Showing posts with label Holiday Gift Guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday Gift Guide. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 16

Innotab Max #Review #ChosenByKids @Walmart Toyland Event Visit #HolidayGiftGuide @VTechToys #Spon

I received product, and compensation from AMP & Sverve for my opinion, and photos. Most importantly, My son's reaction to the Toy!

Walmart In-Store Toyland Event, and V-Tech Innotab Max (Mine was $84 on Rollback!!) Review. Some stores have these Tablets for $120.00+ ( Learning Tablet was on his Christmas List. So it was nice to be able to see how well he interacted with it in store at the event.)

There is nothing better in life than a happy, content Toddler using a Learning Tablet!

The Walmart In-Store Toyland Event was a blast! Not only was the Toy Testing area fun, it was also very interactive. From the voice activated animated Olaf, RC Tumbler Car, Nerf Guns, Light up FLYING! Flutterbye Fairy, and most importantly, my 4 year olds favorite, the V-Tech Innotab Max. What made this event different was the fact the Children were allowed to test the Toys, and actually play with them.  I only went in for the Innotab Max, but ended up buying the Vtech Innotab Max Tablet, and the RC Tumbler Car too.(The RC Car I only paid $9.97 for!! It does 360 Circles!!) He didn't want to put down the Tablet while in the store.  He was amazed at the Penguin Game. It will be fun to add going to the Toyland Event each year to Our Holiday Traditions.

Setting up the Innotab Max was as simple as plugging it in, allowing it to update (literally a few minutes, connecting my Wifi, and adding my son's favorite Sites to the Allowed Websites (Under Parental Controls) under Favorites in the Web Browser.  

It also comes with a year warranty (Covers Malfunctions/Product Error Not User) However, Walmart does offer a Warranty that covers everything else too that can be purchased. 

I thought it was pretty awesome that the Max came with a game cartridge, and 2 free Game Downloads once registered.  

  • HDMI Connection (Can connect to other devices like TV's, and Stream using the Innotab Max.
  • MicroUSB (Add more Storage!, or Images & Videos to the Tablet!)
  • Ability to Lock, Unlock, and Add Webpages to Surf.  There are already preloaded Kid Approved Sites, but it's nice to be able to add Any Site!
  • The Removable case can be folded to create a stand.  There is also a handle on it too.
  • The Camera can rotate 180 degrees.  
  • Fast Charging Lithium Battery.
  • Based on Android 4.2 Content. Includes 18 Apps.
  • Age-Appropriate Content.
  • The Stylus has a soft tip Nib on it unlike some of the harder Tip Stylus pens that most Kids Tablets have.
  • Easy to use 7" Touch Screen. 
  • Free V-Tech Kid Connect to be able to Message (Photos too) Back and forth from Android Phones, and Iphones once the App is downloaded on the device to the Innotab Max Tablet too.
  • The Learning Software Library has 650+ Educator-Supported VTech and Android learning Apps.
I am hoping that VTech soon allows you to Download apps from Google Play soon straight to the Tablet, since it is Android Based.  I have my fingers crossed for that.  

And, the thing I think that makes me love this Tablet the most, is it's ease of use for my Son.  He loves it.  He is autistic, and it's fast. It keeps up with him,  Right now we draw with it, make movies, and Watch his Shows.  He also loves the apps that have Music.  I feel hopeful that he will grow with this, and able to use other apps on it himself.  If he didn't like the tablet, he wouldn't even touch it at all. He's pretty ritualistic, and he's taken by this. I am pleased, when he's pleased.

So if you are looking for an inexpensive Childrens Tablet for ages 3 - 9 Years old I definitely recommend the Innotab MAX.  It's the newest series from V-Tech. Right now they come in Blue, or Pink.

The Walmart #ChosenByKids In-Store Holiday Events are over now, but remember to check them out next year!  

Friday, December 12

#TastefullySimple Chewy Chocolate Cookie, Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup, and Nanas Apple Cake #Review #HolidayGiftGuide @tastefullysimpl

I received product from Tastefully Simple to facilitate a review.

I actually loved these mixes.  The thing that I liked most about Tastefully Simple was the fact they encourage you to play around with the basic dry natural mix, and add more natural foods to it. The mix itself tastes good without adding anything else, but it's always fun to add the little things that ya like too!

What also makes this company different than the rest is that they are donating $1.00 for every box of Cozy Chocolate Cookie Mix bought to Help the fight against Kids Hunger in America.  So please go check out those cookies!!

Like the Perfectly Potato Cheddar  Soup Mix,  the box says you can add different meats, and veggies.  I cut up Potatoes, Onions, Shredded Carrots, with some local Virginia Sausage. I didn't change anything to the Soup itself.  I added the 6 Cups of Water, and just let it cook like the box says.  It turned out delicious, and made a lot! I love soup on these colder days.

I also tried Nanas Apple Cake Mix.  I made mine in Mini Loaf Pans.  I chopped up apples in my nutribullet, and used that to the dry mix, along with a few bigger chunks of apples.  I also added some cinnamon, organic vanilla and oat/raisin mix to the tops of the mini loafs while they cooked.

We loved Nanas Apple Cake Mix.  My mini especially.  He kept helping himself to the mini loafs.

There were also the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix.  The Cookie mix we threw crasiins in.  Right now, for every Package of Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix Sold,  Tastefully Simple will donate a dollar to the No Kid Hungry Campaign.

Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix
Tastefully Simple’s Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix makes soft, bake-shop cookies loaded with white chips and chocolate chunks, and each box sold helps to support the fight against childhood hunger in America. For every box of Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix sold (SRP $7.99), the company will donate $1 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign.

Cozy Comfort
TS’s Cozy Comfort gift package makes it easy to send comfort and joy with a trio of mixes for a homemade meal. The pack contains Tastefully Simple’s famous Bountiful Beer Bread Mix®, Nana’s Apple Cake Mix® and Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup Mix wrapped perfectly in a chocolate colored gift bag.

Check out all the delicious Tastefully Simple Mixes & Seasonings,,

New York Style Bagel Crisps Are The Perfect Thing To Bring! #HolidayGiftGuide @NewYorkSnacks #Spon

This is a sponsored post through Sverve for New York Style Bagel Crisps.

Are you looking for that unique, easy natural, made in less than 10 Minutes Holiday Party Appetizers that will make everyone hoover around them. Even the Children?! Something you've put together!!? Something delicious, and even more visually appealing!?

Check out some of these recipes using New York Style Bagels.

S'Mores Recipe! Using the Cinnabons! There is also a Chocolate, and Cinnamon NY Bagel Crisp too.  What I like about these are they are Light, but still Sweet!  Perfect for snacking on.

Prep Time: 5 Min
Serves: 8-10

large marshmallows
New York Style® Cinnabon® Sweet Swirls
1 chocolate bar

Heat the marshmallow over an open flame until it begins to brown and melt. Sandwich the chocolate and hot marshmallow between two Cinnabon® Sweet Swirls crisps.

You could also try the Cream Cheese & Fruit Topped Bagel Crisp Recipe.

Prep Time: 5 Min
Serves: 5

cream cheese

1. Spread cream cheese on Bagel Crisp.
2. Top with berries and garnish with mint.

It's a lighter Carb Choice, but still a great Treat for everyone.

Find Out More Easy To Make NY Style Bagel Crisps Recipes by going here, like This BLT, Or Even PIZZA Bagel Crisp!

Find Your Favorite Combos, and Recipe Using New York Style Bagel Crisps by going here,

35% off Sale @whitemtshoes Hayward Black Flats #Review #HolidayGiftGuide #Spon

Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. Who doesn't love shoes!?

I am absolutely in love with my new Hayward Black Flats by Cliffs Mountain Shoes.  Not only does the cross over crochet Vamp like texture work on the tip cries out unique to me, but the bottoms also get a bit of traction to them.

The reason why I like flats, and slip on's is because I am a tall person already.  I don't really need any more height.  I'm also a fan of slip on, and out the door.  Plus to me, these go with everything.  There are even silver studs at the overlapping of the straps.  I wish I had a pair in every color imaginable. 

I also like the fact that Cliffs Shoes are available in half sizes as well. 

Right now for the Holidays there is a Spend Over $35.00, use promo code HOLIDAY35 to get 35% Off.on the website,

Lot's of great flats, and Boots on Sale!! Looking for Cute Winter boots to chase away those Cold Bitter Days!? Lots under $50.00 PLUS Use the Promo Code HOLIDAY35.

Thursday, December 11

#PerplexusWarp #Review @PatchProducts #HolidayGiftGuide #Spon

Disclaimer: I received Product through Sverve & Patch Products to facilitate a review. All opinions, images, and video are my own.

I am impressed with how fun and competitive Perplexus Warp is. My son loves IT! Its for ages 6+ but I want to emphasis on the plus part.  It really did keep every ones attention.  Following the loops, the upside down drops, and the plastic hooks you use to help guide on the spots that have no sides to the Zones.  There are even steps to go down, and bump into Warp Drive over a steep like hill on the zone's course.

If the ball falls off, you have to begin all over again. It's not just "Oh lets barely shake it to get it back on track" Nope, even to get it at the start point you have to use a little Brain Power.  Soon as it starts, it's a turn sideways, back and forth down the middle of the white track zone.  Patchwork Products really has creatured a fun, problem solving puzzle.

I really do recommend this puzzle.  It's nice to unplug, no batteries needed, and just problem solve while thinking fast.

Don't forget to check out more from Patch Products,

#Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value (Enter Daily, Thru 12/22) | BuyDig #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide #WinALaptop

Do you want to enter to win an HP Touchscreen Laptop? ~ $750 value (Enter Daily, Thru 12/22) | BuyDig. Enter Below!

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This HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop provides all of the benefits of desktop, with the portability of a notebook computer. You don’t have to give up performance to be mobile, and now you don’t have to pay more either! Check it out at! I highly recommend them, as well as this laptop. It would make a great gift! For further info read the HP Pavillion TouchSmart review! Get the best deal on an HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop at! The price is SO low … you’ll actually need to add it to your cart to see the price., a site devoted to finding the lowest prices on consumer electronics, lists as the lowest price on the internet! Looking for a computer? Check out’s extensive selection of computers, laptops, 2 in 1’s, and tablets, including the HP Pavilion Touch Smart we’re giving away! Then head on over to enter and win!

Two ways to win!


1. #DigMyOrder ~ Winner every week!

On Twitter? Purchase between November 10th and January 20th, follow @BuyDig, tweet your order number and a brief description of your purchase, include the hash tag #DigMyOrder, and will automatically enter you in a weekly contest to receive a full refund on your order of up to $500.00! Looking for a laptop? Check out’s extensive selection of computers, laptops, 2 in 1’s, and tablets, including the HP Pavilion Touch Smart that we’re giving away!  

2. Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop from us!

Through December 22, enter every day for your chance to win a HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop from! The entry form is located below, and can also be found on every participating blog. Check them out for more chances to win! Except for selecting a product that you would like to own and leaving comment, all the other methods of entry are 100% optional (but are strongly encouraged - it’s a $750 laptop, guys!) It only takes one entry to win, but the more entries you complete – the better your chances! Good luck!

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Tuesday, December 9

Few of My Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas @BestBuy #HintingSeason @Xbox @TomTomUSA #TomTomGo @BestBuyWOLF #Spon

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

It's not that hard finding Holiday presents for the Adults in my life. Usually I think What is it that I would want as a gift.  Maybe the New XBox One, Speakers, a Newer Camera or GPS (My current GPS is about 5 years ago, and yea It's seen better days.) I know I can't be the only one that likes newer Toys! Don't we all?! The Holidays are about sharing, caring, and Toys for us adults too.

With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here's why they should be on yours:

Xbox One is the place for games.

What is Xbox One?

Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device. Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps. With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.

Check out, XBOX One at Best Buy.


JBL Charge 2- Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2- Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones- Sweat proof ergonomic design. With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

Check out,

TomTom Go 50s

Feauting bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates. Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates. Voice Recognition Technology.

Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D 5" touchscreen with advanced lane guidance.

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Monday, December 1

#smellcometomanhood Gift A Boy Into A Man #HolidayGiftGuide @OldSpice #Giveaway!

This post and giveaway were made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine

It's tradition in my family to buy the men Old Spice. I know when my Stinky started smelling, and went from not liking Girls, to Girls calling the house the thing that gave him confidence, was good hygiene, and smelling great. I really like that Old Spice has Holiday Gift Sets that include everything needed to not Stink.  I know that made him feel good about himself.  Don't forget to scroll below to enter your Little Stink, soon to be Big Stink to win the #SmellcometoManhood Gift Box.

I think Old Spice Re-fresh Body Sprays are the perfect stocking stuffer gifts for Teens. So that they can “Scent Responsibly” with this gift that keeps on giving, one spray at a time. Who want's a Stinky Teen?

In the Spirit of #SmellCometoManhood Old Spice is releasing special savings on Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray in the P&G brandSaver® in newspapers across the U.S. on Sunday, Nov. 30, You can also print them at for redemption at retailers nationwide. Don't forget you can Print TWO per computer! Make sure you get your two coupons.  I am a huge fan of Printable Coupons.

Enter below to win your own Old Spice Holiday "Smellcome to Manhood” kit.

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Kit includes:

· Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray – The gift that keeps on giving, one spray at a time. Be among the first to enjoy new Old Spice Timber – the best way to get that lumberjacky smell without working at a local tree lot.

· Old Spice T-Shirt – The manliest chest tattoo on the planet without the regret when you turn 60.

· Old Spice Branded Earbuds – Silence mom’s singing in the car. You’re welcome.

· Bear Paws Meat Tool – Cutlery your dad, his friend Dave and Uncle John will be impressed with when you're given the reins to carve the holiday bird.

· Duct Tape – Fix anything on the planet, except holiday lights, where only half the strand works. · Art of Manliness Book – Full of wisdom and New Year's Resolutions.

· “Scent Responsibly” Instructions – Nothing will earn you grandma's fruitcake faster than overspraying. Thanks to Old Spice Re-fresh technology – where one spray lasts all day – you can smell like a man and not a middle school locker room.

· Smellcome to Manhood Certificate – A made-up diploma for the inside of your locker or to add to your LinkedIn profile.

Don't forget to check out Old Spice online, Old Spice on Twitter, Old Spice on Facebook, Old Spice on Youtube, Old Spice on Instagram. Never know what special promotions, and coupons without following!

Tuesday, November 25

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Truffle Review + #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide @guylian_chocs #guylianchocolate

I love, love, love Chocolate.  Now Belgian Chocolates.. White, Dark, Milk.. Truffles.. Caramels.. Hazel nut filling.. My tastebuds are in full blown overdrive, and I just want more, and more.  

Guylian Chocolates are delicious.  Not only does the Belgian chocolate milk in your mouth, but the filling inside do so too.  My favorite thing to do with good quality chocolate is to do the tongue challenge, and to see how well it melts on the tongue.  Guylian melts fast, and smooth.  Then getting to the Truffle, or Caramel filling is just as smooth. 

Don't believe me? Enter below to win, and try yourself. I'm excited be able to Review Guylian for Free for my opinion, and offer a Sponsored Giveaway for 4 Boxes of Guylian Belgian Chocolates.  

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Winner receives, 

  1. 11 piece individually wrapped marbled seahorse Signature Hazelnut Truffle, the original recipe of founders Guy & Liliane, is made by slow roasting and caramelizing fresh Mediterranean hazelnuts in small-batch copper kettles and then finely crushing and blending them with luxuriously rich & creamy Belgian milk chocolate. 
  2. 8 piece marbled seahorse Signature Hazelnut Truffle 
  3. 8 piece seahorse Milk Chocolate Truffle, is Belgian chocolate expertise at its best with the finest Belgian milk chocolate creating a velvety smooth truffle center.
  4. 8 piece milk chocolate seahorse Soft Caramel Truffle, made in-house according to old tradition using open kettles that slowly let the ingredients blend to perfection.

Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents Only.  Begins 11/26/14, and Ends, 12/10/14.  One Winner is chosen Via Rafflecopter.  Sponsor is responsible for Prize Delivery.  Good luck to all. (No Purchase Necessary to Enter Giveaway!)

Don't forget to sign up for more promo's by going to Guylian Belgian Chocolates, and signing up for the E-Newsletter.

