Every year as Father’s Day approaches, I find myself struggling with gift ideas for the dads in my life. However, thanks to Gallo en Fuego, shopping for Father’s Day is going to be much easier! Gallo en Fuego has a very unique product line of products for adults, kids, and even pets. You can find stylish belts, wallets, t-shirts and more at the Gallo en Fuego website. What makes these products so unique? They are all made from decommissioned fire hoses! Seriously cool, right?! Gallo en Fuego is an amazing company that partners with the National Fallen Firefighters Association to remember our nations fallen firefighters. Gallo en Fuego donates a portion of their proceeds from every sale to the survivors of fallen firefighters. Not only does this company make amazing products, but it uses its success as a means of helping those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Gallo en Fuego has quality products that the men in your life will simply be proud to wear and use. Each Gallo en Fuego belt is hand made and contains the original rubber lining of the fire hose for extra strength and durability. My son is so proud to have a belt that is made from decommissioned fire hoses. He wants one in every color! These belts are very well made and are actually fire proof! The green and red belts we own are very vibrant. Since there are not a lot of ways for males to accessorize, I am not surprised that the boys were so excited about these bright and colorful belts. The Gallo en Fuego belts are available in small, medium, and large sizes for both men and kids. However, the men’s belts are also available in X-Large. The website provides you with what waist size fits each size belt. I would recommend measuring the waist size of the person you are shopping for because, I made the mistake of just picking a belt size based off of what size jeans my hubby wears and I was a bit off in my size choice. The belt buckle has the Gallo en Fuego brand name engraved on it. It looks really nice and gives it a masculine feel. There are seven holes to allow you to adjust the fit of your belt and each belt often bears distress marks from years of fighting fires and keeping us safe. Gallo en Fuego may have found the coolest way to repurpose a product and help others in the process with these amazing belts!
Gallo en Fuego products are made in the USA and available for purchase on the company website, www.galloenfuego.com. Gallo en Fuego belts are available in a wide variety of colors for both men and kids. You will also find a great selection of t-shirts, accessories, and even some cool items for your pets!
One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a Gallo en Fuego kids belt!
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I received two Gallo en Fuego belts for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone and based off of the experience I had with the products I reviewed.
When a Wummelbox arrives on your doorstep, you know you are about to create some great memories with your little ones. What is a Wummelbox? It is a European-style arts and crafts subscription designed for children 3-8 years old. The materials included in each box are held to high standards and we found them to be great quality. I was also very impressed with the wide variety of materials provided for each activity. Our Wummelbox even came with a children’s scissors so my son had the needed tool to complete one of the crafts. If you want to test out a Wummelbox, you can purchase a one month subscription to receive a Wummelbox just once. The best-selling subscription is the 3 month subscription to Wummelbox. However, Wummelbox also offers a year-long subscription which results in 12 boxes being delivered to your door each month.
Each Wummelbox contains 3-4 activities or crafts that inspire creativity. Every month the box will have a theme that all of the activities are based upon. For example, The Time Travel Wummelbox arrived on our doorstep last month filled with three time travel themed activities. The first activity was to build your own time machine. My son loved painting his time machine. His water turned different colors after wetting his paint brush before and after each use of color. This activity soon took a detour that involved my son mixing and creating a secret potion. Creating this time machine resulted in all sorts of fun! The second activity involved creating cave paintings and then building a cave out of pillows and blankets to display your creations. This was my son’s personal favorite! The third activity was the Hunter & Gatherer Game. The Wummelbox included the materials needed to create and play this game with friends and family. After this brief description of my son’s Wummelbox, you may have noticed that all of these activities required my son to create something before playing. I think this is what makes the Wummelbox so special. Not only do children get the excitement of receiving a package filled with unknown goodies, but it inspires them to get creative. Who would have thought one little cardboard box filled with a few craft supplies and directions could promote the use of developmental skills? This may be due to the fact that each and every Wummelbox is designed and tested by early childhood educators, designers, and parents. These boxes are well thought out and both fun and educational.
Each activity comes with a set of instructions that include several step by step pictures. This makes it really easy to do the activities in the Wummelbox. However, the instructions leave a lot of room for creativity. I love this feature! For example, the Time Machine activity came with a large sheet of stickers for my boys to place on the time machine. The instructions tell you at what point you should apply the stickers to your time machine, but they let your child choose where he or she wants to place them. The instructions do a great job of making sure you don’t get overwhelmed by an activity, yet encourage you and your little ones to think outside of the box! My son decided his time machine was advanced enough to operate via remote control, so he was pretending our television remote was his time machine remote. I wonder where we are going to travel today?
You can place an order for any Wummelbox subscription online at the Wummelbox website. Keep up to date on new products and ideas by following the Wummelbox Facebook page.
I received a Wummelbox for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone and based off of the experience I had with the products I reviewed.
My baby girl is already 3 weeks old today. Adjusting to life with three has been challenging at times but I could not be happier! I had a check up this week and hopefully in 3 more weeks I will be cleared of all limitations. The one restriction I find the most challenging is not being able to lift my 2 year old…….okay I will confess I have lifted him several times now. It hurts but sometimes he just needs me! Have you ever broken that little rule? I am hoping to develop some type of routine soon so I will have more free time to write about all of the fabulous products I have received recently. You are going to love them! Almost as much as my little Aidan loves his new baby sister:)
In the meantime here are the winners of the giveaways that have ended:
PROBAR Snack Foods Giveaway: Becca O.
$25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway: Laurie V.
$25 PinkBlush Maternity Gift Card Giveaway: Nancy D.
$50 weeDECOR Gift Card Giveaway: Nancy D.
Warner Bros Mother’s Day Movie Night Giveaway: Charity L.
Congrats to the winners. You have 48 hours to claim your prizes and a special congrats to Nancy on winning two giveaways this month! Thanks so much for visiting my little nook on the web. I appreciate my readers so much!
National Geographic KIDS MYTHS BUSTED! is a children’s book that will get you and your kids talking. National Geographic KIDS MYTHS BUSTED! is a super fun and interesting book. My son does not know how to read yet, so this is a book we both enjoy reading together. KIDS MYTHS BUSTED! is 208 pages of high quality colorful photographs and fun facts. Author, Emily Krieger, does a great job of explaining the origin of each myth to her young readers. This myth busting book is intended for children 8-12 years of age, but younger children will be intrigued by the photographs. Children always amaze me by their curious nature and ability to absorb so much new information. KIDS MYTHS BUSTED! is the perfect book to engage your curious little one’s mind.
This book never fails to spark interesting conversation and I love how it really gets my son thinking. Each myth that we explore in this story provides us with historical facts and more. For example, most young children probably believe the myth that French fries originally cqame from France. However, in KIDS MYTHS BUSTED! you will read and discover, “MAIS NON! They’re from Belgium.” KIDS MYTHS BUSTED! is a fun read and my children and I learn something new every time we turn the page!
National Geographic KIDS MYTHS BUSTED! is available for purchase online at the National Geographic Store for only $7.95. If you purchase three or more children’s books you can get 20% off your order! Happy reading!
I was provided a copy of National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn Shapes! and First Big Book of Space for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone.
Chick-fil-A is taking you to greener pastures with their new Chick-fil-A salads and wraps. They are introducing 3 new premium salads and an improved wrap all under 430 calories and they are all made with premium ingredients! Forget about yesterday because today is #FreshMade. Each day we have a choice, a choice to do the same old routine or try something unique and different. What have you wanted to do for a long time? Did you have a new years resolution? 2013 is almost halfway over and it’s time to do something new. It’s time to grow, it’s time to make your dreams a reality. To celebrate this fresh outlook on life, Chick-fil-A created an inspiring blog app for you to enjoy. The Chick-fil-A #FreshMade Blog App is filled with activities, videos, and a quiz.
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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win TWO Free Chick-fil-A Salad Coupons!
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The end of April was quite eventful for my family. Two weeks ago I gave birth to a healthy baby girl via C-section. Charlotte came out crying and ready to eat. After the C-section was complete and we were taken to the recovery room, I was able to hold my baby girl for the first time. Charlotte latched on perfectly on her first attempt to breast feed. The nurse was nearby to help and give any needed advice and was simply shocked when she saw baby girl succeed so quickly. Charlotte is already very expressive and strong. She was extremely active in my tummy throughout my pregnancy so I shouldn’t be surprised by how active and alert she has been from day one. In fact, she used to kick repeatedly near my hip bone until I was forced to stand up. I guess she was preparing me for being a mom of three!
This photo could have so many funny captions. For example, I don’t know if Declan is more upset that he is no longer the baby of the family or that our new baby is a girl! Despite this hilarious photo, the boys are loving their baby sister. Aidan is at a great age to become a big brother again. He loves every little thing about Charlotte. It is so sweet to see them together. He would talk to her in my tummy a lot, so Charlotte recognizes his voice and will always look at him when he talks to her. Declan wants to give his baby sister attention as well but I just have to be sure he uses gentle touches. We all know how curious a two year can be!
A few days after Charlotte’s birth we were able to go home from the hospital. We had one day to adjust as a family of five before my oldest son’s 5th birthday. Luckily Charlotte’s birth was a planned C-section, so I had all of Aidan’s birthday gifts already wrapped and ready for his big day. His daddy took him on a special birthday outing since I was not up to throwing him a party just yet. It was an amazing day to see my very first baby turning 5 years old while holding his 4 day old baby sister. Being a parent is such an amazing gift. I am so thankful for all three of my unique little blessings. Be sure to show your mother’s some love this Mother’s Day!
The Power Rangers have been around for many years now and have loyal fans both young and old. In fact, 2013 marks 20 years of global success for the Power Rangers as the #1 kids live action series! Saban’s Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers The Movie is an event no Power Rangers fan will want to miss. This movie is only 45 minutes long, so this is a great DVD for your younger fans as well as those nights when you don’t quite have enough time to watch a longer movie. The DVD also includes fun extra features such as bloopers and a “Train Like a Ranger” video.
The Samurai Rangers team up with the mysterious RPM Red Ranger to fight off dual threats from Master Xandred’s Mooger army and a robotic super villain from the RPM Ranger’s dimension. When both Red Rangers get struck with hypnobolts they turn against one another and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Saban’s Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers The Movie is available on DVD and Digital Download. Look for the exclusive bonus sticker on the DVD for a free Red RPM Ranger Trading Card included inside!
I was provided a copy of Saban’s Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers The Movie DVD for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone.
Puj is a company founded by mother of three, Katie Richardson. The company goal is to create fabulous products that help simplify parenthood. Being a parent is a priceless gift but we all know how complicated that can be! Therefore, I was thrilled to try the new Puj Hug infant towel. The innovative design of this towel allows you to have free hands and remain dry during bath time. Simply place the tab on the side of the towel through the hole of the tab on the hood and the bath towel will stay securely around your neck. This is really easy to do since the silicone is so soft.
The quality of this dual purpose towel is amazing. If I could make the photo of this towel into a touch and feel sticker, you would truly be amazed. This towel is so soft! The Hug is a must have bath towel for any parent with an infant. No infants in your household? I am happy to report that Puj has also introduced the Big Hug! This towel is intended for children 2-8 years of age. It has arm pockets to aid in drying off quickly and your child can hang his or her own towel to dry with the silicone tab on the hood. My toddler actually still uses our infant Hug but once he has another growth spurt, I will have to get him the Big Hug.
The Hug is truly a smart luxury every baby and parent should enjoy! Babies are wet and wiggly at bath time, so getting them dry can be quite a challenge. This hands-free hooded infant towel makes bath time a much easier process for everyone. I am able to dry my baby easily since both of my hands are free. This also speeds up the process which makes baby very happy. My babies never like to be cold so getting them dry and wrapped up in a soft towel quickly is and has been my number one goal at the end of any bath. Plus, my clothing stays dry!
The Puj Hug is now available for purchase online at the Puj website. Use the coupon code “PUJHUGS10″ and get 10% off your order of a Puj Hug and/or Puj Big Hug! Offer expires May 31, 2013.
I received the Puj Hug towel for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone and based off of the product I reviewed.
Many of us have thrown our money away on children’s toys that were meant to replicate products mom and dad use only to find out the toy does not work well and your child still wants to use your headphones, binoculars, flashlight, camera, and so on. Kidz Gear has managed to create quality headphones for kids at an affordable price. Kidz Gear headphones and accessories perform well, have volume limits that ease my mind as a parent, and they look cool as well.
My son loves his green Kidz Gear headphones. He found choosing a color difficult since there were so many cool choices. His words, not mine:) Kidz Gear headphones are super easy to use. Each earpiece is clearly labeled with a letter, so you know which way to put on the headphones. Simply show your child that the right earpiece has a “R” on it and the left one has an “L” eliminating any guessing game of which direction the headphones should be worn. To get the perfect fit you simply adjust the earpiece up or down until you are comfortable.
My son absolutely loves his Kidz Gear headphones. He uses them with the laptop, tablet, and my iPhone. The carry bag has a super soft lining inside to protect his headphones when we travel or are just simply storing them. These headphones and accessories would make a great gift for any child. Your only dilemma will be choosing a color!
Kidz Gear products are available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada at several well-known retailers. You can also buy them online directly from the Gear for Kidz website.
One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a Kidz Gear prize pack including one set of headphones, carry bag, and stereo headphone splitter cable!
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I received Kidz Gear headphones, Carry Bag, and Stereo Headphone Splitter cable for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone and based off of the experience I had with the products I reviewed.
I grew up loving Care Bears. I can still remember sitting on my bedroom floor listening to my Care Bears books on vinyl. Yes, I had a Just wait until I tell my kids I was born in the 80′s….a time when music was listened to on a vinyl record or cassette tape. Gasp! I remember being in awe of the fact my great grandfather was born in the late 1800s. Now my own children may think I am ancient because I was born in the 1900′s but thanks to the Care Bears, I can say I watched the same cartoon as them!
There are many 80′s trends, toys, and cartoons, that are best left in the past, but I am very excited to see the Care Bears are back! They actually debuted on The Hub TV Network in 2012 and the Care Bears: Totally Sweet Adventures debuted on DVD in March 2013. I was thrilled to get my hands on the new Care Bears: Totally Sweet Adventures DVD so I could go back to Care-a-lot and experience new adventures with the Care Bears. This new DVD includes a share and care sing-along in addition to the four adventures. I was happy to see this new animated series still offers great lessons on friendship with the sweet characters I enjoyed watching as a child.
Care Bears: Totally Sweet Adventures is available for purchase on DVD and Digital Download.
I was provided a copy of Care Bears: Totally Sweet Adventures DVD for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone.