Purchase Sprinkles from Pink Zebra to help those affected by Hurricane Florence #PZSTRONG

Pink Zebra is donating $1 from each Anniversary Jar purchased to food banks in areas affected by Hurricane Florence. If you haven’t heard of Pink Zebra, they are a home fragrance and decor company. Sprinkles are little tiny “sprinkles” of wax that you can light using a plug in warmer, or a traditional wick. The scents are long lasting, and makes your house smell great. You can also mix them to make your own custom scent.

Check out consultant Laurie Leal’s page to see all of the jars available in this special, and to check out all of the other items.

 

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My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Fun and Cool Back to School Collectibles for Kids

A new school year is here. Time for waking up early, rushing around in the mornings, homework…etc. These items are sure to get your kids excited to get back in the school year groove. They will be excited to show all of their friends on the first day!

 

Jurassic World Trading Cards

Jurassic World is a popular movie right now that I’m sure your kids have seen or been asking to see. They will love collecting these awesome trading cards with their friends!

Collect all your favorite Dino characters and scenes from the new movie with these Jurassic World Trading Cards! Collection includes movie scene cards with scene descriptions on the back, glow-in-the-dark cards, heat ’n reveal cards, 3D action cards and authentic costume cards. Collect the entire set!

MSRP: $1.99

 

 

JoJo Siwa Mini Bows Series 3

      What little girl doesn’t love JoJo bows? Check out series 3 of the Mini bows! Your little girl will love showing up to the first day of school in these stylish bows!

Calling all Siwanatorz: Jojo Mini Bows are back with all new bows for series 3! You will 100% love them!!

MSRP: $4.99

 

 

L.O.L Surprise! Fashion Tags

   My daughter LOVES anything L.O.L. related. She collects the dolls and was super excited to find out about these new Fashion Tags! They are blind bags and you don’t know which one you’ll get until you open it! She loves wearing them to school.

Summer is Selfie season! Now you’ll be ready for your close up with these L.O.L Surprise! Fashion Tags! The collection includes 20 base tags, 4 glitter tags and 12 puffy stickers. Collect them all before you Glitterally can’t!

MSRP: $3.99

 

 

 

Squish’Ums Skulls Series 1

 

 

“Squishy” type toys are the hottest right now to kids!  All kids love collecting and squishing these adorable toys. My kids LOVE these blind bag Skulls. All different colors and patterns. 16 fun ones to collect!

We know that you can’t get enough Squish’Ums! Bulls i Toy has you covered! An all new series of brightly colored Squish’Ums Skulls have been added to the slow-rise foam lineup. These intricately painted, vibrant skulls make it hard to resist collecting all 16! FEEL THE SQUISH!

MSRP: $4.99

 

Radz Trolls

Who doesn’t love Trolls? Check out these cute Trolls candy dispensers by Radz! I love how you can switch out their hair and hats, and enjoy the yummy candy! Hook it right to their backpack for a sweet treat.

Bring the Trolls to you with these funky Radz dispensers! Their hair and hats are interchangeable so you can mix up and customize your favorite characters from the hit movie!

MSRP: $3.99- $4.99

Retail Locations: Target, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Five Below, Burlington, Shopper’s World, Jungle Jim’s

 

 

Jurassic World Radz

Check out these Jurassic World candy dispensers by Radz!  Your kids will love having candy right out of the dinosaur’s mouth. Collect them all and clip them to the backpacks!

Jurassic World Radz are just as yummy as they are ferocious! Add these to your pack, and pop out Jurassic World candies right from the dino’s mouth!

MSRP: $3.99- $4.99

Retail Locations: Target, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Five Below, Burlington, AAFES, DeCA/Commissary, Shopper’s World, Jungle Jim’s

 

Animal Jam Plusheez

These are so cute and will look great on your child’s backpack! Adorable variety of animal faces, with yummy candy and a mini poster inside!

Make some noise when you go back to school with some Animal Jam Plusheez! With so many adorable animals to choose from, you’ll want to collect them all!

MSRP: $4.99- $5.99

Retail Locations: Target, Shopper’s World, Target, Jungle Jim’s

 

 

Check out these websites for more information and where to purchase!  http://www.bullsitoy.com  and https://www.facebook.com/Radzworld/

 

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My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Disney store Launches New “Disney Store’s Sleep Shop Hotline” and Expert Tips to Infuse Magic into Bedtime for Families and Fans

Disney store Launches New “Disney store’s Sleep Shop Hotline” and Expert Tips to Infuse Magic into Bedtime for Families and Fans

Call 1-877-7-MICKEY to hear five special messages from beloved Disney characters

 

 

Parents agree that putting kids to bed can be stressful, and a recent study showed that 77 percent of parents are exhausted by the process of getting their children to bed[1]. Beginning today, families and fans can add a little Disney magic into the bedtime routine with the new Disney store’s Sleep Shop Hotline*. The toll-free number, 1-877-7-MICKEY, has five special messages from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy to give kids something to look forward to at bedtime. The phone number will run from today through August 31 and is available throughout the United States and Canada.

 

In an effort to help improve the bedtime battle, Disney store and shopDisney have launched a new “Sleep Shop” assortment of children’s sleep items and have teamed up with Lauren Olson, a certified pediatric sleep coach and founder of “Sleep and the City” to give her top tips to help parents trouble shoot common sleep challenges.

 

Lauren commented, “As a mom of two extremely busy toddlers, I know keeping consistent napping schedules and bedtime routines can be a major production – from stall tactics to short naps and pre-dawn wake ups, it can be hard on everyone in the household. I love that Disney store is providing families with some easy, fun tools, like a sleep rewards chart and light up plush toy, to try and alleviate some of the stresses associated with sleep!”

 

Lauren’s top tips for common sleep challenges:

 

Early Wake Up

This is common! If your child is waking up every morning before 6am, it’s time to invest in a black out shades and a light or clock that illuminates when it’s time to get out of bed in the morning.

 

Won’t Go to Sleep

If your child suddenly refuses to fall asleep on their own or is waking up in the middle of the night, consider introducing a “friend” which is only offered a sleepy time. This can be a blanket or favorite stuffed animal, like the new Cuddleez! This oversized plush can even double as a pillow for toddlers when traveling.

 

Be Consistent

Consistency is key. Decide on a consistent, yet flexible schedule that works for your life and stick to it as best possible.

 

Scared at Night

If your child tells you they are scared at night, introduce a “nighttime friend” that is only offered at bed time, and encourage your child to hold, squeeze or sing to their friend should they wake worried at night.

 

The “Sleep Shop” is home to a new assortment of kids sleep items across Disney, Disney∙Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel including sleep rewards charts, light up drinkware and plush, slippers and new pajama sets ranging from $14.95 – $29.95. To check out the full array of sleep shop offerings and see Lauren’s full tips, visit www.shopDisney.com/sleep-shop. To locate your closest Disney store location, visit our locator map here.

 

* Limit 1 message per call.  If calling using a mobile phone, standard mobile charges may apply.

 

Connect with Disney store on social media:

Instagram: @shopDisney

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shopdisney

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/shopdisney/

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Family Game Nights are Better with Blue Orange Games! (Review and Giveaway)

About Blue Orange Games:

At Blue Orange Games, we have been publishing and promoting award-winning games for over 18 years.

We prioritize quality and durability, and pledge to make games that will stand the test of time.

We make sure each and every game is easy to learn, fun to play, and engaging for all- it’s our not-so-secret formula to success!

Many of our games help children build important skills such as dexterity, memory, math, logic, and cooperation.

We pride ourselves in helping people unplug and bond for hours of good old fashion fun.

As a company dedicated to growing with families, we are confident there is a little something for everyone in our catalog.

We are strong advocates of the value of play and would like to thank all the retailers and players around the world who support our games and help to make play an everyday reality.

In addition to the 200+ awards our products have received, Blue Orange Games has won three prestigious industry awards:

• 2012 ASTRA Excellence Award

– Vendor of the Year

• 2011 Toy Collection Award

– Vendor of the Year

• 2011 Learning Express Award

– Best Store Support Vendor Award

The first thing I noticed about Blue Orange Games is that they have really cool and fun looking games. Totally different than the usually department store game selection. I couldn’t wait to get the games and play them with my two children.

The first game I played with my children was Pool Party.  What a perfect game for the hot summer weather we are having here in Florida! The box is colorful and fun, my kids couldn’t wait to open and play!

Pool Party ($21.99)

Ages 6 and UP
2-4 Players
 Summer is here, and so is pool party season! It’s time to beat the heat and cool off in the topsy-turvy pool. Better yet, join in on the cannon ball contest and form a team with your fellow party-goers. But watch out! Too many swimmers and this wacky pool can easily spill over, tossing you and everyone else out. Make big splashes by propelling your teammates into the unsteady pool, and be the first to successfully land 3 divers in to win! Unique components and high energy gameplay will make Pool Party your family’s new favorite.

This game is so much fun! My kids and I had a blast trying to get out swimmers in the pool! My kids said they could play this forever. It was the perfect game for my 7 year old who usually gets upset when he doesn’t win or doesn’t understand how to play.

The second game we played is called Maki StackMy daughter loves sushi, so when she saw the box she automatically wanted to play it right away.

Maki Stack ($27.99)

Ages 7 and UP
2-6 Players

Order’s up- it’s time for a sushi showdown! Put on your mask and grab your teammate, or prepare to use your fingers as chopsticks. Balance and arrange the sushi, plates, and soy sauce bottles, and make sure to execute the order exactly as shown on the card. But be careful, one wrong move and everything might tumble over! Race a friend or challenge as a team in this sushi stacking extravaganza. High-quality wooden pieces and crazy stacking combinations make Maki Stack perfect for a game night full of fun and laughs.

This game is so much fun! My daughter loved where you have to use a blindfold to stack the pieces. We both had so much fun playing this game.

 

The third game is called Who did it? If you have a child that loves emojis, especially the “poop” emoji, they will love this game.

Who did it? 

Ages 6 and UP
3-6 Players

In this hilarious card game, players race to get rid of their cards so they can avoid the blame of owning the animal that pooped. Each game is as funny as it is fast; quickly find your card, be the first to throw it down, and then blame someone else! Was it YOUR cat that pooped in the living room? Because it wasn’t my fish!

Break it out at the next family game night, social gathering, or cocktail party. Who Did It? is sure to bring laughs and just the right amount of potty humor. Plus the cute, plushy zippered pouch keeps all the cards and tokens safe, and is the perfect size for on-the-go fun.

This game had all of us lagging the whole time! A simple yet fun card game that was all about Poop!! So fun!

Last but not least….my absolute favorite out of all of them, Shaky Manor!!

Shaky Manor ($25.99)

Ages 7 and UP
2-4 Players

Local legend says the house on the corner contains hidden treasures… you find yourself taking a chance and entering to strike it rich, but it isn’t that easy to keep the treasures safe from the creatures that haunt the dusty rooms!

In this game, race to position your Meeple Player and 2 Treasure Chests into the room indicated on the Challenge Card by shaking and tilting your box. Each time you succeed in keeping the treasure safe, you win the card as a point and the player to your right adds a new spooky creature into your box to make the next round harder!

I love how you can start playing this game before opening the box! Start tilting!  Two of the rooms are together with the play pieces, so you can see through the box and start playing. This game was so much fun, I love games of skill and logic. My 9-year-old had a blast playing this as well did I!

 

I was super impressed with these awesome games from Blue Orange! These games would be a great addition to your family game nights. They would also make fabulous gifts!

To learn more and to purchase, please go to Blue Orange Games.

Connect with Blue Orange Games on social media: Facebook,  YouTube, Instagram,  Twitter

*I received these games in exchange for my honest opinion. 

 

***Giveaway***

Blue Orange is letting me give away my favorite game, Shaky Manor,  to one lucky winner! U.S Residents only, giveaway ends on 8/3/18.  Please enter using the giveaway rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

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Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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