Thursday, December 31, 2015

Card Ninja..Smartphone wallet #review

What a cool idea the Card Ninja by Cubi is!  I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to learn about this product.  If you have a phone, then you definitely need the Card Ninja.  I have had mine on my phone for a week and I love it.  There have been a couple purse snatching in my area during the Christmas season so I've been trying not to carry my purse in a store with me the past couple of weeks. And on a side note, I did lock my keys in the car for the first time ever due to not carrying my purse.  I love the idea of the Card Ninja.  I went grocery shopping this week and just slide my debit card into it and had my phone in my pocket.  No need to worry about my purse sitting in the cart while I was shopping.  I received the pink Card Ninja..which by the way is my favorite color.  To apply the Card Ninja to your phone you just peel and stick.  This will stay on my phone and I will gets lots of use out of it.  

Love the pretty pink package.

Card Ninja information on the back of package. 

Love the pink Card Ninja.

Just peel and stick. 

The Card Ninja looks great on my phone. 


What do you really need to carry?  This ultra-slim, flexible wallet is made for minimalists. Put a couple cards, a license and some cash in it, and you're ready to head to lunch, run some errands, or hit the gym. Fill it up with 8 cards, and it's all you need for your day. Slim enough to keep in your front pocket. Find out why hundreds of thousands of customers in 64 countries have turned to CardNinja, and never turned back. 

Use it for carrying your essentials when running out. Or replace your wallet or purse entirely.

Just add CardNinja
Combine your wallet and Android®, iPhone® or Blackberry®.
Holds credit/debit cards, drivers license, student ID, some cash, and more.
It's secure. Items won't fall out (even if you flip it over.)
Perfect for men, women, and even kids.
Great for the gym, shopping, bars, and everyday use.
High quality, spandex blend fabric feels like your best yoga gear. And it's just as durable.
3M adhesive is secure. Holds securely, but can be removed without leaving any residue.
Durable ultrasonic welding creates an durable wallet that is made to last. 
Hundreds of thousands of users in over 50 countries. The first and best smartphone wallet.



    - iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus (Apple Pay Compatible)
    - iPhone 5S 
    - iPhone 5C
    - iPhone 5
    - iPhone 4S
    - iPhone 4
    - iPhone 3G/3Gs/Original & iPod Touch
    - Any of the above devices fitted with most cases (OtterBox, LifeProof, Speck, Belkin, Mophie and more)

    - Nearly every Android phone (Including the Nexus 5/6/9, Galaxy/Note, and everything else!)
    - Any Android phone fitted with most cases (OtterBox, LifeProof, Speck, Belkin, Mophie and more)

    - Priv    
    - Classic    
    - Q10    
    - Z10    
    - Electron (8700 Series)
    - Curve 
    - Bold 
    - And all older models
    - Any of the above devices with most cases (OtterBox, LifeProof, Speck, Belkin, Mophie and more)

    - Almost every Windows phone 
    - Any Windows phone fitted with most cases  (OtterBox, LifeProof, Speck, Belkin, Mophie and more)

Want it?  Buy it!
You can learn more about Cubi and Card Ninja on their webpage.  You can shop directly with them or find a retailer near you here. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.  

Special thanks to our friends at Cubi and Card Ninja for the opportunity to learn about and use this awesome product!!  It was a pleasure to work with you. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sweet Charm Elegance... Handmade jewelry and charms for the sweet and elegant #Review

Sweet Charm Elegance
All handmade, all hand designed. Sweet Charm Elegance introduces hand designed jewelry, with a twist! Perfect the young diva in your life, the baked goods collection is the most adorable and sweet accessory that a child can wear! Sweet Charm Elegance LOVES sweets, desserts and candy. Below are some of the "sweet" inspired jewelry. This unique brand also makes other types of charms as well for those without a "sweet" tooth. Designs at SCE are created with a simple elegance that captures the eye of all ages.
We were SO excited to receive these charms!!! My daughters and I have some what of a SERIOUS sweet tooth ;) So these are right up our alley!
Our package arrived in this adorable pink satchel. Super nice touch for gift giving.
We received 3 charms... all of which we LOVE!

Our absolute favorite is The Rainbow Cake charm. SO adorable!
The detail is AWESOME!

Princess MK was more than happy to model!! We don't have a good charm bracelet to put these on, so she picked this beaded necklace to show it off. It is simply adorable!!!

