Water Wubble Helps Keep You Cool this Summer

What looks like a bubble, but makes a big splash? Introducing new patent-pending Water Wubble – the world’s only refillable, self-sealing water balloon ball!

Water Wubble is just like a water balloon but it doesn’t pop, and so much easier to use. Fill it up anywhere at the pool, the faucet, with a water bottle. The water bubble seals itself, no worrying about tying or fingers getting stuck.

The Water Wubble package comes with 8 balls 4 blue and 4 red so you can have a battle among friends. It’s the best way to play on a hot day.

We got to try out the new Water Wubble and invited the neighbors to join in on the fun.
The Water Wubble balls were so easy to fill up it was just seconds and the kids were having a blast splashing each other.

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The kids were so excited to try these and were shocked by how big they actually expand and water can fill in. They expand so much that they could fit their little hands in the Water Wubble. Making playtime extra fun for them. Whipping them around and splashing.
Unfortunately for us playtime got a little to rough and 2 of our Water Wubbles ripped at the bottom, but it was from tough play.

As a parent my favorite thing about the Water Wubble besides it last a long time, is there is no mess. No tiny Balloon pieces to find and pick up.

You can find Water Wubble at retailers nationwide or on their website and retails for $14.99 plus shipping and handling.

Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of element associates and Wubble, All opinions are 100% my own.

Peeps are filling easter Baskets this weekend

Easter is only a couple days away and what is the one candy every Easter Basket needs? Peeps®! Peeps® are everyones favorite Marshmallow treat. They started out as chicks and birds around Easter time and have no expanded and feature minions, Dinosaurs and so much more. There are tons of different varieties too like Chocolate Mousse, Gingerbread, Birthday cake, Banana Creme and so much more. Peeps and Company® also features and sells Hot Tamales, Mike and Ike, and Peanut Chews.

This year Peeps®has come out with tons of different flavors to put in your childs basket. They have fruit punch peeps, chocolate covered peeps, orange creme, birthday cake and so much more.

You could literally fill your entire Easter Basket:

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Peeps® are always fun to have on holidays. For Easter not Only do Peeps® represent the Holidays fun spirit with candy in shapes of Bunnies, chicks, eggs and more.
Want more than candy? Peeps® has a assortment of gifts as well like stuff animals, earphones, clothing and more.

My kids look forward to getting these every year. They just love the various flavors and shapes they come in. They call it marshmallow sugary goodness.

You can find Peeps® at all local retailers and on their website.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. Product was provided for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Easy Tips For The Perfect Candy Buffet

Candy buffets are very popular for all kinds of events. From the neighborhood BBQ to the kids birthday party, to the elaborate and chic wedding, candy buffets are perfect. But, do not believe that you can just set up a table, throw out a few bowls of candy, and have a big ticket hit. That is far from true. A beautiful candy buffet takes planning and a bit of “know-how”. We have some tips to help you create the candy buffet for your event that will be a major success.

Theme

The theme of your candy buffet compliments the event. If the theme is summer, then you will use summer colors, props, and backdrops that fit in with summer. Since most buffets have a theme based on the reason for the celebration, you will carry that theme through the buffet. If the candy buffet is for a baby shower, use baby shower colors and props. If the theme is for a wedding, use the wedding colors. If the candy buffet does not have a theme upon creation, consider using a color wheel to choose your colors. You need three colors that are monochromatic (three tints of the same color) or two monochromatic and one contrasting color which you will find opposite the primary color you chose on the color wheel. ,

Table, shapes, and backdrop

To set up a candy buffet, you need a table 6’ – 8’ long. Your centerpiece will be in the center toward the back. The centerpiece should be tall enough to form the tip of a triangle. The centerpiece can be candy or a theme decoration or a combination of each. The candy displays on the side will form the sides of a triangle changing height progressively, and the front of the table with shallow trays, gift bags, and decorations. The idea of the triangle continues with an interesting backdrop which draws the eye up. The backdrop can be anything from a paper covered board with decorations, to strings of lights, ribbons, and balloons.

Candy

The most important part of a candy buffet is the candy. You will need candy that is bought in bulk, as well as special candy and various designer candies. Your candy must stay in the color family of the theme. A great place to find all the candy and candy buffet accessories you need is Sweet Services. Choose tall jars for suckers, lollipops, rock candy sticks, candy straws, and other long candy treats. The center of the table is for medium size jars and this is the perfect place for bulk candy. Bulk candy can be mixed, layered, or individuals. The front of the table is for trays of special candy or the “One per person” candy. This is also where you will stage your take-home treat bags. You can expect to use 8 ounces of candy for each guest.

Containers

Use your imagination. While almost any dish can be a candy container, you want jars where the scoops or tongs fit easily and that will not tip over easily. Ideally, your containers will be clear for visual impact. Candy buffets are very popular so ask your friends for any containers they may loan you. Also, look for unique dishes at thrift stores and garage sales.

Something for everyone

Include a few selections that are allergy safe, sugar-free, kosher, and gluten-free. Mark them as such so that everyone can experience your candy buffet without fear. There is nothing worse than having to deny yourself because of health issues. Sweet Service has a complete line of candy this will take care of all of these issues.

**This is a compensated post.

Treasure Hunters Book Review

Treasure Hunters: Perils At The Top Of the World is the brand new book out by renowned author James Patterson. Featuring a brand new adventure with the Kidd Family

After their adventures in China and Germany, the Kidd family is ready for some rest and relaxation. But when you’re an ace treasure hunting team, there’s always another adventure waiting around the corner! This time, the Kidds head to Russia where a set of priceless paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt has gone missing. Hot on the trail of the daring thieves, the Kidds race through the sinister streets of St. Petersburg and the wild Arctic tundra to track down the stolen treasure.

My daughter got a late start on this book but hasn’t been able to put it down, she loves to read and loves adventure stories.

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Review written by my daughter age: 11

Treasure Hunters is all about a secret spy family trying to fight bad guys, and get stolen art back to their rightful owners as they are also on vacation. They like to travel across the world! The twins are complete opposites, and Storm has a photographic memory. Their brother is always on the hunt trying to attract ladies and be silly. The parents are retired C.I.A. Agents and together as a family they like to catch criminals, including a lot of close call situations where they almost got hurt.

I haven’t been able to put the book down. I can’t wait to see what happens on the next page, and the book makes me laugh. This book is perfect for anyone who likes adventure.

Disclosure: This is a compensated post for a promotional program with Mom Select.

SoftSoap Now Features Frozen and Star Wars

The one thing I struggle with daily is getting my kids to wash their hands before meals and after bathroom trips. The struggle is real, they say they don’t like to have to pick up the bar soap and they would rather play. I started buying SoftSoap as it was inexpensive and easy to use. My kids liked it but I am still having trouble getting them to wash their hands every time they need too. we started introducing games and rewards and it kept getting better.

SoftSoap Frozen and Star Wars line was just introduced this year to retailers and features your favorite characters, like Yoda, R2D2, Olaf and Elsa.

We just received the new SoftSoap Frozen and Star Wars bottles and my kids love them. They are actually washing their hands without me yelling at them. They love the new designs and are actually making hand washing fun, although at times they will take the bottle and just play a game since it has the character on it.

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You can find these fun colorful Softsoap bottles at retailers nationwide for $2.99
or find it on Amazon here.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. Products were provided for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Giveaway 7/25

Kung Fu Panda 3 is finally arriving on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Po and the Furious Five are back in the hilarious, critically acclaimed hit film your whole family will love! When Po discovers a secret village of fun-loving, clumsy pandas, he must train them to defeat Kai, a supernatural villain who threatens to destroy Kung Fu and the world.

We loved the first 2 Kung Fu panda movies and can’t wait to see this one. I love that it’s all about him finally getting to learn where he comes from and meet his family.

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Aces Sunglasses For Kids Are Perfect For Summer.

We just moved to California and it’s so hot and bright here. I mean that literally I feel like the sun is so much brighter here. I can’t leave the house without sunglasses, and my kids complain if they don’t have them also. My kids grow so fast that I am buying them sunglasses constantly and they need a good pair that will last for a while and won’t break. I was recently introduced to Aces Sunglasses for my kids and they are just what we needed.

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Aces Sunglasses are for all kids ages 7-14 to express their rad personal style wherever they go. These 100% UV protection sunglasses feature the Babiators best-selling aviator frame with an amped-up cool factor. There’s no need to worry about these shades breaking, because they’re made of a super durable rubber and come with a cool sunglasses bag and lens cloth to keep them protected.

Some facts about Aces Sunglasses:
Accessorized: Each pair comes with an awesome sunglasses silhouette bag and a lens cloth.
Safe: UV400 lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they’re safe for your child.
Durable: Flexible rubber frames, and impact and shatter-resistant lenses won’t break when you bend or twist them. Trust us, we’ve tried!
Awesome: Mirrored lenses amp up the cool factor on the classic aviator frame and new navigator frame to help kids express their rad personal styles.
Guaranteed: The best part? Aces are backed by the Lost & Found Guarantee™ – if you lose or break your shades in the first year, Babiators will replace them for free. All you pay is shipping.

