Thursday, April 17, 2014

Making #Memories with Rainbow Braid Bands! ~ #Gold & #Silver #BandBracelet #Refills!

Rainbow Braid Bands
Rubber Band Bracelets

Product Description: Loom Rainbow Braid Rubber Bands Refill Pack from the makers of the original Rainbow Braid. 1200pc mega Metallic refill pack with 600 bold, beautiful metallic bands in each hard to find color of gold and silver. Packaged in 2 individual bags to prevent color bleed from bands rubbing and makes it easier for kids to organize. They have also greatly reduced the smell with a special airing process in manufacturing as well as using specially designed bags with airing holes. Includes 60 clips. They back their product with a 365 day money back guarantee! Do to the small nature of these bands, they are not recommended for children under 3 years of age.

I love how the gold and silver bands are packaged individually inside the main packaging. Being rubber bands they can tend to stick together and color transfer can be annoying. That simple extra step is very thoughtful and convenient. The bands are thick for their size although easy to manipulate. They feel sturdy enough to hold up to kids playing, running and jumping around. They do not snap and break when trying to create the bracelets.

I had my 9 year old niece, Lexi, come help me do this particular review. She is addicted to making rubber band bracelets and seems to be a pro with the loom. Over the last couple months it seemed like every time I seen her she was making a bracelet for someone. Her first comment when helping me open the packaging was how hard the bands felt. I asked her what she meant, and she explained that some of her bands are kind of flimsy and went on to tell me a story about making a bracelet and having rubber bands flying all over Lil' Gram's kitchen. (They call my gram, Big gram, 'cause she's older and my mom, Lil Gram, 'cause she's younger) She had me cracking up with her story.

She started out using the loom we were sent and that process looked rather easy and I was able to pick up on it rather quickly. The Rainbow Braid Bands were extremely cooperative when placing on the loom and stretched easily. They do not feel like they would, they seem very sturdy and strong, but they moved perfectly and shrunk right back down after stretching. Not having loose bands in the bracelet make it fit better. (Lexi's words)

As we sat there playing with the bands and loom, she continued talking and telling stories as most 9 year old girls do. At some point in our conversation she switched from using the loom to just using her fingers. She took the Rainbow Braid Bands and somehow was creating a chain of bands on her fingers. I asked her what she was doing, as this is how I had seen her make them at my moms. She explained that you don't even have to use a loom to make the bracelets and continued to show me how to "Finger Loom" I sat there listening and watching her work away, and tried to mimic what she was doing, while also organizing the bands. You could tell she was a pro, she just continued to talk and create. Finally about half way through making her first Rainbow Braid Bands bracelet, I realized, I had learned absolutely nothing about bracelet making, a little about the Rainbow Braid Bands and a ton about her. I was so involved in our conversation and watching her that my review process turned into a memory maker. She literally had me sorting and organizing while she created. Smart kid. lol

These Rainbow Braid Bands are great! Not only can you create amazing quality bracelets with these bands, they inspire quality time and conversations with the kiddos!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

20V Max Lithium WORX GT 2.0 Grass Trimmer, Edger & Mini Mower from @WorxTools!

WORX GT 2.0
Trimmer, Edger, Mini Mower

Product Description: The WORX GT 2.0 is three tools in one. It's a powerful grass trimmer, a precision edger, and mini-mower. All in one lightweight, maneuverable, cordless machine. The 20V Max Lithium GT 2.0 adjusts to you, and to the challenges of your yard. The WORX GT 2.0 features an adjustable spacer guard to protect plants, flowers and garden furniture from damage while trimming. Offers tool-free adjustments and adjusts to your individual height. The head tilts a full 90 degrees, to let you quickly and easily trim hard-to-reach places, fully supported by wheels and weighs less than 6 pounds.

