Create Personalized Holiday Crafts With Sharpie Extreme #Review


In today’s fast paced, grab-and-go world, handcrafted gifts or personal touches to presents are often overlooked.  I am on a mission to put a little handcrafted love into each gift this holiday season and with Sharpie Extreme by my side there’s no craft I can’t accomplish.


Sharpie Extreme permanent markers have high-contrast ink that resists fading when exposed to some of the harshest conditions. Things like UV rays, rain, snow, and even mud can’t stop the great look of Sharpie Extreme markers!  Great for outdoor gear, sports equipment, backpacks, water bottles, or in my case, creating fun holiday crafts that I want to stay looking as great as the day I made them.  Sharpie Extreme delivers bold color and can be used on most surfaces, including plastic, glass and wood.


I wanted to add a special touch to each and every gift, and I wanted it to be noticeable.  Gift tags are one of the first things noticed about a gift and I think Sharpie did a great job helping me make these gift tags speak out loud without saying a word.  The fine, durable tips deliver bold color and lines whether you’re working on paper or more difficult surfaces.  I think the bold colors of the markers do a great job making a statement while having a great holiday feel with these classic holiday colors.   There’s no end to the fun holiday projects you can create!  From customized holiday wrapping paper and personalized ceramic mugs to creative glass ornaments or a special cookie plate for Santa…creating special holiday crafts and gifts has never been so easy.

Whether you’re looking to create fun holiday gifts or shopping around for great stocking stuffers, you can’t go wrong with Sharpie.


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


Colorful Halloween Fun With Parragon Books #Review


I received the cutest assortment of coloring books for the Halloween season from Parragon Books!  My kids have been having so much fun with these new coloring books…the Halloween theme is a huge hit with them.


The Spooky Black Paper Coloring Book is a fun way to create unique pictures no matter what age you are.  Every page in this creepy coloring book … is black! Use the five awesome, bright-out crayons to get crazy creative with this innovative twist on coloring.  Once you’re done coloring, you can add the 50 spooky stickers to decorate the pages any way you choose.  Add flying witches or creepy zombies to any design and create something unique.


Halloween Heroes is a super fun, 48-page coloring and activity book with one sheet of stickers and four chunky crayons. Join all your Disney Pixar friends on their amazing Halloween adventures. Have tons of fun with Woody, Boo, Arlo and Riley’s emotions, with these spook-tacular activities and stickers. Don’t forget to use your crayons for some creepy coloring!  My kids love coloring the pages and finding stickers of the matching character to create fun themed pages of all their favorite characters.


Princesses and Pumpkins was a HUGE hit with my daughter, of course.  She is in love with everything princess and the Halloween theme was exciting for her.  This 48-page coloring and activity book comes with one sheet of stickers and four chunky crayons. Join the Disney Princesses for some spooky adventures. Complete the activities and use your crayons to add color to the pictures.  You can color in a magical pumpkins, help a spider find its web, count the lollipops, and much more!

No matter what age you are, you’ll enjoy the fun that these Parragon coloring books have to offer…I know I found myself coloring a few pages with the kids 🙂 .


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

Ultimate Set Of 60 Gel Pens #360GelPen



This set of 60 Gel Pens available on Amazon is perfect for any gel pen lover.  They are all different, 60 unique colors to do whatever you please with.  Whether you use these for coloring, writing notes, or even for school, there are enough colors to keep anyone happy.


  • THE ULTIMATE SET OF COLORING PENS: This amazing kit includes 5 unique sets of pens, of 12 different colors each, packed in clear reusable pen cases for easy and convenient storage! This great value pack offers you a great variety of basic, neon, pastel, glitter, metallic as well as many multi-coloring ink pens to use in all your different projects!
  • TOP NOTCH QUALITY: Unlike similar products that use a number of chemical ingredients, our pens are made of non-toxic and environmental friendly ink, perfectly safe for everyone. With the premium quality ink used for these coloring pens, make sure that your new painting supplies will last way longer that you expected!
  • A VERSATILE KIT OF 60 GEL PENS: With a great variety of colors and styles, your new coloring pens will be your best friend in writing, sketching, drawing, painting and more! Featuring 0.8mm- 1.0 mm tips, and offering a smooth and not- smearing writing, these gel pens are perfect for all your artistic projects, arts and crafts. Try them for you or your children and you will be definitely impressed!
  • COMFORTABLE GRIP & SUPER CONVENIENT STORAGE: Forget hand pain, cramps and finger calluses! These amazing gel pens are designed to offer unparalleled comfort, helping you exercise your artistic talent for longer without suffering from hand fatigue. Note also that in order to keep your crafting supplies neatly organized and easily accessed, your new pens arrive in 5 different transparent, super convenient reusable cases.
  • GET IT WITH CONFIDENCE: Being so sure about the great quality and performance of these wonderful color pens, we offer you a 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee! Try them today and if you are not 100% happy with the results you will get your money back. 


***I received the product plus financial compensation to try the product and share my opinion with you.  All thoughts and opinions are my own honest opinions***


#BackToSchool Shopping Simplified With Build A Kit #Review


Build A Kit is your one stop shop for every school supply you’ll need no matter what grade your child is entering into this year.  You can either chooses specific quantities of items, or you can go with the pre-built kits by grade level.  (You can find the pre-built kits here.)  Back To School shopping is by far my most dreaded time of year, but this year Build A Kit saved me so much time and effort that I can’t see why I hand’t heard of this service sooner.


My middle child is entering 5th grade this year, and the 5th Grade Box came with absolutely everything we will need this school year!


Paper supplies are some of the most obvious school supplies that any child could need.  Inside the 5th grade box you will find 2 packs of wide rule filler paper, a 6 pack of spiral notebooks, and a 6 pack of 2 pocket folders.  No excuses for not keeping up with assignments and staying organized!


Artistic supplies are also a must-have, especially if you have a child who likes to express themselves artistically and goes through these supplies a lot.  The 5th grade box has (2) 24 count boxes of crayons, a 12 pack of colored pencils, fine tip and wide tip markers. and a set of 8 watercolor paints.


If you’re doing an art project, glue is an absolute need!  This kit included 2 bottles of washable glue, and 2 glue sticks.   Your child will have the convenience of choosing which one works best for them.


You can’t go back to school without writing supplies!  The 5th grade box has a 12 count box of pencils, 3 blue ink pens, 3 black ink pens, 3 red ink pens, 3 erasable blue pens, and 2 highlighters (yellow and pink).  Also included you will find a double barrel sharpener as well as a fabric pencil holder with 3 holes to easily fit into a binder.


There are a few more essential supplies that every kid needs, and Build A Kit has you covered there as well.  In your 5th grade box you will also find a 7″ pair of scissors, a 12″ ruler, and a clear protractor.


Every classroom needs facial tissue and you’ll find 2 boxes included in this kit.  Throw in some envelopes for “Money From Home” and your kit is complete.  Everything your child will need is included, and you don’t have to go out into the overcrowded and overpriced stores!


I also have a son entering 8th grade this year, and the 8th Grade Box is also just as packed with goodies that will keep me out of the stores this Back To School season.


Folders and organization are a big key for keeping my kids focused, and the 8th grade box included everything we needed.  Inside the box you’ll find a 1″ three ring binder, tab dividers to keeps subjects separated, and a 6 pack of 2 pocket folders with prongs.


Paper supplies are also essential no matter what grade your child is in.  The 8th grade box comes with 2 packs of wide rule filler paper, (2) 3 subject spiral notebooks, and (2) 5 subject spiral notebooks.


Art supplies are much needed in any grade, and the 8th grade box comes with a 24 count pack of colored pencils, 8 pack of fine tip markers, and a 24 count box of crayons.


Writing supplies also a HUGE need for every grade, and this kit keeps you stocked with all you’ll need.  There is a 12 count box of pencils, 6 pack of multi-color highlighters, 6 erasable black pens, 3 erasable blue pens, 3 blue ink pens, 3 red ink pens, 2 felt tip black pens, and 2 felt tip red pens.  Throw in a double barrel pencil sharpener, 2 large erasers, and fabric pencil holder and your kiddo is set!


Glue is overlooked at this age, but they still need it! (It’s a requirement on my son’s school supply list).  The 8th grade kit will include 2 bottles of washable glue, and 2 glue sticks as well.


The last few supplies your child will need for success are also included in the 8th grade box.  You will find a 7″ pair of scissors, a 12″ ruler, a clear protractor, compass, file box, and 100 count pack of index cards.


Although the older grades use less facial tissue, it is still much needed in the classroom.  The 8th grade box includes one box of facial tissue, and a pack of envelopes for “Money From Home”.  You can seal up lunch or field trip money and be sure that it will get to it’s destination safely.

As if all of these supplies packed into one convenient box weren’t great enough, you can also use the box as a time capsule when you’re done unpacking your supplies…how cool is that??

If you’re looking to avoid the stores this Back To School season, you can shop online at Build A Kit, and if you enter StephSweetLife at checkout, you’ll receive a discount of 10%!


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

Gel Pens Galore! #Review

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I am loving the nostalgic memories that these Primo Colors Gel Pens are bringing back!  When I was in high school in the late 90’s early 00’s gel pens were the huge thing that all of us girls had a huge collection of.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the gel pen set and enjoy them 🙂 .


