Check out the NEW PLAY-DOH Books… Great way to learning and have Fun!


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My daughter loves book, especially books that allow her to interact with them.  Such as music, sounds, activities and more.  So I was excited to learn about the new line of PLAY-DOH: Hands on Learning Series books, PLAY-DOH: Sound Series books and PLAY-DOH: Story Fun Series books. I received an amazing collection of these awesome books to check out and try with my daughter.

playdough 1Here is a little about each of the series that are being offered, PLAY-DOH: Hands on Learning Series, is a great way for your child to explore the pages of these entertaining books with your trusty animal guides as they share their knowledge. This exciting, new series provides youngsters with interesting facts about their favorite things. One of the titles in this collection was the  PLAY-DOH Hands On Learning: In The Jungle.

playdough 7This book is super cute and offers step by step directions for your little one to make the super cute lion and the five new friends that he makes as he  explores the jungle.  The friends that he meets and you can make with step by step directions are a cheeky monkey, a happy hippo, a friendly frog, a sneaky snake, and a spotted giraffe.

playdough 8To be very honest I feel like I had more fun with these books from this series then my daughter did. I have always wanted to learn how to make some of these fun animals and items but never knew how.  These books would be great for cake decorators or crafter to learn how to make these animals with modeling clay, modeling chocolate and more.

The next series in this release was the PLAY-DOH: Sound Series, in these books it helps encourage your child to stretch those vocal chords and sing-along with the fun songs included in this series. All your child has to do is press the button on the musical books and follow along with illustrations of lovable animals.  One of these books include the

playdough 6Now your child can learn some fun songs while enjoying a fun book.  These were my daughters favorite of the collection I received, but this is because she loves to sing and dance, so they fit with her personality perfectly.

The last of the new Play-Doh line is the PLAY-DOH: Story Fun Series, these books allow your little one to explore the world. With trips through the truck yard, the farm, and the jungle featuring adorable PLAY-DOH animals, these books teach children about their environments and  the places they live.

playdough 4With the PLAY-DOH: Farm Friends  your little one has the ability to learn about the many farm animals that Mommy and Baby Cow meet. It is a super cute book and great to teach little ones about animals on a farm.  These cute little books come with a small container of play-doh for your child to play with.  This set is intended for children 3 and up.

To learn more about Silver Dolphin publishing and these amazing books connect with them now, Silver Dolphin on Facebook:, Silver Dolphin on Pinterest:, Silver Dolphin on Twitter: You can also learn more and print out fun coloring pages  here. Overall I am very pleased with this line and would suggest it to anyone wanting to give their child a fun and interactive book. These would be great birthday gifts and also Christmas Gifts with that right around the corner.

Check out the Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan – Great for bakers!

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My daughter and I love to bake together and try out new recipes. One of our favorite things to make are cupcakes.  So when given an opportunity to check out and review the Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan I knew that I wanted to try it out!  When it arrived I was surprised at how nice, sturdy and well made it was.  I have tried other Silicone products in the base for backing and this is by far one of the best!


The Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan is a non-stick food grade silicone muffin/cupcake baking pan that is extremely easy to clean, safe to use in the oven, microwave, dishwasher, or freezer.

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One thing that my daughter and I can’t wait to try in it is to use it for Christmas Candies.  Nothing ever seems to work to keep the mess down, and create yummy treats. But this being heat resistant for up to 450°F, yet can go in the fridge and freezer without a problem will be PERFECT!

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One thing that I was very impressed with is that it has FDA Approval!  In addition it meet the European standards as well.  This company really went above and beyond to make sure that they have a superior product that will be used and enjoyed!

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This product is Manufactured in Socially Compliant Facility. Overall I am very pleased with the pan. It was easy to clean, I love that I am able to put it in the dishwasher and it comes out looking great.  A great recipe that you can try in this pan is our Cherry Almond Brownie Bites Recipe, which that recipe can be found HERE.  Another amazing recipe and this pan would make the perfect size is the Cream Cheese Banana Nut Muffins, that recipe can be found HERE.

This pan is currently $14.89 on Amazon – Click HERE to purchase your Grazia Silicone Muffin Pan, Red, 24-Cup, it is also available in 12-Cup size for $14.88

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Check out the safeHands Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer Line for Children & Adults

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Always on the go, but trying to keep my hands and my little ones hands clean can be hard. You never know when you will come across another bathroom or sink to get your hands clean. I have tried many different hand sanitizers but have been afraid to use them on my four year old. So I was excited to learn about sadeHands and the Alcohol Free hand sanitizers that they have available. If you have never heard about safeHands, here is a little about them from their company website:

SafeHands® brand began as a dream of Founder & CEO, Dr. Jay Reubens (known as “Dr. J” and inventor of the first touch-free dispenser) when he set out to develop a safe and effective alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Dr. J’s goal was to ensure that his foam-based hand sanitizer not only killed over 99.99% of germs – but that it helped soothe, nourish and preserve the skin’s natural oils.

safehands 1I received a nice variety of the amazing safeHand sanitizers and SafeHand Squirts. The best part about the safe Squirts is that they come in fun colors, and scents. My daughter really loved the Pink Bubblegum safe Squirts.

