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Amazon Prime Day Coming July 11th, 2017

An epic day of deals on everything you're into

Mark your calendars! This upcoming Tuesday (July 11th), Amazon will be hosting their 3rd annual Prime Day!

Here are some deals you can get in on now:

> Stream Amazon Prime Video & Get a $10 Credit (Offer expires 7/7)

Stream popular videos included with your Prime membership.

Get a free $10 Amazon credit to spend on any item sold and fulfilled by Amazon simply by streaming a Prime video for the first time. Here is how to get this deal:

  1. Sign into Amazon Video on an eligible device
  2. Stream a movie or show included with Prime
  3. Within 4 days, your $10 Amazon credit will be sent to your email address

You can also get a $10 credit for ordering an Alexa Deal:

Get a $10 Credit with Alexa

> Amazon Music Unlimited Only 25¢ per Month (Offer expires 7/11)

Prime Exclusive. 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $.99

Must be a new subscriber to Amazon Music Unlimited! Unlock tens of millions of songs by your favorite artists and thousands of playlists and stations for any mood or activity.

> Up to 40% off a Kindle Unlimited Membership

Access to over 1 million titles

> Get 40% off a Audible Membership

Get 40% off for 6 Months of Audible

Save 40% off your first 6 months of Audible, meaning you’ll get audiobooks for only $8.95/month for the first 6 months (regularly $14.95 per month!)

> Get $10 off your first Prime Now Order of $15+  (Offer expires 7/11)

Just use promo code 10PRIMEDAY at checkout.  You will also get $10 off a future order of $15 or more.  This offer is available for new customers and in select zip codes only.


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What exactly is Prime Day?

Think Amazon Black Friday, but in July. Amazon will be offering over 100,000 exclusive deals on July 11th to Amazon Prime members ONLY. If you aren’t a Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial here.

This year, Prime members in the US can shop early starting at midnight 6PM PST on July 10th. New deals will be continuously added (every 5 minutes or so) throughout the day, spanning across various categories and departments.

Taking advantage of Prime Day is extremely simple: just visit Amazon on the 11th and you’ll see images and notifications letting you know that thousands of items are marked as deals. Shop as you normally would, as no special steps are required.

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DailyGoodieBox – June 2017 Box Overview

Here are the goodies that were included in my GoodieBox from June 2017:

 JUNE:

DailyGoodieBox – November and December Boxes

Here are the goodies that were included in the boxes from the past few months:

NOVEMBER
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Among Friends – Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Wild Foods – Wild Chocolate Powder
Goddess Garden – Sunscreen & Firming Primer
Crunchmaster – Multi Crackers
Gertrude Hawk – Milk Chocolate Crispy Bar
Better Body Foods – PBfit Peanut Butter Powder
Mediterra – Kale & Pumpkin Seeds Bar
BWC – Travel Size Hand and Body Lotion
Earth Science – 145 Night Renewal Facial Lotion
Älsa – Energy Drink Mix
DECEMBER
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The Chia Co – Chia Shots 10 Pack
Quest Nutrition – Cinnamon Cereal Protein Bar
SmartyPants – Adult Probiotic Complete
Bits’y Brainfood – Orange Chocolate Beet Smart Cookies
DudeProducts – Quick DUDE Shower Wipes
Protes – Tangy Southern BBQ Chips
Darrell Lea – Strawberry Flavor Liquorice
Älsa – Energy Drink Mix
Natralia – Anti-itch Soothing Cream
Crunchmaster – Multi-Crackers

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My Daily Goodie Box Review 9/28/2016

Kaskey Kids Football Guys Review

Football Action Figures

Disclaimer: I received the following products from Tryazon and Kaskey Kids to review and share with others.  All opinions, however, are 100% mine.

Above image courtesy of KaskeyKids.com

 

Kaskey Kids Information:

Website: https://www.kaskeykids.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaskeyKids

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaskeyKidsToys

 

Overview

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Receiving these Football Guys was perfect timing for my son who is really starting to enjoy watching football.  When I first learned of this opportunity, I knew this would be a good fit for him.  It has easily become one of his favorite toys to play with, alone or with others.

Think of these Football Guys as a modern football version of the the classic plastic Army Men figures.  They promote great imaginary and creative play where the child controls the action.  It is a simple, yet effective idea.

Kaskey Kids has other sports available including Soccer Guys, Hockey Guys, and Baseball Guys.  I’d be interested in trying out the other sports like hockey and basketball.

Other things I can see these figures being used for:

  • Cake toppers
  • Training tools for coaches

What Was Included

The 30-piece box set includes:

  • 26 2″ plastic football players (2 teams; blue and red; individually wrapped)
  • 1 Referee
  • 2 Goal Posts
  • 24″ x 36″ washable felt field
  • Plastic Container

Kaskey Kids was also nice enough to include mystery packs and mini packs.

My 2 Cents

The quality and design detail of the figures was better than I thought it would be.   My only complaint would be that they tend to fall over too easily, which can get frustrating.  They have to be positioned just right or they will not stay upright, especially when on a rug or the included field.

All of the pieces can be stored nicely in the plastic carrying case.  This case is both durable and convenient.

Although the felt football field is an ideal size for play, it is easily wrinkled and can be hard to flatten out.

Other suggestions for improvement:

  • Would have liked it to include some sort of mini football
  • Would have liked it to include a kicker
  • Can you make a Syracuse themed set? 🙂

Purchase

If you are looking for a Christmas gift for that young football fan in your life, Football Guys are available to purchase on Amazon!

EQtainment – Q Wunder Party Review

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I was recently selected to host a EQtainment ‘Q Wunder’ party (by Tryazon). Below you will find my detailed review ?

 

EQtainment Information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eqtainment/

 

What Was Included In The Party Pack:

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  • Q’s Race To The Top Board Game
  • Q’s On The Go Pack (great for long car rides!)
  • Q-Time Buddy
  • Q’s Coloring Book

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  • Q’s Wild Ride CD & Storybook
  • FREE download to the new Q Wunder app

*  Note: I will be focusing on the Board Game and Mobile App for this review *

Board Game Review:

The basic idea of the “Q’s Race to the Top” game is to, as the name suggests, be the first to get Q to the top of his tree house by answering questions and performing certain actions listed on the cards.  The three sets of cards are as follows:

  • DO (Orange) – Asks the player to perform a certain action such as “Strike a funny pose while making a funny face.  Hold still while the other players count to 20.”  Helps with mental and emotional control through action, as well as balance and coordination.  These cards were probably the favorite of the group.
  • YOU (Blue) – Asks the player a personal question such as “What does it mean to be thankful? Name something you are thankful for.”  Helps practice manners, creative thinking, and communication skills.
  • Q (Green) – Asks the player situational questions involving Q the monkey such as “Q noticed that a little boy was sitting alone at the playground and not playing with the group.  What should Q say to the boy to make him feel included?”  Helps with social skills and social awareness.
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Game play is relatively quick and the rules are similar to other board games your kids are familiar with (i.e. “Candy Land”).

In my opinion, the best part of the game is it’s ability to get kids to open up and share their thoughts.  With its thought provoking questions, the game gives the opportunity to speak your mind, even to those who tend to share very little.  I must say that it was interesting to see the answers given, providing an insight into how kids think.

If you are looking to improve your kid’s social and emotional skills in a FUN way, I would highly recommend this game.

Q Wunder App Review:

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[Available on Apple iOS and Android]

The Q Wunder App gives parents a number of resources to help develop their child’s EQ.

Just fill out the 5 minute questionnaire and you will receive customized learning content geared towards your child’s needs.

As they grow and learn, you can also track their progress each step of the way.

My son is especially a big fan of the games and videos in the Kid Zone.

Purchase:

Purchases of the products can be made here or on Amazon!

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Sweet Creations Oodles of Fun Party

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I was recently selected to host a Sweet Creations ‘Oodles of Fun’ party (by Tryazon). Below you will find my review ?

Sweet Creations Information

Website: www.goodcook.com/category/sweet-creations

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SweetCreationsByGoodCook

 

What Was Included

My party pack included the following:

  • 16 Oodle Tip Stars
  • 1 Cupcake Stand
  • 12 Cupcake Dividers
  • 6 Cupcake Corers
  • 2 Cupcake Batter Scoops 
  • 12 Cupcake Boxes
  • 2 (50 Count) Cupcake Papers
  • $15 Walmart Gift card (for extra party supplies)

 

Overall Review

The best thing about the Sweet Creations products was that that they made cupcake decorating much more fun and simplistic.  If you are no Martha Stewart (or Peyton Manning) like myself, you can still create beautiful cupcakes using these tools.  WITH LESS MESS, too!

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Everyone’s favorite product of the bunch and the “star” of the party, hands down, was the Oodle Tip star.  As some of you can attest to, it can be challenging task when it comes to frosting.  However, this tool made it easier (once learning to use) and ultimately worked better than I thought it would.  As a bonus, the frosting bags already come attached and are disposable.  I’ll probably end up using this one the most.

Some notes on the other included products:

  • Cupcake Stand – Offers a way to display your creations
  • Cupcake Dividers  – Offers a handy way to make cupcakes with two separate colors or flavors (two tone)
  • Cupcake Corers  – We used these to scoop out a portion of the cupcakes to fill with cream
  • – This tool helps in scooping the correct amount of batter (fills the cupcake papers neatly)
  • Cupcake Boxes – Allows you to easily transport cupcakes to wherever you’re going
  • Cupcake Papers – These are very high quality

I highly recommend any of the above products!

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Purchase

You can purchase Sweet Creations products at Walmart (see cake decorating/baking aisle) and at Amazon.com.

 

Disclaimer: I received the following products from Tryazon to review and share with others.  All opinions, however, are 100% mine.

Daily Goodie Box Review 9/28/2016

Daily Goodie Box is a new sample box service similar to PINCHme that sends members boxes of FREE samples in exchange for their honest opinions of the products.  These boxes are 100% free, with no shipping costs or credit cards required.

They were generous and recently sent me one of their latest Goodie Boxes to review and share to my readers.  Below you will find an unboxing video, as well as a small write up of the contents and my overall thoughts.

Unboxing:

What was in my box:

~ Artisana Organics Raw Butters – Coconut and Cashew
~ Banana Lavender Dream Bar from Eat Dream Be
~ Chia Shots from The Chia Co.
~ Cacao Bean TigerNut Smoothie Mix from Organic Gemini
~ Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt Bar from Raw Rev Glo
~ Deep River Snacks Sweet Maui Onion Chips
~ Dude Wipes sample
~ Hazelnut Hot Cocoa from the Cisse Cocoa Co
~ Navitas Naturals Bars – Maca Maple and Goji Apple
~ Snickerdoodle Complete Cookie from Lenny & Larry’s
~ Sunscreen Sport Stick from Babo Botanicals
~ Teami Detox Tea

My Thoughts:

As you can see, there was a wide variety of items included in my Goodie Box.  I was surprised to see that many of these items were full size samples.  Better yet, all items were health conscious in one way or the other.  I have not tried all the products yet but look forward to do so.  The only item I was aware of beforehand was the Sweet Maui Onion Chips from Deep River Snacks, which I must say are very delicious.

If you’re interested in signing up and requesting your own Daily Goodie Box, head over to their website.  You will then need to fill out your profile in order for them to match you up to a box that suits you best.  New boxes pop up everyday, according to the company.  Remember, you will need to leave a review on the Daily Goodie Box website in exchange for your free products.  This will help you qualify for future boxes.

**Stay tuned for an upcoming Goodie Box giveaway!**

Daily Goodie Box sent me this box for review; however, all opinions are my own

Brainstream Beep Egg Review

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I was recently selected by Tryazon to review the Brainstream Beep Egg. Below you will find my review 🙂

Overall Summary + Review

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The BeepEgg looks like an egg, it feels like an egg, boils like an egg, but unlike an egg it sings.

The Beep Egg is a kitchen gadget that helps cook perfectly boiled eggs by playing a song when it reaches a desired state.  There are 3 different songs that this egg timer plays based on the level of yolk and egg-white hardness:

  • Soft Boiled – “OH SUSANNA”
  • Medium-Soft Boiled – “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME”
  • Hard Boiled – “HAIL, HAIL THE GANGS ALL HERE”

Although the concept is intriguing and genius, I was unable to get it to work properly.  The timing seemed way off, as the first tune came on after only 30 seconds (clearly not enough time to soft boil an egg).  I may have missed a step in the instructions or something, however, so I will be giving it another try in the future.

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