Shelley Says – LeapPad XDi Ultra Review

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. What is on Jesse's Santa list this year? A LeapPad tablet of course. So you can imagine my excitement when the LeapPad XDi ULTRA  came in the mail. As much as I wanted to share it with Jesse, this one is waiting until Christmas morning. The Ultimate Kids' Tablet Experience says LeapPad.And I agree! With a huge 7" HI-RES screen, kid safe web, built in parent controls, 8GB memory that holds games, eBooks and video games, works with cartridges and apps. This is the new top notch gadget for kids ages 3-9. Perfect for Jesse turning 5 next month. He will have 4 years to grow with it. Gotta love a toy they can use and stay entertained year after year. The only thing I will need to do is upgrade the games. Some games Jesse gets to try are: Jake and the Neverland … [Read more...]

Shelley Says – Get Your Kids More Active with LeapFrog LeapBand

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. Recently I was given the opportunity to review a LeapFrog LeapBand, I leapt at it! I was so excited to give it to my youngest son, Jesse. He is already a very active little boy at almost 5-years-old, so I knew the LeapFrog LeapBand would be perfect for him keeping him active - under the ruse of playing a game. Insert happy Mom cackle here! Boy, was I right! Jesse was excited when I gave him his very own LeapBand. It's a health band disguised as a virtual pet, a very clever activity tracker. If your little one is like most 4-yr-olds, he/she had already seen it on TV and wants it! It was cool to be able to surprise him with it. Ok- back to all the excitement! He tore the package open immediately and wanted to know how to get it going. To get started I just put it on his … [Read more...]

Shelley Says – Halloween Fun

I haven't dressed up for Halloween in years, although this year I think my sister Mindy and I will be Sugar Skull faces. Sounds fun, right? I have something like this in mind or this... But this is REALLY about the kids. So, first up is Joshua. A while back I picked up costume at a yard sale and he loved it! It glows in the dark. He's going to wear a mask with it. Ewwww, scary. He will be the leader of the pack with Jake, my nephew. This mask seriously is creepy. I asked him what it is and since he's going to wear all black he said he's a "Vendeta in the shadows". Oh that's cool, Jake! Next up... Megan and Ashley. Megan is my little sister (14). The youngest of all four of us girls. She's so cute. She tells me, "Sis, I'll only be young once and I'm going to live it up and dress up for Halloween as long as I can." Her and Ashley are going to be "fifties chicks." They both have their poodle skirts, Megan's in satin pink and Ashley's in satin blue. Both of which I … [Read more...]

Shelley Says – VO5

Alright, I admit I use VO5 shampoo for more than just my hair. I use it as body wash, hand soap, and whatever else needs some VO5. It works fabulous, there are tons of "smell goods" (Island Coconut and Kiwi Lime Squeeze two of my favorite), but also a few more worth mentioning - Herbal Escapes Free me freesia, Tea Therapy Blackberry sage tea, Moisture Milks Strawberry and Cream and Silky Experience Shea Cashmere to choose from, (that's only a few) and it's only around a buck, give or take a few cents. This house always has at least two bottles of VO5 in both of our bathrooms at all times! And watch out if there is a sale on the already very inexpensive product or a coupon. Let's just say, I stay stocked up for a while when that happens. So I'm checking out this website VO5 Salon Series™ Archives - VO5 Haircare  and I notice VO5 offers men care products. I didn't know about this, but I’m fairly certain my husband sighs a little, each time he gets in the shower and his Irish Spring is … [Read more...]

Shelley Says – Honey Bunches of Oats

I knew there were a lot of flavors of Honey Bunches Of Oats, but I had no idea there are 17! Wow, that's like a new flavor every day for almost three weeks! We all know about the classic flavors that have been around forever like; Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted and Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds.   But did you know about the following flavor choices? Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Bunches Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries (my personal favorite) Honey Bunches of Oats with Vanilla Clusters Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends Banana Blueberry Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends Peach Raspberry Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Mango Coconut Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Mixed Berry Whew, that a lot! But lets not forget about the other things Honey Bunches of Oats offer like their Morning Energy Chocolaty Almond Crunch, or Morning Energy Cinnamon … [Read more...]