Monday, October 24, 2016

One2one Network

Do you like to do campaigns (ie reviews, product testing and influencing) on social media?  If so, check out One2one Network!  There are lots of different things for different types of bloggers.  Mommy bloggers, craft bloggers, food bloggers, etc. I know that I'm not on social media as much lately, but working with 4 kids and two of those being 9 month old twins it's been CRAZY.  I'm not sure how they are 9 months old!

I love that with One2one I can pick and choose campaigns that work for me with my time and that are most beneficial to our family.  

Check it out here!

Messaging Points about One2One Network
  • One2One Network has been connecting brands and influencers since 2008—or almost as long as social media networks have been “a thing.” Our vision from the beginning has always been to create genuine and measurable engagement.
  • Our influencer network is 20,000 social influencers strong. Our members are passionate about products, services, and causes and love to spread the word both online and off.
  • We’re all-inclusive! One2One Network was one of the first influencer agencies to bring non-bloggers into its network. And while we did start out as an influencer network for women, over the years our membership has expanded to include men.
  • One2One offers a variety of opportunities so there is something for everyone. For example, over the past year, we have had sponsored blog posts, blog ambassadorships, local event coverage, new music reviews, social sharing projects, e-commerce reviews, Twitter parties, surveys, and special events at social media conferences.
  • One2One Network campaigns specialize in food, parenting, beauty, lifestyle, health & fitness, social good and more!
  • One2One has paid bloggers and social media influencers well over $1 million in project payments and incentives to date.
  • One2One is not just a network but rather a community! O2O is committed to supporting our members by sharing and featuring their work, keeping them in the know about social influencer best practices, and encouraging online and offline conversations about topics that matter to our industry.

    If you are interested be sure to sign up! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monkey Mat Review - As seen on Shark Tank

Monkey Mat was provided for review. All opinions are my own. 

I recently received a Monkey Mat to try out. The first thing I noticed was how small it folded up. I like how it all zips into it's own pouch nice and small. No separate pouch to lose. It also has a carrying strap you can attach to any diaper bag, stroller, etc. 

It's moisture resistant,  but I don't think it would keep moisture out from really wet grounds.  It's a really thin nylon that's a little slick.  This is why it folds so well and small. You can buy stakes to keep it in place outdoors. 

I originally bought it to put on our living room carpet inside our twins' new playpen. They are still in the spit up stage, but like to roll all over to play.  I need something on the floor that's easy to wash when they spit up everywhere.  It opens up to 5' by 5' so it wasn't quite bug enough for what I wanted. It's really not big enough for our family of 6. I'd need at least 2 of them. The loops for the stakes do help secure it under our playpen (around the suction cups).  I may try it again with the playpen for when they can push it and see if the loops keep the playpen in one place. 

Overall it's nice. The compact fold is the best part.   It's lightweight and fits easily in a diaper bag, purse, pocket,  etc. It will always be easier than dragging a big oversized blanket.

Label Daddy Labels Review and 25% off

This is the 2nd time I've gotten Label Daddy labels. I love them.  It's so easy to stick a label on clothing items than to write on everything with sharpies.

I have twins that just started daycare and needed to label everything. For clothing labels with both their names on them which is awesome. Their names are pretty short though.

I've been selling all our baby stuff when done with them.  I can easily pull off the labels when passing the clothes along instead of needing to cut tags out our cross out names.

I've only had this set a couple weeks,  but my last set for my older kids lasted well. They aren't permanent stickers, but stayed on through at least 15-30 washes. 

Update: I found 3 of my labels stuck to the inside of my washing machine.  I'm not sure if this happened in a regular load or if my husband used the steam load.  Just an FYI if you have a steam option.  These may not be the best for that type of wash.

Save 25% on Label Daddy Labels with the code FUNFAM25.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Baby preferred drool pads and bib review.

I received this product for free and this is my honest review of the product. My opinions are unbiased and my own.

