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.

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*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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“Snapables” Fun Clothing for Kids (review and giveaway)

 

Do you have little ones at home who love to play dress up? Do you have little ones who love to bring toys with them everywhere they go but they end up loosing them? I was able to review new clothing from a company called Warmables. Warmables makes clothing that are called “Snapables” that are so much fun for kids!

What are Snapables?

SNAPABLES Raglan T’s are finally here! We take 100% cotton fabric and sew a T’shirt. Then we glue emoji’s to snaps and press 4 receiving snaps into the shirt. And there you have a SNAPABLE, adorable T’shirt with exchangeable mini toys. 4 emojis, 1 large and 3 small bugs come with each shirt. 4 toys total can be snapped on to each shirt. Once completed we pack everything happily into a clear Chinese takeout container to make giving this gift ever so easy and fun. We make each shirt individually and all toys will vary, especially the bugs. Placement of the snaps on the shirts will also vary, we really make one by one and take our time giving each shirt it’s individual look. Boys and girls love them equally to play with, count and trade them or exchange and share on the playground. Available in sizes 3-6; please see size chart and measure your kids before ordering. Our chart is given in inches to make it real easy on everybody. More available SNAPABLES toys are listed separately to your children’s delight. Made with much love and a smile on our faces by Yvonne and your Warmables team in Jersey City.

 

 

 

Snapables offers kids clothing in Raglan style and T-shirt styles for boys and girls. A really adorable ballet skirt will be available soon (my favorite). I was able to review a t-shirt for my son and a ballet skirt for my daughter. My son is all about creepy crawly bugs and my daughter loves emojis so they are thrilled with their new Snapables clothing! Each order comes in really cute see through chinese take-out containers. They are perfect to hold all of your fun toy snaps!

The clothes are offered in sizes 3T-6T. Each article of clothing comes with 4 permanent snaps on them. They also come with a variety of fun themed toy snaps to snap on to the permanent snaps. You can snap as many as 4 on at a time. I love how my kids can run around and these never fall off. The shirts are 100% cotton and machine washable. Very stretchy and comfy for my kids. My daughter loves to twirl in the skirt and my son loves showing off his cool shirt to his friends. Your kiddos are sure to love these stylish and fun shirts/skirts as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These would make great unique gifts! Check out all of the styles they offer at https://www.warmables.com/snapables

*GIVEAWAY*

Warmables is graciously giving away TEN shirts!! There will be 5 size 3T winners and 5 size 4T winners in choice of boy or girl styles. All you have to do is go on their site and let me know what size you would want if you win, and also for a boy or girl.  Follow their Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/warmables2001/?hl= and make sure to comment below with your Instagram name to confirm. Good luck! Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends on 6/12/2018.

 

 

 

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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DR. JACOBS NATURALS SOAP REVIEW @usfg

 

I am a big fan of natural products, especially ones used on our bodies. I was able to review some natural soap products from Dr. Jacobs Naturals. I am excited to share my thoughts with you on these great natural products.

 

 

About Dr. Jacobs Naturals:

Dr. Jacobs was a Swiss chemist that perfected the long-standing Castilian tradition of making Jabon de Castilla or Castile soap before the turn of the 19th century. Today, we still use the same recipes and work to uphold the long-standing tradition of making natural Castile Soap products.

The company Dr. Jacobs was created by Joey and Ezra Aini in the spring 2011. Familiar with cosmetics and skincare from other brands they have launched, they are answering the call of demand from customers for a multi-purpose natural soap product.

Dr. Jacobs Naturals offers a line of natural bar soaps and also liquid soaps. I love how these products are free from all the nasties: NON-GMO, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Gluten Free, Free of artificial dyes & coloring. PETA Cruelty Free & Vegan.

 

 

 

 

I was able to review 3 products that are offered. Two of them are liquid soap/body wash and one is a body soap bar.

