Friday, December 30, 2011

Lots of winners are you one?

Charm Factory
Tammy Lynch Sigond

Amber L

Olivia Prize Pack
Michelle M

Bum Covered Diapers
Melissa H

Tara Oliver

Diaper Buds
Amy V

Nancy W

* Emails will go out sometime this weekend... I have been very busy with the holidays

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Alvin & The ChipWrecked Review

My kids and I love Alvin and the Chipmunks. We can't wait to see the new ChipWrecked Movie, and can not tell you how much fun we had with the game. I love the Kinect more and more, but the fun we had playing this game, will be forgotten. 

You choose your character by answering a few questions. First are you a boy of girl...which will decide if you get a chipette or a chipmunk

This game centers on dance moves and how well you follow them. The cutest thing was watching Ms.L play. She had a ton of fun, and even has a decent score. I think this is one of the cutest games I have ever seen, and I am beyond glad to see that games like this are being made for the kinect now instead of just the Wii.

Buy it:
Most Major retailers sell Chipwrecked for the XBox 360 Kinect.

* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *

Twister Mania Review

We have an Xbox and received the Kinect last year. We love to play the sports games, and I have used it to play the biggest loser games to work out. It wasn't until very recently we found a way for the whole family to play.

We put this game in on Christmas Eve after returning home from church. My husband loved to try out the different ways to play

This was a ton of fun, not near as easy as it looks, but that is what makes it so fun, the challenge. The kids had some trouble with this one, but watching my husband sure made for a great laugh. 
This is where you must try to conform your body to fit through the shape and try to grab the star while you were at it. I think this was to easy for the little ones because they are so small.  I had a great laugh trying this out for myself, and my husband had even more fun. I do believe the Kinect games are great fun, and they are so much better then sitting on the couch playing.  

I don't at all understand this one. but My husband seemed to like it. I am not an avid gamer by any means, and because of that I tend to give up to easy on them. My husband however is a very avid gamer, and will spend hours playing the same levels. Truthfully I think BamBam is not my cup of tea. 

This game really is for the whole family in out house, my 4 year old Ms.L . Overall this is a great game, and I can't wait til New Year's Eve to play this with our friends. I would say the great points of this game are
It's Hilarious
Very easy to play
Even Mr.Z my 2 year old had a go.

Buy It:
Twister Mania is available at most major retailers.
* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone

From My Family To Yours:

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Be safe in your travels.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

MasterLock Luggage Lock Review

We don't fly often only once every other year to Florida and back. We however have gone to New York for a wedding and that all means leaving luggage in the room unattended. Not that I think everyone is out to get me, but I do believe that you can never be to careful. Master Lock is a name I have known for years, in high school I had a Master Lock combination lock for my locker, and I do believe I has a Masterlock Bike lock to. 
When flying please remember you must use a TSA approved Lock if you choose to lock your luggage.

Master Lock provides a TSA approved luggage lock,  to keep you luggage safe from unwanted intrusiveness. It allows you to keep your belongs safe and secure. I know It will make me feel that much better when I check my bags to out flight to Florida next year. Master Lock also has some tips to help keep your family safe this holiday season. Please read through them :

