Back-2-School Bonanza! 2011

The Back-2-School Bonanza has started! Sorry for the slight delay. I will update this post with all of the Back-2-School Bonanza posts once they are published.







Red Toolbox review



 Red Toolbox is a complete world of tools specifically designed to suit a child's grip, complemented by a wide selection of original woodworking kits and a workbench

                       I am always looking for new activities and projects that we as parents can do with our kids, There is nothing like spending quality time doing something fun. Red Toolbox has a huge variety of  wood working projects and tools that are made just for kids. These are real wood projects and real working tools! I received the Treasure chest kit, 10 piece tool set and cordless drill to review.



Both of my kids were super excited when the packaged arrived and couldn't wait to get started! We received these right before my husband deployed and I thought this would be the perfect thing for them to do to spend some time together beforehand, And it was! They all had such a great time It was right after my surgery so I wasn't much help but I made sure to go and check on there progress.


checking out the new tools!


Busy building!
                        It was nice to have a project they could all do together and all enjoy. My daughter is a bit young for it but they made sure to include her into building at one point they even gave her a cardboard box a few big nails and a plastic hammer so she could "Build" something herself!


Master Carpenter here!


All the building went smoothly I think the only thing that they had a little trouble with was putting the hinges on the lid but other than that it took them no time at all to get the treasure chest built.


That's my husbands serious face hehe

    All in all it was a great day I just wish i had been up to par to be an active part in it but there will be many more times ahead of us that I am looking forward too. This was a day to remember for a long time!


This is a Kodak moment.
          
                       Red Toolbox has dozens of projects to do all in different levels of skill. I cant wait until the whole family is back together again so we can have another fun day like this. Mommy is pretty handy too so I know I will be attempting to do one here soon with the kids, Maybe we can find a kit of something we could build to send daddy in a care package for Christmas I'm sure it would be the perfect gift whatever it is!. Everything I reviewed is great quality and I recommend it to everyone with kids who love to build!.


Just Remember Safety First!!!


Dislosure: I was sent products to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinion's are 100% my own

CLOSED Back-2-School with Monkey Brains kids hair care products! Review and Giveaway! Ends 10/7

Monkey Brains is a new collection of hair care that allows kids to be kids. To be fun, be cool and be themselves.


                     The Back to School season is more than just new clothes and school supplies its about every little detail right down to the hair. I know my son always talks about how he wants to wear his hair for the first day and I know I will be in for it when my daughter is school age.  Good hygiene and a polished look is important to me and so is allowing my kids to be individuals and be able to choose styles and looks they like. They do have limits as to what is appropriate and what isn't but Ive never really had to remind them or say they couldn't wear what they picked. Anyways I am so glad to have found Monkey Brains hair care products for kids! It is perfect for my son to achieve the look he wants without having to use moms girly hair products. I was sent the Goop out shampoo, Super Softy conditioner and the Crazy Sticky Hair gel to review!




Fun names, Cool shaped bottles and great smelling products! What could be better?! My son LOVES them and wont use anything else. To be honest I was expecting for some odd reason to smell bananas when I opened them but To my surprise they pleasantly smell like apples i think. They smell great!  And they work great too! The shampoo lathers up nicely and leaves hair clean and goop free as the name says and not just hair gel goop it takes out any kind of goop that my daughter gets in her hair during her daily adventures(jelly, Marshmallow, peanut butter) just to name a few. The conditioner leaves the hair very soft which i love! my son doesn't use it much but my daughter does she has curly hair and always has lots of tangles. And the Gel is exactly what it says it is (crazy sticky!) I had cut my sons hair super short before we received these products so It isn't long enough to spike up yet we are waiting and waiting and waiting. It usually grows really fast but I think its just the anticipation of wanting to spike it that makes it feel like its taking forever. We do however gel his hair down every morning before school he has this really annoying cowlick on the back of his head that wont stay down for nothing and the Crazy sticky gel keeps it down!



As you can tell he was very pleased for his 1rst day of school look! and couldn't wait to get out the door. Monkey Brains has offered one lucky reader to win the same products that I received!


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This Giveaway is open to US and Ends 10/7/2011 at 11:59pm PST. I will draw the winner using random.org. I will contact the winner through the email left in the comment's. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or I will draw an alternative winner. any entries that do not adhere to my contest rules will be disqualified


Disclosure: I was provided the products to review in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

CLOSED Back-2-School Bonanza With Faber-Castell Tempera Paints and Paper Pad Review and Giveaway! Ends 10/3



2011 is a milestone year for Faber-Castell USA as we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Faber-Castell and 35 years of Creativity for Kids!

