Category: Holidays

Delightfully Delicious Holiday Gifts From GODVIA

 

When you hear ‘GODIVA’, you automatically think decadent, indulgent, and delicious…right?  I know I do!  GODIVA has been a family favorite for years and I was so excited to partner with them for this holiday season!  Since 1926, GODIVA has been the premier maker of fine Belgian chocolate.  With GODIVA you get nothing but quality ingredients, elegant styling, innovative selection, and beautiful packaging.  No matter who you’re shopping for you’ll be sure to find a gift you’re proud to give.

There are SO many great gifts available from GODIVA this holiday season, the hardest part about gift-giving will be deciding which items to choose!  Here are some of my favorite GODIVA holiday gifts for 2017:

 

 

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CHOCOLATE GIFT BASKET

There’s no place like home when home has this exceptional basket of chocolate treats!  GODIVA’s Home for the Holidays Basket is filled with seven sensational gifts, starting with a 16-piece Seasonal Gift Box — an assortment featuring their NEW Limited Edition Petit Four Chocolates plus some of the most beloved milk, dark, and white chocolates.  The petit four-inspired chocolates are crafted with rich ganache, airy mousse, and nutty praliné surrounded by a chocolate shell.  Each is delightfully decorated with a chocolate bow to evoke the impeccably wrapped gifts of the holiday season.  Flavors include Gingerbread, Lemon Coconut Macaroon, Chocolate, Holiday Tea, Pistachio Brown Butter Cake, and Coffee Hazelnut.  Also inside: one 8-piece Gold Gift Box and one 4-piece Gold Favor, filled with milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings such as silky ganaches, crunchy nuts, and smooth caramels.  The 6-piece Holiday Truffle Flight features truffles in delectable flavors inside a festive green box featuring delightful illustrations by Scotland’s award-winning illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes.  There’s also a 6-piece Cherry Cordial Flight, a fun Holiday Star Ornament filled with 10 individually wrapped chocolate truffles, plus a luscious Milk Chocolate Caramel Bar.

 

SEASON’S GREETING CHOCOLATE GIFT TOWER

Treat your holiday host, please a crowd or tuck this chocolate-filled beauty under the tree for seasonal joy that’s a sure thing! GODIVA’s Season’s Greetings Chocolate Gift Tower includes three delightful Godiva treats, including a 50-piece Seasonal Tin, in gorgeous green with a stunning design by Scotland’s award-winning illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes, and – most importantly! – filled with individually wrapped chocolate truffles.  There’s also a 16-piece Seasonal Gift Box, which also shows off the designs of Lesley Barnes, and is filled with an assortment of milk, dark, and white chocolate classics and brand new chocolates, including pieces from the NEW Limited Edition Petit Four Chocolates collection. Inspired by petit fours, the classic bite-sized French confection, these delectable chocolates feature rich ganache, airy mousse, and nutty praliné fillings enrobed in Belgian chocolate shells.  Each piece is delightfully strung with a chocolate bow — evoking the impeccably wrapped gifts of the holiday season.  Last but certainly not least: an 8-piece Gold Gift Box with milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings.

 

HOLIDAY JOY GIFT BOX

A generous gift for friends and family, GODIVA’s Holiday Joy Gift Box is filled to perfection with seasonal treats.  Their delightful Star Ornament is filled with 10 individually wrapped milk and dark chocolate truffles in green and red foil.  The 8-piece Gold Gift Box features an exceptional assortment of milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings such as silky ganaches, creamy pralines, rich caramels, plus fruits and nuts, presented in a beautifully illustrated gift box.  Inside the set of seasonal chocolates made of creamy milk chocolate ganache surrounded by delicious milk chocolate, are a trio of fun shapes: jolly Santa Claus, festive Snowman, and wintry Penguin.  The 85% Dark Chocolate G Tablet is made with extra dark chocolate and crunchy cocoa nibs.  Presented in elegant wrapping with bold gold G.  The Single Origin 42% Milk Chocolate Bar features silky milk chocolate perfectly balanced by the flavors of almonds, vanilla, peaches, and apricots.  And the Blond Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar, with deliciously smooth blonde chocolate blended with sweet and crunchy salted caramel.  So much to enjoy!

 

SWAROVSKI LUXURY HOLIDAY GIFT BOX

Spark the joy and magic of the season with this year’s Holiday Luxury Gift Box, featuring stunning Swarovski crystals.  The beautiful red box is truly swoon-worthy, especially since it’s filled with 64 assorted chocolates, from delectable classic favorites to luscious signature truffles in milk, dark, and white chocolate.  Finished with luxurious red ribbon.

 

HOLIDAY COCOA MUG SET

Just in time for the chilly holiday season, GODIVA’s Holiday Cocoa Mug Set includes everything you need for cozy winter afternoons and relaxing evenings by the fire.  Includes GODIVA’s smooth and creamy Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa presented with two elegant white porcelain mugs with gold designs and gold handles.

 

 

Don’t forget to fill those stockings with GODIVA deliciousness too!  Check out my favorite 2017 GODIVA stocking stuffers:

 

LIMITED EDITION 2017 HOLIDAY PLUSH BEAR

Gifts just don’t get any more adorable than this!  Sporting a red sweater with faux fur collar and gold button, GODIVA’s Holiday Plush Bear holds a bag of 6 milk and dark chocolate medallions wrapped in red and green foil.  A sweet gift for kids and adults alike.

 

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WITH WRAPPED CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Delightful on the tree and fun to open, this Godiva Ornament paired with 6 milk chocolate wrapped truffles is a must for the holiday season.  Delight friends and family this holiday season with our elegant ornament, filled with individually wrapped milk chocolate truffles in festive seasonal wrappers.

 

CHOCOLATE FILLED STAR ORNAMENT

Hung from the tree, GODIVA’s pretty Star Ornament filled with 10 individually wrapped milk and dark chocolate truffles is ready to delight.  A sweet gift for kids and party guests, it’s sure to be the hit of your holiday celebrations.  The chocolate truffles are presented in festive seasonal wrappers.

 

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE SANTA BOX

A delicious treat for the holiday season, GODIVA’s adorable Santa Box is filled with eight individually wrapped chocolate truffles in red and green seasonal foil, including four milk chocolates and four dark chocolates.  Tuck inside a few stockings, slip under the tree, or present to friends at work.  This gift will delight young and old alike!   The chocolate Santa box is the perfect alternative to the classic chocolate foil Santa.  The colorful box and the festive green and red wrapped chocolate truffles will put them in the Christmas spirit.  But because it’s full of wrapped truffles, the chocolate Santa is the ideal gift to share or enjoy over time.  Give them a delicious chocolate Santa Claus this Christmas that will truly stand out and be remembered.

 

MASTERPIECES CHOCOLATE BARS

Last, but certainly not least, no stocking would be complete without my favorite new GODIVA treat.  These Masterpieces Dark Chocolate Ganache Heart Bars are to die for!  Godiva’s Dark Chocolate Ganache Heart filled bar is inspired by Godiva’s most beloved chocolate, the heart-shaped ‘coeru iconique’.  Introducing Godiva Masterpieces – Godiva’s most exquisite chocolates now available in delightful individually wrapped mini chocolates, perfect to enjoy anytime.  Each Masterpiece is crafted in the shape of a signature chocolate and filled with smooth and creamy fillings that melt in your mouth.

 

If you’re loving these great gift ideas, keep in mind that this is just a SUPER small fraction of all of the great gifts GODIVA has to offer this holiday season.  Make sure you check out the whole selection for all of your holiday gift giving needs.

 

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

Bring The Holidays To Life With Limited Edition Air Wick Scents

The holidays are finally upon us!  I absolutely LOVE everything about the holiday season, especially the warm, inviting smells that emit from homes all over.  Whether you love the smell of fresh Christmas trees or the delicious baked goodies that go hand in hand with the holidays, Air Wick has some of the best smelling holiday scents this year and I have to tell you, my home has never smelled better.

In keeping with the giving spirit of the holiday season, Air Wick will also be spreading joy via their partnership with the Global Fund for Children to bring joy to those who need it most. RB’s (the maker of Air Wick branded products) purpose is to help everyone have healthier lives and happier homes.  Air Wick, as a proud sponsor of The Global Fund for Children, and will donate $200,000 in 2017 so you can feel good about the purchase you’re making.  What better way to enjoy the holiday seasons than to give back while enjoying these amazing holiday scents?

 

 

This year’s limited edition Air Wick Seasonal Scents include: Woodland Pine, Sugar Cookies, Warm Apple Crumble and Warm Mahogany.  Each scent is available in a variety of formats including Freshmatic Sprays and Plug in Scented Oils.

Warm Mahogoany – Cozy up on a cold winter day with the rich scent of mahogany wood, brightened with boughts of fresh holly and winter berries.

Warm Apple Crumble – Breathe in the sweet scent of warm apple crumble filled with cinnamon baked apples and pure vanilla extract, all topped with golden buttery crumbles.

Sugar Cookies – Spread the joy of holiday baking with the scent of fresh out-of-the-oven vanilla cookies sprinkled with warm brown sugar and a touch of raspberry jam.

Woodland Pine – Fill your home with the essence of a freshly cut holiday pine tree, mingling with the scents of toasty cinnamon in front of a cozy winter fire.

