(Giveaway) Chicco Liteway Stroller


About the Chicco Liteway stroller This trendy stroller has all the latest features – hip colors, modern tailoring, elliptical tubing, and high-tech wheels. The compact 3-D fold and carry handle makes travel easy, and the fully reclining seat has a hide-away boot enclosure for sleeping babies. Rear wheel suspension and toe-tap locking brakes keep your ride safe. The detachable storage basket converts to a sling tote for carrying baby’s things. The reclining seat can be adjusted with one hand, making {Read More}

K’NEX Super Mario 3D Land™ Bowser’s Castle


As a member of the  Toys “R” Us® Mom Blogger Promotion for K’NEX, my house is full of awesome Christmas gift ideas like the Super Mario 3D Land™ Bowser’s Castle building set. Just like the Super Mario Bros™ 2 Thwomps™ Building Set I posted about last week, the Bowser’s Castle set features the cool new jump disk and launcher that makes Mario run and jump like he does in the original video games. The set includes Mario, Princess Peach, and Bowser figures. It also includes Draglet, a {Read More}

(Giveaway) Reverse Wishlist PickURgift makes Christmas shopping easier


It’s the beginning of December and I’m trying to go Christmas shopping for my nieces. They already made their wishlist for Santa, but guess what? They’re 5 & 10 and completely adorable, but not the most specific when it comes to telling Aunt Jenni what they want for Christmas. Take my niece Isabel for example. She really wants a play kitchen this year. That seems pretty simple. Until you realize that there are TONS of different play kitchens out there {Read More}

K’NEX Super Mario Bros™ 2 Thwomps™ Building Set

KNEX Mario Bros 2

Being a blogger has it’s perks – we just received the new Super Mario Bros™ 2 Thwomps™ Building Set through the Toys “R” Us® Mom Blogger Promotion for K’NEX. The best part about this set isn’t just the all new jump disk and launcher that allows Mario and Luigi to run and jump just like the game, though that part is really cool. It’s that Mario spans all of the generations in our house. Mykl and I got to reminisce about the original Mario Brothers {Read More}

The Best Toys for Kids: 2013 Edition

2013 Best Toys For Kids

ASTRA, the non-profit American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, recently released their list of the 2013 Best Toys for Kids just in time for the holiday season. They come out with this best toy list every year, and I love it because it highlights toys from independent, local toy stores. Shopping local is something that’s important to me, so I appreciate that these aren’t just the giant brand-name toys you see in all the other stores. ASTRA sent us a few of the {Read More}

Giveaway: Acer Iconia 32GB Tablet ($299 Value)

Acer Tablet

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these reader reward giveaways. Up for grabs is a fancy new tablet so you geek out to your heart’s content. The Acer Iconia tablet comes complete with an 8.1″ touch screen, Windows 8, and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013. You’ll be able to get in plenty of web surfing and work with an 8 hour battery life. I can totally vouch for how awesome tablets are for mobile entertainment and to {Read More}

Two Pirate’s Booty Talk Like A Pirate Day Contests


Pirate’s Booty is ready to fill your treasure chest with $500! International Talk Like A Pirate Day is one of my very favorite holidays. I dress up every year with my friends and either attend or host a pirate party to celebrate. Thanks to Pirate’s Booty, I have TWO different contests for you. $500 Photo & Caption Contest (hosted on their Facebook page) One case of Pirate’s Booty Snacks giveaway (hosted right here at the bottom of this post)  Their {Read More}

Back To School With Wet Ones


I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Tomorrow is the big back-to-school day here. My niece Alizah is starting 4th grade in public school. Mykl’s kids are headed back to their private school – Matilda is going into 5th grade and Lucy is going into 3rd grade. The open houses have been attended. The {Read More}

“He’s All Boy!” Alpha Cards

Disclaimer: I was sent a set of Alpha Cards from “He’s All Boy”  in exchange for a review. All opinions, however, are 100% my own. While my son Evan loves to paint his toenails, rock his curls and long eyelashes, and wear my heels around the house (more than I have), you best believe me when I say he’s all boy. Give him the chance to pig out on meat, especially bacon? Devoured faster than you can say the alphabet. Fill him {Read More}

Giveaway: Little Tikes Backyard Barbecue Grill Play Set


Levi loves to cook with me in the kitchen, so it’s no surprise that’s one of his favorite pretend play activities, too. Little Tikes has long been a go-to brand in our house for encouraging Levi to use his imagination. In fact, the dollhouse I bought him a couple years ago is a classic Little Tikes model. Their play sets are open-ended and encourage pretend play, which is something I can really get behind. Levi also has a Little Tikes {Read More}