Product Testing!

A lot of you have been asking where I get some of the full size freebies you see in my posts one way is product testing. I belong to a few product testing panels and am sharing them with you below. I will keep updating this list with any new product testing sites and panels I find on a regular basis.

Product Testing Programs



McCormick Consumer Testing



L'Oreal USA Consumer Participation Program



New Balance Wear Test Shoe Program

BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES: BLAZE OF GLORY DVD Review!


Disclaimer: I received a press sample of this product in exchange for this review and post. All opinions are my own and not influenced by compensation.

 
BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES:
BLAZE OF GLORY


NICKELODEON’S NEW HIT SERIES BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES:
MAKES ITS DVD DEBUT ON FEBRUARY 17, 2015


Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory DVD Features 60-Minute Movie Plus Bonus Episode Supercharged With STEM Curriculum



Nickelodeon’s new preschool series, Blaze and the Monster Machines, makes its DVD debut with Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory.  The first preschool show on TV to feature an in-depth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum, Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ.  The DVD features the hour-long series premier episode, “Blaze of Glory,” plus a special bonus episode.  Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory arrives on DVD on Feb. 17, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

About Blaze and The Monster Machines
In Blaze and the Monster Machines, monster truck Blaze and his driver AJ have adventures that explore the physics of how things move; tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics; and discover the parts needed to make everyday technologies work.   Each action-packed episode is filled with monster trucks, physical humor and upbeat original songs with lyrics that highlight a STEM concept such as adhesion, friction, force, trajectory and magnetism..

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory DVD includes:
“Blaze of Glory” –  - Blaze and AJ are introduced to a world of racing monster machines in the town of Axle City.  When Crusher, a troublemaker truck, uses his dirty tricks to try to win the championship race, Blaze does everything he can to help his friends and beat him to the finish line.

“The Driving Force” (Bonus Episode)  - When Starla, the friendly cowgirl truck, loses one of her pistons Blaze and AJ set out to get it back. But they’ll have to hurry before Crusher gets his greedy tires on it/

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory Fast Facts
Street Date: Feb. 17, 2015Catalog: 59166958000 (U.S.), 59166959000 (Canada)
Running Time: 68 Minutes
S.R.P.: $14.99


Review: I have boys and of course anytime boys see trucks its stops them in their tracks. My boys ages 6 and 4 really enjoyed Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory.  I think Nickelodeon has created another very successful DVD hero here Blaze blasts into availability on February 17th and is perfect for parents who homeschool. This DVD is packed full of stem and also great for parents like me who like to try and nudge our kids with an awesome DVD like Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory; into a learning direction with their entertainment. This DVD was a big hit we can't wait for more in the series.


When this DVD becomes available I will repost with a link for you guys who are interested in purchasing!!
 

Original Gourmet Lollipops 100 Minis Giveaway!



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Enter Here to win a 100 Count Mini package from Original Gourmet Lollipops!





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Vi and Va the Newest Fashion Doll Line Inspired by Latin Cultures Launches!



NEW FASHION DOLL LINE INSPIRED BY LATIN CULTURE LAUNCHES

Vi and Va Dolls Celebrate Family Bonds And Traditions



As of this month, girls now have beautiful doll choices that celebrate unique Hispanic cultural traditions. Vi and Va, a new line of fashion dolls from MGA Entertainment, the world’s largest private toy company, are now available at Target stores nationwide and on Target.com.

Viviana (Vi) and Valentina (Va) are sisters, and best friends with their cousins, Felicia and Roxxi. For these girls, every day is an adventure and a reason to celebrate the bonds of family and friendship.
“We have always made dolls that appeal widely to all types of girls,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment. “In 2002, our multicultural Bratz brand launched, serviced an untapped market, and skyrocketed to success. So when this unique opportunity arose to launch Vi and Va at Target stores, we knew all girls would love to have doll choices that celebrate some special Hispanic customs and traditions.”

The Vi and Va brand launches with the introduction of four unique characters, with more planned in the Fall.

Vi, 16, is spontaneous and easy going. She’s passionate about sharing her love of music, and she’s always ready to break out her guitar at family gatherings. She also loves creating new styles as a fashion designer.

Va, 15, is so neat and organized. She loves learning to cook from her mother and grandmothers. She’s already perfected several savory family recipes, like empanadas. She also loves trying out new hairstyles, and making herself look unique with ribbons and flowers in her hair. 

Felicia and Roxxi are Vi and Va’s cousins. Felicia is 17 years old and an artist. Roxxi is 18 years old and a dancer. 

The product line includes of several dolls and activity sets to help little girls play out each character’s storyline and enjoy her special talents. The line also has a birthday party collection, where the family celebrates Vi turning 16 and Va turning 15 with a combined party. Girls can even dress up and join the fun with role play and styling accessories.

