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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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http://twitter.com/#!/fyrflyz

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http://www.youtube.com/thefyrflyz

(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.)

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:

http://www.heelys.com

To Purchase your own Heelys and accessories visit:

http://www.shop.heelys.com

“Like” Heelys on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/heelys

Follow Heelys on Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/heelysworldwide

Check out Heelys and their latest videos on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/heelysworldwide

 (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.)

Guest Blogger Danetta from GoYay! is hosting a Xia-Xia Pet Toy Crabs Review & Giveaway!! Check out these adorable little crabs and her amazing review! And don’t forget to enter for the chance to win your own Xia-Xia™ and a Xia-Xia™ shell. Contest ends November 7th, 2011.

http://goyay.blogspot.com/2011/10/xia-xia-pet-toy-crabs-review-giveaway.html

A huge Thank you to Danetta for sharing her review and giveaway with us!

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:

 http://www.zhuniverse.com/


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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.)

Bear Haven Boutique Review

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Bear Haven Boutique Review

Bear Haven Boutique has created a Mom and Dad’s party planning dreamland! I love creating special memorable parties and being able to send our guests home with something special to remember what a great time they had. Bear Haven has created the best party experience and best of all its all from the comfort of your home!

Bear Haven Boutique is perfect for all occasions and parties:

  • Stuffable Animal Parties with our stuff-a-plush kits
  • Stuffable Doll Parties
  • Create a Puppet Parties
  • Slumber Parties
  • Costume Parties
Bear Haven’s Stuff a Plush parties are so much fun and great for ages 1 – 101! They are so easy and a great favor to take home. They come with everything you need to bring your new friend to life, Fluff, its own special heart and even their own Birth Certificate. You just follow these simple steps and you are all set.

1.Undo any Velcro and pull out the pocket. (If buddy just has a zipper and no pocket, make sure zipper is pulled all the way down. Stuff buddy and make wish as directed above. Then close  by zipping up animal to the very top, cut string, and test so that child cannot open animal.)

2.Place stuffing in animal.

3.After your child has finished with the “fluff”, ask him or her to make a secret wish on the angel or star and place it into the animal.

 4.Carefully zip up, tie, or pull inner cord. Then pull the fabric off the Velcro, if applicable,  and seam the Velcro pieces together.

5.Fill out the Birth Certificate

 

“Buzz” the Bee is so soft and plush that he is the perfect snuggle buddy for all kids. His bright yellow color brightens any room. Plus they are so affordable that you would want to collect them all 🙂

Check out all of the Wonderful party ideas and products Bear Haven Boutique has to offer!
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(I receive a Stuff a Plush for free so I can review and give my honest opinion. The opinions in this review are my honest opinion. I did not receive and monetary compensation for my review.)

Eraselet Review

Eraselet, The Bracelet That Erases

Having kids in school, I have found myself being asked multiple times a day, “Mommy, Where is my eraser?” No matter how organized I try to keep their work area the erasers always get lost. I have a feeling that they drop them on the floor and the kitten quickly hides them thinking that the kids are playing with him. When I first heard about Eraselet, I thought to myself what an ingenious idea. My kids got into the whole silly band craze when they first came out so there is no doubt that it’s not long before Eraselet in the new craze. So what exactly is an Eraselet. It is a soft rubber bracelet that doubles as an eraser. The are very fashionable and with so many different ones they are definitely something to collect! How exactly do you use an Eraselet? It’s Easy! After making a mistake with your pencil slide the back side of your bracelet over your thumb and erase. Eraselets wont leave black smudges, don’t rip your paper and don’t disapear! Eraselets are definitely a must for all kids (I even wear one).

Eraselet™ - Animal PackEraselet™ - Creature PackEraselet™ - Sports PackEraselet™ - Spring Pack

Eraselet™ - Trend Pack

A little background on just how Eraselets were created:

KimberlyBryan Ricci, invented the Eraselet as a way for their three young daughters, all in elementary school, to keep from losing their erasers. All three daughters love bracelets, so why not an eraser in the form of a bracelet? The product, a revolutionary eraser in the form of a bracelet, was given the title “Eraselet“. It was very important to both Kimberly and Bryan that their product is made in the United States. They didn’t want, in our country’s current financial situation, to send good jobs overseas. They were more than pleased when They found Alliance Rubber Company in Hot Springs, Arkansas! Alliance Rubber has been family owned and operated since 1923. By staying firm to their commitment, every time you buy an Eraselet, you are helping to provide jobs right here in the USA!

Naner Bananer is Eraselet’s little monkey mascot! He is adorable! The kids love dancing to the video and have even memorized the words!

http://youtu.be/Al8tz8p823Y

To learn more about Eraselet the Bracelet that Erases please vistit them online!

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Sew Wickedly Sweet Review

Sew Wickedly Sweet is owned by Kathy Dibble, who specializes in making beautiful hand made items from crocheted baby and toddler items to Waldorf Dolls and doll clothes.

Recently we had the chance to review one of her adorable crocheted Owl hats. This hat is by far the most adorable and unique hats I have ever seen. Kathy Dibble handmakes all of her hats. My favorite part about our hat was that you can see the time and love that Kathy put into making it. Kathy makes sure that every item she makes is of highest quality. NY is known for our cold and snowy winters. And I am extremely happy to say that Our Owl hat will definitely keep Cheyenne’s ears warm and toasty. Cheyenne loves how cute the hat is and that it makes her look like one of her animals.

newborn owl hat and boots

Kathy also specializes in Waldorf Dolls. Waldorf Dolls are made using wool and cotton. Each Waldorf doll’s appearance is intentionally simple in order to allow the child playing with it to improve or strengthen imagination and creativity. The dolls have no facial expression. Their legs and arms are flexible, allowing natural postures. I have never seen dolls like these and they are extremely unique. It is very clear that Kathy takes a lot of time creating her dolls and giving each one their own personality. Kathy’s Waldorf Dolls would be the perfect addition under this years tree for that special little girl in your life. And would be sure to bring them a new best friend.

Please check out Sew Wickedly Sweet on Facebook.

To purchase any of Sew Wickedly Sweet’s handmade items please visit their Etsy shop.

(I received one or more products to write my review free of charge. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review. All opinions stated are my own honest opinion and were in no way influenced by the sponsor.)

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