Cute Customized Jewelry And Nail Art With Cutie Stix



If you have a little girl that loves jewelry, nails, or just plain being creative…you’ve got to get Cutie Stix!  Cutie Stix is the most amazing thing that I had never heard of, but my daughter is so SO glad we found them.



The Cut & Create Station comes with everything your little one will need to get creating.  With the Cut & Create station,  your daughter will be able to customize her own jewelry, nail art, and fun figures as freely as they want.  It’s as simple as pick the design, cut it with the safe-for-little-hands cutter, and core out the center however you choose!  You and your child can make fashionable bracelets and necklaces with endless possibilities!

Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station Box Contents:

  • 1 Storage Station: upper & base levels
  • 1 Cutting Unit
  • 1 Stix Wand
  • 2 Cutting Frames
  • 1 Sheet of Adhesive Dots
  • 8 Jewelry Clasps
  • 24 Connectors
  • 1 Coring Unit
  • 1 Coring Wand
  • 2 Coring Containers
  • 1 Threader
  • 2 Threaded Spools
  • 24 STIX, 3 Sizes: 4 Mighties, 14 Cuties, 6 Teenies


Trust me on this one…you WILL need Cutie Stix Refill Packs!  It’s not that there’s a lack of product to create with in the Cut & Create Station, it’s how much your daughter is going to want to create with it.  At right around $6 per pack, you really can’t help but pick up one (or more) of each.  Each refill pack comes with an assortment of mightie, cutie, and teenie sized stix to refill your favorite set and continue the play!

Cutie Stix Refill Stix Package Contents:

  • 11 Unique Stix: 3 Teenies, 6 Cuties, and 2 Mighties
  • 4 Sets of Jewelry Clasps
  • 1 Threaded Spool
  • 12 Connectors
  • 1 Small Sheet of Adhesive Dots


The only thing I was concerned about was the safety of my daughter cutting the stix alone.  As you can see, the cutter is well enclosed and there’s really no way for little fingers to get injured, just good clean fun!


I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun my daughter has been having with her Cutie Stix Studio!  She has been creating up a storm and having a blast while doing it.  Back to school is just a couple short days away for my kids, and my daughter can’t wait to show up on her first day of kindergarten with her very own customized, self-created jewelry.

Whether you’re kiddos are still on summer break and bored out of their minds or headed back to school early,  you can’t go wrong with Cutie Stix.  It’s a great way to kill boredom and allow self expression while having fun…what could be better?


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

Fun Despicable Me 3 Coloring Books And Journals From Insight Editions



Despicable Me 3 is the absolute HOTTEST family movie this summer.  Those silly little Minions are back and better than ever!  My kids have been on the hunt for anything and everything Despicable Me 3, and when we came across some items that Insight Editions had available we knew we just had to get our hands on some.


Whether your kiddos love to color or just enjoy writing down thoughts and daily events, Insight Editions has the best Despicable Me 3 accessories.


Despicable Me has never been so close to your little one’s finger tips!  The world of Despicable Me is yours to color and design with this Despicable Me 3 Deluxe Coloring Book based on the hilarious new film!  With this coloring book, you can join Gru, Lucy, the girls, and the Minions on a colorful journey through the fun and heartwarming world of Despicable Me.  This deluxe coloring book features amusing scenes, mischievous character art, and complex patterns inspired by the new film—all that’s needed is a little color to bring them to life!  One thing that my kids absolutely loved is how there’s a little extra space on most of the images where they can add their own details and make the drawings truly their own.  There are even several full-color pages in the back for inspiration which my youngest loves looking at to make sure she’s getting the colors JUST right.  This book offers hours of creative fun and relaxation for Despicable fans of all ages.


If your little Despicable Me lover loves writing, this Minions Mania Hardcover Ruled Journal is the perfect thing!  Celebrate the adorable heroes of Despicable Me and Minions with this writing journal, bound in debossed leatherette.  With sturdy construction and sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 ruled, acid-free pages of high-quality heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to invite a flow of inspiration.  Includes a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 4.5 x 8-inch back pocket, perfect for holding photographs and mementos.  My kiddos can’t wait to take these to school to keep track of homework assignments and show it off to their friends!  From my kindergardener to my high-schooler, these journals were a huge hit!

There’s lots of great creations available from Insight Editions, so make sure you check out everything they have to offer and find just the thing you’ve been looking for.


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

Summer Fun For The Whole Family From Goliath Games



Goliath Games is an international manufacturer and distributor of toys and games that the whole family can enjoy, especially mine!  Goliath is one of the few remaining family-owned and run businesses in the world of toys and games. Goliath was established in 1980 and ever since has grown tremendously.  (Not to age myself, but I remember creating great memories with my family surrounding a Goliath Games creation.)  In today’s ever-growing technological world, non-tech toys are a favorite of mine especially during the summer where kids seem to become electronic-driven zombies.  I like to encourage my three children to use their imaginations, play, have fun, and just enjoy the world around them.  This summer we found a few new favorites from Goliath that we just couldn’t spend the summer without.


Living in Arizona means that we like to stay cool by hitting the river or lake and enjoy a day of fishing, swimming, and just having fun.  Sometimes fishing can be frustrating for my daughter so we thought the Rocket Fishing Rod was the perfect solution.  The Rocket Fishing Rod is the only kids fishing rod that accurately casts its line up to 30 feet.  Great for kids of all ages, because it replaces standard kids fishing poles and takes the hassle out of fishing.  Just pump, launch and reel in real fish!  Fishing has never been easier for my 5 year old and she’s really loving the whole new fun fishing has taken on.  Sometimes I think she just likes launching it out, haha!  A safety bobber keeps the hook enclosed until it hits the water, so it all but eliminates snarls and snags.  Once the bobber is in the water, the lure/bait compartment opens to drop the lure/bait to the desired depth.

You can’t go fishing without a great bait bucket so we were also really excited to try out the Rocket Fishing Rod Bait Bucket.  You can securely hold your bait in the heavy duty bucket without worry, your bait is safe and secure!  The bait bucket combined with the Rocket Fishing Rod make a duo that you just can’t live without this summer.


Phlat Ball V3 is a great way to keep kids active and get them to engage in play.  This unique sports toy transforms from a 9″ flying disc into a 6″ fun ball.  Its time-delay transformation adds a twist to the classic game of catch and easily fits into a backpack or overnight bag.  We took the Phlat Ball to our 4th Of July celebration and all of the kids just couldn’t get enough of it!



Last, but certainly not least, we also tried out the Zoom Ball and Zoom Ball Hydro.  Whether you’re using the original Zoom Ball or the Zoom Ball Hydro, grab a friend and get ready to zip it to rip it!  Pull the handles to send the Zoom Ball flying over to your partner and get ready for them to send it right on back!  The fast action makes it fun for kids, and the addition of the water balloon element in the Zoom Ball Hydro make for fun that just won’t quit.  You never know when the balloon will pop so it adds a delightful twist of surprise that kids just seem to love.

If you’re looking for a great way to keep your kids entertained this summer WITHOUT electronic devices, check out everything that Goliath Games has to offer.


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

Summer Fun From Peaceable Kingdom


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!


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.


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.



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.


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.


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***