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Philips Goes Back-to-School

Back-to-School time is here and as you stock up on school supplies for your children, don’t forget about the everyday basics as well.

Toothbrushes! The kids have to brush each day, right?

The NEW Philips Sonicare for Kids is a rechargeable electric toothbrush for kids ages 4+, from the #1 dental professional recommended power toothbrush brand in the US.

A few things that we loved about it right out of the box:

– It looks “just like Daddy’s toothbrush,” which is cool, right? It gives her a sense of sameness that she and her dad both have the same type of toothbrush.

– Stickers! Because she’s 5. And she loves stickers.

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Upon using it, she learned that it plays music to let her know when she should be done brushing and oh, my word! She loves it so much. As her mom, I love that the timer gradually increases to two minutes without her knowing it. Soon, she’ll be brushing the recommended 2 minutes every time she brushes, guaranteed. She is a rule follower, so if she is supposed to brush until the music goes off, then she is absolutely going to do that- each and every time.

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Another feature that we love is the stabilized hand piece, which makes it easy to apply toothpaste while the toothbrush lies flat on the counter. Now, this may not seem like a big deal, but you don’t know how many almost-tantrums we have had and almost-tears over spilled toothpaste. It’s ridiculous.

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For those of you who love specs, here’s the rundown on this brush:

  • Patented sonic technology drives fluid between teeth and along the gum-line, gently delivering more than 500 brush strokes per second
  • Removes up to 75% more plaque than a manual toothbrush in hard to reach areas
  • Ultra-Soft brush heads are designed to gently clean and protect teeth as they grow
  • Great for kids with braces
  • Help kids form a lifetime of healthy oral care habits for less than the average cost to treat a single cavity.

The Sonicare for kids retails for about $49.99 and can be found at local and online retailers including Amazon, Target, Walmart, Meijer, Bed Bath & Beyond and Walgreens. Send your child back-to-school with a new toothbrush as well.

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Make Way for Toys {Guidecraft Bin Cubby 6 Section Review}

We have a lot of toys.

It’s a little ridiculous, but my children are spoiled blessed with family and friends who see to it that our toy boxes are never hurtin’ for anything.

This is our “play area” aka the little corner of the living room that my children play in.

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I needed this mess cleaned up and the tiny little collapsible toy chest that I bought at Walmart wasn’t cuttin’ it any longer.

We have a Guidecraft toy box that currently lives in my daughter’s bedroom. My plan was to go through the toys, figure out which toys the kids are no longer using, bring the current toy box downstairs and reorganize big sister’s room.

We have lots of Guidecraft pieces and one thing that I can say is that they are very, very durable. We have moved about 4 times with all of our pieces- disassembled and reassembled most of them and they are still holding up. So I knew exactly where to look when I needed something to help organize the toys.

The Guidecraft Bin Cubby 6 section is perfect.

Not only do I love the cute, colorful baskets.

I love that the top is a great place for photos or additional toys.

My daughter gets to satisfy her anal retentiveness by categorizing her items, which also allows her to place certain items into certain baskets.

Did I mention that it’s cute?

Oh. Right. Cause the Bin Cubby 6 Section from Guidecraft is totally adorbs. (Am I too old to say that? Probably.)

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Right now the top of this bin is the home for her My Little Pony castle, I’m sure that’ll change over time.

I was able to move the toy box downstairs and get of the collapsible toy chest, which no longer serves its purpose.

It was extremely easy to put together, as most Guidecraft pieces are, and I couldn’t be happier.

It is listed under their classroom items section, but I do think that the Bin Cubby 6 section can be used in the home also.

Head on over and check it out! It might be just what you need.

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Printstagram: Review & Giveaway

**Disclosure: Social Print Studios gave me a credit to purchase a product from Printstagram. All Opinions Expressed are my own and no other compensation was given.**

How many pictures are on your phone?

Today, my count was 2,169.

A large portion of those photos are from my Instagram account.

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I don’t know about you, but out of all of the photos that I have on my phone, very few actually come to life off of my phone.

Enter Printstagram. They will bring your Instagram photos to life.

Simply put, Printstagram will print your Instagram photos. How they appear on Instagram is how they’ll appear in print.

Easy Peasy- right?

Yes.

Printstagram offers a variety of photo gifts including:

Prints- mini prints, squares, photo strips and more.

Books- photo books, tiny books, and mini books.

Posters

Stickers

and oh- so much more.

And newly released this week? Magnets! I’m in l<3ve.

I knew right away that I wanted a poster- I needed more bang for my buck- lots of my beautiful children’s places in one place to put on display. There are two sizes available to choose from:

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20″ x 38″, which they define as “massive” and 20″ x 30″. I chose the latter.

Choosing photos is easy- simply connect your Instagram account to allow Printstagram to pull your photos. The choose your size and your orientation. The portrait 20″ x 30″ holds 54 photos.

I could NOT be more impressed with what came in the mail.

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I am in love. And I can’t wait to go to my favorite big box store to pick up a picture frame for this bad boy and hang it.

You know what my secretary said today? This would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift- and you know what? She’s right!

Win a credit to Printstagram and create that perfect Mother’s Day gift for someone in your life. Today!

Head over to my Facebook page to enter. 

OR, enter below.

Either way- Good Luck.

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Sofia The First: The Floating Palace Out on DVD!

 

Who doesn’t love Sofia? The village girl, turned princess (overnight).

We love her and I’m not gonna lie, I find myself singing the intro song every time it comes on TV, but shhh don’t tell my daughter. She says that I’m not allowed to sing any of the songs from her shows.

Pffff. Yeah Right. 

Now, Sofia’s got a . . . → Read More: Sofia The First: The Floating Palace Out on DVD!

Twirl: By Patsy Clairmont

Disclosure: I received this book for free from Booklook in exchange for this review.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

I think I was expecting this book to be better than what it was. For me, it just wasn’t my style. It is filled with little peeks into her life and . . . → Read More: Twirl: By Patsy Clairmont

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash

 

**Disclosure: I received a complimentary bottle of Dial’s Vitamin Infused body wash for the purposes of this review. No other compensation was given.** 

I am a huge fan of Dial’s Coconut Water Body Wash, so I was excited to try their new Vitamin Boost Body Wash.

You don’t need to use a lot to get a good . . . → Read More: Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash

The Priority List by David Menasche {Review}

** Legal Stuff: I was provided a copy of The Priority List from Simon & Schuster to read and review here. **

I think we all, at some point in our lives, stop and think about the things that are most important to us.

For David Menasche, The Priority List was . . . → Read More: The Priority List by David Menasche {Review}

1-Year Subscription to Women’s Running Magazine

Enter here to win a 1-year subscription to Women’s Running Magazine- compliments of Women’s Running and me!

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Good luck with your training.

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Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley {Review}

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As a brand new runner, I . . . → Read More: Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley {Review}

Win a $1,000 Shopping Spree from Purex

Let Purex start your new year off in style! We’ll take care of your new wardrobe and detergent needs for all of 2014. Enter to WIN $1,000 towards a new wardrobe and a year’s supply of Purex detergent!

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