Archive for the ‘kids’ Category

Kids N Caboodles Review

December 31, 2009

Kids ‘N’ Caboodle’s founder is a former elementary and nursery school teacher. She owned a successful children’s retail store for over 22 years. While a merchandise buyer for the store, she enjoyed finding unique, adorable, and affordable baby gifts for her customers to select.

We recieved a pair of softsoul personalized handcrafted leather baby shoes in Black with Holdens name embroidered in Red. They are Soft, high quality leather, hand cut, sewn and embroidered, soft sole baby shoes. You choose ankle color, shoe color, font, font color, size and child’s name. Created by leather-craft artists from Canada who have worked with the finest leathers for over 20 years. The soles are made with textured suede to make them skid resistant.

Holden wears these all the time, in the house and out, he loves wearing them and instead of crying when we put on normal shoes he starts kicking his feet or jumping, that to me gives them the seal of approval at our house. We recieve so many comments and questions about the shoes everywhere we go, asking where we got them and such, and thats before people even see that they are personalized, then they for sure want to know where they can get a pair for their child, niece, nephew grandchild and anyone else they might have on thier list. We are constantly sending people to kidsncaboodle.com and at $35.99 for a pair of leather handcrafted personalized shoes that are that comfortable we have no problems doing so, and that price even includes shipping! How could you go wrong?

Kids ‘N’ Caboodle has more than just the softsoul shoes too, they have, CROCHET KISSES – Handmade shoes that kiss litle feet. Design Your Own Crocheted Baby Shoes as well as BOUGES – Personalized, handcrafted, soft-leather baby shoes. For Children on the MOVE and for you to CHOOSE.

Thank you Kids ‘N’ Caboodle for this great product to review.
This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.
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Olivers Labels Review

December 3, 2009

“It all began with a small idea to keep Oliver, my nephew, from losing his stuff. After seeing the overwhelming positive reaction from his teachers and other parents, I realized there was a huge demand for high quality labels. I used my 6 years of experience in the printing industry to develop a label that was both durable and beautiful. The business was born and now our full-colour designs and exclusive Found-it™ tracking system are a few of the things that set Oliver’s Labels apart from the competition.”

What a great idea, anyone that has ever had a child go camping with firends or family or having sleep overs or even in our case, 2 boys that occasionally get the same item at the same time fighting over who’s is who’s (because even though they’re identical it really does matter lol)

We recieved a package from Olivers Labels containing original labels, mini labels, shoe labels, stick-eez clothing labels and wrist bands that said no Nuts (for those with nut allergies). We dont have any allergies in our family but a close friends little boy has a peanut allergy and they thought these wrist bands were perfect for parties etc.

We immediatley tagged a few items like his hat that has to go everywhere with him a couple toys and his indoor shoes from school which incidentally happened to be worn home that day like many other occasions. Then we let him tag somed of his things that he felt required it, I’m so glad there wasnt more labels as I’m sure everything he owned and probably the family dog would have recieved a label claiming it as his own. Needless to say he thought they were great and so did we. There are tags on his pillow case and sleeping bag and a few other articles that he will be bringing on a scouts camp out this winter in January and I have all the confidence that we will not have to worry about his stuff being left behind.

Lost an item with a label on it? Found-it™ is Oliver’s Labels exclusive, FREE online lost-and-found system. They give you the option of printing a Found-it™ tracking system code on your labels. This unique code connects you to your item via your email address. You can choose to have a Found-it™ tracking code printed on your labels or tags when you are filling out the personalization information for the product you’re ordering. It’s as simple as checking a box. If you decide to participate in Found-it™ for one or more of the items in your cart, you will be asked for an email address for our Found-it™ tracking system when you check out. If you ever lose an item with a Found-it™ tracking system code, have no fear! When someone finds it they will be prompted to go to a special page on oliverslabels.com (written on the label) with instructions to enter the code on the label. Oliver’s Labels then match you to your Found-it™ tracking system code and send you a notification email right away. Oliver’s Labels acts as an intermediary between you and the finder so you never have to share any of your personal information!

Pretty Please Press Review & Giveaway – ENDED

November 14, 2009
We had the opportunity to work with Pretty Please Press to do a review of four books written to help children build confidence and character.
Pretty Please Press publishes children’s books that are designed to be read aloud and talked about. Each book contains a message about character and values that helps parents and children think and talk about a variety of issues. Pretty Please Press was founded in 2001 by author Laura Aimee Garn, and is now led by publisher Vera Venturi.
The books at Pretty Please Press are all reasonably priced for the content in them in my opinion.  Each book is 15.95 but are all on sale for 12.96 each at the time of this writing.  Pretty Please Press does offer a bulk discount for those that want to order 12 or more books.
Sam arrives at his first karate class all ready to receive his black belt. To his surprise, he has a lot to learn about karate, and there are many other belts to earn before he attains the rank of black belt. With the help of his patient instructor, he learns how to work hard toward his goal and to master this new skill. This story shows that patience and practice are important when we are approaching a new challenge.
Bella Basset is a pup when her mother takes her to see the famous Royal Borzoi Ballet for the first time. At the ballet, a dream is born: Bella wants to become a dancer! But in Bella’s world, only Borzois can dance, so she has many obstacles to overcome before she can realize her dream. This is a story about dedication and perseverance, which may give children (and grown-ups) the inspiration to pursue their dreams.
Lavinia and Emmeline Twitchell look like perfect little angels, but their behavior is anything but angelic! They squabble constantly, and their poor parents suffer in a noisy, divided household. When the girls are “discovered” by a creative vaudeville producer, their spectacular fights become entertainment, and they are launched on a glamorous career. Battles may be part of growing up with a sister, but it helps to look at them with humor. The Twitchell Sisters demonstrate that someday the fights may yield to understanding and appreciation.
In a distant galaxy, on a very colorful planet, a brilliant purple Pynx settles into her new home in the jungle. But her noisy arrival upsets the other fanciful creatures who are already living there quite happily. When the Pynx expands her family with dozens of new babies, her neighbors are very upset. The very vocal Pynx has had this problem before, but this time, with a little luck, she finds a real home. This is a story about being tolerant, learning to appreciate differences, and about finding ways to communicate.
As you can see in the synopsis of these books that each book provides life important messages to our children.  It helps to teach them patience, understanding, communication, tolerance, perservernace and so much more.
We sat down and read these books to all four of the kids, I do know that Maddisyn and Holden are pretty young for this and the boys already know most of the character traits taught but it did help to reinforce the skills we are already well on the way to teaching them.  They boys enjoyed listening to the stories though and finding out what other “people” would do in situations.  I look forward to reading these more to Maddisyn and helping her to understand and learn along with the help of these books.
~BUY IT~
Go to Pretty Please Press and pick up your copies of these four great titles for yourself.  All books are discounted 20% on the Pretty Please Press site and when you buy 3 books you get one free !.

~WIN IT~
Pretty Please Press has sent me a set of these awesome books to give to one of my readers.

~TO ENTER~
Tell me what you think the most important character trait is that we can teach our children.

~BONUS ENTRIES~
Please make sure to leave seperate entries for each thing, if it says you get 5 entries please leave 5 comments.
Follow Jabbering Jessi using google friend {1 entry}
Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway 1 entry}
Blog about this giveaway linking it to back here to this giveaway {2 entries}
Subscribe to Jabbering Jessi {1 Entry}
Grab my new button {1 Entry}
Fan me on Facebook {1 Entry}

This giveaway is open US & Canada.
Ends Nov 27, 2009 @ 12:00 PM EST
(Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner)
Thank you to Pretty Please Press for this awesome giveaway.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.

Pretty Please Press Review & Giveaway – ENDED

November 14, 2009
We had the opportunity to work with Pretty Please Press to do a review of four books written to help children build confidence and character.
Pretty Please Press publishes children’s books that are designed to be read aloud and talked about. Each book contains a message about character and values that helps parents and children think and talk about a variety of issues. Pretty Please Press was founded in 2001 by author Laura Aimee Garn, and is now led by publisher Vera Venturi.
The books at Pretty Please Press are all reasonably priced for the content in them in my opinion.  Each book is 15.95 but are all on sale for 12.96 each at the time of this writing.  Pretty Please Press does offer a bulk discount for those that want to order 12 or more books.
Sam arrives at his first karate class all ready to receive his black belt. To his surprise, he has a lot to learn about karate, and there are many other belts to earn before he attains the rank of black belt. With the help of his patient instructor, he learns how to work hard toward his goal and to master this new skill. This story shows that patience and practice are important when we are approaching a new challenge.
Bella Basset is a pup when her mother takes her to see the famous Royal Borzoi Ballet for the first time. At the ballet, a dream is born: Bella wants to become a dancer! But in Bella’s world, only Borzois can dance, so she has many obstacles to overcome before she can realize her dream. This is a story about dedication and perseverance, which may give children (and grown-ups) the inspiration to pursue their dreams.
Lavinia and Emmeline Twitchell look like perfect little angels, but their behavior is anything but angelic! They squabble constantly, and their poor parents suffer in a noisy, divided household. When the girls are “discovered” by a creative vaudeville producer, their spectacular fights become entertainment, and they are launched on a glamorous career. Battles may be part of growing up with a sister, but it helps to look at them with humor. The Twitchell Sisters demonstrate that someday the fights may yield to understanding and appreciation.
In a distant galaxy, on a very colorful planet, a brilliant purple Pynx settles into her new home in the jungle. But her noisy arrival upsets the other fanciful creatures who are already living there quite happily. When the Pynx expands her family with dozens of new babies, her neighbors are very upset. The very vocal Pynx has had this problem before, but this time, with a little luck, she finds a real home. This is a story about being tolerant, learning to appreciate differences, and about finding ways to communicate.
As you can see in the synopsis of these books that each book provides life important messages to our children.  It helps to teach them patience, understanding, communication, tolerance, perservernace and so much more.
We sat down and read these books to all four of the kids, I do know that Maddisyn and Holden are pretty young for this and the boys already know most of the character traits taught but it did help to reinforce the skills we are already well on the way to teaching them.  They boys enjoyed listening to the stories though and finding out what other “people” would do in situations.  I look forward to reading these more to Maddisyn and helping her to understand and learn along with the help of these books.
~BUY IT~
Go to Pretty Please Press and pick up your copies of these four great titles for yourself.  All books are discounted 20% on the Pretty Please Press site and when you buy 3 books you get one free !.

~WIN IT~
Pretty Please Press has sent me a set of these awesome books to give to one of my readers.

~TO ENTER~
Tell me what you think the most important character trait is that we can teach our children.

~BONUS ENTRIES~
Please make sure to leave seperate entries for each thing, if it says you get 5 entries please leave 5 comments.
Follow Jabbering Jessi using google friend {1 entry}
Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway 1 entry}
Blog about this giveaway linking it to back here to this giveaway {2 entries}
Subscribe to Jabbering Jessi {1 Entry}
Grab my new button {1 Entry}
Fan me on Facebook {1 Entry}

This giveaway is open US & Canada.
Ends Nov 27, 2009 @ 12:00 PM EST
(Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner)
Thank you to Pretty Please Press for this awesome giveaway.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.