Beautiful Table Set Up from Kohl’s – Your One Stop Place to Shop! Check out the beautiful Spring Collection currently available!

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I love to entertain, having people over for a holiday such as Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Birthday’s and more. Any reason to get people together, have a nice meal and a few drinks is a perfect day to me. An element of entertaining that can be stressful is decorating the area just right. So I was excited to give Kohl’s a try in getting the room and table set perfectly. If you have not shopped at Kohl’s you are missing out, not only do they have a LARGE selection of beautiful items, they also have amazing sales that you can pair with coupons to score some great deals which will allow you to use Kohl’s as your one stop place to shop for all your table and seasonal décor. Here is a view of a some of the items that they have available for Spring in the home décor.

Kohl's ShelveAfter looking up and down the isles I decided to go with one of the beautiful pieces/patterns from the Food Network décor.

Kohl's Shelve 2This Garden Party I thought would be great for the whole Spring and Summer season!  Perfect for Mother’s Day brunch, Birthday Parties and more. Another thing that I really loved about this pattern is that it also comes in towels, napkins, potholders and more.

Kohl's 5After selecting new table linens I knew that I needed new dinner plates, salad plates and bowls. So I went over to the Food Network section and was so excited to find these beautiful Acrylic dinning items. Perfect for indoor or outdoor which is great for this time of year. Also with kids in the house and at the events its nice to not have to worry about them breaking my good stuff.

Once I got everything home and started to set the table I knew that I selected the perfect combination. Everything went well together, made a beautiful table which we used for Mother’s Day brunch and more.

Kohl's 1It’s so great to know that I can head to Kohl’s and get everything I need to make a Very impressive table with little fuss!  I am in love with the Home Décor section at Kohl’s and strongly encourage you to check it out next time you are hosting an event at your home. I received so many different complements on my table. I can’t wait for the next season to come around and do it all over again!

Kohl's 2You really can’t go wrong. Click HERE to check out the amazing collection of table and kitchen linens currently available at Kohl’s. Remember you can shop online or in store. Look for sales, shop with coupons and remember to get that Kohl’s Cash when the sale offers it. Its a great way to be able to come back and get more later!

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Check out the awesome Mini Muffin Match Up by Learning Resources

 

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Thank you Learning Resources for sponsoring this post

I have been working with Learning Resources for a while now, and am so thankful for the opportunity, my daughter and I love their products and are always excited to try out another. Just in case you missed the last reviews here is a little about Learning Resources From Their Site :

Learning Resources® is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company’s 1100+ high-quality products are sold in more than 80 countries, serving children and their families, preschool, kindergarten, primary, and middle-school markets. Among the Company’s brands are Pretend & Play®, Smart Snacks®, New Sprouts™, Gears! Gears! Gears!®, Primary Science, now! Board™, simple technology, Hands-On Standards® publications, Rainbow Fractions® and Reading Rods®.

This time I had the amazing opportunity to review their Mini Muffin Match Up.

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This is a fun game/toy to help your little one develop a multitude of math skills. In addition to math skills this game also encourages color recognition, matching and more.

pTRU1-17867631dtThis item comes with a pair of dice, which feature colors and numbers (0–6), Squeezy Tweezers™ (which are awesome and offering the perfect size for little hands, and perfect for little ones to pick up the mini muffins),  you also receive 1 muffin pan, 60 mini muffin counters, 12 double-sided sorting-circle inserts, and Activity Guide.

MiniMuffin6As you can see from the photo above the Squeezy Tweezers™ are amazing and so cute. They help your little one easily pick up the mini muffins and be able to move them into the muffin pan.

MiniMuffin7The mini muffins themselves are super adorable. I love all the colors that they come in, and how many you receive with this set. The muffin pan is super cute and a perfect way to make this set really a must have.

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My daughter and I had a lot of fun playing this game. I would suggest this game for anyone school or kindergarten. The sooner that you work with your child on counting, colors, adding, subtracting and more the stronger their foundation will be for the future.

My daughter loves that this toy offers her the ability to free play but we can also use it for a structured games. The activity guide is great.

Here is the product description from the company website:

Develop a multitude of math skills with mini-muffin counters! Different sorting-circle inserts boost color recognition, matching, sorting, counting, and early math skills. Included dice feature colors and numbers (0–6) allowing for group activities and game play. Squeezy Tweezers™ add to the fun and reinforce fine-motor skills!
 Click HERE to read more about this product or to order yours today! Be on the lookout for a giveaway for your chance to win this awesome game for a little one in your life.

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Waterpik® Complete Care is a MUST for Healthier Gums! I love mine!

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“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.” ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605, which is so very true. Its important to care for our teeth because as adults we only have one set to last us the rest of our life. That is why I was so excited to be an opportunity to work with Water Pik and review one of their Waterpik® Complete Care systems. If you have never heard of Water Pik here is a little about them from their company website,

Water Pik, Inc. has been a leader in developing innovative personal and oral healthcare products for the entire family since 1962. Over the years, we have acquired more than 500 patents, and our products have been recognized for award-winning design and technology. The Water Pik team is lead by President and CEO, Richard Bisson.

I received the must have Waterpik Complete Care System.

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Waterpik’s new Complete Care combines superior Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush technologies in one product and is up to 70% more effective than Sonicare® FlexCare. Now all of your brushing and flossing needs can be accomplished with one convenient device that saves counter space and power outlets. So don’t just brush, go complete. The easy and more effective alternative.

I love that this collection comes with a Water Flosser (I have been wanting for years) and an amazing sonic toothbrush. The best part about the sonic toothbrush is that it comes with a case which allows you to take the toothbrush with you on the go. Being able to take one of the best oral health tools on the market with you on vacation is a huge plus.

Water Floss 1Waterpik stands behind their product so much that they offer a 14 day money back guarantee. This guarantee helps prove that they stand behind their product and believe that their product will truly make a difference in your oral health.

14_Day_GuaranteeThey state that the, “Waterpik® Complete Care is ideal for anyone with braces, implants, crowns, bridges, or periodontal pockets.” I have two permanent retainers which were put in after my braces were removed. Having them both on the top and bottom make it difficult to floss as I should. Using the Waterpik I have been able to easily and effectively clean my teeth without the struggle that I was previously experiencing.

Water Floss 5If you have never used a WaterPik, the water comes out of the tip of the waterpik, the pressure that the water comes out depends on the setting you have it set. I started with the lower setting and have worked my way up. In “problem” areas I am able to use a pressure that is right for me which is great.

Water Floss 2The toothbrush is a great size, fits nicely in your hand and does an amazing job. Overall I am very impressed with this set and would suggest it to anyone. Even if you do not have braces, implants, crowns, bridges, periodontal pockets or other issues with your teeth, this is still a great tool to provide the best oral health possible. Priced at $99.99 this is an item that will be a good investment. For more information on this Waterpik product and others available click HERE.  They have product for both adults and children. Its never to late to start caring for your gums.

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Check out the Colorful Spring Flowers Pinwheel Craft Kit from Oriental Trading

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Spring is here which means it is time to work on fun Spring Crafts, so I have had a lot of fun with my recent opportunity to select multiple different craft kits from Oriental Trading Companies website (previous post was for Shamrock Wreath Craft Kit & Garden Pot Craft Kit). Here is yet another great kits that I received perfect for Spring and Summer outdoor fun, Colorful Spring Flowers Pinwheel Craft Kit.

untitledThese were yet another huge hit with my daughter. They are so colorful and easy to make. I was very impressed with the added details of the leafs and inner flower detail.

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My daughter could not wait to get it all opened up and begin to make her beautiful pinwheels. They are great to put in flower pots, vases and more.

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The kit comes with everything that you need to make 12 beautiful pinwheels, 4 of each of the three colors. Each one comes with 2 leafs as well. This made them extra cute.

OT Pin Wheel 4They are quick and easy to make. You can quickly have your garden full of these beautiful pinwheels. They would be fun to make and use as a centerpiece for Easter or a Spring/Summer BBQ!  Here is the product description from the company website:

How does your garden grow? With bright colors and perky polka dots, of course! This Colorful Spring Flowers Pinwheel Craft Kit will make imaginations run wild. Build these fun flowers and place in a garden-themed girl’s room or on your porch planter to guide guests to a garden party! Use these paper flowers as a centerpiece or festive floral photo props this season – the choice is yours! Approx. 9″ x 9″ paper flower on a 10 1/2″ plastic stem.

