Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dot&Dot Small Packing Organizer Review



About Dot&Dot
Dot&Dot Travel provides high quality products that make travel easier. They offer a variety of travel accessories such as packing cubes, packing folders, toiletry kits, shoe bags and storage bags. The collection now includes products for babies and toddlers on the go.


My Experience
Do you find packing frustrating? Here is a great solution. The Dot&Dot Small Packing Organizer helps keep me organized. The pack of four is great for a weekend trip for one person or, for our family, an overnight stay at the coast. I love that it comes in ten different colors, my favorite is dark blue. So each person could have a different color to make it even easier to distinguish between them. I like that you can easily see through the mesh to identify what is inside. Each is large enough to hold a full outfit. I was able to fold two shirt, underclothes and a pair of pants into one. They also come with a durable plastic storage bag, making them easy to pack away when not in use. They are also well made, the seams are sturdy and the zippers slide easily. Overall these are great for organizing while traveling or can even be used as storage while at home. I would highly recommend these.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FarFaria Review & Giveaway



About FarFaria
FarFaria is an app for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices, giving families and teachers unlimited access to over 800 illustrated children’s books, and 5 new books are added each week.
Created for children ages 2-9, FarFaria helps children develop a passion for reading and encourages families to spend quality time reading together. FarFaria’s engaging story-discovery experience encourages children to stumble into new stories they’ll love forever.

Our Experience
FarFaria has an amazing variety and selection of books and songs that engage all three of my boys. I like how the books can be found through the Explore feature and the sorted by title, popularity, newest or reading level. This makes it very easy to find just the right book.

On the cover of each book it lists the Reading Levels. When you tap on it you get a summary of what students can usually do. They are also color coded which makes the right level easy to spot while scanning the titles.
There are three different reading options for every book: Auto Play, Read to Me and Read Myself. Even my youngest son can enjoy all the books with the Auto Play and Read to Me features. With so many book to choose from my boys will always find a great story to read. Overall this app provides an outstanding amount of educational content and fun for my children. 

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Giveaway
Enter to win a 3-month membership to FarFaria. Open to US residents 18+. Winner must respond within 24 hours. Good luck!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Red Apple Reading Program Review



About Red Apple Reading Program
Red Apple Reading makes learning to read fun for children ages 4 to 9, teaching fundamental reading skills online with animated videos and games! The HD graphics and lovable characters captivate young school-aged children, turning them into active, confident readers.

Our Experience
Both Mr. O and Mr. R are at the right age to use the Red Apple Reading Program. Mr. O (8) is in third grade and Mr. R (5) is in kindergarten. Mr. O enjoyed the program. The activities and games are fun. He's a fairly experienced reader and could handle a quicker pace. Mr. R or the other hand is still learning to read. It's helping him with sight words and phonics. They offer a free trial so you can see for yourself if the program is right for your child. Overall Mr. R is gaining the most from the Red Apple Reading Program. 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More Like A Landfill Than A Living Room

We spent most of last month moving into my Grandmothers house. My mother tried to pack up as much of it as she could, but combing two households worth of stuff isn't easy. Not to mention that I a a complete pack rat. We spent the last ten years in an apartment and all the closets and cupboards were packed full. It even took us an extra day to move out because we didn't realizes how much we actually have. After everything was moved my oldest son commented, "This looks more like a landfill than a living room." Unfortunately his comment held a lot of truth. So I have tried to make many goals for myself to pare down how much we have as we unpack. If it isn't truly necessary or greatly loved it needs to find a new home. I hope to share some of the 'treasures' I find along the way.
Are you a minimalist or a pack rat? How do you deal with all your 'stuff'?

Number One Nutrition Probiotic Review



About Number One Nutrition Probiotic
Probiotics are good bacteria who perform a very important role in our digestive, metabolic and immune systems. They produce enzymes that break down the food we eat, regulate vitamins intake and convert sugars to the essential nutrients our bodies need. Made in the USA at a FDA approved manufacturing facility.

