Thursday, June 22, 2017

DISH News: Multi-room Music Now Available on DISH’s Hopper DVR -- Set Up Instructions in Post




"DISH today launched DISH Music, a mobile app powered by DTS Play-Fi technology that gives customers the ability to sync music throughout their home using one central control. This new feature uses TV audio systems connected to Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 DVRs, as well as DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers, to play music from personal libraries on mobile devices and popular streaming services, like Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora and TIDAL.


“It can be both difficult and expensive to achieve synchronized and high-quality whole-home audio,” said Niraj Desai, DISH vice president of product management. “DISH Music is a great whole-home sound solution designed to meet the needs of our customers, as it works with existing audio equipment and is available at no additional cost.”

DISH Music turns DISH’s Hopper DVRs and connected Joeys into music streaming zones controllable from Android or iOS smartphones and tablets. Using the app, customers can choose to sync the same music across rooms, or play different content in each zone. Televisions will display the metadata for the music being played, such as the artists, song name and music service.

Additionally, DISH Music can wirelessly pair with DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers connected to the same wireless network. DTS Play-Fi boasts the largest ecosystem of whole-home wireless partners, including Aerix, Anthem, Arcam, Definitive Technology, Klipsch, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Paradigm, Phorus, Polk Audio, Rotel, Sonus Faber, Thiel Audio and Wren, with products from Elite, Integra, Pioneer, Onkyo, Soundcast, SVS Sound and more forthcoming.

Music services available with DISH Music currently include Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, Pandora, SiriusXM and TIDAL. Users must have accounts to access content from these services, when required. DISH Music will also play from personal libraries on mobile devices and is compatible with DLNA media servers.

The DISH Music app is available for download today in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon app marketplace.

How to Set Up DISH Music:

DISH Music can also wirelessly pair with DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers connected to the same wireless network as your Hopper. You can find a full list of DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers compatible with DISH Music here .
  1. Download the DISH Music app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon app marketplace.
  2. Select which Hopper or Joey you’d like to use.
  3. Choose your music source preference. (Examples: Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, your personal library, etc.)
  4. You’re all set! The “Now Playing” screen gives you the album art and complete control of your music.
Click here  for more information on the DISH Music app, and follow @DISHNews to stay up-to date on our latest announcements."
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About DISH:

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.528 million pay-TV subscribers, as of March 31, 2017, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. 

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Introduce Your Little Ones to the Beatles and their Music with the Fun Netflix Original Series, Beat Bugs! (Review) #ad

Disclosure:  As a Beat Bugs Dream Team member, I will be provided with promotional product in exchange for sharing about this Netflix animated series. All views shared are mine and mine alone.








I was so excited when I received an email last month asking me to join the new Beat Bugs Dream Team, as my girls and I have been hooked on his Netflix Original Series for a few months now, ever since we stumbled upon it when looking for a show to watch.  I don't know about you, but I love all the original series that Netflix puts out for both kids and adults.  They are really engaging and entertaining...and, Beat Bugs in no exception.  If you are a fan of the Beatles and their music then you will you love this series.  


"With songs made famous by the Beatles, five friendly, child-like bugs learn big lessons about the world around them, all from the safety of their own backyard. This Emmy Award-winning series features the talents of P!nk, Sia, Eddie Vedder,  James Corden and other big-name stars who cover some of the most popular songs from The Fab Four.    Beat Bugs introduces a whole new generation to the music from the greatest and most influential band in rock history, The Beatles."

When my girls were little, I used to play music from the Beatles to soothe them to sleep.  So, when I first played an episode from this fun animated series, I couldn't help but smile looking at my girls who are 5 and 6 now, and remembering back to when I used to cradle them in my arms and rock them to sleep, singling along to the Beatles. :-)  

Shows like this are a wonderful way to introduce new generations to the iconic Beatles and their music.  Their music will truly live on forever because of shows like this, a they continue to gain new fans after all these years. Both of my girls are fans of their music now because of Beat Bugs, and love to sing along to the songs.  And, when they find a Beatles song they really love, they will watch that episode over and over again, just so that they can sing along.  




