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Let’s talk about health stuff. I’m not a super fan of exercising. Have you seen that work out shirt that says “I hate running” on it. I want it so bad! That way when people see me running while pushing my kiddos in a double stroller around the track they think “Man, look at her go, she hates running but is doing it anyway. Good for her!” Instead of seeing me huffing and sweating and pushing the same double stroller and thinking “Wow, she’s totally out of shape. Why is she sweating so much?!” Haha okay, maybe people wouldn’t think any of those things. When I say I’m not a fan of exercising that doesn’t mean I don’t try to bring healthy goodies into our home for us to eat. When I heard about Raw Revolution I wanted to try them out so bad! I was immediately drawn to the packaging. Then when I started reading the names of all of the bars I was even more excited. I was so thrilled when they decided to team up with me to do a giveaway for you!

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I really loved their story so I wanted to share just a bit with you. “Raw Revolution was launched in Alice Benedetto’s home kitchen in 2004. A registered nurse and natural food chef, Alice was looking for something that she could give to her kids – a healthy snack that also tasted good… A lot has changed in the last decade, but some things are the same as they have always been. The ingredients are fresh. The taste is revolutionary. And the story is just beginning.” Doesn’t that just draw you in? This company is totally upfront about their bars and their ingredients. I read through the FAQ page and learned so much about them and wanted to share these instantly with everyone I know that has a food allergy, is vegan, or only eats kosher foods!

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They sent me each of their flavors to try. From what I saw on the bars there are three different general descriptions for the bars. At first I divided them up into chocolate ones and non-chocolate ones. I might like chocolate a little bit! Then I realized that above their logo on each of the bars there was one of three different general descriptions for the bars. The first is Fruit, Nut, & Seed Super Food bars.

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Organic Greens Super Food Bar was next. Each of these bars has either spinach powder or spirulina powder in them. Munchkin loved the Apple Cinnamon the best!

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The last is Organic Live Food Bar. I had to look up what “live food” meant. My mind took me off to a place where I opened the little package and things were still growing. Of course that’s not what I found inside. The term “live food” for those of you who might not know, simply means that the ingredients haven’t been processed.

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Besides just tasting a vast majority of the bars I wanted to put one of them to a test. I wanted to see if it gave me energy and made me feel happy. Like I said, I’m not a fan of running, I always feel FANTASTIC after I’m done (okay right after I’m done I just want to lay on the ground and cry a little) but later I feel like I really did something good for my body. On my latest run I decided to give the Dark Chocolate Trail Mix a try. I’m a big fan of the fruit and nut chocolate bars, trail mix, and dark chocolate. It seemed like the best fit. TheFruit, Nut, & Seed Super Food bars all contain chia and sprouted flax seeds. I’m a huge believer in only eating when I’m hungry and that morning I hadn’t eaten yet but the timing was right for going running (meaning of course, the boys were happy, it wasn’t raining, and it wasn’t time for naps). However on the way to the track I got crazy hungry so I decided to have a bit of the bar. It was delicious and not too heavy.  Once I finished running I had some water and decided to finish off the super bar. Later, I realized that it totally satisfied my hunger, I didn’t feel sick after eating and running, and it kept me feeling full for longer than other energy bars I had tried.

I love these bars! I feel happy letting my kiddos have them too. The ingredients aren’t a mystery. When you bite into the bar you can see the nuts and chocolate bits. I highly recommend them! That’s why I am so excited that you have the chance to try some out for yourself!

Raw collegeThe winner of this giveaway will receive one variety pack which consists of 14 different bars!

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 15th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Raw Revolution, but all opinions are my own.

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Pajama Drama Wonka Sleepwear {Review}

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Sleeping. Oh how I love sleeping. I completely wish that I could cash in all of those naps I skipped when I was little to use today! I sleep with the most coveted blanket in the house! It’s white, crisp, just the right heaviness for winter but light enough for summer, and is affectionately called the “woobie.” My sleepwear however is not so coveted. It’s made up of a old, over sized college t-shirts and old yoga pants with paint splatters on them. Did you catch the common word here? Old. My sleepwear is comfortable but certainly nothing I’d brag about. My sleepwear was in need of some serious sprucing up. Enter Pajama Drama. Not only do they have totally cute sleepwear but they’re actually launching a new line in which they’re working with Nestle and Wonka!

