Monday, April 15, 2019

Who Says The EASTER BUNNY Only Brings Candy In The Baskets??? @Wowwee

We have a lot of family HOLIDAY traditions!  
Some that I have had with my kids because I grew up with similar traditions and some that I have come to really enjoy just because I'm a mommy and it's fun!

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One tradition we have for sure is that the EASTER BUNNY leaves a basket with goodies and typically an EASTER EGG hunt as well.  
I normally buy eggs for each kid (either a different type or they have a certain color) and I try to make it fun and fairly inexpensive too.  
With as many kids we have have, EASTER BASKETS can get kinda pricey when all is said and done. 
Last year we did something a little different and they got their baskets with a few sweets in them and they each had a letter to a clue in their basket...because we have started to loose some of the "bunny" magic because they are getting to that age.
The clue, once they figured it out, led them to our garage...where an extra special EASTER BUNNY gift was waiting! 
They loved it!  
Of course, we had an egg hunt too...because we have to! 

This year, I am all about not buying the candy (they eat enough sweets as it is)...even though I MUST buy some Cadbury Creme Eggs for myself (they are my absolute favorite).  
Instead, I'm excited to load up the baskets with things they can play with...things that won't cause cavities and will last a bit longer than the usual cheap EASTER BASKET fillers.
PinkFong...most recently known for the BABY SHARK SONG (in partnership with Wowwee)... have the most adorable plush BABY SHARKS SONG CUBES that...when you press on them...play that song.  
I know without a doubt that this is something my youngest niece is going to absolutely ADORE!  
I mean...what kid isn't currently obsessed with this song anyway?  
Isn't this the sweetest?  Plus...it's super soft and the perfect size to stick in the diaper bag or have in the car for entertainment and distraction.  LOVE IT!
We love FINGERLINGS and without a doubt my younger kiddos think they are pretty awesome too, not to mention my nieces and nephews.  How adorable are these new FINGERLINGS friends 
I love that Fingerlings have products that cater to both boys and girls as well.  These interactive Wowwee toys actually "play" with your kids...all while hanging on to their fingertip.  
They are small enough to go in the EASTER BASKETS and be with you on outings or ride along in the car.  These won't break your bank either...

All of these products would make awesomely fun EASTER BASKET fillers...that won't cause cavities, but still provide plenty of sweetness for the upcoming holiday.  Don't forget...EASTER IS THIS SUNDAY!!!  SHOP NOW!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the PinkFong Baby Shark Song Cubes!


CLICK HERE to learn more about the UNTAMED Fingerlings!

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Monday, April 8, 2019

STINKY SHOES BE GONE - @armandhammer_footcare SHOE REFRESHER SPRAY

I've got a HUGE confession to make to you guys!
Please don't think bad of me...but

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...most of the time when I wear sneakers...I DON'T WEAR SOCKS!


Okay, some of you may be really grossed out right now, right?  

Some of you may be nodding with me in understanding...because you do the exact same shamefully smelly thing.

The bad thing about not wearing socks in shoes is, eventually...especially during the hotter months of the year, the inside of the shoes start getting smelly from foot sweat.  It's inevitable.  It's gross and stinky...but it happens to even your favorite pairs of converse or vans.

So what can you do about it, without tossing the shoes in the trash?  

ARM AND HAMMER has a new ODOR DEFENSE SHOE REFRESHER SPRAY that is incredible.  It's so easy to use!  You simply shake the bottle, turn it upside down, spray it in the shoes and then let them sit overnight.  
It eliminates the odor on contact.  It's like MAGIC in a bottle!
DO YOU UNDERSTAND what this means?  
This gives new life to your stinky smelly...favorite sneakers.  
HOW EXCITED ARE YOU ABOUT THIS?  
Not gonna lie, I am pretty excited too and even more thrilled with how well it works.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Arm & Hammer Footcare products and save your spending budget for more clothes to go along with your favorite "broke in" sneakers this summer.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

"Beach Vibes" With FRIENDSHIP Bracelets from @knottheusualknot

We are LIKE TOTALLY Californians!  
It's pretty radical! 
We live an hour away from several different California beaches, enjoy pretty neutral weather year round and we love absolutely our sunshine.  
Something else we love is...friendship bracelets.  
They happen to be the perfect BEACH ACCESSORY!

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Friendship bracelets are a funny thing to me.  
They were super cool when I was a kid. 
 I loved making them (I think I took classes at the local Michael's Store) and wearing them.  
Now...this generation of kiddos is totally into them too (making and wearing them).  
Okay, not just kids...some of us mom's still love them too.
So when my daughter found Knot The Usual Knot on Etsy, she immediately fell in love with their bracelets.  
They were unique, colorful and incredible quality.  
They were exactly what she wanted to wear on her wrist for the upcoming spring/summer months ahead...as she is planning lots of beach trips for us to take.  
We are a little beach obsessed to say the least.
My younger daughter too, loves bracelets and found a couple that she fell in love with as well.  
Her picks of the "Black/White Seeded" Bracelet and the "Berry Beautiful Multistrand" Bracelet suited her perfectly!
They also sent me (yes, mom's can wear friendship bracelets too) a couple UPCOMING NEW RELEASES to their store.  I love the cute little "happy cloud" pendant...it makes me smile.  
The color of the other bracelet is the perfect summer accent to a perfectly tanned wrist (wishful thinking).  
All of their bracelets come packaged in cute little bags and while they may start out feelings a little sticky (waxy), after a couple times of getting them wet (and just all around wear), they are completely comfortable and SO CUTE!  
We love them all!  
Like totally serious...we will be sporting these all summer long!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

CELEBRATE THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING - @JuicyJuiceUSA Craft & Drink Ideas

It's OFFICIALLY the 1st day of SPRING! 
Longer days, more outside play and all around happier mommy and kids.  
The winter weather and darker days bring me down.  But when SPRING TIME arrives, regardless if we lose an hour or not, I am always thrilled!

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JUICY JUICE is a product that we are very familiar with in our home.  
It's something I've packed in lunches and taken with us on outings for years.  

CHECK OUT these great ideas for some SPRING TIME FUN with the Juicy Juice products:


Crafts
·         Bubble Snake Blower
·         April Shower Rain Sticks
·         Bottle Planter
·         Spring Flowers Matching Game



Recipes
·         Fresh Grape Tart
·         Yogurt Pops
·         Apple Berry Bliss
·         Strawberry Watermelon Twist  

Not only are we super excited for SPRING to arrive, but we will have our cupboards stocked full of Juicy Juice products so we can enjoy a quick drink "on the go" or a creative & fun way to gift my kid's friends with some sweet juices too.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Juicy Juice products or click the links above to check out all the fun ideas for SPRING!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Get BARE FOOT Ready FOR SUMMER - @armandhammer_footcare

One of my favorite parts of summer...is being bare foot.  
I'm not joking!
I'll admit, I try my best to be bare foot in the winter months, but sometimes, the COLD gets the best of me...and I have to put on socks (I dread wearing them) and shoes.

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So how can I get my feet ready to be bare foot all summer long?  
I just learned about a new Arm and Hammer Foot Care Product that will not only help me be proactive in keeping my feet moisturized (so no cracking or dryness occurs), but also will help exfoliate my feet in the process.  
And if too much dryness happens, this will also help restore my skin with hydrating coconut oil.
Arm and Hammer's HEELS AND FEET MOISTURIZER plus Gentle Exfoliators is the perfect "go to" to keep my feet fresh, healthy and smooth all summer long.  
Even when my feet are walking on hot sidewalks or sandy beaches.
Plus, it's a convenient size that you can pop in your purse or your beach bag.
I love that it comes in an applicator bottle, because I don't have to get my hands dirty in the process of applying it.  And hey, some people don't like touching their feet...so this is even more perfect for them.  It smells great...kinda minty and refreshing...and it absorbs quickly too.
MY FEET say "THANK YOU"!  
Now I just need to paint my toe nails some fun SUMMER COLOR and I am ready for all the thrills and excitement the coming months have to offer me and my feet.


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

StreetStyle Fashion With @BrooklynCloth #BKFAM

I am clothes and fashion obsessed!  
Because I love clothes so much, I've passed my love & passion for fashion along to my kids!
Because I have four boys...I love finding places that offer unique street style clothing.  Clothing that is not only hip, but also comfortable.  
Stores that offer clothing for them that isn't basic, but a little edgy and even UNISEX.

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So when I learned about Brooklyn Cloth, I was not surprised that my boys were stoked about their clothing line.  
Not to mention, that we love NY too.  
This seemed like the perfect combo.
We received a package loaded with clothes & goodies for the boys...including cute stickers to put on their hydroflaks, notebooks, etc.  LOVE IT!

CLICK HERE to check out their entire BOYS COLLECTION!
The boys had some fun modeling these cool drawstring camo pants for me.  
I mean, come on...you gotta admit these pics are pretty STINKIN' adorable.


My youngest, who has aspirations to be a CALVIN KLEIN model someday, also enjoyed having the camera pointed in his direction to show off some of their cute tees and comfortable drawstring shorts.

Funny thing, my oldest daughter is IN LOVE with their clothing line too.  Not only because she absolutely loves their name, but because she also loves this "STREET STYLE" LOOK.   In fact, she squeezed into her brother's matching pants to take a few pictures wearing the clothes too.  LOVE IT!
CLICK HERE to check out Brooklyn Cloth.  They are having a SPRING CLEANING sale right now, so now is the time to stock up on some cute things for your guys wardrobe for this spring/summer.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

This Portable Aromatherapy Diffuser Will Change The Way You Use Essential Oils - @TheRoama

I'm just starting to learn about essential oils and all the amazing uses & benefits for them.  
It's not really something I've really known much about, but it's always something I've wanted to learn more about.

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So when I heard about The Roama, I was curious.  
Not just because it's an Aromatherapy Diffuser, but because it's portable, which means it doesn't have to stay in one room...plugged in.  
This totally maximizes the way you can use your oils around your home, in the bedrooms and even in the car.
I unpacked all the contents that came with THE ROAMA...which included a USB charging cable, peppermint & eucalyptus oils and even an empty oil bottle to create (or add) your own oils.
I plugged it in and charged it up...
And then it made it's way around the house with me...because...it can!  
Once charged it has:
I love that this aromatherapy diffuser can follow me throughout my day.  It requires no water and no wires (when charged).  Especially if I'm feeling congested and needing a little extra Oil TLC.  
This is such a smart idea!  LOVE IT!

CLICK HERE to learn more about The Roama and why this may be perfect for your home, office or even car.  If you're an OILS person, you're going to truly love this!

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