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My kids are older, ages 8,10 and 11 and the pair we received fit them great. My older daughter actually has them now and wears them all the time. I love how resistant they are to drops and everyday play. Plus they shield their eyes from the sun so well. We have been the shades at the pool everyday.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. Information and products were provided by Babiators. All opinions are 100% my own.

Pass The Love back With Your Favorite Snacks

“This post was sponsored by Mondelez International as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my review.”

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We are a big sports family, we love any sport and are very active. So when a company supports a local sports team or a program for youth, we do our best to support that company and charity. Oreo, Ritz Bits, and Chips Ahoy snack packs are perfect for lunches and kids love them, so why would’t you go out and get some.

Right now you can help U.S. Soccer and Major league soccer by purchasing Oreos, Ritz Bits, and Chips Ahoy multipacks at retailers nationwide. When it comes to soccer equipment and resources, local teams often have to find ways to support themselves. The PassTheLoveBack campaign will help bridge the divide and connect teams with enhancements. This is their 3rd year participating in the program.

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My kids love soccer, and my daughter has been begging to join a team but it can get really expensive. I love when companies get involved and help out where they can, it helps so many deserving families. Kids work so hard with the new educational standards today and deserve a little fun after school or on a school sports team. Every family should be able to play soccer and enjoy it without the worries, of payments, stress, and burden.

When we wanted to join our local recreation center the only scholarship program thy had to offer was finding your own business sponsorship, and that was actually really hard to find a local business that was willing to help sponsor a single child.

The PassTheLoveBack program lets everyone have a chance and helps bridge the divide and connect teams with equipment and other resources. It’s a great program, because without it families would be paying for everything out of pocket.

For more information on how to help and all about PassTheLoveBack visit their website.

Peter and The Wolf In Hollywood App Review

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is a revival of the classic Peter and the Wolf tale brought to you by acclaimed production company, Giants Are Small. This version brings Peter to Hollywood to meet his hippie grandfather while bringing classical music elements to life. Peter, along with all of the characters in the movie book, are narrated and brought to life by Rock n’ Roll legend, Alice Cooper.

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In the app you can play games, and behind the scene extras, all while following along to this beloved classic. My kids really enjoyed this app. They followed along and laughed while enjoying the vibrant colors and story.

I got to share wth my kids the story about the Narrator Alice Cooper and how I met him several times as a child at church functions and conferences. They were amazed to learn how talented he really is.

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The app is great but I think geared towards the younger age. I would love to see them add a more educational side to the app and a few more games or quizzes about the story for older kids.
I do love the resources that it adds for parents to learn more about the story and features throughout the app.

You can learn more about Peter and the Wolf In Hollywood app here.

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Giants Are Small and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) Book and App.

My kids are all taking Spanish in school, it’s actually a class that is required and offered, not a elective at all. I think it’s great growing up in AZ and not knowing any spanish was really hard as a child. Even my son who is only in second grade is starting to learn and the new Little Chickies book and app is helping him along the way. It seems like it may actually be for younger kids, but it is still helping my son and even helping me learn a little Spanish.

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Little Chickies/Los Pollitos is based on the Los Pollitos Dicen/Little Chickies Squeal nursery rhyme/song and is an homage to the demanding nature of babies and unconditional love, care and warmth given by their moms.

The Author/illustrator Susie Jamillo explains: “As a Latina mom exposed to songs and traditions from both the US and my native Venezuela (I traveled back and forth between the two countries throughout my childhood), I’ve had a hard time finding books and apps of the nursery rhymes I grew up with and, in talking to people in both Latino and non-Latino communities, I realized this was missing from bookshelves and digital platforms. In addition to promoting bilingual/multilingual learning, I hope the books, apps and videos also promote a sense of community and connect kids, especially Latino kids, to their culture.

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This app is just too cute, and the book even has been helpful one side is all Spanish and the other all English. I didn’t even tell my kids at first and quizzed them to see what they knew. I was cheating by looking at the english version, but they got most of it.

The book is very bright and would keep the focus of a small child, it is also a lift the flap book, which has been very entertaining for the kids.

You can get the Little Chickies/Los Pollitos book here and the App here or Android.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own.

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