Friday, October 27, 2017

Luna Petunia

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.'

If you are around my age you have to remember the Winnie the Pooh Christmas episode when Pooh Bear lost all the letters to Santa.  I think it was because the wind blew in the wrong direction or something like that.  Pooh Bear was so upset that he made his gifts and dressed up like Santa to deliver the gifts.  He didn't even worry about himself he just wanted his friends to enjoy the holiday.  I feel in love with Pooh Bear right there and then, to me he was everything a friend should be.  Now over the years cartoons have changed quite a bit.  But every once in awhile you come across one that just makes you smile.  A couple of weeks ago I was asked to review Luna Petunia.  I never heard of it before that email, and now I am in love!!  This show is so heart felt and when I watch, I can't help but think of the lovable Pooh bear.  Not only is it a great show, but they also offer an entire toy line!
 

LUNA PETUNIA, has created a pre-school toy line that is
every bit as whimsical as the beautifully created content. Inspired by the collaboration between Saban Brands and Cirque
du Soleil Jr., LUNA PETUNIA reveals the world of Amazia, a fantastical, whimsical place in which the title character goes
on adventures with her friends and learns how to react to different situations they face along the way. 


The Luna Petunia toy line brings the world of Amazia to life. Featuring the main characters and key moments from the show, the line includes an assortment of figures, mini playsets, plush, large dolls and signature role-play items. Ages 3+
Amazia Garden Playset

Luna Petunia, Luna Petunia, how does your garden grow? Amazia is full of incredible and beautiful places, but no place is as pretty as Luna’s garden. This play set includes an exclusive 3.5” garden themed Luna figure, colorful plants, the magical fun mirror cave and more. Press a button to see the flower magically grow
or walk Luna and her friends down the crystal-studded path! SRP 



Luna Petunia 5-Pack Doll Figures 


Everyone’s here and ready for exciting adventures together in Amazia! This 5-pack set includes adorably sculpted and articulated 3.5” figures of Luna Petunia, Bibi Bubbles, Karoo, Sammy Stretch and the exclusive Fellino, the Acrocat! With all of her friends by her side, Luna’s ready for anything. Appropriate for ages 3 and up.

Spin into the holidays with ZURU

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

My house has not been immune to the Fidget cube and spinner era! One day at Boscov I heard a little boy asking his mom for one, and then explaining to her that all the kids had them!  Well my kids didn't!  So over to the little display area I went and picked out 2 I thought my boys would love.  I brought them home thinking it would be no big deal.... Boy was I wrong for that entire week I was the coolest mom ever.   Every day they would show me tricks and they would have contests to see who could keep their spinning longer.  I don't want to brag, but I was the first one to be able to spin it on her knee.  Yeah that is right this mom is cool lol

Now we have yet to get to crazy with them.  My boys each have 3 spinners and one cube.  Well that is what they had before I agreed to do this review.  And the ones they had were pretty basic.  Thanks to the cool designs offered by ZURU they now Super hero cubes!
The Original Fidget CubeTM by Antsy Labs 


The Original Fidget CubeTM by Antsy Labs is a versatile and addictive fidget toy featuring six different sides with multiple buttons, dials and switches so fidgeters can quietly focus while clicking, spinning, rolling and gliding their nervous energy away. The Fidget Cube is equipped with five clicker buttons (two of which are silenced), a switch to flick up and down and a gaming joystick with a satisfying gliding action. Launched on Kickstarter in 2016 by Antsy Labs, Fidget CubeTM has been one of the platform’s most successful crowdfunding campaigns. Available now in 8 different colors. The Original Fidget CubeTM now also comes in a collection of designs inspired by popular superhero characters! ZURU has reimagined the original six-sided desk toy into Marvel’s Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America, and DC Comics’ Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman Fidget Cubes, while still maintaining the unique and elegant design. 

Uncle Milton making the holidays magical!

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.

One Christmas many years ago my dad or "Santa" at the time got me my very own science set.  Now I was pretty young so it was basic science stuff, but to me it was the coolest thing ever.  I would play with that science set every single day, in my mind I was on my way to discovering some sort of new element that would make people fly.  In reality I was putting baking soda and vinegar in a bottle and making a balloon expand.
As a mom I want to give my kiddos those same kinds of gifts, one that they will play with over and over again.  Or even ones where they can learn to do new tricks.  Ones that allow them to use their imagination.

