Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SCRAAAM Coaster GT Balance Bike Review

The NEW lightweight SCRAAAM COASTER GT Aluminum Kids Balance Bike is designed to offer the best value, safest experience and the most smiles for the dollar in a kids pedal free bike. The SCRAAAM Coaster GT is a result of years of development and product testing. We benchmarked the best bikes on the market and aimed to be better in every way. Some of the features of the SCRAAAM Coaster GT include:
Lightweight aluminum frame. The SCRAAAM Coaster GT weighs LESS THAN 5 pounds!!!
Kids size handlebar grips. Many kids bikes have 1" diameter grips, the same as adult bikes. Our grips are 5/8" diameter, optimally sized for kids hands, giving greater control and confidence.
4 level side guard protection grips. We know kids can be rough on bikes; dropping the bike on its side or rubbing against walls. We have added 4 levels of protection on the end of each grip to protect not only the bike but the rider's fingers.
Quick release black anodized fasteners on the handlebar and seat for quick and easy adjustments.
Handlebar pad. Offers an additional level of safety and that cool "racing bike" appearance.
2 Sets of graphics. On top of the standard "SCRAAAM COASTER GT" branding, you also get 2 sets of unique graphic patterns with each bike. These come uninstalled to allow your child to choose the unique look they want.
Included Bike Stand. A portable bike stand ensures the bike always has a "home". This helps teach kids to care for their bike and minimizes damage. A lighter bike will not only be safer for your child but it will make the experience more enjoyable.The SCRAAAM COASTER GT is the perfect balance bike for kids 18 months to 5yrs+. Kids who learn to balance on a pedal free bike have a much easier time learning how to use a pedal bike, with most transitioning without the need for training wheels.

My Experience
My middle two boys just learned to ride their bikes at the beginning of this year. They are 5 and 8. I’m hoping that getting my daughter started on a balance bike when she is younger she will have an easier time learning to ride.
The SCRAAAM Coaster GT balance bike came with all the required tools. My husband has it assembled in less than 15 minutes.
We had gotten another brand of balance bike, but after assembling it and trying to get her on it, the seat was way to high and her feet couldn’t touch the ground. The seat on the SCRAAAM Coaster GT balance bike is able to go as low as 11.5 inches so even though she is only 20 months old she is able to get on and off it easily. Sometimes the bike falls over, but because it is so light she can stand it back up. Also, because it is so light it is easy to carry home when she gets tired of riding.
She is starting to learn by walking the bike without sitting on it. I think after a few more times she will learn to sit and push with her feet. She is currently using the smaller seat, but as she gets bigger we will change the seat to the larger padded one with the added carrying handle.

A couple other features that I like are that the tires are foam rubber so we will never get a flat. Also, there is a kick stand included so it doesn’t have to lay on the floor. Overall, this bike has lots of great features and it will grow with her over the next couple years until she is ready for a peddle bike.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Board Books

About Ripley's Believe It Or Not Board Books
These are the first board books from Ripley Publishing. Wacky 1-2-3 and ODDphabet make learning letters and number fun! Each character is based on a true Ripley's-verified story. Suitable for children 3 and up.

Our Experience
Although my little girl can't read yet she loves looking at books. These books are nice and sturdy and just the right size for taking with us when we leave the house. Because, I will likely be reading these to her for a couple more years, I love how they rhyme and that they are entertaining! My older boys read them a couple times and were surprised to learn that some of the strange animal stories were true. I'm glad we have these to add to our home library.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wild Nature Adult Coloring Book Review

About Wild Nature Adult Coloring Book
This durable coloring books for adults, has high-quality thick and heavy paper so you can enjoy the best quality when coloring. You can use Gel pen, Markers, Color Pencils, Water Color Pencils and more and ensures that the pages do not bleed through when using those. Comfortable Size for Coloring 8.3x5.11 inches. The Wild Nature Pocket Coloring Book will allow you to connect to your inner wildness as you color-on-the-go. Focusing on wild nature and wild animal patterns allows you to connect to that luminescent spark which emanates from within you and is the source of your uniqueness and creativity.

My Experience
The size is just right for coloring while away from home. I like that it comes with a bag to carry and protect it. With it being spiral bound the pages easily lay flat while working on them. The one drawback is that some of the patterns are almost too complex to be able to color each space individually. Overall, the images are beautiful and the quality is excellent.

