Week 6 On Nutrisystem…Comfort Foods You Can Rely On

 

 

Well guys, I can’t even begin to explain how rough the past couple of weeks have been for me.  Remember my last Nutrisystem post where I was recovering from the flu and eager to get back on the plan hardcore?  Yeah…life had a totally different plan in mind for me.  After beginning to feel better from the flu for about 36 hours I was completely blindsided by what came my way just those short hours later.  I began to feel even worse than I had before and started running a dangerous fever that just wouldn’t break.  Even with alternating acetamenophin and ibuprofen every 4 hours and taking cool baths and laying with a cold rag on my head my fever was barely breaking from 104 degrees + to just under 102 degrees.  After 5 days of this fever that just wouldn’t break I decided it was time to seek medical attention.

(My DOB is whited out for my privacy 🙂 )

Turns out, that awful flu ushered in an awful case of pneumonia.  After a short stay in the hospital I was sent on my way with antibiotics and a different inhaler than the one I use for my asthma.  After finishing my round of antibiotics, I was still not any better.  I had to be hospitalized a second time, this time with stronger, steroid based medication.

 

While I was sick, you can imagine how hard it was to even try and stay alive every day, let alone worry about eating, and eating right at that.  Lack of calories daily coupled with steroidal medication helped me have 2 weeks of stalled weight loss…whoopie (and I throw in that ‘whoopie’ quite sarcastically).

 

Although it was hard to get my daily meals in, I can say that I was truly grateful for some of my favorite comfort foods that are also on the Nutrisystem plan.  Mac and Cheese and Pizza are two of my favorite comfort foods, and I tended to stick with those when I felt like eating.

Now that I’m back to being *mostly* better, I am ready to tackle this beast again.  Although I’m not well enough to work out or walk on my treadmill yet (my lungs are still a bit congested), I’m up to the challenge of getting back onto the horse…again.  This WILL be a better week, and I WILL get back to my old self again. Watch out weight loss world…HERE I COME!!!

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Super Cute, Adorably Pink Lugz For Valentine’s Day

 

 

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?  Are you still looking for that perfect gift that’s different than you’re ordinary chocolate or flowers?  You HAVE to check out these super cute Lugz Regent Lo sneakers!  They’re available in a few different colors, but how can you go wrong with such a pretty pink for Valentine’s?!

 

 

Just like your typical girl, I am a sucker for anything pink.  When I can combine pink with various pieces of my wardrobe, even better!  I can’t even begin to tell you guys how excited I was when I got these adorable shoes.  They looked super cute on the website but they looked even cuter in person and I have to say, this is the only time in my 33 years I’ve ever been so thrilled with a pair of sneakers that I squealed when I opened the box.

I tend to stay away from shoes with completely flat soles as I have high arches but I am SO glad that I took a chance on these!  The insole has far more cushion that I anticipated so now not only are they adorable, but they’re SUPER comfy!!

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Canvas upper
  • Padded collar
  • Cushioned insole
  • Vulcanized construction
  • Durable rubber outsole

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Trust me fellas, that special lady in your life does NOT want the same old chocolate, stuffed animal or flowers.  Spoil her this Valentine’s Day with the gift that she really deserves…something super cute to make every pink-inspired outfit pop.  If the Regent Lo style isn’t the style that your lady loves, make sure you check out everything else Lugz has to offer!  There are so many great styles with so many different color options there’s bound to be a pair (or two) that she’ll fall head over heels for.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Week 4 On Nutrisystem: Accepting Things Beyond Our Control And Moving Forward Strong

 

 

What a freakin’ week it’s been guys!  No matter where you live, if you watch the news I’m positive you’ve heard how bad this flu season is.  Until this past week, we had been lucky and escaped the ravenous germs and it invaded our household with a vengeance y’all!

