Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas! (& A Big Announcement!)


I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Things will be slowing down immensely on the blog for a bit as the New Year is bringing several changes into the lives of my family. For starters, we are MOVING from Detroit to Columbus and then shortly after we are going to welcome precious Baby C into our lives! So, wish us luck as we get settled into our new lives in a new city with a new baby! I hope to talk to you all again soon!

XO,
Shannon

Saturday, December 12, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Click n' Play Doll Baking Set with Apron & Chef Hat

If you're still looking for a Christmas gift for the little girl in your life, head over to Amazon and check out the Click n' Play Doll Baking Set! This full piece baking set is sized to fit your favorite 18 inch doll and would make the perfect addition to any girl's doll collection.
This great pretend play for your kids set comes with a variety of baking utensils and bakers clothing for dolls. This cute activity toy is a great way to encourage creative play and motor skill development. Compatible for 18 inch dolls like the American girl.



Set includes:
Blender
Mixing Bowl
Recipes card
Measuring spoons,
Spatula
Spoon
Cookie sheet
Measuring Cup
Canisters for Ingredients
Apron
Chef Hat
Mittens
Donuts
Cupcakes
Serving Dish
Sugar Container


This is an ADORABLE doll baking set. The items are really fun, colorful and well made. My 4 year old's eyes lit up when she saw these cute additions for her favorite doll. I got this set to go along with a play oven set we have for her doll and everything fits inside it perfectly. The apron, oven mitt, and hat fit her American Girl Doll great-- just like they were custom made for her.

Overall, I'm extremely happy with the quality and cuteness of the Click n' Play Baking Set.  If you're buying this as a present, be aware that it does come in a "frustation-free" sort of box (just a plain white box).

Buy your own Click n' Play Doll Baking Set on Amazon!

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."

Thursday, December 3, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Click n' Play Pretend Vegetable Set with Cutting Board

If you're looking for a unique yet affordable Christmas present for any child on your list, you should look at the Click n' Play 12 pc Kids Pretend Play Cutting Vegetable Toy Set with Cutting Board and Knife! This brightly colored set of plastic vegetables comes apart into segments by slicing them, then fit back again with velcro. It's a 12 piece set that includes a cutting board, a knife, and 10 different vegetables.


Z absolutely adores this colorful cutting set. She loves to "help" me cook so playsets like this are a huge lifesaver for me. While I'm slicing vegetables, she can now slice her own vegetables with her own play knife. The vegetables included are a carrot, green pepper, eggplant, cabbage, lemon, tomato, lettuce, broccoli, avocado, corn, and an onion. All the vegetables are very colorful and Z loves practicing her cutting skills by slicing each vegetable in half. 

The company prides themselves in "developing products that encourage creativity and build self-confidence through play." This brightly colored set of plastic vegetables comes apart into segments, so children can pretend-slice vegetables. Our 14 piece set includes a variety of 12 different vegetables and a plastic knife that makes a realistic cutting sound along with a cutting board.


The  Click n' Play Cutting Vegetable Toy Set helps develop childrens' minds, creativity, and thinking ability. It helps train their hand-eye-coordination and hand flexibility by their own operation. This cutting set helps kids develop fine motor skills so it would even be great for OT (occupational therapist). I'm going to buy another set because this would be an AWESOME thing to donate to Toys for Tots.

Overall, we're extremely happy with the Click n' Play Pretend Vegetable Set with Cutting Board and I would highly recommend it as an affordable and fun gift option for the little love in your life OR if you're just looking for a unique idea for a Toys for Tots gift. 

Buy your own Click n' Play Pretend Vegetable Set with Cutting Board on Amazon!

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."

Sunday, November 29, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Del Sol Color Changing Backpack + GIVEAWAY!


I'm so excited to be partnering with Del Sol this holiday season! Del Sol creates products that change color in the sunlight. How? It's magic! Seriously, it's the magic of Del Sol's proprietary Spectrachrome® Technology. "Spectrachrome crystals reveal their hidden colors when exposed to sunlight. NASA invented it for their space program, and Del Sol enhanced it for everyone under the sun! It's not rocket science, but then again, maybe it is."


