Sunday, December 17, 2017

Tips for Keeping Your Pet Calm During the Holidays



Just like people, pets require special care during those long winter months to protect them from painful joints, arthritis, and other cold weather ailments. Here are some winter pet tips from Dr. Hillary Cook, a holistic veterinarian who works with NHV Natural Pet Products, makers of veterinarian-approved and formulated plant-based natural supplements from organically grown and wild crafted herbs, to keep your pet safe and happy this winter.

Winter Walks – After walking your dog during the winter months, make sure to towel dry them completely. Take extra care around paw pads. Wipe this area with a wet clean cloth to remove any salt or chemicals from the road. Rub NHV Heal Care Ointment on cleaned paw pads to protect and soothe. Without proper care, pet paw pads can become dry, cracked and very painful. For other pets, like cats, outside time should be limited, since they may seek warmth in unsafe places, such as a car radiator.

Shake Off Those Winter Blues – Most pet owners tend not to take dogs and other pets out for long periods of time during the winter, because it’s understandably too cold even for us humans. However, pets need still need exercise and mental stimulation. A lack of both these needs may cause stress, anxiety, and destructive behaviors. There are plenty of indoor games that can keep pets occupied and out of trouble. Try treat dispensing toys, puzzle toys, tread mills, exercise balls… which can keep dogs occupied for hours; for cats, a motorized mouse would work. To ease restlessness and stress from being indoors, use NHV Lesstress for dogs or NHV Matricalm for cats. These formulas help calm the nerves without affecting moods and personality, and are safe for long term use.

Happy Pets Have Healthy Skin – As the cold weather begins to blow, dogs and cats are prone to dry skin. To improve overall coat condition, and help with skin issues from the inside-out, add omega-3 fatty acids to their diet. Studies show that dogs and cats given omega 3 fatty acids (try NHV PetOmega 3) had improvement in clinical signs of pruitis, self trauma, coat character, and alopecia (loss of hair).

Staying Cozy – Cats and dogs feel the chill of winter extra deep in their bones (just like us people!). Be sure to give them more blankets during the winter months. If taking small dogs outside, dress them in a sweater or jacket as they are unable to generate the heat they need themselves. Larger dogs tend to suffer the effects of stiff joints and arthritic pain, and as they need all their muscles to support their weight, keeping them limber and pain free is important. There are plenty of orthopedic beds for larger dog breeds that will help. In addition, supplement their diet with NHV Yucca and NHV Old Timer, which will aid with joint pain, soothe inflammation, and help pets suffering from arthritis. Remember to keep arthritic dogs and cats moving in the winter especially, if joints are not mobile arthritis is compounded.

Don’t Hold It! In the winter, I see an increase in UTI’s from animals holding in urine because it’s too cold outside. Make sure dogs get enough time outside to do their business. If a UTI develops see your veterinarian. You may also want to try NHV Tripsy, a natural supplement that will help support the health of the kidneys and bladder throughout the winter months.

Watch That Winter Weight: Less exercise means less calories are expended, and is true for any indoor dog who is not going out for their regular walks. Follow recommended feeding guidelines for your dog, but do not over feed. However, if dogs are housed outside, they need more calories. Studies suggest that dogs who are exposed to low temperatures need three times the normal calories as they would need in moderate temperature. Use NHV Multi Essentials, a herbal multivitamin to fill nutritional gaps for outdoor and indoor pets. Both NHV and myself as a veterinary practioners strongly recommend that pets be housed indoors, especially in the winter.


Don’t Get Close To The Heat – In an effort to stay warm, pets may get too close to heat sources, which can be dangerous. Be sure to keep fireplaces gated or closed, and heat sources like baseboard heaters and radiators out of reach from pets. Should pets accidentally burn themselves, take the animal to the vet right away. For after emergency care of burns use NHV All Clear Ointment and NHV Ouch Away Spray to help heal external trauma, fight infections, and reduce inflammation.





