PLAYMOBIL Modern Luxury Mansion

*I received this product for review purposes only. No compensation was received.*


Need a last-minute large gift for your child? I always LOVE PLAYMOBIL toys. They keep kids occupied for hours and they are tons of fun to put together. PLAYMOBIL was kind enough to send me the Modern Luxury Mansion Play Set($109 on amazon), and this toy is amazing!

“Live a life of lavishness in the Modern Luxury Mansion. The functioning doorbell will let you know your guests have arrived for a luxurious day. Greet them with a cup of coffee from the fully automatic coffee machine and take them on a grand tour. The lockable safe hidden behind the painting is the perfect place to store all of your valuable goods. The large living room windows provide a great view of the surrounding area. Play with this set on its own or combine with the Guest Suite (#5586), Swimming Pool with Terrace (#5575), Lighting Set for Modern Luxury Mansion (#6354), or the Extension for the Modern Luxury Mansion (#6389) for added fun. Set includes two figures, mansion, trees, safe, planters, chairs, security camera, coffee machine, painting, jewelry, laptop, and other accessories. 2 x AAA batteries required. Dimensions: 22 x 19.3 x 13.8 in (LxWxH). Recommended for ages four to ten.”


My daughter is almost 5, and she needed help to assemble, but with help we got this done within a few hours (of course we took a few breaks.) The thing she thought was the best was it actually lights up! This is such a neat feature!

This toy is highly recommended, and you can find it on Amazon! Happy Holidays!

Educational Insights: Magic Moves Rainbow Jam Review

We absolutely love Educational Insights in our home. We have games, fun imaginary play and more! Recently I was sent the Magic Moves Rainbow Jam for review. This is a super cool toy for toddlers and small children. It not only teaches them colors, but its great for gross motor skills! As a previous pre-school teacher, I would highly suggest even using this in your classroom!


This toy can be played on two different modes. There is the color song mode (Which is a ton of fun.) It sings a song to do with the color. It also has a compose a color mode, which you can make your own music based on the colors! It comes with a handy book, but you can use this on anything in your home!


What we loves most, is you can really press the device onto any color (it recognizes 9) and it will work. We used it on a regular reading book, our hands, as well as coloring our own pictures!


Molly really inspected this before using it. We thought it was really cool!


For $21.99, we think the Magic Moves Rainbow Jam is a toy that provides hours of fun! It’s really awesome, and we would highly suggest it ! This will be in my Holiday Gift Guide for sure!

Urbini Swiftli Lightweight Stroller Review


We love strollers in our home. I have been fortunate enough to have tried many in Molly’s short life thus far, and I love testing new ones! The Urbini switfli ($69.84), is an amazing new lightweight stroller, which only came out this September. I was very kindly sent this product for review, and was so excited to try it out!

The Swiftli is a lightweight stroller for children up to 50lbs. It accepts Urbini Sonti Infant Car Seat ($99), which is so awesome! Most lightweight strollers do not accept infant seats! It also comes with an extra-large canopy, parent cup, storage basket, and multi comfort recline!


I received the color Fog which is a black and gray color! This stroller is also available in Viola (purple), Electric (Blue), and Red.


You do have to put the wheels on, but it is very easy! Just position them the right way and they pop right on!


I was certainly impressed with the large storage on the bottom. We have another lightweight stroller (Which Molly is currently too big for) and the storage underneath is awful!


The seat is a nice black color with a 5 point harness.



You have to add the bar on as seen below.


This bar is perfect to keep younger kids protected, as well as placing the infant seat!



The 5 point harness offers more safety!


I love a good cup holder to hold my coffee!


The recline mechanism is extremely easy! You just squeeze and pull and it stays in the recline position!


The large canopy provides extra sunlight protection!

We were thrilled with the quality of this stroller, for the price point($69.84). If you would like to check out this stroller click HERE.


Wellness TruFood Wagon: In NY & NJ soon!


The city’s hottest new food truck is arriving this week! Featuring trendy ingredients like lamb, purple carrots and coconut oil, the Wellness TruFood Wagon could have dinner for – not you – but your pet! A farmer’s market food truck for the most epicurean of pets, the TruFood Wagon has made its way to the east coast after traveling across the U.S.

Wellness TruFood is a brand new natural pet food made with whole foods such as whole prey protein, raw produce and antioxidant-loaded superfoods. Made with colorful ingredients you can see like chicken, beets, coconut oil, kale, pumpkin and live active yogurt cultures, TruFood recipes provide pets with the vibrant, natural nutrition they need to stay happy and healthy.

