Ninja Turtles Toys from Nickelodeon #GiftGuide

I don’t know how nostalgic some of you are, but whenever a prized toy or show from my childhood is re-released, I can’t help but check it out. The most recent addition is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This time we learn a bit more about the young turtles. No longer are our heroes in a half shell seasoned ninja veterans, but instead they are young, and anxious for action- while still a bit wet behind the ears (turtles do have ears right?)

If you aren’t quite sure who the Ninja Turtles are, let me give you a quick lesson. The Ninja Turtles started out as an indie comic created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. Originally created as a parody of popular comics of the time, Daredevil, New Mutants, Cerberus and Ronin. After a clever media kit at their first comic con in 1984, the buzz began. From there the quartet of turtles exploded onto every piece of merchandise you can [Read more…]

Tollytots My First Disney Princess and HUGE PRIZE PACK Review and Giveaway #GiftGuide @Tollytots

This is a co-review by Samantha and Danielle. Danielle reviewed the Disney doll, and Samantha reviewed the toys she saw at Tollytot’s Playdate in the city, which some of you may remember from previous posts. Thank you, and please feel free to enter this fantastic giveaway 🙂

With an 8 month old and a 2 year old, I definitely need some tools under my sleeve to help them put themselves to sleep. Luckily, both of my girls are pretty good at putting themselves to sleep! Ava has just recently learned this skill, and I can definitely say that My first Disney Princess Lights & Lullaby Bedtime Baby Aurora has made Ava’s job much easier.

About Lights & Lullaby Bedtime Baby Aurora

Naptime is a dream with this Lights and Lullaby Bedtime Baby Aurora doll. Made for hugging, this charming 12-inch doll has a soft, snuggly body that will soothe and comfort your little sleepyhead with a gently glowing light and magical music. Choose normal mode for lights and music or night-light mode for a soft light that automatically turns off after three minutes.

Normal Mode: You push the tummy once to activate lights, again to activate music, again to turn lights and music off. The doll will automatically enter sleep mode once music has looped four times.

Night Light Mode: Push the doll’s tummy to activate soft light, (the light will not change colors in night light mode). The light will remain on for 5 minutes, then light will turn off and doll will enter sleep mode. If you want to turn light off sooner, press doll’s tummy once.

My Thoughts:

This is definitely the go to doll for your younger children. Both of my daughters were huge fans of it, but I did intend for this doll to be more for the baby than for my older daughter.

Ava & Ella both greatly enjoy playing with baby. Ella is always playing with a baby, so Ava is very happy to have her own baby to play with. She also has quickly become attached the baby and likes to drag her along wherever we might be going.

I love how we can pick and choose which mode we want. We use one mode at nap time and one mode at bedtime to help her to better know which time it really is.

I think that this would be a great doll for any young girl you have on your list, I’m sure that they would love [Read more…]

Flat Iron Experts-Cortex Solo Flat Iron, KQC Shine Spray, & Flat Iron Holder Review-The Ultimate Hair Styling Combination #GiftGuide

I have been in the market for a new flat iron for awhile now! I am pretty picky about my flat irons, so it is rather hard for me to find one that really meets my needs! I was lucky enough to be able to do a review on a fabulous one…The Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Giraffe Flat Iron/Hair Straightener (1″).

About The Flat Iron

Cortex Solo 450 Collection is new to the market and made for professionals in the beauty industry. You probably could have guested this iron heats up to 450 degrees F, the hottest in the market. Adjustable heat and ergonomically designed this flat iron can be used on ultra thick frizzy hair or ultra thin hair. The results are amazing!

The Flat Iron is equipped with Nano Titanium Technology. The Titanium helps preserve more moisture. It also helps get rid of the frizz, as well as creating smooth and shiny hair. Another wonderful thing about it is that is causes less damage to your hair, compared to other straighteners.

It also has the Negative Ion Technology. This is really good for the health and appearance of the hair.

Far Infrared Heat: This helps dry the hair from the inside out, which makes sure that more moisture remains in the hair shaft and there is less damage to the hair.

KQC Thermal Shine Spray
In addition to receiving the wonderful flat iron, I also received the KQC Thermal Shine Spray.
The Shine spray is ion enriched polishing complex forumlated for superior heat protection and ultra gloss hair shine. This spray is designed for ALL hair types. It should be used with flat iron, curling irons, or hair dryers.
KQC Thermal Shine Spray (142g) is an ion enriched polishing complex formulated for superior heat protection and ultra gloss hair shine. Lightweight, non-greasy micro mist spray that eliminates frizz, softens and polishes hair without build up. Designed for all hair types. Use with flat iron, curling iron or hair dryers.
Flat Iron Experts Iron Holder

Little Mommy “Doctor Mommy Doll” Review #GiftGuide

When I first saw the Little Mommy “Doctor Mommy” Doll, I knew that this would be a great toy for Ella! Ella has always been all about her babies! She is almost 3, but since she turned one, she has always had a baby with her! She also lately has taken on the idea that she really really has to take care of her babies. She has to tuck them in at bedtime! Sometimes she has to take them to the doctor. And she always has to feed them and take them for walks!

Her love of babies became even more aware to us after we brought home her little sister! She became even more aware of all the things you have to do to take care of your babies!

This doll has been a hit with Ella! She is definitely playing up her mommy skills, as well as her doctor skills when she plays with her!

Information About Little Mommy Doctor Mommy:

This adorable interactive doll offers young girls lots of nurturing fun. When kids give this baby checkups with the included medical instruments, the Little Mommy Doctor Doll responds with cute sounds and phrases. Girls will enjoy teaching their doll to be a big girl, just like them, and moms will love that the doll helps girls feel more comfortable about visiting the doctor.

  • Doll Responds with Several Sounds & Phrases
  • You can check the doll’s temperature, throat, heartbeat, and reflexes
  • Help [Read more…]

Bliss Designs Inc, Double-Walled Tumbler Review & Giveaway #GiftGuide

When it comes time for Christmas Shopping, I am sure that everyone has the one person that is hard to shop for. For me, it is always my sister…I was so excited to find Bliss Designs Inc. online. They have SO many wonderful customizable products. I think that I could get carried away buying things on their website, both for myself and others.

I was able to receive the Double Walled Tumbler to review. I was able to pick my colors, my straw colors, as well as my monogram. I chose to have the customized one for myself, and I was very satisfied.

My Thoughts:

The cup is the perfect size to be able to take along in the vehicle, drink [Read more…]

Win Dinosaur Train Book and DVD #GiftGuide

Dinosaur Train: Ride the Holiday Train Lift-The-Flap Board Book, from Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing

Buddy and his friends are super excited. Their favorite holiday is coming—the Winter Solstice! Kids travel on the holiday train to the North Pole where the Pteranodon family has the chance to build snow dinosaurs, play a prehistoric game of ice hockey, and meet some new friends. Secondary learning activities which reinforce learning concepts are included, and over 45 flaps hide fun surprises that kids will want to find again and again!

DINOSAUR TRAIN™: DINOSAURS A TO Z DVD – Featuring [Read more…]

American Girl Doll-Caroline Abbott Review #GiftGuide

I was lucky enough to be able to review the Historical Caroline American Girl Doll. As you can already tell, my daughter was very happy to have a new perfect doll to add to her collection.

Caroline Abbott-As the War of 1812 begins, so does the story of Caroline Abbott’s bravery. She loves sailing with her father, but when he’s captured, Caroline must help keep the family’s shipyard running. When she sees a chance to rescue her father, Caroline discovers that she must use her mind and heart to guide her decisions.

Your Caroline Doll can be purchased several different ways. You can purchase the Doll & Book for $105, The Doll, Book, & Accessories for $124, or the Doll & Boxed Set for $128.

We received the Doll & Book to review.

Our Thoughts:

As you can see in the pictures above, Ella absolutely loved her new baby. The American Girl Magazine is Ella’s dream catalog. [Read more…]

JumpSport iBounce Kids Trampoline Bundle Reivew #GiftGuide

activision thru philly 11 26 083We recently reviewed the JumpSport iBounce Kids Trampoline Bundle. As with most parents, we have a pretty active kiddo. Having something fun and active indoors that can be used on rainy, or snowy days is fantastic. The trampoline bundle also comes with the Tablet Mount, and 3 Hop-Along with Rompity Roo DVD’s.

The bungee cords provide a soft and lively bounce while the handle bar adds stability so little ones can work on their balance and motor skills. With a JumpSport iBounce Tablet Mount, your kids will be able to exercise while watching the Hop-Along with RompyRoo.

The video is also available as an eBook on most platforms. Let the grand adventures begin!


  • Durable Steel Frame
  • 48″ x 48″ x 48″ Triangle
  • Jumping Surface: 12 inches from the floor
  • Height of handle: 34 inches from the floor
  • Weight: 13.5 lbs
  • Strong, long lasting Elastic Cords
  • Weight Limit: 75 lbs
The trampoline was [Read more…]