Sunday, November 4, 2018

Holiday Foods

Felix is the leader among lingonberry jams in the USA. The jams’ obvious Scandinavian style and taste make them attractive to both adults and children, and even to gourmets who prefer natural foods. Since we think that the ingredients are everything when it comes to creating tasty jams – wild berries, pure sugar and fresh water are what make Felix jam worthy of its name. Naturally, our jams contain no preservatives.
You can find recipes like Chicken drumsticks with lingonberry jam glaze and Chocolate Swiss roll with lingonberry cream filling on the Felix website here.

Every year the kids look forward to the boxes of Flathau's Cookies I put in their stockings, or the plate of cookies and cheese straws we leave for Santa. Everyone in the family loves Flathau's products. These are our holiday favorites. 

Holiday Assortment includes 4oz of each - Cheese Straws, Peppermint, Key-Lime, and Plain All-Natural Shortbread.

The essence of key lime, distilled into a shortbread cookie and blanketed in powdery sugar. Once you pick them up, they're hard to put back down. These 4, 6, 8 or 16 ounce boxes are packed full of your choice of flavor cookie and vacuum sealed for maximum freshness in an air tight foil-line pouch.

The key-lime snaps can be perfect for any holiday occasion and other flavors available are butterscotch, lemon, raspberry, peppermint, all natural (plain), and cinnamon.

Bite into this traditional Southern favorite Cheese Straw blended with a tiny kiss of Chipotle that will keep your taste buds coming back for more. Enjoy these items in a variety of sizes: 4 oz box, 8 oz box, and the 1 pound box.

We have won several awards and blown away any competitor with our all natural cheese straws!

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 with any questions.

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

Good 2 Grow drinks are so much fun for stocking stuffers! Not only are they fun to collect and play with, the kids also get a good for them juice drink. We add these to my kids stockings every year and the kids always look forward to it!

Welcome the fall season with the new, limited edition Caramel Apple flavor. The nostalgic taste of a fresh, juicy apple wrapped in sweet caramel gives new life to the candy-coated treat! 12 individually wrapped pieces in each stick.

Transform moments of hurt into moments of healing. BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are the products your kids will want to put on. Helps make healing more fun!

• Make brushing fun with Chase, Marshall and Skye from PAW PATROL™
• Kids brush 38% longer when using a Spinbrush™ battery-powered toothbrush*
• Promotes healthy brushing and good dental hygiene habits
• Removes plaque and massages gums
• Fixed lower bristles with oscillating upper bristles
• Ergonomically designed for a comfortable grip
• Battery-powered: Includes (2) replaceable AAA batteries

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 with any questions.

Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

Designed with our dogs' ultimate comfort in mind, The PupRug Faux Fur Memory Foam Orthopedic Bed will minimize joint pain, improve health and mobility giving your dog the overall comfort they need! The PupRug was designed to provide our best friends with the ultimate place to rest while blending into homes with its modern design. Premium materials, quality construction, and smart features set the PupRug Faux Fur Memory Foam Bed apart from the crowd and provide excellent value for your money. With a premium memory foam base, this bed will not flatten over time and comes in 2 styles and 2 sizes perfect for any pup.

  • GUARANTEED not to flatten for 10 years!
  • Ultra soft and plush faux fur cover (removable and washable)
  • Premium memory foam base
  • water resistant memory foam cover
  • Rectangle X-Large - 50 L x 30 W (up to 150+ lbs)
  • Rectangle Large - 40 L x 25 W (up to 80+ lbs)
  • Curve X-Large - 50 L x 30 W (up to 150+ lbs)
  • Curve Large - 40 L x 25 W (up to 80+ lbs)
You can purchase yours at the Treat a Dog Website.

ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder is a pet dental product for dogs and cats available from veterinary practices and selected pet shops. Used daily, this 100% natural product made from seaweed can significantly complement your pet’s ordinary dental hygiene.

ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder Cat is a tasty formula especially made for the discerning feline. Used daily, this completely natural product made from seaweed can significantly complement your cat's regular oral hygiene.
You can buy these and other SwedenCare Pet products here.

NHV NATURAL PET PRODUCTS provides veterinarian-formulated herbal supplements derived from organically grown 
or ethically wild crafted herbs to support the health and well-being of dogs, cats and other small animals. 
NHV supplements are manufactured at a state-of-the-art GMP and FDA certified facility.   
All products are available at

Many families add a new pet around the holidays.  
The NHV Puppy and Kitten Starter Kit offers natural remedies to help get pets off to a healthy start. It includes Multi Essentials vitamins, PetOmega 3 fish oil, Target first aid spray,
Plantaeris natural relief for diarrhea and Inulin PK parasite remedy ($177).

NHV Turmeric provides overall support for pet health including joint pain and digestive disorders. 
It is an excellent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antiseptic, 
and astringent ($40.95 for a 100 day supply).

The NHV Winter Health Kit helps pets stay healthy through the cold winter months.  
It features Yucca to ease pain and inflammation and to aid digestion, Old Timer to help with arthritis and energy levels, 
and Heal Care Ointment for cracked or injured paws ($102).

You can check out these and all the other NHV products here

The MagicalButter machine is the world’s first countertop Botanical Extractor™, designed for creating fantastic recipes, infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more!

The MagicalButter machine is scientifically designed for a specific purpose: creating incredible recipes and botanical infusions with little or no labor. The MagicalButter machine combines an immersion blender with a digital thermostat and heating unit. The MB grinds, heats, stirs, and steeps your herbal extract, all at the correct time intervals and temperature. So, you achieve your desired infusion easily, safely, and consistently.

MagicalButter is great for using with pets. You can make herbal remedies or add to your pets food! 

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 with any questions.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

The Boxy Girls BIG BOX has been on my kids list for a few weeks now! They love that each one comes with surprises and so many boxes to open! I love that one box contains 28 fashion boxes and 2 Boxy Girls dolls to keep them busy for HOURS! You can order your box at their website here for $29.99!

Wish Me Puppy 

Say Hello to the magical Wish Me pets! the soft and sweet pets that let you wish upon a bow. Kiss their nose and their bow glows. Make a wish, blow a kiss and it's lights out and dreams away! Wish Me pets make sounds when you play with them. Four touch points make them interact like real pets. For ages 4 years and up. Requires 3x AAA batteries (included), You can purchase one on their website here for $19.99!

ABOUT THE GAME After hearing the tale of the lost Pyramid of Pengqueen, brave adventurers set out to claim its magical treasures. Months of searching led the penguins to Pyramid of Pengqueen. As soon as the penguins entered the pyramid, its gate slammed shut, sending a resounding echo down the darkened halls. The echo slowly faded away, and a new sound took its place… voice whispered from the darkness... “Foolish penguinsss, I may be old, but I still have the powerrr to drag you down into my tomb for all eternityyy!” ​ The Mummy has stirred from its slumber, and now the penguins must move fast! Only the correct collection of magical objects will break the mummy’s curse!

Place the water lily tiles and the special tiles in a circle. Each player chooses a frog and receives five mosquito cards. The youngest player places their frog on any tile they want. All the other players then place their frogs either in front of or behind the frogs already in play, forming a starting line. The first frog in line is given the crown. The game is played in rounds until a winner is determined. Each round consists of three stages: Planning, Hopping and Reclaiming.

It's time to find shelter in the reef before predators can eat you alive! ​ Give each player all four small fish in the color of their choice. Then choose any three of the six predator tokens and line them up in the final column of the board. The bigger the chosen predators, the more challenging the game! Next, beginning with the youngest player, take turns adding your small fish to the other side of the board, one at a time.

