Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MAM Baby Products




When my youngest was a baby he suffered terribly with colic. For months I tried everything I could find. I tried gas drops, Gripe water, baths, soothing music, holding and rocking him. Nothing I did seemed to help. Every night around 1 am he would start crying for no reason and continue for hours. It made for a restless baby and a very tired Momma. I just know if I could have found something to help him then my experience would have been better. Don't get me wrong, it was a wonderful experience, but it was tough. There isn't much worse than having a crying baby whom you can't help.
Luckily, for my next baby I'm going to be prepared incase we deal with the same thing.
There are many more products on the market these days that aim to help or prevent colic. The product I trust with holding up to their standards is MAM. MAM recently came out with a new line of baby bottles which help to prevent colic, gas, and reflux issues. The Anti-Colic Baby Bottle has ventilation holes to regulate the pressure balance. This enables the milk to flow evenly and without bubbles. Doing this reduces upset tummies. MAM's new Anti-Colic Bottles are ideal for both newborns and infants. The bottles are available in multiple color combinations and different sizes.
I must admit I'm pretty impressed in not only the concept of helping and preventing colic, but the look and feel of the bottles are really nice. I definitely wish these had been around with my other babies.
MAM's Anti-Colic Bottles have won multiple awards including; New York Family Magazine "Best Bottles", National Parenting Publication Awards, The Bump Best of Baby Award, NCW Eco-Excellence Award and the What To Expect Love It Award.
MAM offers other products like regular bottles and pacifiers, products for cleaning and sterilizing, oral care and teething,cups and teething toys, gift sets and more. I'm obsessed with these adorable Holiday themed pacifiers. Another favorite is the MAM Infant Basics Gift Sets. They come with 2 of the 5.5 0z Anti-Colic Bottles, 2 of the 9 oz, one 2' medium flow nipple, one 3' fast flow nipple, one newborn start pacifier, one Bite and Relax Phase 1 Teether and one soft brush. The gift sets would make a perfect baby shower gift for Moms to be.

We've teamed up with MAM to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win $30 worth of MAM products. Enter below using the Entry Form. 



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Package From Santa





Start a new and memorable tradition this Christmas with PackageFromSanta.com, the ONLY Santa memory service that does it ALL! Personalized LETTERS, PACKAGES, CALLS and VIDEOS from SANTA! 

Do you want to see your children's face light up in amazement when they get a personalized letter from Santa Claus? Of course you do! This not just a letter from Santa. It's an amazing experience - it's joy, memories, wonder and happiness in a box! You can choose a specific letter theme and then customize it yourself to include details that only Santa would know! 

Every package also comes with a FREE personalized CALL and VIDEO FROM SANTA that can be scheduled any time. This techy part of the PackageFromSanta.com was unreal! So surprisingly well done and high-end and my kids LOVED it!

It's such a joy to see my children continue to BELIEVE and PackageFromSanta.com really helped make the magic happen in my household this year! So grateful!

My favorite part of the entire package was the personalized letter I got to write myself. No one knows our kids better than us, so we are the perfect ones to write their letters from Santa. If I had a choice I may have picked a bigger package. One that atleast came with the cookie and reindeer food. 




PFS has an A+ Rating with the BBB due to their unmatched high-touch customer service so you can be confident that you are making a wise purchase. They have real people on the phone ready to help answer questions. That's unheard of these days! Such a nice touch.

Click HERE to see a video to learn more about this very special Santa memory service that will be a part of my family for years to come! 

The Silver Package ($24.95) comes in a red box & includes:

Personalized Letter from Santa
BONUS! Personalized Video from Santa (retail $9.99)
BONUS! Personalized Phone Call from Santa to a cell phone OR land line! (retail $9.99)
Personalized Nice List Certificate
Autographed Santa Claus Photo
Autographed Rudolph Photo
Genuine North Pole Stamp
...and so much more!

It also comes with a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Wow! They are THAT confident your child will LOVE it! 

There are 3 different packages offered, so you can choose a price point that works with your budget. I will be reviewing the Silver package ($29.95).

Order this holiday must-have for your child at https://www.packagefromsanta.com and save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMS17 at checkout.





Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Treats for Your Guests



Thanksgiving is here! What will you be serving your guests? With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner check out GourmetGiftBaskets.com they have the perfect Thanksgiving baskets full of treats and snacks for the foodie, the wine connoisseur, even the beer drinker! . Wine Party Picnic Gift Basket has the best of both worlds.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Give the Gift of Sweet Treats





I've found that sweet treats are great gifts for the Holiday season. Not everyone on your list is going to be easy to buy for. This can put a large amount of stress and pressure on parents who already have a lot on their plate. One of the simplest ways I've found to relieve that pressure is gifting sweet and tasty treats to a majority of my family and friends for Christmas. I mean, who doesn't love sweets, right?


I found some delicious and affordable treats online from a nice bakery called Barbaras Cookie Pies. Third generation Barbara brings her Mom and Nanas cookie dough recipe to a new level with the introduction of her Original Cookie Pies. Barbara serves as President and Owner of Barbaras Cookie Pies, LLC. She also acts as Chief Marketing Officer for FACT Group LLC.

Barbaras specialty gourmet desserts and snacks make perfect gifts and treats for your own enjoyment or entertaining, business/corporate events and special occasion parties. But most importantly, they make the best gifts for your friends and family.


My absolute favorite item I received from Barbaras Cookie Pies was the Apple Caramel Cookie Pie. Cookie pies are a cookie in a cookie. This particular flavor started out as a seasonal variety but was so popular it was decided to make it available year round. The sweet, soft apples, drizzled in delicious caramel, with the buttery soft cookie crust is perfect to add on your dinner table this Holiday season, or as a gift to a loved one.


Another favorite of mine is the Chocolate Pretzels. Covered in chocolate and M&M's, different colored sprinkles and pretty much every other topping you could imagine. These where a hit with the kids. The boys want to order extra for all of their friends and give them out this Christmas. Chocolate covered anything is always a hit with kids.


Also available are the assorted Cookie Platters with various type of yummy cookie flavors. These look amazing sitting on the dining room table for Christmas or just to hand out to friends and family. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of cookies that come in this platter. All of them unique and yummy in there own way.
If your looking for the perfect sweet treats this Holiday Season, whether as gifts for your friends and family, or just to add to your meals, make sure you check out Barbaras Cookie Pies. Follow the links below.


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide



Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Having trouble finding the perfect gifts this season? GoingGoble  has you covered. All year long we've been testing/reviewing products in preparation for the Holidays. In our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide we have compiled a list of amazing gifts for your loved ones. Your sure to find something for every special person in your life. The best part is not only are all of these awesome gifts listed for you, but some have  been personally reviewed by me. Below you will find a list of these products, some with full reviews, others with images and links straight to the site, to make purchasing easier for you.The Gift Guide will be updated all season long, so be sure you keep checking back for new gift ideas and reviews. We will also be offering up giveaways on some of the products below. 


Monday, November 13, 2017

Canvas On Demand



Canvas On Demand has awesome gifts for everyone on your list! Based in Raleigh, NC,

@canvasondemand has everything you need to get your shopping done early.

They offer more than just canvas prints. From incredible photo-to-canvas art for parents, Coloring Canvas for kids, and customizable photo gifts, including ornaments & more, Canvas On Demand can help with your holiday haul.

I got a beautiful 16x20 bolack and white canvas photo of my boys which I absolutely adore. The first print I received was a bit too dark. I emailed the company a photo ands expalined my issue and they immediately sent me a new print. The customer service was incredibly delightful and my new print is the staple piece of my bedroom. 



For a limited time, they're offering my readers a whopping 60% off your entire order at Canvas On Demand with code USFAM. Select from canvas prints and more! Valid until 12/12/17. #mycanvasondemand https://www.canvasondemand.com/?coupon=usfam

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Top Three Reasons to Celebrate the Holidays in Kentucky


                        Kentucky Division of Tourism


 Holidays in Kentucky make for one of the most wonderful, unique times of year. Locals and visitors alike celebrate the temperature changes, basking in the foliage, with festivals and activities that showcase the state’s authentic tastes, sights and sounds. Tis the season to escape the hustle and bustle that comes along with holiday cooking, shopping and decorating. Here’s how to experience the state’s one-of-a-kind charm and unparalleled hospitality this season:

 1. Illuminate the Sky – In a state with some of the most striking natural beauty, there are endless possibilities and ways to explore this holiday season, including driving lights tours and shows. For more than 20 years, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has hosted the state’s original driving tour of three miles of holiday lights at the Southern Lights Holiday Festival. Spectators can immerse themselves in the grandeur of the horse park while also taking advantage of activities for the whole family, including a mini express train, craft fair, exotic petting zoo and more, starting Nov. 17. The magic of Christmas is alive in the small town of Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Experience firsthand the Grand Rivers Festival of Lights starting Nov. 3. The festival showcases more than 700,000 lights and hosts musical productions at the Badgett Playhouse, gift shops and cozy lodging along peaceful Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Ashland makes winter a beautiful scene with a Winter Wonderland of Lights. Watch as 850,000 holiday lights illuminate Ashland’s Central Park and downtown area starting Nov. 18. ChristmasTime at the Ark offers a world-class animated program projected onto a lifesize Noah’s Ark at the free laser projection show, “Encounter the Wonder.” The iconic 510-foot-long ship will become the screen for a groundbreaking new show that is free and open for all to enjoy. Looking for something a little deeper? Dive into the underground this year as the Louisville MEGA Caverns hosts the only underground light show across the globe. The 17-mile man-made cavern located under the city of Louisville lights up 850 charactersand 2-million points of light. Visitors can drive through all of the underground passageways to see the transformation take life.


 2. Cheers to the Holidays – Featuring authentic distilleries and the rights to claim the fame to “America’s Native Spirit,” it wouldn’t be a Kentucky holiday without bourbon. This year, Maker’s Mark Distillery is hosting self-guided after dark Candlelight Tours, Dec. 2- 9, featuring holiday décor, seasonal cocktails and sweet treats. Take advantage of the time at the distillery to preview signature bottles that make for great gifts or the smaller items to fill stockings early.


 3. Step Back in Time – In wrapping up its 225-anniversary as a state, Kentucky offers a host of historical adventures, especially during the holidays. My Old Kentucky Home, Kentucky’s most famous landmark – also the namesake for the state song – guides visitors through the Victorian mansion with docents in hoop skirts and tailcoats. Learn about the traditional, and sometimes odd, Christmas customs of the Victorian era, including the origin of the Christmas tree, the yule log, Santa Claus and Krampus, while touring each room of the mansion. Experience firsthand how the early settlement days of Kentucky were spent celebrating the holidays. See and hear the classics at the 18th Century Christmas at Fort Boonesborough State Park with candlelight tours and decorations keeping with the traditions of the time. Lanterns, bonfires, Christmas Guns, music and dance, along with time-appropriate food and refreshments, add to the event’s atmosphere. Discover the simple gifts of long-ago winter days filled with wonder and laughter at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, while discovering connections to the past throughout the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings. Shaker Village is home to an impressive collection of Shaker architecture, skilled craftsmanship and spirituality.



For trip-planning assistance, from hotel reservations to restaurant recommendations, as well as a full list of events, visit kentuckytourism.com.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sun Tail Mermaid



Make your little girls dream come true! Sun Tail Mermaid has created the world's best swimmable mermaid tails and mermaid flippers. Their mermaid tails are soft, comfortable, and come in a wide variety of designs and colors. They are made of high quality swimsuit fabric with 4-way stretch.



Sun Tail Mermaid's monofins are extremely comfortable and virtually unbreakable. Their patented monofin is several steps ahead of everyone else in engineering, durability, comfort, and functionality. The propulsion and control is exceptional. The monofins come in a wide range of beautiful colors, so you can match your mermaid tails or look amazing wearing it alone.
It's the middle of Winter here in Kentucky so I haven't had the opportunity to get outside in some nice, summer air, but we've definitely had fun playing with it inside the house. My niece has been asking for her very own "mermaid fin" for quite some time now. So, when I had the opportunity to review one I knew I had to jump. I ended up gifting it to her for her birthday and she went wild when she saw it. The Sun Tail Mermaid Monofins are made so much better than I anticipated. The monofin is comfortable as well as durable. The design and fabric are right where they need to be and the price is reasonable for such a good quality. I ended up choosing the Sea Monster Mermaid Tail and Monofin Set. It's a beautiful black and gold with small hints of turquoise. I really liked that she can walk around in her mermaid tail and then use the monofin when she wants instead of having it always attached. Although we haven't got to try it in a pool yet, I'm sure that will be a hit also. My niece has always been a bit scared of the water so I'm hoping this will be a good way to encourage her to spend more time learning to swim. You can't go wrong with using some fun bribery with kids every now and again. She can have fun just splashing around in the water with her mermaid fin and as she gets use to it we can introduce her to swimming on her own. The monofin easily stretches underneath the mermaid tail, making taking it on and off easier than one would expect. 




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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Brainy Toys for All Ages









As the kids get older it can become more and more difficult shopping for Christmas. In the day and age of electronics, it's even more difficult. My 10 and 6 year olds both love their Xbox's and Ipads. In fact, they spend a little to much time on them. So much time in fact, that I worry about wasting money on toys that will never get touched. They are at the age where imaginative play and brain pleasing activities and toys are crucial. So instead of looking at it in a way that I may waste money, I'm instead going to instead make it a mission to find products that are so amazing their little hands wont be able to stay away.


My household has always been huge fans of MindWare. So, it came as no surprise that several of the items on my kids Christmas wish lists where MindWare products. There is no way I could say no to this type of gifts.
MindWare is the award-winning creator, manufacturer and distributor of Brainy Toys for Kids of All Ages. Founded in 1990, the company started out with a small retail store in Minneapolis, evolving into a direct-to-consumer catalog and website business, as well as a wholesale business. Our diverse product line includes educational toys, games, brainteasers, creative play activities, building sets, coloring books and more. We deliver our unique collection of brainy toys and games to customers' doorsteps, diverse classrooms, neighborhood toy stores and the world's largest retailers.
Logan, the 10 year old is obsessed with all things dinosaurs. The Dig It Up Dinosaur Eggs where a top contendor on his Christmas wish list. Every egg in the carton contains a different dinosaur egg. You simply soak the 3" clay egg in water and then carefully chisel away the shell to excavate the dinosaur inside. Each set includes one dozen individually wrapped clay eggs, each with a chiseling tool and instructions, along with an excavation guidebook for learning more about each dinosaur. It makes the perfect group or party activities too. 

                                                     

My 6 year old loves gross stuff and Science. The Science Academy: Gross Body Lab is perfect for him.We also homeschool and anything to do with Science is a plus. Slimy brains, melty mucus, bulging eyeballs-GROSS!! The hands on Science Academy kit includes all of the materials needed to conduct six fun and icky experiments that teach children the fundamentals of chemistry and the disgusting side of biology. Activities include making soap eyeballs, severed soap fingers and slimy soap brains. You will also make mucus, blood clots and guts as you create your own slime, The full color experiment booklet includes easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and is filled with gross facts about how our bodies function.
A couple other fun options is the Stardust Putty Lab. It helps kids turn chemistry into fun time. The kit comes with pre-measured ingredients making it easy for even the youngest budding Chemist. Simply mix the putty base with a color and glitter blend of your choosing, Voila! Stretchy, sparkly stardust putty. The Hand Puppet and Play Mask kits are perfect for those boring, rainy days when the kids want to do some crafts. They make their own creation and then have hours of fun playing with them. 


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Watch Ya Mouth




Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition is the evolution of the original, wildly popular, hilarious Watch Ya' Mouth game. Rather than just speak phrases, players now go head-to-head with hilarious and challenging tasks - while wearing mouthpieces. Throwdown Edition takes competition - and laughter - to the next level and builds on the multigenerational gaming phenomena. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

A Toy To Flip For



As Christmas is fast approaching I see my kids writing and rewriting their wish lists daily. It's only a matter of time until Pumpkin Spice flavors are out and Peppermint everything comes in full force. Stores are already decked out in Christmas decor, although it all seems a bit rushed in my opinion. It's that time of year where we find ourselves stressing over getting our shopping complete. Thankfully one of the items on my 4 year old nieces wish list was fairly easy to find. She "desperately" wants a FlipaZoo. FlipaZoo is the toy that flips for you. It's not just one toy, but two. A cuddle toy and a comfy pillow.


Life is all about choices, and when it comes to being a kid, choosing just one toy in a big store filled with all kinds of fun things, it can be hard.But Jay at Play made things alot easier on those tiny little minds. With FlipaZoo there's no need in choosing. You get two options for the price of one.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Seasonal Popcorn Treats



My family and I tried out Funky Chunky's cafe' coffee inspired flavors. Their newest line includes Dark Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Latte and Vanilla Sweet Creme. I am a coffee lover so these were amazing for me! The chocolate was thickly drizzled over the plump kernels. When I say drizzled I mean really drizzled! Every variety has thick swirls of different chocolate (dark ,white or milk) and or caramels. Coffee isn't Funky Chunky's only inspiration though. Their seasonal Christmas variety Peppermint Bark is sure to be a well received delightful gift. You can find a flavor everyone in your family will love!


Friday, November 3, 2017

Gift Ideas for the Cartoon Lovers






I've yet to meet a kid who doesn't know about Nickelodeon. That's why Nickelodeon products should be on the top of your Christmas list this year. From bicycles and ride on toys, to action figures and dolls. Nickelodeon has something for every child.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nickelodeon Presents Brand New Series: Top Wing

NEW ADVENTURES TAKE FLIGHT IN NICKELODEON’S BRAND-NEW
CG-ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES, TOP WING,
PREMIERING MONDAY, NOV. 6, AT 12:30 P.M. (ET/PT)

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Click HERE to watch the series premiere “Time to Earn Our Wings”
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NEW YORK—Oct. 10, 2017— Nickelodeon takes adventure to new heights in the brand-new CG-animated preschool series Top Wing (26 episodes), premiering Monday, Nov. 6, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT).  The action-packed series follows a team of eager young birds as they work together to help their island community, go on amazing adventures and earn their wings as full-feathered rescue birds.  Produced by 9 Story Media Group, Top Wing features storylines that help preschoolers build self-confidence, and includes lessons about perseverance and hard work.  Following its U.S. launch, Top Wing will roll out internationally in 2018.

Top Wing follows four best friend rescue birds--Swift, Penny, Rod and Brody--who are training to earn their wings at the Top Wing Academy on Big Swirl Island.  With the help of their mentor Speedy, and unique turbo-charged vehicles and high-tech gadgets, the cadets are assigned different missions to sharpen their rescue skills and help those in need while learning valuable lessons along the way.

In Top Wing’s series premiere, “Time to Earn Our Wings,” cadets-in-training Swift, Penny, Rod and Brody gather at Top Wing Academy where they learn to pilot their new vehicles and become the best rescue team Big Swirl Island has ever seen.

Meet the Top Wing cadets:
·         Swift – A daring and playful blue jay who is the fastest turbo-charged pilot in the sky.
·         Penny – A curious penguin and undersea expert who is always up for a challenge in her super submarine.
·         Rod – An energetic and funny rooster who is ready to fly across the island on his all-terrain vehicle.
·         Brody – A laid-back puffin who loves to fly across, over and on the waves in turbo-charged vehicle.

Leading up to the linear series premiere of Top Wing, an all-new full-length episode and short-form content are available now on NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App.

Top Wing is created by Matthew Fernandes of Industrial Brothers (Dot, Yup Yups, Gummandos) and executive produced by Scott Kraft (co-creator, Fresh Beat Band; executive producer/head writer, PAW Patrol), Vince Commisso for 9 Story Media Group and Matthew Fernandes and Arthur Spanos for Industrial Brothers.  It is the newest series to join Nick’s top-ranked preschool roster, airing alongside hit series like PAW PatrolBlaze and the Monster MachinesShimmer and Shine and Sunny Day.

Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years.



Glimmering Gift Guide 2017

Glimmering Holiday Gift Guide 2017



Hey guys, Going Goble has teamed up with an amazing bunch of bloggers this year to show you a wide variety of gifts. Enjoy and stop by our social media pages and let us know what you like! Maybe we can even work out a giveaway. We don't know exactly what you want unless you tell us (but either way we try really hard to guess)?
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