Sunday, July 31, 2011

Clean up and get 20% off your order with Kidorable!


I love discount codes. I also love Kidorable.  A new discount code from Kidorable?  YES, PLEASE!

Now through August 8, just use coupon code CLEAN33 at checkout on http://www.kidorable.com/ to get 20% off your entire order when your purchase one of their hanger sets.

Seriously, how cute are these?





Kidorable generously sent us the twirlingly cute Ballerina Hanger Set recently.  Cute AND useful?  I love it!  My daughters love to hang up their clothes if they get to use a beautiful Ballerina Hanger.  I think I'm going to use these to encourage my oldest to pick out her clothes for the week for school with the new school year coming up.  We can pick them out Sunday evening and be ready to go for the week, with them all hanging on on these sturdy, high quality hangers. 



The Ballerina Hanger Set includes five hand carved wooden hangers, beautifully hand painted with a pink ballerina slipper design.  You can choose small hangers, or medium depending on the size of clothing you'll be hanging.  What a cute accent to any little girls room!




*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

Nelsons' Pure & Clear


Whatever your age, you deserve to be blemish free.

Nelsons is the UK’s largest manufacturer of natural health care products.  In 1995, they expanded to the US.  Nelsons’ Pure & Clear is a natural skin care system that helps people of all ages experience clean, pure and blemish-free skin. All of the Pure & Clear products are natural and available across the US at Whole Foods Markets and other retailers.


I have struggled with acne for over ten years.  I've discovered some products that work really well for me, and many others that do not.  I'm always willing to try something new because you never know, it just might be *the* product that works miracles on my skin.  I received for review the Nelsons' Pure & Clear Four Step System to clear skin.  As soon as I opened the package I knew I would enjoy using these products.  They smell strongly of Tea Tree Oil, which is something I have used in the past for various reasons and I love the smell.  It's just so clean.

Step 1, is to cleanse.  The Purifying Cleansing Wash helps clear blocked pores. 

Active Ingredients:  Arnica Montana tincture, Calendula officinalis tincture, Hypericum perforatum tincture 

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate (vegetable source), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (coconut source), Carrageenan Seaweed) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl alcohol, Xantum gum, Tea tree oil, Lavender oil, Limonene (essential oil source), Grapefruit oil, Linalool (essential oil source), Petigrain Oil. 

As you can see, there are no harsh chemicals, and it is so good for your skin.  When I use this, my skin feels so refreshed and best of all, it did not dry my skin out. 

Step 2, Tone.  Use the Balancing Toner to help clarify skin tone by minimizing your pores, and to reduce excess oil.  Simply apply to a cotton ball and swipe across the skin on your face and neck.  I'm really, really bad at remembering to use toners, but I'm always amazed at the results when I do.  My skin feels tighter, more even, and with the tea tree oil in this, it's refreshing. 

Active Ingredients:  Arnica Montana tincture, Calendula officinalis tincture, Hypericum perforatum tincture
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Witch Hazel Leaf Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Limonene (essential oil source), Grapefruit Oil, Linalool (essential oil source), Petigrain oil. 

Step 3, Moisturize.  This is such an important step.  As a teen, I avoided putting any sort of moisturizer on my face for fear or it breaking me out even more...but I've learned that using a moisturizer keeps my skin happy and it does not at all contribute to my break outs as long as I use something designed for facial use.  I have a few favorites, but I really love the Nelsons' Pure & Clear Nourishing Moisturizer lately.  I love how clean it smells and, dare I say it again, it's just refreshing!  I love the ingredients in these products.   The grapefruit peel oil is to alleviate oily skin and lavender oil helps heal skin irritations.  Awesome, right?

Active Ingredients:  Arnica Montana tincture, Calendula Officinalis Tincture, Hypericum Perforatum Tincture
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose Distearate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Cetyl Palmitate, Alcohol Denat, Xanthan Gum, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Lavender Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Limonene (essential oil source), Linalool (essential oil source), Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Petigrain Oil. 

Step 4, is to Treat.  I was sent the Acne Treatment Gel.  I have used several other brands of spot treatment gels, and by far this has been the most gentle.  I will admit that it is not quite as effective for me as others, but I love that it doesn't irritate my skin.  It contains sulfur to help with redness and inflammation too.

Active Ingredients: Arnica montana extract, Calendula extract, Hypericum extract
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Tea tree oil,  Trolamine, Carbomer, Limonene (tea tree oil source), Linalool (tea tree oil source)

I'd be interested in trying the Acne Treatment Tablets too.

Check out these great Blemish Prevention Tips at the Nelsons' website!

I also love that none of the Nelsons' Pure & Clear products have been tested on animals, and they do not use any endangered plant species.  It's nice to know they care not only about their consumers, but about the planet as a whole.

You might also be interested in the Pure & Clear challenge: Nelsons is inviting consumers to receive a month's worth of free Pure & Clear skincare products by simply sending a head shot that details their problem skin area and then another photo after using the product for a month.  You will also have the chance to win an iPod Touch!

While supplies last, Nelsons invites 150 consumers to receive a month's worth of FREE Pure & Clear skincare products to take the Pure & Clear Challenge in your own home. Simply, send us a headshot that details your problem skin area to receive your FREE shipment. Then, after using the range consistently for a month, send us another photo showing the results of your personal Pure & Clear Challenge success.

Everyone completing the one month Pure & Clear Challenge with a final photo submission, will receive Nelsons goodies. In addition, in honor of Nelsons 150th birthday, all who complete the Challenge will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win an iPod touch!

To participate please send your photo with your name and address to challenge@nelsons.net.




*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Sand Toys Review


Sunny Patch is an imaginative world filled with whimsical, adorable characters boys and girls will love. With their Sunny Patch friends to help guide them, children are inspired to learn about and appreciate all living things. Our Sunny Patch brand has been thoughtfully designed to encourage kids and families to find new and enjoyable ways of exploring their world together, while bringing a spirit of playfulness to everyday activities.

It's just not summer for a child without playing in the sand, is it?  I know I spent hours as a child at the park that was just a few feet from my front door, playing in the sand.  My girls do the same in our own back yard, so I was excited for the opportunity to let them try out a few sand play toys from Melissa & Doug.  I have long been a fan of their toys for my children, and I knew I would be able to expect quality and hours of imaginative fun from these items.

My first thought as I opened the box that contained these summer gems, was oh-my-stars-how-CUTE-are-these!?  Seriously, they're adorable.  Brightly colored, and just plain fun!

We received four sand toy sets, including the Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set, the Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking Set, the Clicker Crab Shovel and Pail Set, and the Seaside Sidekicks Sand-Molding Set.

While my girls loved *everything* I would have to say their favorite has been the Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set and the Sand Baking Set.  They will sit outside in the sandbox for hours and hours baking and decorating sand cupcakes.  They search the yard for little flowers to use and just have a blast.  They have little tea parties with them and they bring me the creations they have made and show them to me so proudly. 


We just got back on Friday from a week long beach vacation, and while we didn't have a ton of room to bring all of the sand toys, we allowed the girls to fill up a small box with their favorite sand toys to take with us, and most of the box was filled with the Melissa & Doug favorites, and most importantly, those cute cupcakes!  It was so hard to get them to leave the beach even after hours, because they just were *not* finished playing in the sand.


As a mom, I love how sturdy these toys are.  There is no concern of them breaking just from being stepped on by accident or even just from normal play.  These toys are quality and will last a long time, I forsee these being used for years and years.  Many could even be used to play with in the snow, too!  How fun would snow cupcakes be?  I also like that the prices are very reasonable.  From just $9.99 to $14.99 for something that provides hours of entertainment and encourages creativity and imagination?  Sold! 


I think I'll surprise the girls with the Speck Seahorse Sand Ice Cream Set and the Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cookie Set before the summer is over.  The entire Sand Play line is so cute!



*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

"Jake and the Never Land Pirates" CD and DVD releases coming in September!

It's no secret I am a huge Disney fan.  I'm on a mission to collect every Disney dvd I possibly can.  Not even for my kids (though they certainly benefit), but just because I *love* all things Disney!


In case you're like me, I wanted to give you all a heads up that the adorable "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" series (seen on Disney Junior) will have both CD and DVD releases coming in September!  The CD is set to be available on September 20th, and the DVD on September 27th.

It looks like you can pre-order the dvd on Amazon!

About the Album Release:
Written and performed by Loren Hoskins and Kevin Hendrickson, a.k.a. Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band, the album features 18 swashbuckling tracks sure to thrill any young pirate.  Also included are downloadable activities and games to plan the perfect pirate party, a Sing-Along version of the show’s theme song and a bonus track from a future episode. The deluxe edition includes a pirate bandana.  The album arrives at stores and online retailers September 20.

The album features a variety of songs that kids and parents can enjoy together. Songs include the kooky, comical "Hot Lava," “Aw Coconuts,” "Pirate Password,” and the arrrghhh-rated “Talk Like a Pirate.” Some songs refer to popular characters in the show, such as “What’s Cookin’ Smee,” "Captain Hook (Is A Cranky Crook)," “Tick Tock Croc” and “Bucky’s Shanty.” Others capture the island spirit of Never Land, such as “Castaway on Pirate Island," "Shipwreck Shuffle" and "Never Sky," as well as the "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" theme song. All songs can be heard in episodes of the show.

Portland, Oregon-based Hoskins and Hendrickson have been creating pirate rock music for kids of all ages for more than a decade. The duo produced four previous children's albums and even led their own pirate band.  The pirate rockers also provide the musical score for “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”

The Jake and the Never Land Pirates soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on September 20.  For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit www.Disney.com/music, become a fan at www.Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at www.Twitter.com/disneymusic.


About the DVD Release:
On September 27, The Walt Disney Studios will be releasing Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away!, a DVD packed full with seven episodes from the series and two incredible bonus features including Yo Ho, You Want To Be A Pirate?, where Jake teaches viewers how to talk like a pirate, and Pirate Party With Pirate-oke,  a collection of music videos performed by The Never Land Pirate Band that allow viewers to enjoy with or without the sing-along/karaoke-like feature.

Retailing for the suggested price of $19.99 in the U.S. and $24.99 in Canada, the Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away! DVD also comes packaged with a bonus 7-track CD sampler and a pirate eye patch.

About "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" TV Series:
"Jake and the Never Land Pirates" airs daily during Disney Channel's Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7.  The series stars the voices of Colin Ford (TV’s “Supernatural”) as Jake, Madison Pettis (TV’s “Cory in the House”) as Izzy, Jonathan Morgan Heit ("Bedtime Stories") as Cubby, David Arquette ("Scream 4") as Skully the lookout parrot, Corey Burton (TV’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Captain Hook, and Jeff Bennet (TV’s “Johnny Bravo”) as Mr. Smee.



Friday, July 22, 2011

Summertime and the Livin' is Easy

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love to take road trips.  I think mostly because every summer as a child, we took a cross country road trip and it was such a fun experience. 

 

One of these days, I'd like to take a road trip to Branson, Missouri.  What a great summer adventure we could have there.  Branson, Missouri, is located about 40 miles South of Springfield and right in the Ozark Mountains.  Breathtaking views, and lots of opportunities for family fun. 

 

 

 

I would especially like to visit the Silver Dollar City amusement park. It reminds me a bit of Knott's Berry Farm.  I have such good memories of visiting there as a child and I think my children would enjoy the park very much.  I also wouldn't mind going to the Titanic museum.  The history is my cup of tea!

 

Branson offers many ongoing shows and events just perfect for your enjoyment this summer.  There is a Family Fishing Weekend, National KidsFest, The Souled Out Band Concert, and much, much more.  You can visit http://www.explorebranson.com for more information on those events and see what else you might like while you're in the area.

 

If you need a place to stay while in Branson, be sure to check out the Hiltons of Branson, with the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel.  With the Branson Best Value Vacation Package, you get your third night free and it includes deluxe accommodations at either of these locations.  Plus, two adult and two children's tickets to the Legends of Kung Fu show at the White House Theater, AND two adult and two children's two-day passes to Silver Dollar City.  That's not all either!  You also get a $25 gift card to go shopping with, and a $25 food credit for the Level 2 Steakhouse.   If you're headed to Branson this summer, it's definitely something you might want to look into. 

 

   

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

EdenFantasys Highlight - 7/17

Congratulations to EdenFantasys for their recent win of the "O" Award for Outstanding Online Retailer!  What an amazing accomplishment for them!  Out of all of the websites out there that could have been up for this award. 

I have to say, that I am not at all surprised that they won this award.  Every single experience I have had with EdenFantasys thus far has been positive.  They have a fantastic selection and they are always getting new items in stock, and the website is just so user friendly.  From reading through the forums, it seems they really take the customers' and communities opinions and thoughts into consideration to make the EdenFantasys user experience a great one. 

They really stand out with all of the features the website offers.  Personally, I love reading through the forums and checking out product reviews.  Lately, I have been loving their lingerie selection.  As I mentioned already, they are always adding new items and I have quite a few things on my wish list.  The forums and reviews are especially helpful for lingerie purchases.  I can just do a search on the forum to see if anyone had anything to say about the item I'm looking at, or read the reviews to see if sizing is accurate or if the particular piece has any flaws that might make it not worthwhile to me, or just confirm how awesome something is so I know to keep it on my "to buy" list.

To celebrate their win, EdenFantasys is currently offering 20% off your next order with code WINNER!  This code expires July 21, 2011.

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store





*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

6DollarShirts.com Winner!

Hi everyone! 

Hope you've all had a great weekend.  Being a stay at home mom, and my husbands work schedule makes weekends not that important at this point in our lives...but we've been having a lot of fun this summer.

My mom (Jedea) and I took the girls to Hershey Park this week and had a blast!

The Sweetest Place on Earth!

My oldest loved meeting the Hershey Candy characters.  My youngest, not so much, haha.

My youngest sure enjoyed the food though!

And feeding the ducks all over the park was a huge hit.

 And now for what you're reallyyyyy waiting for! ;o)  The winner of the $25 6 Dollar Shirts gift card!



Congratulations, Kimberly, with comment 51!! 

I'll be emailing you in just a moment, and as always, winners have 72 hours to respond.

Thank you all for entering!




*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

6DollarShirts.com Review and Giveaway!


Six Dollar Shirts offers high quality, silk screened t-shirts for just $6*, every day.  You can even order more, for a discount, they offer 10 for $50!  That's just $5 each.  Wow!  If you like funny t-shirts, or music, movie and tv show t-shirts, 6dollarshirts.com is a great resource. 


I will say that in this case, you get MORE than you pay for.  These shirts are so inexpensive, but they are not lacking in quality.  They run true to size (these fit my husband well, and he often has trouble with size XL shirts being too short for him), and wash well.  Plus, they are designed and printed in the USA.  I love that with 6dollarshirts.com, you are able to mix and match and select what size and color you want.  Just about every shirt is offered in yellow, sand, kelly green, light blue, vintage blue, azalea, orange, charcoal, white, brown, and red.  A few of the shirts are only available in the darker colors.  I really like having so many options! 

We were generously sent three of their awesome designs.

I'm On a Boat

Never thought I'd be on a boat. It's a big blue watery road. Designed by javco.


 The Caped Emancipator

The 16th president mixed with the nocturnal, caped superhero?! Holy civil rights, Batman! Dun nuh nuh nuh nuh..


Weird Owl

Who whoo has curly hair, a beak and sings parodies for a living? You guessed it! Weird Owl. "My mama told me when I was hatched, Act like a superstar. Save your allowance, buy a bubble dress And someday you will go far"


I love the sense of humor at 6dollarshirts.com!  These would make great, inexpensive gifts for friends and family...especially with the 10 for $50 deal.  $50 and your holiday shopping could be done for as many as 10 people!  Great for teens and back to school shopping that's coming up soon too.  They even offer a "Random Mystery Shirt" in your choice of size for just $2.95, and you can submit your own designs for a chance to win cash and store credit!

The awesome folks at 6dollarshirts.com would like to hook one lucky reader up with a $25 gift card (the code will be emailed)! 

Open Worldwide.

Mandatory Entry:

Comment here with your favorite 6DollarShirts.com t-shirt design.

Extra Entries:

-Visit the 6DollarShirts.com Tumblr and tell me your favorite new design.
-Like 6 Dollar Shirts on Facebook. (+1 extra if you leave them a comment--this is not required!  If you do give yourself one extra entry by leaving a comment here).

-Follow 6DollarShirts on Twitter @6DollarShirts

-Follow Flip Flop Reviews (publicly) on Google Friend Connect.  If you already follow us, great, let us know.


-Follow Flip Flop Reviews with Networked Blogs.  (check the sidebar)

-Follow Flip Flop Reviews on Twitter @FlipFlopReviews.

-Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in a comment.

-Enter one of our other current giveaways and let me know which one you entered. (Feel free to leave one comment for each giveaway entered)


This giveaway will end on 7/14/2011 at 8pm EST. Any entries after that will not count.  Please make sure that you leave an email address or some way to contact you in your comments.  If we can't figure out how to get in touch with you, you can't win!  :o)  Good luck! 

*Girl shirts are .50 extra, and 2x and 3x shirts are $2 and $3 extra, respectively.

 




*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

Amy Adele, Review




If you're looking for a place to purchase quality customized stationary, invitations, labels, cards and gifts--Amy Adele is the place to go.  I have recently been looking to build up a stash of stationary and business cards for Flip Flop Reviews, so I was excited for the chance to review for Amy Adele.  It was so fun to browse though the website and look at all of the great designs available, and I love that I can customize them to be what *I* want them to be.

I was generously offered a set of customized note cards.  After much browsing (so.many.cute.designs!) I finally settled on the Blue Scallop Border Flat Cards and personalized them to include Flip Flop Reviews at the top.  The blue scallops remind me a bit of ocean waves.  Amy Adele's flat note cards are great for sending out notes and tucking special messages into packages or lunches.  These would make wonderful recipe cards too.  Just add something like "From the Kitchen Of..." at the top.  Cute!  The possibilities are endless, and these are so nice to have on hand. 


The note cards arrived quickly after ordering.  They came nestled in a beautiful drawstring storage pouch, and the box also included a sweet thank you for ordering note, as well as a note card stating that all of the items at Amy Adele are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, even the envelopes and labels.  The packing peanuts tucked into the box to keep your order safe while shipping are biodegradable too!  I love that Amy Adele cares about our environment. 


The 3.5"x5" cards are crisp and clear, and printed on quality paper.  There are so many delightful designs to choose from.  They're sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who sees them.  I received a pack of 24, and I was pleased to find out that note cards from Amy Adele *always* include envelopes! 

I will be sure to keep Amy Adele in mind for birthday invitations next time I need them.  When I was browsing for the note cards, I peeked at the selection and the invitations are adorable.  Check out Amy Adele for all your customized stationary needs and while you're at it, become a fan on facebook to hear about great promotions and new styles!




 
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Disney's Friends for Change Games


Starting Friday, July 8th, and running through Sunday, July 10th, Disney Channel viewers can tune in during Prime Time programming to watch Week Two of "Disney's Friends for Change Games."

Over thirty stars from Disney Channel and Disney XD have been competing to promote conservation and to show that coming together with friends and family CAN make a difference within the community and benefit our world.

Teams are competing on behalf of Fauna and Flora International (Green Team), World Wildlife Fun (Red Team), Ocean Conservancy (Blue Team), and UNICEF (Yellow Team).  Disney is going to make a donation of $125,000 to *each* charity and the winning team's charity will also be given an *additional* $100,000 donation from Disney.  How awesome is that?!  Currently the Red Team is in the lead!

Kids and families worldwide are also encouraged to visit Disney.com/projectgreen, where you can pledge to take simple actions in your own life to make a difference and help the planet.  You can also play online versions of the games that take place during "Disney Friends for Change Games," and donate the earned points to your favorite team.  Each of the three global region's "Fan Favorite" will be awarded an additional $100,000 for their team's charity.  Go, make a difference for your favorite team's charity now at Disney.com/projectgreen!!


Blue Team

Captain: Debby Ryan ("Jessie"), Allisyn Ashley Arm ("So Random"), Olavo Cavalheiro (Disney Channel Brazil), Hutch Dano ("Zeke and Luther"), Roshon Fegan ("Shake It Up"), Doc Shaw ("Pair of Kings"), Stefanie Scott ("A.N.T. Farm") and Jake Short ("A.N.T. Farm").

Green Team

Captain: Brandon Mychal Smith ("So Random"), Valeria Baroni (Disney Channel Argentina), Paula Dalli (Disney Channel Spain), Adam Hicks ("Zeke and Luther"), David Henrie ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), Sterling Knight ("So Random"), Ryan Ochoa ("Pair of Kings"), Eve Ottino (Disney Channel France) and Bella Thorne ("Shake It Up").

Yellow Team

Captain: Bridgit Mendler ("Good Luck Charlie"), Jorge Blanco (Disney Channel Mexico), Valentina Colombo (Disney Channel Italy), Adam Irigoyen ("Shake It Up"), China Anne McClain ("A.N.T. Farm"), Sierra McCormick ("A.N.T. Farm"), Logan Miller ("I'm In The Band") and Gregg Sulkin ("Wizards of Waverly Place" and Disney Channel UK).

Red Team

Captain: Mitchel Musso ("Pair of Kings"), Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), Doug Brochu ("So Random"), Kelsey Chow ("Pair of Kings"), Davis Cleveland ("Shake It Up"), Dean Delannoit (Disney Channel Holland and Belgium), Carlon Jeffrey ("A.N.T. Farm"), and Zendaya ("Shake It Up")

*Special guest Leo Howard ("Kickin' It") will also participate.

Be sure to tune in and cheer for your favorite team!



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Piggy Toes Press, Crayola Wipe Off Books


I love reading.  When I was a little girl, I don't think I ever went to bed without a flashlight and a book (or two, or three!).  It is very important to me to encourage a love of books and reading in my children.  So far, I think this is going very well.

Piggy Toes Press creates quality pop-up, novelty, board, gift and activity books for children to keep them engaged in learning, and to keep reading fun.  I have fond memories of this Sesame Street book.  My husband used to be in the military, and while he was deployed he would participate in the United Through Reading Program.  He read this book to our daughters while he was in Afghanistan and they sent a dvd of him reading it as well as a copy of the book to us.  The girls loved it so much, that the book is a little worse for wear at this point...but I can't bear to just replace it as it has sentimental value. 

Piggy Toes Press kindly sent my daughters one of their delightful Crayola Wipe-Off Books.  Retailing for just $8.95 (and well worth it), these bright activity books are perfect for young children.  We were sent the Numbers book.  This 24 page book includes a dry-erase marker (low odor, I didn't notice any odor at all actually) and it really wipes off easily with just a dry cloth or paper towel.  The book is rather large, which makes it a bit akward for storing (at least here in my house it does, it doesn't quite fit on our bookshelves), but the size really makes it perfect for sharing with a sibling...plenty of room for children to sit side by side and work on the activities.  I love that all of the activities are simple and fun, but educational. 

My just turned 5 year old (as in, just this past weekend turned 5!  Where does the time go?!?) is working on learning to write her letters and numbers.  She hasn't been to preschool so we work on writing a lot here at home.  This was a fun way for us to practice! 







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Check out my little chatterbox! :o)

If you're interested in seeing more of what Piggy Toes Press has to offer, check out their website: http://www.piggytoespress.com/.

I highly recommend that you like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/piggytoespress) as well, because they often offer fun giveaways!  Don't miss out, go LIKE them now!  :o)



*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!