Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kool-Aid Fun Fizz Review

OK - I thought, right, another drop in and just mix it up trick. Amber was excited and she jumped on it the moment she saw it. I was pleasantly surprised when she did hers that it worked. It danced and fizzed and was really moving and then when it hit the top it really fizzled and you could hear it. So then came the taste test. Was it going to taste odd, flat or sweet... nope it tasted good! It was really good lol. It had a tingle to it at first cause I think I didn't wait long enough for it to really disolve (which it tells you to do lol).

I will definitely recommend trying them, it does stain though, just like real kool-aid. My finger is still red lol.

The real good video (the commercial lol)

Right now at Walgreens - if you purchase them - you will get a print out for a coupon off your next kool-aid purchase of fun fizz

Available Nationwide at grocery stores
Flavors:Partin’ Punch, Gigglin’ Grape, and Laughin Lemonade.
8 drops per bag at a retail of $1.99

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas shopping... I don't think I can stop lol

Please tell me I'm done with shopping lol - I've gotten Amber the following (but I'd still like to get a Wii game since we let her put the Wii in her room now, the latest Shrek, another CD she asked about, I'm dreaming when I say I want the kinnect lol) Stop me while I'm ahead! I can't help myself around Christmas and its hard for me to back off...

My parents and us got her a 22" TV for her room

We got:
New phone and a case
WWE 2011 xbox360
Scribble DS
Phineas Ferb Again DS
Twilight Eclipse DVD
Diary of a Wimpy Kid DVD
Kei$ha CD
Rhianna CD

Digital Camera
Silk Screen maker/extra ink
Foil Maker/extra ink
Jacket she wanted from WallyWorld
Two tops of Kohls
Matching jewelry for the tops

Penelope Peapod PaperDolls Review

Penelope Peapod- this one is in the paperdolls pattern, there are several to choose from. I LOVE them. They remind me when I was little had we had a little basket that turned into a purse. I just got my hands on one to review. Very sturdy, soft cloth - the doll is too cute, with a soft squishy bean body. Just large enough for a 3yrs old hand to hold and be able to carry around. I hate when its an overwhelming size and they have to struggle to balance it. Not in this case - the basket is a decent size too - just perfect. I would say up to age 8yrs for this too. The basket itself has two pockets inside and a hood that pops up that goes away when in purse form so it doesn't bother it. They've thought of everything with this, I highly recommend it!

Penelope Peapod is a one-of-a kind, carry along toy that combines fun, fantasy, and fashion. In one quick maneuver even the smallest hands transforms the stylish handbag into a bassinet.

Penelope is ready to play in an outfit made of the same beautiful fabric as her handbag/bassinet.

Each peapod includes the wicker basket with interior side pockets and drawstring closure and a 6" doll.
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Medal Award Winner
  • For ages 3 years and older
 Note: was sent the item to review for free, all opinions are that of my own.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Roman Town Dig-it Games - Contest and Review

I've seen the little trinkets at the museums where we can get the block the kids can dig out the dino bones or the rocks that melt in water and a surprise is inside. But this is the best I've seen yet to get the kids attention AND be educational at the same time. I recommend this for anyone age 7 and up - perfect for those who are inquisitive and anyone who has projects on Rome!

Graphics are a little simplistic but its very accurate, it gives them an idea of what life is like .

 match the pieces together

 tons of cool games

 Dig your heart away and look what you can find!!

Roman Town: the premiere archaeology game! amazingly entertaining way to learn and a great way to spend quality time as a family. Bring History to life! Discover Roman Buildings, artifacts and priceless treasures. Immerse yourself in the ancient Roman world with 3D rendered graphics of authentic artifacts, Roman buildings and a realistic excavation site. Learn how to analyze valuable artifacts. Solve mysterious secrets about the lives of Roman kids! Unearth the town of Fossura destroyed in 79AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Roman Town gives you what books can't: a first hand, interactive look into Roman life. Walk through Roman buildings; bring artifacts to life in 3 dimensions; discover priceless treasures hidden in the dirt for centuries. Archaeology brings history to life in a way that entices kids to learn and discover. Roman Town is the first product to let you experience archaeology in a hands-on, interactive way. Roman Town takes archaeology out of the museum and brings it directly to you! Explore the 3D rendered town of Fossura, destroyed in 79 AD by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Roman Town is a real archaeological dig, and you get to be the archaeologist! Find artifacts-pottery, bones, coins, paintings-and play games that bring them to life. Solve mysteries from the past and discover the details of daily life centuries ago. Roman Town is portable, easy to use, and educational. And the best part is, it's fun! 
Tillywig Toy Brain Child Award Winner; Winner National Parenting Publications NAPPA Honors; Winner of The National Parenting Center's 2010 Seal of Approval; Creative Child Magazine 2010 Game of The Year; Winner of Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Products 2010; Winner 2010 Life Buzz Parent to Parent Award 
(System requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista)

20% off with coupon code BLOG20 valid through 1/31/11

Win a free game!

Required 1st Entry: Go to Dig-it Games and come back and tell me why you think it would be perfect for your child, grandchild, niece or nephew! Come back and post below (don't forget your email address!)
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Contest Ends December 13th

Note: thanks to MommyParties and MomSelect for sending me a free sample of the game and goodies for my guests.

Monday, December 6, 2010

ToyStory3 Action Links Stunt Sets Review!

ToyStory3 Action Links Stunt Sets Review!


The mega-hit film Toy Story 3 won over the hearts of kids (and adults) everywhere! This fall, you can recapture the magic of the film all over again with Mattel's Toy Story 3 ACTION LINKS Stunt Sets.

Inspired by scenes from the film, the ACTION LINKS Stunt Sets allow kids to re-live their favorite Toy Story 3 moments while piquing their imaginations to create new adventures. Kids can build their very own "Toy Story" universe or recreate iconic scenes from the film. The five distinct stunt sets are a blast on their own or can be linked together for the ultimate interactive action adventure.

Thanks to MommyParties and MomSelect we received:
PLUS each of our guests received Buddy Packs - 2 figurines for each pack.

 I've shown you each one below and a video! There are no cons with this, for me its all pro's - they have to use their imagination, its not hard to set up for kids to do without parents, no batteries required!, very durable, and they can be used alone or connected together. If you want to add more figurines - the buddy packs are available in all kinds of sets to choose from. The kids played with those just as much as the playsets!

Evil Dr Porkchop (I love the piggy!!) - comes with Buzz (retail 14.99)

Jessie to the Rescue - comes with Jessie (retail 14.99)

Buzz Save the Train - comes with Buzz (retail 14.99)

 Sunnyside Breakout Deluxe Playset - comes with Woody and Big Baby (retail 24.99)

Junkyard Escape Stunt Set (retail 39.99)

 - I love flinging the bad bear off! This was also I thought the best value since it came with 3 characters.
Create wild adventures from the massive Disney/Pixar hit! Straight from the hit movie's big finish, get a firm grasp on stunts like "The Claw" or get carried away on 'The Conveyer Belt" stunt challenge. Action Links™ are linkable playsets that simply snap together to create an interactive, adventurous Toy Story world. Once connected, a simple push of a button sets off the fun, creating a chain reaction of events where characters fly through the air, zip line to safety and defend against evil villains, too!
  • Set up and conquer five different stunts
  • Combine with other Action Links™ sets for more chain reactions
  • Three Toy Story 3 Buddy figures included
  • Works with most Toy Story 3 Buddy figures

I LOVED the movie and for the toys to duplicate in the best way the stunt parts is fantastic!! I love flinging the bear and buzz chasing the train. The kids will love these toys... now to get you the best deals, see below - straight from Mattel!

 There is a set that include ALL the action link playsets For just 66.46 right now
  • 1 Toy Story 3 Action Links™ Jessie to the Rescue Stunt Set
  • 1 Toy Story 3 Action Links™ Buzz Saves the Train Stunt Set
  • 1 Toy Story 3 Action Links™ Dr. Porkchop Attacks Stunt Set
  • 1 Toy Story 3 Action Links™ Sunnyside Breakout Deluxe Playset

Right now Mattel is having 15% off sitewide + free shipping on orders of $75 or more!

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Graphics used on page are from digital scrapbooking kit Sugar Rush by Flergs and Ziska. Blog arranged by Designs by Sarah using her Blog Design Service.