7/26/19

*Thanks StickerKid for sending us complimentary labels for review! Opinions are those of #AMEblog.*

Summertime is the season for fun! Family outings to the beach, sleep-away camp for the older kids and sleepovers at grandmas house; things will go missing. It's inevitable when you have kids. 

How many things have gone missing over the years? I’ve since lost count. Even us adults will misplace our items more times than I care to admit.



One thing I find does help is personalized labels. The kids like decorating their items with them which gives them a sense of uniqueness and can make the item feel more special with their name on a fancy sticker. Not to mention if they DO lose them in a setting like camp or grandmas house, they’ll know who the item belongs to. 

StickerKid sent us some personalized samplers to check out and we just love them. They’re no more expensive than other personalized sticker brands and they have more options when it comes to colors, fonts and emoji/graphics you can use on them. 



It’s easy to get started to order by visiting the site, choosing the labels or bundle you want, customizing it to your liking and checking out to pay! The shipping came from Europe and took only about two weeks; plenty of time to order for the remainder of the summer or back to school time! I know I’m starting to get organized early! 



I chose black/white with funny emojis for my teen, pink/purple with piggies for my youngest and red/angry birds for my tween son. 



StickerKid labels are durable, washing machine and dishwasher safe. 
Check out StickerYou for your kids next adventure! You won’t be disappointed! 
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7/25/19

Products provided for this review by the mentioned brand. Opinions and comments are those of the blogger.

Summertime has its moments where the kids just feel bored despite the activities and ideas we give them. It happens, they’re kids. Instead of sitting in front of a device or tv like zombies, I’ve been encouraging my kids (like it or not) to get outside for most if not all day. Not only does it keep them from annoying each other (and us) inside but it’s also a chance to get some fresh air, exercise and spend some quality time together!

Since they are getting a bit old for playing at the park or wading pool, we have been collecting a variety of outdoor toys for the whole family to enjoy like bubbles, the trampoline and water blasters!

ZING brings us new outdoor toys for older kids (and even grownups) with the HyperStrike Bow and Arrow set and the ZAX Throwing Axe!


Now, before anyone gets up in arms these toys are made of plastic and foam, they are in NO way dangerous so any age (5+) can play with them!



HyperStrike gives kids a chance to try their hand at archery. It comes with the bow and four foam ended launch arrows. The arrows whistle when you shoot them into the air from the bow. Super easy to use even if you’ve never shot a bow and arrow set in your life! My teen and I were having fun in our back yard shooting the arrows into our trampoline, using the back netting as our “bullseye” for points! With a little imagination, you can have a ton of fun with the simplest things! 


ZAX Ax is made of foam with suction cups at the end. Set up a flat (preferably glossy) surface (like an old board or tabletop or any flat surface), toss the ZAX with a little muscle and see if you can hit your target! 

Both of these can be found at the ZING toys online shop. HyperStrike is under $40 while ZAX is under $20. 

Have fun! 

7/12/19

We were given the opportunity to sample this album for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 
Music and I go well together, it has been one thing I love. It's there for the good times and there for the bad times. Music can help you heal, grow and discover. As parents, we have always had music in our home; the kids enjoy their own styles of music as they are getting older but one thing they heard growing up, from my "CD" collection was Backstreet Boys

I was the biggest fangirl in my teen years; I even had the chance to see them in concert ONCE, even if the seats were so far the guys looked tiny on stage, they put on an amazing show and always released great music *they still do!*. I would love to be able to see them in concert again someday! 

Anyway, this post isn't about the BSB, well, at least not all of them...

You may know him as a Backstreet Boy but did you know Howie D is releasing a family album?

Now, married with a family of his own, BSB Howie D is branching out making music for the whole family with his new upcoming album "Which One Am I"!



"When I started writing these songs with Tor Hyams and veteran Broadway performer Lisa St. Lou, it became clear that together they revealed my own story," Howie says of the inspiration and hilarity that went into writing both the album and the musical.

If you're in the US area, check out the musical debuting soon HERE


"These songs are about a kid who conquers a myriad of his own fears and learns to accept himself for the unique person he really is."

"Which One Am I?" features 12 fun songs including the first hit single "No Hablo Español"! The accompanying video for "No Hablo Español" is a real family affair. Howie D's ten-year-old son, James, plays a younger version of Howie, while Howie's mom, Paula, plays her own mother, the song's "abuelita." Howie himself makes a cameo as a guitar player!

All videos for the Which One Am I? project were shot in collaboration with Full Sail University, whose innovative programs in the arts have long been supported by Howie D.

Listen and watch the official video for "No Hablo Español" below!



"The goal of Which One Am I? is to remind people that no matter what they're going through, they can emerge victoriously," says Howie D. "I especially want kids who listen to the music to come away knowing that everything that happens teaches you how to develop into the person you were meant to be."

I had a smile when I was checking out the songs especially “Which One Am I”, if you’re a BSB fan, it’ll be your new favorite jam! Great values and great music make this album one you’ll want to add to your families music collection!

Which One Am I? is now available at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers! 

Learn more about Howie D. and all the great work he does on his official website www.howied.net