Category: Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Bella Sara, Bellas’s Ball Trading Cards Review

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A little about Bella Sara…
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Bella Sara™ is a safe, fun-filled magical world of horses and other characters for children ages 5 and up to expand their imaginations. Since its introduction, Bella Sara has expanded its product lines from trading cards and a virtual world to miniature velvety horses, collector’s tins, books, PC and Nintendo games, puzzles, arts and crafts in the North America market. Bella Sara products come with positive messaging and a secret code that expands a child’s experience with a virtual online world. By entering these secret codes at BellaSara.com, children can enhance their online and offline experiences with games, activities, and caring for their magical horses.

My Thoughts…

I was given the opportunity to review two packs of cards from Bella Sara’s latest themed trading cards  collection called “Bella’s Ball”. Each pack of cards I received included 5 random horse and/or story cards, 1radnom sticker card, and one random Bella Sara Ticket Card.

The ticket cards are pretty neat as you receive a special secret code which can unlock 1 of 10 magical adventures on BellaSara.com that are exclusive to just the Ball.  You child is given the opportunity to learn more about the enchanting ballrooms of Rolandsgaard Castle, and be captivated by whimsical adventures and stories of legend!

I like the online aspect of Bella Sara as you can adopt your own foal! This teaches children the responsibility of caring for an animal, as they have to sign in to feed, groom,  and play/explore with their horses! Oh, and all of this is free! There are many options as a parent that you can choose too when using Bella Sara Online, like allowing them to link up with other friends whom also play as well as limiting how much time they spend on the website!

In other news, Bella Sara just released their very first Animated DVD which is currently available at Target, Wal-Mart, Toy-R-Us, and many other places for just 7.99! This DVD brings all whole new aspect to Bella Sara and children are introduced to new characters and sheds a whole new light of the world Bella Sara commonly explores!

Bella Sara trading cards are available for purchase in many places.  I’ve seen them in our local game store as well as in Target. Thought you can also purchase these directly from the Bella Sara site if you so choose! I’m sure if you have a horse lover in your life, that she’d enjoy getting a set of these in her stocking this Holiday season! The sets I reviewed are about 2.99 a pack!

Disclaimer: I was sent a set of two trading card packs from Bella Sarah to review . 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: Cover Your Hair Review and Giveaway


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Cover Your Hair
is definitely a one stop place for all hair accessory needs! You can find all sorts of accessories for your hair in variety of colors and styles! From Snoods, Bandannas, Hats, Berets, Hairbands, Headbands, Tichels, Hair scarf , head wraps, and more!cyhhats

Their mission is to  provide low cost hair covering products to their consumers. Along the way, they’ve have blazed new trails in Jewish fashion. As a recognized industry leader,  they pride themselves in servicing each and every order as if it were their very first!

During the winter time, I like to keep my head warm from the cold and hair covered due to all the rain we get here in Oregon.  I was with a friend shopping the other day for fashionable hair wear and head coverings but was very disappointed in the lack of variety that we found in our local retail store.

I’m so happy that Cover Your Hair, has a huge selection to choose from! A few of my favorite hair and head ware accessories to wear during the winter include their Cute Pull on Hats, Plaid Hat and Scarf Set, and the Studded Flower on Large Clip for special occasions.

Just recently I was sent a Pre-Tied Bandanna from Cover Your Hair. I had never worn this style before but definitely will again. I liked the variations I could wear my hair like, either all tucked in or to let my hair hang down naturally. If I had the right colors, I could wear one for a dressed up look as well as a casual one.

You should check them out for yourself at: Cover You Hair.com * You can follow them on twitter @coveryourhair and also stay update to date with all their great giveaways and news at their facebook page!

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Cover Your Hair has generously offered one of my readers a $25.00 dollar box of surprise hair accessories!
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Holiday Gift Guide: Gypsy Soule Review

“Some women have souls that beg to move, to travel, to love, to be free. These women have Gypsy Soules”gypsesoul

I’ve always considered myself a bit of a gypsy, I love traveling, can’t stand staying in one place too long, thank God for vacations. I’m a free spirit and that’s possibly why I like to express myself through my art as well as in my crafting abilities.

I’d like to introduce you to a company called Gypsy Soule which offers “products for women, designed by women. They pride themselves on offering products that lead, rather than follow; define elements of personality; and make women feel good about themselves is the goal.I really enjoyed learning about how this company began and if you’d like to read the story, you can check it out by clicking here.

I mentioned that I love expressing myself through my art but I’d like to also express myself through the way I dress. Oh, if only I had the money to spend on all the outfits I feel fit my personality. I fell in love with several of the boots, t-shirts, and caps offered over at Gypsy Soule! Don’t even get me started on their fabulously gorgeous jewelery line!

Speaking of jewelry I was sent a truly stunning Gypsy Soule Inspirational Multi-Cross Drop Necklace to review. I really like this necklace as it’s filled with many spiritual symbols and matches beautifully with several of my peasant type tops and jeans. I proclaim my faith in God loudly with this piece so it’s become one of my favorites.

You can  friend them on Facebook or follow on Twitter @GypsySoule.

Why not check out Gypsy Soule this Holiday season for the perfect gift? You can find out where to buy Gypsy Soule by click visiting their site at http://www.gypsysoule.com/

Disclaimer: I was sent a necklace from Gypsy Soul for review thanks to Chic Exces . 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: Girl Gotch Review and Giveaway!

logobox2I’ve just begun the venture of potty training my 18 month old daughter and off the bat didn’t think twice about the kind of underwear I purchased for her. I noticed shortly after purchasing a pack of fun character panties from my local retail store that as my daughter was running through  our home, she stopped and pulled out her first wedgie! Sure, I giggled and thought it was kind of cute but then I realized the unacceptable annoyance this would continually cause in her life.

Wedgies are no fun to live with, and we shouldn’t have to settle with accepting them, especially when it comes to searching for comfortable panties for  our children! Canadian designer of Girl Gotch, Rebecca, realized this as well and after encountering this issue firsthand, went to work on creating a comfortable pair of panties thus Girl Gotch was born!

My Thoughts…

100_4166I was sent both styles brief and boxer of Girl Gotch underwear to review on my daughter.  I just loved the packaging that each set came in! The box has a see through top and closes shut with built in magnet. These are the perfect size to store the panties in and fit great into my daughters dresser drawer! Each style comes in a set of three and ranges in sizes from 2-6. I was so surprised the size 2 fit my daughter as she’s such a tiny little petite thing but was really happy it did.boxer_2_nomodelI don’t favor one style more than the other because they are both great in their own ways.

The first style I’d like to talk about is the fitted boxer brief style! This style is so adorable and works great under skirts and dresses. I’m always dressing my daughter in sweet little skirts and dresses so I know I’m going to get a lot of uses out of this style! Word of advice, be sure to let your husband and whomever may be caring for your child other than yourself know that the gotch is totally an undergarment and not short shorts!

The brief style is a  true classic and just too cute. They are available in colors of teal, pink, and purple as well as white but more colors will be added soon!  I can totally see myself letting my daughter run around in nothing but these adorable briefs throughout the hot Summer season. Trust me, when you live in a 3rd floor apartment with no A/C you’d not be running around in too much either.brief_2_nomodel

I found Girl Gotch’s styles, comfortable for my daughter, incredibly soft, and they have been holding up extremely well in the wash ( which is a plus when constantly having accidents during potty training). I will definitely be purchasing more of these soon!  And with the Holiday season among us, I think these would make fantastic stocking stuffers for the special little girl in your life!

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Disclaimer: I was sent a set of Girl Gotch to review. 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.