Sunday, November 29, 2015

Good Night, Little Love - Book Review

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

        Good Night, Little Love By Thomas Nelson is an adorable 24 page board book to read your little ones at bedtime. The cover itself will draw you and your children in, with the glittery gold words and beaming red hearts. Every page has a sweet lullaby rhyme, with beautiful illustrations of mama and baby bunny, while dreaming of drifting off to sleep.

"Good night, Little Love, Stars Shimmer in the sky.
A wish for each one, My sweet puddin' pie."
The love that mama bunny wishes on her baby is sweet as can be, setting up patterns for good dreams. Page after page is sweetly written, full of color and imagination to read your little ones fast asleep. With an end to the story of one last rhyme "Good night, Little Love, As the moonlight streams on your precious angel face, I wish you the sweetest dreams."
Your babies will be ready to fall into their own dreamy sleep.




      This is such an adorable read, I think it's one to cherish. Good Night, Little Love would make a great keepsake gift! You can find it available for purchase at the Faith Gateway Store or on Amazon for $6.72. 



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Friday, November 27, 2015

A Better Cut With The Elegana 10 Piece Premium Ceramic Knife Set


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

   If you're looking for a new knife set for your kitchen, check out the Elegana 10 Piece Premium Ceramic Knife Set. This set comes with a 3" Pairing Knife, 4" Fruit Knife, 5" Santoku Knife, 6" Chef Knife, 4 Protective Sheaths for each knife, a Ceramic Peeler, and a Microfiber Polishing Cloth.
Each knife is made with White Mirror Finish Zirconium Ceramic Blades, that are BPA Free, as well as nonporous and germ resistant, and they won't ever rust or stain! The blades are guaranteed to be tougher and more durable, while being 2x sharper than steel so they can cut through food without effort. Each knife has a protective sheath that matches with the handle cover, and you can polish your knives as you please, using the provided microfiber cloth.

I love the vibrant color these knives have, and how easily they work on cutting everything from meat to fruits and vegetables. They are very elegant knives hence the name "Elegana". They arrive in a lovely gift box, so they are ready to be given as a gift right from purchase. I have been wanting a new set of knives so I am very happy I got to review these ones. I have enjoyed experimenting with the knives to cut different food items, and love how each one cuts differently than the other. I was surprised how well the Chef Knife cut through a potato, and how easily each knife glides its cut.

   It's also great that these knives are said to never rust or stain. I've had a few knife sets in the past that claimed to not rust or stain, but both of them did, so we will see how these knives go, the more they are used. This is my first time using ceramic knives, and so far I love them! I also think it's cool that the included Potato Peeler is switchable, so both right and left handers can use it easily. With just a swap of the blade holder, it's ready to go! You don't see that very often, so that is very unique to this set. After use, these knives can be ran in the dishwasher on top rack only, but it is recommended to hand wash for best care.
 
These are a great set of knives, and the ease in slicing, chopping, and cutting makes cooking so much more fun. Their colorful set, brightens any kitchen and also helps you tell each size apart with quick looking. I love this set, and though it would look great in a counter knife block, I might just replace my block and save counter space, keeping these knives in the drawer. Great for small space living!


You can find the Elegana 10 Piece Premium Ceramic Knife Set available for purchase on Amazon for $35.97 and free shipping.


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 recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Super Soft 100% Bamboo Ambient Baby Washcloths


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


     Get the most comfortable bathtime for your little one, with Ambient Baby Washcloths! These washcloths are made of 100% Bamboo and super soft on sensitive skin. They are the perfect washcloths for babies, as little ones have thinner and more sensitive skin than adults, so it's only right for them to get the softest material out there. Each cloth is 10" x 10" 
making it a great cleaning cloth for bathtime.
      These washcloths are super soft and their light blue and white colors make them great for any bathroom. They are safe for all skin types, as the texture of the cloth is not non-scratchy, making them perfect for those with sensitive skin. They make great cloths to wash your face with, without any rough surface to tear delicate skin. The threading of each cloth seems to be very well made, so they will be durable and long lasting. I love the comfort in these washcloths, not just for babies, but adults will love them too!

Ambient Washcloths would make an excellent baby shower gift, or washcloths to add to a Spa Basket. You can find them available for purchase on Amazon for $15.99 and they come in a pack of 6. 


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recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.





Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hungover and Hungry ZapBest Christmas Sweater


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

Don't you agree that having an Ugly Christmas Sweater or TShirt makes the holidays even more enjoyable? The festive clothing brings smiles to those who wear, and sometimes those who see it! ZapBest.com makes awesome Christmas shirts you can wear for the holidays. Each design is printed in the USA on quality soft cotton material, and their designs won't fade after washing!

