SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Snack On The Go Review & Giveaway

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The Portion Perfect Snack On The Go container is one of SmartPlanet’s newest additions to their amazing selection of collapsible food containers.  The On The Go container comes with a lid and feature three separate food compartments for easy and convenient snack storage.  This container is pretty awesome.  It is great for both adults and kids and the colors are vibrant and fun as always!

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SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Snack On The Go is great for every day use as well as when you are on the go engaging in special events and fun activities.  I like to keep this portion perfect container in our refrigerator filled with clean fresh fruits and veggies so if anyone gets a snack craving these healthy options are convenient for snacking.  I purposely place it at the front of the shelf so the fun bright colors of the container catch the eye of the hungry person invading the fridge!

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This week has pretty hot so I took my kids to a park with a splash pad.  We enjoyed hours of fun outside which resulted in some very hungry kids!  Luckily I had packed a small cooler with water, string cheese, and our Portion Perfect Snack On The Go container loaded with fresh fruits and veggies.  Not only does the cover for this snack container keep my contents secure but it works great as a make shift plate when you are in need of a clean flat surface for your food.  I personally like to eat whatever goodies I pack straight from the SmartPlanet container but younger son likes to spread out his food in front of him so the lid is perfect for him!

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The SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Snack On The Go is available in three fun colors.  You can purchase the SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Snack On The Go online at the SmartPlanet website.  Connect with SmartPlanet on Twitter and Facebook to stay informed of new products, promotions, and giveaways!

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Snack On The Go!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on August 21, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. 

I received the SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Snack On The Go for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Label Daddy Discount Just in Time for Back to School!

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Are you ready for back to school?  Labeling school supplies is a must at my kids’ schools.  My boys are usually in a classroom of about 25 kids and almost all of the kids will have the same if not very similar supplies.  Having every single item labeled helps the teacher stay organized and holds kids accountable for their belongings.  Plus, my kids think they are cool and it gives them confidence in being able to identify what belongs to them!  Peel & Stick washable labels such as the labels sold at LabelDaddy.com make labeling all of my kid’s school supplies quick, easy, and fun!  These labels are also fabulous for labeling coats, snow pants, gym boots, and snow boots.  This saves kids and teachers lots of time from trying to figure out which pair of black snow pants belongs to each student!

Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. We even use them on our kids headphones for school.  These labels are great for adults too! — Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.  My son was in a school play last year that required his entire class to bring a pair of labeled sunglasses.  These sticker labels worked perfectly!

Label Daddy labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels.  They’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant!  These labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

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I will receive a promotional discount for LabelDaddy.com in exchange for this post.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Peppa Pig: Sandcastles Digital Review & Giveaway

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Life with kids can get crazy busy so having an easy source of entertainment for my kids when we are on the go is often a huge help.  Peppa Pig is celebrating summer with her new digital exclusive collection, Peppa Pig: Sandcastles!  This new collection features 12 peppisodes of Peppa and friends having fun in the sun!  Now you can watch Peppa on your TV, phone, and tablet!  This digital collection is so convenient to have on hand.  My oldest son is in a baseball tournament that has us at a ball park every night of the week.  Needless to say, his two year old sister’s attention span for baseball is not overly long so she has taken short breaks to watch a peppisode or two.  It is so convenient to plop her on a blanket to enjoy Peppa and we get to actually watch the game!  I also had to take a trip to the DMV this week and my kids sat so nicely while we waited thanks to our Sandcasltes peppisodes!

The 12 peppisodes featured in the Sandcastles Collection:

  • At the Beach
  • Sun, Sea and Snow
  • The Long Grass
  • Captain Daddy Pig
  • Very Hot Day
  • Gardening
  • Grampy Rabbit’s Lighthouse
  • Fun Run
  • Rock Pools
  • The Sleepover
  • Daddy Loses His Glasses
  • Granny Pig’s Chickens

Buy It!

The digital copy of Peppa Pig: Sandcastles is now available for purchase on iTunes!

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a digital copy of the Peppa Pig: Sandcastles collection!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on August 1, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The sponsor will then send the winner a digital copy of this Peppa Pig collection on iTunes!

