Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Surf Sharks gift Pack #Review # Giveaway

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 Surf Sharks is a great way for kids to learn about teamwork and friendship disguised in a funny adventurous story.





My Thoughts- 

Surf Sharks The First Ride is the first of many Surf Sharks books to come. My son and I cannot wait to read the next! The artwork was so cool and colorful. The author really did sneak in some serious lessons about helping each other out and to follow instructions, but there was no way my 6 year old would have known. To him he just read a super sweet fun book about surfers and sharks making friends! That is what I love so much about Surf Sharks. I assume most children are like mine and get bored with children's books about manners and teamwork. With Surf Sharks it wasnt the case. My son was interested from start to finish. He even kept it interactive with helping me read and talking about what will happen next.


Press Release-

PASCO, WA (April 4, 2014) – There’s a new kids action-comedy entertainment brand on the scene, all from the imagination of Chance Wolf, an industry-recognized comic book artist and toy designer.

Fully created and illustrated by Wolf, Surf Sharks follows the comedy adventures of a group of young surfers and sharks who forge a friendship and ride the waves together as they help each other solve daily challenges faced by all growing kids. 

First book in the series, Surf Sharks: The First Ride is now available in all major book stores and online via Amazon Kindle and iTunes/iBooks in eBook version.  The debut book introduces the surfing sharks – MAVRIK, TALON and HEMI along with their surfer dude friends, RIP, OZZY and WADE as they find that by working together, they can take on even the biggest problems.

Chance brings over 30 years experience as a commercial artist with high-profile credits in comic books that encompass Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spawn and Shadowhawk.  He also received an Emmy Certificate for his work as a main character designer for the Emmy Award Winning HBO animated series SPAWN and worked in product design for McFarlane Toys’ bestselling X-Files collectibles line. 

With the tremendous popularity surrounding Sharks, Surf Sharks is a natural for today’s kids.  In fact, Google Trends reports that sharks now holds the #1 spot for animal search terms, not to mention the major success of such shark-themed films and television programming asSharknado and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and Discovery’s ubiquitous Shark Weeks.

Born in 1963 and raised in Eastern Washington, Chance showed a passion for art from the time he could hold a pencil.  As a child, he devoted much of his time nose-deep into comic books admiring the art and mimicking it the best he could on any piece of paper available (including his homework).  Selling his first piece of art at age 11 was a clear indicator of a prospering career as an Illustrator that has now spanned over three decades.

As a young adult, his desire to grow as an artist motivated him to focus on his drawing skills as he hit the drawing board to hone his childhood comic book passion.  His path towards becoming a professional comic book artist began when his talents were discovered by an associate of iconic industry creative Todd McFarlane.  Chance began a tenure with McFarlane that would span over ten years, allowing the new artist to work on internationally recognized comic book titles such as Shadowhawk, Spawn and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just to name a few.

Chance worked side by side with Todd, assisting in drawing the number one selling comic book Spawn and was called upon to join with a team of artists to handle the task of Main Character Designers for the HBO Emmy Award winning Animated Series Spawn, in which Chance received and Emmy Certificate acknowledging his work on the series.  Chance became Todd’s right hand man on numerous assignments, including toy action figure art direction, designs for licensees and convention booth creation.  Chance was hand-picked by Todd to visit with X-Files creator Chris Carter in Hollywood in order to help finalize designs for McFarlane’s popular X-Files toy line.

Observing his son’s fascination with sharks, Chance was inspired to create Surf Sharks, which he has launched as a book series, with the first release Surf Sharks: The First Ride now available in all leading book stores in hard cover and online as an eBook via Amazon Kindle and iTunes/iBooks.

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Mrs Fields Slice N Easy Cake Cutter #Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to review this awesome cake slicer and server, Mrs. Fields Slice N Easy Cake Cutter from Love Cooking Company! After trying this out, I will never use a knife to slice my round cakes again. It was a breeze with this cutter and the slices were uniform and perfect every time. This would make an awesome kitchen tool for any baker in your life!

Check out my review ~HERE~!


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kids Academy Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games for girls & boys #appreview

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Kids Academy Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games for girls & boys id the perfect app to get your little one going in a tech kind of world. 



