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Gustafer Yellowgold’s Year in the Day

An Out-of-this-World experience!
Starring That Little Guy from the Sun, Gustafer Yellowgold. “The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.”- The New York Times
Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold came from the Sun and landed in Minnesota. His humorous adventures burst forth in hand-drawn music videos from cartoonist/songwriter/performer Morgan Taylor. Taylor developed the award-winning, multimedia Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and hand drawn cartoon movie.
In the new DVD/CD package, “Gustafer Yellowgold’s Year In The Day,” we find former Sun-resident Gustafer Yellowgold experiencing his own, unique take on a year’s worth of Earth holidays, both classic and unusual. Groundhog Day, Pancake Day/Fat Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, and many more receive the one-of-a-kind Gustafer blend of blissful pop-music, lyrical poignancy, and cartoon absurdity.
NOT JUST FOR KIDS! Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show has been the wild-card opening act for bands like Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree.

Review by Mom Does Reviews:

Yes, I have to admit, cute Gustafer, the little yellow guy, won me over! Singer/songwriter Morgan Taylor has a way with words and music that appeals to anyone, ages 4 to 104! His silly songs are fun, relaxing and entertaining! I do agree with The NY Times that he is a cross between The Yellow Submarine and Dr Seuss. I have listened to the CD twice now and it just keeps getting better. My favorite song is Pancake Smackdown. Who would have thought of a pancake smackdown? The whole song is about what happens during a pancake smackdown. Let’s just say, I’d rather eat my pancakes that get smacked down with a short stack!
The DVD with the music videos (like the YouTube video above) is so much fun. You can play the video in normal mode or karaoke style. How much fun would that be! My son loves to sing and especially loves to memorize song lyrics. He loves the karaoke on the DVD. We have a toy microphone and he used it to “sing” with Gustafer. It was funny. My son loves drawing and creating so even liked the Bonus Features on the DVD: “Making of Year in the Day” and “Gustafer Guitar Lessons.”
Mom Does Reviews gives Gustafer 5 out of 5 stack of pancakes. I highly recommend this CD/DVD to anyone who loves silly, fun songs that make you want to smile and sing all day!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Mom Blog Society. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

When I first saw Nohi Kids clothes I fell in love! Cheyenne loves any opportunity to be a little diva! I love this dress! The dress is has the perfect amount of “stretch.” This is important because Cheyenne does not like keeping any type of clothes on that have the “snug” fit. Plus I don’t have to struggle to get her in and out of the dress. It has a 2 inch sash that ties in the back. Cheyenne is super tiny for her age so the dress will grow with her. It is perfect to throw with a pair of leggings and long sleeve shirt underneath and let her wear the dress even on cooler days. I love the style of the dress!! It will surely grow with her as she will be able to wear it as a tunic when it is no longer fitting her as a dress.

We received the Flock pattern of the Nohi Kids Girls Dress. It has green and teal partridges all over it. Cheyenne refers to it as her bird dress. Nohi Kids Girls dresses are available in seven different patterns and bright vibrant colors. The dress is made of an organic cotton, bamboo fiber and lycra blend. All the graphics are printed with a water-based ink as well. 🙂 My favorite part about these dresses are that they are 100% machine washable!! Nohi Girls Dresses are available in sizes 12-18 months all the way up to 7/8. This makes it super easy and the perfect picture dresses when you are having sibling pictures taken!

Enter to win it! One winner is going to get their own Nohi Kids Body Suit in the Giraffe Pattern. This adorably cute bodysuit has all-over giraffe print! All Nohi bodysuits have overlapping shoulder hems for easy on and off and snap closures for quick diaper changes.

   (Thank you to Nohi kids for providing us with our review dress and bodysuit for the giveaway. All opinions in my review are my own opinions and were not influenced by the sponsor.)

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Dapper Snappers Big Kids Belts Review

Alexandria is so tall and thin that it is impossible to find her pants that fit her in both length and waist! If I find her the pants that fit her in the length then they are huge in the waste and they end up falling down. I have tried several types of belts and have found one that we both like. The leather ones that you usually find at your local Walmart or Target, hurt her stomach or irritate her skin because they don’t stay in the belt loops. Recently, we had the chance to try Dapper Snappers Big Kids Belts. These remind me of the belts from when I was younger. It was white and had rainbows all over it and I thought it was so cool. Alexandria LOVES Dapper Snappers! They are easy for her to buckle and unbuckle when she needs to go to the bathroom and I don’t have to worry about her fussing with a belt and having an accident or needing help in school when she needs to use the bathroom.

Dapper Snappers are made from quality Suspender Elastic, perfect for a snug but not squeezing fit. They have an easy interlocking buckle that makes it super easy to get in and out. They are fully adjustable so it will easily grow with your child. They are available in several colors sure to match any outfit. Dapper Snappers are Made in the USA and CPSIA tested and approved!

Enter for your chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Dapper Snappers

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Burger King Crown Program

Our family loves Burger King. I especially love the fries. Burger King recently launched their new Burger King Crown Program. With the BK CROWNTM/MC Program, Burger King Corporation invites kids to tell BURGER KING® what matters to them most. BKC has established a fund to help support four different charities.

Wildlife Conservation Society

National Parks Conservation Association

DonorsChoose.org

Have It Your Way™ Foundation.

By visiting BKCrown.com, kids learn how BKC’s charitable partners make a difference. Upon entering BK CROWNTM/MC Codes and clicking on their favorite cause, each kid’s vote helps BK® choose which charity to give back to.

For a Limited Time Burger King has the “BK Family Bundle. For just $9.99 your family can enjoy dinner out without breaking the bank. The “BK Family Bundle” includes a Whopper sandwich, Whopper Jr sandwich, two small fries, two small soft drinks and a Kids Mean. (Price and participation vary. Prices higher in HI.)

How would you like to win a $25.00 Burger King Crown Card to experience the Burger King Crown Program with your kids?

 

(1) $25 BURGER KING® Crown Card* to purchase a kids meal featuring the BK CROWNTM/MC Program. Winner will be chosen January 26, 2012 at 12:01 am. Open only to US residents and must be 18 or over.

Click here for more information about  the BURGER KING Crown Program.

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Cool Gear Inc Holiday Cup Review

Cool Gear is an innovative company that offers an array of festive food and beverage storage products.  Whether you’re looking to entertain guests with festive spritzers, enjoy a wintery hot cocoa on your morning commute, or simply become immersed in the enchanting holiday season Cool Gear has you covered. Cool Gear also has a full line of water filtration bottles, Ez Freeze gear, Eco friendly products, Kid friendly products and so much more.

I love drinking coffee, tea and hot chocolate especially on the go during the winter. I have found it very hard to find a cup that does everything that I want it to do. Either the cup leaks, doesn’t keep my beverage warm or the worst burns my hand when holding it because its not insulated. The Eco 2 Go Printed Holiday Mug is my must have mug. It has everything I want. With its double-wall insulation I don’t have to worry about my hand getting burnt from holding the cup or have to wear gloves to protect my hand. 🙂 Plus it has a  spill-proof lid so I don’t have to worry about it leaking. The Eco 2 Go Printed Holiday Mug comes in various printed graphic designs including red and green ornaments, blue snowflakes, red and green stripes, and a Christmas tree. My favorite is the Snowflake. Plus the band is reversible so it is perfect all year long. The Eco 2 Go Printed Holiday Mug is the perfect eco-friendly option to transport your favorite cocoas, ciders or coffees.

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Alexandria loves drinking her beverages with a straw. 99% of the time this means she is going to play with her straw and that usually means spilled drinks and messes. I love the Eco 2 Go Holiday Chillers. The cup has double-wall insulation, saving my furniture from white rings. 🙂 The cup also features the screw on lid and keeps the straw inside the cup. The Eco 2 Go Printed Holiday Chiller is available in 4 Holiday Designs. Bluesnowflake, red and green stripe, holly and Christmas-themed polka dot designs.  The Eco 2 Go Printed Holiday Chiller holds 24 ounces of your favorite beverage.

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Cheyenne fell in love with her new Holiday Ez Freeze Cool Zooey! She loves snowmen so it was perfect for her. It even has a rubber grip to make it easy for her to hold. Of course Cheyenne being a two year old the cup was dropped several times and even thrown a couple but the cup didn’t break or lose it durability. I love the fact that it doesn’t leak and that it has a non-toxic freezer stick to help keep her drinks cold. Cool Gear Holiday EZ Freeze Cool Zooey cup come in three colors and and three adorable flip-top options. Kids can choose from snowman, polar bear and Santa Claus. The Holiday Ez Freeze Cool Zooey cup holds 12.5 ounces of your child’s favorite drink.

To see all of Cool Gear amazing products visit:

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(Thank you to Cool Gear for providing us with samples to review. Even though I received samples my opinion is my own and was not influenced by the sponsor. I received no monetary compensation for my review.)

FyrFlyz Review

FyrFlyz Review

I would have to honestly say that FyrFlyz are one of my favorite new toys. Yes I am 28 and I am addicted to the new kid craze. I find myself playing with them every chance I get!  If I see one just laying on our table or walk past one I pick it up turn the lights off and start playing. Even my husband carries FyrFlyz with him everywhere. It so exciting when he plays with FyrFlyz in public and kids make comments like, “That’s so cool!” “Look, he has FyrFlyz!” Our kids, Alexandria and Kevin LOVE FyrFlyz and are constantly showing their friends new tricks they learn. Even the younger kids get a kick out of watching.

So what exactly are FyrFlyz. It is the YoYo reinvented 1,000 times better. FyrFlyz look basic and simple. They are only made up of 5 parts. Two pieces of string two handles and the part that creates all the magic. FyrFlyz create amazing light shows with just 3 simple steps!

Step 1: Turn on your FyrFlyz. Grab one handle in each hand and start spinning the FyrFlyz in large loops so that the strings get twisted.

Step 2: Using the handles, pull the strings apart to spin the FyrFlyz in the opposite direction.

Step 3: As the FyrFlyz spin in the opposite direction, bring the handles closer together and continue to spin large loops to create different tricks and shapes.

FyrFlyz come in 3 different colors:

NYTFYR is purple and has red and white lights and creates a red and white streak light show.

Cyclone is green and has green and white lights and creates green and white rays of streaming light.

Blue Angel is blue and has blue and a multicolor light and creates a multicolor light show.

FyrFlyz are a steal and retail for under $10.00 each. They are available at several popular retail locations including Toys “R” Us, ToysRUs.com, CVS, Rite Aid, Transworld, Toyzam and Amazon.com 

FyrFlyz are  normally found near the Nerf items in the stores. You can visit YouTube and find 1oo’s of videos teaching you and/or your child different tricks and designs.

For more information about FyrFlyz visit:

http://www.fyrflyz.com

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(I Received a FyrFlyz for free to write my review. I received no monetary compensation for my review. My opinion of FyrFlyz are my honest opinion and was no influenced by the sponsor.)

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Turkey Talk e-Book Review

“Turkey Talk” is an 18 page ebook for kids. “Turkey Talk” was written by Leslie Nazarian and published by Lesruba Books.The book is an easy to read kids picture e-book about turkeys with a vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving message about not eating turkeys. The book is full of extremely colorful pictures and fun interesting facts about turkeys. “Turkeys are best known for being the main course of Thanksgiving dinner. But learning more about these birds might make you think twice before eating them for supper.” My 5 year old who is learning to read loved how easy the book was to read and that it was the perfect length. She now walks around the house telling us turkey facts.

To purchase your copy of Turkey Talk for download visit:

http://www.amazon.com/Turkey-Talk-ebook/dp/B00695TEPM/ 

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2011 Heelys Campaign and Review

What are HeelysHeelys are the original shoes with wheels in the heels. This allows users to easily transition from walking to skating by shifting their weight to the heel. Heelysare easily turned into street shoes by simply removing the wheels. Recently we were sent a pair of Heelys Wave (as seen above) to review! At first I was afraid that I would fall flat on my face and end up seriously hurt because well that would be my luck. After a few minutes I got the hang of it and was having a ball. (And I didn’t fall!)  It was easy to learn the basics on how to use them and I was eventually trying some simple tricks. I love how I can throw the wheels in my bag and switch from street shoes to skates whenever I desire. Even switching the shoes from skates to street shoes were easy and took only a few minutes. Wearing my Heelys as street shoes are surprisingly comfortable and you can’t tell that you aren’t wearing sneakers. You can check out the Heelys Playbook at:

http://www.heelys.com/media/PDFs/PlayBook.pdf

It is filled with basic information so that you can ensure that you are using your Heelys safely and can enjoy them. Please remember to ALWAYS wear your safety gear.

The 2011 Heelys collection is extremely colorful and stylish! Great gifts for kids (and Adults) of ALL ages this year!

The Heelys HX2 has two removable wheels in each shoe, making it ideal for beginners and younger children to learn on. Not only does the HX2 help maintain balance but the HX2 does not require much leg strength to lift up your toes to skate. Once your children get the hang of skating (or even yourself) you are able to convert the HX2 into a normal pair of Heelys by removing the front wheel. Pull out both wheels and you have turned you HX2’s into a regular pair of street shoes!

New this year is the Nano. Exclusively for Heelys, Nano is the first ever inline footboard. Nano provides a stable platform for your front foot, keeping your free foot free to build momentum, carve sharp turns and perform a wide variety of tricks. It combines the speed of a skateboard with the stealth and maneuverability of Heelys to create a whole new skate experience.

