Disclosure: I received this for free in order to do the review, no other compensation was received.
I really like to read, as you probably have already noticed and I am working hard to instill the same love of books in my children. It isn't an easy task so this year for Christmas I shall be gifting both Lily and Luke a story that they are the star. The one I selected for this review is for Luke, I picked Dinosaur Land story. With each of these stories you get to put where they are from, their age as well as include up to 3 siblings/cousins/friends names. I am was excited to be able to cater his adventure to include his sister and cousins. The turnaround time for the shipment was super quick as well. I received the book within a couple days of personalizing and ordering.
Overall quality versus cost is super great as well with the books only costing 9.95 right now for several of the adventures this is really a great gift that will be something they cherish for years to come. I am recommending this personally to all of my friends and family. Definitely worth the 10 bucks. If your looking to pick one up head over to KDNovelties.com and order at your leisure. There is still plenty of time before Christmas.
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Disclosure: I received this pet free in order to review it, no other compensation was received.
Sleeping soundly is always a goal in our house, but is not always achieved. Lily my five year old has the most difficulty with a full nights sleep, she tends to wake up from night terrors crying out for me. So when given the opportunity to review these I thought why not. The first thing I noticed about the Dream Team Pet Kitty was how very soft it is. The fur is soft and sort of silky so that it is a smooth friend to snuggle tight up against your child. The key thing about this pet is the book that comes with it. The Dream Team Pet works with your child through telling them a story that has your child teach the pet how to get a good night's sleep. The pet earns gold stars throughout the training as does your child.
I like the idea of it helping Lily to sleep better, by giving her comfort. I hope it will also make going to bed easier as she has a goal of earning gold stars. Each of these pets comes with a certificate of training so when Lily has successfully completed her training and is sleeping well with Kitty they will have both earned their certificate.
Disclosure: I received these books in order to review them and include them in my Holiday Gift Guide. I did not receive any other compensation for this post.
This holiday season we will be participating in a new tradition of wrapping up books and putting them under the tree as a count down to Christmas tradition. Each day the kids will be unwrapping a book, some will be new others will be from their own library and we will read it as a family. I am a huge fan of reading, the world of books is one of my favorite personal escapes and I want to share that world with my children. So when given the opportunity to include The Great Place and In the Forbidden City in my holiday gift guide I jumped at the chance.
This is the Greatest Place! is a children's book that is all about the Forbidden City and the world of small animals. From the inside cover on every page is filled with beautiful images and positive energy. It feels like an uplifting story told to you by a child about the age of 8 years old. I will definitely add this to the rotation for the beautiful images alone, but the story will cement it as a favorite I think with the kids. It comes across as both informational and fun.
In the Forbidden City is not what I would call a children's book at very youngest I would say it would be for an older child 10 years and up. That being said it is by an far the most informational book with images and description of the Forbidden City that I have ever come across. It contains a very visual history of the emperiors that lived throughout time and how they lived. I think it would be a great way to build a love of history through sharing time spent diving deep into this book magnifying glass in hand getting to know the Forbidden City with your child.
Disclosure: I will be receiving a Curious Creamery to review in order to share my opinion in the near future. I am posting to highlight it's current Kickstarter campaign.
Do you like Ice Cream? How about making your own easy peasy? Okay not really, currently making ice cream is not easy it requires an ice cream machine and quite a bit of time. Or you can kick it old school and get the salt & Ice going until tada ice cream. Either way that is far too much work for the average person. That being said the Curious Creamery claims to have solved this issue. As a I like the concept of this although the review will tell, I can say if your on a diet it would be super great to be able to control the calories and still enjoy the treat. Head over to kickstarter and be the first on your block to be a Curious Creamery fan!
Disclosure: I will be reviewing each of these two items in the near future and want to promote the product prior to highlight them based on concept alone as ideally they are awesome. The review will come shortly.
Right now there is a unique product on Pozible called the Ivylink it's a smartplug that hooks up to WiFi so that you can use your smart phone to turn them on and off. This is great option for those of us who worry about leaving the curling iron on or for someone looking to save money on their power bill! Head over to Pledge and get your own!
Another Hot new product is the EnergyPad for wireless charging. With all the electronics that will be sold this holiday season I know the more advance generations are boasting the Ql technology that allows for this and you will need a way to take advantage of this!
Disclosure: I received a set free in order to conduct the review, my opinion is 100% my own and no other compensation was received for this review.
When it comes to gifts for the Holidays the more useful or practical a gift the better. So when given the opportunity to include the Smile Brilliant! Professional Teeth Whitening System in the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide I thought about who would like to received this as a gift. At first I thought would it be possible to gift something so personal to someone without offending them and then I thought, yes especially since this is such a high quality kit. The overall system is far advanced of something you would buy at your local drugstore. This system is on par with the professional cleaning systems you would utilize at the dentist at a significantly lower cost. That being said, this is an item you gift specifically to someone who has in the past complained about their less than white teeth or to someone who has just completed braces. It can also be a wonderful gift for someone in the wedding planning process. Every bride to be wants her teeth to be sparkling white when they take all their wedding photos. Now that we have gone over the nitty gritty of how to gift it, let's talk about why this system specifically makes a wonderful gift idea.
The Smile Brilliant! Professional Teeth Whitening System is a multi-step process that literally brings the dentist office into the comfort of your home. The first step in the process is to make the molds of your teeth, this is an idiot-proof process. I can attest to this personally as I was super weary about molding my teeth. I have what have been called as unique teeth in other words I have an overbite and quite a bit of crowding. That being said normal trays don't fit so mold trays are a major plus and these were easier than I thought to mold. If you can play with playdough you can make your molds for this system. Once you mail them in 10 days later you receive the ready to use perfect fit trays.
This year I decided to take on a more practical gift guide, as I know that is the things I typically get the most use out of post holidays. So you will see hopefully a good mix of items that are geared toward new/soon to be parents, individuals who have pretty much everything they need, and itemt to expand a kids horizons. I plan to include a few make your own gift ideas throughout the season that are simple and can be done by everyone.
Items thus far to be included:
Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Trays
Radian RXT by Diono Premium Carseat
HopePaige Stylish Engraved Medical Bracelets
Epsom LW 600F Label Maker
and many many more....
Disclosure: Review to come shortly, for posting this promo code for my readers I will be receiving the Dream Team Pet for free in order to conduct my review.
Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it's an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep. If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!
This seems like a super unique product and I am very excited to be adding it to my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. I shall be reviewing it shortly for the quality and craftsmenship so stay tuned!
My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE