We just celebrated Big Brother's Birthday with an airplane theme this year. With his birthday being in July I thought it fitting to do red, white and blue colors and theme with the airplanes. So how fitting that another wonderful sponsor of his party is Green Toys, with all their products made in the USA!
I love made in the USA products. And not only are Green Toys made in the USA but they are all made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs. So cool. They also have these really cool airplanes that fit so perfectly with our theme and decor!
They have so many products that I can't even begin to list them all. However they were so generous to sponsor with the following toys that were the hit of the party and around our house!
New this year is the Tractor. Bright orange and sturdy. The wagon detaches as well. Little Brother even likes to try and ride on this one. Out of all the toys we received this was the favorite.
The Ferry Boat. Also new this year and another favorite. Retractable ramp and two little cars and really floats on water. Unique and so much fun.
Race Cars. Fun and sturdy for small hands these cars are virtually indestructible.
The Seaplane. Perfect for our party theme with real moving propeller. Floats on water and is another unique and fun toy.
And of course how perfect are the airplanes. Moving propellers, rolling wheels and in blue and red Americana colors! LOVE these!
Green Toys believes the world would be a much better place if everyone said "please" and "thank you", cell phones didn't ring during movies, and all toys were fun, safe and made from environmentally friendly materials. They are not holding their breath for the first two, so they are concentrating on toys! And I'm so glad they are! All the Green Toys are super sturdy and built to last. They are also lightweight and easy to hold and play for little hands. They can take the rough play from my boys who can break toys in a matter of minutes.
The race cars were put to good use in the kids favor "suitcases" and the other bigger toys became decoration and prizes for fun games at the party. Think pin the propeller on the airplane! You should have seen the smiles and excitement when they got to pick their prize and take it home. What a great feeling to send home some amazing quality toys for all the little party goers!
Here the airplanes make the perfect decor to our waffle bar table!
Green Toys number one priority is safety. No BPA, phthalates or PVC. Just simple fun designs that you can feel good about your children playing with and giving as gifts. The packaging they come in is completely recyclable and smart as well.
I can not say enough good things about Green Toys. Fun, affordable and inventive toys that continue to be a favorite and hold up like no other in our household. You can purchase Green Toys through their website or many stores and web sites around the world. Keep up to date with them on Facebook for new products, giveaways and more.
Thank You Green Toys for sponsoring Big Brother's Birthday Bash! We LOVE Green Toys!
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Shhhhhhhhhh.....We have recently went on an under cover mission. A mission battling night time wetness. For three days and three nights we battled it out with our GoodNites! I'm happy to report Little Brother came out on top and rocked the TinkerBell design in the process.
No wetting, no leaking and no crunchy crunch diaper noise to give us away. All was quiet on the home front.
We used our GoodNites for exclusively night time, but of course they are great leak protection for road trips, overnights with family or even trips to the store for extra security. When little ones need to go they don't give much notice.
Both Little Brother and I liked the design and discreet nature of the GoodNites underwear. Easily hidden under jammies or pants. They come in two sizes. S-M (ages 4-8 roughly) and L-XL (ages 8-14). Although you hope your child isn't still needing GoodNites by age 8, bedwetting is often a nightly battle for many families for years.
Make sure you head over to Mission Control (aka GoodNites Facebook page) like I did and see what other families are saying about their bedwetting experiences and offer/receive honest advice and feedback. After all the best advice is from someone who is going through or has been through the same experience. I love chatting with other mom's.
You can also sign up for the undercover mission via either the GoodNites website or Facebook page. They are giving away weekly prizes and a grand prize trip to California! I'm signed up with my fingers crossed! Battle bedwetting and win!
Big Brother just turned 5 a couple of weeks ago and I was so lucky to get to work with Peaceable Kingdom as a sponsor of his birthday party. "Come into the kingdom and join the fun!" from their motto to their site design and mission, everything about Peaceable Kingdom is happy and fun! A perfect pairing for a party!
I paired up with Peaceable Kingdom as they offer some really fun affordable gift ideas for children. And fun products that educate, stimulate and inspire. I specifically spotted their Paper Airplanes Kit. As Big Brother's Birthday theme was airplanes this year I just knew these would be perfect favor ideas for the kids!
The Paper Airplane Kits are just $4.99 and it comes with everything you need to make three brightly colored paper airplanes. With direction on how to fold them and 85 stickers to create your one of a kind design. They were super easy to assemble and the boys really put a lot of thought into their creations. The best part, the airplanes really fly! Fast and far! Such a fun, happy and creative toy! Something to get imagination flowing!
I'll have a post coming on the party soon, but here are the little suitcases I made for each attending child with their airplane souvenirs to take home! I thought they turned out so good and brought smiles and excitement to the kids as well.
Peaceable Kingdom is such a fun company. The products they offer range from Birthday Cards, Books, Games, Stickers and more. And not just a couple items, but a huge variety of choices! Here are a few of my favorites.
They also have online games and crafts that you can print out. They know the vital importance of happy relationships with our kiddos and all of their products help to connect us with them.
And one of my very most favorite things that Peaceable Kingdom has to offer is their Birthday Club. For US residents 10 and under they not only will send a special card but a little something extra too! What kid doesn't LOVE to receive mail? Big Brother was so so excited and happy when his card arrived. It came with a package of scratch and sniff stickers. He was elated. The little things that brighten a child's day, what a special company indeed.
Peaceable Kingdom has been around since 1983 and started with a single product. They are now a industry leader in stickers, greeting cards and cooperative games. Their mission is to: Make good, do good, be good! You can find out more about what they do to follow this mission on their web site. I think Peaceable Kingdom will be around for awhile.
Find out what you've been missing, products and more by following on Facebook! And don't forget that Birthday Club! Tell them I sent you and say hello! They are sure to bring a smile to you and your family!
Thank You Peaceable Kingdom for sponsoring Big Brother's 5th Birthday Airplane Party!
I am so excited to share this amazing personalized book from Flattenme with you. My boys love books and reading so it was a no brainer when Flattenme contacted me to review the Owl Always Love You book. I was however so surprised with how much we could love a book once it arrived.
First and for most this is a personalized book. It has Little Brother's name on the cover and every page. That in itself is so special and brings bright eyes and smiles every time we read the book. Second this book is perfectly bound and the artwork is so beautiful. You have to really take in each page as you read. The rhyming is so clever and so cute the boys will quietly sit and listen and then ask to read it all over again when we're done. A perfect bedtime book!
There are certain books that I put up on the shelf and only bring down when we can read together so they don't get ripped and ruined by the boys. This book has made it to the safety shelf where it can be displayed and read together as a family for years to come. My hope is that this will also be a great memento that Little Brother can always have with him to know how much we all love him.
Owl Always Love You is just one of the many fun gift idea's that Flattenme has to offer. From books to T-Shirts, wall art, water bottles and cards, all of their gifts are meant to spark your child's imagination with either their name or their photo. What a perfect gift idea for any occasion!
This event is hosted by The Review Wire and Review Wire Media. The 2Kool4Skool Event has everything you need for back to school school! All participating blogs have a giveaway of at least $25 so hop down the list to see what they have in store for you.
Make sure to also check out the Grand Prize over at The Review Wire and enter to win a Back To School Prize Pack worth over $245 in back to school gear including a backpack from eBags, Clothes from French Toast, Elmer's Glue, I See Me Personalized Lunch Box, Gripcase iPad Cover and Swingline.
Kids, Clutter & Chaos blog is not responsible for the shipment of this prize. 2Kool4Skool event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.
Back to school is such an exciting time for most families. I remember looking forward to school clothes shopping with my Mom, Sister's and Aunt every year. We would make a mini getaway out of it and spend some girl time together. Shoes were always high on the list of must have's so that is what you have the chance to win in this giveaway! And not just any shoes but the best all natural high quality shoes from Twig!
Twig is a small family run business and stands for, Quality, Style and Comfort. They believe in taking care of their customers. If you call them, you will speak directly to the owners. And if you email them, you will receive a personalized email from a Twig family member. Something that is rare these days.
And what is more important is the quality of shoes you will be putting on your kids. Twig believes in good foot health over fashion. They know that poor footwear as children will lead to poor foot health as an adult. Their shoes are made from only the best natural materials and are hand made in Mexico. They are not a big assembly line process like mass produced brands and therefor take great care in each and every pair of shoes that is made.
