Kindle Fire HD is Great for Kids – Comes with FreeTime (parent controls)


The new Kindle Fire HD 7″ w/ Wi-Fi is a full-featured HD tablet at an SD price. There’s more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, longer battery life and lighter design.  Plus with Kindle FreeTime you can create profiles and set time limits for children.


  • Kindle Fire HD features a new 1280 x 800 high definition LCD display with over one million pixels that brings your content to life.
  • Weighing just 12.2 ounces, Kindle Fire HD is lighter than ever, and comfortable to hold in one hand. It is also designed to stand up to accidental bumps and scrapes. Our state-of-the art display is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, so you can let your child play without worry.
  • The Kindle Fire HD battery lasts longer than the previous generation Kindle Fire—up to 10 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
  • Kindle Fire HD is over 60% faster than the previous generation Kindle Fire—a fast dual-core processor and an Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core ensure games and video run smoothly.


I absolutely LOVE the Kindle FreeTime feature on this.  It comes free on every new Kindle Fire and allows parents to create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to.


You can also set daily time limits for tablet use or restrict certain categories—like games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading.  This is going to be perfect for Kyle because he gets so into games that hours and hours go by and he doesn’t get school work completed.  Now he will not be able to play after the set time limit is up.


Also Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together kid-friendly books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows – all the types of content that kids and parents love. From just $2.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS, and more.


And one more thing I love about buying the Kindle Fire HD is that you get Amazon Prime for free which includes Prime Instant Video so my kids are able to stream lots of Free Movies.  We actually watched Pretty in Pink the other night because Kaley said she had never seen it before.  What a great movie !!!

So what are you waiting for ???  GO HERE to buy your Kindle Fire HD for only $139


While you are on Amazon buying your Kindle Fire HD, make sure you pick up a case to keep it safe and the Kindle Fire Standing Origami Case is great because it turns into a stand as well.  It can fold into landscape or portrait orientation for hands-free viewing.  **available in 5 colors

Disclosure: I was given the product featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

Create Pretty “Gifts in a Jar” with Loew-Cornell TransforMASON Glass Accessories


Loew-Cornell® TransforMASONâ„¢ Glass Accessories are the perfect gift for crafters or for those wanting to give homemade gifts this holiday season.  My daughter Kaley actually created a really neat Pinterest board featuring “gifts in a jar” and she plans to make some to give as gifts to her friends.

I completely love these ideas:

  • Manicure in a Jar (nail polish, emory board, nail polish remover, cotton balls)
  • Spa in a Jar (mask, lotion, scrub)
  • Makeover in a Jar (eye shadow, lip gloss, blush, mascara, foundation)
  • Movie Night in a Jar (Redbox certificate, popcorn)
  • Smores in a jar (graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate bars)
  • Cookie mix in a jar
  • Gift Card in a jar (can be any theme you want)
  • Hot Cocoa in a jar (cocoa mix, marshmallows)

With the Loew-Cornell TransforMASON™ glass accessories line, you can find all the supplies you need to craft with glass mason jars.  They have specially formulated markers, paints and finishes that adhere to glass and ceramic and they are non-toxic and permanent.  With products like designer lids, silkscreen stencils, hang tags and more, transforming an ordinary mason jar into an extraordinary gift is easy !!!

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

Quality Pet Toys and Treats from SitStay including KONG


If you have ever had a puppy, you probably know just how important it is to give them plenty of toys to play with so they don’t get bored and chew up all their stuff… and trust me, over the past 4 months, I have learned this lesson big time (my poor coffee table, baseboards, stool legs, etc are all chewed up now).  What I have figured out after trying many pet toy brands is that one of the best quality ones is KONG and carries a large selection of both indoor and outdoor KONG toys.  They also carry dog/cat food, treats, gear, grooming supplies and more.


To help make it easier to find great pet gifts this holiday season, SitStay has created an interactive 2013 Holiday Gift Guide so you can find the absolute best toys and treats to surprise your pet with this Christmas.

I received the Do You Hear What I Hear Holiday Gift Set which includes:

  • Plush, Squeaking Aligator Toy
  • On/Off Squeaker Pup
  • 5 Extra Sqeakers (for repairs & added fun)
  • Favorite Squeaky Tennis Ball
  • Companion Plush Teddy Bear Toy
  • SitStay Holiday Gift Bag

As soon as I opened the bag and squeaked a toy, my dogs came running up to me wanting to play.  After I took the picture I took the tag off the squeaky tennis ball and tossed it and they both took off to the back yard to play.

I love the teddy bear with the rope knots inside of it and the squeaker dog with the on/off switch on it is great for when you want to choose when to be quiet or loud.  Also because the toy is so hard, it is GREAT for my teething puppy.


To help you save a little money, they are giving you free shipping for all orders over $50 along with weekly promotions that include free shipping and discounts up to 40% off plus hand-picked gift set bargains starting at only $5.

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

Mega Bloks Brings Out Your Child’s Creativity


Catch some air with the Mega Bloks Skyanders Swap Force Flynn’s Rescue Ship.  When the forces of KAOS are coming from all directions, Hot Head – with cool light-up powers – zooms through the air, providing cover to his friends on deck. Flynn jumps into action, any damage done by the Greebles. He can fire the real, working launchers or operate the crane!

546 pieces.  For ages 5 and up.


The Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Super Stunt Speedway is a rebuildable Super Stunt Test Facility playset with adjustable multi-mode ramp and customizable Bone Shaker with chrome skull fender.  It also comes with a Turbo Tire launcher for instant top speed and 2 collectible Team Red action figures.

382 pieced.  For ages 5 and up.


Mega Bloks Hot Wheels cars are the perfect stocking stuffer addition…

Choose from several sets including:

Each kit comes with a micro action figure and parts to build a speedster.

For ages 5 and up.


The Mega Bloks Halo UNSC Anti-Armor Cobra comes with in-game lights and sound and includes the following weapons:  DMR, Plasma Rifle, Mauler and Spike Grenade.

  • UNSC Spartan in MK VI yellow
  • Covenant troops: Elite Storm in Crimson, Brute Stalker in Blue

460 pieces.  For ages 8 and up.


Make sure you “Like” Mega Bloks on Facebook and Follow Mega Bloks on Twitter to keep up with all the latest products and promotions.

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

Design Masters Car Designer Sketchbook


Design Masters line of auto sketchbooks is rolling out a new fleet of popular vehicles from The Ford Motor Company! Each offering presents base model vehicles and color instructions for kids 7 and up to follow or creatively interpret to produce their own unique concept car. Artists choose the wheels, spoilers, bumpers and emblem as well as a range of car parts to create awe-inspiring vehicle designs.


Each booklet comes with pages of stickers and pages of stencils to help create your own unique car.


You can purchase Design Masters Ford Focus RS500, Ford Boss 302 and Ford Street Racer I for around $6.99 each and you can purchase the Design Masters Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and Ford GT for around $9.99 each.

Disclosure: I was given the product featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.