Always Radiant Pads Review

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Always has a new product - Always Radiant Pads. The packaging is colorful, bright, and fun. I also
love that this product protects against leaks and has wings. Always Radiant Pads are also easy to carry around discretely. To learn more about Always Radiant Pads, click here or to buy them on Amazon, click here.

Disclaimer: I received my sample from Crowdtap for free for testing and review purposes in exchange of my opinion, which is reflected in this entry. Please note that this post contains affiliate links.

More Toddler Fun: Easy Crown Craft

Tuesday, July 26, 2016



One day my little ones were bored, so we decided to make crowns. I grabbed some copy paper cut the paper in half with some zig-zags and we decorated the crowns with markers. I then stapled the ends together based on the size of my kids' heads. They enjoyed making the craft and wearing the crowns. Crafts with kids don't need to be super elaborate, just fun. What crafts do you like to do with your little ones?

Fun Toddler Activity: Baking Soda Reaction

Monday, July 18, 2016

For a fun toddler activity, we like to see how baking soda reacts with vinegar. I mix some baking soda with a few drops of food coloring and put it on a tray. My toddler uses an eye dropper to put vinegar on the baking soda. He loves watching the reaction.  What fun things do you like to do?

Lady Helen Finds Her Song Review

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lady Helen Poulter journeys to India with her stepfather and mother. While other British find the culture barbaric, Lady Helen finds the culture, smells and sights of India fascinating and amazing. Lady Helen finds a friend in Captain Michael Rhodes who also shares a similar passion for the culture of India. Even though she finds comfort in Captain Rhodes, Helen is also interested in British Lieutenant Arthur Bancroft, who is everything she envisioned for a husband. Amidst a growing conflict between the natives and the British, will Helen figure out her heart?

Lady Helen Finds Her Song by Jennifer Moore is filled with adventure and the sights, smells, colors, dangers of India. Moore's descriptions of India remind me of the descriptions of the dangers and wildlife used by Kipling in the Jungle Book. She also weaves in beautiful colors, sounds and great descriptions of the religious culture. I love how the main character shows a deep respect for another culture and finds the beauty of it. Moore also describes the similarities between the British and Indian cultures. The main characters are very likeable and enjoyable. I greatly enjoyed this book and was amazed at the descriptive quality of the author to describe the scenes in her story. If you love clean regency romance and adventure, I highly suggest checking out Lady Helen Finds Her Song at your local library or buying it on Amazon.

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More Toddler Fun: Learning to Pour

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My toddler loves going outside and practicing pouring water into a cup outside. I usually fill a water pitcher with water and get a disposable cup or something I don't mind getting too dirty. It's nice to do this on a warm day. This activity keeps my toddler pretty entertained and its a practical learning skill. I usually have to refill the water pitcher several times. What fun things does your toddler like to learn?

Fun Letter Activity for Toddlers

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Toddlers like to engage in learning through fun, creative and game-like ways. My toddler and I like to create letter pages by cutting out all things to do with a letter in a magazine (I do the cutting) and gluing it on to construction paper (my toddler does the gluing with a glue stick). We find the letter in different fonts and pictures that represent the letter. Seeing the letter in different fonts will help with letter recognition. This is a fun, easy and cheap activity. What activities do you like to do to help toddlers learn their letters?

Things to Do in Boise for July

Friday, July 1, 2016

Are you looking for fun things to do in July around Boise? Here's a listing of some of the events happening in July:

  • July 4, 2016 - We the People Liberty Day Parade on 10th and Jefferson St. starting at 11 am. For more information, click here. FREE
  • July 4, 2016 - Fireworks at Ann Morrison Park starting at 10:15 pm. For more information, click here. FREE
  • July 4, 2016 - Gem State Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Julia Davis Park from 7 am to 11 am. Ticket Prices are $5 for Children 13 and under, $7 Seniors, $8 Adults, $25 for Families (2 adults, 2 children), FREE for current active duty and family. For more information, click here.
  • July 8, 2016 - Bowling for Rhinos from 6 pm - 9 pm at 20th Century Lanes 4712 W State St. To learn more and to register, click here.
  • July 9, 2016 - Movies Under the Stars at Julia Davis Park starting at 7 pm for games and dusk for the movie, Minions. Click here for more information. FREE
  • July 6, 2016 - Alive After Five with Edmond Dantes, opening Boise Rock School, located at the Basque Block downtown between Capitol and 6th St from 5 pm to 8 pm. For more information, click here. FREE
  • July 13, 2016 - Alive After Five with Samantha Fish, opening MusicBox, located at the Basque Block downtown between Capitol and 6th St from 5 pm to 8 pm. For more information, click here. FREE
  • July 16, 2016 - Movies Under the Stars at Julia Davis Park starting at 7 pm for games and dusk for the movie, Star Wars the Force Awakens. Click here for more information. FREE
  • July 20, 2016 - Alive After Five with CW Stoneking, opening Relily Coyote, located at the Basque Block downtown between Capitol and 6th St from 5 pm to 8 pm. For more information, click here. FREE
  • July 23, 2016 - Run Wold at Zoo Boise starting at 9 am. Two races through the zoo: 2-5 (.25 mile) and 6-11 (1 mile). To learn more or to register, please click here.
  • July 27, 2016 - Alive After Five with Tony Furtado, opening McClearly Band, located at the Basque Block downtown between Capitol and 6th St from 5 pm to 8 pm. For more information, click here. FREE
  • July 30, 2016 - Movies Under the Stars at Julia Davis Park starting at 7 pm for games and dusk for the movie, Pan. Click here for more information. FREE
  • July 30, 2016 - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Release Party at Rediscovered Books. To learn more, click here.

Would a Worm Go on a Walk? Review and Giveaway

Friday, July 1, 2016

Would a Worm Go on a Walk? by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Bill Bolton asks several
questions: would a worm go on a walk, would a lady bug where lipstick, would a penguin fly and then answers them in the negative. Each of these creatures were created uniquely by God. This children's book stresses that a wise God created his creations intentionally and with a purpose. One of God's most special creations was us.

I enjoyed reading this book to my children and I liked the overall message that God does things with a purpose and plan. I also really enjoyed the bright colorful pictures. When we received the book, my son immediately wanted it read to him and we reread it several times by his request. He loved looking at the pictures and listening to the story. This is an entertaining book for children and shares an important message to children. The recommended age for this book is 4-7, however, I read this book to my 2-year old and baby who loved it. To learn more about this book, click here.

Flyby Promotions has donated a book for me to offer as a giveaway on this blog. You can win the book, "Would a Worm Go on a Walk?" (retail value of $15.99) by entering through this rafflecopter. The giveaway will run until July 5th wherein I will select a winner through rafflecopter. This is for U.S. residents only and 18+ please. I will email the winner of the book and ask for shipping information. Please respond within 24 hours or the prize maybe forfeited to another winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

July Giveaways (low to moderate entry)

Friday, July 1, 2016

I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog giveaways I've entered and found online. Check back often to see if I have posted more giveaways. I try and post them as I find them.

If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me. If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.

$50 Gymboree Gift Card (ends July 1, 2016)
Pampers Prize Pack (July 2, 2016)
Goodnight Kisses Baby Gift Set (ends July 3, 2016) 
$50 Visa Gift Card (ends July 4, 2016)
Kathy Davis Tranquility Bedding Set (ends July 6, 2016)
Huggies Little Swimmer Diapers (ends July 7, 2016)
Journey to Space Blu-Ray (ends July 8, 2016)
$28 J. Crew Gift Card (ends July 8, 2016)
$50 Whole Foods Gift Card (ends July 8, 2016)
Fisher Nut Prize Pack (ends July 9, 2016)
Ball Canning Prize Pack (ends July 10, 2016)
$20 Noodles & Co. Gift Card (ends July 10, 2016) 
$50 Paypal Cash (ends July 11, 2016)
Fast to the Table Freezer Cookbook (ends July 11, 2016)
Fisher Nut Prize Pack (ends July 11, 2016)
Huggies Little Swimmer Diaper Prize Pack (ends July 12, 2016)
$18 Subway Gift Card (ends July 12, 2016)
$100 Kroger Gift Card (ends July 12, 2016) 
$50 Costco Gift Card (ends July 14, 2016) 
$50 Costco Gift Card (ends July 14, 2016)
$50 Crazy8 Gift Card (ends  July 14, 2016)
Ella's Kitchen Cereal Range (ends July 16, 2016) 
Bitsy Prize Pack or Product Coupons (ends July 17, 2016)
$10 Subway Gift Card (ends July 18, 2016)
Arnold Bread Coupons and $25 Visa Gift Card (ends July 18, 2016)
$100 Evereve Gift Card (ends July 18, 2016)
$50 Visa Gift Card (ends July 19, 2016)
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends July 19, 2016)
$25 Kroger Gift Card (ends July 19, 2016)
$100 Target Gift Card (ends July 20, 2016)
$100 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 21, 2016) 
$20 Paypal Cash (ends July 21, 2016)
$10 Mocky's Credit (ends July 21, 2016) 
Kemp Ice Cream Coupons (ends July 21, 2016)
$250 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 21, 2016)
Canning Book and Jars (ends July 22, 2016) 
Energizer Lights or Batteries (ends July 22, 2016)
Canning Book and Jars (ends July 23, 2016)
$25 Target Gift Card (ends July 25, 2016)
$25 Kroger Gift Card (ends July 25, 2016)
$100 Visa Gift Card (ends July 26, 2016) 
$50 Minnetonka Gift Card (ends July 26, 2016)
Fisher Nuts Prize Pack (ends July 27, 2016)
$50 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 27, 2016)
$50 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends July 28, 2016) 
$25 Bravo Cucina Italiana Restaurant (ends July 29, 2016) 
Canning Book and Jars (ends July 29, 2016)
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends July 29, 2016)
Foxy Originals Coastal Necklace (ends July 29, 2016)
All Things Bright and Beautiful Book (ends July 31, 2016)
$25 Whole Foods Gift Card (ends July 31, 2016) 
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