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Pajama Drama’s team says that “Together, we’re leading the revolution to banish moo moos and caftans from retailers across America and replacing them with pj’s inspired by ready to wear fashion & fabrics.” I feel like Pajama Drama as a whole totally lives up to this statement! They have cute and fashionable pajamas. Once you have a look at what they offer I’m wondering if you’ll feel the same way as me and want to liven up your sleepwear.

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The set is made up of 2 pieces. The long sleeve is made up of a burn out material so it’s pretty light, perfect for a chilly summer evening, and soft too. The shorts are made of similar material, it’s soft but not burnout. I absolutely love the cute little Nerd. His glasses are totally adorable!

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Pros:

Cute colors, design, and material.

Light enough for summer, and I feel like the top could be pair with a cute pair of bottoms in the winter too.

Cons:

The shirt was a bit tight through the arms.

Is your sleepwear in need of a totally cute pick me up? What’s your favorite thing to sleep in?

 

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*The products in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.*

 

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My boys love sweets! Let’s be honest here, I love them too! However, finding a treat that they love and that I feel good about giving them can be kind of tricky. I heard that advice to only eat products if you can pronounce all of the ingredients in them; but that can be really tough when it comes to finding fun and yummy snacks for my boys. When I first heard about YumEarth and how they make completely organic sweet treats I was a little unsure about how they would taste. I think sometimes organic sweets get a bad rap; but these do not fall into that category at all!

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YumEarth sent us their organic pops, gummy bears, and sour beans. The box was dropped off and as soon as I got it open my boys wanted to try some right away. I did too! The packaging was so bright and fun! We opened the oragnic pops first. The flavors were Perfectly Peach, Pomegranate Pucker, Very Very Cherry, and Strawberry Smash.

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Munchkin wanted the “orange” one first. I told him it wasn’t orange, but he was set on it. I was worried he wasn’t going to like it. Oh, I forgot to mention Batman made a surprise appearance that day! He loved them right away! I kept hearing things like “mmmm” and “these are yummy suckers Mommy.”

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I wasn’t going to be able to give Munchkin one with Baby Cakes standing right beside me. I unwrapped a Strawberry Smash, and  into his little mouth it went. At first, I could tell that he was really trying to get a feel for the treat. In seconds I knew exactly how he felt about it!

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These are seriously yummy! I’m a big fan of all things cherry flavored. I decided to give the Very Very Cherry a try. It literally tastes like some delicious sweet cherries. It didn’t taste at all like the ‘fake’ cherry flavoring I’ve had before. It tastes like real cherries. The gummy bears are a huge hit too! They come in the same flavors as the suckers only instead of Very Very Cherry they have Mango Tango. They boys gobbled them up. The sour beans are really good but they’re a bit tart for the boys. My Man J and I like them a lot though! One of the best parts about this product is that it’s free of a lot of ingredients that cause allergies. Hop over here to see a list of the ingredients found in their products.

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YumEarth was created by two dads who wanted to create something delicious and good for their kids. They state on their website that “we believe YumEarth tastes better because we choose real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients grown on sustainable family farms to sweeten our lives and yours…and because we love spectacular flavor and hand craft all our flavors to make them all tart and bright and delicious!” I’ve really enjoyed these products and they’ve made me feel better about giving my boys sweets. That’s why I wanted to extend the Father’s Day spirit this week by partnering with YumEarth for a giveaway.

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The winner of this giveaway will win a pack of YumEarth products valued at $25.

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 23rd and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by YumEarth, but all opinions are my own.

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I love listening to music! I love singing a long and rocking out! I love that there are so many advances in technology today so you can take your music right along with you, however, I’m not a huge fan of earphones. That’s no big deal, I can usually just use my lap top, which has pretty nice speakers on it. However, what if I want to listen to music on a bike ride? I’ve seen some riders wear earphones but I feel like that’s a little unsafe. Thankfully Abco Tech came up with their new Wireless Bike Speaker- Amazing Multi Function Bag, that let’s me do both!

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In the instructions Abco Tech explains how to link your device (i.e. cell phone or mP3) to the bike speaker via Bluetooth. You can stream any music from your device. You can play songs you have on your device or stream from music stations like Pandora. You can also answer your phone through it too! My Man J called in once while I was using it and he said it just sounded like he was on speaker phone. If you don’t have a device that can be linked through Bluetooth, no sweat! It also has an FM radio built in as well. You just push the corresponding buttons to search through channels.