The full assortment of Vi and Va fashion dolls is available at Target stores and on Target.com. For more information, please visit www.vi-and-va.com or www.facebook.com/viandva.

Sew the Last Stitch on your Custom Lalaloopsy Doll!

GUESS WHAT I JUST FOUND OUT?

LALALOOPSY FANS WILL BE ABLE TO SEW THE LAST STITCH ON THEIR OWN CUSTOM DOLL FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER

HOW COOL IS THAT?

Build-A-Bear Workshop To Join Lalaloopsy’s Super Silly 5th Anniversary Party and Offer An Interactive Lalaloopsy Experience This Fall

MGA Entertainment, the world’s largest private toy company, has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop®, the interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals, to offer Lalaloopsy dolls in honor of the brand’s Super Silly 5th Anniversary Party. Starting in August, Lalaloopsy fans will be able to interact with the brand like never before by building four of the eight original Lalaloopsy characters (Crumbs Sugar Cookie, Jewel Sparkles, Peanut Big Top, Mittens Fluff ‘N’ Stuff) and personalize their creation with countless fun accessories in Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.


Lalaloopsy, the #1 large doll collector brand for girls, launched in 2010 with eight characters and now has nearly 100 distinctly different large dolls.  Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls that magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn.  But until now, fans have never been able to sew their own last stitch.  That will change in 2015 when the brand celebrates its 5th birthday with the Super Silly Anniversary Party for fans, which will include various live entertainment and social media events, kicking off with the availability of products in all Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.


“We have received requests from fans all over the world who want to create their own Lalaloopsy dolls, and we are finally able to make this wish come true by partnering with Build-A-Bear Workshop,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment.  “Our astoundingly successful Lalaloopsy brand combined with their proven do-it-yourself formula is a guaranteed win-win situation for both companies and our customers.”


“We are so pleased to partner with MGAE to offer the first ever make-your-own plush versions of their adorable Lalaloopsy line. The personalized experience offered by Build-A-Bear Workshop during our heart ceremony uniquely positions us to complete the fantasy of the storyline for little girls by literally making the ‘final stitch’ that magically brings the characters to life.” said Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

I AM SO EXCITED WE WILL BE SEWING PEANUT BIG TOP'S LAST STITCH AS SOON AS THE NEW LINE IS AVAILABLE!

WHO'S LAST STITCH WILL YOU BE SEWING?

CLARENCE: MYSTERY PINATA DVD Review!

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





Cartoon Network’s newest series Clarence comes to DVD TDDAY; February 10th in CLARENCE: MYSTERY PINATA! Clarence is an optimistic, spirited, very lovable boy who sees the best in all things and wants to try everything! WHEN I SAY EVERYTHING I MEAN EVERYTHING. In episode 9 Slumber Party Clarence goes to an all girls sleepover and he fits right in. Celebrate the best of childhood: epic dirt fights, awkward crushes, trampoline combat, sleepover pranks and secret tree forts all through the eyes of Clarence.
Clarence instantly became one of my sons favorite shows. I like the comedy it is funny but doesn't take it too far. Clarence is also a top rated show (as rated by Nielsen) in it's time slot across cable and broadcast networks among kids 6-11 and boys 6-14 ( this means 6 million kids and 4 million boys age 6-14 watched Clarence) .  My oldest son is 6 so this may have a lo to do with why he liked it. It seems to be very popular among kids his age.
I am particular about what the kids watch now a days. Clarence has a few moments that are for older children but I have seen nothing thus far to say that it is inappropriate. I think Clarence will be around our house for quite some time as he shares the same fun love for life my boys do!





Meet the Characters Behind Clarence: Mystery Piñata





Head on over to play fun Clarence games just click below!


Perfect #school lunch the #Bento #Dumbo from #Disney show your #Dineyside!

Oh how I wish that I could pack my sons lunch at school but they won't let us. They say when they are that little it is best they all eat the exact same thing. They have many good reasons but it still really stinks if you ask me! I am one of those moms who dreamed of packing the perfect lunches for her kids. But now in a way I am glad we don't to though because it saves us a lot, makes Christian eat a healthy meal (the school food is pretty healthy) and made him eat a better variety of food. All in all it is just one of those things. But for the moms that do get to pack great lunches check this out! I love it! Show your #disneyside! I love everything Disney and think this would be the perfect surprise lunch for a little one! Or even a teen!
DUMBO BENTO LUNCH
Dumbo, 1941
EASY PREP
Dumbo is just bread his ears are decorated with a little jelly, his mouth is a lovely strawberry and his eyes are cheese that you ca draw in eyes with a little bit of food coloring water and powdered sugar mixed together until easily paintable. The body is different types of cheese cut out and the background is just grapes and strawberries.

PUT A SMILE ON YOUR LITTLE ONES FACE TODAY!