 

 

 

How to Use Your Air Wick Plug in Scented Oils

It’s easy to bring fresh fragrances into your home with Air Wick Plug In Scented Oils. Just remove the plug-in air freshener from the outlet, remove the scented oil from the warmer, unscrew the cap of your new scented oil, and insert it into the plug-in air freshener until you hear a click.

Adjust your Air Wick Plug in Scented Oils with the rotating dial at the top. The largest mark on the plug-in air freshener will diffuse the most intense fragrance. On a low setting, these Scented Oils will last up to 45 days per refill.

Defining your home’s scent story is that easy, and others agree, that’s why Air Wick Plug In Scented Oils was voted the Product of the Year by the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation.

 

 

About Your Freshmatic

Air Wick Automatic Air Freshener Sprays automatically fill your home with fresh fragrances you love and help neutralize odors you don’t. Designed to enhance your home’s scent story for up to 60 days on its lowest frequency, our Ultra Automatic Sprays diffuse as frequently as you like with the Freshmatic adjustable settings.

Choose fragrances across a variety of collections such as floral, fruity, spicy, tropical, and more to fill your home with freshness. Explore fragrances from Lavender & Chamomile to Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus to Fresh Linen. Air Wick has air freshener fragrances for every occasion.

 

Whether you want a scent that takes you away or brings you home, you’re sure to find the perfect fragrance pairing at Air Wick. Browse their products and scent collections, and discover why it’s never been easier to release the welcoming scent of home with Air Wick.

 

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

Sprint Holiday Phone Givewaway

 

Looking for a fun way to ring in the holidays?  What better way to ring in a new year than with a BRAND NEW PHONE on the best netowrk?!  That’s right folks, thanks to my friends over at Sprint I’m able to offer you a giveaway for not one, not two, but THREE brand new phones!  These phones will be ready to use on the Sprint network, and can be added to your existing account or used on a new account if you’re just joining Sprint.  Each winner will be allowed to win one phone, and only one phone may be won per address.  Check out the full details on the phones up for grabs below:

 

ESSENTIAL PHONE:

Presenting a simple phone crafted with titanium. The stunning edge-to-edge full display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Accessories click right to your device with a future-proof magnetic connector. Built to evolve with you, a device that resists scratches, dents and bending.

Feature list:

  • A titanium body, ceramic back and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 means your phone is safe without a case.
  • Edge-to-edge Full Display that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
  • Future-proof magnetic connector – simply click on an accessory.
  • Front-facing camera with 4K video and 8MP still photos.

Specs:

  • Battery information : 3040 mAh Li-ion Battery (embedded)
  • Bluetooth profiles : 5.0 LE: A2DP, HFP 2.0, AVRCP, PBAB
  • Dimensions : 5.57″ x 2.8″ x .31″
  • Display : 5.71″ QHD (2560 x 1312)
  • Keyboard : Capacitive Touch
  • Memory : 4GB RAM/128GB ROM
  • Operating system : Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 w/ Kryo 280 Octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor
  • Talk time : Up to 23 hours
  • Weight : 6.53 oz

What’s in the box?

  • USB Fast Charger with USB 3.0 Cable
  • Headphone Adapter
  • SIM Tool

 

LG G6:

The new LG G6 packs serious innovation with an 18:9 FullVision display and Dolby Vision™, bringing images and videos to life, in a durable, easy-to-hold design.

Feature list

  • 5.7″ Quad HD + FullVision (2880 x 1440) 18:9 Aspect Ratio w/ 564 ppi Display
  • 13MP Dual Rear Cameras with sensors on wide & normal angles + 5MP Front Facing Camera
  • Sprint Exclusive: HPUE – extends Sprint’s 2.5 GHz coverage providing broader data coverage for faster data speeds in more places.
  • IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
  • Rear Key with Fingerprint Sensor
  • USB Type-C Charging Port with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 – reversible design for easier plug-in; fast charging and data transfer.
  • Dolby Vision
  • Shock Resistant
  • Hi-Fi Audi Recorder – capture high-quality sound on the go with the ability to record over a separate audio track.
  • Andorid Beam- share contacts, web pages and more via Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • QuickMemo+: take notes with ability to choose paper style, pen size and color, add text with a PC-like tool bar and more.
  • Calling PLUS: Calling PLUS lets you call over Wi-Fi Connections and Sprint’s LTE network. You can browse the Internet and use apps while on a call.  Enable the service under Settings on your phone and experience great coverage and domestic calls at no charge.

What’s in the box?

  • 3,300 mAh Li-ion Battery (embedded)
  • Energy Efficient Charger with USB Type C Cable
  • Sim Card (Installed)
  • Sim Tray Ejection Tool

 

MOTO Z2:

The moto z2 pushes limits with longer-lasting battery, shatter-resistant display and dual 12 MP camera sensors. Plus, add new capabilities like an upgraded camera or powerful speakers with Moto Mods.

