Fight Bullying with Compassion Brands

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Every so often you come across a company that makes a product that you feel good about buying.  Instead of just something you need, or even a great product, the company stands for so much more than selling something.

Compassion Brands is one of those companies.

Compassion Brands was started as a way to make fashion mean more than just a trend. Fashion that makes a difference as a financial charitable donation and as a reminder to those you wear it, and those who see it, that you are not alone. Bullying is a cause that stood out to our company not only because of the large role it plays in our society today but because unlike other issues plaguing our world this cause has a solution; Be kind to yourself and the people around you!

Compassion Brands sent a couple of items from their anti bullying line. This lovely Love Necklace and a Love Your Selfie tank top.

Love Yourselfie Necklace

Love Yourselfie Necklace

The necklace is 18K Gold Plated with Swarovski Crystals. It comes in your choice of red, black or clear crystals. It features a sturdy lobster claw closure and looks great dressed up or dressed down.

Love YourSelfie Tank Top

Love YourSelfie Tank Top

The Love Your Selfie tank is comfortable and so cute. In this day and age of selfies galore, it is a fun play on words. This tank has a deep scoop neck and racer back. It is silicon washed for a super soft feel. The tank is very comfortable and is great for layering in the cold weather.

You can shop Compassion Brands online and help support a great cause. 33% of royalties derived from licensed sales are donated to charity.

WHAT YOU WEAR, CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE…

Holiday Gift Guide: Christmas with Paul Frank

I love that iconic brands like Paul Frank are still around and fun. We have a few of their clothing items here and I love them. The are adorable and they have really held up wonderfully.

Paul Frank has sizes and styles for the whole family

Paul Frank has sizes and styles for the whole family

Besides featuring my favorite monkey, Paul Frank really does have something for everyone on your list. My husband lives in t-shirts and I can find a big selection of fun styles for him.

My daughter adores anything pink and Paul Frank has plenty to keep her happy. My son loves nothing more than a warm hoodie and again, I don’t have to look any further than Paul Frank.

Paul Frank has accessories, pajamas, outer wear, t-shirts, robes, and more

Paul Frank has accessories, pajamas, outer wear, t-shirts, robes, and more

And me? Well I like nothing more than a comfy pair of pajamas. Paul Frank has a ton of styles that are perfect for every member of the family. You can find them on Amazon.com or at The Paul Frank Store

For all the other people on my list Paul Frank is sure to have something that everyone would love. From simple colors and styles to something a little more fun, Paul Frank is sure to have something that will please all tastes.

Paul Frank is a globally recognized, iconic fashion and lifestyle brand, which features artistic and entertaining designs for the young and young at heart. Acquired in 2010 by Saban Brands, Paul Frank began as an independent accessories company in a Southern California beach town in 1997. By creating relationships through exciting collaborations and strategic licensing partnerships, Paul Frank merchandise includes apparel and accessories for all ages, books, stationery, eyewear, home décor, bicycles and more.

No matter what you are looking for Paul Frank is sure to have something perfect. Now I am going shopping for some new pajamas.

Holiday Gift Guide: Cameras From Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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If you’re looking for a new camera for yourself or for a gift this holiday season, Best Buy is the first stop for high quality cameras to help you save your priceless photo memories! These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung. All of them come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease. Upgrade your camera in time to capture all of your precious holiday moments. [Read more…]

Reading Fun With Saban Brands & Julius Jr.

This post is brought to you by Saban Brands, and contains affiliate links.

If you and your children are fans of Julius Jr., then they are going to love this cute plush toys and books from Saban Brands. Choose from an assortment of Julius Jr. characters in 7.5″ tall plush dolls. They are available for $8.99 and sold separately. Perfect for stocking stuffers, or to act out the stories from the books! Buy them at Amazon.com.

Fun Plush Toys

Fun Plush Toys

I have always been a big fan of giving children books, whether they are old enough to read or not. It is never too early to encourage learning and the love of reading. Children who are read to and who love to read tend to do better in school and love to learn more than children who were not read to. My home was always filled with books for my children when they were growing up. There are several Julius Jr. books to pick from, too. Depending on what age your child may be, they can get creative with paints or crayons, or peek behind doors flaps to discover who may be hiding there.

