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Enjoy your visit and be sure to leave a comment to let me know you dropped by. I hope you have a blessed Spring season with those near and dear to your heart.

Until July for most reviews…


I’m going to be putting many reviews off until the month of July. I’ve been very tired lately and nauseated from my pregnancy and I figure it’s for the best until I get to feeling better and have a bit more energy. I’ve wanted to sit and look at my computer for not very long lately and with feeling sick and caring for a two year as well as other responsibilities I feel this is for the best…just for a few more weeks.

Thanks for understanding!

Costco Sunny Day Snacks Spark {review and giveaway}

Costco is one of my favorite stores to shop for bulk items of all kinds especially with a growing family! That’s right my family is growing from three to four and we are all pretty excited about it.

A few of the snacks we like to purchase from Costco include animal crackers, popcorn, nuts, dried fruit mix, and as of recently thanks to My Blog Spark and General Mills, Fruit Roll-Ups and Nature Valley’s Chewy Trail mix!

Now available at Club Stores, Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars and Simply Fruit Roll-Ups deliver great value and are perfect to have on hand for last minute day trips and even an afternoon in the backyard.

Not only nutritious, but convenient too, the club sized snacks are individually wrapped and ideal for throwing in your purse or travel bag, just in case your little one’s tummy starts to rumble.

Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars are a delightful, 100% natural, combination of tastes and textures you’ll love. Now, you can get 25% more of the whole almonds, peanuts, raisins and cranberries in every bar! With no artificial flavors or colors and only 140 calories, Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars also contain 8g of whole grain per serving.

Simply Fruit Roll-Ups are a better-for-you treat that kids love! Simply Fruit Roll-Ups are an excellent source of Vitamin C and are available in a convenient variety pack of Strawberry and Wildberry flavors. Every delicious roll is made with 90% real fruit and fruit juice and packs a full serving of fruit. Even more exciting? They’re gluten-free and contain only 50 calories per roll.

Overall Thoughts…

I will be looking to Costco again to purchase these great snacks. As a mom of a toddler and with a another baby on the way, I appreciate the convenience of how easy it is to throw these individually wrapped healthy snacks into my purse or diaper bag for a trip out! Great snacks at affordable prices that my whole family loves, I can state we have a winner!

Check out your local Club Store today for stock up packages of these delicious snacks and more!

Win it!

Thanks to My Blog Spark and General Mills, I have a “Costco Sunny Day Snacks” prize pack for one of my readers! It includes:

  • Stock-up sized package of Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars (48 ct.)
  • Stock-up sized package of Simply Fruit Roll-Ups (42 ct.), and a
  • $25 gift card that you can use at Costco.

To Enter: Tell me what kind of healthy snack you’ll stock up on the next time you’re at Costco or what your family’s favorite healthy snack is.

Extras:

1. Add me to your blogroll or add my button.
2. Blog it, link back to this post. (2 extra)
3. Favorite my blog on Technorati
4. Subscribe by email/RSS. (2 extra)
5. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)
6. Email a friend about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

Tweet: (copy/paste)

RT: Win a Costco Sunny Day Snacks” prize pack ! @erinlowmaster– Ends 6/12/10.

Giveaway running till 06/12/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant. USA only please and no P.O Boxes.

Disclaimer: General Mills provided me with the free product, information, and gift cards through MyBlogSpark.

ToysandGamesOnline.com | CSN Stores {Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table review}


I am a fan of Toys and Games Online , one of CSN’s many  stores because it’s a one stop shop for many of my toys and gaming needs! A wide array and huge variety of puzzles, dolls, games, stuff animals, craft kits, outdoor toys, and more from many well know brands are available for purchase for reasonable prices. Navigation at ToysAndGamesOnline.com is also a cinch   as you can search by age, brand, price , gender, and more if you don’t specially have a certain item in mind, you can find something in general for the child you may be purchasing a gift for.

I was able to review a Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table from ToysAndGamesOnline.com for my daughter Melody’s second birthday. I am so thankful I was able to review this item out of the generosity of CSN Stores. I’d been wanting a sandbox for my daughter for quite sometime now!

I chose to go with the Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table for a number of reason. The first is because it’s a sand table that can easily fit on one of my deck patios.

This is wonderful because we live in a duplex and don’t have a yard for my daughter to play in. The second reason is because I want to encourage outdoors play during the  spring and summer months, as here in Oregon we do get a lot of rain during the fall and winter.

The Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table was very easy to put together! Basically all my husband had to do was pop the four legs into place and the table was ready to be filled with sand! We put about 40lbs of sand in the table which is a good amount to play with. This table comes with a  protective plastic lid with elastic tine-downs to keep sand dry and clean and I can vouch that it really does keep everything else out including rain, insects, and any other unwanted things!

My daughter Melody, now two, loves this sandbox! She would honestly play in it for hours if I let her.  One of my favorite features is that this sandbox is raised so when my daughter comes in from playing that she’s not covered in sand from her head to her toes! I could easily buy more fun things for my daughter to use in this sandbox but was pretty happy already that this set came with two shovels, one pot and two scoops to use for play!

I would not hesitate to recommend this sandbox to any parent or grandparent looking for a fun toy that encourages imaginative  outdoor play! I give this product 5/5 stars!

Buy it!

You can purchase the Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table for  $49.99 at ToysandGamesOnline.com.
Note that all orders over $69.00 ship for free!

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Disclosure: I received this product to promote ToysandGamesOnline.com. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.