Wednesday, July 30, 2008
My household is a big game family. From board games to video games, we love to try them all. We especially love games that the whole family can enjoy together! We were recently introduced to a new game called Jishaku and let me tell you, it's addictive...
Jishaku is a portable strategy game designed for ages 8 and up. I believe the age is 8 due to the piece sizes, but honestly, my boys ages 4 & 6 can both play the game, and love it. Jishaku is the Japanese word for "magnet," and the game is just that, magnetic fantasticness! Beautifully polished hematite magnetic stones, along with a mountainous foam tray create the game you will soon grow to love! There are a few ways to play, but we keep it simple, the one who runs out of magnets first is the winner! Take turns strategically placing your magnets in the holes, but be careful, the "force" might get you. If you set your stone in an area that creates a magnetic surprise, you must take all of the stones that become clumped together! The most hilarious thing about this game is that is surprises you every time, literally every time. I mean, I know the force is coming, but every time I hear that clump click together, it's startling!
Because the age on this product is ages 8 and up, my only suggestion would be to supervise kids under 8 playing as the pieces are magnetic and small. However, don't let this stop you from some hilarious family fun, Jishaku is a great game for all ages. Another bonus, this game is quick! If you aren't in the mood for an hour or two of Monopoly, whip out the Jishaku and please every one with a few fast rounds!
Visit the Jishaku online store today and add some excitement to the family game cupboard.
Use the code SWANKMOM for 10% off your order, code expiration is 8/31, so act fast... You may want to stock up for the holidays while you're at it!
GIVEAWAY: What is your family's favorite game? Be the 5th person to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and win your own Jishaku game!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Ok, this has honestly got to be one of the most interesting products I have ever reviewed. I have to say, I never even knew that something like this existed, but I also have to say it's one of the most genius products I've ever seen. What might Poof be? How about the most effective toilet deodorizer on the planet! This tiny little bottle can get rid of the stinkiest smells around. Trust me, I had some pretty stinky people try this out.... It's simple and discreet. A bottle the size of eye drops with a wonderful Japanese Mint smell. A few drops in the toilet before you do your business, and guess what? Your business won't smell! I've used it myself, and I passed some bottles around to some family members who will remain nameless, but if it worked for them, it will work for anyone, I promise! Even my 4 and 6 year old are on board with Poof. The other day, I got my "Mom, please come wipe my butt!" call, and the bathroom smelled all minty. My 4 year old was sitting on the toilet with a big smile and said, "I love Poof." How hilarious is that!?!
You might want to tell Santa that Poof will make a hilarious stocking stuffer for any age. It's funny and functional. What could be a better gift? Visit the Poof site today and rid your bathroom of unwanted stinky visitors!
P.S. I sure wish I had this in my high school & college years, I mean who wants to leave a stinky bathroom behind when you can leave the room smelling like mint!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This summer turn to Crayola to spark creativity while creating smiles and keeping the kids busy! I am loving the new 3D Chalk products. If you haven't seen them, they are a must have. Inexpensive and oh so cool, your kids will love them too. When we first got them, my 6 year old and I were actually arguing over who got to try them out first! I have to say, I conveniently won the battle when I told him I had to see if they worked (I know it was a con, but I really wanted to try it!) Needless to say, they do work and they are so cool. My son and I took turns with the chalk and glasses, turning the patio into a 3D wonderland. Very fun!
Looking to create a giant masterpiece? Check out Crayola's Giant Inflatable Easel. No paper needed, create works of art directly onto the 5ft tall easel and then spray clean with the hose. Great for a hot day, create and then get soaked! The easel comes with everything you need to get started including a foot pump, paint, paint brush, and more!
Both products can be found at the Crayola Online Store. Visit today and pick up some super swanky summer fun activities!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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*Ribbon and rhinestone trim
*Convenient external elastic bottle sleeve and personal pocket
*Two large internal compartments
*Two internal elastic pockets and one bottle pocket
*Eight pockets total
*Hidden magnetic closures
*Removable and storable, easy-to-clean oilcloth changing pad
*Tethered key-ring clip
*15” W x 14” H x 5” D
*Made in the USA
More greatness from Danielle Elizabeth is the fact that there are so many beautiful choices. You're sure to find the right one (or two)...
*Oilcloth changing pad
*Elastic pocket inside for diapers
*Zipper pocket inside for items such as wipes and ointments
*Zipper pocket outside for personal items
*Rhinestone trim and a fashionable design
*Changing pad can be cleaned with wipes (Oilcloth is not machine washable)
*Compartment section of bag can be removed and washed delicately with cold water
*Made in the USA
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
The Boys Essentials Pack is an absolutely gorgeous gift set! It includes 3 stylish ribbon embellished burp cloths, 1 bib and a hooded bath towel! A perfect gift for a new parent and it has all the 'essentials' you need for the early days with your little punkin! Also, you can personalize your set to make it even more unique and special!
Get your stylish tees for the expecting mom, baby and even your dog at Punk Rock Lullaby! This funky online boutique is filled with lots of hip tees for the whole family, with cute saying like “tiny prince”, “first born” and “bloomed”. Also, you can enter their draw for a free onesie by registering at their website. Check em out!
Everyone likes to feel special and Freckle Box does just that! They specialize in personalized products for your child! They make personalized books, coloring books, placemats, posters and journals! The next time your child has a birthday party, make them feel like a VIP with a fabulously personalized gift from Freckle Box!
Check them out at www.frecklebox.com
O Yikes has a fabulous, retro inspired diaper bag called the 24.7 Square! It is a funky square diaper bag, with a padded interior so you can safely carry your laptop along with toting stuff for your tot! The 24.7 is something you will need for your parental duties, which are 24 hours 7 days a week, hence the name!! This hip diaper bag is available in chocolate/turquoise, chocolate/apricot and chocolate/avocado. It also has a funky nylon seat belt style strap which makes it easy to wear across your back or on your shoulder. The O Yikes line focuses on organization and functionality, so it has a keyring on the inside and several handy pockets to keep your stuff organized and easy to find! The 24.7 also comes with a matching accessory case, bottle holder, changing pad and wipes case!
Get your little one some Polliwalks, they are the perfect shoe for summer! They are an adorable colorful clog available in 4 fantastic creatures – ladybug, frog, gator and duck! Not only are they super cute but they are fun for kids to wear because they have a “footprinter” on the bottom of the shoe which leaves the creature’s prints in mud, sand and water! Polliwalks are made of a soft foam construction and are super comfy and easy to slip on and off. Also, Polliwalks are simple to keep clean, just hose them off or throw them in the washing machine and you’re good to go!