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The bike speaker has three different velcro straps. Two of the straps can be used to attach it between your handle bars, or you can use the middle to strap it hook it on anywhere else on your bike. It also come equipped with clips too. It has a compartment for keys, phone, or money that’s all enclosed with a sturdy zipper. The on and off switch is located inside of the compartment on the back of the speaker. I feel like this is a huge bonus so you don’t accidentally bump one of the buttons on your ride and turn off the music. They come in three colors; red, blue, and black. Included in the box is the awesome speaker, instructions, and a micro USB cord to charge it.

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I asked my super, sporty brother if he would give the speaker a test run on his next ride. He’s been looking for some way to listen to music while he rides without having earphones in. He said “It was pretty cool! It was lightweight and not too bulky.” He took it on a ride with another rider and said they could both hear it well. My only complaint, one that my brother shares as well, is that the speaker lacks the ability to play some of the deeper bass in songs and you can’t adjust the treble/ bass. Other than that I love this product!

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When we’re not on bike rides I really enjoy using it while we’re outside. Since the warm weather hit my kiddos and I are outside for the majority of the day. I like to bring the speaker with us and play music while we’re outside. More recently we’re working on putting a patio in our backyard and I decided we need some music to work to. It was the perfect addition to our project. It was loud enough for us to hear 10 feet away. If you are someone you know is looking for a safe way to add music to your bike ride, I think this is the product for you!

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The winner of this giveaway will win one Wireless Bike Speaker-Amazing Multi-Function Bag!

 

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 20th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Abco Tech, but all opinions are my own.

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Whitmor 3 Tier Closet Organizer {Review}

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I was so completely excited when we found our house; it was a long and grueling process but so worth it. When I imagined moving from an apartment into a house I was so looking forward to having so much space; so much so I wasn’t going to have enough to fill it. When we found our house I felt like something was missing. Nothing important like floors or anything like that but something still that I just couldn’t put my finger on. Then we moved in and as I was unpacking the 794 boxes, I opened a box labeled “linen closet” and then it hit me. There wasn’t a linen closet in our house! What was I going to do? Well they, towels sheets and all things “linen closet”, found their way into almost every room in our house. A towel here, a sheet there, and no where to be found when my hands are dripping wet are the dish towels. I was so completely relieved when I saw Whitmor’s 3 Tier Closet Organizer. I knew right where it was going to go and how I was going to use it!

whitmorOne thing our house does have is height, thank goodness too because My Man J is 6′ 4″. We have a lot of space underneath the shelves in the closets in our rooms. That’s what made this organizer so perfect! It’s narrow enough to fit under a common closet shelf. Yet you can load it up with all of those linens floating around your house. Here’s a look at Whitmor’s closet organizer from their amazon store.

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I’m going to share with you the chaos that was our extra room closet. It has kind of been the catch all place for anything and everything. It was so crazy and because I didn’t have a solution for the craziness everything kind of just got plopped in there. It’s not what I wanted to have happen but as you can tell, that’s exactly what was happening.

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Now look how amazing it is in there! The 3 Tier Closet Organizer was just what this poor closet needed.The assembly was totally straight forward and you don’t need a single tool to construct it. Everything snaps together quickly and easily which My Man J was totally happy with. The shelves snap on and the drawers pop open and easily slide into place.

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As you can tell I’m using it for towels and sheets. You could easily use it for hats, shoes, or even just clothes. My Man J even thought I could use it to organize my crafting supplies as well. I was thinking I could stack plastic storage bins on the shelves or fill the drawers with all of the left foot socks I have lying around our house. Really though, I take both socks off at the same time in the same place. How do they get separated?

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All in all I love this organizer! I can think of so many other ideas for this than just for towels, and the best part is that I have the space! Are you in need of some extra organizing help in your house? Maybe you could use one for toys in your little one’s closet? I highly recommend this organizer. I think it’s good quality for it’s purpose. I wouldn’t use it for something as heavy as power tools but it’s perfect for linen closet items. I’m sure you’d love it too! Now that I have a place for all things linen, I really need to learn how to fold a fitted sheet. Do you know how?

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Meet Our New Contributors

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We’re so happy to be working at Dandy Giveaway and wanted to take the chance to introduce ourselves to all of you.