Dr. Hillary Cook, NHV's lead holistic vet, is a graduate of Virginia Maryland Regional Veterinary Medical school. She has been practicing holistic and integrative veterinary medicine for fifteen years. She certified in Veterinary acupuncture and is fully qualified in Western and Chinese herbalism. She is the owner of Animal Wellness Center, an integrative veterinary clinic in Crozet, VA.


NVH NATURAL PET PRODUCTS provides veterinarian-formulated supplements derived from natural botanicals to support the health and well-being of pets including dogs, cats and small animals. In addition to the safe and effective manufacture of a full-line of Veterinarian-approved pet supplements that contain organically grown and cultivated herbs and botanicals, NHV also offers vet consultations to provide professional support and guidance for disease prevention and treatment for over 43 conditions. For more tips, visit www.nhvnaturalpetproucts.com.






Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Teletubbies DVD Gift Sets Available TODAY!!


When my boys were little, we used to cuddle up under a blanket after daddy went to work and watch Teletubbies. They both really loved Laa-Laa and when Dipsy danced, they got up and danced too! I loved showing them these DVDs and plush gift sets, and we had some great memories. Children of all ages can enjoy Teletubbies!

Silly Fun DVD: Tinky Winky, Laa-Laa and Po laugh themselves silly with a funny joke and when Dipsy does a funny dance, they all laugh together! Don’t miss the Teletubbies as they learn a new dance, watch children take a ride on a steam train, and look at their reflections in a puddle. 

Let's Sing & Dance DVD: Sing and dance with the Teletubbies in this special collection of episodes dedicated to music and rhythm! In this volume, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po become a pop group, do conga dances over the hills and watch a children’s choir sing.

You can purchase these gifts sets exclusively at Target!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!




Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway 2017 


This year I am excited to giveaway several prizes. Before entering please take a look at my gift guides here so you can answer the questions in the entry form!



HGG Giveaway


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Happy Wax All Natural Soy Melts!




I spent most of my life being a candle lover. I really didn't know anything else even existed until a few years ago when I saw a Wax Burner at Target and was intrigued. I didn't buy one that day because I wasn't sure if it would work the way a candle does. I love lighting a candle and getting the scent immediately. 





Recently, I was sent a package from Happy Wax. The package came full with a Wax Warmer, and some Wax Melts. I decided now was the time to test them compared to candles.




The first scent I tried was the Citrus Wax Melts, which is a mix of Citron Mandarin, Grapefruit Mangosteen, and Cucumber Melon bear-shaped soy wax melts perfect for citrus lovers!




The scent was AMAZING! First of all, it started working right away, not at all like I thought it would..I thought it would take an hour or so, but NO! Within 10 minutes my room smelled like an orange grove!

The Happy Wax Melts are:
OURS OF FLAME-FREE FUN - Every Specialty Tin contains 24-26 bears (100 hours burn time) and every Half Pounder Pouch contains approximately 60 bears (225 hours burn time).  Typically melted 2 at a time. You'll get 12 uses or more from every tin and over 30 from every pouch.

ALL NATURAL & MADE IN AMERICA - 100% vegetable-based soy wax is biodegradable, made from renewable resources and American farm-grown soybeans.
BREAK FREE OF THE BRICK - Fun shapes make mixing and melting in your wax warmer a breeze!
CITRUS BLISS - A mix of Citron Mandarin, Grapefruit Mangosteen, and Cucumber Melon bear-shaped soy wax melts perfect for citrus lovers!
LONG-LASTING SCENTS - Soy wax burns cleaner, lasts longer than paraffin-based products.

DIRECTIONS – We recommend starting with one bear for small, plug-in warmers, and 2-3 for larger warmers. Mixing melts is highly recommended!
I definitely recommend checking them out, for the price, and the scents, they are amazing! I am never going back to candles again!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Friday, December 1, 2017

SleepWear Sets for the Whole Family for the Holidays at Wal-Mart and Target!




One of our favorite traditions is a new pair of pajamas on the night before Christmas. How fun would it be to deck the whole family out in matching pajamas! You can get these 2 styles shown at Walmart and Target.




The Elf on the Shelf family holiday pajamas are the perfect addition to family night! The whole family can enjoy these cozy elf print pajama pants paired with a matching top. These will be perfect for opening presents together, drinking hot cocoa and lounging around the house during the holidays!

Available in sizes of
  • Baby
  • Toddler
  • Girls
  • Boys
  • Women 
  • Mens
You can purchase these exclusively at Target and Walmart






Do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? You'll love greeting the holiday season in cozy comfort with the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® Pajama Set. This two-piece pajama set comes with a long-sleeve top and PJ pants, both in a lightweight material and relaxed fit to keep you comfortable all night. You'll love the wintry snowflake pattern decorating both pieces, along with Rudolph himself making an appearance in cheerful merriment. Slip into your favorite pair of fuzzy socks or slippers and get ready to cuddle up on the couch or underneath the covers in festive, fun PJs.

Available in sizes of
  • Baby
  • Toddler
  • Girls
  • Boys
  • Women 
  • Mens
You can purchase these exclusively at Target and Walmart!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Saving Christmas Available on DVD 11/21!

Saving Christmas, available on DVD and Digital HD November 21 from Lionsgate.

This holiday season, unwrap the gift of heartwarming family fun and adventure with Saving Christmas, available on DVD and Digital HD November 21 from Lionsgate.

This is definitely a movie the whole family can enjoy! My kids loved the story, and were able to follow it well. They loved that the boy was trying to prove that Santa exists, and asked to add it to our Holiday movie rotation every year!

Emmy Award® winner Ed Asner, star of TV’s “Mary Tyler Moore” and the family movie classics Up and Elf, headlines this Christmas-themed movie about a young boy (newcomer Jack Brunault) determined to prove the existence of Santa Claus (Asner). Adding to the cheer is a very merry supporting cast that includes Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers, TV’s “Days of Our Lives”) and Brooke Langton (The Replacements, TV’s “Melrose Place"), along with pro wrestlers Tommy Dreamer, Mike Bennett, and Maria Kanellis. Written by Tom DeNucci and Kevin DeCristofano, and directed by Tom DeNucci (Arlo: The Burping Pig), this family-friendly feature was awarded the DOVE Family Seal of Approval.

The Saving Christmas DVD is the perfect stocking-stuffer for movie fans of all ages and will be available at the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I Love Oriental Trading for Thanksgiving!



Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays. Although we have a small family, we really enjoy the preparations, and that Thanksgiving is always reminding me of all the fall things I love.

This year was so much fun because I did some crafts with the kids, and we had some neat Thanksgiving themed items that we got from Oriental Trading. Here are my favorites!


Enter with a Thankful Heart Wreath Craft Kit


This was so much fun to make with the kids! Each one had a different design because the leaves can be placed any way you like. 
This foam decoration is perfect to hang near your entryway! Includes self-adhesive pieces and nylon ribbon. 9 1/2". All craft kit pieces are pre-packaged for individual use. Kits include instructions and extra pieces.
$13.99 for 12 kits!


Fall Leaves Buttermints


I put a plate of these out a few days before Thanksgiving and the kids were really excited! They loved the falling leaves on the packages, and they are really tasty too!

Decorated with festive fall leaves, these buttermints are a sweet treat for the season's celebrations. Keep a bowl on your table for Thanksgiving guests! They're also nice Halloween handouts. Individually wrapped. (Approx. 108 pcs. per unit)
$6.99 for 108 pieces!

4-Color Crayola® Model Magic® Classpack


This is by far my favorite item. It's not Thanksgiving themed, but we definitely had a lot of fun with Thanksgiving crafts using it! I had the kids make pumpkins and turkeys and we made hand prints and rolled out their names. So much fun for any holiday!
Oh, the things they'll create with Crayola® Model Magic® Classpack®! Kids can't get enough of this non-staining, lightweight modeling material. It's soft and easily molded for hours of artistic fun. Teachers love this modeling compound thanks to its air-dry feature - no oven is needed to harden it! Includes the colors red, yellow, blue and white. Safe and non-toxic.
$44.99 for a huge box of 75 pouches!


I love these kits! The kids had a blast making them, so easy to do too, just grab a stick of glue and you are good to go!
Our Turkey Craft Kit for kids is a wonderful way to get the whole family into the spirit of the holiday! This DIY Thanksgiving craft is perfect for family quality time at home, or add it to your classroom supplies and discuss the story of the first Thanksgiving with your students as they keep their hands busy with these terrific turkeys. The finished products make great Thanksgiving decorations for the family dining room or school cafeteria. Happy Turkey Day!
$6.99 for 12 kits!

I hope my ideas have given you a little inspiration for your Thanksgiving this year, you can check out what I bought and SO much more at OrientalTrading.com


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nerium Gift Sets Are Available NOW & With Free Gifts!



Give the gift of beauty and youth this holiday season with these amazing gift sets from Nerium!



Revive Your Eyes Holiday Bundle: Featuring both Age-Defying Eye Serum and Eye-V Patches, our Revive Your Eyes Holiday Bundle is the brightest gift EYE-deal of the season.


Wash & Glow Holiday Bundle: Wash and Glow Holiday bundle feature two of our newest skincare stars, IllumaBoost™ Brightening & Shield and Double-Cleansing Face Wash. Perfect for giving, or treating yourself.  


Daily Vitality Holiday Bundle: With our Daily Vitality Holiday Bundle, featuring both Youth Factor™ Complete Vitality Complex and Superfood & Antioxidant Boost Powder, giving the gift of wellness has never been easier.


FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE – a $40 retail value.* Includes limited-edition travel bag and three Eye-V™ Moisture Boost Hydrogel Patches. Take the hassle out of holiday shopping – they can even send bundles directly to the recipient. Hurry! Quantities are limited.

*For a limited time, purchase this bundle and get the travel bag and Eye-V Patches gift at no additional charge. Receive a gift for each bundle purchased, while supplies last. To receive the gift, you must purchase the holiday bundle. The gift will not be automatically applied to purchases of products, even if you purchase both items individually in the same order. If you choose Auto-Delivery Order, the free gift applies only to the first order. The following month the two products in the bundle will remain on your Auto-Delivery Order but will not include the free gift.


Check out more amazing products from Nerium by visiting their website http://www.nerium.com/us/en/


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Makari de Suisse Products




Makari de Suisse products are made for women who want to lighten or brighten their current skin tone. My skin has always been dull, so I love that there is a product out there for brightening. You can purchase these products on Amazon or at Wal-Mart.


For years, women of color have sought high-end skincare products designed exclusively for their unique concerns. Finally, with the Classic collection by Makari, everyone can achieve the clear, smooth, glowing complexion they’ve always dreamed of. Specially formulated for dry to normal skin types, our Voile de Corps Hand & Body Lotion is enriched with a targeted blend of healing botanicals including borage oil, carob fruit, and nourishing aloe vera. After bath or shower, apply to arms, legs, and body, and see dry, rough, lifeless skin transform before your eyes. This hydrating and rejuvenating cream can also be applied throughout the day to soothe dry, cracked, overworked hands. From flakes and rough patches to fine lines and wrinkles, it’s a multipurpose lotion that handles it all with gentle but powerful ingredients found in nature. Pair it with Makari’s complete line of lightening products to keep skin luxuriously silky and smooth!







Makari Baby Oil Calming oil absorbs easily without leaving a greasy film. It allows for a comforting and soothing massage that stimulates baby’s senses and supports overall well-being, leaving the skin soft, supple and silky smooth.





For years, women of color have sought high-end skincare products designed exclusively for their unique concerns. Finally, with the Extreme collection by Makari, everyone can achieve the clear, smooth, glowing complexion they’ve always dreamed of. Specially formulated for all skin types, our Extreme Botanical Body Oil is enriched with rejuvenating carrot oil, antioxidant-rich argan oil, Omega 3, Omega 6 and other powerful anti-aging ingredients derived from natural plant-based sources. Once or twice a day, massage a few drops into freshly washed skin, and watch as dryness, wrinkles, stretch marks and acne scars fade away for a bright, youthful, perfectly even appearance. This revitalizing treatment is also great for infusing moisture and protecting against free radicals without messy, greasy residue. Add a bottle to your cart today, use routinely with Makari’s complete line of Extreme lightening products—and achieve your ideal shade of beautiful!






For years, women of color have sought high-end skincare products designed exclusively for their unique concerns. Finally, with the Classic collection by Makari, everyone can achieve the clear, smooth, glowing complexion they’ve always dreamed of. Specially formulated for all skin types, our Luxurious Lightening Exfoliating Body Wash is enriched with hydrating aloe vera, brightening glycolic acid, and mulberry root extract, a naturally derived active whitening agent. In the bath or shower, lather up both face and body with this exfoliating cleanser, and watch as acne marks, scars, and discoloration fade away for a fresh, youthful, perfectly even appearance. This rejuvenating soap is also great for replenishing dry skin’s natural moisture. Use routinely with Makari’s complete line of Classic lightening products to achieve your ideal shade of beautiful!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mommy & Me Halloween Costumes from K-Mart + Giveaway!



 Right now at K-mart you can pick up these super cute Mommy & Me Costumes. Each are sold separately. I think my favorite is the Baker and the Cupcake, imagine walking into a Halloween party with this costume on!


Some of the others to choose from are a Barista and Frappuccino, a Circus Ring Mistress and Lion Cub, and a Hula Girl and a Pineapple!

You can pickup these awesome costumes at K-Mart in store or online, and right now they are on sale for around $8-12! 








Giveaway time! One reader is going to WIN a costume of their choice. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below, and good luck!








a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

EarthKind Stay Away Mice Natural Mice Repellent


Protect Your Home From Rodents

Where to Use: Anywhere rodents or rodent droppings are noticed: basements, pantries, closets, attics, crawl spaces, or places you would like to prevent them from entering.
How it Works: Stay Away® Mice Repellent pouches are made with a blend of plant fiber and botanical extracts that, while pleasant for you, will offend rodents. Simply place pouches in enclosed spaces to immediately start controlling your mouse problem.
Also available in Stay Away® Mice 12 Pouch Handy Pack
Why it Works: Rodents have notably poor eyesight, but a heightened sense of smell to make up the difference.  Overpowering their little noses with a scent that is pleasant to humans but offensive to mice, has been proven effective at making  them ‘ stay away.’ Mice won’t nest or congregate in areas that they can’t smell a predator coming, or if the safety of their offspring is endangered.
How to Use: For preventative use in non-infested areas, simply place one pouch for every 125 sq. feet, scent lasts up to 90 days. For use in currently infested areas, increase use to 1 pouch per 8 sq. feet of floor space and replace every 30 days.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

$10 off a New Subscription to Mystery Tackle Box!


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My Readers Get $10.00 Off Your First Mystery Tackle Box by using the promo code USFAM10. Get a box full of new fishing products delivered straight to your door. Subscriptions start at $15 per month. Coupon valid through December 31st, 2017. Visit http://mtbfish.com/holidaygiftUSFAM to learn more!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide 2017


Tumble Wonder Fidget Stick. Tumble Wonder falls head over heels (and keeps going). No spinning or clicking here--the Tumble Wonder Fidget Stick is a fresh new take on fidget toys. Give it a tap to set it in motion across surfaces, like a desk. It flips over and over (and keeps going) and lands on its feet (or is that its head?). This clever stick is design to right itself and prevent from tipping over. Just pick a direction, and start the tumbling fun. A tipsy new way to fidget. Order your Tumble Wonder Fidget Stick from Brookstone today.


The time has come to change the way we face embarrassing bathroom odors! Air Wick's ViPoo range helps to trap nasty smells in the bowl while releasing a spectacular fragrance for a blushing-free experience. Perhaps this Lemon Idol is for you? The best fragrance for filling your loo with a fresh and zesty ambiance, perfect for tackling those devils donuts!
  • Proactive Odour Protection
  • Each bottle has up to 100 uses, 300 Sprays
  • Contains Essential Oils
  • Keep nasty smells in your bowl
You can purchase ViPoo online or at stores like Target.


