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Hoodsbee: The Hoodie That Becomes a Friend

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Hoodsbee is an innovative hoodie that transforms into a plush friend or a plush friend that transforms into a hoodie. With Hoodsbee, there are so many options. This unique patented technology allows your little one to carry their travel plush buddy, put it on when it is cold, fold it back up into a plush and use it as a head pillow for when they are tired. It’s as easy as 1,2,3! Fold, roll and snap! Now, not only do you have a pillow and a travel companion, but you also have a nicely wrapped up hoodie that is easy to store or travel with.

Hoodsbee was created when the design team at HLL design was trying to come up with a new kind of character hoodie jacket that could have a rolled up function into the hood.  After seeing the shape it created, they added arms, legs, eyes and ears to the hood to make it look more like a plush toy.  But it was still just a jacket rolled into the hood.  They found that by pulling the sides tightly together and fastening them in a specific spot, along with the front of the hood being fastened as well, that it kept everything nice and compact, tight and clean looking. And thus, hoodsbee was created.

Our Review:

We were able to review the boys Hoodsbee character “Clobber the Wrestling Monster” in size 7

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Clobber the wrestling monster is made of black Polar Fleece with Charcoal grey 2×1 Cotton/spandex rib cuffs and hem band. The hood is lined with charcoal grey Polar Fleece so that it is warm and soft on the inside too.  The red zipper is a heavy duty, molded plastic and matches the taping around the neck for a clean look and feel. 

The blue, green and red arms and horns are also made of Polar fleece and stuffed with goodness (and poly filing). Clobber’s blue nose is felt with a satin stitch embroidery along the edges. The teeth are felt as well, double layered with edge stitching and a cool raw edge finish. The eyes are double layered as well and accented with a thick hand stitch look embroidery in contrast thread. The button eyes have blue stitching to match the blue horn and make this jacket a “monster” of a good time to wear.

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This is such a confortable and fun hoodie for children! it is made of nice soft materials so no complaints of “itchiness” and the colors are wonderful! As you can see in the photo above the Hoodie was well received! It will be a favorite to wear until it is outgrown. We did get a size larger than we normally wear just in case the size ran small. But as you can see he has room to spare so sizes are pretty much on target with national brands. If you are looking for the item to be an exact fit … it does run true to size. But when i doubt order one size up like we did and they will have plenty of room to grow into the cute hoodsbee!

Here is a picture of the character our hoodsbee rolls up into…can it be any cuter?

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Hoodsbee is such a neat product and guess what???? They have girls and adults hoosbee’s too! (The limited edition Hoodsbees come in adult sizes) Check out their many hoodsbee characters at the following links you will not be disaapointed!

Hoodsbee’s for boys : http://www.hoodsbee.com/#!boys/c1izd

Hoodsbee for girls: http://www.hoodsbee.com/#!girls/cl07

Limited Edition Hello Kitty: http://www.hoodsbee.com/#!hello-kitty/c1ifn

Limited Editition Paul Frank: http://www.hoodsbee.com/#!paul-frank/ckpw

For more on Hoodsbee or to purchase this FUN hoodie, please visit:

www.hoodsbee.com

 

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Children’s Book Review

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We are pleased to introduce the next installment to the Captain No Beard Series by Carol P Roman.

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What a great book! Our children just love reading about the Captain No Beard adventures! We (the parents) love the valuable life lessons that the book series teachers our children!

In this installment Fribbet the Frog has gone missing! The crew searches for the excitable frog and finally find him troubled and cying in the stern. Fribbet is very upset,and it is up to Captain No Beard and the crew to find out what is wrong.

Fribbet the frog and the Tadpoles is another great voyage into problem solving abd friendship, as well as an adventurous trip into the imagination.

Join Captain No Beard and his friends as they learn the value of sharing our troubles with others and that help is always there when we need it.

About the Author:

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Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a formaer teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with he husband. Her most favorite job is being a grandmother to her many grandchildren. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.

Her first book, “Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” has been named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit and was just named as one of Children’s Indy Best – The Pinnacle Award of 2013. “Strangers on the High Seas” was named Readers Views Kids Award ~ Best Children’s Book of the Year.

You can visit Carole’s website to find more about her and her books at caroleproman.com

 

You can find this book and ALL of Carole’s books on Amazon.com

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If You Were Me and Lived In…~ Series Installment Book Review

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IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … : A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World, is the latest exciting new children’s series of children’s books from Carole P. Roman. Roman takes young readers all over the globe to explore different countries and cultures. With each book covering a different nation, Roman opens up a world of wonder while highlighting the fact that underneath it all we are far more alike than we might have imagined. Focusing on what life would be like for children if they were to live in another city or country, she examines the diversity around the world and the value possessed by each different culture. Think of the series as a children’s version of the travel Channel that is filled with entertaining and educational facts.

We reviewed two more exciting books in Carole P. Roman’s series

 

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IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … SCOTLAND

In short we are in love with the idea of this new series! What a wonderful way to introduce young children to cultural diversity. The text of the books are simple yet powerful. We liked that the book was written for children … I did not have to summarize or paraphrase information because the text was outside of their knowledge grasp…what a plus! The vibrant illustrations were also a plus. My children not only loved listening and learning but took the book after we were done reading just to look at the pictures.

On a cultural note… this book really hit home for us. Our dear friends are of Scottish heritage and we are forever hearing of their Scottish traditions.  I thought this was very poignant for our family because it let the children learn about our friends’ cultural identity.

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IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … HUNGARY

The books are geared toward Pre-K through age eight… well… my 5, 8, and 10 year olds all LOVED the books! Love of literature and cultural awareness is a must in our household, so this series was a hit!

Wow! What an excellent read! This is such a lovely book and we look forward to the next installment of the series!

For more information about the author or her books please visit www.carolproman.com

These books and the entire series can be found on Amazon.com

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Cave in Nova Scotia – Wordless Wednesday

This is a cave in Nova Scotia. We passed it while traveling to look at a some properties about an hour or two from my mom’s house called Folly Mountain Cave. The children thought it was cool!

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Kaboom Scrub Free – Smiley360

 

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What’s one spot in your home you just dread cleaning?  Mine is the toilet.  Ugh! Cleaning the toilet is just the worst!  Then once you clean it , it’s tough to keep it smelling and looking fresh.

Well, let me introduce you to Kaboom Scrub Free Continuous Clean with Oxi Clean.  Yes!  I said scrub free and continuous clean.  Excited yet?  You should be.

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The Kaboom refillable toilet cleaning system is super easy to install as well as the refillable tablets.  Each pouch lasts up to 3 months and has stain fighting power to kepp your toilet clean with each flush.  The box mentions it is safe for septic systems and won’t harm toilet parts.

Check out how easy the installation is!

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I’ve been using the Kaboom system now for a few weeks and have noticed a great improvement.  My bathroom smells clean with each flush.  I’ve done less scrubbing too!  I really like this cleaner.

Check out the Kaboom website, they have coupons too!

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Mattel Fisher Price Community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Are you currently expecting? Join other expecting Moms in a private online community to discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood, as well as advise Mattel about their toys and games.

Mattel is relying on these Moms to help them gain a greater understanding of the lifestyle and needs of their consumers as it relates back to the world of play, and is opening up this invitation to you.

In addition to the opportunity to impact the brand, members will receive a $5 Amazon gift code for joining and an additional $10 Amazon gift code each month for participating.

See if you qualify here: http://mayweask.com/fisherprice8

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Week #44 Saturday Top Five Laughs

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ready to roll with The Mommyhood Chronicles for Saturday Top Five Laughs – week #44 (for us)? Because we are!

5. Child with the quizzes last week added up several quizzes and announces, “If you put them all together, I got 120%!”

4. Jr. wanted to be a tiger so he drew stripes on himself with a pen! Lovely, eh? Yeah, he did whole body coverage, we only took a photo of his arm!

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3. On our older daughter’s birthday, our youngest ran into her room and jumped on her saying, “Happy Birthday!” Then he proceeded to ask her to make him a card from him…and she did! lol!

2. When my husband and I did the Pennzoil shop, we walked to get a cart. Hubby got the cart and started back to where I was, in the meantime I had started to walk with another man with a cart, thinking it was him! I looked over and realized it was not my husband and went, “Oh!” He simply said, “Excuse me” to pass by me. I turned and my husband was back a ways. I asked him, “Did you see that?” He said yes, puts his arms out and asks me, “What are you doing?” Then proceeded to teased me. We laughed but I was so embarrassed! I don’t think the strange man realized what I did.

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1. When we left the house the cats were on the work horses facing our car in the driveway. When we came back they were facing the exact opposite! Funny cats had not moved other than to turn!

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Wilhelmina’s Butterflies ~ Book Review

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Wilhelmina is 8 years old and loves classical music. She has a difficult time explaining why to her family, friends, teachers, and classmates. When she has the opportunity to attend her first concert at Symphony Hall, something might stand in her way. Will she be able to share her love of classical music with others, or will the mysterious “butterflies” ruin the day? Become immersed in Wilhelmina’s thoughts and feelings as she experiences the musical ambiance at the great Symphony Hall.

OUR REVIEW :

As a music loving family this book was welcomed in our house! It was loved by adults and children alike! We loved that the book was able to show my children how excited other people get when listening to music just as they do! My children expressed that they felt just as Wilhelmina felt in the book. I loved that in the back of the book there is a glossary of musical terms… my children and I reviewed these before and after reading the book…it was very instrumental in facilitating a discussion about the book and music! In the rear of the book after the story there is also list of some classical music that Wilhelmina listened to at Symphony Hall. This was so great to see … it gave names to the music … it also let me look up the music and play it for my children. My children loved listening to the music and again it facilitated a great discussion on classical music and even prompted my children to do a bit of research on the compsers… that was so wonderful for this musical mama to see!

Overall this was an EXCELLENT book…WE LOVED IT!

The book can be found on Amazon.com

718hlLnNI1L About the Author

 Clarice Thornton Davis holds            degrees from Florida Atlantic and  Walden Universities. She has always  had a passion for literature and  music. Her career as an educator  inspired her to become a writer for  children. A Florida native, the author  and her husband live in West Palm  Beach.

 

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Alexa Cafe an iD Tech Camp for Girls in Lake Forest, Illinois

This post is in partnership with iD Tech Camp and US Family Guide.

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Do you have daughters, nieces or granddaughters? Do you like to gift them with fun, educational camps? Then this opportunity is for you! Alexa Cafe for Girls in Lake Forest, Illinois is a unique all-girls program. At Camp girls ages 10-15 will develop a passion for technology, design, and innovation – all while collaborating in a chic environment that emphasizes entrepreneurship, leadership, brand identity, and philanthropy. While all iD Tech summer programs are great for girls, at Alexa Cafe, BIG ideas come to life in a uniquely cozy setting filled with cafe tables and beanbags. Courses include: Sugar Coded, Electric Latte, Game Swirl, Design Barista, Cinema Twist, Javaccino, Cafe Electric, Game Pop, and Cinemocha. Whether designing a sleek webpage, producing a film, coding creatively, or developing wearable electronics with lights and sensors, technology shouldn’t be intimidating or uninspired. In the right environment, it’s cool. Meaningful. Life changing. Alexa Cafe isn’t just an all-girls summer tech camp. It’s a movement.

Weeklong day and overnight programs are held at Lake Forest College, Georgia Tech, Bryn Mawr, and select campuses nationwide .

For help selecting the right course, please contact a Program Advisor at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227. You may also visit www.AlexaCafe.com or email info@iDTech.com.

Save $60 with promo code LAKEFORESTAC2015 when you pay in full during registration by Feb 28th.

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Keep Your Car Running with Pennzoil

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DropShopandOil #CollectiveBias

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Our 2006 Chevy Malibu was long overdue for an oil change so we took it to Walmart’s Auto Center. We had some other shopping to do so it was so easy and convenient to drop the car off, then go about our other shopping. The Auto Center only uses Pennzoil. We asked for Conventional Motor Oil, which is a traditional oil base, with Active Cleaning Agents to continuously prevent dirt and contaminants from creating performance-robbing deposits. We usually get the oil changed when the car tells us it needs to be done. Nice little feature that saves us from having to remember when our last oil change was!

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Pennzoil is known to help clean out sludge lesser oils leave behind. It is designed for protection and may enable you to drive an extra 550 miles per year vs. a dirty engine (a dirty engine is NOT good!). Regular oil changes keep your car running smoothly and prevents bad things from happening…like a clogged, dirty engine. Our car is much happier after we get the oil changed!

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A funny thing happened to me while we were shopping. When my husband went to get a cart I waited in the front entry way (for some reason hubby did not grab a cart at the Auto Center and we walked all the way around to the front entrance!?). Well, I started walking along side him only to discover the man I was walking with was NOT my husband! Can you say embarrassing? When I looked over at the man I said a quiet, “Oh!” I don’t think he realized what I did because he simply said, “Excuse me” and went on his merry way. Meanwhile, I look back at my husband and asked, “Did you see that?” He said he did and then spreads his arms and goes, “What are you doing walking with another man?” And proceeded to tease me. Probably will not live this one down!

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After that embarrassing moment, we were able to get a few groceries and items for our upcoming trip. It was nice to have another the oil change and shopping checked off our to-do list.

If you change your own oil, here is a Pennzoil coupon to use on your next purchase, which is available for a limited time.

How often do you get your car’s oil changed?

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