Last week I told my son to avoid one of his friends until his flu symptoms had passed.  Of course, being the teenager that he is, he knew better.  We stay up to date on vaccines and we take daily vitamins so, no way the germs would matter to us right?  *Insert eye roll here*  I’m sure you can imagine, not only did my son hang out with his sick friend, but thought it would be a GREAT idea to share a drink too!  Within two days my teenage son, 6 year old daughter and myself were sick, shortly followed by my husband and other son (although they recovered quickly, thank goodness).  On top of dealing with my flu symptoms for 5 days, I also had a super-sick 6 year old running a fever of 103.5 that was only breaking to a mere 100 even after alternating acetaminophen and ibuprofen as well as utilizing cool baths and washcloths on her forehead.  Me being the worrier that I am, I was sure that one of my kids were going to be one of the ones we hear about that has lost their life to severe flu symptoms this year so I had my daughter sleep in bed with me so I could check on her around the clock.  Lack of sleep seemed to have made my sickness linger and I’m just starting to feel mostly better today.

So, what does all this have to do with my week on Nutrisystem?  Absolutely EVERYTHING!  I have to admit that my daily calorie count while sick was disgusting.  On a *good* day, I was consuming about 500 calories, most of that crackers and light soup.  After so many days of so little calories my body seems to have thought I was starving and held on to every bit it could, making my scale not budge one bit this week.  Sometimes, these things are just out of our control but I refuse to look at it as defeat.  This WILL be a better week, I WILL get to enjoy my favorite Nutrisystem foods, and I’m positive I WILL see results next week as I’m back to the plan ready and eager this week!

 

 

Before the nightmare of a week set in, I did manage to have a delicious breakfast that happens to be one of my favorite breakfast meals.  The frozen cinnamon roll is a great way to feel like you’re breaking all the ‘diet’ rules when you’re completely following the plan.  Talk about winning!  I love pairing my cinnamon roll with fat-free milk as my morning powerfuel for a great tasting, filling, and nutritious breakfast to fuel the day.

I look forward to having a much better week to share with you all next week, so stay tuned, because the show ain’t over yet!!

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Give The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift With Krankz Audio

 

 

Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift other than the typical chocolate or flowers?  Check out these Krankz Classic Headphones, available in a stunning red…perfect for V-Day!!

 

 

I always give my kids a gift for Valentine’s Day, after all, I do love them to pieces!  My teenage son is increasingly hard to shop for, but Krankz Audio made it a breeze finding the perfect gift for him this year!  These headphones have a retractable, foldable design with a built-in microphone which make them perfect for answering a call or playing an online video game with friends.  The noise canceling ability in these compact headphones is incredible, allowing you to drown out the world around you and enjoy your favorite activities.  The on-ear design combines superior sound quality with unparalleled comfort and style making them a great gift for anyone on your list this Valentine’s Day.

A few features you’ll absolutely love:

  • Incredibly clear and powerful sound.
  • Built in microphone and automatic call notification for easily switching between music audio and phone calls when paired to your smart phone.
  • Easy playback, using the intuitive headset controls on your ear cup for managing your listening experience.
  • High efficiency rechargeable battery.
  • To recharge your headphones, just plug them into any USB port or USB power cube.
  • Stream audio from your laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device – even TV’s – from up to 30 feet away.

 

If the person you’re shopping for isn’t a huge ‘red’ fan, these are also available in black and white so you can pick the color that’s just right for the person receiving them, how awesome is that?

This V-Day, check out Krankz Audio for all of your gifting needs.  You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift, and at super affordable prices you’ll probably end up buying some for yourself too!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Week 3 on Nutrisystem: Great Food To Keep You Going

 

 

Who’s ready for a new week?  I know I am!  After a great weigh-in this morning, and a weekly loss of 2 lbs, I’m feeling pretty great, and ready to continue to tackle this beast we call weight loss.  For those who know me, it’s no surprise that I’m a SUPER picky eater, and often order the same things from the same places because there’s not much that makes me wander out of my comfort zone.  One of the things that I LOVE about Nutrisystem is the great selection of food that you’ll hardly believe is ‘diet’.  For the ladies here, you’ll completely understand when I say there are times of the month that I can’t live without certain foods.  Go without a burger or chocolate?  GASP!  Thanks to the fantastic food Nutrisystem offers, you can have a bit of everything!

