(Video) Honua Bracelets by Imperial Toy #Review

Honua Bracelets Imperial Toy
Honua Bracelets are super cute bracelets that combine strength and serenity of the four elements; Fire, Water, Land and Sky.  Honua Bracelets by Imperial Toy symbolize the critical energy forces that sustain life on our planet, and the power they each possess.  Kids love the "forces" behind the bracelets and choosing between the elements.  The colors alone are attractive enough to be loved.  I think these bracelets are actually cute enough for adults to wear as well as kids!  They are made out of a unique material that seems like it will last a long time.

(Video) Surprizamals Series 1 Cuties Review! 🦁🐻🙈

Surprizamals series 1 cuties
I love blind bag toys and soft plush toys, which is why I was excited about Surprizamals!  It's a little girls dream come true, more specifically my little girls dream as those two things have combined into one collectible fun item.  There are many different editions to choose from to collect, we got a few of the Surpizamals Series 1 Cuties, which according to their site www.surprizamals.com are exclusively available at Justice.

Let PercyVites & Cakes.com Help You Plan Your Party with Little Charmers & Other Favorites

little charmers party
If you are throwing a party or planning to anytime soon for you or your child, you should check out PercyVites.  They offer a one click party planning feature that will make your party planning easy and fun.  Sending invites can be so much work but with PercyVites you can send a personalized fun video invite to guests with ease.  PercyVites has come together with Cakes.com to help make things even easier.  Cakes.com provides tools and cake decor to help make the planned party even more of a success.
little charmers girls party
Use PercyVites to create a personalized video message invitation for guests complete with your

VEX Robotics Zip Flyer BY HEXBUG Review!

VEX Robotics Zip Flyer by HEXBUG is a must have!  I can't think of any reason why I wouldn't recommend it for a child that is into building and into having fun!  If you need a gift idea for any occasion, add this to your shopping list now.  It is recommended for ages 8+, and is as much educational as it is fun.  A STEM toy that pleases parents and children alike.

(Giveaway) Fresh Wave - All Natural Odor Removing Products with No Chemicals or Harmful Ingredients!

No harsh chemicals, no harmful ingredients, and only natural ingredients.  Those are words I like to hear when it comes to products in our home.  So when it came to removing odors, I was happy to use Fresh Wave, which is all about removing odors without harming ourselves.  Fresh Wave products are your answer to a #HappyHealthyOdorFree home.  I've been trying it out for a while now, and I'm excited to share that it really works and a chance for you to win a prize pack to try for yourself.

(Giveaway) IO Blocks - Race Cars Building Set Toy by Guidecraft #STEM

io blocks building toy

From the moment my son was introduced to building toys, he has always been drawn to them.  It has been much to my delight as building toys are always very educational.

WILD KRATTS - Wild Reptiles DVD Release + Giveaway!

When it comes to television shows, I've always looked for the educational ones for my children.  One of those great educational shows that the whole family can enjoy just happens to be Wild Kratts.  We are huge fans of the show here, and happy to offer you a chance to own the Wild Kratts - Wild Reptiles on DVD.  *I received a review copy for the purpose of this post.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.  Sponsor is responsible for fulfillment of prize.  Winner has 48 hours to respond.  US only.*  
wild kratts giveaway

Entenmann's Little Bites & Nature's Harvest #LifeoftheLunchbox Sweepstakes + Giveaway

natures harvest giveaway
Summer vacation is already over for so many across the country, Entenmann’s® Little Bites® muffins and Nature’s Harvest® bread have teamed up bringing fans the "Life of the Lunchbox Sweepstakes" going on until September 30th.  *I received the same prize pack for the purpose of review, all opinions are a 100% my own. No other compensation was provided.  Sponsor is responsible for fulfillment of prize.  Winner has 48 hours to respond.*  Fans can enter to win a $10,000 savings bond for their child.  An additional 100 2nd prize winners will receive a Lunchbox Bundle that includes Little Bites snacks, Nature's Harvest bread and a $50 gift card for school supplies.  You can find out how to enter and the rules here.  Speaking of prizes I have an awesome prize pack valued at $71 for you to enter below, so keep reading!  

