Safe Travels With Slime Flat Tire Repair Kits

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With so many things going on in our day-to-day lives, there are a lot of things that should be considered more often that go unnoticed.  How often do you think about your spare tire?  Or even just a flat tire?  Probably never, right?  If you live in a rural area like I do, this is actually something that I think about on a weekly basis.  My home is pretty isolated from much of everything, and it’s a 25 mile journey one way through VERY unpopulated terrain to the closest town with grocery stores.
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The pictures above are from my journey into town to go grocery shopping (don’t worry, I was the passenger, not the driver).  I typically drive these roads alone during the week, and every single time I drive anywhere, I’m ALWAYS worried about a flat tire.  I do not know how to change a tire (I’m spoiled I guess, my husband is the one who does the vehicle maintenance), and as you can see from my pictures, if I were to ever get a flat tire alone I’d be stuck in a position I don’t want to be in.  There are 5 miles of dirt roads between my home and the main road that runs through my tiny town, and sharp rocks and washboard ridges on these roads are always a concern of mine.  The cellular service here is spotty at best, so it’s not likely I could call anyone for help.  Walking to anywhere would be next to impossible in the Arizona heat…so what’s a girl supposed to do?
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The Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit has been the answer to all of my worries.  In just 10 minutes I can repair my tire and get back on the road safely again.  This kit is the simplest thing to use, and I can’t tell you how incredibly grateful I am for the peace of mind this kit being in my truck has given me.  You simply plug the unit into your vehicle’s lighter plug, and instantly a mix of sealant and air are pumped into your tire, sealing any punctures and repairing the tire.  The repair lasts up to 500 miles so there’s plenty of time to get to a service station.
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So, two days ago I got ready and headed out into town to get some groceries.  It wasn’t too long into my drive and whadya know…one of those pesky rocks decided to try and throw a monkey wrench into my day.  I had a flat tire, and there was no better time to put the Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit to the test.  I was able to hook the repair kit up to my tire with no problems, and sure enough, in about 10 minutes my tire was ready to go.  I made it into town safely and stopped at a service station, but had it not been for the Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit I would’ve been in a pretty bad predicament.  If you ever have to rely on your Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit, just remember that it will work with your vehicle off, but if the vehicle is running it works even better.
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Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit Features

  • Includes 15.2oz. Slime Tire Sealant (TPMS safe)
  • Repairs and fully inflates your tire with the push of a button, in just 10 minutes!
  • 4 simple steps
  • Dial display gauge is integrated right into the inflator, so you can monitor tire pressure as you inflate
  • Plugs into a standard 12-volt accessory outlet
  • Pressure release valve
  • Sealant approved by leading automakers

Slime also makes a digital version of this Flat Tire Repair Kit, so make sure you check out everything Slime has to offer to find the products that are just right for you!

 

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

Last Minute Back-To-School Must-Haves From Gold Toe, Pilot Pens, and Tastykake

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Whether your kiddos have headed back to school or are headed back soon, there’s a few last minute items to pick up that will make getting ready for school so much easier!  From pens, to snacks, to sock, make sure your kiddo has it all to have an incredible Back To School experience.

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Comfy socks are a great way to make sure that your little one has one less thing to worry about throughout the day.  For more than 80 years, Gold Toe has stood for quality, style and comfort; trusted by millions and the only way to send your little one’s tootsies back to school right.

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The Flat Knit Liner Athletic Socks feature the EZ Match system making it a little bit easier for your little one to get ready.  The number of gold rings on the toe tell the size so there’s no more guess work sorting through the socks looking for the right pair.  The spandex blend offers a perfect fit every time, and the reinforced toe offers better durability for little ones who are tough on their footwear.  With various size and color options, you’ll be able to find the perfect pack of socks for your little one with ease.

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Gold Toe Rayon Rib Crew Casual Fashion Socks are a great way to keep your handsome little man looking and feeling great.  With older boys like my 12 and 14 year olds, odor control is a must.  These stylish socks offer fresh 24/7 odor control which this mom truly appreciates.  The contemporary design paired with superb quality offer a comfy stylish fit your son will love.  These socks are also made with spandex for a perfect fit, and reinforced toes so they can take the abuse and keep on going.

