Zing’s Toys-FireTek Bow

The Firetek Bow is another entry from Zing Toys into archery and outdoor play. Like the Z-Tek, this bow is a bit smaller than the popular Zcurve bow and may not have as much range. I could hit upwards of 200′+ with the right angle and draw on a Zcurve, the Z-Tek came close but not quite.

Just like most other Zing arrow products, the arrows hook into the rubber loops at the center of the bow, aim, pull back, and release. There is a ridged rubbery grip at near the back of the arrow that helps with the pull, but sweaty fingers may make getting full power difficult. If you have tried a zing bow before, this shouldn’t be too different.

The big feature here is unlike the Z-Tek bow, the Firetek bow has a button in the grip that turns on lights in the colored portions of the bow arms; similarly the “Zonic” arrows have a switch just under the arrowhead that turns on a light inside the arrow shaft.

The Firetek Bow has a very familiar feel to it, but the ability to test your aim in low light conditions with only these as your only light source may be enough to pique the interest of the archer in your family. I hope extra arrow packs become available as well, the idea of more than a few “flares” is something I would like to play around with and what game types may come out from that.



Disclaimer: I received this product to review, however, all opinions expressed here are my own

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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes is the second installment of the Disney Infinity franchise, which allows players to enjoy a selection of Marvel’s characters. It is a single player play set that can be completed in approximately six hours. The main story involves our heroes trying to stop Loki from taking over Manhattan and turning it into a frozen wasteland, with the help of an army of frost-giants. These missions include commentary between our heroes and some challenging moments.

Each character included in the Disney Infinity 2.0 starter pack feels unique, allowing two player local cooperative play; with figurines from the original Disney Infinity also payable. Each character also has their own unique special ability, which can be unlocked by leveling-up. Disney Infinity 2.0′s meaningful leveling system allows each upgrade to significantly alter ho characters will play.

Aside from the included Play Set, players will also have access to two modes-Escape from the Kyln and Assault on Asgard. Escape from Kyln is a loot adventure, where you make your through levels with a sidekick in order to find better loot than your sidekick will utilize to become stronger. The Assault on Asgard is a tower-defense mode where you use Asgadian objects to help defend particular items. Both modes offer interesting game play experiences that introduce more unique ideas than the Play Set adventure.

Disney Infinity 2.0 greatest offering is the Toy Box mode, which essentially the creation suite in-which players can use to create their own levels and share them with players on-line. I was impressed by how many options were availale and how technical related a Toy Box can be if you know how to utilize the range of items that are offered.

This game has been so much fun to play and find out more ways to use my super heroes in different ways and having fund doing it.

Disclaimer: I received this game to review, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.


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Get into Style with Dansko Shoes and Boots

When I attended the Fashion Forward Conference, I was introduced to a new brand Dansko. They are a line of shoes and boots. The story behind this brand is wonderful. Husband and wife team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup were on a mission to find the perfect barn shoe, they needed footwear that could support their aching feet. Mandy and Peter discovered a clog in a shop in Denmark. They soon realized that these slip-ons were not only perfect around the farm. They loved them so much they couldn’t help but to share them with friends. Before long, Mandy and Peter were bringing dozens of pairs to the States. As this unique footwear grew in popularity, Mandy and Peter decided it was time to create a business—they called it “Dansko”, which translates to “Danish shoe.”

Dansko’s main goal is to provide shoes that are comfortable for you to wear everyday, so they went from clogs, to shoes and boots. The all-day support of Dansko has rescued the sore feet of healthcare professionals, teachers, and service industry workers alike. In fact, many of Dansko’s collections have the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) Seal of Acceptance.

Dansko sent me The Odessa boot to try. They retail for $199 and they are worth it. It is always hard for me to find boots that look good on me and that fit, since my feet are small. These boots fit perfectly. I wore them with tights and my jeans and they looked great. These knee high boots provide you the ultimate comfort. It has a luxurious nappa upper is complimented with two buckle closure. It is breathable leather lined interior and a lightweight outsole. You are going to love these boots.


The other shoe that I got to try was the Dansko wedge, now I never go for a wedge because they are so hard for me to balance on but these were perfect. This stylish and stable wedge features a leather covered front and you can go from day to night with these. It has an adjustable ankle strap for a contemporary look. It fits wonderful at the ankle and fits perfectly.It is soft and I had no issues walking in them. You are going to love them also.


Thanks to our friends at Dansko you are going to get the opportunity to win one of these.

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Disclaimer: I was sent these products to review; however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Disney’s Frozen takes center stage this Holiday Season

Disney’s Frozen has taken the country by storm. For those of you who don’t know the story, I will try to give you a little background. Frozen revolves around two sisters, Anna and Elsa. Elsa has magical powers allowing her to control ice and snow. On the day of her coronation to become queen of their kingdom, Arendelle, Elsa looses control and freezes their kingdom into an eternal winter. Terrified of what she’s done, she flees to the Norwegian mountains and creates an ice palace of her own, isolating herself from her sister and her people. Anna who is not afraid of her sister, goes on a journey to save her sister and bring her back home. Anna is accompanied on her adventure by Kristoff, an ice harvester, who knows the dangerous landscape, his reindeer Sven, and a snowman Elsa created named Olaf.

Disney has released four classic dolls of the main characters; Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Hans. Anna and Elsa come packaged in beautiful boxes. They are surrounded in a window of rosemaling that has motifs from the film, like flowers and snowflakes. In the bottom left corner is their animated character.


Anna has red hair styled in two braids. She has a white streak running through one which is important to the plot. She has gorgeous blue-green eyes and I love how they are painted. She’s quite pale and has a splash of freckles across her cheeks and the bridge of her nose. She has natural looking eye make up and thin, red lips.

Anna comes bundled in a cozy, warm looking outfit. She’s wearing a maroon cloak with a matching hood with lavender fur trim. Her dress consists of a black bodice decorated with rosemaling and gold trim. Underneath she has a light blue long sleeved blouse. Her hands are kept toasty with blue mittens. Her skirt is a royal blue color with rosemaling that matches the pattern on her bodice.

In the box but she also has black boots with gold trim. Overall I really like the outfit they decided to give Anna for traveling. I love the colors used and the nod to her heritage and where the movie takes place.

Elsa is even paler than Anna. Her blue dress makes her skin a bit purpley. She has more elaborate eye make up than her sister. Black winged eyeliner and purple eye shadow frame her bright blue eyes. Her red lips are a little more fuller than her sister’s. Her long, pale blonde hair is braided over her shoulder. The top of her hair is piecey and looks a bit wind swept.

lsa comes dressed in her signature snow queen gown. Her icy blue gown has a sweetheart neckline and sheer, off the shoulder sleeves. Her gown has a snowflake pattern on the bottom half.

Disney has also has introduced a wonderful small versions of Anna and Elisa that are Disney’s Magi Clip.
The dolls wears a glittery signature fashions with tiara and comes with an additional ombre-colored gown inspired by the movie. you girls can have twice the fun and twice the adventure with easy Magiclip fashions


Disney again has given us want we wanted and this holiday you are sure to see alot of these on your holiday list.

Disclaimer: I received these dolls to review, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.

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CVS Golden Emblem Abound Products-Healthy Eating for the Holidays

I recently was introduced to a brand new line of products from CVS/pharmacy. CVS/pharmacy recently launched their new line Gold Emblem Abound. This new line includes more than 40 wholesome items that are free from artificial flavors and preservatives. This is great for you when you are on the run especially during the holidays and you can’t stop to eat proper.

Whether you are looking for organic, low saturated fat or cholesterol, the Abound snacks are clearly labeled. These new products are kicking off the Fit Choices tags that guide shippers in their selection of edible products and allow consumers to find items that suit their individual needs, focused around four categories: Heart Healthy, Sugar Free, Gluten Free and Organic.

Your family is going to love these products as much as I have. I love the popcorn it has no butter and it so delicious you will just go through it all in one sitting.

The holidays are so hard on all of us and not easy for us to keep up with eating well, these products give us the advantage we are looking for. You can eat it on the go while in the car, train, or in a store shopping.

Gold Emblem Abound is a line of affordable, great tasting, and healthier snacks that launched in CVS/pharmacy stores this summer. The snacks are free of all artificial preservatives and flavors and are made with wholesome ingredients that help you feel nourished and satisfied. The line was designed to have options for each individual shopper’s dietary needs including gluten free, cholesterol free, and high in fiber and protein.

· The line is perfect for any snack round-ups or features you may have planned for the coming months, and they are also great to include in any posts you might be writing about healthier snacking for on-the-go families, kids’ lunches or afterschool snacks. The Gold Emblem Abound line is also a good option for those looking for healthier snacking alternatives around Halloween, the holidays, etc.

