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Princess Chair Desk with Storage Bin from Delta Children

This Princess Chair Desk with Storage Bin from Delta Children is absolutely perfect for my daughter Kinsley.  Although it came unassembled, I was able to put this chair together on my own within about 10 minutes. I was surprised at how big it actually was (20.47″l x 22.83″w x 23.23″h). I knew it was made for 3-6 year olds, but it could easily fit children a bit older since it holds up to 50 pounds. This chair is made of extremely sturdy wood pieces, so I didn’t have to worry about my daughter breaking it or it collapsing while she is sitting in it. I originally wanted this for Kinsley so she would have a place to do her artwork and keep all of her art supplies. However, this quickly turned into her favorite place in the house! Thankfully this chair has a scratch-resistant finish because, let’s face it, kids have the capabilities to ruin just about anything (at least mine does lol). Even with some hardcore artwork and banging utensils Kinsley has not made any marks on this chair! As a mother, I love how versatile this chair is. The removable cup holder can obviously be used for drinks, but it is also perfect to hold markers and art supplies! The fabric storage bin on the bottom is perfect for keeping Kinsley’s crayons and coloring books. This makes it easier on me because I don’t always have to go and dig out her supplies for her. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who has small children. Since this adorable little chair comes in tons of designs (Frozen, Mickey Mouse, Disney Princess, Cars, SpiderMan, Dora the Explorer, Paw Patrol, Ninja Turtles, and Sesame Street) there is sure to be a design that your little one will love!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Scrub Bugs

Do you ever think about how many things our kids touch throughout the day? What about the number of germs our kids bring home? As parents we know the smart thing to do is to teach our children to wash their hands often, but did you know that may not be enough? Experts say it takes 15 to 20 seconds of vigorous hand washing to kill infection causing germs, yet people only wash their hands for 6 seconds on average. Thanks to these ADORABLE Scrub Bugs children not only want to wash their hands more often, but their hands are 3X cleaner than regular hand washing! Scrub Bugs were inspired by surgeons who have to vigorously wash their hands before each and every surgery. Each Scrub Bug features a surgeon’s sponge and soft scrub-up bristles. The small and thick design makes it extremely easy for children to get a grip on the device so cleaning is a breeze. When I introduced my daughter Kinsley to the Scrub Bug, she was extremely excited. Every time she went to the bathroom or needed to wash her hands, she immediately reached for her bug. I definite noticed an increase in the number of times she requested to clean up.  Not only did she start washing more often, but I noticed that she would wash longer because the Scrub Bug “tickled” her hand! The surgeon’s sponge helped Kinsley lather up, which in turn created more fun bubbles! This is definitely a must-have for all parents. Scrub Bugs are super adorable and extremely genius!

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Personalized Spring/Summer Set from Hooks And Anchors

I am constantly adding to my daughter’s clothing collection and Hooks And Anchors is always one of my go-to Etsy shops! Hooks And Anchors makes some of the most adorable custom children’s clothing I have ever seen. With her spring photos quickly approaching I ordered Kinsley this ADORABLE spring/summer set. This set included a personalized embroidered shirt, as well as matching ruffle shorts. The top features a 3D smiling sun with a custom name underneath, while the shorts feature a colorful paisley pattern with ruffle trim. As usual, the shop owner (Tammy) was such a doll to work with.  Since my daughter is fairly petite, I expressed my concerns to her that the 3t shirt would fit perfectly, however I was scared the 3t shorts would be a bit too large. Thankfully Tammy assured me that Kinsley’s custom shorts could be made with a smaller waist to ensure that they fit correctly. I was so excited when I received this set in the mail. Due to the fact that she recently opened her shop back up, Hooks And Anchors has a turn-around time of 2-3 weeks. I received my set much sooner than I had originally expected. Not only was Kinsley’s set absolutely adorable, but it fit PERFECTLY!  The shirt was the perfect size and the ruffles made it extra girly. The shorts (which were my main concern) hit right above the knee and fit like a glove! Again I am super impressed with Hooks And Anchors. The quality of Tammy’s work is always phenomenal. No stray threads, beautiful stitching, and absolutely adorable designs. Hooks And Anchors will continue to be one of my all-time favorite shops!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Fairy Tales Hair Care