Also visit, and like, Life According To GreenVics, & Guylian Chocolate on Facebook for more info. There will be a lot of Holiday Gift Guide Giveaways on, and I post them all to Facebook.  Don't miss out by not following me! 

If you can't wait to win, there is a 10% off all Guylian Chocolate til the end of the year for 10% off your order.  The Promo code is: Chocolate10

And, can be used, here, 

Saturday, November 22

A fun, bright, light, holiday @edible gift #HolidayGiftGuide #EdibleArrangements #Spon

 This is a Sponsored Post.  I was compensated for my opinions.

I absolutely love the Holidays, hanging with family.  I also love to bring treats to my Mom & Dad, Sisters, Brother, Nieces, and Nephews while waiting for dinner.   We all love Fruit, and Chocolate. Really, can't go wrong with Fruit as a light treat while waiting to enjoy Thanksgiving Feast.

When you think of the Holidays, and centerpieces, and easy hostess gifts.. what do you think? Flowers? Pies? Something sweet? Edible?

Do you consider Edible Arrangements?  If you like the idea, check out Edible Arrangements.  From Fresh Strawberries, Pineapples, Grapes, Cantaloupe, even to apples that can be covered in Chocolate, or Cinnamon.

I also think it's great there is always a promo, or discount available online for an Edible Arrangements Bouquet.  Find more info by going to,

There are plenty of weekly deals posted to Edible Arrangements Facebook,

Thursday, November 13

@FengShwag #HolidayGiftGuide #Review Gifts that spread #Inspiration & #Uniqueness #Spon

Disclaimer: I received The Feng Shwag Kitchen Box to Review.  All opinions are my own.  

Feng means wind and shui means water . In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune.

I had the opportunity to review Feng Shwag, Feng Shui Kitchen Box. I spend most of my time in the kitchen anyways! It's my favorite room in the house.  I love to cook, and always great energy.  You may ask what is FengShwag?

Feng Shwag uses Chinese trinkets to balance out Feng Shui's, The Yin and Yang, Zen like attitude towards life. There are different Feng Shwag boxes to choose from.  I choose Feng Shui  Kitchen Box.

I was impressed at the shipping/packaging.  The box came with dividers, and everything tissue wrapped. Some of the items were in bags, or boxes inside the tissue paper. It felt like I had so many gifts to open.  I enjoyed the surprise of each trinket.  The quality of the trinkets were actually detailed, and impressed me.

Box includes ( Box dimensions: 8 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 )

  • Faceted Crystal Apple

Hang where you want to attract positive Chi ( energy ) and results.

  • Bagua Shaped Mirror

Place to deflect negative Chi (energy) where needed.

  • Dragon

A powerful symbol of strength, energy, and protection

  • Coin Globe

Ancient coins tied with red, to bring prosperity to the carrier.

  • Carver Sage

This popular kitchen herd is symbolic of fresh clean space.

  • Ceramic Teapot- Shaped Holder

Rest the carved sage on this symbol of hospitality.

  • Lucky Cat Creamer

A contemporary version of the ancient Chinese symbol, with its paw raised to draw in wealth and good fortune. Place facing the door.

  • Mandarin Oranges in a Bowl

Symbols of good fortune and immortality.

  • Candle on Wooden Stand with Teapot Charm

Light at meals to stimulate pleasurable and harmonious dining experiences.

  • Lucky Red Wish Envelope with Blank Papers

Write your desires for health, wealth and happiness and place them inside the envelope with focused intention.

Even if you aren't a spiritual person, The concept behind Taoist beliefs are interesting. I am a huge dragon fan. So much, I have a dragon tattoo'd on my chest for wealth, power and an abundance of opportunities. My feng shui dragon from the kitchen box is placed looking into the kitchen, chest level as well. The crystal apple, and glass mandarins are for good luck too, I am giving the crystal apple to my son's early special ed teacher.  The mini lucky cat creamer I am giving my niece to carry it around with her, for little tea parties to spread the wealth.  I have respect for all beliefs.  I believe in all religion. I also believe we all come from the same matter, and we ALL matter. With that being said, check out Feng Shwags trinket kitchen box!

Don't forget to check the other Feng Shui boxes out at,, there is a 50% Holiday sale!