Last summer my husband had surgery on his shoulder and was out of commission all summer. His surgery was in June and he was able to get quite a bit of the first yearly things done, however the maintenance and upkeep was left to me and I spent the rest of the summer doing all the lawn and garden work that he usually did along with what I usually do. Yes, we could have hired someone and my step dad even offered to pay a landscaping buddy of his to maintain my lawn while the hubby was recovering. Being the type of person I am, I declined his offer with determination that I would be able to handle it all on my own.

Although the daunting task (sometimes 2-3 times a week) of push mowing our acre lawn with a bag mower, did at times, leave me wishing I would have taken him up on his offer, I always felt accomplished and content with my lawn, when I was done. Not to mention the added exercise! However, when it came to using the weed eater, I never quite felt accomplished. The weight of the machine was just to much for me to handle. I never felt safe or secure. The length of it, is longer than I am tall, which also hinders my ability to maneuver it easily and steady while trimming, let alone straight and even. When given the opportunity to use the WORX GT 2.0, I jumped at the offer. The first thing that made me want to try out this tool was the fact that is weighed less than 6lbs. That's less than a gallon of milk. Instantly I remembered last summer and all the trimming and edging work I neglected due to my issues with using the previously mentioned bulkier and much heavier machine.

Another feature that caught my interest was the battery operation. You may not think a 20V battery has enough power for lawn care, but my husbands drill is only an 18V and that sucker is mighty powerful. Not to mention, some small children's ride in/on cars are also powered by 20V batteries. That should give you a general idea of the power this tool has. I also liked that I could use it whenever. Not having to drive and get gasoline and oil all the time. And of course it's not just gas, it has to be a special blend or something. The simplicity of charging a battery, then popping it in and being able to start is so much more appealing to me. Even better yet is the WORX GT 2.0 comes standard with a second battery pack. You can have one charging while using the other. Never have to wait. Perfect for someone who is impatient like I am. When I have it set in my mind I want to do it, I want to do it then. Not have to wait and drive to the gas station, get the fuels I need, come home mix them and then carry on. Heck, by the time I am done doing all that, the idea of trimming has long come and gone and I end up on to a different task.

Check out the WORX GT 2.0 in action below!


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Fill Their #Easter #Baskets w/ EVER AFTER HIGH™ LEGACY DAY™ Dolls From @Mattel_Inc!

Ever After High
Legacy Day Dolls

Mattel is known for their great selection of toys for kids of all ages. From traditional childhood favorites like Barbie Play Sets and Hot Wheels Track to the ever growing modern toys of today like the EVER AFTER HIGH™ LEGACY DAY™ Dolls. Ever After Royals and Rebels alike are hexquisitely dressed in their Legacy Day™ outfits. Each with an ornate crown and spellbinding cape, these outfits add a modern edge to their parents' legendary storybook look. Each doll comes a doll stand, doll hairbrush, and book to store spellbinding accessories. Available individually or as a Bundle that includes one of each Legacy Day Doll listed below.


Mattel brings you the The Ever After High Royals and Rebels as they attend a high school created just for the next generation of Fairy Tale Prince and Princesses. The children are starting on their own magical journeys to see if they're destined to follow in the footsteps of their fairytale parents. Join them by ENROLLING in Ever After High and follow along with them as they find out where their paths will lead them. You will be able to choose your look, decorate your dorm room all while earning charms to expand your designs. Earn even more by playing games and watching webisodes!

Take this quiz to see if you're a Royal or Rebel!

EVER AFTER HIGH™ LEGACY DAY™ RAVEN QUEEN™ Doll (BCF48): Raven Queen, the Reluctant Rebel Leader It's time to spellebrate Legacy Day at Ever After High! At this epic event, the teenage sons and daughters of famous fairytale legends are supposed to pledge to follow in their parents' fabled footsteps. But rebellious Raven Queen — daughter of the Evil Queen — wants to flip the script and rewrite her own Happily Ever After! Gorgeous Raven Queen doll is ready to rock the school in her spellbinding Legacy Day look with ornate accessories.
A Wicked-Cool Legacy Day Look
She may be the daughter of an infamous villain, but the only wicked thing about this Rebel beauty is her killer sense of style! Raven Queen doll looks absolutely ravishing in her purple, black, and silvery outfit. She pairs a foil print top with two ruffled layers and eye-catching metallic leggings. For a dash of drama, she wears her signature high collar and a floor-length cape with the most spellbinding print!
Rockin' Accessories & Extras!
Raven Queen doll accessorizes her ensemble with a silvery chain belt, purple bag, and tall peep-toe heels. For the crowning touch, she tops her wavy, color-streaked hair with a silvery headpiece featuring hexquisite details. She also comes with a doll hairbrush, doll stand, and a book that opens to store accessories.

EVER AFTER HIGH™ LEGACY DAY™ APPLE WHITE™ Doll (BCF49): Apple White Is Royally Spellbinding! It's time to spellebrate Legacy Day at Ever After High! At this epic event, the teenage sons and daughters of famous fairytale legends pledge to follow in their parents' fabled footsteps. But the script is about to be flipped on this Royal leader! Filled with anticipation, Apple White doll looks radiant in hexquisite fashions with ornate accessories that add a modern edge to her storybook look!
The Sweetest Outfit for Legacy Day
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, the fairest of them all is Apple White doll! She totally charms in a floor-length gown designed in her signature colors of red, black, and white. The shimmery red dress skirt tapers longer to the back with a glittery sheer top skirt under a gold embroidered trim. Short puff sleeves, an apple-red bow accent on her bodice, and the dramatic white cape make this ensemble a real spellbinder!
Charming Accessories & Extras!
Apple White doll accessorizes her regal outfit with a statement necklace (featuring hexquisite detail), matching earrings, white purse with bow, and "pearl"-accented shoes. For the crowning touch, a red-and-golden headpiece sits atop her wavy, upswept blond hair. She also comes with a doll hairbrush, doll stand, and a book that opens to store accessories.

EVER AFTER HIGH™ LEGACY DAY™ BRIAR BEAUTY™ (Doll BCF50): Briar Beauty Is Beyond Dreamy! It's time to spellebrate Legacy Day at Ever After High! At this epic event, the teenage sons and daughters of famous fairytale legends pledge to follow in their parents' fabled footsteps. But tradition is about to be turned on its crown! The daughter of Sleeping Beauty, Briar Beauty doll will seize this Legacy Day in spellbinding fashions and ornate accessories — all adding a modern edge to her storybook look!
An Enchanting Outfit for Legacy Day
This adventurous princess is embracing her Royal life — the glamour, the parties, and (of course) the fashions! She shows off her fableous sense of style in a gorgeous gown that features silvery details and her signature colors of pink and black. The shimmery bodice flares into a layered skirt with a print of roses and thorns, while the sheer black cape with matching pattern makes this hexquisitely detailed outfit a dream come true!
Charming Accessories & Extras!
Briar Beauty doll sweetly accessorizes her Royal ensemble with a detailed necklace, earrings, rose purse, and matching strappy heels. For the crowning touch, a beautiful headpiece sits atop her wavy, pink-streaked hair. She also comes with a doll hairbrush, doll stand, and a book that opens to store accessories.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Go! Go! Smart Wheels #Easter Basket Fillers from @VTechToys

Go! Go! SmartWheels
VTech Easter Basket Fillers!

VTech, the creator of the Electronic Learning Products (ELP) category and the award-winning InnoTab, MobiGo, and V.Reader handheld toys, is a world leader of age-appropriate learning products. Since 1980, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development through fun and smart play.

The Go! Go! SmartWheels Tractor and Trailer from Vtech. This farm equipment toy has a light-up driver button that activates music and sounds. Pretend to feed the animals and tend to the farm while learning about the letter T. Detachable trailer includes a SmartPoint location that interacts with all Go Go SmartWheels SmartPoint vehicles triggering fun phrases, music and sound effects. Cute tractor interacts with SmartPoints locations on other Go Go SmartWheels play sets and carries a bale of straw. Press the light-up button or push the tractor to activate 3 sing-along songs, 6 fun melodies and lots of tractor sound effects. Best for ages 1-5.

The Go! Go! SmartWheels Tractor and Trailer is a great toy for your child's Easter Basket. The Go! Go! SmartWheels is small enough to fit in your child's basket and colorful to catch their attention. If you child loves farm vehicles they will love this VTech toy. I love electronic learning toys for their ability to reiterate over and over again. The one thing I always hated about trying to teach my children is the reiteration of things. Nobody likes repeating themselves. VTech makes it easy for your child to learn all about the letters while using their toys. The Tractor and Trailer Go! Go! SmartWheels teaches your child about the letter "T" while also allowing them endless imaginative play.

With 3 sing along songs, 6 melodies and many fun sounds the Go! Go! SmartWheels Tractor and Trailer is entertaining and honestly the songs are cute. I couldn't' help keep playing them over and over. I think my 17 year old has 2 out of the 3 already memorized. I plan to take the Go! Go! SmartWheels Tractor Trailer to our Easter event and use it for a game prize. I already know quite a few of the little ones will be oohing and awing over it. Plus their Papa gives them rides on t he Tractor all the time. They will definitely all love and relate to this particular Go! Go! SmartWheels.

With so many different Go! Go! SmartWheels to choose from, your bound to find the perfect one for your little ones. From Ambulance, Firetruck, Police Car to general type vehicles like a Van or Car. All the Go! Go! SmartWheels are able to play together with the SmartPoint Technology VTech has incorporated into these vehicles and tracks. The SmartPoint locations interact with the vehicles and responds to the different locations with sounds and phrases.

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Switch & Go Dinos #Easter Basket Fillers from @VTechToys!

Switch & Go Dinos
Easter Basket Fillers!

VTech, the creator of the Electronic Learning Products (ELP) category and the award-winning InnoTab, MobiGo, and V.Reader handheld toys, is a world leader of age-appropriate learning products. Since 1980, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development through fun and smart play.

Zipp the T-Rex™ from Switch & Go Dinos® by VTech® loves being king! His name means king of the tyrant lizards Transform from the racer to fierce dinosaur in a few easy steps. Rev him up in vehicle mode with the built-in flywheel and watch him race and roar across the floor. Press the electronic Dino's buttons to hear realistic sound effects and exciting racing phrases. Switch to dinosaur mode and he’s a fierce carnivore with a powerful bite! Press the talk button to hear interesting Dino facts. This cool VTech toy is ideal for kids aged three+ /Uses 1 AAA battery(included)

I had barely gotten Zipp the T-Rex out of the shipping package when my sister stopped in for a visit with my five year old nephew. First of all his favorite color is red, so as soon as he saw I had something that looked like a toy and was red, I didn't even get my normal monster hug. He was full of questions. What's that, what's he do, can I try. I can do that Aunt Kelli. So I let him help me finish getting my VTech Switch & Go Dino out of the product packaging. It went much quicker than if I had been doing it by myself, and needless to say, from the moment I pressed one of the buttons and he heard Zipp talk and roar, Zipp was no longer mine.

As I chatted with my sister about our upcoming Easter Party, I couldn't help but giggle watching him play with Zipp. He would turn him from Dino to Vehicle and back to Dino. He loved that he could make him zoom across the floor in either mode. Through the process we could tell he liked the Dino mode much better. I believe that was because of the roar!  There are numerous phrases to keep him entertained and occupied. I honestly couldn't believe how many different phrases and sound effects this little toy makes. It's perfect size for little hands. Extremely colorful and with over 25 sounds and phrases the Switch & Go Dinos are perfect for your child's Easter Basket!

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