I received these drool pads and bib to try out. They are designed to fit the Ergo 360, but can work with other carriers.  I have a Twingo and an Infantimo Mei Tei. Neither of them are forward facing carriers, so the bib isn't quite as needed. These do the drool pads do fit the Twingo when using it as a single carrier.  I can't use it as a double yet because my guys are too small. They fit even better on the Mei Tai.  I put the bib on where the hood snaps on it and worked fine. They don't fit quite well on the Twingo when it's used as a double because there are snaps for the 2nd carrier. They do go on, but they cover the snaps (this could be a good thing) and it's a tight fit. Guaranteed they aren't meant for the Twingo.

Here they are on a Twingo (single carry).  Babies were asleep so Alyssa the cabage patch came to help.

We are definitely at the stage of needing drool pads. Both boys are chewing and drooling on everything. The minute they are out in a carrier they start chewing on the straps. The drool pads help keep the carrier dry (they are expensive!) and clean. It's much easier to throw the pads and bib in the wash instead of the entire carrier.

I highly recommend them if you have an Ergo 360.  I recommend the drool pads if you have other carriers as well.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood Party

This post may be sponsored.

I got to host a Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood Party.  I was so excited.  I'm a music teacher so I'm very familiar with Peter and the Wolf.  I use it all the time to teach students the sounds of the different instruments and the instrument families.

We got together with friends and let the kids play and swim together.  They had a blast.  We tried out the app Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood narrated by Alice Cooper.  The kids enjoyed the new twist and modern story based on the original.  I like the section that shows each character and their instruments that represent them.  Personally, I would have preferred if they stuck to all of Prokofiev's Music rather than mostly new music created for it.  The only parts of the original used were to introduce the character.  It would have been more of a teaching tool, but can still used in a compare/contrast with the original story and music.

The kids enjoyed the story and it kept their attention.   We played pool games and had lots of ducks in the water just like the ducks in Peter and the wolf in Hollywood. 
Drum Stick Pretzels
Making "Drum Sticks"
We made lots of Yummy Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood Snacks!
Duck in the water Jello

The kids enjoyed all the swimming games.  Lots of little ducks in the water! 

One of our littlest Ducks!

We had our snacks and enjoyed the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood app and story!

Check out the app for yourself

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Monkey Mat as seen on Shark tank $5 off + free shipping

This post is sponsored.
I'm pretty sure I remember seeing this episode of Shark Tank. The Monkey Mat looks awesome. 
Monkey Mat, AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK, allows you to make your space, any place! Originally inspired by an unexpected six-hour layover at the airport (constant cringing while two babies crawled all over dirty floors!), and also by overall active lifestyles, this go-everywhere large mat in attached ultra-compact pouch gives you a clean space on the go - no more bulky blankets! Perfect for all ages, all places - park, beach, concerts, dirty airport/hotel floors, camping, hiking, sports events & more!

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Maze Circuit Game review

This item was provided for the review.  All opinions are our own.

Review done by an 8 year old, "Sissy." 

I like this game a lot.  It's great for people who want to learn.  I got some of the challenges correct,  but with a different solution. My Dad helped me with some of the cards.  The little pieces didn't always stay on the game.

Review by Mom and Dad.

This game is a great educational logic game.  It's a one player game, although I could see working together as a team to complete the challenges.  The player is given a card or "challenge" (60 challenges beginners to experts) that shows what tokens can be used.  Some tokens have a set place and you use the other tokens listed to create your circuit.  If it works, beacons are lit up to show the electric current.  My husband helped our 8 year old with it.  She loved it.  She got excited each time she lit up the beacon lights.  She did have to think about some of them for a bit.  My husband tried an expert level by himself and even he took a bit to find the solution.  He LOVES logic puzzles so this is the perfect game for him.  I'm a teacher and will be sharing this game with other teachers to possibly use as a center in class.  

We did have some issues with the tokens not staying in the grid correctly.  They'd pop out.  It was difficult to get out of the packaging, but all the tokens have a place to be put back in.  It does require 3AAA batteries.  There are also lots of warnings about not overloading a circuit.  Basically, you should monitor children playing it so that they aren't overloading the battery causing it to overheat.  

The game is available on Amazon for $29.99.  Check it out here.

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