Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: DohVinci Memory Masterpiece Complete Ribbon Board Kit

BzzAgent recently sent us a really fun product to try.
From the product info on Amazon.com: Let your creativity pop off the page with a unique make-and-display art experience that just might get you hooked. Brought to you by the makers of Play-Doh modeling compound, DohVinci design kits let you decorate and personalize your world in so many colorful ways. It's super easy for almost anyone to do! Just use the innovative air-dry design compound and Styler tool to create dimensional designs with bold 3D lines. And unlike most paints or markers, don't worry if you make a mistake. Just wipe off your design and try again! Once you're ready, let the compound harden overnight for a beautiful, keepable, giftable creation!

Reese really loved doing this! There is a bit of a learning curve for using the Styler tool, and by the end of the project she was much better at it. She actually worked on this for about an hour and a half straight!

I think this is a fun project for the recommended ages, 6 and up, and we'll definitely be using this a birthday present for Reese's friends.
This product retails for $11 on Amazon.com (#afflink). I checked our local Target for this line and did not see them there. I do believe they are supposed to be stocked at TRU.
One note: Since this is a Play-Doh product, and traditional Play-Doh contains wheat, I of course checked this product before we used it since I have Celiac Disease. It is clearly marked on the box that it contains wheat, so I was careful to wash our hands after we used it, as well as thoroughly wash the surface we played with it on.
Disclosure: #GotItFree

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Skittle Pops!

Last week a friend and I were at the local skating rink with our kiddos, and we were doling out money right and left. As we gave them 50 cents each to buy a "Skittle Pop", I remarked that we ought to try to figure out how to make these at home. I figured out the home version would be much more budget friendly.
And we cracked the code on the first try!
The kids put a few Skittles in small lidded condiment cups and poured Sprite over them. It takes a surprisingly very short time for the Skittles to fully dissolve! Next we put the lids on and put them in the freezer. After an hour or so, they are frozen and the kids are happy. I'll admit to having a few myself- they are pretty yummy!
The combos are endless, but do know that they are also just as good with just one Skittle in each cup.
Here are the cups we used- I found this pack of 50 at Walmart near Solo cups.
Let me know if you have other fun summer snack ideas!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Influenster T.L.C. VoxBox

I was recently selected to receive the T.L.C. VoxBox from Influenster and I think it's a great one! Here are the items included.

Breyers Gelato Indulgences
The best thing, of course, was the coupon for a free container of Breyers Gelato Indulgences. Although the Gelato flavors are *not* gluten free (tear), Breyers does have a whole list of over 30 GF flavors! Yay!

I picked up the Triple Chocolate flavor and the kids wasted no time in diving in. They absolutely loved it!

Puffs Plus Lotion sample pack
This went straight in my purse. Puff Plus Lotion is already our tissue of choice- they are so soft and the added lotion (which somehow doesn't make them greasy at all) makes them feel so much better when your nose is a bit raw during a cold.

Neosporin Neo To Go!
We are headed out of town soon for a trip that will involve some hiking and exploring, so I am also putting the Neo To Go! in my purse. How handy this will be! It's specially designed to be easy to use- with just one hand you can easily spray this first aid antiseptic pain relieving spray just where you need it. Poor Reese is always skinning her knee and needing a Band-Aid, so I KNOW we will use this.

Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card
Since we are headed on a road trip soon, I think this free loyalty program will come in handy! For a limited time, new members save 25 cents per gallon on their second fill and 3 cents every time after that. (visit www.fuelrewards.com)

Ivory Bar Soap
When I think of Ivory, I remember carving a whale out of a bar of Ivory in grade school! Since the bars float, this was an awesome project!

AVON Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother
I am really looking forward to trying this! Avon says it is a translucent balm that blurs the look of wrinkles on places like under the eyes. If you are interested in any Avon products, they are offering 15% off through 8/1/14 when you use the code ANEW15.