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Hi everyone!  I’m Brittney and I’m psyched to be a part of the Dandy team!

 I’ve been following this blog for a few years now and I’m so excited to have the chance to be a contributor for it. How can you not love friendly reviews, awesome pictures and giveaways?  Ha.

 So, a little bit about me… I’m an awful singer, a YA book addict, a photography lover, a late night novel writer, and a homemade chocolate chip cookie extraordinaire.

 I have the world’s best husband, who I’ve had a raging crush on since 7th grade, and I’m crazy for my sweet baby boy (“Dmitri”).

 Currently, I’m living in Boston while my husband attends grad school at MIT.  It’s taken me a little bit of time to warm up to city life, think tiny apartments (abet great views) and lack of car ownership, but Boston is an amazing place to live!  I walk out my front door and I feel like every place I look is post card worthy.

 After 10 years of living on a tight budget as a college student or wife of a college student I feel like I’ve got thrifting in my blood and I can’t wait to share the tips, tricks, and great companies I’ve found with all of you fine readers.

 Contact me at: DandyBritt (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Hello Dandy readers! My name is Jami and I’m so happy to be here blogging with you!

I’ve been blogging for about 3 1/2 years now and I just love it! I never imagined I would be working on a blog like Dandy Giveaway and I can’t be more happy to be here!

Now for a little about me. I love movies! I’m definitely an enthusiast. I have a serious weakness for school supplies. In the fall all to often do crayons, markers, and pads of paper find their way home with me. But no matter the time of year I love a new spiral notebook to jot down important things in. I love finding good deals, so you’ll often find me going to garage sales and thrift stores. I have a serious addiction to chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. I’ve tried a fair amount brands. I think I’ve found my favorite, but I’m not sure. Do you have a favorite ice cream, brand or flavor?

My tall and handsome red headed husband and I have been married for 5 years. We have two adorable little boys (Munchkin is 3 and Baby Cakes is 1), a temperamental grey cat, and a two story house to show for it. We’re currently building a patio where our pool used to be. Home projects are always so fun and slightly overwhelming, aren’t they?

I am so happy to have the opportunity to share my thoughts on products I’ve tested, recipes I’ve tasted, and projects I’ve completed with all of you! If you ever need a question answered or have any thoughts you con contact me at : dandyjami (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Teething babies will stick just about anything into their mouths. Including our necklaces. One of my very favorite necklaces has glass beads on a cotton cord. It’s so cute and goes with just about everything I have! I was horrified when Baby Cakes, who had just eaten something chocolaty, shoved it in his mouth when I picked him up. The cord turned a horrible brown color. I took it off right away and washed it. It cleaned up just fine. However, I felt as if I could never wear another cute necklace so long as Baby Cakes was teething, or at least I could never hold him. Of course, neither would do. Around that time I came across Chewbeads. Chewbeads is a family owned company who has combined fashion and safe teething into one cute piece of jewelry.

chewbeads-logoAll of their necklaces and bracelets are made of 100% silicone, so it’s 100% safe for babies to chew on. Which means you don’t have to worry about your baby swallowing harmful chemicals. When coming up with the idea for Chewbeads the makers set out to “create soft, non-toxic jewelry that was colorful, chic, and above all else safe.” I definitely believe their product does just that. They have several different styles and different colors within each style. I got the Jane Necklace in Turquoise. It’s so vibrant and lovely! It was easy to find bracelets to compliment it.

IMG_4660One of my absolute favorite features of this teething jewelry is that it’s dishwasher safe! So if you’re tot happens to be eating something and then gives your fantastic necklace a chew, just throw it in your next load of dishes and you’re set! So simple. There is no forcing a baby to chew on these. As soon as I put them on and picked Baby Cakes up they went right in his mouth.

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Have you ever put your baby down just to realize a little too late that they’re holding onto your necklace and it breaks? Well, Chewbeads thought of that too! There’s a breakaway clasp just in case your little one hangs on. The clasp will pop apart and then you can easily snap it back together. Now your little one can take the necklace without your neck going along for the ride.

chewbeads2If we’re out at the store and he needs something to chew on but my arms are just getting tired I’ll let him wear them. Or sometimes he’ll wear them even just walking around the house. He’ll keep a bead or two in his mouth at a time. He’s pretty proud of himself when he gets them in on his own.

chewbeads1I absolutely love this necklace! Each of the necklaces are totally cute and I feel completely fashionable while wearing mine. No one knows I’m wearing jewelry that’s 100% safe for my tot to chew on.  So that’s why I’m working with Chewbeads to do a giveaway!

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The winner of this giveaway will win one Jane Necklace in any color they choose!

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*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 7th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Chewbeads, but all opinions are my own.

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Everyday Heroes

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When Munchkin really started to dive into the world of Super heroes I was excited. We got him a few masks and discounted Halloween costumes to play dress up. He loves flying across the universe as Buzz Lightyear or sailing the ocean blue as Jack Sparrow. Then I realized that I wanted him to know that their are real heroes that save lives and keep us safe. When I first saw KidKraft‘s Everyday Heroes Play Set I was over the moon with excitement that there was an entire play set dedicated to real heroes! When the box arrived on the porch, Munchkin guessed it was a toy but I couldn’t have imagined just how much of a hit it was going to be with him and Baby Cakes!

official-kidkraft-logoWhen I opened the box and pulled out the main pieces our house was immediately filled with “That’s a cool toy!” and “oh how cool! I want to play with that!” The play set comes completely assembled except for one piece that is easily attached with the 4 screws that are included. Regardless of the short assembly, play time ensued immediately. All of the accessories were wrapped individually in two boxes. With each one I unwrapped there was another wave of excitement! Within minutes of playing Munchkin was rescuing people from a burning building and making all kinds of truck and siren sounds. Of course, when the fire fighter returned home he needed to take a bath to get nice and clean.

IMG_4488There are so many cool features to this toy! There’s a computer desk, chair, and laptop. A living room with a couch, chair, and big screen TV. There’s a bunk bed, bathtub and toilet with a lid that opens! One of the coolest little additions is just off the helipad, there is a basketball court! They have really thought of and included so many tools to aid in our kids’ role playing and use of their imagination.

fire truckBy far one of the best parts about this toy is that there are 3 vehicles, 2 figures (a policeman and fireman), and two dogs! This is so great because the toy is big enough for two but there are also enough figures for both of my boys to play at the same time.

IMG_4503The quality of this toy, Everyday Heroes Play Set, is wonderful! It’s made of composite wood products and is so sturdy. I’m not worried in the least that any part will break during playtime. On the instruction sheet it says “All of our wooden items are handcrafted, hand assembled, and hand painted. Each one is unique.”  Here’s a picture from their website of the accessories that come with the set.

cos_63239_everyday_heroes_furniture_hrwnl_copy1The play set, when opened, is a little more than 3 feet long and 2 ft 4 inches tall. The colors are so vibrant and there is so much detail, you can find new pictures every time you play! There are three levels within the police and fire station. Some of the rooms are a kitchen, break room (with soda machine), and weight room. There are two sets of double doors to let the truck and bike in and out as well as one door for every one to enter. There is also a firefighter’s pole that starts at the top floor and goes all the way to the bottom.

IMG_4522A wonderful feature is that the 2 side sections fold in and snap close making the set about 19 inches wide. All of the pieces, vehicles and figures fit nicely in the set and can be stowed in a corner until playtime begins again.

IMG_4517The replay value is high and I know it will be played with for years to come.  As my boys learn more and continually use their imaginations to come up with new adventures they will still use this set to act them out. Even Baby cakes joined in the fun making his tiny truck sounds and exploring to see what the set had to offer.

IMG_4525The set is high quality, sturdy, colorful, detailed, and just so awesome! I highly recommend it for any little boy in your life. It retails for about $130 and can be purchased here. On their website they state that “at KidKraft, we believe every child is an individual with a limitless capacity to create and explore.” I really feel like this toy lives up to that and lets my boys create fun adventures and explore the world of our real heroes.