Crash Bandicoot & Dr. Neo Cortex in Skylanders - Emmanuel Sanders Gets Exclusive Play Time!

skylanders crash
The Skylanders Imaginators game will be released this October, perfect for timing for the holidays!  If you don't know already it comes back with an exciting twist where players can create their own Skylanders characters.  Activision is also bringing Kaos and Crash's arch-nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex characters into the Skylanders Imaginations universe!  Emmanuel Sanders the wide receiver for the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos took a break from training camp today to play Skylanders Imaginatros with the newly announced playable Dr. Neo Cortex figure and Crash Bandicoot level called "Thumping' Wumpa Island.
emmanuel sanders skylanders

Just like many of us, Crash Bandicoot is the football star's favorite character from childhood, so he was excited to be one of the first to check out the playable characters and level at his Colorado home.

Stylish Diaper Bags by Kalencom - The Bellisima Bag Review

diaper bag review
Things have changed so much since I first became a mom..eight whole years ago!  Wow, did those years fly by! Luckily with time came a good change for women's fashion, particularly for moms.   *I received the item for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided. Among those items that have changed are diaper bags.  When you first become a mom, your priorities become secondary right away, but most of us try to hold onto every bit of our own identity as possible.  It's too easy to get swept up with mommy duties and forget about yourself altogether, becoming the ultimate stereotypical "mom" overnight, wearing the "mom jeans" for comfort and carrying around a big ugly diaper bag with wipes sticking out of them.  With so many brands and products out there, we no longer have to give up fashion for comfort and function.  I'm happy to share with you Kalencom diaper bags that allow us moms to still have our fashionable identities but still give us the function of a diaper bag.

The Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program

Office Depot national backpack program
The Office Depot Foundation National Backpack program is back for it's 16th year.  This award winning program will donate 200,000 backpacks filled with school supplies this year, and will continue to help children who need it.  They sent us some of their colorful backpacks for review.  No other compensation was provided.  And as always all opinions are a 100% my own.  By the end of 2016 it will have helped more than 4 million children since it began in 2001.

Free Screenings Near You! New Air Bud Entertainment Film "PUP STAR"

Free screenings of the new Air Bud Entertainment film "Pup Star" that will be in your area.  The locations and link to RSVP your tickets can be found here:  https://www.picatic.com/u/396411/events
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The dates and locations are as follows:

Paw Patrol, TMNT, Sponge Bob, Shimmer & Shine and more at the Nickelodeon Holiday Showcase

nickelodeon showcase toys
I recently went to the Nickelodeon Holiday Showcase in New York City.  Enjoyed an afternoon with my children checking out the latest products of our favorite Nickelodeon characters.  Can you believe we are already talking holiday season?  August seems a bit early, but never too early to start organizing that wish list and gifts for our family members.  Clothes, toys, kitchen gadgets to perfect little stocking stuffers, they had it all!

Bandalou Bundle Giveaway

Bandaloubaby is an online community where product choices are driven by parents for parents. A place where parents crowdsource to discover, unite and save. Because there is strength in numbers – especially when these numbers are parents.

(Video) HEXBUG Aquabot Wahoo Review + #Giveaway

Have you seen the HEXBUG Aquabot Wahoos?  They are one of the newest to the Aquabot series of HEXBUGS.  It is the fastest Aquabot yet!  They come in a variety of colors to choose from and collect.  My children and I made a fun video as we opened it up.  It's so much fun, and so simple to control.  You can view our video below!  
*I received the item for the purpose of review.  No other compensation was provided.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  Sponsor is responsible for the fulfillment of the prize.  Winner has 48 hours to respond.
The small piece at the back of the fish spins and whirls allowing it to move easily and fast.

Inspirational Interview with John Cohen, Producer of the Angry Birds Movie

I recently got to interview John Cohen, the talented producer of the Angry Birds Movie, Ice Age, Despicable Me, Hop and more, in occasion of the release of The Angry Birds Movie on Blu/Ray & DVD.
The name of a producer isn't something everyone knows but always interested in learning.  It intrigues us to learn more about how our favorite animated movies are made, and who are the masterminds behind the creations we all love so much.  The call left me inspired, inspired by his story of following his dreams as a child and his credits to the support of people around him that helped him achieve his dreams.  It's stories like his that I'm always anxious to share with my children.
If you haven't seen the The Angry Birds Movie in theaters, it debuts on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD next week (Tuesday, August 16) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

BANDAI NAMCO's Family Friendly Video Games Showcase in NYC

Recently my children and I attended the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.'s family friendly games showcase in New York City.  My children had fun, specially my son who got to play some of the games on showcase.
PAC-MAN POP is a super fun game that is great addictive fun for the whole family.  Available to download both in Android and iOS.
It's the only game

The Ride NYC - The New Generation of Sightseeing #Review

*I received complimentary tickets to The Ride NYC, all opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.
The Rice NYC review
 Have you taken a tour bus while visiting another big city before?  Ever done one in New York City?
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New Generation of Sightseeing

Watch video above to see some performances! 
 Well, it doesn't matter

Oh Concept Collection Clothing Line for Women & Meeting with Designers!

*I was provided a gift card for my time.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.
Oh Concept clothing
One of my struggles as a full-time mom has been finding clothes that work for me.  Shopping high end, expensive trends is a thing of the past at the moment.  Finding the right fit, quality and style in one is near impossible.  It is a constant struggle to find affordability, quality, and style all in one.  I'm happy to report back to you all that the Oh Concept Collection line is full of exactly what I wish my closet was full of.  Last week I got to meet with the designers of Oh Concept, and got a first hand look at some of their pieces.  Meeting them with

Crayola #BacktoSchool Items that Inspire Creative Learning

*I received the item/s for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  No other compensation was provided.
Children are always ready to learn, and full of artistic fun, most of the time more than adults.  We just need to provide the inspiration and the right tools to get them going.  Crayola, one of the leading brands in school supplies has all the back-to-school items you and your child could need.  Give the kids more to get excited about this school year with the brightest, and boldest colors only by Crayola.  It has been our go-to brand for years, and I'm excited to share with you some awesome products that aren't just simple markers, and crayons but unique tools that are sure to inspire children of all ages.  I know I'm inspired and just as much excited as they are.
watch our video above!

Get Kids Moving with Skylanders #Trainingfor2020 Campaign + #Skylanders Coloring Pages

Opening Ceremony Skylander Rio 2020 games
Opening Ceremony Skylander
I wanted to share with you all Skylanders fans some coloring pages where everyone can get creating and customizing Skylanders.  Plus the great #Training2020 Skylanders campaign to get kids moving while having fun.

Train for 2020 with Skylanders.  Bring the games to your backyard and share your training videos.  Skylanders wants to see how the kids are prepping for the 2020 summer games – and how they’re using Skylanders toys to get there.

#TrainingFor2020 #Skylanders

"Calling all families! Inspired by this year’s games?

Live Honestly & Love Genuinely - Life & Relationships

Life is hard, everyone has their stories, and everyone has their own unique struggles.  But sadly, one of the hardest things in life is finding real people, finding good genuine people in life to share it with.  I think it happens when people get competitive, jealous, and totally forget that we are in this life together.  Too often it becomes like a game, with rules and ways to be with each other.  It's really quite simple, at least it should be - just be honest and kind hearted.  We all can live together, help each other, while all leading separate lives.  Most of us mean well, but too many want to get ahead of the other by all means.  Too many people only see their side of things.  Too many people live lies.  Marriages and friendships are full of lies, and many even lies to themselves.  If you have made it to this point in your life where you have realized this and want to change things, it's never too late.  For a while and still quite often, I fear good people don't exist.  The Internet in particular scares me, and the relationships in person don't help either.  But despite some occasional fears, I do believe there are good people out there.  I really hope so...