Hi-Chew are my kids favorite candy. They love every flavor and are always on the look out for new ones. This year, I am surprising them with the "Fizzies" because where we live they are very hard to find! Hi-Chew are a great treat for the kids. 


Mealtime is messy, but kids’ clothes don’t have to be. New smock bib has mealtimes covered, at home or on the go! Unique waterproof design covers all over, including legs when seated. Conveniently tucks away into its own pouch, for storage and travel. Also, great as an art smock! BPA, Phthalates and PVC free.


It seems like Magic! At first the serving cup is empty, but turn it upside down, give a little shake and...VoilĂ !!! Open the lid and your next few snacks are waiting for you!

SnackPals® ‘ Interlocking hinges dispense snacks one mouthful at a time. When the lid is closed the flow gate swings freely allowing a few snacks to escape. But when the lid is opened, the flow gate stays closed helping to ensure that snacks only go where they belong.
 Portion Control: Dispense snacks one mouthful at a time for healthy snack time fun. Helps with Potion Control & Rate of feeding!
 Easy & Fun to Use: Keep snacks organized and on hand.
 Less Spills: Means fewer snacks on the floor and under the car seat.
 BPA & PVC Free: 100% guaranteed food safe materials.
 Clean Storage: Keep the snack in while keeping germs, sand and dirt out!
 Dishwasher Safe: Clean all parts safely and easily


Light up your world with Pixel Pals; collectible pixel-art renditions of your favorite iconic characters! We want you to show off what you love and shine bright with Pixel Pals™. Pop in a couple AAA batteries* and you’re all set.

Leonardo™, the fearless leader of the infamous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is the most driven of the four brothers. Above all else, Leonardo believes in protecting his family. Leonardo is hardworking, driven, and respectful—even when his inexperienced and rowdy brothers get in the way of his ultimate goal to be the best.



Raphael™ is nothing like his disciplined brother (and sometimes rival) Leonardo™. As the most impulsive of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Raphael fights first and asks questions later. Despite his temper, he is fiercely loyal and would do anything to protect his family.



Donning his red tunic and equipped with the Master Sword and red ring, Link is our resilient hero and brave protagonist. As the worthy champion of the Triforce of Courage, he fights to keep Hyrule safe from evil forces. Link stays humble and principled, rarely showing signs of cowardice during his epic journey to restore peace.




Rarely seen without his green power armor and helmet, Master Chief has been an unforgettable video game icon ever since his debut in Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001. Featured in video games, toys, comics, and animation, the Master Chief is the ultimate super-soldier and one of the most iconic video game characters of all time.




It’s time to #SaveLACougars! The National Wildlife Federation has launched its first trading card collection. The trading cards are here to help bring attention to the Cougars of LA. You’ll find pictures and stories of 54 mountain lions and cubs — fun for the whole family! The first trading card set is available for $20 and all proceeds benefit the National Wildlife Federation’s #SaveLACougars campaign.


good2grow serves up nutrition with simple ingredients, no sugar added and nothing artificial. 2,200 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 prove we're loved by kids and parents! I love to add these to my kids stockings, always a fun surprise on Christmas morning to see which character they get. You can purchase these at most convenience stores.





Batiste refreshes your hair between washes, leaving it feeling gorgeously clean and fresh with added
body and texture. No water required! With several scents to choose from, you can pick just the right one for yourself and as a gift. I love that people are always commenting on my great smelling hair!



With lots of fun handle designs, our kids brushes like my way!, spider-man, iron man, hulk, skateboard, butterfly, pikachu and wolverine. Spinbrushes have smaller power heads to fit smaller mouths, massage gums, and promote a lifetime of happy, healthy brushing. This is a classic stocking stuffer in our home! Every year the kids look forward to it, and as they grow older I love that there are even bigger brushes with more classic styles to choose from!



If you have kids, you know how important it is to keep a supply of Band-Aid brand bandages in the house. My kids are always telling me I am trying to put the wrong bandage on. I didn't know it had to be Power Rangers ONLY on the thumb son....so so sorry. With Band-Aid, there are so many to pick from, and right now you can find holiday styles!



