Monday, March 31, 2014

Chalk Preschool review

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored campaign with Mums the Word Network and Chalk Preschool . All opinions are my own.

Chalk Preschool review


Chalk Preschool is an online preschool.  Its a free online preschool filled with activities to keep your child busy and learning.  The classes are engaging and teach young ones lots of new and exciting things. As a mom, I enjoyed and loved that the lessons and videos were designed for my child’s age. Quinn is only 3 so he needs something that isn't too hard, but at the same time isn't so easy he loses interest.  Chalk Preschool was perfect.  It was always changing things up.
Using the site was super easy and my little guy and I were on within minutes.  It has gotten to the point where my Quinn points to the computer and asks if he can go to school :)

FYI the glasses are Quinn's big boy glasses!  When ever he thinks he is doing something "adult" he puts them on lol
OH and did I mention it is beyond easy to sign up!


This is a fun way to give your little one a head start with free online preschool activities!

If you wish to learn more please see my links below:

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Go-Gurt party

Disclaimer:  The products in this post were provided to via House Party.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Go-Gurt party

As a member of House party I am some times provide the chance to host a party and invite my friends over and share great products with them.  Our latest was a Yoplait Go-Gurt party, that was to be used during the 2014 Nick Kids choice awards.

We had a blast!  Not only did we get to eat Go-Gurt I was provided fun recipes that everyone loved and some awesome party goodies.
Oh and we got to have our own awards that we handed out during the party.









My family had a blast and Go-Gurt Def. made the Kids Choices awards ten times more fun this year!  Oh and I was super shocked to see all the fun Recipes you can use Go-Gurt with!
Here is just 1 of many

1 Medium Banana
3 tubes of Go-Gurt
1 Cup Frozen Strawberries (I used fresh and they worked just as well)
1/2 orange juice

You blend them all together.  And then freeze them!  I used the cool star and fruit slices from the photo.
These were SOOO good and a HUGE hit at the party!




Friday, March 28, 2014

Birds Of Paradise

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.

                      Birds Of Paradise


Why hide in a crowd when you were born to stand out with the high-flying adventure Birds of Paradise, arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) in April exclusively at Walmart and Redbox from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day. Awarded the DOVE seal of approval, this family-friendly adventure proves you shouldn’t judge a bird by their feathers. 
When Jack, an ordinary sparrow with dreams of becoming an extraordinary bird, is accidently covered in colorful paint, he is thrilled about his new exotic appearance and believes that he’ll now be able to impress Aurora, a beautiful canary who has recently escaped from her indoor cage.  But when Aurora’s mean owner, Mr. Potter, finds her, Jack must enlist the help of his best friends - Vinnie, the loyal pigeon and Skeeter, the hyper hummingbird as well as Rosie, the caring bat and the wise Old Buzzard in order to free her. And along the way, Jack and Aurora will learn that it’s not what you look like on the outside, but who you are on the inside that truly counts. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

HOT WHEELS BATTLE FORCE 5: FUSED review

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

 HOT WHEELS BATTLE FORCE 5: FUSED review



SEASON 2, VOLUMES 1 AND 2
 Synopsis 
Featuring episodes 1-5 of Season 2, Vert Wheeler and his crew of super teen drivers go out to fight the enemy!  The Battle Force 5 (AKA BF5) must protect their Blue Sentient mentor, Sage, and figure out a way to destroy Krytus, leader of the Red Sentients and Sage’s evil twin.

Fueled by molten antimatter energy, BF5’s vehicles transform into armored battle vehicles and into bigger, more incredible fusion vehicles to help them overthrow Krytus plan of becoming the all-powerful leader of the multiverse and prevent him from destroying the Blue Sentient civilization.

HOT WHEELS BATTLE FORCE 5: FUSED SEASON 2, VOLUME 1 DVD BASICS

Release Date: April 1, 2014
 Language: English
      Time: 110 minutes
                 Amazon Link Season 2 Volume 1

My review:
My boys are well boys ;)  So I'm sure you know super cool cars that can transform and battle each other is a huge hit with them.  I love the fact its a clean show no bad humor and even when they battle its not guts and blood and all the stuff small kids shouldn't see. My 3 and 6 year old both really enjoyed it.              
 


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Alpha And Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games 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.

Alpha And Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games review


The Newest Exciting Adventure In The Alpha and Omega family Arrives On Blu-Ray Combo Pack And DVD Exclusively At Walmart, As Well As Digital HD and Video On Demand From Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: 3/25/14

The pups are back and howl-ing for fun in The Great Wolf Games! Join in on the excitement as the Alpha pack competes against all different forest animals to win bragging rights for their territory. Laugh along with Stinky, Claudette and Runt in this hilarious and exciting story where the pups learn that with teamwork and training  anything is possible!
The Alpha And Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, containing all-new special features that include the Great Games Amazing Maze and a Wolf Awareness Trivia Game, is available only at Walmart. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match 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.

Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match review

Bring Home the Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match April 8th, 2014 from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro.
Not every puppy is perfect for every person, and the Pound Puppies are dedicated to making sure their furry friends end up in the right hands!  On April 8th, 2014, join Lucky, Cookie, Niblet, Strudel and Squirt as they continue on their mission to find a person for every pup with the release of Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match on DVD. Featuring five fun-filled adventures.
The Pound Puppies find they have their paws full with their newest adventures! In A Perfect Match, the Pound Puppies come to the rescue when a so-called “un-matchable puppy” finally finds his match – and loses him,  assist a shy puppy on a High Energy Scouts camping trip,  help a furless pup to bolster his confidence, and they have to investigate why a paper girl’s deliveries are always late!
Episodes Include:
The Yipper Caper
Working K-9 to 5
Hello Kitten
Beauty is Only Fur Deep
No More S’mores

My review:
I love this kids show!  As a few of you may know my Rocky was a "pound" puppy so every time I turn this on for my kiddos I think of him.  The episodes are super sweet and perfect for young viewers.  The pound puppies are lovable and sure to make any kid smile.  Please they promote pet adoption!  Which in my book gets them a HUGE thumbs up!!

If you wish to learn more or purchase for yourself see my link below:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mine to Crave By Cynthia Eden Blog Tour

Disclaimer:  I was given a free e-copy of this book for the purpose of review.

My review:
As I've said 100 times before Cynthia Eden is an amazing writer! I adore her books and Mine to Crave is right at the top of my favorites! This is the 4th installment of this series and as always Eden writes an amazing alpha male :). I couldn't wait for Drake story and to stay it went above and beyond is an understatement!!
Drake is overprotective, but Jasmine's is a perfect match for him! She challenges him every step it makes for the perfect couple chemistry.

Book Details:
Author: Cynthia Eden
Release date: March 10, 2014

Mine To Crave

(Mine Series, bk #4 )
By Cynthia Eden
Blurb:
New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her dark and sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO CRAVE.
HE TAKES WHAT HE WANTS.
From the moment that billionaire casino owner Drake Archer sees Jasmine Bennett, he’s obsessed. Consumed by desire for the mysterious redhead, Drake will do anything necessary to claim her.  Yet as desire rages between them, danger is stalking ever closer.  Drake’s past isn’t dead, and the ex-Special Forces agent will soon have to face the ghosts he left behind.

SHE’S HIDING SECRETS.
Jasmine isn’t who she pretends to be. She’s a woman on a mission—and she’s supposed to be stealing secrets from the mysterious Drake. Falling for him isn’t on her agenda, but when lust and love tangle together, all the rules get broken.

AN ENEMY IS CLOSING IN…
When Drake learns of Jasmine’s betrayal…all hell breaks loose.  He knows that he should turn his back on her, but it’s too late for him. He can’t let her go, but he can teach her a lesson. No one betrays him…not without paying a heavy price.  Drake will destroy all of the enemies on his trail, he’ll bury his past, and he’ll teach Jasmine to want only him…just as much as he craves her.
Goodreads
Available for purchase at the links below: 
Amazon
Barnes and noble
Kobo
itunes
All Romance Ebooks

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Sparkle Egg review and giveaway

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The Sparkle Egg review and giveaway 


About the book:

The Sparkle Egg 
Easter is coming, and Sam loves Easter! But this year, he is upset about a lie he told his parents. Even though he apologized and they
forgave him, Sam can’t shake the feeling that he is a bad kid for what he did. Meanwhile, his parents help him make a special Easter craft
called a Sparkle Egg. His mom tells him to write anything he feels sorry about or ashamed of on a piece of paper and put it inside his
Sparkle Egg.

