Hallmark Channel When Call The Heart Series-Season 2

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If you are a fan of the Hallmark Channel then you know that this Saturday, April 25, 2015, is the season two premier of When Calls The Heart.

“When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.

The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West.

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Hallmark for the product in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

Here is a little teaser about the upcoming season

Elizabeth and Jack are closer than ever after their first kiss and Jack gains a new understanding of Elizabeth’s high-society family life. Abigail confronts Bill about a shocking discovery that could put their romantic future on hold and the mining disaster trial takes a surprising turn when a shocking witness is called to the stand.

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P&G Digital Studio Event 2015 Product Launches-Part 4 Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Collection

I attended the P&G Beauty Digital Studio last month. It was an awesome interactive experience featuring some of the leading beauty brands in the industry… and it was also a mini reunion with some of my absolute favorite bloggers and beauty editors.

This event put the spot light on hair and with Spring approaching we sometimes face a itchy or dry scalp. Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Collection is designed to provide cooling symptom relief in a snap. The collection includes a shampoo, conditioner and Scalp Soother with soothing and moisturizing results. It’s a no wait solution for when you need scalp relief.

Instant Relief Shampoo & Conditioner
Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Shampoo and Conditioner restores and maintains scalp health by starting to work with the first wash through anti-dandruff ingredient ZPT. With regular use, the Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Collection will give you 100% flake-free hair that looks and feels healthy and beautiful.

Instant Relief Soothing Spray
Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Scalp Soother has an advanced formula infused with a cooling peppermint complex and vitamins, that delivers calming, cooling relief on contact to instantly refresh the scalp
To use, just spray 15 pumps at the roots to cover your scalp from the ear line up. Massage in with fingertips, do not rinse off, and style as usual. This product is gentle enough to use on color-treated hair.

The full Instant Relief lineup is designed with On Contact Technology:
The shampoo contains micro-fine polymers and conditioning ingredients as well as a cool burst of freshness using menthol and peppermint.
As soon as the shampoo and conditioner hits your scalp in the shower, it instantly soothes the hair cuticle and locks in moisture resulting in hair that feels moisturized.

We are all looking forward to taking off those hats and letting Spring begin. Don’t let an itchy scalp hold you back

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Head & Shoulders for providing the products in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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PlaSmart-Toy Fair Part 14 of Series

I recently got the opportunity to review two items from PlaSmart. I was sent the Wonky Wheels Car and the Happyville Smart Mat.

The Wonky Wheels was blue with a white stripe. The Wonky Wheels takes the fun of cars to a different level, when you start to move it it wobbles and rotates. So every time your child plays with it they are having tons of fun. I also learned that it helps with hand and eye coordination. As they move it around and try to get it to go where they want it to. This item is fun for boys and girls and is vrey durable.

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When I got the Happyville Smart Foam Play Mat. I was stunned by it. First it came in a big brown cylinder canister, and I was like what is this. The mat is so colorful and bright. It is very eye-catching and has a very colorful city scene. The foam on the mat is thick enough and will be comfortable for knees, feet and your hands while playing on it. The bottom of the mat gripped to the floor so you don’t have to worry about it sliding around.

The roads on the mat are so much fun it fits every size car and truck. There are so many places to visit on the mat that it will keep your children occupied for hours. It is also durable and easy to clean.

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These are two toys that I think would make excellent gifts.

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Happyville Smart Mat

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Disclosure: Many thanks to PlaSmart for the products in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company-Toy Fair Part 13 of Series

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I wanted to share some information with you about the softest animals that I have found and they are brought to you by the Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company.

These animals are just so adorable and so soft, you don’t have to worry about your child sticking themselves with anything. I used them at Easter and put them in the Easter baskets it was a huge hit. These are small enough that you can carry around and not have to worry about bulk. They fit in any small purse and it fit neatly in your child’s bed.

I absolutely recommend these for kids who love baby dolls and stuffed animals.

If you are interested in the Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company, take a look at the website.
www.stuffedanimals.com
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Please check out their commercial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYX67AZ1D0k

Disclosure Many thanks to the Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company for the products in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Karma Game-Toy Fair Part 12 in Series

This game really excited me when I first got it. The red box saying play me.

Karma is a game by Marsha J. Falco, published by Set Enterprises. It is for 2-6 players. In this game, players will be doing their best to get rid of all their cards both in their hand and on the table in front of them. The player that does this will be declared the winner, but that’s not all. There can be multiple winners, so in this game the idea is to not be the loser, aka the guy who is the last person with cards either in their hand, on their side of the table or both.

To begin, all of the cards are shuffled together to form a single deck. Each player is then dealt 9 cards, 3 cards face down in front of the player and then 6 more which the player decides to either keep in their hand or place face up on one of the 3 face down cards. Play now begins.

On the first player’s turn, they will begin the discard pile by laying a card or cards with the same value face up beside the deck. They then draw cards to replace the discarded card(s). In turn order, players then must play either a card or cards of the same or higher value or they can play a Karma card. Either doubles or triples of the same value card may be played. When triples are played, whether simultaneously or in a row, the player that played the third card clears the entire discard pile from the table, removing them from the game. That player is then able to play again to start a new discard pile. Nothing special happens when playing doubles.

Karma cards are like wild cards and can be played on any card. There are 4 different types. Give the pile to a friend allows a player to give the discard pile to any player. Play a table card allows a player to play a table card early. Normally table cards can’t be played until the draw pile and all hand cards are gone. It also allows a player to use cards from their hand and face up on their table to play doubles or triples. The bottoms up card allows a player to take the bottom card from off of the bottom of the discard pile and place it face up on top of this card. That makes the next player play onto the new card instead of the karma card. The last karma card is the five or below card. It forces the next player to play a card equal or less than five.

If a player is unable to play a card, they are force to take the entire discard pile into their hand. The next player starts a new discard pile. Once a player has played a card they must draw up to a minimum hand size of 3. Play then passes to the next player. Once all the player’s hand cards are gone and the deck is empty, the table cards are able to be played. The face down cards are a surprise. They are flipped and placed onto the discard pile. If they are not the same or larger or a karma card, that player must pick up the entire discard pile into their hand. The last player to be left with cards either in their hand, on their table or both loses and everyone else wins.

COMPONENTS
This game consists of a deck of cards. The cards are nice looking and have some rather nice borders and fonts on them. They are quite good in terms of shuffling and wear. Unfortunately the box doesn’t hold the cards as well as I’d like it to. There is no nice insert or tray to keep everything together or to keep the cards from getting bent. Thankfully none of my cards have gotten bent yet, but I’m betting it’s just a matter of time.
8 out of 10

RULEBOOK
The rulebook is a folded up sheet of paper that stretches out fairly long. It’s double sided with a picture of how to set the game up as well as the different Karma cards. It also includes some alternative rules for playing triples. It’s fairly simple to follow and to read. Everything is explained really well. The rules are quite short but that’s because the game is really that simple so there’s no need for anything more than that. It’s really quite nice.
8 out of 10

GAMEPLAY
This game is very easy to learn and play. If you can play games like UNO and Phase 10, then you can play this. As a matter of fact, fans of those games would probably like this one. It’s really light and simple. There’s not a lot of strategy to the game play. A lot of the game comes down to luck of the draw, especially when you get down to the face down table cards. I completely understand why they name this game Karma, because it just might bite you at the end of the game by giving you a handful of cards. It’s family friendly and can be played with the kids as well as the adults. I not a big fan of games of chance, mostly because I never win at them, but this game is quite nice. The game is gonna run about 20 to 30 minutes depending on how things go. All in all, it’s a rather fun light game of high card.
8 out of 10

OVERALL
Karma is a light card game of hand management with a small bit of take that included. The game is very easy to learn and play. The game is family friendly and can be played by most all of the family. I rather enjoy it. I’d recommend giving it a try.

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Disclosure Many thanks to Set Enterprises for the product in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Yoga Spinner-Toy Fair Part 11 of Series

I am always looking for games that let children disconnect from the iPad and other electronics in there own. I feel that alot of times kids are missing out on having old fashion game night fun. I was super excited to hear about the new yoga game that combines the best of yoga with the fun of a board game.

Yoga Spinner is a great game it keeps everyone moving and stretching. It has brightly colored, easy to read cards that direct you to complete a variety of easy yoga moves.

