Friday, September 28, 2012

We see these commercials on TV almost everyday and my son begs and begs for me to go to the site and let him play. 

ABC Mouse offers a full online curriculum for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten in the subjects of reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Children can start anywhere and move through the curriculum at their own pace! ABC Mouse has won numerous awards, including the Parent's Choice, Teacher's Choice, and Mom's Choice GOLD awards! Get your first month FREE!  CLICK HERE!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Real Kids Shades Giveaway

When the sun is bright and we are outside we reach for our sunglasses to help to strain
off of our eyes. Kids have the same problems as well. Most sun glasses we see today
in the stores are cheap plastic toys that tend to break prior to their actual use that’s a real
problem and the solution Real Kids Shades. Parents spend a lot of time and effort to
ensure that their children’s skin is protected with sun block, headgear, and clothing but
most children go without protective eyewear. So, let’s protect their eyes as well as their

Real Kids Shades are made for children in three groups 0 to 3, 3 to 7, and 7 to 12
years old. All of their sunglass does their best at protecting the eyes of our children by
providing 100 % UV protection, flexible frames, comfortable head straps, and some can
be fitted with prescription lenses.

For the 0 to 3 year olds there is the “My First Shades” line which was designed to be
comfortable, impact resistant, and shatterproof. Also, with some help from a pediatric
ophthalmologist they were designed for optimal fit and if they can stand up to the test of
my two year old daughter’s rigorous demands they good for rest of the family.

For the 3 to 7 year old they have a choice between having a strap hold your glasses on
or traditional temple pieces that come in cool colors and the frames are flexible for those
times where kids are just “playing”.

For the 7 to 12 year old you have a few choices like the Blade, Fabulous, Glide, and
Xtreme Chill all with traditional type sunglasses and Xtreme Sport banded sunglasses.
But, they also have the Xtreme Convertible which can covert back and forth from
traditional to sports band.

The folk who brought to market Real Kids Shades are parents who were looking for
inexpensive real sunglasses for their children and could not find any, so the made their
own. So do your little one a favor and go to Real Kids and get them a pair

Handy Hints by Jana receives products from companies to facilitate reviews. No monetary compensation is received. The review above is solely the opinion of Handy Hints by Jana. 

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fireflies and Fairytails Giveaway

Three sisters from Alabama made their dream of opening a children's store a reality in February 2007. Fireflies & Fairytales offers unique clothing and gift for infants and children served the that Southern Charm and superlative customer service.
Fireflies and Fairytales isn't just your average Children's Boutique. These wonderful women created a foundation to help children overcome the emotional and psychological problems that arise from losing a parent to cancer. These 3 sisters know struggles all to well as they lost their own mother to cancer. Your purchase helps support this cause.

Fireflies and Fairytales sent me four of the cutest outfits to facilitate my review.

The Libby Romper with Love Bug Applique

The Libby Romper with Birdhouse Applique

The Anna Bubble in Free Flowers Print

and The Blouin Dress in Free Flowers Print

These lightweight rompers are perfect for everyday. The high quality little cuties are made from high quality breathable cotton that are perfect for the scorching Vegas heat. A simple white romper dressed up with ruffled arms and legs and an ever so cute applique is appropriate for lounging around the house or running errands. 

 Serious?? I was blown away by the sheer cuteness of these outfits! As you can see my rambunctious daughter was able to move freely and comfortably. She absolutely LOVED this dress!! The style and fabric chosen couldn't have been better. This is an outfit that can be worn around the house....out and about or even to a party! I would love to have a different one for everyday of the week!! This particular dress actually has legs. When I first saw it I thought it was a sundress with big ties, which would be super cute like that..but once I realized that the legs were separate....OMG!!! I died!

Now the Anna Bubble. This ever so cute outfit reminds me of a picture that my mom has of me when I was this age. The fabric wasn't near as cute and it didn't sport the adorable ruffle trim, but similar. This throw back to the good ol' days is another out that can be worn anywhere. The details like the crossed straps and large buttons in the front give this outfit style and pizzazz.

I am highly impressed with all of these outfits. Not only do they all have style....they are made from high-quality materials as well. Did I mention how pleasant Fireflies & Fairytales is to work with?
These amazing ladies are so generous they are offering a $50.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner good for Fireflies & Fairytales Originals items (spring items or new fall items that are soon to arrive).
Be sure you enter to win below!!

If you aren't the lucky winner do not can always purchase directly from the Fireflies & Fairytales website by clicking here or going to 
If you are from or in the Birmingham, Alabama area feel free to drop into their store.

Fireflies & Fairytales
611 Doug Baker Blvd. Ste 114
Birmingham, AL 35242

Located off Hwy 280 in the Village at Lee Branch beneath the Santa Fe Day Spa 

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Disney's Phineas and Ferb are Going on Tour!!

My son absolutely loves Phineas and Ferb so when I saw this discount I couldn't resist it! I can't wait to see the look on my kids' faces when they find out where we are going!

“Mom! Phineas and Ferb are going on a LIVE tour!!!”  Coming  on Orleans Arena Oct. 5 - 7. School‘s out for summer and anything is possible as Phineas and Ferb create their biggest invention yet --  Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!  Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state area gang embark on a bold escape jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adventure – right in your hometown!  And, before you can wonder, “Hey, where’s Perry?” the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans.  Musical madness abounds in an escapade so awesome that even Candace can’t help but join the hilarious hijinks.  It’s the ultimate end to summer vacation, so seize the day ‘cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all! SAVE $4 on Tickets! Use code KIDS12 

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