Showing posts with label Kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kids. Show all posts

Friday, March 22

Stonz Wear Rain Boots Review 100% Natural Rubber

Silas is quite the little man of the forest in his Kids Stonz Wear Rain Bootz!  I can't believe how big my baby boy is getting.  These are his first rain boots.  What makes these boots awesome is, they are 100% Natural Rubber Rain Boots.  Another great thing about these Boots that I noticed is that they could bend easily with his natural gait, and he did not trip over them.  He could even climb  a tree trunk in them.  They were also ideal as he ran through leaves and moist soil.  I am so happy that the snow finally melted.

This is the first year that he's big enough to go out, and enjoy nature without falling all over himself.  He knows he's looking so cool, and fresh in his new Stonz Rain Bootz in Blue/Black.  Look at him checking himself out!  

Shipping Wise, they were delivered fast, and in a cute litttle re-usable bag.  It was the perfect little gift bag.  I wouldn't even wrap this if I were giving it as a gift to someone.  Instead of them wasting money on shipping materials, the Rain boots were mailed directly in the tote bag with tissue paper, and just a plastic bag.  I thought that was ingenious, and completely not a waste of packing material! Two thumbs up, and an abundance of kudos!  

Overall Impression of Rain Boots:  They are durable, bright beautiful blue, and true to fit for the size I needed for my Toddler.  Well worth the $35.99.  

Below are a list of Top 12 Reasons why you should check out Stonz Wear Rain Bootz:
  1. 100% Natural Rubber 
  2. Durable
  3. Tear resistant
  4. Flexible
  5. Comfortable 
  6. Quick dry 
  7. 100% cotton liner 
  8. PVC-free 
  9. Phthalate-free 
  10. Lead-free 
  11. Formaldehyde-free
  12. Because they are Cute

Curious about what other natural products Stonz has to offer? Go check them out on their Social Media networks below, and give them some Love!

Sy received these Rain Boots to sample, so Mommy can review them and give our honest opinions.  If he did not like the rain boots, believe me he would not have had them on.  All opinions, and photos are our own.

Thursday, March 14

ColorTime Crafts Review & Giveaway!

Today I am reviewing (well, more like playing) Color Time Crafts And Markers.  I was sent the Smile 4 Peace T-shirts.  These are the cutest T-shirts ever.  What's great is that the T-shirts are 100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton, and the Markers are Non-Toxic, Water Resistant, Chlorine Resistant, Odorless, Pigmented, and no ironing needed!  

The prices for the T-shirts are extremely affordable.  For Sizes S-XL $5.95, Bigger Sizes add $2.00.  You can also buy them in bulk, and get a discount. Call for pricing 800-500-0770 .  I think it's fantastic that they are an official Girls Scouts Of America vendor! I was a Girl Scout growing up, Daisy - Brownie - Junior, Almost made it to Cadette! So Love this about ColorTime Crafts.  I can't tell you how many crafts/projects/and badges I earned over the years.  

The markers easily colored onto the fabric.  I only did one layer of color, I think it looks dark enough as is.  It does state if you want to add more color, let it dry, and color over so that the marker's don't bleed through.  I had no trouble with that. Also, it's best to let it dry over night before washing it.  

I absolutely loved this project,  there is really no wrong way to color the tshirt in, it's up to the artist on what colors to use, or designs.  I made myself one to rock too!

The art project was 2 year old approved.  When Sy likes something, he kisses it.  

Anything involving coloring, designing, and just having fun is great.  I really believe that since I grew up around art, and I allow Sy even at a young age see that there are so many different ways to color inside, and outside the lines.  That there is No wrong way, and he will be artistic too.  Right now he still wants to lick markers, and eat the crayons, haha.  

Where to Buy: , Right now there are a few different Coupon Codes Available.  

The coupon: 15% off online retail purchases.
Use coupon code 15for30C when you check out at Coupon must be entered at the time of purchase. Offer not valid on sale items and may not be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer expires on May 14, 2013.

The Free Shipping: Free ground shipping on orders over $60. In the continental US. Only for retail, web-based orders, placed on our website. Not to be combined with any other offers and discounts. To get the free shipping, use code FRSH11W.

Now one lucky follower will have a chance to win a Recycle Tote Bag.  Retail Value $4.75.  Prize also comes with 3 Fabric Markers, and mailed directly to the winner from Colortime!

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Monday, March 11

I See Me Personalized Children's Books, Snuggle Bunny Review

I See Me's New Snuggle Bunny Personalized Children's book is beyond adorable.  The book itself is great for bed time.  It also helps children learn to count 1 through 10.  Each page is beautifully illustrated, and personalized with my Son's first name.  This is ideal to give him for Easter in his basket.  Below are  a few other ideas from I See Me For Easter.  

I don't give my son a lot of sweets for the Holidays, and he does love books, and stuffed animals.  I just know he's going to love his very own snuggle bunny gift set. Also check out the My Very Own Storybooks, Pirates, Fairytales, Birthdays, and many more!

There is also a promotion code that ends in a few days on 3/15 to get $5.00 off for min. purchase of $19.95. The Easter cut off for delivery (Since the book is Personalized.) is 3/15.  The Code to use is: HOPS

Also feel free to enter the ISeeMeSweepstakes for Raising A Reader.

For more ideas you can find ISeeMe on the Social Media Links Below, They are a great company so feel free to say hi to them, like them, and ask them questions! 


I received this book for review.  The book meets, and exceeds my expectations.

Tuesday, February 19

Glee Gum Do It Yourself Candy Kit Giveaway!

These kits are fun, and educational! You can see my reviews for the Do It Yourself Chocolate Kit, and the  Do It Yourself Sea Weed Gummies Kit.  I haven't tried the Do It Yourself Chewing Gum Kit yet, but I bet it's as equally great if not better than the other two. I do enjoy Glee Gum.  My favorite flavors they make are the Cinnamon, and Spearmint Not only are the kits made with natural ingredients, they also tell a history about the ingredients used.

One lucky follower will have the chance to win a kit of their choice.  These are great for upcoming holidays, birthdays, home schooling(there are Educators Guides), and just because you feel like a treat days.

This is the Chocolate Kit I used to make some delicious dark chocolate cups with blueberries, and walnuts. You can add whatever extras you enjoy, or just leave them chocolate. I bet even natural peanutbutter, with oatmeal, and coconut would be a sweet treat. Really the possibilities are endless.

The Sea Weed Gummies kit was really fun to use. You can take any item you deem cool enough to impress into the starch to get your mold for the Gummies. I used an old star teether of the babies. I also just poured the extra onto a plate to let set up, and used scissors to cut out shapes, and his name.

Giveaway is open to the U.S. Only.  Begins 2/20/13 12:01AM Est, Ends 3/05/13 12:01 Est. Winner is chosen at random Via RaffleCopter. If winner does not respond back within 72 hours another winner will be chosen at random via RaffleCopter. Prize Est Retail Value: $13.95. Prize is mailed directly from the sponsor. Life According To GreenVics is not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you agree to these terms you may enter! Thanks, and good luck.

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Thursday, November 29 Personalized Items Review has the most cutest personalized  items ever.  I was giving an opportunity to chose whatever I wanted from the site for free to review.  My son's name isn't common.  It's just "Vic Silas," it's not Victor, Just Vic.  His middle name is Silas which you never see anything in store for either. So I eat personalized items like this up.. like they are marzipan..  The quality of the transfers on the items were some of the best I've seen. Even better than things you buy in store.  Great customer service! I really dig this company a lot. 

I received an insulated lunchbox, stainless steel BPA free water bottle, growth chart, stickers & pencils.  

The growth chart is personalized with my little mans name, and his birthday December 9, 2010.  Yes! His birthday is coming up, and he will be.. the dreaded ever-so-terrible two year old.. that my mom wished upon me when I was a not so nice older teen "Just wait til you have kids, I hope they act just like you." The growth chart also comes with stickers, and events to place on it in case you don't want to write all over it.  I am going to be painting on mine that way I'll have it forever.  It's made of really durable canvas! 

There are so many extra personalized stickers that come with the pencils.  Look at the aliens! I LOVE IT! 

If you are looking for something unique, and personalized this holiday season you should check out what has to offer.  Check them out on Facebook & Twitter.

Enter to win a personalized Growth Chart!! Winners choice of theme! Open to U.S. Only.  Giveaway begins 11/1/2012, Ends 11/29/2012.  Thank you all for entering!! Click [here] to enter! 

{ Review & Giveaway } Umi Shoes Review & Giveaway!! $60.00 Gift Certificate.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Review & Giveaway!! 

Recently I was sent Umi Shoes Bodi in Navy for free to review!  Look at how beautiful these Ultra Soft Suede kids shoes are.  Every time I get shoes for my 1 year old I make sure they are flexible, and breathable for his feet.  When I received these shoes I did the "bend" test.  To see how flexible they were.  I was pleased with the flexibility, and the color of the shoes.  Also, these are velcro straps, and super easy to put on.

We decided to take the shoes to the park to test them in an all out, chase around, climb on, swing, run, kick the leaves Review.

As you can see, these Umi Shoes were even flexible enough for Sy to climb up the steps at the playground. 

These Umi Bodi Shoes passed all Kid Tests we ran at the Playground.  

Umi's motto is, a little love for little feet

These shoes retail for $60.00, and if you don't like this pair, there are so many options on the website.  Even some fantastic shoes in clearance.  The little girls shoes are so adorable.  They make me wish I had a little girl too.  Tho, I must say, these boy shoes for Bodi are very handsome.  I like the fact that he can play in them, and I'm going to dress him up in his Birthday/Christmas outfit and have photos done.  These are the shoes I'm using! So, really they are very versatile.  I'm not one to buy shoes based upon "name," I like to buy shoes that are a better alternative than the shoes with hard soles, and no flexibility.  What's the point in teaching your children to walk correctly if the shoe doesn't even have ANY give.  These are differently one of my favorite shoes. 

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Don't forget to check Umi out on facebook, and twitter.  Enter above, or below!! To win a $60.00 Gift Certificate to Umi Shoes!! Just don't forget to enter. =) That can get you almost 2 shoes in clearance!! Or you can buy 1 pair!! But,  keep in mind, the clearence shoes are very, very nice too!!! Giveaway open to U.S. & Canada.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email.

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Sunday, November 25

{ Giveaway } Soy Based Rock Crayons Review

Life According To GreenVics Holiday Gift Guide, Review & Giveaway

Before you judge the crayons for being shaped like rocks, they are shaped this way so kids develop fine motor skills by encouraging them to use their thumbs, first & second fingers in a tripod grip.  

These are natural soy crayon rocks! They are just super easy to use, waxy, as in I really enjoyed them.  They reminded me a lot of Oil Pastels.  We love art, and I am always coloring with my Toddler for fun. In my opinion art is very important.  It's about creativity, and expressing ones self.

Crayon Rocks Holiday Gift Set comes with 20 different Crayon Rocks, in a cute holiday festive gift bag, along with a Wooden Snowflake and card to color in.

The silver crayon rock was my favorite to use.  I may take this one for my art supplies!  I just loved how smoothly it glided on the paper.  

These to me are the perfect Stocking Stuffers!!! Something different, something creative, and an excuse to get the family involved into drawing something together.  

I received my crayon rocks for free to do a review.. so we drew a Christmas Tree, with some lights, and a big red bulb!  

Crayon Rocks! Enter Below to Win!

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Squaredy Cats Stuffed Animals! Tiger Lily Review

Life According To GreenVics Holiday Gift Guide: They are on sale at right now for $5.98!!

Review by Life According To GreenVics

All the cool cats are squared when it comes to these adorable Squaredy Cats plush animals!  I received Tiger Lily! Not Squared to GO WILD, and it fit my little mans personality right on.  He's my wild child, and keeps me on my toes.  Plus he loves animals.  The quality of these Cats are well made.  Even the embroidered eyes, stripes, and paws are very detailed.  It's soft, my son really likes the Kitties fluffy tail.  The side is embroidered with whatever Squaredy Cat personality you picked.  

Super Cute Squaredy Cats Stickers & Post Cards
There is seriously a different squaredy cat for each personality type.  These cats are cute, and unique.  If you are interested in them, and finding out more you can find more info by going to ( who carries them, Build-A-Bear, Toys-R-Us, and other toy/craft stores online.)

Wouldn't these be cute popping out the top of a Christmas Stocking?? There are stickers, pins, tshirts, all kinds of cuteness that matches each cat.

Saturday, October 27

Smoobees Review & Giveaway

Life According To GreenVics Holiday Gift Guide

This is the Smoobee Magic No Cry Brush!  Both my son, and I have a very sensitive scalp.  If you look at the brush, it's different than other brushes.  There are two different types of bristles.  Small softer black ones inside, and the long white ones on the outside.  This gave a more even, gentler stroke when I brushed our hair.

Every other year I donate 10+ inches to Locks of Love.  So I love my hair, and a hair brush that does not break my hair is always good.  Knowing what I like, and what works best, gives me a sense of relief when I use it on my kids hair. 

The brushes handle is wooden, it's very well made, and worth the $17.99.  They can also be bedazzled! Check out Smoobees site for cute ideas. Tho, I think they are great for all kids hair, not just for girls.  My sons hair is getting long, and it's perfect for his.

I received this product for free.  You can also enter to win one for free too!  Just enter below via RaffleCopter.  The only mandatory entries are to like Smoobee on facebook, and to Like my page, Life According To GreenVics.  The brush really is a great find, and would be super cute as a gift.

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Thursday, October 11 Skull Chill & SnackTime Review

by, Life According To GreenVics.  18oz Skull Chiller

Like my new Skull Chiller Cup from! For Halloween!! And, every day after! Momma has a new cup for her drinks!  I was sent these products from CoolGearInc to test & review.

SnackTime Drink/Snack Container 2in1

What is great about CoolGearInc. is theres something for everyone in the family. We ventured forth to test the  Skull Chiller, and my toddler the SnackTime at the park!  

Having  these containers made SnackTime convenient, and budget friendly on the wallet. Instead of having to stop, and pick up snacks all I had to do was fill the bottom of the Snack Time Container with what Sy likes to eat, and the top with his favorite drink.  It also fits perfectly in  the cars cup holder. 

Fits  In The Cars Cup Holders! 

There is a straw in the SippyCup! Which is terrific for me right now because that's my toddlers favorite kind of cup. They also are just $5.99. You get the Cup, and Snack container that twists onto each other.  

Mommies Chill, and Babies SnackTime

  • BPA Free 
  • Twist-off Snack Containers
  • Top Drink Container Insulated W/Non-toxic Gel To Keep Drinks Cold
  • Bottom Container Keeps Snacks Fresh 
  • Flip-top Sipper For No Spills

Skull Chill($7.99):

  • BPA Free 
  • Double Wall Construction 
  • Non-Toxic Insulated Gel To Keep Drinks Cold
  • Top Shelf Dishwasher Safe

Here's an Easy Recipe I make for Iced Coffee.  I don't like my Iced Coffee to be overpowered by things, so I keep it simple. 

Almond Milk
Cold Coffee
Sugar/Splenda/Whatever Sweetner You Use
Fill The Cup With Ice

If you use Creamer, you can use that instead of Milk. I use more Coffee than anything. Love me some Dark Roast. This Momma needs her Caffeine.

We had a blast at the park.  

Conclusion: These Cups were Fun, Playful, and Spill proof. I also believe for the convenience of the products offered, they are well worth the price. I personally enjoy things that can be used for many things. Really, I'm for anything that makes life easier. These products did just that.

Wednesday, October 3

PIRATES BOOTY 24pk Aged White Cheddar Review & Giveaway

Arrrrrrrr Ye Ready For Some 64 Calories A Bag  Baked, All Natural White Cheddar Puffs?! Proceed with fun! Enter here to win a Box Of PIRATES BOOTY Aged White Cheddar & Some Swag! Pirates Booty has Zero Sugar, and is Peanut & Gluten Free. 

My little Pirate is a big time fan of PIRATES Booty Cheese Puffs.  I also enjoyed them.  The Puffs are crunchy, yet melt in your mouth.  The fact they are just 64 calories a snack size bag makes these a great alternative for a Childrens Party, or even to hand out to Trick Or Treaters.

To me, $9.99 ( Target This Week ) is reasonable for individual snack 1/2 oz size bags that really are just 64 Calories.  I eat these too, and I don't feel guilty for letting my Toddler eat them either. These also come in packs of 60 on Amazon for $28.74 for the 1/2 oz size bags.

24pk Of PIRATES BOOTY Snack Size 64 Calorie Packs
This box can be found at your local Target Stores, Amazon or Online from

Little more about Pirates Booty Aged White Cheddar Snacks,

  • Puffed rice and corn blended with real aged cheddar cheese baked to perfection 
  • Pack of twenty-four 1-ounce bags 
  • All natural, baked, and kosher--trans fat, gluten, and cholesterol free 
  • 50% less fat than regular puffs 
  • A great tasting, healthy snack option for the whole family 
  • Buy Pirate brand products and get the whole snacking goodness without the guilt


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Thanks for reading our review, we received these to try, and review for free. Don't forget you can enter here to win a box of PIRATES BOOTY Aged White Cheddar Snacks, and a chance to try for free too.  Good luck!

Monday, September 24 Review & Giveaway

Twig Footwear For Kids Review & Giveaway by Life According To GreenVics, is a company that is family owned, and prides itself on healthy feet.  The shoes my Vic Silas is wearing are called Dallas. They are extremely light weight, and flexible.  Made from the best natural materials. Bonus, they have velcro straps!  The quality of the shoe, and fit are to help little ones walk properly, learn gait, and prevent tripping.  

My son  does not like to wear shoes.  He's a country boy at heart living in the city of Columbus.  These Twig Kids Shoes are seriously some of the  best shoes I've put on him. He didn't even notice they were on. Not only did he not freak out, but he also was able to tippy toe in the shoes when excited.  He did not try to kick the shoes off like he is known for either.  Today he was on grass, cement, hay, and gravel while wearing the shoes.  He's only a year old, and he was beyond adorable in them.  The color of the Dallas shoes in brown with the orange are perfect for any season but for me, it screams fall. We love fall here. They come in Grey as well.  Since Twig Footwear feels natural. As if no shoes were being worn. It was a must to venture out into nature to pick a pumpkin!

Healthy Feet Make A Happy Baby!
Of course no one wants to wear uncomfortable shoes.  Why let your child wear shoes that hurt their feet? These shoes come with an extra insert.  If your kid has wide feet just take out the padded insert that's already in the shoe, and add the extra thinner pair that comes with the shoes in the box.  Really? What shoes do that? Twig Footwear Kids shoes does that.

When opening the shoes we were also giving a pair of socks.  They are called Spox by Twig,  "A pair with a spare." Now it should take a little longer to lose all three! Let's hope! The socks are soft, stretchable, and didn't cut the circulation of his super cute chubby baby legs.  

Spox by Twig.. are 3 socks in a pack! In case you lose one!

These shoes deserve their 5 out of 5 GreenVics rating.  Not only did the little one forget they were on, he also could still climb, tippytoe, and be himself.  Twig makes all kinds of different styles.  Both girl shoes and boy shoes.  The little girls are adorable.  They made me want to have a baby girl now just to buy shoes.

To find out what Twig offers, you can find Twig On Facebook & Online at

One lucky follower can enter to win a $60.00 Gift Certificate to their website to pick whatever Twig Footwear Kids Shoes needed/wanted, Something cute for Christmas?!  Twig makes boots too!! 

In his new "Dallas" Twig Footwear Kids Shoes.

Enter The Giveaway Below

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Giveaway Rules:  U.S. Only.  No purchase necessary.  If you can't use raffle copter for some reason just like TwigFootWear, and Life According To GreenVics on facebook, come back to this post to leave a comment answering what shoes you'd buy on, if you won and your email.  I will add you in.  For everyone else, the giveaway begins 9/23/12, & Ends, 10/15/12.  Winner is chosen at random.  Winner has 7 buisness days to reply to email, if no confirmation is made, another winner will be chosen.  So please use a valid E-mail address.  Prize: $60.00 Gift Certificate.  Sponsor, Twigfootwear is responsible for prize fulfillment.