Specs:

  • Battery information : 2720 mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)
  • Bluetooth profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HDP, HFP, HSP, HID, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SDP, SPP, MAP, GATT
  • Dimensions : 2.99″ x 6.13″ x .24″
  • Display : 5.49″
  • Keyboard : Touch
  • Memory : 64GB ROM / 4GB RAM
  • Operating system : Android 7.0
  • Processor : Qualcomm® 8998 Octa-core, 2.35 GHz
  • Talk time : Up to 21 hours
  • Weight : 5.04 oz.

What’s in the box?

  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Charger

 

***GIVEAWAY***

Three lucky winners will each receive one Sprint phone to use on the Sprint network. Giveaway will begin 12/05/17 at 9:00 pm EST and will end 12/19/17 at 8:59:59 pm EST.  Winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize before another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Enter below!

 

Sprint Giveaway

Surprisingly Good Snacks You’ll Find At Convenience Stores On Your Next Road Trip

 

If you’re headed out on the road this holiday season chances are you’re struggling to find great snack options in an ever-unhealthy world.  I’m sure most of us remember road trips with the family being full of convenience store stops so we could fill up on ‘junk’ and head off again.  Chances are this holiday season you’ll find yourself making a few pit stops at convenience stores and I’m willing to bet you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised at all of the new healthier snack and beverage options now out on C-Store shelves.  If you’ve been into any convenience stores lately, I’m sure you’ve noticed healthier options like fresh fruit and yogurt, but the options go so much deeper than that!  I’ve put together a travel basket of our favorite goodies that you can find at most C-Stores nationwide so your basket can be replenished along the way, and who knows, maybe you’ll even find some great items I happened to miss!

 

HEALTHY OPTIONS are some of the most important to keep in mind (I toss these in before we head out so our basket is complete with balanced options for everyone):

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are often by the cash register or in a refrigerated case, either served whole or in a convenient size to fit into a cupholder.
  • Nuts and dried fruits are popular snacks, and many come in cups or resealable pouches for easy transportation.
  • Bottled water is a staple we all take along on road trips and needs to be restocked along the trip.  Convenience stores sell approximately 50 percent of the country’s single-serve bottled water!
  • Oikos Nonfat Yogurt Drinks is a new line of deliciously smooth, drinkable yogurts that pack in 10 grams of protein without any added sugar, artificial sweeteners or fat.

 

ALTERNATIVE SNACKS continue to gain popularity as we all strive to seek out high-protein energy-rick snacks:

  • Think Thin Protein Cakes are available in delicious classic cake flavors, and they provide a balanced way to satisfy sweet cravings.  Each cake has 12 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar, and they’re gluten- and GMO-free!
  • ZonePerfect Revitalize Bars get your mind and body moving with energizing green tea extract, choline and caffeine, while super scrumptious flavors make your taste buds happy.
  • PowerBar Plant Protein Bars are made with protein from plant=based ingredients and nuts, with no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners.  Available in three amazing flavors: Dark Chocolate Almond & Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cashew, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter.

 

MERGING FLAVORS is a hot trend in snacking-whether sweet and spicy, sweet and sour, or sweet and salty.

  • Skittles Sweet Heat is spicing things up this December!  Each pack features fruity flavors with a spicy kick including: Fiery Watermelon, Blazin’ Mango, Flamin’ Orange, Sizzlin’ Strawberry, and Lemon Spark.
  • Snickers Peanut Butter Crisper also debuting in December, provides the perfect balance of
    sweet, salty, creamy and crispy.  The satisfaction of real peanut butter with the crunch of
    crisp, it comes in four squares that fans are sure to love.
  • Trolli Twisted Sour Brite Crawlers are chewy on the outside and soft on the inside, with
    a burst of sour berry flavor for a totally unique texture and flavor experience. Flavors
    include blue raspberry, strawberry, and green apple.

 

FUNCTIONAL BEVERAGES quench thirst while packing protein, vitamins or other nutrients.  We’re always multi-tasking, why shouldn’t our beverages multi-task too?

  • Pedialyte Powder Packets are formulated to help prevent dehydration from an illness,
    travel, heat exhaustion or even alcohol consumption. And that’s why adults and teens
    now comprise 36% of Pedialyte consumption.
  • Vitamin Water Active Nutrient Enhanced Performance Drinks offer 100% RDA of
    vitamins B5, B6 and B12 to support energy metabolism and electrolytes from natural
    sources like coconut water and sea salt.

 

GOURMET SNACKS AND TREATS are available at convenience stores, rewarding those of us seeking
indulgence while we’re out on the road:

  • Pearson Ranch introduces exciting and fun Character Bags of savory Elk, Buffalo,
    Venison and Wild Boar Jerky. Each resealable bag includes 2.1 ounces of bite-size pieces
    of jerky, which is made with premium quality lean meats and contain no gluten, nitrites
    or MSG.
  • SmashMallow is a sweet-tooth satisfying pick-me- up made with organic cane sugar and
    simple naturally sourced ingredients. It’s a guilt-free indulgence at around 80 calories
    and less than 1 gram of fat on average per serving.

 

ENERGY BOOSTING BEVERAGES are a MUST for this tired mom when we’re on a long road trip.  Only problem is…warm liquids make me sleepy and tired.  Cold energy boosting drinks are a great option whether you’re a tea or coffee drinker:

  • Heyday Cold-Brew Coffee is crafted by soaking the coffee grounds from Fair Trade beans
    in cool water for several hours, then triple-filtering it, and adding a touch of pure cane
    sugar and a splash of cream for a refreshingly light, smooth taste. Choose from Original,
    Espresso, Chocolate and Vanilla.
  • Celsius is a fitness drink that accelerates metabolism, burns body fat, and provides
    healthy energy. The product is loaded with vitamins and good-for- you ingredients, such
    as Green Tea with EGCG, Guarana, Ginger, Calcium, B Vitamins and Vitamin C.

 

Keep an eye out for these and SO MANY other great options at your convenience store stops this holiday season.  Safe travels and happy snacking 🙂

 

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

Giant Sized Fun With the Jenga Giant JS7 Hardwood Game

 

Whether you’re looking for an over the top Christmas gift, or just looking for a great way to keep holiday guests entertained, you can’t go wrong with the Jenga Giant JS7 Hardwood Game.  Jenga is a classic game that’s easy for friends and family members of all ages to play, and the oversized version adds a whole new level of fun.

 

 

Did you know that the Jenga Giant JS7 Hardwood Game is the LARGEST Jenga Giant game ever?!  Once you start playing and stacking more blocks on top, the tower can grow to over 5 feet tall!  You can play as a fun family game or make a sport out of it and have the most epic family holiday match of all time.  The blocks stack nice and neatly together just like the smaller versions of this fun game, but be careful!  The towering size can make it a little difficult to master but it’s so much fun trying.

 

 

An expert player can stack this super sized game 44 stories and higher!  While my husband and I aren’t quite there yet (we’re a few stories away) we’ve been having the best time perfecting our skills and trying to make sure the other person has a hard time successfully pulling and stacking their next block.  The size can be a little difficult for younger players, but my 6 year old daughter has adapted quite well.  She’s quickly become a little master and can somehow pull and stack blocks better than me!

Inside your Jenga Giant JS7 Hardwood Game package you’ll find:

  • A Heavy Duty Jenga® GIANT™ Carry Bag
  • 54 precision-crafted polished hardwood blocks
  • Instructions

 

The inclusion of the heavy duty carry bag is a really great idea.  Living in Arizona means lots of hot weather and we like to spend a lot of time on the lake during the warmer months.  The carry bag is going to come in super handy when we take our new Jenga Giant set with us on our next lake camping trip.  Our blocks will be easy to transport on the boat and clean-up will be a breeze.

Add a little giant-sized fun to your holidays this year with the Jenga Giant JS7 Hardwood Game this year.

To check out the Jenga Giant JS7 Hardwood Game in action, make sure you check out the video below:

 

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

Wild Winter Creature Adventures With The Wild Kratts

 

Do you have a little one who loves to go on wild creature adventures with the Kratt brothers?  My daughter is a HUGE fan of Wild Kratts, and the new Wild Kratts Wild Winter Creatures is the perfect addition to any little one’s holiday movie collection.  From exploring polar bears to visiting the Subnivean Zone, there’s tons of winter fun to be had along the way.

Join Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt as they embark on four snowy winter adventures from their hit PBS Kids series Wild Kratts.  When Chris loses his creature souvenir collection in the Arctic, will he be able to get his creature treasures back before the evil Zach Varmitech finds them?  Chris and Martin continue to face Zach Varmitech when he kidnaps a polar bear cub and a walrus calf, and again when he threatens to use an entire walrus herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata’s fashion line!

There are four episodes on this disc, and the run time is approximately 106 minutes.  The episodes on this DVD include:

  • Polar Bears Don’t Dance – Martin and Chris are on a mission in the Arctic to discover just how animals move around in different environments. Their new knowledge of both buoyancy and traction comes in handy when they discover that the dastardly Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a Walrus calf and a Polar bear cub. The Wild Kratts team will do whatever it takes to return the baby animals to their mothers!
  • Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus” – Chris and Martin are out to investigate why the walrus looks so weird, but then find out that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped an entire herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata’s fashion line. The Wild Kratts team figures out that walrus’ have incredible powers that have a lot to do with how they look. They must employ the walrus’ super suction and other amazing powers against Zach to save the herd and return them back home to their Arctic domain.
  • Journey to the Subnivean Zone” – A miniaturized Chris and Martin get lost in a snowy field and uncover the secret underground world of the meadow vole.
  • “Musk Ox Mania” – When Chris realizes that his precious Creature souvenir collection is missing, the gang must travel back to the Arctic to find it. But the Arctic is now covered in a thick layer of ice and snow, so they’ll need the help of a special Arctic creature – the Musk Ox – and its creature powers to find it.

