Sunday, October 21, 2018

Get your Halloween Costume from TvStoreOnline.com



Having a teenager has its advantages, and its disadvantages. One disadvantage (for me anyway) is that he isn't into Halloween anymore. Not the trick or treating part which is the BEST part! But now, he goes to Halloween parties and hangs out with his friends. So superhero costumes are OFF the list. When I was SEARCHING online to find something that he and I could agree on, we came across TvStoreOnline.com and found some really cool costumes! 





I love that this site lets me keep it as simple or complex as I want it. I can choose a Charlie Brown T Shirt (shown above) or go all out like we did and get a Ride On Costume. 


Xander chose the Ride on Elephant. He thinks its cool enough to impress friends, but not too child like or scary. The costume comes in regular or plus so a wide variety can fit! It also comes in kid sizes for the whole family!



We think this costume is HILARIOUS and so did some friends who were visiting. Check out the video to see it in action. 




TvStoreOnline.com definitely has a lot of choices in costumes, if you're into superheroes, The Office, or even being a Sumo Wrestler. You can find some unique choices! 

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, August 6, 2018

Boozy Creamery by The Curious Creamery




I don't know why no one thought of it before. Ice cream made for adults, with alcohol. Sounds good right? Well, let me tell you, it's DELICIOUS. We whipped up a batch for a girls night, and it was so good, it had all my friends asking where they could get more.

Boozy Creamery is so easy to make. Take the pouch/flavor of your choice, blend with the listed water or milk, and add the alcohol. Freeze for a few hours, and there you go, you have your own alcohilic ice cream, no ice cream maker required!


The flavors available are:

If you are not sure which one you would like to try first, you can buy a sampler pack! 

The Boozy Creamery provides a revolutionary new way to make alcoholic ice cream at home, no ice cream machine required! Just add a chilled liquid (water or milk) and alcohol. Then whisk for 5 minutes, freeze and enjoy. It’s the perfect adult treat for any day or occasion.

You can purchase a single pack, a sampler pack or a 6 pack of 1 flavor here. Be sure to check out the other products for The Curious Creamery, they all look great!


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, August 1, 2018

Paw Pods Biodegradable Pet Caskets and Urns





It's never easy to say goodbye to your pet. I have done it so many times, today I'll share a story about when I wish I had a Paw Pod. 

Gizmo was my shih-tzu. My husband bought him for me for Valentine's Day in 1996, the year we got married. He was 8 weeks old, and the cutest puppy ever. People would stop and ask us where we got such a cute dog. Gizmo traveled the states with us when he was 3 years old, we drove across country and all up and down the west coast. When we moved to Los Angeles, my husband and I only had him, we were married for 10 years before kids, so to us, he was our baby. In L.A. we would take him to dog parks, and to the Malibu beach, and Santa Monica Pier...the long train on Venice Beach..he went everywhere with us. 

When Xander was born, he loved him, he would curl up and sleep next to Xander every night, I think he was protecting him. 

Then, when I was 6 months pregnant with my 2nd child, we got up one day and my little Gizmo (who was now almost 11 years old) was bleeding when he urinated. We had just moved to FL from Nevada, and had JUST been able to afford to get the apartment we were in. So I knew this was not good. We rushed him to the nearest vet, and they told us that he had kidney stones. He needed immediate surgery which was going to cost $1500. We didn't have it, we didn't have credit cards to put it on, we didn't have family to ask or any friends in FL to help us. It was such an awful feeling to know we had to put him down. The vet said that was the only other option. 

I cried. I sat there with him while they did it, and I remember his big sigh when the pain medication had gone in, I cried so hard that I pushed myself into pre-term labor, and almost ended up losing my newborn too. 

I didn't have any other pets for a long time, because I didn't want a pet if I couldn't ever not afford to get it the care it needed. 

Gizmo's body was kept by the vet's office, I left with nothing. Nothing to remember him by, well, I do have a stuffed toy that was his that I cherish, but I wish I could have buried him. The vet asked if I wanted to take him home, but I couldn't deal with the thought of putting him into a box. If I had already had a Paw Pod, it would have been much easier, and now I am keeping a Paw Pod for my dog and my cat, just in case, for someday.




