SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser Review & Giveaway

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Tired of drinking plain water?  With the SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser you can enjoy great flavored drinks made with the ingredients of your choosing!  The SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser is not a glass mason jar.  It is an eco-friendly drinking jar that is 100% BPA Free and a completely recyclable product.  This 27 ounce jar can be used to easily create your own naturally flavored water.  Simply put any of your favorite fruits or vegetables inside the infuser and add water to the jar and you are one step away from enjoying the perfect drink!

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I love to use the SmartPlanet mason jar infuser every day.  It is easy to use and I find I myself drinking more water when I have my jar waiting for me in the refrigerator.  Strawberries are my favorite fruit so I use them most often in my mason jar infuser.  When preparing my strawberry flavored water, I simply clean a few strawberries up and place them inside the infuser.  It surprisingly takes very few strawberries to create a great flavored water.  I fill my SmartPlanet mason jar 3/4 of the way full with water and place my strawberry filled infuser inside of the jar.  I like to do this at night before I go to bed so I can start my day with a cold strawberry flavored drink.  This infuser works great.  The water really absorbs the flavor of the fruit I put into the infuser.  I love how the flavor is fresh and sweet yet mild enough that I could drink it all day.

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The SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser conveniently has a flip top lid so you do not need to take the entire lid off when you wish to take a drink.

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 What fruit or veggies would you put in the SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser?

Buy It!

SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser is available in four vibrant color choices and can be purchased 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 Mason Jar Infuser!

Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on March 18, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The prize will be shipped to the winner via  the sponsor.

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I received the SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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Tarzan: The Legend Lives


Tarzan: The Legend Lives is a new twist on a classic.  The story is completely reimagined by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a new generation of young adventurers.  The animation is really great and has a very realistic look.  My kids were completely enthralled with the jungle.  They loved watching Tarzan and the other animals interact and live in the jungle.  This movie is very visually appealing and it is a great movie to watch with your family.  My oldest son is 6 years old is very sensitive to conflict in movies.  If there is too much conflict and negative parts in a movie, he will often ask us to turn the film off and will not want to watch it again.  I was really happy to see that he was not scared by this movie and really seemed to enjoy it.  After the first time we viewed the film, he immediately started talking about the next time we should watch it. All three of my kids giggled during different parts of this film and they were really intrigued by Tarzan speaking the language of the gorillas and acting like a gorilla.  At one point during the film, my kids were in front of the television trying to act like Tarzan and his gorilla family.  Overall, this film was entertaining and fun for the family.  If you are looking to introduce your kids to the original story of Tarzan, this is not it.  Tarzan: The Legend Lives does not tell the original story of Tarzan.  It is a new adventure that mixes the old with the new but still leaves you rooting for Kala, Tarzan and Jane none the less.

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About the film:

During an expedition to an African jungle, the Greystoke family’s helicopter crashes, leaving their son the only survivor.  J.J. Greystoke, nicknamed Tarzan, is then raised by gorillas.  A new adventure begins for Tarzan when he meets beautiful Jane Porter and he must protect his jungle home and the woman he loves.

Buy It!

Tarzan:  The Legend Lives is a great family movie.  This film is available for purchase online and in retail stores on DVD + Digital.

I received a copy of Tarzan: The Legend Lives on DVD for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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Kidorable Raincoats Sale!


Ready to say goodbye to this cold weather and the snow?  I am more than ready to pack away my kids snow gear and start using their Kidorable rain gear.  Once the weather starts to warm up, my family is always so eager to go outside, rain or shine.  Therefore, Kidorable is an essential part of my kids wardrobe.  Kidorable rain gear works great, is well made, and simply adorable.  While we are all eagerly awaiting spring, I have been going through our seasonal ritual of measuring shoes and trying on clothing so I can determine what size rain gear my kids will soon need.  Of course, all of my kids have grown like weeds and are need of new gear.  I am sure you can relate.

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My boys have been wearing Kidorable rain gear for many years and now this spring will be their baby sister’s first time getting to wear Kidorable.  My daughter recently got her first raincoat and rain boots.  Each of these items are from the new Kidorable Mermaid collection and loves them.  The colorfull designs and attentention to details is truly what keeps me going to back to Kidorable.  Every rain coat and pair of boots always has a fun design that is playful and cute and if you look closely you will always find some small details that fit perfectly with each collection’s theme.  The mermaid rain boots even have pull tabs in the shape of mermaid fins so you can quickly pull your boots on and get outside for some much needed puddle jumping.  Kidorable rain boots and coats do a great job of keeping my kids dry when playing outside and when my son needs to wait for the bus on a rainy day.  Their rain gear has proven to be quite comfortable and durable over the years and we look forward to puddle jumping again in Kidorable soon!

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Buy It!

This is the perfect time to get those new kids rain coats because Kidorable is offering a discount on all of their raincoatsNow through February 28th, Kidorable is offering 20% off all of their adorable raincoats! No coupon necessary!

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#Cube: Wirelessly Stream Instagram Instantly!



Want to enjoy real-time photos of friends, family, professional photographers, and even celebrities?  Then you most likely enjoy Instagram and you will definitely enjoy the #Cube.  The #Cube is a smart and easy to use wireless device that automatically streams real-time photos and videos for you to enjoy anywhere you go with a wifi connection.

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The #Cube has a very quick and easy set up process.  Simply power on your #Cube and connect to your wireless internet and then login to your Instagram account.  Viola, you are ready to enjoy the #Cube!  The #Cube is shaped perfectly to allow for optimal viewing of Instagram photos and videos and is also very lightweight.  It can easily be displayed and enjoyed anywhere that has wifi available.  Place it on your book shelf, desk, countertop, nightstand….you name it!  The #Cube is even rechargeable via usb so you can easily recharge wherever you go with it.

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The design of the #cube is simple and sleek and very user-friendly yet the more my family and I play with it the more fun features we discover.  You can stream photos instantly by streaming your own feed as well as by searching for a specific user or hashtag.  These options make Instragam very fun to explore; however, my kids absolutely love it when I stream my own profile.  They love to look at pictures of themselves and giggle over memories together and since they all know and love touch screen devices they are quite good at using the #cube already.

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There are three buttons at the top of the #Cube.  The heart-shaped button gets much love and attention from my daughter.  This button allows you to favorite photos and/or videos.  This feature allows you to easily view and enjoy all of your favorites which is yet another convenience for your viewing pleasure.  The #Cube is also great for allowing several people to view Instagram photos and video clips at the same time.  Since the screen is much larger than my phone, it allows my guests and family to enjoy the pictures and videos together.  They enjoy talking over photos and not having to give up my phone is a bonus as well.  I usually leave our #Cube on the desk in our home office so anyone can easily access it and enjoy the photos.  Since the #Cube is wireless and so lightweight, my kids will often grab it off the desk and sit down on the couch to look at photos.  This device works great and is enjoyed by my entire family.  The #Cube can even improve with free wireless software updates that enable new features & application support.  This portable cube is almost effortless and is simply fun to use and enjoy.  The #Cube would make a great gift for grandparents so they can stay up to date on the latest photos and video clips of their cute grandkids yet it is also a wonderful gift for the gadget lover and obviously any Instagram addict such as myself!

Buy It!

The #Cube is perfect for any Instagram fan.  Whether you use Instagram to edit and share your photos or simply love to view other people’s photos, the #Cube is The #Cube is available for purchase online at several retailers.  The #Cube is available in three color/design choices and all styles come with a USB cable and micro adaptor.  The #Cube was charged and ready for set up when I took it out of the box.

I was provided product information as well as the white #Cube for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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NEW Nuby Designer Series Sippy Cups


The NEW Nuby Designer Series Sippy cup is here!  This new sippy cup is available in a variety of colors and designs that whimsical and pretty and simply make me think of Spring.  It probably does not help that it is -8 degrees here today but even with the freezing weather these cups still have a fresh happy look to them.  The Nuby Designer Series Sippy has Click-it No Spill leak proof technology and a built-in valve that helps eliminate pieces to wash.  The Nuby Designer Series Sippy 10 ounce cup is BPA free and has a soft silicone spout that is gentle on little ones gums.

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A cup that is comfortable and easy to drink from while also being fun to look at is the perfect cup in the eyes of my one year old.  As for her mama, a cup that is easy to clean and does not leak easily is a must.  The new Nuby Designer Series Sippy cup meets all of these requirements!  My daughter loves the comfort of the soft drinking spout and I love how easy this cup is to clean.  The click-it no spill design makes it easy for me to know when the cup is closed securely so the cup will not leak.  We both love the pretty design and vibrant color that still allows us to see how much liquid is inside of the cup.

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Little Miss C keeping her beloved owl hydrated with her Nuby Designer Series Sippy!

Buy It!

The new Nuby Designer Series Sippy cups are available for purchase at Walmart and Babies R Us stores as well as on the Babies R Us website.  Which design/color is your favorite?

I am proud to be a Nûby Parent Blogger!  I received this new designer series cup from Nuby for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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Show Your #Disneyside Home Celebration

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It all started with a mouse. 

Our family recently went to Disney World for the first time and we had a fabulous time exploring the Magic Kingdom.  We got to go on tons of rides and meet some of my kids’ favorite characters and truly explore our Disney side.  While enjoying the magic of Disney, one message was clearly sent.  All of this joy and magic began with one small mouse named Mickey.  Today, Disney is the home of so many amazing and beloved characters, so it is pretty awe inspiring to remember that it did indeed start with a mouse.

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Needless to say, our trip was so enjoyable that we are already talking about going back to Disney World to explore even more!  Disney has more than a little bit to offer everyone, so I love the idea of having a party where all your guests can show their Disneyside.  One of my boys is an absolute Disney Cars fanatic so we were thrilled to be chosen to host a Disneyside celebration featuring several Disney Cars themed items.  The party decorations we received were all Disney Cars themed.  My 4 year old son is a Disney Cars fanatic so he was more than excited to see these decorations.  The tablecloth actually had a racetrack running all over it so it did not take long for my son to get out all of his Disney Cars to test out this new “track.”

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We were provided several fun party games and activities to keep our little Disney fans busy.  It was seriously fun to watch each kids reaction to seeing Mickey’s face on our cabinet door when they first arrived at the party.  Each child exclaimed, “Mickey!” in excitement and then quietly studied his face until they would then exclaim, “Oh, he is missing his mouth!”  Once I explained that they would all get a chance to put a smile on Mickey, the kids became more than excited.  They began discussing strategy and personal experience at games such as this.  This game was a huge hit.  They giggled harder and harder every new smile was placed on Mickey’s face.  Hours after the game had been played, the kids still continued to go back to Mickey mouse and giggle.

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The fun continued with several games of Show Your Disney SIDE memory and each child coloring his or her own Straw decoration. The kids had the chance to choose from Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy. The parents were surprised and impressed by how much time and care the kids put into decorating these items.  The children were very proud of their creations and went around the party showing them off to all of our guests!

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Once the characters were colored, all that needed to be done was hole punch where the X’s were located on the picture and each child had a fun Disney themed straw decoration.  Our young guests all took home their creations as well as some other Disney themed goodies and treats that we put inside the cute little Disney Cars party favor containers.  Each of our adult guests took home photo quality printer paper and envelopes.

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I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration.  All opinions are mine alone.

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LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League Blu-ray Giveaway

Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.

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Lego fans wait no more! LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is here along with an awesome Bizarro name-generator app and exclusive Digital Trading Cards.  Jen-Crush-Zarro-Mecca! Type in your name to reveal your Bizarro alter-ego – If you don’t like your name, press the refresh button or try again!

Buy It!

The LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is available NOW on Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack + with the Batzarro LEGO minifigure!

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win the LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack + with Batzarro LEGO minifigure!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on March 3, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S only.  Each household is only eligible to win ONE LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) Blu-ray 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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Disney Valentine’s Day Books For Your Little Sweetheart & Giveaway!

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Thanks to Disney Press, I have found the perfect sparkly valentine for my sweet baby girl this year!   Sofia the First: A Magical Match and Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine are two adorably sweet books that are filled with friendship and fun.  Not to mention, both of these books include more than 60 stickers!  These stickers can be found inside the front and back covers of the books.  they feature images from the books and have a shimmering metallic foil background that truly makes them sparkle and shine.  At first my kids simply loved using the sticker pages as a search and find game.  They simply would pick a sticker and then search for the matching image in the book.  However, these adorable sticker could not be resisted for long and soon many of them were being plucked from the book and being enjoyed by Little Miss C and her brothers.

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My daughter has been spending a lot of time studying each and every picture in these books when we are not reading them to her.  She loves smiles and giggles over some pages and never fails to say, “Oh, no!” when Millie and Melody spill the glitter in, Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine.  These stories are sure to delight any Minnie or Sofia the First fan!

Buy It!

This Valentine’s Day treat your little ones to these fun and playful Disney stories full of magic, love, and of course…..sparkles!  Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine and Sofia the First: A Magical Match are available for purchase in stores as well as online at many retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Win It!


One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook  is going to win a copy of the Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine book!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on February 26, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada.  The winner will be selected by and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The prize will be shipped via the sponsor.

I received a copy of both Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine and Sofia the First: A Magical Match for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the books I reviewed.

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MAM Prize Pack Giveaway!

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Love is in the “Air” with MAM this Valentine’s Day.  MAM’s Mini Air and Love & Affection Pacifiers are cleverly designed with lightweight material making them perfect for your tiny baby and best of all each of these pacifiers are available in adorable heart themes in the new 2015 collection.  These pacifiers are the perfect gift for your sweet little valentine!  The number one accessory most babies can’t live without is their pacifier so why not spread the love and style this Valentine’s Day.


MAM’s cutting-edge pacifiers combine technological innovation with trendsetting design to help give babies a healthy start in life.  These pacifiers are developed by leading pediatric dentists and developmental psychologists with the ultimate goal of creating the most comfortable pacifier for baby.  MAM pacifiers are BPA free and come with a reusable storage case that can be easily used to sterilize pacifiers in the microwave.

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MAM’s Mini Air and Love & Affection pacifiers can be purchased online at MAMbaby.

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a MAM Prize Pack valued at $20!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on February 25, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

All product information were provided by MAM.  I will be receiving a promotional item in exchange for this post and hosting the giveaway.  The giveaway prize will be shipped to the winner via the sponsor.  All opinions are mine alone.


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Easy Valentine’s Day X’s and O’s Activity and Treat!

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Valentine’s Day has become a holiday where people look to express their love not only to a significant other but also to close friends and family.  I have always enjoyed celebrating Valentine’s Day with my hubby but since I became a mom this holiday has also included our babies.  I love finding fun Valentine’s Day themed activities and treats to share with my kids and this year we are using Walkers Shortbread to do both by creating fun edible treats!

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Walkers Shortbread makes for a sweet treat for any valentine but if you have little ones, you can have a little fun creating X’s and O’s with these treats before you eat them!  Simply take two mini shortbread fingers to make an “X” and use the mini shortbread rounds to represent an “O” and your kids will be enjoying their sweet creations in no time!  My kids loved creating these fun edible hugs and kisses messages and they enjoyed eating them even more.

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I honestly underestimated how much my daughter was going to enjoy this activity and treat.  She is a talkative toddler and for the first time in months she was completely silent during this activity.  She studied our creation and then silently ate her treats while making sure none of her brothers tried to run off with any of her goodies.  She ate very slowly so she could savor every last bite.  When her mini shortbread treats were finally gone.  She simply looked up at me with her face covered in crumbs and said, “more.”  Needless to say, she loves Walkers shortbread!

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Buy It!


Looking for a sweet treat to give your valentine?  Shop Walkers Shortbread with the coupon code, 4YOU, and receive 20% off any Order!  This offer expires February 9th, 2015.

I received Walkers mini shortbread fingers and rounds for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

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