Crystal Growing Christmas Tree

Watch these trees grow crystals before your very eyes! Decorate your tree and be amazed as crystal buds begin to appear in as little as 15 minutes and are complete within 3 hours. Your little scientist will wonder how this happens and the included instructions with study questions help guide you through the process. Don't end the fun with growing just one, as this kit includes 2 trees with ideas on various experiments to determine how different locations and elements effect the growing process. Truly a fun and beautiful learning experience!



Coal from the North Pole
Coal From the North Pole features three lumps of coal for practical and impractical applications such as drawing, stocking-stuffing, behavior-messaging, and vigorous attempts at diamond-making. Coal is used by large bearded men in red suits, parents, loved ones, friends, neighbors, and officemates to convey special feelings. If feeling naughty was their goal....reward them with coal! Housed in a festive 4 x 6 inch organza bag with tie-closure.


Dantoy’s Pan Sled
Small and handy! This pan sled is easy to bring along and fun to use, no matter the age. Seat size 13.25" x 20" with flexible handle. Sold individually. Colors vary.


THE PERFECT GIFT SNAP PACK - CAN'T CHOOSE? NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO. We have the perfect gifts for that hard to buy for person that has everything. Take a look! What's even better? No gift wrapping necessary. One of our favorites is the Variety Pack! If you can't decide which flavor, there is always the Snap Pack Gift Set, which contains 4 oz boxes of Peppermint, Raspberry, Butterscotch and Key Lime or others, in an adorable "carry all" with a handle and individually vacuum sealed for maximum freshness in an air tight foil-line pouch. Since we love to eat as much as we love to cook, you can rest assured that only the finest ingredients are used to create our gourmet snacks. They're great for parties, gifts, or just snacking with family and friends. Go ahead, indulge, and remember, we guarantee each and every one of our products. You've got our word on it. Check out the whole world of goodies from Flathau's Fine Foods by visiting https://flathausfinefoods.com




Looking to add some priceless pieces to your home? Illuminate your space with the innovative, creative designs from LightBoxArts! A sturdy, MDF LED back-lit cube with the ability to insert and change out artwork to fit any aesthetic, LightBoxArts allows you to choose from hundreds of unique designs to fit your decor – or you can personalize your very own piece. Whether you want some delightful decor around the house for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas – or just want to show off your favorite Instagram photo – just switch it out for the print you want and you’ll be set for any season!




As seen on TV's "Shark Tank" Peaceful Fruits are made with love, and ACAI fresh from the rainforest. Instead of sweets that are full of sugar, give everyone you can the gift of Peaceful Fruits. 
  • all natural / non-gmo / vegan & paleo friendly
  • no artificial ingredients, flavors, or junk
  • Healthy, delicious, and rainforest-friendly!
You can order all the flavors here PeacefulFruits.com


Flipzee Girls Mini Babies Series Pack of 4: Each girl is two dolls in one and features colorful, wacky hair, a beautiful dress, and a unique personality. Collect all Zara Flower, Zabrina Ballerina, Zandy Candy, Zoey Bear, Zana Strawberry and Zuri Cat. These are dolls in which start off as babies and then flip to become cute little girls. They come in different sizes of packages and can be collected, traded, and more. There are over 15 to collect! You can purchase them here.

FlipaZoo Mini Collectible Figures:
FlipaZo Mini's are the fun collectible that starts as one, then you flip for another. There are so many to collect and trade. My kids really enjoy these, and they come in packages of 1, 2, 3, 7 and more. You can purchase here.

Every year at the bottom of my kids stockings they will find their own tube of Chapstick in a holiday flavor. It's definitely one of our favorite traditions. This year they will be finding flavors like Holiday Cocoa, Caramel Creme, and Holiday Cinnamon. 



Cooling Towel: The Arctic Cool® Instant Cooling Towel truly lives up to its name. Just soak the towel with water, and, instantly, the HydroFreeze™ Technology snaps into action. Immediately, you’ll feel the invigorating cooling effect that will help you play harder, no matter where your lifestyle takes you. The uber-light, high-performance mesh absorbs moisture when dry and cools when wet. The unique construction naturally monitors the evaporation rate to ensure a long-lasting cooling result. Just wet the towel, and the cooling effect begins instantly Towel instantly cools body temperature when wet Invigorating cooling effect begins instantly Superior design keeps cool for up to 2 hours Durable & easy to clean, machine washable 27″ x 15″






Headband: Why should you wear an Arctic Cool Headband? Not only do our headbands keep your sweat and hair out of your eyes while you’re pushing the limits, the Arctic Cool Headband keeps you cooler, longer thanks to HydroFreeze X Technology. When you begin to sweat, or the headband gets wet, HydroFreeze X Technology automatically activates and wicks moisture away from your forehead, causing a cooling sensation. Plus, silicone beads on the inside of the headband keep it in place, so it will not slip down. Look cool, stay cool with an Arctic Cool Headband! Adjustable and durable. Reflective printing for increased visibility/night safety. Lightweight and breathable. Antimicrobial.




Soft Panel Hat: The Arctic Cool Soft Panel Hat will protect you from harmful rays and keep you dry as you exercise outdoors. Whether you’re running or riding, this super lightweight, adjustable cap was designed with optimum ventilation to keep you cool. Its soft panel brim is flexible, but durable, keeping the hat in place no matter how rough the terrain. It’s also made from antimicrobial materials so odor will not be a problem, no matter how many times you wear it. All of the protection without compromising comfort! Adjustable and durable. Reflective printing for increased visibility/night safety. Lightweight and breathable. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50+.





Salonpas® LIDOCAINE PLUS Pain Relieving Cream Introducing Salonpas® LIDOCAINE PLUS Pain Relieving Cream. It’s one of our newest innovations from the world’s leader in medicinal pain patches. Salonpas LIDOCAINE PLUS Pain Relieving Cream provides temporary relief of pain associated with back, neck, shoulders, knees, and elbows with a combination of Benzyl Alcohol and Maximum Strength Lidocaine*. Benzyl Alcohol is fast acting, while Lidocaine is long lasting. That’s two powerful medicines that provide targeted relief. You can find these and more products from Salonpas by visiting http://salonpas.us/





Novafab Solo Trim Razor, Precision Trimming, Lightweight, Easy To Use. You can purchase from Amazon here.


Simply Words, Simply Fun! Be the first to get rid of all 10 of your cards by making words. Each turn, simply start your word with the last card played. Just like the name, WordSpiel. Spiel uses the S from WordS. It’s the word game…Where the END…is just the BEGINNING! Word size doesn’t matter, but ending with a tricky letter can really challenge your opponents. You can use the timer or take your time, just be sure to put your best word forward! Your friends and family will thank you for spreading the WORD about WordSpiel! You can purchase on Amazon here.

Plus starting Nov 20th through December 22nd, they will give away great prizes on their Facebook Page: facebook.com/Set.Enterprises.


 


The Chamberlain's Universal Remote is a compact device that makes a great gift in the stocking or under the tree. Available in pink, black and blue, this device lets anyone coming and going from your home –you, your kids, the neighbor, the nanny – open and close the garage door with added safety and convenience, without a key. Key Features of the Mini Remote · Modern and sleek in design, the Mini Remote is durable, and allows control of two garage doors or home lighting through a safe and secure connection. · The Mini Remote delivers convenience, safety and simplicity to today’s on-the-go consumer, including motorcycle riders, homeowners, pet owners, and busy families. · Keep the Mini Remote attached to kids’ backpacks so they can conveniently and safely enter the house when they come home from school. · Available at Home Depot in the US and Canada, and the Chamberlain website, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39.99



Lint Flip is the holiday gift you didn’t even realize you needed! Made by the inventor of the lint roller, Evercare has created the ideal travel-size item to get you out of some sticky situations while out on the town.

Though it comes in a smaller size, its' every bit as sticky! Plus, it’s perfect to throw in a purse or briefcase as its handle flips shut to act as a cover, protecting the sticky sheets and preventing the lint roller from becoming attached to anything.

The best part? It's available at stores near you, such as Walmart, in a variety of fun, bright colors and is priced at just $6.95.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.