 

 

There are a couple breakfast items that I just couldn’t live without, and that’s waffles and cereal.  Nutrisystem has some of the best frozen buttermilk waffles you’ll ever taste (and yes, they’ve got super yummy cereal too!).  I love pairing my waffles with a turkey sausage patty and sugar free syrup for a delicious breakfast that’s perfect for fueling my body after my workout and getting me through the rest of the day.

 

 

Mmmm…hamburgers.  (Insert Homer Simpson style drooling here.)  I absolutely could not live without a big juicy burger which is why I’m SO thankful that Nutrisystem has delicious and filling  hamburgers.  I pop mine in the microwave for 1 minute, then toast the bun and burger patty in a pan for a few minutes.  I love to top mine with some lettuce and spicy pickle slices, yummy!

 

 

Yes!  You’re seeing that right, it’s Nutrisystem chocolate!  As simple as these little chocolate nibs are, they are hands down, my favorite dessert offered.  There are just some days that I absolutely couldn’t survive without a little bit of chocolate.  Whether it’s from a Nutrisystem chocolate breakfast muffin, various different chocolatey lunch bars, the delicious shakes or different desserts, there are TONS of way to get your chocolate fix with Nutrisystem.  I love being able to mix it up throughout the day, and I love knowing if I want to have chocolate for dessert I can.

 

Make sure you guys check back next week, I can’t wait to see how the plan continues to work for me!

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Make Valentine’s Day Magical With Magical Butter

 

 

Looking for a way to make Valentine’s Day magical this year?  Look no further!  Magical Butter is here to take all of your Valentine’s Day treats to the next level.

 

 

The MagicalButter machine is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor, designed for creating fantastic recipes, infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more!  Make herbal butter in as little as 2 hours, and blend with the Magical Butter chocolate for an out of this world, crazy good chocolate experience.  The Magical Butter machine was designed to precisely extract the nutrients and flavor from your favorite herbs and infuse them into: butter, olive oil, peanut oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, canola oil, tincture.  Add herbal butter, oil, and tincture to your favorite foods and take all of your Valentine’s Day dishes to a new level!

A little bit about the MB2e device:

  • Fully automatic & microprocessor controlled
  • Temperature sensor and timer for easy set it and forget it attitude!
  • Makes herbal oil in 1 hour
  • Makes herbal butter in 2 hours
  • Makes herbal tincture in 4-8 hours
  • Stainless steel construction

 

When you think of Valentine’s Day, what’s the first food item that comes to mind?  I’m willing to bet you said chocolate!  Below you’ll find some great chocolate-filled recipes that you can make with the MB2e device.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons Magical Coconut oil 
  • 24 large ripe strawberries, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 4 ounces semisweet dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped

Directions:

  1. Add 2 teaspoons of the infused oil to the dark chocolate, and melt. Gently stir.
  2. Grasping the green tops, slowly dip the strawberries one at a time ⅔ of the way into the melted chocolate. Let the excess run off for a moment. Arrange them uniformly on MagicalButter baking mats or waxed paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons of the infused oil to the white chocolate, and melt. Gently stir.
  4. Dip a teaspoon into the melted white chocolate. Then, drizzle it over each dark chocolate-coated strawberry with a back-and-forth scribbling motion, producing a dramatic zig-zag pattern of fine white lines across the berries. Have fun—get creative!
  5. Chill your Chocolate-Covered Strawberries until the chocolate forms a crisp shell around them, about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Chef’s Notes

  • In place of white chocolate you can use milk chocolate, for a shades-of-brown artistic strawberry flavor experience.
  • Make extra, because they won’t last!

 

Decadent Chocolate Fruit and Nut Trail Mix Bar

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons/60-80 ml highly concentrated MagicalButter Coconut Oil or MagicalButter Cacao Butter
  • 1 pound/450 g high-quality chocolate (I mix ½ white and ½ dark, minimum 65% cacao)
  • 1 Madagascar vanilla bean, halved; use inner flesh (or 1 teaspoon/5 ml vanilla extract)
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried blueberries, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried cherries, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried cranberries, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried raisins, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml  M&Ms
  • ¼ cup/60 ml pistachios, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml cashews, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml peanuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml sunflower lecithin

Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl mix the berries, nuts, and M&Ms together, and set them aside.
  2. in a double boiler slowly melt the chocolate; then add the cacao butter/ coconut oil, lecithin, and vanilla, and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mixture into molds, and top with the fruit and nut combination. Refrigerate it until it is cool and hardened.
  4. Remove your Decadent Chocolate Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bars from the molds, serve, and enjoy!