That is why I am pretty impressed with Uncle Milton's toys this holiday season.
VIRTUAL EXPLORERPrehistoric Safari 


Explore dinosaurs like never before! First, excavate and build a realistic dino skeleton with the classic, hands-on Dino Digs toy. Use the activity guide with the toy for the next level of fun and learning as you also see incredible augmented reality images come to life. Discover secret codes and use them to unlock amazing virtual reality experiences. Now, go on an incredible 360° journey back to prehistoric times! VR experience requires smart phone with standard size screen (not oversized) that fits securly into the goggles.  


Star Wars Fijix Spinners Fijix Spinners are the perfect combination of a focus device and a fun fidget toy! Very easy to spin using two hands or take it up a level with the flick of your wrist to balance and keep it spinning in one hand. The high speed and long spin time will not only keep you focused but allow for tons of tricks. Each spin is a chance to beat your own spin time or challenge a friend! Highly collectible, each side of the spinner has different graphics of your favorite characters―R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Stormtroopers. Put it in your pocket and make anytime, spin time! Ages 6+.

Basicfun.com holiday offerings

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.

We only have 2 more months until the big day!!  Several years ago I stopped making a Christmas list, because truthfully the things I want cant be put onto a list.  I want my boys to be happy, I want to wake up each morning next to my hubby, I want to be able to lay on the couch curled up with my pup watching tv, I want to read on rainy days!  These things are free and even though it took me well into my 20's to realize the best things in life are free it is a lesson I have learned.

But that doesn't mean I don't like giving gifts on the holidays!  Seeing someones face light up because I picked out just the right gift for them is an awesome feeling!  Or the year I got my son the wrestler he been asking for, he was speechless and blinking as if he couldn't believe he actually got it!  Or when I got a blanket made for my sister of her and her beloved dog and she hugged me.  She is a tough cookie, hugs from her are few and far between  I love those moments, I cherish those moments. 

This holiday season is no different and I can't wait to see my boys face come Christmas morning when they see their gifts under the tree.  If you are like me and trying to find the perfect gift you def. want to check out Basicfun.com
They have so much to offer, here is a few of their products

Atari Classic Games Joystick

Based on the iconic Atari 2600 gaming console, the Atari Classic Games Joystick plugs directly
into your TV and offers ten different classic Atari games including Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede,
Missile Command and more! The games feature retro graphics and all the original gameplay,
without all the cartridges. Ages 8+


Pokémon Trainer Guess: Kanto Edition - Electronic Game


Test your Pokémon knowledge with Trainer Guess: Kanto Edition! Just think of a Pokémon and
answer the questions. Trainer Guess will figure out what Pokémon your thinking of – amazing! Use the
included Trainer Field Guide to “Guess” all 151 Kanto Region Pokémon and add them to your
electronic collection! Ages 6+



Fisher-Price Classics Tape Recorder


The Fisher-Price Classics Tape Recorder is a timeless toy for a new generation that lets you play
music, sing along, and record your voice! Little ones can sing and dance along to the built-in music,
and then use the microphone to record their own voice! (Does not play real cassette tapes). Ages
3+

October DVD and Blu-ray New Releases from Mill Creek Entertainment!

DISCLAIMER:  I WAS GIVEN SOME OF THE PRODUCTS IN THIS POST FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW.  I WAS NOT PAID TO WRITE THIS REVIEW.

Every year for Christmas my dad gets a movie gift basket from me.  I always include a movie or tv series I know he will like, candy popcorn and a bunch of other treats.  The thing is, if the movie isn't good the rest just falls flat.  So I always search for something I just know he will love and not buy for himself.  That is why when I found the THE THREE STOOGES - Big Box of Nyuks I just knew he had to have it!
The Greatest Comedy Team of All Time is here to poke, smack, slap and bonk their way onto your screens in one of the biggest collections ever of their work. Enjoy over 40 hours of films, shorts, cartoons, and rare performances together in a BIG BOX OF NYUKS. Also included is the 9-part documentary series from Moe's son Paul that goes behind-the-scenes for an in-depth look at the real people and families who made generations laugh around the globe. Packed with bonus photo galleries, unaired TV pilots, and a collector's booklet - prepare for the Sultans of Slapstick, the Masters of Mayhem - to entertain and amaze with this library of their work spanning from the 1930s through 1970.

