Thursday, October 30, 2014

Girls Crochet Headbands (...and More!) Review & Giveaway

I was so excited to get the opportunity to review some items from GirlsCrochetHeadbands.com because I've always been a sucker for some cute girl accessories. I received a Baby Pink Lace Romper, an Ivory Princess Diamond Headband, and a pair of Pink/White/Grey Chevron Cotton Ruffle Leg Warmers! Unfortunately, Z was not up for modeling all of these wonderful pieces we received but I did the best with what I had!


I had no idea rompers were even made in Z's size so I was really excited to find out they have some! She received the Baby Pink Lace Romper. It's so cute, so chic, and so perfect for Z! I do want to add that although the romper is adorable and would be great for photos, it definitely wouldn't hold up as a daily outfit. Oh and the ribbon doesn't come tied in a bow so I had to look up videos on youtube to figure out how to tie it beautifully. ha


I absolutely love the Ivory Princess Diamond Headband! It is going to go absolutely perfect with her Elsa costume for Halloween. The main issue I've had (if you look at the picture above) is I cant get the petals to lay down flat so they don't cover the beautiful gems in the middle! I've tried several methods to unfold the petals and I think my next method to try to use my hair iron on low!


Oh, leg warmers. Who doesn't love leg warmers? Especially Toddler Leg Warmers! In the pictures above, Z is sporting the Pink/White/Grey Chevron Cotton Ruffle Leg Warmers. They are seriously so cute.

The Good
You simply just cant beat these prices. I was actually shocked to see the prices on GCH. For example, you see bows on Etsy for like $15 per bow and on GCH, the highest price for a bow is $3. Um, amazing much?! You can now buy a bow for each outfit your daughter has without taking out a second mortgage on your house! You can even buy a cute romper or dress for less than $10!

The Bad
Everything sold by GCH is wholesale which is GREAT for pricing but it also means that everything is made in China (or other foreign countries). As a mama who proudly likes to shop local or at least made in the USA, this is a bit of drawback for me. Also because they are mass produced, the quality suffers sometimes.

Connect with Girls Crochet Headbands on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+!

One lucky I'm No Domestic Goddess reader will receive a promotional code with a $10 credit + free shipping to order any products they like! With $10 you could afford almost everything in their shop! The only requirement to enter the giveaway is to go visit girlscrochetheadbands.com and leave me a comment with what you might spend your $10 credit on! This giveaway is open to the US only.


Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yoga Songs For Kids - "How to be a Cloud" CD by Kira Willey

Growing up in my house, my mom always had music playing-- it ranged from Elton John to random kid songs. Needless to say, all of her kids grew up to love and appreciate all kinds of music. In my house now, I always try to have music playing for Z-- she just loves to "sing" and dance. The CD I'm excited to tell y'all about today is a yoga-for-kids CD titled How to be a Cloud by Kira Willey.


How to be a Cloud is Kira Willey's third yoga-for-kids album that will be available nationally on November 18, 2014! Kira's one-of-a-kind albums combine upbeat folk/pop tunes with bonus yoga tracks: her fun and easy-to-follow instructions teach self-awareness, improve balance, and build confidence. Your whole family will love these joyful songs, whether you use them for yoga or for dancing around with your family! How to be a Cloud has 13 kid songs and 9 bonus yoga tracks! That's a total of 22 fun, melodic songs.  

We've had this CD for a few days now and Z has requested it at least once every day-- she just cant seem to get enough of the light and sweet songs. Z's favorite song on the album is "Dancing With My Daddy" which is fun rhumba with heartfelt, incredibly sweet lyrics. I knew it would be Z's favorite instantly because she's such a Daddy's girl. My favorite on the album is "Colors (2014 Remix)" which is actually a remix of Kira's 2008 song that was used in a Dell TV commercial! This CD is full of catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and sweet vocals, and we've truly been enjoying it together.


About Kira Willey
Kira Willey is a nationally recognized musician and yoga teacher based in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. She is the creator of Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids. Her first two CDs (Dance for the Sun and Kings & Queens of the Forest) have won Parents' Choice Awards among others. Her songs include the hits “Colors” (featured in a worldwide Dell advertising campaign in 2008) and “Roller Coaster,” which won the Independent Music Award for Best Children’s Song; both get regular play on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Kids Place Live channel airs Kira’s “Back Seat Yoga Breaks” series every day. Willey is also the host of a new yoga-for-kids series of interstitial programs airing on selected PBS TV affiliates. In September 2014, she led sessions with hundreds of teachers at the National Kids Yoga Conference in Washington DC.


How to be a Cloud will be available nationally just in time for Christmas on November 18, 2014!

You can connect with Kira on Facebook or check out her website at www.kirawilley.com!

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Monday, October 27, 2014

Giveaway Winner Announced & Peppa Pig Giveaway

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the Hot/Cold Lavender Scented Eye Pillow Giveaway!
The winner is:

MARYANN D.

Congratulations! Check your email!

Didn't win? That's alright, I have one other giveaway running now AND I have FIVE more coming within the next few weeks! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Painting Lulu Coloring Book App and Stylus Review

I'm pretty excited to tell you all about this awesome coloring app and book! The Painting Lulu Coloring Book is the only coloring book that lets you color in real-life AND online! Painting Lulu is actually a FREE app for your smartphone and tablet. But here's the cool part, you can buy a special 3-in-1 activity book that goes along with the app and enhances the digital coloring experience!


