Tuesday, December 29, 2015

My First Sweet Tooth Silicone Teethers

These cute silicone teethers are great for on the go. The convenient necklace attachment lets you wear it at all times, so no need to find and clean it every time baby loses their grip or gets bored with it. The bold colors make them eye catching and easy to find in the diaper bag too. The silicone cookies are super soft, but with enough resistance that baby can actually chew on them.

I like the set of three, so you can have a fresh one on hand at all times, or keep one in the diaper bag, purse or even your pocket for on the go needs. I like that the entire piece can be washed for a total clean. I like the color variety, so you can try to match your outfit if desired, plus you have one for boy or girl, mom or dad. I love how cute these are and the convenient storage box they come in too. The only issue I can see with these is that the clasps are not difficult to unhook, so it could be pulled off if tugged at hard enough. I don't see any harm in this, but it could result in lost necklaces. Of course, the necklace pieces are detachable, so you don't even have to use them if you don't want.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tree of Life Carved Mahogany & Cedar Sculpture from Novica

I am in love with this rainbow colored piece of joy. It has made an impression on everyone who sees it and it looks amazing sitting anywhere.

 This is really such a unique little piece that packs so much wow factor. The carving of the tree is beautiful, and the intricate curves and swirls create a stunning look. I love how the bright colors make each part stand out on it's own, and the overall effect is just gorgeous. The Tree of Life Sculpture is good quality and you can see all the details in it, down to the grain of the Cedar and Mahogany wood.

I love that this has meaning behind it, but appeals to many, just for it's look.
I love that the size makes it perfect for a shelf, coffee table, or even on the corner of your desk.
I like that this makes me smile when I look at it, and it makes a great conversation piece too.
I love that this is from a trusted company, and it supports a cause, all in one.
I have nothing negative to say about this and suggest it as a gift for almost anyone.

This tree is another of the amazing creations you can find at Novica. They have an amazing selection of crafted items for everyone.

*I received a discount on this item in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

3 Way Cat Tunnel Toy

My cats love running through the house in the middle of the night, but in the process they jump and scratch everything in sight. I was hoping this 3 way cat tunnel would give them something better to do with their time, and it did, for the first three days anyway. The tunnel opens easily, as soon as you untie the bows, and you simply fold it up, and tie it back, to store. There is something in the center that make it crinkle when they play with it or go in and out. It is meant to entertain them, but it is annoying to me after about 5 minutes.

I like that the tunnel is not huge when open, and can collapse to almost flat when not in use. I like that it has multiple entrances/exits, so the cats can chase one another through it. I like that even my bunny will crawl in here and sit for awhile, but in the end, the cats and the rabbit get bored with this easily, and go back to tearing up my house.

One thing I didn't like on this was the center. The tunnels are fairly firm, and hold their shape well through use, but the center is flimsy and bends easily, which can cause the tunnels to twist and block off the exits. I found myself having to untwist this several times, and it might be why they got bored so quickly. I do think this would be great for outside. The material would allow you to leave it there, even in rain, and it cleans easily with a hose if it gets dirty. I like that it can be used for other animals like small dogs, ferrets and rabbits too.

*I received a discounted item in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

120 Graffiti Stickers Decorate So Many Things!

I wasn't sure what to expect with these stickers but they turned out nicely. I received sheets of stickers by theme, not individual ones as shown.

  Most of the sheets were perforated enough that you could push the stickers out easily, while still keeping the backing intact. Some of them had to be cut out or peeled off, especially the window cling Christmas style.

I received a nice mix including Hello Kitty, Minions, Mario, lips and more, plus the bones Christmas clings for a total of 120. Each sheet contains multiple different stickers, in mixed sizes.

These are not small stickers at all. They range from around 1 inch to about 6 inches tall, but the average is between 2 and 3 inches. They are nice stickers that look true to character and stick well to multiple surfaces.

 We have used them to seal envelopes, design binders, decorate packages and even used the clings on the door and dresser of my daughters room.

*I received a discounted item in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Time For A Peeps and Company Giveaway

I promised you a fun giveaway from Peeps and Company, and here it is. The sponsors at Peeps are going to send a box of surprise items to one winner. I have no idea what it will include, but I am willing to bet it will be a hit, no matter what it contains!

This is some of what was in my box. It is all so cute and tasty and a big hit with the kids! Enter to win your very own prize pack here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*The PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY® products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY®.”  All opinions are my own!

Christmas Fun With Peeps!!

Christmas is coming soon, so now is the time to find those last minute gifts, stocking stuffers and treats. There is always an item or two I am still looking for, 2 days before Christmas and sometimes it is because I don't know what I want to get. I discovered a bunch of new items to give this year, thanks to the awesome selection from Peeps and Company!