- Shoes made from the best natural materials.
- Durability to stand up and look good after several months.
- Trend right, fashionable footwear.
- Product with strong emotional appeal.
- Twig Footwear is a family-owned small business with BIG dreams!
- Selling to other small businesses. Not for the mass market.
We had a chance to review the "Walter" style last year and they have been one of the best shoes we have owned. Big Brother has been wearing those shoes a ton and they still look as good as the day we got them. I love that if I'm going to spend money on good quality items that they can also be handed down to Little Brother as well. (You can read more about Twig and see detailed photos of these shoes here)
Twig Footwear has in my opinion some of the best kids shoes on the market. They are cute and fashionable and age appropriate. Your child will not only have on the cutest and most stylish shoes but I bet their feet will be the most comfortable as well.
Twig firmly believes in supporting local Mom & Pop stores and keeping small businesses alive. I also share this belief and I'm proud to be sharing Twig with you today. Please enter to win these fantastic shoes and tell your friends. Support Twig and see what real service and quality is all about. You can visit them on Facebook as well and have real conversation with the owners too!
Now enter below then hop on over to the other participating blogs for more back to school goodies!
Jillie is feeling healthy and ready to pay it forward!
For those of you who are new here and don't know about Jillie, let me give you a brief introduction. Jillie is the daughter of close friends of mine and was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia last year at the age of 2.5. My blog and followers rallied around her with giveaways, messages, love and support and her story has a happy ending as she is now in remission and cancer free! While in the hospital where she spent nearly every day for 4 months her family noticed the lack of good healthy food and an over abundance of junk food easily handed out to the children with cancer. Jillie and her family are now trying to pay it forward. Raising money to bring change and healthy food options to the hospital where Jillie was staying. They believe healthy food in can create such a difference in the healing of these children. Please visit Jillie's site to read more about her story and the need to pay it forward. Please donate if you can or share her story to make a difference. If everyone donated even just $1 the impact could be so great! Thank You!
I remember the excitement of summer coming to a close and preparing for back to school and the unknown of new teachers, classrooms and friends. What I didn't see was the expense and stress that back to school can have on parents. We've partnered with some great companies with products to help with that stress, even if just a little! Read on to learn a little more about each great sponsor and enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter below.
Matilda Jane - Matilda Jane lives by their motto "An unpredictable clothing company". When looking through their clothes online, you'll see that their clothes aren't just like all other clothes in stores. Their clothes are fun, colorful & bold! You can find out more about Matilda Jane by reading the review of their Tween Confetti Dress at A Spectacled Owl. Winner will be able to choose 2 pieces of clothing from their new Fall Collection, Paint By Numbers.
The Ultimate Green Store - The Ultimate Green Store carries hundreds of environmentally friendly products for you, your home, office, kids and even your pets. Their products are from many different companies that sell natural, organic, recycled, eco-friendly goods and are products that are made with your health and the health of our planet in mind. You can find out more about The Ultimate Green Store and see the review of their Bento Lunchbox 2.0 in Primary colors at A Spectacled Owl. Winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to buy their own lunch gear ( or choose from the hundreds of Eco-friendly and organic products they carry).
Frecklebox - Frecklebox is a fantastic company where you can find adorable personalized gifts for kids. Frecklebox allows you to personalize 100's of items like lunchboxes, books, chore charts, notebooks and MUCH more. You can find out more about Frecklebox and see A Spectacled Owl's review of fun personalized items she chose for her three kids HERE. Winner will receive a $40 Gift Certificate to chose their own personalized gifts for kids.
Lakeshore Learning Materials - Lakeshore is a fantastic resource for finding fun, educational, well-made products. They carry products for infants through 6th grade that help kids reach developmental milestones and educational goals, all while having fun! Find out more about Lakeshore Learning Materials by reading A Spectacled Owl's reviewon the School Days Keepsake Album she received for her son. Winner will receive a School Days Keepsake Album, as well.
