Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dessange Hair Care Products




DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Salon Color Restore Color Correcting Crème
Specifically formulated for brunette colored-hair, this correcting crème instantly reverses unwanted ginger and orange tones to preserve the intensity and depth salon colored brown hair. The formula, which boasts Linseed Oil to nourish strands and create a healthy shine without silicone, utilizes a specific amalgamation of green dyes to neutralize red pigments and undertones, restoring color to a fresh-out-of-the-salon brown.
Price: $11.99 at Target $13.99 at CVS





DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Deep Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner
This highly nourishing shampoo and conditioner duo injects essential nutrients into strands, leaving hair touchably soft, shiny  and healthy. This unique formula boasts Sacha Inchi Oil, an Amazonian plant that has been kept a precious secret kept by Peruvian natives for thousands of years. The first scientific study of Inca Inchi shows a chemical composition of oils (54%) and proteins (29%). The shampoo cleanses while the conditioner repairs hair fibers without weighing hair down.
Price: $11.99, Available at CVS nationwide


DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Instant Smoothing, Deep Nourishing Mask
Boasting a combination of three cosmetic agents, this mask is luxuriously nourishing. Fats allow for deep nutrition while a Cationic Derivative detangles and softens strands. Mineral oils reinforce the smoothing effect without weighing down hair.
Price: $13.99, Available at CVS nationwide

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.

Lifestraw- Making Contaminated Water Safe to Drink


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Xander has been in Boy Scouts for a couple of years now. Before then, I didn't really know much about how to do anything outdoors. I always tell people, I was born in Oregon, which is a VERY outdoorsy place. But, I grew up without a dad, and my mom never was a person for camping or fishing. 

When I was 11 I was sent to "Outdoor School" with my 5th grade class, which was a requirement in public school is Oregon. You HAD to go...as much as I didn't want to. 

The little I learned there, like how to make a bunson burner, and how to fit everything into a pack, I did retain, so I am grateful. But, one thing we were never taught was how to get water from a lake, and drink it. Now, as an adult, watching Survivor every week, I know you have to boil the water. But, what if you can't make fire? 

Enter Lifestraw. 





LifeStraw Steel is ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping and travel. The 2-stage filtration process removes bacteria and protozoa and reduces organic chemical matter and chlorine. 





You seriously, just stick the Lifestraw Steel into the water source and drink like you are using a straw. The filter inside the Lifestraw cleans the water INSTANTLY! This is amazing. You can purchase it here.









Introducing the new LifeStraw Go - now with a carbon capsule that reduces chlorine, bad taste and odor! Available in 5 colors.
With our Follow the Liters program, for every LifeStraw product sold, a child in a developing country receives clean, safe drinking water for an entire school year.
  • Uses replaceable activated carbon capsule to reduce bad taste, chlorine and organic chemical matter for up to 100 liters (26 gallons).
  • Uses advanced hollow fiber membrane technology (0.2 microns) to remove waterborne bacteria and protozoa up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons)
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction), including E-Coli
  • Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction), including Giardia & Cryptosporidium
  • Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
  • Available in 5 colors
  • BPA Free Tritan Bottle
  • Replacement hollow fiber membrane cartridges available
  • Replacement carbon capsules available
  • Does NOT use iodine or iodinized resin

Overall, I am so glad that I can use these products with my boys, and in the mean time, I have learned a lot more about the great outdoors.




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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kellogg's® Special K® Announces A New And Delicious Way To Snack On The Go








Whether it's back-to-back meetings or an evening filled with after-school sports, Special K® knows it can be tough to find time to stop and take a break. That's why the brand is expanding its line of portable snack options with its new Special K Nourish and Protein Snack Bites. The Special K Snack Bites are a poppable new take on the bars women already love, that make it easy to eat on-the-go, whether you snack a little or snack a lot.
Special K Nourish and Protein Snack Bites deliver real, satisfying ingredients you can see, like crunchy pistachios and almonds, quinoa and rich dark chocolate. Special K Protein Bites also pack in up to 9 grams of protein per serving. Packaged in a unique stand-up, resealable bag, these new snacks are easy to grab throughout the day.