On Easter morning, when he opens his Sparkle Egg expecting a surprise, Sam finds that it is empty! His parents explain that because
Jesus died and rose again, we are forgiven. Like the tomb that first Easter Day, Sam's egg is empty—and Sam’s wrong doing is
completely forgiven. Once he accepts this forgiveness fully, Sam realizes a truth: we can sparkle and shine with God’s light when we
let God’s gift of grace into our hearts. This touching story will strike a deep chord with readers of all ages, and the Sparkle Egg tradition will help readers and their
families grasp the totality of God’s perfect grace.

Written by Jill Hardie
Illustrated by Christine Kornacki
Available now!

My review:
My kids LOVE it!  This year we are going to start a Sparkle egg tradition in my home.  The message delivered was heartfelt and I was proud to give my kiddos this book.  The story is well written and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful!  Each year I think the true meaning of the holidays gets lost behind gifts.  The Sparkle Egg I really do think helped my 3 and 6 year old get a better concept on why we really celebrate Easter.  Well maybe not my 3 year old, but Brandon Jr asked a lot of questions and really seemed to enjoy it.

If you are intersted in learning more or purchasing for yourself please see my link below:


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tickety Toc DVD series Spring Chicks Time 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.

Tickety Toc DVD series Spring Chicks Time review and giveaway

Spring has come to Tickety Town!



On March 25 families everywhere can enjoy Spring time with their favorite friends in Tickety Town.  The collection includes six fun-filled spring episodes.
 Including “Spring Chicks Time,” the newest title from the Tickety Toc DVD series.  Easter is just around the corner and the "Spring Chicks Time" episode is the perfect way to celebrate! 
Synopsis: 

In “Spring Chicks Time”, the adorable duo, Tommy and Tallulah, celebrate the season with a town wide picnic, an epic nature hike and a kite-flying contest! When the mischievous Spring Chicks fly off in one of the kites, the town must save them just in the nick of chime time! 

As always the Tickety Town team, teach preschool viewers the importance of teamwork, community and social responsibility.  
My son loves Tommy and Tallulah and can be heard yelling Chime Time whenever they come on TV.


Episodes include:
       “Spring Chicks Time”

    “Nature Trail Time”

 “Picnic Time”
 “Watermelon Time”
"Veggie Time”
 “Bug Time”
 

DVD Bonus Features:
·         Coloring and Activity Sheets

To help celebrate the release of “Spring Chicks Time,” Anchor Bay has scooped-up an exciting national cross-promotion with Joy Cone. From April 1 through December 31, for $2.50 shipping & handling, consumers who purchase a Joy Cone product and any Tickety Toc DVD can receive two free Tickety Tocbooks from Scholastic. Color box art from the “Spring Chicks Time” DVD will be featured on 1 million boxes of Joy Cone product as part of the “tick tocktastic” promotion.

Tickety Toc teaches teamwork, social responsibility and problem solving. Tickety Toc has quickly become the #1 afternoon show on Nick Jr. (Nielsen) and has been picked up for a second season.



Release Date:                  March 25, 2014          


Run Time:                    68 minutes


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Tot Clock Review and giveaway

FTC Disclosure: I received a My Tot Clock for purposes of an honest review. This is my honest review and my opinions were not influenced.

My Tot Clock Review and giveaway


My tot clock is the one clock that does it all!
My Tot Clock is the first all-in-one sleep clock, alarm clock, nightlight, timeout timer, and activity timer for tiny tots who can’t yet tell time. 
The magic of My Tot Clock is that it changes color to help teach little ones about time and schedules.
Blue = Bed Time
Yellow = Wake up time
Light Blue = Nap Time or can be used for quite time
green = Encouragement (potty training, homework)
Red = Discipline (Time out)
 The best part is parents set the routine!  I can change the color and time limit to whatever I want.  I can also adjust it to our routine.  Meaning just because my "wake up" time is 6:30am doesn't mean  yours will be too.  You adjust it for you. 
 My Tot Clock not only has a big easy to read face it also plays bedtime stories, lullabies, fun wake-up music, and even white noise to make the bedtime and morning routines more enjoyable. 

