I had the opportunity to review the new e-book: The 25 Hottest Christmas Toys of 2011.  My husband and I have been lucky so far during the holiday season since our daughter is only 15 months old and does not realize yet that she “wants” certain toys but I was surprised to find one of the toys we were planning on buying this year is one of the top toys for infants and toddlers.

The Top Christmas Toys 2011 was very easy to read and browse through since it is categorized into sections:

  • Infants & Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Specialty Toys
{From the e-book}  If you need to know the top 25 Christmas toys of 2011, you’ve come to the right place. This ebook is here to give all those parents that are struggling to find that perfect gift your child really really wants. The toys in this book are all award nominations at the very least and each category has the winner of the year.

These toys are chosen due to product sales and overall child rating. Just to make it easier for those parents on the run… like myself… I have the ebook broken into 5 categories. Infants/Toddler toys, preschooler toys, boys toys, girls toys, and specialty toys.

Each toy has a description and a couple reviews about that product. All of this information was found through Amazon, Walmart.com, and some popular toy blogs. This information is to give you a better idea of what you will be buying your kids.

If you are interested in purchasing one of the top 25 toys, click the title link for that toy. You will be brought to Amazon.com. This website will have the product for purchase and more information about the product just in case you haven’t completely made up your mind.

 

{Giveaway} As a thank you to our readers, you can check out the top 25 toys for this Christmas. Sales are getting better and better as it is closer to the holidays so don’t miss out! Use the link below to get your copy of this helpful e-book.

Top Christmas Toys 2011

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!


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.




I recently had the opportunity to review and create my own custom Mixbook Holiday Cards. The process from start to finish was very easy to do. We already had our Christmas cards made to send out to our family and friends so I took up the offer to make “thank you for my gifts” photo cards for our daughter to send out after Christmas.

{About Mixbook – from website}  Mixbook is a leading photo products company that helps people create custom photo books, cards, and calendars. Whether starting from scratch, or using one of our thousands of professionally designed templates, every Mixbook product is 100% customizable. With Mixbook, you can truly Make It Yours™

Personalized photo Holiday Invitations are a great way to share season’s greetings with friends and family.  Choose a professional design from our hundreds of holiday options and use it as is, or harness your inner DIY spirit and customize it to your heart’s content. With countless backgrounds and designs, there’s no limit to the ways you can send good tidings and warm holiday wishes other than your own creativity.

 

 

{Review}  We are not hosting Christmas dinner or a New Year’s Eve party this year so I really couldn’t create a holiday party invitation but I still wanted to create a card from Mixbook since they have so many cute designs. And my idea…creating a card to say thank you for our daughter’s presents from friends and family. We normally send out thank you cards and then when she gets older, she can color a thank you picture to send out. But for now this is perfect and less writing for me 😉

I first went on their website to take a look at the pre-designed templates for Christmas cards.  I was very impressed by the quantity of layouts available to choose from.

The Mixbook pre-designed template was double-sided with an area for a few photos on each side.  The color scheme was modern and contemporary which is exactly like our family. Every part of the card was customizable: add your greeting text, photos, or even add matching “stickers” for your own personal touch to the card.  I changed the photos I took to black and white since it would look great with the color scheme of the card.

Here’s the front and back preview of our holiday cards:

 

 

So I placed my order for (30) 5″x7″ premium cardstock photo cards with white envelopes that night and I was very surprised to receive an email saying that my order was ready to ship in only a week!

 

Here is the final printed Christmas card:



Looks exactly like the preview and this weekend while out shopping, I found envelope stickers that match perfectly with the card design and colors!

 

Overall, my experience with Mixbook was great and I highly recommend them to family and friends to create their own custom holiday cards. I will be using them again in the future!

{Links for Mixbook}

Mixbook Website: Holiday Party Invitations

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Twitter

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!


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.



With a one year old at home with me all day, I rarely have a chance to take a bubble bath let alone a shower to wash my hair.  I had the opportunity to review QwikShower Wipes and they were a lifesaver!

 

{About Qwik Shower Wipes}  QwikShower is a small family owned business in Olney, Maryland that specializes in wipes to “freshen up anywhere, anytime”.  The wipes measure 10″x12″ and are conveniently single wipe packaged to carry in your purse, gym bag, locker, back pack or car.  The wipes are moistened, single use, thick disposable towels when you do not have the time or location to take a shower.

The idea started in a local high school where kids could not shower after gym class or sports practices.  What a great alternative that can be quickly opened and used. And what even better is QwikShower can help with fundraisers for any organization.

 

{Product Review}  I have to admit that I wish I had more time to take care of myself since having my baby but all moms make scarifies to make sure their little ones are taken care of. I tried QwikShower wipes the other day when I had to take my daughter to her doctors appointment and did not have time to jump in the shower.  The packaging was easy to open the disposable towel was a lot softer than the baby wipes I normally use to freshen up.  The towel was a nice size and the whole process took only a few minutes.  I air dried quickly and I was then ready to get dress. Overall, I would recommend QwikShower wipes to my family and friends.

 

{Giveaway Details}  Our friends at QwikShower wipes have offered a full size 6-pack of QwikShower wipes to one of my luck readers.  So enter below using Rafflecopter and Good Luck!

 

 

 

 



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.



If you are looking for an event that provides excitement, entertainment and value for the whole family, look no further – the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows provide the perfect daycation.

