Category: Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Shabby Apple Clothing Boutique

ShabbyApple1-728x1024Shabby Apple is a  clothing boutique offering a variety of stylishly modest eloquent feminine dresses and accessories for women, preteens, young girls, and lets not forget their fantastic maternity section.

I’m a huge fan of their exceptionally chic styles and love that they feature a Fit to Flatter section on their site of which makes it easy to find the right dress for you figure!

Over the Holiday season, I was sent the Duck Dress which comes in cherry red or green. This dress is perfect for the Christmas season but can easily be worn during the Summer to add some fun fourth of July flair to an annual picnic! I absolutely this dress and feel it emanates such sophistication! I look forward to wearing it out with my husband during our third year wedding anniversary this week!

Promo Code: Use coupon code holidayship and receive free shipping on your purchase from Shabby Apple throughout the Holiday Season!

Disclaimer: I was sent a a dress for review from Shabby Apple . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Holiday Gift Guide: My Lil’ Mouse Review and Giveaway

Mouse-PoloroidThere’s no doubt about it, my daughter has been in love with my computer and laptop ever since I can remember! I know that she’s going to be pretty computer savvy just like her mommy and daddy so I knew I had to start looking for some sort of mouse for her to use.

A month or so ago, I was searching for a trackball mouse for my daughter but was kind of taken aback to see that most were well over $60.00 in  price which isn’t incredibly easy on our tight budget. I then discovered a kid friendly mouse created by company My Lil’ Mouse!

I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review one of these mouses for my daughter in pink!

I love that unlike trackball mouses, these mouses stick closer to the design of a regular adult sized mouse. There was no installation disc to set using it up, which is really nice. Their mouses are compatible with both mac and PC using USB connectivity. There is a textured and Contoured ‘Squeeze’ button for added comfort &  control. It’s a great fit for children ages 2-7 since it’s designed to fit Small Hands as it’s only 3 inches long! I think my daughter really likes that the mouse lights up anytime she clicks the mouse button!

If you are looking for online games for children to play, My Lil Mouse has put together a great list on their site! I personally love My Lil’ Mouse and am looking forward to the future colors that they put out. I highly recommend My Lil’ Mouse to anyone that is looking for a device that is easy to use for their children whom are interested in playing great games whether for pure fun or educational purposes on the computer.

*HOLIDAY SPECIAL* Right now there is a special Christmas sale on My Lil’ Mouse, all mice that are regularly 24.99 are on sell for a limited time only at 14.99!

Win it!

To enter, please visit My Lil Mouse and fill out the form the come back and comment to let me know you entered. Deadline to enter is December 15th!


  1. Tweet this Giveaway and leave me the url of the tweet!
  2. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the blog url!
  3. Tell me who’d you like to win this for!
Disclaimer: I was sent a mouse for review from My Lil Mouse . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Holiday Gift Guide: Magic Cabin, Mini Kitchen Review


Toy Kitchens encourage creativity and hours on end of imaginative play, making them  an ideal gift for both girls and boys.

I just recently was given the opportunity to review a Mini Kitchen from Magic Cabin. If you know nothing of this company, I encourage to check out the review on the Magic Cabin-Apple House Play Set I wrote a few months ago.

As a child, I never had a toy kitchen of my own, I believe mostly space played a huge factor in that. Space really can be an issue in most homes. I myself live in a tiny two bedroom apartment and it’s already pretty crowded with only my husband, daughter and I.

I know there are a lot of kitchen toys on the market and I’m sure most of us want to get the right one. Space was my issue in finding the right type of kitchen and that’s one big reason that I immediately fell in love with the Mini Kitchen from Magic Cabin.

Mini Kitchen from Magic Cabin measures in at  31 x 21.5 x 12.5 inches.  It’s the perfect size for my tiny apartment and for my daughter.  This toy is all natural made from Baltic birch. The kitchen shipped in a small box flat box. It took my husband no more than 5-10 minutes to put the kitchen together in it’s entirety. I love that there are no batteries to change out or stickers that will fade or peel. It’s definitely the type of kitchen that’s made to be passed down.

No food? No problem! The Mini Kitchen from Magic Cabin comes with 23 wooden pieces of plates, utensils, pots, pans, and a few play foods, such as a carrot, egg, and bread to name just a few. My daughter really likes her kitchen toy. We’ve some other ec0-friendly pots and pans from Green Toys and they work wonderfully as well with this sturdy little kitchen!

I’ve included a short video of my 18 month old daughter playing with her kitchen. The recommended age I believe is 3 years old and up for the kitchen though my daughter enjoys playing with it and making mommy and daddy little meals as well as feeding her baby dolls! I also believe it’s great to encourage your child’s culinary skills early on, imaginative or not!

You can purchase the for only Mini Kitchen from Magic Cabin for just 99.00. What a wonderful gift this would make for any child! You can receive a standard shipping fee of 4.99 if you spend over 50.00 by using the promotional code  MC499 at checkout!

Disclaimer: I was sent a mini kitchen to review from Magic Cabin . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Holiday Gift Guide: Soda Stream Review & Giveaway



I’m really excited to share my thoughts on the starter kit that Soda Stream generously sent me. What better an invention is this that I can create soda or sparkling water in the comfort of my own kitchen!

mywater_bottle_0What Soda Stream does for the Environment….

  • No bottles or cans to recycle or throw away
  • Saves thousands of containers for a family of four in a year
  • Carbonating bottles last for three years 
  • Highly concentrated sodamix minimizes packaging
  • No high-fructose corn syrup in regular flavors. No aspartame in diet flavors.

How Soda Stream save energy…

  • No batteries or electricity
  • Reduces energy used to manufacture bottles and cans
  • Reduces gas and pollution from shipping packaged beverages
  • Eliminates pollution from batteries

As you can see, the benefits of making your own soda or sparkling water in your home are many. Everything that Soda Stream is doing is showing their sheer love and concern for those around them as well as the environment we live in.

ColaMy Thoughts…

I mentioned before that I was given the opportunity to review a  starter set from Soda Stream. What was included in my  Fountain Jet Starter Kit includes: 1 x Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker, 110-Liter Licensed Carbonator & Two Carbonating Bottles. This particular model comes in colors of  Black, Red or White, and normally is priced at $99.95.

Along with my machine, I was sent a variety of soda mix flavors from the 25 offered. You’ll find regular, diet, energy and caffeine-free flavors have been included to meet everyone’s personal preference. Each 500ml soda mix bottle makes the equivalent of 12 liters (about 33 cans!) of soda. Regular soda mix contains no high fructose corn syrup and diet soda mix contains no aspartame instead Splenda is used.  I was also sent a set of three All-natural My Water flavor essences which are unsweetened and calorie-free.

I must state that we really like our soda machine! It was so easy to set up and start making our own soda, that we may never buy another liter of store bought soda again!  The convenience of having the various soda flavors on hand as well as a store (Camping World) near by to restock our carbonater is fantastic.

How are the flavors? Well, we haven’t tried them all yet but a personal favorite of my husband and I is the Orange Soda Flavor! If you are not huge on Splenda flavored products you may not be a fan of their mixes but that’s not to stop anyone from adding their own flavoring after carbonation or trying out the All-natural My Water flavor carried by Soda Stream.

There’s is nothing at all that dislike about about my soda machine and would highly recommend one of these machines to everyone who enjoys soda or sparkling water.

Buy it: You can purchase Sodastream products at their online store as well as Kohls & Camping World (60L Exchange Carbonators available)!

Win it!

Sodastream has offered one lucky reader a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit (approx. $100 retail value.) It includes the winner’s choice of black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet, CO2 to make over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice.

To Enter: Visit Sodastream and let me know what color machine you’d like as well as which 3 flavors you’d like to win!

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