My Experience
I'd read that taking a good probiotic should be one of the supplements to take each day. This one has billions of live cultures in each serving. My digestion has improved. The capsules are easy to swallow. I'm hoping to get my husband to try them too to see if they help his digestive problems as well.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Glow Stick Bracelets Review



About The Super Glow Bracelets
Each tube contains of 5 colors -- Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Pink. The tube also contains 100 connectors so you can hook the ends together to make bracelets and necklaces. They will glow super bright for 8 - 10 hours. Then, they will start to fade out but may continue to emit some light for up to 36 hours. If you can't use them all in one night they have a shelf life of 2 years prior to activation.


Our Experience
Need to add some fun to your party or night out? These glow bracelets are going to do just that! The connectors can be used to make bracelets or necklaces or let your imagination run wild. We took them and wove them into our bike spokes for a fun bike ride in the dark. They do emit light all night long. I noticed that they do have a chemical smell in the tube, but seems to dissipate and individual bracelets are ok. They comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and are non-toxic. A few bracelets were duds, but overall they gave us hours of fun.

You can purchase The Super Glow Bracelets here.

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Good Night Sleep Tight Chart Review



About Good Night Sleep Tight Chart
The Victoria Chart Company is a leading innovator in practical, simple solutions for busy parents who want positive results for their children’s development. Their reward charts engage and motivate children in a fun, interactive way so they can reach their full potential. Founded in 2004 by Victoria Ballard, their mission remains the same: provide parents with the information, tools and support they need to nurture confident, healthy and happy children.

Our Experience
We just moved, and settling in hasn't been easy. The Good Night Sleep Tight Chart has been nice to create a consistent bedtime routine. Because I'm using it with all three boys I tell them that they can't get a sticker until all of them have done each task. Mr. O has been helpful in getting his little brothers to follow along. It has also taken Mr. C a few nights to understand that they don't get the smily stickers until the morning. I like that the chart uses a combination of words and pictures to explain each step. The most difficult step for Mr. C will be the 'I stayed in my bed all night.' Right now he ends up in our bed about 70% of the time. I know it will take some time for us to adjust to our new place, but I know this chart will help us adapt more quickly.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Drink Duets Bottle Tags Review



About Drink Duets
Drink Duets are reusable tags which you slip over the neck of a water bottle.  They come in 12 different colors and can also be written on with a sharpie if having different colors isn't enough to differentiate.  
You will be saving money on water, saving time and trips to the grocery store, and no more spreading of germs by accidentally sharing bottles. 

My Experience
I can completely relate to Karen, the creator of Drink Duets. With three boys we seemed to constantly have half empty water bottles around our house. I had tried tying yarn around the neck of the bottle in different colors, but after I tossed the bottle I would have to tie another piece. Of course they wanted a different color every time which didn't help with remembering whose bottle was whose. Drink Duets make differentiating each bottle so much easier. Especially because they can write or decorate their tag for themselves. They are semi-reruseble which also helps us be more eco-friendlily. I know these will be very useful at our next holiday get together or birthday party!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hydracentials Slim And Sporty Water Bottle Review



The Hydracentials Slim and Sporty 16 oz Double Wall Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is perfect for use at the gym, at the office, around your house and anywhere you need to take your beverage of choice with you. The loop at the top provides an extra convenient way to carry, or can hook onto backpacks or carabineers.
Made from durable and sturdy premium quality 18/8 food grade stainless steel, this Hydracentials Slim and Sporty 16 ounce water bottle is a great eco friendly sports bottle. This double wall insulated water bottle is perfect for carrying while walking, hiking, camping, use at the gym or just on the go- as it fits great in most car cup holders. No more spills and messes while driving!

Ditch those plastic water bottles! Go healthy with this BPA Free, food grade stainless steel water bottle that holds a large capacity of liquids 16 fluid ounces and no longer worry about toxins and chemicals leaching into your beverage. Drink crisp, clean, healthy and refreshing drinks from the Hydracentials Water Bottle every time.

My Experience
I care about the toxins that could be in plastic water bottles. Hydracentials water bottle is made of stainless steel so I don't have to worry. I love the top loop, it makes it easy to carry. It withstood my shake test. I filled it and sealed it, then turned it upside-down and shook it. It din't leak, not at all. The flip top can be opened effortlessly, and the straw makes it easier to drink from than a bottle you have to tip. It also kept my water cold for hours. Overall this is a great bottle I can use every day.

You can purchase the Hydracentials Slim And Sporty Water Bottle here.

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