*I was not paid for this review! I received this product free of charge for my honest opinion!
My six year old son loves drawing and doing other crafts. I call him my little Picasso because he's always working on an art project. We have a few chalkboards that we made ourselves with chalkboard paint, the largest one is inside his playhouse in the backyard. He's constantly playing in his playhouse, but sometimes runs out of stuff to do. I received these awesome Vellostar liquid chalk markers, and they are amazing!
The liquid chalk markers came in a nice compact box that would be perfect for gifting. They came in a range of eight colors - red, green, white, blue, yellow, orange, purple and pink. When you first get the markers out of the box, the tips are dry and you must activate them first. The box suggests to depress the tip while holding upright and to shake the marker for 30 seconds with the lid on. Well, that didn't really work. I got way better results just by pressing the tip down onto a hard surface until the chalk bled into the tip fully.
The markers were amazingly bright and easy to use. Each color showed up perfectly and absolutely bold. They were very easy to use and drew very well and smooth, with no skipping of the chalk. It really was just like drawing with markers on his chalkboard! The markers have nice clean-edged chisel tips which are fully reversible to bullet tips for fine detailing. The pack also comes with 4 replacement tips in case your kid gets a little zesty and grinds them into the chalkboard too hard. The markers are eco-friendly, completely child-safe, non-toxic, acid-free and has almost no odor. I can happily trust my son to play alone with these without worrying.
The markers are very useful to use on other surfaces besides chalkboards too! They also work on glass, metal, ceramics, LED boards, whiteboards and basically any other non-porous surface. Cleanup is very easy, it suggests cleaning with a wet cloth. I used a cloth that I soaked with a little bit of green cleaning solution, and it came of without leaving a trace. I tried wiping some off with my finger, and it smeared, but I was able to wipe most off. If your kid gets them all over their clothes, never fear, they are completely washable!
I absolutely love how bright and vibrant these chalk markers are and they are so easy to use! My six year old son absolutely had a blast drawing with them, and I love feeling that they're safe and how easily they cleaned up!
If you want some of the most awesome chalk markers ever, you can get some here:
*I was not paid for this review! I received this product heavily discounted for my honest opinion!
Having a six year old son, I'm constantly having to pack him lunches because he's so picky he won't eat the school lunches most of the time. I've tried several types of lunch boxes, and end up having problems with them leaking or popping open in his backpack. It's always a nice surprise to open his backpack and finding crushed crackers coating everything in there. Yeah.
Royale Kitchenware make an adorable ORGANIC lunch box that is so easy to use! The lunchbox is made of bio-degradable rice husk material without any added chemicals. That is just too cool! The box that it came in was very snazzy and perfect for gifting. The organic lunch box has a really tight seal and you have to put a little bit of an effort to pulling the lid off. But it's completely leak-proof! I actually put water in it, and not a single drop escaped. It comes with two dividers that easily slide in with minimal effort to portion off into two or three sections. The lunch box also comes with an adorable spork. It's very cute, with a little panda head on the handle and has safe, rounded edges which are suitable for even young kids. There's a velcro strap that is easy to slide around the whole container to keep the spork handy for lunch. The lunch box itself is nice and compact, measuring 7" x 4.5" x 2" and can easily be slipped into a backpack or purse without taking up to much room. I am completely impressed how this nifty little lunch box is totally organic and how leak-proof it is!! I think it is too cute!
If you'd like to get a secure eco-friendly lunch box too, you can get one here:
*I was not paid for this review! I received this product free of charge for my honest opinion!
I have a six year old son, and I'm currently expecting another little boy. A common problem I've had is having stuffed animals, books, colors, toys and food spread out all over my backseat, especially on long car trips. It's especially frustrating when we're on the highway, and something he needs has fallen to the floor or ended up on the other side of the seat out of reach. I have actually had times where I've had to pull over on the side of a highway just to retrieve a stuffed animal he somehow can't manage without until our next stop. I was given the opportunity to review this awesome back seat organizer, and it really has simplified car trips!