It is really easy to play and a great way to get stretched out. One person starts by spinning the spinner. That player then draws a card from the pile of cards that matches where the spinner landed. They must follow the instruction on the card. Some of the cards have a yoga pose and others might be more craft instructions like “steal a card”, “lose a card”, or even “all play”. The goal is to be the first to collect a card of each of the colors to win the game. Sometimes it takes a bit depending on that crazy spinner.

Upside Down Games has created a line of high-quality educational games like Yoga Spinner that helps encourage children and adults to establish healthy lifestyles with physical exercise.

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Disclosure Many thanks to Upside Down Games for the product in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Moji Mi-Toy Fair Part 10 of Series

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Moji Mi debuted at the Toy Fair in New York in February.

Moji Mi is a new line of tiny collectible figurines that talk in their own language. They are sort of like the Furbies. There will be four of them to start with, but they’re being described as collectible, so I think they will be more in the future. They also play nice with each other, if two of the little guys touch hairs, they’ll start talking to each other. All four of them have different colors and personalities and make emotional sounds when you pet or tickle them.

Moji Mi does stay true to the emoji name in one way, though, once you grab for yourself, you’ll be able to get your new figurine in emoji form on your phone, which you can use in any number of social media or messenger apps.

Disclosure Many thanks to Moji Mi for the products in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Vera Bradley & Meryl Davis Partnership

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On February 19, 2015, Vera Bradley announced its first celebrity ambassador, 2013 Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medalist, Meryl Davis! As the national brand ambassador, Meryl shares her passion for Vera Bradley with her fans. “I’m excited to partner with a brand that is near and dear to my hear”, she said. As a Michigan native, Meryl grew up carrying Vera Bradley, and she loves seeing how the company has grown in the fashion world while staying true to its heritage.

As part of this great partnership, Vera Bradley has given us a line of Meryl’s Favorites which launched on April 1,2015. Check out the line at:

http://www.verabradley.com/category/new-arrivals/meryls-favorites.uts

This line embodies the energetic spirit, and kindness of the accomplishments of a great athlete. She shares the styles and colors she’s carrying, as well as packing tips and glimpse into her busy life, both on the road and at home.

I love that Meryl has chosen colors that pop and get us ready for Spring.

Vera Bradley is giving my readers a chance to win this adorable clutch

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Disclosure: Disclosure Many thanks to Vera Bradley for the products in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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First Look! New Lilly Pulitzer and Target Collection

If you have been reading my blog you know that I am so excited about the launch of the Lilly Pulitzer line at Target. The line launches on April 19, 2015. I love this line is full of signature Palm Beach inspired prints. The great thing about this line is that the prices range from $2 to $150, with 200 items priced under $30. Just yesterday, I was talking to some friends about the line and they are all looking forward to it and can’t wait for next week. The line has something for everyone.

I got a first look at some of the line and I can tell you it is going to one hard to resist.

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Here is the Long Sleeve Dress. I love that this is a great piece that you can wear alone of slip on a pair of leggings and just head out.

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How cute is this print dress? And I can’t believe it is only $34. It is great on its own or you can dress it up with a jean jacket and have a weekend look.

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The whole Home section of the Lilly Pulitzer x Target line is pretty fabulous—especially the hammock—but this beach towel will add a hit of color to your day

Are you counting down the days until the Lilly Pultzer and Target Collection launches? Will get ready whether you are reading to the store or will be clicking on line I will be there with you on the 19th.

Disclosure: Disclosure Many thanks to Target for the products in exchange for this review and post, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Purex Crystals-ScentSplash

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One of the great things about being a Purex Insider is that I get to try new products. I have been using the Purex brand for many years. I was so happy to get to try the new Purex Crystals ScentSplash. I couldn’t wait to try this, and see how it would work on the smells of my laundry. When I got the bottle and opened it all I could smell was the fresh spring waters scent. I knew my laundry would never be the same again.

Purex Crystals ScentSplash is the next evolution in laundry in-wash fragrance boosters. It contains refreshing scent beads that release bursts of fragrance with irresistible freshness that lasts. This new Liquid Crystals formula is convenient and versatile enough to be used directly in the washer or in-wash tray, and is safe for all wash fabrics.

Purex is giving my readers a chance to try these products. One winner will receive a coupon for a Free Bottle of Purex Crystals ScentSplash.

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Disclaimer: I am a member of Purex Insiders. I was provide with a sample of Purex Crystals ScentSplash in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

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