 

S’mores Squares

 

Directions:

  • ½ cup/120 ml MagicalButter (or MB Coconut Oil)
  • ½ cup/120 ml Sensual Chocolate
  • 6 cups/1420 ml miniature marshmallows
  • 5 cups/1185 ml cinnamon toast cereal

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F/165°C.
  2. In a large saucepan set to medium, heat ¼ cup/60 ml of the MagicalButter and 4 cups/950 ml of marshmallows. Stir until the mix is completely uniform in consistency.
  3. Add cereal, and stir until the consistency is again smooth and even.
  4. Apply non-stick cooking spray to a cookie sheet, and evenly spread the cereal mix onto the sheet.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, and evenly spread it over the cereal mix.
  6. Mix the rest of the MagicalButter and marshmallows in a bowl, and evenly spread them on top.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Remove your s’mores from the oven. Let cool. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!

 

Chocolate Chip Croissant Pudding

 

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup Magical Coconut oil or MagicalButter
  • 12 small croissants, preferably stale (left out overnight)
  • 2½ cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup salted caramel sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the croissants and chocolate chips inside your MagicalButter machine, and secure the lid.
  3. Push the Blend/Clean button. When this short cycle is complete, you’re ready to assemble your pudding.
  4. Cut the croissants into pieces about 1 to 2 inches in size. Place half of these into the bottom of your 10-by-13-inch baking dish. Top them with half the chocolate chips; then, add half the custard mixture. Repeat the process; then, gently push the floating croissant pieces into the custard mixture to soak. Cover the dish with aluminium foil.
  5. Bake your covered pudding on your oven’s center rack for 45 minutes. Then, uncover and bake it for an additional 40-45 minutes.
  6. Let your Chocolate Chip Croissant Pudding cool slightly, and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

 

I’m absolutely LOVING my new MB2e device, and I can’t wait to see what amazing creations I can cook up for a romantic evening for my husband and I.  If you’re looking to add the extra bit to put all of your dishes over the top, you absolutely have to check out Magical Butter!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Perfect Classroom Store Additions From Oriental Trading

 

 

Classroom stores are a great way to keep kids motivated and incentivize good behavior, as well as teach them how to responsibly spend or save money.  Recently I’ve started helping my daughter’s kindergarten teacher gather some supplies to make a little classroom store and of course Oriental Trading was a no-brainer place to shop.  There’s always such a great selection for every occasion and you guys already know they had some fabulous finds for my daughter’s classroom store.  Whether you’re a parent shopping to help out the class or a teacher looking to purchase great items at super great prices, make sure you check out these perfect classroom store additions:

 

 

These Mini Hibiscus Beach Playsets are perfect for a day at the beach or as an activity for kids at your next tropical or Hawaiian beach party.  If you live in Arizona like we do with plenty of dirt, these are a little set that will come in handy all the time!  Give these beach play sets to the kids and watch them have fun in sun.  Each plastic set includes a 3 1/4″ x 41/4″ diam. bucket, 6 1/4″ shovel, 5″ rake and 2 7/8″ scoop.

 

 

A great way to get a HUGE bang for your buck is the Mega Deluxe Toy Assortment.  This mega novelty assortment is loaded with plenty of toys and treats for everyone!  Take the guesswork out of choosing birthday party favors or stock up on prizes for your school classroom with this colorful collection of deluxe goodies!  Includes noisemakers, bouncing balls, pencils and much, much more! (250 pcs. per unit)

 

 

What kid doesn’t love a lollipop, right?  These Pen & Lollipop Notepads With Pens were a huge hit with my daughter’s class!  Each 30 pg. notepad includes a matching 6″ plastic pen and colorful printing on every page.  Perfect for little ones to create their own book, make notes, or draw whatever they feel inspired to!

 

 

Stickers are always such a huge hit with kids and what better way to supply a little something for everyone than with this Mega Sticker Scene Assortment?   Make a pirate, princess, race car, aquarium, animal, butterfly, farm or neon monkey with these clever sticker scenes!  A perfect activity for a rainy day, this cute set includes 8 different 6 7/8″ sticker scenes with 10 – 50 stickers per sheet.  Also fun for preschools and day cares! (96 sheets per unit)

 

 

After counting up each little one’s money, they couldn’t wait to take a look at the items and see what they could buy.  I have been in my daughter’s class numerous times and I can tell you that no matter what the occasion, whether it’s been a party, assembly, or any other school function, there has NEVER been as much excitement as there was when we finally debuted the goodies.  There was something that captivated each little one’s interest and you could see their face light up when they received the items that they had their eyes on.

 

Make sure you check out Oriental Trading for all of your classroom store needs, you won’t be disappointed and I guarantee you’ll find everything you’re looking for (and then some) all in one convenient place.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Our Top Pet Product Picks For 2018

 

 

I’m sure you all know by now how much my fur-kids LOVE trying out new stuff.  We got an amazing shipment of pet products that we couldn’t wait to dive into!  If you’re looking for fun new products for your furbabies (cats OR dogs) check out our top pet product picks for 2018:

 

 

Petlinks has some AMAZING pet beds that your cats and dogs will go nuts over!

The Petlinks premium pet beds with gel memory foam cushion provide cooling comfort while conforming to your pet’s body contours.  Gel beads cool and comfort while memory foam relieves achy joints.  Cover is removable and machine washable so if there’s any accidents the cleanup is a breeze!  The reclaimed memory foam mix is made of shredded leftover remnants from foam manufacturing, keeping waste out of landfills for a product you can feel great about.  Petlinks therapeutic pet beds help relieve join pain and ease tired muscles by evenly distributing your dog’s weight to help rejuvenate him while he rests.

 

 

Give your feline friend a play nest purrfectly made for them with the Petlinks HyperNip Hide & Play Crinkle Ring & 2 Mice Cat Toy.  This complete play kit includes a comfy, crinkly den and two cute mice with jute tails and ribbon ears.  The mice are stuffed with hypernip―a proprietary blend of catnip and a wild-growing mountain herb from Asia called silvervine―that’s sure to delight your kitty.  The toys are lightweight so they’re easy for your furry one to catch and bat around, providing much-needed exercise for both indoor and outdoor kitties. Plus, the play den doubles as a comfy hideaway that’s great for naps and lounging.

 

 

Not all toys are designed equal and that is evidenced by the GoDog RhinoPlay Dog Toy line.  The RhinoPlay line is made from PopFoam NT, which is an environmentally safe and non-toxic material that is lightweight, waterproof and virtually indestructible.  The innovative shape of each toy is easy for dogs to pick up, carry or just chew for hours on end.

 

 

Any pet lover knows that dogs love the feel and sound of “squeaky” toys, but enduring the high-pitched repetition in the wee hours of the night can drive any pet-parent crazy!   Ultrasonic HEAR DOGGY! toys are made with a squeaker ONLY your dog can hear!  Hear Doggy! plush toys give your pet the same sensation and enjoyment of traditional squeaky toys without the irritating noise!  The science behind Hear Doggy!: Dogs can hear sounds at a higher frequency (0 to 45 KHz) than humans (0 to 20 KHz).  Tuned to an ultrasonic range in the 24-28 KHz frequency, each Hear Doggy! squeaker is out of human hearing range, but still fun for your four-legged friend.

 

 

Whether your cat likes scratching or playing, SmartyKat has some great picks!

Scratching helps cats stretch, tone muscles and even helps alleviate stress.  The rough texture of sisal provides a particularly vigorous workout and is an exceptionally durable scratch surface.  This tower is made with materials that also replicate natural surfaces found in nature…sure to please the pickiest of paws especially when combined with another feline favorite, carpet.  SmartyKat Claw Tower is a super-sized 2-in-1 sisal and carpet scratch post which allows cats to stretch and scratch.

