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While there are a couple weeks left of summer—why not enjoy the rest of the warm weather and  “mix it up” with some of your favorite summer flavors and activities one last time?!

ChapStick® has a new product called ChapStick® mixstix™, an innovative two-sided lip balm that offers one flavor on each side to be worn alone or together  – making a third unique flavor combo. mixstix™ is available in three refreshing flavor combinations – Lemon Berry Sorbet, Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Green Apple Caramel.  These fun mixstix flavors are available exclusively at Walgreens retailers nationwide.

My personal favorite is the Lemon Berry Sorbet and I have been using that flavor since it came in the mail.

 ChapStick® MixStix™ provide refreshing hydration and moisturize lips for 8 hours with an ultra-hydrating formula containing 11 moisturizers including Aloe.

ChapStick® MixStix™ varieties are available at Walgreens nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.99-$3.99. Learn more on the ChapStick® Website and “like” the ChapStick® Facebook page to keep up to date with their latest happenings.

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Contest Ends October 15 2013, at 11:59 PM/EST. Winner will be drawn randomly and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm or a new winner will be drawn.

Disclosure: “The ChapStick® product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.”

 

 

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Capture16Moisten lips by icing on new sweet ChapStick® Cupcake Creations. Make lips happy and enjoy the sweet flavors! Take the party anywhere, while keeping your lips happy with the new ChapStick® limited-edition flavors – decadent Velvet Cupcake and mouth-watering Cake Batter. Making lips deliciously sweet, soft, and scented of dessert indulgences will be a piece of cake.

I just love the Cake batter Chapstick-so yummy. Some of my friends at work have tried the creations as totally love them as well.

Give loved ones a guilt-free way to have their cake with ChapStick® cake-inspired flavors. Featuring a convenient gift tag on the back of each package, ChapStick® takes the hassle out of gift wrapping, making it easy to attach on top of a gift or give as a thoughtful gesture for friends, teachers, co-workers or family.

ChapStick® Cupcake Creations varieties are available for a limited time beginning February 1st exclusively at Wal-Mart, CVS and Walgreens nationwide.

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378123_135421813240988_1343889344_nLittle Pnuts is a subscription box service for children’s toys. The special delivery boxes are delivered quarterly and contain 3-5 toys each.

The toys are eco-friendly, organic, natural, and sustainability made. They have three types of boxes which are categorized by age: Infant (0-12 months), Toddler (1-3 years), and Preschool (3-5 years). They also offer the Just Because and Holiday as additional add on boxes. I received their Infant Special Delivery Box. The items are picked for your baby’s age and gender. My box included 5 toys and a brochure about the box. I just adore the selection that was sent and love that they are quality brands. I was sent the Plan Toys Lady Bug Bead, Haba Fidelia, Sevi Pom Pom Rattle and Haba Mermaid Squirter.

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How It Works

Each quarter your child will receive a new Special Delivery filled with beautiful toys that are curated specifically to meet your Little Pnuts developmental milestones. No matter their age, from birth until 5 years old, we have toys that will suit each phase of development from infant to toddler through preschool age.

You’ll not only be happy that your child is using both his imagination and creativity at play, but that your purchases are also going towards helping our environment and children in need.

Special Delivery Programs

Little Pnuts offers 3 unique Special Delivery programs to choose from in addition to member only Special Occasion Add-ons. Each Special Delivery features products thoughtfully curated by their experts. Each delivery will also include a newsletter featuring descriptions of your product, helpful expert advice, playtime suggestions, brand information and a way to provide feedback on your delivery. Your opinions and suggestions are the key to their continuing to provide you with the best toys and to enhance your community experience with other parents.

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Metamorphic Toys encourage creative expression and imaginative interactive play while reinforcing environmental responsibility. All Metamorphic Toys are made in the U.S.A. using materials that are kind to the environment, safe for kids and 100% recyclable.

Metamorphic Toys has 3 core products:

Everthingland Mailbox – Children can personalize the mailbox using paints markers and crayons and create patterns or themes using the colorable U-Stick’ems – A 10” x 10” x 24” toy mailbox that can be assembled in two easy steps with no tools or glue, and is made from sturdy corrugated cardboard that is 100% recyclable.

Everthingland Silly Signs – A series of Welcome To, Do Not Enter and Caution Mythical Creatures Silly Signs, that include a sign post and base, frame and a trio of reversible sign placards that kids can design.

Everthingland Eco-Art U-Stick’Ems – Package of 97 glue-less, pre-cut stick-ons includes a home-made eco-friendly paste recipe. Give kids more control over art projects and extend the play value over ordinary stickers. Use a glue stick, paste, paint or make your own glue for eco-friendly fun.

I am so excited to give my nephews the Mail box I was sent to review. Children can personalize the mailbox using paints markers and crayons and create patterns or themes using the colorable U-Stick’ems. I know the boys will have hours of fun playing post Office and just using the mail box to hide things in.

Metamorphic Toys are available for purchase on Amazon.com

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With the American Academy of Pediatrics now saying “no” to crib bumpers, HALO Innovations has introduced its own Safe Sleep Crib SetTM designed to create an attractive and safe sleep environment for babies.

The five-piece HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set consists of a HALO SleepSack wearable blanket, SleepSack Swaddle, both in 100% cotton; two coordinating crib sheets in soft cotton jersey; and a matching crib skirt.

“Too often parents ‘overdress’ the crib with quilt and bumpers, both of which can pose a breathing threat for baby,” comments Bill Schmid, founder of Halo Innovations. “The Halo SleepSack and SleepSack Swaddle are the only things a baby needs in the crib to stay warm and sleeping safely, and the soft jersey sheet provides a snug fit on the mattress.

The new HALO Safe Sleep Crib Sets are available on Amazon and come in six patterns including pink, blue and neutral tones.

My Review:
I just love that HALO has come up with a whole crib set that is adorable but also really safe for all babies! This crib set is perfect as a gift for a baby shower or for any new parents. It has everything you need for a baby’s bed – even an adorably cute matching decorative skirt! With the crib set, you don’t need blankets, bumpers or other crib accessories! You can decorate your nursery around any of these adorable crib sets! I love the designs you can choose from – they have cute designs for girls, boy, and neutral designs – and they are all sweet!

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Disclosure:The product for review and information have been provided HALO.

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Every new mom wants only the best for her baby. We want organic baby food, natural baby skin care products, the softest clothing and the safest toys.

Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription service. They send you a box each month with 4-5 baby products (or toddler products-the boxes are tailored to the baby’s age!). I received an all organic “Fresh Start” box for review. My box included:

Green Toys Tugboat (ARV $14.99)
Dolphin Organics baby wash/shampoo & conditioner (ARV $8)
2 – Happy Baby Food pouches (ARV $3)
Pangea Organics lip balm (ARV $12.00)

That’s $48 worth of quality products that my step daughter is thoroughly enjoying. My stepdaughter’s son loves the tugboat. She had never tried the Dolphin Organics products so she was excited to try them, especially since they contain nothing artificial – only natural and organic ingredients. She commented that the baby wash/shampoo was gentle on Zephan’s skin and the conditioner left his hair so soft! And of course the Tugboat is a big hit with Zephan and his big brother Jayden.

Citrus Lane delivers a box full of surprises to your door every month. The boxes include handpicked items tailored to your child’s age from Birth to age 3. Sometimes there are even items thrown in just for Mom as well. The Founder and Celebrate the New Year with our all-organic Fresh Start box! Produced in partnership with Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, the Fresh Start box features top-rated, eco-friendly products for your child — and a treat for you. CEO of Citrus Lane describes the boxes as care packages to help moms and dads on their parenting journeys.

So join their program now!

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Gourmet Gift baskets has sent me one of their most beautiful Holiday baskets to review, it is one of their most popular designs, the Gift Basket Classic is an excellent choice for the home or office. Each Holiday Basket contains a variety of gourmet snacks that appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Gourmet snacks including a chocolate covered cherries, dark chocolate bar, chocolate chip cookies, almond clustered popcorn, raspberry honey mustard pretzel dip along with pretzels and so much more! So, if you want to send a gift that everyone will love, send one of these delicious Gift Baskets!

Ingredients:
· Almond Pecan-dy Crunch by Morley Candy Makers – 9.25 oz. – This ultra-luxurious candy crunch is made by covering gourmet popcorn and pecans in a rich, smooth caramel glaze.
· Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies by J&M Foods – 6 oz. – Made with only the finest of natural ingredients, these cookies will satisfy even the most discerning chocoholic.
· Dipping Pretzels by East Shore Specialty Foods – 6 oz. – These extraordinary pretzels are the perfect unsalted snack!
· Robert Rothschild Farm Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip – 7.8 oz. – This gourmet raspberry honey mustard dip adds a flavorful zing to pretzels, and goes especially well with the East Shore Specialty Foods Dipping Pretzels that they have included in our Gift Baskets.
· Salted Peanuts in Box by Feridie’s – 7 oz. – Only the finest peanuts, flavored with salt, these gourmet snacks are just as Mother Nature intended.
· Signature Dark Chocolate Bar by Lake Champlain – 3 oz. – This decadent and complex dark chocolate bar will satisfy the cravings of even the most discerning chocolate lover.
· Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion Peanut Company – 10 oz. – This flavorful peanut crunch is made with only top of the line gourmet peanuts, brown sugar, and “AA” grade butter. Taste them and you will understand that the best ingredients create the best peanut crunch!
· Metropolitan Trail Mix by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 4 oz. – Our proprietary blend of nuts and dried fruit is a delicious and surprisingly healthy snack.
· Parmesan Artichoke & Garlic Cheese Biscuits by Salem Baking Company – 1.5 oz. – These crumbly biscuits will melt in your mouth leaving a trail of flavor to be savored.
· Chocolate Covered Cherries by Marich – 2.3 oz. – These indulgent gourmet chocolate covered cherries are one of the favorite snacks in our line of Holiday Gift Baskets.

Priced at only: 59.99

So visit Gourmet Gift baskets and order yours today!

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HALO Innovations is dedicated to keeping children healthy, happy and safe. Since 1994, their founder William Schmid and HALO have worked to develop products that encourage healthier and safer babies as well as bring peace of mind to your home.

Introducing HALO ComfortLuxe™, a revolutionary new line of sleepwear that can help little ones with sensitive skin. This innovative fabric outperforms cotton by wicking away moisture and regulating your little one’s temperature. It’s breathable. It dries twice as fast as cotton. And most of all, it’s comfortable.

Soft and lightweight fabric, breathes and wicks moisture to keep skin healthy. Great for sensitive skin conditions.
Dries twice as fast as cotton and helps regulate body temperature for greater comfort.
Awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association.

I am so thrilled that I was sent the HALO® ComfortLuxe™ Sleepwear in pink. (Pictured to the right) I have a co-worker that just had a baby and she is just thrilled to have it now. She and I love the fell in love with the fabric and that it breathes-you can’t get any better than that. We can’t wait til little Meagen wears this-I know this was a great gift to her -being as she will sleep so comfy.

Comfortluxe fabric breathes better than cotton and helps promote healthier skin. It works by regulating body temperature and wicking moisture away from the skin where it evaporates quickly (twice as fast as cotton). Little ones stay cooler when it’s warm and warmer when it’s cool.

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Contest Ends June 25, 2011, at 11:59 PM/EST. Winner will be drawn randomly and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm or a new winner will be drawn.

Disclaimer: I have been given the product by Halo at no cost to me.

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Hydros is the movement to fight the water crisis worldwide and eliminate the need for bottled water. With $1 from every bottle sold, Hydros funds sustainable water projects to help the nearly one billion people do not have access to water. Meanwhile, your Hydros Bottle is designed for use everyday at water fountains, kitchen sinks, and bathroom taps here in the US. Get great tasting water on the go and never buy expensive bottled water again!

Before first use, you run cold water through the Hydros filter for 45 seconds and then your water bottle is ready to use. I washed out my bottle and ran the water through as instructed and then filled up my water bottle with cold tap water. It took about 30 seconds if that, to fill it up.

The Hydros bottle is so easy to use, and it filters my water leaving it with a great taste. The bottle is great looking, and I have been constantly asked by friends at work, this week, where they can buy it. It’s not easy to get great tasting water unless you want to buy bottled water, which ends up being quiet costly. I so love my bottle that Hydros sent me to review.
You can purchase the Hydros from their web site for $29.99 each. They come in blue, pink, charcoal, green and clear colors. (I have the pink). The replacement Hydros Filter is $9.95 and will last for up to 3 months.

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In 2002, Educational Toys Planet, was founded, to provide a source of toys designed to bring joy to children while enhancing their ability to think, analyze, and create. They hand-pick every item on their site to help develop skills from early manipulation for babies to more advanced science skills for older children.

All toys teach. The real question is what lesson a child is learning. Their toys help teach children to observe, be active, and to dream. They also bring adults the chance to play with the important little ones in their life – laughing, loving, and remembering the unbridled joy of childhood.

Educational Toys Planet carry a wide selection of toys, games science kits and crafts that can be used at home or in school; with parents, teachers, friends, or alone. All are designed to help our children be the best and the brightest as well as the happiest!

Educational Toys Planet sent me the Learn to Dress Doll – Emma to review and it is just the cutest thing. Emma includes Hook-and-loop closure, Snap, Lace, Buckle, Tie and more. Little ones will have the help they need in learning to dress themselves. It is a very good doll for teaching the basics before pre-school and kindergarten. And what little girl wouldn’t be happy carrying EMMA around. I can’t wait to give this doll to my girlfriend for her little one.

From the site:

I-Play’s Learn to Dress Doll Emma is an adorable 15 inch plush doll that really helps your toddlers learn how to dress themselves! Emma’s beautiful, colorful outfit is wonderfully appealing to all children. Even more than that, One of the best dolls to practice dressing, Emma features 10 learn to dress activities. Whether you’re buckling, tying, snapping, or buttoning you’re really helping Emma to get dressed! Her soft and cuddly stuffed body makes her the perfect doll for even the youngest toddlers. As your child grows, he or she will be able to help Emma dress herself more and more. Soon, your children will go from dressing Emma to dressing themselves! Her removable clothes and cute handbag accessories make Emma a truly engaging teaching tool. Practice basic motor skills and then apply them to real life tasks! Remember to check out Emma’s fellow Learn to Dress Doll Jake. Everyone can enjoy these cool stuffed learning toys from Educational Toys Planet!

Age: 12 months +
Sale Price: $25.97

To place an order visit Educational Toys Planet.

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