Saturday, November 30, 2013

Goody Bug Kid's Review and Giveaway!

Positive reinforcement has never been easier. We tried out the Goody Bug system. I was amazed at how well my kids took to using this system. I am not going to lie at first I was very skeptical. I have a 3 year old who is currently potty training with little to no success. Goody Bug turned this around. I picked snails because my babies love Gary on SpongeBob. They have so many choices though. I like the cute ladybugs awfully well to! My favorite thing about the Goody Bug System is it isn't rewarding just one good behavior but a pattern of good behaviors. Gavin figured out pretty quick a full chart meant a prize. We had tried giving candies when he went to the potty even toys and it worked for a day or so but you run out of toys and candy. With the Goody Bug System you set up what the prize for a complete chart is game time or a special toy your child wants. I am so impressed I have asked for mom to purchase one for Christian for Christmas. They have been sharing this chart it is time for both to have one! Please check out Goody Bug's Facebook page and go to Goody Bug's website and purchase your own Goody Bug today! One lucky winner will win a Goody Bug JUST ENTER BELOW!

Tek Recon Blaster Review and Giveaway!

What's more fun than watching your 3 and 5 year old battle it out? Mine loved having epic target shooting contests with their Tek Recon Blasters! I loved watching how much fun they had. I did however make mine wear protective eyewear when shooting. It takes 2 seconds to put on them and is necessary when shooting a wayward NRG round could go anywhere. Better safe than sorry. I was amazed at the technology Tek Recon had to offer. I thought my kids were getting a toy gun. What we got was an actual online gaming experience. The live action online gaming app enhances the battling experience taking gaming to a whole new level. We connected our smartphone and the kids went wild. The app uses mobile and GPS technology to allow multi player/team battles to life! The best part about the app is it is free! My kids have had hours of fun with their Tek Recon Blasters and me and the hubby even got in on the play a little. Tek Recon wants you guys to get it on the action enter below for your chance to win a Tek Recon prize pack complete with extra ammo! Make sure to like Tek Recon on facebook and follow on twitter! Watch all the awesome Tek Recon videos on YouTube and check out Tek Recons site to buy!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Therafit Shoes Giveaway!

This review and giveaway is being hosted by The Illustrated Mom and sponsored by Therfit Shoes.

I was intrigued when I found Therafit Shoes because of my bad back. The appeared like they would be very comfortable and perhaps help me straighten out my back when I walk. Therafit kindly sent me a pair of my choice to review so I picked the Silver Sandals. They arrived really quickly and I was so impressed with how they looked! They are so pretty!

I received my Therafit shoes about 15 minutes before I had to go walk two miles to get my son from his bus stop, a mile each way. I debated... Should I try the new shoes with such an adventure? Most of the time new shoes hurt until you break them in, but I had faith in Therafit. So I did it. I slipped them on and prepared for my two mile walk.

They looked so adorable on my feet! And they are the most comfortable shoes I have EVER worn. No bull. So I got ready to set out on my adventure. Not only did my feet not get sore from wearing new shoes, but they NEVER hurt from the shoes at all. Not even after getting back home. To this day I wear my Therafit shoes every single day and they have done nothing but make my feet feel great and they DO help my back!

I recommend Therafit shoes to everyone, not just those with back problems. Your feet would thank you big time! They have so many styles to choose from too, sandals, tennis shoes. I honestly can't even fathom wearing "regular" sole shoes ever again!

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Disclaimer: I was sent a pair of TheraFit Shoes to review. I was not compensated. All opinions stated are honest and mine alone.

And now to even more exciting news from Therafit! They would like to give one lucky Illustrated Mom follower a free pair of Therafit shoes of their choice! I am SO thrilled to be able to offer this to all of you!!! Remember, you can't win if you don't enter the contest below! It's super easy to enter!

Disclaimer: I was sent a pair of TheraFit Shoes to review. I was not compensated. All opinions stated are honest and mine alone.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bycicle Playing Cards Review!

When I think of the upcoming holidays my first thoughts go to my family around the table in a massive Poker game! There is only one brand of cards we would ever use Bycicle Playing Cards! Bycicle cards have so many amazing designs as you can see from the amazing sets below they sent my family to enjoy this holiday season! I can remember when my granny first taught me to play rummy I was probably 7 and I still love playing with her today! I can not wait to show off these awesome sets at Thanksgiving! I broke out my first set this weekend and we enjoyed a fun filled friendly game of 5 car draw! The only thing better than a card game here in Eastern KY is a card game with a nice adult beverage. I love drinking Strawberry Daquiri's and playing cards with my girlfriends. Bycicle Playing Cards bring back so many great memories for me. I am so glad to be able to share Bycicle Cards with my fans. Check out all the styles they have to offer and any information you need on how to play cards here on Bycicle website. Follow Bycicle on twitter, facebook and youtube to keep up to date on all their newest card styles and promotions.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Purex Fels Naptha Review and Facebook Giveaway!

I am a Purex Insider and as so get all of the great perks of being able to try and share with you guys all the awesome new and existing Purex products. I thought I knew it all and had tried everything Purex but I was wrong. I recently was able to try Purex Fels Naptha an excellent and so cheaply priced stain remover laundry bar! I love it! Purex Fels Naptha can be purchased at Wal Mart for $1.47 per bar (prices may vary from store to store). My kids pile on the stains we need a heavy stain remover and we are low on money so we need one moderately priced as well! Fels Naptha is amazing priced low and works so well. I was amazed when it took grass stains out of Christian's school jeans. I will be adding Purex Fels Naptha to my laundry regime. Don't forget to follow Purex on Facebook and Purex on twitter to stay up to date on all their newest products, contests and promotions. Also check out the Purex website for where to buy Purex, laundry tips, Purex product info, games and promotions! And last but not least keep an eye out on facebook this week as Purex has given me some free product coupons I will be giving my readers a chance to win so be sure you are following Free For All on facebook for your chance to win!

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
With the Holidays right around the corner, everybody could use a little extra spending cash. This $50 Amazon gift card could be yours for spending on holiday gifts for others or even just to pamper yourself!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

123 Tracing Kid's Acadamy App Download Today!

It is so hard to find quality educational app play for kids now a days. With most apps being to violent for kids or just of little to no value to them at all! I was so excited to find 123 Tracing the new app from Kid's Academy; the app is packed full of learning! From teaching numbers to allowing children to create their own personalized profiles the app puts your child in the drivers seat! Don't worry though as Kid's Academy also gets parents involved with their parent activity tracer! You can track your child's progress with only a few clicks! See where your child needs improvement and where your child is excelling; it's that easy just a few clicks and you will know! My children are 3 and 5 and this is one amazing app for them perfect for their needs!
Kid's Academy, one of the most successful developers of apps for kids has released what might be their biggest app yet. 123 Tracing is an excellent educational app designed for younger students. This cute game helps kids trace numbers and get in the habit of writing and forming these letters that they will use the rest of their lives. The app is live and available to download via iTunes,Google Play and Amazon.
Kid's Academy is all about helping children learn verbal, writing and math skills in an easy and fun manner. Apps such as 123 Tracing and Bingo ABC have been top-50 educational apps in the App Store, and Kid’s Academy has also brought the well-known stories and nursery rhymes The Three Little Pigs and Five Little Monkeys to life with interactive apps. The simple interfaces of the apps allow children to take the reins and play on their own, but the sing-a-longs and other activities are perfect for parent or teacher engagement, as well. Research has shown that singing along with nursery rhymes has cognitive and physical benefits for children. Not only are children learning new words and the context in which to use them, but strengthening tongue and mouth muscles at an early age will help with pronunciation skills.
About Kid’s Academy Company Kids Academy is an early childhood education start-up specialized in development apps for major mobile markets: App Store, Google Play and Amazon. The rapidly growing company is bringing value through education for children aged 2 to 6 teaching kids numbers, upper- and lower- case letters, word-letter associations, phonics, and spelling, and brings them endless fun and excitement through play activities. Founded in the end of 2011 with the first application released in July 2012, Kids Academy has six nice apps and recently reached 2 million downloads. The apps developed by Kids Academy received dozens of positive reviews and were top rated by Children’s Technology and Parent Reviews. Interactive ABC by Kids Academy was featured by The Guardian in mobile tech review.
For more information, please visit Kids Acadamy website and give them a like at Kids Academy on facebook and a follow at Kids Academy on Twitter now to keep up to date with all their new apps and promotions!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dorco Shai Review!

Thank you to Dorco Shai for sending me their one of a kind Razor to try and share my thoughts about its performance with my lovely readers. I have heard a lot of complaints about how priced razors please take a second to check out Dorco's website. They offer men's products, women's products and bundle packs! The razor I reviewed was the LSXA1000: Soft Touch™ 6 Blade System for Women priced at only $4.46. I was amazed with the results this razor give me. No razor burn, no stubble the next day and it got in the tough to reach places very nicely. Make sure you follow Dorco Shai on facebook and twitter and keep up to date on all things shaving! A little birdie told me that Dorco does a lot of twitter giveaways and gives out tons of discount codes for their followersnas well (in fact I won one)! Check out Jessica June Hughes review as well at I am recommending Dorco Shai as a stocking stuffer in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide check out the 2013 Free For All Holiday Gift Guide now! Me and Jess will be bringing you everything hot this year for Christmas so be sure to check out her blog as well Luvmytweenies!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Two Little Monters Shop Review and Giveaway!

I am so delighted to share with you an amazing new Etsy Shop I have been fortunate enough to be able to review! Two Little Monsters Shop run by Kayla Shaddix (who is such a delightful person to chat with) offers super cute Party Supplies as well as a lot of holiday d├ęcor! I received a set of coasters to facilitate my review and they are so cute and marvelously sturdy as well! I have my little loves Christian and Gavin (3, and 5) so in this house everything has to be sturdy. Sadly to say our wonderful coaster set took its first drop when Gavin was trying to set his pop down and couldn't hold his pop and his coaster but to my amazement it did not break! This told me not only is Kayla a very very creative designer but is also using top of the line products to make her wonderful creations! Two Little Monsters also can do custom orders so if there is something you want but don't see just give her a shout on facebook!
Kayla has also offered you guys not one but 2 chances to win! One person will win a banner and one will win a set of coasters! Check out Two Little Monsters Shop on facebook and then go place your order at Two Little Monsters Etsy Shop! Enter Below!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Magna Color Review!

We recently had the opportunity to try Magana Color I love the fact that it uses magnets and the color dots are reusable. It is kind of like a light bright but with magnets that you use a pen to insert. In my opinion that makes all the difference for little hands. My kids struggle with pushing in those pegs with magna color you use color labeled pens and the colored dots are auto sorted to make pictures. Magna Color comes with several pages like a fish, an octopus lots of cute scenes to create with! My boys are 3 and 5 and they actually could both use the Magna Color very well and my littlest is actually enjoying learning his colors while playing! I love any toy that you can use to educate with and not only can you use Magna Color to teach colors, but words, numbers anything you can create you can display and use the Magna Color to teach with. I plan to use this with my 5 year old on his spelling words he is learning small words like me, I and this will help!
I have found that toys make learning so much more engaging for kids. Check out below the diagram that shows a little more about how Magana Color works 9 I tried to explain but even I was having a little trouble with getting the greatness of how Magna Color works; hope this helps)! I am recommending Magna Color as a 2013 Holiday Gift Guide great find! This would also be great if you homeschool! Check out Magna Color on facebook and go to Magna Color's website to purchase here and for info on the 3D side of Magna Color go here! Magna Color just concluded a contest on their facebook page so maybe they will have a another I guess we have to follow to find out! Christian couldn't wait to open Magna Color look how happy he was!

Roaring Spring Paper Products Review and Giveaway!

When I started buying products for back to school this year one thing I noticed was very few companies were eco friendly so I began searching for companies who offered back to school supplies that were eco friendly. I found Roaring Spring Paper Products! Not only are their products eco friendly and American Made but they are also super innovative we were given the opportunity to review the their Color Me Notebooks, Cross Over (landscape portrait and graph books), and Genesis Notebooks (made from sugar cane paper)! The Color Me notebooks were by far the kids favorite they really enjoyed that they could actually color the front of the notebook and design it with their own work! I actually enjoyed the Cross Over book the most as I like to draw a little here and there! The Genesis notebooks though were the most functional; these are actual 1, 3 and 5 subject notebooks that come in regular or colored paper that are made using the sugar cane process which I am going to explain. This is the notebook we now buy for our kids to use at school on a day to day basis. This will be what we continue to buy as well every year notebooks continue to be on our children's back to school supply list!
The process that Roaring Spring uses to make their eco friendly paper involves using sugarcane. (Actual excerpt from Roaring Paper website describing the sugarcane process) What is it? Sugarcane paper is produced from the sugarcane fibers that are the residue from the sugarcane refining process. These fibers contain cellulose. Cellulose is the basic building block used to produce most papers. The sugarcane fiber replaces the traditional wood-based fibers used to produce most papers. The resulting paper has normal brightness and a very smooth writing surface. How is it Made? The sugarcane “pulp”, or residue, that remains from the sugarcane refining process is transferred from the refiner to the paper mill. The pulp is refined and treated at the mill, in a similar way that wood pulp is used at a traditional paper mill. In some cases, a small % of wood pulp, like eucalyptus pulp, is added to the sugarcane fiber pulp. This enhances the writing surface properties of the paper. Why use Sugarcane Paper? This is the ultimate bio-sustainable solution. The fibers that remain from the sugarcane refining process have traditionally been burned, landfilled or otherwise wastefully disposed of. By converting the fibers to sugarcane paper, this not only helps to prevent environmental damage, but also uses an available resource instead of harvesting trees. Additionally, the paper provides a smooth, white writing surface for all of your note-taking needs. Roaring Spring is an amazing company give their facebook page some love and follow them here to stay up to date on all of their amazing products am so excited to say that in addition to providing us a large assortment to review that Roaring Springs Paper products has been generous enough to offer one of my readers a chance to win their own assortment of Roaring Springs Products! Just enter below:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Skwooshi Review!

Skwooshi is an amazing no mess new molding compound; I would describe as a mix between Moon Dough and Play Dough but without the mess they make ! Skwooshi also never dries out! Skwooshi doesn't stick to anything the clean up is so easy. We even dropped a few pieces in our carpet to test this out. You can pick it right up! My 3 and 4 year old love playing molding and creating o I was delighted to se a product that wouldn't stick to their clothing or my carpet! They received three Skwooshi products to try; The Skwooshi Action set, Skwooshi 3D Mini Molds and an extra pack of Skwooshi!
The Action Set Pictured here included a ship and a train mold, 2 storage containers and 4 oz Skwooshi Compound. I loved the extra 3D Poodle Mini Mold we received as well as the extra 4oz.Skwooshi Compound I will definitely be buying a few of these to use as tocking stuffers for my kiddos. They always get Play Douh but this will be replacing Play Dough for sure in our house! Check out the pics below! Don't you think these will make great stocking stuffers!
I am endorsing Skwooshi in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide The Action Set as a present and the 3D Mini Molds and 4 OZ Compound Skwooshi Sets as Stocking Stuffers. See the Free For All 2013 Holiday Gift Guide here To buy Skwooshi check out your local Toys R Us or buy online at here . Go give their Skwooshi's Facebook page a like as well so you can keep up to date on all things Skwooshi! Skwooshi is from Irwin Toys check out all the great products Irwin Toys (the maker's of Mooshi Monster's) has here!
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