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*The products in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.*

Squashed {Giveaway} Closed

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You might say we have a fair amount of board games. You might even say we’ve played a lot of board games. We like to have fun, that’s what we say! Whether we’re playing at home just the two of us or getting together with friends for a game night, My Man J and I are always keeping an eye out for a new game to add into the mix. At first when PlaSmart sent me Squashed I thought it would be all too easy and there wouldn’t be any thrill or thought to it. How wrong I was! Let me give you a run down of this game and see what you think of it. PlaSmartLogo-1024x427 Their mission states “(PlaSmart Inc.) seeks out interesting, one-of-a-kind toys that meet its ‘smart and simple’ philosophy and avoids toys that are difficult to understand or operate.” I would have to say that this game totally lives up to that! The content is basic and the instructions are simple. IMG_4463 Squashed is for ages 6 and up. The ‘board’ of this game is actually a large, grey cube with holes in it. One side opens so you can store all of the other pieces inside of it. Also included are a felt playing mat to rest the cube on, instructions, a 6 sided die, and 16 pegs in 4 colors. You can play with 2,3 or 4 players. I’m so glad you can play with 2, finding games for 2 or more players can be difficult. IMG_4469 The whole object of the game is to be the last pawn standing. You roll the dice to determine the amount of moves you get to make. With each turn you take you can squash pawns into the cube or make your way to the king. IMG_4471 If you make it to the king you get to flip the cube and squash all of the pawns on one side into the cube! Some times you have to sacrifice your own pawns to win! There was more than one point in the game that I was sure I had My Man J bested, then the cube would flip and I’d be in a bad way. IMG_4478 Pros:

  • There is a lot of replay value on this game. We only played with 2 but I’m sure when adding more players it would get even more intense!
  • This game is really simple to get the hang of. I think younger children could definitely learn to play quickly. It also gives you the opportunity to add some strategy, so I think it’s great for adults as well.
  • One round of this game can be quick. With just two of us playing it only took us about 10 minutes to complete one round using two colors a piece (a recommended way to play with 2 players).

Cons:

  • The cube was a little hard to open at first, but now that we’ve opened it over and over it’s getting easier to manage.
  • One round of this game can be quick. This can also be a con if you’re looking for a more competitive game and want to spend a half an hour or more playing one round.

Overall I like this game. It’s different and gives you the opportunity to be strategic or you can play relaxed. You can play it with your young children or take it to your next game night. It’s definitely worth having in a game collection.

The winner of this giveaway will receive one Squashed game to add to their game collection!

 

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 30th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by PlaSmart Inc., but all opinions are my own.

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Baby Banana Brush {Giveaway} Closed

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Dental Hygiene. Cue daunting music. Oh how I love that amazing feeling after I’ve brushed and brushed and flossed and swished. It’s fantastic! Try telling that to a teething tot. As Baby Cakes’ mom I feel solely responsible for those cuties; I have to make sure those teeth stay that perfect pearly white. I need to brush them! However, when his gums are swollen he’ll chew on anything he can get his hands on (including his hands), but if I try to get his tiny baby tooth brush in his mouth it is a struggle. He would probably carry it around and chew on it, but that is just too scary for me. Thank goodness for Baby Banana Brush; they have found a way to solve these problems!

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Baby Banana Brush  “designs, manufactures and distributes fun, innovative and, most importantly, safe infant and toddler care products.” They’ve created 100% medical grade silicone products that combine teething and brushing into a totally cute and helpful product! They have 4 teether/ tooth brushes on their market right now. Two of them look like a peeled banana, one is a purple octopus, and the last one is this adorable blue shark called the “Banana Baby Sharky Brush.”

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As soon as I opened it Baby Cakes stuck it right in his mouth and started chomping away! The ‘teeth’ of the shark are actually little bristles that are made of the same silicone as the rest of the body. They’re super soft and help scrub his little teeth while relieving some teething pains all at once. You can also use the brushes to help teach your tot how to brush their teeth as well!

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There are a bunch of cool features about this little “Sharky.” Your toddler can chew on every single part of it. The tail has four finger holes for your tot to hold onto, or if they’re in the mood the fins make a good set of handles too. I think my favorite thing about it is that Baby Cakes can’t gag himself on it. He can get the teether back far enough to reach the area where his molars are bugging him, but not so far that he’ll choke. Not only can Baby Cakes tote this around without me worrying about him falling and hurting himself it’s made the greatest teether to take in the car! I can hook a binki tether to it if I need to, but he’s pretty content on holding onto it for our car rides.

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So what do you think? Do you think your teething tot would love this as much as Baby Cakes?

The winner of this giveaway will receive one Banana Baby Sharky Brush for their own teething tot!

 

 
*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 27th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Banana Baby Brush, but all opinions are my own.

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