Saturday, September 17, 2016

Top Bloom Kraft Bags Review

About Top Bloom Kraft Bags
Forget those flimsy sacks that easily fall apart. Top Bloom Bags feature durable 65-lb paper stock & rugged twist-twine handles. Each 8" x 4.75" x 10" bag holds up to 8-10 lbs. With their flat stay-up bottoms & neutral white color, these versatile bags offer countless practical options. Use them for shopping, gift giving, party favors, arts & crafts & more!

Our Experience
These bags are a great blank canvas for lots of different projects. With four kids we go to a lot of birthday parties. We have used them for gift giving. They aren't too big. The handles are sturdy. We will also be using them as party favor bags for my sons birthday. They don't have any slick coating on them so my son was able to draw on them with markers. They didn't bleed through or smear. We are also homeschooling this year so I'm sure we will come up with some craft ideas too. Overall, these are very versatile bags.

You can purchase Top Bloom Kraft Bags here.

This product was purchased at a promotional price for an honest review. The opinion expressed is 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

There is no shore in sight

We started homeschooling this week. Mr. O is in 5th and Mr. R is in 2nd. Mr. C is too young to be registered so we will do some Pre-K activities. He really wants to do what his brothers do so I’m going to try to modify some lessons to include him. No matter how much I could have prepared I don’t think I could ever be ready. I know I have lots of ideas of what I want us to do. But, I know we can’t to all of them at once, and I certainly don’t want to overwhelm them. So we will ramp it up over the next couple weeks. For now we will focus on math and reading. 

Making it fun by including some art time.

WatchMinder Review

About WatchMinder
The WatchMinder is a simple wristwatch that can easily be programmed to set up discreet vibrating reminders throughout one’s day.  Invented by a child psychologist, the WatchMinder was designed to aid children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder AD/HD and others with special needs in staying focused, managing their time, and modifying their thoughts and behaviors. 

Our Experience
We are trying to use the WatchMinder with my oldest son. He has a tendency to get easily frustrated and have over the top reactions to seemingly minor events. I was hoping we could program reminders for him to stay calm. The difficulty is not knowing when he might need reminding. Setting the reminder too close together gets annoying and distracting. Setting it too far apart doesn't reinforce the message. It can be set at a specified time interval to repeatedly display one reminder, like 'be positive'. It can also used to schedule different reminders throughout the day. This can be rather time consuming to set. Also, I cannot figure out how to individually delete or change a reminder or scheduled item. So a couple times I had to reset the watch to it's original settings are start over. He says the watch band is comfortable. It is set on the smallest setting. So using it with an even younger child might be difficult. I found that it is something that distracts him more than helps him. We are going to keep using it and see if we can find the right setting to make it work for him. If not I think it might work for one of his younger bothers. It comes with a special charger that plugs into a wall outlet and is easy to use. I also like that it comes preloaded with multiple phrases, and it has the ability to add your own. Overall, the WatchMinder has a lot of great features that can be adapted to use with a lot of different behaviors.

You can purchase WatchMinder here.

This product was purchased at a promotional price for an honest review. The opinion expressed is 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Gigamons Review

About Gigamons
Enter a realm where magic reigns and the world's elements are creatures with mythical abilities! On your turn, you will look at 2 of the face-down Elemons on the table, revealing them to all players. When you find a pair of Elemons, you will earn them and also invoke their unique special power, giving you an advantage for the rest of the game. Every three of the same Elemon you find, will summon the corresponding Gigamon to your side. And when you have 3 Gigamons, you win the game! Gigamons is a game artistically designed to engage the player's imagination and carry them away to a new world.

Our Experience
This is a fun memory game with an added twist. My three kids have been playing it nonstop for the past week. You can have up to four players, so even I can enjoy playing it with them. The rules are, when an Elemon match is made you get to do something special, like take another turn or peek at four of the cards. Each Elemon allows you to do something different. When you have collected 3 Elemons you get to take the larger Gigamon. Because my kids also really like Pokémon they say that the Elemons are evolving into Gigamons. Once you have three Gigamons on your side you win. The age recommendation is 6, but after explaining the rules to my four year old he was able to play too. He just doesn't quite have as much strategy as his brothers. The game pieces are sturdy and will hold up to lots of repeated play. Lastly, the art is absolutely beautiful! I enjoy looking at all the detail in each of the pieces. Overall, this is a great game that the whole family can enjoy.

Connect with Blue Orange Games

You can purchase Gigamons here.