 

Whether you’re looking for a great winter movie to add to your little one’s collection, or for a great stocking stuffer for that deserving little one on your shopping list, you can’t go wrong with Wild Kratts Wild Winter Creatures.

 

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

Meet The Chippies…A Pack Of Zippy, Interactive, Robotic Pups

 

Do you have a little one who’s been begging for a pet but it’s just not reasonable for whatever reasons?  Digital pets are a great option and will be the hottest gift under the Christmas tree this year.  If you haven’t heard of the Chippies for WowWee yet, they are simply just the cutest little interactive R/C pups out there.

 

 

Meet the Chippies!  A pack of zippy, interactive, robotic pups.  They’re loveable, playful, and sometimes a little mischievous – just like real puppies!  Chippies are playful puppies who love to show off their many tricks. Pet their heads for different reactions including sniffs, barks, puppy kisses, and even a sneeze!  Use the remote control to make your pet dance, sing, chase its tail, or tell it which way to roll.  Chippies explore your room on their own or guard it from intruders using their sensors, and will also sing together as a pack.  With bright LED eyes & posable hind legs, Chippies toys make great gifts for kids 5 and up.  My daughter is 6 and she absolutely loves her little Chippies pack. Take your pick of the litter with different styles and personalities – there’s a puppy for everyone!  These pups have as much energy as the kids playing with them…whether they’re zipping down halls, having a dance party, or exploring their environment, these pups are ready to play at any time of day!

The technology behind these super cute pets is some of the best out there, and after one play session with your new pup (or pups) you’ll see why they’re the best.  When you play with your Chippies, your touch is “felt” using capacitive sensor technology.  The sensors have a good sensitivity level so you don’t have to press hard which is nice…less frustration for younger users.  Accelerometers & gyroscopes measure g-force and orientation, helping your Chippies sense when it is being picked up.

 

 

There are four different Chippies available, all smaller in size than the original CHiP™ robot dog:

  • Chipper – this playful prankster is a funny dog who’s always eager to play and make you laugh.
  • Chipette – she’s got sass and she’s got class!  This loveable pink puppy with purple ears and a heart-shaped collar is ready for you to call her your own.
  • Chippo – your favorite watch doggie. This little black puppy with a gold doggy-bone collar prides himself on being the toughest of the CHiPPiES pack.
  • Chippella – she’s a sassy, classy lady pup!  This white and pink puppy with a heart-shaped collar is a very loveable member of the CHiPPiES family, and a limited edition model – available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us.

Check out the Chippies in action:

 

With the various color options and personality traits, there’s a little robo-pup perfect for all the little ones on your shopping list this holiday season.  Make sure you check out all the cool new toys from WowWee to make sure you’ve got little ones of all ages covered with the hottest holiday wish list gifts.

 

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

Friendsgiving Made Easy With Oriental Trading

 

Throwing a Friendsgiving gathering this Thanksgiving season?  Setting the table is a breeze with all of the great stuff you’ll find at Oriental Trading!  Dinner with friends is great, but dessert is even better so I put together a fun Fall inspired Friendsgiving dessert layout for right around $75, how cool is that?  Everyone can serve themselves, and there’s even some super cute containers for guests to take some leftover treats home.

If you’re wondering how you can get the same easy-to-put-together table, here are the items that I used to create this fun Fall festive table:

 

 

Lil’ Pumpkin Cupcake Stand – Inspire pump-grins with a tasty display of desserts! Shaped like a large pumpkin, this cupcake stand is a must-have for birthday decorations or fall party supplies. The three-tiered stand can also be used to hold other party favorites such as small party favor bags or snack cups filled with treats. However you use it, this Lil’ Pumpkin Cupcake Stand is sure to harvest a good time at your fall festivities!

Lil’ Pumpkin Party Food Picks – These made the perfect addition to my Spice Cake Cupcakes!  They’re a great way to tie the whole thing together, down to the very last treat.  Each is topped with an autumn design. Nothing tricky about turning your cupcakes into treats! These picks are also a fun way to decorate your cheese platter, fruit slices and celebration cake.

 

 

Short Round Pedestal Jar – Serve up style on your dessert table with this Short Round Pedestal Jar. A fabulous addition to party decorations for a wedding reception, this clear jar looks great when filled to the brim with colorful candy. Fill this simple and elegant jar with candies, nuts or mints to treat your guests at your wedding reception or bridal shower. It’s pretty, reusable and a wonderful way to serve goodies

Hershey’s Kisses Fall Pumpkin Spice – These Hershey’s® Kisses® Fall Pumpkin Spice Candy will really make it feel like fall! Serve these sweet treats at a Thanksgiving gathering or an autumn party, or use them in festive fall treats! Individually wrapped.

 

 

Clear Footed Cake Stand With Cover – Serve up deliciousness at your gathering with this Footed Cake Stand with Lid. Simple and unassuming, this stand won’t compete with the splendor of your cake, and you can keep it fresh with the lid! Also great for birthday cakes and pies!

 

 

Lil’ Pumpkin Dessert Plates – This adorable orange dessert plate is in the shape of a pumpkin! Add it to your fall party supplies or Lil’ Pumpkin birthday party supplies and serve up some sweet treats or appetizers to your party guests!

Pumpkin Spice Orange Luncheon Napkins – These 50-pc. Pumpkin Spice Orange Luncheon Napkins are perfect for setting near a buffet to keep hands, faces and spaces free from messes. If you’re planning an orange event, birthday party, shower, anniversary or wedding these will fit perfectly.

Lil’ Pumpkin Beverage Napkins – These adorable beverage napkins feature bright colors and pumpkins. Perfect for a fall party or a Lil’ Pumpkin birthday party theme! Keep them near the refreshment or appetizer table for easy access and to prevent those pesky condensation rings!

Pumpkin Spice Orange Plastic Forks – These heavyweight forks are perfect for any orange event. From wedding receptions to graduation parties, birthday parties, showers and everything in between. This durable, premium-quality cutlery will withstand even the most eager of eaters.

Lil’ Pumpkin Paper Cups – Planning a Lil’ Pumpkin birthday party? These adorable cups are perfect for adding to your birthday party supplies! Featuring two colors of orange, this theme is perfect for a fall birthday. Use these dotted cups for any party or celebration.

Orange Chevron Paper Straws – Add these Chevron Paper Straws to your weddings decorations, baby shower tableware, birthday party dessert tables and more! The bright chevron pattern will add a splash of color to any occasion when displayed in a glass or a clear vase.

 

 

Orange Polka Dot Cupcake Boxes With Handle – these super cute boxes are a great way to send treats home with your guests!  The handle makes the cupcakes easy to transport, and the included paper insert helps keep your cupcakes secure.

Pumpkin Pie Favor Boxes – These super cute boxes let you guests take home a slice of the fun.  They get to enjoy long after your party is over, and you won’t be stuck with so many leftovers…it’s a win-win situation!

 

No matter what type of Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving gathering you’re planning, there’s still plenty of time to get your goodies from Oriental Trading delivered to your door.  Make sure you check out their whole selection so you can find the items that are just right for your holiday gatherings.

 

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

Top 4 Holiday Movies For Kids From NCircle

 

Looking for great holiday movies for your little ones?  There are a few available from NCircle that my children and I really enjoy.  Whether your little ones are just a couple years old, or on the older side, there’s something for everyone.  These are the perfect movies to get kids in the mood for the holidays or they even make great stocking stuffers or additions to Christmas Eve boxes if you do those (we love doing an Christmas Eve box with new pjs, a new movie, comfy socks, and a few snacks).  These are our 4 favorite holiday movies from NCircle, we hope you’ll enjoy them too:

 

#1 A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show!

 

Yo Gabba Gabba is a crowd favorite among the younger crowd and this is the perfect holiday DVD for young Yo Gabba Gabba fans everywhere!  A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show! is really that, it’s AWESOME!  There’s only one thing more fun than Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! And the holidays – putting them together!  Join DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee as they dance, sing and decorate the tree to prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus!  Filmed live at New York City’s the Beacon Theatre, celebrate the season with the colorful cast of characters singing their hits, including ‘It’s Wintertime,’ ‘Every Snowflake’s Different, Just Like You’ and a holiday version of everyone’s favorite ‘Party in my Tummy!’.  Including special appearances by superstar Leslie Hall and the one and only Santa Claus!

 

#2 Doozers Giant Gingerbread House

My daughter fell in love with Doozers a while back and loves when we get to see new Doozer adventures.  Doozers: Giant Gingerbread House is a great addition to any Doozer lover’s movie library.  The Pod Squad want to build a Doozer-sized Gingerbread House!  However, in order to achieve such a large size Gingerbread House it’s going to take some clever construction to create.  Can the Pod Squad do it?  Then, Daisy Wheel wants to ice skate with the others, but she doesn’t know how.  Together, the Pod Squad build her a custom Doo-Step Skating Dress that let’s her glide across the ice in no time.  Weee!  Enjoy these adventures and six more focusing on science, technology, engineering and math!

