Disclosure: I received these products from Yum! Spa for free in order to do this review.  All opinions are my own and no financial compensation was received.

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Our received a sweet new addition a few weeks ago in the form of a 7 year old foster daughter.  She is a very girly girl and loves dresses and skirts and twirly dresses.  The first time we gave her a bath here, I gave her some of my scented lotion to put on and her little face just lit up!  She walked around asking everyone to smell her arm and she was so proud and you could tell she felt so grown up.  Literally the next day I received an email from Yum! Spa wanting to know if I wanted to review their line of girl’s bathing products. Um…yes please!

They sent us 3 items to try out with her:

·       16 oz. 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner  

·       6 oz. Shimmer Mist with floating sparkles

·       8 oz. Shimmer Lotion that adds a dash of glitter and shine to skin

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These products are part of The Village Company.

“The Village Company (TVC) has a long and rich heritage in personal care products. Originally known as Minnetonka, Inc., TVC markets some of the country’s most endearing and enduring heritage brands including Mr. Bubble, the #1 bubble bath brand in children’s bath; Sesame Street kids bath products; Village Naturals Therapy and Aromatherapy bath products; Soft & Dri deodorant; Depp hair gels; and La Bella hair and skincare products. The company’s brands are widely distributed through leading retailers in the food, drug, mass and beauty channels.”

Honestly, we love all three of these products.  She calls the Shampoo/Conditioner her “ice cream shampoo” and it’s her first choice for all her baths/showers.  She asks me to use her sparkly body mist every morning.  After each bath she takes her time applying her sparkle lotion on every inch of skin. LOL!  She loves watching the sparkles in the sunshine.  All of these products smell great and are perfect for little girly girls! These products are available at Walmart.

One lucky reader is going to win their own set of products from Yum! Spa.  Enter below for your chance to win.

 

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 from Pet Treater for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post contains affiliate links.

 

Pet Treater is a monthly subscription service just for dogs!  They offered personalized boxes filled with treats, toys, and accessories designed to pamper your pooch.  Each month has a different theme and May’s was Backyard Playtime.

pet treater May

As you can see, Zoe couldn’t wait to check it out!

We received several treat/food items, all from Vegalicious, this month.

The Vegalicious Healthy Treat Bar and the Healthy Popped Snacks are wheat, soy, corn, and gluten free.  Zoe really liked both!  The Healthy Food Enhancer contains sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets and has a built in grinder that allows you to add flavor and nutrition to any dog food. It is great for times when you are transitioning your dog to a new food.  Zoe gobbled up her food so it seems she liked it!

I’ve mentioned before that Zoe is a big time chewer and she tends to tear up toys quickly.  The Chomper Gladiator is designed for dogs like her with three layers of “Tuff-ness”.  The kids had fun throwing it for her and it is holding up well.  A built in squeaker is a nice bonus.

This cute Bottle Squeakers toy by Outward Hound is stuffing free and crackles, crunches and squeaks.  Zoe loved it but unfortunately she had destroyed the bottle within a couple of hours.  The tag says that the bottle can be replaced with another empty water bottle by removing it and transferring the squeaker cap to the new bottle.  Unfortunately, Zoe chewed the squeaker part too :/  She had fun while it lasted though!

We also received this Pup Stop Barrier from also from Outward Hound.

It’s perfect for those who travel with their dogs.  It easily connects between the two front seats to keep your dog from climbing up into the front seat.

Every Pet Treater Box contains a “Human Treat”.  This month it was this fun journal by From: Frank .

It’s filled with pictures of adorable dogs and cats with plenty of space to write in.  My son claimed this right away because he loves animals and also loves to write and draw.

 

Here’s the value breakdown (all prices from Amazon):

  • Vegalicious Food Topper: $7.99
  • Vegalicious Bar: $2.99
  • Vegalicious Popped Snacks: $2.49
  • Journal:  $6.76
  • PupStop Barrior: $8.63
  • Bottle Buddy: $9.46
  • Chomper Gladiator: $11.57

Total: $49.89

A month-to-month Pet Treater subscription is only $24.99 so it’s definitely a great value.  To get more info or sign up for a subscription, head over to PetTreater.com. Make sure to use the code FREE-PTBED to get a free pet bed with either the 3, 6 or 12 month subscription!

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

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The school year is winding down.  Our kids are doing a daily countdown and I think we have something like 15 days of school left.  I know our summer will include trips to parks, lakes, swimming, fishing, bike rides and other outdoor fun, but on rainy days it is nice to have a plan for some indoor fun.  I would love to watch this cute new movie, Max 2: White House Hero.

Man’s Best Friend Is The Country’s Biggest Hero

MAX 2: White House Hero

The All-New Original Movie Is Available on DVD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack On May 23, 2017 & Digital HD Now.