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For even more information or to order your kit(s) click HERE.

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Amazing Graduation Announcements from Pear Tree Greetings! Check these out!

Graduation Here is another MUST HAVE this Graduation Season from Pear Tree Greetings.

Custom Graduation Announcements!

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Getting to the point of graduation is EXCITING! The closer I get the more excited I get. So a real must have for any graduate is announcements, its important to let Family and Friends know about the exciting accomplishment. So I was excited to have an opportunity to work with Pear Tree Greeting and order custom announcements to share the excitement with our Family and Friends.  Once over at the Pear Tree Site I have to tell you I probably spent 45minutes to an hour trying to find the perfect announcement, they have so many amazing options this was a hard task.  Here is a sampling of some of the amazing varieties that they have.

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After searching and searching I found one that would be perfect since my husband and I did this together I needed one that would be a good fit for both males and females. The process of customizing online is so easy and fun to do. You can really make any layout your own with colors, photos and wording.

I decided on the  Chic Circle Emblem Graduation Announcements

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This announcement was perfect and was even easy to customize to make an announcement fit for us and our MBA. Here is a look at the screen you come to when you tell it you want to customize the announcement.

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 After it was all designed and order I had the hard task of waiting for my amazing announcements to arrive. Lucky for me Pear Tree Greetings had my order printed and shipped in record time. It only took a few days to get them in the mail. I was so excited to see a box marked with their logo on my porch.

Pear Tree 6As I opened the box I was quickly impressed with how carefully they packaged everything. They truly took the time to insure that my precious announcements came in immaculate condition.

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As I removed the tissue I became more and more excited. I could not wait to see how they turned out and share this exciting news with Family and Friends.

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I have to admit that I was in awww of these beautiful announcements. They did an amazing job printing them, and getting them to me. They are impressive just as they should be.

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The paper quality that they used is wonderful, the envelopes are great and I was ready to get them addressed and shipped out.

Pear Tree 4They were quickly addressed, address labels added (ordered from Pear Tree to match) and mailed off. As my Family and Friends have received them they have enjoyed them and have joined in our excitement. I can’t wait to see how many of them will be able to make it to our Graduation. This is a special day that I am excited to share with them, thanks to Pear Tree Greetings!

If you need to order Graduation Announcements for someone that you love now is the time to do it. Currently on Pear Tree Greetings Website you can shop during their Graduation Sale. The more that you buy, the more that you save!

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Teach your child how to tell time with Telly The Teaching Time Clock from The Learning Journey

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Over the past few years as I watched my daughter grow up, become more and more inquisitive and have a desire to learn I realized how important it is to provide her with tools to do just that, LEARN!  So I was excited to learn about The Learning Journey and the wide range of education products that they offer. If you have never heard about them here is a little from their company website.

The Learning Journey has been designing and manufacturing an exclusive line of award-winning children’s interactive educational products. All products at The Learning Journey encourage learning and develop confidence as they enhance a child’s potential. All products build on the skills necessary for children to be prepared for school and beyond.

The Learning Journey opened its doors in 1995 and is now in numerous international markets with products in multiple languages, including a large range of bilingual products. As The Learning Journey manufactures and distributes its own exclusive product line, our products offer excellent value for your money while at the same time offering you high educational value. With The Learning Journey’s complete range of interactive products, children have fun while learning and parents and educators know they have the right quality educational products for their children.

While browsing their site and trying to find a product that I liked and I thought that my daughter would enjoy I came across the Telly The Teaching Time Clock and thought, WOW this would be amazing! So many people don’t know how to tell time anymore because of our cell phone and technology, so I wanted to make sure that she did!

Clock 1When this arrived I have to tell you that Telly The Teaching Time Clock really exceeded my expectation. It was beyond cute, colorful and had a lot to offer. Check out this adorable face on Telly The Teaching Time Clock.

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I loved that the number are clear, easy to read, and include the minutes as well as the hours so that a child can visualize the time. Telly The Teaching Time Clock comes with two different modes of play.