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Every kid needs a great set of pens for Back To School, and Pilot pens has lots of great options to suit everyone’s needs.

G2 is the ultimate pen for the everyday overachiever.  Pilot G2 pens write smoothly, have a comfortable rubber grip, and have been proven to write longer vs. the average of branded competitors.  Make G2 your Go-2 pen this Back To School season and you’ll see the Pilot difference.

FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink Pen are perfect for younger kids that still make frequent mistakes when writing or working on school assignments.  Pilot FriXion Clicker is America’s first retractable, erasable gel ink pen that allows you to write, erase and rewrite repeatedly without damaging documents.  FriXion’s unique thermo-sensitive ink is formulated to deliver both vibrant color and smooth writing.  Great for editing, lists, scheduling and so much more!  Now your writing can be stress free and mistake free.

The Precise V5 Deco Collection is designed to delight the brilliant, cosmopolitan, stylish, and powerful NEW female Precise target who has a passion for precision, coordinating details, and a drive to succeed.  The Precise Deco Collection pens feature the rich colors, bold shapes and exuberant style of the Art Deco era.  With its lavish design and exceptionally smooth, comfortable writing experience the newest members of the Precise V5 family will help your ideas take flight as never before.

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Tastykake‘s new Minis are a delicious, perfectly sized treat that kids will love to toss in their lunchbox and go.  Tastykake‘s Mini Cupcakes and Brownies are perfectly portioned desserts coming in at under 200 calories per pack, giving lunch boxes everywhere a delicious dose of sweetness.  These treats come in three bite-sized pieces per pack, making it easy to share with friends and spread the love.

Mini Chocolate Swirly Cupkakes are bite-sized chocolate cupcakes with a white creme filling topped with delicious chocolate icing.

Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupkakes are bite-sized chocolate cupcakes filled with a peanut butter flavored creme, and topped with a peanut butter icing.

Mini Candy Topped Brownies are my fave!  They’re bite-sized chocolate iced brownies topped with colorful milk chocolate candies…an absolute perfect treat!

Mini Koffee Kake Cupkakes are a huge hit with the whole family.  My husband is allergic to chocolate so he really loved seeing some non-chocolate items…you don’t realize how hard it is to find items without chocolate until you can’t have it.  These Koffee Kake Cupkakes are bite-sized crumb-covered creme filled coffee cake cupcakes that are a treat you’ll truly love.

Make sure you have everything you need this year to send your kiddos Back To School right…make sure you have all the Gold Toe, Pilot Pens, and Tastykake items you need!

 

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

 

 

 

 

Give Hope To Children Battling Cancer With Extended Stay America’s Give Hope Initiative

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Well all know that one word that can be life-changing for so many…cancer.  When the diagnosis of cancer is given, people often find themselves struggling with not only how to cope with it emotionally, but traveling for treatment, affording hotel stays plus the cost of treatments…it takes a toll on someone very quickly.  That life-changing diagnosis shatters people’s whole lives, and seeing how hard the struggle can be makes the Extended Stay America‘s Give Hope Initiative something very near and dear to my heart.  In a tough time in cancer patient’s lives, Extended Stay America gives a glimmer of hope with their “Give Hope” initiative.  The Give Hope program not only helps raise awareness about cancer, it also helps fund pediatric cancer research.

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A symbol of kindness and comfort, Hope, a cuddly stuffed teddy bear, was made by Build-A-Bear exclusively for Extended Stay America and has become a great way to provide love and support to those battling a cancer diagnosis.  Through the support of hotel guests, Extended Stay America is committed to providing 10,000 Hope bears to hospitals nationwide, with the simple goal of bringing a smile to the faces of the courageous adults and children fighting cancer.  One of Extended Stay America’s primary missions is to provide the utmost comfort to all of their guests, including those battling cancer.

