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Monday, October 27, 2014

ShadyBaby Review

Over the past several years I've been looking for a high quality auto sunshade for Goose.  I wanted one that would stay on yet not become a projectile in the event of a car crash.  I have been having quite a time finding one.  If I found something that would be safe to use, I couldn't get it to stick to the window.  If I found something that would stick, then I realized that it would become a projectile.

In my search, I was made aware of the ShadyBaby by CG Babies. These shades are awesome!!

Here is a photo of the sunshade in my Hyundai Santa Fe.  As you can see, it provides enough shade for my daughter's Britax Pinnacle 90 car seat (love that seat too).   The shades are also really easy to install too.  All have you have to is press them on the window, and they stay.  I would assume that you would need to make sure you window is clean before applying, but I personally didn't do an cleaning before applying, and it worked just fine.

Another thing I really like about the ShabyBaby shades are, they are really easy to see through.  So you don't have to worry about having that blind spot while driving.

Overall, these are awesome shades, and I would recommend buying a pack of them. They come in a pack of two at the following link, so unless you have a third roll of seats, one pack should be penty for one car.

The only place that I've seen these for sale are on Amazon, but are available for free shipping if you have Prime.  So go check them out today.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier Review

A few months ago, my family and I moved into a new home.  The move was great, and we love the house.  However a few things unexpected happened when we moved in.

The one problem we've had is the humidity levels in the house.  East TN is known for warm humid summers, and our new 1940's house seems to hold onto that moisture (plus the basement leaks when it rains, but that's another story).  So we went searching for the perfect dehumidifier.  We found a great whole house one at Home Depot, but we worried about the bathroom.  The one bathroom in our house had no exhaust fan.  We could open the window when the shower was on, but I was a little worried about privacy and the fact that fall was on it's way.  That's when I saw the Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier.

Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier next to an iPad Mini to show size.

This dehumidifier seemed like the perfect solution to our small bathroom.  It's pretty quiet, has the perfect size tank for the small room, and it's easy to empty.

The only problem we've had is the dehumidifier started out extremely quiet, but over the past few weeks has gotten a little louder.  The noise seems louder right after we empty the tank.  Not sure what's going on there.

Overall, I would recommend the Gurin electric compact dehumidifier to those who have small rooms that have a humidity problem, but if you are looking for something for a large room or whole house, look for something else.  This one just won't cut it.

If you would like to purchase your own Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier, you can get it on Amazon at the following link.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes is Coming to Knoxville, TN!!!

I am so excited!!  I just got this press release from Feld Entertainment!!  

Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen now share their story of true love in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Believing is just the beginning in this mesmerizing show where dreamers from Knoxville will witness the magic of eight Disney Princesses; Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora, and Snow White make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics.
With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Elsa, Anna and Olaf travel through a fantastical winter wonderland to learn true love conquers all. Then entering a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail, Jasmine discovers a whole new world with Aladdin after meeting her unlikely hero in the marketplace. Prince Philip defeats the evil fire-breathing dragon Maleficent in a race to save his true love Aurora. Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s spell so that Ariel can remain part of his world. Watch in awe as the dreams of Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Belle and Snow White also come true in this beautifully imagined ice show.

Dates and Times of Performance:

Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm
Thursday, November 6 at 7pm
Friday, November 7 at 10:40am & 7pm
Saturday, November 8 at 11am, 3pm, & 7pm
Sunday, November 9 at 11am, 3pm, & 7pm

Tickets start at: $20.00

To order tickets by phone: 865-656-4444

To order tickets online:

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.

Now, want to hear the really exciting part??!!!  I am able to giveaway 2 family packs of TICKETS!!! That means two VERY lucky family will receive a pack of 4 tickets to use any day the winner(s) want except Saturday!!!

I want to say a HUGE thank you to Feld Entertainment!  They have allowed me to promote Disney on Ice two years now, and I am very grateful to be apart of this promotion.

Alright, who's ready for the giveaway??

You can enter any time between now and October 29, 2014 at 11:59pm.  This giveaway is for tickets ONLY.  Travel, parking, concessions, and other expenses are NOT included or covered in this giveaway.  If you enter this giveaway, please make sure you are able to travel at your own expense at one of the dates above to Knoxville Civic Center, 500 Howard Baker, Jr. Ave, Knoxville, TN.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shop and Learn Cash Register Review

Role playing has always been one of Goose's favorite play time activities.  We play doctor, vet, restaurant, and like we are at the store pretty much every day.  The Shop and Learn Cash Register has quickly become one of Nora's favorite toys.

Here is a quick video of Goose playing the the Shop and Learn Cash Register

As you can see, she is having a blast putting the coins in the pay for her purchases.

The Shop and Learn Cash Register comes with plenty of pretend food and money (including a credit card) to keep your little one interested for quite some time.

Not only is this toy fun, but it is also educational.  There are three learning levels on the Shop and Learn Cash Register. The first level is very basic.  When you put in the coins it just counts them, or when you slide a piece of food over the scanner, it just tells you what it is. The next two levels get a little harder.  Here is a video about each level.

Overall, we love the Shop and Learn Cash Register.  It has made for some very fun play time, and has kept Goose very busy while we recently moved.

The only problem we have found is, there is only two sound volumes; loud and very loud.  I wish there was a way to make the sounds a little quieter.

If you are interested in purchasing your own Shop and Learn Cash Register, you can check it out on The Learning Journey International's website on the following link:

You can also connect with The Learning Journey International on the following social media websites:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Children 'N US Stroller Organizer Review

One thing that I've not liked about my Britax stroller since I got it is the lack of storage for drinks, snacks, and items that I need to get to quickly (like my phone).  I have struggled with this for more than a year only because I could not decide what I wanted to use to meet our needs.  Britax makes a bag that hooks onto the stroller, but I read some pretty negative reviews about that one.  That's when I saw the Children 'n Us stroller organizer.

This bag has straps that hook onto the stroller's handle bar.  The straps are adjustable so that you can use it for almost any size stroller.
There is a ton of room inside.  It also has two spots to hold drinks, and a narrow zipper pocket in the back to hold small items.

The drink area is like a mesh pocket with elastic at the top.  It works great with like bottles and tick cups, but I personally would not recommend putting any flimsy cups in there as it might cause them to spill.

There is a flap that cover 1/3 of the top, and closes with a magnetic clasp.  I know that 1/3 sounds strange, but the sides are left open so that you can access the drink pockets without having to open the bag all the way up.

There are also two really nice pockets in the front.  One is open and is great for my phone, and the other has a flap over it that keeps closed with velcro.

Overall, I have really found this bag very helpful on our trips to the zoo.  I no longer have to hope that my stays on the canopy of the stroller, I have a place to put them.

If you are interested in the Children 'n Us stroller organizer, you can check it out on Amazon or on their website.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Little Cosmetics Review and Giveaway

I honestly think that it's adorable that Goose likes to play with make-up.  She looks so cute trying to put it on, and I love to see what she comes up with.  But, it worries me too.  I know I know, you may say that I am over thinking things, and I should just let her play with it, but have you ever really looked at the ingredients of make-up?  Well, if you get a chance you should, then you should look and see what those chemicals can do to you body.

I also worry about her getting the make-up in her eyes or mouth.  Now, that is/should be a real worry for every parent.

I was so happy when I saw the Little Cosmetics set on Amazon. These sets look and feel like real make-up, but there is no mess and nothing comes off on your skin.

Here is a video I took of Goose playing with the Little Cosmetics Essentials Set.

So here is my honest opinion of Little Cosmetics, I LOVE IT.  It's safe for Goose to play with, it's cute, and she has a blast!!

If you think your little Princess needs a Little Cosmetics set, here is the link to their website.  The set that I recived was $19.99, but there is another set that looks really fun that is $28.99.
Below you can enter win a set from Little Cosmetics for your little Princess. You can enter until 10/16/14 at 11:59pm EST. If you are a winner, you will need to respond within 48 of winning.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Navigating Emotions E-Book #Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I posted my review on the e-Book Navigating Emotions, a book for parents on how to remain cool in the stressful times.  Well, thanks to Presence Parenting, I am now listing the giveaway you everyone to enter!! I personally have found this book really helpful, and I would like someone else who needs a little help or reassurance to be able to read it as well.

You may enter any time between now and 10/15/14 at 11:59pm.  Please read the Terms & Conditions for rules and more information.