"The holidays are a fun but busy time, and the flurry of activity can often cause important considerations, such as safety and security, to go overlooked," said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. "By taking a few precautions, you'll rise above the chaos and ensure your holiday season is spent enjoying time with friends and family."
To help keep your family and home safe and secure during this festive time of the year, Master Lock has developed a checklist of the top five holiday safety tips:
1. Travel Safely. Whether you're planning a road trip or flight, be sure to take all the proper safety precautions. If driving to your destination, check tire pressure beforehand for optimal handling and traction and consider having your car winterized by your mechanic for added safety. Stock your car with a safety kit in case you were to get stuck. Check weather forecasts and road conditions before heading out for safe driving conditions.
If you're flying to your destination, remember to secure your luggage with TSA-accepted locks, such as the Master Lock 4689T Luggage Lock, so your bags stay safe while in transit -- whether they're checked or carried on. If you're flying with holiday gifts, keep them unwrapped to avoid security checkpoint delays.
2. Secure Your Home. During the holiday season, you're likely to have guests coming and going from your home for a number of get-togethers. Be sure all entry points, including doors, windows and sliding glass doors, are locked before and after guests depart to help keep your family, home and valuables safe.
If you're traveling out of town, enlist a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your home while you're away. Store a spare key in a key safe, such as the Master Lock 5400D, for easy access by authorized visitors. Stop your mail and newspaper delivery, and consider setting some interior and exterior lights on timers.
3. Shop Smart. To stay safe while enjoying a fun holiday shopping trip to the local mall or shopping center, be aware of your surroundings. Park in well-lit areas, avoiding spaces next to large vehicles that can block the line of sight to your car if possible, make sure you aren't followed when exiting the mall and lock your doors immediately upon re-entering your vehicle. Keep purchased gifts out of sight -- in the trunk of your car or under a blanket -- to prevent theft.
When ordering gifts online, create more secure user names and passwords for all of your on-line accounts using varying combinations of letters and numbers for each to avoid a security breach. Store all your confidential data for convenient access via web browser, smart phone, or tablet app in the Master Lock Vault. Have your online orders shipped to your office so the delivery driver won't have to leave them out in the open on your front porch.
When storing gifts at home, be sure to think strategically about your hiding spot to keep curious family members from getting a sneak peek at their presents and spoiling their surprises.
4. Decorate Strategically. When decorating the home to reflect your festive mood, check lights for frayed wires and loose or broken plugs. Check manufacturers' instructions for the maximum number of light strands that can be safety strung together, and don't exceed that maximum to minimize risk of a short circuit or electrical fire. Keep any trees or indoor plants away from fireplaces and candles. If you have pets, take time to strategically place any decorations out of their reach, preventing them from trying to eat them or causing damage to the house.
5. Don't Play with Fire. While it's easy to get distracted when you're hosting friends and family, never leave your stove unattended while you have food cooking. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. If you plan to light a fire, remove all greens, boughs, papers and decorations from your fireplace and make sure that the damper is open. Never burn wrapping paper in a fireplace. It ignites suddenly and burns intensely and can cause a flash fire.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday from Master Lock and Real Adventures From A Mom Of  3.
* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Grab A Scab Review

How many times has this happened to you? You buy your child A new pair of jeans for school and they fall down or rip the knee with in the first couple of weeks. What to do, well you could Grab A Scab.

What is a Grab A Scab Exactly? well it is a sticker patch. They come in fun designs and hold well.

Repeating Scabbie

Northern Lights

I love them they will also make the basic pair of jeans look great! No ironing required to apply you just

Easy to apply and fun to wear so Grab A Scab Today.
Buy it:
for $6.50 each
* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

North Star Toys Review

When I was a small child back in the 80's toys were made to last, not all have bells and whistles or made noise but were still fun. I was please to learn North Star Toys still makes toys that are well made, colorful and still a lot of fun. They are wooden, but still work, and allow kids to really use their imaginations. They were kind enough to send us a few to try out.
Combine the brilliance of  the rainbow with a bus load of joyful kids, add plenty of learning opportunities, fun galore and that's our Rainbow People Mover.  With 10 passengers to arrange, count, and match by color, this is a charming, sturdy toy and the favorite of many.

This picture does quite due all the colors justice. It really is pretty, and the hours my son spends pushing it around pretending to drop the people off at places really make me smile. I know this is a toy that he will be able to hang on to as and maybe even share it with his own children someday. 
Little Rollie Train Engine
This is cute, but also very tiny, It works perfectly with a lot of the racetracks, and train sets we already own. It fits in the my purse to take for play in the car, and also his pocket if my son wants to take a treasure with him. 
Little Rollie Duck
 This little duck is well made and also the same size as the train. It really rolls and on my Wood Laminate kitchen floor it actually rolls pretty far, but my favorite part is how easy it fits into a coat pocket, or the side of my diaper bag. 

I know North Star Toys has been making toys since 1979 and I hope they continue to. 

* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *

Monday, December 19, 2011

Continuum Games R/G

Continuum Games

Continuum Games, Inc. is a privately owned company with a mission to bring families together through exciting new game concepts that appeal to all generations of game players. First formed by Greg and Niki Hughes in 2007, the company has grown from a small game manufacturing company into a full service game publishing company, distributor and consulting firm. Continuum Games publishes its own line of award winning family games, educational games, party games and travel games and also serve as a distributor to the BEST in class games from independent manufacturers In February 2011, Continuum Games joined forces with Around the Table Games, creators of the award winning Family Talk series of products. Around the Table Games founder Beth Daniels has a shared mission to create products that draw families together and appeal to the needs of today’s busy families. Both Greg and Beth are parents who bring a Mom and Dad perspective to the games and products that they create.In May 2011, Greg, Beth and the team of 3 Creative Design Group joined forces to form Continuum Consulting. Continuum Consulting provides assistance to new and experienced toy, game and novelty product inventors. They help new inventors figure out just how to launch a new game idea or new product concept.  The team knows firsthand the challenges that are involved in bringing a product to market as well as the potential rewards associated with a well executed product launch. The goal is to offer a continuum of services to new and experienced inventors to help guide decision making, avoid common pitfalls, and create the best possible pathway to success.

Lumps, the Elf Coal Game

Lumps, the Elf Coal Game is the most addictive family dice game you’ll ever play! The goal is to score the most points in three rolls by rolling pairs of the same number. Roll a pair of 3s, score 3 points…a pair of 10s scores 10 points. What makes the game unique is that it has four different types of dice and there are few high numbers. On each turn you have to make decisions on which dice to keep and re-roll. Do you play it safe and hold a pair of 4s, or chance it and try for a high pair? The endless possibilities make Lumps exciting and addictive. Great stocking stuffer!

My oldest and I played this one night, and had so much fun. It's great because it helps her with addition skills as well as a quality time. I think it will the perfect activity for Christmas Eve before the kids go to bed. Although I find it hard to include the little ones, I still think this is a great family game and Who knows maybe I'll bring it on Christmas day to play with our extended family and teach them all about Lumps/
Priced at $7.99

Family Talk 2

This is a game that really gets the girls to open up. I did a review for Family talk 1 and this game actually got better results then the other. It gets my shy quiet 8 year year old turned into a chatter box in a matter of a couple questions. I think it's great for children of almost any age and even perfect for a road trip. It would have been a great distraction for my kids, on our last 10 hour road trip. 

Priced $9.99

Win it:
One lucky reader will win a copy of both Lumps and Family Talk 2

Sunday, December 18, 2011


So sorry for being a little behind the holidays are a very busy time for me. 

The Knapps

Nichole Sarri

Ashleigh Walls

Orb Factory
Rohdah Stepp

Emails are going out right now.
* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *

Monster Factory Review

Monster Factory
The Monster Factory is a character toy brand run by Adam Dunn, Rhya Tamasauskas, and Bliss Man. Together they design and create engaging monster characters who live in a strangely familiar world. Combining their backgrounds in film, art, and fashion, the creators have developed a strong sense of collaboration that affects every aspect of their process from storytelling to product design. Their efforts have produced countless monster characters who, despite their appearances, are just like you and me.

Colin Monster Logo

Colin divides his time between playing video games and fretting about his future.

I do think the Monster Factory Monsters are kind of strange looking, but also cute in a way. When Colin arrived at our house. my children to a liking to him right away. This made me wonder what their imaginations were dreaming up. When I showed them that Colin liked video games they decided when ever daddy plays his video games. I do think he makes the perfect size to take in the little diaper bags the girls like to carry around. Colin isn't the only monster you will find at the Monster Factory. Here are a few more
Picture of Douglas

Picture of Queenie
Picture of Lois
Picture of Maya
Picture of Maggie

There are many more to see but how much fun would it be for me to show them all to you.

* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Donkey T's Review

Welcome to Donkey TS website

We're here at DonkeyTs to offer you the craziest t-shirts you won't dare find sold anywhere else, and with the best Quality and Prices!!! Now, how great is that. When you head out with one of our shirts on, people will definitely stop and ask you, "Where did you get that shirt?" or "Can I take your Picture" or "You're cute, can I buy you a drink?" ..Well, maybe 2 out of those three have been proven. 

