Summer Fun From Peaceable Kingdom

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Peaceable Kingdom is a name I’m sure most of you will recognize by now.  Peaceable Kingdom games both inspire cooperation, and cultivate kindness.  When kids can play well together, they can play well in the world.  I was very impressed with the Peaceable Kingdom games that we tried out last year and I couldn’t wait to partner with them again to help keep my kiddos entertained this summer…I’m sure we all know how hard it can be to keep bored kids entertained!

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There are a variety of new games available that my kids and I couldn’t wait to try out.  From adorable playing cards, to board games and even games on-the-go, Peaceable Kingdom’s new items are fun for kids of all ages.

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Mermaid Island quickly became my daughter’s favorite board game and she just can’t get enough of it.  Players work together in this fun game to help the mermaids swim to Mermaid Island before the Sea Witch gets there.  The tension will build as the witch creeps closer to the island, but with a little teamwork there’s nothing that can’t be accomplished.  Spin, move, and pick up a wand to gain the power to defeat the Sea Witch.

 

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I have never seen such a fun way to improve memory skills in children!  Blue Plate Scramble is a high paced, fast-flipping matching game that helps build memory skills in children of all ages.  There are all kinds of strange combinations of food at the Blue Plate Diner, and players will work together to remember which foods go to which plates without looking.  Make it through breakfast, lunch, and dinner without making the customers mad, and you’ll be a real winner!  If the pace is too fast for little ones, you can eliminate the timer and let them work into completing the plates before the timer runs out.

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The Peaceable Kingdom Games To Go quickly became a hit in my household last year with my daughter.  With us being in the car and on-the-go a lot more than usual this summer, I figured it would be perfect to have my sons try some out as well!  There are hours of activity fun to be had so no matter where you are or where you’re going, the kids will be entertained and just enjoying the ride.  Really Ridiculous Games To Go is full of fun games like Story Fill-Ins, Wacky Math, Word Finds, Find It, Mazes etc., while the Spy Games To Go features games like Code Breakers, Optical Illusion Riddles, Top Secret Math, Squiggle Doodle, Mazes, Fingerprint Find It and more.

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What little girl doesn’t love unicorns, right?  When my daughter saw these Unicorn Playing Cards, she just HAD to have them.  The classic game of “Go Fish” has become “Go Unicorn” and my daughter just can’t get enough of them.  You’ll get a full deck of 52 brightly colored unicorn cards that will melt little girls hearts all over.

If you’re looking for a great (non-electronic) way to keep your kids entertained this summer, check out everything that Peaceable Kingdom has to offer.

 

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

Spark Imagination This Summer With Great Pretenders

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Being a mother of three children in an ever evolving technology driven world, I have set out to find ways to keep my kids entertained this summer that DON’T involve electronics.  Too often these days kids are sitting in front of a tv, playing a video game,  using a tablet or playing on a phone.  Playing dress-up and using imagination is a great way to keep kids entertained and keep their imaginations engaged.  Whether your little one is into being a firefighter or police man, pirate, mermaid or princes…Great Pretenders has TONS of adorable costumes and accessories that will help bring their imagination to life.

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My little girl absolutely loves dressing up as a princess.  She is your typical girly girl and anything pink, sparkly, or princess related becomes a favorite immediately.  I got this Parisian Pink Hoop Dress for my daughter to try out and just as I thought, it quickly became her new favorite thing and she’s hardly taken it off since.

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Doesn’t she look just adorable?  As soon as she put the dress on, she had to wear the heels and tiara…of course!  This new princess dress from Great Pretenders has a crystal organza inset trimmed in silver, puff sleeves and a full hoop skirt for the complete look.  What little girl wouldn’t feel like a princess wearing this beautiful dress?  The tiara is also an adorable Great Pretenders item that my daughter has had and loved for a while now.  The Pink Ribbon Tiara is crafted with rigid wiring which allows for reshaping to fit any little Princess’ head.  This tiara features a ribbon-wrapped foam based, and is further decorated with gems and rosettes, finished off with ribbons which can be left to dangle, or tied into a bow.  Silver beads glimmer in the light adding that little extra bit of sparkle.

Spark a little imagination in your little one this summer with Great Pretenders.

 

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

Zoom Into Fun With Zoomer Hedgiez From Spin Master #Review #Giveaway

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When it comes to shopping for toys for my children, Spin Master is one of the first companies I shop with.  For the past 21 years, Spin Master has dazzled and amazed kids with their fun and easy to use toys.  I received the cutest little addition to the Spin Master family and my daughter just can’t get enough of it!

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Meet Tumbles, part of the Zoomer Hedgiez line.  The Zoomer Hedgiez are the cutest and cuddliest pets that kids will adore.  Hedgiez have a life of their own and love to entertain.  Pet their heads and they really roll — up to three times!  Nose down, paws up, Hedgiez love to perform headstands.  Press their noses to make them wiggle, whistle, blow you a kiss, and other cute sounds!  These furry friends love to be tickled.  Flip them over, tickle their tummies and they’ll curl up and giggle!  Each Hedgy has their own style, complete with soft, pet-able fur. They come with their own combs for brushing, and have pretty light-up eyes.

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These fully interactive Hedgiez are loveable, huggable hedgehogs that just want to be your new BFF.  Jade loved Tumbles the moment she came out of the box and her eyes lit up (literally!).  These Hedgiez make the perfect playtime pal.  Whether you’re ready to rock and roll or cuddle up for some rest, your Hedgiez pal will always be there by your side.

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Hedgiez love to perform cool tricks!  They’ll happily do a summersault or headstand, or even curl up into a ball when their tummies are tickled.  You can give your Zoomer Hedgiez an individual appearance using the comb that comes with your new pal.  They loved to be brushed and it helps bring out the brilliance in their super-soft, shiny fur and show off their sensational new style.  There are a few different styles of Zoomer Hedgiez so you can pick the one that’s just right for your little one.

Included in the box you’ll find:

  • 1 Zoomer Hedgiez
  • 1 Comb Accessory
  • 1 Reference Guide
  • 1 Instruction Booklet

 

From now until July 31st you can save 15% on the purchase of your new Spin Master Zoomer Hedgiez using code BFQ0NJX10 at checkout.

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to the generosity of my friends at Spin Master, one lucky winner will receive a Zoomer Hedgiez of their very own!  Giveaway will begin 05/18/17 at 9:30 AM EST and will end 05/25/17 at 9:30 AM EST.  Winner 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:

Click here to enter the Zoomer Hedgiez giveaway!!

 

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

 

Wow Your Little One This Easter With Magnaflex From WowWee

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WowWee designs, develops, markets, and distributes innovative robotic toys and consumer entertainment products.  Astonishing imagination combined with superior design and construction sets WowWee apart from its competitors.  Magnaflex, a new addition to the WowWee collection, is a great example of how innovative and pure genius WowWee is.

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Magnaflex is a line of creative construction kits to help inspire kids of all ages to build anything they can imagine. Building kits include colorful magnetic strips, connector pieces and an easy-to-follow instruction guide with project ideas including animals, vehicles, wearable accessories and more. Magnaflex has a unique shape and material that allows kids to easily bend, zip, connect, or stack the magnetic strips together. Decorate your creations with metal connector pieces that also add structure.

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Your child will be able to build 2D or 3D creations anywhere with this innovative, educational toy.  Not only do Magnaflex sets promote creativity, visualization, and fine motor skills, they’re also easy for little ones to clean up with makes life for this mother-of-three just a little bit easier which I can really appreciate.  Magnaflex high-quality building pieces are interchangeable and can be combined with different colors from other sets for more complex projects. Neodymium rare-earth magnets safely enclosed inside the Magnaflex strips ensure a strong magnetic connection.

I always test things out before I give them to my kids, and I was pretty interested to see how well these worked.  It took a little getting used to, those magnets are powerful and would sometimes connect when I didn’t want them to.  After a little playing around with them it was pretty easy to get the hang of it and the same was true for my kids.  The instruction booklets are great at getting imaginations started and keeping kids engaged in play.

This Easter, surprise the little one in your life with one of these amazingly fun Magnaflex sets and watch their imagination bloom with creation.

 

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

Gifts Your Little Girl Will Adore This Valentine’s Day from TownleyGirl #Review #ValentinesDay

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This Valentine’s Day, show the lovely little girl in your life that you love them with special gifts they will adore.  TownleyGirl makes the most adorable beauty items and what little girl doesn’t love feeling beautiful?  Since 1952, TownleyGirl has been delighting generation after generation of our future doctors, lawyers, and who knows…maybe even a future president.

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I think every little girl in the world is obsessed with Trolls right now, and my daughter is no different.  She LOVES Trolls, especially Poppy!

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TownleyGirl absolutely hit the nail on the head with the Trolls 4 Pack Lip Balm with Light Up Mirror!  Just like Trolls, little girls like to stay colorful which is what makes this mirror set so fabulous!  Your little girl can channel her inner troll and check out her awesome new look with the light up star shaped mirror.  There are 4 fun lip balms included…which will be your little one’s favorite…strawberry, grape, apple, or blueberry?

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Every little girl will go ga-ga over this Trolls 2 Pack Lip Gloss with Tin.  Trolls and glitter go hand in hand so these shimmery lip tubes are the perfect gift for your little Trolls lover.  The hardest decision your little girl will face each day will be ‘strawberry lip gloss or cotton candy?’.  The double-sided zippered tin is great for storing these lip gloss tubes in so you can take them wherever you go.

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Your little girl will light up with joy when she sees this Trolls Super Shine Lip Jellies Set!  Let your little one feast her lips to some crazy, spunky fun! These lip jellies are the perfect way for your little Troll to play dress up with her favorite characters from the animated film.

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The Trolls 6 Piece Hair Accessories Set was Jade’s favorite of the Trolls items we received.  She loves doing her hair (and mommy’s) and this is the perfect set.  Jade wanted to brush her own hair first thing in the morning, rocking her Poppy PJ’s to match her brush.  This hair accessories set, inspired by Trolls, has everything your little one needs to achieve hair perfection. Hair clips, pins, bows, a brush, and a tiara are all included.  She’ll troll around town with the perfect hairdo!

