Children’s Place Winter Fashions

Winter is here but it has been unseasonably warm, specially here in the north east. While my kids love snow they are happy they don’t have to get out the winter gear just yet. The Children’s Place has some of the cutest clothes just in time for the winter and holiday season.

For the girls sparkles are definitely in this year.

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and of course leggings

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and for the boys plaid id definitely in.

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The Children’s Place has so many different looks and outfits to choose from. My daughter loved the complete outfits and that they could choose either the skirt or the leggings with their sparkly shirt and it would still look good.
My son was very impressed with the outfit and how warm it was, the pants were a bit big but he says they are more comfortable that way.
They have tons of stuff to gear up for the cold weather including winter boots, gloves, and tons of fashionable winter outfits to choose from.

Right now The Children’s Place is having 50-60% off winter clearance including other incredible deals. Gear up for the winter here.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received, a product was provided for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Sams Club Last Minute Gifts On Sale

There is only 2 shopping days left before Christmas. Sams Club has some great last minute gift ideas and you get a great deal on them.

Gift Cards:
$50 iTunes Gift Card – $42
$30 Starbucks Gift Card Multipack – $28

Kids:
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Journal, Ruled, 5 1/8″ x 8 1/4″, Green, 240 Sheets – $7.50
Disney Frozen Elsa Shaker Pendant With Chain – $38.00

Tech:
Sharper Image Visual Charge 6 Port USB Charging Hub – $29.98

Sweets:
Dark Chocolate Butter Toffee Almond – 18 oz. – $9.98
Stockmeyer Shortbread Cookie Tins (14.1 oz., 4 pk.) – $9.98
Gift-wrapped Belgian Chocolate Truffles – $9.98

Fashion:
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Eau de Toilette Spray – 3.3 fl. oz. – $35
Expandable Stackable Bangle – $35

These are all awesome gifts and perfect for everyone in the family. Everyone loves gift cards, and the Starbucks gift card comes in a pack of 3. You can give out 3 $10 gift cards to different family members.
I received the Disney Elsa Shaker Pendant and it is absolutely gorgeous, plus the box it comes in makes it feel like your getting something expensive. It’s the perfect gift for any little girl that loves Frozen.

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



The Smurfs 3DS Review

The Smurfs are back for a brand new adventure, meet all your favorite characters in the new 3DS Surfs game.

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Help Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Hefty Smurf and all their friends rebuild their village, but Gargamel and his cat Azrael are lurking around so beware not to get caught while searching for supplies in their dangerous lab.
Unlock mini games and all new characters.

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*** This game was a bit confusing to me at first as you mainly just build Smurf Village. So it seemed a little slow, but after the mini games started unlocking it started to get more lively.
The mini games consist of breaking wood, collecting rocks and more to help build Smurf Village.
My kids love being able to design and create their own surf village. The graphics bring it all to life on the Nintendo 3DS, my kids said they felt like they could really be there. This game is perfect for smaller kids as it seems to be just at the right on par with their age. For Tweens and teens it might be to easy.

You can get The Surfs on Amazon for $26.99

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. A product was provided by Ubisoft. All opinions are my own. Page may contain affiliate links



Gravity Falls For Nintendo 3DS review

Disney and Ubisoft have introduced a new game just for kids. Gravity Falls Legend of the Gnome Gemulets is a brand new game where Mabel and Dipper explore together to save the Mystery Shack. In this game you can switch between the two characters to defeat objects and Jeff the Gnome to save the Mystery Shack.

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The graphics in this game are phenomenal, and allows you to go through levels and obstacles with no problems.

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**Gravity Falls The Legend of the Gnome Gemulets is so much fun. I had trouble putting it down the first day. Mabel and Dipper work together with their own talents to defeat the gnomes and save the Mystery Shack. Mabel can swing over rocks and trees with her graveling Hook and dipper can shrink with his flashlight. Every level you have a giant gnome to fight at the end, Mabel uses her sleeves from her sweater to whack her enemies and Dipper uses a battle cuff.
I am stuck at the last level Jeff the Gnome becomes a giant and is relentless at defeating Mabel and Dipper.

You can learn more about Gravity Falls Legends of the Genome at Ubisoft and buy it here.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. A product was received from Ubisoft.

2015 Hess Toy Truck is The Best Yet

Every year we get my son a Hess Toy Truck, I know this is a tradition in many families, but we just started a few years ago. They are different every year and bring joy to so many children every year. The year they are introducing the 2015 Hess Toy Truck and Rescue Ladder

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The 2015 Hess Fire Truck and Ladder Rescue is a red fire truck with oversized tires, swiveling fire hose nozzles, LED lights, a searchlight, a slide out ramp, and 4 sounds. The smaller fire truck has a rotating ladder, moveable nozzles and a push activated Friction Motor.

This year Hess has placed 100 numbered silver edition fire trucks in random boxes.

*** I have to say this is one of the best trucks yet, not only is it red instead of the usual green and white, the lights are brighter, sound is louder and it just sticks out above all the others. The lights are of course Red White and Blue just like police sirens. The spotlight can be turned around to face any angle.

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You can learn more about the 2015 Hess Toy Truck on their website. Unfortunately they are already sold out this year, and the only place you can find them is Ebay and Amazon.

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

Walgreens Disney Soho NY Villains Cosmetic Bags

Walgreens has a beautiful and fun new line in their cosmetic department. Disney Villains, bringing everyones favorite characters to life through bags and makeup.

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They already have the Dare to Dream collection featuring your favorite fairytale characters, now featuring the original Villains: Maleficent, Snow White’s Evil Queen and Ursula. Available exclusively at Walgreens, the Villains collection contains six new cosmetic bags that will make being bad look so stylish.
This collection, including a weekender, organizer, train case and round top purse kit is inspired by the favorite foes of Disney’s classic tales. Known for versatile, long-lasting and on-trend cosmetic bags, LONDON SOHO NEW YORK® blends these infamously wicked characters and functional design in this latest collection to let out your dark side in style.

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**This bag is so cute and functional. My kids love Disney Villains, there favorite is Maleficent of course. The Walgreens Disney Soho Ny Villains Cosmetic bags come in different sizes and can hold just your basic makeup for outings, or upgrade to the bigger bag and hold all your makeup.
We received a smaller bag which was perfect for my daughter to hold all her makeup that she loves to carry around.

You can find these bags as well as the cosmetics in the line at Walgreens stores and online.

Kmart’s Fab 15 is Perfect for those last minute Gifts

Christmas is only 12 days away can you believe it. I still have not done all my Christmas shopping I have been so busy this year. Luckily I have the Kmart’s Fab 15 to guide me in my last minute shopping.

Kmart boasts ridiculously awesome toys and games for kids of all ages and stages, which comprises Kmart-exclusive toys and hot brands like Disney’s Frozen, Star Wars, LEGO®, Barbie™ and NERF®, is carefully curated based on industry trends, input from parents and kids, and more than 50 years of experience in knowing what toys kids love to play with and find under their Christmas trees.

Kmarts Fab 15 has a suggestions for kids of every age.

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The Kmart Fab 15 list of hot holiday toys includes……

Ages 1-2
• Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo by Hasbro

Ages 3-5
• Hot Wheels® Ultimate Auto Garage by Mattel®
• Imaginext Ultra T-Rex by Fisher-Price®
• Paw Patroller by Spin Master™
• Disney Frozen Sing Along Elsa Doll by Jakks Pacific®
• VTech® Kidizoom® Action Cam
• Star Wars Signature Lightsaber by Hasbro®
• Zoomer Kitty with Toy Mouse by Spin Master™ (Kmart exclusive)
• MONOPOLY Here & Now by Hasbro®
• Monster High® Boo York Floatation Station™ with Astronova™ Doll by Mattel®

Ages 6-8
• Holiday Auburn Barbie™ 2015 Doll by Mattel® (Kmart exclusive)
• FurReal Friends Star Lilly the Unicorn by Hasbro®
• NERF® Zombie Strike Doominator by Hasbro®
• Hulk Smash RC Vehicle by Jakks Pacific®

Ages 9+
• LEGO® Friends Pop Star Show Stage

Kmart’s Fab 15 list features the hottest toys for the 2015 holiday season, which have been tested by Kmart’s first-ever Kid Toy Advisory Board – a select group of kids of Kmart employees who are serving as toy experts and holiday toy consultants.

My kids have a few items on their list featured in Kmart’s Fab 15.

2015 Holiday Barbie

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Hot Wheels Auto Garage

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Kmart now carries Shopkins Items too, another hot holiday item.

These products are so fun and great gift ideas for the kids in your life. Choose your favorite or choose them all. Kmart’s Fab 15 can be found in store or at Kmart.com/toys

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Role Mommy Writers Network and Kmart. All opinions are 100% my own.​​

Peeps® Candy Makes Perfect Stocking Stuffer

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.

Peeps® make the perfect stocking stuffer for any child or adult.

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** My kids think Peeps® are so much fun. There favorite are the new dinosaur eggs that are out in conjunction with Jurassic world. They come in all different shapes and sizes like a lollipop, chocolate dipped etc. They even have Mike and Ike candy cane stocking stuffers for the holidays. I always put those in my kids stockings.
I love the giant candy canes that are full of candy, they are so much fun, and gives the kids plenty of sweetness. Plus you can always find them for under $2 in the store.

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While your on the site looking at the delicious Peeps® candy, don’t forget to check out all the other fun items from Apparel and toys, to ornaments and banks. There is something for everyone in the family.

You can buy Peeps and Company® Holiday Items here.

Disclosure: No Formal compensation was received, products were provided by the company. All opinions are 100% my own.

Inside Out Now On Blu-ray

Inside Out is now available on blu-ray and dvd just in time for the holidays.

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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Shorts:
Riley’s First Date?
Lava Short Film

Bonus Features:
Story Of The Story
Paths To Pixar: The Woman of Inside Out
Mixed Emotions
Mapping the Mind
Our Dads, the Filmmakers
Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out
The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing

*** I absolutely loved this movie as did my kids. This movie is all about the emotion that we feel everyday and h how they are controlled. It’s hilarious to see how the emotions react. Lewis Black as Anger is just hilarious. I have to say though my favorite character was sadness, she was just so cute. My kids just love to watch this movie over and over again. They laugh the whole time.
The Riley’s First Date short was just hilarious. Something I never would of expected.

Even more than the movie I absolutely enjoyed the lava short. When I first saw the short in theaters I thought it was okay, but then after watching it a few times it grew on me. I love the Lava song.

You can get Disney’s Inside Out at retailers nationwide.

Have Fun This Thanksgiving Week With Nintendo

With Thanksgiving Right around the corner have a fun healthy and competitive week with your family, playing some new and fun games from the Nintendo family.

Nov. 23: Dress in crazy sweaters and play the warm-and-fuzzy Yoshi’s Woolly World.
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Nov. 24: Test each family member’s creativity in a Super Mario Maker best level-creation challenge. As a family, judge each other’s Super Mario Maker level – the most creative or hardest one wins the competition.

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Nov. 25: Pit family members against each other in a messy Splatoon competition for the ages!

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Nov. 26: Make your Thanksgiving day special by hosting Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash matches with your family and friends! Play both singles (1v1) and doubles (2v2) matches as your favorite Mushroom Kingdom character. Throw in a twist by asking competitors to play each other and select a random amiibo as a partner. See who wins!

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Nov. 27: Come together as a family and call dibs on your favorite Animal Crossing character in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. Challenge each other in fun mini-games!
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Nov. 28: Who is Bowser? Employ the ancient art of rock, paper, scissors or eeny, meeny, miny, moe to determine who will play as Bowser in Mario Party 10. In the new Bowser Party mini-games, you can play as the big bad boss himself and face off against up to four others playing as Mario and friends.

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Nov. 29: Create a fun Mario-themed family party with Mario Kart 8 as the center of the high-octane action. Head to the Play Nintendo website to print tournament brackets, and even design awards. And while you’re there, check out the fun food ideas. Learn how to create yummy Mario-themed snacks such as Super Star cookies and Mushroom Kingdom deviled eggs.

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If you like these fun ideas and are interested in doing more family activities, check out the holiday website.

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