 I have tried several of their products before, and my kids love getting them on Easter, but I had no idea how many options there really were, or that they offered gift items all year. I was sent a variety of yummy treats from Peeps for the Holidays and there were several I had never seen before.

The Chocolate Mousse and Gingerbread flavors were new to me. Both really tasted like their names, but not as much as the Banana Cream Minion. My son ate it in 4 bites! I love that there are character choices, because they make fun gifts that taste good too.

My box also contained a snowman sucker, a bean bag stuffed Peeps chick, two stacked marshmallow pops, Candy Cane Peeps and packages of Christmas themed Trees and Snowmen. 

I loved the variety and it made me wonder what other choices there were, so I visited the store and found a bunch of other things I would love to have like pillows, clothing, magnets, keychains and a bunch of other candy flavors too. 

There is something for just about anyone on your list, and you can fill a stocking with ease, all in one place. I have a giveaway coming for a few mixed treats for one of my readers, so stay tuned! In the meantime, stop by the site and shop with code SWEETINGS15 to save 20% through December 31st!

*I received a box of products to try from the fabulous people at PEEPS & COMPANY®. All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New Decor from All Things Christmas and More

I love decorating for Christmas, but don't like to do the same things every year. I like to switch up the colors, themes and even the bulbs and lights on the tree, for a whole new look each time. This year I had a little help thanks to the guys at All Things Christmas and More. They allowed me to shop around the site and find something fun to decorate with.

Let me tell you there are a ton of options to select from. The site allows you to browse by category like wreaths or decor, but also by color or type for tree ornaments and lights. I started with those because I was changing my tree and wanted something totally different from before. I looked at color options trying to decide which ones I wanted to use and came across these sparkly gems that I just had to have. They are much bigger than I expected and the colors are so bright and pretty.

Once I had decided on the bulbs, I needed something to go with them, so I looked for lights to match. After browsing the selection of different types, I decided on these pretty blue LED strands. 

The strands hook together like basic lights do, but with a unique prong style connector and using a special adapter (purchased separately). They have bright, bold color and a unique look from normal bulb lights.

My order arrived super fast and everything was in excellent condition. I was pleased with the process from start to finish and would go there again for supplies and even gifts. There is still time to get something new for your holiday, so why not visit the site and have a look around? You won't regret it!

*I received a gift card to shop at the site in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Fun Kids Art Bundle Is Not So Fun

I was excited about this for my daughter but was not thrilled with this set after opening it. The set came with 3 lollipop suckers, but two of them were cracked and broken, and the third slid right off the stick after I removed the wrapper. It is cold outside and the suckers could have been damaged in shipping, so I could have overlooked that if the kits were great...but only one was.

The Fun Foilz kit is something we have tried before, so it should have been really simple and fun. You are supposed to peel off the designated sticker areas, apply one of the 5 sheets of foil, press and peel. This should leave the foil color on the exposed area which creates a shiny picture. However, our kit didn't work at all. The sticker area was not at all sticky, and the parts that were supposed to stay attached were peeling off as soon as we opened it. No matter how hard we tried, we could not get even one piece of foil to stick to the pictures. We never had this problem with other kits of this type, so it had to be something in this set.

The Sequin Art kit was really cute and turned out to be the only thing good about this set. It comes with 4 sequin colors and the ladybug picture sheet. You simply peel off the circle stickers on the picture, and press a sequin to each space to create a sparkly sequin ladybug photo. This kit worked perfectly. The stickers peeled easily and there was plenty of stickiness to the paper behind. The sequins attached firmly and it was fun for my daughter to do. I would get this kit again if it came alone, but not with the bundle because of the other issues.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Get Your Dino On

My niece and nephew love dinosaurs, so I am always keeping an eye open for a great buy on anything dino related, especially toys. The 12 dinosaur figure set from Kids Imaginative is a perfect example of something I would buy for them.

 I was surprised how big these are. I was expecting them to be very small, but they are actually the perfect size for kid hands. Each dinosaur is different, and they look just like the ones we learned about in school. They are easily recognizable, making it fun for the kids to show off their dino knowledge, or to use for educating at home.

I like that these stand on their own so they can hang out on a shelf or dresser when not using them. I like that they are detailed in color and design with feet, faces, bumps and ridges that look as real as possible in a plastic toy. I like that these dinosaurs are a hard, sturdy plastic that holds up to lots of play, and I love that they are all one piece, so no little parts to lose or choking hazards for small children. Perfect toys for any little dinosaur fan.

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.