Clock 5You can decide to have Telly The Teaching Time Clock tell you which time you have moved the hands to, or you can play a game where you find the time that Telly The Teaching Time Clock is telling you. Either way its a great exercise to teach your little one time.

Clock 4I love that they even added a light at the top of Telly The Teaching Time Clock. This reminds me of the snooze button on an adult alarm clock. Overall I was very pleased with the Telly The Teaching Time Clock and would suggest it for anyone that would like to teach their little one how to tell time on an actual clock. Here is the product description from the company website:

Let Telly The Teaching Time Clock help your child learn to tell both analog and digital time using two quiz modes. In the learning mode, Telly teaches time in five minute increments when his hands are moved, updating his LCD screen. In the quiz mode, Telly asks your child to move the hands on his face to match the time displayed on his screen. Telly is also a real working clock. Learning to tell time has never been so much fun. Requires three AA batteries (included). Ages 3+ years.

Don’t worry, if you have a little boy they have an option that is designed with primary colors. They don’t have to learn on a pink and purple clock.

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Telly The Teaching Time Clock is priced at $27.99, to learn more about this product and others that The Learning Journey has to offer check out their website, also be sure to follow them on facebook and twitter. Also be on the lookout before very soon I will have a giveaway posted for your chance to win Telly The Teaching Time Clock in the color scheme of your choice!

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New DVD coming soon! SOFIA THE FIRST: THE FLOATING PALACE – Available 4/8/14

Perfect For Any Preschooler’s Easter Basket, Comes A Full-Length Underwater Adventure Featuring Sofia & Her Mermaid Friends

 SOFIA THE FIRST: THE FLOATING PALACE

 Releases on Disney DVD April 8th, 2014

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Sofia the First has become one of my daughters favorite shows. She has always loved Princess’s but having a “younger” Princess who gets surprise visits from the Princess’s that she knows and loves has made this show very special to her. I was so excited to learn that on April 8th a new DVD would soon be available with almost 2 hours of Sofia the First fun!

This is such a cute show, and after Sofia helps a young mermaid named Oona, Sofia’s amulet grants her the power to transform into a mermaid and visit her new friend’s secret underwater kingdom. But when Cedric (disguised as a sea monster) plots to steal Oona’s enchanted Mermaid Comb, danger surfaces for both worlds. With a little help from special guest, Princess Ariel, Sofia embarks on an adventure to rescue Oona. Overflowing with oceans of song-filled fun – plus three more exciting episodes – Sofia the First: The Floating Palace proves that when families and friends work together, they can weather any storm and save the day!
If you have not seen a Sofia the First episode yet I would strongly suggest that you give it a try. Each episode seems to have some sort of lesson, such as helping others, doing your best, etc. It a new hit on the Disney Jr channel. The best part about picking up this DVD is that it includes a Special Appearance by Princess Ariel, Three Bonus Episodes, Plus FREE Exclusive Friendship Bracelets. My daughter was so excited to find the Friendship Bracelet inside the DVD case.

Background:

Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First,” which follows the adventures of Disney’s first little girl princess, Sofia, who is learning how to adjust to royal life after her mom marries the king, is the #1 TV series with Girls 2-5.* The November 24, 2013  premiere of “Sofia the First: The Floating Palace” became the #2 telecast in cable TV history in Kids 2-5 and Girls 2-5, and the #2 preschool cable TV telecast ever in Total Viewers and Women 18-49, behind only “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess.” **

Source: *Nielsen Rtgs are National, Live+7; 2013 **NTI, 11/24/13, U.S. ratings, Live + 7

 

 

Must Watch Film – Delivery Man – How would having 533 Children change your life?

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I don’t know about you but when I first saw the previews for Delivery Man I wanted to see it. So I was excited to find out that Delivery Man was available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand starting March 25th. This awesome movie features Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders. It is a great feel-good movie with an awesome story!

Plus I must say that Vince Vaughn was the perfect person for the party!  He was able to be funny and serious. He helped make the story/movie amazing!

I could not imagine knowing that I helped parent 533 kids!  Wow that is crazy. There are times I am not sure how I do it with one and everything else that we have going on. If you have not seen the movie yet I would suggest picking up a copy (either purchase it or rent it) and watch it. Its has a great story that will keep you entertained.

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Film Synopsis:                  In this heartwarming comedy, underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) learns he’s actually an overachiever — he’s fathered 533 children via donations made twenty years earlier! David soon discovers that the shock of his life might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Along the way he discovers not only his true self, but also the father he could become. Also starring Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders — and complete with bonus materials, including behind-the-scenes footage — it’s a feel-good movie that really delivers.

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Release Dates:                  March 25, 2014 (Direct Prebook: 1/28; Distributor Prebook: 2/11)

Available Formats:       1-Disc Blu-ray, 1-Disc DVD, Digital HD/SD & On-Demand

Bonus Features:             Building Family (Blu-ray & Digital)

                        Vince Vaughn: Off The Cuff (Blu-ray & Digital)

                        “I Got The Part” (Blu-ray& Digital)

                        Bloopers (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital)

Deleted Scene: You Are Under Arrest (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital)

*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer

 

Feature Run Time:       Approx. 105-minutes

Rated:                                      PG-13 (for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language)

Aspect Ratio:                      Blu-ray: 1080p High Definition / 1.78:1

Sound:                                    English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

Languages/                        English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles (applies to film content only)

Subtitles:                              English Captions for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

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Awesome new movie from Disney – The Pirate Fairy! Plus FREE Printable Arrr-ctivities

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I have always enjoyed Disney Movies. Its also a popular request for Family Movie Night. Most recently we had an opportunity to check out the new Disney Movie, The Pirate Fairy. This store takes place prior to Peter Pan!

27CFF62D-B84F-4AA8-AF43-08E35435670ATo really get an idea of the time line of this movie and how it fits in, click HERE to check out the complete interactive Infographic. It really cool to see how this movie fits in. This is a fun swashbuckling adventure where Zarina, a smart, fun and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by the blue pixie dust and the possibilities that are linked to it.

Pirate Fairy 1When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself.

This great new Disney movie is available April 1st.  Its a must add to your Disney collection. As we all watched it on our last family movie night we quickly were sucked in. The story is great, the graphics amazing. Its fun seeing characters that you already know in a time before we have previously seen them. My daughter quickly put things together and LOVES baby tick-tock crock!

You can enjoy some Pirate Fairy activities now while you wait to be able to pick up the movie on Tuesday! Check out the fun Arrr-ctivities that you can print out for free right now!

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Sleep Cooler with a Chillow!

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I naturally run warm, and this is even more apparent when I am trying to sleep. I am always searching for a way to become cooler at night and be able to sleep better. So I was excited to learn about Chillow. If you have not seen the infomercials on this product here is a little about this product:

This heavy duty enclosure is filled with a special foam/gel. Just add water to the fill port and place it in your pillow case with the medical-grade cloth face up. The Chillow pulls heat away from your head, quickly dropping the surface temperature. Use the Chillow to help you sleep better during those warm summer months. Not only will you save money by not running the AC as often, but you’ll also improve your health. The Chillow can also be used in lieu of an ice pack. Its cooling effect works wonders on sunburns, swollen joints, and strained muscles. In fact, anything you’d use an icepack for, the Chillow can help, without freezing! And because it’s not as cold as an icepack, you can use it for a longer period of time without discomfort or melting ice.

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The best part about the chillow is that it is a topper to your existing pillow. You will not have to sacrifice your favorite pillow to enjoy the cooling features of the amazing chillow. The chillow cooling pad continuously circulates water to absorb and release body heat. Once activated, the CHILLOW Cooling Pad allows you to customize your level of comfort from cool to coolest depending on your room temperature.

chillow2One of the features that I really like about this product is that it is non-toxic, latex-free, non gel material. This is important to know when you are going to be using a product daily. Another thing that I am pleased about is that there is no electricity or batteries required to make this amazing product work.

chillow4It is not a very thick item that you will be adding to your pillow, so you can rest assured that it should only enhance the way you sleep. Not change it! Since getting this product home and using it I have notice that I sleep cooler, long and more restful. I am very pleased with this product and would suggest it to anyone that runs a little warmer, or suffers from night sweats or other conditions that make them uncomfortable at night.


For more information or to order this great product click HERE!