                          Do you like to paint? I am not very good at it but I have always enjoyed it and still do. I'm the type of person to get right into finger painting along with the kids who cares about messes as long as were having fun! They can always be cleaned up. I was very excited to have been given the opportunity to review Faber-Castell's set of 12 washable tempera paints and a paint pad.

Young artists will love experimenting with the rich colors included in our non-toxic Tempera Paints. Endless color mixing possibilities!
Green
Pink
Red
Dark yellow
Yellow
White
Black
Brown
Purple
Dark blue
Blue
Dark green



                          The Paint containers looked at bit small at first but it didn't affect our amount of painting at all. I just put small amounts of each color into a palette and we went to town! We have painted a dozen times and still have paint left! Using the palette is needed with a toddler In my opinion because they don't remember to clean the brushes before using a new color  usually by the time were done painting every color is brown ha ha. I was very pleased at how well the paint washed off I have used other brand name kids paints and they never come off like they are supposed to but these went above and beyond my expectations. They paint really well to nice and thick and go one smooth with bright vivid colors. We have had such a blast painting We paint a few times a week or more. My son is at school most the day so this is one activity I love to use to keep my 3 year old busy. Plus she makes beautiful artwork to put in daddy's care packages.

Very serious painter!
     My son love to paint too but I think he would rather be out with the boys in the dirt while its still sunny, Pretty soon it will be nothing but rain and I know we will all be painting up a storm. It says it great for ages 3-93 but i know if I am lucky enought to live to be 100 I will still be painting! They may still  look like a child painted them but its fun! I really enjoy doing activites like this with the kids it makes great memories to look back upon. There is nothing more fun than spending time with the family.


yes I painted this hehehe


   Faber-Castell has been so kind to offer one lucky reader to win this awesome tempera paint set and paper pad!


GIVEAWAY!
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Mandatory Entry:
Check out the Faber-Castell site and come back and let me know of another product you would like to try.
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This Giveaway is open to US and Ends 10/3/2011 at 11:59pm PST. I will draw the winner using random.org. I will contact the winner through the email left in the comment's. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or I will draw an alternative winner. any entries that do not adhere to my contest rules will be disqualified



Disclosure: I was provided the products to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Diapers.com Goodies and Gear SALE! Ends 9/21!

The one-stop-shop for all your baby needs, delivered for free within two days! With over 25,000 products to choose from. 

         Diapers.com Is having a HUGE sale where you can save up to 20% on all your favorite brands. I know how expensive being a parent is and I take advantage of any sale that will save me money on much needed things. Here is a full list of what you can find at the Goodies and Gear sale! It ends September 21rst!



GEAR

 

The Gear and Goodies sale Ends 9/21! Hurry so you don't miss out on these amazing deals! They even have Halloween on sale and its right around the corner!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored on behalf of Diapers.com and The Mom Bloggers Club.

Winners 9/10 -9/13

I have a few winners to announce!! I'm so sorry they are so late I have been overwhelmed lately with a lot of things my husband deployed, I went home for a visit, kids started school and just the fact of me running everything and taking care of everything has kept me super busy. Anyways here are our lucky winners!



The winner of the Elmer's Back-2-School Bonanza giveaway is............ #12 Momlovesdeals!

The winner of the Kiddyloo Toilet Trainer giveaway is......... #91 The Clayburn family!

The winner of the Betty Crocker cereal treat bars prize pack giveaway is........ #88 Tara Oliver!

The winner of the Mabel's Labels Ultimate back to school combo kit giveaway is...... #34 leanne_mac!


Congrats to all of you! you have all been sent an email and have 48 hours to respond or an alternate winner will be drawn. Thanks to all who entered! Keep an eye out for a ton of new giveaways I have alot to post!

Save $ and make a difference! Campusbookrentals.com teamed up with Operation smile!




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          School is expensive! Especially if you are in college you have to buy your textbooks. Well Campusbookrentals.com allows you to rent your textbooks and save you up to 90%! Why buy something you will have no use for after you have finished your class? I think the idea of renting them is awesome! And look forward to it when my kids are both in school and I finish school myself. Not only are you saving money but a portion of your proceeds will go to Operation smile! Campusbookrentals.com is donating 1,000 life saving cleft lip surgeries this year to children in need through Operation smile.


So you have a chance to save money and help make a difference in someones life just by renting your textbooks. I think its a win win for everyone! I forgot to mention the FREE shipping both ways! You dont pay to ship it at all! Plus for every friend you invite you earn $5 and your friend gets 5% off.

           Saving money, flexible renting periods, free shipping, even a 30 day risk free guarantee!

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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