Archives for April 10, 2014

TwirlyGirl Reversible Twirly Ruffle Skirt

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Are you looking for fun, spring time fashions for your daughter, niece, or granddaughter? We recently discovered TwirlyGirl and I almost wish that they made the bright and fun reversible skirt for adults! They have  the cutest reversible skirts for girls. What an unique idea!  I don’t have a daughter but my niece just loves a reversible skirt like this! I knew when I saw these skirts that I just had to have her receive it as a gift to review.

When I handed her the brightly colored package she had the biggest smile on her face and said “What is this?” I simply said for her to unwrap it and see! I love how TwirlyGirl wrapped the Reversible Skirt! You don’t need to even put it in a gift bag. My niece thought it was wrapped up so pretty.

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My niece quickly unwrapped the reversible skirt and she was so excited that she started dancing around and twirling as soon as she put the skirt on. She’s not the biggest fan of pink but she is thrilled that it can quickly turn into green! She says the best thing is that she can wear it over leggings and other pants! She also says she feels like she has started a new fashion at school and all her friends want a reversible skirt now. (I would include photos but my niece does not wish to have her photo in the post). The fabrics are also soft and the colors are just fun and bright! I really think that my niece feels more beautiful and confident when she wears this skirt. Her mom says that it is what she calls “her lucky twirly skirt” and she wears it when she’s feeling a bit anxious about something at school such as the spelling bee last week.  Hey! She came in second place so maybe the skirt really does add to her confidence!

They come in sizes from toddlers to size 14. There are other styles available too! My niece is hoping to get another one soon. See images below! These are only a few images, there are more available on the website. The skirts retail for $62. They would make a great gift this Spring!

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It also comes all nicely wrapped! I was quite impressed about this. My niece thought it was just so cool! TwirlyGirl also has other girls cute clothes so visit TwirlyGirl to see these adorable reversible skirts and many other fashions for girls! They have really stylish tops and the cutest dresses. Now, if I can just get them to make them in women’s sizes!  You can find them on Facebook and Twitter too! They can also be found on Pinterest.

TwirlyGirl has offered our readers a special coupon code JoyTG25 and you will receive 15% off your order. Simply put the code into the Coupon Code box at checkout. Expires on 5-1-14. It does not apply to sale items, gift certificates or Design your Own Dress feature. So, don’t miss out!
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Disney’s Frozen Storybook App and Products


We loved the movie Frozen and obviously lots of other people did too! I mean, it is one of the best animated films ever! Now, you can celebrate the music and story of  Frozen with Disney Publishing Worldwide’s award-winning Frozen Storybook Deluxe app, best-selling books, as well as Musical Magic Elsa and Anna dolls! We were quite excited to try out the app and receive a few of the books.  The app Frozen: Storybook Deluxe is a wonderful interactive app for kids of all ages. My son even likes it and he usually says that storybook apps are just for little kids.We also received the books above and they are a hit in our house. If you have a Frozen movie fan, these will make great gifts!

Disney’s Frozen is a stunning, big-screen comedy-adventure that has dominated the global box office since its theatrical release last November. Disney Publishing has created print and digital books for children and families to enjoy long after the credits roll including:


  •         Frozen: Storybook Deluxe: Now available in Apple’s App Store, this digital storybook introduces early readers to Disney’sFrozen through all-new interactive features.  Children and families can relive the epic adventure by flipping the device upside-down to hear the story from sisters Anna and Elsa’s points of view, using “ice craft” tools that let kids create and build their own frozen scenes and crystal palaces, and watching video clips from the film itself.


  •          Frozen: A Sister More Like Me: Explore a wintery world of magic in Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest film, Frozen. This jacketed picture book features an original story about Anna and Elsa, the film’s two sisters, as well as illustrations by one of the artists who worked on the film.


  •          Frozen Read-Along Storybook and CD: This USA TODAY best-selling novel tells the story of fearless optimist Anna who sets off on an epic journey—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.


  •         Frozen: The Junior Novelization: This New York Times and USA TODAY best-selling novel retells the whole exciting story and features eight pages of full-color scenes from the movie!


  •         Frozen: A Tale of Two Sisters: This USA TODAY best-selling novel retells the story of sisters Anna and Elsa in this 32 page Step Into Reading Level Two reader which brings the adventurous tale of Frozen to early readers ages 4-6.


You can also celebrate the storytelling of Frozen and Anna and Elsa’s special bond with the Musical Magic Elsa and Anna dolls from Mattel (SRP: $29.99 each). When you hold the dolls hands (or when they hold each other’s hands) the dolls will magically light up and play enchanting music inspired by the film.

Self Disclosure: We received free books and download app code to facilitate this feature.

Peninsula Shopping Center Hosts Easter Bunny for Photos


WHO:             Peninsula Shopping Center

WHAT:          On March 29, Peninsula Shopping Center welcomed the arrival of the Easter Bunny for the spring season. The Easter bunny is now located in the Paseo between La Salsa and Inka Wasi for photo opportunities throughout the upcoming weeks.  On Saturdays and Sundays until April 19 free balloon art and face painting will be available for children and families to enjoy during select hours.

Easter Bunny Photo Packages

Daffodil $39.99
(4) 5×7, (4) 4×6, (8) wallets, digital download & $20 online credit

Bunny Special $36.99
(2) 5×7, (2) 4×6, (8) wallets, digital download & $20 online credit

Lily $27.99
(1) 5×7, digital download & $10 online credit

Tulip $19.99
(1) 5×7, (2) 4×6 & $5 online credit

Add a Sheet of Any Pose $8.99
Add any size photo to your photo package: (1) 5×7, (2) 4×6 or (8) wallets

WHEN:          Monday – Thursday: Noon- 7:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sundays: Noon – 5:00 p.m.


WHERE:       Peninsula Shopping Center

44B Peninsula Center

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274


WHY:             Peninsula Shopping Center is pleased to provide a family-friendly and fun shopping experience to the local community for the spring and Easter season.

The Mom Conference April 7-14

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More fun than a solo shopping trip and more informative than a library full of parenting books, The Mom Conference is a week of online classes from your greatest resource: each other!
The Mom Conference is a free week-long online event (April 7-14, 2014) packed with inspiring interviews and videos with some of the top bestselling authors, parenting experts, fitness gurus and DIY pros.
The Mom Conference will inspire mothers with new ideas to SIMPLIFY life, including:
  • Enjoy being a mother by learning how to stop comparing, judging, or feeling guilty
  • Put dinner on the table with a few simple tricks when you create 30 days worth of meals in just a few hours
  • Get your kids to listen without yelling, nagging, or reminding (this will change your life)
  • Organize any space and keep it that way (what?!)
  • Maintain (or re-light) the spark in your relationship
  • Reclaim your rockin’ bod’ after childbirth without DIEting
  • Take simple steps to define your time and balance being a mom with other projects/work
Matthew L. Sanders (MS Family Studies and Human Development MS Psychology and Behavioral Sciences), Psychological Consultant and speaker for The Mom Conference, is offering a complimentary registration.

Simply use this link: REGISTER HERE
Self Disclosure: Mom Conference sponsored. Not affiliated with SoCal City Kids.