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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Oriental Trading Halloween Fun!!

My sons favorite holiday is approachimg quickly! He cant wait to see everyone dressed up and of course get some yummy candy.

We got some pretty neat candy this year from Oriental Trading. The Halloween selection is wonderful they have everything from candy to costumes. If your having a party or need stuff for the kids school parties they are the place to go.

Braxton loves pretending and plays with swords all the time so I thought I'd pick him out some stuff he can play dress up with. His two favorite people to pretend to be, a Pirate & a Knight.

They are both adorable and he plays with them quite often. He loves the feather in the knight helmet. The Pirate costume is really cute he loves the gold in the pocket and the hat is super adorable on him!

We also choose some Halloween Fortune cookies, Zombie Boogers, Caramel Suckers, and Ghost poof.

Zombie Boogers are a gummy snack in green snot color, Ghost Poof is marshmallows and my son loves eating a ghosts poop lol.
The fortune cookies come in orange & black and are very delicious! Each fortune is Halloween related. They are cute. I plan on passing these candy treats to my daughter cheer team!

There are so many great products to choose from I could just search for hours! In fact when I was trying to figure out what I wanted I did just that!
Head on over to Oriental Trading and see what awesome Halloween products they have for your kids or yourself!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Lovely Candy Co. Review

I love Licorice and sometimes get a sweet tooth for some candy! We were sent a few different samples of Lovely Candy Co. and I fell in love.

The journey started when Jackie asked her husband, Mike to go on a quest for her favorite candy… licorice. Hers was a special request – it needed to be consciously crafted with select ingredients, as well as gluten and GMO free. What began with licorice, evolved into a plethora of delicious family favorites.

We were sent all the candy above as well as a bag of cherry licorice that didn't make it to the photo because well I ate the whole bag, I didnt share either. It was so good I kept it all to myself! I can do that because I am the MOM!!

I love all the other candies as well but the licorice was just perfect. Lovely Candy®, is kosher, gluten free, non-GMO, has zero trans fats, and no high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients.

The caramels we were sent were Sea Salt Caramel & Cashamels Caramels, The Cashamels had a chocolate center and was so tasty, I wasnt sure how I would like it due to the nuts but the flavors blended together and I loved it! The Sea Salt Caramel was good also just not as good as Cashamels.

The fruit chews we tried were Tropical (Pineapple, mango and passion fruit) & Juicy Chews (Cherry, apple and blueberry) The Juicy one were my favorite. I loved the Cherry but all were good.
You can ourchase these amazing candies at Walgreens, Whole Foods, Costco & more. You can also purchase online.

Be sure to check out there social media!
·Instagram: @LovelyCandyCo
·Twitter: @LovelyCandyCo
·Pinterest: Lovely Candy Co.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Zollipops The Clean Teeth Pop

With Braxtons Sensory processing Disorder comes bad eating habits, he has a big love for sugar! I received an email to try out Zollipops The Clean Teeth Pop, of course I jumped on that opportunity! Zollipops® are the After You Eat Treat™ for a healthy Smile! Enjoy one after every meal or sugary snack, up to 3 pops per day. Unfortunatly Braxton doesnt have the best of teeth so he can enjoy a lollipop and it will help instead of do bad!

Zollipops help naturally raise the pH in your mouth and helps teeth remineralize faster, help reduce development of future cavities and leave teeth feeling smooth and clean. Zollipops are sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, dairy free, kosher and made with natural color and flavors in the USA.

Zollipops is #1 selling sugar free lollipop in USA, at Whole Foods Markets, US Military Exchange, Amazon, Meijer, HEB,, and will be available at Toys R Us beginning in Sept, 2016. Morse's pops were the only candy company invited to participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 and 2016, and have been featured on Good Morning America and Steve Harvey.

Each pack comes in a resealable pouch

INGREDIENTS: Maltitol Syrup, Xylitol, Citric Acid, Erythritol, Natural Flavors, Beetroot Juice, Annatto, Turmeric, Grape Juice Extract and Stevia

Zollipops® were created by Alina Morse, an innovative young girl in Michigan. Alina was inspired by a trip to the bank with her dad when the teller offered her a sucker. Alina’s dad had always told her that eating sugar is bad for your teeth. Alina wanted to make taking care of her teeth more fun and easier for her friends and family. Her mom Sue, of course, loved the idea.

Alina had watched her father, Tom Morse, take several innovative products to market. Determined to follow her father and make a difference in the process, she asked the simple but all important question “Dad, why can’t we make a Lollipop that is good for your teeth.” Together, the two set off to find and incorporate the best possible ingredients, and create fun with different flavors. After many trials, Alina and her dad started sharing these new Zollipops® with friends and family, the rest is history in the making.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Moodsters Feelings Notebook and Feelings Crayons review

Feelings Notebook and Feelings Crayons
The Moodsters Feelings Notebook & Feelings Crayon Set is a new tool to help children express what they are feeling through creative play. The Set consists of five jumbo Feelings Crayons, each representing a different emotion (happy, sad, loving, angry, and afraid), and an accompanying 50-page Feelings Notebook in which kids can draw and color their feelings. The Notebook also offers a unique Moodster strategy for handling each key emotion. Ages 3+Ages 3+
MSRP $11.99

Having a child that can not express exactly what hes feeling is very frustrating. Thanks to the Moodsters Feelings Notebook & Crayons Braxton has been using "Feeling" He is very quick to let me know when he is angry. Usually he just screams for everything. He is learning to express how he feels. 

He loves this little notebook its really cute. Each Feeling has a section of the book for the child to draw in, he isn't able to understand how to draw yet so he just carries around the book. Its one f his favorite things.  Each feeling has a name happiness (Coz), love (Lolly), fear (Quigly), anger (Razzy), and sadness (Snorf). 

He loves that each feeling has a crayon to match. The crayons are jumbo so perfect for little hands, which is good for Braxton since he struggles holding a crayon the right way.

This is a wonderful product to teach children about feeling, its a perfect item to have for an child with autism or sensory processing disorder to express how they feel and they can calm down by drawing or coloring in the notebook.

Thank you Moodsters my son now wants the rest of the products.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

ABC Monsters Volume 1-4 Giveaway

Meet the ABC Monsters! They are big, hairy and not very scary. The ABC Monsters are on the loose and only Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry can catch them. Twenty Six cuddly ABC Monsters live within the walls of Capital Castle. Each monster represents a letter of the alphabet, but should any of the monsters go missing for longer than a day, all the letters will be wiped clean from every book in Capital Town, so it's very important to make sure that all the ABC Monsters are safely back in Alphabet Gardens before the sun goes down. However, this isn't as easy as it sounds. The ABC Monsters are always curious and happy creatures so they tend to wander off from Alphabet Gardens and get lost in the process. In each adventure Alice and her good friends Brian and Cherry Berry, must search high and low for one of the missing monsters. Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages preschool children's imaginations, while making learning exciting and entertaining.

NCircle Entertainment sent us Volumes 1-4 of ABC Monsters to review. Braxton is at the point where he is saying letters and trying to learn his name. He loves learning and these dvds are a great start to letter recognition. He loves the letter B which happens to be in his name as well so Volume 1 is his favorite! In each DVD they have to find the missing letters so he loves talking about missing letters even when he isnt watching tv.

Each DVD teaches 4 new letters.

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Things are about to get very odd…! PBS Distribution today announced the release of “ODD SQUAD: CREATURE ENCOUNTERS” on DVD, the latest title from the multiple Emmy-winning live-action PBS KIDS series ODD SQUAD from The Fred Rogers Company. The new DVD, available just in time for Halloween, features five “odd” stories from the popular series, including a special extended adventure called “6:00 to 6:05.”

When it comes to dealing with bizarre situations and unusual creatures, the agents of the Odd Squad are always ready for the challenge. Fans can join agents Olive and Otto as they interrogate a mummy, a unicorn, and a robot that escaped from library books; work to find a powerful weapon capable of defeating the Hydraclops; and travel back in time to prevent dinosaurs from destroying headquarters. Using their wit, courage, and math and problem-solving skills, Olive and Otto work to save the day and set things right!

“CREATURE ENCOUNTERS” will be available on DVD beginning September 13, 2016. The DVD has a run time of approximately 75 minutes and an SRP of $12.99. This stories included within this new DVD are below.

“6:00 to 6:05” (extended adventure)
In this extended adventure, dinosaurs break out of the dinosaur room in Odd Squad headquarters and Olive and Otto must travel back in time to save the day.

“How to Interrogate a Unicorn”
When characters escape their books in the library, Olive and Otto must figure out how and why it’s happening and put a stop to it.

“The Trouble with Centigurps”
When Otto accidentally releases 100 small furry creatures in headquarters, he recruits Oscar to help get them back before Ms. O finds out.

“Rise of the Hydraclops”
In order to save humanity, Olive and Otto must locate a treasure chest that Oscar buried.

“Robert Plant”
Olive and Otto must find a way to stop Obfusco’s plant from taking over headquarters.

When the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards were announced earlier this year, ODD SQUAD won four awards, including “Outstanding Writing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series” and “Outstanding Directing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series.” 

This live-action series is aimed at helping kids ages 5-8 learn important math and problem-solving skills. ODD SQUAD is created by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman and produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. The show airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

We havent watched to many episodes of Odd Squad but we are learning that Olive & Otto are always solving problems. This helps kids learn to think and not even realize they are learning while watching tv. I love shows that get the brain going. Braxton is only 3 but trys to keep up with whats going on. Its a great series to watch and we will be watching it more often!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 


THE MIMILOO ZOO” will be available on DVD September 20, 2016. The DVD run time is approximately 65 minutes and its SRP is $12.99. The stories include:

“The Mimiloo Zoo”
Kate’s family trip to the zoo is canceled when it starts raining. In Mimiloo, Kate and Mim-Mim help their pals make animals out of bushes. But after two spritzes from Gobble’s presto potion, the animals come alive, and things quickly get a little too wild!

“Kate’s Turtle Drive”
When Kate’s ant farm breaks, she wonders how to get the ants back in their home. In Mimiloo, Lily has found hatching humming turtle eggs! Cowgirl Kate must find a way to round up the baby humming turtles and lead them to their mama in the Singing Seas.

“Lily and the Unicorn”
Kate is looking for fireflies, but they keep flying away without lighting up. In Mimiloo, Kate, Mim-Mim, and Tack’s Sniffer Finder, a rambunctious robot dog, help Lily look for her favorite magical animal, a unicorn, by tracking its favorite food – shimmer flowers!

“To Catch a Critter”
Enchanted by its hopping, Kate captures a grasshopper, but as soon as it’s in the jar, it stands still. In Mimiloo, Kate and Mim-Mim help Lily and Boomer try to capture some amazing new Mimiloo critters to learn all about them.

“Follow the Leader”
A bird has flown into Kate’s house, and Kate has an idea to get it out – but her parents can’t hear her over the commotion. In Mimiloo, a group of lemmings are in trouble and decide that Mim-Mim is their leader. They ask him to find them a new home – but a soft-spoken little lemming has a great idea herself!

“Kittens & Mittens”

While Kate and Mom are looking after a box of kittens, the box tips and they run all over the house. In Mimiloo, a flurry of mitty kats have overtaken Lily and Boomer’s house! Kate cleverly spots something they can use to round up the mitty kats and lead them home to the Winter Waterfalls.

We love Kate & Mim-Mim. My son always has to carry a blanket that he uses for security and uses it for imagination as well. He can use it as anything he wants, magic carpet, picnic blanket, car, etc. Kate is a great way to show kids to use their imaginations. Its hard these days for kids to make it through the day without all these video games.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


America’s Diner introduces month-long “Free Pancakes for Kids” promotion; Also kicks off sixth annual No Kid Hungry campaign in September
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 1, 2016) – Starting today, Denny’s is making it easier and more affordable than ever for families to enjoy its all-new pancakes thanks to its “Free Pancakes for Kids” offer. During the month of September, Denny’s youngest guests will have a free opportunity to see if its new stacks—made with fresh buttermilk, real eggs and a hint of vanilla—really are better than before.

Denny’s delicious pancakes—now with 50 percent more fluffy goodness—are featured throughout the kids menu and for the first time are offered in variety of new kid-sized signature dishes, including the Jr. Cinnamon Pancakes, Jr. Strawberries & Cream Pancakes and Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Kids ages 10 and under can enjoy Denny’s pancakes in any of these dishes for free every day in September from 4-10 p.m. with the purchase of one adult entrée at participating locations.

“With families getting back into groove of the school year, the month of September is the perfect opportunity for fans of Denny’s to take advantage of our Free Pancakes for Kids offer,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, chief marketing officer for Denny’s. “Not only is this a great way for our guests, including kids, to try our new pancakes, but it is also our way of inviting families to enjoy breakfast for dinner at an affordable price.”

In addition to its Free Pancakes for Kids promotion, Denny’s will also partner with No Kid Hungry® in September to raise money to help end childhood hunger. To-date, Denny’s has been able to donate more than $3.3 million to No Kid Hungry and will look to make an even great impact on the cause this year with the continued support of its team members and guests.

“Share My Strength’s No Kid Hungry program is one of the most recognizable annual anti-hunger campaigns in the nation and we’re proud to have the ability to partner with this worthy organization for the sixth year in a row,” said Dillon. “At Denny’s, we know a meal is essential to a child’s well-being and can be directly linked to their academic, health and economic futures. We remain committed to working together with our team members and guests to combat childhood hunger and hope to see even more success this year.”

Now through Oct. 2, nearly 1,600 Denny’s restaurants nationwide will join the fight to end childhood hunger with all proceeds going directly to No Kid Hungry. Through No Kid Hungry, every $1 donation received provides a child with 10 healthy meals, making even the smallest of donations impactful. To thank guests for their generous donations, Denny’s will provide a discount coupon redeemable at participating locations upon their next visit.

This year, Denny’s will also donate $1 to No Kid Hungry every time the hashtag #ShareMySlam is shared on Twitter and Instagram, giving guests another way to help this important cause. Guests may also contribute to the campaign with a monetary donation of their choice at

For more information on Kids Eat Free Pancakes or to find a location near you please visit For more information on this year’s No Kid Hungry® fundraising efforts, please visit or

About Denny's Corp.
Denny's is one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating over 1,700 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guam, the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Curaçao, El Salvador, and Trinidad and Tobago. For further information on Denny's, including news releases, please visit the Denny's website at or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram  or YouTube.

About No Kid Hungry®

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at