The Shows feature numerous engaging and interactive exhibitions including opportunities to become an artist for a day by using a digital paint can to design your own bike and to see a thrilling stunt show featuring the Smage Brothers, made famous by an impressive top 10 finish in a nationwide television talent competition.

{Ticket Information}  Additionally, every Sunday, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows features “Family Day”, in which kids under 12 get in free with a paid family member. Don’t miss out on this great new discovery and buy tickets for this event.

For more information, visit www.motorcycleshows.com.

{Special Deals}  Use promo code to receive $2 off your ticket, you can use: MOTOINFO

 

 

 

{Giveaway Details}  Enter to win a Beauty Basket – It’s easy… enter with Rafflecopter below!  Giveaway ends on December 12th, 2011. Thank you to International Motorcycle Shows and Good luck!

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 

 


Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post and the prize is provided by IMS.




I recently had the opportunity to review and create my own custom Mixbook Christmas Cards. The process from start to finish was very easy to do and the holiday card I created is perfect!

{About Mixbook – from website}  Mixbook is a leading photo products company that helps people create custom photo books, cards, and calendars. Whether starting from scratch, or using one of our thousands of professionally designed templates, every Mixbook product is 100% customizable. With Mixbook, you can truly Make It Yours™

Personalized photo Christmas cards are a great way to share season’s greetings with friends and family. Whether you want to wish your loved ones holiday blessings with a religious card, or just an attractive way to share your child’s first picture with Santa Claus, a Mixbook Christmas cards are the perfect way to say “Merry Christmas.” 

Choose a professional design from our hundreds of holiday options and use it as is, or harness your inner DIY spirit and customize it to your heart’s content. With countless backgrounds and designs, there’s no limit to the ways you can send good tidings and warm holiday wishes other than your own creativity.

 

 

{Review}  I am familiar with other sites that you can upload your images to create photo books and holiday cards. My daughter just turned one a few months back so we have had our fair share of creating photo books as gifts for the grandparents as well as customizing birth announcement cards and Christmas photo cards.  With other sites, the process in the beginning is fun, but then it turns into a bigger project where sometimes I don’t even finish the project because it gets too complicated.

However, with Mixbook it was VERY easy to start (and finish).  I first went on their website to take a look at the pre-designed templates for Christmas cards.  I was very impressed by the quantity of layouts available to choose from.  I decided that Glad Tidings would be perfect for our Christmas card this year. Last year, we had professional family photos taken but this year, I wanted to let my daughter be the star of the holiday card sent to our family and friends.

The next day, I picked out a cute outfit for her to wear and started photographing her like crazy since it seems like you need to take 10 photos to get one good one!  We purchased a new camera this year and have taken some amazing photos of our daughter so I knew I could get a few good ones for our Christmas card.

The Mixbook pre-designed template was double-sided with an area for a photo on each side.  The color scheme was modern and contemporary which is exactly like our family. Every part of the card was customizable: add your greeting text, photos, or even add matching “stickers” for your own personal touch to the card.  I changed the photos I took to black and white since it would look great with the color scheme of the card.

Here’s the preview of our holiday cards:

 

So I placed my order for (30) 5″x7″ premium cardstock photo cards with white envelopes that night and I was very surprised to receive an email the next day saying that my order was ready to ship! Delivery was quick and arrived 3 days later.

 

Here is the final printed Christmas card:



Looks exactly like the preview and this weekend while out shopping, I found envelope stickers that match perfectly with the snowflakes in the card design!

 

{Mixbook Deals}  Now until November 16th, Save $10 off order of $75+ OR $25 off orders of $149. Use the coupon code below to start saving!

 

Overall, my experience with Mixbook was great and I highly recommend them to family and friends to create their own custom Christmas cards. I will be using them again in the future!

{Links for Mixbook}

Mixbook Website: Christmas Cards

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Twitter

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 
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.



I had the opportunity to review a children’s book, Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson. It is an easy read for school-aged children where they can relate to the message. Peterson depicts an excellent message that is it okay to be different than everyone else and sometimes your own fear is the biggest hurdle. Many children face bullying in school by their peers and this story gives children courage to be themselves.

I wanted to read this to my daughter but it is a little too mature for her age right now but I would love to purchase the book for her to have when she is older to read and understand the message of accepting differences.  Everyone is not the same and you should not put a person down or make fun of them because they are not like you.

 

 

{Slippery Willie Synopsis}  Willie Wiggles hates his slippery feet. He just slips, slides and spins all over the place. But what he hates even more are the special shoes that have been made for him that will help him to walk just like all the other kids. Willie thinks that they are the “stupidest, ugliest shoes in the whole world.”

Discover how sometimes we worry about things about ourselves when actually there is nothing to worry about in the first place.

 

 

{About the Author}  Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As a freelancer, he has written many newspaper columns for local publications. “Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes” is his first children’s book. Peterson has lived in Pinellas Park, Florida for the past 30 years.

 

 

 

{Links for Author & Book}  Please support Larry Peterson & Tribute Books by visiting Slipper Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes website as well as their other social network sites.

Book web site:
http://www.slipperywillie.com

Larry Peterson Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/larrytpbx

Tribute Books website:
http://www.tribute-books.com

Tribute Books Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Archbald-PA/Tribute-Books/171628704176

Tribute Books Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/TributeBooks

 

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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.