My kids LOVE LEGOS and I really like how creative they get with them.  However, stepping on those pointy little pieces is no fun.  I find them everywhere…their bedroom, my bedroom, the living room, even the bathroom.  If you struggle with this problem, join me for a fun Twitter party sponsored by Brick Loot on Monday, February 15th at 1 PM.  I’ve shared how much my kiddos have loved the boxes of goodies they have received from Brick Loot in the past.  They know their building sets!  They are going to be sharing some great storage and organization tips for all those LEGOS you have around the house.  PLUS prizes will be awarded every 10 minutes!

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The grand prize winner will receive THREE Brick Loot boxes!  Sounds great, huh??  So mark your calendars and make sure to join the party using #legoloot.  Let k=me know in the comments if you plan to attend!

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

 

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The very first Disney movie I remember watching was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and I loved it!  I remember singing “Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to work we go!” over and over again after seeing it.  And who can forget the famous, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”.  I remember yelling “no!” as Snow White took a bite of the poison apple and being so happy when the Prince leaned over to give her a kiss.  Now I am super excited to be able to share this wonderful classic with my daughter!

Synopsis:

Forever enchanting and inspiring, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs embodies The Walt Disney Signature Collection’s legacy of animation. In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess Snow White wins the hearts of the Seven Dwarfs and triumphs over the evil plans of a wicked Queen. Share the movie called “The Greatest Animated Film Of All Time,” (American Film Institute) in High Definition Blu-ray and for the first time ever on Digital HD, with special features for the entire family!

Featuring In-Depth Brand New Bonus Material Including “In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Iconography,” “@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess,” “The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Not Know About Snow White,” “Snow White in Seventy Seconds,” “Alternate
Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White” and Much More!

Watching this great movie took me back to my childhood.  It was just as I remembered it! Animated movies have come a long way in the last 10 years but there is something to be said for classic animation.  Little Miss and I enjoyed snuggling up together on the couch and watching as Snow White met the dwarfs and then befriended them.  It’s such a fun fairy tale!

The movie called “The Greatest Animated Film Of All Time,” (American Film Institute) is available now on Digital HD and comes out on Blu-ray tomorrow, February 2nd!

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

When our kids were babies, one of our favorite products were Hylands Teething Tablets.  Nothing but these would ease their teething pain.  After they grew up and were done teething we honestly forgot about Hylands.  What we did not realize was that they have an entire line of products for older kids, specifically kids ages 2-12!  Hylands offered to send me a few of these products to review.

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I was pleased to get them and planned on reviewing.  What we did not plan on (because who does) is our 12 year old daughter Kayla getting sick.  She came down with a nasty virus.  She had a fever and a lot of drainage/cough.  We knew it was not the flu because she had no body aches or vomiting.  But the poor girl was still not feeling well.  She also HATES taking medicine.  She woke up due to all her coughing and asked if there was anything she could have.  I remembered getting these products and so I pulled out the Cold’N’Cough.  She puckered up her face and grabber her water bottle, swallowed the medicine and say, “Hey, this is not bad.  It does not burn or make me gag.”  Boy was I happy!  Within 30 minutes she was back asleep and her cough did not bother her again til the next day.  For the next few days she willing took this medicine until she was better.  It definitely eased her cough and drainage.  And as a parent, I loved feeling good about letting her take this.

The Cough’N’Cold is:

• Safe, effective formula for children 2–12 years old

• Multi-symptom relief without sleepy or stimulant side effects

• All natural active ingredients

• Contains no Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Pseudoephedrine or Dextromethorphan

• Sugar-Free, Dye-Free

• No artificial flavors

We have not gotten to try the other two products yet, but do have them stored with our other medicine and they will be our go-to products when the next virus invades our home.

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Hylands is offering a giveaway too!  Three lucky readers will each won a full sized sample of Hylands 4 Kids Bumps’N’Bruises.

  • Safe & effective relief of pain, swelling, bruising and soreness*
  • Use immediately after bumps and ouchies for best results
  • Push-up ointment tube is made of paperboard which is 90% recycled
  • Free of PABA, synthetic preservatives, fragrances, parabens, & dyes

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Looking for some fun gift ideas for Valentine’s Day?  We’ve made it easy with this Valentine’s Round up.  Some of these items we received for review and others are just products we love!

First up, we have enjoyed the Way Better line of snacks for quite some time.  We frequently pick up their variety packs at Costco.  But Way Better sent us a package of some of their newer flavors to try out.

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Our kids loved them!  They would make a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day and are definitely healthier than candy and conversation hearts.  Way Better snacks are Non-GMO verified and are very upfront about their ingredients.  Your family will love receiving these and you can rest easy knowing it is a very healthy option to give them.

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Another cute gift idea is ChopSaver chapstick.  Invented by a musician it is specifically designed to protect your lips inside and out when playing.  Plus it has SPF.  Even though our kids play piano, they do live in Michigan and we have been using when we go ice skating and sledding.

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For your fashionista… Old Navy Jeggings.

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Grace loves these and she will be excited to see she is getting a new pair on Valentine’s day.  They fit so nice and have held up so well for us.

For the absolute best Valentine’s Day cards for kids, turn to Peaceable Kingdom.

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Their Valentine’s Cards are the best I have found. Ever.

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What makes them so great?  The messaging!  They are all sweet messages like “You are Cool” (on a photo of ice cream or “Slam Dunk” on a basketball card.  No love messages etc.  I don’t personally believe kids should be handing out cards that say “Be Mine” etc.  Yes, I know they are innocent, but I just love the sweetness of the cards from Peaceable Kingdom.

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All our kids from 3-12 loved these and are handing them out to friends.  Plus the kits came with cards, envelopes and stickers…all we needed was the pens!

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

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Our kids were thrilled last week when we finally got some snow.  We had two storms come through back to back and by Saturday afternoon, we had almost a foot of snow on the ground.  The had a blast making snow angels, sledding and of course having many snowball fights. However by today, they were getting a little tired of being stuck at home (and I was going pretty stir crazy myself!).  Thankfully, I had the January Brick Loot Box to pull out and entertain them.

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Brick Loot is a monthly box subscription service where kids receive a box filled to the brim with the latest and greatest brick compatible products, including the fan favorite, LEGO. The theme for this month was All Aboard!  My 5-year-old loves trains so he was really excited.  The box contained:

-Exclusive Custom Railway Station Kit-100% LEGO Designed by BrickBuildersPro

-Railroad Tape

-Brickland Express Kit

-LED Railway Station Light Kit

-The Conductor Custom 100% LEGO minifigure

The kids were eager to dive right in!

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My 10-year-old had the train station put together in no time.  Once again, the light kit was a big hit!  I loved the details in the set, down to the newspaper stand.

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My 5 and 7-year-old started the train but ended up asking older brother for a little help.

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Within about 30 minutes, it was complete.  They laid out the railroad tape (also a big hit) and set up the train and station.

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The tape was really neat.  It tore off the roll easily and while it was sticky enough to adhere to the floor, it was not too sticky and came up super easy.  It can be used on both hard floor and carpet.  The kids plan to use it with their toy cars and trains as well.

Once again, we were really pleased with our Brick Loot Box.  It was the perfect distraction for my bored, pent up kiddos! Brick Loot is a fantastic service for all lovers of building sets. Subscriptions range in price from $23 to $27 a month. Mudpies and Tiaras readers will get 10% off one and three month subscriptions when you use the code mudpies. You can also purchase individual pieces at BrickLoot.com (at great prices!) and add some new, fun pieces to your kids’ collection.
One lucky winner will receive the February Brick Loot box!

 

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda