Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chewy.com August Pick: Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Chicken & Turkey Recipe Canned Dog Food

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

Chewy.com is your one-stop shop for all things cat and dog!  One of the fantastic products you can find at Chewy.com is from Whole Earth Farms:


Pet parents will take great pride in feeding their dogs Whole Earth Farms, a wholesome line of naturally nutritious dog food that offers all the goodness from the earth at a good value. All Whole Earth Farms kibble and canned recipes are made in the USA with high quality, natural ingredients that deliver complete and balanced nutrition. Now with more high quality protein, Whole Earth Farms is the good choice for pet parents interested in exploring natural pet food.

Jessie really enjoyed this canned food.  I love knowing I'm feeding her high quality ingredients that are USA made.  If you're looking for a natural canned food, check out Whole Earth Farm's options!

You can find Whole Earth Farms canned food at Chewy.com for $20.08 for a case of 12 12.7 oz cans.


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.

PercyVites and Cakes.com Come Together to Create the Perfect Party Planning Experience!

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

PercyVites offers FUN & UNIQUE personalized video invites and thank you cards.

PercyVites, the innovative digital party platform, continues to grow and add new licenses to their premium digital invitations roster enhancing their personalized video invites shop.   Popular licenses including Shopkins, Little Charmers, Lalaloopsy, Caillou, Franklin, Monster Jam, Octonauts and Pocoyo are now available for use for your party planning. The various entertaining animated series offer guests a personalized and unique method of receiving a party invitation.  PercyVites allows users to immerse their child into the world of their favorite character or create themed adult video invitations perfect for any party or occasion. 

One of the fun party themes from PercyVites features Little Charmers! 


Charm your guests with Little Charmers and plan the perfect celebration with PercyVites personalized video invitations with help from Cakes.com cake decoration tools!


PercyVites offers quick, convenient and efficient party planning all with a click of a button and Cakes.com provides the tools needed to create your dream cake along with delicious cake decor.

Nobody loves a party more than PercyVites and Cakes.com – so they have come together to make party planning easier than ever by offering convenient services and tools to help plan the perfect celebration and bring your party to life.

PercyVites is a really cool service!  They offer lots of great animated invitations that can be personalized for each guest.  If you are doing a cartoon-themed party, odds are they've got the perfect, budget-friendly invitation. 

Cakes.com offers the best decorating tools and supplies to make every cake a huge hit!  The website is easy to navigate, letting you shop by product or occasion and even offers tons of easy-to-follow ideas if you need a little inspiration:)

I'd highly recommend this dynamic duo when planning your next party!



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, August 22, 2016

Surprizamals Series 1 Cuties for Back-to-School!

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

New from the Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company, Series 1 Cuties are making their debut just in time for back-to-school!

 

With 12 mini pop out play friends to collect like Luke the Lion, Ella the Elephant and a super secret Surprizamal, these teeny-tiny, adorable stuffed animals can’t wait to meet you! Hiding in itty-bitty “Surprizaballs”, Cuties are a pint-sized surprise to discover each time you pop one open!


My kiddos love blind bags and surprise toys, so Surprizamals were a huge hit.  These adorable little plushies are soft and cuddly...perfect for pocket-sized fun!


Retailing for $4.90 these cuties will be exclusively available at StuffedAnimals.com and Justice Fall 2016.


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, August 18, 2016

#LEGOkidsfest is Coming to Houston Oct 21-23! + Giveaway


Did you know that more than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949?  This is the kind of cool information you know if you live in a LEGO obsessed house like I do:)  We were fortunate enough to get to attend last year's LEGO KidsFest in Austin and it was a blast for the whole family!  This year, the award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Houston, TX!


Get ready for new activities and popular favorites featured in this interactive event!  The award-winning LEGO KidsFest Texas returns to Houston's NRG Center from Oct. 21 - 23, 2016. Those who attended the previous show can once again expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor. New activities for this year's visit include LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Movie, LEGO Disney Princess, the Mixels, a LEGO Superheroes area and more. 


Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model Museum, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big BrickPile, LEGO Ninjago and more. "We're thrilled to be returning to the Houston area," said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. "We've got a host of new activities as well as some areas we know are very popular with our fans. Not only will families create some new memories at the show, they'll get another chance to flex and showcase their building skills. This event is a must for the true LEGO fan." 


Five sessions - all identical and 4 1/2 half hours in length - are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOkidsfest.com. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more.




Events have been selling out in prior cities ... get your tickets early!


TICKET Giveaway Details:

One of MY followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, Oct 21 2016 (4-8:30pm). I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities. Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG!

Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on and announced on my Blog and notified via email,




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.

Book Review: Watching Edie by Camilla Way

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**



About the book:
Beautiful, creative, a little wild… Edie was the kind of girl who immediately caused a stir when she walked into your life. And she had dreams back then—but it didn’t take long for her to learn that things don’t always turn out the way you want them to. 

Now, at thirty-three, Edie is working as a waitress, pregnant and alone. And when she becomes overwhelmed by the needs of her new baby and sinks into a bleak despair, she thinks that there’s no one to turn to…

But someone’s been watching Edie, waiting for the chance to prove once again what a perfect friend she can be. It’s no coincidence that Heather shows up on Edie’s doorstep, just when Edie needs her the most. So much has passed between them—so much envy, longing, and betrayal. And Edie’s about to learn a new lesson: those who have hurt us deeply—or who we have hurt—never let us go, not entirely…

My thoughts:
This spine-tingling tale will have you on the edge of your seat page after page!  It is just the right amount of creepy intrigue that strings you along till the very end and offers a surprise twist that will leave you wide-eyed...the perfect read to end your summer! If you are a fan of suspense, you will likely enjoy Watching Edie by the amazing Camilla Way.


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, August 17, 2016

Parragon Books August Picks: Animal Adventures!

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Parragon is one of the largest illustrated non-fiction publishers in the world. From great selections of Disney, Barbie, Monster High, Ever After High, Discovery Kids, Dora, TMNT, Sponge Bob to in-house favorites including Little Learners, Pinkabella, Dino Supersaurus, Glitterbelle, Life Canvas, Love Food and more, they make books affordable and accessible to readers all around the globe.  They also feature several fun book kits for all ages.

This month, our favorite books from Parragon are all about animals:


Factivity Safari Animals: 4-In-1 Activity Pack


READ! PLAY! COLOR! Inside this carry case, you'll find an activity book, a 54-piece 24 x 16 in double-sided jigsaw puzzle to color, a double-sided 22 x 15 in poster to color, and a set of 4 double-sided colored pencils. First piece your jigsaw puzzle together, and then turn it over for some coloring fun using your colored pencils.


This kit was a lot of fun for my animal-loving kiddos!  The book is very informative and the puzzle was a lot of fun:)

Zootopia Collector's Happy Tin 


This """"paw-fect"""" tin is a great gift for all Zootopia fans! Inside you'll find the story of the film, a fun-filled activity book, and a cool coloring book. Plus, there are four colored markers, a double-sided poster and fifty stickers of your favorite characters. It's going to be a wild ride!


My kiddos loved "Zootopia" and this tin was full of great activities!  


What a fun tie-in to a cute movie:)

Factivity On-The-Go Animal Kingdom


Perfect gift for on-the-go fun whether you're popping out for a family meal, about to embark on an epic car journey or jumping on a long haul flight!


Another fantastic Factivity kit, this set was full of great books, stickers and more all in a portable carrying case!

Any of these wonderful kits would be great to keep in the car for those final road trips this summer:)  Some really awesome, screen-free "edu-tainment" for the kiddos!



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.

Loved + Blessed: An Encouraging Faith-Based Subscription Service August Edition

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

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


Loved + Blessed is a Christian faith-based subscription box service that delivers a box of encouragement right to your door each month.

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


The theme for the August box was Following God:


The scripture card this month featured Isaiah 6:8 NIV: "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!"


There was also a duplicate set of theme and scripture cards to share with a friend.


The special gift in the August box was a cozy pair of socks to remind you to have the courage to walk in the direction that God is sending you.



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!

At just $10 per month you can get your Loved + Blessed box 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.