Beat The Dog Days Of Summer With Swimline



Whether you’re looking for inflatables the whole family will enjoy or just a great way to add a new lever of fun to your 4th Of July pool party, Swimline has a wide variety of products that everyone will love.  From small kid inflatables to oversized and sports inflatables, Swimline has a little bit of everything.


I received a selection of Swimline’s inflatables to try out with my family and we have been having so much fun!  Not only are we using these on a daily basis, but they will help make our 4th Of July pool party a huge hit!


The Swimline Baseball Glove Float captures the image of an iconic American item.  This oversized glove float is a great catch for any man, woman, or child that loves the sport of baseball.  Although my “child” is using this raft, don’t be fooled by the size.  My son is 5’11” (much taller than me) so he makes the raft look a little small.  Measurements- 62″ x 49″ x 16″.


This Swimline Giant Giraffe Ride-On is HUGE!  This giraffe will make your pool the place to be this summer.  Bring the zoo right to your own backyard with this large sized, super comfortable giraffe pool float.  My kids just can’t get enough of this giraffe!  It’s towering size makes for super-sized fun the whole family will enjoy.


I was super surprised by how large and accommodating this Seashell Lounge is.  Whether you just want to sprawl out alone or lounge with friends, this seashell will definitely help you come out of your shell this summer.


The Swimline Benjamin Franklin Money Inflatable is a fun novelty that everyone loves.  I mean, who doesn’t want a few extra Benjamin’s?  (HAHA!)   This inflatable will “Make It Rain” fun in your pool all summer long on a float that is seriously Money.



Another favorite among the kiddos is the Swimline LOL Moose Ride On.  This LOL Moose is 54 inches of inflatable fun that will make your kids “LOL” while they play and have fun.


My little girl wanted something sized just right for her and that she could call all her own so the Swimline Lobster Ride On was the perfect one for her.  It’s compact size makes it easy to blow up and easy for kids to help inflate too.


The Hot Dog Battle by Swimline was both of my son’s favorite item out of all of them.  Hot Dog Battle is the funnest way to beat the dog days of summer.  The inflatable boppers are safe and fun for all…whether you’re 5 or 75.


Sometimes you just want to sit back and relax, and you guessed it, Swimline has got options for that as well.  The U-Seat Pool Float and Capri Seat make it easy to stay cool, relax, and enjoy the summer days in style.  Each seat has cup holders so you can keep a drink with you and just chill.

I have to say that I am really impressed with the quality of the vinyl all of the Swimline inflatables were made from.  We typically pick up cheap rafts from a local dollar store and I can absolutely see the difference in the Swimline products vs. the cheap, poorly made options out there.  We can’t wait to add more Swimline floaties to our collection and make our next river trip the best we’ve ever had.


***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


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!


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.



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***

Give The Gift Of Fun This Easter With Goliath Games


Goliath Games is an international manufacturer and distributor of toys and games that the whole family can enjoy.  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!  I like to encourage my three children to use their imaginations, play, have fun, and just enjoy the world around them.  This Easter, what better gift to give than ones that help inspire kids to get moving and disconnect from the digital world?


Jumping Jack is a great gift option for younger kids!  Get kids jumping for joy with the world’s cutest bunny.  This game is super simple to play so even players as young as 4 can play without frustration.  Spin the spinner to see how many carrots you get to pick from Jack’s bunny hill.  One of the carrots will make Jack jump, but it’s a different carrot every time.  If he jumps on your turn, you’ll win if you catch him.  Or, extra rules let every player try to catch him when he jumps.  If no one catches Jack, then the player with the most carrots wins.  This delightful preschool game teaches hand-eye coordination, taking turns and quick reactions.


Spicy Games is a fun collection of games that the whole family can enjoy.  You’ll find four super fun games in one convenient set for endless family fun.  Spicy Games includes:

  • Sugar Cubes – Sweeten your fun with Sugar Cubes, the quick and easy game of words and wit. Sprinkle out the dice and spoon on a little creativity to beat the timer and taste sweet victory.
  • Cheater’s Chili – A  quick and easy bluffing game that will fire up the fun with your friends and family. Can you keep your cool when the heat is on? The object of the game is to collect the highest number of chillies.
  • Coffee Break – Take a break from the daily grind and brew up some fun with Coffee Break, the quick and easy dice game for the whole family. Think fast and stay alert or you’ll get creamed.
  • Salt and Pepper – Sprinkle on some fun with Salt & Pepper, the quick and easy guessing game featuring the dynamic duo of spices: Salt and Pepper. A dash of intuition and a hint of good luck are all it takes to win!

Each of these games is recommended for ages 5 and up, and can be played with 2-4 players.


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.  This has been my kids’ favorite item from Goliath Games so far and they just can’t get enough of it!

Whether you’re looking for classic board games or something with a super fun twist, Goliath Games has got you covered.


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

Delightfully Fun Easter Gifts From Peaceable Kingdom


Peaceable Kingdom is a company that makes some of the greatest games I’ve come across.  The 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 for this coming Easter!



Whether you’re looking for larger gifts or basket appropriate items, there’s no wrong way to go with Peaceable Kingdom!



Hoot Owl Hoot is a fun game that is easy enough for my 5 year old to play, but still enough of a challenge that myself and my sons don’t mind playing with my little one.  In this fun owl themed game, players help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up.  Play a color card and fly to that space.  Draw a sun card, and you’re one step closer to the daylight.  Help all the owls get home before the sun rises and everyone wins!  There are quite a few suns and we have to go through the color card pile a couple times so we reduce the sun cards by half so it’s not so frustrating for my youngest 🙂 .



Cupcake Checkers is exactly what you would expect it to be…checkers!  This classic yet fun game gets a whole new look in this cupcake rendition of the classic we all know and love.   The rules haven’t changed but Peaceable Kingdom has added magnets to the checkers so they will stay stacked when “kinged.”



We are a busy family of 5 who are usually on-the-go so I was really excited to try out the Write & Wipe Games to Go with my daughter!  (There are a few different styles available, my daughter chose the Fairies, Mermaids, and Princesses…of course.)  This book has hours of activities that have kept my daughter entertained in the car which is a heaven send.  We live in a rural town and it’s a minimum 30 minute drive to the closest anything, and this book has made the long trek much more tolerable.  Games include Fairy Wand Match Up, Mermaid Maze, Princess Pictures, Magic Mirror Predictions and more!


Match up games are a great way to help my little one build her brain power and the Zoo Animals Match Up Game And Puzzle were a huge hit!  You have the option of playing a memory game and matching up all the animals, or you can use the backs of the cards to build a super fun puzzle.  Vibrant illustrations encourage color and zoo animal recognition and building a giant puzzle adds to the fun.  (Don’t mind the cat…I think she wanted to fit in with her animal kin.)


For now, the only card game my daughter can play is Go Fish, but she absolutely loves the flair these cute little pups add to our game.  The Puppies Playing Cards are a full deck of 52 cards with the added cuteness of puppies…what could be better?!


Every little girl needs a diary, and what could be better than a customizeable diary that she can color herself?  This Pretty Pony Color With Markers Diary will  be sure to delight any little one who’s lucky enough to receive it.  My daughter hasn’t seen this one yet…this will be tucked away as a special surprise in her Easter basket and I can’t wait to see her face when she find it!  With this pretty diary all you have to do is grab your favorite markers and get ready to color!  All of the white space on the cover of the diary is ready to be decorated to your heart’s content.  All of the purple borders are shiny holographic foil that make for a delightfully fun look.

Make sure you check out all that Peaceable Kingdom has to offer this Easter…you AND your little one will not be disappointed.


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

Li’l Woodzeez Will Light Up Your Little One’s Easter


Meet Li’l Woodzeez…some of the cutest characters ever imagined from a happy place called Honeysuckle Hollow.  In Honeysuckle Hollow, all of the woodland creatures work together to take care of each other and their environment.  Each animal family has a job to do and each day is another adventure.  There are different play sets available so you can be sure your little one will enjoy their favorite Honeysuckle Hollow spot.


Li’l Woodzeez was kind enough to send a couple products for my daughter and we’ve had a blast playing with them.


The Countryside Cottage is an adorable little home for the Li’l Woodzeez characters.  This cute little cottage comes with Amelia and Elliot Hoppingood plus a little storybook telling the story of the Hoppingood’s and who they are.  (You’ll need to furnish your cottage so we mad a couple cute living spaces with some toy furniture my daughter had.)


The Snipadoodles sheep family are a super cute, super fluffy family of four.  if you’re looking to surprise your little one with the Snipadoodles in their basket this Easter you can expect to find:

  • Ozzie (father)
  • Lucy (mother)
  • Jake (son)
  • Emmie (daughter)
  • Baabaa Spa & Hair Salon – a super cute storybook featuring the whole Snipadoodle clan.


My daughter is like any typical little girl and loves imitating the mother role with her toys.  She was thrilled that the Snipadoodle family came with a baby and couldn’t wait to have the mommy take care of the baby.  These have been the perfect addition to Jade’s Li’l Woodzeez toys and she loves carrying the cottage around everywhere with her.

Whether you’re looking for larger gifts this Easter or small basket sized toys, Li’l Woodzeez has a large selection that any little kid would be happy to have.


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

Let Imagination And Adventure Lead The Way With Lori Dolls


Lori Dolls are smart, fun, trendy, and adventurous little girls.  They live in a big city with lots of places to explore, and your daughter will have so much fun creating adventures and memories together with her new friends.  They love ballet, the outdoors, reading, giggling, and playing with their pets.



My daughter fell in love with Lori Dolls last year and was SO excited when she saw what I had waiting for her.  The Go Everywhere Convertible Car plus a super stylish doll like Maggie to drive it around and you’ve got a great gift no matter what the season is.


The Go Everywhere Convertible Car is an adorably realistic looking car that takes your Lori Dolls and their friends on a new adventure.  With the open road calling them and your little one’s imagination, there’s no adventure too impossible and the whole world (literally) is a possibility.

About the Go Everywhere Convertible Car:

  • Designed for 6″ Lori dolls
  • Functional FM radio
  • Attaches onto the RV Camper


Maggie is quite possibly one of the most stylish Lori Dolls.  Her accent belt and super cute boots help her pull of the perfect outfit.  When you buy this adorable little addition to your Lori Dolls collection, you’ll get:

  • 1 Dress
  • 1 Belt
  • 1 Purse
  • 1 Pair Of Sunglasses
  • 1 Pair Of Boots


My daughter was super excited to add the Go Everywhere Convertible and Maggie to her already existing Lori Dolls collection.  The working AM/FM radio was a big hit with Jade.  She is a very musical child and she is thrilled to hear some of her favorite tunes while she plays and has fun.

Lori Dolls are a great way to surprise your little one this Easter, and the dolls are the perfect size to stuff in a basket or hide in an Easter egg hunt!  There’s no wrong way to gift Lori Dolls 🙂 .


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