The Painting Lulu 3-in-1 Activity Book includes:

1. Physical Coloring Book: 32-pages made of 100% recycled paper. Over 10 different characters!
2. Crayon Stylus: Fun "crayon-like" experience - enhance any drawing and coloring on touch screens
3. Coloring App: Digital version of all their coloring books plus 1-click sharing with Mom & Dad.


How Does It Work?

You start by coloring on your physical coloring books then scan the QR Code on the top of the page to continue coloring on an electronic device like an iPad or Kindle. In addition, your child can easily scan the full page with the Painting Lulu App which will display a digital version of his coloring page on your mobile device. So basically, thanks to revolutionary patent pending technology, all you have to do is scan colored pages and watch it magically appear in the app!

This is a screenshot of one of Z's beautiful pieces of artwork! :)
This cute little package was a lot different than I was expecting (although I dont know why, since it clearly states what you get). You receive a (random color) crayon stylus and a coloring book, and then you download the free app. We received a cute green stylus crayon which was so perfect because green is one of Z's favorite colors. If you don't get the color you want, you can always order the stylus color you want on the Painting Lulu website and they have plenty of colors to choose from!


Even if you don't have the coloring book and stylus (which is adorable), this app is really fun to color and you can just use your finger (although where's the fun in that?!). It will so great for long car rides or during doctor visits when taking along crayons and coloring books is just not the best option. With this app and stylus, you get all of the fun of coloring without the mess!

Z is only two years old but she's pretty savvy when it comes to the Kindle or a smartphone and she can work through this app with ease. The only issues we've had with this app is that sometimes it has a bit of delay (about 3 seconds) and sometimes Z cant bring up the menu that changes it from crayons to markers, paint, or an eraser by herself (picture of the menu below).


Z isn't quite old enough to understand how the paper to digital download works though. I've tried to show her how to scan her drawing so she can continue it on the Kindle but she wasn't even interested a little bit. I think its a really, really cool feature though I cant wait til she gets older and can understand how it works a little better. But for now, we're really enjoying both the app and coloring book separately.

One of my favorite features of this app is that there are so many different coloring pages-- I was very excited to see they even have holiday themed coloring pages! Z has been loving coloring the Halloween ones and we are very excited to see what Winter and Christmas ones they will have! In the picture below, you can see all of the coloring book options they give you on the app, you pick which one you want and it shows you all of the coloring pages for that book you get to choose from!


This is seriously the best coloring app I have ever seen and I absolutely love all of the options it gives you. Z plays with it every single day an it has quickly become one of her favorites. Z has always loved coloring but this app and stylus has really taken her coloring to a new level! I recommend it for all kids 2+ who love to be creative and it would make such a great birthday or Christmas gift!


You can connect with Painting Lulu on Facebook and Twitter.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dream Team Pets Review

I'm so excited to tell y'all about the Dream Team Pets! Dream Team Pets is so much more than a bedtime toy-- it's an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep. 
If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves! 


Dream Team Pets is such a unique idea! You get to choose between a Playful Puppy, a Mighty Lion, or a Magical Cat. Z has been really into cats lately so I just knew she would love the pink "Magical Cat." Z doesn't really have nightmares but she does need constant comfort throughout the night so I was excited to see how this would work for her. She is on the younger side of the age range for this clever invention (she's about to turn 3) but she is actually really enjoying it.



I do think it has been helping her sleep for longer periods of time because she now has something to "protect" her, and she gets to put stickers on the certificate for her pet in morning as an added bonus. Its a goal she really likes achieving. Even though this hasn't worked flawlessly for us yet, it has worked a little so I just know this would great be for an older child! I'm excited to how it continues to work for Z as she gets older.

 You can order your own Dream Team Pet on AmazonMy readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE!

You can connect with Dream Team Pets on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday/Shameless Etsy Shop Plug

Recently, I opened an Etsy shop to sell some of my collectibles! Currently, I have 5 gorgeous Vintage Disney Christmas Ornament Balls! These ornaments are perfect for any Disney fan and Christmas is right around the corner. Just click the picture you want to see and it will take you to the page! :)








Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Giveaway Winner Announced and Other Giveaways To Enter

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the Natural Laundry Choice Wool Dryer Balls Giveaway!

The winner is:

MANDY K.

Congratulations! Check your email!

Didn't win? That's alright, there are ton of other giveaways happening right now!!


Hot/Cold Lavender Scented Eye Pillow - US - 10/24
Click the picture below to enter it!






NEW! Personalized Peppa Pig  - US - 11/3
Click the picture below to enter it!




Group Giveaways:

$100 Amazon Gift Card - INT - 10/23
For Small Hands $50 Gift Card - US - 10/25
$298 COACH Leather Handbag - US - 10/26
Build-A-Unicorn - US - 10/26
Do.A.Dot Art & Activity Book - US - 10/28
Lacie Girl Vintage American Scarf - US - 10/29
Savory Savings Gold Birthday Giveaway Extravaganza Grand Prize - US - 10/31
Savory Savings Golden Birthday Giveaway Extravaganza Prize Pack #2 - Yummy Fun
Savory Savings Golden Birthday Giveaway Extravaganza Prize Pack #3 - Beautiful Day
Savory Savings Golden Birthday Giveaway Extravaganza Present Pack #4 - Happy At Home
 Best of 2014 Giveaway - US - 10/31
Groovy Lab in a Box - US - 11/4