Giveaway: Crystal Queen Prize Pack (US and Canada, Ends 9/6) 5 Benefits of Pretend Play

One of my favorite things to do with my daughter is to play "dress-up".  We put a special section in her play area for costumes that is like a small closet with it's own sturdy hang bar.  We also have always had a "costume bin" with hats, boas, wigs, and more.  When I was contacted by the company,Great Pretenders to do a post about the benefits of pretend play, I was excited to share my love of imaginative play.  They provided me with the … [Read more...]

Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit with Community Members!

Featuring 22 of the most talented Disney Infinity Toy Box designers from all over the world!  They will have exclusive access to the new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box 2.0, meet the development team at Avalanche Software, including newly hired Community Level Designers (former community members) Crazybynick and Papa Echo and participate in a Toy Box Design Challenge for the chance to win a special Disney Infinity prize … [Read more...]

Review: Make Learning Fun With Tiggly Shapes – Ages 18 mos to 4 Yrs Old

How often do your kids play with your iPad or iPad mini?  If you are like our family, we entertain the kids with it fairly often.  Are you always on the lookout for games and activities for them?  I found a fun, educational app that helps teach shapes and fundamental geometry concepts.  It also improves language skills and helps develop motor skills, spatial thinking and creativity.  But kids won't even know that's happening as … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Toys – Bring Home the Fun!

Are you in love with Guardians of the Galaxy? 96% positive audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes!  This is a mega-hit!  If you've seen the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy and want to bring home the fun, head to Walmart.  You don't have to stop the excitement when you leave the theater.  Walmart is THE place to find "Guardian Gear" and give your children the toys to continue the fun they experienced at the movies.  Every child wants to be a hero and … [Read more...]

August Is The Time To Update Your Audio @BestBuy #AudioFest

When is the last time you updated your audio speakers in your home?   Are you like me and love filling your home with music?  If you haven't looked at speakers lately you will be amazed at what is available, both for quality and convenience features.   But where to find out about the latest and greatest quality and convenience features, you ask?  Best Buy is THE destination for audio.  You will not only find about the features … [Read more...]

A Phone That’s Tough and Ready for Anything Summer Can Throw At You! #SprintMom #MC #Sponsored

Toilet Washing Machine Bathtub Kitchen Sink Rain Sweat What is this a list of? The most common ways that people have accidentally destroyed their smartphones by getting them wet. You might have seen some of my other posts talking about how I'm a product ambassador for Sprint.  What does that mean?  I've been lucky enough to try some of the coolest technology available from Sprint and their partners, so I can share the info with you.  My … [Read more...]

The Future Is Now – Isis Wallet #MC #Sponsored

How many times do you walk out the door with just your phone and wallet?  The day is coming when you won't need a wallet anymore and everything that you have in it, will be stored in your phone.  Drop your phone in your pocket and your ready to go!  Isis Wallet is bringing us towards that day.  Whether you use cash or credit, the Isis Wallet can be used to pay for purchases. It took me just a few minutes to download the free Isis Wallet … [Read more...]

Sprint Announces New Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport – Connected Fitness #sponsored #SprintMom

Sprint has announced a newSamsung Galaxy S 5 Sport phone that will be available July 25th.  The exciting new smartphone has both hardware and software tailored to the fitness-conscious user.  The feature that stood out for me was the heart rate monitor integrated into the phone.  Sprint is partnering with Samsung, Under Armour and MapMyFitness to provide health and fitness monitoring capabilities.  Not only to track and motivate, but also to … [Read more...]

All Types of Gifts for All Types of Grads @BestBuy #GreatestGrad

It's June and that means... GRADUATIONS! We just got an open house invitation in the mail yesterday. Do you have a grad in your life?  Are they moving into new digs and need help setting up?  I think every grad is into the latest gadgets and technology.  There are even more reasons to use technology to keep totally connected while on the go after school ends.  Does your grad have a healthy, athletic nature?  Best Buy has tech and small … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Skylanders Giants Shroomboom Character Piece (US, Ends 7/5)

  Shroomboom was most unfortunate to have been born in a pizza topping garden belonging to Kaos. Growing up among his fellow fungi, he knew it was only a matter of time before a late night craving would bring about their demise. So Shroomboom took a twig and a strand of spider web and made a slingshot. One by one, he launched all of his friends over the garden fence before flinging himself over to join them. Then he guided them all to the … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Tinkerbell and The Great Fairy Rescue for Nintendo DS (US, Ends 6/28)

Fly into Fairy Camp with Tinker Bell! It's the day after the Great Fairy Rescue and there is much to do to bring Summer to the Mainland! Create your very own fairy and fly into Fairy Camp. The Minister of Summer has a very special task for you -- to find and grow the rare Rainbow Lily for this year's End-of-Summer Celebration! Interact with Lily, then team up with your fairy friends to bring each of the six rare lilies to Fairy Camp. Complete … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Transformers Ultimate Autobots Edition (2 Games!) for Nintendo DS (US, Ends 6/28)

This special edition combo pack includes 2 games! Transformers Dark of the Moon The Transformers™: Dark of the Moon video game allows players to fight through the epic battles on Earth that will shape the events of the movie. Armed with a brand-new gameplay mechanic, fans will harness the power of Stealth Force to instantly convert to a third, hybrid state that combines the weapons and firepower of robot mode with the agility and … [Read more...]

Fun New Toy, Sphero! Fight Summer Brain Drain with Educational Fun!

We dropped off our dog to be boarded while we're on vacation and my daughter was in tears.  It's traumatic.  She needed something to distract her, and I remembered that I needed to review a toy.  "Hey, baby, want to review a toy?"  "Sniff, sniff, o-kay.  What is it?"  I said, "it's a ball".  Then she saw it.  It lit up and it moved.  And it was a ball.  She grabbed the iPad and then it was... Wow! Oh!   Wow!   Oh my goodness! Giggles. … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Skylanders “Swap Force” Starter Pack for XBox 360 (US, Ends 6/28)

An all-new team of characters can swap their bottom and top halves for unique gameplay experiences. Kids can even bring their older Skylanders in to join the fun - including Giants! The SWAP Force Starter pack comes with the game, two swappable Skylanders, one standard Skylander, and an updated Portal of Power. Includes: 1 Video Game 1 NEW Portal of Power 3 Skylanders Figures 3 Character Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes 3 Trading … [Read more...]

Calling All Music Lovers – The HTC One Harman Kardon Edition Is A DREAM Come True #SprintMom #Sponsored #MC

The HTC One Harman Kardon Edition looks amazing, doesn't it?  I love the brushed metal design, the curves, the champagne gold accents... the feel of the phone.  But what makes the HTC One Harman Kardon Edition different isn't what you see or feel.  What makes the HTC One Harman Kardon Edition phone different, is what you hear. Music is woven all through my life.  It can change my mood in a second.  Many of my best memories are tied to specific … [Read more...]

Top Gifts For Dad This Father’s Day @BestBuy – For Your #GreatestDad!

Is the Dad in your life the one that has to have the latest technology, cutting edge gadget, or newest gizmo?   Then he's the "Gizmo Guru"! Or is he the one that wakes up every party and turns up the volume on the fun, the "Entertainer"?   Maybe, he's the Dad that captures every moment, cherishes every day and keeps memories alive in your family?  He's definitely the "Memory Maker"! The Dad in my life is the "Fitness Fanatic". … [Read more...]