 

#3 Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: Twas The Night Before Liftoff

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: Twas The Night Before Liftoff is a great movie for younger and older audiences to come together and find a movie that they can agree on (which seems impossible in my home sometimes).  Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison built a secret lab where he invented a virtual version of himself and a steampunk robot named Von Bolt.  Years later, Angie, a twelve-year-old science prodigy, discovers the lab.  When an old friend of Edison’s visits the lab and asks the Secret Lab Kids to help him with an urgent, top-secret project, they have to follow him through a wormhole to get to his own secret lab.  Who could this mysterious friend be and what is this top secret project during the holiday season?

 

#4 Sonic Christmas Blast

Sonic Christmas Blast is another great way for audiences of different ages to come together and watch a movie together.  My children are 6, 12, and 14 and it’s not often there’s a movie all 3 will watch together, but this is one of them.  Santa Claus announces his retirement on television and the public is shocked! But it’s Santa’s replacement Robotropolis who has everyone worried. It seems Robotropolis has his own ideas and instead of giving boys and girls gifts Robotropolis would rather receive them. Join Sonic the Hedgehog in an adventure to rescue the spirit of Christmas and bring joy back to the world!

 

These are just a few of the available holiday titles from NCircle, make sure you visit their site and check out everything they have to offer so you can find the holiday themed movies that are the perfect fit for your little ones.

 

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

Thanksgiving Made Easy With Oriental Trading

 

We all know that Thanksgiving can be stressful enough, let alone worrying about planning out the perfect table to go with your delicious meal.  Thanks to my friends over at Oriental Trading, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite Fall/Thanksgiving themed items to create an easy to put together table that your guests will love.  If you’re wondering how you can get the same easy-to-put-together table, here are the items that I used to create this fun Fall festive table:

I always get a disposable tablecloth when I’m having guests over for the holidays.  It makes cleanup a lot easier, and you don’t have to worry about spill staining your good tablecloths, especially if you’ll be having young guests over!  The Thanksgiving Leaves Tablecloth will give your table a decorative display for the main course!  A wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving dinner or any autumn event, this large plastic Thanksgiving Leaves Tablecloth will easily let you bring the beauty of fall indoors for all to enjoy.  (Tablecloth dimensions are 54″ x 108″)

Paper plates are another great way to make setup easy and cleanup effortless.  No matter what occasion you’re shopping for, these paper plates are perfect for parties and occasions of all sizes!  A colorful addition to birthdays, wedding receptions, showers, graduations and other events like your fabulous Thanksgiving gathering.  The larger Chocolate Brown Square Paper Dinner Plates are perfect for the main course while the smaller Orange Square Paper Dessert Plates are perfect for desserts or smaller items like rolls and biscuits.

You’ll obviously need some napkins to help contain all the holiday mess and for our Thanksgiving setup I got the Chocolate Brown Luncheon Napkins and paired them with the Orange Beverage Napkins to keep the look pretty similar to our plates.

One of my most DREADED things to clean up after a holiday meal is the silverware.  I generally dislike cleaning silverware as it is, and after a holiday celebration there is SO MUCH silverware!  These Premium Metallic Gold Cutlery pieces are going to be a TOTAL lifesaver this Thanksgiving!  Not only are these pieces durable and heavyweight, they’re also quite pretty to look at and make a great touch of shine to the table.  Includes eight 7″ spoons, eight 7-3/4″ knives and eight 7-1/2″ forks. Plastic. (2 dozen per unit)

Holiday celebrations always seem to leave stacks and stacks of dirty cups to wash and these Orange Paper Cups are the answer to my personal cup hell.   They eliminate breakage and are disposable, so they make for easy cleanup.

Just to keep the Thanksgiving gathering civil (we all know how family members can disagree sometimes) I always suggest place cards to take the guess work out of sitting down to dinner.  These super cute Thanksgiving Place Cards are made from the Thanksgiving Place Card Craft Kit and were super easy to make.  They take just a few minutes to put together and add a super festive touch to the table’s decor.

These Gold Glittered Pumpkin Votive Holders are probably my favorite items I got for our dinner party.  They shine and sparkle and add a great touch of Fall to our setup.  You can use standard candles or battery operated candles, whatever your personal preference is.

Last but not least, I ordered some Small Hay Bales as well as the Metallic Mini Pumpkin & Gourd Assortment to give a super cute mini-pumpkin-patch feel to the table.  Whether you use one small hay bale or stack a few, this miniature hay bale is a versatile decorating piece.  Add the little pumpkins and gourds and you’ve got an adorable touch to your Thanksgiving feast.

This is just a very small fraction of what Oriental Trading has to help make your Thanksgiving epic, make sure you check out everything they have to offer to find the items that are perfect for your holiday get-togethers.

 

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