Paw Pods eco-friendly, biodegradable pet burial pods and urns help provide closure for your customers during one of life’s most difficult times. Paw Pods make the terrible experience of losing a pet better by delivering the body of the beloved family member in a dignified manner. At Paw Pods we want to do our part to protect the environment. Our Pods are made from 100% biodegradable materials. Our remarkable durable pods and urns are constructed of bamboo fiber and rice husk. Each Pod is accompanied with a sympathy card and seeded leaf designed for planting with the pod to create a living memorial. Our green-conscious philosophy underlies all of our development and production activities.

You can purchase Paw Pods at Bed Bath and Beyond or on Amazon. With so many size options available, you are sure to get the right one for your pet.

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, July 11, 2018

Live Clean Products for the Entire Family!






Live Clean is a collection of eco-friendly beauty products that are made for the entire family. The brand has a simple vision: to create high performance body, hair, and baby products that celebrate natural beauty while honoring the earth. Live Clean harnesses the beautifying power in plant-based ingredients to create gentle and effective products that are safe for you, your baby, and the environment at an affordable price with all products under $5.99. Live Clean products are:

  • Naturally Based Ingredients: Grounded in respect for the environment, Live Clean products are made of 98% renewable and sustainable plant based ingredients. We preserve the beauty of the planet by never using petro-chemical based ingredients.

  • Biodegradable and Recyclable: Every little bit counts. We take great care to source local, biodegradable ingredients, and to use the most recyclable packaging available to reduce our ecological foot print.

  • Certified Organic: Live Clean products are created using certified organic extracts derived from beautifying botanicals, including Rosemary, Chamomile, and Lavender.

  • Free of Harsh Chemicals: Harsh chemicals, who needs them! We believe in using CLEAN, SIMPLE ingredients. Our products are always; SLS Free, Phthalate Free, Petroleum Free, Silicone Free, Paraben Free, DEA Free, Phosphate Free, and Dye Free.

Pure Vegan & Vegetarian: We love and adore animals. The majority of Live Clean products are Vegan with a small portion being vegetarian

Cruelty-Free: Live Clean uses responsible practices and NEVER tests on animals. We believe in embracing in the beauty of life and living cruelty-free.

Live Free, which is available at Target, Walgreens, and Whole Foods, has three distinct collections: The Fresh Water Collection, The Argan Oil Collection, and the Coconut Milk Collection. Each of these collections contains a shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hand soap.

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.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

BasicBites Soft Chews for Oral Health Care



Oral health is not always easy to get, especially when out all day. I love knowing that I can throw a BasicBites in my purse and have it when I need it to keep my mouth and teeth clean and healthy.

They may look and taste like a candy, but BasicBites® are a major breakthrough in oral care. BasicBites take advantage of your mouth’s natural protective processes to neutralize harmful sugar acids and enrich and fortify tooth enamel. This revolutionary technology was developed by renowned research scientists at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.


Eating two BasicBites a day is good for: 
 Adults, teens and children*
 Those with dry mouth 
 Anyone interested in extra oral care support




BasicBites are delicious, sugar free, chocolate soft chews that can help maintain healthy teeth and support the acid-base (pH) level on tooth surfaces that are already in the normal range. BasicBites contain the patented AlkaGen Technology. This breakthrough technology was developed at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. BasicBites coat the teeth with a unique blend of vital and natural nutrients. These nutrients were discovered to be present in healthy saliva and mimic saliva's supportive, natural benefits.
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, June 1, 2018

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018





Since I grew up without a dad. Father's Day has become important for my kids and I to celebrate with my husband. I think it's a great way to honor dad and give him a special day. This year, these are my top pics for gift giving. I hope you enjoy!


My husband is really into tech. He loves to play with and use all the new products. I love this EZVIZ Mini O because it's a great compact size, and has great features! I know when I give this to him for Father's Day he is going to install it in the kids room, so we can keep an eye on them at all times! All EZVIZ cameras now work with Alexa! So you can use your Echo show to ask Alexa to show you your kids, and BOOM there they are! Plus, I love that this works on so many devices, and that I can check the camera from wherever I am. 