You can purchase these and other Brain Games here

From the unique mind of Heidi Kenney, the acclaimed artist and toy designer, comes Breakfast Monsters! – a spooky yet adorable line of collectible, mini plush that are taking over the most important meal of the day with 9 soft and squishy mystery characters.

Gobble it while it’s hot! These eerie, soft and squishy mystery characters all make up the essential parts of a fulfilling breakfast. Complete your set of series 1 by collecting all 9 characters including the rare and the ultra rare characters, all found in exciting blind box, cereal box packaging!

Breakfast Monsters is a spine-chilling treat for all ages to collect!

It’s up to you to save the planet and galaxy, or maybe just avoid those pesky ghosts with the new Tiny Arcades! The most iconic arcade video games are back in a size that will fit in the palm of your hand! The screen size is less than 1.5 inches and the overall cabinet sizes are 4×2 inches. Each Tiny Arcade comes with the complete gameplay, full-color, hi-res screen, authentic game sounds, joystick and two control buttons in a backlit arcade style cabinet. No coins or small change is needed!

Tiny Arcade is also available in: 
  • Pac Man
  • Mrs. Pac Man
  • Frogger
  • Dig Dug
  • Galaxian 
  • Space Invaders 
You can check them out and all the other Super Impulse products here

  • Throw over 350 feet!
  • Unique rollback plastic sting for max speed
  • Pull, swing and fling
Helix Power Swing has a unique "hyper spin" that allows the football to be launched over 350 feet! Helix Power Swing is designed to help kids unleash their ultimate throwing power. In addition, it features a unique rollback plastic string that helps generate maximum velocity and enables the ball to be thrown farther than ever!

Cut The Wire is a fun game of luck! You are challenged to defuse the device as quickly as possible by testing each of the wires. The aim of the game is to figure out which wire is the special defuse wire! Take turns to review the clues that flash up on the device and then have a go at cutting the wire.

Turn the game of Cut The Wire up a notch by switching from classic mode to timed mode. While playing in timed mode, each player has only 15 seconds to take their turn. If a player doesn’t make a move in time, the device will explode and the player will be eliminated.

Stay calm, listen to the clues and difuse the device before it explodes!

Pace Maker Extreme is a fast-paced multiplayer game, where players try to outwit their opponents by thinking quick and keeping the pace. The game starts slowly, but quickly speeds up and requires concentration. Watch out, it can be a little shocking!

If you’re looking for a fun game that tests your coordination and rhythm, this is the game for you!

You can find out where to purchase these and other Yulu products here

On the eve of the town’s annual ice cream party, the Smooshy Mushys snuck into the local ice cream shop in search of new sweets to fill their tummies. They’ve found themselves stuck in their favorite creamy flavors — strawberry, mint, grape, and bubblegum! Luckily their Besties are always there to help them out, even if it does cause some mischief and messes. Each Smooshy Mushy set comes with a surprise slow-rising scented squishy Pet & Bestie, mini container, sticker, name tag, 2 ball chains, and collector's poster with bonus game, all in an adorable Smooshy container.

You can purchase Smooshy Mushy's here

If you have ever desired to be a sushi chef, now is your chance! In this exciting challenge the sushi chef must put together full orders by plucking the flying sushi out of the air with chop sticks and placing them on the sushi platter before the time runs out. The first player to make $25 worth of sushi orders wins! Tips and all play cards add to the fun! 1 to 4 Players, Ages 6+, Adult assembly required. Requires 4x 1.5v C Batteries (not included) Flying Sushi Kitchen

The Air Storm Z-Tek Bow is the ultimate foam bow and arrow. Load up the Zonic soft foam whistle arrow, pull back, then ready, aim, fire!

Set up some cans for target practice, or shoot against a wall for whistling bounce-back action. Next, load up with the Zartz suction-cup arrows. Pick your target and fire away! Watch it fly through the air for an incredible 100 feet!

Suction-cup Zartz stick to almost anything. Each arrow is made with ultra-light foam and flies over incredible distances. Shorter bungees for faster firing. Arrow clips right on the bow for quick reloads and a powerful presence.

Spy Code – Break Free is a unique puzzle game that involves solving challenging mazes to break out of your handcuffs. The play starts with two or more players handcuffed together. Insert the maze into your handcuff. Each color maze has a different level of difficulty. The main aim is to use your key, to unlock yourself and break out!! The fastest to break out wins the game.

Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox: Authored by Ramsey Personality Anthony ONeal, the Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox walks parents and teens through eight easy, practical steps for starting their own business. The toolbox includes; a Teen Portfolio that walks them through each step, a Parent Guide, a free Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox App, a 20 minute DVD featuring Anthony ONeal and much more. Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox retails for $49.99 at As well as Amazon and other retailers.
Dave Ramsey’s Act Your Wage! Board Game: Act Your Wage! Is a hands-on way for families to have fun applying Dave Ramsey’s life-changing money principles. Kids age 10 and up will have to enjoy: keeping an emergency fund, using the envelope system for expenses, landing on “Dave Says” spaces for expert advice, paying off debt with the debt snowball method and being the first to do a Debt-Free Scream to win the game. Act Your Wage! Retails for $22.99 at

The Adventure Pack will equip you with all the tools you need to teach your kids important lessons about money and life. This special bundle includes Financial Peace Junior, the Junior's Adventure's Storytime Book Set and digital PDFs, and the Smart Saver Bank.

Financial Peace Jr. Financial Peace Junior is designed to help you teach your kids about money. It's packed with tools, resources and step-by-step instructions for parents. What can be intimidating is made ultra-easy. There are ideas for activities and age-appropriate chores, and you'll have all the tools you need to make learning about money a part of your daily life. Your kids will love the exciting games and toys. The lessons of working, giving, saving and spending are brought to life through fun stories in the activity book, and your kids will love tracking their progress on the dry-erase boards! Financial Peace Junior doesn't just give you the tools to teach your kids to win with money — it shows you how.

Smart Saver Bank Teach your kids how to spend, save, and give with the Smart Saver Bank! It has been completely redesigned to make learning about money even more fun. Three compartments labeled SPEND, SAVE, and GIVE make it easy for kids to budget their cash. The heavy-duty plastic and silicone top make the bank durable. Plus, the bank is transparent so kids can see their progress!

Junior’s Adventures: Storytime Book Set Your children can join Junior in these six fun-filled adventures! Transform their futures with these colorful and entertaining books by teaching them how to handle money now. From working and saving to giving and spending, these wonderful stories will teach your kids real-life lessons, and the stories are so much fun that your children won’t even know they’re learning! Recommended for kids ages 3–10.

Karma King is a fast-paced card game that is fun for all ages from kids to adults! Players race to get rid of all their cards by playing a card of equal or higher value.
Karma Cards can be played at any time, like wild cards, adding an exciting twist to this elimination style game. 
Karma King is playfully competitive and infectiously fun!

What a promise! Actually, promises. First, here’s a book that teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. Second, fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage the imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee life and bee behavior. Third, by following a few simple steps including removing the book’s cover and taping it together, readers can transform the book into an actual living home for backyard bees. Fourth, added all together, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! lets kids make a difference in the world—building a home where bees can thrive is one small but critical step in reversing the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations.

A book that begs to be doodled in with 96 wacky prompts, games, and crafts, and adorable creatures to boot, The Kid’s Awesome Activity Book is packed with activities that take delightful twists and turns, inviting kids to design, draw, and dream—and encouraging creativity on and off the page. Enter an ancient cave to decode a mummy’s message. Find your way through a beehive maze. Write a song for a cat rock band. Design a personalized spaceship—and so much more. Plus, plenty of goodies to return to again and again for hands-on play: paper dolls, finger puppets, bonus stickers, and a giant pullout poster designed to kindle curious minds and active imaginations.

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 with any questions.