Rock 'N Learn- Rock 'N Learn started with the idea that kids will learn better if the information is put to music that is more current, like the music they listen to with their parents. Rock 'N Learn DVDs help students learn math, phonics, reading, early childhood, social studies, Spanish, test-taking strategies, writing, and science. You can find out more about Rock 'N Learn and see A Spectacled Owl's review of their Sight Words Level 3 DVD HERE. Winner will receive their own copy of Sight Words Level 3 on DVD.
Carolina Pad - Carolina Pad creates trendy, stylish and fun school & office products. With a wide array of colors and patterns, you're sure to find a notebook, folder, calendar & more in a style you'll love! You can find out more about Carolina Pad and see A Spectacled Owl's review HERE. Winner will receive a $25 prize pack of school supplies.
Back To School Giveaway Event
1 Winner will receive 2 pieces of clothing from Matilda Jane, a $25 Gift Card to The Ultimate Green Store, a $40 GC to Frecklebox, a School Days Keepsake Album from Lakeshore Learning Materials, the Sight Words Level 3 DVD from Rock 'N Learn & a $25 prize pack of school supplies from Carolina Pad (a $200 value!)
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*I was not paid for this post but provided with a pair of Sun Angels Arm Sleeves for the purpose of review and my honest opinion. The following is my thoughts and review....
If you are obsessive about applying sunblock to your kids before they head outside, but hate the time, mess and arguments from wiggling children, then by golly do I have a product you must check out! And well if you aren't obsessive about it, then these are a must have for you too!
Check out Sun Angels! Sun Angels has created a new UPF 50+ arm sleeve. You simply slip them on your kids arms paired with a regular short sleeved shirt before they head outside, and then simply pull them back off when they come in. No more missing out on the fun and no more sunscreen mess!
Ok ok I hear you... you think your kids will be HOT with sleeves? Nope. Sun Angels arm sleeves are made with a lightweight and breathable 60% polyester/35% cotton jersey/5% spandex fabric blend and paired with a short sleeved shirt they still allow airflow to the under arm area. And honestly even if they were a tad bit hotter, I'd go with hotter over a sunburn and risk of cancer any day of the week.
Children are more at risk than adults to the harmful effects of UV light as their skin is thinner and has less melanin than adults. Making it of the utmost importance to protect their little bodies. Many children can also have sensitive skin and it will be irritated by the use of sunblock. You can eliminate both problems and both UVA and UVB rays with UPF clothing like Sun Angels.
We camp a lot and are outside more often than not as well so these arm sleeves have been perfect for us. They are great when your kids just want to get outside, especially camping. No searching for the sunscreen or keeping the kids cooped up in the trailer. Also love them for when the boys want to head out in the backyard. Most often they head out for a bit then come back in, hardly worth the time to apply head to toe sunscreen. Best of all Big Brother can put them on himself and off he goes.
I also love the trendy and fun designs of Sun Angels arm sleeves. We had the opportunity to review the I'm a Star design. The fun pairing of pattern, color and design are awesome. Bright yellow stitching just pumps up the cool factor. Big Brother couldn't wait to put them on and they held up to his rough and tumble boy play.
Now although they are great for Big Brother, they would be so great on babies. As you know babies are not suppose to use sunscreen under 6 months so how cute would these be on your little one with the ease of mind they will not be getting sun exposure! Make sure you check out the sizing when ordering because they come in small, medium and large and then also special ones for babies. I ordered the large which states is for 5-6 year olds and they are perfect for Big Brother who is 5.
Now what is really cool about Sun Angels is their belief on the importance for ALL children to receive proper sun protection education at an early age. They have created Sunrays of Hope, a program to raise awareness about sun safety and provide support and resources for those who share the same mission.
Each month they choose a new recipient to be supported by Sunrays of Hope. For July it is Grace's Green Wagon in honor of seven year old melanoma survivor, Grace Jarrell. Grace was diagnosed with Stage IIIB melanoma when she was just four years old. Sun Angels will donate 10% of its sales to help Grace's foundation purchase books and supplies so that it can implement its sun safety education program.
Sun Angels Arm Sleeves are just $19.99 and you can feel good about your child being protected and that a portion of your sales will give back and make sure other children will learn about sun safety and be protected too.
Make sure you find Sun Angels on Facebook and show them your support and keep up to date with Sunrays of Hope information as well. They can also be found on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram!