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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring Time Fun from Cloud b: Cosmic UFO

Let's talk about cloud b for a second, shall we?  I became acquainted with Cloud b several years ago when I first began blogging.  I noticed some Canadian bloggers talking about Cloud b with enthusiasm and wanted to find out more about them!  Since that time, I've come to see and enjoy Cloud b in all its glory, and agree with many other bloggers that Cloud b is pretty fantastic. 

Cloud b : Founded in 2002, Cloud b is the world’s leading manufacturer of products and accessories that help parents and children sleep. We hold the honor of being internationally recognized as the number one company in the sleep niche category - thanks to high-quality designs, exceptional safety standards and products that are proven to help children sleep safely and soundly through all stages of development.
Introducing: Cosmic UFO from Cloud b.  This is so cute and serves a multipurpose - it's a play toy, and also a sleep aid.  I can see that the Cosmic UFO would be a hit with little ones and not so little ones, alike.

New to the retail market last Fall, the Cosmic UFO has a lot to offer.  During awake time, let imagination take flight as you pretend to fly out into outer space, with the fun lights and cosmic sounds.  As, sleepy time arrives, let your little one drift off to soothing sounds, accompanied by soft lighting.

Special Features Include:

Plays two soothing sounds
  • Symphony 51
  • Warp Drive
Light and sound options
  • Projects multicolored Northern Lights effect
  • UFO “windows” light up in 3 different sequences
  • Motion sensor triggers UFO flying sounds
  • Adjustable volume shut-off
Timer and features
  • 23-minute sleep timer
  • Requires 3 AA batteries; batteries are included
As with all Cloud b toys, the Cosmic UFO is well built and made to withstand the occasional drop or bump that might occur from being used by a young child.  It is recommended for children over the age of 3 and retails for $67.99 on the Cloud b website.    I love that it is a little bit different and so interactive, but at the same time does what we've come to expect from Cloud b - it lulls the young-ones off to sleep.

Connect with Cloud b on facebook and on twitter to stay in the know.  


Disclaimer:  We were sent the toy to try out.  All opinions expressed are mine, and not influenced.  No money was received in exchange for this post.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Time Fun: Hexbug, Tony Hawk Halfpipe Remote Control Skateboard

Here, I sit looking out my window on another blustery, chilly April day.  When we get a glimmer of Spring time weather, I gently coax my children out the door to enjoy the warm(ish) weather.  But, in the mean time, more often than not, we've had to find spring time fun within the four walls of our home.  Thankfully, for my son, Matthew, he's been enjoying his NEW Hexbug Tony Hawk Circuit Board.    A perfect little toy for my skateboarding techie son!

While, the weather isn't co-operating and  he can't always get out to our local skate park, he can pull out his Halfpipe remote control skateboard and find some time for fun right on our kitchen floor.

Quick Overview

Throw down your latest tricks with one motorized Birdhouse authentic skateboard deck and power axle and remote control.  Includes two quarterpipes so you can master your axle stall or put them together to drop into a halfpipe.
Tony Hawk Circuit Boards is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages 8+

We've been a Hexbug family from the get-go.  It is always exciting to see and try out new products as they come available.  Several years ago, you may remember that we hosted a Hexbug birthday party, and ever since then we've been hooked.  Five years later, we've watched (and played along) as Hexbug has grown and expanded.  This newest generation of Hexbug products, the Tony Hawk line is perfect for my son, who too, has grown up over the years.  With growing up comes changing interests.  He still enjoys traditional Hexbugs now and again, yet, the Tony Hawk collection is what he's into now.    And really, what kid his age doesn't love a remote control, or skateboards,  or Tony Hawk?

I love that Hexbugs are an interactive toy and not a huge commitment space wise.  He can play with his new set and then when he's done we can easily store it without any issues. 

Into the future we can add to his set by shopping for additional pieces that will add to the fun.  Find out more about the Hexbug Tony Hawk collection by connecting on facebook and on twitter

Disclaimer:  We were sent the toy to try out.  All opinions expressed are mine, and not influenced.  No money was received in exchange for this post. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Win an Award-Winning Prize Bundle! #PGMom

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own 

My home keeps on chugging along, part and parcel to having the right products for the job.  As, I am sure many of you also swear by your tried and try favourite products within the home.  Over time, I've tried varying products - sometimes it's in search of a replacement, or sometimes it's in search of a less expensive counterpart.  Trying new products is fun, actually, and, once I've found a product that amazes, I tend to stick with it.

Of late, many P&G products have received the Best New Product Award, as determined by the results of the 2015 BrandSpark consumer survey.   The winners are determined by consumer appeal and re-purchase intent.

Here are the exciting best new products of 2015, as found at Canadian Living:

  • Oral-B Precision Black 7000 (Adult Powered Teeth Cleaning over $40)
  • Febreze First Defense (Air Freshener) *
  • Olay Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream (Anti-Aging Facial Care)
  • Pampers Sensitive Wipes (Baby Wipe) *
  • Charmin Bathroom Tissue Ultra Soft 4 Double Rolls (Bathroom Tissue)
  • Olay Sensitive Body Wash (Body Wash)
  • CoverGirl + Olay The Depuffer Concealer (Concealer)
  • Pampers Swaddlers (Diapers) *
  • Cascade Platinum Clean Packs (Dishwasher Cleaning) *
  • CoverGirl + Olay Face Lift Effect Foundation (Foundation)
  • Clairol Nice ‘n Easy AgeDefy Hair Colour (Hair Colour)
  • Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum (Hair Oils and Serums)
  • Gain Flings (Laundry Detergent Pods) *
  • Tide Simply Clean and Fresh (Laundry Detergent) *
  • CoverGirl by Lashblast Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara (Mascara)
  • Old Spice Swagger Deodorant (Men’s Antiperspirant/Deodorant)
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology (Men’s Razor)
  • Pantene Pro-V Damage Detox Shampoo & Conditioner (Shampoo & Conditioner)*
  • Crest Sensi-Relief Whitening Plus Scope Minty Fresh (Toothpaste)
  • Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive (Women’s Razor)

Getting to try out some new products is a fun perk of having a blog, for sure!  A couple of products which I've had the opportunity to try are Gain Flings & Tide Simply Clean and Fresh. 

A family of five produces a lot of laundry and being the chief launderer, it is important to me to find detergents that are trustworthy, as well as ones that smell great.  Our family really loves both of these detergents, I especially enjoy the Flings (amazing scent and so easy to use).

Have you tried any of these award winning products, yet?  Maybe you've noticed them on your store's shelves and haven't had the chance to pick them up and give them a try, but have been wondering about them or thinking about trying them.  

Happy news for you - I have an opportunity to give away a nice little prize bundle, consisting of some of these award winning products.  Canadians please use the rafflecopter form to enter to win the following:
*Please note that retailers have the right to set individual pricing, these are just MSRP.