My little guys think the lights are fun and it has become a fun game to see what color the clock is so they know what to do.
No more negotiating before bedtime! 
Oh and you can change the face plate to make it more personal for your little one :).
Another huge plus is this can double as a night light.  My 6 year old has been having issues with the darkness so this was perfect for him.
The buttons on the back are super easy to use my 6 year old even figured them out!
If you wish to learn more or purchase for yourself see my link below:
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And today 1 Super lucky Simply Me reader has the chance to win their very own My Tot Clock.
You must be 18+ and live in the continental USA
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Open Road Snacks 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.

Open Road Snacks review and giveaway



I'm sure any parent knows traveling with hungry kids can get messy.  I had all sorts of god knows what smeared on my back seat, crumbs big enough to clog a vacuum cleaner and small  pieces of food that gets lost between the seats and only discovered when it starts to stink.
Needless to say this mama needs a new car friendly snack and I found just that with Open Road Snacks Poplets.
I also want to state these snacks can be enjoyed at home too :).  Just the name of the company automatically made me think of car friendly snacks.
Poplets are a new corn nut!  The 7X's softer CRUNCH gives you a whole new application of corn snacks. POPLETS are satisfying corn kernel with far less fat and more fiber so you can crunch away guilt-FREE. Don't let their small size fool you though, these little nuggets are full of flavor!
They are also all-natural and gluten-free.
I love the small bag size.  I'm easily able to put these in my purse and have a tasty and easy snack for on the go.
And they come in 3 yummy flavors:
Sea Salt and butter
Chile Picante
Asiago Ranch

My entire family LOVES them!  I'm personally addicted to the Asiago Ranch :).  The kids seem to like the Sea Salt and Butter best.  And my little sister likes the Chile Picante


If you wish to learn more about these tasty snacks see my link below:
Open Road Snacks

Today 1 very Lucky Simply Me reader has the chance to win a Poplets prize package for themselves :)
You must be 18+ and live in the continental USA
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on the Scene 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.

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on the Scene Review



TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on the Scene, produced by Hasbro Studios, will be released on DVD March 18th, 2014  by Shout! Factory Kids.
This Dvd will feature five episodes that the whole family is sure to love! 
Synopsis:  
In this collection, the Rescue Bots go undercover to protect the quiet little town of Griffin Rock from the green ooze known as the Squilsh, recover treasure stolen by pirates and help Griffin Rock recover from an earthquake! Along with their human friends, the Burns family, the RESCUE BOTS help keep people safe, and along the way they learn what it really means to be a hero!
Episodes Include:
The Lost Bell
You’ve Been Squilshed
Little White Lies
Shake Up
Rescue Boy
Release date: March 18, 2014

My review:
 The show is family friendly and my kids love all the action and have so much fun with the problem solving the Transformers must do. These are not the same Transformers from my hubby's movie, but rather kid-friendly ones.  The Transformers are Police Cars, Fire trucks and everything else that kids LOVE.  
My boys had me at the store buying the Transformer action figures so they could play along to the TV show.  I love the lessons they learn in each episode and the fact that even after the show is over they play with their action figures for hours.   

Monday, March 10, 2014

Veggies in Space, VeggieTales Review

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

Veggies in Space, VeggieTales Review


Our favorite Veggies are at it again in the all new movie Veggies in Space.  Since 1993 VeggieTales have been teaching kids that God not only made them special, but he loves them very much.  Through fun sweet stories VeggieTales teaches kiddos about God's love.
I remember as a little girl I loved VeggieTales so it means a lot to me to be able to share them with my kids.
Synopsis:
Join Captain Cuke (Larry the Cucumber) and his loyal first officer, Mr. Spork (Bob the Tomato), as they embark on an out of this world adventure to save the galaxy from a menacing space pirate.  The surprising reason behind Luntar the Looter’s power-stealing antics lead the entire Veggie crew to learn a valuable lesson about sharing: if you have enough to spare, you have enough to share!

Release Date: March 11, 2014
Link to Buy
As always the Veggies were heartwarming and taught my little guys valuable lessons.  They are fun for all ages and is something any parent can feel good about little their little one watch.

