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December’s Kids Product Roundup 2017

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a December’s Kids Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Set up your nativity. Hide the Star every night. Once your children find the Star move all Three Wise Men to its location. Read the optional scripture Repeat On Christmas Eve place your Star on the top of your nativity stable On Christmas morning your Three Wise Men reach the nativity scene and find their king, baby Jesus! You can easily combine the “Star From Afar” with other traditions your family participates in. Consider placing a little surprise or sweet with your Star everyday to make this fun game more like an Advent Calendar.

SIMPLE TO USE: Just unroll PlayTape, stick to any flat surface, and let your kid’s imagination drive! Hot Wheels PlayTape is easy to tear by hand, re-position, and comes with our Hot Wheels PlayTape Track Curves. Perfect at home or on the go.

SAFE FOR YOUR CHILD AND YOUR HOME: PlayTape is paper-based, so no sharp scissors or knives are required. Plus, it’s safe for your floors, walls, and furniture, peeling up easily with no residue. PlayTape meets all applicable child safety standards and is toxin-free and recyclable.

Magic Brix Mega Pack! Connect’em, Build’em, Roll’em. Surprising but true- these bristle blocks are completely flexible & pleasantly bendable! 56 pieces of tactile building fun! Little hands love the texture of these amazing blocks. Children use their building skills to create machines, buildings, robots, and more from their imagination! Easy to grasp Magic Brix assist children with fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, logic, creativity and sensory awareness. Just put two blocks together and apply pressure, simple enough! The littlest kids can create houses, vehicles, animals. Whatever their minds dream up! With darling animal play pieces and a play mat, this Magic Brix set is MEGA fun kids are wild about! 56 pieces provide endless play! A fantastic distraction on long trips due to the many different things kids can create. Kids can actually play with the items they create- pieces won’t easy fall apart once assembled. Brightly colored Magic Brix will be played with – guaranteed. Flexible, cushy Magic Brix blocks are fun to build with and rewarding developmentally, yes, siree. EduShape Magic Brix Mega Pack Vibrant, flexible textured blocks adhere easily for endless construction Push two blocks side by side & apply slight pressure – grand building is ahead! Refine fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sensory awareness, logic, creativity 122 Vivid, flexible pieces in a variety of shapes & sizes Fun animal play pieces & play mat exclusively included! Fun for a wide range of ages Fully safety tested

Monkeys Up is the flip’em, switch’em, and steal’em game that helps –
* Increase Family Time – A leisurely game of Monkeys Up increases emotional bonding
* Improve Sibling Rivalry – By playing together kids learn boundaries, rules, and sharing
* Build Self Confidence – Kids build confidence learning to speak with their parents
* Reduce Stress – Both kids and adults benefit from a break in their daily routine
* Boost Child Development – Encourages children to become lifelong learners
* Less Gadget Time – Parents and kids benefit from social interaction

Kids don’t even realize they are learning when playing Monkeys Up. This game is fun for all ages, especially when looking for friendly competition!

Players: 1-6
Ages: 6 to adult
Skills: Memory, Strategy

18 Plastic Monkeys
1 Cube
Simple Instructions

Utter Nonsense – The Hilarious Accent Game is a card game where players combine silly accents with even sillier phrases to create sayings that are just plain ridiculous. The game contains 50 Accent Cards and 450 Phrase Cards which players combine and act out. Sometimes phrases pair well with the accent, but for the most part they don’t – and that’s Utter Nonsense. You don’t have to be good at accents and the combinations don’t need to make sense. In fact, players are encouraged to improvise and make the phrases their own. With each successive round, watch as even your most mild-mannered friends and family become improv masters.

ChristmasForest.com 25″ Holiday Swag Giveaway ~ Ends 11/25/17

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Sponsor: ChristmasForest.com

Prize: ChristmasForest.com 25″ Holiday Swag RV $41

The designer’s choice, the Holiday Swag brings the best of the Cascades into your home. A departure from the classic Christmas wreath design, every Holiday Swag is handcrafted from the native evergreens of the Pacific Northwest, using Noble Fir, Western Red Cedar and Princess Pine. The moment you open the box you will be transported to the magical forests of the Cascades!

Dates: 11/18-11/25

Open to: US Residents 18+

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Easter Dinner Made Easy With HoneyBaked Ham Company

SDSG received this product free for review purposes, all opinions expressed are solely mine.

HoneyBaked StoreI had a great time at the HoneyBaked Ham Company store on 28th street in Grand Rapids Michigan. The employees were great and very helpful. I had no clue what I wanted or what I should get. I was shown a bunch of different meat choices and sides.

HoneyBaked Ham CompanyThere was 11 different sides to choose from and 9 different desserts. The Heat & Share sides are 2 for $13.99 or 3 for $19.99. Theres also a $24.99 Easter Brunch Bundle – Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake and Honey-Spice Bacon available.HoneyhamfoodI chose to do the $54.99 Easter Ham & Turkey Combo: Pair a Turkey Breast (approx. 3 lbs.) with your choice of a Boneless Ham (approx. 3.5 lbs.) or Quarter Ham (approx. 4.5 lbs.). I got the boneless ham and smoked turkey. I then got 4 heat and serve sides: Herb Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Potatoes Au Gratin and Macaroni & Cheese. Check out the menu at HoneyBaked Ham for yourself to see all that is offered.

When I got home with the food, I left the sides out on my counter to thaw out and decided to cook the meal. I put the ham and turkey in the refrigerator until I was ready to cook them.  The sides sat out for about 2 hours before I put them in the oven. I only had to cook the sides and the meat for about 45 minutes. Everything was done and my house smelled great. The whole process was very simple and I plan on doing this again.

DSCN9305I had 5 people to feed and this was more than enough. Everyone ate and we still had plenty of meat left for lunches the next day. I am not a huge turkey fan but I really enjoyed the flavor of the smoked turkey and the ham was great. My son said it was the best ham ever lol. I also really like the stuffing and the mac and cheese. I ate so much that my stomach was aching lol.

My dinner plate

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Spiced Christmas Cards

4Spiced Christmas Cards

Send out wishes of Joy this year with one of a kind, fragrant Christmas cards! This simple design spells out the word 'Joy' with actual ground spices or coffee! It will look lovely decorating a Holiday table after someone has enjoyed your note! I always wonder what to do with cards that I've received and I'm so happy that this one can easily fit into your Holiday decor! What a wonderful way to tell someone Merry Christmas! It has such a lovely light fragrance that will delight its' recipient as well as the sender! It is available made with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice or coffee.

These cards measure 5.5" X 4.25" and come with a crisp cream envelope. You can choose from a brick red color, a lovely cream color, or a mossy green hue.

Spiced Christmas CardsI picked out the Joy card in Allspice and loved the way the card looked and smelled. This card is simple and yet creative with a smell factor. I gave my Joy card to my parents for Christmas with their gift cards in it. I was able to write my own personal message in the card, I felt it made the card more unique. Later that night my mom mentioned that her cat liked to knock the card over and rub on it. I guess he liked the Allspice smell lol. I liked the card and really liked the creativity with the words spelled out with spice.

Just for SaraLee’s valuable readers use this coupon code: REVIEW25 to take 25% off your cards

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Great Christmas T-shirt From ChristmasTshirtWonderland.com

Dec2013 068Are you looking for a winter, Christmas or holiday themed shirt? Then your going to want to check out ChristmasTshirtWonderland.com for they have a wide selection of prints. I was able to review the "Dear Santa, I Want It All!" shirt and I can say it was a hit. The shirt is of very good quality and is great for a man or woman to wear. They have sizes from small to a 6xl. So head on over to ChristmasTshirtWonderland.com and find a print to fit your needs.

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Capture The Magic Of Santa, The Tooth Fairy & Easter Bunny Photo Package

lookingforpresents[1]I have a great Photo editing website that allows characters to be "caught" to share with you. Simply upload a picture of your home, add the character and share with your child. Create a moment that lasts forever! This is a great way to surprise your love ones and to create lasting memories and keepsakes.

EasterbunnyYou can use Capture The Magic site for the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy charaters to add to your photos. There are a few different options to choose from, So check out the site and start making those one of a kind pictures. I wish this was around when my son was little. I think this is a great way to show your child why they should believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy.


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Now for the giveaway: Ten lucky people will win a $9.95 photo option and One lucky person will win the $29.95 unlimited plan. This is open to US & WW, 18+ and ends 1/2/2014 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

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Christmas Decorated Sugar Cookies – Sweet Creations by Good Cook Cookie Exchange

The products in the post are sponsored by Sweet Creations, all opinions are 100% my own!

Christmas CookiesMy mom and I made Sugar Cookies and decorated them for Christmas. I used a basic sugar cookie recipe from one of the many cookbooks that my mom has. After baking and letting the cookies cool over night, We then decorated the cookies with made from scratch Royal icing. The cookies turned out great and are now part of my mom's Holiday treat platter that she makes up and gives out to friends and family.

Christmas CookiesThese are the Sweet Creations products I used in this recipe:

  • Stainless Steel Cookie Dropper
  • Mixing Bowl 3pc Set
  • Hi-Temp Spatula, with Measurement Markings
  • Large Cookie Sheets
  • Flex Cookie Turner

Just for my readers:  You can take 5% off your Good Cook Sweet Creations purchase by using code "COOKIE".

Sweet PackYou can win one of these cookie making kits by going *HERE* and voting on your favorite cookie. There will be 25 of these kits given away. I would love for you to vote for my cookies but the choice is yours to make, Good Luck!


iCaughtSanta.com: Add Santa or Rudolph to your Holiday Photo Instantly

icspSix years ago I wanted to surprise my kids with a picture of Santa Claus caught in the act in our living room so I created iCaughtSanta.com. Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa caught in the act in his or her very own home. iCaughtSanta.com is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos.

Do you want Santa by the Christmas tree? Coming down the chimney? Eating milk and cookies? Sleeping on YOUR sofa? Stealing a kiss from Mommy? Anyone can bring back the wonder of Christmas and be a hero to children by catching Santa "in the act."

Do you send Christmas cards/eCards?  Now you can add Santa to make a unique Christmas card.  Add him to a family photo or add him and Rudolph on the front lawn in the snow.  Be creative and use your imagination.  Make it funny or festive!

santacaughtI had no problem using the iCaughtSanta.com site to make my special picture. It only took me about 10 minutes to create my I caught Santa picture. There is a few different Santa poses to choose from and you can size them to fit your picture. I ended up making a picture of Santa hanging an ornament on my tree as everyone knows I am obsessed with my tree.  I really like how this pictured turned out. I can't wait to make more of them.

Right now you can enter a giveaway on iCaughtSanta.com to win Over $1500 in prizes like iPad, Amazon, Visa & Starbucks

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raindeersantaYou can save 25% by using code #Santa25

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Thanksgiving 2013

Full ovenMy mom made a huge dinner for Thanksgiving. Here is her full oven . Can you believe how much food there is.

Mom & greenbeanMy mom is getting the green bean casserole out of the oven.  

Turkey butterHere is my mom's cute butter shaped like a turkey.

Turkey cuttingMy mom cooked a turkey breast and it was great.

Ham & OlivesHam wraps and cream cheese stuffed blacked olives

turkeyThe turkey all cut up on the platter I got from Good Cook.

full tableHere is the table full of food. Can you believe my mom made all this food for 5 people. There was Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed potatoes, Squash, Sweet potatoes, Cream Corn, Garvey, Rolls and Cranberry sauce.

Cream cornHere is another shot of the table.

Good Cook $200 Prize PackI want to thank Good Cook for providing me with the Thanksgiving cooking package.

dessertsMy mom really went over board with the Good Cook baking products that I got and she made a bunch of yummy desserts.

Now you can guess we had a bunch of left overs. I can say that the left overs didn't last long in my house as, later on Thanksgiving night a few a of our friends that didn't have a dinner to go to came over and pigged out.

Left overNow there was a few veggies and turkey left and we made a potato casserole with cheese rolls and white turkey gravy with the left overs that we had.

Christmas Forest: North Pole Wreath

North Pole Wreath Welcome to Christmas Forest, a place where magic happens every day, and the sights and scents of the holidays are alive year-round. From Christmas Forest's very first handmade Christmas wreath sold back in 1976 at Pike Place Farmer’s Market until now, Christmas Forest have made it their mission to bring the very essence of Christmas into every wreath that they create. Alive with the fresh evergreen scent of the Cascade Mountains, each of Christmas Forest's hand crafted wreaths is a one-of-a-kind creation, and a unique representation of who they are. This year, why not do more than just give a gift? Give the gift of the season itself with an exquisite handcrafted Christmas wreath from Christmas Forest.

North Pole Wreath I look forward to handing a wreath on my front door every year for the holidays. Christmas Forest has always please me with their wreaths. This year I got the North Pole Wreath and I love the way it looks and smells. Every time I open the front door I get the fresh smell of pine. All the different layers of the wreath make the colors stand out.

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North Pole Wreath

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