SmartyKat kicked Critter kicker is an irresistable Jumbo crinkle toy to wrestle, hug & kick.  This extra long plush attracts cats to play and when playtime is over, kitties love to cuddle up and nest with their kicked Critter.

 

 

Venus (as you can see) has been thoroughly enjoying all of her new favorite finds!  She loves to spend some time chewing on each and every one before the comfort of the bed takes over and she melts into it.

 

 

Elsa has also been enjoying her new stuff too!  After a long day playing she can’t wait to curl up in her favorite new hide out and drift off to sleep.

 

Make sure you check out all of these great products if you have fur-kids too!  There’s no better way to spoil your pets in 2018!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Why Hello There Nutrisystem Week Two…

 

 

Why hello there week two of Nutrisystem, I’m so happy to see you!  I’m not going to lie guys, Turbo week was a little rough.  One of the hardest parts about Turbo week for me is, no extras.  No extras means no coffee creamer and for someone like myself, drinking coffee black is just torture so no coffee creamer means no coffee.  Until I figured out a great little trick that is!

 

 

Those Chocolate Turbo Shakes may just look like any old regular shake to you guys, but to me, that was my saving grace throughout my Turbo week.  The Turbo shakes are incredibly delicious, and offered a creative way for me to get my caffeine (or some of it) in without ruining my progress.  For those who don’t know, coffee is incredibly low calorie, depending on how much grounds you use, typically 2 calories per 8 ounces.  Rather than mix my shake with water, I opted to use some chilled coffee to create not only a nutritious, but delicious and caffeinated treat!

 

I was a little nervous to step on the scale and see how my progress for the week was.  Considering that I don’t have a large volume of weight to lose, I honestly didn’t expect my Turbo week to result in a large loss.  I figured if I had a 2 pound loss during the week I would’ve been happy.  To my surprise, my weekly weigh in showed a loss of 4 pounds for Turbo week which was a little shocking, but hey…I’ll take it!  Week 2 is here and I am so ready to get my body moving and enjoying the Nutrisystem life!

 

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Super Fun Classroom Store Items Kids Will Love From Raymond Geddes

 

 

Most classrooms across America now have something SUPER fun that I didn’t have when I was in school, a classroom store!  Classroom stores are a great way to keep kids motivated and incentivize good behavior, as well as teach them how to responsibly spend or save money.  Recently I’ve started helping my daughter’s kindergarten teacher gather some supplies to make a little classroom store and when I went on the hunt for some great products, I came across Raymond Geddes which ended up being a one-stop-shop for everything you could possibly want for a classroom store.  I reached out to Raymond Geddes and they were generous enough to provide TONS of great items for the littles to enjoy (with the added bonus of a paper catalog in my package which I am absolutely in love with!  Shopping for fun new items will be super easy with our catalog on hand!)  Whether you’re a parent looking to lend a helping hand, or a teacher on the hunt for great (yet affordable) classroom store items, check out these fabulous items below:

 

 

Hello Kitty & Friends Little Books are a great addition to any classroom store!  This product is exclusive to GEDDES, so you won’t be able to find it anywhere else!  These colorful hardcover little notebooks feature favorite characters from Sanrio including: Keroppi, Badtz-Maru, Chococat, Hello Kitty, and My Melody.  Each little book is 2 1/2″ x 3″ in size and have 82 blank white pages so they can easily be transformed into any kind of little book each kid wants!

 

 

The Cat In The Hat?  Green Eggs And Ham?  Thing 1 and Thing 2?  Yes, please!  These Dr. Seuss Color It! Pencil Pouches are super fun, and also another GEDDES exclusive!  Relax, sit back, and color it!  There are four pencil pouch designs featuring fun Dr. Seus characters that you’ll want to add flair and color to!  Kids will have a blast coloring these pouches and make them their own!  Each pencil pouch is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ in size, and has an easy-open easy-close zipper to keep belongings nice and secure.

 

 

What kid doesn’t like fidget spinners, right?  These Glow In The Dark Fidget Spinners will probably be the most popular addition to your classroom store.  Now you can fidget in the dark with these Fidget-Su Glow-in-the-Dark Spinners.  Each spinner is 3″ in size, and the box has a variety of 6 different colors to choose from.  Simply expose to light to charge the glow and then enjoy the night-time fun!

 

 

Squish-a-rific Marshmallow Putty will help melt away any little one’s stress!  Stretch and mold this putty that feels like marshmallows and stretches like chewing gum without the sticky mess.  Tired of slime and putty getting stuck in carpet?  This marshmallow putty is amazing and won’t stick to the carpet fibers!  There are four colors available: pink, green, white, and blue.  Each plastic container is 3″ in diameter and hold 1.75 ounces of putty.

 

 

 

Looking for a more traditional type slime/putty?  This Double Dip Neon Putty is the answer!  With 2 colors of putty in each container, this Double Dip Neon Putty is two times the fun!  The putty colors are swirled together to create unique patters when you knead, stretch, pull, and play with the putty.  It never gets old!

 

 

I think just about every little kid on the planet, whether they’re a boy or a girl, love drones.  What better way to add some fun to your pencil case than adding a Drone Eraser/Sharpener?  These sharpener/eraser combos are only available at GEDDES, so make sure you stock up before they’re gone and you can’t find them anywhere else!  GEDDES’ Drone Sharpener + Eraser is the latest in sharpener and eraser technology!  Like all good technology, it does more than one thing and it does them well!  The top part to the drone is a removable eraser and its base is a pencil sharpener that delivers crisp pencil points on demand.  Easy to use and easy to empty, what else could you ask for?

 

 

Superballs are a MUST in any classroom store.  I mean, who doesn’t love superballs, right? These extra bouncy balls make fun prizes for students or birthday party favors. These medium-sized high-bounce ball novelty toys measure in with a 1 3/4″ diameter, perfect for super bouncy fun!  There’s a ball to match any child’s style, with each bag of 50 superballs containing a wide variety of colors and designs.

 

 

Got little ones in your classroom that love monsters?  Check out these monster inspired pencils, the Monster Tip Topz Pencils!  Tiny monsters have come to terrorize your school work and add a bunch of cuteness to your pencils.  These Monster Tip Topz Pencil are perfect for kiddos who like things that straddle the line between crazy and cute.  Colorful feathery locks adorn each monster-themed pencil, and they contain #2 HB lead so they’re great for any school assignment or test.

 

 

Scented pencils?  Yummy!  These dessert-scented Scentsibles Pencils will make your tummy growl!  With six delicious smelling scents, you’ll run to the dessert line during lunchtime.  These scented pencils feature a giant scented eraser and matching scented grip for a scented and fun writing experience.  Scents Include: Sweet Dream Sugar Cookie, Yummy Birthday Cake, Orange Creamsicle, Polar Peppermint Freeze, Granny’s Apple Pie And Fruit Smoothie.  These pencils also feature a #2 HB lead, great for all assignments from tests to homework.

 

 

If you loved the idea of the scented pencils, these Scentsibles Eraser Wheels might just blow your mind!  The Scentsibles Carnival Eraser Wheel provides a set of six erasers in a wheel shaped carrying case.  Each assortment contains 6 scented erasers: Sour Pucker Lemonade, Jazzy Razzy Cotton Candy, Groovy Grape Lollipop, Dandy Kandy Apple, Fudgie-Wudgie Ice Cream Sammich And Strawberry Sprinkles. When you’re done, stash the eraser away in the carrying case and snap shut!

 

 

We’re in the process of building an actual storefront for the kiddos, but the wait was killing them!  For the time being, we’ve taken all of our wonderful GEDDES items and set them up in a shelving area, with one of each item out on a table for better viewing for the kids.

 

 

After counting up each little one’s money, they couldn’t wait to take a look at the items and see what they could buy.  I have been in my daughter’s class numerous times and I can tell you that no matter what the occasion, whether it’s been a party, assembly, or any other school function, there has NEVER been as much excitement as there was when we finally debuted the GEDDES store items.  There was something that captivated each little one’s interest and you could see their face light up when they received the toy/fidget/pencil/other items that they had their eyes on.

 

Make sure you check out GEDDES for all of your classroom store needs, you won’t be disappointed and I guarantee you’ll find everything you’re looking for (and then some) all in one convenient place.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***