Monday, November 20, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Popoids Are Unlike Other Building Toys Your Child Has...They Bend and Pop, Offering Endless Buildable Creations (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

My girls love to build things, so I am always looking for fun and different building toys to share with them.  A recent search led me to Kahootz Toys where I so many toys that will definitely make great gift ideas for kids of all ages. The other day I shared a review of their popular fidget toy the Hypnogizmo.  

In addition to falling in love with the hypnogizmo, I also saw their unique popoids building sets (available in 60 or 30 count sets).  What caught my eye was how this building set have a fun bend and pop feature compared to the girls' other building sets where they are layering bricks or adding pieces with sticks, or other straight building pieces.  Just looking at the box art, which shows the many wacky contraptions and crazy creatures you can create with the popoids, I knew my girls would love this building toy...and, that they did!  

The other day I shared popoids with my girls.  Savannah couldn't stop playing with the handle on the box as it lets kids try out the bend and pop feature of the popoids building pieces.  She thought it was the neatest thing.  But, the real fun began when I opened the box and dumped the pieces out of the floor for the girls to get creative and see what they could build.  

Savannah was quick to grab the idea guide included in the box and zeroed in on the puppy dog creation.  She quickly gathered up the popoids pieces she would need to make the dog and went to town stretching, squeezing, bending, popping, and joining the pieces to create her unique dog popoids creation.  

Bella, on the other day, used her imagination to come up with a dancing robot she was so proud of showing of.  She really liked the bending and stretching feature of this building toy, and how you could spin and move around the pieces, giving the creations she made movement.  

Both girls agreed that the Popoids building toy was much more fun to play with than other building toys they have and use because of its unique and playful bend and pop feature.  We have only had this building toy for a short time, but the girls can't get enough of it.  I haven't seen a day go by since introducing the girls to Popoids that they haven't pulled the box off the shelf and dumped the pieces on the floor to create new and exciting creations.  The sky is the limit to what your child can create with these bendable building toys.  Just last night the girls made their own creations and then joined them all together to make a huge creation.  It was part robot, part dog, and part cyclops.  The girls couldn't stop giggling as they found different ways to join their creations.  

I love seeing the girls play together nicely without fighting and whenever they pull out the Popoids box, they both gather together and play so nicely.  It is nice to hear them give each other suggestions on how to add to the things they are making, or talk about what features or special powers their unique creations have.  

Here is more about Popoids, which would make a great gift idea for that child in your life who can't get enough of building toys.  This is definitely one toy they will play will time and again, and one you will enjoy sitting down and playing with, too.  There is something relaxing about building with Popoids compared to other building toys the girls have.  It really is fun, and there is no wrong way to piece the popoids pieces together.  Imagine it and you can build it with Popoids! :-)

More about Popoids by Kahootz Toys:

"Stretch your imagination with Popoids™, the classic bend and pop building toy! Make endless wacky contraptions and crazy creatures with this hard-to-put-down, 60-piece building set. 

Pop together the colorful tubes and connectors—then bend, twist, stretch, and squish to change your creation over and over again. Enjoy creative construction play with quirky and happy popping sounds you can’t resist!" 
    Product Features:

    • 36 Popoid™ Tubes
    • 24 Popoid™ Connectors
    • Idea Guide
    • Storage Box with Handle
    • Ages 3 and up

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    Head on over to the Kahootz Toys online store and pick up either the 60-piece of  30-piece Popoids kids to surprise your kid with this holiday season.  The 60-piece set is $39.99, while the 30-piece set is only $24.99. 

    My girls can't get enough of these bend and pop building toy, and I know your kids will love them, too!

    Stay up-to-date on new Kahootz Toy additions, special offers, giveaways and more by following their social media pages below...

    Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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    Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Penwizard Allows You to Create a Personalized Book for Your Child with Not Only Their Names, But Also Themselves Included in the Book! #penwizard

    One of my favorite gifts to give my girls, especially around the holidays is a personalized book.  There are so many personalized book sites online, but it is hard to find ones that really do a wonderful job in incorporating not only your child's name, but also your child into the story.  Yes, it is nice to see your child's name appear when you are reading the book to them...but, just imagine their delight when they see themselves alongside their favorite characters like the Paw Patrol or Peppa Pig?

    Well, thanks to the folks at Penwizard, this is what you get when you create a one-of-a-kind personalized book with them.  

    "Each and every book Penwizard prints is unique, just like your child! Founded from a love of children and children's books, Penwizard set up a company that took children's publishing to the next level. For more than 10 years, they've used their skills and expertise to push the boundaries and create inspirational books where children actually appear in the illustrations."

    The perfect personalized Christmas gift

    I can't wait to personalize the Paw Patrol holiday book to share with my girls, as they are both huge Paw Patrol fans.  And, I am also thinking "The Snowman" one would be a great book to surprise the girls with on Christmas Eve. :-)  

    Right now you can take advantage of a special offer -- Save 15% off* your entire order of personalized books at Penwizard, just in time for the holidays! Simply use code HOLIDAY15 at checkout. *Valid until 12/25/2017

    --- BUY NOW AND SAVE $$$ ---

    So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Penwizard today and start personalizing books for all the kids on your holiday shopping list. Then, sit back and watch their faces light up when they see not only their names, but also themselves in the story.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks as I will be sharing a personal review of a book I create from Penwizard.  I can't wait!

    Remember, for a limited time you can save 15% OFF ALL PERSONALIZED CHILDREN'S BOOKS by using code HOLIDAY15 when checking out at

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    PantryPerks Offers Natural/Organic/Specialty Pantry Stocking With a Paycheck...So You NEVER Have to Pay for Groceries Again! (Review)

    Disclosure:  I was provided with a promotional code to try out this service from the vendor, in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

    Live Well. Stay Passionate. Spread Goodness.

    I love stumbling upon new services and trying them out, especially if they help my life easier.  Recently, I had the opportunity to try out PantryPerks, which through referrals and cashback savings, you can get your groceries from PantryPerks FREE every month (depending on number of referrals you get and amount of your monthly orders).

    Here is more about The PantryPerks Company including their mission, if case you haven't had the opportunity to try out this online direct to your door shopping service...

    How PantryPerks Came About....

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    "Initially conceived by two students of Northwestern University and University of Michigan, the Perks Project was meant to think of ways to use technology to redistribute wealth in a sharing economy. It was the origins of multi-level social commerce (patent pending) as we now call it.

    Technology has made us confident enough to challenge status quo in many industries so we picked one that was closest to us to see if we could do it. Years later we are proud to launch it and to see droves of people use social commerce to redistribute value-capture of the traditional supply chain .
    Come join us in this mission."
    PantryPerks Charitable Mission...
    "A core part of our mission is to use business as a means of doing good for the broader economy and society.  So we donate 1% of every transaction value on our website to charities dedicated to economic and/or social development in the United States or in under-privileged parts of the world.
    Many of our customers also use their cash-backs to support charities of their choice. That, we consider as the ultimate purpose of our mission – to use technology and social commerce to challenge traditional supply chain economics and instead use it to greater personal or societal good."

    Besides the opportunity to get your groceries FREE each month, I really loved the wide range of wellness, grocery and household essentials you would find in a high-end natural or organic store.  Unlike the grocery store, PantryPerks sells these products in bulk so that you can stock your pantry and save $$$.  Come on, who doesn't love to save $$$. When you check out PantryPerks you will see that like most grocery and wellness stores, they have weekly specials and sales on their products.  In addition, they have some amazing daily deals, which if you ask me are really steals (but you will have to act fast as they don't last for long).  

    Recently I was provided with $50 to place an order and try out the PantryPerks site.  

    I ordered Annie's Mac N Cheese in bulk for my girls, as I can never find their organic "tractor" one in stores around here. I also picked up their milk cartons which you can store on the shelf until ready to use.  They are great to have on hand and pop in the fridge when you know you will be running around with the kids.  My girls love bringing a snack bag and container of milk to wash it down. Or, if they have an AM homeschool class, we bring along this milk and the on-the-go cereal cups and they have their breakfast while waiting for class to begin.  Another favorite snack of the girls' which I also have a hard time finding in the stores is the Clif Chocolate Brownie bars made with real oats.  Whenever the girls are craving chocolate or want a brownie, I can hand them one of these nutritional snack bars, and it fills them up, and is good for them. :-)

    I really am loving all the wonderful products from top organic and natural food brands, which you will find at PantryPerks.  And, being able to place and order and have them arrive at my doorstep is great.  Being a busy mom on the go, I hate having to run to the market at the end of a crazy day with the girls, as I always seem to forget to get all the important items on my shopping list, or we get there and they are sold out of the particular product my two picky eats will eat.  PantryPerks allows me to order in bulk from the comfort of my home, and usually when I am in my pj's, and I don't have to stress about bringing the girls into the market with me, or having to lunch bulk groceries into the house.  Instead, I order from PantryPerks and within a few days my order arrives right to my doorstep.

    Now, the best part...scoring FREE groceries.  Yes, it is nice that PantryPerks has all the grocery, wellness and household essentials my family uses, but if I can score them FREE each month, that is even better. Don't you agree?! :-)  

    Here is how the PantryPerks referral program works..

    Our multi-level REFER-A-FRIEND program !

    "We like to buy stuff that’s good for our body, good for the planet and good for small and boutique businesses. But it comes at a cost – literally a cost that takes a whole paycheck away at times ;)
    It doesn’t have to be that way. How about you EARN every time you buy these good products – natural, organic, boutique .. We call it MyPerks.
    Ever seen referral programs in apps where you and your friend both earn a reward when your friend signs up and makes a purchase. We do exactly that but across multiple tiers or levels. 
    Here's how MyPerks - our super-charged, multi-level REFER-A-FRIEND program works :
    Get 7% cash-back every time you purchase on our site. Get 6% every time your friends purchase and (wait :) get 5% every time their friends each purchase. There is no membership fee, all that we ask is you purchase a minimum of $60 in any calendar month to get your own cashbacks and your referral earnings.
    We do believe in business doing good. So every time there is a transaction on our site, we will also give away 1% to a charity of choice.
    So with a one-time outreach to your friends,you can  kickstart your pantryperks and start earning. Month after month. After month. After month."

    So, if you want to join me in getting your groceries FREE on a monthly basis, why not give PantryPerks a try today.  Never pay for groceries again. Check out PantryPerks. Use my invite code 59fa7f163ffd9 to sign up or click on the link

    And, after you register for a new PantryPerks account and place your first order, be sure to to sign up for your own unique referral code and start inviting your friends and family members to come shop at PantryPerks. When you purchase $60 or more in a calendar month, you are eligible to earn cashbacks of 7% on your purchases, 6% on purchases made by people you refer, and 5% on friends of friends, for that month and every month you spend $60 on PantryPerks.

    Disclosure:  I was provided with a promotional code to try out this service from the vendor, in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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