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Friday, August 31, 2012

Too Cool For School Giveaway Hop - Kai Bean Kids Giveaway

Welcome to the Too Cool For School Giveaway Hop hosted by BloggerPR
As summer winds down and kids head back to school we all know there is a million things to purchase! Thats why over 80 blogs have come together for a chance to win those must have items and spare your pocket book!  This event will run from September 1st through 9th, which gives you plenty of time to hop down the linky list below! Each blogger is giving away prizes valued $20 or more, so you don’t want to miss out! Good luck and have a great school year!

For my giveaway you have a chance to win and amazing Kai Bean Kids Tee of your choice from Kai Bean Kids! This is a line of clothing exclusively for boys and quality made!  See my review of Kai Bean Kids here! 

Here are the fun, classic tee's you can choose from if you are the lucky winner! ($24.95 Value)
Enter below and Good Luck!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

LeapFrog Touch Magic Rock'n Learn Party - We had a rock'n fun time!

If you have kids in your house or even if you don't I'm sure you have probably heard of the toy brand LeapFrog. Big Brother is only four yet in those four years my family has grown to love and have owned many LeapFrog toys. They are always very smartly designed and make learning fun in every way.

So imagine my excitement when I was chosen to host a LeapFrog Touch Magic Rock'n Learn Party! I was sent a Touch Magic Learning Bus and two Touch Magic Rockin' Guitars for review.

About the Touch Magic Learning Bus
The learning Bus is music mixed with educational discovery and games. There is the complete alphabet, a piano keyboard, drums and different characters with musical instruments. The Bus features more than 200 learning and musical responses and over 40 touch points! For ages 2 and up and MSRP of $24.99.

About the Touch Magic Rockin' Guitar
A fun musical instrument in which your kid can choose to play solo, along with a band, choose electric or acoustic guitar and play along to 10 built in songs! Plus the option to customize their music by adding their own riffs, silly sounds and drums! For ages 3 and up and MSRP of $24.99.

Touch Magic Party
We had a few friends come over to review and experience the new Touch Magic LeapFrog products. 8 kids in all, ages 16 months to 5.5! Let me tell you it was a zoo around here!

We started off our afternoon with frog PB&J's and green grapes! The perfect lunch for a frog party!

The Rockin' Guitar I have to say was by far the favorite. However that is more of a party, musical, fun toy. Where as the Learning Bus is more of a sit down learning fun toy. As all LeapFrog toys are though, they are very educational, fun and entertaining. Great for all ages and genders and made to last.

The new Touch Magic is really cool. Both the Guitar and the Bus are very light weight and everything is controlled with the touch or swipe of the finger. I love that there is not buttons to break and it won't break your toe if it falls of the couch. Plus because the toy is smooth to the touch, clean up will be a breeze if anything gets on them!

After the afternoon excitement we wound down with homemade frog ice cream treats! It was the perfect afternoon to visit with friends and share our love of LeapFrog!

Do you own a video camera? Would you like to win $500! Then enter the Rockin' Guitar Contest from LeapFrog! Don't worry you don't have to have the Rockin' Guitar either, you can enter with a handmade guitar if you wish! Visit LeapFrog Touch Magic for more details and to enter!

Here is our video and a sample of how the guitars work!
Thank You to all our friends who came to party with us and to LeapFrog for making such wonderful toys!

Disclosure: I received free LeapFrog products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored Rock'n Learn Party. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

TeenyMates Review and Giveaway

Get ready for some football! Yes it is nearly that time of year again! Fall is upon us and so is Football. Having a husband and two boys, sports are very big in our house.

I recently had the opportunity to review Teenymates. Pocket size collectible sports figures representing all of the major NFL teams. You get the idea from the name as they are indeed teeny, at just 1 inch tall. This new addition Teenymates are the quarterbacks and join the Lil' Teammates family.

These little guys have amazing detail for being so small and are perfect for play, collecting or trading! You purchase a small foil bag in which comes 2 random quarterbacks and 2 puzzle pieces. You are ultimately trying to collect all 32 NFL quarterbacks and all 35 double-sided puzzle pieces. The double sided puzzle as you can see here is either a collector mini-poster featuring all 32 quarterbacks or a mini football field!

To add mystery and excitement they also offer 3 hard to find rare figures. A Throwback Quarterback, a Metallic Gold Quarterback and a Glow-in-the-dark Quarterback!

For my review I was sent 3 foil packs a full puzzle. My collection now includes the Eagles, Texans, Colts, Seahawks, Jaguars and Cowboys. My husband was disappointed he didn't get a "Bears" team as that has been his favorite team since he was a kid. I guess he will have to start collecting!

The TeenyMates are perfect for ages 4 and up and I think they will make perfect stocking stuffers! You do know Christmas is not that far away! I know my boys will have these little guys driving and riding in all sorts of cars around our house!

The Teenymates web site is kid friendly and has fun games, coloring pages and more to download! Or follow them on Facebook for new updates and maybe even some trades going on!

You can now find and purchase these fun collectibles at Target, team shops and sporting goods, gift and toy stores across the nation! Each pack retails $3.99.

I've got my collection started! Now go find a pack and start yours today! Do I have the missing quarterback to your collection? Contact me, maybe we can trade! :o)

WIN IT! WAIT! There's more! The chance to start your collection today! Teenymates is offering 3 of my readers to win 3 of the foil blind packs each! That is 6 quarterbacks and puzzle pieces to start of your collection! So what are you waiting for? Enter below and join the fun!
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.
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Cow & Lizard Review - Crocodile Creek Dinnerware

I've recently had the opportunity to work with Cow & Lizard. Huh? No I haven't been down on the farm, but working with a fun online children's toy and clothing store! The name is so cute and had my attention when I first came across the site.

Not only is the name so fun and adorable but the web site design and the products they carry as well. They are also extremely friendly and nice and it has been such a pleasure to work with them!

About Cow & Lizard
Cow & Lizard is a small family operated business and they believe "kids should be kids". They sell clothing and toys and only carry what they would allow their own kids to play with. Their clothing is all made in the USA and are designed to be loose fitting and comfortable.

Customer satisfaction is very important to them and they hope they can meet and exceed your expectations!

Cow & Lizard Review & Crocodile Creek Dinnerware
In working with Cow & Lizard I had the chance to review the dinnerware by Crocodile Creek. Each boy got a set and they are very cool and right up my boys interests. They have made meal time fun!

Big Brother claimed the Fire Truck Plate and Fire Truck Bowl with matching place mat, which left the Dinosaurs Divided Plate and matching place mat for Little Brother. They barely gave me a chance to get them washed before they were begging to eat with them.

The colors are so bold and bright and the designs are very cute and nice. They are a heavy duty kid-safe melamine so no biggy if they get dropped on the floor. They are also top rack dishwasher safe which of course I love.

The Dinosaur Divided Plate is big enough for any meal and yet still fits on a high chair tray which is important. And at $7.99 this will last you forever! Very good quality. They also have other matching product lines that can go with this like the matching place mat. The place mat is $4.49 and is a generous size of 11"x17". It is polypropylene and pvc free which is important to me and easily wipes clean after each use.

Big Brother claimed the Firetruck set as trucks and cars are a huge item of interest around our house. This worked out perfectly for him as since he is older he can have a plate and bowl a little bit easier. And these are no tiny little kid dishes. The plate is 8.5" diameter and the bowl is 6.5" diameter. The bowl costs $4.49 and the plate $5.49 making these also an affordable gift solution for any child!

I already stated above that I really have enjoyed my contact with Cow & Lizard. I always love when I come across a store or person who is just "real" and genuine. I feel that with Cow & Lizard and love supporting a family owned company. They even sent a special gift just for me in my package! Very thoughtful and so sweet to think of Mom too!

The holidays are coming up very quickly and Cow & Lizard would be the perfect place to do a little shopping! They have a huge line up of fun affordable gift ideas. Here is just a few of my favorites...

You can of course keep up to date with Cow & Lizard on Facebook for all new products and updates or on Twitter too!

Check them out, support a family owned company and tell them I sent you! I know you will find something your kids will love or the perfect gift!
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Flap Happy Review & Giveaway

Having a nice summer tan is not what it used to be. These days it is all about covering up, well at least in my family it is. If my boys are outside they usually have some sort of hat on their heads.

A couple years ago when Big Brother was little I search and searched trying to find him the perfect summer hat. I finally stumbled upon a Flap Happy hat and it was perfect!

