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Toddler Kids fun educational activities: Bags Ring Toss Game

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When the warmer days of May arrived here in WA, I purchased few toys to use outside with my daughters of 2 and 6 years old. Among these, there was a set of bags ring toss game that we still use today, mostly indoor due to the weather, with my 2 years old as educational toy for toddlers; while my 6 years old was the one loving it the most when playing outside with other older kids. It is a game mostly used as a family and party game, but can turn also in a educational toy for toddlers 2 years old and older.

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HOW TO PLAY

The game is pretty easy: there are 8 rings and 8 bags, 2 of each color red, blue, green and yellow; in the ideal game, the rings will be positioned on the floor with no particular order, and then two players will each have a bag of each color and will try to toss them in the ring of the same color (red bag in the red ring, green bag in the green ring, and so on). When more kids are playing, we usually change the rules a bit to let anyone throw at least one bag every game and of course cheer on, laugh and have fun no matter what. What I like of this set is that the size is perfect for toddler hands! Some of the reviews on Amazon complained about the size, but its clearly written in the product description, and in my opinion is actually great. 

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When I purchased this set I think Chloe was too young to actually be interested in following the rules, and she was just either throwing the bags wherever, or just getting super close just to drop it in and doing it “right”, the challenge was boring her. However lately she decided she wanted to play again and she has shown more patience in listening the rules and less frustration when not getting it right the first try. Through play she learns as she repeats the colors names, she associate the bags and rings colors, she works on her motor skills as she throws the bags and creative play as she comes up with other ways to play with the rings and bags!

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One of her favorite ways to play with the rings, beside the way they were intended to in this set, is to wear them as bracelets and then swing them around her arm. That is actually a pretty good exercise adults can do too using a hola hoop, and so you could make it a nice workout together! She also likes to place them straight and let roll on the floor until they fall and we laugh and make sounds. And of course swinging them and tossing them as part of the game preparation.

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While older kids might be able to enjoy this game more as a party and family game, like we do too, I think this is also a fun activity to have with your toddlers, to practice or develop some skills age appropriate. BUT don’t be frustrated if you child wont be interested, as I wrote above Chloe wasn’t either until few weeks ago but things change, so is worth keep bringing it up every now and then. And it can always be something you can keep for parties, family gatherings, to bring along at the park or the beach hoping to make new friends that will join you in a match! 

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Remember to always supervise your children while playing with this set as the bags are not indestructible and can’t be considered safe for young kids to play with it alone! If you played this fun game before with your friends or your kids, let us know in the comments!

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Punky 3in1 Color Depositing Shampoo Conditioner Purpledacious Results

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Two months ago I decided I wanted to color my hair again, but being really a dark color, and not wanting to reduce them to dust with chemicals, and being hard to schedule an appointment with a good hair stylist during this crazy 2020, I decided to take the matter in my own hand and tried few things.

So one afternoon I walked into Sally’s Beauty and I purchased few products recommended to me by the lady working there. The color was supposed to be a purple and pink mesh up but turned out to be a reddish that faded away after only few showers. I was a bit disappointed and I didn’t like the color my hair were so I started to do a bit of research, I talked to few friends and ended up stumbling upon the Punky Color color depositing shampoo and conditioner 3 in 1!

With the luck I had in the past with products supposedly stronger than this one, I didn’t really have much hope, however for $12ish I told myself it was worth a try. The reviews were pretty good for people with hair similar to mine, and they had a good selections of colors so I went ahead and ordered the Purpledacious!

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HOW IT WORKS?

Now it’s important to spend a few words on explaining how a product like Punky Colour works, as it’s a 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner and color that the more you use it, the more intense will be the color of your hair. Of course the lighter your hair are, the more the color will be vibrant and lighter, but you can use it for few days if you want them darker and faster! I suggest to enjoy every phase of the color between a use and the other, and keep them few days even if the color is lighter (unless you truly hate it!). Since it is also a shampoo, it will clean your hair but you can always use your regular shampoo right after washing this off; and because it also is a conditioner, you’ll notice that your hair will feel really soft, like you just got a hair mask!

This is due to the great quality ingredients that go over the usual ones you find in permanent and other semi permanent treatments, like Shea Butter and Vitamin B. My hair were a bit damaged from the bleach treatment and thanks to this product they got much better! The smell of the product is AMAZING! 

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In the picture above a close up of how nice and dark the purple color look after only few uses. I dressed up as witch for Halloween and my hairstyle and color was on point! I used it on average once per week, I have very long hair, and I still have 1-3 uses left in the bottle.

Two days ago I got the idea of ordering a different color so soon I’ll be trying the Bluemania and share about that too, so keep following the blog and my socials for updates!

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Have you tried this product? Did you like it? Let us know in the comments or on Instagram!

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Reviews

SOI Handbag/Purse Light with Automatic Sensor Review

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I had the chance to host a “What’s in Your Purse? Party” thanks to Tryazon and SOI, with the collaboration of Whoosh! and some great eye pads from a brand called Amirose.

If you, like me, have trouble finding things in your purse, at night but also during the day as some bags can be big and for some reason they seems “eating” anything you put in it, then SOI may be a product you will find really interesting.

It was invented by two college guys who, during a concert, noticed how women started to go crazy while looking for things in their purses…ok maybe not crazy, I added that as I know I do look crazy and frustrated when I search for 20 minutes for something in my purse before ending up getting everything out of my purse to find what I was looking for!