The back seat organizer was very easy to install. I has two fully adjustable straps with buckles that will fit over pretty much any car seat shape. I had it installed in a minute flat! It fits nice and snug to the back of the seat and doesn't flap around hitting your kid's legs like some other organizers. It has two rows of compartments. The top row has a clear plastic covered compartment that is perfect for a DVD player or i-pad. (My husband had the dvd player in his car at work, so I didn't get a picture with it). It also has two smaller pouches that are perfect for snacks, small toys or any other little object your kid might need at hand. The bottom row had a large middle pocket to easily fit a large stuffed animal, books or anything else you might need. It has two smaller pouched on the side of that also that fit a bottle or juice cup perfectly! My son was able to easily reach everything he needed in the organizer and it really helped keep all his critical items within easy access. I'm so happy to finally have a convenient travel system now!
If you want to organize your backseat, you can get one here:
Review- Car Bage Can
* I was not paid for this review! I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion!
I have a six year old son and it's hard to try to keep my backseat clean! I can't tell you how many times I find food wrappers, french fries, candy and other misc stuff scattered all over my backseat and floorboard after a long trip. I've tries keeping a plastic grocery bag in the backseat, but somehow he conveniently forgets about it while he's absorbed in his coloring book. I was offered to review this awesome Car Bage Can by Vayeebo , and it's absolutely wonderful!
The Car Bage Can came neatly folded up and is fully collapsible at any time if you need to stash it out of the way. It easily pops up into a nice solid rectangle that measures 11.8" high, 7" wide and 11.8" deep. It came with a handful of plain plastic bags with handles and can easily accommodate a regular plastic grocery bag when you run out of them. The inside part can easily be removed if your bag leaks or falls in case a zesty kiddo throws something in there that's extra messy. It's also waterproof, so if something messy does end up in the bottom, you don't have to worry about it leaking out all over your floorboards! When you don't want it open, you can easily shut the top with a velcro seal. The Car Bage can also has a handy little side pocket that I found perfect for stashing the extra trash bags. There's also two small mesh pouches on either side that would be perfect for keeping wipes or hand sanitizer in too! There's a strap with snaps that easily attached to the back of a seat or any other place that you may desire to anchor it to.
Overall, this Car Bage Can is going to greatly help me keep my car clean, and my six year old is actually interested in throwing his trash in there! It's very easy to clean and easy to stash away if need be!
If you like to keep your car clean, you can get one here:
*I was not paid for this review! I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion!
I live in central Texas, and let me tell you, the sun can really beat down on you pretty much year round! I mean, here we are at the beginning of February, and it's 85 degrees outside! In the front of my car, it's east to just pop down the visor if the sun bothers me, but my poor son in he backseat just has to try to dodge the rays as much as he can in his carseat. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review these sun shades, and my son is relieved that we have them now!
The sun shades came in a nice small pouch that is very easy to travel with. One I pulled them out of the pouch, it was like they were spring loaded and just popped open really quick on me! The measure a nice large 19.4" x 14.2" and they came with six suction cups to easily attach to the window. The suction cups slide on to the thicker edges of the sunshade to securely hold it in place, yet you can still move them around if need be. The sunshades themselves are nice and see through so my son can still look out the window, he's not completely cut off like some other sunshades. While they're see thru, they still block the sun effectively and protect against harmful UV rays. I am very happy with these sunshades, and my son is thrilled that he won't get all toasty in the backseat anymore!
If you need to block the sun for your little one too, you can get some here:
**I was not paid for this review! I received this product free of charge for my honest review!*
I've heard a lot about reusable squeeze pouches lately, but have never actually tried one. I have a six year old son and I'm expecting my second little boy here in a few months, so I'm trying to find some cost-effective ways to give them tasty snacks.
I received four reusable food pouches made of a thick plastic that is very durable. Me and my six year old son thought that the little design on the front was just adorable! It also came with a nice locking lid for each pouch.
The bottom of each CutieLunch pouch is a very strong ziplock that seems pretty kid proof to me. It was very easy to fill with some applesauce by holding the pouch with one hand and pouring the applesauce in with the other hand. You want to make sure and put a lid on it before filling it! I didn't even notice I was dripping out the bottom until my son informed me! I'll always remember to do it from now on though! We also tried these out with a thicker chocolate pudding and he was able to eat it just fine.
It's hard sometimes to get my son to eat applesauce, but he gladly ate out of these cute little pouches. We made a big deal about them being CUTE and he actually felt cuter eating out of them-LOL.
To clean, I basically just took the lid off, unzipped the bottom and ran water through it. It was very easy and simple to do! I am very impressed with these durable little pouches and I'm already thinking of tons of yummy foods to put in them for my six year old and the upcoming baby!
If you'd like some of these cute pouches for yourself, they're available here:
Review - Kidtainer Bento Lunch Box
**I was not paid for this review! I received this product heavily discounted for my honest review!**
I was given the opportunity to review this cute little Bento style lunch box by Kidtainers recently. As my six year old son is getting pretty picky over his school lunches, he firmly believes that I need to pack him a homemade lunch every day. I can't really blame him, his school lunches are always cold and flavorless!
I thought the container was pretty cute, absolutely perfect for my son! It measures 9"x7"x2", which is perfect for fitting into backpacks! When it's latched shut, it seals very tightly and seems waterproof!
I thought the inside of the box was very unique! It's neatly separated into a large sandwich section, two smaller side compartments and a dip container with an airtight lid. I loved the solar system picture! My six year old son loved pointing out the planets and it was a nice surprise when we opened the little dip container to find the Sun!!
My son immediately had to have me pack a lunch in it for him to try out!As you can see, it nicely fits a sandwich, crackers and cheese sticks in the compartments! My son had a lot of fun learning about the solar system while he ate! I love how everything stays seperated! He's used to a cube lunch box and usually comes home with a pile of crumbs in the bottom. Cleanup is a breeze too! Just remove the entire clear part from the container, wash and put back in! Can't get any simpler than that!
Overall, I got pretty hooked on this cute little box! I think it will prevent a lot of messiness and my son seems to really enjoy eating out of it!
You can pick one up for your kids here:
**I was not paid for this review, I received the product free of charge!**
I was recenty asked to review this super cute bath toy organizer, and I must say, I was quite impressed with it! My six year old son also really enjoyed it!
In the package, there was a large net organizer with suction cups that was actually of better quality than I expected! It seems very durble and can stand up to quite a bit of abuse by the kids! It also came with 6 absolutely adorable squeaky bath toys that my son just loved! There were two scrubbies in there that are perfectly kid sized and easy for them to handle. My personal favorite (besides the toys) were the two extra atrong hooks! They really are super strong! You put the suction backs on the wall, then swivel down the hooks, and once they're on, those suckers aren't going anywhere!
The instructions were very simple and easy to understand. There's an offer for two free e-books that will be e-mailed to you later as well!
My son was so eager to take a bath when he saw these new toys that he could barely wait through dinner!
He also really enjoyed the bath scrubbies! They were the perfect size to fit in his small hands!
And did I mention how cute the little squeaky toys were? LOL
Overall, I was very impressed with this bath toy organizer and all the extras that came with it! It seems very strong and long lasting, and my son son truly enjoyed it! It's a big bonus for me too, since I can throw all his bath toys in there instead of just kicking them to the back of the tub or having to take a whole pile out every time I shower! I'm definitely going to recommend this to some of my friends!
If you'd like to get one for yourself, they're here on Amazon:
I'm a Texas gal with a wonderful husband, an amazing six year old son, and an adorable newborn baby boy!
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