Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Super Hero Party



  Something I love doing is planning birthday parties. It can get expensive,that's probably the scariest part. We all want our kids to have memorable birthday parties, but we dont expect to have to mortgage our homes to do so. I'm about to give you some great DIY ideas using items you have at home or can get very cheap.
  My son wanted a BatMan and Super Man theme for his 7th birthday party. Hes a Heart Warrior, so I only found it fitting to have a "Super Hero" theme including all super heroes. It ended up being the coolest party we have had to date. (hopefully to be out done by the Carnival theme party this week)



Valentine Pancakes


Ingredients

Ingredients : - 1 cup all purpose flour - 2 tbsp granulated sugar - 1 ½ tsp baking powder - ¼ tsp kosher salt - 1 cup of whole milk - 1 egg - ½ tsp vanilla extract - 2 tbsp butter, melted - 5-6 medium-sized strawberries, sliced - sprinkles of your choice


Found on Counter Recipes 

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies



Brownie Batter Ingredients:

For the Cream Cheese:

  • 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9×9 pan.
  2. In a bowl combine the cake mix, melted butter, oil, and eggs. The batter should be very think, but bakes up incredibly moist. Reserve 1/3 cup of batter mixed with 2 tbsp of water for the topping, and spread the rest in to prepared baking dish.
  3. For the cheesecake topping, beat cream cheese until like then add sugar until combined. Beat in egg until well blended, then add vanilla. Pour on top of brownie mixture and spread into an even layer.
  4. Top cheesecake layers with dollops of the thinned out brownie batter and use a tooth pick or butter knife to make pretty swirls. Bake 20 – 25 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely, then serve!
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Recipe found on Crafty Morning. Make sure to follow Crafty Morning on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram 

Valentines Tree



This Valentines Day Tree is original and super cute. You can make it in less than an hour. Visit TaterTotsandJello to get step by step instructions.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Polette Eye Wear





Polette.com was born from a man's vision, a man who decided to put an end to the monopole of optics. No more expensive eye glasses.
 His idea? Break up the chain of intermediates and offer, through the internet, a massive selection of frames and lenses provided by his own factories.
The revolution is launched and upsets the field of french optic as we know it.
Polette.com offers Frames and Lenses from $9.99, along with anti-scratching and anti-reflective coating options. From wood frames to metal, classic or trendy, your sure to find the perfect pair.



When I was given the opportunity to work with Polette on a review I was thrilled. I had just been to the eye doctor a few days earlier and found out I needed glasses. I was worried about how I would look or how glasses would change my appearance so I jumped at the chance to try a pair from Polette. There glasses seemed to be more stylish and with this being my first time wearing glasses I definitely wanted a pair that looked good and suited me. Glasses at most optometrists offices are going to cost you a couple hundred dollars for the more stylish ones, but Polette offers frames for as little as $9.99.

  Me in my Polette frames

The ordering process was super simple. I picked out the frames I wanted, whether I wanted single vision lenses, progressive lenses, photochromic single vision, photochromic progressive lenses or even just plain fashion lenses. Then there was an area for me to type in my prescription or an option to take a picture of your prescription. So i snapped a picture and that was that. My order arrived 10 days later. I ended up loving my new frames. They actually fit great and I've gotten so many compliments. Take a few moments to check out the wide variety of frames and sunglasses Polette offers. Theres even an option to try on the frames virtually. 




Check back for the chance to win any pair of frames of your choosing from Polette Eye Wear

Visit Polette to check out their wide variety of frames
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and on Instagram Here





Gobble It Up Reviews received a sample for review purposes only. No financial compensation was exchanged. All opinions stated are my own.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Photothrow Review

Gobble It Up Reviews received a sample to facilitate this review, all opinions are 100 percent my own!


PhotoThrow's motto is knitting your heartfelt memories stitch by stitch; that couldn't be more true! Anyone on your holiday gift list would be moved by a heartfelt gift from PhotoThrow! PhotoThrow also has three new throws just in time for the holidays check out the choices below and to order your today go toPhotoThrow.com now!
"Snowflake" Holiday ThrowFamily Holiday ThrowOrnament Holiday Throw
PhotoThrow makes gift giving almost to easy; with all of their great choices. Choose from gifts personalized with text, images, or actual photographs. PhotoThrow brings the holidays to life by showcasing your best memories on the perfect gift! Whether its a throw or an ornament you are looking for PhotoThrow has it all! Some of my favorite PhotoThrow gifts aside from throws are the Photo Canvases,Aprons and Wooden Keepsake Box.

Photo Canvas
Photo Canvas size view
Your favorite image transforms any room into an incredible and stunning personalized setting. Real stretched canvas in 4 sizes. Canvas wraps around edges of wooden frame which is 1½ inches deep. Gallery-wrapped edges allow you to hang with or without a frame. Show off your child's artwork or turn a favorite photo into a special gift.

Aprons

Apron

Do you have an aspiring little chef in the family? What a great gift for the beginner chef in the household or for someone who loves to cook. My niece I always baking up something special for me every chance she gets; what a great way to show her how grateful I am! Any cook or chef would be proud to wear their own personalized apron. For only $5 more add that custom personalization. Colorful prints can be transferred beautifully to these white aprons. Lightweight, yet durable.

Wooden Keepsake Boxes
Wooden Keepsake Box
These beautiful wooden keepsake boxes have a 4¼" ceramic tile in the cover for sublimation transfers. Golden oak finish with soft fabric lining.  Add a little something special to your Wooden Keepsake Box gift; try writing a special note and including inside your loved one's box or an inspirational message. The more heartfelt the better!

Travel MugTote BagPillowcasePhoto Ornament

PhotoThrow is your one stop shopping destination this holiday season; go to PhotoThrow.com now to start shopping! Be sure to follow PhotoThrow on social media below to stay up to date on contests, new products and specials:


Kidz Bop 30



Get up and dance with the latest hits- sung by kids, for kids!

14 Awesome New Tracks:

- Bad Blood 
- Hey Mama
- Cheerleader
- Worth It
- Fight Song
- Where are you now
- Somebody
- Lean On
- Uma Thurman
- You Know You Like It
- Photograph
- I Don't Like It,I Love It
- Elastic Heart
- Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

Also Includes Kidz Bop Original Bonus Track "Make Some Noise"



Visit Kidz Bop HERE
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Friday, December 18, 2015

Newman's Own Organics #HolidayGiftGuide Giveaway 2 Winner's!

Free For All and Gobble It Up Reviews received a sample to facilitate this review and giveaway all opinions are 100 percent my own no financial                                                                                                          compensation was received.



Newman's Own Organics #HolidayGiftGuide 

Giveaway 2 Winner's Will Receive A Newman's Own Organic Product Assortment!


SPONSOR: NEWMAN'S OWN

Newman's Own Organic is the Organic Division of Newman's Own Products. Product assortment will consist of Newman's Own Organics Products.
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Newman's Own Organics

               Gobble It Up Reviews received samples for review purposes only. No financial compensation was exchanged. All opinions stated are my own.




In 1982, Newman's Own started as a tiny boutique operation-parchment labels on elegant wine bottle that Paul Newman filled with his homemade salad dressing and gave to his neighbors as holiday gifts. He expected train wrecks along the way and, instead, got one astonishment followed by another.
But in these thirty years, Paul Newman and Newman's Own Foundation have given over $450 million to thousands of charities. How to account for this massive success? They haven't the slightest idea, but on thing they do know is they are not stopping.
Today, Newman's Own produces over 200 individual products across 20 categories. Always great tasting, always top quality, just the way the founder, Paul Newman, insisted. They'll always follow his vision for putting quality first.


I recently had the opportunity to try out a box full of Newman's Own Organics products which is the Organic division of Newman's Own. I got an entire box of incredible sweets like cookies, chocolate bars, peanut butter cups and more. It was the first time I had tried any of their products but I instantly fell in love.


My favorite product out of the entire box was the Organic Super Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups. The dark chocolate outer layer with the sweet, gooey, raspberry center was delicious. As a matter of fact every piece of Organic Chocolate I tasted, whether it was the Chocolate Bars or Peanut Butter Cups, they were all simply amazing.
The kids loved the Licorice Twists in Strawberry and Sour Apple, and since it's made with Organic sugar I didn't have to worry as much about them eating it.
Another product we thoroughly enjoyed was the bag of Family Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Organic flour


Newman's Own has more than just sweets though. They offer a wide, amazing variety of dressings, sauce, salsa, pizzas, cereal, skillet meals, oils and vinegars and more.



We have teamed up with Newman's Own and Free For All Fans to offer 2 lucky readers the opportunity to win a variety pack of products.



                                    Visit Newman's Own on their website HERE

                                          Or Find Newman's Own on Facebook


Cloud Pets



Cloud Pets, A message you can hug. Cloud Pets can send and receive messages from anywhere in the world. You can record and send messages using the Cloud Pets app.
A parent or loved one at home gets the message on their Cloud Pets app and then approves it and then delivers it wirelessly to the Cloud Pet. When the Cloud Pet has a message, its heart blinks, you just squeeze its paw and the message plays.
Record a message by squeezing the paw. The message goes wirelessly to a nearby device. From there, it can be delivered to a Cloud Pets friend anywhere in the world. Cloud Pets are perfect for kids whose parents travel alot or when grandparents live far away. Its a beautiful way for families to keep in touch. Cloud Pets are a must have this Holiday Season.



With Cloud Pets you can also watch your little one drift to sleep with sweet sounds of lullabies, or listen along to stories. Cloud Pets also offer interactive games everyone can enjoy.




                                             Visit the Cloud Pets Website
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Lugz Boots Giveaway


Lugz Women's Shifter Ripstop boots would make a great gift this year!  Enter to win a pair for a special person in your life. You can take a look at what Ashley at Sweet Cheeks Adventures thought HERE!

The Giveaway:
How to Enter: Please use the Giveaway Tool below!
Prize: 1 pair of Lugz Women's Shifter Ripstop Boots
Dates: Starts December 18, 2015 10:00 am EST.  Winner will be chosen December 31, 2015 11:59 pm EST.


Disclosure: Sweet Cheeks Adventures teamed up with Lugz for this giveaway. Other participating bloggers are not responsible for choosing the winner or shipment of product. They have not receive any compensation for this post. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. The winner will be chose at random by the Giveaway Tool and emailed. The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours or they risk forfeiting the prize.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lalaloopsy #HolidayGiftGuide Giveaway!

                    Free For All received a sample to facilitate this review all opinions are 100 percent my own no financial compensation was received.

    Lalaloopsy #HolidayGiftGuide Giveaway!
One Winner Will Receive 
  • Mini Lalaloopsy Super Silly Party Musical Cake Playset  (Giveaway included, US Only)
  • Lalaloopsy Tinies Jewelry Maker Playset (Giveaway included, US Only)
  • Lalaloopsy Babies Surprise Potty Doll (Giveaway included, US Only)



CO HOSTS: Free For All 
SPONSOR: Lalaloopsy


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Merlot Giveaway!

Gobble It Up Reviews received a sample to facilitate this review and giveaway all opinions are 100 percent my own no financial compensation was received.



      Merlot 
One Item of Winners Choice #HolidayGiftGuide Giveaway


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SPONSOR: Merlot






Lalaloopsy Tinies Jewelry Maker Playset!

Free For All received a sample to facilitate this post all opinions are 100 percent my own and no financial compensation was received!






Create Sew much jewelry with the LaLaLoopsy Tinies Jewelry Maker Playset. Use beads and Tinies dolls to make cute necklaces, bracelets, rings, or even hair clips. The jewelry maker magically strings the beads for you. Pick your favorite Tinies to add to your accessories! LaLaLoopsy Tinies are totally wearable fashion.

Not only does it make some pretty cool jewelry but its also a functional ferris wheel style playset for all of the LaLaLoopsy Tinies.



Product Features:
-Automatically strings beads
-Includes 3 LaLaLoopsy Tinies
-Four steps to create adorable accessories
-Step 1 create a lanyard string color
-Step 2 choose a bead color from the ferris wheel and drop into jewelry maker
-Step 3 press the button to turn on the jewelry maker and watch the beads string
-Step 4 add Tinies dolls to your jewelry
-Sew many designs to create
-Ages 4-104
-Collect all Tinies to make more jewelry


  Make sure you are following Lalaloopsy to connect with them on Social Media as the #SuperSillyParty continues and enter daily for a chance to win:

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cuddle Barn





Cuddle Barn is a leading designer and manufacturer of animated plush creations. With over 30 years  experience, they are committed to providing unique products. Their collection features high quality materials, cutting edge animation, and entertaining new sounds. There are so many different animals and toys that you can choose from that each family member can be surprised with something different. 
Stuffed animals are always one of my go-to gift ideas. Kids can never have to many stuffed animals and theres so many different kinds to choose from that your sure to find the perfect one for that special kid in your life.


Farmer Mac was one of the items I picked out for review. My son loves cows so I knew this would be a hit. Farmer Mac sings and dances to "Old Macdonald" dressed in his overalls, flannel shirt and hankerchief. Old Macdonald is a classic that all the kids know so ofcourse my son was ecstatic that his stuffed animal could sing along with him. He is super soft and fluffy and has made an awesome bed time pal for my little boy.


Gallop the horse was another stuffed animal i received. This little fellar walks and gallops all over the place when you push his ear. You can also push the other ear to hear a cowboy saying to "Giddy Up" along with other sayings. Gallop has also had alot of fun with our Elf on the Shelf. We've woke up a couple mornings with Elfie riding on Gallops back, or both of them hiding in the toy room etc. 


Dr.Charlie is an 11 inch Monkey with a stethoscope that activates dancing and singing about different parts of the body. Dr.Charlie is one of my favorites because not only is he adorable but hes teaching my son as they play. You can touch the stethoscope to his ear and hear him saying "That's my ear,I use it to hear" and then he sings a cute song about your ears. This is the same for his hands, feet, tummy, heart, nose and head. 
You can watch the video of Dr.Charlie the Monkey  Here.
Cuddle Barn has singing and dancing  plush animals to gift for all occasions.  All Cuddle Barn pricing include domestic shipping charges and all applicable sales tax. They try to ensure shipping within 48 hours of receiving your order on In-Stock merchandise. Cuddle Barn offers a 100% customer service policy for defective items. If you your looking for quality and workmanship this is the place to buy from. Check out there website and see the amazing cuteness going on or have a look on YouTube for videos of all of their merchandise.



Check out more products from Cuddle Barn HERE
or on Facebook HERE

Hisense Chromebook C11 Review




The Hisense Chromebook C11 keeps you going all day long with up to eight and a half hours of battery life. Maintain a peace of mind that all of your personal information is safe and secure with the built in Free (and frequently updated) virus protection software. You'll also be able to stay synced with your Android phones and tablets. The Chromebook C11 contains Voice Search, WI-FI, Bluetooth and webcam features. Best of all, your Chromebook won't slow down over time.


Always Ready, Whenever You Are
Chromebook runs off the Chrome operating system (OS) so you can store your content in Google's Cloud-based storage service and access it anywhere you go. Even more impressive, this laptop only weighs 2.4 pounds, contains 16MB of file storage, and has an 11.6 inch LED HD screen that pops images in vibrant and true-to-life colors. Also with a front view facing camera and microphone.



When I was sent the Hisense Chromebook C11 to review I wasn't sure how I would feel about it. I've never owned a Chromebook. I figured it would be extremely small and work much like an Ipad or tablet. I was wrong. This Chromebook has been amazing for me. With a four person household including an 8 year old who is obsessed with his computer I had little to no time to work on my blog. It seemed one of the kids or my husband was always on our laptop and I had no time to keep up with the stack of reviews piling up. So when the Chromebook arrived I was ecstatic to give it a try. Setting it up was easy. When I powered it on a screen popped up and walked me through the set up including time zone, language and even adding my personal google account. It took maybe 3 or 4 minutes and I was ready to surf the web. One of my favorite parts about this particular Chromebook is the Google apps. From Google Maps, Google Hangouts, Chrome Web Store and Google Docs,Sheets & Slides which is the app I use most often. Its a lot like Microsoft Office and has pretty much the exact same things. It saved me a lot of time not having to download office separately. Another thing I love is the long battery life. I had taken my Chromebook with me to a doctors appointment figuring I could finish typing a paper while I waited. I forgot to take the charger with me and noticed I only had 14% battery left, thankfully it lasted for an hour and half with only 14% battery.


This small, sleek design is perfect for On-The-Go and will fit easily into small, compact places.  It features a textured lid for keeping a sure grip and a metal palm rest to add structure and comfort while typing.


One of the best things about this Chromebook is the price point. They sell on Wal-Mart for $134 and on Amazon for around $140. That's why the Hisense Chromebook C11 is the hottest item in our Holiday Gift Guide this year. Whether your living pay check to paycheck, your a college student barely getting by, or just on a strict budget, the HiSense Chromebook is your best bet.








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