If you are looking for fun learning apps for your kids to play on your iPad or iPhone, I suggest you check out the Kids Academy apps! They will love them!

My Thoughts- 

Having a step daughter that has an issue with learning, I am always trying to find fun exciting ways to get her to learn. When I found out about Kids Academy apps, I had to check them out. Oh I was shocked at how amazing they are!

When I had a chance to check out the Kids Academy Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games for girls & boys, I was blown away at how amazing it was. The graphics were nice and colorful, as well as fun and interactive. The directions were perfect!

I had fun paying the Kids Academy Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games for girls & boys app. I had fun looking at the fun interactive games that it had. My favorite was the one with the letters that tell you what starts with it. You can click on things. Like C, you can click a clock, cat and cab. I was giggling so much. The cat was super cute!

I know that this app will be one that I will be using this summer with my step daughter! Anything to get her to learn is a friend of mine. Also knowing that the apps are only 2.99 a piece makes it even better! She can have fun and do her own thing and learn all at once with no stress f parents standing over her.

So perfect for the little one in my life! You should check it out for your little one!

About Kids Academy Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games for girls & boys- 

Based on the proven Montessori learning method, Kids Academy develops spelling, writing and reading skills through fascinating games!

This app is created to make fun more educational! The app goes beyond simply great graphics and beautiful music by engaging children to learn preschool basics through intriguing game play. Toddlers will start with easy tracing by collecting fireflies in a jar and will move gradually to tracing requiring more developed fine-motor skills.

The basic skills in this app are foundations for reading, writing and arithmetic operations. Appropriate hints are provided to support your children as they practice and build their skills.

+++Features+++
* Curriculum developed and reviewed by preschool education expert
* Delightful animations will help your children learn letters and words in a fun and engaging way
* Frequent repetition designed to help children learn numbers and their sequence
* Aligned to Kindergarten Reading Foundation skills of Common Core Standards
* Animated flashcards to teach your kids letters and words
* A rich, exploratory environment filled with surprises
* Funny, bright, creative artwork
* Your children can interact with the app at their own pace
…and more!

Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app!


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Scraggle Buns The Red Thread offered by Bunnies by the Bay #review

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Scraggle Buns by The Red Thread offered by Bunnies by the Bay make an amazing gift for Easter or a baby shower. 


Bunnies by the Bay has the cutest bunnies ever. The Scraggle Buns by The Red Thread makes the perfect Easter gift or Baby Shower Gift! Oh My Goodies is glad to have them on both the Easter Gift Guide as well as the Baby Shower Gift Guide.

My Thoughts- 

As a mom, I like to buy gifts for my family and friends that can help others. If I find a product that part of the purchase price will go to a charity, that is a product I will purchase time and time again. For the simple fact that my purchase is helping others. When I found out about Bunnies By The Bay and that they had a line of stuffed animals that did just this, I asked if I could review this product just to I could let you all know about it!

Bunnies By The Bay has an amazing line of stuffed animals, called The Red Thread. A part of the money received for the sell of these animals goes to help a charity called Half The Sky. You can read more about it below.

Bunnies By The Bay sent me one of the cutest bunnies I have ever seen! The Scraggle Buns of The Red Thread collection is so soft and beautiful. The fur is like no other. The picture above does not give it justice. I love this little bunny! The colors are perfect. It has such a unique look to it. The Scraggle Buns Bunny stands 12 inches high. He is not huge, but he is perfect.

The Scraggle Buns Bunny is perfect for little hands. If you have a child and you are looking for an amazing Easter gift, I suggest you purchase the Scraggle Buns of The Red Thread collection.

When I received this cute little guy, I knew that not only would he make a perfect Easter gift, it would make a perfect gift for a baby shower. I had a special new mommy in mind once I saw Scraggle Buns The Red Thread!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Bunnies by the Bay site and check out the The Red Thread collection. You will be blown away by the amazing selection of animals they have to offer!