While the music is a big part of what makes this animated series a success with both kids and adults, the story lines are also wonderful.  They are easy to follow understand, which is perfect for preschoolers an even those a little younger.  Each and every short episode has a lesson that little ones can pick up on.  




My girls love telling me about what they learned and then this opens the door to talk further about it, so that they can apply the lessons learned to their life for the good.  It is hard to find shows for little ones that truly have substance and are entertaining, so I was excited when we stumbled upon Beat Bugs a while back, and was happy to see the girls get so excited about it and want to watch more and more.  If I let them, they would have binged watched the two seasons that are now available through Netflix.  :-)  But, instead, we are using the summer to enjoy the remaining episodes we haven't watched, as we wait for Beat Bugs toys that will be releasing later this summer (Be sure to stay tuned to my blog to learn more about these toys, which every Beat Bugs fan will want). 




In addition to the upcoming release of Beat Bugs toys, I wanted to also make sure readers are aware of a partnership between Beat Bugs and My Gym this summer. This amazing partnership will activate a musically inspired promotion at hundreds of My Gym locations across the country. In the months of June and July, children who attend classes at My Gym will enjoy Beat Bugs music, games and other fun activities, including coloring sheets and puppet shows.  So, if you have a  little one who is a huge Beat Bugs fan like my girls, and you have a My Gym near you, you will want to head there this month or next to enjoy the classes featuring Beat Bugs musics and more. :-)  We are going to be checking them out for sure.



So, if you are looking for a fun new animated series to watch with your little one now that summer is year and schools are out, why not check out Beat Bugs on Netflix.  Even older kids will enjoy the show as the music is so catchy and will everyone tapping their feet. It really is hard to stay on the couch when you watch this show, as each and every time a Beatles song starts playing you want to get up and dance around as you sing along.  

My girls are big fans of episode which features "Lucy in the sky with diamonds," which is sung by their favorite musician, P!nk.  This song, as well as the theme song "All You Need is Love" have been stuck in my head for days as they keep watching this episode.  I can't wait to hear what Beatles songs will be stuck in your head, or you find yourself singing in shower, after you and your child(ren) watch this fun animated series. :-)

Stay up to date on all things related to Beat Bugs by following their official website -- http://bbugs.net/DreamTeam.  And, you can start watching Beat Bugs by visiting http://neflx.net/DreamTeamBB today, and adding this show to your family's watch list. Enjoy!

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Disclosure:  As a Beat Bugs Dream Team member, I will be provided with promotional product in exchange for sharing about this Netflix animated series. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Coming to DVD on 6/20 - "Bubbles", A New Teletubbies DVD Featuring 6 New Episodes + Fun Snake Bubbles Activity and #Giveaway #ad

Disclosure:  This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.


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I was so excited when asked to participate in this fun Teletubbies campaign as I knew my youngest daughter, Bella, would be over the moon excited to help me review the upcoming "Bubbles" DVD release, and to come up with a fun bubbles activity to do to help celebrate "20 Years of Big Hugs".  Yes, you read that right...20 years.  I can't believe the Teletubbies have been around that long.  But, then again, I do recall watching the show when I used to babysit my neighbors' children while in college, and then when my daughter stumbled upon the show on television.  Bella became an instant fan of the Teletubbies and asked me to get past DVDs and books for her...well, she actually asked Santa, who then enlisted the help of me to help find all things Teletubbies this past Christmas. :-)

I couldn't wait to tell Bella that she would be getting an advanced copy of the "Bubbles" DVD, which hits store shelves on June 20th, and I had a fun little surprise for her, too...the folks at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment were also sending along a cute 6 inch plush and two other previously released Teletubbies DVD for her (Read on to learn how you can enter my "20 Years of Big Hugs" giveaway where one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will have a chance to win a fun Teletubbies prize pack.)  As you can imagine, when Bella found out about this review opportunity she was so excited.  She started talking about her favorite Teletubbies character, Po, and how she hoped to receive this plush character, which she did! :-)






And, as far as the bubble activity, the girls said they wanted to do the recycled water bottle snake bubbler...the name they gave an easy bubble maker we made last year using an empty water bottle (bottom cut off) and an old sock (finally a use for all those lonely socks missing their pair).  I thought this would be a perfect activity as it could be done both indoors and out, and with rain expected after a mini heat wave, indoor bubble fun sounded like a great idea yesterday. :-)

Before I share all about this new DVD release, including Bella's review of it, I wanted to show off photos and a video of the girls demonstrating their snake bubble maker, in case you wanted a fun and easy bubble activity to do with your child as you both wait for the upcoming Teletubbies "Bubbles" DVD release on June 20th.  And, like I said, this bubbles activity is fun for indoor or outdoor play, and requires only 3 things -- all of which you probably have an abundance of. 
  


Supplies Needed:

1 Empty water or soda bottle
1 Sock (those lonely socks missing their pair work best for this activity)
Bubble solution (bought or homemade) or even dish soap and water (I find this solution works better for longer snake bubbles)
*Optional: Food coloring

Instructions:

1.  Start by peeling the label off the bottle and washing it out well.  Then, take a sharp knife or scissors and off the bottom of the bottle (about 1/4).


2.  Slide the sock over this new opening (you will be using the mouth part of the bottle to blow the bubbles through the sock).



3.  Pour your bubble solution into a small plate or tray, and have your child soak the bottom of the bottle that is covered with the sock into the solution so it is dampened well.


4.  Now the fun part....blow through the bottle and watch your bubble snake come to life.  If you are doing indoors, be sure to have a large tray (those dollar store aluminum trays work best and can be thrown out or washed and reused again for more bubble fun).  **Be sure that your child does not inhale the bubble solution, as they will likely drink a little bubble solution.  My 6.5 year old found this out the hard way, and gagged a bit, until the bubble taste went away with lots of water and a freeze pop.




5. Optional:  Add drops of food coloring to the bottom of the sock and then dip in bubble solution and blow.  You get a cool colored snake effect.  









See, I told you this was a fun and easy bubble activity to do with your child, and one they will ask to do time and again.  So, as your little Teletubbies fan eagerly awaits the upcoming release of the new "Bubbles" DVD on June 20th, why not surprise them with a little bubble fun in advance, including making their own bubble snakes. :-)  I can't to wait to see pictures and videos of your bubble fun.

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And, now on to the DVD, which were sent a couple of days ago to watch in advance and share our thoughts on.  We ended up watching this DVD, which is about 80 minutes in length as part of our Friday Night Family Movie Night, complete with Tubby Custard (AKA rice pudding in our house).  Even though Savannah is not a big fan of the show like she was a couple years ago, she still will sit and watch episodes, especially new ones, with Bella, and they like to chit chat throughout each episode about the Teletubbies characters and the story line.  This DVD viewing was no exception. :-)

After the girls watched the 6 new fun-filled episodes, I asked the hard question..."What did you think?  Bella's eyes got big and she had a huge grin on her face.  She quickly chimed in, it was 'bubblerific" -- her words. :-)  She loved the episodes and said it was hard to choose a favorite.  But, she did say that she and Savannah had fun dancing along to "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes - come on, you know you love this classic song and love to get up and dance along with your child to it. :-)

Savannah said she enjoyed the second episode which introduced viewers to the sweet, song and dance loving yellow Teletubby Laa-Laa.  She is a fan of this teletubby, and was happy to see a full episode dedicated to Laa-Laa.  It was nice to see Savannah get into this show like she used to when she was Bella's age.  And, Bella liked having Savannah watch one of her favorite shows for once. :-)

As soon as the DVD ended, Bella was quick to ask to watch it again.  We had another movie set to watch, but after the begged to watch the "Bubbles" episode over, I put this episode back on.  And, I know tomorrow that when the girls wake up, they will be asking to watch this DVD again in its entirety, or will be grabbing when we head out to visit family this holiday weekend. But, I will not mind, as I love seeing the girls get into this show and know the developmental benefits of this hit series, which has been around for 20 years.  Here are just a few of the benefits this show offers little ones....



