 1 pumice sphere. Refills available.


The system is water resistant so you can use it in the shower.  Its battery operated, strap attached to hang up and it comes in several different colors!

I was really impressed how fresh my skin felt after using the face brush.  My skin had that fresh deep clean feeling.  Also the heads were so easy to change.  Oh another huge plus is the battery life is great!  I have been using it several times a day for weeks and still didn't have to change the batteries :)!

For product similar to this you will pay a lot of money!  The ToiletTree Professional Skin Care Face Brush system works just as good as the rest and its affordable!  


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SHADE OF REDD 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.

SHADE OF REDD review

Time: Saturday afternoon
Event: Taking the family to Reading shopping
Amount of time in car: 1 hour to get there, 1 hour home

"Boys are you ready to go?"  I ask as I walk into the living room purse in hand.
"Yes mom!"  They reply in unison.
"Hey mom can I bring my DS?"  Instant fear and hesitation shoots through me.
"Buddy how about we listen to music and play a car game instead?"
"No mom I want to play my game."  Defeat...
"Okay well just bring one game....."
"NO I'll get bored I'm putting one in my pocket...."  Dear God its me Savannah please just please not this time...  Its a long drive God pretty please.

"Fine fine lets just go."
Driving along 20 minutes in.  "So Buddy how was school this week."
"Fine mom shhh I'm trying to beat this level."  A false sense of hope settles of me.  
5 minutes later...
"Well I'm sick of this game time for a new one..."  God GOD its me remember earlier what I asked for pretty please?!?!

"Mom its stuck help MEEEEEE!"
"I can't buddy I'm driving play the game you have in."
"No I want this one.  I NEED this one."
~Please God please~
"ITS STUCK!"
Lots of movement, whining and kicking the back of my seat prevails.  And then I hear it... The sound of a small game hitting the floor.
"NOOOOOOOOOOO"  The car begins to vibrate, the front dash starts to crack (Okay that is an exaggeration lol)
"I DROPPED ITTTTT!!"  "Pull over PULL OVERRRRR"
Life as we know it has ended.  
I try to calm him down "Buddy just wait until we get there I'm not pulling over."
"I can't live without that game.  I NEED it."
The rest of trip involves my son telling me how much he needs the game and how his life is over and nothing will ever be the same!

I'm sure you can see why I needed a new solution.  A few weeks ago I was reading my emails and seen someone was looking for reviews for a wristband.  I thought hmm this might be cool then I clicked over...  I found a mini miracle.  A wristband that holds 4 DS games!! 


Small enough to fit onto small wrist and the games easily slip in!
No more of my little guy wiggling in his booster seat trying to get a game.  No more falling games.  No more screaming and crying and trips from you know where.

Finally we can drive in peace!
Its made of silicon so he can even slip it off and on all by himself. 

Yes this is Quinn not Brandon.  For some reason he was being photo shy :/, but I wanted to show you how cute it looks on :)

 And they come in several colors :)

I can safely say this is one of those products that you just think to yourself "Thank GOD someone invented this"
This mama is listing it as a must have item!! 


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Guylian Belgian Chocolate 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.

Guylian Belgian Chocolate review


 

You know that amazing feeling when you eat a great piece of chocolate.  The mouth watering rich creamy, luscious, sweet,  miracle that is chocolate!  Can you tell I like chocolate?!?!
Recently I was able to review for Guylian Belgian Chocolate!  Let me tell you I LOVE this company.  This isn't the first time I had the pleasure of eating their chocolate.
Each luxurious chocolate seashell is marbled with 100% pure, silky smooth milk, dark or white Belgian chocolate. These yummy sea themed chocolates are filled with a rich, and luxuriously creamy chocolate truffle.  Oh and their signature truffle recipe is still made in small-batch copper kettles!  How awesome is that!
When biting into a piece of Guylian Belgian Chocolate you can def. tell a lot of time and love went into the recipe.  




So what sets Belgian Chocolate apart from the rest?
They use only the finest ingredients!  Including 100% pure cocoa butter with a melt-point that allows the chocolate to melt perfectly in your mouth!
They use a high technique known as conching, to a maximum a  creamy chocolate texture.

They come in so many flavors and even have a sugar free option!!  If you check out their online store you can see that have limited edition holiday items too :)


I gave my grandparents several sets for Christmas last year and they LOVED them!  Its a chocolate the entire family can enjoy.  My little guys beg me for the "seahorse" chocolate lol
Oh and speaking of the seahorse 
Guylian has been the major sustaining sponsor of Project Seahorse since 1999 donating more than $1.5 million.

And I have a coupon code good until the end of the year

Use at their webstore to save 10% through the end of the year
Code:  Chocolate10

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And today 1 very lucky Simply Me reader has the chance to win a Guylian Belgian Chocolate prize package!
You must be 18+
and live in the Continental USA NO po boxes.

One winner (1) will receive the following products, or similar:
One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Original Chocolate Truffles
One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles  
Two - 6 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box
Four - 2 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box
No Sugar Added Chocolate Bars—Milk and Dark Chocolate (one bar of each)
One- 16 piece Vanilla Cream Truffles - Limited Edition


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Dr.D's Pet packages 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.

Dr.D's Pet packages review 

Christmas is fun for everyone at my house!  Human and pets :).  Even though my pups don't understand Christmas and what its all about they know what their stockings are all about :).  I swear I think Lucy remembers hers from each year, because she walks up and puts her nose underneath to see if there is anything inside yet....  That or it still smells like its treats from last year lol

The point is my pets love getting gifts too.  And I make sure Christmas is special for them.

If you are like me and want to get your pets a super special gift you want to check out Dr. D's Pet packages.  They have 3 choices Health, happiness and fun.  You can also choose for a cat or dog.

I personally was able to review the Happiness package.  So today I want to tell you all about that particular package.
Personalized to your pet's likes.
 Designed to maximize your pet's happiness 
4-5 premium products High quality toys
 custom treats
 accessories and more All natural or organic
 Hand selected by our veterinarian 
As low as $21 a month for a 6-month plan 
Free Shipping in the USA and Canada 
10% of proceeds helps homeless pets.

I was able to make this box perfect for Lucy. 

 First I had to choose species which of course was dog.
Then I choose plan size.
After that I entered all her information
Name
breed
age
weight
favorite activity
favorite toy
her chewing habits
does she like to play fetch
If she has any known allergies
and then a section to enter anything extra.

I was super impressed and couldn't wait to see a box customized just for her.

I'm def. impressed with everything that was in her box!  The November box was Thanksgiving themed!  How cute is that?  My pups are members of my family so of course they are included on this special day.
The Box had:

Herbsmith Smiling dog dry roasted turkey treats - Made of pure turkey meat.  These are an all natural treat made with no preservative, fillers , additives or grains.


Fruitables Pumpkin and cranberry dog treats- these are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins a, c and e.  They are organic fruits and veggies selected for their amazing nutritional value.  


Pet top portable drink device - This is great for traveling.  We take Lucy to the lake a lot and trying to put a bowl of water in the car for her has been rather messy!  This is perfect no more spills :)


Kong - Squiggles stretchy, floppy and squeeky.  So much fun in one toy and it has minimal fluff!  So Rufus can't make a huge mess if he tears it.  Yes Rufus is naughty and steals Lucy's toys!!


Zippy Paw Brainey Frog - This toy is so cute!  Lucy loves it!  I think the fact it got tiny arms and a huge body is endearing :).  Lucy takes it to bed with her and it has become her new favorite toy.  She makes sure Rufus doesn't get anywhere near it :) 


I'm so impressed with this box and all the stuff that was inside.  It went above and beyond to make Lucy happy. 

Speaking of Lucy she wants to say HI!! :)


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Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Secret World of Santa Claus: Elves in Toyland and A Present for Santa 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.

The Secret World of Santa Claus: Elves in Toyland and A Present for Santa review



Kids and families will count down to Christmas with the DVD debut of the beloved international sensation, The Secret World of Santa Claus! The two special two-disc sets each feature a dozen episodes of the timeless animated series. In “The Secret World of Santa Claus: Elves in Toyland,” Santa, his reindeer and trusty elves sleigh into a land full of enchantment. But when they arrive, they find the meddlesome Gruzzlebeard has cast a wicked spell on the toys, making them come to life. With Christmas fast approaching, Santa and his elves must undo the maleficent magic before it’s too late…! And in “The Secret World of Santa Claus: A Present for Santa,” children work with Santa’s elves to make him a gift so he won’t be the only person on the planet who never receives presents on Christmas. While they’re hard at work, the dastardly Gruzzlebeard unleashes hungry termites that nearly eat Santa’s house, along with his trademark suit with special powers! Santa is very distressed, but when he awakens to a big present outside, courtesy of the children, he discovers all hope is not lost.

My review:
I'm a bit of a ditz.  Sometimes it takes me a bit longer to figure out the obvious.  And this DVD set was one of those oh duh moments...  I didn't realize until we started to watch that these were count down dvds... Meaning you are suppose to start Dec. 1 and watch one each day until Christmas lol
Since we already started episode one I had to let my kiddos finish :)
They LOVE it!  At this point they are driving me crazy asking if they can start the count down DVDs.
I think its super cute and a great tradition to add to any family.  Instead of starting Dec. 1 we are going to start the night before so we watch the last episode Christmas Eve.
Each episode will be watched as a family and I'm sure its going to really put my kiddos into the Christmas mood.

