Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Recital Time of Year - Some Cute Ballerina dolls for your ballerina

I'm no longer a mom of 2 dancers anymore :( My oldest graduated last year, so this year it is just my freshman dancing. We have our recital this Saturday and no Nationals this year which is strange.  I think my popular post year round is Gift Ideas for Dance Recital, so decided to do a bit of an update on some of the newer ballerina things out there.

I came across these dolls which I'm dying over, they are so cute! They actually are what inspired this post. Now I don't own these {yet} but they have 4.3 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews, so I feel safe recommending them. All of these recommendations are just my opinion though, do your research.







The Ballerina Princess Doll Pack N Play Gift Setfor $15.95 at time of writing. You get (3) 10" dolls for this price in baby pink, dark pink and purple. They are so cute! I personally would recommend these more for decoration than play. They would look adorable on a shelf!

Here is a soft ballerina doll that is more for play, the 17" Ballerina Doll for Little Girls' Ballet Dance Recital. I love that she has pink yarn hair too. That was one thing I always had a hard time with. My oldest has brown hair and my youngest had blonde hair growing up. I always had to try and find the right hair color and hope it also corresponded with their favorite colors like pink/blonde/, etc.

If you want to give more than a doll or instead of a doll, there is a cute book called I'm a Ballerina! (Little Golden Book).

A little girl invites us into her ballet class, and later performs onstage (gulp!) in her first recital. Young readers will enjoy seeing what happens in a class, and young ballerinas will see themselves in this book.



The Aurora World Ballerina 14.5" Doll with Blonde Hair is an affordable doll option especially for younger girls. She is $11.10 at time of writing and it is a well known brand so you know you are getting better quality than the unknown brands. There is a brunette version that costs a little bit more right now, Aurora World Brunette Ballerina 14.5" Plush in pink and Aurora World Ballerina 14.5" Doll with Brunette Hair in lavender.




This mouse, SO CUTE! I'm a total sucker for stripes. The Organic Farm Buddies Plush Toy, Ballerina Mouse.

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Favorite Concealer: NYX Cosmetics Concealer Wand


I love love love this NYX Cosmetics Concealer Wand in Porcelain. It has amazing coverage and it is only $4.99 plus cruelty free!

I originally discovered this concealer when looking for an affordable green concealer that had good reviews. I had purchased some mineral green powder on ebay before, but it always made a huge mess for me when trying to apply it while out. (otherwise I loved it).

I started subscribing to the Subscribe and Save for the Green concealer, which I still buy and use. Then one day, I was reading the reviews again for whatever reason and happened to see someones review on the porcelain. She was using it to cover red which is why I was using the green. I figured I'd give it a try and fell in love! This stuff is amazing and again only $5 or less! I just subscribed to the yellow to try that one out.















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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Amazon Cookie Sample Box $4.99 with $4.99 Credit



  Cookie Sample Box, 5 or more samples ($4.99 credit with purchase)

  • For a limited time, buy this box for $4.99 and receive a credit of $4.99 towards the purchase of select cookie products shipped and sold from Amazon.com. See Terms and Conditions below for details.
  • A week after your product ships, you will receive an email with instructions on how to use your promotional credit.
  • Limit one promotional credit per customer. Offer available for a limited time. Items may vary based on availability.
  • Each box contains 5 or more samples from various brands.


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Monday, April 18, 2016

Plackers Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kids’ Flossers & Flosser Friend





I was sent Plackers new Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kids’ Flossers, designed with a unique dual grip handle making them easy for kids of all ages to use and allowing parents to assist. This new angled head and dual grip allows a place to grip if your child is able to floss or for us parents to floss our little ones teeth for them. I personally have tried these and the floss is amazing quality. It is engineered not to shred, stretch or break and so far so good! I also have not experienced them getting stuck in teeth which is something that happens to me with most floss. These are also smaller in size than regular flossers which is perfect for your children's smaller mouth size. They are also bpa free!

Flossing regularly removes plaque and food from areas between the teeth that can’t be reached by brushing alone. “Dentists recommend as soon as a child has two teeth that are touching, parents should help them begin a daily flossing routine,” said Greg McCormick, Senior Vice President of Global Innovation and Technology for Plackers’ parent company, Ranir. “Plackers new Kids’ Flossers were designed specifically with parents and children in mind to offer an easy, fun and flavorful way to teach kids about flossing and healthy dental care habits. If parents teach their kids healthy habits when they’re young, they will be more likely to carry on those habits throughout their lives.”

Another new addition to the line is the Flosser Friend™. This super cute monkey-shaped flosser holder is meant to amp up the fun factor and help kids look forward to flossing. Not only is the flosser holder a fun way to store kids’ flossers and keep them close at hand, its flip-up cover design allows kids to easily access their flossers. The Flosser Friend is easy to open and clean, and comes pre-packaged with 30 dual grip kids’ flossers.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Review: Worth Dying For

Worth Dying For Worth Dying For by Rita Herron
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I listened to this with Kindle Unlimited. I enjoyed the first two books, but this one was just really bad. I felt like I kept missing a story line in the beginning. I didn't care for the two main characters this book focused on Liz and Rafe. I felt like they were extremely whiny and immature, also bad agents (not as in good vs bad, but in horrible at their jobs).

I have a hard time not finishing a book, so I suffered through it. I wanted to find out the continuation of Amelia's story as well. I pretty much had everything figured out, even though there was one surprising twist on who #6 was which gave the book the 2 stars.

The book had a ton of repetition, it could have been much shorter. I found myself constantly rolling my eyes and Liz and Rafe continuously thought the same things over and over and over. I read some of the bad reviews that talked about Liz's choices and I thought the reviewers were exaggerating, they were not. I read a lot of crime fiction and the characters usually make stupid moves which you expect to keep the book/tv/movie exciting. However these were just plain old dumb moves that didn't even seem feasible.

This book was just really bad. I'm not sure I can make myself listen to the last book. Plus I read a review to see if the fourth book was any better and someone basically spoiled the entire book in one super short paragraph. I will have to be really desperate for something to listen to, in order to continue with the fourth in this series.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Best Label Maker Only $9.99, Hurry


The DYMO LabelManager 160 Hand-Held Label Maker is a fast, simple label maker that's easy to take with you. Type text quickly on the computer-style QWERTY keyboard, edit with one-touch fast-formatting keys and print for perfect, professional labels every time. Compact and lightweight for portability, making it easy to label just about anything, anywhere. 6 font sizes, 8 text styles and more than 200 symbols make it easy to create high-quality labels for all your organization needs.

To extend the battery life, the unit's auto power-off function turns the label maker off when not in use. 1-Year limited warranty.          

I've had this label maker for almost a year. It is wonderful, totally worth the $9.99 price tag and free shipping with Prime!



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Thursday, February 25, 2016

I'm Your Favorite Child Funny Glass Coffee Mug



 Another fun mug from the company Got Me Tipsy -









Let's face it, everyone knows you're the favorite child. This is simply a nice little reminder. Watch your siblings turn red as you give your Mom or Dad their new favorite mug. The best part is, this glass mug is  unique from all of the others, so it will always stand out and become a favorite mug for years to come.



I'm Your Favorite Child Funny Glass Coffee Mug

This is a nice high quality mug with thick glass. The vinyl is on both sides of mug. It is dishwasher safe!

The best thing is the way it comes packaged. It comes nicely in a box with colored tissue paper. You just have to wrap it up and give as a fun gift to mom or dad.

You can also ship it directly to your parents if you live out of state. It will come nicely and you will have sent a nice present!

I was sent this item free in exchange for a review.

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My Therapy Wine Glass



This is such a fun idea for a wine glass, My Therapy Wine Glass by Got Me Tipsy! Isn't it so fun, I just love it.

Great for the end of the day glass of wine or juice, no judging here. Also would make a really fun gift. The glass is super high quality, really thick glass, nice sturdy base. Seriously, the glasses we got for our wedding, I never even unpacked they felt so fragile. This is a glass made to be used!

Made in the USA and holds 13 ounces!

Imagine this cute gift, this glass, bottle of wine, some cheese and crackers in a basket! You can give alone as well, comes in a nice sturdy cardboard box, all wrapped up in pretty bubble wrap.

The vinyl is also dishwasher safe! What Mommy wants to hand wash her wine glass?

The company is great to work with. Very quick replies to emails, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the company Got Me Tipsy, they have a nice line of Glasses as well if the My Therapy isn't your cup of tea.

Watch for my review for a couple other of their items!

* Received this wine glass in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

X-Chef Kitchen Knife Sharpener Review


This August will be my 19th wedding anniversary, and we have never owned a knife sharpener. I've been wanting one for years to save our oldish knife set. I always thought they were expansive, so when I came across the X-Chef Kitchen Knife Sharpener for only $5.29 on Amazon at time of posting, I was pretty excited!

There are 2 sharpening modes for blunt knives. The blades are made of tungsten carbide and the rods are made of ceramic and are angled in a way that both sides of the knife will be sharpened at the same time. The sharpener is designed specifically with safety during use. The rubber non-slip feet eliminate any sliding when in use and the handle is large which allows for a firm grip when sharpening. You can also use this if you are right or left handed!

An important note, this is only for steel knives, you cannot use it with serrated knives or ceramic knives!

I found going slow works the best, and you only need to pass the k knife a few times. I did try it on a yellow knife and it did not take off the color. It does produce some metal shavings however.

I really like having this on hand for the times my knifes are too dull and ready to be thrown out. Puts new life in them. Saving them for any extra amount of time is great! I also like the smaller size of this, easy to store!

What are you waiting for, go buy your Knife Sharpener, Edge Pro 2  Sharpener for Kitchen!

I purchased this knife sharpener at a discounted price in exchange for a review of my thoughts and opinions of the product.

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