Wednesday, November 25, 2020

#HolidayGiftGuide - Christmas Picture Books from Candlewick Press!

 *DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Candlewick Press for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Today we are excited to share our favorite holiday picture books from Candlewick Press!

Dinosaur Christmas!
by Penny Dale

Ages 2-5

Our favorite dinosaurs are back, and this time they must save Santa Claus from a snowstorm! Join them as they plow the road, whizz down a mountain on snowmobiles, zoom through the icy water on a hovercraft, and much more! But where is Santa? And will they manage to dig out his sleigh in time for Christmas day?

Mouse’s Night Before Christmas
by Tracey Corderoy
illustrated by Sarah Massini

Ages 2-5

It's Christmas Eve, and everyone is fast asleep except for a lonely mouse that lives in the grandfather clock. When Santa arrives, lost in a blizzard and called by Mouse’s wish, it’s Mouse who is there to show Santa the way. Together they embark on a magical sleigh ride, delivering presents all around town. But the best present of all is for Mouse: his wish to make a new friend to share Christmas Day with has finally come true.

Christmas is Joy
by Emma Dodd
Ages 2-5

Emma Dodd’s joyful celebration of this wonderful time of year, as seen through the eyes of two reindeer, is a pure delight.  An enchanting celebration of the true meaning of Christmas, featuring two adorable reindeer.

If you have the tradition of sharing holiday books with your kiddos each December, check out Candlewick Press for some really beautifully written and illustrated picture books! 




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

#HolidayGiftGuide - LaLa Horse Subscription Box for Horse-Loving Girls! November Edition

 

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to LaLa Horse for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Do you have a horse-loving daughter or granddaughter?  Check out LaLa Horse, the monthly subscription box for horse-lovers!


 LaLa Horse creates a box full of fun, inspiring, educational gifts and products for kids who love horses. For just $39.95 monthly, your horse-lover will receive a box that includes various horse-themed items. Items vary each month and could include jewelry, socks, books, puzzles, bags, pillow cases, wall art, keychains, and more!  LaLa Horse also has a monthly subscription option that's just $12.95/month...The Equine Fashionista Surprise!  With this subscription, your horse-loving young lady will receive a special package each month containing one or two sweet horse-themed items, such as a bracelet, necklace, ring, keyring, earrings, and more.


Check out the items in our November LaLa Horse box:

Cowgirl Boot Socks

Kat Fuqua Bracelet

A Horse for Elsie

Quarter Horse Fanny Pack

Lila Puff Pony Key Chain Coin Purse

USHJA Chapstick and Info

USEF Collegiate Program Info

Elite Equestrian Magazine

Arabian Horse Info Packet

A really enjoyed her LaLa Horse box!  She loved all of the accessories and the book. The collegiate info was pretty cool for the future and the info packet on the Arabian Horse was awesome too! 

All around, we think LaLa Horse would make an excellent subscription box for young horse lovers!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, November 23, 2020

#HolidayGiftGuide - Great Gifts for Pets from Petmate!

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Petmate for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Don't forget those fur babies this holiday season!  Today, we are going to share with y'all a couple of our favorite dog gifts from Petmate!



Give your dog a long-lasting treat experience with Healthy Chews™ WonderSnaXX® Peanut Butter & Apple Braids. Using a special, patent-pending, 5-stage process, Healthy Chews turns regular beef hide into highly digestible, minced, whipped, and baked SAFE-HIDE® that dogs love. SAFE-HIDE is easy to digest, minced, and whipped beef hide that is high in protein and full of tasty flavor.

Harley Mae loves these mess free treats!


JW® Tumble Teez™ is designed to sporadically dispense treats as your dog plays with the toy. Intelligently designed, the Tumble Teez has a patented internal shelf design that works like a maze for the treat to travel through as your dog nudges and paws at the toy. This challenging puzzle dog toy is designed to keep your dog engaged and makes treat time last longer. Made of natural, non-toxic rubber and constructed with a super thick rubber wall, the Tumble Teez will stand up to all the fun your dog unleashes.


This toy keeps Harley Mae busy for hours!  She is a huge fan of working on the toy until she can get the treat out!


If you are looking for awesome pet treats and toys, check out Petmate!  They have tons of goodies your fur babies are sure to love!



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Loved + Blessed: A Christian Faith-Based Subscription Box November 2020

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Loved+Blessed for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own.

We recently had the chance to review the November box from Loved + Blessed:


Loved+Blessed is a monthly membership and subscription care package for women who want to live life encouraged.


Each month subscribers receive:
-a box of encouragement
-a blog article
-a 4 week life application workbook
-4 video lessons
-online fellowship in our private community
-access to our membership library of past videos and workbooks

Let's take a look at this month's box:

The theme for the November box was Never Be Broken:

Each box revolves around a central theme and comes with a mini poster, a sticker, a purse-sized scripture card and a gift.




 The scripture card this month featured 2 Thessalonians 16-17 "Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work."


The special gifts for November were awesome, two beautiful bracelets!  