Friday, March 7, 2014

24/7 Frenzy Review and Giveaway Magical March Hop Event

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.

24/7 Frenzy Review and Giveaway 


March Hop LV PW 180x180
The Simply Me blog is excited to be taking part in the Magical March Hop event!  Hosted by  http://leahsaysviews.com and Planet Weidknecht http://www.weidknecht.com

I live in PA.  Even as I'm typing this post I'm looking out my window at mass amount of snow.  I know most people dislike the winter, but I LOVE it!  I don't mind the cold and to be honest I hate summer!
With that being said Spring is still on its way.  Regardless if I want it to get warm or not Spring is almost here.
With that being said its time to start getting ready for Spring.
A few things on my to-do-list
1) Spring Clean - I clean EVERYTHING!  Spring is the time for new beginnings and I like my house looking fresh and new.
2) Raid my Boys Closet - Around this time of the year all winter stuff goes on sale.  So I like to stock up for next year :).  I get most of my little guys school clothing now at a HUGE discount.
3) Spruce up my own wardrobe - Hey what woman doesn't want a cute new outfit and pair of shoes!

I went through my Spring clothing and realized I need to do a lot of self shopping this year.  So I began surfing the internet and I stumbled upon 24/7 Frenzy.  I shopped with them before and was honestly shocked I forgot about them!  They have a lot of cute clothing at great prices.

24/7 Frenzy has a huge selection of dresses, tops, rompers, jumpsuits, bottoms, swimwear, sleepwear, intimates and accesories.  Their clothes ranges in sizes small to 3X.  Everything is super cute and very fashionable

I personally was able to review the Cut out Sleeve V-neck full print Top in Royal blue.



First I want to say shipping was super fast!  And the shirt is made of a really durable soft material.  I ordered XL and it fits perfectly.  One of my main issues when ordering online is I'm always afraid they wont fit right.  This is the 2nd top I got from 24/7 Frenzy that fits perfectly.  So they are true to their size.


If you are like me and looking to add some cute Spring clothing to your wardrobe you def.  Want to check out 24/7 Frenzy!
Shopping on their site is easy and they have so much to choose from

This is only one of the amazing items offered at 24/7 Frenzy.  If you want to see all their great products see my links below:

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Campbell's Heart Healthy

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company
Campbell's Heart Healthy
A few years ago I was able to eat anything I wanted.  Well not really able to, but at 19 I didn't care as much.  Now at 26 I'm regretting some of my choices and starting to really watch what I eat.
Heath is a top priority in my life and I want to make sure I make the best choices for my family.  I don't want my kids to regret stuff later in life so I'm trying to teach them right from the start.  
Campbell's Soup helps by asking us to "address Your heart!"  They offer Heart Healthy Tips, recipes and so much more.
Right now you can visit AddressYourHeart.com to get heart-healthy tips, 21 Campbell’s recipes that are certified by the AHA and product coupons, and if you check out their Facebook you can get the latest Campbell’s recipes and offers.
The best way to keep you heart healthy is to start by improving the way you eat. Thanks to Cambell's this no longer means sacrificing taste. 
I was browsing their site and found a few recipes below that I can't wait to try! 

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday 

A few weeks ago the boys and I went on a small nature hike.  I left both boys take a grocery bag and we collected fun nature stuff.
We had a lot of fun and don't worry I didn't go on to some random persons property this is our back yard/woods :)















Monday, March 3, 2014

Just For Mom Savings

*Disclosure- I received a ShopperIncite booklet for the purpose of this reveiw.

Just For Mom Savings


As a long time mom (Since 2007) I can tell you having a baby is expensive! I was always impressed that something so small could need so many things, the expenses add fast...  Faster then my hubby and I could keep up.
 A few years ago I would have rolled my eyes at the thought of using coupons.  Now I'm the crazy lady always looking for the best deal and searching for how to get the most out of my coupons.
If you try you can save money on almost anything!  From diapers, food, clothing and so much more.

As a mom I feel its important I share money saving tips with other moms so today I want to tell you about ~Just For Mom Savings~
Its an awesome site that sends out a coupon book that all new moms will love!  And I'm told the more moms that sign up the better the coupons will get.
The best part is its FREE!  Oh and its small enough to fit into your purse or diaper bag :)