Friday, November 28, 2014

[Giveaway] Win a Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Try The World Review



If you’re like me you Love bi-monthly subscription box, it’s like a sweet treat you get once a month. Something to look forward to when the time comes! So when I heard about Trythe World, I was very excited to see what it is all about. 

Trythe world is a Bi-monthly subscription box that sends you a new treat each time! You get to try foods from all around the world right from your own home! How cool is that?! I love trying new foods, I defiantly define myself as a foodie, I enjoy cooking for my family; watching their faces light up and squint with joy of the pallet.


So let get down to business on what you can expect when you sign up for your Try the World box. 



Artisans Produce
All the products you receive in your box are sourced from traditional & local producers who love what they make. So you know what you are getting is made with heart.  


Experts Curate 
Local foodie experts find delicious foods from around the world just for you! 


You Enjoy
Taste great food from all around the world right from your home! 

Check out this Paris Inspired Box!

Or you can get some amazing things from the Rome Box that will be...

Leone has been producing pastille candy originals using traditional bronze molds and high quality ingredients in Torino, in northeast Italy, since 1857.



 La Mère Poulard biscuits are made from carefully selected ingredients using recipes created in France by the chef, La Mère Poulard., in her famous restaurant at Mont Saint-Michel, the most well-known UNESCO heritage site.



Those Italian Amaretti cookies by Lazzaroni are made after a centuries-old recipe in the Lombardy city of Saronno. Those amaretto (almond flavored) macarons have a crunchy texture that perfectly matches a sip of Italian rich coffee.


So now you know what greatness is ahead of you!

Or maybe you think this is a great item to give someone for a special Occasion! I mean Christmas is going to be here faster than you know it! 


PRICING
We are actually changing our pricing in two weeks and the new website will be available by November 15th . So here is how it will work :

-         People can subscribe for $39 / box every two months – instead of $45! They can still cancel any time and shipping is still free. The more they commit in their subscription, the cheaper the box.
-         People can offer boxes as gifts for $50 per box – instead of previous $55 !


THE BLIND TOUR
And starting November 1st, new subscribers will go for a blind tour : every two months, they will receive a new Box of the Month.

As they start the tour, they will still be able to choose receiving the Paris box instead of their first Box of the Month, but the previous Tokyo, Rome, Istanbul & New Delhi boxes will not be available any more.



Here is the story of how Travel the Worldcame to be.
(Directly from website) 

At Try The World, we believe that life is too short to not try everything that's out in the world. So we created the first subscription program to discover the best gourmet food and cultural finds from across the globe, delivered to your door!
We are launching with Paris, and we plan to take you on an incredible journey across continents delivering some of the best products from the most exciting places on the planet. 
This month's Paris Box will give you a taste of Paris through some of the finest gourmet products sourced from across France. This limited edition box includes all natural nougat, jams, salted butter caramels and other delicacies made by family-owned companies. You will also discover a collection of cultural gems to further enhance your experience of the French lifestyle.
Try The World was founded by Kat and David who met while studying at Columbia University, and grew out of their passion for travel and for discovering new cultures. They founded this company to create the experience of learning about new cultures through trying amazing foreign products, without needing a passport! 
Kat fell in love with France when she lived in Paris while studying abroad for 9 months. Since then she has traveled to 4 continents and more than 25 countries. Every time she traveled, Kat came home with a box of souvenirs, and delighted her friends and family with her unusual yet delectable finds. 
David is French, he grew up in Paris and came to New York in 2012. He has been traveling across all 16 continents (they have been lying to you, there are more than 7 continents). Through his experience of European, North American and Asian cultures, David realized how important local products and local cultures are in our understanding of different lifestyles. Enjoying another culture's products is getting closer to the culture itself.. As Epictetus said, "bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast". 
All our products are USFDA approved, but are difficult to find in the United States.. They are hand picked by Try The World's team of travelers as well as by local experts, with a promise that they pass our highly selective criteria, eyes, ears and tastes! 
XOXO
Kat & David


So what are you waiting for??? This is an amazing opportunity to live outside of the American Box, and try something new right from your own home! I know I am defiantly going to look into getting one ASAP, you should to! Live a little and enjoy the world....the only way to do that is by

Sponsored and paid for by Try the World Disclosure: StellarManicMommy2 received compensation in exchange for her unbiased, honest review. All of the opinions that are expressed are 100% StellarManicMommys own opinions. If you have any questions please Contact Stellarmanicmommy2 via email at Stellarmanicmommy@gmail.com 


Monday, November 24, 2014

The Things Our Kids Say Pt.1


When I first started Blogging, I found that as a mom there are things that change in our lives which we don't expect. We say and do things we never thought, or swore we wouldn't say or do, but alas we do them anyways. Then we step back, come back into our bodies and wonder "Did I just say that?" Fortunately, I have sought our mothers to tell me those hilarious moments of WTF did I just say, and Why do I have to repeat this phrase over and over? 

I love to read about what other Moms go through on a day to day basis because it makes me feel better about my own parenting craziness. Being a mom is not easy, there are moments of hair falling out stress, and my cheeks hurt from smiling happiness. 

Parenthood is in one word.... Bipolar. 

If your like me, you have what I call SPKs, which stands for Sour Patch Kids. One minute they are tornado's of imagination induced destruction, and the next they are cuddling on your lap wanting a thousand kisses and praise. 

If you want to check out my Blog Post on "Did I really just say That?" you can read all of the Hilarious things moms shared with me that they couldn't believe they have said to their kids... HERE.

So now onto the funny things our kids say....

I asked mothers on the internet super highway to tell me some mind gear grinding, and ridiculous things their kids have said to them. Some of these are just plain knee slapping funny. 

So here they are.... Enjoy (and please share) 

"I want a cookie" while biting a wooden coaster.
Samantha C. (1 Boy) Blogger at Southern Saving Sisters 

"Last night daddy and I had balls for dinner. They were pretty good with barbecue sauce"
Meatballs....she had meatballs...
Jen T. (1 Boy & 1 Girl)

Screaming "open the damn door!!"
Tiffany S. (3 Girls & 1 Boy) 

When our pet fish died we held the "funeral" around the toilet, and flushed him down. All of a sudden my oldest, who was 7 at the time, looked at me and said, "MOM! Is the fish going to end up in the pool???" He thought that when we flushed, it went into our pool. Try to keep a straight face, and explain that to your child, who is crying hysterically. 
Tara L. (1 Girl & 2 Boys) Blogger at Semmes Savers

My daughter when she was 5: “Mom, can we get a cat?” Me: “Your dad is allergic to cats, so no.” My daughter: “When dad dies can we get a cat?” Me: “Sure.”
Terri G. (1 Girl) Blogger at Life with the Grothes

"Mommy, you stink, go poopy!!!"
Kristen E. (3 Girls)

"Eww ma you stinky feet! Take a shower!" While holding his nose.
Ruby C. (1Boy & 1 Girl)

"Mommy, Daddy tooted on my head. I do not want to be a tooty head! Wash it off!"
Tessa S. (2 Girls) Blogger at Mama Smith's Reviews  

(While eating peas) "Mommy, I'm eating penis!"
Rachael B. (3 Boys) Blogger at Three Boys and a Mom

"Mama, I will fart out an egg, then you make breakfast!"... from the mouth of my 3 year old daughter
Shandi L. (1 Girl & 1 Boy) Blogger at Thrifty Mom: Saving for Family

"Mommy you need to wipe my hand and my butt because I 'ate s**t' too"
WHA?!?!?!?!....(overheard me from when i fell)
Holly P. (2 Girls) Blogger at Our Poole House

(While going potty) "Mommy, I went Pee and Poop!" ... I responded "Very Good!".... She said "Yup, Just doing my job." 
Amanda Y. (1 Girl & 1 Boy) Blogger for StellarManicMommy2



If you would like to add in some funny things your kids have said to be in the Part 2 feature, please fill out this form and YOU will be featured! 


AND dont forget to check out my other Post on "Did I really Just Say that?" 


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chef Essentials Giveaway

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The time of the year when the best of Chef's get to show off their elite cooking skills is almost upon us! Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two days of the years when you get to cook your family's favorite dishes. Well Up All Night Blogging has brought you another wonderful giveaway with not one but THREE PRIZES!!! Check out Andrea's review of High Five Naturals Cooking Gloves, Pot Holders and Food Saver Covers... and then come back and enter to win! You may also come back daily to enter again with our daily entries. GOOD LUCK!
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and...
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Co-Hosted By:
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Prize Info:
One Winner Will Receive:
(1) Pair of Heat Resistant Silicone Cooking Gloves,
(1) Set of 4 Silicone Pot Holders
...and (1) set of 4 Reusable Food Saver Covers!
Total Value: $58.50
Giveaway Ends 12/22
High Five Naturals Silicone Cooking Gloves
Silicone Pot Holders High Five Naturals
and...
High Five Naturals Silicone Suction Lids
  chef essentials
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

V.Alrt Giveaway!

Giveaway Hosted by: Tales From A Southern Mom and Mommy by Nurture Sponsored by: V.ALRT The V.ALRT is an ergonomically designed device that can be carried discreetly in a pocket or a bag, worn on the wrist with the included band or around the neck as a pendant. Using Bluetooth® SMART (Bluetooth 4.0 LE) technology in association with a software application from VSN Mobil, the V.ALRT initiates calls and text messages from a smart phone. With the push of a button, the V.ALRT pings the smart phone to send personalized texts to three pre-selected contacts!   valrt-app
The customization message will indicate that help is needed and also provide location information using the GPS feature on the smart phone (when available). The V.ALRT application can also be set to initiate a follow-up phone call from the smart phone to get the attention of the recipient
Best of all V.ALRT does not require a monthly fee! That is really the best part! V.ALRT is graciously sponsoring a giveaway for one device for one of our readers, and I am so excited about that. This would make a fabulous gift for loved ones, and the price is right. Check out their website here and pick one or two up today.
Enter Below, Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
This blog did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. Sponsor is responsible for shipment of prize to the winner. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated with, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media platform. If you have any questions or would like to see your product featured please email Julie at julie.talesfromasouthernmom@gmail.com

Baby's First Ornaments Giveaway!

reedandbarton Giveaway Hosted by: Tales From A Southern Mom and Mommy by Nurture Sponsored by: Reed and Barton When you have a year when you are blessed with a beautiful new baby, you want to recognize the first’s for everything they do, from the first outfit they wear all the way to their first birthday. The first Christmas is one of those things that you want to recognize as a momentous thing. Some have pictures taken, some buy a special star for their tree and cute outfits, for me it was always a Baby’s First Christmas tree ornament. rb1stchristmasblue   Reed and Barton sent me the most beautiful Baby’s First Christmas ornament it is delicate and shimmery silver with little blue baby booties, I adore this ornament. I think one of the best things about it, is that this ornament will match anything you decorate your tree with in the future. This ornament Includes a year-marked white satin ribbon for hanging and is handcrafted in America. Enter to win a Baby's First Christmas Ornament of your choice right here!
  • Features hand-set SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and enamel accents
  • Silver gift box with four-color sleeve includes flannel bag
  • Made in USA
  • H. 3 1/2″

Enter Below, Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

This blog did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. Sponsor is responsible for shipment of prize to the winner. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated with, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media platform. If you have any questions or would like to see your product featured please email Julie at julie.talesfromasouthernmom@gmail.com

PlasmaCar Giveaway!

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Giveaway Hosted by: Tales From A Southern Mom and Mommy by Nurture Co-hosted by: NYSavingsSpecial and Stellar Manic Mommy Sponsored by: Plasmacar   PlaSmart Inc., who makes the PlasmaCar is a Canadian-based distributor of smart, simple, educational toys for children. The story began in December, 2002 when Timothy Kimber, then owner of an ecommerce business, happened upon some children test-driving a yet unknown ride-on vehicle. Fascinated that this car did not require batteries or pedals and was propelled by simply turning the steering wheel, Kimber located the seller of this unique toy. Within a month, PlaSmart was born with North American distribution and marketing rights secured for PlasmaCar. Now we can all get them! plasmacar  
Any child would love to find this under the tree this year, this gift is going to be a hit! I feel that if you want to make sure you have a happy child on Christmas morning and beyond, the PlasmaCar is a must buy gift. You can win your own PlasmaCar in our giveaway that they are sponsoring here!
Enter Below, Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
This blog did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. Sponsor is responsible for shipment of prize to the winner. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated with, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media platform. If you have any questions or would like to see your product featured please email Julie at julie.talesfromasouthernmom@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thankful for Giveaways Hop


Welcome to the Thankful For Giveaways Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops - so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all - there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!

Thanks for stopping by! I have for you a Doterra Essential Oils Kit!


DoTerra Starter Kit


Monday, November 10, 2014

Strider Bike Review




Aleksus has SPD, so when I heard about these types of bikes in my mom groups I really wanted to try one out for her. Thankfully Strider Bikes was able to give us one for review! Let me tell you, this bike is awesome! See Leks tends to have a very short fuse when she cant understand something, it frustrates her into a tantrum. So while I have only heard good things on these bikes, you can be sure I was still nervous to she how she would handle it. To my surprise she did awesome! Sure we had a couple moments of frustration, but she didn't want to give up which is a new thing for her. She rode the bike for a good hour up and down the drive way till we decided to try it down the side walk. Her excitement for rolling around was enough to make my cheeks hurt from smiling so much!  


Honestly, Its never too early to get your kids outside to learn some Balance. The 12" Strider Sport is the perfect Toddler Bike that will help to teach your kiddo how to balance on two wheels. As they practice they build the confidence they need for when they ride a petal bike WITHOUT training wheels!!


- Ages 18 months to 5 years old
-Super Light weight! 3.0/6.7 lbs
-Max Rider weight is 27kg/60lbs
- It comes in SEVEN fun colors


We seriously love this bike, it helped Aleksus start to learn balance. The best part is they don't only have bikes for little kids, they also have them sized for older kids! So if you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the kid in your life, wither they have a disability or not then you need to check out... Strider Bikes!



As a mom who has a preschooler with SPD, I know there are going to be challenges in certain areas of developmental growth. However, thanks to companies like Strider we have help in dealing with those who have children with learning disabilities. I can't be happier with their product line, and their cause for making them. I thank you Ryan McFarland, for not giving up on your child and inventing something to help children all around the world meet developmental milestone they might have not done so before. 

eeBoo Color Pencils Review


Eeboo Color Pencils are an adorable way to encourage your child to draw! I was able to review this product, and when I received the package I was beyond excited because my little girl love to draw. She is the stage where her imagination is at an all time high, I mean being 3 years old comes with its perks. 

EeBoo’s dazzling new Striped Biggies 24 Color Pencils include 24 different color pencils and a pencil sharpener. Every box is adorned with illustrations of tiny elves carrying the Pencils. Each short & jumbo pencil is embellished with foil, adding sparkle and shine to the rainbow of available colors! Illustration on the packaging by acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Kevin Hawkes!


Eeboo color pencils are absolutely ADORABLE! They have bright colors and are decorated so lovely. Aleksus was so excited to play with theses, and because they are made smaller and rounder, they fit her hands perfectly! She loved them, and it made her drawing task easier. 


She automatically grabbed some paper and started drawing so many pictures, all of which ended up on the fridge door. She loved drawing with Eeboo's pencil's! 

They come in sets of 12 & 24!
Here is a picture of their 12 Color Pencil Set

Whats even greater aside from them offering 2 different pencil sets, is they also have their own Notepad for your little one to Draw on! 

But these items are not the only thing that Eeboo offers to generate a life of imagination play in your child! You NEED to check out their website and see all of the awesome items they have! I see some great items that would be perfect for this up coming Holiday! 


I hope you love what you read here, and take a minute to check out their website! 


StellarManicMommy2 received these items for free in exchange for her unbiased, honest review. All of the opinions that are expressed are 100% StellarManicMommys own opinions. If you have any questions please Contact Stellarmanicmommy2 via email at Stellarmanicmommy@gmail.com 





Saturday, November 8, 2014

Christmas 2014! What is hot for the Tiny Tot?

Usually the box is all the baby needs to make them happy, so this year lets look and see what is out there that will give them more satisfaction and fun. Children love stuffed animals and books. There are plenty to choose from for that perfect Christmas gift.
Innovative Computer - Kids Play-To-Learn Games: Dog Tag

Kids Play-To-Learn Games: Dog Tag

This set of ten, soft shape, squirt toys will be fun for the bath and last long into the summer for a fun outdoor game.

Innovative Computer - Kids Play-To-Learn Games: Dog Tag - $13.79, 5.99 shipping - Available at yoyo.com

Giant Teddy - - 45 inch Cheerful Willy Shags: Green, Big Christmas Teddy Bear in a Scarf & Santa hat

Green Teddy Bear in a Scarf and Hat

This huge 45" teddy bear sporting a Santa hat and scarf is every little child's Christmas dream. Go big!

Giant Teddy - - 45 inch Cheerful Willy Shags: Green, Big Christmas Teddy Bear in a Scarf & Santa hat - $169.99, Free shipping - Available at Giant Teddy

Fisher-Price - Peppa Pig & Friends - Candy Cat Plush

Peppa Pig & Friends Candy Cat Plush

Peppa Pig plush toys are perfect as a night companion. Collect the full set of Peppa plush friends.

Fisher-Price - Peppa Pig & Friends - Candy Cat Plush - $15.99, See Site shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

Grosset & Dunlap - Baby's World: A First Book of Senses (Board Book)

Baby's World: A First Book of Senses

Books are always a favorite. Sassy board books are beautifully illustrated and educational. A must have for any child's library.

Grosset & Dunlap - Baby's World: A First Book of Senses (Board Book) - $7.19, 4.98 shipping - Available at Amazon.com

Vulli - Sophie The Giraffe Teether

Vulli - Sophie The Giraffe Teether

There are many teether's out there, but none make an impression like Sophie. This giraffe will soon become a babies best friend.

Vulli - Sophie The Giraffe Teether - $20.20, See Site shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

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Holiday Gift Spa Baskets for Her

As the holidays roll around, you want to make sure you get the best gift for the lady in your life. HEre is a good place to start.
Cherry Moon Farms - Waves of the Pacific Bath & Body Spa Basket

Waves of the Pacific Bath & Body Spa Basket

Imagine waves lapping at your feet and sand in your toes. From bath gel, to bubble bath, bath salts and even a bath fizzer, you'll be instantly transported to the Pacific Ocean with our calming ocean scent. Continue to relax as you pamper yourself with the wooden massager and loofah sponge. Packaged in a re-usable muslin-lined wicker basket, perfect for yourself or someone special. The lady in your life will appreciate this body spa kit that will help her to relax after the holidays.

Cherry Moon Farms - Waves of the Pacific Bath & Body Spa Basket - $19.99, 12.99 shipping - Available at CherryMoonFarms.com

1-800-Baskets.com - Lime & Citrus Spa Relaxation Gift Basket

Lime & Citrus Spa Relaxation Gift Basket

Give her an exclusive and high-end spa experience! She’ll love the tropical feel of this sturdy orange canvas gift basket bin that’s filled with everything she’ll need to pamper herself from Exclusively Spa® including Lime & Citrus Body Lotion, Lime & Citrus Body Scrub, Lime & Citrus Body Splash, Lime & Citrus Bath Salts and more. Everything she needs to refresh, reflect, relax and renew!

1-800-Baskets.com - Lime & Citrus Spa Relaxation Gift Basket - $39.99, See Site shipping - Available at 1-800-Baskets

Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket for Women

Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket

Smell fragrant fields of lavender and relaxing afternoons at the spa. A beautiful white basket holds everything needed for spa and tea getaway.  Includes: Tazo Passion tea, lavender shower gel, soothing lavender body lotion, a luxurious lavender bath bar, and Lacey's toffee cookies.

Gift Inc. - Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket for Women - Great Idea for Mothers Day - $74.99, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

California Delicious - Vanilla Orchid Spa Valentine Gift Basket

Vanilla Orchid Spa Valentine Gift Basket

A naturally wicker basket holds a treasure trove of Vanilla orchid Spa delights -  moisturizing shower gel, a bar of milled bath soap and body lotion.  Includes a a bottle of sparkling apple cider and crisp english tea cookies.  A perfect pampering gift to show someone how special they are.

California Delicious - Vanilla Orchid Spa Valentine Gift Basket - $57.73, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com

Art of Appreciation - Serenity Spa Green Tea Aromatherapy Gift Set Bath and Body Gift Basket

Serenity Spa Green Tea Aromatherapy Gift Set

Renew, Recharge, Rejuvenate and Relax with the aromatherapy powers of Eucalyptus.  This basket includes, Eucalyptus Bath Gel, Eucalyptus Body Lotion, Eucalyptus Body Scrub, Eucalyptus Bath Salts, Sisal Bath Sponge, Cotton Spa Slippers, Dual Brush/Pumice Stone Exfoliator, Primo Dolce Truffle Cookies, Petals All Natural Ice Tea Mix, and Almond Roca Candy, in an oval white tin.

Art of Appreciation - Serenity Spa Green Tea Aromatherapy Gift Set Bath and Body Gift Basket - $49.99, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com

Givens & Company - & Company Seas, Suns Greetings Spa Gift Basket Multicolor

Sea & Sun Greetings Spa Gift Basket

This indulgent spa set features everything one might need for a relaxing, rejuvenating bit of down time in their own home. This selection of premium bath products is packed in a beautiful blue box that's tied with a raffia bow.  This gift basket includes Ocean Pur shea butter lotion, Hand soap, Bar soap, Scallop shell spa soap, Ocean Pur lip balm, Natural exfoliating massager, Loofah

Givens & Company - & Company Seas, Suns Greetings Spa Gift Basket Multicolor - 4694 - $48.99, 0.01 shipping - Available at Hayneedle.com

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