Giveaway- LEGO DUPLO World – Toy Sets and App Codes

To celebrate the launch of LEGO DUPLO World, out now on mobile, LEGO is giving away DUPLO brick sets and promotional codes!

LEGO DUPLO World is a Kids at Play Interactive Award-winning children’s mobile game designed for young, developing minds. From playing with penguins to exploring the African savannah, DUPLO World will take kids around the globe all while helping them hone fine motor skills, increase vocabulary and experience fun surprises.

The game’s designs are based on the highly-regarded Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, which is grounded in what young children ages 2-5 years old should be able to do to succeed in school. Moms  will appreciate the app’s ability to blend learning and fun for their toddlers.

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LEGO® DUPLO® WORLD is packed with open-ended play experiences featuring animals, buildings, exciting vehicles and trains to inspire your child’s imagination and creativity through learning.

Your child can explore each scene to find out what’s in it, discover how everything works and—of course—play with it! Children also get to build structures using 3D bricks, stimulating their creativity.

LEGO DUPLO WORLD is carefully aligned with the highly-regarded Headstart Early Learning Outcomes Framework to ensure it’s age-appropriate and meets the developmental needs of 2-5-year-olds. Each activity targets key learning goals for toddlers and preschool kids. In the Parent Center, you can read about the learning benefits of each activity.

Be your child’s partner in play and get them ready for kindergarten! LEGO DUPLO WORLD supports Multi-Touch, so your family can play together and on the go for shared games, learning and adventures.

Introduce your toddler to a world of animals and environments with the LEGO® DUPLO® 10907 World Animals playset! Take a safari across the African savannah and pretend to photograph lions and giraffes, spot cute woodland creatures as you canoe along a woodland river, build a sandcastle on a tropical beach, go whale watching at the south pole… With a captivating range of toy animals, buildings, vehicles, characters and accessories, this globe-spanning educational toy for toddlers contains endless opportunities to engage and inspire any preschooler.
Play out real-life scenarios in LEGO® DUPLO® Town: a recognizable world with modern DUPLO figures. Visit the easy-to-build 10903 Fire Station and enjoy pretend play, helping the firefighters as they practice putting out the campfire and climbing the ladder to rescue the station dog in the tower. When the call comes in, help your toddler jump the firefighters into the fire truck, turn on the flashing light and siren, and head off on another daring rescue! Includes 2 DUPLO figures plus a dog figure.
Play out real-life scenarios in LEGO® DUPLO® Town: a recognizable world with modern DUPLO figures. Preschoolers will love creating stories through pretend play at the easy-to-build 10902 Police Station. Help the police officers whizz out in the police car with flashing lights and siren sound to catch the crook on the run with the police officer’s doughnuts! Then take him back to the toy police station and lock him safely in the jail cell. Includes 3 DUPLO figures.
Introduce STEM toys early with the LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train. It’s a colorful introduction to numbers and counting. Your toddler will love to build and rebuild this developmental toy, learning early number recognition as they go! This set is the perfect educational gift for little ones and a great introduction to the LEGO STEM sets. With two child DUPLO® figures and a cat figure, the set provides endless storytelling and creativity for little minds. If you’re looking for a learning toy or STEM gift, the Number Train is your best bet, and DUPLO® bricks are designed to be safe and suitable for little hands.

One of you can win a set as well as a code. Please feel free to enter to win using the RC code below. Good luck ends 3/31/2020.

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CLEARstem Skincare’s VITAMINscrub

New CLEARstem Skincare’s VITAMINscrub – Antioxidant Infused Cleanser. This scrub is great for getting rid of the dead skin cells on your face. VITAMINscrub is good for all skin types including dry, mature, sensitive, blemish-prone, combination and normal- plus, the smell is terrific. It’s designed for daily use. Environmentally-friendly bamboo particles act as a polish to resurface the skin and keep pores clear. The skin’s texture will appear smooth, refined, brightened, and pores will appear smaller after use.  Retailing at $39, it’s great for smoothing and brightening. Not too harsh of an exfoliant, it still gets rid of the “ew” you want off your skin. If you want something that will make your skin really glow, give this one a try, see what you think about it.

Also available is a CLEARstem Clear Kit, which features not only the scrub, but also GENTLEclean for Purifying, Detoxing & Restoring, CELLrenew for  fade scars and brown spots left behind after breakouts & sun exposure. It is Anti-aging AND Anti-acne, calming, and more, ad lastly CLEARity to Smooth, Detox, Restart your skin.
Check out https://clearstemskincare.com/shop/clearstem-clear-kit/ to take a skin test to see what types of product are best for your skin type, and to find out what your skin type is if you don’t already know.
Spring is coming, why not look and feel your best after a long winter?

Pompette the New Name in Hard Sparkling Water

If you are already a seltzer drinker or just looking for a low calorie, low sugar, natural hard beverage POMPETTE is the drink for you! I am personally a big fan of seltzer. I love the flavors without the sweet taste of soda while still getting the fizz and bubble. POMPETTE offers that with an extra kick.

POMPEII hard sparkling waterThis isn’t the hard water that you worry about in your pipes. POMPETTE blends imported alcohol and natural flavors to create a unique line of hard sparkling water. Refreshing, light, and bubbly POMPETTE has tasty flavors that elevate your drinking experience. Options like Cucumber Lime, Lemon Mint, Rosé Hibiscus and Clementine Berry are delicious alone or amazing when garnished with some fresh fruit.

POMPETTE is naturally gluten-free, has 50 calories with two grams of sugar or less per eight ounce serving, and contains 5% alcohol by volume. As an addition to any dinner party or gathering hard seltzer is a great option for your guests. The company is committed to health, wellness, and providing quality drinks to help you stay committed to the same.

Another feature I enjoyed is the resealable 750ml glass bottle – for those of us that are having a hard time visualizing, the same as your average bottle of wine. When I served it at a recent dinner I had the opportunity to set out my wine glasses without having individual bottles all over the table.  It added one more drink choice while keeping the table classy.

If you have been searching for something new to bring to the table for yourself or when entertaining give hard sparkling water a try! Currently, POMPETTE can be purchased at select retailers across California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, with additional distribution planned throughout 2020. To learn more visit their website Letspompette.com or follow them on social media, InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

Hungry? Check out #LunchboxGoals Sweepstakes with Little Bites Snacks! #WIN #LoveLittleBites

Looking for a quick snack for the kids? Check out the latest in Little Bites. Easy to grab and go or to put into lunchboxes, they come in lots of flavors, including new Cinnamuffins (which are only available for a limited time).

Information about Little Bites® Cinnamuffins:

·         NEW Limited-Edition Little Bites® Cinnamuffins are the newest flavor to be added to the Seasonal Favorites® line!
·         Little Bites® Cinnamuffins provide the irresistible taste of cinnamon in every bite.

·         Little Bites® Cinnamuffins are baked soft and moist providing the yummy taste kids love and the good choice that parents want.

·         Little Bites® Cinnamuffins are perfectly pre-portioned and easy to place in lunchboxes for little hands to enjoy at school or on-the-go

·         Little Bites® Cinnamuffins contain no high fructose corn syrup or zero grams of trans fat per serving and are less than 200 calories.

·         For more information about Little Bites® Cinnamuffins, please visit www.littlebites.com

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Information about #LunchboxGoals Sweepstakes:

·         Entenmann’s, Little Bites® snacks and Sara Lee® Bread have teamed up to host the #LunchboxGoals Sweepstakes.

·         Fans can visit http://www.lunchboxgoals.com/ to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $2,500 for themselves and their local school of choice.

·         All sweepstakes entries must be submitted by January 31 via www.lunchboxgoals.com to qualify.

·         #LunchboxGoals also includes crafty yet easy lunchbox ideas and printables for activities with children.

You can connect with Entenmann’s on their site or social media, links provided below.

You can win a prize pack from Entenmann’s by entering the RC below. Winner chosen at random Feb 11, 2020. Good luck!
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Bedtime Made Easier Thanks To Snuggle Monsters, Sleepylights, & Emoji-Notes #GiftGuide

Do your kids give you trouble when it comes to bedtime? So many parents dread bedtime, as it is fights, tears, and kids not wanting anything to do with going to sleep. Sometimes, they are afraid of the dark, of monsters under the bed, or other childhood fears related to bedtime, and it can be a trying time for both parents and children.

