Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Father's Day Gift Idea: SprezzaBox - Stylish Accessories Subscription for the Professional Dad

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Check out this awesome Father's Day gift idea for the professional Dad: SprezzaBox!


SprezzaBox is a monthly subscription service that delivers 5-6 on trend accessories for the professional male that are handpicked by a stylist.  


Typical items will include ties, socks, pocket squares, grooming products and other lifestyle accessories. Every box is guaranteed to have value of over $100. Once you receive your SprezzaBox, you can follow along on their Instagram page and The Guide to learn how to style your new accessories.

Check out what we got in our Blacklist box:


Cufflinks.com Tie Clip $20

Geometric Money Clip $15

Sunny Rebel Sunglasses $49

Sprezza x Blacklist Tie $30
Slate & Stone Socks $14
Sprezza x Blacklist Pocket Square $18

What a well-coordinated box!

SprezzaBox runs $28/month.  This box was valued at over $145, which makes it an amazing value!

If you have a professional male in your household, SprezzaBox is a great way to add great accessories to their wardrobe.



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.

Father's Day Gift Idea: Guardians of the Galaxy 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

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Today we have a great Father's Day gift idea for the comic lover:



About the book:
Team up with Marvel's most dynamic team of interstellar heroes in a new collection of amazing puzzles from international best-seller Thomas Pavitte. There are 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1000 dots and including an epic match up with over 1500! Fans of Rocket Racoon, Groot, Star-Lord and the rest of the team will find hours of thrilling fun bringing the Guardians and their foes to life. Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it on your wall...There are a host of ways to complete Guardians of the Galaxy: 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!


At first glance, these puzzles seem impossibly difficult, but 8 year old D was up to the challenge.


He has really enjoyed working on these puzzles, especially while waiting for his sister to finish gymnastics practice.


I love that it's a screen free alternative that produces artwork he can be proud of:



If your Dad is a comic lover or a fan of puzzles, this would be a lovely gift this Father's Day!




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.

GlassesShop.com: Your One-Stop Shop for Prescription Glasses!


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

GlassesShop.com is your one-stop shop for eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses.


They have an extensive variety to choose from and delivery is super fast!


Ordering is easy.  Just choose your frames, put in your prescription info and your done!  The frames on the glasses we tried are sturdy and look great!  So many boutique style frames to choose from makes is easy to get stylish glasses affordably and quickly.  

 Find the perfect glasses and frames at GlassesShop.com


Use the code GSHOT50 to get 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded).


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, May 30, 2017

PercyVites + Cakes.com = Stress-Free Party Planning!

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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.

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 is Eric Carle's super popular The Very Hungry Caterpillar:


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. 

There are also plenty of The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed goodies at Cakes.com to help you create a fun party atmosphere:


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.

Bring on Summer with Our Parragon Picks for May!

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Summer is almost here and it's time to stock up on fun boredom fighters for your kiddos who are on school break.  We have some really great ideas for you today from Parragon!


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.


Flicking, bowling, knuckling down - whats your best marble move? Find out with the Professor Murphys Marble Mania box set. With over 15 classic marble games to build, play and score, as well as a Marble Mania game book and 25 colorful, glass marbles. Includes: 25 Marbles, Extreme Pinball, Monster Maze, Awesome Arch Board, & 16 page illustrated book.


Our resident builder, 8 year old D loved building these creations and we all enjoyed playing the fun games.  Everything breaks back down for easy storage in the box until it's time to play again!


This 'Know Your Knots' set is great for anyone who wants to learn the most practical knots and their uses. There are multi-purpose knots, life support knots, and boating knots included so whether you sail, climb, camp, or just want to tie a bundle together this set can show you the way and give you invaluable knot knowledge for every situation. Including knots, bindings, loops, bends, shortenings, hitches, knot lore, alternative names, knot uses, and expert tips. Need a secure knot? Check this out and find the knot to fix it. 


The contemporary box contains a handy book on the art of tying knots with step-by-step diagrams and clear instructions, alongside two practice ropes to take you through the stages of tying each knot. The 6.5 ft. ropes come in two diameters: one 1/8 in. and one 1/4 in., so that you can try the knots on a rope suitable to your needs. Compare your handiwork to the final knot photo in the book and become a knot-tying pro in no time.


This is a really neat kit that even Dad enjoyed working through.  It teaches useful skills and encourages practical thinking.


 Have fun with emoticons and feelings in this 2000 sticker book! 


Tell stories by translating emoticons into words, design your own smileys, and much more! 


Plus, it's full of entertaining activities like mazes, memory games, and quizzes, with an answer key in the back.


11 year old A really enjoyed this fun activity book.  It's full of quizzes, activities and stickers---things most tween girls love!


The alien conqueror Starro has returned to enslave planet Earth and all its people. It's time to call on the Justice League! Can the World's Greatest Super Heroes stop the evil starfish before its too late? Enjoy a classic Justice League adventure with a magical storybook with an embossed tin cover image.


This collector's edition book is great for the superhero lover of the family:)

So much fun awaits your creative kiddos with this month's roundup of summer boredom busters!  You can find all of these spectacular activity books and much more at Parragon!



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, May 26, 2017

Deliciously Fresh Atkins Meal Kits from Chef'd!

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Chef'd is an at-home, high-quality ingredient meal store that partners with celebrated chefs, media outlets and culinary influencers to create recipes that make it easy for anyone to cook like a pro at home.   


Chef'd is unlike most food delivery services in that YOU pick the meals you want and how often you want them.  There is no subscription.  You browse hundreds of delicious hand curated meal kits, find the one's that best fit your family's taste, skill level, etc. and nearly all of the ingredients you need are shipped straight to your door.

Chef'd has a great line up of over 20 Atkins-inspired meals including Zucchini Chicken Alfredo, Chimichurri Steak and Cauliflower Mash, and Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon and Asparagus, among others.  The prices range from $10 to $18.50 per serving,  Each recipe has been carefully evaluated by Atkins’ nutritionists to ensure the meals meet the program’s nutritional guidelines, with variety and taste appeal.


Your high-quality ingredients are shipped fresh and pre-portioned in a well insulated and temperature controlled box.  






The included recipe card is full of cooking tips and information on the meal as well as step-by-step instructions to create your meal.


I am not joking when I say this meal was easy peasy!  8 year old D decided he wanted to cook our Mother's Day meal with this kit and he was able to follow the directions, no problem.


He needed very minimal help (B flipped the salmon and strained the boiling water from the cauliflower) to create this delicious masterpiece of a meal:


And OH. MY. GOODNESS. was it amazingly delicious?!  So good, we will be making it again and again...or maybe D will:)

The Atkins kits from Chef'd are a great way to prepare quick, tasty and healthy meals if you are pressed for time.  You don't have to hassle with finding recipes, making lists and going shopping, and will be left with more time for deliciously mouthwatering and filling family meals!



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.

GlassesShop.com: Your One-Stop Shop for Prescription Glasses!

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

GlassesShop.com is your one-stop shop for eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses.


They have an extensive variety to choose from and delivery is super fast!


Ordering is easy.  Just choose your frames, put in your prescription info and your done!  The frames on the glasses we tried are sturdy and look great!  So many boutique style frames to choose from makes is easy to get stylish glasses affordably and quickly.  

 Find the perfect glasses and frames at GlassesShop.com


Use the code GSHOT50 to get 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded).


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, May 24, 2017

Stay Safe in the Kitchen with an Ozeri Flameless Stove Lighter

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If you have a gas stove, you know how tricky it can be to re-light it if the pilot goes out.  It's always a bit of a nerve-wracking chore for me, so I was excited to find out about Ozeri's Flameless Stove Lighter:



This lighter utilizes crystal powered piezoelectricity -- where no batteries, matches, lighter fuel, or flint are ever needed.  It's fitted with durable piezoelectric crystals that produce a tiny electric spark from the mechanical force applied to the handle. Simply position the tip next to the stove gas source and squeeze the handle for the piezoelectric spark to generate.  It requires no refills, ships without anything hazardous, and cleans easily due to the absence of any batteries or fluids.

This nifty gadget is a must-have for any kitchen with a gas stove or other gas appliances like water heaters.  It's easy to use and a great value considering how long it can last.  Not to mention, it could literally be a lifesaver!  



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, May 23, 2017

Unjunk Movie Night with Flavor-Filled Popped Corn from G.H. Cretors!

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I don't know about you, but we are busy busy busy!  SO busy in fact, that we missed quite a few of what everyone is saying were the best movies of 2016.  With baseball season winding down, we are about to have a few weeks with a little extra down time and I can't wait to start catching up on all the  great flicks we missed!


G.H. Cretors makes hosting a movie night easy!  Check out this fun party pack they sent us:


Our pack included 2 hot movies, Arrival and Moonlight, a snuggly blanket, a pack of tissues and of course, plenty of G.H. Cretors popped corn!


G.H. Cretors popped corn comes in a variety of craveworthy flavors, so many that you are sure to find something delicious for each guest at your movie night!  Obsessively delicious flavors include:

o The Mix (cheddar cheese and caramel)
o Organic Chile JalapeƱo White Cheddar
o Organic Dill Pickle
o Just the Cheese
o Just the Caramel
o Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
o NEW Organic White Cheddar
o NEW Organic Honey Butter Kettlecorn
o NEW Organic Salted Butter

We tried two of their most popular flavors, Just the Cheese and The Mix: 


With G.H. Cretors, you get big fluffy pieces of evenly coated popped corn that are perfectly poppable!  They use non-GMO ingredients and natural brown rice syrup as a sweetener, making this treat a healthier option than popcorn containing tons of artificial flavors.

G.H. Cretors can be found nationwide in Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid, BJs and more!

Unjunk your next movie night with flavor-filled popped corn from G.H. Cretors!



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, May 19, 2017

Piggy Paint: Natural Nail Polish for Kids! #spon

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11 year old A loves painting her nails.  Most mainstream polishes are full of chemicals which can damage your nails and are bad for the Earth.  We were happy to learn about about this natural, eco-friendly option, Piggy Paint: 


Piggy Paint uses a non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes that makes it safe to use on all piggies.

Piggy Paint dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed with Piggy Paint's eco-friendly, low odor Piggy Paint nail polish remover. Both are made in the USA!  

Piggy Paint has lots of bold, colorful options that all polish lovers can enjoy.  Say good-bye to harsh, smelly chemicals and hello to Piggy Paint...it's as Natural as Mud®!


If you are looking for quality nail polish that is safe for your little princess or yourself, Piggy Paint is a wonderful option!




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, May 18, 2017

Rock the Locks: Natural Hair Care For Kids!

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Rock the Locks has a great line up of natural hair care products made just for kids!


We are loving our products from Rock the Locks!  

Texture Paste

These products are made with natural ingredients like essential oils and fruit extracts.  


Shampoo+Conditioner
They are paraben and phthalate free which always makes me do the happy dance:)  

Flex Style Gel
The kiddos really enjoy having their own styling products to create awesome hairstyles to show off their personal brand of style.  

Conditioning Detangler
Rock the Locks products smell awesome and provide salon-worthy results.  

Hairspray
The bright, colorful packaging is the icing on the cake for these fun styling aids…the kiddos adore them!

Ari showing off her silky smooth locks thanks to the Detangler

Danny rockin' a spiked 'do thanks to the Texture Paste






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.