Heelys is getting in on the Holiday and Black Friday fun by throwing a Black Friday special!! Between Nov 25-Nov 28 when you buy any pair of Heelys you can get the second pair for $25. Or when you buy a Nano, you get a pair of shoes for $25. Plus you get free ground shipping on all orders!

To learn more or to just browse around visit:

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 (Thanks to the sponsor I received a pair of Heelys for free to write my review. I received no monetary compensation for my review nor was my review influenced by receiving a free product.)

Scented Towels Review

Scented Towels  Review

As a mom of Toddlers it is no surprise knowing that my kids, no matter how hard I try, are going to get dirty. It’s usually after I spent hours getting them ready when we need to be somewhere and already running late. Recently I came across one of my new favorite items, Scented Towels. Before I tell you about how great these towels are let me tell you a little about the towels themselves. Scented Towels are made from 100% cotton and are alcohol free, so there are no skin drying ingredients to harm your skin. Each towel is infused with the essentials oils of lemons. In case you didn’t know  the essential oil of lemon has a refreshing scent of citrus that wakes you up. Additionally, this type of essential oil has benefits for healthy skin and for a number of skin conditions. Each Scented Towel is not only biodegradable but also washable and reusable.

So why do I love Scented Towels? These little towels are so easy to use. Each towel is individually rolled, wrapped and pre-moistened. They are so easy to stash in our diaper bag, car, my purse pretty much anywhere you may need them for easy you. And if you have kids you know that this pretty much means anytime and anywhere. When I opened my first towel, I thought for sure that it would have an overwhelming lemon smell. Was I ever wrong! It is perfectly scented. The towel is very durable and isn’t a cheap towel you would expect. We used the towel on all four of the kids after a day at the park. The towel left a refreshing feel and did not dry my hands out or leave my hands feeling chemically.

Carl Bayer created ScentedTowel.com in July 2011, after searching for the perfect product that met his high standards.  The product being luxurious 100% cotton, moist towelettes and scented towels. Carl and ScentedTowel.com has a very specific mission:

Our Mission: (from ScentedTowel.com)

Do right by all our customers

No matter who you are or what you need, we want to help you. Feel free to contact ScentedTowel.com anytime. We look forward to building strong relationships with our customers, community, employees, and vendors because together we can create a more luxurious life.

A Second Chance, A New Inspiration

Carl recently received the ultimate gift: the gift of life, a kidney transplant from an anonymous donor on April 18th, 2011. His recovery was amazing; he even walked a mile within the first eleven hours post transplant. This second chance inspired Carl to create ScentedTowel.com. After all, everyone deserves the best during their lifetimes – and Carl appreciates that fact more today than ever before.

To learn more about ScentedTowel.com and all the products they have to offer visit them online.

Excited to  purchase Scented Towels and other products they offer visit them here.

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(We  received free Scented Towels to write our review. My opinions were in no way influence by the sponsor and in no way received monetary compensation for my review.)

ZhuZhu Babies Review

ZhuZhu pets have done it again with winning over my kids! This is the third time! We all remember when ZhuZhu pets were the latest craze. I searched everywhere for even just one of those little buggers for my daughter. Well they have stolen her heart again. What is cuter than a little hamster without having to feed or clean up with it but all the fun of playing with it? ZhuZhu Babies! These are the cutest little things. I even found myself playing with them. There aren’t just hamsters either!

Each of the babies have their own Unique name, tiny little birthmark, biography and collector’s number. The only think missing is your little one to give them a personality! So, Lets meet some of the new additions:

Hutch – Birthday 12/17 – http://www.zhuniverse.com/products/available/hutch And the best part is that those are ONLY A FEW of all the new additions! What would babies be without their own Nursery. That right ZhuZhu Babies have their own line of accessories as well as Playsets!

My daughters couldn’t wait to rip open the packages and start playing with their “babies”. With all of the  ZhuZhu Babies provided the kids with hours of continuous hands on fun. My daughter even requested to have a back to school ZhuZhu Babies party with her friends and they had a ball! I love how colorful and unique ZhuZhu Babies are! There will definitely be ZhuZhu Babies and play sets on our holiday gift list this year and on my Top Toys for 2011!

For more information about ZhuZhu’s please visit their website at:

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(I am a member of Mom’s Select panel and ZhuZhu babies were provided to me by Mom’s Selectt! I was asked to review the product and give my honest opinion. I did not in anyway receive any monetary reward for my review. I only received the products I review free of charge.)

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