Emojiez Plushi Palz & Blind Bag Buddiez from Fun 2 Play Toys (video) - Toy Review

Emojiez Plush Palz
It's hard to find anything unique that won't break the bank that kids will like these days, specially young teenagers whose faces  are glued to their phone screens. Items need to be high tech and trendy.  Well, I think Emojiez from Fun 2 Play Toys will bring the child in your child back and have them loving plush animals all over again. These are great for young kids who don't even know what emojis are, and really anyone. I know many like to identify with some of the emojis out there because of their constant use of them, these Emojiez Plushi Palz and Buddiez will be sure to please!
Check out our video above featuring the Emojiez Plushi Palz and Buddies above.  My kids love them and had fun making the video for you all.  At the affordable price, and simplicity these are all a great little gift add on and fun party favor idea!
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These Plushi Palz are

FunNoodle Fun Heroes Bow & Arrow Set from Jakks Pacific

It is finally summer, and if you haven't already been spending lots of time in the pool now is the time to.  It's time to pull out our pool toys, and let the fun begin.  Many children have finished their school year and official summer vacation has started.   When I think of pool time and pool toys, the famous Fun Noodle comes to mind.  There probably isn't a person not familiar with the colorful "pool noodles," they have been the #1 selling summer toy brand in America since 1995 with more than 40 million have been sold. But did you know they also have other toys made with this brightly colored foam noodles?  Fun HeroesTM Bow and Arrows Set is one of them.
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Emotional at My Son's First Dance Recital

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It's recital time for many families around the country, I never noticed until I finally joined in this year.
Just the thought of my son on stage, or part of something like it excited me, which was one of my main reasons for signing my son up to dance classes this past season.  The dance classes only took place once a week, but in the end they come together for a day of performances to showcase all that they learned.  Most families get to see their child get an

Win Bauli Mini Croissants with Chocolate & Vanilla Custard Fillings! Giveaway

Want a good tasting sweet treat that is the perfect size and calorie count?  Why not!  These Bauli Mini Croissants are 50 calories a piece.  Many of the food items we eat are full of calories, and in big portions.  With these you could have the perfect amount just to pick you up and satisfy your craving.  Maybe a perfect as a mid day snack, or even part of a quick on the go breakfast, just add a fruit on the side to health it up.

Available in two varieties; Chocolate or Vanilla Custard filled mini croissants.  The perfect snack just for you, or could even be used as a party snack.

Travel Inspirations - Wordless Wednesday

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Seeing new sights.  New views, new smells, new places.. can be magical.  So much to see in the world.  I hope to see as much as I can with my family.  Love traveling with my family, discovering the world through my children's eyes, and experiencing it together.
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The World's Smallest Folding Stroller - GB POCKIT STROLLER - The Take Everywhere and Anywhere Stroller! #gbpockit

I first saw the GB Pockit Stroller at the New York Baby Show, and as you might remember it was one of my top picks.  I remember checking it out and playing with it at the show but when I was able to really give it a good use - it quickly became my go-to stroller.  I just love taking it everywhere with me.  And I actually love opening and folding it up.  It's just amazing.  I simply cannot get over how incredibly small it folds up, and how easy it is to do so.  I have three kids, and I travel allot.  Whether just to the zoo, or to a family getaway - I'm almost always on the go.  The Pockit Stroller has been the perfect stroller to take anywhere, and everywhere.  It has also been an on-the-go conversation starter as everyone is so impressed by it, I have demonstrated numerous times showing people how I fold and unfold it so small.  
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I love that I can use it on all my kids if I needed to.  Being able to support up to 55 lbs, both my 3 year old and 1 year old are able to share it comfortably.  In comparison to

Playing with the Paddle Bubble! Does it Work? #Review #d2dkids #video

Bubbles you can paddle?  It's like a dream come true!  We all love bubbles, but to actually be able to paddle them is extra fun.  You've probably heard about Paddle Bubble, already and if you're still wondering so does it work?  It does!  We aren't talking a nonstop paddling game but once you get the hang of it, it's actually bounces and you

The 'Disney Frozen Eternal Winter Wagon' from Jakks Pacific is perfect for kids to take along & carry all their little items #Review #Disney #Toys

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Childhood is about the simple things.  Mismatched socks, not caring about what people think, playing dress-up, making mistakes, and many more amazing little happenings!  Amongst those very important parts of childhood is also carrying out all the little things you think you need on your way out the door.  My kids have always been that way, they always want to take something with them.  Whether a small stuffed animal, or a collection of small toys, it's always something.  This Disney Frozen themed little wagon named the Disney

Educational Fun Personalized Put Me In the Story Books Partnered with National Geographic Kids - Plus Win a Trip to the San Diego Zoo

*I received item/s for the purpose of review.  No other compensation was provided.  All opinions are a 100% my own.

In celebration of the Put Me in the Story and National Geographic Kids personalized books, and the San Diego Zoo's 100th Anniversary they are having a contest where you can win a trip to the San Diego Zoo - The Little Explorer Drawing Contest!
Contest runs from May 16 - July 8
Must be 18+ to fill out the form on the contest page.
Extra entries can be earned: download the free coloring pages on the contest page and share a photo of your child's drawing on their coloring page with the hashtag #ColorAndExplore on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.  That's in addition to the option of uploading a photo to the contest page. *social media posts must be public to be counted.
The Prize:
1 Grand Prize Winner will receive:
-Family vacation to San Diego (4-days/4night for a family of 4! Includes flights, and hotel accommodations and 4 tickets t the San Diego Zoo)
-National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals and National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs personalized books.
1 Runner-up Winner will receive:
National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals and National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs personalized books
1-year subscriptions to National Geographic Kids magazine and National Geographic magazine


National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals
Hardcover $29.99 | Paperback $19.99

Explore the rain forest, the ocean, and the icecaps with this personalized guide for your animal-lover! National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals is a colorful introduction to some of the world’s coolest creatures. From blue morpho butterflies and red-eyed tree frogs to tigers and polar bears, this personalized guide is sure to indulge your junior explorer. 

Each page features beautiful photos of the animal alongside quick facts about its size, diet, and habitat. Questions like “How fast can you run?” are woven throughout to keep your little one’s interest.  

Take this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Racer 16" Big Wheel Outdoors this Summer! #TMNT #toyreview #summertoys

*I received the item for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.  
I can't think of any child that wouldn't love this Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 16" Big Wheel Turtle Racer from Jakks Pacific!  And it just happens to be the perfect timing for Ninja Turtle fans with the TMNT 2 movie release, it'll be hard to find anyone who doesn't just love this cool racer.

It has a large 16" front wheel, a classic that was first introduced in 1969.  This Nickelodeon TMNT Big Wheel ride on features all our favorite TMNT characters; Donatello,

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Bubble Blower from Little Kids, Inc. #TMNT #SummerToys

*I received the item for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.
Who doesn't like bubbles?!  This TMNT Turtle Bubble Blower will bring lots of fun to children and adults alike.  It blows bubbles with such ease, and it does so continuously.  It is guaranteed fun!  Old and new fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be even more drawn to TMNT toys and gear with the release of the TMNT 2 movie, making this is definitely a great addition to outdoor fun this summer.

Wordless Wednesday - Just Look Up! #FreeArt #Beauty

Sometimes you just have to look up.  No need for a museum visit, or art gallery.  Art inspiration, thought provoker, beauty, a reason to smile..it's all there!  Just look up at the sky and get lost, it's just beautiful.

Hang-O-Matic Easy Wall Hanging Tool #Giveaway #FathersDay

*I received the item for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.   No other compensation was provided.  Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond. 
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The Hang-O-Matic is a hanging tool that measures, levels and marks your wall all at the same time.  It makes a task that could take effort and experience into something really easy.  With Father's Day already around the corner, it's a great gift for dads out there that might not be as handy, or for those that are but could use a tool to make life's simple tasks simpler!
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It's really great for everyone who could use a tool that allows