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OMG!  What little girl isn’t in love with emojis?  My 5 year old daughter knows far too much about emojis thanks to her teenage brother so she was absolutely tickled pink when she saw the Emoji goodies that TownleyGirl sent us.

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Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!  This Emoji Scented Bubble Bath will keep your little one smelling fabulous!  This Emoji-inspired bubble bath set includes 7 different scents, each bottle decorated in some of the most favored emojis.  The scents include: strawberry and cream, lavender dreams, day dream, sweet like sugar, cinnamon swirl, ocean breeze, and rose petal.  This set has everything your little girl needs for a fabulously fun bubble bath!

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My daughter’s hair can be kind of hard to tame so this Emoji 12 Pack Hair Clips has come in super handy!  This pack includes 12 hair clips that capture the outrageous personality of all of her favorite emojis.  Your little one can channel her inner dancer one day, and wear a cool monkey in her hair the next…the possibilities are endless!

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Last, but not least, we also received this super fun Emoji 5 Pack Nail Polish with Gems.  Your emoji lover can keep those texting fingers looking trendy with this nail polish set!  It includes five shades of nail polish, tons of nail gems, and a nail file.  Even the nail polish bottles are decorated with her favorite emojis– what could be more fun?

***GIVEAWAY***

You’ve got a chance to win your own Emoji 5 Pack Nail Polish With Gems!  Two lucky winners will each receive an Emoji 5 Pack Nail Polish With Gems shipped straight to them from TownleyGirl!  Giveaway will begin 01/20/17 at midnight EST and will end 01/27/17 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:

Click here to enter the TownleyGirl Emoji 5 Pack Nail Polish With Gems Giveaway!!

 

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

Imagination Come To Life With The Skylanders Creator App #Review #Skylanders

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If you haven’t tried out the Skylanders Creator App…YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING!  I had such a blast helping my son create his own custom character to play with his Skylanders Imaginators game!!   With the Skylanders Creator app, creation will be brought directly to your fingertips and let you create Skylanders on the go!  (I’ve found that this is a great way to keep the kids entertained in the car.  We live in a rural place and the closest store is a 30 minute drive one-way.  Each of the kids’ tablets have the Skylanders Creator App and they love it!)

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You can create an all new character directly from the app or even transfer an imaginator that you’ve built in your Skylanders Imaginators game!  There are a few different custom options available but my son was really eager to be able to build his very own character.  I was really surprised by the numerous ways to customize your character and I took screenshots through the process to show you all just how unique and different you can make your character.

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The first few steps are the basic customization of the character.  You can choose each feature separately to create a character that will be absolutely unique to you.  Design your character from the eyes to the ears, chest, body and even tail if you want one.  My son had a hard time choosing, so be prepared for a lengthy process!

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After you choose the basics of your character you can choose unique weapons, shoulder guards, leg guards, and even make your character as large or as small as you want them to be.

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When I told you that you can customize everything, I meant EVERYTHING!  You can pick your own custom colors, themes, and give the character a unique name.  You can pick the phrase you want them to say when placed on the portal as well as even change the voice they say it with.  My son absolutely loved the phrase he settled on, “Fueled by, pizza!”, haha!

The waiting period for the character to arrive is probably the hardest part about the whole process.  It can take 4-6 weeks to receive your customized character so be sure to plan around birthdays or holidays if you’re giving one as a gift.  As soon as our character arrives I will update with pictures of our 3D figure!

 

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

Give The Gift Of Fun This Holiday Season With Our Generation Dolls #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

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Our Generation Dolls are the perfect companion for any little girl.  These dolls are so much more than a doll…they are a way for girls to express what matters to them, and they help encourage little girls to follow their dreams and become who they want to be.  Our Generation is giving little girls a voice, helping make the next generation stronger and more empowered than ever.

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OG Dolls is a brand I’m sure many of you are familiar with.  I’ve shared my daughter’s love for OG Dolls with you all a few times in the past.  This holiday season Jade and I got to try out a new doll and Jade couldn’t have been happier.

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I LOVE giving Jade a new doll, she is always so happy!  The look on Jade’s face when she saw Amya in that box was priceless.  Amya is a Chalk Hair Doll that allows you to add your own splash of color to the world.  Amya comes with 1 dress, 1 headband, 1 pair of underwear, 1 pair of shoes, 1 pair of socks, 3 application sponges, 4 hair chalk compacts, and 1 instruction booklet.

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Jade and I both love how easy it is to add the streaks of color into Amya’s hair.  Easy use for little hands = frustration-free play which this mom loves!  After adding in the colorful streaks Jade had me braid Amya’s hair to show off the pretty rainbow she’d created.

The world is your little one’s pallet and with OG Dolls she can add color to the world in her own unique and expressive way.  This holiday season every little girl deserves to have her very own Our Generation Doll under the tree.

 

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