I have always noticed Fairy Tales Hair Care products in our local pharmacy, but until recently I never had the chance to them. Fairy Tales Hair Care carries an extensive line of products that are free of harsh chemicals, pesticides, toxins, paraben and sulfates. I absolutely love using natural products on my daughter, so I was excited to finally try this famous brand. We had the chance to try their Rosemary Repel® Daily Shampoo as well as their Bug Bandit DEET-Free Bug Spray. To start, the Rosemary Repel Daily Shampoo smells amazing! This shampoo is a natural blend of organic Rosemary, Citronella, Tea Tree and Geranium oils which are proven to prevent lice. With my daughter starting school this year, I thought this was a definitely a necessity. This shampoo also has jojoba and chamomile oil which is perfect for hydrating and moisturizing the scalp. My daughter loved the smell of this shampoo, and I loved how silky smooth it left her hair! We can definitely use this to replace our daily shampoo. Living in Southern Louisiana, I decided to test out the Bug Bandit DEET-Free Bug Spray as well. Mosquitos are such a nuisance down south, and they are literally out from sun up, to sundown.  This bug spray is DEET free, non-toxic, and pesticide free which again made me feel comfortable using it on my daughter. Unlike other bug sprays, this spray did not have a harsh scent. It is made with lemon eucalyptus oil, soybean oil, cedar bark, citronella, peppermint and a rosemary blend. Soybean oil is proven to repel mosquitoes for 3.5 hours and lemon eucalyptus oil is a safer substitute to DEET (without the harmful chemicals). I loved how it didn’t leave any sticky residue on my daughter’s skin, and so far it has worked like a charm. Both of these products have gone above and beyond my expectations! I have no idea why I didn’t try this brand sooner, because I have definitely been missing out.  I can’t wait to try some of their other natural products such as their Tangle Tamers products!

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Rosemary Repel Daily Shampoo Ingredients:  Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil (0.12%), Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil (0.00118%), Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil (0.00118%), Water/Eau (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Decyl Glucoside, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Polyquaternium-7, Illicium Verum (Anise) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Polyquaternium-10, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid

Bad Bugs DEET-Free Bug Spray Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Sebacate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprylate/Caprate, Lecithin, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cedrus Altantica Bark Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Leaf Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream

When I realized that Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream was coming to a city near us, I immediately knew I wanted to attend. My daughter and I are both Disney fanatics, and she is finally the perfect age to truly enjoy the magical world of Disney On Ice. This particular Disney On Ice show featured some of my daughter’s favorite characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Tiana. I received tickets to the Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream opening night (March 31, 2017) at the Lafayette Cajundome.20170321_114205.jpg Although the venue was packed, I didn’t find it to be overcrowded or rushed. Since everyone was there with families and small children, I found the crowd to be very pleasant and respectful. When we first walked in, we were greeted by quite a few Disney workers selling food, snacks and souvenirs. The lines were not very long, and everything moved pretty quickly. We were able to get snacks, souvenirs, and a professional photo taken all within 15 minutes of arriving. Everything was fairly priced, and I thought it was very nice that some of the souvenirs come with a two year guarantee! Some things we purchased included light up wands, snow cones, t-shirts, cotton candy, and crowns. picmonkey-collage-1

As it got closer to showtime, we made our way down to our seats which were pretty easy to find. We had seats in Section 123, Row 20. These were standard tickets valued at $15 a piece on Ticketmaster. For having standard tickets, we had a perfect view of the stage and the kids were extremely satisfied. The layout at the Cajundome is extremely nice and I believe everyone in the venue had a great view of the stage area as well. As the characters made their way out, my daughter went into complete shock. Seeing her face light up when she spotted Mickey and Minnie completely melted my heart. Through the entire show she was screaming and clapping because she was just so amazed at everything going on.PicMonkey Collage.jpg

The show started with Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy introducing the first act. They made their way around the stage and really interacted well with all of the children. I loved that the characters made full circles so that no matter where you were sitting, you still got to feel like part of the show.

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Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy introduced the first show (The Princess and The Frog) then left the stage. My daughter loved the New Orleans jazz dances that the crew did during this act!

