Friday, September 4, 2015

Sands Alive Glow Review!

I received a sample for review purposes only. All opinions stated are 100 percent my own.

With all the flooding and rain here it has been a summer we mostly spent indoors. So mommy has to be more and more creative with the toys, projects and crafts so the kids stay happy, engaged and learning. Sands Alive Glow is one of the newest products in the Sands live line; my kids already love Sands Alive so I knew they would love Sands Alive Glow. I myself was skeptical if the glow would really be that prevalent and noticeable and I was surprised! I am such a kid at heart myself and enjoy the childrens toys as much as they do. Sands Alive was such a pleasant surprise I purchased 2 more sets one for my other son and one for a birthday gift. Let me show you ho it works and how much fun the kids had with Sands Alive Glow!

Sands alive glow is the original Sands Alive play sand with an added customizable glow feature. I always loved Sands Alive because it makes no real mess at all. The Sand Alive sand sticks together better than play doh in my opinion and has a much cooler texture without the yucky play doh scent. An added bonus Sands Alive sand is also bacteria free and never dries out. The only warning I have for you is never add water to it or let it get wet it will actually disintegrate and be messy and ruin the wonderful fun you can have. With Sands Alive Glow children can set their creativity free, they can mold, sketch and the use the UV light and glasses included to watch their creations glow! This is the perfect Halloween or Christmas craft. It is so simple to sculpt a pumpkin or snow man with the tools included with your child and watch that spooky pumpkin glow!

When you're ready to take your creation to the next level and make it glow, just bring it into the dark and watch it magically come to life. The kit includes two tools to transform your sand creations. The glow tool light pointer is used to sketch and doodle pen the sand. The Sand-Charging Glasses enhance the overall play experience by transforming the sand as you build and mold. Different movements cause different glow reactions, creating quite the unique sand spectacle. It is something you must try and see for yourself to believe! I captured the glow experience the best I could for you but a picture does not do Sands Alive justice (glow feature pictured below).

I love to see my children creating and learning; Sands Alive is perfect for stimulating young minds and I for one love it! No matter how long you leave it out in the open the texture does not; it doesn't dry out. I experimented with a small piece myself and left it out for 4 days and still perfect no change at all in the texture. Sands Alive offers a variety of Sands Alive items like the regular Sands Alive, Glow Volcano Kit, Sunken Castle Discovery and lots more. You can even purchase extra accessories. Take a minute to check out there products.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

The Kid's Guide to Dog Bite Prevention!

First let me say no one made me post this it isn't a favor to a company or anything else, I am posting this because it is valuable. Most of you who read my blog know me and my family and know my husband was recently viciously attacked by our dog of 13 years. Our dog was a pit bull chow mix but I don't think breed matters any dog can attack at anytime. We just thank god that this didn't happen to the kids or me. It would have killed anyone but my husband. Chris is 6 foot 5 and has the size to go with it.

Our dog attacked him after we had put him in the garage since there were really bad storms here that night. The next morning my husband fed him everything was fine. The door to the garage was open the entire time. When my husband went to walk out our dog walked to the door stood there looked him in the eye (my husband says at this time he knew he was in for a fight) and stared him down. Chris proceeded to walk out of the garage and the dog began his attack. He went first for my husbands throat but missed we figure due to Chris's height and the fact he was fighting him off. He then latched onto my husbands arm after he whacked our dog who we loved on the head 3 times with bolt cutters he stunned him enough to get out of the garage dog still attached to his arm gnawing away. He knocked our dog against our children's swingset and the side of the concrete blocked garage and again got him off long enough to make it to the road. From the road to the house the dog continue to gnaw his arm and attack. When I saw the scene myself all I remember is Chris skin ripping as he pulled his arm in the door and ripped the skin off that the dog was still attached to biting.

 My husband always wears a gun he has had his concealed carry for years. The night before this I had asked all the guns be taken out of the house and to his mother's next door because our oldest son 6 was getting to curious and needs to be taught more about gun safety. So on the day we would need one we were trapped in our house 2 hours waiting on police or anyone else. Most people we knew were out it was a weekend they were enjoying the day as we were ready to also that is why my husband went to let our dog out we were getting ready to leave. After 3 calls to the paramedics the police arrived 2 hours later. We had one person who we could get a hold of who cared to help that day and many others that were just too far and figured the police would make it before they did. DO NOT DEPEND ON THE POLICE OR PARAMEDICS TO SAVE YOU. THEY WILL NOT MAKE IT IN TIME. Me and my husband were both trained and had a good back ground in many different medical jobs. If not for that my husband I doubt would be here. When ambulance and police did arrive they didn't even know it was a dog attack. They were looking for a black suspect as our dog was black and I had screamed a black dog all they had heard was black. I do't know how that is?? My husband received between 200-300 stitches internal and external stitches and had 6 drainage tubes. We still do not know how much use he will have in his arm and hand but has already surpassed what doctors thought would be the best outcome. That day taught me one lesson you can not trust animals. They are just that animals; instinctive, territorial and wild. I am not afraid though and will be getting another dog just the right dog. A smaller size that can't kill me.

I want to share with you today a resource for your children to prevent dog bites Please share this with your children!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Free For All received a sample DVD to facilitate this review all opinions are 100 percent my own.



Available on DVD September 1, 2015

The PAW Patrol pups are back with daring new rescues and a new puppy crew member in PAW Patrol: Meet Everest! Fan-favorite Everest and high-flying rescue pup Skye embark on daring missions through the snow and ice to rescue their friends, protect stranded animals and guard their community!As the number-one preschool show on TV and featuring French and Spanish audio, PAW Patrol: Meet Everest! is sure to be a hit with all of its good-hearted, adventure-seeking fans. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: Meet Everest! will be available on DVDSeptember 1, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.
PAW Patrol: Meet Everest! includes the following episodes:
  • The New Pup- The PAW Patrol rolls out in their new PAW Patroller to save Jake when he gets stranded in the ice fields, but a new pup also pops up to lend a paw--the brave ranger, Everest!
  • Pups and the Big Freeze- When a winter ice storm causes trouble all over Adventure Bay, Mayor Goodway's car hits an icy patch and gets stuck in the snow.  Then, a train engineer can't break on the icy tracks as it heads for a huge snow drift on the crossing. It's up to Ryder, Rubble, and Everest to clear out all the snow and ice!
  • Pups Save the Deer- When a family of deer gets separated on slippery ice and a snowy hill, it's up to Zuma and Everest to lead an icy rescue to reunite them!
  • Pups Make A Splash- When Cap'n Turbot's boat runs aground, Ryder, Zuma, Skye, and Rocky must team up to save it before it sinks!
  • Pups Save A School Day- Alex loses his back pack on the first day of school! Ryder and the Paw Patrol need to help him find it before the school bus comes.
  • Pups and the Trouble with Turtles- Tons of Baby Turtles start to pop up all over town and it's up to Ryder and the Pups to corral them all and get them back to their pond.
  • Pups Save A Flying Frog- Marshall's new pet frog, Smiley, is going to be in a jumping contest! The only problem is that during a practice run Smiley jumps right into Skye's helicopter and it takes off! Now Skye and the Pups have to save Smiley, and get him to the competition in time!
PAW Patrol: Meet Everest! Fast Facts:
Street Date: September 1, 2015
Catalogue: 59171674000 (US)
S.R.P.: $14.99
DVD Running Time: 96 minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French and Spanish Dolby Stereo

Back To School Jewelry Looks!

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