We also received a Chocolate Cupcake charm. Again, SO super cute!!!

You can pick your favorite cupcake when ordering!!!! Here is an example or the white cupcake as well!
You can order chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing, chocolate cupcake with white icing, white cupcake with white icing or white cupcake with chocolate icing! Pick your favorite and wear it all day long!!
We also received this amazing wedding cake. The detail is SO spectacular!!


Some of their other adorable sweet charms that are available...
The Rainbow Cake can also be made as EARRINGS!!!
A little more about Sweet Charm Elegance
A little over a year ago, we discovered this magical stuff: clay. Always the one to try something new,  I decided to play around and create different types of charms. First, came the sweet stuff; fruits, candy, cakes, pies, you name it. Pretty soon, Sweet Charms quickly expanded to fashion, foods and animals ( my tea pots charms are my biggest draw!).
Looking to add more to my collection, I happened to get a beautiful free gift of these gorgeous vintage Swarovski crystals. I quickly learned how to create all different types of jewelry. With its distinct cuts, Swarovski is one of the most recognizable brands in the jewelry business. Each crystal  is handled carefully as pieces are created...Swarovski crystals have some serious sparkle to them!  Like anything, we are constantly learning new techniques and follow jewelry trends.
At Sweet Charm Elegance, we create jewelry inspired by all things that are sweet, sparkly and shiny! All designs are handmade, using the highest quality crystals. Most of our elegant line offers color options for weddings, bridal showers, proms, or any big event. We exclusively use Swarovski Crystals and freshwater (dyed and undyed) pearls. "Made With Love", each piece reflects Sweet Charms personal style.
So in addition to the adorable Sweet Treat Charms, they also have some beautiful Swarovski Crystal jewelry.

Celebrate the Past, Future and Present

Show her that your love is eternal with one of our handmade bracelets, featuring the exclusive Swarovski Crystal Pave Infinity pendants.  LIMITED TIME ONLY!
and a selections of beautiful Wrap Bracelets.
WANT IT?!? BUY IT!!!!!
Sweet Charm Elegance is available ONLINE
and follow them on
Super Adorable stuff for any sweet lover in your life!

Celebrate the Past, Future and Present

Show her that your love is eternal with one of our handmade bracelets, featuring the exclusive Swarovski Crystal Pave Infinity pendants.  LIMITED TIME ONLY!

The Perfect Present: PlaSmart Plasma Car + #Giveaway #Holiday15

Thank you to PlaSmart for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

It's been raining for days on end all over the country, and NC has been no exception. Not only have we endured almost three weeks of yucky, misty, rainy, balmy weather, you'd think it was spring time, rather than winter time. As we prepped for Christmas, we did it all in the rain, and we super bummed when we learned that it would be raining on Christmas Day, as well as the days that were to follow. We wanted to surprise B with an awesome ride-on toy for Christmas, which would be perfect for him now, and even ten years from now... but what kind of toy grows with your child?


PlaSmart makes smart, simple, and safe toys for kids of all ages! PlaSmart Inc. is a global toy distributor specializing in smart, simple, toys and games. PlaSmart began its journey to worldwide success with the introduction of The Original PlasmaCar in 2003 and today its products can be found in more than sixty countries on five continents.

PlaSmart’s innovative and quality products have won numerous and prestigious toy awards. The company focuses on toys that develop motor and dexterity skills, balance, creative and imaginative play, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills and, of course, entertainment.  PlaSmart is proud to work with toy inventors and designers who share its vision.

We first learned about PlaSmart's awesome PlasmaCar when we were at our Cousin C's house. He had one sitting in the driveway, and B took a quick spin on it, and fell in love. It was the coolest, wackiest ride-on scooter we'd ever seen... I was even eager to give it a whirl!

We were really lucky to be able to team up with PlaSmart right before the holidays, and they sent us a super cool red PlasmaCar. I was so bummed that it was so wet and rainy for so long, that we weren't able to test it out before Christmas. However, it worked out so that we could surprise B with this awesome ride-on toy on Christmas morning!

The PlasmaCar came packaged with everything shown here- the board, wheels, steering wheel, hardware, and simple instructions.

I asked my hubby to take the PlasmaCar to a friend's house, and assemble it over there, so that B would be none the wiser. He said assembly was quick and easy, taking less than 20 minutes to put it together. There's even a handy YouTube video for PlasmaCar Assembly on the PlaSmart website! I was excited that we received this in red, because it's a great color for B, and then S will also be able to play with it as she gets older. The PlasmaCar is intended for ages 3+.

Here's the PlasmaCar all put together- looks great!

I couldn't wait for Christmas morning to roll around, so we could surprise B with the PlasmaCar! I only hoped he wouldn't be too upset that he wouldn't be able to play with it on Christmas day, due to the gross rain.

When Christmas morning finally came, the PlasmaCar was near the tree, with a big bow on it. B didn't even go for any of the many wrapped gifts under or around the tree... he went straight for the PlasmaCar! He was so excited, and I wish that I had been a bit faster with my camera to capture more of it. B couldn't wait to sit on it, and try it out. We tried to explain to him that it would work best outside! It's not intended for use on the hardwood floors, because the wheels might cause damage to some floors.

Regardless, B wanted to see how he fit on his new PlasmaCar!

So much fun!

We were thrilled that he loved the PlasmaCar so much, and he was most excited that he know had one, just like his big cousin C. He looks up to him so much, and wants to be just like his 11-year-old best pal! Now all that we needed was a nice, sunny day, so we could take the PlasmaCar outside, and play with it- putting it to the MBP test! We had to wait until the Tuesday following Christmas to be able to ride the PlasmaCar outside. It even rained that morning, but as soon as we notice the sun breaking through, we made a mad dash for our shoes, and ran outside with the PlasmaCar!

First things first, safety is of utmost importance. Normally, I would have B wearing his helmet, and it's important to note that the PlasmaCar can tip over, if your child's weight isn't evenly distributed. I tried my best to remind B to keep his rear square on the seat at all times. We just discovered the other day that his helmet is a bit too snug, so we're waiting for his new one to arrive.

We first tested the PlasmaCar on our front walk, where we have a wide concrete slab.

Our driveway is gravel, and is only enough space for two cars to park, so riding there is pretty much out for us. Luckily, we have a long sidewalk in front of our house, which is perfect for riding the PlasmaCar on, and all of the Grands have long, wide driveways, too. The front walk was the perfect place for B to test the PlasmaCar out and get a feel for it. It's a silly, fun ride-on, and goes sort of wonky when you steer!

B got the hang of how to ride the PlasmaCar right away, and needed little to no assistance from me.

It may look like B is a giant compared to the PlasmaCar (he's five years old), but the PlasmaCar is for kids as young as three years, and can be enjoyed by older kids, as well.

Features of the PlaSmart PlasmaCar

The Original PlasmaCar is an innovative, ride-on toy that harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction, and kid power. No batteries, gears, or pedals. Patented safety seat design places rider in a safe, comfortable position and minimizes tipping. Use indoors or out on a smooth, flat surface. Supports up to 220 lbs/99.8 kg. Age 3+. PlasmaCar User Guide

PlasmaCar is not recommended for wood floors; wheels may damage some floors.

What we love about the PlasmaCar...

It's safe.
It's fun!
It grows with your child.
Adults can ride them, too (up to 220 lbs).
Indoor/Outdoor use.
No batteries required!
Kid powered!

If I weren't pregnant, you'd better believe that I would be taking a few spins on the PlasmaCar! It's a lot of fun, and promotes a healthy, active lifestyle. If we had an unfinished basement or garage, it would be a lot of fun to ride the PlasmaCar in there on a rainy day. We can't wait to take the PlasmaCar along with us to the beach this weekend! The cottage we'll be at has a large driveway- perfect for enjoying the PlasmaCar!

Plasmart also has lots of other awesome products for kids! Check out some of these great products...



Kick Flipper

Smart Mat

If you're like our family, Christmas isn't over- we still have even more Christmas celebrations with family in the coming days! If you're still looking for gifts for the holidays, or are just looking for a super cool ride-on toy for your child that will be safe and fun, look no further- the PlasmaCar is it!

Want it? Get it!

Head on over to PlaSmart to browse all of their fantastic and fun toys, and more! Connect with PlaSmart on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!

Want it? Win it!

One lucky reader will win a PlasmaCar from PlaSmart! Winner may suggest color preference, but please note that it will be based on availability. This giveaway is open to US & Canada, persons 18 & older. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win! MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please see our policies page for details.

Special thanks to our friends at PlaSmart for allowing us to share about our PlasmaCar experience, and offering this wonderful holiday giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!