 I am so happy to share the sweater I received for this review with you! It's hilarious and comforting all in one; And it can be worn for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Hungover and Hungry is a silly yet accurate sweater one could wear during the holidays. So many people are hungover this time of year, and all the delicious foods make them constantly hungry! It's the perfect winter sweater! Plus it is super comfortable, with soft cotton inside and out, I can comfortably wear it all day long. The printed design is a bit sticky at first wear, and the way it looks makes me wonder if the design will peel off...but it's been good so far, and if the design does decide to peel, I don't have to worry; Because Zapbest will replace any of their items within 30 days of purchasing, if the design starts to fade or tear. How cool is that?!
       ZapBest Shirts and Sweaters would make awesome gifts to give. Perfect for the upcoming holidays, or even to purchase for yourself. They have several designs, even non seasonal fun so there is something for everyone! Go check them out, I'm sure you will find one you love!! 

Here are a few more I love!!
Check out more of their Holiday Collection HERE



Visit ZapBest.com to see all their amazing styles, many available, in different colors in sizes!!
*Plus for a limited time, you can get 20% off your purchase 
if you use the code: tomoson20 :)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Making #AirheadCrafts With Smiley360

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


As a member of the Smiley360 club, I received a super fun mission to make edible crafts using Airheads. You know what Airheads are right? The childhood candy, full of chewiness and tang. Those taffy like strips you may or may not have pretended were long tongues when you were a kid....

Airheads add a fun and colorful touch to any craft-able food item. And the awesome thing is, they are gluten free and peanut free, so they are a safe go to for children with allergies! You can use Airheads to mold, cut, and shape into all kinds of things, adding the little extra pizzazz to your project. 

I never realized just how hard molding Airheads would be, until I experienced it first hand. After seeing all the craft ideas, I thought it would be a piece of cake...boy was I wrong! So our little Airhead Crafts didn't come out as cute as I hoped, but me and my son had a lot of fun making them!

We attempted a couple things, as you can see....

On the top row, my son made: A scarecrow, a Popsicle, and a Monster.
On the bottom row, I made: A Turkey, a Face topper for a cookie, and an easy ribbon. 

What would you make if you crafted with Airheads? 
Click HERE to see some of the cute ideas you could make!

Visit Airheads on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter 
where you can find more ideas and fun!!



 I participated in this mission as a member of Smiley360, and in return I am entered into a sweepstakes.  
No compensation has been involved. All opinions are my own.

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Time Chamber - Book Review

  Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

 The Time Chamber by Daria Song, is another magical story and coloring book, 2nd to the previously reviewed book "The Time Garden". This story takes you on a journey through the eyes of a fairy, who enters the world of humans, after the cuckoo clock chimes at midnight. The fairy packs several items along for her journey, including an owl-feathered pen, star scented spray, and tape measure, and even the key to the time chamber. The fairy's journey is exciting and new, and she see's all kinds of magical things. From the curtains to the chandelier and the mystical rowboat that furthers her adventures, this is another adorable and fun coloring book for children and adults alike.
     I love how beautiful both of Daria Song's coloring story books are. The gold-foil stamping on the front cover makes the books look so intriguing and wants to pull you inside to be a part of the adventure. I love that in this book, The Time Chamber, the author writes more of a story to go along with the drawings. This makes it so much more enjoyable to follow along, and you feel as if you are a part of the adventure while choosing the colors for the scene and even parts of the story.
The beautiful illustrations and sweet reads makes me long for more!


   You can find The Time Chamber available for purchase at the Penguin Random House or on Amazon for $8.62 and free shipping on orders over $35, or with Prime. You can also download and preview the first few pages by visiting readitforward.com


This review is made possible by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging for Books,  
by providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own. 

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Support Lil' Ones Sleep With The Angel Baby Organic Toddler Pillow


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

 If you're looking for a pillow to support you little ones head and neck correctly, the Angel Baby Organic Toddler Pillow is a wonderful pillow to invest in. It's high quality comfort is perfect for your little ones bedtimes, comforting and supporting them as they sleep.
The Angel Baby Organic Toddler Pillow is made of 75% USA and CertiPur-Us Memory Foam and 25% Polyester Fiber to provide proper support, with an organic cotton cover that is Oeko-Tex certified and made in the USA. It is Non-Allergenic, Anti-Microbial, Hypoallergenic, Mildew Proof & Dust Mite Resistant, plus ventilation so the pillow stays cool and will not trap heat. It measures 13" x 18" the perfect size for toddlers, also making it a great travel pillow!


When I received the Angel Baby Organic Pillow, it was exactly as the photos show, looking comfortable and ready to nap on. The density of the pillow is a lot thinner than I expected, but it is made that way for your little ones head and neck to be supported correctly without being too firm. I love the outer material of this pillow, as it is soft and comforting, but it arrived with a lot of little pieces of fluff, which I assume is the Polyester Fiber, so I would only use the pillow with a cover. Thankfully Angel Baby also makes silky cases for their pillows! Your little one can sleep in peace, and feel like a big kid sleeping with a pillow. They will love the soft squishyness, and fall asleep feeling like they're on a cloud.

    You can find the Angel Baby Organic Toddler Pillow available
 for purchase on Amazon for under $50 with free shipping 
and it comes with a lifetime guarantee!

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recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie - Book Review

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

      The Legend of the Christmas Cookie 
By Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey,
is an adorable children's Christmas book sharing the true meaning of Christmas. This story is about a boy named Jack who learns about the famous Christmas cookie, that became a family tradition passed from year to year. When Jack arrived home, he smelled "the heavenly scent of sweet bread and licorice from the kitchen" but was surprised to find that his mother was baking cookies. After Jack's father had recently left to find work, Jack's mother saved every penny they received, so cookies being made were the last thing Jack thought would happen. But Jack's mother was making these cookies for a reason. She began to tell Jack about these special cookies that were made to give to those in need, to cheer them up and to share the real meaning of Christmas.
 Each cookie was shaped with wooden cookie boards to symbolize the story of Jesus' birth: A Shepherd, Star, Camel, King, man and woman kneeling, baby, and the cross, with the biggest of them all, the Angel. And as the tradition goes, each cookie would be used to tell that part in the story of when Christ was born. Little Jack remembered this story as he sat in church, and the Pastor was reading the same story from the Bible. Later he dreamed of cookies, and his mother surprised him with the large angel cookie he had helped her make. He was thrilled to get to eat their last cookie, but then there was knock on the door. It was a stranger needing some food. After they shared a meal, Jack decided to give this stranger his beloved cookie, so he too could share the story of the true meaning of Christmas. 
   I loved the illustrations in The Legend of the Christmas Cookie. It's a great story, and really sets the scene of Christmas. I love that it encourages the idea to helping those in need, and sharing the tradition of helping others. I do wish the story was a little longer, and maybe flowed a little better to connect the beginning with the end. Because the story leaves me wondering when Jack's father will arrive home. But other than that, this is a beautiful read, and will leave you wanting to make the very same angel cookies! It's a fantastic book to read with your little ones around Christmas time.
Maybe it will make you and your little family want to start the same tradition! 
You can find The Legend of the Christmas Cookie available for purchase at the Faith Gateway Store or on Amazon, for under $15.



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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Men Can Dress In Style With Swanky Socks!


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

Socks are always a fun accessory, and when you're a man that wears a suit to work everyday, 
you usually have to go with plain black dress socks. But with Swanky Socks, you can have a pair of unique, fun, and colorful socks to wear everyday! Swanky Socks are comfortable lightweight socks, design in New Zealand and made of an Organic blend of 80% Cotton, 18% Nylon, and 2% Elastane.
 Each pair of socks are available in different color combinations and designs, 
making them the perfect fit for every style!


   I chose the Swanky Socks in the style "White Cross" for my review because I really loved the aqua blue/green color and thought it would match a certain shirt of my husband's perfectly. When I received the socks, I was bummed because the color was different than I remembered, only to find out it was actually my husband's shirt that was a different color than I was thinking! lol. So it doesn't match, but the socks are still fun and he can wear them with other solid shirts. The socks seem very durable with comfort that will last. Each pair fits Men's Size 8-13, so they would be great gifts to give, perfect stocking stuffer idea!


You can find Swanky Socks available for purchase on Amazon for $8.99 a pair with free shipping on orders over $35, or if you have Prime. You can also find them at swankysocks.com 
and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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 I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Savoring the Scents With Way Out West's Candle Collection


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

   Ocotillo Southwest is a small, family owned fragrance company that makes premium candles and room mists, with their very own hand picked fragrances. Each candle is handcrafted with a soy blend and unique qualities to characterize the Southwest. I recently had the opportunity to review the Ocotillo Southwest:  Way Out West Candle Collection in the scent of Vanilla de Leche. These candles are hand poured with soy and paraffin so they are long lasting, and burn clean with a wonderful smell.
   I received the gift set of two candles in this collection, and each are poured in high quality mason jars, topped with a rustic lid and a hand-stamped copper charm. Each candle is handmade in the USA, and has 40-45 hours of burn time each, with non-metal cotton wicks.They come with a bonus wick dipper for smoke free candle extinguishing, and make beautiful gifts to give.

   When I received my box of Vanilla de Leche candles, I could smell their delicious scent before I even opened the package. They smell amazing!! The aroma is so yummy, as their version of Mexican Vanilla, you will be licking your lips over this candle lol. The candles are packaged in a cute little box, so you could gift them right away, if you like, or you can keep one candle for yourself (which I'm positive you will want to do hehe), and gift the other! These candles are perfect for any occasion, and would make great gifts whether it be for Mother's Day, Birthdays or a Housewarming Gift, whoever receives, is sure to love it!

Ocotillo Southwest has many other Candles available to purchase in a variety of fragrances. I would love to try them all!! The set I received for this review is available for purchase on Amazon for $29.99 with free shipping if you have Prime or on purchases of $35 or more. It is available in the Vanilla de Leche like I received, or in two other scents: Fields of Lavender or Native Pinon (Pine). 

You can also visit Ocotillo Southwest on their website at ocotillosouthwest.com or on Facebook and Pinterest.



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 I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.