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.

 

Spring is only 2 days away and Easter is right around the corner.  I like to be on the lookout for fun non-candy Easter basket fillers whenever I’m out.  I like to include warmer weather items like bubbles, sidewalk chalk, or maybe even a new bathing suit and a pair of flip flops.  I also like to stick a new DVD in the basket for the days when the weather might not be the best.  This year, I’ll be including  Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Shop Pals on DVD.  Little Miss is obsessed with animals so she loves watching this fun series.

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Synopsis:

Blythe and her very best friends (Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, Minka the monkey and Buttercream the bunny) are back for five more exciting, not to mention hilarious, adventures! Plus, you’ll get a chance to meet some new friends, like a shy tortoise, a spying cat, a famous comedian orangutan, and Pepper’s new crush! Who could it be? Find out with Blythe and the gang in The Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Shop Pals!

Episodes Include:
Books And Covers

Helicopter Dad

Lotsa Luck

The Nest Hats Craze

Sweet Pepper

 

While this DVD will be in Little Miss’s Easter basket, I know all the kids will enjoy it.  Littlest Pet Shop is a cute series with likable characters.  It’s a show that I can feel good about my little ones watching.  The episodes have some positive messages and the show is just plain fun!  Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Shop Pals is available now and you can find it on Amazon for only $9.99.

One lucky reader will a copy of this great DVD for themselves!

 

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.  By sharing this I am entered into a competition where I could win a prize.

 

It’s no secret that we love Umi Shoes.  Umi has amazing shoes.  In fact, we were on a walk this evening and I looked down and noticed that Jack was wearing a pair of Umi sandals the Benjamin wore for an entire summer!  If you have boys, then you know how rough they are on shoes.  I was so impressed these sandals have lasted for 2+ years, but then again, this is the quality that I expect from Umi.  When I heard Umi had a new giveaway I had to share with you.

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You can click the photo to enter the giveaway or visit Umi’s site for the full details and to enter. Good luck!!!!

 

 

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.

With four kids, life gets busy.  At least two nights a week I get home from work and one (or more) of the kids has  an activity to go to.  To make sure we eat family meals, I do use our crockpot for those busy night.  But sometimes we need a QUICK meal that makes the kids happy and is a healthier option too.  That is where Kidfresh comes into the picture.

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KidFresh has a variety of frozen foods for kids.  Our kids each have their favorites, like the Rainbow Rice + Chicken above.  Their second favorite is likely the Wagon Wheels Mac-N-Cheese.  Honestly though, they have loved every Kidfresh item we have bought for them.  I love knowing that Kidfresh had made this promise:

No artificial ingredients, flavors, colors or preservatives. Never ever. Meets USDA and FDA federal requirements for “all-natural”. No compromise, as simple as that.

That means we can feel good about taking the night off from time to time and letting the kids enjoy these meals.  PLUS Kidfresh makes sure to sneak veggies into the meals and uses BPA free packaging.  All things that are important to me and to our family.

Kidfresh has generously offered to give ONE of our lucky readers 10 coupons for FREE Kidfresh meals! What an awesome deal!  But don’t want to see if you win, head on over to their website and sign up for their newsletter to be sent coupons and more!

Enter below for your chance to win. And good luck!

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.

I am addicted to candles!  I have jar candles, wax melts and pillar candles all over the house.  A yummy smelling candle burning just makes the house seem warm and cozy to me.  With Jackpot Candles, I not only get a wonderfully scented candle, I also get a jewelry surprise inside!  What I really like about them is the fact that you can choose to receive wither a ring, necklace or earrings in your candle.  If you choose a ring, you can request a certain size.  This is great since no matter how pretty the ring might be, it does you no good if it doesn’t fit!  The hand poured candles are 100% soy and come in 17 different scents.  I chose Cinnamon Sensation and the ring option.

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I couldn’t wait to try it out and lit it the day it arrived.  It smells so good!  I used it on both our living room and our master bedroom because I wanted to carry the smell throughout the house.  I burned it for a total of about 7-8 hours over 3 days before I was able to see a little foil packet peaking through.

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I have to say, it was hard to wait.  I knew there would be a pretty ring waiting for me and I was excited to see it!  I found myself checking the candle every hour or so for any signs of the foil.  When the wax was low enough, I grabbed my tweezers and pulled the packet out.

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I felt like a kids on Christmas morning!  I unwrapped the pack and found this beautiful ring:

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It’s so pretty and it fits perfectly!

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Another really cool thing about Jackpot Candles is that every piece of jewelry has a code attached to it.  You enter that code at their website and it tells you the value of your piece.  The jewelry is valued anywhere between $15-$5,000.  Mine was valued at $24.  Not too shabby!

I was super happy with my candle and ring.  The product itself is great but the experience it provides is so much fun!  These would make excellent gifts for the candle and/or jewelry lover in your life.  It’s two gifts in one!  The candles sell for $24.95.  They offer Tart Wax Melts as well that also have jewelry surprises for $15.95.  A pop up box on the site will give you $5 off your order if you give your email address.  Pretty good deal!

One lucky reader will win a Jewelry Candle for themselves!

 

 

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.

I have the COOLEST new toy to tell you about!  Kiditec.  Grab your iPhones or notepads and write that down.  You will want to remember this company!  Kiditec contacted us and offered an item for review.  All their items were so cool though, I asked them to surprise me.  And they did!

We got the Kiditec Happy Moves set.

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Benjamin is 4.  He did not follow the instructions for building robots and such, but he still had a blast! These kept him busy for hours and really encouraged his imagination.  He built so many different things….and even better….he still gets these out 3-4 times a week and plays for hours each time.  There are hundreds of combinations you can make.

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He felt like a big boy because of the gears and bolts and things.  This is a lovely gift for a child or a family with several children.  Plenty of pieces to share and a high quality that is designed to last…even with boys! Ha!

Kiditec is durable, fuels the imagination and is educational as well.  Excited?  Enter below to win your very own Kiditec kit!

 

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