You can learn more about other developmental benefits by visiting the official Teletubbies website here: http://us.teletubbies.com/about-teletubbies/developmental-benefits/.

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Here is more about the upcoming "Bubbles" DVD release, which releases on June 20th -- so, be sure your pre-order now online, or mark the release date on your calendar so you can head to your favorite local retailer to pick up and welcome in summer with the Teletubbies with your little one(s). And, be sure to enter my giveaway for a chance to win this new DVD release and two other Teletubbies DVDs, as well as a $25 Amazon gift card. :-) Scroll down to see giveaway near end of post. Good luck!

Featuring the Teletubbies Singing “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and a Special Featurette with the Lovable Laa-Laa!



About this upcoming DVD release:

"Families everywhere can get ready to sing, dance and splash with the Teletubbies, when TELETUBBIES: BUBBLES arrives on DVD on June 20th. The six all-new episodes feature Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po as they sing, dance, play and of course, eat Tubby Custard! TELETUBBIES: BUBBLES includes two all-new engaging featurettes: In the first, fans can join the Teletubbies as they sing the classic song, “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”; in the second, little ones can learn more about Laa-Laa, the sweet, song and dance-loving yellow Teletubby!

Synopsis:
The Tubby Custard Machine is making lots and lots of Tubby Custard bubbles! Join the Teletubbies as they chase and pop bubbles, play with a magical music box and dance the energetic Tubby Phone Dance. Contains six new episodes, including “Bubbles”.

Bonus Features Include:
·         “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” Song
·         Meet the Characters: Laa-Laa

TELETUBBIES: BUBBLES has a run time of approximately 74 minutes. The collection is not rated. 


Be sure to follow the official Teletubbies website and these social channels to stay up-to-date all things related to this hit television series, including new DVD releases, news, giveaways and more...




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Enter to win these 3 DVDs...

Teletubbies: Twinkle, TwinkleTeletubbies: Big Hugs

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As promised, I am excited to be working with the folks at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, to offer one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader the opportunity to win a fun Teletubbies  Prize Pack, which includes the upcoming June 20th "Bubbles" DVD, along with previous DVD releases "Big Hugs" and "Twinkle Twinkle" as well as a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  To enter this giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!



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ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go tohttp://www.sonypictures.com.

ABOUT TELETUBBIES

Originally created in 1997, Teletubbies is one of the most successful global children’s brands of all-time. Targeted at young pre-school viewers, it has reached over 1 billion children to date. The original episodes have aired in over 120 territories in 45 different languages.

Debuting on Nick Jr. in May 2016, the new Teletubbies series (60 x 12 min. episodes) stays true to the original series but is designed to captivate today’s digital toddlers with updated elements and visual CGI-enhancements. The characters now have Touch-Screen Tummies and high-tech gadgets like the Tubby Phone smartphone, introducing a contemporary twist for a new generation of pre-schoolers. The multi award-winning Teletubbies encourages young children to watch television creatively, providing a safe and beneficial viewing experience. Teletubbies is produced by DHX Media.www.teletubbies.com



Disclosure:  This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Check Out These 'Miffy Fun' Pre-school Summer Activities - A Perfect Way to Welcome the Summer!





Both of my girls are huge Miffy fans?  How about your children or grandchildren?  Who is Miffy you ask?  Don't let my girls hear you asking this or they will get all upset as they think everyone knows and loves Miffy just as much as they do...just kidding...but, they will be upset you don't know about Miffy and would make a point to have me share all about Miffy with you. :-)  So, here goes...

Who is Miffy?

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"Miffy was “born” on June 21, 1955, created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna.  Bruna first drew sketches of a little bunny to entertain his young son while on a rainy seaside holiday in Holland. Each night he made up stories about the bunny and Miffy was born.
Miffy has become a world renowned and beloved preschool brand with books, apps, and more than 10,000 brand -related products worth approximately $300 million in sales annually.
The TV series, “Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small,” debuted on Nick Jr. in 2016 and airs Monday through Friday. Books inspired by her TV series have recently been released.
In 2013, miffy the movie – the first ever feature length film – opened in the Netherlands, breaking box office records for a film aimed at very young children. It debuted in the US at the BAMkids Film Festival and is available now on iTunes, AmazonGoogle Play and VUDU.
The Miffy Museum opened up in Utrecht in 2016, opposite the Centraal Museum, providing an interactive space for young children to discover and explore the world around them.
Miffy continues to delight children around the world and now in the U.S. with a show on Nick Jr. , a new book series from Simon & Schuster and even several apps!"
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So, now that you know all about Miffy and where to find Miffy the Movie, Miffy books and even fun apps to play, I wanted to make sure you also knew about a new website called 'Miffy Fun' that offers new and engaging activities for young children. From baking to crafts, Miffy Fun provides a great opportunity for kids to learn while enjoying themselves.  
A few days, there was a new post to the 'Miffy Fun' page that included 3 fun activities to help you and your child welcome in summer, including this yummy looking “Berry Delicious” Salad From The Garden.
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Get this recipe and check out the other summer fun activities here: www.miffyfun.com.   And, be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for more Miffy fun activities.  :-)
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Mark Your Calendars for June 30th + Catch the Release of Danger & Eggs, Amazon Studios’ First Animated Comedy for Kids



What a way to kick off the summer, than by checking out a hilarious brand-new Amazon Original Kids series, Danger & Eggs, which will debut on Prime Video on Friday, June 30, in the U.S. and U.K.!

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Here is more about this new show, which my girls got to watch a sneak peek of and LOVE!...


"Danger & EggsAmazon Studios’ first animated comedy for children ages 6-11, follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired girl named D.D. Danger (Aidy Bryant) and her ever cautious best friend, a giant talking egg named Phillip (Eric Knobel). As the daughter of world-renowned stunt daredevil, Roy Danger, D.D. is following in his footsteps and is always chasing her next big thrill. Luckily for her, Phillip is always there by her side with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to make her thrill-seeking dreams come true. Together, they go in search of new adventures at their favorite spot, Chicken Paw Park, which is home to Philip’s mom Becky, a gargantuan chicken. 

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The first season finds D.D. and Phillip meeting a raccoon with a thirst for technology, being sucked into a mysterious underground science lab, discovering a lonely robot in an overgrown garden, and taking on a famous zip line. Throughout their journey, they overcome obstacles with the “Buddy System” because even though they are polar opposites, their differences complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses to solve problems. Their Buddy System mantra says it all, "You look out for me and I'll look out for you!”



Featuring the voice talent of comedians Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as D.D. Danger and Eric Knobel (Huge Theater) as Phillip, the series will also include guest star voice talent from Weird Al (Milo Murphy’s Law), Lori Petty (Tank Girl), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up), Kate Micucci (Garfunkle and Oates), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Felicia Day (Geek and Sundry), Jonah Ray (Nerdist, Mystery Science Theater), Angelica Ross (Her Story), and Jazz Jennings (I Am Jazz). Danger & Eggs is created by Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animaniacs) and Shadi Petosky (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Mad) and executive produced by Owens, Petosky, and Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead, @midnight)"

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Add this upcoming series to your family's Amazon Prime Watch List by clicking here now.  Can't wait to hear what you think of the show. My girls can't wait for more episodes! 

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Full Circle Offers Must Have Non-Toxic and Earth-Friendly Products for Every Household (Review) #tryazon #FullCircle #tryabox

Disclosure:  I was sent samples as part of a Tryazon sampling program, in exchange for my honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.




It is funny how as you get older not only your priorities change, but when it comes to birthdays and holidays you find yourself asking for more practical things, like household products and kitchen gadgets.  Come on, don't lie...you know you get excited when you get a new kitchen gadget to try out or pots and pan set. :-)  I, for one, love to be in the kitchen and love when I stumble up on a unique gadget and have a chance to try out.  Most of these products are ones I find myself not being able to live without after trying them, and this holds true for a handful of products from Full Circle I was recently sent to sample and share my thoughts on.  
Are you familiar with Full Circle?  You may recall me sharing a handful of posts over the years on products from this Earth Friendly company.  I fell in love with Full Circle when I first tried out their reusable bags back when the girls were babies and I had to tote around snacks for my two picky eaters.  And now six years later I continue to use their products and give them as bridal shower gifts, housewarming and for birthdays and the holidays.   Everyone who receives Full Circle products from me for the first time can't stop raving about them and telling me that they don't know how they ever lived without them.  Here is more about this wonderful company, who offers an amazing selection of Earth friendly and safe products for your home and family....

More About Full Circle:

"Full Circle develops new ways of making products with a major impact in the cleaning industry. To start, they collaborated with local growers, manufacturers and distributors to refine the process from start to finish. The results are innovative, well designed, responsibly made tools that help keep your home beautiful. Philosophy Full circle is proudly obsessed with detail and is determined to evolve the way everyday products are made. That’s why the four founders teamed up to create the first line of products that are as stylish as they are sensible, reducing unnecessary waste while elevating design. What started as a better way to think about products turned in to a new way of creating healthier options that inspire smarter choices. Sustainability is great, design is vital, functionality is essential, and at Full Circle, all three of these aspects are necessary in their products.





Every material in Full Circle's product line is carefully selected for its durability, giving you more time before each one ends its life cycle. They choose options that take less energy to produce and cut back on greenhouse gases and harmful chemicals, making them as conscientious as they are long lasting. BCORP Certified: Full circle is proud to be in a family of businesses committed to solving environmental and social problems. Their B Corp certification shows their commitment to being and creating the very best for our world." 


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Like I said, I was sent a sampling of Full Circle products from Tryazon to sample and share my thoughts on. I was excited to try their citrus ice infuser set as when the summer rolls around, we love drinking flavored water in our house, so I knew based on how-to video that this infuser set would make adding a hint of lemon or lime to our waters (and adult cocktails) that much easier.  



Citrus Ice Infuser Set 



  • 2 BPA free silicone trays for easy release
  • Citrus reamer locks on to juice directly into trays
  • Add flair to your water and more 

My Thoughts:

I have to say that next to the reusable storage bags, this was my favorite of all the Full Circle goodies sent to me. I couldn't get over how easy it was to juice the lemon and limes and have the juice fall directly into the trays,which then went into the freezer to freeze.  I didn't have to worry about having to pick out seeds from the ice trays, which was great.  



This gadget was also a hit with my two girls.  Usually they try and sip whatever I am drinking.  And, after having a sip of my lemon water the other day, they asked for a cup for themselves.  I showed them how easy it was to get lemon infused water from start to finish.  


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The girls loved the juicing process and popping the frozen cubes from the silicon trays into their tall glasses of water. :-)  My girls and I both give the citrus ice cube infuser set from Full Circle two thumbs up. This is definitely a must have you never thought you needed, and one that will have you drinking the recommended 6-8 glasses of water with no problem. Cheers!



Reusable Storage Bags 


  • Reusable food-safe, BPA-free storage bag 
  • Leak-proof, air-tight "lock" seal design
  • Stands upright for everyday use and storage ease
My Thoughts:

Like I said above, I have been a fan of their reusable storage bags for some time, and also give these as gifts to new and expectant moms as they were a staple in my diaper bag for storing snacks and even putting wet clothes in to transport without getting everything else in my diaper bag wet.  