Duty calls again, and our hero dog Max returns to action in “Max 2: White House Hero.” His new assignment brings him to Washington, D.C. to serve on the U.S. president’s Secret Service detail. When a foreign leader arrives with his precocious daughter Alex (Francesca Capaldi), tensions arise between both countries. First Son TJ (Zane Austin), along with Max and Alex, uncover a dangerous plot that puts both kids and both nations in jeopardy. A highly-sensitive mission will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.

Visit the Max 2: White House Hero Website:
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Follow Max on Facebook:
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You don’t have to wait for summer break though.  Have some fun right now, by playing with this free app.

• Help Max save TJ and Alex! Click anywhere on the game screen to jump over obstacles and make your best time.
• Watch the trailer and buy Max 2: White House Hero on DVD & Blu-ray May 23.

Ready for the giveaway?  Enter below for your chance to win the Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD copy of Max 2!

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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

Back with another fun giveaway for you! Check out Puro Sound Labs BT2200 Children’s Headphones Giveaway!

 

DID YOU KNOW??

In America one in five teens suffers from some form of hearing loss, a 31% increase since the mid-90s.  This makes sense – our children are using music players with headphones so much more as technology has developed over the past couple decades.  Unfortunately – the headphones our kids are using are not always very kind to their sensitive and developing ears.

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That is, until now – this is where Puro Sound Labs have stepped up to create the world’s only studio-grade Bluetooth headphones that puts the safety of your ears first.  With a patent-pending volume-limiting and volume-monitoring mechanism they’re ensuring you and your family will safely be able to enjoy your music well into the future.

About Puro Sound Labs;

Puro Sound Labs is dedicated to fighting the growing epidemic of Noise Induced Hearing Loss by providing healthy, affordable, high-quality products that protect our consumers hearing.  

Be sure to head over to Africa’s Blog and read her full review of these fantastic headphones – you will not be disappointed!!

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If you’d like to WIN a pair of Puro Sound Labs BT2200 Children’s Bluetooth Headphones be sure to enter below & remember to come back to earn DAILY entries for more chances to win!!

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The Giveaway

Win a pair of Puro Sound Labs BT2200 Studio Grade Children’s Bluetooth Headphones – $100 value!!

Winner picks color!!

Giveaway open to US, 18+ entrants only
Giveaway ends 5/23 /17at 11:59pm est

Come back daily for more chances to WIN!!

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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 from Pet Treater for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post contains affiliate links.

I’m excited to share the contents of the April Pet Treater box with you today!  Each box is customized for your dog and even includes a personalized letter. The theme of the February Pet Treater box was “Spring into Action”.

April Pet Treater

Pet Treater lets you customize the box for your dog.  Zoe is, to the best guess of our vet, a corgi/lab mix so we receive boxes for a medium size dog.   To say she loves toys is an understatement.  That was evident as I started to unpack the box.  The minute she heard this Alligator toy from Petlou squeak, she came running and tried to grab it off the table!

She was equally excited about this Badger toy, also from Petlou.  It makes two different sounds by squeezing either the belly or tail.

Zoe is rough on her toys and so far, these are holding up!

Next, we unpacked the treats.  These are my daughter’s favorites.  She loves spoiling Zoe.

These Pawmegranate Lamb Strips are made with real lamb and beef, pomegranates, cranberries, and blueberries and are free of grains, gluten, wheat, corn, and soy. Zoe loved them.

The kids love teaching Zoe tricks so these Savory Chciken Flavor Training Treats by Exclusively Dog are perfect.

They are made in the USA, Made in the U.S.A of natural ingredients, contain real chicken and are wheat, corn & soy free.

Rounding out the treat department was this cute bunny Three Cheese Pleaser dog biscuit from Emmy’s Treats.

Many of the Pet Treater boxes we’ve received have contained a treat from Emmy’s Treats and Zoe has loved them all.  I like that I recognize and can pronounce every ingredient!  I also like that Pet Treater is helping to support a small business.

The April box also contained these cute From Frank:  Desk Notes.

I find myself scrambling for a piece of paper all the time so these will definitely come in handy.

Last but not least, I received these fun metal, dog shaped bookends.

The boys love to read and have a ton of books.  Hopefully, these will help keep some of those books organized!

Value Breakdown:

  • Alligator Toy- $11.99
  • Badger Toy- $12.99
  • Pawmegranate Treats- $7.99
  • Savory Chicken Treats- $6.23
  • Bunny Cookie Treat- $1.35
  • Desk Notes- $7.94
  • Bookends- $9.99

That gives this box an estimated value of $58.48.  A month to month auto shipment is only $24.99 so that’s a huge savings!  To get more info or sign up for a subscription, head over to PetTreater.com. Make sure to use the code FREE-PTBED  to get a free pet bed with either the 3, 6 or 12 month subscription.

 

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