Archives for December 17, 2014

New Show, Kate & Mim-Mim, Premiering on Disney Junior This Friday

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In A Christmas Wish, it’s a stormy Christmas Eve and Kate worries that her dad won’t get home in time to put the star on the Christmas tree. While in Mimiloo, Kate tells her friends all about Christmas, and everyone is excited to send a wish to Santa Claus.  But when a blizzard stops their letters in their tracks, it looks like Christmas may be ruined. This is a cute new show on Disney Junior. I think that pre-schoolers will love the fun characters! I like the theme of friendship which seems to be strong in this show.

Self Disclosure: I did not receive compensation to post. I was able to pre-view this new show and highly recommend for younger children. Credit: Disney Junior.

Looking for more Gift Suggestions? PowerSkin, Outdoor Tech., AcousticSheep LLC

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I think that almost everyone on my Holiday shopping list can use an all-inclusive, hands free, viewing stand and portable charger. I received one from PowerSkin and love it! The PowerSkin Power Stand is a Must-buy this holiday season!  I like that it is small and lightweight but works with most phones.  PowerSkin is also having a  great Buy One Get One Free 48 hour sale on their popular phone & tablet portable charger, the PowerSkin PowerStand. Next week on Tuesday, December 16th & Wednesday December 17th, you’ll get 2 PowerStands for the price of one ($39.99, plus free shipping) – keep one for yourself  and give one as a gift. The PowerStand is able to charge all tablets and mobile phones, including the iPhone 6/6Plus (that’s $20 for an iPhone portable charger!)http://www.power-skin.com/portable-power/powerstand.php

Yes, this started yesterday so you will have to hurry! Today isn’t over yet!

The PowerStand’s unique design allows you to prop up your phone and tablet to easily view photos and videos hands free (ideal for holiday travel) without draining power. It comes in titanium and ice silver and is very compact & lightweight with a 2800mAh battery.
This is a perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your list.

More info:

Features

  • Wedge shape acts as a perfect viewing stand.
  • Patented suction cups stick directly to smooth surface devices.
  • Lightweight & portable with a 2800 mAh battery.
  • Kickstand feature for videos and photo sharing, and more.
  • Unique blend – stylish stand design with extra power solution.

 

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I love this next one! It is waterproof, portable, and you can charge anything with a USB connection using its huge 6000 milliamp battery. It’s the Kodiak 6000 power bank from Outdoor Tech! My favorite thing is that it is waterproof. But, it works great too!  Never run out of power again!  It is available in a variety of colors: Black, Camo, Red, Electric Blue and Glow. Retails for $49.95 and would make a great gift for everyone on your list! Find out more a OutdoorTech.com.

More details:

– Rechargeable 6000 mAh lithium-ion battery (charge your smartphone 3 times!)

– Switches between 1.0 and 2.1 Amp output to quickly charge any kind of mobile device

– IP67

– Waterproof

– Shock (drop) resistant

– Battery level indicator (aka hunger meter)

– WEIGHT: 0.59 lbs (9.4 ounces)

– SIZE: 3 x 1.25 x 4 inches

– INCLUDES: USB charging cable, stickers and instruction manual.

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Looking for a great way to listen to music when you go to bed? SleepPhones® Simple is a great product that will also make the best stocking stuffer!  I have been a big fan of SleepPhones for quite awhile now. I was excited to receive a pair of these to try out.

More info:

SleepPhones® Simple are the same great headphones as all other SleepPhones® products which feature extreme comfort for listening to music in bed or even for use during travel. The difference is in two attributes. The first is that they actually have a built-in, pre-programmed WAV player inside which plays pre-loaded, scientifically-proven music tracks that include binaural beat technology.

The second difference is that they will be a part of the new SheepCloud™ Breeze fabric line. SheepCloud™ Breeze fabric is a cool, soft, lightweight stretchy fabric that’s geared toward hot sleepers. The end result of combining this easy-to-use technology with a cooler fabric is deep, luxurious sleep with just the touch of a button.

These really are now my favorite SleepPhones! I love the built-in, pre-programmed WAV player. I’m also thrilled that they are available in the Breeze fabric line and in my favorite color Pink. They are so soft and comfy and I really do get better sleep at night! They are also available in the Fleece in grey, black or lavender or the Breeze fabric in  Midnight Blue (or my favorite Pink).

To find out more, check out the website! 

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this Holiday Gift Suggestions Feature. Photo Credit:  PowerSkin, Outdoor Tech., AcousticSheep LLC.

Crappy Holiday Cookie Exchange

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Americans with burnt gingerbread men, smashed sugar cookies, and salty snickerdoodles will be posting their #crappycookieexchange pics for the chance to swap them out for homebaked quality cookies to pass off as their own.

 

Have you returned from a holiday cookie exchange with a tin of crumbled chaos?  Did you forget to set the oven timer only to return to a charred mess?  Do your adorable cookie cutouts look like unrecognizable blobs? Bahlsen, the largest family-owned cookie producer in the world, wants to rescue you from your baking fails with their first ever Crappy Holiday Cookie Exchange.

 

Post your holiday cookie fails on Bahlsen USA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BahlsenUS) or tweet @BahlsenCookies on Twitter with #crappycookieexchange from Wednesday, December 17 – Sunday, December 21 for your chance to swap those sadface sweets for a package of Bahlsen’s best cookies. Twenty-five randomly selected winners will be announced Monday, December 22 and will receive a perfect batch of Bahlsen just in time for Santa.

 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: Bahlsen USA.

Del Amo Fashion Center is the Best Place to shop this Holiday Season! Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

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The Holidays are here! It’s almost Christmas time! Earlier this week I had the opportunity to visit and go shopping at the Del Amo Fashion Center.  This actually is one of my favorite places to shop so I was quite excited!  You really can find something for everyone on your shopping list and have fun shopping too!  I had received a $100. gift card to shop so off I went! I just HAD to visit H&M, Bath & Body Works, aahs!, and the Disney Store because they are a few of my favorites!

I finally decided on buying a few favorites at Bath & Body Works. This week they have a great deal on their Signature Body Collection. Buy 3, get 3 free! You really can’t beat that deal! Then I was off to Teavana! This Tea place is fairly new to the Del Amo Fashion Center and is part of the Starbucks family. They opened up in October and it really is a great place to find the best tea! I finally selected  the seasonal White Chocolate Peppermint! You must try this one if you love flavored Teas! I also bought some tea for a family member (but shhh! It’s a secret!)

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My next stop was Old Navy! Yes, they were crowded but it’s because they have such great deals! Too many to pass up and I was able to find something for my husband and son quite easily. I like that there are a lot of people working in there so even though the line was big, it didn’t take very long.  These were just the three shops I quickly found what I was looking for but there are so many great shops at the Del Amo Fashion Center! They really have almost everything I can think of and great places to eat too! The newer Patio Cafe area has some great choices such as Gengis Khan,Blaze Pizza, Ginza Grill, Sbarro , Chipotle, and Panda Express (which is my son’s favorite).

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But, I had to eat at my favorite which is RA Sushi! Besides, I am part of their online club and had my Half Birthday Certificate so off to lunch I went! I was also in for a surprise because a good friend was also there so we were able to enjoy a lunch together without our kids. After lunch, I was shopped out so away I went! But, I know that I will return to the Del Amo Fashion Center again soon. Well…because it’s a wonderful place to visit, shop and eat!

Don’t Miss out on Santa! I love the set up and it’s a great place to have your kids take photos with Santa.

Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503. To find out more, check out the website! 

Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DelAmoFashionCenter

Now, here is some really exciting news!! We have teamed up with the Del Amo Fashion Center for a Holiday Giveaway! One winner will win a $100. Gift Card for the Del Amo Fashion Center! To enter, leave a comment below telling us where you think you would spend it. Old Navy? Macy’s? Marshall’s? To find their listing of stores, just check out the website!  Deadline to enter is December 29th at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org.

 

Self Disclosure: I received compensation in form of a gift card to facilitate this Holiday Feature/Giveaway and any opinions expressed are all my own.

Celebrate the New Year with BuyCostumes.com It's almost 2015!

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It’s almost Christmas and soon after that, it will be the NEW YEAR! Yes, 2015! What better way to bring in the New Year than with party accessories and fun hats? BuyCostumes.com has you covered! I received a really great New Year’s Eve Neon Midnight Party Set, Glowby’s Rainbow Hair Accessory and a Hollywood Deluxe Tiara Headband.  I can’t wait to use these on New Years! Find these and so many other great party decorations and accessories at BuyCostumes.com.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this holiday posting. Photo Credit: BuyCostumes.com but I will be posting photos on New Years on our social media sites. Stay tuned!