About Bunnies by the Bay & The Red Thread- 

Scraggle Buns- 
No body does sweeter buns than Bunnies By The Bay. Cream and mocha brown scraggly fur.
Size: 12”
Price: $22.00

Bunnies by the Bay- 
Bunnies By The Bay was founded in 1986, the world of Bunnies By The Bay was created in response to tragic events that unexpectedly propelled one family into navigating a wayward journey from tragic loss to hopeful healing.

The lessons of those experiences instilled in the founders, that the belief that everything can be rescued and mended, even broken hearts. While life may deal unpredictable challenges, help may come in surprising ways and provide people with those little dabs of glee that enable one to rekindle glad dreams.


Bunnies By The Bays focus is on creating delightfully endearing gifts for wee ones embarking on their first year of life. With engaging art and playful wit, Bunnies By The Bay offers detailed designs and lush materials in timeless products that promise parents and grandparents a cherished heirloom in the years to come.

The Red Thread- 
Each time you purchase from our Red Thread collection, Bunnies By The Bay donates a portion of the proceeds from that sale to help support Half The Sky Foundation.

Half the Sky offers the love and concern of family for thousands of orphaned children in China who have lost theirs.

"We provide individual nurture and stimulation for babies, innovative preschools that encourage an early love of learning, personalized learning opportunities for older children, and loving - and most important, permanent - foster homes for children whose special needs will keep them from being adopted."

Wish You Happy Forever written by the founder of Half the Sky Jenny Bowen, tells the story of China’s momentous progress in its treatment of orphaned and abandoned children. When Jenny began Half the Sky in 1998, determined to bring a caring adult into the life of every orphaned child, it seemed impossible that China would allow a foreigner to work inside government orphanages, let alone try to bring change. But gradually, after witnessing Half the Sky’s quiet perseverance and miraculous success, the Chinese government now not only trusts, but partners with Half the Sky to make life better for the children in its care.

Worldwide Orphans works to transform the lives of orphaned children to help them become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world. More than 153 million children in the world have lost one or both parents. A child loses one month of developmental skills for every three months spent in an orphanage. By the time a child turns three, they are often a full year behind in development, and the disadvantages start to mount, including learning disabilities, motor delays and attachment issues.

Worldwide Orphans delivers programs focused on attachment, early intervention, health care, sport and the arts to communities and orphanages in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, Serbia and Vietnam. By addressing the needs of the whole child, Worldwide Orphans giving kids strong bodies and the coping, social and life skills they need to be happy and successful in the future. 8



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Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket by PicturesOnGold #review #mothersdaygiftguide #giveaway

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Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket by Pictures on Gold is a perfect gift for any mom this Mothers Day. 



PicturesOnGold is an amazing place to get great products for anyone you love. The Build Your Own Locket is perfect for any mother! That is why I had to have it on the Oh My Goodies Mothers Day Gift Guide for 2014!

My Thoughts- 

This Mothers Day, I wanted to get my mom something I have never been able to give her. Something that had a picture of my big brother and I in it. Something that was silver. Something I knew she would cherish for the rest of her life. Most of all, something that shows her how much I love her. Thanks to Pictures on Gold, I am able to do that.

This year I get to give my mom the Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket with an engraved colored picture of my brother and his daughter and myself. The front says MOM with a crown over it. Ont he back it says:
Forever and Always,
You are the best mom we
could have!
Thank you for being
there for us when we
always  needed you.
Jay & Jerri

For a very long time, my mom wanted a mothers ring with the birth stones of my brother and I as well as my fathers and her own. Which I would love to get her. However my birth stone is a diamond. Getting her something with a nice size diamond on it can get very pricey. Which makes it to where I can't get it for her. However, a locket made in silver is something we all can afford for the mother in our life!

Ordering is as easy as one, two, three, four. You head to the website and then follow the steps. First you have to pick what size locket you want. They range from 3/4 inch - 1 1/4 inch. Then you start the fun stuff! You start on the front of the locket. You get an option of a monogram, clipart, text or none. Once you have that finished you go to the inside of the locket. The left side you can pick text, monogram, picture or none. If you pick to put a photo on either side, left inside or right inside, you get to pick from Color Laser Engraved, Laser Engraved or Paper Photo.  Then the same on the right inside. Then on to the back side, you get the choice of monogram, text or none. If you pick text you have 7 lines with 24 Characters per line. Then you get to pick the chain you want to give, if you even want to give one. Which you don;t have to. I suggest you do. You can pick from the 5mm Thick Black Genuine Leather Chain, 16 inches or 18 inches. Box Chain, Standard, 16 inches to 24 inches.  Rolo Chain, 16 inches to 24 inches. Singapore Chain, 16 inches to 24 inches. Then you finish by adding it to your cart and paying for it.  It is that simple!

The best part is how fast Pictures on Gold have the necklaces out to you. I ordered on April 3rd and I had it by April 7th. I am not even kidding you! It was 4 days! I was blown away at how amazing this necklace is. The engraved pictures had me in tears at how beautoful it is. I know that this Mothers Day, my mom will be getting a piece of my love that she will cherish forever!

PicturesnGold wants to give each and every one of you a promo code  MOM2014  to save 10% on all purchases made until May 9th. So make sure to use the code when you order!

About Pictures on Gold- 

PicturesOnGold.com creates the finest Photo Pendants and Charms, Gold Lockets, Silver Lockets and other Personalized Photo Jewelry in the industry. We create lasting photo lockets and photo jewelry keepsakes using only the finest 14k gold, white gold and Sterling Silver. You send us your photos and using our patented technology we laser engrave your pictures in color right on our gold lockets, silver lockets, locket charms and most of our custom jewelry. The results are gorgeous gold lockets or silver photo lockets that open to reveal your photos and can be worn as a beautiful photo or picture locket.

What you can expect from our picture lockets, gold lockets, silver lockets, photo lockets and all photo jewelry?
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All Pendants, Picture Lockets, Photo Locket Jewelry and Locket Charms come complete with gift box for easy gift giving.
All products including our Gold Lockets, Silver Lockets, Locket Charms and Pendants are Solid Gold and Pure Sterling Silver.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

5-$50.00 Amazon Gift Cards Giveaway

Would you like to be one of 5 people to win  a  $50.00 Amazon Gift Card If so this is a giveaway for you! Make sure to enter the 5-$50.00 Amazon Gift Cards Giveaway! 

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In this day and age, when our children are exposed to media and technology at every moment, you want to make sure you make the best decisions in what they are exposed to.  Right now, over 3.5 million children around the globe are playing a Kid's Academy App!  My own children included!  

Some of our most favorite Kid's Academy apps are The 3 Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf123 Tracing and my personal favorite - the Montessori Workbook.  Your family can play the Montessori Workbook for FREE from iTunes
This great app has been in the TOP 10 of the most popular in the Education category for the U.S. market for the last 5 weeks! 
Kid's Academy apps are created with fun in mind!  They engage young minds with graphics, music and intriguing games!  Although this app is rate for ages 4+, my newly 3 year old plays it with no problems at all. Toddlers can start with the easier skills and then gradually build on their better developed skill levels.  Both of my children are able to work on this app at age appropriate levels, even though they are 2.5 years apart.
A few key points about the Montessori App: 
  • Basic reading, writing and math skills are worked on, 
  • Children are rewarded by collecting fireflies throughout their game play. 
  • Children are also given hints to help build their skills and more importantly, their confidence! 
  • The curriculum your child will work on is developed by preschool education experts and is aligned to common core standards. 
  • Available for your iPhone or iPad.

As a parent, you probably find the reviews people leave on products to be helpful in your decision making process.  Kids Academy feels the same way.  When you leave a review on their apps, it helps other parents know this is an age-appropriate app for their child and it helps Kid's Academy to continuously work on their apps to bring you the best.  
To say thank you for leaving a review on this new app, Kid's Academy will be giving away FIVE (5) $50 Gift Cards to Amazon!  
How to enter:
  1. Download and use the FREE app from iTunes here
  2. Leave a review of at least a few sentences! 
  3. Then, come claim your entries here in the Entry Form to be entered to win 1 of the 5 $50 Amazon Gift Cards!
This giveaway is open worldwide to readers 18+ and ends on 5/5/14 at 11:59pm EST.  All entries will be verified, one entry per household.  Winners are emailed and have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner will be chosen. 
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