Snack Bites
  • Special K Nourish Bites are available in savory Dark Chocolate Pistachio and sweet Blueberry Almond Quinoa flavors
  • Special K Protein Bites are available in creamy Peanut Butter Chocolate and chewy Caramel Nut flavors
Snack Bars – introducing new flavors
  • Special K added new chewy Caramel Almond Sea Salt and rich Chocolate Coconut Cashew flavors to its previous Nourish Snack Bar flavors of Cranberry Almond and Chocolate Almond
  • Special K Protein Snack Bars are now available in tangy Chocolate Cherry Nut and sweet and salty Caramel Pretzel Cashew flavors, in addition to the previous Fruit and Salted Nut and Chocolate Peanut Pecan flavors
Whether you snack a little or snack a lot, Special K's new Nourish and Protein Snack Bars and Bites are a deliciously snackable option that checks all the boxes.
For more information about Special K's new Nourish and Protein Snack Bars flavors and new Snack Bites varieties, please visit http://www.specialk.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.

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Introduces New, Deliciously Simple, Simply Popped Microwave Popcorn




Who doesn't love popcorn? In our family, we go through a LOT. Every night is movie night, and during the day, my home school kids love to snack. I hate thinking that I am giving them GMO corn, it's a real concern! So when I saw new Simply Popped by Jolly Time, I knew I wanted to try it out. 

Simply Popped is an easy and delicious microwave butter popcorn that is made with just four simple ingredients: butter, sea salt, non-GMO popcorn and oil that combine to make an exceptional perfectly buttered, perfectly salted flavor. This gluten-free, fiber-rich snack contains zero grams trans fats and no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. The new popcorn is packed with wholesome, whole grain goodness that keeps people feeling fuller, longer. A snack that pops up hot, fresh and steaming and with only 35 calories per cup, Simply Popped is a snack consumers can feel good about choosing.


We all tasted the difference right away. The new Simply Popped was definitely more clean tasting, it didn't have the fake buttery, salty taste of other popcorn. We really enjoyed it, and will be buying it 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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Silly Street The Game by Buffalo Games


With homeschooling, my kids tend to get out and about a little more than a public schooled child. We are always on the go, we do school work at the park on most days, that's a benefit to living in Florida! But, even with getting out, there are definitely times when I feel like we are home and not as active as I would like to be, especially with some of the kids now wanting to play a lot of video games. 



Recently, I was sent Silly Street game by Buffalo Games to check out with the kids, and they LOVED it! First of all, it says 4 years and up, and with our family, that was a definite. I would make sure the kids are at least 4 to play. Second, my older kids loved this as much if not more than the younger! 

Silly Street is a super fun, extra silly game that gets kids up and moving, while teaching them valuable character-building skills like creativity, adaptability, confidence and enthusiasm! Each player takes a turn drawing a card, following the hilarious instructions on the card (like singing "Row Row Row Your Boat" in a deep hippo voice or doing karate like a kangaroo) and then moving the number of spaces shown on the card down Silly Street. 

Buffalo Games has so many different games to choose from, We are definitely going to be checking out more!

Here are just a few that look really fun.





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.

Slither.io Mystery Packs by Bonkers Toys




My kids have always liked games they can play online. They usually hear about them from vloggers they follow. A year or so ago when Riley saw a vlogger playing Slither.io he ran in my room and went to try it out himself.

Riley was hooked on the game almost instantly. He played it whenever he had free time, and even make his own vlogs about it!

Recently, I was sent a few of the Slither.io mystery packs to review, and Riley was SO excited! He had no idea anything Slither.io existed! He tore into the packs and was thrilled to get 3 different colors! He placed them on his desk, and now really wants to collect them all.


You can purchase your own mystery packs at Walmart for about $8.99 each! Bonkers Toys is also introducing several other Slither.io toys, so keep an eye out on their facebook page for more info.

Slither.io has been played more than 180,000,000 times just in December 2016, you read right, more than a hundred eighty million times!



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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Extinction




The Power Rangers face their most dangerous threat yet when the action-packed adventures of Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Extinction arrives on DVD March 7 from Lionsgate. This DVD contains the last 10 episodes from the latest Power Rangers season on Nickelodeon. Episodes 6-11 will also be available on Digital HD and On Demand March 7, while the last five episodes will be available on Digital HD and On Demand April 4. In this series, the teen superheroes must work together to protect the Energems and save the universe from monsters, zombies, and the evil Sledge. Stand as one and celebrate one of the top-rated and longest-running kids’ live-action series in TV history when the Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Extinction DVD becomes available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

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.