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After this act, the Mickey Mouse crew came on stage again to announce the second act: Snow White. I must admit that this was probably my favorite act of the night. The Evil Queen took over the stage with her magic mirror and really took control of the stage! The light show that went along with this act was amazing! The seven dwarfs were hilarious and had the kids rolling in their chairs! PicMonkey Collage

The third act was Cinderella. Like the seven dwarfs, Cinderella’s mice had the children in a fit of laughter! The evil stepsisters were also HILARIOUS! They were fighting and rolling around the stage.  The kids were amazed when the fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into a horse and carriage. As a mom I was thinking “yeah right, how are they going to do that?”. The answer is pyrotechnics. With a nice big BOOM and some sparkly (distracting) fireworks, out appeared a horse and carriage complete with Cinderella in her ball gown!PicMonkey CollageAfter a brief intermission the Mickey Mouse crew introduced the story of Rapunzel. This was my daughter’s favorite act. The story started with Flynn Ryder dangling from the ceiling to steal the beloved crown. Minnie and Mickey really got the crowd evolved by asking them to yell if they spotted Flynn anywhere in the area. Of course the kids were trying to warn Mickey, but Flynn got away. This was the only act that involved any in-air acts. Flynn and Rapunzel flew around in the air on Rapunzel’s “hair” which was absolutely amazing! I was also blown away by the display of the glowing lanterns at the end of this show. PicMonkey Collage.jpg

Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, Daisy, and Donald returned to the stage to say their goodbyes.  Accompanied by all of the other Disney Princesses, a closing number was performed. They introduced each individual princess and her prince one by one (even ones who didn’t get the spotlight today such as Ariel and Belle). The closing number was truly magical with a quick pyrotechnics display and a silly little dance number. The entire cast wore beautiful matching white and gold outfits which were absolutely gorgeous!PicMonkey Collage.jpg

Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream was just as perfect as I imagined it would be. My daughter talked about her favorite characters the entire ride home. She was eager to call her grandparents and tell them all about her Disney experience. The joy of knowing that this was a night she will never forget is completely priceless to me! I can’t wait to attend another Disney On Ice show in the future!

*For showtimes and ticket information, visit the Disney On Ice website. Tickets are still available throughout the weekend and range from $15 to $55. Showtimes include April 1st at 11:00am, 3:00pm, and 7:00pm as well as April 2nd at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. You can purchase tickets and check seat availability on Ticketmaster.*

This review was brought to you courtesy of Feld Entertainment.

*I am a Feld Family Ambassador and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-show events*

Janiebee Nap Mat: Maggie Mae

Last year I ordered my daughter a Janiebee Nap Mat in the “Splendor” pattern. We immediately fell in love with the quality and decided to order a SECOND nap mat especially for grandma’s house! This time we ordered a new design called “Maggie Mae”. The Maggie Mae shabby chic design is a beautiful blue and pink floral print with geometrics and tulip accent pieces. The pink, orange, yellow, white, melon and aqua fabrics are completely adorable and match my daughter’s personality perfectly! This mat is approximately 21 inches wide and 53 inches long, so my daughter can use this for quite a few years. The minky pillow and built in blanket are my daughter’s favorite. They are so warm and cozy which makes her super excited to lay down for her naps or movie times. One of my favorite thing about Janiebee nap mats as a mom, is that they machine washable. I don’t mind her dragging it everywhere she goes because I can just toss it in the wash and it is good to go! These mats are also customizable! I was able to get Kinsley’s name embroidered on the front of the mat so she can take it back and forth to school if needed. Once again, Janiebee has completely blown me away!  I can’t wait to see what other patterns and prints Janiebee Nap Mats will release next!

Order the Maggie Mae mat today!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Movie Night with Shout!Kids DVDs

This February, Shout!Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios is releasing a few new adorable children’s DVDs. Among these DVDs are Transformers Rescue Bots: Protect and Explore, My Little Pony Friendship Magic: Exploring The Crystal Empire, and Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Stars. My daughter and I had the exciting chance to get a first look at these family-friendly cartoons!20170207_182634.jpg

First up on the agenda was Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Stars (per my daughter’s request)! My daughter has always been a huge Littlest Pet Shop fan, so it was no surprise that she wanted to watch this DVD first. This DVD included five different episodes all of which my daughter absolutely loved! They were all extremely fun and upbeat, keeping my daughter interested the entire time!

DVD Excerpt: Sinister king cobras! Comedy festivals! Pet hotels! And a monkey on Mars? It’s all here, as Blythe and her best friends-Russell the Hedgehog, Pepper the Skunk, Zoe the Spaniel, Minka the Monkey, Sunil the Mongoose, Penny the Panda, and Vinnie the Gecko- share the outrageous adventure after another in The Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Stars!