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Extended Stay America’s commitment to this cause began in 2013 with their exclusive room donation partnership with the American Cancer Society called Hotel Keys of Hope.  Through this program, Extended Stay America provides free and deeply discounted hotel stays to cancer patients who face the financial challenges often associated with traveling away from home for potentially lifesaving treatment.

Anyone looking to get involved and join this mission can visit  esa.com/hope to either donate a Hope bear to a patient hospitalized with cancer, or purchase as a gift for a loved one.  For each Hope bear purchased, a $5 contribution will be made to the American Cancer Society towards pediatric cancer research.  Be sure to join the cause, follow Hope across the country and participate in the #GiveHope initiative at facebook.com/GiveHopeEverywhere.

Follow Extended Stay America on their social media channels for all the latest and greatest info:

 

***I received a small monetary compensation as well as the Hope bear in exchange for my honest opinion about Extended Stay America’s Give Hope initiative***

 

Back To School Baking With Stevia In The Raw #Review #Giveaway

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Back To School usually means one thing…Fall is just around the corner and us moms can’t wait to fire up the oven and get to baking!  If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, you’ll know that I LOVE baking, and what better way to spend my time now that all three of my kids are in school?  After going on a weight loss journey last year and losing 55 lbs, I have become pretty conscious of my caloric intake, and baked goods are usually off the table.  Thanks to Stevia In The Raw, I can enjoy my favorite pastime even more, and actually indulge in the sweet treats I’m baking!

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With all of the Back To School baking, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got plenty of Stevia In The Raw on hand, and the Bakers Bag is the perfect size!  Stevia In The Raw measures cup for cup, just like sugar.  So go on, bake a pie, whip up a sauce…cut the calories in all of your favorite recipes this BTS season!

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What better way to start the day thank with homemade Cranberry Pecan Breakfast Buns?  Stevia In The Raw has an AMAZING recipe that the whole family will love.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp Sugar In The Raw, divided
  • 1/4 cup Stevia In The Raw
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp 2% milk, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted,
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans

Preparation

In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons Sugar In The Raw®, 2 tablespoons Stevia In The Raw®, baking powder, and salt. Using your fingers, work butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in ¾ cup milk and vanilla until dough comes together. Chill 30 minutes.

In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, ¼ cup Sugar In The Raw®, and 2 tablespoons Stevia In The Raw®. Cook over medium-high heat until cranberries burst and mixture is thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool completely.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Place dough on a lightly floured work surface and roll out into a 16×12” rectangle. Spread cranberry mixture evenly over dough. With the long edge facing you, roll dough up tightly. Cut crosswise into 9 rolls, place in buttered 8” round or square baking pan. Bake until browned, about 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk to combine powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk until smooth, and drizzle over the warm cinnamon rolls. Sprinkle with pecans and serve warm.

 

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Ready to try another delicious Stevia In The Raw Recipe?  Apple Pie Streusel Cake is another crowd-pleaser that your family will love.

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 5 medium tart apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Stevia In The Raw
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

Preparation

Heat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl of a food processor fitted with blade attachment combine flour, brown sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. Pulse until well combined. Add butter slowly, pulsing between additions, until pea-sized pieces form. Press 1/2 of the mixture in an ungreased 9-inch springform pan; set remaining mixture aside.

Place apples, Stevia In The Raw®, cornstarch and remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon in a large bowl; stir to combine. Place apples in prepared springform pan. Evenly sprinkle the remaining mixture over apples.

Place springform pan on baking sheet with sides. Bake 60 to 70 minutes until top is golden. Remove from oven. Run knife around the edge of pan; let cake cool completely. Remove springform ring just before serving.

 

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Back To School in our home is all about after-school snacks, and a favorite among my kiddos is chocolate chip cookies.  But sometimes, when you live in Arizona, it’s just too hot to bake for a little while into the school season.  I thought it would be super fun to share an EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH recipe I make using Stevia In The Raw, so not only do the kids get to enjoy…but this mama does too!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp Stevia In The Raw
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Preparation

In a small bowl, mix together Stevia In The Raw, brown sugar, and butter.  Add in the flour, salt, vanilla, and milk and mix until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips and serve immediately or chill.

There are so many ways to enjoy your Back To School baking, and Stevia In The Raw wants to make sure you can bake your butt off too!

***GIVEAWAY***

Stevia In The Raw has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a Stevia In The Raw Bakers bag, as well as a $25 VISA gift card to make sure you have all you need to bake, bake, bake!  Giveaway will begin 08/16/17 at 9:00 pm EST and will end 08/23/17 8:59:59 pm 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 Stevia In The Raw giveaway!!

Remember that ALL mandatory entries must be completed…failure to complete mandatory tasks, or submitting tasks that aren’t complete will disqualify you.

 

***I received the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion, as well as a gift card to help facilitate the review***

Spooky Fun Halloween Treats From Oriental Trading (And Allergy Friendly Treat Bags Too!)

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Halloween is one of my absolute favorite times of year.  I love making goody bags for little trick-or-treaters but I often find myself disappointed at the selection of candy and small toys available in my local stores.  Thankfully Oriental Trading understands the struggle, and they have a whole HUGE variety of candy and treats to choose from that will knock your Halloween socks off.

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Oozing Eyeballs Candy is a spooky-fun candy that all the kids will love.  “Mad scientists”, optometrists and other trick-or-treaters love these gooey treats!  These putrid peepers are macabre must-haves for Halloween trick-or-treaters and for trunk-or-treat giveaways.

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Witchy Warts are sure to be a huge hit with kids of all ages.  These gruesome grape, orange, lemon and apple flavor candies delight Halloween trick-or-treaters and are great fillers for Halloween party favor bags.

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These Gumball Eyes are real eye-poppers!  Put a handful in every trick-or-treater’s bag for a ghoulishly good treat, or make sure your Halloween candy dish is full.  They’re ideal party favors for your scary celebration!

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Feast on some fingers! Add these gruesome Severed Finger Gummy Candies to their trick-or-treat bags this Halloween for a freaky fun touch.  Great for Halloween party favors, too, these mixed fruit flavor Halloween gummies are a tasty treat this spooky season.

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These spooky specters will make a tasty treat.  Pass out these Halloween Candy Ghosts to your trick or treaters or serve them as Halloween party treats. Grape, orange, apple and lemon flavors.

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These Halloween Hard Candy Rings are jewelry you can eat!  Place these mixed fruit-flavored accessories on each finger for a fun and frightful appearance!  Kids love wearing these Halloween candy rings in black cat, green monster and ghoulish ghost styles!  The perfect accessory for every costume! Mixed fruit flavors.

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No bones about it, these assorted fruit-flavored Bone-Shaped Hard Candy Fun Packs are ideal for a variety of occasions! Drop them in trick-or-treat bags for some bone-chilling fun or add them to party favor bags. The perfect snack size for a little tasty treat after lunch or dinner!

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These Unicorn Poop Candy Fun Packs are the perfect addition to your Halloween party supplies.  Hand them out to all your lucky little trick-or-treaters and pass along a little pack of  fun.  Strawberry flavor. Individually-wrapped.

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Don’t forget about the little ones with allergies!  We love being able to give treats to little ones who can’t have certain ingredients, and this fun Treasure Chest with Toy Assortment is the perfect thing for those little ones.  This treasure chest comes pre-filled with 100 toys and prizes for your Halloween celebration!  Let little ones pick their own toys or put together little toy goody bags…it’s always fun when everyone can join in.

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These Spooky Halloween Cellophane Bags are perfect for putting all the Oriental Trading Halloween goodies in!  Fill these 11″ cellophane bags with cookies or candy and give one to each trick-or-treater!  With pumpkin, bat and spider prints, these goody sacks are a Halloween party essential.  Also perfect for haunted bake sales!

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Aren’t these goody bags just super cute?  I had so much fun putting them together and I can’t wait to pass them out to all the little trick-or-treaters!

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We have super fun candy filled bags that are packed with spooky candies kids will love.

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And of course, we have toy filled bags for the little ones with allergies so they can have fun on Halloween too.

No matter what you’re shopping for this Halloween, make sure you check out everything that Oriental Trading has to offer.

 

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

Back To School Lunchbox Snacks Your Kids Will Love From Pure Growth Organic

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If you’re a parent, you know the struggle is real when it comes to finding lunchbox snacks the kids will like that will keep fresh all day.  With my three kiddos headed back to school, I set out on a mission to find snacks that my kids would enjoy and I wouldn’t feel bad about giving them.  I found some Pure Growth Organic Snacks that my little ones couldn’t wait to try out.

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Pure Growth Organic White Cheddar Popcorn was a HUGE hit with my daughter.  She’s loves everything Mickey Mouse so the packaging instantly made her want to try what was inside.  We love popcorn in our household and the White Cheddar Popcorn does not disappoint.  What you’ll love about sending your little one off to school with this tasty treat:

  • organic
  • kosher
  • gluten free
  • 8g whole grains per serving
  • popped in the U.S.A.
  • NO GMOs
  • NO artificial colors
  • NO artificial flavors
  • 0g trans fat per serving
  • NO MSG

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What kid doesn’t love a little sweet treat in their lunchbox, right?  These Pure Growth Organic Crispy Rice Squares are a treat that kids everywhere will love!   This is a whole new spin on America’s favorite childhood sweet treat…vegan, gluten-free, made from brown rice, and of course, organic.!  This snack is a delicious and convenient solution for kids (and parents) to enjoy.  What you’ll love about these Crispy Rice Squares:

  • organic
  • gluten-free
  • kosher
  • vegan
  • made with brown rice
  • formed in the U.S.A.
  • NO GMOs
  • NO artificial colors
  • NO artificial flavors
  • 0g trans fat per serving

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Packing a lunch your little one will love (and you’ll feel good about) is finally a little easier thanks to Pure Growth Organic.  Make sure you check out their whole selection to find the products that are just right for your family!  Enter code  20PGO to save on your purchase!

 

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

Superhero Costumes At Super Savings from Oriental Trading

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It should be no surprise to any of you that when I started looking for Halloween costumes for my kiddos that Oriental Trading was my first place to go.  Sometimes shopping for the kids can be pretty frustrating, most places either have a lousy selection or don’t have the correct sizes…but thanks to Oriental Trading I was able to find costumes for both of my kiddos that will be dressing up this year in one place, and even in the right sizes too!

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This year, Batman is something that my kiddos are SUPER in to.  When my son said he wanted to be Batman, and my daughter said she wanted to be Batgirl, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to find what they were looking for but I was pleasantly surprised!  I was able to find BOTH costumes, and the addition of the Bat Girl costume being pink was a huge plus in my daughter’s eyes.

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Doesn’t Jade look just absolutely adorable?  The Girls’ Pink Deluxe Batgirl Costume was exactly what she was looking for, and then some.  This costume is available in a variety of sizes, so no matter what size your little one wears, they can dress up as the superhero they dream of being.  Everything your little one needs to transform into a superhero is included with the costume so no extra purchases…awesome!

Girl’s Pink Deluxe Batgirl Costume Includes:

  • Dress with cape
  • Glovelets
  • Mask
  • Belt
  • Boot tops

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Have no fear, Batman is here!  The Batman Muscle Shirt and Cape is perfect for anyone (young and old alike) to bring out their inner superhero.  You, too, can be a muscle-bound superhero hunk in just minutes with this fun costume.  Put this bat suit on and save Gotham City at your next Halloween party or get the best treats door-to-door!  All you’ll need in addition to this costume is a pair of black pants and you’re ready to rock your inner superhero.

Batman Muscle Shit and Cape Includes:

  • Muscle chest shirt
  • Headpiece
  • Removable cape

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Normally Batman and Batgirl get along, but these two are battling it out for the top superhero spot.  Who do you think will win?  (She may be small, but it’s usually Jade, haha!)

This Halloween, let Oriental Trading handle all of your costume needs so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday and all of the fun that it offers.

 

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