Wednesday, July 19, 2017

#Eraorganics skin care line #review

     We have tried and loved the baby care line from E raorganics so were really excited to have the opportunity to test their skin care line.

     As soon as I received the products, I contacted my adult daughter to see if she wanted to try them out and she jumped at the chance. Now my daughter is a wonderful mother to my 6 grandchildren, an awesome wife to my son in law, and has a good head on her shoulders, but sometimes she just does not think things through, like her mother.

     The products I gave her to try are the e raorganics Microdermabrasion Face Scrub & Facial Mask in One- Manuka Honey Walnut Natural Face Exfoliator  , which she used first and said smelled wonderfully, and made her skin feel smooth, soft and it just felt good.

     The next product was the E raorganics 10-in-1 Facial Moisturizer with Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey , which she also said this smelled so nice, and she proceeded to apply it, RIGHT AFTER THE SCRUB. I am sure that anyone that reads this knows exactly what happened,  it burned, because of course a good scrub opens up your pores and does exactly what it says...SCRUBS your skin. Anyway, after washing her face with cold water, and waiting a bit, she then reapplied the moisturizer and said that it was silky smooth and she loves it.

     Finally, she was very excited to try the E raorganics Dead Sea Mud Mask with Organic Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Manuka Honey & Hemp Oil Spa Quality Face Mask . And being the awesome mommy that she is, and also to show that this skin care line is so wonderful, it is safe enough to use on all ages...she used the mud mask not only on herself, but on her six children as well.

     We love the E raorganics skin care line and know that if you try it, you will feel the same way.

I received these products at a discount, but all opinions here are mine, and/or my daughters. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Our #Tryazon #KaskeyKids Super Bowl Party

      We were so excited to be one of the lucky families chosen by Tryazon to host a Kaskey Kids Super Bowl Party!

      We are huge New York Giants fans in our home, but sadly they did not make it to the Super Bowl, so we  just enjoyed the game, commercials, half time show and awesome food.

    The Kaskey Kids Football Guys were a huge hit with the children. Of course they enjoyed "playing football" with them, but I was really pleased at how they would request to use the football guys with our special learning activities. They were used for counters, they added them to one of our sensory bins and they liked using them for matching games. There has not been one day since we received them, that they haven't asked to get them out.

      The children set up a couple of the teams on the table while they were having their snacks in their football shaped bowls.

     It was really fun having the surprise boxes to let them take home. They talked about which football guys they got for days after the party!

The Football Guys are so fun, sturdy and versatile, I can see us playing with them for years to come!  Kaskey Kids  has lots of other sports sets as well, including baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey.

Disclosure: We were provided with free Kaskey Kids Football Guys to play with and share, but all opinions are my own and the fun was real. I am a member of Tryazon where you can apply to host partiesand try out products for free. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

These 4D Magnetic Blocks encouraged a new level of creativity #review

I have many types of blocks in my home for the daycare children, from Mega blocks and Duplo, to the cardboard brick type, wooden blocks, bristle blocks, and even foam blocks. But recently we tried out a set of 4D magnetic blocks that look like tiles and come in different geometrical shapes. I gave each child a turn alone with the blocks so that I could see their reaction, and individual ideas.                                                                                                                              

I was happy to see each child really delve into creating something unique, not just the basic towers, vehicles, or weapons they normally build. Each child paid a lot of attention to the many different shapes included, and they also noticed that the colors looked like jewels, which gave them the ideas to make snowflakes, stars and crowns also. 

As a group, the children really got creative, because they had to build upon each others ideas, and work together.  The magnetic aspect is my favorite part. We work with magnets during our science explorations so the kiddos are used to how they work, and the many ways you can manipulate things differently when they are magnetic. 

You can get your own set of 4D Magnetic Blocks HERE 

I was provided the set of blocks to try out, but my opinions here are my own.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Estate Sale finds: Bamboo poles equal extreme backyard fun

We have gotten some amazing things at estate sales. Recently my Jeff picked up a pile of bamboo poles, with the intention of using them decoratively once we purchase and move to our forever home.
Well a week ago, we had 2 of the granddaughters, and right before we were taking them to meet up with their mom and dad, I sent them to the backyard with their Grandpa so that I could finish getting their belongings together. When I was finished, I grabbed my phone to go get some pictures of them playing, as I could hear them squealing and yelling back and forth.

Here is the scene:

Now, let me just make one thing very clear...this is not okay with me. I am the one that will say, don't run with whatever, you could hurt yourself or someone else.  And all of the many other overprotective, cautious things a person says to children to hopefully prevent them from getting hurt. Everyone that knows me, KNOWS I am overly, and irritatingly, safe when it comes to children.  That being said, my Jeff and the girls were having a blast. I was a wreck, but as I took pictures, I continuously spouted out my words of caution, to no avail. They were in their own world. A world where they had to plan every move, to get to him, or to keep away from him. The playsets became castles where they could run and hide and attack from behind them. 

Then Grandpa decided to take it up a notch while I was inside getting the girls some water...

And though I felt the need to say over and over again, "please watch out, run girls run, be careful, you better not get that too close to them, anyone want a snack, Grandma has candy" they were all careful, they kept good distances, used common sense AND the bamboo poles were heavier than I thought, so all of their moves were actually in slow motion, including when he literally shot one as if it were an arrow, and though it did fly, it promptly dropped to the ground. So no need to call Social Services, the granddaughters have a memory they will never forget, their Grandpa got to be completely silly and evil at the same time, and this Grandma is very happy that I took the pictures that will forever remind them of their little adventure.