There is a nice video on Youtube (CLICK HERE!) that show how does it works, but is really quite simple and intuitive: the SOI has an automatic sensor so that when you open your purse and dig in your purse, the light turns on and you can clearly see what’s in it and easily find anything you are looking for. It can actually have other uses, like a bathroom light for example, but I’ve been using it for a week now and I really like it’s purpose as a purse light.

It’s available on AMAZON (CLICK HERE!) at a discounted price and with a 2 days free shipping if you have Prime, but watch out as it keep going on out of stock so if you see it, just get it: it has over 60 reviews and most of them are 5 stars.

I was lucky enough to get one for free to review and give one away during the party I did in my house (Nicole…you are welcome :D), and of course that was a great excuse to order pizza and eat brownies !

Do you have trouble finding things in your purse? Do you own or know someone who own a SOI light? What do you think about it? Feel free to let me know in your comments and check the pics I took at the party, posted on our Facebook page (CLICK HERE!)

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AdoramaPix Hexagon Metal Print Review: Top Notch Quality

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You may have already read my article about the AdormaPix Coupon Code to get 25% off on the Hexagon Metal Prints (if not CLICK HERE!) and well I got the chance to actually review one of them, size 9.5″ x 11″. I choose one of my daughter pics from a phototshoot done by a very talented friend of mine, so that the quality of the pic was a good one to be printed that size.
I had few questions before ordering and so I contacted their support and they were nice and answered pretty fast as well. The website is very user friendly: there are few categories in the top menu and when you go over it with the mouse, it will open the different options for each category, or you can just click on the main category to go to a page with all the options as well.
The Hexagon Metal prints can be found under the category WALL DECOR. They actually have so many shapes and sizes, from very small, 8″ x 8″, to medium and big size, 36″ x 36″ and 30″ x 40″. Among the shapes, they also have a heart one that will definitely be the next one I’ll order as soon as I can get a decent family picture 😀

Metal prints are more durable than regular print and the photo is infused directly into the metal print, which means it’s also gonna be waterproof, scratch-resistant, dry-erasable and easy to clean.
AdoramaPix offers also different customization options: no fixture, easel, magnet, floating mount or pedestal display; glossy white, white satin, glossy silver and silver satin finish.
I choose the easel and glossy white options.

Packing was really good and complete with EVERYTHING I needed (see the gallery pics below). Quality really left me speechless: I love regular prints but this is really top notch quality and is also a great gift idea (grandma you know what you will get for Christmas!), its really thin and light.
I took few pics, but really I think the pictures don’t make enough justice to quality of the print. I hope you will enjoy them and let me know what you think about them if you will order them and don’t forget to use the Coupon Code PXHEXMTL25 at the checkout to save 25% (expires June 15 2016).

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25% off AdoramaPix Hexagon Metal Prints

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AdoramaPix is an awesome website that helps people turn their digital photographs, from abstract computer files, into amazing keepsakes designed to last a lifetime.
Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich colors and vibrant details. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable.
Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well.
You can even clean it with glass cleaner. Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints.

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I’ll be ordering an hexagon metal print this week, will update you as soon as I get it with a full review 🙂

If in the meantime you want to order the Hexagon Metal Prints and save 25% off, use the promo code: PXHEXMTL25 at the checkout and feel free to share it with your family and friends (expires June 15 2016)

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LimitStyle Lightning Saver (Red 4-Pack) Review

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iPhone cables are bad. No matter if you buy them Apple branded or any other brand. They always end up breaking them and this cheap product can actually save you tons of money as really prevent the cable from breaking. I don’t understand why nobody just make better cables, but until someone actually do, this will do!
May take a while to arrive as when I ordered, there was no prime option, so it took longer than 2 days, but beside that the product works and is easy to put it on the cable and to take it off. Save money! If you own an iPhone or iPad and have troubles with the cables breaking often, check this LimitStyle Lightning Saver, click here to buy or read more reviews.


I got this product for a discounted price for my honest review. #LightningSaver

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Country Crock: Churn Style Review Influenster Voxbox

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I got selected to receive for FREE (for testing purpose) the Influenster VoxBox of Country Crock, and I received Churn Style variety.

I really enjoyed receiving this product, as I love to cook and I really used it to make many meals and snacks. It has a rich taste, and I like it even on plain toasted bread. Sometimes I add some marmalade on top (berries is my favorite!).

It tasted great on top of some baked sweet potatoes and the cod I cooked with it and some herbs, tasted delicious. No need to add salt, but you can always add herbs like I did and even some spices.

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I used the Country Crock: Churn Style, also to cook a thin steak and some smashed potatoes. Everything was very tasty, fast and easy to make. Quick meal.

 

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When we occasionally decide to go BIG, we cook some crazy good stuff like the stuffed burger (swiss cheese and onion) wrapped in bacon and cooked in some Country Crock: Churn Style

 

 

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FREE Swimming Fish Bath Toy + Free Shipping!

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When you add the Swimming Fish Bath Toy to your cart, you’ll see a green popup asking you to share on Facebook – once you do this, you’ll see a discount code you can apply at checkout to make this completely Free – no credit card information required!

After you share, just put the mouse over the “share to see code” and it should appear, then copy and paste it at the checkout, and the total will be $0! Add shipping address and will say credit card not required.

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