There are more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S. – and more than 75% of the U.S. population lives within 3 miles of a CVS in the markets we serve.

I want to give you a chance to these great products. I will send one of them to you to try

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This contest will run until the end of November 15, 2014, please make sure to include your email so that you will be notified if you win.


Disclaimer: I received some sample of the products to try and review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.


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Miraclesuit Sportswear

If you love Miraclesuit swim wear then have I got some exciting news for you. I was recently at a conference and got a look at their new line of sportswear. Women you are going to love what they have done.

The tops feature a sewn in body-shaping inner liner that is designed to conceal, smooth, and give the appearance of a flawless figure. It slims and shapes all over while providing room to move with you and not against you. The focus of these tops is to focus on comfort and it can be worn all day.

Now ladies lets talk bottoms, these are so much harder for us to find but the answers to all of your concerns are here. These are made from the finest premium super stretch fabric for great comfort, the panel helps flatten the tummy and provides a woman of all shapes and sizes with comfort form flattering look. The contoured elastic waistband prevents unsightly gapping and offers better coverage. That means no muffin top.

These are currently available at Macy’s and online http://www.miraclesuit.com/


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Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review and Giveaway

Laundry is one thing that I always find a chore and it is hard for me to get excited about doing it. Then I was lucky enough to receive a bottle of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy fabric softener.

Available starting this mid-October, Purex Crystals Aromatherapy is available in 3 scents; Well Being, Energy and Serenity scents, I received Purex Crystals Aromatherapy in Energy scent. I don’t know how Purex knew that Energy is something that I always don’t have enough of, so this scent was perfect for me.

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I am a big fan of Purex laundry detergent and their products, not because they smell which good which is a major plus, but because it works so well on my laundry also. I was so happy when I got this bottle and it was all I wanted and more.

When I first opened the box the thing that stood out for me was the yellow Crystals. It was so vibrant and the scent just lighted up the entire house, I wish I could describe how it gave me a burst of energy right away, now all I wanted to do was go and get the laundry done. The bottle also comes with a handy pull off cap that helps you measure and dispense your crystals. It makes it easy for you to put it into your washer.

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The clothes smelled great these three scents allow you to express your mood with each unique aroma, energizing and long lasting scent infusion and citrus and floral scents blended with essential oils.

I want to give you a chance to try this great product. So I am giving away two coupons for a free bottle.

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This contest will run until the end of November 15, 2014, please make sure to include your email so that you will be notified if you win.


Disclaimer: The Purex brand provided me with with a sample of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy in exchange for a product review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Always New Discreet Line-Helping you with those little leaks

For pregnant women or for women past menopause, leakage is a serious issue. It can lead to embarrassment when an accident happens. It is also an issue that women do not like to talk about.

Always did extensive research and discovered some interesting findings about women who suffer from urinary incontinence. 30% of women say that their sensitive bladder affects their relationship with their partner. 11% of women say their bladder issues have led to moderate to severe depression. Always heard their predicament and have launched the Always Discreet collection.

These 3 products address the many needs of women with urinary incontinence in a very private, respectful way. The 3 products are Always Discreet Liners, Always Discreet Underwear and Always Discreet Pads and they are 40% thinner and 2 times more absorbent. To launch the collection, Always hosted a fun event with actress Marilu Henner who led a vigorous aerobics class for #throwbackthursday.

One of the biggest issues with urinary incontinence is that you can use the same products you use for your period to address incontinence. These products just don’t offer the protection and odor control that you need. The Always Discreet Collection was formulated specifically for leaky bladders.

Always Discreet Liners and Pads

These liners and pads are for if your leak is light or moderate. They absorb leaks and odors in seconds, spreading the liquid through the length of the liner so that you don’t feel that heavy liquid gathering in the middle. Their unique DualLock Core locks away odor and wetness for hours. This means that it’s more comfortable for you in those moments when you can’t immediately get to a bathroom to change it. They’re also individually wrapped so that you don’t need to carry the entire bag into the bathroom with you. Because it’s so much thinner than other brands, you can wrap it securely in the wrapper and dispose of it when needed. Always found that most women don’t dispose of their liners right away. They may be at a friend’s house or a private bathroom and not want to leave any evidence behind. Always designed their odor barriers and wrapping with this in mind. No liquid will leak into your bag.