Safehands 2The best part of the safe Squirts is that they are able to kill 99.9% of all germs, all while being alcohol free. The color is great and comes out just as the color in the bottle. In addition the smell is great.  It does smell, but once you rub it in the smell goes away so you dont have to worry about smelling like it long because the smell does go away.

Safehands 3With Back to School time almost here, it would great to order a few of these, to keep them in backpacks, cars, lunch boxes and more to offer your child the ability to kill germs and have clean hands to enjoy their lunch or snack. Overall I am very impressed with these hand sanitizers, I love that they do not leave your hands sticky. I would suggest that you order them online or find a local retailer that carries these.


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Perfect for those on the go – Wusic® 7800mAh Portable External Battery Charger

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Always being on the go, my cell phone seems to run out of juice before I do. I knew I needed to get something to help charge my cell phone and other devices while I was on the go.  Which is why I was so excited to get an opportunity to work with Wusic and try out their, Wusic® 7800mAh Portable External Battery Charger Dual USB (2.1A / 1.5A Output) Power Bank with Strong LED Light for iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy Android Phone Smartphone Tablets PC Bluetooth Speaker. Which I selected the white out of the colors available, blue, green, pink and while.

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One thing that I really liked about this Power Charger is that it came fully charged. What better way to start using your new toy then having it ready to go right out of the package.  This charger has a 7800 mAh Battery capacity, which is plenty to fully charge your favorite toy on the go.  This charger has the ability to charges all iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung products, Galaxy and all other mobile devices.

charger 3In addition to being a charger it also has a strong LED light for emergencies and convenience. This is perfect for looking in your purse for things, also handy at night when you are out and about and need a nice strong light.  They made it easy to check and see if this unit is charged, it has an easy to read/see power (juice) indicator to indicate power left, on the front (as seen above).

charger 4Another GREAT feature is that it is light weight and comes in some fashionable colors. I really LOVE the white unit that I received, however the others look great as well.  The best part about it is that you can have a different color for everyone in your family so you always know which one is yours.

Overall I have been VERY impressed with this little unit and would strongly suggest that you pick up one or two today.  It has a list price of $49.99, however they are currently available on Amazon for $19.99!

1. Press the power button during standby mode to turn on the power bank. The power light indicator will turn o? after 3 seconds. The power bank will enter sleep mode when not in use for 1 minute.
2. The power bank will automatically charge a device as soon as it is connected.
3. When 2 devices are charging at the same time, the power bank will automatically limit the charging current if it reaches above 2.2 A to meet terminal device charging demands.

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Check out the AWESOME Snackeez – Cup and Snack holder in one!


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My daughter loves to take snacks and drinks with her in the car, but the problem for me is trying to carry all of that for her, my stuff and get her into the car when its just the two of us. So I was excited to learn about Snackeez, it is an awesome combination for a snack holder and a cup in one.


This offered me the perfect solution to my problem. I could place the snack in the top, drink in the cup and my daughter was able to carry it to make it even better.  What makes it even better is since they are combined, if I add a cold drink in the bottom and cold fruit in the top, the fruit is going to stay colder longer.

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Some of the features that I really like about the Snackeez is that the cup is not too small, it holds 16 oz. of your choice of drink PLUS your favorite snack, all in one hand!  This is perfect for little ones and people on the go. There are some mornings that I make a smoothie and have some nuts, now I can have it all ready to go in one easy to carry cup.

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Another amazing feature is that it is seal perfectly to keep snacks fresh in the cup, so if you don’t finish it all you wont have to worry about it going bad and having to throw it out.  But the BEST part of this awesome creation is that it is dishwasher safe!!  This for me is a MUST, I don’t have having things that have to be washed by hand, because to be honest, it never seems to happen and then I am afraid to use it because I wonder if it is safe or not.  Having the piece of mind to be able to put it in the dishwasher is starting to become a MUST in my house!

So what are you waiting for…. HURRY and order yours today! Currently on the Snackeez website they are offering an awesome BOGO deal! Click HERE to order yours today! This is a great deal because my daughter and I both LOVE this Snackeez!  So I would suggest ordering more than one so you don’t have to fight over them!

