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Design & Drill® Flower Power Studio™

I am all for teaching my daughter that she can be whatever she wants to be. That’s why I am okay with her dressing up as a firefighter, or driving her babies around in a dump truck. Most toys like this are normally targeted at little boys, so when I spotted the Design & Drill® Flower Power Studio™, I couldn’t pass it up. This set is perfect for allowing little girls to learn about tools! This set includes a fold-up flower board, a power drill, 60 bolts, 6 designer plates, a butterfly clasp, a phillips bit, a flower bit, and a guide with 12 patterns. The drill required 3AA batteries, but other than that it was ready-to-go out of the box! 20170729_171553.jpg

My daughter couldn’t wait to get her hands on this set! The kid-friendly power drill was extremely easy for her to use, and the bolts went into the flower board extremely easily. There is a small switch on the back that allows my daughter to put the power drill in reverse to remove the bolts, or forward to drill the bolts in. The bolts weren’t extremely small, which allowed my daughter to get a good grip on them while drilling. I love how this little set sparks her imagination.  Not only does she get to create her own awesome designs, but she is learning basic STEM concepts at the same time!  The best part about this set is that when my daughter is finished playing, we can simply fold it up and save it for next time! This makes cleanup a breeze! This Design & Drill® Flower Power Studio™ is absolutely perfect for kids 3-6! It is no wonder it won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award in 2015!

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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*

Top Trumps: Harry Potter

There is nothing better than a good competitive card game, especially one that can get everyone involved. That is why Top Trumps is one of my favorite go-to card games! Top Trumps come in hundreds of themes, so everyone in the family is able to play! The rules of Top Trumps are very simple.To start, a player must deal all of the cards face down. Each player holds their cards so that they can see the top card only.  The player to the dealer’s left starts by reading out a category from their top card (example: Temper 7). The other players then read out the same category from their cards. The player with the highest value wins and collects all of the top cards and places them at the bottom of their card stack. Whoever won that round is the next to choose a category from their next card. The person with all of the cards at the end of the game, is the winner! Simple right? Yes, but extremely competitive!

Watch a “How To Play” videoreceived_1949107818659354.jpegBeing the Harry Potter addicts that we are, we ordered three Harry Potter themed Top Trumps packs. These packs included Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Our first game we decided to play Goblet Of Fire. This pack featured characters like Harry Potter, Cedric Diggory, Neville Longbottom, and Barty Crouch. Our very first round was a “Magic” category between Neville Longbottom, George Weasley, Hermione Granger, Professor Dumbledore, and Harry Potter!  It was so much fun watching how competitive this game became. Within minutes some players were down to two cards, while others had half the stack! I really loved the idea of everyone having an equal chance to win since the deck is always random! received_1949107815326021We had so much fun with these Harry Potter themed cards, however I can’t wait to get a few more categories that the younger kids will enjoy! My daughter has already put her request in for Paw Patrol, while my nephew is set on Marvel! Since these games each come in their own little protective case, I can take them with us wherever we go! I mean, they couldn’t be any more perfect!

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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*

Find It Games: A Contained Adventure

Trying to find games to keep my daughter occupied in the car can be a bit of a hassle. That’s why we always end up playing classic car games, which get old pretty quickly. Find It Games are not only great games for traveling, but they’re perfect for everyone in the family! Find It Games are “contained adventures” that are basically portable treasure hunts! I ordered the Captain Underpants (ages 6+) game for my nephew and the Sesame Street (ages 3-5) game for my daughter. I really loved that there were options for everyone in the family to have a theme they’d enjoy. PicMonkey Collage.jpgWhen the games came in, I was surprised at how quickly the kids claimed them.  I barely had enough time to get photos of the packaging! The Captain Underpants version has over 40 different items to find, and comes with several playing cards. Using the cards, my nephew can play alone, or with friends as a team. By simply shaking the container, the pieces inside move around making the find-it items appear. Since the Sesame Street version is for smaller children, the find it items are larger than the standard game. They are also repeated twice to make them easier to find. This version includes a ” Ways To Play” booklet for additional learning opportunities. Both of these games have been such a hit in our home, and 99% of the time they make their way into all of our road trips (even if we’re just headed to the store). They do a great job of keeping the kids occupied, and since they each have their own version there is no fighting! They even take turns swapping out themes! I can’t wait to see what themes they come out with in the future!

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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*

Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa

My daughter is at the age where dressing up and getting pampered is finally fun! That is why I couldn’t pass up the chance to let her try the Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa! The Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa is an adorable little foot spa that is  guaranteed to be the most fun pedicure you’ve ever had! This spa comes with everything we need to have our own little foot spa and 2,000 Orbeez to get us started! All I had to do was grow our Orbeez, warm them up, and we were ready to start our in-home spa session. I mean, it even has a cascading waterfall of Orbeez! How much more fun and relaxing could it get? 20170810_180433As most of you know, Orbeez take a while to “grow”.  That is why I started setting up our Ultimate Soothing Spa the night before our girls night. I put together the spa, filled it with water, and dumped one packet of Orbeez inside.   After leaving them in overnight, our foot spa was filled to the top with fun bouncy orbeez! We couldn’t wait to stick our feet inside! Of course, my daughter just HAD to go first! She kept giggling because the Orbeez were tickling her toes, but she couldn’t get over how much fun it was! The battery operated motor sprinkled Orbeez all over her feet and she was over the moon that she had her very own “big girl” toy! I must admit that I was a bit hesitant about having so many Orbeez inside, especially with the motor spraying them, however we didn’t have any mess! The Orbeez stayed safely inside of the spa at all times, and cleanup once we were finished was a breeze! I can’t wait to get a few more bags of Orbeez for our next little spa night! The Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa surpassed our expectations and was definitely the star of our spa night!

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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*

Little Tikes® Sensory Friends Ball Pit

Helping kids refine their fine motor and reasoning skills is super important. That is why I was super excited to test out the Little Tikes® Sensory Friends Ball Pit! This ball pit is super fun and the colorful kid-sized plastic balls are perfect for keeping kids entertained for hours! I loved that there was no set up required, and the ball pit doesn’t require me to blow anything up. It is more of a stuffed animal material. All I had to do was open the ball pit up, stuff the balls inside, and it was ready to go! PicMonkey Collage.jpgMy little toy tester, Lily, was super excited to test out this ball pit! She immediately hopped in and began playing with the balls. The ball pit has little mirrors and secret pockets so Lily was able to do all kinds of super fun sensory activities! She can slip the balls through the holes and play with the little crinkle material on the pit itself. I love how I can zip it up with all of the balls inside for easy storage, and then unzip when the kids are ready to play again! Although I do recommend ordering additional balls, this ball pit was an adorable addition to our Little Tikes collection!

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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*

Despicable Me 3 Gifts from Townleygirl

The recently released Despicable Me 3 has taken my home by storm this summer. My daughter, as well as all of the kids in my family, are obsessed with this new release! That is why I couldn’t wait to see what kind of Despicable Me 3 products Townleygirl had up their sleeves. Townleygirl recently released an entire line of Despicable Me 3 products perfect for every girl in our family! My daughter and I were definitely not disappointed by this theme’s selections. Do you have a Despicable Me fan in your home? If so, these gifts are sure to be a huge hit! PicMonkey Collage.jpg

Lip Balm and Mirror Set–  This set comes with an assortment of 4 lip balms and one medium sized 3D mirror. The lip balms come in four flavors which include purple grape, blue cotton candy, rose bubble gum, and green watermelon. My daughter adores the little mirror that comes with this set. It is small enough for her tiny hands, but is large enough for her to see her entire face at one. As always, the lip balms were also a huge hit. I like that they apply clear so that she doesn’t have crazy looking makeup on her face all day. This is perfect for kids of all ages!

Lip Balm Set with Banana Bag–  This set comes with 4 flavored lip balms and one adorable banana shaped bag. The lip balm flavors are blue cotton candy, purple grape, rose bubble gum and green watermelon. This is one of my daughter’s favorite Despicable Me 3 products. The 4 lip balms are shaped like minions, and fit perfectly inside of the banana bag (if you have never seen Despicable Me, you probably won’t understand the banana reference). Each minion shaped lip balm come with adorable little googly eyes which my daughter and I both find hilarious. One of the cutest themed products I’ve seen on the market!

Lip Balm with Bouncy Ball– This lip balm is  rose-colored, berry-flavored, and has an adorable little bouncy ball attached to the cap. Although this product is much simpler than the other products we were sent, we love it just as much! At first I thought the bouncy ball was just for decoration, however my daughter is able to take it off and put it back on whenever she wants to play with it! I think this is such an adorable little touch to make a simple product a bit more fun.

Beautiful Nails Set– This set comes with 3 nail polishes, a nail gem wheel, a nail file, and a wooden stick. The nail polish colors are peach, lavender and apple green. All three polishes are bubble gum scented and are water-based, non-toxic, and peelable which makes them perfect for children of all ages. This product is the Despicable Me JACKPOT. I think my daughter almost passed out when she seen it. The three Despicable Me 3 themed nail polishes featured photos and sayings from the movie. One is a Gru themed bottle with the words “Who’s up for trouble?” while another features Agnes with the saying “Unicorns. I love them!”. I love these small little details. I love that Townleygirl included a wooden stick in this set. This makes it easy for me to pick up a nail gem and place it on my daughter’s fingernail. Everything about this set is perfect, even the sparkly little nail file!

Nail Art Collection-This nail art collection comes with 12 press on nails, 1 sheet of nail gems, and 1 sheet of nail stickers. This set includes 65 pieces all together, which ensures that kids will get multiple uses out of this one collection. I decided to gift this collection to my older niece who is extremely into press on nails at the moment. When she noticed the Despicable Me designs she was super excited. The little mix and match minions are super cute, and the nail gems/stickers give her nails a super cute and girly look. Although I think my daughter would have been too small to truly enjoy this collection, it was a huge hit with the older girls.

Don’t miss out on these adorable little products while they are available! They are sure to be a hit in your home as they have been in mine! Check out these, as well as other Despicable Me 3 themed products on the Townleygirl website.