Dr. Jacobs Naturals Castile Bar Soap – Coco Loco Limeade

$5.95 for 5 oz

DESCRIPTION

Say hello to your tropical paradise. Your shower is transformed into a mini cabana in Hawaii while your body is treated to the indulgence of a pina colada bath. Hydrate and enrich your skin with coconut oil and allow the freshly peeled lime bits to exfoliate, brighten, and renew. The rich pairing will tease your senses and awaken you for the day ahead. Our Triple Milled Castile Soap with Organic Shea Butter is made with all-natural ingredients void of any chemical derivatives to give you an experience like you’d find in nature. Dr. Jacobs soaps are the most superior as our process allows them to retain their natural glycerin content producing a much more moisturizing experience than traditional bars can offer. No parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, phthalates. Gluten free. 100% Vegan. 100% recycled paper. Made in USA. Directions: Pour on a washcloth, sponge, or hand. Lather and rinse. Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Water, Glycerin, Blends of Essential Oils and Fragrance, Organic Shea Butter, Mint Leaves, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Gluconate, Rosemary Extract, Chlorophyllin.

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Water, Glycerin, Blends of Essential Oils and Fragrance, Organic Shea Butter, Mint Leaves, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Gluconate, Rosemary Extract, Chlorophyllin.

This bar smells so good! I love the coconut smell with a hint of lime. It is smooth and does not leave a film on your body when you wash it off.

 

Dr. Jacobs Naturals Castile Liquid Soap – Almond Honey

$10.95 for 16 oz or $17.95 for 32 oz.

DESCRIPTION

This gentle blend of almond and honey is nourishing for the skin and rich in antioxidants. Enriched with sweet Almond Oil, the Almond and Honey blend provides a natural source of Omega 9 to add moisture. Real honey lends its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, as well as offering the protective ability to retain moisture, keeping the skin hydrated all day, soft and smooth to the touch. Almond oil is a popular essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy and is suitable for most skin types. It is rich in vitamin A, B and E, which are great for skin health. Directions: Pour on a washcloth, sponge, or hand. Lather and rinse. Ingredients: Organic olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, sodium hydroxide, almond oil, aqua, fragrance, honeycomb, jojoba oil, vitamin E.

INGREDIENTS

Water, Saponified Coconut Oil, Saponified Olive Oil, Potassium Oleate, Vegetable Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Natural Almond Fragrance, Sea Salt, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E

My favorite scent in the world is the smell of Almonds. I just love it. Mix that with honey….oh my gosh I am in heaven. This soap is just amazing, smell wise and lather wise. It goes on thick and the smell is light when you wash it off. Makes my skin so smooth! The 16 oz comes with a soap pump while the 32 oz does not.

 

Dr. Jacobs Naturals Castile Liquid Soap – Peppermint

$10.95 for 16 oz or $17.95 for 32 oz.

DESCRIPTION

Peppermint will cleanse and deliver a soothing and cooling effect for your skin while providing a pleasantly refreshing and tingling sensation. Modern Science has been catching up with Mint and some of the most recent findings show that it is neuro-protective, offering benefits for reducing the risk of reactive oxygen species-related diseases. It soothes the skin and helps to cure infections and itchiness, as well as being a good way to reduce pimples. Its anti-pruritic properties can be used for treating insect bites like those of mosquitoes, honeybees, hornets, wasps, and gnats. The cooling sensation will relieve you of the irritating sensation to scratch. Directions: Pour on a washcloth, sponge, or hand. Lather and rinse. Ingredients: Aqua, organic coconut oil, olive oil, sunflower seed oil, potassium hydroxide, glycerin, clove oil, tea tree oil, citric acid, caramel.

INGREDIENTS

Water, Saponified Coconut Oil, Saponified Olive Oil, Potassium Oleate, Vegetable Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Peppermint Oil, Sea Salt, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E

Who doesn’t like the smell of peppermint? I was a little skeptical of this scent because I have never thought of washing my body with a peppermint scent. It is wonderful! Very light but pleasant. The liquid is just like the Almond Honey, where it is thick and makes my skin very smooth. The 16 oz comes with a soap pump while the 32 oz does not.

 

I am very happy with these natural body soap products. As you can see, there is nothing artificial about the ingredients at all. It feels good knowing what I put on my skin. This soap is made in the USA and is safe for the whole family.  Check out their whole line here at: https://drjacobsnaturals.com

 

Free Shipping Now! – Free Shipping on all Dr. Jacobs Naturals products totaling over $20! Use code freeship20 
 

I received the mentioned products in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are my own. 

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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Make Mother’s Day Special with Personalized Gifts from GiftsForYouNow (Review)

 

 

Mother’s Day is on May 13th this year. Are you looking for a unique gift for Mom and/or Grandma this Mother’s Day? Look no further, GiftsForYouNow.com has you covered. They offer beautiful personalized gifts for all the sweet Mom’s in your life! I was able to review a beautiful burlap personalized garden flag.

 

 

 

Burlap Garden Flag

  • Material: All-weather 100% polyester burlap garden flag
  • Size: 17.25″H x 11.5″ W
  • Choose one-sided or two-sided printing
  • Optional garden flag pole, door hanger or window hanger, sold separately.
  • Price is $24.98 plus shipping

 

This Garden flag was simple to personalize on GiftsForYouNow.com. You can up to 12 names which is awesome, especially for Grandma’s who may have that many precious grandkids! You can add any title to the flag you want, and also it can be double-sided for only $5 more. You can also view your personalized flag before purchasing so you are confident that it looks great. You can use this with a garden pole (which they sell for only $12.98 extra), door hanger or window hanger. It would look great with either of those options. I decided to send this flag to my Mom and got her a garden pole to display it. She has amazing property filled with beautiful flowers and trees, so I knew this would look amazing in her yard. The quality of this flag is heavy-duty, so I know it will hold up in rain, snow, sun etc..

Shipping is $7.99 and took about a week to come to me. You can also add a cute gift box so it will arrive as a gift to your loved one.

GiftForYouNow.com offer so many beautiful things. Check out all the Mother’s Day gifts they have to choose from. You are sure to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Please visit www.giftsforyounow.com or follow at @GiftsForYouNow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

*I received a product in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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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Cinderella Disney Princess Subscription Box Review from Pley.com #pleyandlearn

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Pley just sent me their new Disney Princess Subscription Pleybox! This month’s princess is Cinderella! The box transforms into the enchanting Cinderella’s Castle. As always, you will find a lot of goodies for your little princess to treasure and enjoy. A very cute T-Shirt to add to her collection of Disney Princess shirts. There’s a money bank that will help your little one learn the value of saving. You can also find a pillowcase that your princess can take with her as she dreams big! A light up yo-yo and activity book are also included in the box and will provide hours of fun! Finally, a hobo bag to carry all these goodies around. The contents of this box would easily retail for over $45, but they have it available for only $22.99! Each box contains 4-6 items that your little princess is sure to love. The box also turns into a castle so there is no waste.

Here is what was included in this month’s box:

1. Cinderella T-Shirt (MSRP: $15.00)
2. Cinderella Hobo Bag (MSRP: $15.00)
3. Money Bank (MSRP: $5.00)
4. Light Up Yo-Yo (MSRP: $3.00)
5. Cinderella Pillowcase (MSRP: $12.00)
6. Activity Book + Cinderella’s Castle crafting activity (MSRP: $10.00)

As you can see, it came with many cool Cinderella themed items for my daughter to enjoy. Now lets talk about each item.

Cinderella T-Shirt: Some of the boxes contain apparel. When you sign up for the box you can let them know what size your child is. I am so happy that Pley.com offers bigger sizes. My daughter is a size 10 so they sent a Disney brand size 10/12 which fits her perfectly.

Cinderella Hobo Bag: Little girls love purses! This hobo bag is perfect for your little princess to carry all of her most important items with her.

Money Bank: An adorable money bank that has the princesses pictured all around the bank. Perfect bank for my daughter to save her spare change.

Light Up Yo-Yo: A very cool Yo-Yo that features Cinderella and Belle. My daughter loves how it lights up.

Cinderella Pillowcase: A perfect pillowcase for your little princess to lay her head at night. This pillowcase looks great paired up with Disney Princess bedding.

Activity book and Cinderella Castle Box: Each box you receive comes with an activity book filled with fun stories and activities based around the themed princess. It also comes with instructions on how to make your crafting activity! This month’s craft was Cinderella Castle!

This box would make a great birthday gift, anytime gift, or the holidays will be quickly approaching!

 

Click here to order your box! 

 

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*I am a member of Pley’s VIP Influencer Program. All thoughts are my own. 

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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