This Primo Colors gel pen set also comes with refills which is really nice so you can enjoy your gel pens even longer.


I am loving the colors that are included in this set.  Every color you can imagine to help you express yourself whether you’re coloring or writing a note.

  • A Variety Of Premium Colored Gelly Pens- This Pen Set Includes 12 Glitzy Glitter Pens-1MM Tip/ 7 Soft Pastel Pens .8 MM Tip/5 Glowing Neon Pens .8 MM Fine Tip/ These Markers Roll Silky Smooth, Won’t Smear And Draw Luminous Lines For Your Stunning Artwork With Bold Color Tones
  • Perfect Artist Pens For Adult Coloring Books, Sketching, Scrapbooking, Crafts, Journaling, Greeting Cards, Doodling Or Any Other Task You Can Imagine. Plus They Are Non-Toxic & Acid Free So They Are Safe For Children
  • Last Twice As Long- Great Value-You Get 24 Refill Inserts/There’s Nothing Worse Than Running Out Of Ink When Your In The Middle Of A Drawing Project/ Just Replace And Keep On With Your Colorful Creations
  • Convenient Artists Storage Case Keeps Your Colored Pens Neatly Organized And Displayed So You Can Access Whichever Paint Pen You Need Quickly And Easily, Right In One Pack
  • These Gel Ink Pens Are A Perfect Gift Idea For A Budding Young Artist, Crafter, Seasoned Artist, Or Anyone Who Loves Coloring And Doodling. Your Backed By Primocolors 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

This gel pen set is available at an unbelievable price…grab them while you can!


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

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Help Your Child Create Memories While Building Literary Skills With Alice Press Sleepover Diary #Review


We all know that back to school time means reuniting with old friends, as well as making new ones.  Sleepovers are juts a natural part of the back to school experience, and the Sleepover Diary is a great gift for children going back to school this year.  Alice Press is on a mission to bring children together and help promote healthy relationships.  The Sleepover Diary is a great way to help children not only create lasting memories, but also helps encourage children to build relationships as well as help build literary skills.  The Sleepover Diary helps children share their daily life with best friends in a traditional way instead of mindless texting that’s forgotten forever.


The Sleepover Diary is available in a hardbound or spiral bound edition so you can choose which one is best for your child.  This awesome little diary lets up to 5 BFFs share their thoughts and special experiences together in writing, all within this amazing Sleepover Diary.  There are lots of little areas to doodle and write notes to your friends as well as sharing all the important details of your day.  Aside from helping build great friendships, the Sleepover Diary is also great at:

• Encouraging proper writing, improving skills
• Encouraging friendship, communication and sharing
• Encouraging community service and environmental awareness
• Opening the world to children to express their feelings and thoughts

I can’t wait to see how my children’s friendships grow and change.  I will keep the Sleepover Diary safe and sound until their older so they have some great memories to look back on.  Make sure you get your copy of the Sleepover Diary before we get back into the full swing of the school year.


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

Back To School With Westcott Brand #Review #Giveaway


Westcott is a brand that has been around since 1872, so you can trust the quality of the product that you’ll be getting with Westoctt.  They have a wide variety of products that will make back to school shopping a lot easier for parents and teachers alike.


Westcott sent me a few items to try out with my kiddos for the back to school season and we’re so happy they did!  My sons can’t wait to take their new items to school with them and get back to school in style.

The Craft Works craft scissors will be a huge hit in my sons art class this year.  There are 3 different blades to create fun designs while cutting your crafts.  The edges are all different so you can change up the look of your latest project.  The blades are interchangeable so they are space saving in already cramped backpacks…one pair of scissors with additional lightweight blades.  The blades are made of a composite material, but function just as well as metal blades.

The Splat Protractor will come in super handy for my 8th grader in his geometry class this year.  It’s compact, functional, and has bright pops of color throughout.  Designed with students in mind to be both highly functional as well as fun to use through exciting colors and designs.

I don’t think any back to school list would be complete without the inclusion of a ruler.  Westcott sent their plastic wave ruler in an easy-to-see-through clear design.  It has a contemporary gray wave running the length of the ruler, and is made of a durable high quality plastic.

Don’t just take my word for it…Westcott has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!


One lucky winner will receive two each of the following items: Craftworks 3 piece scissor set, 12″ Plastic Wave Ruler, and  Splat Soft Touch Protractor.  Giveaway will begin 07/05/16 at midnight EST and will end 07/12/16 midnight EST. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Enter the Westcott Back To School Giveaway Here!!


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