Use my code “MommaDespicable30” for 30% off of your order! Valid until August 21st at 11:59 PM!

*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*

12V Kids ATV Quad from Best Choice Products

My family and I are always outdoors and spend a lot of our time riding our ATVs. Unfortunately up until this point my daughter, Kinsley, hasn’t been big enough to have her own ATV. The 12v kids ATV from Best Choice Product is the perfect little four wheeler for my daughter! I was extremely impressed at how realistic this ride on was, which is one of the reasons I couldn’t pass it up! This ATV has 4-wheel suspension, all-terrain wheels, working LED headlights, a horn, a storage basket, and a working MP3 player so it looks exactly like one of our larger ATVs! When it arrived it did required very little assembly, however I was able to put it together myself within five minutes. I also decided to allow it to fully charge overnight (8 hours) before showing it off to my daughter. There is a charger included and all I had to do was plug it into the wall and connect it to the ride on’s charging port.20170807_172227

The next morning I took the ATV out and finally showed it to my daughter. She was so excited that she didn’t even want to take the time to put shoes on! She hopped right on and wasn’t the least bit scared to drive herself! This ATV comes with 2 speed options and has a a max speed of 4.4 mph. Of course Kinsley decided to switch it into high speed and race around the yard. Although I personally didn’t find it too fast for safety reasons, my daughter loved that it went faster than the ride on car she previously had. She felt so grown up on her little ATV! Using a USB cord, she is able to plug in her iPod and ride around listening to her very own music! There are also built-in “radio” songs for her to listen to when we don’t have her iPod around. She loves the storage basket on the back and uses it to take her babydolls and other toys along for the ride! One of my main concerns for this ride on, was its ability to go off-road. Since we are often on dirt paths and bumpy side roads, I was scared Kinsley would have issues getting stuck. However the wheels on this 12v kids ATV are fairly large and allow her to go off-road with no issues whatsoever!20170807_170827.jpg

 Since I decided to charge it overnight, my daughter was able to ride this for several days before it died. I was extremely impressed with the battery life and it was much longer than I expected for a ride on. Of course my daughter wouldn’t allow it to get another full charge for several days (she would take it off after an hour or so), however it still lasted for HOURS even on a short charge! I love that the weight capacity is 110 lbs, which means Kinsley can use this adorable ATV for many years to come (she is only 30lbs right now). I honestly can’t say enough good things about this 12v Kids ATV because it simply exceeded my expectations! Since this ATV comes in several colors, I would highly recommend it for kids 3+ of any gender!20170807_170807.jpg

Purchase this 12V Kids ATV Quad from Best Choice Products, Walmart, or Sears.

*12V Kids ATV Quad also comes in blackgreen, and red*

*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*

Little Tikes Grip N Play Balls

Since my daughter is fairly young, it is hard for her to get a good grip on a ball during outdoor play time. She has gotten so frustrated at the fact that she can’t toss a football like the other kids can. These Little Tikes Grip N Play Balls are the perfect fix to our issue! Both balls in this pack feature soft, easy-to-grip spikes which make playtime so much easier! The kids can toss these back and forth for hours without getting frustrated! The kids don’t lose their grips, and the ball goes exactly where they want it to go! Not only are these balls easy to grip, but they are extremely soft. If someone accidentally tosses too high and it hits the other child in the head, the ball simply bounces off with no harm caused (trust me, this has happened multiple times). Although these balls are made for children 3-6 years old, my 7 year old nephew has claimed the bright orange football as his own! These are such a great set of balls for all of the kids to have a bit of fun! I can’t believe it took us so long to find these!

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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*

Hot Dots® Jr. Pete the Cat® Preschool Rocks Set

With my daughter starting preschool this year, I have been looking for a bunch of learning activities to get her jumpstarted. The Hot Dots® brand is exactly what I was looking for! Hot Dots® offer award-winning interactive learning set which encourages independence and self-paced learning! There are toddler sets for children 2-3, preschool sets for children 3-6, and other sets for children 6-12. Since my daughter is three and will be heading to preschool, I thought the Preschool Rocks Set would be perfect for her! The Preschool Rocks Set includes two spiral-bound interactive card sets with 200+ activities, a Hot Dots® Jr. Pete the Cat® pen, an award certificate, and reward stickers. This set focuses on skills in reading, math, science, and social studies.prod2452_6_lg

I was surprised at how quickly my daughter caught on to the Hot Dots® Jr concept. Using the Pete the Cat® pen, all my daughter had to do was press the pen to her answer to see if she is right or wrong. If she is correct, Pete the Cat® will glow green and if she is incorrect, Pete the Cat® will glow red. I don’t have the slightest clue how Pete the Cat® knows the correct answer, but after observing my daughter with the first few questions I noticed that Pete the Cat® was always right! My daughter had such a fun time answering all of her questions, and would jump for joy every time she got one right. Every time she got one wrong, she would ask me for help so that she was sure to get it right the next time. Overall, I think Hot Dots® is a great way to get kids excited about learning! Not only are these sets super fun, but the kids don’t realize how much studying they are actually doing! I can’t wait to try some additional sets with her once she completes this Preschool Rocks Set!

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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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