This box also included an encouragement kit to pass along to a friend:


I definitely think there is room for Loved + Blessed in the subscription box market and I love that their mission is to deliver encouraging products that support a fantastic message!

If that wasn't enough, Loved + Blessed gives a portion of the proceeds of each box sold to Union Rescue Mission, a charity that offers hope and healing to the homeless.  What an amazing cause!

They offer two subscription options.
-Month-to-Month for $25
-3 Month Prepaid $60 (this is a $15 savings)

Get your Loved+Blessed box and membership or gift someone else with this monthly dose of encouragement today!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

#HolidayGiftGuide - Screen Free Retro Toys from PlayMonster!

 *DISCLOSURE* Thank you to PlayMonster for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Today we have a great round up of some of the best retro toys from PlayMonster that would make fantastic gifts this holiday season!


I loved getting to share these screen-free toys from my childhood with my kiddos and they enjoyed it as well.  Here are a few of our favorites that we think you will love as much as we did!



The classic way to make countless amazing designs!
This commemorative edition Spirograph set is a reproduction of the original—just like you remember—featuring throwback packaging and retro graphics! With all the iconic wheels and rings of the original, the precision engineered Spirograph gears work with the three design pens included, as well as with most standard pens, markers and pencils.


The classic mix & match fashion drawing set
Mix and match your favorite retro fashions from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s in this classic rubbing plate design set that spans the decades! Combine different hairstyles, tops, slacks and skirts for your retro fashion portfolio!


The Classic Picture Toy that Sticks like Magic!
Colorforms have inspired creative expression and fun for over 60 years! The classic, re-stickable shapes provide endless opportunities for imaginative storytelling, and the countless combinations enhance learning through open-ended play. With pieces that Stick Like Magic, it’s more fun to play the Colorforms way!


The classic paper flower making kit is back! It’s so easy to create endless bouquets of beautiful, customized paper blooms. Simply place any paper in the plate and roll it through the paper press tool. Punch out colorful petals, layer the different shapes, and snap and stack onto each included stem piece! Build beautiful bouquets again and again!


The Original Magnatab was designed with the Montessori learning style in mind, creating a sensory-based creative play experience. Using the magnetic stylus, children pull the beads up to the surface to draw pictures, letters, numbers and shapes. In doing this, they feel the pull of the magnets, hear their clicking sound, and see what they are drawing. The beads are magically “erased” when pushed down by the tip of a finger or the swipe of the side of the stylus. The tablet features easy storage for the magnetic stylus, which clicks securely into place. Great for use at home or in the classroom! 

Check out PlayMonster for these and many more fantastic screen-free gift ideas this holiday season!



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

#HolidayGiftGuide - Deep Flavors Cookbook by Kenneth M. Horwitz


*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Kenneth M. Horwitz for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Cookbooks make great gifts for foodies and today I have a really great one to share with you, Deep Flavors: A Celebration of Recipes for Foodies in a Kosher Style by Kenneth M. Horwitz:


2020 Readers’ Favorite award-winning Deep Flavors is brimming with warm family favorites reimagined in a kosher style. It is an eclectic collection of stories, tips and kosher and vegetarian recipes sure to entice novices and experienced cooks alike.  


This book explains how to break a recipe up into simple steps and it's full of helpful tips on how to create dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious!  Deep Flavors offers an eclectic menu that includes traditional Jewish dishes plus other favorites reinterpreted to observe some or all of the rules for kosher foods. Whether Jewish, vegetarian or neither, you are sure to find some winners from this collection of amazing recipes!


Horwitz’s ultimate goal was to create recipes that are readable and easily followed by anyone with a basic knowledge of cooking. He provides detailed instructions with enhanced explanations and alternatives, helpful for both the novice and the more experienced cook.  I usually prefer more photos in my cookbooks, but this book is so jam packed with fantastic recipes, I didn't really miss them.

If you have a foodie or home chef on your gift giving list this holiday season, a copy of Deep Flavors would make the perfect gift!




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

#HolidayGiftGuide - Beautiful Jewelry for Everyone on Your List from oNecklace!


*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to oNecklace for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Today's gift idea is oNecklace jewelry!  They have an extensive line of jewelry for everyone on your gift giving list!  Each item is delivered in a beautiful box with a bag as well to make gift giving super simple.


oNecklace is an international jewelry manufacturer, that offers gorgeous customized name and initial jewelry and much more.  We got to review a beautiful Chain Bracelet and we love it!


oNecklace has been creating beautiful and fashionable customized jewelry since 2012.  They may have started out with name necklaces, but now they offer rings, bracelets and earrings as well for men, women and children.



oNecklace let's you choose between plated or pure sterling silver and pure gold or gold plated jewelry.  They also have rose gold options.  You get a certificate of authenticity and a cleaning cloth with your purchase as well.


Let oNecklace create a personalized name piece of jewelry to meet your personal sense of style or a gorgeous gift for anyone on your list this holiday season.  Their craftsmanship and attention to detail is impeccable!





Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.