We received the Del Sol Disney Minnie Mouse Backpack and Z's face lit up when she saw it. In our house, we've outgrown diaper bags (at least til C comes in February!) so this Minnie Mouse backpack has been absolutely perfect for day trips out of the house! Z has been so excited to show all of her friends how Minnie changes from black and white to colors when she is exposed to the sun and we have received several compliments about how cute it is!


The backpack itself is really well made and it has really nice padding on its shoulder straps so it's extremely comfortable to wear. It seems really durable and I expect it to last us a long while. The backpack has two pockets, both decently sized, and there are two side mesh pouches for water bottles or extra storage. We have used this backpack practically every day since receiving it and it has held up really well. We absolutely love how useful and adorable it is!  


Overall, we absolutely adore our new Minnie Mouse Backpack and now we want to collect all of the Del Sol Disney products especially the cute t-shirts! All Del Sol products come with a WOW guarantee which means all Del Sol products are guaranteed to change colors in the sun for the life of the product, through normal use. Wash and dry it as many times as you'd like. 

Connect with Del Sol on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Check out the whole Del Sol Color-Changing Collection at www.delsol.com.


GIVEAWAY DETAILS! 

One lucky person will win a Del Sol Color-Changing Backpack of their very own!

To enter, visit my Facebook post and follow the easy directions!

I will pick a winner (using random.org) on or around December 7th and announce on Facebook soon after. The winner has 48 hours to get back to me or I will be forced to pick a new winner. This giveaway is open to the US 18+ only. **I cannot promise that the winner will receive their product before Christmas, I'm sorry.**

Good luck to everyone who enters and let me know if you have any questions!

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, November 27, 2015

Check out Zubel's Christmas and Holiday Collection!

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The holiday season is here! What are you planning to get the baby or toddler in your life? One of my favorite things on Baby's first Christmas list are Zubels! Zubels are non-toxic hand knit toys (and clothes!) that made with 100% cotton. I know that this company is known for great quality so I feel safe letting Baby play with these toys.

"Zubels were born from a creative group working together to bring smiles to children (and to us). There was a need for an eco-friendly yet purposeful toy whose only requirement was a little love and imagination."



To put it simply, I love working with this company. They are so friendly and their 100% hand knit toys are incredibly adorable. I should know about how cute they are-- my family has several! We love them so much and we want to collect them all. I've worked with Zubels on a review before but this time they sent me 3 of their Christmas Collection toys! How adorable are these?!



I cant get over the details (and love) put into each and every toy. The quality of every Zubels toy we have has exceeded all of my expectations and I expect them to last for several years. I tried to convince Z that these are for her baby sister but she was not having any of it. So, the adorable Zubels toys are officially 3 year old approved. She has played with them since they arrived and has promised to at least share with the baby.

If you're looking for the perfect Christmas present, look no further because Zubels has such a large selection you're bound to find something perfect! They have many new designs for 2016. They even have super adorable hats, booties, and sweaters. Seriously, all of those sweaters are on Baby Girl's Christmas list because they are so cute!!


I'm really proud to be in partnership with Zubels because they're a company that is committed 100% to providing their customers with safe, fun, imaginative toys. I just love that each one is handmade with love and care. I also love how reasonably priced these hand knit dolls are, I don't think I've seen prices this low for hand knit toys anywhere else!


Connect with Zubels on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

To order your own Zubels Doll or check out their massive selection check out www.zubels.us!

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."

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!


From our family to yours, we truly hope you have a great day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Free 8x10 Photo Print from Walgreens!



Through November 28th,  head on over to the Walgreens Photo site where you can score a FREE 8×10 Photo Print (a $3.99 value) when you use the promo code 1FREE8X10 at checkout. Even sweeter, you can opt for FREE in-store pickup to save on shipping. Keep in mind that this coupon code is limited to one use per Walgreens.com account and to one free 8×10 single-image print per household.