You can purchase the Wild Nature Adult Coloring Book here.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Essential Oil Box Review

About the Essential Oil Box
This essential oil carrying case (wooden box for essential oils, vial holder case) is the perfect solution to safe storage, presentation and transportation of your essential oil collection. This essential oil case is compatible with doTERRA, Young Living and Plant Therapy oils. This oil case holder is made of high quality pine wood. This wooden case comes unstained or painted in the hopes that it will be customized by the owner to the owners taste. There are no big obnoxious brands stamped painted or etched into our box. Included with your oil cases for essential oils is an eBook to get your started with essential oils. 

My Experience
After I started using essential oils about nine months ago, I discovered I needed a good way to organize them. This box holds many bottles and rollers. It will hold a variety of 5ml, 10ml, and 15ml bottles as well as 10ml rollers. I have room to add even more. The hinges and dividers are sturdy. I like that I can move it to different rooms easily because the lid locks in place. The included stickers, pipettes and ebook are additional benefits. The only drawback is that it takes up quite a bit of room when it is fully opened. Overall, this is an attractive box with ample storage.

You can purchase the Essential Oil Box here.
Use code: 25offbox to receive 25% off your purchase. 

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird! Review

About Ripley's Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!
Unlock the Weird is the latest addition to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! bestselling annual series. This book will amaze and astound readers from the first to the last page. Hair-raising photographs, incredible stories, and the mind-blowing facts Ripley’s is famous for promise hours of entertainment for every Ripley fan! With thousands of stories—including submissions from readers around the world—you’ll discover something new each time you read it!

Our Experience
My boys enjoy the wacky and weird, fun and frightful information that this book has. This book really grabbed their attention when they saw it. The eyes practically pop off the cover! The quick articles are excellent for my reluctant reader, because he doesn't have to commit to reading the entire book or chapter. My oldest loves to read and then tell me about his new found information. Some of our favorite sections are about animals, food and transportation. This would be an excellent choice for the 'something to read' portion of a holiday gift tradition. Overall, this is fun for all ages that enjoy learning about the amazing world we live in!

You can purchase Ripley's Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird! here.

I received this item at a discount or for free. The opinions expressed are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Shape Logic Review

About Shape Logic
Shape Logic is a fun game that helps develop spatial, abstract and quantitative reasoning skills. To solve the puzzle challenges, stack green pieces on top of blue pieces, or vice versa, to create identical shapes. Through hands-on play, players build key skills, strategies and mathematical understandings, such as part-to-whole relationships. Shape Logic, as part of ThinkFun special collection of STEM games, encourages children to develop reasoning skills through fun, multi-level challenges. To be a successful STEM learner, students need to develop a mental mindset for growth.

Our Experience
My oldest son loves mental puzzles like this! He breezed through the beginner puzzles. He found the intermediate puzzles a little more challenging. He also found that some of the puzzles have more than one correct answer. It is a single player game, but if your kids can cooperate they can take turns. My younger boys were able to play together. The pieces are made of hard plastic and quite sturdy. I also like that it has a bag to store the pieces. The puzzle cards are on a ring so they all stay organized. Overall, this is a great game to develop reasoning skills needed for math and science.

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You can purchase Shape Logic here.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Silicone Pocket Bib Review

About the Silicone Pocket Bib from ASC Baby
No more messy meals because the deep wide pocket catches all food chunks, crumbs and liquid spillages during mealtime. The pocket stays open all the time and no food is spilled. No more ruined clothes and non-stop use of washing machine. They are easy to clean and dry. Just rinse the bib made from 100% food grade stain and odor resisting silicone or drop it in the dishwasher for a quick cleaning. Get rid of old stained and smelly fabric bibs and save money! The bib is as soft and flexible as a shirt, this bib will conform to your child's neck and create a superior seal. On the move just roll the bib up, toss it in the travel bag and use it to store baby cutlery in it. Enjoy peace of mind with our BPA Free, Phtalate free, lead free bibs.

Our Experience
Miss N is 14 months old and having a lot of fun feeding herself, which means she gets super messy sometimes. These are better than other silicone bibs I've tried before. Because the upper portion is fabric these lay flat and don't make a huge gap at her neck. The velcro is strong enough that she can't pull it off. I also really like that they can be rolled up and secured with a button closure. This is especially helpful in keeping the rest of my bag clean after meals out of the house. They are easy to clean too. Usually I'll just wipe it down if she didn't make it too dirty, otherwise I toss it into the dishwasher and it comes out looking new. It would be nice if they also made these in girly colors, but I'm sure Miss N doesn't really care. Overall, these bibs keep my little self-feeder clean.

You can purchase the Silicone Pocket Bib here.

I received this item at a discount or for free. The opinions expressed are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.