My kiddos are excited and to be honest so am I!!
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My Little Pony Equestria Girls 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.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Doll review



I was born in 1987..  hence my blog URL lol
Back when I was a kid the one thing that every little girl had was My Little Ponies!  I had the movies, dolls, play sets and so much more!  Even though I out grew them all I kept every last one of them!  I remember I was so heart broken when I discovered my Megan and Spike dolls were gone.  
Over the years My Little Pony have changed quite a bit, but no matter what they always remain a huge part of being a little girl.
The newest My Little Pony release is the Equestria Girls! 
Never heard of Equestria girls?!?!   
They were just released by Hasbro.
 There's a reason these girls look familiar. A magic mirror connects the world of My Little Pony to Canterlot High, where some things change, but true friendships remain magical. Join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Applejack in another world full of fun, fashion and friendship.
Basically its our beloved ponies in high school :)

I was able to review Fluttershy!  I'm sure you can see from the photo how cute this doll is!  She came with 2 outfits, 2 pairs of shoes, clip-in ponytail, wings, brush, purse, earrings, bracelet, character cards and stickers.

I'm totally jealous over her stylish outfits!
Remember back in the day when we got excited to see what color brush came with our pony!  The new version of My Little Pony comes with outfits, purses, shoes and so much!  As always the Ponies keep moving forward and getting so much better.  No matter what though they are always guaranteed to put a smile on any little girls face.
The only thing that bummed me was she didn't have feet!!  You take those boots off and all she has is pegs lol  


She is recommended for ages 5 and up due to small parts.  And the other Ponies are available for purchase :)

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ageless Derma Camoufleur Ivory review




Ageless Derma Camoufleur Ivory reviw


Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer Ivory Natural Camoufleur Concealer is Parabens Free.  It is also made with Vitamin A, E and Apple Extracts.  I love that its Not Tested on Animals and made in USA.
  This is part of the the Ageless Derma line of mineral makeup.

That make up line includes, but isn't limited to the dynamic Camoufleur Concealer.  This is perfect for covering up imperfections such as scars, brown spots or un-even skin tones. 

 This mineral make-up concealer gives a flawless natural look that is long lasting.  It is a 100% mineral make-up that comes in so many shades so that you can match it perfectly to your skin.

 Camouflage Brush Ingredients: Mineral Oil, Colloidal Oatmeal, Petrolatum, Ozokerite Wax, Beeswax, Cetyl Esters, Lanolin, Zinc Stearate, Mica & Superoxide Dismutase & Catalase & Apple Extract & Horseradish & Phospholipids & Retinyl Palmitate & Tocopheryl Acetate & Butylene Glycol, Propylparaben May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Chromium Green, Kaolin

My review:

Not only did this make up go on easily it covered up perfectly!  It matched my skin tone flawlessly.  The texture is loose and it doesn't give my skin that clogged up feeling!  I love how natural it feels and I can honestly recommend this product to all women!
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Groovy Gravy review


Groovy Gravy review 



Groovy Gravy combines ultra-pure, highly absorbable, health-promoting Omega-3s into pet approved gravy.
 Making it easy for us pet parents to improve our fur babies dining experience … 

 Groovy Gravy uses a technology that allows the Omega-3s, which  bodies cannot make on their own, to be absorbed at higher rates.

 The groovy gravy is a healthier and happier way to get our pets what they need.
Oh and they come in flavors our pets ADORE!!
 Flavors: Dog – Pay Lickin’ Chicken, Give Beef a Chance & Power to the Sweet Potato
 Cat – Paw Lickin’ Chicken, Turn on Tuna & Power to the Sweet Potato 

Okay so I know we are all kinda wondering what the heck does Omega-3s do?!?!
It promotes a healthy, shiny coat - Supports healthy cardiovascular function - Supports a healthy immune system!  All that from one thing!

   Each packet of Groovy Gravy has 25mg of high quality, ultra-pure Omega-3s EPA/DHA. Groovy Gravy is low in calories (thank God because Rufus is already a little chubber) oh and its made in USA certified.  No worrying about China putting weird stuff into it!  Groovy Gravy Brands also supports the Onyx & Breezy Foundation, to benefit the welfare of animals, by donating 5% of the profits to the foundation. 

 Packaging: Foil packs with perforated easy edge open available in a 30-count carton, for a one-month supply, a 9- count variety bag and a 3-count pillow pack. Serving Options: Once a day (or more) on dry food, poured into water or solo on a plate.


Okay so now that you know all about it, time for my review :)
Well Gravy and pets yeah I'm sure you all know my fur babies LOVE it!  I like that its easy to use I simply open the packet and pore it over their food.  I had to hold Rufus back so Emma and Lucy could enjoy their servings lol

My little kitty Jekyll is a bit of a snob and refuses to eat hard food!  I love the cat, but she isn't getting soft food every day.  So I couldn't wait to see how she reacted to Groovy Gravy.... SHE LOVES it!  I wish I knew how to make videos on here so you could see how crazy she goes for it.  
When ever I pick up a packet she goes crazy meowing and trying to get me back to her dish faster.

Again Rufus had to be contained he is a little chubby butt and tried to eat everyone food!

Groovy Gravy get a huge thumbs up from me for provided my pets with much needed Omega 3's and get an even bigger paws up from my pets for tasting so good :)

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