This product was received in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed is 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

X-bet Ceramic Magnets Review

About X-bet Ceramic Magnets
Ceramic Magnets are perfect for glass gems, mirrors, for making refrigerator magnets, bottle cap magnets, small signs, magnetic buttons, and more others. Ceramic magnets have high resistance to demagnetization, corrosion & oxidation. These are receptive to most adhesives including hot glue, E6000, Goop, Bond 527, Liquid Nails, 2 part epoxies and more.

My Experience
These are nice strong magnets. These have lots of uses. I plan on using them to make refrigerator magnet crafts with my kids. I like that they can be used with many different adhesives, so I can use what I have on hand and don't need to buy something special. This year we are going to be doing some homeschooling and I can see us using these in science experiments too. They did leave a few black marks on my fridge, but they washed off fairly easily. I'd recommend cleaning each one before it's used. Overall, I like all the different uses these have for our family.

You can purchase X-bet Ceramic Magnets here.

This product was purchased at a promotional price for an honest review. The opinion expressed is 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Baby Bundle Giveaway

Bundle of Joy Giveaway

Welcome To The Baby Bundle Giveaway!

Sponsored By: / Tiny Love / Skyhorse Publishing / Diaper One N Done

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1 LUCKY WINNER will receive the following: (ARV$195) canvas

A 16×20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Your Photos Will Look Their Best On These Premium Gallery Wrap Canvases! These premium gallery wrap canvases look great on any wall. It’s easy to add photos from your phone, computer, Facebook, Instagram, or our historical photo archive. Their easy-to-use tools and Just Right 100% Satisfaction Guarantee take all the worry out of creating a custom photo canvas.
Gymini Under the Sea Bouncer

Tiny Love Gymini Under The Sea Bouncer

TinyLove’s new colorful and fun baby bouncer facilitates a variety of activities including baby-activated lights, music and a crab toy that will provide baby with endless fun. Check out my review here.
Gymini Under the Sea Play Mat

Tiny Love Gymini Under The Sea Play Mat

Tiny Love’s fun, aquatic play mat encourages independent and joint playtime through its underwater theme and standalone crab toy. Check out my review here.
Tiny Traveler Japan

Tiny Traveler: Japan Book

From the tiniest bonsai to the peak of Mount. Fuji, your toddler will follow a beautiful nature trail through Japan. This new book from Misti Kenison in the Tiny Traveler series explains natural elements in the simplest terms for the youngest of travelers. Check out my review here.
The Tiny Traveler Italy

Tiny Traveler: Italy Book

How many gondolas float down the canal? Can you count the number of masks at Carnival? Travel from Rome to Venice as you and your little one count your way through Italy’s most famous landmarks. Check out my review here.
Diaper One N Done

Diaper One N Done

The Diaper One N Done is an easy to use diaper disposal system. Simply place dirty diapers in the Diaper One N done; tie a knot in the used bag and detach it from the new bags; dispose of dirty diaper in your normal house trash. No more canisters full of soiled diapers to empty. Each unit comes with the unit and 100 bags!!!! All parts are made and assembled in the USA.

Now For The Giveaway!

This giveaway will run through 8/30/16 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions or concerns please email (please consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as the winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools form. Thank You for stopping by! This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. Thank You for stopping by!
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Oak Leaf Oval Wall Hooks Review

About Oak Leaf Oval Wall Hooks
Each hanger is constructed of polished stainless steel, and the back is made of high quality bamboo. It is made with strong 3M adhesive which provides extra strength and durability. Every hook can hold up to 4.5 pounds. It can be used on a variety of surfaces, including paint, glasses, wood, ceramic tile, gypsum, etc.

My Experience
With a house full of four kids we are always needing more places to hang things. These hooks are very nice. The brushed metal and bamboo looks sleek and modern. I like that these use adhesive to attach to the wall meaning that there aren't any tools required to install these. Aside from if you wan them all hung in a row I would recommend a level. Because each hook is individually mounted they can be hung at multiple heights too. This is perfect for us with kids of all different ages. Side by side there is slight variation in the wood tones. I plan on hanging them in separate rooms so this won't be an issue. I also expected the post to be a little more angled. But the rubber ring does a good job of keeping items from slipping off. These are not removable so be certain you have them placed exactly where you want them! Overall, I'm happy with these hooks, especially because now my kids don't have a reason for their coats and towels to be on the floor.

You can purchase Oak Leaf Oval Wall Hooks here.

This product was purchased at a promotional price for an honest review. The opinion expressed is 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.