Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SmartKnit KIDS Seamless Sensitivity Socks Review and Giveaway


I was excited to do the seamless sock review because my children have chubby little feet that are somewhat bear cubbish! lol. The seam has always left an indention in their little feet and ankle and it drives me nuts! This is especially true when they are infants. So when I saw this opportunity I thought it would be a great fit for us! Also having hardwood floors their socks seems to slip right off the moment I put them on! Inevitably I just give up and they end up with cold feet!


But thanks to SmartKnit KIDS Seamless Sensitivity Socks that is no longer the case! I have not seen the first indention on Tyleigh's little bear foot since she has been wearing them and yes they DO stay on! They are great! Very good quality and well worth the money.


The socks are targeted towards infants and or children with sensory problems such as autism and etc.
They are also just great for all around wear. They almost remind of a comfy slipper but thin enough to wear a shoe with them as well. I will defiantly be ordering more for the boys and I!
Check out the website SmartKnit KIDS and choose your size and color today! There is a convenient sizing chart on the website. There is also different styles to choose from ankle, crew and knee- high! Don't forget they have them for adults as well!

Two lucky TSM readers will win a pair of these awesome socks! Enter for your chance to win your SmartKnit KIDS Seamless Sensitivity Socks!

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Disclosure~ I was given 2 pairs of infant SmartKnit socks for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Way Home DVD


The Way Home featuring Dean Cain is based on a true story. That alone is a plus for me! I am a sucker for actual event movies. The movie is about an over worked father who was asked to keep an eye on his son by the mom while she was getting the rest of the luggage together for a family trip. When she walks back through the living room she sees her husband checking his work email. Aggravated by this she asks where Joe (their son) is at which point they walk outside to discover Joe is nowhere to be found.
After checking the house through and through and riding a four wheeler around the land to search themselves they decide they need help. They call authorities who come out ask questions and realize they are legit and need to start searching the woods and looking about for the boy. A minister is called who rounds up a lot of people in the Christian community who come out and help the family search as well. It is great to see people come together in fellowship and prayer in such a testy time like losing your child. I cannot imagine how these parents felt and what their emotions were while the search was underway.
The search goes on for a while and you will have to watch to see what is discovered and what happened to little Joe!
I enjoyed the movie not only because it was a true story but it is also a great family movie. It depicts good Christian values without horrible language or any other nudity, violence ect. That is hard to come by these days!
Disclosure~ I was given a copy of the DVD to review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Alphabet Woof by Sherrie A. Madia


Alphabet Woof
written by Sherrie A. Madia
Illustrated by Patrick Carlson


Alphabet Woof is a fun and humorous rhyming story of a Moxy the dog who eats Aunt Mable's magical alphabet soup and is able to speak.
Once the press finds out about Moxy's speaking abilities he gets called to do a talk show and becomes famous.
It turns out that fame was not exactly what he bargained for. What he really loved about his new found voice was the ability to communicate with the people he loved, his family.


So after the big new house and all his pampering he tells his family that he really just wants to go home. The Mom in the story agrees and they return home to a welcoming Aunt Mable!
Aunt Mable wants to hear all Moxy has to say which ends up being nothing! I think Moxy was tired!

From what I gather from the story is sometimes we wish for things that we think are important while overlooking the blessings right in front of our faces! The soup and talking dog were just a creative way to help get that lesson across! I enjoyed reading the book with my children and I think they enjoyed it to!

They also enjoyed the colorful comic like illustration. By purchasing this fun book you will also be helping support the SPCA. That is very important to me as an animal lover!


Disclosure~ I was given a copy of Alphabet Woof for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Chrismas Prayer by Amy Parker





A Christmas Prayer by Amy Parker
illustrated by Marijan Ramljak

I enjoyed reading this book to my children. The book expresses the true meaning of CHRISTmas.It gives thanks to God for Gabriel the angel, Mary, Joseph and even the donkey who pregnant Mary rode into Bethlehem. And most of all it gives thanks for God's perfect Christmas gift which is Jesus!
It offers a fun rhyme as it tells it's story and give thanks for what really matters at Christmas.


The book has a soft cover which is great for young babies to hold and touch. Very cute and modern illustration. The pictures are very cute and colorful.
It is short so it keeps the attention of young listeners. It is also a great book for older children to read to their siblings. A great all around Christmas book.

I really like this book. It is great for children so that they can be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas but also great to bring adults back to the real meaning as well. This will be a book we hold on to and read every Christmas for years to come.
Disclosure~ I was given a copy of this book from Booksneeze. All opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Printable Halloween Party Games Review



Typically when I review things they come in the mail! Not this time! I was able to get my product immediatly upon approval!
The company sent me a link to my direct party printables and I was able to download all the games easily and successfully in about 12 minutes. The one we chose to print was Halloween Maze Game and everything went great!
The whole process was very quick and went down with no problems. I peeked at all the games and they all look so fun and have cute colorful pictures to add to the excitment.

The only problem we will have is deciding which ones to use at our Halloween party! Although, alot of the games are great for using everyday. Home school Moms could get some great use out of the story and color pages for kids, They would also make great rewards for children as well. Mine are very excited to have the games downloaded to our computer and they will be well used.

The price at $19.95 is not bad considering you will have these forever with one click and I know first hand how pricey buying these games in party stores can be. I think it is well worth it. They also have some Thanksgiving and NFL games included in the package. The packages includes over 50 printables. There are games, scavenger hunts, coloring pages, crafts and a lot more to choose from.

I am very pleased with the selection and think you should go check out the site and see for yourself how cool the games are @ Halloween Party Games

You can buy your printables just in time for Halloween!
Disclosure~ I was given game printables for review. The opinions expressed are my own







Hair Flairs Pro Hair Tinsel Review and Giveaway!



Pro Hair Tinsel hair flairs are a really cute idea! What better time of year to need something like this than Halloween!?
The sparkle adds sass to any hair do. Great for costumes from fairies to rock stars, theatre stage shows, dancers and just for fun club nights! A great way to get noticed!

With colors ranging from Silver to Pink you are sure to find the perfect highlight for you! This is a great alternative to add some color without using harsh chemicals. They last up to 6 weeks even with shampoo and styling. I tied mine in and they lasted through brushing and sleeping so for me so far so good and really cute!! Although you can tie them in by yourself it is easier to have a helper.. especially for the back! Each package comes with a very instructional card on how to tie. That makes it much easier
The tinsel is strong and held up through brushing for me. This does seem to be about the most professional tinsel that I have seen considering the strength and colors.
You can use as many or a few as you wish and you can always add more if you want a fuller highlighted look.

The hair flairs are a bit pricey at $12 a package. The positive with that is they do last and there are a good bit of strands in each pack. I would buy them if I needed them for a costume or other special occasion.

Please check out the site Hair Flairs website and come back and let me know you did!
You can also see the instructional video!


Two Lucky TSM readers will get a package of thier own hair flairs!
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  • Disclosure~ I was given 2 packages of hair flairs for review. All opinions above are my own.



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

T is for Tyleigh!

So you can imagine my excitement to hear the words " It's A Girl" after birthing 3 boys and raising 2!
Pink, bows, tutus, glitter and all that is girly sounded so appealing and fun.
Well, the bow thing worked until the motor skills developed enough that Tyleigh could take it off her head! lol
At 7 months if you put a ball or doll in front her guess which one she wants!?? Yep, the ball!
She is trying to keep up with these boys which means happier with a diaper only and racing cars!
She cries when I try to put dresses her!
She loves the dirt and leaves.
I guess I will just have a pretty little tomboy on my hands.
But I guess that is not so bad.. So did my Mom!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews



The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews is a very touching book.
It starts off with a story about a boy named Norman who wanted to feed the hungry so he grew up to invent a seed that made super plants feeding 2 billion people!
So he changed the world..
but then it goes on to tell who helped him get to that point by hiring him and who helps that guy... and the cycle repeats itself. The butterfly effect or cycle of love.
It tells how the smallest thing we can do can have huge impacts on someone or something. It shares that God created us to do special things so we must always be attentive to the decision we make. because everything has an effect on us and people around us.
It gives children hope and inspiration to do the right things because it lets them know that they are special enough to be the kid who changes the world to.
We really enjoyed reading this book and think it is a great book for children and even adults! A very inspirational book showing how we can use our tools from God no matter how big or small they are!
Disclosure- I was given a copy of this book from booksneeze to review. All opinions stated are my own.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Chunky Bling

We all love a little bling, right!?
Now you can get yours for a great afforadable price at ChunkyBling.com!
They offer a variety of rings, watches necklaces and more.
You can choose from the beaded watches or any of the other beaded jewelry .
They have cool contest such as blog for bling (what I am doing now!) as well as contest allowing customers like us to name new jewelry for bling!
It is a fun site to look at and again I think the prices are very reasonable!
You can also host an online jewelry party with Chunky Bling!
And for all of us proud Mommas they have beautiful mothers bracelets.
These are my favorite of course because it represents God's precious gifts to us!
So go check them out and comment and let me know you did!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Smiley Cookies Review and Giveaway!


Good news!! You do not have to go to the bakery and pay high prices for individual cookies anymore! You can get yummy Smiley Cookies by the dozen delivered right to your door!
Not only are they adorable and will make you smile but they taste wonderful. When you open the box its like a bakery in your house.You can literally smell how wonderful they will taste!

The colorful smiley faces are great for kids and anyone who needs a hug or smile! These are great for sending gifts to your loved ones and a great I love you gesture! I like them because even Tyleigh my 7 month old can eat them without having teeth! They are fresh and soft enough that she enjoyed one as well as the boys and I.

There are a lot of choices on the website here Smiley Cookies but they give you the chance to make your own cookie as well. If that is not cool enough already they will also be ship with an awesome Smiley gift box that is durable enough for your keepsakes such as pictures and collectibles!
They are great to have around for that bad day or skint knee! I love these cookies!! Not only for the wonderful taste but because of the wonderful smile that you will get and give when you purchase yours!


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The opinion above is my own.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Customized Boutique Spider Costume- How To!

What you'll need.
A black shirt of any style (sized for child you want to make costume for)
I used one we already had to go as cheap as possible!
2-4 yrds. of black tulle
Black skinny headband
Goggly eyes (Dollar Tree)
4 pair black knee highs
black tissue or crepe paper
red washcloth
elastic
scissors
hot glue
needle and thread
sharpie
First, get your headband and googly eyes. Glue 8 eyes onto the headband and viola.. easy as pie!
Next get your black shirt red rag and sharpie. Draw an hourglass onto the rag. Size depends on you. Cut the shape out and hot glue or sew onto the abdomen of the shirt.
Next get your knee highs. You will want to stuff all 8 with black paper. Again size is up to you. Once they are stuffed to your liking tie a knot at the end. Cut excess knee high away. Sew or glue 4 legs on each side of the shirt.
and last for your tutu. I used black elastic. Get your elastic and wrap around the child. Cut to fit waist. Sew ends together.
get your tulle and start cutting. Cut about half or 1 inch sections. How much depends on how full you want your tutu but make sure all your elastic is covered. Bring each piece of tulle around the elastic evenly so the ends meet and double knot. For a better explanation of making a tutu google no sew tutu's!
Hope this helps!!!!