School is coming very SOON for my kids, one will be returning to school and the other will just be starting school. With school coming it’s time to think about back-to-school shopping. I found a really awesome online store called, JAM Paper & Envelope, that have EVERYTHING my kids will need plus a few things I’d love to get.
JAM Paper & Envelope kindly send me the following- 2 Duotang Paper Folders with Clips for 3 Hole Punch, 4 Plastic Envelopes with VELCRO® Brand Closure that can be added into a three ring binder, 2 Sliding Pencil Boxes and 2 clear Grid 1 Inch Binders.
When I opened my package I wanted to keep them for myself, but I knew my kids needed them more. My oldest loves to draw and bring her art to school. I always hate just sticking the art in her backpack, with our new products we have set of a perfect system for her to bring her art to school and be safe. Her smaller art goes into the envelope, that is inside the binder. Her larger art goes into her duo tang folder or we use a three ring punch and add it to the binder. The Pencil box is perfect for holding her colored pencils in, that way if she comes up with an idea at school she can pull it out and start drawing. She loves this system and so do I.
My youngest will use her set for homework and other projects they do at school. She’s so excited and has already put paper in them, not knowing what to do. I think it’s very cute. She’s all set to start school!
I’m impressed with JAM Paper & Envelope and the products they provide. They are very styling and great quality. I highly suggest you check them out, there is something for everyone and every office/school/crafter need! I have my eye on a few of their storage boxes, mainly for keepsakes for my kids and for photos. ‘m also looking at their Easel Fold Display Books, I could easily use these for displaying logos of companies I talk about when I’m on TV.
There are endless possibilities with JAM Paper & Envelopes. I really hope you’ll check them out today. Maybe even let me know what you love from there.Read More
Every year our church gives an Adventure Bible to all the kids going from Kindergarten to Grade 1. My oldest received her Bible last year and loves to read it everyday. We were excited to learn that there is a new Adventure Bible website by Zondervan. The site is geared towards kids older then my daughter, about ages 10+ but she had fun sitting down with me to play to the games together. It was actually nice to spend some really good quality time with her, exploring the Bible games and activities.
The website offers Games, Bible Activities and Bible Search. We had the most fun playing all the games over and over again. My favorite to play would be “Leapin’ Lemur”. It is sort of like hangman, where you have to guess the words in the Bible verse by picking letter. We also had fun in the Bible Actives section, there are a ton of downloadable actives for your kids to do, such as word searches and cross words. The Bible Search section of the website is just that, a place where you can search for a verse you wanted to read or discuss.
Over all we loved this site and will be visiting very often. It’s free to play and is fun. The navigation is easy to follow and it’s bright and colorful.Read More
In our house we are HUGE fans of National Geographic Kids and their books. So when we received the “National Geographic Kids 2014 Almanac” we couldn’t wait to read it and look at all the amazing photos.
The book contains different sections or chapters, such as Super Science, Awesome Adventures, and Fun and Games. We really loved the Adventures section and the animal section. My kids couldn’t put the book down. The the adventure section there is a story about the guy who did the worlds tallest jump from Space. Since reading about him my youngest can’t stop talking about becoming an astronaut some day. The animal section has a part that talks about unusual animal friends, such as a goat and a giraffe being best friends. We loved this section because of all the cute photos of animals and how bright the pages were. My oldest LOVES penguins and she loved the section “Meet The Penguins”. She was able to learn a lot about them. I really liked the Fun and Games section. There are silly jokes and fun activities we can do as a family together.
The book has over 337 pages of fun and learning. Each page is packed full of colorful photos and interesting facts. I would not only recommend this book for all families with kids but all classrooms to have it too. I can see the teachers taking it out during a lesson and showing the pictures to them or taking the book out on a rainy day and allowing the kids to have some fun time learning.
This is another A+ book for our family.
Besides the giveaway below be sure to check out the National Geographic Books Kindle Fire Giveaway.
My girls LOVE to have their nails painted. I usually use a safe nail polish on them but never have had one that can wash off without using harsh chemicals. So when I was introduced to SNAILS (safe nails), a French-made chemical-free kids nail polish that washed off with soap and water. We couldn’t wait to have a nail painting party and see how it works.
Our SNAILS, nail polish came in a cute mesh bag, the ribbon ties have the “SNAILS” logo on them. The bottles come with matching bows on them. There was also instructions on how to apply the polish for longer lasting results and how to wash it off. They even provided what looks like a baby wipe for traveling clean up. We received “Love is…” color which is red and “Twinkle dust” which was a peachy shimmery color.
My oldest wanted to have her nails painted in a pattern. This worked out perfect as I wanted to try both colors at once. The polish goes on nice and smoothly and dries quickly. There was no harsh chemical smell. The Twinkle dust did have a slight perfume smell, but it goes away after drying. After her nails dried, my daughter went outside and played for a few hours. To my surprise the polish didn’t even crack.
I love the results on my daughter’s nails that I did my nails with the Love is… color, after all if it’s safe for my kids, it has to be safe for a pregnant woman too. Then that night I used the wipe they provided on one hand to clean it off and on my other hand I used soap and water. Usually with a red polish there is a pink stain left behind, even after cleaning them. With SNAILS all the color came off with no problems, it didn’t even take me to long to wash it off.
Would I recommend SNAILS to my readers? That would be a huge YES! It’s safe for your whole family, it washes off with no harsh chemicals and it looks really nice. We hope to get more for future “pamper parties”. The colors they have are so cute and I already have a list of ones I want for myself.Read More
Banana Boat teamed up with Simply Stacie to provide 25 of her reader the chance to test out and give their opinion on their NEW, Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion. I was one of the lucky 25.
During the Spring and Summer months our family spends A LOT of time outdoors. This means we need a lot of sunscreen. We are also a family that would prefer an all natural product. I hate not knowing what is going on my children’s skin. This year is especially important to us to use all natural sunscreen as I am pregnant, I want to make sure I’m protecting my child that is inside me too.
We have always LOVED using Banana Boat and this all natural formula did not disappoint. Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion goes on nice and smoothly onto our skin. It left no greasy mess, not even on my hands after rubbing the lotion in. It has a gentle smell, it’s a very faint smell and smells like other Banana Boat products.
I was impressed with the quality of this sunscreen. My oldest goes to school all day, so we can only apply it before school. When she has come home you can tell the sunscreen was still working. The product should be re-applied every 2 hours (so please follow this on a regular basis), but it’s nice to know it will still help even longer. On weekends my kids play outside a lot and run around a lot. The sunscreen on their face does not run in and burn their eyes.
I would recommend this product to my family and friends. A tube will go a long ways, it’s safe for your family, gentle and works extremely well. Thank you Banana Boat and Simply Stacie.Read More
My girls are obsessed with mermaids. They lay on the floor and pretend they are swimming like them, they draw pictures of them and they love watching movies about them. As a parent I LOVE Aurora. So when Aurora came out with the Sea Sparkles line I was excited!!
Each doll has a sparkly swirly fin and a sparkle top that had a jewel on it. The mermaids’ hair is made of yarn and is two colors. Sea Sparkle dolls come in many sizes, ranging from 10″ all the way to 38″!
My daughter received a 10″ doll. I choose the “Merissa” doll for her. Merissa had brown hair like my daughter and is covered in purple, her favorite color. I surprised my daughter with the doll last week, by setting it in her seat in the van. Then after school she came to the van and was so excited!! She hasn’t put the doll down since, she sleeps with her, takes her in the car, plays mermaids with her. It really is so cute. Now my youngest is asking for one for her birthday.
I love that the dolls have yarn hair, this makes the hair stay nicer and yet still fun to style. The doll also has a weighted bottom, so she can sit. Ours sits on my daughter’s headboard while she is at school.
I would totally recommend Sea Sparkles dolls by Aurora. They always have great quality products and these dolls are so much fun.
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