Aug 27

First Day Of School

We just moved to a new state and school has just started for the kids, a week earlier than their old school.

They were a little nervous but happy.

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My 5th grader was a tad bit shy since she was with older kids, so no single pictures of her.

My 2nd and 4th graders were super excited.

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Are you ready for back to school? I thought I couldn’t wait all the fighting this summer. Now I kind of miss them.

Aug 20

Update

Hey everyone. We are moved and getting settled. Just having trouble getting internet set up. Thankfully we live close to a library. I will be back in full swing shortly.

Aug 14

Shopkins Swap Event In NYC

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received a gift bag was provided by Moose Toys.

I was able to attend a Shopkins Swap media preview today in NYC with lots of other Vloggers, Bloggers and media. The event was a preview leading up to tomorrows Big Swapkins event at Toys R Us locations in the U.S.

They had so many new items on display for the upcoming season. Like new Mega blocks sets!

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a new game with exclusive Shopkins.

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Card game with Exclusive telephone

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Now on to the swapping each Toys R Us will have tables set up and coloring sheets and fun activities. Each attendee will receive a Shopkins poster with the entire collection of Shopkins printed on the back from Seasons 1, 2 and 3.

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Swapping was so much fun and we got a few Shopkins we didn’t have already. but the main part was just helping others out and having fun.

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My daughter had so much fun swapping with others.

At the event we were also introduced to a Exclusive NY Event Apple Blossom Shopkin. Kind of like a Limited Edition, since there are only 800 made.

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Thank you so much Moose Toys for inviting us to this wonderful event.

Aug 14

Go Back To School With Science Fun

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received, products were provided for review.

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We love Science in my house, my husband has a PHD in Molecular Biology and talks to my kids about everything having to do with science, and they love it.

My daughter was super excited to get ready for back to school with these fun Science Journals from Julie Huffman.

NErD Journal

Put all your scientific thoughts in this journal. Can’t think of what to write? The authors have put science facts and fun on every page to get you in the writing spirit.

Periodic Thoughts

Everyone loves to talk Science, and sometimes you just need little refresher or way to break the ice. These fun postcards are filled with Scientific facts, quotes and laws. Each card is designed using different letters from the Periodic Table of elements.

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**My daughter absolutely love these books, she has started keeping track of all her experiments, and scientific ideas in the journal. She spent hours going through the Periodic Thoughts and reading everything. It’s been one of her favorites she reads over and over.

You can find these amazing science books on Amazon or a book store.

Do you love Science?

Aug 13

Back to School With Shopkins

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received, products were provided for review.

I can’t believe it’s time to get ready for school. It seems like the kids just got out, but what better way to send them back to school with Shopkins.

Shopkins is the hottest toy and the market right now, and they just unveiled a fun need line for bad to school including backpacks, lunch boxes, pencils, pens, erasers and so much more.

Since my kids are older they were only interested in certain items like the pencils, and erasers. They are so cute and will have everyone having so much fun in the classroom.

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How cute are these? My daughters have already packed them away in their backpack for school in a few weeks. They don’t even want to use the erasers as they are afraid to ruin the cute designs.

Will you be heading back to school with Shopkins?

You can find these products at retailers nationwide and Creative Kids.

Aug 12

Disney’s Descendants Now on DVD

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received a product was provided for review.

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Disney’s Descendants is the untold story of Disney classic characters who are eagerly preparing for the face off between their villainous offspring who must choose between following in their parents’ footsteps to help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness to save the kingdom.

My kids couldn’t wait to see this movie. They said it was definitely worth the wait. The movie is all about the children of Disney villains and fairytale characters. The villains including Mal (daughter of Maleficent), Jay (Son of Jafar), Carlos (son of Cruela De Ville), and Evie (daughter of the evil queen) as they are invited to join the sons and daughters of fairytale characters after their parents were banished to the Isle of the lost.

Their mission is to try and steal Fair Godmothers wand to rule, but they all seem to enjoy the benefits of being in Aurodon. They have a evil moment but ultimately decided they want to stay and be good.

My kids love this movie and the music. they can’t stop watching it.

Get activity sheets and party fun for your movie night with Disney’s Descendants.

Download Descendants Activity Sheets

Download Descendants Your Magical Story

Download Descendants Party Package

You can find Disney Descendants at local retailers now.

Aug 12

Ultimate Shopkins Party At Toys R US

This Saturday August 15th, Toys R US is hosting the Ultimate Shopkins Party at your local Toys R US.

They will be handing out posters and trading cards, but please realize they are limited. It will be first come first serve. Bring all your doubles from all seasons and trade with other party goers, and make new friends.

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It’s going to be a blast and it’s a easy way to get rid of your double Shopkins.

WE are definitely going to try and be there, and swap all of our doubles from season 2 and 3.

Are you a Shopkins fan? Heading out to the Ultimate Shopkins Party at Toys R Us?

Aug 11

Haircut Craziness

So I haven’t cut my hair in 3 years or so. I hate hair in my face and I ca’t stand it touching my shoulders. Yes I am weird! LOL! It has been in a bun for so long, the only time it was down was when I was sleeping.

This is the longest my hair has ever been in my life.

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It had so much damage and breakage, but I never had the time or money to get it cut.

I finally told myself I had to do it for myself. I was getting heavy and I was literally in tears brushing it at times.

So Tada! It’s going to take a while to get us to it.

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This from Supercuts and no expensive salons, they did great work.



Aug 10

Update

Aug 05

Kids By Safilo Makes wearing Glasses Stylish

Disclosure: A gift card was provided to attend the event. Al opinions are 100% my own.

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I was invited to the Safilo studio to preview their new line of glasses for kids ages 0-8. I had never even heard of Safilo, but my son wears glasses and we go through so much trouble with them I wanted to learn more.

Kids By Safilo is a new eyewear collection designed for children with a medical-scientific approach and engineered with advanced technologies and materials.

These glasses are absolutely adorable and are perfect for kids. Some of the features:
Bio based and non toxic
Stay firm on nose (no annoying hinges or metal parts)
light weight design
fun and colorful
made 100% in Italy

I loved viewing these glasses they are made for everyday challenges that kids go through. You don’t have to worry about them biting on the ear pieces or bending them.

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In addition to seeing their showroom, I was able to talk with 3 leading experts on kids eye vision and why it is so important.
A parent will take their child to the dentist before getting a eye exam.

This event was so important to me, because I am one of those parents that never noticed the signs. My son was in first grade and started complaining about having to walk up to the board in school to see, I just thought that he was back to far. Then I got a call from the nurse, he failed his eye exam. I took him to get a eye exam, and felt so bad. His vision is horrible including a high astigmatism, Far sighted in one eye, near in the other.

He received his glasses and the first thing he said was “The world seems so big”

It’s absolutely important to get your child a vision exam, even if you don’t think anything is wrong.

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You can find Safilo glasses at these two locations:
Devonshire Optical
51 University Place
New York, NY 10003
212-982-3762

Vista Sight Eye Care
817 West 181st
New York, NY 10033
212-923-2020

Or online at solsticesunglasses.com

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