I received a digital download of Peppa Pig: Sandcastles for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Ant-Man Superhero Books Review & Giveaway

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The World of Reading: This is Ant-Man easy reader book is the perfect introduction to this superhero.  My son loved learning about the man and back story behind how he became a superhero.  Ant-Man has the ability to shrink in size and in exchange his powers grow by leaps and bounds.  This is Ant-Man is a level 1 reading book.  it is a quick and easy read for a 7 year old since it is intended for ages 3 to 5 years but that did not diminish my son’s enjoyment.  He that it was awesome that Ant-Man can control all of the ants.  He was so engrossed in this story that he did not hear a single sound or word be spoken around him.

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Ant-Man: Zombie Repellent: A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book is intended for kids ages 8-12 which makes this a great read for students in grades 3-7.  However, my 7 year old was glued to this book from the moment he read the title.  The cover had him laughing and he immediately stopped everything to start reading the book.  My son has always loved picture books but had yet to develop interest in chapter books.  This was the first chapter book my son ever read and it has completely inspired a love a reading in my son. He loved this book the first time he read it and I recently found him in a chair reading it again.

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This is Ant-Man and Ant-Man: Zombie Repellent: A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book available for purchase at a variety of retailers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.My son absolutely loved both of these Ant-Man books.

Win It!

One lucky reader is going to win an Ant-Man prize pack including the following two books; This is Ant-Man and Ant-Man: Zombie Repellent: A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on July 24, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The prize will be shipped to the winner via  the sponsor.

I received Antman for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the books I reviewed.

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Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Blu-ray Giveaway

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Do your little ones love Scooby-Doo?  I remember watching Scooby-Doo as a child and I am guessing that many of you also watched Scooby and the gang solve mysteries too! Therefore, I am happy to share that their fun adventures have not stopped.  In fact, everyone’s favorite crime fighting kids are back with their biggest mystery ever in Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery!  To help them solve the case the Scooby gang teams up with Rock and Roll legends KISS for an all new Mystery Inc. adventure!

About Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery:

Get ready to Rock! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang team up with the one and only KISS in this all-new, out-of-this-world adventure! We join the Gang at Kiss World – the all-things-Kiss theme park, as they investigate a series of strange hauntings. With help from Kiss, they discover that the Crimson Witch has returned to summon The Destroyer from the alternate dimension of Kissteria! The evil duos ghastly plan, to destroy the earth! Can the Gang’s cunning and Kiss’s power of rock save the day?! Tune in to this Rock and Roll Mystery for some thunderous, heavy FUN!

In celebration of Scooby-Doo’s latest adventure, we have a fun blog app for you to explore.  Simply click on the soundboard to hear some classic sounds from Scooby and the gang.  My kids are having a lot of fun with this soundboard.  My 4 year old will not stop clicking on the, “Where Are You” button!  He giggles every time.

Have a little fun with Scooby KISS crafts!  This Scooby KISS fan looks fun to make and will help keep you cool this summer.

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Scooby-Doo where are you?  Scooby Doo and KISS Rock & Roll Mystery is available on digital July 10th and will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray July 21st! Click the box art on the app to bring the film home!

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a Scooby Doo and KISS Rock & Roll Mystery Blu-ray Combo Pack!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on July 28, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada.  Each household is only eligible to win ONE Scooby Doo and KISS Rock & Roll Mystery Blu-ray Combo Pack via blog reviews and giveaways.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. This gives more people a chance to win!  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS.  No P.O. Boxes! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Warner Home Video provided product information and the prize for this giveaway.  I received no compensation for this post.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Little One’s Organic Toddler Pillow: The Perfect First Pillow!


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Looking to introduce your little one to a pillow?  I can’t think of a better first pillow than the Little One’s organic toddler pillow. This pillow is made in the USA out of 100% organic cotton that was grown and woven in the USA.  This cotton is not treated with fungicides, pesticides, insecticides or GMOs.  The Little One’s pillow is 100% hypoallergenic.  These features along with a functional design make the Little One’s pillow the perfect first pillow for little ones.

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The size of the Little One’s toddler pillow is perfect in every way.  The length of the pillow is significantly smaller than a regular sized pillow yet there is still extra space on either side of my toddlers head so she can roll around in her sleep without losing the comfort of her pillow.  The pillow provides a soft yet firm cushion for my little one’s head yet the width of this pillow is less than the width of any standard pillow in our home.  I love this!  Her head rests much more naturally on this pillow than other standard sized pillows.  My daughter finds this pillow to be very comfortable and prefers it over her old pillow.

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Little One’s also offers an organic pillow case for the toddler pillow.  This pillow case is a neutral cream color and of course, chemical free.  It has a great feel to it and washes well.  I wash this pillow case on the gentle cycle in warm water and it still looks like new.

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I love knowing my baby girl is sleeping on a pillow and pillow case that were both handcrafted here in the USA and made of organic cotton.  We found the Little One’s Organic toddler pillow to be the perfect pillow for our toddler.  The size and comfort of the design are perfect for her size and the quality materials make this the perfect pillow for a good nights sleep, nap, snuggling on the couch, in the car, and much more!

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The Little One’s organic toddler pillow and pillow case are available for purchase online at Amazon.

I received a Little One’s toddler pillow and pillow case in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

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Giveaways Ending Soon!

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Summer has us all busy so I just thought I would send out a quick reminder that we have a couple fabulous giveaways ending this week.  In honor of our love of squeaky shoes, Wee Squeak is offering a $50 gift certificate to one lucky reader here at The Children’s Nook.  Simply use the link provided to enter your email address and you entered for a chance to win!  We also have a Tiggly app giveaway that will be ending in June.  My kids can’t get enough of Tiggly apps!  If you have not had a chance to enter yet, now is your chance!

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WEE SQUEAK $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY (ends 7/1)

 

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SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Meal Kit Review & Giveaway

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SmartPlanet may have created their smartest product yet when they came up with the concept for the portion perfect meal kit.  Maintaining a balanced diet can be challenging for me as an adult as well as a parent.  Portion control is often my biggest challenge when trying to maintain a balanced diet for myself and my kids. The SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Meal Kit has four food compartments that are measured and labeled so you can easily create a lunch appropriate for any diet.   The portion perfect meal kit, like all other SmartPlanet meal kits, expands to double the size when in use.  When it is not in use this meal kit collapses into half the size allowing for convenient storage.  The spork and condiments dish even store inside the lid of the meal kit.  Everything you need to create your next portion perfect lunch is stored in one place and ready to use!

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The pink Portion Perfect Meal Kit comes with a custom pink spork and a built in condiment dish.  My kids are big fans of our SmartPlanet sporks as well as the vibrant colors they come in.  In fact my kids often like to switch up the colors of the spork they use with each meal.  My daughter loves to eat outside so our portion perfect meal kit gets a lot of toddler time.  Pictured below is my 2 year old daughter’s lunch from the other day.  My little rabbit stole a handful of carrots before I took the picture but you get the idea of how easily this meal kit can be customized for any meal.  I often collapse the 2 cups portion of the kit when using this for my daughter since her portion sizes are usually smaller.  Plus, that section of the kit works great when it is collapsed for small items in her lunch.  During this meal I even collapsed one of the 1/2 cup portions of the meal kit.  I found as long as the 1.5 cups portion section and one of the 1/2 cup portions are open completely this meal kit sits nicely on the table during my daughter’s meals.  This meal kit truly allows me to serve my kids customized meals in a snap.  This is great since my kids are not the most patient when waiting for their lunch!  The SmartPlanet Perfect Portion Meal Kit

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The SmartPlanet Perfect Portions Meal Kit allows you to easily customize your lunch to suit any meal plan.  This kit even comes with a few meal suggestions!

School Lunch Portions:

  • 2 cups of fruits
  • 1.5 cups of grains
  • 1/2 cup protein
  • 1/2 cup of veggies

Calorie Conscious Portions:

  • 2 cups veggies
  • 1.5 cups veggies
  • 1/2 cup protein
  • 1/2 cup protein

Strength Training Portions:

  • 2 cups of veggies
  • 1.5 of protein
  • 1/2 cup of protein
  • 1/2 cup of grains

Carb Control Portions:

  • 2 cups of protein
  • 1.5 cups of protein
  • 1/2 cup of veggies
  • 1/2 cup of veggies

The Perfect Portions Meal Kit is BPA free and is top rack dishwasher safe.  The base of this meal kit is also microwave safe.  The SmartPlanet Perfect Portions Meal Kit is simply easy to use, clean, and store.  Try one today and start eating healthy portions every time!

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The SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Meal Kit is available in three fun colors.  You can purchase the Portion Perfect Meal Kit online at the SmartPlanet website.  Connect with SmartPlanet on Twitter and Facebook to stay informed of new products, promotions, and giveaways!

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Meal Kit!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on July 15, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. 

I received the SmartPlanet Portion Perfect Meal Kit for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Xlear Care Kit Review & Promotional Price

xlearkitLooking to improve your oral and nasal care?  Xlear has an entire line of products that are prefect for enhancing your oral and nasal health.  These products are made with Xylitol, a healthy natural sweetener that can improve oral health as well as maintaining upper respiratory and sinus health.  The Xlear brand put together a care kit that is loaded with great products to meet your dental and sinus needs.  The Xlear Care Kit is made up of several Spry oral care products as well as Xlear nasal products.  This kit offers a variety of different convenient products that will make it easy for you to improve and/or maintain your oral and nasal health.

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I love that Xlear has introduced me to the idea of a bamboo toothbrush. I honestly never thought about how wasteful plastic toothbrushes are until the very moment I received my new earth-friendly Spry toothbrush. The Spry gum and mints are super convenient.  I tend to keep them in my purse or diaper bag so my mouth gets an easy dose of fresh breath and xylitol any time its needed.  The Spry peppermint xylitol toothpaste has a mild flavor that is not too overpowering yet it leave my teeth feeling clean and mouth refreshed.  I have never been one to use mouth wash of any kind but I come to really enjoy the Spry oral rinse.  This has become a new addition of my oral care routine.  It is simply refreshing!

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The blossoming trees and flowers are a beautiful sight this time of year; however, the air quality often suffers.  The Xlear Nasal Spray is great to have on hand this time of year to relieve congestion and help rinse away allergy irritants.  Xlear Nasal Spray is made up of a non-addictive natural formula and may be used as often as needed.

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You can purchase the Xlear Care Kit for only $25 now through June, 30th 2015! This kit is valued at $65!

I received an Xlear Care Kit for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I received.

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The Ultimate BBQ Grill Brush


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I received this grill brush in exchange for an honest review.

Alpha Grillers The smart design of this grill brush allows you to easily clean between the bars.  Our old grill brush had more of a rectangular shaped wire pad that could only scrub the top of the bars.  This heavy-duty Alpha Grillers grill brush has twisted steel bristles that fit between the bars on our grill grates.  This twisted design also allows the brush to scrub the grates from all sides.  Corners that were impossible to reach with our old grill brush are now easily reached and cleaned with the Alpha Grillers Brush.  This twisted bristle design is my favorite feature!  The stainless steel bristles are designed to last and not flatten so they are quite rough on skin.  I simply keep the brush covered when we are not using it to avoid coming into contact with the bristles.  Not only does the Alpha Grillers brush allow us to clean our grill quickly but the brush itself cleans us easily by simply rinsing it in hot water after use.

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Since it is best to clean your grill while it is still hot, the 18 inch handle is an excellent feature on this brush.  No more burning your hands from the steam you create when cleaning a hot grill!  The handle is made of strong plastic and reinforced twisted wire so it does not bend under pressure.  This is one heavy-duty grill brush.

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The Alpha Grillers Stainless steel BBQ grill brush is available for purchase online at Amazon.  A FREE downloadable cookbook is also included with your purchase.  This e-book is loaded with yummy BBQ recipes for you to try.  This amazing Alpha Grillers grill brush is safe for all grill types and would make an excellent Father’s Day gift!

I received an Alpha Grillers Stainless steel BBQ grill brush for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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