A perfect way to recognize National Dog Week, the wagon features an agility course, samples of the new gourmet Wellness TruFood, a chance to win a year’s supply of pet food, prizes from a spin-to-win-wheel, a doggy drink station and more!

Pet parents can stop by any of the following events this week:

· Friday, 9/18: Dog & Cats Rule, 3495 US Highway 1 South, Princeton, NJ, 3:00pm – 7:00pm

· Saturday, 9/19: Bag of Bones Barkery, Mercerville Shopping Center, 364 NJ-33, Hamilton Township, NJ, 11:00am – 4:00pm

· Sunday, 9/20: The Hungry Puppy, 1288 NJ-33, Farmingdale, NJ, 10:00am – 4:00pm

· Friday, 9/25: Pet Central, 2643 Broadway, New York, NY, 2:00pm – 8:00pm

· Saturday, 9/26: Pet Central, 247 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 11:00am – 5:00pm

· Sunday, 9/27: Atlantic Antic Street Festival, Hicks & Henry Street, 88 Atlantic Ave. & 339 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY, 12:00pm – 6:00pm

· Friday, 10/2: New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market, N. Ave. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes, New Rochelle, NY, 8:30am – 2:30pm

· Saturday, 10/3: Central Park Conservancy’s My Dog Loves Central Park Fair, New York City, NY, 11:00am – 3:00pm

· Sunday, 10/4: Bideawee’s 100th Anniversary Pet Adoption & Fall Festival, 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh, NY 1:00pm – 5:00pm



Just Add Honey Tea Box: Review & Coupon


It has been a while since I posted a Subscription Box Monday review! This week we are headed into the Tea world, for just add honey tea box. I absolutely love tea (iced) and when they contacted me to review their box, I was pleased to do so!

Just add honey tea box is a monthly subscription box. You can choose between the just honey box ($12.99), monthly tea box ($19.99) or the monthly tea & honey box ($29.99).


“We offer a variety of options to enjoy…our tea box includes exclusive teas {3 – 1oz bags} blended with fun flavorful ingredients from around the world {not sold on our website} + a treat!
Our honey box includes one jar of American made, small batched honey from beekeepers around the US + a treat! Our tea and honey box includes exclusive teas {3 – 1oz bags} blended with fun flavorful ingredients from around the world {not sold on our website}, American made, small batched honey from beekeepers around the US + a treat! Our boxes are perfect gifts for the tea lover in your life or yourself!

Each month, we will automatically bill you {on the date of your initial order} for the box you’ve chosen. All boxes ship out from our production facility via USPS on your billing date {or shortly after you place your order}. Any order received after the 29th of the month, will receive the following month’s box. At any time, you can pause, restart, or cancel your subscription.”


I received three sample sized tea bags! Petal Pusher ( black tea), Madame early Grey (Green & Black Tea) and Raspberry Rose Tea (Herbal & Fruit tea.) I am an odd duck and like to ice all of my teas. I know, sounds bizarre, I am just not a fan of hot drinks. I have tried the Raspberry rose in iced, and absolutely love it. It is absolutely delicious! I prefer fruit teas!


The Honey I received in my box was the Buckwheat Honey from Walker Honey Farm in Texas. I am not a huge honey fan, but my husband likes it in his tea. He tried this for me. He said it is definitely lighter in taste, and his exact words were “natural.”


Last but not least they include a fun surprise, and I received  love rocks from Pickle Dog Designs. These are absolutely adorable!! I do not have my ears pierced, but I have the perfect person to give these to!

All in all, I thought this box was a great selection of teas! If you would like to learn more, or order please head HERE, and make sure to use code LOYAL-I-TEA for 20% off anything on the site!! Thank you Just Add Honey Tea Company!


Happy Monday!


Good Morning all! It has been a while, I feel like sometimes life gets in the way, and then BAM its three weeks later!

-Tomorrow Molly starts school for the year. She goes to a little private school (we do not have universal pre-k in my town,) and she absolutely loves it. She’ll go every single day, and she can not wait! We are BOTH ready!!

-I have been SO far from wanting to shop lately, but today…I want to shop!I have been so good. What do you want to shop for when you get like this?

-I am missing Disney World today for some reason! I usually don’t miss it, but my sister in law brought me the Starbucks cup (I think they are called “You’re Here”) and I just want to go! IM starting a collection!


-This past week, my best friend had her second baby! Oh my ovaries! She is SO precious, and I just love her!


-Who has Snapchat? I can NOT figure the thing out. I just don’t get it, it literally disappears? AM I that old, that I have no clue?