Alison Krauss Partners with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® to Release Exclusive Version of New Album "Windy City"



Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® today announced Alison Krauss as its latest artist to release an album under its Spotlight Music Program. The 27-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer will release her exclusive bonus track version of "Windy City" in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com on Friday, Feb. 17.

"Windy City" Track Listing:
  1. Losing You
  2. It's Goodbye And So Long To You
  3. Windy City
  4. I Never Cared For You
  5. River In The Rain
  6. Dream Of Me
  7. Gentle On My Mind
  8. All Alone Am I
  9. Poison Love
  10. You Don't Know Me
  11. Make The World Go Away Featuring Jamey Johnson
Produced by seasoned veteran Buddy Cannon, "Windy City" is Krauss' debut album for Capitol Records and features 10 tracks, including a bonus track "Make The World Go Away" with Jamey Johnson, which was originally released as an exclusive to Cracker Barrel on his 2012 album "Living For A Song."

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.

Water Wubble Water Balloons



Who doesn't love water balloons? I know I did as a kid, and even as a mom, I love having water balloon fights with my kids! What I don't love is the filling and tying, and finding the itty bitty pieces in the yard when we are done.

Water Wubble Waterballoon Balls are the new best way to have a water balloon fight! All you do is fill with water, push the end of the water balloon inside itself and you have a nice, big, FULL water balloon, that even the kids can refill themselves because they NEVER pop!


Water Wubble Water Balloons come in a pack of 8, with 2 colors so you can play on teams! 


Water Wubble Ball- The makers of the Super Wubble bubble ball bring you Water Wubble, the amazing refillable water balloon.

The Water Wubble Ball Refillable Water Balloons Features:
  • Revolutionary, patent-pending design allows it be filled easily and used over and over
  • One set takes the place of hundreds and hundreds of regular water balloons
  • Easy-fill nozzle allows for filling by just pressing up to the faucet, holding under running water or filling from swimming pools, or any other body of water
  • Reusable, so there is no need to waste time running around your backyard picking up all those broken water balloon pieces
  • Seals itself so no more struggling to fill and tie water balloons


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.

Del Monte Fruit Refreshers


 My kids LOVE fruit cups. Pretty much any kind, anywhere. I always wished there was a bigger, more "adult" cup for myself. Luckily, now there is! Del Monte Fruit Refreshers are 1 serving of fruit, packed in a delicious juice, with flavors geared towards those over 10 (unless your kids are like mine, and they just LOVE fruit, any kind!)



I love putting them in the fridge and grabbing a cup in the morning when I wake up. It's a quick, easy breakfast for me on the way to class, and with so many varieties to choose from, I never have the same one twice in a row!

You can purchase Del Monte Fruit Refreshers at most major grocery stores.

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.

NEW Teddy Soft Bakes by the Makers of Teddy Grahams!





Since I can remember my kids have loved Teddy Grahams. They love the varieties, they love how small they are, and they love that they can have a handful at a time. When I first heard about Teddy Soft Bakes, I knew we had to try them!

Teddy Soft Bakes come in 2 flavors: Chocolate cake with vanilla filling, and Vanilla cake with chocolate filling.

The first thing I noticed about these, is the color. They definitely look different than other individually packaged cake products. The color is much more muted. So I looked at the packaging, and I saw NO artificial colors! That explains it! They also have no high fructose corn syrup, which I am super excited about.

Teddy Soft Bakes are also made with quality ingredients, like milk, eggs and flour, so they are better for your kids than other products.



Overall, my kids really like them! They like that they are a good size for fitting in their hand, and I love that they are a great snack.

You can purchase Teddy Soft Bakes in most major grocery stores for around $3-$4 a box.

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, March 7, 2017

Mickey and the Roadster Racers now on DVD! Plus GIVEAWAY! 5 Winners!!



 Welcome to Hot Dog Hills, where Mickey and his pals run the coolest garage on the planet. Join them for high-octane thrills as they power up their amazing, transforming cars for races through the town…and around the world! Then, team up with Minnie and Daisy, ‘cause when they're not zooming to victory, they’re solving problems for anyone in need at their fabulous “Happy Helpers” headquarters. With friendly competition and fun new vehicles, Mickey and the Roadster Racers is a wild ride that’s turbo-charged with nonstop laughter and awesome adventures from start to finish!

