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Classic Toys Like Baby Dolls Are a Cherished Part of Childhood-#Giveaway #Corolle

If you follow Mommy Ramblings you know we love Corolle Dolls! Corolle has been a premium doll brand with dolls designed in France for over 30 years.

Every Corolle doll is designed with great care, love and affection because Corolle knows that a doll is more than a toy; it is a cherished part of childhood:  A doll encourages a child to explore different roles through caring for and sharing hopes, dreams and experiences with an always-understanding friend and playmate.

In the past we have introduced you to several dolls in their amazing line as well as had some very popular giveaways! I am so excited to share Lia Interactive Baby Doll and Goodnight My Mini Calin.

Lia Interactive Baby Doll

Let’s take a look at Lia first. Lia is an extra sweet, large interactive My Classique Corolle doll, who, with a simple touch, acts like a real baby. She can speak 13 phrases and sounds in 4 different languages (English, Italian, French and Spanish).

She has a face, arms and legs made of soft to the touch vinyl that has the trademark delicate vanilla scent Corolle is known for.

She has a cloth body and wears leggings with a long-sleeve T-shirt and sweet headband. She has sleep close eyes. She comes with a bottle, spoon, potty and 3 bracelets that change the language she speaks. Lia can wear any of the 17 inch doll clothing and accessories in the My Classique Corolle Collection. She is made for ages 3 and up.

You can see exactly how she works in my video review below:

Good Night My Mini Calin

Good Night My Mini Calin is such a precious set! I remember how I loved little dolls like this as a child that had accessories and clothing. They were so fun because you could bring them anywhere with you.

The Good Night My Mini Calin gift set includes an 8 inch mini doll, a pair of pajamas and a sleeper – perfect to make up stories and replay the bedtime ritual. This Little doll has a head and limbs made of the incredibly soft, delicately scented vanilla. These gift sets are designed for ages 18 months and older.

Learn more about Good Night My Mini Calin in my video below:

Corolle is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win an Interactive Lia Baby Doll! Thank you  for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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Reduce Migraines, Anxiety, Allergies, Asthma and More with This Natural Air Cleaner!

Can an air cleaner be beautiful? The answer is yes, especially if it is a Himalayan Salt Lamp. You may think they are just a pretty accent or night-light but they are so much more! They clean the air by releasing negative ions, the same kind that are produced by thunderstorms, waterfalls and the ocean. They are quiet and make no noise at all. There are no filters to buy, change or clean. The lamp lasts forever as long as it is not submerged in water. It requires very little maintenance besides unplugging it once a month or so and wiping it with a damp cloth or sponge.


The lamps come from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Each salt crystal lamp is chipped out by hand and a hole is bored in the base for the light.The lamps are made up of 84 different minerals  just like the human body. These natural inclusions account for the unique coloring and patterns within each lamp. The apricot colors come from Manganese. The robust red comes from Iron.

Benefits of Using A Himalayan Salt Lamp

The negative ions that are released by the lamp clean the air of Dust, Pollen (grass, weed and tree pollen), Animal Dander, Smoke, Odor, Mold Spores and more. The light emitted is calming and along with the natural colors can help relieve anxiety. They are said to be a natural way to help eliminate or relieve allergies, asthma, migraines and more.


I have been using Himalayan Salt Lamps in my home for years now. I love them. Not only do they create a very beautiful glow but the health benefits are wonderful. Everyone that sees them asks about them. They even help to offset the positive ions produced by televisions, computers and other electronics. The cord of the lamp has a toggle switch to turn it on or off. You can see more in my video below.

Save Now

If you are thinking that you might want to try a Himalayan Salt Lamp in your home, the Himalayan Salt Shop has some great specials. The 5-7 pound lamp in my video is now half price and there are big savings on sets of 4 lamps and more. You can save 20% by using the promo code USFAMILY when you check out on their site.

I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you have a Himalayan Salt Lamp? Do you want to get one? Do you have any questions for me? Tell me or ask in the comments.



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Get Sharper Pencils & Help Fight Childhood Cancer with “Hello Yellow”

Do you think electric pencil sharpeners are the way to go? Think no one manually sharpens pencils any more? What if I told you there is a manual sharpener that works so well and effortlessly you might change your mind? Well, let’s find out because that is exactly what I am going to tell you.


Classroom Friendly Supplies has pencil sharpeners in a rainbow of colors that are more efficient and quieter that typical classroom pencil sharpeners. The owner of the company is an elementary school teacher who was looking for a better classroom pencil sharpener. In the last 10 years over 2,500 school districts have purchased Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpeners.


Check out the new “Hello Yellow” pencil sharpener below. You can see it in action in my YouTube video review as well. From now through November, Classroom Friendly Supplies is donating $1 to Childhood Cancer Awareness for every “Hello Yellow” pencils sharpener sold! I hope you will support this great cause and get a brilliant and bright pencil sharpener. These are available in single units or multiple unit packages.


This sharpener is so easy for anyone to use. My little kids love using it and never need help. There is no whining about anything. They like to do it and come away with a perfectly sharpened pencil every time! Check out my video below to see it in action.



Friendly Classroom Supplies Hello Yellow Pencil Sharpener

If you have any question just ask them in the comments. So what do you think, do you think you will try one and support a great cause too? I hope you will, let me know.

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The Secret of Great Fried Food Without the Fat or Calories

Do you love the taste of homemade thick cut french fried potatoes, fried chicken, mozzarella sticks, friend zucchini and more but don’t like the fat, greasy mess and calories?  If so, you are going to love the Avalon Bay AB-Airfryer100.  This sleek Airfryer uses Rapid Air Circulation Technology which circulates hot air with speed and precision for perfect results. Fry, Bake, Grill or Roast your food for you and your family. Its time you experienced this revolutionary way to cook your food. Dont Fry Your Food, AirFry Your Food. ab-airfryer100r-ls1-l

This appliance is like a Mini Convection Oven. AirFryers work the same way as convection ovens, but better. The fan technology removes the fats & oils from the food, by allowing it to drip through the drip basket. It then AirFrys the food by lifting the oil and making your food airborne by coating it. It does this continuously throughout the cooking process. The result is, you don’t need to use oil. Meaning less waste, fewer calories and less guilt.

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The Air Fryer uses a combination of high-speed circulation, which makes the hot air rapidly circulate within the AirFryer. All the ingredients within the non-stick food basket will be heated at once, as the heat will come in through all sides. This guarantees that with the Avalon Bay Airfryer your food will be cooked evenly due to the optimal heat distribution. The 30 minute timer lets you customize the settings to cook your favorite foods the way you want.  The AirFryer turns itself off when your food is cooked and the timer dings. The AirFryer has a fully adjustable temperature range from  200-400°F.

Avalon Bay Airfryer


  • Rapid Air Circulation Technology which circulates hot air with speed and precision for perfect results
  • Mesh metal basket helps provide extra crispy results.
  • Safety Element: 30 minute timer
  • Hassle free clean up with dishwasher safe parts
  • Stainless steel 304 heating element

Avalon Bay Red AirFryer
With the Avalon Bay AB-AIRFRYER100 you have so many choices when it comes to cooking or reheating food for your family. The 3.2L mesh metal basket has a quick release allowing you to easily remove it. This striking red shaded AirFryer from Avalon Bay has a compact design and a stainless steel 304 heating element. The non slip feet, you can be rest assured that it will stay in place and not slip off your bench top. A unique feature on this appliance, is its top handle, which is great for carrying and storing away conveniently. For a quick clean-up this Air Fryer does come with some dishwasher safe parts.airfryer 100 red

What We Love:

We love this AirFryer because it is so sleek and secure, it does not move when cooking and with kids we do not have a safety issue.  When you fry in the conventional way, it is messy and dangerous. You can not leave the frying foods unattended and there is always the risk of splattering oil burning the person preparing the food or someone nearby. Oh and you know what is amazing, you can even bake a cake in it! It’s great to have the food we love without the calories of conventional frying.  If you want to try eating healthier the Avalon AirFryer is a great way to get the taste you love without the mess or calories you hate.

French Fries Avalon Bay

See our video review below to see how we made the thick cut fries pictured above:

Thick Cut Fries:

Five or Six Large Potatoes

1.5 Tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sea Salt/Pepper To Taste

This is such and easy recipe, just peel the potatoes and cut into thick homestyle fries. Put the fries in the basket and coat with extra virgin olive oil. Cook in the AirFryer for 10 minutes. Take out basket shake and return to fryer to cook 10 more minutes.  Remove fries to plate and season to taste with sea salt and pepper.


Do you have an AirFryer?  If so let me know in the comments. If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments as well.  I look forward to reading your comments and questions.  Follow Avalon Bay on Facebook.


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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recently I tried to adjust my favorite coconut oil, chocolate chip cookie recipe and substitute almond flour for white flour.  The problem was the cookies spread out way too much and were like crepes.  I added more almond flour and the second batch was better but still way too thin.  They tasted good though, so I know if I keep experimenting, I will come up with the solution.

In my search, I did find it would be best to chill the dough and I will try that next time.  In the meantime, I tried another recipe for Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies and this one used baking soda instead of baking powder like mine and I decided to try it and chill the dough.  The cookies did not spread out but they did not take like a chocolate chip cookie like my first recipe.  The taste and texture is more like a macaroon.  They are very good, but I cannot believe there is such a huge difference in taste and texture.  This recipe almost tastes like flaked coconut was added.  Like I said, it is very good, just not what I would call a chocolate chip cookie.  I would refer to it as a chocolate chip macaroon cookie, lol.  Anyway, lets take a look at how we make these  and I will update with the other recipe and post pics of the first go round on that as well.

For my almond flour, I used the Morning Pep brand that is available on Amazon.  It is made from 100% all-natural Certified Gluten-Free by GFCO blanched almonds. The flour is ground very fine so it gives baked goods and sweets a rich flavor and moist texture, contains no preservatives or additives.  Morning Pep Almond Meal Flour is a great source of dietary fiber, Vitamin E, protein, iron, magnesium and calcium. Morning Pep Almond Flour is considered pasteurized by the USDA and The Almond Board of California.

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morning pep almond flour

Almond Meal Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (More Like A Macaroon In Consistency)


    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
    • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
    • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
    • 2 Large Eggs
    • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Fine Grind Sea Salt
    • 3-3-3/4 Cups of Almond Flour (dough was too soft with 3 cups so I added about 3/4 cup more)
    • 1-1/4 Cups of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
    • 2/3 Cup Toasted Walnuts (Optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use a silicone baking mat or line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In your mixer bowl  cream the butter, extra virgin coconut oil and brown sugar. Next, add the vanilla and eggs and mix until blended.

Add baking soda and sea salt.  Add the almond flour one cup at time, beat well after each addition. I felt the dough was too soft after adding 3 cups of flour and gradually added more, I would say about 3/4 cup more.  Dough was still soft  but not as soft as before.

Add the chocolate chips and mix until incorporated in the dough, if you are adding the nuts, add them now and mix.

Chill the dough for at least an hour. Scoop with a small cookie scoop onto the lined cookie sheet and bake immediately for 11-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.  Let cook and remove to baking rack to cool thoroughly.  Yield about 3 dozen with the additional flour.

 See our video below of the process:


Morning Pep Almond Flour


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I received 2 bags of Morning Pep Almond Flour to facilitate my review.  As always my words and opinions are 100% my own.

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Peel and Julienne Your Vegetables Quickly and Easily with One Tool!

The Pridebit Julienne Peeler lets you easily peel your vegetables with one side of the blade and with the opposite side of the peeler, julienne them effortlessly. The peeler has a 2 in 1 blade that will peel even tough vegetables like squash and eggplant easily.

PrideBit Julienne Stainless Steel Peeler


Pridebit Peeler  cucumber


Pridebit Peeler


Food prep is easy with this versatile tool made of professional quality stainless steel that maintains sharpness even after washed in the dishwasher.  The peeler comes with a handy cleaning brush to help you clean out any small vegetable peels and then you can just rinse them and put right in the dishwasher.

Pridebit Julienne Peeler



See our video below of it in action.  You can purchase the peeler on Amazon.com. There is a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee! Let me know what you think.

I received this peeler to facilitate my review as always, my words and views are 100% my own.

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The Easy Way To Keep Your Smartphone Secure & Accessible In The Car

I have a great universal car mount for your smartphone to share with you.  You can use the K2R Universal Car Mount in the car or even on your kitchen counter.  The adjustable sides ratchet closed to hold your phone securely.  Holder rotates 360 degrees to hold your phone in all kinds of angles for portrait or landscape viewing.

K2R Universal Car Mount

Out of the package it’s super easy to just connect the 2 pieces and tighten with the lock nut.  Next remove the protective film from the bottom, place on a clean, flat surface and push down on the lever lock to secure.  You will not be able to budge the holder.  When you are ready to release you push up on the lever and pull the little strip on the back and the holder will release, leaving no damage to your surface.

K2R Smart Phone Car Mount

K2R Cell Phone Mount

K2R IPhone 6 Mount

K2R Cell Phone Holder Mount Car Holder Vlog


We tested this mount on the counter at home and in the car and were very impressed with the secure seal and all the viewing angles.  You can see our video review to see it in action.  Please let us know what you think.



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