What is so fun about these storage bags are different patterns they come in.  I was sent a clear bag and one with a cute pattern.  I have been using the samples sent to store grapes in the fridge for the girls that are all washed and ready to eat, as well as freshly picked lettuce from our garden.  Whenever I put fresh picked lettuce in a basic plastic storage bags and store in the fridge, they seem to wilt and absorb moisture quicker, and thus spoil before I have a chance to use. But, after trying these Full Circle storage bags with our garden lettuce, I can keep our freshly picked produce longer. :-)  Yippie!

These storage bags are also great for families who are planning long car rides and beach trips this summer, as they will keep your snacks safe with their leak-proof and air-tight lock seal design of these bags.    Or, if you are braving traveling by airplane with the kids, the clear storage bags are perfect for going through TSA lines a breeze.  I could go on and on about how much I love these reusable storage bags, but I will just tell you give them a try for yourself and you will see why I and so many others return to buy more from Full Circle. :-)


Chevron + Clear design Splash Patrol Natural Latex Cleaning Gloves 





  • Durable, slip-resistant grip
  • Cuffed design to catch water (and keep you dry)
  • Super soft lined interior for comfort and hot water protection
  • Hang-dry loops for fast, clean drying 
My Thoughts:

Let me just start by telling you that deep cleaning is not a favorite thing of mine, and anything that requires me to slip on latex cleaning gloves means it is a tough job. :-)  But, I did put my dislike for tough jobs requiring gloves aside and took on the bathroom for a deep clean the other day.  And, let me say, me and the gloves won the battle of the icky bathtub tile grime and there is no more ring around the tub. :-)  It amazes how well I was able to use bathroom cleaning products without having to worry about getting any of the chemicals on my sensitive skin, as I could feel how strong these gloves were, as well as slip resistant. Let's just say that they fit like a glove. :-) 

Clean Reach Bottle Brush



  • A perfect fit for on-the-go drinking bottles and mugs
  • Slim, elongated design that’s ideal for bottle necks
  • Replaceable heads extend use while minimizing waste
My Thoughts:

This is one of these must have kitchen cleaning products for every household, as most people use water and on-the-go drinking bottles and travel mugs.  This cleaning brush is not just long enough, but its slim design makes it perfect for getting into all the nooks and crannies of your travel mugs and bottles, getting them clean once and for all.  I don't know about you, but I used to hate cleaning my girls' travel bottles as I couldn't get my cleaner brush into the bottle neck to get a deep down clean.  And, paper towels pushed around with a knife was never a good idea.  I found that the bottles never really got a good clean and would get moldy or smell of juice or milk, thus making me just toss instead of dealing with the bottle cleaning battle.  It wasn't worth it. But, after trying the bottle brush from Full Circle, I am confident that each time I have to clean one of the girls travel bottles or my husband's travel mug, that I will be able to get them clean and leave them ready to be used again..fresh and clean. 


This bottle brush is perfect for moms of bottles dealing with the dreaded milk and formula in bottles that never seems to want to wash out.  This brush sure would have made my days of bottle cleaning that much easier, that is for sure!  I will be buying more of these cleaning brushes and gifting to some of my friends who are new moms or have little ones.  And, my parents will also be getting one, to help make washing the grandchildrens' bottles and travel bottles and mugs a breeze.



I had so much fun trying out these fun products from Full Circle, and now have some new favorite kitchen gadgets and products that will be reaching for and using this summer and going forward.  




If you need to update some of your kitchen products or just love trying out non-toxic and Earth-friendly products in your home, then you will want to check out these and other products from Full Circle.  Once you try out their products, you will become an instant Full Circle fan.  I guarantee it! :-)

Disclosure:  I was sent samples as part of a Tryazon sampling program, in exchange for my honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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