I  love my DonkeyTs I really do. I was sent 2 shirts and I think they are my favorite shirts ever!!!
This may stem from the fact that over the last couple weeks I have become very addicted to Twilight. I read all 4 books in 6 days. I own the first 3 movies, and proudly wear my Donkeyts everywhere.
First up would have to be... Team Edward
model photo
I have it in a Womens size, and love, love ,love it. I washed it and the color did not fade at all. It helps to show who I would most love Bella to wind up with. The script that is used is much like what is used in the real books.

The other shirt I wanted was...
model photo 
Because Jacob is just as  important , but not quite Mr. dreamy. I  know he is to some people, Like my aunt but he's just not for me. This shirt washed up well, and allows me to show my Twilight pride, The Character that plays Jacob Black is also a local boy. He grew up not more then 20 minutes from where I live. This  shirt is a great fit, and even in the winter months looks great over top a plain color long sleeve shirt. 

DonkeyT's is a great place to find many different shirts
CENTRAL PERK COFFEE Funny Friends Ny T-SHIRT Funny Tee shirt, tshirt, t-shirt, shirt
A FACT OF LIFE WTF Funny Monday Office Shirt Geek Shirts
Geek Shirt
ITS MILLER TIME Funny Ohio Tshirt Funny Sports Tshirts, Sports T shirts, Cincinnati, Ohio State Buckeyes
FIST PUMP JERSEY SHORE Funny Guido T-SHIRT Funny Tee shirt, tshirt, t-shirt, shirt
PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME Funny Pbj Tee Pop Culture Shirts,Pop Culture Shirt, Pop Culture T shirts

And many more...

* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *

Adult Post 18+

If you are under the age of 18 you are not invited to  read this post and I ask that you close this post right now. If you are over 18 please keep reading if you wish but please understand this post is about an adult website and about an adult toy.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pet Mate Review

Petmate, with its family of brands, is the trusted authority in smart pet care solutions. As the first to provide a safe and comfortable alternative to wooden travel crates, Petmate has gone on to introduce smart solutions for every stage in a pet’s life. At Petmate, we believe in what we do, because we have pets too! Check out all of the other great brands and products in the Petmate family: Bamboo, Fat Cat, Booda, Petmate and Aspen Pet.

When we agreed to take care of my brother in laws 3 year old dog, I knew it evolved work, I had dogs growing up. I knew that like a child they need toys to play with room to run, and a play to potty. My husband is very avid his yard is mowed, free of leaves, and that the driveway is snow free in the winter, but was less than pleased to have his yard covered in doggy poo. Petmate has come to the rescue with the Clean Response.
Petmate’s unique Clean Response makes cleaning up pet waste easy! This first-of-it’s-kind set is so easy to use, you will have a new outlook on having doody duty. Simply add a liner to the bucket, set the bucket next to the waste and use the rake to move waste into the pan. The convenient waste bag can then be removed and disposed of with no mess.

I love the fact I don't have to get anywhere near the doggy poo, it just goes right into the bag lined bucket, and when the yard is all clean dumped in the trash outside.  It's so easy to use even my 8 year old 
can handle it. 

Petmate also caries a wide variety of dog toys. Ms.Casey the dog, loves to play tug of war with just about anyone, and she's even smart enough to know that she can play her roughest with an adult but must adjust her strength to that of the children. 
I wondered if she would take to toys she could play with inside. 

Truthfully she's more like a 3 year old child with them, she keeps them hidden in her cage ( we lock her up only at night or when we leave.) and will only bring them out once in a while. 

This is her pride and joy, although way to small to even try tug of war she likes to carry it around in her mouth and play keep a way with the children.
This one is somewhere in her cage, I haven't seen it since I gave it to her. I think she likes the softness of it more then anything.It proved my point that she won't eat the kids stuffed animals though. 

I love the quality and the selection Petmate offers

Buy it:
Petmate Products are available at Pet Stores Nation wide.
( not all products are located in each store.)

* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *