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Thursday, May 5, 2016

#TTPM Spring Showcase 2016 in NYC - TOYS TOYS TOYS!

*We were invited to attend the event, a gift bag was provided as a part of attendace.  No compensation was provided for this post.
I don't think there is anyone who had a better "bring your kids to work day" then the families at the #TTPM Spring Showcase in NYC last Thursday.  There was over 30 of the leading brands of the toy industry in one space, exhibiting their latest and greatest for us - not only to see but to play with!  
We got to check out many of the latest toys and got first look at the toys of the summer season.  Got to hear first hand the TTPM Most Wanted toy picks for the summer season, and got to play!  You can watch our video above on our Youtube channel.  Just to name a few of the brands exhibiting their latest and greatest toys were HASBRO, Jakks Pacific, Alex Toys, Just Play Toys, Razor, Si, Vuly, Tomy, Disney, Toys R Us, Moose Toys, LEGO, Spin Master, Vtech, Jazwares and more!
Most Wanted Outdoor Toys!

WETHEAD Challenge at the #TTPM Spring Showcase!

*We were invited to attend the TTPM Spring Showcase free of charge to us, and received a gift bag as a part of attendance.  No compensation was provided for this post.  

We had so much fun at the #TTPM Spring Showcase this past Thursday, and it was an incredible bonus that it was #bringyourkidstoworkday!  One of the reasons I can never take on so many amazing opportunities is because I am a full-time mom, and it's usually an adult only affair.  Being able to take them along was so much fun.  Amongst the many brands with incredible, innovative toys for the summer season was WETHEAD by Zing.  My Children got to check it out first hand by playing water roulette right on the showroom floor.
I thought my daughter, who is three wouldn't want to but she jumped right up to join in on a game of water roulette with her brother.  Such a simple fun game to play with friends and family, no wonder it was one of the Most Wanted toy picks for the summer season by TTPM.  Check out our quick video on our Youtube channel above.









Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Community Coffee Military Match Program - Plus a #Giveaway

*I received the item/s for the purpose of review. All opinions are a 100% my own. No other compensation was provided.
Did you know May is National Military Appreciation month?  Looking to do something in appreciation?  I was recently introduced to Community Coffee, a company that's been giving back to troops for over a decade.  When customers purchase 4 bags or boxes of Community Coffee online, the company doubles each order, donates a Signature Military Mug and sends them to any APO/FPO address provided.  I just love learning about family businesses like this one, and it's great they make it easy for others to give back by simply doing what they'd already do - enjoy good tasting coffee.
In the past year or two I have slowly joined the millions of other adults in my love for coffee so naturally I was excited to try Community Coffee.  I tried the Cafe Special a medium-dark roast with rich smooth flavor, and the Breakfast Blend a medium roast with smooth & bright flavor.  Both blends were great tasting, and it was just the way I like my coffee.  Smooth, no bitter taste and overall great balance.  Their use 100% Arabica coffee beans with recipes that have been perfected over four generations, and they work with family-run farms for their ingredients.
Community Coffee's Military Match program is amazing, it has helped send more than 4.2 million cups of coffee to active-duty personnel worldwide!  If you'd like to purchase 4 bags or boxes of Community Coffee online to not only try a new coffee and enjoy it, but to also show appreciation to our troops you can do so by clicking here.  Never tried Community Coffee and want to?  Enter to win their 100% Arabica Coffee below! 

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Qixels Turbo Dryer - Toy Review

*I received the item/s for the purpose of review.  No other compensation was provided.  All opinions are a 100% my own.
Qixels allows children to build characters, accessories and other various items using provided tiny little cubes that you place trays designing yourself or following a template, spraying water, and peeling off when dry.  Children can follow the templates or build their own design one cube at a time. 
Allows kids to express themselves creatively.  Figuring out how it works is very simple; you design and build as you wish, spray the water, close the lid, and press to spin and dry.  Your creation will be ready to display in no time, the Turbo Dryer cuts the drying/waiting time in half.  We were drawn to it originally because of like pixel look - automatically grabbing my little Minecraft fan.  Once we got to play with it, we realized how fun it actually is, aside from the cool pixel look.  My 7 year old loves it, and I think right around the age 6 and up is perfect for children to fully enjoy this.   
The turbo dryer that spins as you press cuts the drying time in half, and in our case, allows younger sister to join in on the fun.  I really think all parents will agree that a toy that lets our kids get hands on, get creative and have fun is a good one.  Collecting or creating a variety of Qixels will allow a child to create a pixel world.  It is a good clean fun as this craft like activity requires no glue or any other items - other than what's provided and water.  We love this Qixels by Moose Toys, great gift idea for the kids in the age range. 
Includes:
1 x Turbo Dryer
500 x Cubes
2 x Design Trays
4 x Design Templates
2 x Display Stands
2 x Display Bases
2 x Plug in Accessories
1 x Bag Tag & Thread
1 x Storage Tray
1 x Water Sprayer
1 x Instruction Booklet
There are many varieties to choose from including but not limited to glow in the dark ones as well, and of course you could get more cubes to simply create with.  More information at www.QixelsWorld.com



Entenmann's Little Bites - Snackin' Bites Review & Giveway!

*I received the item/s for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided. 
Entenmann's, already a family favorite amongst many known for their ready to enjoy baked goods and their Little Bites variety of goods now has a new variety to choose from, Snackin' Bites!  They are made with soft cereal crust and packed with fruit filling.  You might have already tried them since they are available throughout the country in select markets.  They come in two flavors; Apple Cinnamon and Strawberry.  They are a good source of Calcium, Vitamin D, and Fiber.  They contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and no trans fat. 
Easily portable, perfect to grab and go.  Convenient for packing for later. 
Each box contains five portable pouches with about six Snackin' Bites mini bars per pouch.  They are tiny, and accurate to the name, each piece is a perfect bite.  I liked both flavors, none were overpowering in flavor or sweetness.  I was expecting more of a gooey wet jelly inside but it wasn't.  As you may know, we are a food allergy family so my children can't enjoy these with me - however these are the perfect snack for mom and dad.  I like when snacks are portioned or packaged like this, very convenient and keeps you from overeating as well.
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Go Organically Fruit Snacks Review & Giveaway!

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Have you tried Go Organically Fruit Snacks?  I recently did for the first time, and if you are unfamiliar with it as I was - here are some facts about it.  They are naturally flavored fruit gummy candies.  Available in three flavors; Fruit Medley, Mixed Berry and Tropical.  They use USDA certified organic fruit and other ingredients.  They are also made non GMO.  Also free of preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, high fructose corn syrup, gluten, and trans fat.
I consider them gummy candies, even though they are named "fruit snacks."  They are however a better for your gummy candy variation.  Let's face it, we all love our sweets here and there - even the very health conscious of us so to see a list of items they are free of is nice.  As I stated above they are GMO free, and don't have many of the bad additives most other gummy snacks do.  I love seeing food brands more ingredient conscious.  Being able to confidently read the ingredients and be aware of all that you are putting in your body is important.  They taste so good, consistent with their flavors, and I also love their appearance.  Not too chewy or "gummy" as some gummy candies can be, great balance in the way it dissolves in your mouth. 

They are a great size for anyone during snack time, and the perfect addition to a child's day as a sweet treat.  You can enter below to win a Go Organically Fruit Snacks pack for you to try as well.  It's easy to enter, all you have to do is use the Rafflecopter and comment - all the other entries are optional for more chances.  In the meantime find out more specific information, as well as where to buy on their website www.GoOrganicallySnacks.com a Rafflecopter giveaway