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Our Generation Arabian Horse

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Disclosure: The horse below was sent compliments of Our Generation. Carlee got her first 'big girl' doll last Christmas. Since then we have slowly been adding to her collection. Most recently, a horse and stable. We wanted quality and affordability, so we turned to Our Generation. The Our Generation Arabian Horse is the perfect pet and companion for her doll! The Arabian Horse is the perfect addition to any 18 inch doll collectors collection. In the box along with the horse you get a saddle, a bridle, a horse blanket, a saddle pad, a brush, a grooming mitten, a box of horse treats in a box, a bag of horse treats and a horse show ribbon which makes pretend play even easier! I found that all the accessories were easy to use and high quality, which I honestly didn't expect. Even my 6 year old was able to easily get them on and off with … [Read more...]

QuickFlics: Never Lose A Photo Again

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Disclosure: This post brought to you by QuickFlics. I have a DSLR camera. A really nice DSLR camera. However the thing is so big and bulky I rarely use it to take every day pictures. Some of my most treasured photos are stored on my smart phone. The other day, I had a moment of panic when I thought I lost my phone. All those precious memories- gone! All those irreplaceable photos- gone! I never backed them up. I never thought I needed to and to be honest I have no idea how to back up phone pictures- till now! With the QuickFlics app, organizing, archiving, and sharing your life on a smart, custom flash drive or DVD is as simple as just a few taps on your smartphone or tablet. All you have to do is download the free QuickFlics app in the iTunes or Google Play app store and start your QuickFlics account. Then upload all your favorite … [Read more...]

Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure at Giant Center

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Disclosure: This post brought to you by Feld Entertainment. Embark on the ultimate sightseeing holiday with all your favorite Disney characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure.  Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch. You’ll explore the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa! Voyage under the sea with Ariel and all her aquatic friends. Tour through London with Peter Pan and Wendy, before flying to Never Land. and the travel to Hawaii to visit Lilo and Stitch. Upbeat music, loveable characters and exciting destinations make Disney On Icepresents Passport to Adventure a holiday you’ll never forget. Buy It: You can purchase your ticket from ticketmaster.com! … [Read more...]

Our Generation: Saddle-Up Stable

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Disclosure: The stable featured below was provided compliments of Our Generation. I have recently begun really trying to encourage Carlee to use her imagination. I felt like the only things she was interested in involved some sort of screen and I wanted her to have the memories of make believe that my childhood was filled with. One way I have seen her imagination burst to life is with her new found love of dolls. Carlee almost always has a doll with her and whenever she has a friend come over, I find them playing dolls together. Some days their dolls are princesses, some days they are teachers. Most recently they have been champion horse riders!! Carlee asked me a few weeks ago for a stable for her dolls horse and foal to sleep in. I helped her make a makeshift one with a big cardboard box, she played with it for hours but because it … [Read more...]

The First Years WTF! Casting Call

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Disclosure: This post brought to you by The First Years. Parenting is hard to sum up into words. It is rewarding, hard, joyous, scary, intimidating, amazing and you feel all this and more in just the first few months of being a parent. To celebrate the real journey of parenthood, The First Years is looking for a cast of unique characters to star in their “Welcome to TheFamily” (or WTF!) online reality series. Families from across the country who are expecting or have recently welcomed a baby can enter The First Years Welcome to The Family Video Series contest for their chance to win a starring role, plus awesome prizes. To apply all you have to do is shoot a 30-second Smartphone video and a submit a short story about what makes your family totally unique. The five families chosen as the grand prize winners will each receive $2,000 … [Read more...]

Keep Your Babies Warm Outside With Cozy Cub

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Disclosure: The cold weather clothing featured below was sent compliments of OneStepAhead. Christmas is long come and gone but like the carol we all know and love, the weather outside is still frightful! It just keeps snowing and snowing! The kids love the snow. They love being outside. However with the flu and all sorts of different colds going around right now I have to make sure they are warm and toasty before I think of sending them outside so I can get some peace and quiet they can play to their hearts content- enter Cozy Cub! The OneStepAhead Cozy Cub line was designed for performance, comfort & fun! The entire line is made of high-tech materials that provide lots of warmth without bulk. Each article is loaded with clever design details and are super easy and kid-friendly to put on. For review we were sent a Parka and Snow … [Read more...]

Earthpaste: Amazingly Natural Toothpaste

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Disclaimer: This product was purchased by me! My family is vehemently against fluoride toothpaste. The major brands of fluorinated toothpastes are chock full of nasty chemicals and should not be swallowed under any circumstances. This is a difficult task if you have small children like I do. While searching for a toothpaste that meets my high standards of natural ingredients and actually tastes good we stumbled across Earthpaste. Earthpaste is made of naturally occurring bentonite clay (Redmond clay), Salt, and essential oils. At a molecular level, Redmond clay has a negative electrical charge, attracting positively charged toxins and holding them in it's core. This allows your body to rid itself of toxins as you brush. Because Earthpaste does not use titanium dioxide to bleach it, it remains in it's “raw” state and looks kind of like … [Read more...]