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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

For Small Hands Review & Giveaway!

For Small Hands is a company that I have newly discovered and have fallen in love with! They specialize in real items to help your children accomplish or help with big task! I was lucky enough to be allowed to review their Metal Watering Can , which my children loved.

Metal Watering can
Item # SC605 price
We recently put in our first garden and the kids have been all about helping, but unfortunately normal garden tools are just too big for them to use correctly. So I was thrilled when I found this child size watering can, at For Small Hands it's perfect for them to help out in the garden with!





For Small Hands has so many other items that I really like here are a few just in the Yard & Garden section that I think would be really helpful to young gardeners!

Root-Vue Farm
This looks perfect to show little ones exactly what is happening under all the dirt, it might encourage them to garden even more!
Small Garden Hand Tools
These look perfect for helping and if my kiddos had their own maybe they would stop taking mine lol

Radio Flyer Child-Size Wheelbarrow

This wheelbarrow would be perfect for little ones really helping out around the yard!






 For Small Hands also have so many other categories for children some other of my favorites are




In the Kitchen section , The Cut n Roll

Child-friendly pizza slicer - ages 4+




In the Cleaning up section the Mini-Dustpan & Brush Set looks perfect for small hands!



In the Woodworking section the Tool Belt with Accessories looks perfect for daddy's (or mommy's)little helpers!

For Small Hands has way more then I have shared with you, Arts & Crafts,  Care of Self , Music and so much more! It's defiantly worth checking out!

Now for the giveaway! For Small Hands was kind enough to offer one of you lucky readers (US&Canada) the chance to win the same Metal watering can That I reviewed!


To enter the giveaway:

  1. Visit For Small Hands and tell me what is another product that you would love to have!
  2. Follow me through GFC
  3. Enter another giveaway
  4. Comment on a non-giveaway post!
Good Luck and Giveaway ends June 13th at midnight(mst)

*I in no way was paid to do this review the company provided the products but all thoughts are my own*

Perplexous Winner!

and the winner is (thanks to random.org)

May 28, 2012 8:08 PM
The Sleepy Dreamersaid...
GFC follow as The sleepy Dreamer
lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Corset Chick Review!

I was lucky enough to be able to review a product from Corset Chick. First off Corsetchick.com is amazing and has any kind of corset you could ever want, and they also have a wide variety of sizes.

I chose the Leopard Print Corset (pictured below)


First off just in the picture alone it looks amazing but in person it impressed me even more so! It has a lace up back and a strong zipper on the side which makes it very easy to get the right overall fit, which I loved. Most corsets don't offer the zipper plus the lace up and I was just really impressed at the ease of use with this particular corset!

I originally had a hard time picking just one I wanted they have so many to chose from that are just fun and gorgeous, here are some of my favorites:

In the Corset Top section

Purple Corset with Bow Accent


The Black Taffeta Style Corset




Another section I really liked was the Corset Dresses and here are a few of my favorites

Purple Sparkle Sequin Halter Top Corset Dress

Cheetah Print Corset Dress

Purple Burlesque Corset Dress




And last but not least I really like the Corset Costume section and here are a few more of my favorites!



The classic
Police Officer Corset Costume




Under-Bust Gangster Costume




Beautiful Butterfly Halloween Costume with Multi Skirt


My overall experience with Corsetchick.com was total satisfaction! They have so many categories Corset Tops, Plus sized Corsets (14-22), Corset Dresses, Their fun holiday sections and so much more! They are a very easy company to talk to and have very speedy shipping and amazing prices! I'm looking forward to trying many other products from this company there are just so many I like I don't know what I should try next! Everyone who is looking for something alittle fun should defiantly go check out Corset Chick I'm absolutely sure you will find something you love!




Friday, May 25, 2012

Crazydog winner!

Thanks to random.org the winner is

Subscribed to GFC (Myranda Akin) hello1545 AT yahoo DOT com (did this first while other page is loading!) on Crazy Dog T-shirt Review and Giveaway!!!

I'm emailing you right now!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TruKid Sunny Days Review&Giveaway

Its almost summer time!!! We have spent almost everyday the past few weeks outside so when I found out that I would be reviewing TruKid Sunny Days products I was super excited!



 

TruKid is an amazing company that strives to teach kids about healthy habits and positive choices. On their website they not only have list of each product ingredients and tips on how to use them but they also have fun rhymes and songs to encourage your children to use them, which I thought was Awesome!!!! They also have printouts to help kids keep track of all the good things they do each day(brush teeth, eat healthy, apply sunscreen outdoors).


TruKid's products are also all natural and free from  Parabens, Phthalates,Gulten, BPA, SLS, Petroleum, Fragrances and any harsh chemicals! Which is a huge plus!

I was sent the TruKid Sunny Days SPF 30+ Natural Sunscreen: 2.0 oz Tube and the MINI Sunny Days SPF 30+ Face Stick to review and I honestly am blown away. Even though it is all natural and amazingly free of the bad stuff I expected just typical sunscreen, but not this honestly is different.
Here are some reasons why I like it over any other sunscreens:
  1.  It has a lovely scent (slightly citrus-y ) not your typical smelly sunscreen I would enjoy wearing it just for the scent!
  2. It has a good consistency not too thick not too thin just right the current (name unmentioned) sunscreen that we did have was so thin it just ran everywhere but not this stuff it applies so great and I can actually tell if I'm covering all the skin!
  3. The bottles are so easy to read and brightly colored (the kids liked the colors)
  4. It's waterproof great for my little mermaids!
  5. It is NOT greasy or gross rubs into the skin like lotion

Overall Trukid has great products, and I'm looking forward to trying more of them! Go check out their other products some of my favorite are Hair Care Set Bundle, Helping Hand Wash (my kids wash their hands constantly), and the Trukid Friendly Face Wash  !! I have always heard such good things about TruKid and so happy I  finally got to try them out for myself!

TruKid currently has offered a coupon code for my lovely readers you will get a FREE Happy Face & Body Lotion with any order of $30 or more (coupon code : happymom) 1 use per customer

Now for the GIVEAWAY!

TruKid Has been so kind enough to offer you guys the chance to win the same products that I reviewed! To enter leave a separate comment below for each entry and be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

MANDATORY:

Extra Entries:

  •  Follow Me GFC
  • Go to TruKid and tell me another product you would like to try
  • Enter another one of my giveaways (tell me which one)
Giveaway ends June 6th at midnight!


**I was not compensated for this review all words are my own and all thoughts are mine. I was given the products for free to review and the giveaway is also free from the company, I in no way am responsible for the giveaway other than running it the product comes from the company not me.**

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Headline Shirts Winner!!!

ANd the winner is .............

Kristie said...
Follow you on GFC. Kristie Donelson. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.
May 13, 2012 9:44 PM
kristie I sent you an email !!

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Thank you all for entering and i have more awesome giveaways up that are ending soon so go check them out
Crazy Dog T-Shirts
and
the Perplexus Rookie 3D maze

so enter those and watch for more to come soon!!!

-Sarah

Monday, May 14, 2012

Perplexus Rookie 3D maze Review & Giveaway!

I just got the chance to review a great product, the Perplexus Rookie 3D maze , made by the makers of plasmacar.

The Perplexus Rookie 3D maze




The first thing I have to say about this is that it is truly amazing ! I have a 4 and 5 year old and as soon as they got home from preschool they went straight for it! The Perplexus Rookie 3D maze literally entertained them for hours no arguing with each other no begging to watch tv they were amazed by this wonderful creation! And my favorite part is (other than it holding their attention and making them use their little brains ) there are no pieces to be lost its all contained in the globe no way of losing a main piece of a toy that you just got, I truly hate when that happens!

The Perplexus Rookie 3D maze is sold at Amazon,Toys r us, You can also go to their website and they have a storelocator where you can find out where the closest place that sells them.

The Perplexus Rookie 3D maze is going with us everytime we are traveling this will be a lifesaver for our upcoming roadtrips and possible flights. I'm going to have to go buy 2 more to entertain all my kiddos at once! And this will make a perfect gift for kids birthday parties its a great toy that makes kids think and use problem solving skills and it doesnt make crazy loud nosie like most kid toys so the parents wont hate you when you leave their kid's party :)

Perplexus also offers different 3d mazes suited to different age groups, The rookie is suggested for ages 4-6 (my 18month old is currently trying to play with it ). Other Perplexus mazes that you should defiantly look into are the Original, The Rookie(the one i have), and the Almighty EPIC (I'm thinking about getting the Epic for my husband seeing as he seems to be loving the kid's rookie one).

Over all this was an awesome toy it will make your wee ones use their brains and not turn their brains to mush like most other toys nowadays, It is an incredibly easy toy to travel with and they have different levels so when your child gets bored with one (which i doubt will happen) that means its time to move on up to the next. I am so honored to have been able to review this I'm in love now!!

OK now for the giveaway .......!

Mandatory:

  1. Like Perplexus on Facebook

  2. Follow them on Twitter

Extra entries:
  1.     Follow me through GFC leave your name
  2.     Tell me who you want to win this for! 
Must leave email with your comments and comment seperate for each entry you complete!

Giveaway ends May 29th at Midnight (mst)

* i was in no was compensated for my opinions and all opinions are mine I was given the product to review and the company is providing the giveaway Item all words are mine*

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Crazy Dog T-shirt Review and Giveaway!!!

Crazy Dog T-Shirts was awesome enough to send me a T-shirt of my choice for review and then they are making it even better by offering one of you lucky readers a $15 giftcard/code to pick a t-shirt of your very own !!!

It took me forever to finally decide what shirt I wanted there are so many to pick from, but I finally decided on this lovely shirt (below)

Run For the Cure Zombie T-shirt
from the Cool T-Shirt section

We are somewhat zombie lovers in my house between The Walking Dead(tv show) and just all the great movies, we catch ourselves Jokingly talking about zombie senerios and what not. we aren't crazy i promise lol!So I knew this shirt would be perfect and I ordered a Large so my husband or I could both wear it! I found it in the Cool T-Shirts section! Here are a few others from that section too!

                                                                       Nintendo t-shirt

Shoes Step Brothers T Shirt


They also have other great sections you might like the 80s T-shirt section it has several great choices here are a few of my favorites :
Rock Em Sock Em Robots Shirt

He-Man & She-Ra T Shirt

Crazy Dog T-Shirts has so much more than I just showed you so be sure to go check them out I'm sure you will find one or even several that you will love!

Now for the Giveaway!!!!! To enter to win the $15 to Crazy Dog :

Mandatory: Go to Crazy Dog T-Shirt and tell me which you would pick if you are the Lucky lucky winner!!
Extra entry:
   Follow me through GFC and leave a seperate comment telling me your GFC name

Don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you if you win!

Good luck Giveaway will end May 24th at Midnight (mst)!!

*I was given a t-shirt from crazy dog t-shirt for free but the review and all words are completely mine*

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My schedule

I am always googling or searching for other people's or examples of schedules for stay-at-home moms or homemakers I guess to see if I'm doing enough or a "good enough" job! so I finally made my own schedule that I typically follow Monday-Thursday ( friday saturday and sunday my husband is off my kids dont go to school so I do almost everything on the list just not at the same times) so here is my example schedule maybe it will help someone who has been googling others like crazy like I do :)

7:30 AM: me up, dressed, dogs out and fed, tidy up/laundry

8:00 AM: start breakfast

8:30 AM: Eat breakfast. clean kitchen kids color

9:00 AM: Plan dinner menu. Get food out of freezer to defrost, or start meal in slow cooker.

9:30 AM: Start one load of laundry. kids 1 cartoon (store days we skip this this play outside to grocery shop or DRs or whatever we might have I usually try to schedule everything for tuesdays so its sorta the same through out the weeks)
10:30: go upstairs kids dressed ,teeth, pick up rooms

11:30 AM: play outside? or inside

12:00 PM: take my Son to school

1:00 PM: lunch

1:30 PM: kids naps wake up my husband

2:00 PM: Pack Husbands lunch ,Fold and put away clean laundry.
2:00  PM: Husband off to work

3:15 PM: house clean up make our bed etc

3:30 PM: freetime maybe depends on how long the previous items took

4:00 PM: Aiden home

4:30: outside play backyard walks etc

5:30 PM: inside start dinner kids play in their rooms

6:00 PM: kids set table dinner time

6:30 PM: clean up dinner

7:00 PM: bath time PJ's teeth

7:15 PM: pick up rooms story time pick out clothes for next day

8:00 PM: Bedtime

8:15 pm: pick up anything that is out and My free time

10:00 PM: probably bed time (my husband works nights so its so quite sometimes i stay up til 11 or 12 but usually get bored lol)

Hope this helps someone now my I'm flexable if something takes longer or shorter than planned then I'm ok with the "time" of the scheduled item changing and some mornings typically tuesday we will go to the store and skip cartoons and etc to go to the store but honestly just adjust it to your needs. I find it was less stressful if i have a semi structured day even though I'm at home. I use to just sleep til the kids woke up and just winged it the rest of the day but it is so much easier with a schedule even if you just set a goal for yourself to try it for one month then see if its for you or not!

Hope this helped!

-Sarah

Monday, May 7, 2012

Headline Shirts Review and GIVEAWAY!

Headline Shirts was so kind enough to send me a amazing shirt for review and they are also offering one you lucky readers a shirt of your very own!


 

Headline Shirts is an awesome place to find hilarious unqiue shirts! I chose the Goose shirt and I love it even more than I did when I placed my order. The shirt arrived very quickly and in a totally recyclable/compost-able bag and the shirt is very high quality not just a cheap shirt, it is absolutely wonderful!!


The shirt design I chose!


 

I searched through all their shirts multiple times and couldnt quite decide what I wanted, then finally picked Goose. I mean who doesnt like Top Gun right?! When I first started browsing I didnt realize that most of their shirts come in womens and mens style which made me way more excited about this company. Its hard to find cute shirts in girl styles and I can't wear they guy fit it bothers me I like alittle lower neckline and fitted style so make sure you look by the sizes and their is a tab for women and mens style!


                                           
                                       
                                               Here is another one that I liked

 

They also have cute kids shirts ! I was very pleased to find the kid section funny offbeat kids options !

Here are a few I really liked( and my kids loved them too!)




Da Vinci Rock Man kids shirt

my son's favorite Vader PiƱata


If you sign up for their newsletter you will get a $5 off so go sign up for that!

Also go Like them on Facebook to stay updated and show your love for this great company!

You can also follow them on Twitter @headlineshirts

Now for the giveaway!!!!! Leave a comment for every entry and your email address so I can contact you if you WIN!
To enter:
Mandatory: Go HeadlineShirts and come back and leave a comment telling me what shirt you would pick if you won!
Also:
-Go like Headline Shirts on Facebook
-Follow them on Twitter @headlineshirts
-Sign up for the newsletter
-Follow me through GFC (leave your GFC name)

Giveaway ends May 16th at midnight (MST) I will email the winner their code for their very own free t-shirt!

*I was given a shirt for free to review all words and thoughts are my own I'm no puppet :) Also the giveaway item was given by headlineshirts too!

 



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

tomme tippee Review!

Tommee Tippe was so kind to send me 2 products to do a review on for all of you guys! They sent me a 2 pk of their explora easiflow (7-12month) and the explora easi-mat! I was so thrilled when I found out that I would be reviewing these products we have tried many sippy cups in the past and they all leak or are too hard for my daughter to drink out of and then when i found out I was reviewing the easi-mat too I was just over the moon! One of our biggest issues at meal-time is either the plate/bowl goes on her head (usually right after a bath) or it is thrown in the floor for the dogs, while this might be great entertainment for my daughter it creates alot of extra work for me lol.



I have heard great things about tomme tippe products, and they make everything from newborn products to toddler or even older feeding products they also have alot more go check out their website HERE I've also learned that Tommee Tippee has been around since 1965 and is the number one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain. Their products are sold in 45 countries around the world. They've received tons of awards and accolades. That's pretty impressive!
easi-mat

explora easi-flow
So first off we tried out the cups which are adorable pink and blue with an owl on 1 and butterfly on the other my daughter loves owls she hoots at any that she sees so the owl cup was a huge hit with her! The cups are BPA free have a great cap attached to the cup to keep the lid clean when not in use (why don't all sippy cups do this they have caps for bottles but why not cups) did i mention the ATTACHED cap one that wont get lost and will keep the cup clean! The spouts are soft to keep little gums safe! They have great grips for little hands and They ARE truly spill-proof which was the main thing I was a sceptic of and they are spill proof no more puddles in the carseats or on the high chair tray! This cup is truly perfect for us! Tommee Tippee has truly thought of everything while making these cups !

cute design

amazing attached lid cover

REALLY NO SPILL valve!
she wouldnt let it go

enjoying a drink

I think this picture alone says she LOVES the cups!



Next up the easi-mat this was the product I have been wating on! It's heaven it keeps the plate flate on her tray and off the floor or her head! This product is also BPA free, and easy to clean! It's so simple to use sticks straight to the surface (any flat) and then you place the bowl or plate on top of the suction cup and that's all! Then when you are done there is a tab you pull to release the bowl or plate! The easi-mat also rolls up easily for travel, and I can't wait to take this with us to restaurants! At restaurants I'm usually playing goalie trying to keep their GLASS plates from smashing against the floor so this will be a new must have item in our travel bag for family outings!
the easi-mat fresh out of the package!

no mess on the floor or tray and she tried her hardest to get that bowl up!

hooting at the owl!

Tommee Tippee also makes many other products that I'm looking very forward to trying out like their easi-roll bib it has a mess catcher and rolls for travel! Also the easy scoop feeding bowls look amazing too it includes another attached lid and spoon! Tommee Tippee is a truly amazing company even better than I even thought before defiantly worth checking out and making your life easier!

-Sarah