 

Baby Jack and Co Lovey Giveaway!


This giveaway is hosted by
Free For All
Prize sponsored by
Full review of our Baby Jack and Co. Lovey here
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Enter Here to win a Baby Jack and Co. ABC 123 LOVEY!





Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Baby Jack and Co. for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.






Baby Jack and Co. ABC Lovey Review!

Disclaimer: I received a press sample of this product in exchange for this review and post. All opinions are my own and not influenced by compensation.


Baby Jack & Company - the original Baby Jack Blankets

Sierra is wiggling her way onto the blog again she just tried Baby Jack and Co. ABC 123 Lovey. Sierra chews so much so I was happy to see her getting her hands out of her mouth and holding on to her blanket. She gets a hold of her yellow ring on the side of her lovey and chews and grins and giggles. It keeps her clothes fro ending up with drool on them also because she is chewing her blankie. I am just glad Baby Jack and Co. Lovey's wash well. I just put hers in on the gentle cycle and viola back to clean.

ABC 123 Sensory Educational Blanket
The designs are perfect for stimulating a little one. The primary colors are all represented. I also love that she is already seeing abc's and 123's I know it probably doesn't mean she will remember or is even taking the letters in but you gotta start somewhere. Right?

To purchase your own Baby Jack and Co. Lovey go to BabyJackandCo.com. Make sure to follow Baby Jack and Co. on social media below:

Baby Jack and Co. wants to give Free For All readers a chance to win their very own lovey



Earn your Ears Free learning Program get Freebies for the kids!

Earn You Ears is a wonderful program for kids who homeschool or for moms who just ant to give their little ones an extra boost and enjoy doing some additional work at home with their kiddos. I have been trying to do more and more of anything learning with Christian to catch him up and what a perfect way to learn and show our #Disneyside! Each month kids are sent a small assignment and upon completion of the assignment they get a free gift! It is usually something like bubbles and stickers or a mickey pin but my kids really love getting something of their own in the mail especially a little toy! To sign up go to http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/earn-ears-registration/ OR CLICK BELOW

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse

Host the perfect Star Wars Party with Birthday Express!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking
through my links. 

Birthday Express

Do any of your little ones have a party coming up? Are you looking for the perfect décor for your upcoming event? Birthday Express has you covered. I am especially loving their Star Wars Party Supplies. My boys are huge fans of having the perfect treat bags at their parties. It is one of those little things that as a blogger mommy I am known very well. The kids always get treats and treat bags from us. Christian loves giving stuff to the kids in his class and he has a hard time at school. So I try my best to do anything extra special I can for the kids.
Alt. Image (1) - Star Wars Rebels Party in a Box
Of course if you have the money to spend buy The Star Wars Party in a Box. With the party in a box you can build the perfect party kit and get a special price for doing so. This way you get everything you need. I also go that one step further and purchase treats and treat bags. I would buy the Star Wars Rebel Mix Value Pack look what all comes in the pack (listed below)
Star Wars Rebels Mega Mix Value Pack
Description
This Star Wars Rebels Mega Mix Value Pack contains plenty of favors for guests in one convenient pack! The 48 piece value pack contains (8) of each of the following:
  • Spinning Tops
  • Flying Discs
  • Kazoos
  • Disc Shooters
  • Siren Whistles
  • Maze Puzzles
All you would need is treat bags now and you could buy them on Birthday Express but for bags I usually jut buy a solid color with twist ties from the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree they are a buck for $12 so you need 2 or 3 packs but much cheaper. You can always buy a pack of Star Wars stickers and stick one on the front of each bag!


To purchase your Birthday Express products especially my fave Star Wars Party Supplies just click the links!

Valentine's Recipes for #Kids!

With Valentine's Day coming I wanted to share this great article I read on Parents.com. That is my absolute favorite site for advice on any and everything kids and babies!


French Toast

Kids can help: Stir egg mixture, dip bread and cut hearts.
  • Oatmeal bread
  • Egg
  • Skim milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Strawberries 
  1. Beat an egg, using a fork, in a medium, low bowl.  Add about ¾ cup milk per each egg used.  Add a teaspoon of maple syrup and stir well.
  2. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes from the center of bread slices. 
  3. Dip all bread pieces into egg mixture and set onto pancake griddle or large skillet set on medium heat.  Brown lightly on both sides.
  4. Garnish with cut strawberries and maple syrup.



and this recipe my friends is what I will be making me and the kids in the morning in my new Ninja Blender I can not wait to try it and tell you guys about it! Doesn't this look fun, easy and tasty!

Fruit Smoothie



Ingredients:

8 strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup skim milk
12 cup plain yogurt
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 teapoons vanilla extract
6 ice cubes crushed

red string candy such as Twizzlers, Red Vines etc for garnish

DIRECTIONS: In a blender combine strawberries, milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Toss in the ice. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve.

