Sands Alive! Glow Review


Sands Alive! Glow is one of the best ways to have fun!  Moldable, shapeable, soft-as-cloud sand that glows with the special pen and glasses, how cool is that?

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As a mom of three children in a world where technology is everywhere, it’s nice to find toys for the kids that AREN’T digital.  Sands Alive! Glow is a great way to encourage the kids to use their imagination and remember just how fun hands-on play can be.

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What do you do first thing in the morning??  Wake up and play with Sands Alive! Glow in your pink fuzzy pajamas of course!  At least, according to my toddler that’s what the agenda looks like.

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Sands Alive! Glow comes with a special UV pen and glasses so you can highlight certain parts of your creation, or watch the whole thing glow and come to life.  Turn the lights off for extra fun!

If you have any old candy molds laying around they’re great for kids to press the sand into and bring their creations to a whole new level.  No matter how your child chooses to play with their sand, it’s going to equal hours of fun.  Multiple times a day my daughter sits with her Sands Alive! Glow and brings her imagination to life.  I’ve also noticed an improvement in her hand eye coordination as she’s concentrating on building and shaping the sand.

What’s even better than entertaining a toddler?  My 12 year old son who is self-proclaimed to be “too old for toys” to enjoy playing with Sands Alive! Glow, and even asking if I can buy him some too.  Sands Alive! Glow is fun for kids of all ages, and is sure to be a huge hit with any kid lucky enough to receive it.

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Pioneer Pet Food & Water Station Review


If you haven’t heard of Pioneer Pet, I’m so excited to introduce you to the awesomeness that is Pioneer Pet!  As many of you know by now, I am an animal lover, rescuer, foster-mom, and foster-failure as my pets are fosters that I just couldn’t let go of.  Time and time again, pets are abandoned because their fur-parents don’t know how to deal with and change behaviors that are less than pleasant.  This is something that the Betsy Lipscomb set out to change when she started her journey that ended with Pioneer Pet.


Pioneer Pet’s products are specifically designed to enhance your pet’s life, and are made 100% with them in mind…just the way it should be.  The Pioneer Pet Food & Water Station was something I was VERY eager to try with my spoiled cat Delilah.


I think she knew it was for her…I was trying to take a picture of the package and she wouldn’t get off of it!  I think she knew something good was inside 🙂 .

Pets, (cats in particular), are naturally drawn to moving water.  It is hardwired into a cat’s brain that stagnant water is dirty and diseased, so they will seek out the freshest possible water.  I’ve never had an issue really with a pet not wanting to drink from their water bowl, but miss Delilah loves to throw me curveballs.  Every time I would turn the sink on, even if I filled her bowl 30 minutes prior, she would try and climb the cabinets to let me know she wanted FRESH water.  Pioneer Pet to the Rescue!


The Pioneer Pet Food & Water Station has constantly flowing, constantly filtered water, and was immediately a big hit.  I couldn’t even get food in the bowl before Delilah was appreciating the water reservoir.

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I thought it would be a while before my old granny cat, Cheese, would be accepting of the food and water station.  Surprisingly she was quite curious to investigate and was soon eating to her heart’s content.


It’s been a few days now, and the Food & Water Station has been a HUGE lifesaver for me, and for my furbabies.  I’m not having to fill and re-fill a bowl of water 15ish times a day, and my pets have constantly fresh, filtered water.

There are so many amazing products from Pioneer Pet, make sure you check them out.  There’s no better way to tell your pets you love them than spoiling them with the brilliant products from Pioneer Pet.

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***