I can't wait to see his face Christmas day, he loves these guys.  And as  a kid I  can remember sharing many giggles with my dad over their high antics!

But I didn't stop there dear readers.  I am a bit selfish and Mill Creek Entertainment just has so much to offer.  So I should tell you I like mythology.  I could tell you random facts about Norse and Greek mythology all day long.  As a kid I remember seeing the movie The Odyssey in my english class.  I loved it!!  But it was the one and only time I watched it.  This movie was impossible to find, well not anymore!!  Not only does Mill Creek Entertainment have, but they also include 4 other epic movies to go with it
Epic Fantasy Mini-Series Gift Set

Enjoy captivating mythical adventures with a set of FIVE Made-For-TV Miniseries! Merlin – Wizard Merlin strays from his cryptic ways when a beautiful woman touches his heart – his dark, mysterious ways are soon changed with a new love interest, and he must fight to prove his skill set as he strives for positive change. 10th Kingdom – When Prince Wendell is changed to a dog by the evil queen, he must fight through the mythical kingdom to reclaim his throne. The Odyssey – This Primetime Emmy award-winning Miniseries presents the impeccable journey of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, and his incredible journey as he strives to provide his kingdom with gifts that one could never buy. Tinman – This modern-day Miniseries follows classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. When a waitress from a small town lands in dangerous land, “Oz,” she succeeds with the help of three newly discovered friends and the great Mystic Man in attempts to escape witch Azkadellia. Gulliver’s Travels – Set sail with this Primetime Emmy award-winning Miniseries- 18th century Englishman, Gulliver, as he travels to mystical lands, each with new hardships, encounters, and sorcery. Starring: Sam Neill, Armand Asante, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer, James Earl Jones, Miranda Richardson, Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Richard Dreyfuss, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ned Beatty, Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Rosselini, Bernadette Peters, Eric Roberts, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Scott Cohen, John Larroquette, Dianne Wiest

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Child's Motorized Personal Transporter

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

A few weeks ago my son left his scooter behind my car and I know most of you already know what happened....  I ran it over and broke it!  My son cried, this was one of his favorite outdoor toys.  We live in the country and very few cars come down our road, he could spend hours just going back and forth in our drive away, his brother has a scooter as well and they would race each other!  The best was when Loki was outside with them and would chase them around.  But thanks to me not looking behind my car I ran it over and it cracked, I did have every intention of getting him a new one.... And yes I did use the word "DID" because now dear readers I found something even funner!
The Child's Motorized Personal Transporter 



The Child's Motorized Personal Transporter (Blue) 
This is the motorized personal transporter is perfectly sized and speed for young riders.  Not only is the right size for my little guys height, but it also is lightweight.  Sometimes the battery does die, but it is nothing for him to just push it back to the charger.

If you don't want to take my word for it, this Transporter is also the Winner of the National Parenting Seal of Approval!
The stand-up vehicle is operated via a foot pedal accelerator and handle grip buttons that control turning. Quinn is 6 and on the smaller side, but he was easily able to each the foot accelerator and the handles.  Oh and you don't need much pressure at all!

Pressing and holding a button sends the transporter into a 360º spin; pressing both buttons simultaneously puts it in reverse. It gradually accelerates to a tame 3.7 mph top speed so parents needn’t worry about children zooming off uncontrollably.   The transporter’s large tires have molded-in treads for optimal traction on sidewalks and driveways while its sturdy, wide platform and a hidden third wheel provide stability for riders up to 89 lbs.  So in other words my clumsy Quinn isn't going to be able to flip it over.

 Its 12-volt battery provides up to 60 minutes of continuous use from an 8-10 hour charge via the included AC charger.  I do like that my boys can get 60 minutes out of, now for us that means like 2 hours.  Because Quinn will hope on ride around, get off to explore something, hope back on to go up to his tree house, ect.  Oh and it does go pretty well in the grass area,  our grass is cut pretty low though and I haven't tried it in rougher terrain.

