Little Lambwich

 

Lambwiches

 

Spring is just around the corner! I know the weather *seems* to say different but it is! This is such a sweet and adorable sandwich to help celebrate spring.  Aren’t they cute?!

Little Lambwich

Ingredients

  • Sliced cheese
  • Mini bagels
  • Mustard
  • Ham slice
  • Black olives
  • Shredded cheese

 

Directions

Two types of cheese give this savory, open-faced sandwich its sweet-as-can-be look. Trim a piece of sliced cheese to fit atop one half of a mini bagel. Cut a round muzzle and a pair of half-circle ears from more sliced cheese, then attach them with mustard or mayonnaise. Add a nose cut from a ham slice, plus a mouth and a pair of eyes trimmed from black olives. Finish with a sprinkle of shredded cheese between the ears.

 

Win a Kids’ Comfy Sack

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We have joined with Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom, Comfy Sacks and some super amazing bloggers to bring you this Comfy Sack Giveaway. We are giving away 1 Comfy Sacks Kids Bean Bag Chair (Retail Value: $151.25) These chairs are AMAZING. You can read more about them over at Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom!
All you have to do is enter the easy rafflecopter below for a chance!
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Learn about Winter Olympics with Little Passports for kids

 

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Next week countries from around the world will come together in Sochi with the 2014 Winter Olympics. Little Passports, an educational subscription box for kids, is celebrating this great opportunity to learn about our world’s culture by taking a closer look at the symbols of the spirit of Sochi!

The winter Olympics are an exciting learning experience for kids, and Little Passports has fun information about the Olympic torch, medals, mascots, and more of this year’s games to share with you and your family. Check out the info below, and be sure to visit www.littlepassports.com for even more Olympics materials, including an Olympic torch craft!

 

What’s so special about the Olympic torch?

The countdown to the Games kicks off with the Olympic torch relay, which delivers the Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece to the Host City through a series of runners. For the Sochi Games, each runner carries an eye-catching, red and silver torch.

 

The torch’s curved shape is inspired by the feather of the golden Firebird, a mythical creature celebrated in Russian fairytales and folklore. According to one legend, the Firebird’s feathers “light the way” and bring good fortune and happiness. You might notice patterns inspired by the Firebird and its feathers throughout the Sochi Games. For example, look for them on Team Russia’s uniforms!

 

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Are the Olympic medals unique to this year’s Games?

 

Yes! The Sochi medals are made out of metal and feature an etched glass-like insert with jagged edges resembling mountain peaks and the seashore. This design highlights Sochi’s unique position between the cold snow-capped Caucasus Mountains and the warm sandy beaches of the Black Sea.

 

The medals also feature the Sochi Olympics’ recognizable “Patchwork Quilt” design, a mosaic of 16 traditional patterns that celebrate Russia’s rich traditions and cultural diversity. Keep an eye out for the colorful quilt design everywhere at the Games, such as on the torch bearers’ outfits and Olympic souvenirs!

 

Our sports teams in the U.S. have mascots. Do the Olympic Games have mascots too?

 

You bet! The winter Games’ mascots are a Snow Leopard, Polar Bear, and Hare! Russian citizens submitted their ideas for mascots, and Olympic officials selected the top three.

 

These three native Russian animals represent the country’s spirit and embody the Olympic values. The Polar Bear is depicted as friendly, intelligent and always striving for new athletic heights, while the Hare is an excellent student and loves sports. Tough and strong, the choice of the Snow Leopard, a native of Sochi’s nearby Caucasus Mountains and a critically endangered species, draws attention to Russia’s increasing focus on animal conservation. Look for the three Olympic mascots spreading joy and Olympic spirit throughout the Games!

Candy Game – Valentine’s Day Craft

 

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This is a fun one to make and perfect for handing out for Valentine’s day to friends!

Description:

M&M’s serve as a sweet stand-in for X’s and O’s in this packaged card-and-game combo. (For a sugar-free version, use buttons instead of candy).

Materials:

  • M&M’s
  • Card stock
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Clear treat bags
  • Tape

Directions:

  1. Trim card stock into a 4- by 6-inch rectangle.
  2. Use a marker to draw a tic-tac-toe board in the center and add a message at the top, such as “U R A winner” or “I’m game to be your friend!”
  3. Slide the card into a 4- by 9-inch clear treat bag (available at craft stores).
  4. Add several M&M’s, providing an equal number of two colors.
  5. Fold the top of the bag behind the card and seal it with tape.

These and other great crafts can be found over at FamilyFun Magazine!

Circle of Love Valentine’s Day Craft

 

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Here is another sweet craft to do with your munchkins for Valentine’s Day!

Description:

Pretty paper and glue dots are all you need to make a heartwarming wreath to hang anywhere that needs a little love.

Materials Needed:

  • Double-sided scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

Directions:

  1. Cut a sheet of double-sided scrapbook paper (ours is a 12 inch square) into 1-inch-wide strips.
  2. Make five hearts as follows: fold a paper strip in half, sandwiching two glue dots about an inch down from the fold to create the top of the heart. Bend the loose ends away from the center and use two more dots to join them at the point.
  3. Next, make the two hearts that anchor the hanging ribbon. Sandwich one end of a 12-inch-long ribbon in the center fold of one heart, then form the heart’s point.
  4. Secure the other end of the ribbon in a second heart. Use glue dots to adhere the sides of the seven hearts in a circle, as shown.

These and other great crafts can be found over at FamilyFun Magazine!

Sweet Mice – Valentine’s Day Craft

 

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Isn’t this adorable?!  These are so sweet and easy to put together!

Description:

Made of two Hershey’s Kisses and a heart-shaped set of ears, these tiny critters are almost too cute to eat.

Materials Needed:

Directions:

  1. Print the ear and foot templates on cardstock and cut out the shapes.
  2. Remove the paper flags from two Hershey’s Kisses.
  3. Fold the feet where shown on the template, then use tacky glue to sandwhich the feet and ears between the Kisses.
  4. Glue a 4-inch length of gray yarn to the underside of the back kiss.
  5. Add googly eyes.
  6. Attach the mouse a cheese-shaped piece of card stock with a glue dot, then write a note.

Suggested messages: Mice to Know You! You’re Really Mice!

These and other great crafts can be found over at FamilyFun Magazine!

 

Win a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle

Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle

Welcome to the Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle Giveaway,
hosted by Viva Veltoro and Thrifty Nifty Mommy and sponsored by GiGGo Toys!

A few weeks ago, we were introduced to THE cutest and coolest ride-on we’ve seen – the Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle from GiGGo Toys! Haven’t heard of GiGGo Toys? They’re the latest and greatest company in the ride-on toy industry, based out of Long Island, New York. They design, manufacture, and distribute 6 & 12 volt battery ride-on toys for children ages 2-8. Their goal is to bring fun toys to kids, and it looks like they’re succeeding! GiGGo Toys has based their company name on a fictional elephant named GiGGo and they’ll be making a big splash this year. They’ve got an entire line of awesome ride-ons coming to the marketplace, and you’ve got to check them out! Our favorite is the special Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle.

Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle

The Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle is designed for children ages 3-5 years old and 55 pounds or under. It’s modeled after the vintage 1949 Indian Chief Motorcycle and features stabilizer wheels so your child can enjoy a safe ride. The Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle has a 6 volt rechargeable battery that will run for 30 minutes – 1 hour depending on the weight of the rider, charge level of the battery, and how the motorcycle is used. The battery also has a safety shut off. It’s easy to assemble, has working front and rear lights, and goes in both forward and reverse. Your child will cruise along to realistic engine sounds at a speed of 2 miles per hour.

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GiGGo Toys is also having a fun contest! They’re hosting the “2014 New Face of GiGGo Toys Ride-On Photo Contest” on Facebook and there’s going to be 33 winners, including one Grand Prize winner of $500 and a professional photo shoot featuring you child on one of their ride-on toys, possibly to be use for one of their 2014-2015 product labels! Just click HERE to head over and enter to win!

Connect: You can connect with GiGGo Toys on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Pinterest.

Buy it: If you’re interested in purchasing a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle from GiGGo Toys, they’re available on their website for $159.99.

Win it: One lucky person is going to WIN a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle from GiGGo Toys!


Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 1/26/14 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway. The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact vivaveltoro{at}gmail.com with questions.

Laser Pegs – Review

 

*I received a Laser Pegs kit to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

Laser Pegs is an innovative toy construction company that has created educational toys where each piece feeds the next piece a low voltage current. This combines light and building, two things that kids love. In addition, each piece is made of clear ABS plastic with a small resistor and LED on the inside of the molded shape.

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These are so cool! Jayden was so excited to receive this and start building.  You can make 8 different creations and they look really cool especially with the lights off.

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His younger siblings enjoy it too although he’s not thrilled that Lily builds furniture and princess items with them.  This truly is the ultimate toy for kids. They love building and playing with it. They’ve already selected the next kits they want from the website.

Donna’s Deals And More receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. All opinions expressed are solely from Donna’s Deals And More. See Donna’s Deals And More’s Disclosure Policy for complete details. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Win a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle

 

 

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Welcome to the Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle Giveaway,
hosted by Viva Veltoro and sponsored by GiGGo Toys!

Does your little one love ride-on toys? My toddler is just beginning enjoy ride-ons, but my nieces and nephews can zoom around with the best of them! Recently, I was introduced to THE most adorable and coolest ride-on I’ve ever laid eyes on – the Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle from GiGGo Toys!

GiGGo Toys is the latest and greatest company in the ride-on toy industry. Based out of Long Island, New York, this new company designs, manufactures, and distributes 6 & 12 volt battery ride-on toys for children ages 2-8. Their entire mission is to bring fun toys to kids! They encourage kids of all ages to enjoy life, play safely outside, and most importantly to be kind to one another. They’ve based their company name on a fictional elephant named GiGGo who will be making a big splash in 2014. They’re starting to roll out their line of ride-ons, including a special Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle.

GiGGo Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle

The Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle is designed for children ages 3-5 years old and 55 pounds or under. It’s modeled after the vintage 1949 Indian Chief Motorcycle and features stabilizer wheels so your little one can enjoy a nice, safe ride. The Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle has a 6 volt rechargeable battery that will run for 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the weight of the little rider, charge level of the battery, and how the motorcycle is used. The battery also has a safety shut off.

Little Vintage Indian Motorcyle

This pint-size version of the 1948 Indian Chief Motorcycle is easily assembled, has working front and rear lights, and goes in both forward and reverse. Your child will cruise along to realistic engine sounds at a speed of 2 miles per hour (kind of like a slow paced walk).

Connect: You can connect with GiGGo Toys on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Pinterest.

But it: If you’re interested in purchasing a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle from GiGGo Toys, HURRY! There is a limited quantity available on their website, currently for $119.99.

Win it: One lucky person is going to WIN a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle!


Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 1/1/14 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway. The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact vivaveltoro{at}gmail.com with questions.

Win a Shrunks Outdoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed

 

Welcome to the Shrunks Outdoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed Giveaway!
Hosted by Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom and some other awesome bloggers!
This fabulous event is sponsored by The Shrunks!

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If you haven’t heard of them be sure to head on over to Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom and read her Shrunks Outdoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed Review.

About the Shrunks Outdoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed:

Sleeping Bag + Air Mattress + Foot Pump

The Outdoor Kids Travel Bed’s compact design fits easily in camping tents, and is perfect as a camping bed for kids for all your outdoor adventures. Attach the super-comfy sleeping bag by tucking the corners onto the inner air mattress. The top zippered layer can be detached completely from the air bed. Comes complete with a bellows pump for quick and easy inflation, plus a rugged carrying bag to fit everything in!

All Shrunks portable kids beds are constructed with the safest materials, and is BPA-safe, Phthalate-safe and Lead-safe.

Giveaway will run from 12/16/2013 at 8:00 EST until 12/21/2013 11:59pm EST. One lucky person will win the Shrunks Outdoor Tuckaire Kids Travel Bed! Giveaway is open to US only, must be over 18, and use the giveaway widget below. Good Luck Everyone! [Read more...]

Win a Kids Toys Mystery Box

 

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Thrifty Momma Ramblings has teamed up with some elves to help you with your Christmas Shopping! We want to spread Christmas Cheer and give out prizes for 12 Days of Christmas! Every night at 9PM EST, there will be a new giveaway for you to enter! Make sure to check back every night for the newest giveaway. The 12 Days of Christmas Event starts on December 3rd at 9PM EST and ends on December 15th at 11:59PM EST!

The Twelfth Day of Christmas Giveaway is Kids Toys Mystery Box

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One lucky winner will receive Kids Toys Mystery Box! I couldn’t think of a better ending to the 12 Days of Christmas then to end with a mystery box full of kids toys! There are toys for both boys and girls. You can always donate what you can’t use.

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All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below! Good luck!

*Open to USA only. Giveaway ends 12/15/2013 at 11:59pm EST

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Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Thrifty Momma Ramblings will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Nancy B Microscope – Review

 

*I received Nancy B’s Science Club Microscope to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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Zoom in on the fun with the Nancy B Microscope! From peacock feathers and goldfish scales to your own skin and cheek cells, get up close and personal with this 2-in-1 light and dissecting microscope. The included keepsake journal features 22 pages of fun science experiments for kids and activities from observation to creative writing, drawing, and more.

The munchkins love learning and this microscope is perfect! They love experimenting and learning new things. The journal is easy to follow along and they love the experiments! I love that this encourages their love and curiosity of science.

Donna’s Deals And More receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. All opinions expressed are solely from Donna’s Deals And More. See Donna’s Deals And More’s Disclosure Policy for complete details. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

MakIt Plates – Review

 

*I received Make it Plates to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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MakIt‘s famous Make A Plate kit lets you use their special paper and markers to create
your own design. Then they turn your art into a personalized treasure!

This is such a fun project to do with munchkins. They can express their creativity and then have it made into a special keepsake. I had the help of three little ladies. We’ll call them L, J, and V :)

First, you use the markers and special paper to come up with your design. Check out what the girls came up with:

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Above is the finished product! It looks identical to their drawings!  They even ate brunch on them the day they received the final product.

This is a fun activity for anytime or even a plate making party! You can make more than plates and even upload pictures to them. This is a perfect holiday gift idea too!

Donna’s Deals And More receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. All opinions expressed are solely from Donna’s Deals And More. See Donna’s Deals And More’s Disclosure Policy for complete details. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

GeoSafari Jr Kidnoculars – Review

 

*I received GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars™ to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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The GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars™ are the only binoculars designed specifically for little kids! Enlarged focus-free eyepieces—more than three times the size of ordinary binoculars—and perfect-fit goggles with placement guide enable kids (even toddlers) to see up close!

These are so much fun! Bradley (age 5) loves using them. We play explorer together or he just spies on what his sister is doing from afar! They are so easy for him to use and they fit him so well.  He carries them every where. They have quickly become his favorite toy!

Donna’s Deals And More receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. All opinions expressed are solely from Donna’s Deals And More. See Donna’s Deals And More’s Disclosure Policy for complete details. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Stocking Stuffers for Kids Giveaway

Welcome to the Stocking Stuffers for Kids Giveaway!

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Sponsored by: Zuru, Famosa and the Ohio Art Company Hosted by: Powered by Mom Blog and her fabulous blogger friends!

See Powered by Mom’s Review on this awesome stocking stuffers HERE

I know I know we don’t want to necessarily think about Christmas yet but it’s coming quicker than we think and to make things just a bit easier for you here are some wonderful ideas for stocking stuffers for boys and girls! They’re fun, some are cute, some are interesting and they’re all fairly inexpensive and are a great stocking stuffer choice! Better yet one lucky winner is going to receive a prize pack of all three of these awesome stocking stuffers!

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