-I am going to have some fun reviews up this week! A Subscription Box, and a few toys! Don’t miss them!

Illume Candle Haul!


I absolutely had to share my Illume Candle haul with you guys! I can not even begin to tell you, how much I love candles (well I’m sure you know.) and they had a 75% off sale two weeks back! I am insane and am already Christmas shopping, and figured I would pick up a few teachers gift (oh, and some things for myself as well!)


First of all their packaging in the box is adorable, but the packaging inside the box… Your candles will not break. I mean, the amount of packing materials in this box was insane. Each individual candle was wrapped, as well as their lids!

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Here are my screen shots of prices! These candles usually range from $14-$41! This is a HUGE sale. And by the way, these are STILL on sale, just not as deep of a discount (The Pineapple glass jar is $16, and not $8)


This glass is beautiful, and I am in love! The top is ceramic. I just love to reuse these jars as well!


This candle would make the perfect gift (oh, but I’m keeping it!)


My favorite fall scent! This tin is the cutest!


Last, but not least the teacher gifts!


I absolutely love this glass jar, and think these would make perfect teacher gifts (as well as other family gifts as well!)

Illume Candles are wonderful. If you do decide to order, make sure to sign up for their News Letter-you can always unsubscribe later-but you do get 10% off as well as FREE shipping. Shipping is costly on a regular size order ( unless you order over $100!)

*These were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own.*

Happy Monday!


Yes, it is the middle of the day but Happy Monday! Better late than never right?

-What a week it has been! I had been having some medical issues for the past three weeks, and I finally went to the Dr and got diagnosed with Lyme. TERRIBLE! What is even more terrible, is that  I had an allergic reaction to the medication they put me on which took me two days to recover from. To say the least, I’m happy it’s out of my system and I am kind of happy its Monday!

-School has started in a TON of places already, but here in my neck of the woods public school starts next Tuesday… Molly’s pre school starts the following week. I feel so bad, but she’s ready to go back. She needs routine, and I can’t wait to get her back into one! The countdown begins!

-If you haven’t already, make sure to check out my Back to School Gift Guide. Wall Pops, Stride Rite, and the most important the importance of play. Go take the Play Pledge! 

-Speaking of countdown… Christmas? Okay, I won’t go there.. But I have almost finished shopping already. I am super proud of myself. Am I nuts? Yeah.. I think i am.

Have a wonderful week all!


WallPops Review! #MMFBacktoschool


Ahhhh It’s truly back to school time! Kids from all over are now back in school. Here in NY we start in a few weeks, but I am starting to get things ready! I met WallPops back in July at an amazing event in NYC that Momtrends put on. This back to school event, was fabulous and I got to check out all of their amazing products!

WallPops are available online and range from $15+. They are safe for walls, floors, pretty much anywhere and there are a bunch of different kinds! I am lucky enough to  have received the dry erase calendar in Gold Confetti ($20.99,) but there are also chalk board WallPops, and even wall paper! All are just absolutely adorable!


I decided to put mine on my Refrigerator. I have limited wall space in my home, and this is the perfect place for it! I also have a larger calendar to put in Molly’s room. She likes to keep track of things as well (and at 4.5 visual is better!)

These come with a dry erase marker, and are really easy to apply! When I say easy I mean it. I usually have a really hard time putting things on the walls. I am just not very good at it! These don’t wrinkle one bit!



In the dry erase calendar sets,they also comes with a notes WallPops as well! I put this underneath my calander as its great for my shopping list!

If you want to get organized, or make your room Pop, make sure to check out WallPops You won’t be sorry! I can’t wait to purchase more!

Make sure to like WallPops on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and Instagram !

*I received this product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.*


Happy Monday!


Happy Monday! Many of you are starting your back to school routines this week, and I hope everyone had a fabulous new year! We, don’t start school in September 8th (for public schools) and September 15th (for Molly’s school) so it is still summer here. WE are ready!

-My weekend was extremely uneventful. I cleaned, caught up on laundry and relaxed. It  was nice to catch up, but I can tell Molly is bored! Looking for stuff to do this week for sure!

-Who else can’t believe this is the last week of August? I can not believe how quickly this month (and every month) is going! I just need time to slow down JUST a little, and I would be happy!

-I am going to have a fun back to school haul very soon on youtube as well as here. I just like to share what we have bought, received, and well as got to donate to Molly’s school! I have scored some amazing deals on amazon, and in store as well! I also may have purchased a few new candles  for myself!

-Did I mentioned I already started Christmas shopping? I may almost be done (with the kids) and I am super happy I have gotten some great deals! Only 5 months away!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!