Monday, March 27, 2017

Idiotest Ovation Brands Family Game Night and 4 Buffett Pass Giveaway

Ovation Brands includes Ryan's, Hometown, Old Country and Country Buffet. Ovation Brands always has something fun going on for the kids. We love going there as a family. Right now they have a Family Night promotional series featuring GSN'S Idiotest 

Each Thursday, from March 2nd through April 6th between 5 pm and 8 pm, kids may participate in different interactive and educational activities in Ovation Brands’ restaurants and Furr’s Fresh Buffet locations.

The featured activities are as follows:

● March 2 – Brain Games

● March 9 – Trivia Time!

● March 16 – Game Show Night

● March 23 – Kidiotest!

● March 30 – Act it out!

● April 6 – Spin to Win!

Ovation Brands would like to offer my readers a special prize pack, which includes the following: one (1) pair of Idiotest Glasses, one (1) Idiotest stylus bracelet, one (1) Idiotest stress brain and four (4) free meal passes for you and your family to enjoy a meal at any of Ovation Brands’ locations. 

Giveaway is closed: Chris B. is the winner

These family nights will be available at the various Ovation Brands and Furrs Fresh Buffet restaurants which include, RyansHome Town BuffetCountry BuffetOld Country Buffet, and FurrsVisit any of the links above for more information about the GSN Idiotest Family Night. While online, sign up for Crave Connection and the Furr’s E-Club to receive exclusive offers and updates on upcoming promotions. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Healthy Stir Fry

In honor of St. Patrick's Day coming up, it's time to get your green on and switch out the corned beef and cabbage for this delicious, Healthy Greens Stir-Fry recipe (courtesy of Terra's Kitchen) OR switch it up and try it as a side WITH your corned beef; either way, it's sure to make the holiday enjoyable!

St. Patrick's Day Healthy Stir Fry – courtesy of Terra's Kitchen
Serves 4
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup spinach, packed tightly
  • 4 baby bok choy, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ cup scallions
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • Canola Oil
  1. Heat wok or large skillet to high. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil.
  2. Sauté the garlic and ginger together.
  3. Add the sugar snap peas, spinach, bok choy, broccoli, fish sauce, and half of the sesame oil.
  4. Stir-fry quickly until the vegetables start to brown slightly and become tender.
  5.  Remove from heat. Stir in remaining sesame oil, scallion, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
       Pro Tip:
Remember HPCO! Hot. Pan. Cold. Oil. When stir-frying always remember to heat your wok BEFORE you add the oil. HPCO goes for sautéing too.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

IFME Child Shoes #EasterGuide

Gobble It Up Reviews received a sample to try to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was received all opinions are 100 percent my own! 

IFME knows what kids like. They have designed their shoes to fit the needs of little ones perfectly! IFME would make the perfect Easter Basket stuffer. Instead of filling your child's basket with toys and candy that usually ends up in the corner of the closet or thrown in the trash, why not throw in something really useful this year? A new pair of IFME shoes or sandals. IFME is available for boys and girls in a variety of colors and in several different styles.

As alot of you may know, my son Logan, almost 10 years old has special needs. He has some issues with fine motor skills and hasn't yet mastered the art of tying his own shoes. That's why these shoes immediately grabbed my attention.  I'm always looking for a stylish shoe, one that is age appropriate, but yet easy enough for Logan to feel self reliant. He loves being able to do things for himself. IFME shoes make it super easy for him to get his shoes on and off all by himself. For him we chose the Scout shoe in red and blue. For my youngest, Ashton, we opted for the Playa in cobalt and orange. The style and colors go perfect with shorts,jeans and even joggers. 

IFMe is an amazing shoe for kids of all ages. The company has always focused on proper foot development for children. As children walk, play and run it is essential that they wear shoes that promote healthy foot growth and and natural movement of their toes. These shoes have special insoles that actually train your child's foot to have a healthy arch. You can learn more about their insole's here but to make it short and sweet they allow children's toes to splay on contact with the ground as if they were barefoot. The indentations in the toe provide a secure foundation and prevent the foot from twisting, both of which reinforce healthy arch development.
IfMe has several different collections available for both babies and kids, which you can learn more about here 

IFMe shoes are the perfect Easter Basket stuffer make sure to check out their site below and follow IFMe on social media below:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Great Pretenders

I wanted to do something different for Easter this year. I wanted to include things in my kids baskets that we normally don't do. Ofcourse we will have the normal things like crayons, side walk chalk, candy etc, but we are also including some super fun costumes from Great Pretenders. My boys love dressing up. It's the one "play time" activity that never fails to keep their attention. They have a huge toy trunk full of Super Heroes, cops, firemen, Star Wars characters and so many more. 
For my youngest, Bat Man was the obvious choice. He loves everything Bat Man. Even his bedroom is decorated in Bat Man and other super hero characters. The Bat Cape with Hood features large bat ears, the hem of the cape is cut like real bat wings with a yellow bat emblem on the center of the back. Whether they are playing Bat Man, Count Dracula or just a really, really over-sized bat, this cape will suit any purpose. 

My oldest is slowly out growing the super hero phase and is moving toward magicians and magic. I ended up finding the Glitter Wizard Set with the cape and hat. It's a beautiful  midnight blue velour with glitter printed shining stars. Pair it with a magic set he's had his eyes on and I think I'll have a happy boy.

 My niece is 3 years old and starting to get into dressing up. She loves princesses so I got her the Cinderella Tea Party Dress. It's going to make an amazing 4th birthday gift for her. Her fairy tales will surely come to life in this beautiful tea length dress that captures the essence of a real life princess. 

You can check out more from Great Pretenders below or follow the link to check out all of the amazing products. Whether your looking for a birthday gift, a Holiday gift or just something fun for imaginative play, you can find it all on Great Pretenders.

The Great Pretenders Story:
Once upon a time, there was a mom troubled by the lack fun and imaginative toys for her children. Baffled by this, she set out on her ambitious journey to come up with creative, pretend-play toys that would light up any child's imagination. Fast forward; her endevors transcended into a vastly successful dress-up and costume business which manufactures award-winning toys – an innovative leader in the pretend-play market for children. 
We at Great Pretenders believe that “dress-up” is so much more than just putting on a costume, as Oppenheim Toy Portfolio says: 
“Pretend play is not just great fun. It’s the way kids develop imagination and creative thinking skills and try out being big and powerful. Pretending also brings the world down to the child’s size and understanding. It’s a way to develop communication skills and an outlet for expressing feelings and fears.”


The Great Pretenders Commitment:

At Great Pretenders, we are constantly on the hunt for great fabrics, trims and findings which can be transformed into inspiring pretend-play toys for children. Not only do we aim to provide the best value for your dollar, we strive to be as innovative as possible in what we make. For example, all of our products are easy-care and with maximum sizing flexibility. We also also make great strides on the creative end – our popular reversible costumes & capes are fan-favorites and have won several acclaimed toy awards.
For 2013, we completely redesigned our brand from top to bottom. First off, we have launched this new website to make your shopping experience fun and enjoyable. Along with this are new graphics that have greatly enhanced the look and feel of our products which can be found on our meticulously designed packaging. And perhaps most important of all, there are many great additions to the product range, like a complete line of Great Pretenders jewelry and accessories!


Gobble It Up Reviews received samples for review purposes only.All opinions are my own and may differ from others. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

DIY Gourmet Dog Bone Recipe

Dog owners always want what’s best for their pup. Nowadays, with all the confusing food labels and ingredient lists, many people are turning towards homemade dog food to help their pooch stay happy and healthy. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rose Art

Rose Art is a brand we include in our Easter baskets every year. From art products to outdoor activities, they have whatever we need. I love filling up baskets with Spring and Summer products for the kids. Activities that will get them outside or fun things to keep them busy on rainy days.
I ended up getting several Rose Art products for baskets this year. All of which are sure to be a huge hit with the kids.
I got several buckets of the chalk paint which is so easy to use. Just mix some water with the included powder and voila!! The kids love mixing it up themselves. The jumbo paint brushes work the same way. They are partially filled with powder that you just add water to. What's even better is that the chalk paint is washable. The Super Chalk Stamper is sure to be a hit.

Rose Art products are great with getting kids to bring out their creative sides. With products to enjoy on a nice sunny summer day, or products to enjoy when your stuck in the house. Find it all using the link below.
Rose Art has offered one lucky reader the chance to win the above mentioned Super Chalk Stamper. Giveaway announcement coming soon.

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