To make bedtime a bit more palatable, we have a few suggestions you might want to try. These are great gifts for the holiday, check them out and see what you think will work best for your family .

Continuum Games introduces four Emoji-Notes Color & Shine craft kits at $19.99 each. These kits allow you to color your nightlight as you’d like and write your own messages.  When your child is ready for a change, they can wipe it clean and color it again.  This is a light up message board, night light and craft kit all in one.  The kits join distributor Continuum Games’ line of Lumenico SleepyLights ($29.99) that offer soft lighting for a goodnight and sleep-tight bedroom atmosphere.

If the kids are looking for something so snuggle up with, or perhaps need a monster to help them fight off the baddies under the bed, check out Snuggle Monster Hide & Seek Bedtime available at $29.99 each. They come in Purple, Pink or Blue Monster shades, and have a storybook as well as fun night time activity designed to help parents get their kids to bed at night.  Introduce your child to their very own snuggle monster and read them the story about how snuggle monsters are super silly creatures that hide in the closet or under your bed during the day because their eyes are made for nighttime and sunlight is like dark to them. At night, it is your child’s job to find them and let them know it is okay to come out and play.  Each night, mom and dad hide the monster somewhere in their child’s room. Yes, very “Elf on the Shelf” like, and you know how the kids love those. When it is time to go to bed, parents let their child know it is time to find their snuggle monster.  That’s where the child can search for and find their nighttime pal Snuggle Monster before going to bed.  Parents have a transition tool (one fun activity before bedtime) they can use to help get their child to bed with no fuss.

The boxed set features a nighttime storybook, lovable plush monster as a sleep companion and a hide-and-seek game. Watch the nighttime ritual turn the nighttime struggles into snuggles. Fun and easy, and worth it to get the kiddos to bed without tears.

Sega Genesis Mini #HolidayGiftGuide #VideoGames

The holidays are always a time of nostalgia which is why you’re in luck! SEGA is bringing us back to the 90s with their brand new Genesis Mini. Featuring 42 games, this console is bursting with tons of classic titles. Gamers will be able to enjoy their favorite past times including, Sonic The Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin and Mega Man®: The Wily Wars! The newly improved Genesis Mini is 55% the size of the original model, making it easy to play anywhere, anytime! With the holidays so close we can almost taste it – the SEGA Genesis Mini will surely be on the top of every gamer’s holiday wish list.

The iconic SEGA Genesis console that defined a generation of gaming returns in a slick, miniaturized unit. The SEGA Genesis Mini console is loaded with 40 legendary games and is plug and play ready right out of the box. Each unit contains SEGA Genesis Mini Console & 2 wired controllers, 40 games, power cable, USB adapter- HDMI cable.
Some of the games included are: Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier 2, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Toe Jam & Earl, Comix Zone, Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Gunstar Heroes, Earthworm Jim, Castle of Illusion, Shinobi III, Contra: Hard Corps, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, World of Illusion, Thunder Force III, Super Fantasy Zone, Streets of Rage 2, Landstalkers, Beyond Oasis, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Alex Kidd, Golden Axe, Phantasy Star IV, Street Fighter 2, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Sonic Spinball, Vectorman, Wonderboy in Monster World

The Sega Genesis Mini, known as the Mega Drive Mini in regions outside of North America, is a dedicated console modeled on Sega’s Genesis. The Mini emulates the original console’s 16-bit hardware, and includes 42 games ported by M2.

The Mini is half the size of the original Sega Genesis video game console. There are separate releases for North America, Europe, Asia and Japan, as the Mini reproduces the original console’s decal and color variations in those regions. The North American and European Minis include three-button controllers, while the Japanese controllers have six buttons. Officially licensed six-button controllers made specifically for the Mini are also sold separately in North America and Europe. Official non-functioning accessories of a miniature Sega CD, a miniature Sega 32X, a miniature Sonic & Knuckles lock-on Genesis cartridge, and a miniature Sonic the Hedgehog standard Mega Drive cartridge are also sold separately in Japan.