Howdy Doodle-Doo

Priced at $4.99, this is a rythmic, rhyming book, that pairs text with picture clues to help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

Howdy-Doodle-Doo

Howdy-Doodle-Doo

The Hall Of Doors

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The Hall Of Doors

To the Hall of Doors! is a board book that has flaps to lift featuring  all of the Julius Jr. characters inlcuding Julius Jr. himself, Clancy, Ping, Sheree, and Worry Bear. Kid can lift the flaps to discover what’s behind each door in the Hall of Doors. This is a very nice, large book that children will adore. SRV $14.99

Inventing Time

Inventing Time is an interactive book that lets kids invent their own storyes! It includes  four chunky crayons, six watercolors, and a sturdy paintbrush for hours of creative, artistic fun. Get it for $9.99

Eureka!

This is an activity book that lets kids use their creativity and  imagination.  It is wildly fun and features loads of exciting scenes to color, plus four chunky crayons and more than 50 colorful stickers to enjoy! $4.99

More Julius Jr. Fun

Launched this month is an all-new suite of digital products! Julius Jr. has launched its first full interactive 3D app based on the series. There are fun activities designed for preschoolers to play on tablets and mobile devices. Kids can now join Julius Jr. and his friends in a variety of easy-to-play games on the go! The app is now available on the App Store ($2.99) for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Second, check out the Julius Jr. website  for new features you can share with your preschoolers! This cute new kid friendly page features fun games, crafts and activities, printables and music videos, as well as exclusive video clips from the show. The is also a dedicated parents section featuring healthy recipes, themed birthday ideas, and arts and crafts to do with your kids, along with curriculum-based “Inventing Time” activities from the Center for Childhood Creativity. The site is built for web, tablet and smart phone usage, so Mom and Dad  and the kids can easily enjoy Julius Jr. and his pals together on the go!

OH! and don’t forget to watch season 2 of Julius Jr. every Saturday at 1 p.m. on Nick Jr.!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Ugly Sweaters from TipsyElves.com

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Are you one of those people who like to give gag gifts? Or do you and a friend try to “one up” each other with the ugliest sweater you can find? Then you have come to the right place. TipsyElves.com is where you will find quite a collection of ugly sweaters. Here is the one they sent me:

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the “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” sweater

And if that is not ugly enough for you, how about one like this:

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the “Patchwork Ugly Christmas Sweater”

In addition to ugly sweaters, TipsyElves also has ties, socks, hats, even “wine sweaters”

Suspicious Gnome Socks

Suspicious Gnome Socks

Santa Christmas Tie

Santa Christmas Tie

Humping Reindeer Hat

Humping Reindeer Hat

Gingerbread Man Wine Sweater

Gingerbread Man Wine Sweater

Electrocuted Cat Ugly Sweater

Electrocuted Cat Ugly Sweater

Nose Thief Snowman Sweater

Nose Thief Snowman Sweater

The folks at TipsyElves do more than just sell some of the ugliest sweaters on the internet. They also donate to a very good cause. For every sweater they sell, they donate a hoodie to a disadvantaged child. From their donation policy webpage:

Tipsy Elves plans to bring some holiday warmth to as many children as we can, and you can help! Each sweater you purchase on our website will help Tipsy Elves donate brand new warm hoodies to children in need.

That’s a pretty good cause! Which one of the ugly sweaters are you going to be giving this year?

Holiday Gift Guide: Betty Boop Giftables

betty boopIf you or someone you know are a Betty Boop fan, then have I got a website for you! The Betty Boop site has tons of information about her, such as she made her first appearance as an animated doglike character on August 9,1930. She later evolved into the pouty, sexy iconic star that she is today. You can learn more about Betty Boop’s history by reading her biography.

There is also an online Betty Boop store, where you can buy so many clever and cute items. There are Christmas ornaments, salt and pepper shakers, T-Shirts, and much more.

My favorite Betty Boop Item is the lunch box:

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The Betty Boop Lunch Box

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