It does come with stickers so children can customize their ride.  Quinn also added a few of his own.

And adult assembly is required.  That was pretty easy though I got it together within a few minutes.  I do want to give parents a little advice though, you do need to charge it for 8-10 hours I would suggest doing this before your kids even see it!!  My little guy asked me every 15 minutes if he could ride it yet!!

 

To learn more please seen my link below:
The Child's Motorized Personal Transporter (Blue) 

Spin Master's Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights and Sounds

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

My Quinn is a sweetheart.  Don't get me wrong I love both of my boys and Brandon Jr does have his awe sweet moments, but with Quinn he is just always sweet.  He has this little Paw Patrol blanket that is just big enough to cover him and it is so soft.  Well whenever Paw Patrol comes on TV he calls my 150lbs lab up on the couch with him and covers Loki up with this tiny blanket.  One day I asked him why he calls Loki up with him and he told me that the Paw Patrol dogs are Ryder's helpers and heroes and that Loki was his!!  And he told me that the blanket turns into a hero cape when Loki wears it!
  I had to give him a big hug and he even talked me into getting him and Loki matching capes!!  So even though they still cuddle with the blanket they both now have their own hero cape.  I love Paw Patrol not only because my son does, but also because it promotes team work and helping out others.  
Now Quinn has a huge Paw Patrol collection of toys.  He has the train and town set, all the pups and their cars, he has the 2 large vehicles, a paw patrol helicopter and even bath toys.  And these are just the ones I can remember I know he has more.  And this year he was able to add the Spin Master  My size Lookout Tower!!

At over two and a half feet tall, this tower is the perfect size for a child’s imagination.  And I just the right height!  My little guy can stand to play and sit to play!  No matter which level he is at there is always something for his little hands to be playing with.
Spin Master Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower comes with interactive lights and authentic sounds. Hear each character’s signature phrase with the press of a button.  I am pretty sure I am going to hear these pup's voices when I am trying to sleep at night.  Quinn pushes those buttons quite a bit and whenever a particular pup's voice goes he grabs that pup and they are off to take care of whatever mission it is Quinn is pretending.
Your child can keep careful watch over the citizens of Adventure Bay using the rotating periscope located at the top of the top of the tower.  I adore this, little Quinn actually looks out the periscope to try and find "trouble."  Since the tower is just the right size he doesn't have to stand on his tippy toes to reach!
The tower has a slide so the pups can slide right down into their cars (well most of the time, sometimes they do miss the car), or they can take the little elevator.

  After the pups our in their cars you can launch them into action!  The vehicles that fit into the Paw Patroller are the perfect size for this feature
It did require some assembly, but it was very basic!  I was able to do it myself in a few minutes

ZhuZhu Pets

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

Dear Parents,
I am writing you this letter as a warning.... Prepare yourselves for an invasion.  Your home and family is about to be taken over but cute furry little critters that go by the name ZHU ZHU PETS.  You will not be able to fight them off and to be honest you will not want to. 



 Not only do the look adorable, but each one has its own special marking, colors and something that makes them unique.  The little orange guy above is Mr. Squiggles. With a brain that won't stop working, this Hamster's mind is always spinning as is he!!  The cute purple Zhu Zhu is Num Nums is the heart of the Zhu Zhu gang. The heart-shaped birthmark on her purple fur is a small symbol for the big heart inside this sweet Hamster.  These are only 2 of the many pets you can bring home.

Oh but wait dear parents
Not only are they the cutest little things ever, but they also come with an entire line of accessories.   





Be forewarned your child will love them, you will love them and even your pets will want to chase them.  The make the cutest little noises when you push the button on their backs.  Now I have a real pet rat and he is pretty good, but sometimes he just does what he wants.  And he has, how should I say, accidents....  Zhu Zhu pets never run away and the don't need to use the bathroom!  It is like having a pet with only pros and no cons!  The fun doesn't stop there, there is even an entire website where you can go play with digital Zhu Zhu pets.   My kiddos love watching these little guys go and they have fun setting up little courses and watching their Zhu Zhu figure out which way to go.
You have been warned
Signed from a parent who has already been invaded.

No plans this weekend? Let me change that with HAPPY HAUNTING AT DUCTH WONDERLAND

In case you missed my last post about Dutch Wonderland happy Hauntings here is the information

With over 30 rides and attractions, live entertainment, games and delicious food, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to spend time together with your family! Don’t miss Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life! 

Royalty admission is valid for ages 3+. Ages 2 and under are FREE. Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland is a fun, fall family event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats, and the Trick-or-Treat Trail: a safe, interactive trick-or-treating experience included in your admission. 







Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland is a fun, fall family event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats, and the Trick-or-Treat Trail: a safe, interactive trick-or-treating experience included in your admission. Three weekends of spook-tacular fun (Saturdays and Sundays, October 14-29)!

And if you use my special link you can save money!!
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars”

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.
When I was little I would watch Anne of Green Gables and Little House of the Praire all the time with my little sister.  When I moved about I also watched them with my hubby and now that I have kiddos I watch them with my boys.  Both shows are classics and timeless and I have a feeling in 25 years I will be watching them with my grandbabies.  
Now even though I love both shows today I want to focus on Anne of Green Gables.  And the brand new DVD that just released
Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

Based on the acclaimed best-selling series by L.M. Montgomery and starring Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning Martin Sheen (“Apocalypse Now”, “The West Wing”), come the next set of adventures for beloved Anne Shirley. As Anne turns thirteen she faces a host of new milestones: first sleepovers, culinary misadventures, and shifting relationships with her bosom friend Diana and academic rival Gilbert Blythe. Through all this, Anne strives to strike a balance between becoming an upstanding, sensible young woman, and embracing her inquisitive and free-spirited nature. With returning cast members Sara Botsford (The Fog) as Marilla Cuthbert and Ella Ballentine (The Captive, The Calling) as Anne Shirley. “Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars” has a run time of approximately 90 minutes.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Plum’s The Word for fall

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.
My sister is a little fashionista, she has all the in styles and does her make up to the current trends.  I have had the same look and make up routine for as long as I can remember.  Now so times I get wild and wear a dash of eyeliner, but that is about as crazy as I get!  My sister on the hand is all for trying new things.  That is why I always give her makeup for Christmas.   If I were to get one of those big eye pallet sets it would be a waste I would use whatever shades of brown and gold there was and that would be it.  Her on the other hand would try them all at least once.  Lately she has been on me to try plum.  I have hazel eyes and she just insist it would look pretty on me.  So I agree to review plum lipstick, I hated it lol.  I am just to pale and not young enough to pull it off, but my sister who has the same color eyes looks amazing in the color!  
Now I did also get plum nail polish that I kept for myself, the little brat isn't getting everything lol.

But I have been noticing Plum is def. in this year!  So if you are a little fashionistas like my sister you def. want to check out the products below:

RIMMEL LONDON STAY MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR (
 

Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.



Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Color ($8.99)
The patented argan oil formula fuses intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthy looking nails.Up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear. 




Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ($9.99)
The #1 no light gel system!* In just two easy steps get up to 14 days of color and shine. More chip-resistant than regular nail polish!


 

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99)
This all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle— base coat, strength, treatment, salon color, topcoat, chip resistance and gel shine finish. 
Complete Salon manicure delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear. 

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776

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
My son loves to read!  Several nights a week I go back to bed a little early so I have time to curl up in bed and read of few chapters of whatever book I am in.  And my son has now gotten into the habit of doing it too.  It is really cute because I have two pillows I put behind my back&neck and one I sit across my lap so I can rest my book on top.  My son watched me do this so he now has the same set up.  I even stuck a night light on the other side of my bed so he can turn his on just line mine.  We read for maybe an hour and then normally head to bed.  I love this tradition and the fact that my son is so into reading and does it for joy and not just for homework!

One of his favorite series is the I Survived books. Each is set at a different place and with different characters and they survive something that took place through out history.  The latest in the collection is I survived the American Revolution
Best-selling author Lauren Tarshis tackles the American Revolution in this latest installment of the groundbreaking, New York Times best-selling I Survived series. The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox knelt behind a rock, his gun clutched in his shaking hands. Nate had been heading to New York City to find his father. But now he was trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops. This Revolutionary War had started as a thrilling fight for freedom. The 13 American colonies were breaking apart from England, away from King George III. The colonies would band together to become a brand-new country: The United States of America! But King George was like a snake with America gripped in his fangs - and he didn't want to let go. So now it was war - brutal, bloody war. And America was being crushed by the mighty British army. Thousands of American troops were either dead or dying in filthy British prison ships. General George Washington's army was in tatters. All Nate wanted was to find his father...and to get out of here alive 

Now the story is not real, this isn't really a Nate looking for his father in history.  But the author does use real facts to make the story.  My son is always so enthralled and after he finishes a book he asks me all sorts of question and wants to know even more.  I was impressed that even I learned a few things.

The story line is fun and quick.  My son will be 10 in 2 weeks, I think 2nd-7th grade is the perfect age group for these books (Please note my son was a pretty advanced reader in 2nd grade so I may be a little off here)  There is no gory stuff so I never have to worry about him reading something he shouldn't.  It gives the harsh history facts without scaring him.

Friday, October 13, 2017

JOICO HAIRCARE OFFERINGS this holiday season

Disclaimer:  I was given product in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Every once in awhile I get in the mood to change my life up a bit, and sadly my hair is normally the first to change.  Either by cutting it short, getting high lights or sometimes just completely changing the color.  It doesn't happen often, but when it does I just don't seem to be able to make up my mind.
 And I really do mean it only happens once in awhile, I had the same hair cute for almost 7 years before last year.
  Last year I decided I need highlights, well after a month I hated them..  So I instead got low lights.  Those I LIKED, but after a few months I hated them.  My hair grows fast so I just got all my hair chopped off thinking the low lights would be gone.... WRONG, they were still there and now I have short hair, which I regret.  So I still ended up having to dye my hair back to my natural color.  So right now I have short brown hair with bangs.  I am letting it grow out and it will most likely be another 7years before I do all that again.  
This past year though my hair has been through a lot and it needs a little extra care, which is why I love brands like JOICO!
And their KPAK PRODUCTS
K-Pak Think your hair is a lost cause? Meet damaged hair’s hero. K-PAK’s multi-action formulas feature megadoses of our revolutionary Bio-Advanced Peptide™ and Quadramine® complexes—the most powerful reconstructive technologies known to hair—to repair and strengthen hair precisely where it needs it, when it needs it. 

This line has something for all your hair care needs!
 I love how soft and just how healthy my hair feels after a few uses.  And the bottles may not be huge, but a little bit really does go a long way.  After just the first wash I felt like so much build up and grime was removed from my hair.  And when my hair was dry it had a beautiful natural bounce and glow!!  I am pretty impressed :)

Chase 3D Deco Light by 3dLightFX

disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.

My son loves all things Paw Patrol, if it were up to him that would be the only show allowed on my tv.  And don't get me started on his Paw Patrol toys, we have a train, a lookout house thing, all the guys 2 huge tractor trailer looking trucks, a plane and so much more.  We got stuff animals, pillows, walkie talkies and even Paw Patrol tooth paste.  And don't get me started on the clothing we have 

He just loves those pups and to be honest so do I.  They promote team work and helping others.  That is a message this mama can support.  A few years ago my oldest son got a light of a Hulk fist and it looked like it was punch its way out of his wall!  Everyone LOVES it and my youngest son has always been envious of it.  Well that envy is about to end, because he is getting his own Chase 3D Deco light!
 So as you can see the light is super cute!! Any fan of Paw Patrol is going to love having Chase bust out of their wall. I love the fact that it was easy to install, normally I need my hubby for these sort of things, but I was able to do it myself. Next I like the fact it is battery operated, I only have so many outlets to work with in my little guys room!! Finally I love the fact it isn't super bright, my little man still gets scared at night, I can have this night on and not worry about the brightness keeping him awake at night


And Chase is only one of the many lights offered at 3DLIGHTFX

Color Changing Bamboo and Glass Essential Oil Diffuser BY Toilettree

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 hate taking medicine, I got on pills and no matter how small the dosage I get sick in the stomach.  I tend to push off taking any sort of meds as long as possible.  And when I can I try an all natural remedy first.  I know a few of you are out there right now rolling your eyes thinking, yeah okay he comes some "witch doctor, hocus pocus stuff."  But as someone who once thought like that, let me tell you YOU ARE WRONG!!
For the past 2 years now I swear by my essential oils!  No they don't cure me, but just like medicine they do help to alleviate some of my discomfort.  I use peppermint for headaches, eucalyptus for cold systems, I use lavender to calm myself down, lemon grass to keep bug away, I use tea tree oil when washing my towels to keep away any mildew, I also use peppermint as a soak in my bath when I have sore muscles.  And these are just a few of the many uses I have for my oils.  I do like to put them into lotions and also in my bath water, but my favorite use for them is my diffusers.  That way they cover the biggest area and everyone can enjoy them

I have many diffusers and thanks to TOILETTREE I have a new sytlish bamboo diffuser!
This unique luxury design will stand out in any room you place it in. The rich bamboo frame and the frosted glass insert compliment each other well. Add your favorite oil to this diffuser and you can sit back and enjoy watching the color changing fog float from the glass container. Note: Do not fill over the “MAX” line at any time Oil is not included in the package 


Now I need to be honest, as pretty as it looks I'm not impressed :(.  SADLY this doesn't work as well as it should.  So I put it together, stuck in a few drops of oil and sat back ready to be impressed.  I waited.... waited and waited....  Nothing was happening so I had to put in more water, it wasn't high enough for the little sensor to start making mist.  That done I got a puff of mist!  Whoot now we are taking business...  or not!  No matter how long I let it sit it just doesn't seem to work as well as my other diffusers.  I filled it several days ago and the water is pretty  much still were I had it, I tried to remove some thinking maybe I had to much in....  After I did it stopped working again because it didn't reach the sensor.  I was sad, normally I love my Toilettree products, but this one just missed the mark!
 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2

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.

If your house is anything like mine Minecraft has taken over!  We have Minecraft games of course, but we also have Minecraft toys, book, clothing, posters and my boys are even requestion Minecraft bedding.  It is safe to say my kids are def. feeling the Minecraft lol.  When Minecraft story Mode came out my kids loved it, it was there favorite game in a whole new way.
And guess what readers!  There is now a season 2!!
  A new five-part Story Mode saga. When we last saw Jesse’s he became the world’s greatest living hero.  We might have though the story ended there, but oh were we wrong!
 Becoming a hero just added more responsibilities and enemies for Jesse to handle!Together with old pals and new comrades alike, Jesse embarks on a brand new journey filled with tough choices, good times, and at least one temperamental llama........


I do like the normal Minecraft, I think it is a great way for my boys to use their own imagination and build things.  It really promotes creative play, but the thing I love about Story mode is they have challenges and they get to see their favorite characters in a whole new way!!   The game is easy enough that both of my boys are able to play (the are 6 and 9)  but also hard enough that my 9 year old doesn't get bored with the game play.  The graphics are pretty cool too, my kids are into graphic novels and these anime type games are perfect for them!

Monday, October 9, 2017

French Toast clothing and Christmas Cards

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.

Taking our Christmas Card photo is always a fun filled day for my family.  My boys love getting dressed up and doing different poses for the "photo shoot."  And when I say we do different poses I mean it takes us an hour because my boys want to keep trying new things.

It is fine with me though, because that hour is filled with so much silliness and laughter and it is just something we look forward to.
This year my boys had matching French Toast Shirts and I really do think it pulled the whole photo together!  Never heard of French Toast clothing before?
  French Toast Clothing are always in style. They constantly update their clothing line, to keep up with the current treads.   I like that their clothing is durable and made to last. I have two very active little boys, I need clothing that can last playing outside all day.  And they have something for all occastions, dress up or down, school uniforms, parties, ect.  Whatever your dressing needs are French Toast has something for you.

Okay so I know everyone wants to see just how cute our  Holiday Christmas Cards photos turned out:

 This one (above) is my favorite!!  I have a feeling this might be the one going on the Christmas card :)





The shirts I reviewed are only 2 of the many items offered by French Toast, they have stuff for boys and girls.  And for all ages, they make cute gifts or even have cute outfits for all those holiday functions that are coming up!  You can't go wrong when shopping with French Toast