Have a GREAT Game Night with Tapple!

game 1Family game night is a fun night in our home. We love to get together, play games and have fun.  So I am always excited when I am given an opportunity to try a new game.  This time around the new game was Tapple.  Tapple is an award-winning, fast-paced word game that gives families & friends a rush of excitement as they compete to beat the timer! No need to spell  just say your word, tap the timer, and pass the Tapple Wheel. The last person standing wins the round! game 5

I love the way that they set up the game.  They made it so that on the back site of the “board” there is a storage spot on the back so that you can easily store the cards in the back of the game so that make sure you don’t lose them. I always hate when we want to play a game and are missing pieces. I wish more games were as smart as this one giving you a storage place for the needed pieces.
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The cards are nice quality to withstand hours and hours of fun play time. Since togethers, parties and more, you don’t want flimsy cards that will get ruinned quickly. Rest assured that thye made this game to last.
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This game is so much fun. We all had a great time playing and the best part is that the kids won’t even know they’re learning as they rush to tap the timer!
This game is intended for ages 8 and up, you can play the game with 2-8 players. The game is also a quick yet fun game, you can typically complete the game in about 10-20 minutes play time. With an MSRP of $19.95, its a great game to add to your collection!

Overall I was very pleased with this game. Just remember that you will need 2 AA batteries to make this game actually work. So if you buy this for yourself or as a gift be sure to pick up batteries too.

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Make FUN yet HEALTHY Summer Treats with Big Boss Swirlio

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With summer here, its time to start thinking about fun cool deserts.   In addition to them being cool and fun, I want something that is going to be healthy. So I was excited to learn about Swirlio by Big Boss.  Its an awesome frozen fruit dessert maker which offers you the ability to make fresh, good for you deserts quickly when you want them.

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When the box arrived I have to tell you I expected something larger for making such amazing deserts. However on the other hand I was excited because the smaller the box, the less room the machine was going to take up in my cabinet or on my counter. I selected the beautiful black because all of my appliances and “machines” are black so I knew that it would be a great match.

Product FrontAs you can see from the photo it is BEAUTIFUL!  I love the “silver” and black combination.  It is also very compact and slick, it looks great sitting on the counter not being used.

Product TopThe top portion of the Swirlio is a great size for fitting in all the yummy goodness that you are going to use to make you sweet, healthy treat. Who wouldn’t love an awesome chocolate banana swirlio after dinner?  I know my family and I LOVE it!  Another GREAT combo is mixed berries, we love going to the farmers market and getting fresh berries that we freeze overnight or all day and make our yummy treat in the afternoon or evening. Overall I have been VERY impressed with this machine. Its easy to use, and the results are amazing!

Product CouponThis cool machine comes in 5 different colors, black (which I have), white, purple (which looks awesome on the screen), lime green and red. So they should have a color that fits you!  Currently on their site you can purchase your very own Swirlio for 3 payments of $19.95 with FREE shipping!  They also have “add on” freebies options that you pay shipping on if you want to select them.

Swirlo freebie offer.fwYou will also love the 50 page recipe book, this book will give you so many different ideas to make the perfect swirlio in your new machine!  This would make a great gift for yourself or someone that you know who is trying to watch their weight, can’t have dairy or maybe needs to watch their sugar. I love it because it helps me get fruit into my daughter in a fun way we can all enjoy!


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Check out the SUPER Cute Yummy Baby Gifts – PLUS ENTER TO WIN – Nigiri Sushi – Washcloth & Socks set

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Have you ever been invited to a baby shower and not wanted to get the typical baby gifts from the registry?  I know that is me all the time.  I like to give different and unique gifts.  So I was excited to learn about Yummy Baby Gifts and the awesome variety of unique and fun baby items that they offer.  Here is a little about Yummy Baby Gifts from the company website:

Yummy Baby Gifts™ are baby clothing items and accessories that are hand folded and rolled to look like different kinds of food.  The popular baby gift like the Sushi Rolls are made up of six washcloths and three pairs of baby socks which are wrapped in “seaweed.”  This special Sushi Rollsbaby gift also comes with “ginger,” “wasabi,” grass fences, and packaged in an authentic Japanese takeout box.  To top off this one of a kind baby gift, children’s sized genuine Japanese bamboo chopsticks are included with every sushi baby gift!  What a fun baby gift to give to the doting new mom and dad!

I received their Nigiri Sushi – Washcloth & Socks - in Yellow (gender neutral)

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This is a fun set up that includes





As you can see from the photo above it comes very nicely set up and ready to be given as a gift. In addition the colors are wonderful. In addition to the one I received you can get this same collection in pink, blue, orange, green and light blue. So no matter what they are having this gift would be a HUGE hit!

There is so much attention to detail when they put these together, from the “seaweed wrapping” to the rolls, and more. Overall I was very impressed with the collection. In addition the items included in the set are good quality items that can actually be used. I was worried that because of how cute it was that the quality would be missing, and I am happy to say that I was wrong!  These items are great!

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The washcloths measure 9″ x 9″, made from a blend of cotton and polyester, and comes in the color selected.  All socks are sized 0-6 months, white in color, and a blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex.

If you are looking for the PERFECT baby gift. I would suggest that you check out, to make it even better you can use Coupon Code to use is SOCALMOM20 for 20% off all products (except “Combos”), no minimums, expires Jul 15, 2014.


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Check out the New Palace Pets from Build-A-Bear PLUS Enter to win a $25.00 Gift Card!

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I learned about Build-A-Bear Workshop while I was pregnant with my daughter, allowing me the opportunity to make her special bears from Mommy and Daddy. Now that she is almost 4 she and I have really enjoyed all the amazing animals, outfits and more that they have to offer. How it has changed in just a few short years.  Every time we visit a location or receive a surprise on the porch she gets so excited to add a little one stuffed “baby” to her collection. This time around we were able to learn about and check out the awesome new Palace Pet Collection!  For my little princess this was a perfect match!

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They currently offer 4 different palace pets, which include Pumpkin, which is Cinderella’s puppy, Treasure, which is Ariel’s kitty, Berry which is Snow Whites bunny, and Beauty which is Auroras kitty! For this review we received the adorable and cuddly Beauty!



From head to paws, this royal Disney Palace Pets Beauty, is dressed in a super adorable and sparkly princess outfit. Princess Aurora’s plush Palace Pet comes with a Fuchsia Fancy Dress, Fuchsia Sparkle Flats and Disney Palace Pets Beauty Accessory Set.  When you visit a location you are sent home with a cardboard box/home to bring home your new pal. Build-A-Bear wants to make sure you get the most of the experience so when shipped home you also receive the same box.  When my daughter sees this she knows a new baby has arrived.

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As we open it up we found the beautiful, bright colors that they used to make this Beauty and absolute Beauty! As you can see from the photo above, she has a crown, sparkles and more!  My daughter could not wait to get her out of the box and see what surprises she had waiting for her.

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She was ADORABLE!  With beautiful purple eyes, pink fur she was ready for some fun!  The outfit just added to the fun of this little Beauty!  The sparkly dress made her look like a princess that was ready for tea, movies and more!  The sparkly pink shoes were great because what princess does not love shoes, especially pink sparkly ones!


Here is the pricing breakdown for the animal as we received her, Beauty which is Aurora’s kitten ($25.00) which was dressed in her Fuchsia and White Dress ($13.50) and Disney’s Beauty Accessory Set ($12.50) with Fuchsia Sparkle Bow Flats ($7.50 per pair)! Overall my daughter was in love!  This is her favorite right now!

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Check out the Learning Resources – Number Construction – PLUS Enter to win your very own!

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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. Especially now that she is getting ready to start Pre-K, I am excited to be able to work with her at home to reinforce the learning at school. 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®.

One portion that my husband and I have been working on more and more is her numbers.  Not only do we want her to be able to count, but identify the number, and be able to write the number. So I was excited to try out one of Learning Resources newest products, Number Construction.


This is an awesome system that allows your child to follow cards (included with the kit) and create the numbers. In addition to putting together the number, they included “counters” on each number after its constructed to help with counting. It is a GREAT system that we love to sit and work on with my daughter.


Inside each box you will find:

  • 50 pieces (30 lines and curves and 20 bolts or as we call them “counters”),
  • 5 double-sided Activity Cards with step-by-step directions, and
  • a Guide

The activity cards are great and easy to follow. My 3 year old (almost 4) had no issue getting the cards out and following along. They did a great job creating this system with colors, shapes and more to help make the process fun and enjoyable for our little ones.


After my daughter selects a car, we have her get the needed parts out of the box and set them out so we can visually follow along with the card to identify how to construct the number.


The numbers are fairly easy to put together. The first few my daughter needed help, but quickly she got it down and became a wiz at her new toy. Little did she know that she was learning while playing.


After she constructed a number we would have her trace it with her finger a few times to feel the shape of the numbers. Then we would have her try to “draw” it out on paper. This was a great way to work with her on her numbers and have some good quality time at the same time.

Here is the product description from the company website:

Building numbers is a snap! Snap together color-coded pieces to construct numbers 0–9 plus fine-motor skills! Take it one step further and snap in the matching quantity of bolts for each number. Includes 50 pieces (30 lines and curves and 20 bolts), 5 double-sided Activity Cards with step-by-step directions, and a Guide. Largest piece measures 1.5″L x 10″H. Grades: PreK+

Priced at $24.99 this is a great tool to helping your little ones work on their numbers while also working on construction, colors and more. Click HERE to learn more about this product and order yours today!


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