Episodes include: 

  • Mickey’s Wild Tire! / Sittin' Kitty
  • Goofy Gas! / Little Big Ape
  • Race for the Rigatoni Ribbon! / Roaming Around Rome

FIVE winners are going to each receive a copy of the DVD! Enter below to win. 
Mickey and the Roadster Racers 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.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Robo-Dog: Airborne on DVD March 14th!




“Go fetch” reaches new heights when Robo-Dog: Airborne arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on March 14 from Lionsgate. When the world’s most advanced K-9 loses his family and his memory chip, it’s up to his best friend Tyler and his scientist dad to find Robo-Dog and bring him home! In this sequel to 2015’s family film Robo-Dog, Robo-Dog: Airborne “is encouraging and inspirational for young and old alike” (The Dove Foundation). Awarded the Dove Family Seal of Approval, the DVD features limited-edition packaging, the “Ruff Cut: Behind the Scenes of Robo-Dog: Airborne” featurette, and TV’s “Minuscule” bonus episodes. The Robo-Dog: Airborne DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
·       “Ruff Cut: Behind the Scenes of Robo-Dog: Airborne” Featurette
·       TV’s “Minuscule” Bonus Episodes
o   “A Cruel World”
o   “Insect High Velocity”
o   “A Rolling Snail Gathers No Moss”
o   “Infernal Anthill”


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.

RunLites Gloves and Mittens for Safe Running and Jogging



RunLites gloves come in a variety of coverage’s, colors and sizes so you and your loved one can go for a run safely and in style. All are equipped with reflective strips, tightly secured LED lights in a glove pocket and a special opening for rechargeable cable, no need to remove lights from pocket before charging.

RunLites Mittens ($29.95) come in black, pink and navy with RunLites Liners that are ultra-lightweight, thin, & breathable. This base layer was created to capture and retain heat in fingers. Features Include:
  • Convenient palm pocket for items such as money and keys.
·         Made of polar fleece and featuring extra-long cuffs for enhanced warmth
·         Texting thumbs allow you to use your phone without removing your mittens



The RunLites Splash & Wave ($24.95) line of gloves features a new lightweight breathable fabric in fresh colors, patterns and fabrics. Features include:
·         Convenient palm pocket for items such as money and keys
·         Special opening for rechargeable cable; no need to remove lights from pocket before charging
·         Extended middle finger fabric pull for easy glove removal
·         Terry cloth thumb for wiping away moisture




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.

Oilogic Ear and Tummy Troubles




I have always been the mom that tries an herbal remedy before a synthetic. When my boys were little, we had a big supply of teething tablets, and a box of essential oils. As they grow, we still use many of the oils, but for different things. Recently a mom was asking me what I used when my kids had ear pain, and of course I told her some of the ingredients that are in the Oilogic Ear and Tummy Troubles.


Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Helichrysum Angustifolium Flower Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
So many of these oils are helpful for ear and tummy pain.

For ear troubles, roll on Oilogic® Ear & Tummy Troubles Essential Oil blend on the outside of the ear and behind ear in a downward motion to neck. Do not put directly in the ear.

For tummy discomfort, roll on generous mount on tummy and follow with "I Love U" massage (seen below). Repeat "I Love U" motion 3 times. Roll-on not intended to use more than twice a day. 


You can purchase the Oilogic Ear and Tummy Troubles online here for just $9.99!


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.

New From Toy Target- Zookies!

As a kid in the 80's I missed the slap bracelet phase. But, my kids were really into them! I remember them slapping the bracelets on everything! I was really excited when Toy Target came out with Zookies, which combines the slap bracelet with a cute plush toy!





No matter what type of pet you always wish you could have, Zookies can bring you a new friend you don’t even have to feed or walk! Zookiez are the new and fun collectible plush toy that have flexible hands and feet… easily hang them onto anything and bring them along with you knowing that they will stay in one place. Many plush toys can get lost when you take them places, but with Zookiez you can just snap them onto your arm, onto a bench or in the car and they are ready for adventure!



Zookiez™ plush toys will be available at major retail stores throughout the United States and Canada in 2017, but limited quantities can be ordered online on the Toy Target Inc's seller account on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca starting February 2017. In future Press Releases the company would announce which major retailers would be carrying the Zookiez™ collection in North America.


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.