Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fun Toys From K'NEX - Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.

My kids have been big fans of K'NEX toys for a long time now.  They provided them with hours of fun play.  K'NEX toys are fun, but they are also educational.  I really like that children have to really use their thinking skills to build with these.  They also have to learn how to follow instructions.  I think this is an important skill.  Your child can also use their imagination to build anything they want when they are building with K'NEX.





K'NEX Sets for Imaginative Play
The 35 Model Ultimate Building Set is a great set for your child to use to build whatever they want.  They set comes with instructions to build 35 models, but your child can also use this set to create their own designs.  The set features trucks, planes, and more.  The 52 Model Building Set is another set that is perfect for imaginative play.  This can be build whatever you want, but it also comes with an instruction book that details how to build 52 great models.  My daughter really liked this set.  She was able to build a number of these models completely on her own.  She enjoyed creating a butterfly with the 52 Model Building Set.




Cat Mario Building Set
This is a great K'NEX set for any Mario fan!  My 9 year old could not wait to open this set.  Cat Mario is really cute.  He chases the mouse!  The set combines the fun of a Mario game, and the fun of an interactive K'NEX set all in one.  The set comes with easy to follow instructions.  It retails for $34.99.




Titanfall K'NEX Sets
These are perfect if you have a child that loves video games.  These sets combine the fun of a video game with the fun of a K'NEX set.  The Titanfall Militia Attack Building Set was really fun for my son to build.  This set has moving pieces, and it makes it even more fun to play with.  The set is a great way to foster pretend play.  The set retails for $12.99.





Plants vs. Zombies K'NEX Sets
Does your child love to play Plants vs. Zombies?  These sets are perfect for a hands on way to play this game.  The ConeMech Building Set is one of my kid's favorites.  The set is motorized and battery powered.  This set retails for $16.99.  The Football Mech Set is also really fun.  It is really neat to see this motorized set in action.  This set also retails for $16.99.

These are just some of the fun interactive toys that K'NEX has to offer.  You can visit their website to learn more.  You can also connect with K'NEX on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 

Label Daddy Review and Save 20%

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I love high quality labels.  I personally have to label everything that I send my kids to school with.  This really makes it easy to identify if something ends up lost.  High quality labels are much easier to use than writing on everything with a permanent maker.  I have been a big fan of Label Daddy's for quite some time now.  They offer a great selection of high quality labels that are really easy for labeling items for back to school.  The labels hold up really well through everyday wear and tear.  The labels are durable, cute, and fun too!  




I really had fun looking at all the different labels that Label Daddy has to offer.  They offer some really nice school packs.  These give you a variety of different sized labels, so you have one for just about anything you could imagine putting it on.  I chose a package of medium sized labels.  I also chose to have a fun Monster's Inc. icon put on our labels.  They offer so many choices when it comes to icons too.  They have basic icons, but also offer a variety of Disney, Marvel, NBA, and more.  

You can learn more about all of the great labels that Label Daddy offers by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 




Schwan's Home Delivery Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.

Have you ever ordered anything from Schwan's?  I have always been interested in their home delivery service.  I see the truck in my neighborhood all of the time too.  I recently was given the opportunity to  try out their service.  I was so excited.  I think the hardest part of my review was to choose exactly what I wanted to try.  They offer a huge selection of tasty frozen items.  These include ice cream, desserts, breads, meats, and much more.  What would you want to try?





I made a decision and chose to review Schwan's Fire Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets.  There are so many times when I have thought that I just wish I had some leftover chicken to throw on a salad, toss into pasta, or put in a wrap.  The Fire Grilled Chicken Breast is a great solution for that.  There are so many great ways to eat this chicken.  You can either microwave the chicken or heat it in the oven.  We served the chicken sliced over some homemade brown butter pasta.  The chicken was flavorful, juicy, and tender.  This really makes for an easy weeknight meal.




I also decided that I had to try their ice cream.  I have always heard that Schwan's has amazing ice cream, so I had to see for myself.  I ordered their CONFETTI ice cream cups.  These are the perfect portion for any celebration, or dessert.  This is creamy vanilla ice cream topped with candy coated chips.  It is so good.  My kids loved these ice cream cups, but my husband and I really enjoyed them too!  

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Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 




Thursday, September 25, 2014

Surprise Ride Educational Fun #Giveaway 10/12 #surpriseride

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I love subscription boxes.  Do you have a favorite?  Did you know that they offer subscription boxes for kids too?  I think that really is neat.  Surprise Ride is a subscription box geared towards children 6-11.  They send you a box with fun hands on activities.  These are also educational.  This is a really neat way to teach your child about something new, but it makes it exciting for them.  They never know what kinds of activities will be in each box.  The boxes might include activities featuring geography, food, art, and more.









We received a great box from Surprise Ride.  The theme of the box that we received was called "Green Thumb."  The box included items relating to your backyard - gardening, bugs, and more.  My kids loved this.  They could not wait to get going on the activities in the box.  We received the materials to make a plant buddy.  This is a fun way to teach your child about growing things, and how that works.  Your child also gets to decorate the face of the plant buddy.  Your child can then be responsible for watering their very own plant buddy.  We also received a fun wind chime activity.  This was really neat.  My kids enjoyed decorating the wind chime with the mosaic pieces that were provided.  The subscription box also came with a bug themed book, a healthy snack, and a solar dancing bug.  This really was a great way to teach my 7 and 9 year old about some new topics.  

Do you have a child that would enjoy receiving a Surprise Ride box?  This would make a really neat gift too for the holidays.  It is something unique and fun!  You can learn more about Surprise Ride by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Giveaway - Enter to win a Surprise Ride Box!

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 10/12/14 at 8:59 PM PST. The winner will be chosen randomly.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.  Bloggers that have reviewed for this company are not eligible to win.  If you have won a giveaway on any blog from this company, then you are not eligible to win.


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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

InstaNatural Cleansing Facial oil and Rosehip Oil Review #InstaNatural


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I love great products that keep my skin looking great.  InstaNatural offers a great selection of products that can help you with your skincare needs.  They offer moisturizers, cleansing facial oil, rosehip oil, and much more.  I have tried a few of their products and have found that they work great, are reasonably priced, and they have been gentle on my sensitive skin.  Have you tried any of InstaNatural's products?




InstaNatural Deep Cleansing Facial Oil is a great way to clean your skin.  I really like how this product works.  It is gentle and reviving.  It removes makeup too.  The cleansing oil purifies your skin and pores.  It left my skin feeling super clean, but not dry.  The product is easy to use.  I simply apply it to my face and rinse with warm water.  It really does a great job removing dirt too!  InstaNatural also provides a satisfaction guarantee on their Deep Cleansing Facial Oil.




InstaNatural 100% Pure Rosehip Seed Oil is a moisturizing product that can be used for a variety of different purposes.  It is also said to help with scarring and stretch marks.  This product can be used on your skin, hair and nails.  This is a product that is completely pure.  It has nothing else added to it.  It leaves my skin feeling really moisturized and soft.  I like to add a tiny bit to my hair and comb it through.  It leaves my hair looking extra shiny.  I also like to use this on dry areas like my feet, knees and elbows.

Both of these products are great items to add to your beauty and skincare collection!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Lucky Country Licorice Review

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I absolutely love really good licorice.  Lucky Country Licorice is just that.  Lucky Country Licorice is not just your average licorice.  This is a soft licorice with a really great texture, and a nice chew to it.  This is an Australian style licorice.  However, it's made right here in the US.  The comes in a great variety of flavors.  They really offer a flavor for everyone.  Each piece is loaded with flavor.  We truly enjoyed sampling all the tasty flavors.  




My kids fell in love with the fruit flavored licorice varieties from Lucky Country.  These are really good and have an intense fruity flavor.  They offer a tropical blend, strawberry, pineapple, cherry, apple, and deLish blueberry.  The apple was really good, and one of my personal favorites.  My kids loved the strawberry variety.  Are you a big fan of black licorice?  Lucky Country also offers traditional black licorice.  This has amazing flavor, and isn't too sweet.  






You can learn more about Lucky Country's Australian style soft licorice by visiting their website.  You can find out where to purchase their licorice while you are there. You can also connect with Lucky Country on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Melissa's Produce - Grape Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.

I was so excited to find out that it was grape season.  I love grapes, and so does the rest of my family.  Melissa's offers a huge selection of fresh and delicious grapes.  You can find many of their grapes at local grocery stores.  They also are available for purchase directly from their website.  Their grapes are some of the best that I have ever had.  They also offer some that are unique that I have never tried, but fell in love with.  These are perfect for a healthy snack, but also for lunch boxes.

Cotton Candy

 Candy Sweets

Black Muscato

Green Muscato

Red Muscato


Melissa's Produce offers Muscato Grapes.  These are the variety of grapes used to make the sweet Muscato wine.  The grapes really were impressive.  These grapes were super sweet.  They are available in a black variety, red variety, and green variety.  I loved all of them.  They are nice and crisp, and they have a really nice texture.  Melissa's Cotton Candy Grapes are amazing.  I received some of these.  I haven't had anything like it before.  They actually have a cotton candy flavor.  This is from hand pollination and it took them 8 years to develop these.  However, they are not a a grape that was genetically engineered.  They really are a fun and tasty treat.  Melissa's also offers a Candy Sweets variety of grapes.  These grapes are incredibly sweet.  These were my kids favorite.  They are a small green grape.  

These are just some of the tasty grapes that Melissa's Produce offers.  They also offer a huge variety of other types of produce as well.  We have always been impressed with all the produce we have tried from Melissa's.  You can also connect with Melissa's on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.