I just randomly came across Flap Happy again this summer as they are one and the same company as Kai Bean Kids! So much to my delight we were able to review a new Flap Happy hat in an upgraded size!
About Flap Happy
Flap Happy was started 25 years ago by a mother of four and designer Laurie Lipson Snyder. As a Malibu native she came up with the idea for a hat that would protect her kids faces and necks from the sun and elements.

Flap Happy has now expanded into swimwear, playwear, outerwear and of course the headwear lines. The Flap Happy line is bright and playful and range in size from infant to size 10. All Flap Happy hats are chemical-free and UPF 50+.

Flap Happy Review
We love the Flap Happy hats and although I haven't had a chance to try any of their other additional clothing line products, I'm sure they are just as nice.

The hat is basically fabric with an elastic band that helps the hat fit and stay on your child's head. The bill and neck flaps are generous in size and really protect from the sun.
The hat can easily be stuffed in any diaper bag, purse, backpack, beach tote you name it. So it is always easy to bring with you. No excuses! And my boys both keep theirs on with no problems.

You can get the Flap Happy hat in microfiber, 100% cotton original, with ties, a nylon spandex blend or organic. And the Flap Hat is just one of many hats Flap Happy offers. You can also get a Fun in the Sun Hat, Crusher Hat, Bonnet, Adventure Hat, Floppy Hat or a Reversible Ruffle Hat. If you need hats this is the place to go.

Here is just a few of the offerings of Flap Happy...

So what's not to love about Flap Happy hats? The hats are cute and come in all sorts of fun prints, solids and fabrics. They are comfortable and they keep your children safe from the sun!

Follow Flap Happy on Facebook for new products, updates and right now a coupon code off your order! Check them out!

WIN IT: Because Flap Happy cares and loves to help keep our kiddos safe they are generously giving away a Flap Happy Hat of your choice to one of my lucky readers! So hurry and enter right below now! These hats are too cool!
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kai Bean Kids Review & Giveaway

Having two little boys I'm a sucker for cute little boy stuff. They have so many clothing lines and accessories that are targeted only for little girls that I love when I come across a clothing/product line that is only for the boys!

Kai Bean Kids is just for boys and so cute and stylish! I was so excited to have a chance to review their amazing clothes on my little guys!
About Kai Bean
Kai Bean is made entirely in Southern California! Go USA! They combine the latest trends of contemporary menswear with a laid back California vibe! They use only the softest garment died cottons and their collection is available in sizes 6/12 month - 12 years. 

Kai Bean Review
The Kai Bean Collection really stood out to me when I first came across them online. No gaudy kid images and crazy wild colors. Just nice stylish sophisticated but still kid styles. I nearly squealed, OK I think I did, when I opened my package to MATCHING outfits for the boys! (sigh) There is something about matching outfits for your kids that just melts my heart.
I received a short sleeve polo shirt and French Terry Zip Hoodie for both boys. And after I got over my initial excitement over the outfits matching, I was also so impressed by the quality and softness of the fabric. I couldn't wait to wash and get the outfits on the boys.

Washing didn't decrease the colors or softness or shrink the fabrics. Big Brother is wearing a 3/4 with plenty of growing room and Little Brother a 2 in the polo shirts.

The French Terry Zip Hoodie is very stylish and comfortable. It has thermal lined hood and accents on the sleeves. Also raw edges and details. This will quickly become a favorite. It can easily be dressed up or down depending on the outing or style you are looking for. Little Brother has a size 2 in this also and Big Brother a 3/4.

The Short Sleeve Polo Shirt is very soft cotton. Has no scratchy tag and has some raw edge styling. Again a quick comfortable favorite that pairs so well with the hoodie.
Another thing I love about their line of clothing is that all their items pair together nicely. So you can easily buy a few items and have numerous different outfits. All clean, stylish and fun! Plus they offer a large variety of sizes! Here are a few of my favorites they offer.
Buy it: You can purchase any of these fabulous items on the Kai Bean website or find a retailer near you! Also keep up with Kai Bean specials, information, giveaways and more on their Facebook page!

Win It!: I wouldn't want to brag how amazing Kai Bean is and not offer up something to my readers! Kai Bean is generously offering a Kai Bean Kids Tee of your choice to one lucky winner! A perfect new shirt that could be perfect for back to school! This giveaway will be part of the Too Cool For School Giveaway Hop that runs from September 1-9. So make sure to come back and enter!
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.