Always Discreet Underwear

If your leak requires a bit more protection, Always has designed underwear for you. These panties are thinner around the waist and hips so that they look seamless under clothing. They’re also not as high on the waist as other protective underwear because no-one wants to show the world that they’re wearing protective underwear when they bend over a bit. The underwear is for maximum protection. They’re designed with Double LeakGuards. This means that moisture is stopped from leaking outside of the underwear. They come with the advanced Triple Layer Core that pulls, traps and locks away moisture from your body. It’s also super soft and comfortable so you don’t feel like you’re wearing protective underwear.

Always wants to make sure that all women feel more secure when they are out and about. They would love to give my readers a chance to try these products. Simply leave a comment and follow me on twitter, instagram, pinterest, or facebook.

This contest will run until the end of November 15, 2014, please make sure to include your email so that you will be notified if you win.


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Lalaloopsy & Little Tikes Toys for the Holidays

I was lucky enough to be able to two great new toy from Lalaloopsy and a wonder one from Little Tikes. These are the ones that you kids are going to be asking for this season.

Lalaloopsy Baking Oven
The Lalaloopsy Baking Oven is an oven where you can bake 3 different delicious treats. You can make confetti cake, chocolate chip and sugar cookies and a strawberry and chocolate cake. Using the cute pink measuring spoons and mixing up the cake mix was so much fun. It also came with frosting and sprinkles which everything taste so so good.

The cookies and cake were easy enough to make and get into the oven. After letting the oven heat up for 20 minutes, you push the cookies into the cooking chamber, cook for 8 minutes and then allow to cool. They were in such cute shapes when we molded them.


Lalaloopsy Babies Diaper Surprise
The Lalaloopsy Diaper Surprise is very interesting in that it magically poop charms into their reusable diapers, which you can collect on a plastic charm bracelet. The diaper will change design when the inside is wet. Blossom Flowerpot Lalaloopsy Babies Diaper Surprise comes with three extra diapers, a bracelet, her pet butterfly as a bottle, and a bowl and spoon set. She’s wearing a cute flower hat and has a bib, which makes sense for a set like this. I have to admit, I like the way these solid plastic babies look better than the soft bodied ones. The patterns on the soft Lalaloopsy Babies are not my favorite look; plus it looks like the diaper surprise babies can stand on their own. The bottle is a transparent plastic, so you fill it with water to feed the baby. It looks like there’s a button on her stomach; I’m assuming that’s what releases the charms and water. Just like many real baby diapers, a pattern appears when the diaper becomes wet (unlike a real baby diaper, the pattern is apparently on the inside). Aside from the fact that the adorable charms you’re supposed to wear come out of her butt, this is a pretty cute toy.


Little Tikes Touch n’ Go Bullet Train Set
This train is amazing you simply touch the marked area on the train with your finger and watch it go. The train comes with eight bendable tracks and a bridge. This bullet train will provide your child with hours of endless adventure.


Disclaimer: I received these products from MGA Entertainment to review, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.

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The Moms Event with Jennifer Garner

Thanks to the Moms and Land’s End , I was lucky enough to attend a special screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with Sweet City Candy.

It was a wonderful event we got to see the new line of coats and jacket from Land’s End and take pictures with the ones that we loved the most. These coats and jackets show the trends that are for the Fall and Winter, and give us a sleek look so that we are wrapped up this winter we can still look our very best, and that is a great thing.

We were then treated to the special screening of the movie, and from the first shot you could tell that you would be laughing all the way through. This movie is funny, but it will make you stop and think that no matter how bad things get and they can get pretty bad you have to take into perspective. Lots of times I look at things are wonder why can’t something go right and why does it seem to keep happening instead of saying tomorrow will be better. It was funny but also a way for me to look at my life a little differently and that was nice. Your family will enjoy this film.

If that was not enough we got a chance to have the star of the movie, Jennifer Garner sit down with us and answer a few questions. She is just as beautiful in person as she looks on the screen, and was so honest about her life and dealing with work and having children. She told us of her bad days and that she gets through it. It was nice to see her answering questions from the kids, who wanted to know about the scenes in the movie and what is like to work with some of the children in the film. She confessed that co-star Steve Carell kept her laughing during the whole movie.

This movie opens nation wide so if you are looking for something to do check it out.



Disclaimer: I received a gift bag from the event, but all opinions expressed here are my own

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