Episodes Include: Heart Of Parkness, Standup Stinker, The Secret Recipe,  A Night At The Pawza and Sue Syndrome

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Next up for our movie night, was Transformers Rescue Bots: Protect and Explore. My daughter regularly watches Transformers Rescue Bots with her cousins, so she was really excited to pop this DVD in! These episodes were very fast pace and my daughter was excited to see how the Bots would solve the problem! Before I knew it she was talking to the TV and helping them on their adventures.

DVD Excerpt: When a mysterious iceberg is spotted off the coast of Griffin Rock, it brings both danger and the interest of an old nemesis. On a nature hike, the Rescue Bots team will have to battle escaped snakes. And when the Burns family is stranded at sea by a swarm of jellyfish, the Bots must control miniature souvenir replicas of themselves. Enjoy these adventures and more in Transformers Rescue Bots: Protect and Explore.

Episodes Include: Tip of the Iceberg, Buddy System, No Place Like Dome, Thieves Like Us, and The New Recruits

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Last, but definitely not least was My Little Pony Friendship Is Magical: Exploring The Crystal Empire. We are huge My Little Pony fans, so I was extremely excited about this DVD in particular. These episodes were adorable and funny as usual. I like that most My Little Pony episodes, this one being no exception, teaches great lessons in making friends and being kind.

DVD Excerpt: Join Twilight Sparkle, everypony’s favorite studious princess and her very best friends- Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Spike- as they explore the wondrous arctic kingdom, the Crystal Empire! Old enemies return and new friends are made in this collection of episodes that will have you exploring the Crystal Empire with magical adventure! 

Episodes Include: The Cutie Re-mark Part 21, The Cutie Re-mark Part 2, The Cutie Re-mark Part 3, The Crystalling Part 1, The Crystalling Part 2, and The Times They Are A Changeling. 

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

BOOM KidzControl™ Volume Limit Headset Headphones from Kidz Gear

I recently purchased my daughter a learning app that requires her to repeat songs and words, so she needed a headset that would allow the app to hear what she was saying. These BOOM KidzControl™ volume limit headset headphones from Kidz Gear are perfect! They are made exactly like the original award-winning Kidz Gear KidzControl headphones, except these have a Boom Mic built in. The Boom mic allows my daughter to easily talk back and forth with her app. I also really like how these headphones have padding around the ear pieces as well as built in volume limit controls.  On the wire there is a small piece that allows me to select the MAX volume so that no matter how much she turns up her iPod, the volume will never go over what I have set. My daughter immediately fell in love with these headphones. The headpiece is easily adjustable so they aren’t constantly falling off, and the attatched mic is able to bend so she is comfortable talking into it. Although I ordered these specifically for her learning app, my daughter has been using these headphones for all of her apps as well as movies and music. These are definitely mom and toddler approved!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Zollipops: The After You Eat Treat™

My daughter recently had her second dentist appointment, and unfortunatly this one didn’t go as smooth as her first one. The dentist informed me that even though we brush her teeth everyday,  Kinsley had a small cavity forming on one of her front teeth. I immediately purchased some floss picks and upped her brushes to three times a day, but I wanted to go a step further and find another way for Kinsley’s mouth to stay healthy. That’s when I discovered Zollipops! Invented by 11 year old Alina Morse, Zollipops are lollipops that are meant to reduce tooth decay, stop dry mouth, and create a healthier mouth overall! Not only are Zollipops sugar free, gluten free, vegan and kosher, but they are also packed with Xylitol, Erythritol, Stevia and other natural ingredients. Zollipops work by balancing the pH levels in our mouths which helps control bacteria. After learning a bit about Zollipops, I knew I had to get some for Kinsley! I mean, if it can help prevent her cavities from forming it was worth a shot! Of course these were immidiatly a huge hit! A sucker for breakfast? HECK YEAH! Kinsley absolutely loved the flavors (strawberry, orange, grape, pineapple, raspberry and cherry) and was extremely happy to get a sucker after each meal (the package says she can have up to 3 a day). We made it a fun routine so that Kinsley was more excited about taking care of  her teeth. Eat, brush, sucker, repeat! I can’t wait for her next dentist appointment to see if Zollipops have helped to stop Kinsley’s forming cavity in its tracks! Such a genius product that kids of all ages can benefit from!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

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