The Mini includes 42 games, though the exact selection varies by region. Depending on the region, certain games have multiple regional variations that can be played by changing the system’s language. For example, Contra: Hard Corps becomes Probotector when played with a PAL-region language while the Japanese language setting turns Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine into Puyo Puyo. The games have a saved state feature to pause and resume progress and can be played in either the original ratio or stretched widescreen, with HUD elements modified to fit onto the screen. Two bonus games, Darius and Tetris, were never released for the original system and were newly ported from their arcade releases.

Available for $60 at locations like Target.

Aquabeads For Creative Holiday Gifting #HolidayGiftGuide

 

Aquabeads arts and crafts products are new and improved as they allow for a quicker drying time to create even more incredible designs in less time.  The new sets feature an innovative Flip Tray and Bead Receiver to set art work aside for faster drying while continuing to create additional masterpieces.  This is a great gift for kids of all ages- my son is 12 and he still enjoys playing with Aquabeads. The pieces are small, so supervise small children. 

Kids can make Aquabeads creations from included templates or their own imaginations. They place beads onto the layout tray, then spray with water to fuse the beads together, letting them set with time.  Once dried, the creations can be shared with friends and family. 

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Kids can get started with the Beginners Studio. They can create designs even faster than before using the flip tray to let one creation dry, as they work on another. With more than 840 shining jewels and solid beads in 16 colors, there are plenty of options for creative play. Beginners Studio includes the case, flip tray with bead receiver, sprayer, bead pen, template sheets and instructions to ensure kids have everything to get started. As kids collect studios for more fun, they can connect them for easy storage and travel. Beginners Studio, Ages 4+/ $19.95

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Kids can double the fun with the Deluxe Studio as they can now create fun 3D designs with 2 flip trays This Deluxe set contains more than 1,300 jewel & solid beads in 24 colors, a container, and two flip trays and bead receivers, rainbow bead pen, easy trays, sprayer, template sheets & instructions. This set connects to the Beginners Studio or Glamorous Designer Set for even more fun. Deluxe Studio, Ages 4+/ $29.95

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Just in time for the premiere of Disney’s Frozen 2 on November 22nd, kids can craft their favorite Frozen characters of Arendelle with included templates featuring Anna, her sister Elsa and friend, Olaf! To play, place beads onto the layout tray, then spray with water to fuse the beads together and bring the artwork to life. Once dried, the character creations can be shared with fellow movie fans, friends and family. Aquabeads Frozen 2 Character Set for ages 4+/$9.95.

FOCO Series Two of WWE Bobblehead Series #GiftGuide

FOCO is excited to introduce Series Two of their WWE collectable bobbleheads highlighting some of the biggest personalities in WWE. These are really fun and would be perfect for the WWE Super-Fan on your list. 

This series of officially licensed bobbleheads features WWE superstars Seth Rollins, “The Man” Becky Lynch, Brock Lesnar with his advocate Paul Heyman, Jeff Hardy, and WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin, with more Superstars to be added soon.

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Each Superstar is depicted in an action pose in his or her ring gear on top of a steel entrance ramp with a 3D backdrop featuring the Superstar’s logos and mottos.

FOCO has previously released bobbleheads featuring WWE Superstars and Legends John Cena, AJ Styles, Ronda Rousey, Ric Flair, and Andre the Giant.

These bobbleheads are handcrafted to depict WWE stars that wrestling fans cheered for and will continue to cheer on for years to come. Each bobble stands approximately eight inches tall, making them the perfect addition to any collection at home, or any desk at work or school.

“We are very excited to add to our WWE series of bobbleheads that showcase these extremely talented entertainers,” said Matthew Katz, Senior Licensing Manager at FOCO. “We think wrestling fans young and old will be thrilled to add their favorite Superstars to their WWE collections,” Katz continued.

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Series Two of these WWE Bobbleheads are just a few of many products the company plans to release featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Keep an eye out for additional bobbleheads and other products from FOCO that will highlight the careers of some of the biggest names from the world of WWE.

Thanks to their unique design and top-of-the-line craftsmanship, FOCO’s bobbleheads are unlike anything on the market today, making them must-haves for fans and collectors alike.

Bobbleheads in the WWE series will be available online at www.FOCO.com. Each bobblehead is available at this link now for $45.00 plus shipping and handling.