EZVIZ Mini O 1080p ($59.99) an indoor, smart home Wi-Fi camera built for the connected home. Mini O 1080p works with your favorite apps, websites, email accounts and smart devices, and it only gets smarter. With just the press of a button your cameras automatically become smarter and work with more devices.


Recently I received a sample of this, and it's amazing. My husband and my boys all have stinky feet. My husband is definitely getting some of this for Father's Day. I think really it's a gift for me though, since I am the one who doesn't have to smell the feet anymore! You can purchase at most mass retail stores and drug stores. 

First ever cake free invisible foot spray powder, leaving no white mess on clothes, shoes or feet
Sweat Activated Fresh Guard® Technology keeps feet feeling fresh all day
Ultra clear dry spray contains ARM&HAMMER™ Baking Soda and odor neutralizing ingredients to absorb moisture and sweat 
Burst of cool fragrance lasts all day
Talc Free

ARM & HAMMER™ Invisible Body Spray Powder, $6.99
First ever cake free invisible body spray powder, leaving no white mess on clothes, shoes or body
Sweat Activated Fresh Guard® Technology keeps body feeling fresh all day
Ultra clear dry spray contains ARM&HAMMER™ Baking Soda and odor neutralizing ingredients to absorb moisture and sweat
Unisex spray 
Talc Free


Sunglasses make a great gift for dad! Especially sunglasses made by a company like DYNAMIKOS. DYNAMIKOS donates 20% of their profits each month to charity. With styles for men and women, you will be sure to find a pair you love, and a pair for dad too! 

My favorite is the Emery Shiny Tortoise which features
Extra-rich details give this classic and comfortable wayfarer-style frame a refresh: golden accent rivets and a keyhole nose bridge. Respect the past and change the future.
  • Frame Fit: Medium
  • Material: Acetate
  • Measurements: 51-22-145
  • Hinge: 3 Barrel 
  • Lens: 100% UV and UVB protected, scratch resistant, CR-39
  • Lens color: Cognac gradient

Mission Cooling Towels make a great gift for dad! I plan to give my husband one to use at the gym. All you have to do is wet the towel, then wrap around your neck and it will instantly cool you! Mission Cooling Towels are available in a variety of sizes and colors, and are priced at around $20!

MISSION, the leader in instant cooling technology introduces the MISSION HydroActive Max Instant Cooling Towel. Our fastest-acting instant cooling towel with 30% greater COOLING POWER cools fast and lasts, and is perfect anytime you need relief from the heat. Simply wet, wring, and snap for instant cooling relief.

When activated, the ultra-soft, breathable fabric cools down to 30 degrees below your average body temperature and provides a cooling effect for up to 2 hours. Re-wet and re-snap when the cooling effect wears off as often as you like to stay cool for hours. 

The MISSION HydroActive Max cooling towel feels ultra soft on your skin and stays soft whether wet or dry, unlike other cooling towels on the market. The towel is reusable, anti-microbial and machine washable, with permanent technology that will never wash out. Perfect for the whole family, the HydroActive Max instant cooling towel provides instant relief at the beach, in the yard, during fitness activities, or anywhere you want to feel cool and comfortable.



The EZVIZ Mini Trooper is such a great camera! I love that I can use it indoor or outdoor, and it's super easy to install! Plus you only need one base station to control 6 cameras, this means I can put the cameras all around the outside of the house and access them all from one port! 

This camera has a battery life on 9 MONTHS! No worry about having to charge the battery weekly, this one lasts a long time. With night vision and motion alerts if anyone is within a few feet of the camera, a push notice shows up on my phone and I can see what's going on. 


EZVIZ Mini Trooper is a customizable 720p battery operated, wire-free indoor/outdoor camera with HD video quality. It’s unique wire-free design provides the flexibility to be easily installed at any location, including hard to reach locations that a traditional wired camera can’t access. The base station can control up to 6 mini troopers.


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.