Serves 2

I love smoothies and am so excited to see what I can blend up in my Ninja Blender! I can't wait to show you guys how this turns out tommorrow

Lalaloopsy Crazy Hair Doll Giveaway! #crazyhairday




This giveaway is hosted by
Free For All
Prize sponsored by
Lalaloopsy
Full review of Lalaloopsy Crazy Hair Dolls at
http://www.freeforallfans.com/2015/02/lalalaoopsy-crazy-hair-dolls-review-and.html.
Don't forget to celebrate #CrazyHairDay on March 6th!


Enter Here to win one Crazy Hair Doll of choice!

Entry-Form


Be sure to check out Lalaloopsy on Facebook and you could win even more!

How to WIN!
Enter to win! Snap a photo with #CrazyHairDay of you and your Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair doll on Instagram on March 6 for a chance to win a $100 Target gift card! (US res only; must be 13+) See official rules: http://bit.ly/1z5Iw4q
See Lalaloopsy's Facebook here post here for more details!


Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Lalaloopsy for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


Lalalaoopsy Crazy Hair Dolls Review and Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I received a press sample of this product in exchange for this review and post. All opinions are my own and not influenced by compensation.
Lalaloopsy Logo
As most of you know we get a lot of Lalaloopsy love here because I am so lucky to be a Lalaloopsy SIP (Sew Important Person). Lalaloopsy has so many cute dolls perfect for any little girl who loves dolls but Lalaloopsy has added a twist to their newest collection. I am so excited to be one of the first to tell you about Lalloopsy Crazy Hair Dolls! Each doll has a bottle of glitter, plastic curling style tool and hair extensions in different colors. There are four Crazy Hair Dolls in the Crazy Hair Doll Collection each one is different let me introduce you!

Meet
Confetti Carnivale

Confetti Carnivale™ is working on the perfect hairstyle for tonight's ball. Twists and curls and
braids and lots of color – this is a ‘do that will take some time, but she'll be there and ready to
dance the night away with all of her friends!

Cinder Slippers
Cinder Slippers™ is running late (as usual) because she's going to create the most unique
hairstyle anyone has ever seen! Only she can't figure out what color hair goes best with glass
slippers. This is gonna take more time.

Scoops Waffle Cone
Scoops Waffle Cone™ is having trouble deciding on a hairstyle for tonight's ball. So, she decided
to combine all her favorite looks into one amazing hair do. She calls it the 3 bun Up-do, Half
Up/Half Down, tiny curls, semi-straight, loosey curl sew crazy hair sundae. She'll be the talk of
the ball for sure. I personally love Scoops Waffle Cone's colors like ice cream colors it makes me happy to see bright colors!

Jewel Sparkles
Jewel Sparkles™ has been so busy helping her friends with fashion emergencies, but now she's
having a hair emergency! She needs her hair to be "perfectly perfect" for the big dance. She
creates a royal hair-do by adding highlights, twisting hearts, sprinkling glitter, and finishing it
with the sparkliest tiara. Everyone at the ball will be talking about her hairstyle…and she's
counting on it.
Check out my "crazy hair" stying on my very own Jewel Sparkles Crazy Hair Doll (pictured above). This is a simple style you can make yourself. First separate your Jewel Sparkles dolls hair in 2 section on each side part down the center. Braid hair into two pig tails one on each side. Then just twist your braids I a circle and pin the hair with one of the hair bows included repeat for side 2. After you finish your style polish your look by adding some of your included fluorescent green hair extensions and leave hair a little twirly curl hanging down. You can easily make that curl with your included plastic curling tool. Just wrap green piece around your curling iron and then slide off easily keeping the curls shape. Crazy Hair Dolls are perfect for sleep overs give the kids something to do let them play hairstylist. When I was little that would have made my day getting to fix a dolls hair with my friends from gradeschool. That rocked so I know little girls now will love this!
Guess what is coming up on March 6th #CrazyHairDay in honor of #CrazyHairDay I give you Lalaloopsy Crazy Hair Dolls!

Make sure to follow Lalaloopsy on social media below:

Lalaloopsy Facebook
Visit Lalaloopsy Land
Lalaloopsy on YouTube
Lalaloopsy on Twitter
 Lalaloopsy on Pinterest
 Lalaloopsy on Instagram


 LALALOOPSY WANTS TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR OWN LALALOOPSY DOLL:

ENTER HERE


Be sure to check out Lalaloopsy on Facebook and you could win even more!

How to WIN!
Enter to win! Snap a photo with #CrazyHairDay of you and your Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair doll on Instagram on March 6 for a chance to win a $100 Target gift card! (US res only; must be 13+) See official rules: http://bit.ly/1z5Iw4q
See Lalaloopsy's Facebook here post here for more details!