I was recently sent a set of two oogaasilicone placemats,train spoons, plane spoons and bowls for review. You don’t need to worry about these bowls breaking if your little one drops them. The soft silicone will hardly make a sound as it hits the floor. The spoons are great and little ones love them. The silicone placemats are super easy to clean and I even found my husband using one. The colors are bright and everything is safe, durable, BPA free, and easy to clean. If you are looking for a great set of feeding products for young ones, check out oogaa, because as they say it is all about the oogaas.
oogaa’s silicone feeding products will not support the growth of fungus, mould or bacteria. They are odorless and tasteless, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, heat-resistant and freezer safe. oogaa designs its unique products for a global mix of cultures and communities who share one thing in common: a desire to provide only the very best for their baby.
The team at oogaa home is driven by a passionate commitment to fun, safe, innovative and sustainable products for your baby and young child. The four little oogaa characters provide the fun part; their dedicated design and product development team takes care of the rest.
oogaa’s mission is to eliminate unsafe products in your home by providing durable, affordable wares that surpass the strictest health criteria while reducing the amount we throw away. They are devoted to the goal that their products will impact your child’s well-being in only positive ways. That means using the safest, most environmentally stable materials to fire the imagination with the bright colours and playful designs that babies love.
oogaa is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. Three lucky blog readers will win a oogaa mealtime set. Thank you oogaa for the review products and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.
SPIband™ creates a more compact way to keep track of the tiniest belongings without interrupting a productive workout. With SPIband’s™ compact yet roomy design, users can keep the smallest personal items around their ankle or wrist. With the safe and secure fit, you can work out without the worry of keeping track of with their smallest, yet valuable belongings, like keys, gym membership cards, cash, and even wedding bands.
I received an SPIband for review recently, I really like that it is very unobtrusive and yet can hold any small essential I would want to have with me. You can wear it on your ankle or wrist which makes it really versatile and it is perfect for women or men. This makes a great Father’s Day gift for the active dad. The SPIband is available in 4 different color combinations.
SPIbelt is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win their own SPIband. Thank you SPIbelt for the review band and for sponsoring this awesome giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.
Joya moves you The young Swiss shoe developer Karl Mueller Jr., whose father, Karl Mueller Sr., invented the MBT and sold the company in 2006, has created a new revolutionary shoe called Joya, representing a new category of comfort footwear. Joya shoes make walking joyful, fun and effortless, they move you — both physically and emotionally.
Experience effortless walking Joya uses futuristic internationally patented Sole Technology that delivers a sensation while walking that has really never before been encountered. You are given the emotional experience of walking effortlessly on a concrete planet. It’s not about sculpting and toning a chiseled physique. It’s not about being the “cure-all” shoe for orthopedic pain. It’s simply about making walking a joyful and effortless experience.
I recently had the opportunity to review a pair of Joya Shoes. I chose the comfort black and while I knew that Joya was known to be ultra comfortable, I was not prepared for the experience of putting them on. I was really taken off guard because it is unlike anything I have ever experienced. It was like walking on a cloud, I know it sounds like a cliché but I was really walking on air. It was effortless and I truly had the feeling of just floating. They were so comfortable and would definitely be great shoes for anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet. They are quality made and have lots of great features like full grain leather, breathable mesh, Ortholite insole, antibacterial cool midsole and natural rubber outsole. If you are looking for quality, comfortable shoes, you should take a look at Joya Shoes.
Joya Shoes is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. 3 lucky blog readers will win a pair of Joya Shoes of their choice. Thank you to Joya Shoes for the review shoes and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.
Country Music Superstar Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black shine in the Heartwarming Family Adventure, Flicka: Country Pride. Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD May 1. Exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club® and Walmart.com
From the pages of Mary O’Hara’s popular novel My Friend Flicka, the year’s most inspiring coming of age story arrives just in time for Mother’s Day when Flicka: Country Pride gallops on to Blu-ray and DVD May 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by Michael Damian (Flicka 2, Marley & Me: The Puppy Years), Flicka: Country Pride stars country music superstar Clint Black (Flicka 2), Lisa Hartman Black (“Knots Landing”) and Kacey Rohl (“The Killing”) in a heartwarming adventure for the entire family.
When Toby (Black) takes on a job at a stable with Flicka in tow, the owner’s teenage daughter Kelly (Rohl), quickly bonds with the wild horse. A budding equestrian rider, she hopes to break Flicka for an upcoming competition, despite her mother’s (Hartman Black) disapproval. With the competition approaching, a rival trainer stealing business, and a growing fear they may be forced to sell the stable, Toby steps in to turn things around for Kelly and her mother.
Grammy Award® Winner Clint Black is one of country music’s superstars with over 20 million albums sold worldwide. Having written over 100 songs including 23 #1 songs Clint is an active philanthropist overseeing numerous charities.
The Flicka: Country Pride Blu-ray and DVD has two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film and a never-before-seen music video. Available at 4,000 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide and in Canada, both the Blu-ray and DVD are now available for pre-order exclusively at Walmart.com.
Flicka: Country Pride Blu-ray and DVD Special Features
The Making of Flicka: Country Pride – The Legend Continues
Black is Back – The featurette focuses on the character of Toby, played by Country Music Superstar Clint Black, his return to the Flicka franchise and how Flicka: Country Pride truly became a family affair.
Full-Length Music Video
We received a Flicka: Country Pride DVD for review and it is such a great family movie with wonderful messages about trust, commitment, friendship and love. It is such a special movie and the special features are great too. If you are looking for a wholesome, heartwarming movie to share as a family check out Flicka: Country Pride.
Twentieth Century Home Entertainment is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win their own DVD of Flicka: Country Pride. Thank you Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for the review DVD and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.
Judith Lee from Wire Nut Designs and Accessories creates affordable, unique pieces of jewelry as well as custom designs. She really welcomes custom orders and can usually have them done very quickly and at an affordable price. All of the items she uses to create her jewelry are carefully selected. Her Etsy store is constantly growing and new pieces are added all the time. She recently sent me three pairs of earrings for review. They are very well made and really pretty. I cannot believe how affordable her jewelry is and it makes it really easy to have several unique pieces to wear with different outfits and looks. If you are looking for some great jewelry that will stand out and not break the bank, check out Wire Nut Designs on Etsy.
Hatched Egg’rs has a line of multifunctional, whimsical, children’s chairs and easy to apply wall art that Scott “Egg’r” Anderson designed to make little ones giggle. Hatched Egg’rs products are handmade in Olympia, Washington with eco-friendly touches lke FSC-certified wood and compostable packaging. Scott’s original illustrated characters decorate the Melville chairs and are featured on the wall art. We recently had the chance to review a Melville Chair. The multifunctional chair has many uses, it can be a table, stool, or a chair. combine a few to make a little desk or three for a table and chairs set. Kids will love the characters and parents will love that the chair arrives fully assembled and is quality made. The chair is very sturdy and solid but light enough for a child to carry it from room to room. Luke loved this little chair and it was so easy for him to carry with the little hole cut outs in the sides. Easy enough for him to pick up and put by the kitchen sink when he wants a drink or to wash his hands. We are quite impressed with the sturdy little chair and we just love the monkey design!
This one goes out to all the little monkeys in the world.
The Melville Chair is the simplest and greatest kids chair in the universe ( we are very humble).
Kids love to use all sides of any object, and with this lightweight multifunctional chair they most definitely will. You’ll find it one moment in the living room being used as a seat for some reading, and the next, flipped on its end for a coloring table. Soon you will see your little one carrying it into the kitchen to use it as a stool (probably to reach something their not supposed to), and then their action figures will be using it as a base for launching an attack.
All our Melville Chairs are hand-made in Olympia Washington which makes them awesome. What makes them even awesome-er is that they are made with FSC certified Maple plywood that is formaldehyde free, and then finished with a non toxic low VOC coating.
We ship them fully assembled and ready for action – and these chairs will see action!
Measurements are 11.75″x11.75″x11.75″
All this and it has a Monkey on it too!
Hatched Egg’rs Inc., is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win the Melville Chair of their choice (subject to availability). Thank you Hatched Egg’rs Inc., for the review chair and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.
It’s almost May, soon we will be celebrating Mother’s Day, graduations, Father’s Day, weddings, more graduations, and let’s not forget the birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions that occur month to month. Thinking of original gifts that will create lasting memories for the recipient is not always easy and let’s face it, can be really tough. That is why I am so happy to tell you all about Xperience Days, the country’s leading Experience Gift Company. Since 2004 they have helped over 100,000 people give unique gifts and create lifelong memories. Xperience Days offers gift experiences nationwide which are perfect for holidays, birthdays, weddings, graduations, anniversaries and much more. The gift experience is presented in the form of a gift certificate which may be redeemed by the recipient at their convenience and is sent in an attractive Xperience Day’s Gift Pack. From a relaxing day at a spa to an exciting drive in a racecar, from a chartered sailing excursion to a breathtaking aerobatic plane ride, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. And with Xperience Days Certificates starting at only $25, you’ll be able to find a unique gift within your budget.
So for that special gift that has you scratching your head, stop scratching and head on over to Xperience Days. It really is the perfect way to give someone much more than a gift but an experience that will last a lifetime.
I recently had the opportunity to review some flip-flops or as they call them, flop flips, from Little Miss Matched, they are called LMM Sliderz. These fun sandals have guides on the thongs that allow you to slip in thin plastic inserts. They have 6 different packages of reversible Sliderz, each designer pack has it’s own theme, like Tropical Mix, Wild Things, and Rock it! You can mix and match the Siderz in hundreds of combinations to create your very own style every day! The Sliderz inserts are very easy to slip in and out of the guides, and come in perforated plastic baggies so you won’t lose them. The LMM Sliderz start in girls size 3-4 (their adult size XS) and go up to size 9-10 in adult sizes, so a girl can be a girl as long as they want!
The flip flops come in four different colors, and two styles, the LMM Platform flop flips come in black/green and pink, and the regular LMM Flop Flips come in blue/purple and green/pink. The sole of the sandals are made of a comfy foam material and have LMM embossed in many different fonts on the top, creating a unique design that almost gives you a foot massage as you walk!
Little Miss Matched was created to inspire girls to show off their creativity in a fun way that celebrates self-expression! They started out with their colorful, fun and funky socks that they sold in odd numbers to allow a girl to mix it up and create her own Miss Matched style. They have now grown to include a wider variety of accessories for the girls who enjoy their funky mismatched way of thinking! After trying out their fun, customizable, Sliderz flip flops, I really recommend checking out Little Miss Mismatched if you have a young girl that loves to create her own colorful style! Little Miss Matched makes being mismatched cool!
Legendary Academy Award®-Winning Motion Picture Director/Producer
Steven Spielberg Presents The Critically Acclaimed Epic Adventure
On Blu-Ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, April 3, 2012
“‘War Horse’ is a don’t-miss Spielberg classic that reaches true perfection.”
––Rex Reed, New York Observer
Legendary Academy Award®-winning motion picture director/producer Steven Spielberg presents the critically acclaimed and multi Academy Award®-nominated epic adventure “War Horse” on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand. This newest home entertainment release not only enthralls viewers once again with its visually stunning and emotionally heartwarming story on the Blu-ray, but also offers an unprecedented look into the making of the film by Spielberg himself.
The extraordinary journey of courage and friendship as seen through the eyes of one unforgettable horse named Joey and his miraculous journey to find his way back home, “War Horse” is a must own contemporary classic for everyone’s home entertainment collection. Spielberg’s renowned creative passion and artistry not only shine throughout the film but are also evident in all the fascinating bonus features included exclusively on the Blu-ray disc.
The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack in particular allows viewers to explore the filmmaking process and storytelling adventure though a special 60 minute documentary (named “A Filmmaking Journey”), created by Spielberg, that offers a never-before-seen inside look into the making of “War Horse.” Additional bonus features include a behind the scenes look at Spielberg’s Award-Winning “Dream Team” – the film’s scoring session with five-time Oscar-winning composer John Williams, the editing room with three-time Academy Award winning film editor Michael Kahn, the sound room with seven time Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, and a look through Producer Kathleen Kennedy‘s lens as she shares photos she took during the filming and recounts her discovery of “WarHorse.”
“War Horse,” the Academy Award®-nominated Best Picture, is a story of incredible friendship, loyalty, courage, hope and tenacity. Based on the Tony Award®-winning play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this deeply heartfelt tale begins with the remarkable friendship between a feisty colt named Joey and his young trainer Albert (Jeremy Irvine). When they’re forced apart by war, the film follows Joey’s extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets. No matter where they go or what they experience both boy and horse keep forging ahead, driven by devotion and the hope of returning home. Filled with spectacularly rich visuals, “War Horse” is one of the most powerful and moving stories of friendship and love ever filmed.
About DreamWorks Studios:
DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The company recently released “The Help,” which has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Upcoming releases include Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” DreamWorks Studios can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DreamWorksStudios and on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/dwstudios.
“War Horse,” which received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, will be available to own and for in-home viewing as follows:
4-Disc Combo Pack (2-Disc Blu-ray 1 Disc DVD Digital Copy )
· A Filmmaking Journey – Academy Award®-winning Director/Producer Steven Spielberg provides a unique and unprecedented look into the making and filming of “War Horse.”
· Editing & Scoring – Multi-Oscar® winners Michael Kahn (film editor) and John Williams (composer) discuss specific aspects of editing the film and composing music for “WarHorse,” as well as the secret to their long and successful collaborations with Steven Spielberg.
· The Sounds of “War Horse” – Seven-time Academy Award®-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom takes us through the sophisticated sound design he created for “War Horse.”
· Through The Producer’s Lens – Producer Kathleen Kennedy shares the photos she took during filming and recounts how she discovered the source material, as well as her appreciation of Steven Spielberg’s vision, the team that sounds him, and why “War Horse” appealed to her.
· “War Horse”: The Look – Director/Producer Steven Spielberg introduces us to his creative team of production designer Rick Carter, costume designer Joanna Johnston and director of photography JanuszKaminski, who discuss what it took to design the look for the film.
· An Extra’s Point of View – Film extra Martin Dew explains how and why he was brought in––along with a hundred other men––to be featured alternately as both German and British soldiers.
Stay connected with the latest news and information on DreamWorks Pictures’ “WarHorse.”
We were lucky to receive a 4 disc combo pack of this great movie. If you are looking for a great movie to share with your whole family, War Horse is definitely a great choice. This movie will just tug at you when you see the extraordinary relationship between Joey and Albert. Joey will steal your heart as he does make an impression on everyone he crosses paths with. So share an uplifting movie with your family today and make a date to watch War Horse together, you will all be glad you did.
DreamWorks Studios is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win the 4 disc War Horse Combo Pack. Thank you DreamWorks Studios for the review combo pack and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review a Zoobies, Storytime Pal. My little ones love the Llama Llama series of books and we have a plush Llama Llama in his trademark red pajamas, so when I saw the Llama Llama Storytime Pal, I chose that. They do have so many great other choices that it was hard to choose because there are so many favorite storybook characters like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Olivia, Corduroy, Spot, Curious George and more. When our Llama Llama arrived my son Luke was thrilled and he had no idea that this was a 3 in 1 pal. Luke is a blanket baby all the way and everyone knows he is our Linus. He is a very talented blanket reviewer who has the highest of taste and knows instinctively if a blanket lives up to his high standards. Well, when I showed him that Llama Llama had a surprise and inside he was hiding a large, super-soft coral fleece blanket with the patchwork pattern he immediately recognized from his book, he was stoked. Then the test, was it soft enough, cuddly enough, how did it rate? I am happy to report the plush, soft, blanket was a huge hit and took up residence right away in his crib. What a great pal to take on a trip and of course to always have in bed. Cuddling up with their storytime pal and soft blanket and listening to a favorite story where their cuddly friend is the main character would delight just about any child. If you are looking for a great gift you should really check out Zoobies. Zoobie Storytime Pals are a plush friend, a pillow when you loosen the plush velcro straps and when you want a cuddly blanket just unzip. The blanket fully detaches so it makes washing a breeze.
Large, super-soft coral fleece blanket zipped inside: 44″ x 34″
L: 24.8″ x W: 6.3″ x H: 9.1″
100% polyester (additional materials)
Washing-Blanket: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Blanket Pet™ into animal shape.
Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.
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