Win a Sesame Street Live! “Can’t Stop Singing” Family 4-pk of Tickets for NASHVILLE show (Ends 06/12)

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My children are big Sesame Street fans and they are so excited the group is coming to Nashville to perform their newest show “Can’t Stop Singing!” at Bridgestone Arena. I know they are going to love the show!

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When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air – and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out!

 

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Sesame Street Live! “Can’t Stop Singing!” is coming to Nashville and I am giving away a Family 4 pack of Tickets!! Please Enter using the giveaway tools entry form below!

 

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Zipz Interchangeable Shoes Review and Giveaway (US Only) Ends 06/09

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ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Zipz Shoes are the world’s first, true, interchangeable shoe! Born in California. Designed in the USA.
Our Zipz Shoes “Covers” are removable and interchangeable.  Simply purchase a completed pair of Zipz and then accessorize your footwear purchase with more Zipz Covers now or in the future!  You can match any Zipz “Cover” with the same size Zipz Soul to create one of a kind mix + match shoes.  Not to mention buying Zipz Covers is easier on the wallet then buying more full pairs of shoes so adding to your footwear collection is a zip!  Whether it’s fashion, function, or fun,  Zipz shoes have it covered.
Patented Technology + Durable YKK Zippers + Foot Arch Support System + Extra Padded Footbed + Soft, pliable Rubber soul with hand –tooled construction to give your feet the comfort and quality they deserve in every day shoes.
Change your shoes. Change yourself. Change your world!

Do you have one pair shoes that are so comfortable you wish you could wear them with every outfit, every day, any chance you got? They’re just that one go to pair of shoes?

I know I do! And I don’t like wearing the same pair of shoes day after day. I like to be able to switch things up once in a while. That is why I fell in love with Zipz shoes!

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I received both a Low-Top pair of Dragon Rose shoes and a Low-Top pair of Punk Pink Covers. Zipz shoes can be purchased for as low as $59.95 and the covers are sold for as low as $29.95 for the Low-Top covers. I think these prices are phenomenal for how awesome these shoes are! Before looking at the price I would have thought that the price would have been a lot more expensive! Zipz is truly one of a kind!

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With Zips you can look like you have multiple pairs of shoes while really you’ll be wearing the same pair. Zipz really does have something for everyone! No matter what your style is, you’re sure to find something you’ll love from Zipz. Zipz are currently only available for Adults sizes 4-13.

I know it sounds too good to be true, but I promise IT IS TRUE!! Zipz Shoes the world’s first and only fully interchangeable shoe system. This allows you the ability to change the top of the shoe with the soul of the shoe. There are numerous different collections, styles, patterns, colors, and materials to choose from. These are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own and I love how unique they are! They are definitely unlike any other pair I have.

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BUY IT: at BuyZipzOnline. You can also buy online at www.hottopic.com, www.shoebuy.com or get custom printed Zipz of any design you want at http://www.deltacustom.com.

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WIN IT: Zipz is offering ONE of my US readers the chance to WIN a pair of Zipz in your choice of pattern. This Giveaway is open to US only and will remain open until the end of the day on Monday June 9th. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below!

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Safari Ltd. Animal Toys Review

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ABOUT THE COMPANY:

It all started in 1982 when after a trip to Germany, our founders, Bernard and Rosemarie Rubel, returned with a card game that would be the beginning of Safari Ltd®. Its theme was endangered species.

A few years later in 1986, Safari Ltd® signed one of the most important license agreements in the company’s history with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This license allowed for the production of authentic, scale-model dinosaur figures with the collaboration of their paleontologists. This was the foundation for Safari Ltd® to make educational figures for years to come.

The founders of Safari Ltd®, had a vision to share the unique beauty of wildlife with children and a passion to educate through the joy of play. Each figure is designed to have museum-quality authenticity to ensure they are as lifelike as possible. With new scientific data always emerging, this means the products are also continually being updated.

Each product is artfully hand-painted so that no two figures are the same. We still have some of the original painters in the factory painting some of the same Carnegie dinosaurs after over 25 years.

Safari Ltd®’s toys are inspired by nature, fueling the imagination and speaking to the innate curiosity in all of us.

Children play with them, adults collect them and educators worldwide enjoy teaching with these unique figures.

After 3 generations, Safari Ltd® continues to forge ahead with their vision. Year after year, new Toys that Teach™ are created to encourage the importance of nature and its conservation through the joy of play.

Leilani LOVES animals! She talks about different animals all the time. She has tons of animal books! Recently she was sent some animals from Safari Ltd. for us to review.  Two of her most favorite animals (even though it was so hard to have her narrow down her “favorites”) are Dogs and Horses… So, she got a Clydesdale Stallion and a Black Labrador

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Leilani was so excited when I pulled these out of the box! She started playing with them right away.

Leilani has a huge amount of other animal figures but really, the quality of these animals is SO much better! You can easily tell by the way they look and feel that these replicas are made with high quality materials and so much detail goes into each animal! Each animal is so beautiful and real looking. They really are amazing!

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These great toys have brought so much joy to Leilani! They are a great way to get her using her imagination! Lately she’s been playing with them in her Doll House. Her lucky dolls now own a brand new dog and a horse! Haha.

Safari Ltd. has a LOT of different replicas you can purchase. Such as Wildlife Safari animals, Sea Life replicas and even Dinosaurs and Dragons! You can purchase Safari Ltd. replicas online–Here
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Visit Safari Ltd. online at safariltd.com, LIKE  them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter!

Daddy and Toddler Set Tee’s from Daddy & Co. Fathers Day Giveaway! (US Only) Ends 06/06

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Father’s Day is coming up Sunday, June 15 and I am so happy that I got to partner with one of my favorite companies again, Daddy & Co. !

Daddy & Co. Is known for their daddy scrubs but they have a wide range of products for all types of dads whether they are expectant, new or expert daddy’s! My husband loves the items that he has got from Daddy & Co. He has had the scrubs that he wore when my children were born, he has a Daddy Hoodie and now him and our son got the chance to review the daddy and toddler set Tees.

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I cannot begin to describe how cute it is to see a dad and his child wearing matching T-shirts. When we went out and they had their shirts on they received so many compliments on their shirts. People thought that they were the cutest pair ever!! My husband says that his shirt is super comfortable and it makes him feel so proud to match with his son. My sons shirt is very easy to put on and take off it’s a very soft shirt as it is made out of 100% cotton. Both of the shirts together make for a very stylish and fun duo.

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Certified New Daddy In Town Tee is available for $24.95 and comes in sizes medium through 2XL. The Daddy’s Little Deputy Tee is only $16.95 and available through 6months-7T.

Win it: Daddy & Co. is offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win the Certified New Daddy In Town T-shirt and a Daddy’s Deputy Toddler Tee”  Duo of your own. This giveaway is open to U.S.only and will remain open until Friday June 6th. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools entry-form below! Good Luck and HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!

 

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World on DVD 5/20‏

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Pack your bags and grab your passport. Join Mickey, Minnie and pals on a whirlwind trip Around The Clubhouse World! Climb the Eiffel Tower in France and say “bonjour” to Mademoiselle Daisy and Monsieur Donald Duck. Then, rescue Gondolier Goofy when he goes adrift in Italy’s Grand Canal; solve the mysterious riddle of Pharaoh Pete’s pyramid in Egypt, and meet a dancing dragon at the Great Wall of China. With your help – and the right Mouseketools – your Clubhouse friends can get their special passport stamped at each wonderful location. Featuring over two hours of song-filled fun, including four additional episodes, this global adventure proves it’s a small world after all!

Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy and the gang go on a trip of a lifetime in MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: AROUND THE CLUBHOUSE WORLD on DVD May 20th! Explore France, Italy, China and more in one of their greatest global adventures featuring over two hours of song-filled fun. The DVD is value packed with four additional episodes and a FREE passport activity book for any young explorer!

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My children love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It is one of the shows that when it comes on they will actually watch it together singing along and all! When I heard about Around the Clubhouse World coming to DVD I knew that my kids would love to have it. Boy was I right! My daughter got so excited the second I pulled it out the package and she wanted to watch it right away. FIRST, we put the stickers on her Passport that came along with the DVD, which I LOVED because she got to learn about different foods, clothing styles and land marks associated with all of the different countries the gang travels to.

This DVD is now available and I highly recommend it for your little Disney lovers. They will love watching and traveling the world with Mickey and Friends. They’ll even learn a few new things! This is such a fun movie.

 

Original Sprout-Worry Free Luxury Products for babies and up. *Review and discount code*

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ABOUT THE COMPANY
Original Sprout was founded by Ingra Tritt in 2003. She was a master stylist owning her own salons but when she had her newborn daughter she wanted to become a full-time mom so she sold her salon and move to the country. She now lives there creating safe professional products for families worldwide.

The founder wanted to use the safest bath products which led her to create a first of its kind ultra moisturizing Natural baby bath and styling products.

All of the products are:

 • Are made by a master stylist and mother, so they are safe and natural, but perform as good or better than high-end salon brands.

 • Free of phthalates, phytoestrogens, soy, gluten, animal products, parabens, and propylene glycol with no added dioxanes or formaldehydes.

 • Free of skin penetrators & photosensitizers (plasticizers & nanoparticles).

 • Extracts are certified organic. The majority of ingredients are plant derived & from natural sources.

 • E.U. Directive Compliant with full label disclosure of ingredients.

 • Fragrances are made with naturally derived ingredients & are certified FREE of phthalates, lavender, tea tree, PG, DPG, parabens, dioxanes, benzenes, formaldehydes, acetaldehydes, styrene, toluene, chlorobenzene & glycol ethers.

 • Products are vegetarian/vegan & biodegradable.

Original sprout hair and Hair & Body Babywash was absolutely wonderful. My daughter’s hair normally dries somewhat crazy and wavy looking but after using the hair and body baby wash from original sprout I could tell that it did not strip her hair of anything and was a very delicate wash. I love that the hair & body baby wash leave your child’s hair and skin clean and super soft, I love that you can use it for babies and children, I love that it will soothe and clear and dry scalp, and I love that it is gentle on eyes.

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Original Sprout Deep Conditioner is a conditioner I will use continuously on my daughter’s hair after every shampooing. I love how soft and healthy her hair feels, looks, and smells the shampoo and conditioner both are absolutely lovely. The conditioner is for all hair types, it is rich in moisture and protein. I love that it calms frizzies and tangles because my daughter’s hair dries really frizzy and it’s hard to comb through most times. I also like that it’s easy to rinse off which is more than you can ask for in a conditioner.

The Original Sprout Scrumptious Baby Cream…oh my, where can I start… I absolutely love the scrumptious baby cream! Even for myself. The cream soothes your skin the second you put it on. The smell is delicious and very calming. I put it on my children right out of the bath. It is for all skin types.  I love that it is for delicate skin and it has no greasy residue. I use this as a hand cream too, it leaves your skin feeling amazing. My daughter asks for it multiple times a day because she loves it so much.

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Lastly, my favorite product I got to review is the Miracle Detangler. It is tangle and frizz free all you have to do spritz onto wet or dry hair, comb out and enjoy clean, tangle free silky locks! It does exactly what it says it does. My daughter’s hair smells amazing and looks so soft after using this detangler. It makes my life so much easier because my daughter’s hair gets very tangled at times and she is not patient when having to brush out her knots! Even she does not mind when I spray the detangler into her hair and brush it out because she knows that it does not hurt and it works miracles, hence the name miracle detangler!

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Aside from all of the wonderful worry free products for babies, Original Sprout  also makes products for moms from their Worry-Free Tahitian Collection. I got to try a sample packet of Island Bliss Shampoo and Luscious Island Conditioner. The shampoo formula is sulfate free and does not weigh your hair down.  It is even made to make your hair stronger with vegan protein. The Lusicious Island Conditioner is made to turn even the most dry damaged hair into soft silky locks. The delicious Island breeze scent in this combo make you really escape to an Island getaway in your own shower! I wish I would of had more than just a sample pack so I could really tell you more about these products, but I do know from the little I did get to try they really did make my hair feel and smell great.

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You can purchase these products online at http://www.originalsprout.com or at a variety of health food stores & salons worldwide (not found in conventional grocery & drug store chains or big box stores).

Use this code:  TEN_PERCENT_OFF at http://www.originalsprout.com to get 10% off your first order.

True Citrus, 100% All Natural Products You’ll Love! *Review*

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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I contacted True Citrus and asked to review their products,because I love True Lime, I  have used it in several recipes before but my favorite thing to use it in is my homemade salsa!

I received a huge assortment of products from True Citrus and I was so very excited to try them.

 The first items I tried were the drink mixes. The drink mixes are 100% natural flavors you add to your water. The flavors include: Original Lemonade, Mango Orange, Peach Lemonade, Black Cherry Limeade and Grapefruit . Each flavor is made with 100% all natural ingredients like real lemons, oranges or grapefruits. I tried and liked them all but my favorite is the Mango Orange. I thought this flavor tasted absolutely delicious. At only 5 to 10 calories per flavor drink mix pack, I could use several packs a day and not feel guilty at all. True Citrus is real flavor from real fruit with no preservatives and no artificial additives. 

 

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True Citrus crystalized lemon, True Orange crystalized orange and True Lime crystalized : Like I said before, I’ve used this product in the past and think it is great. There are a few recipes I use this in. Replacing fresh lime juice with the crystalized lime is so much easier than ensuring you keep fresh limes on hand. I’ve recently just used True Lemon for sprinkling on top of chicken breasts for a quick and easy lemon chicken dinner. For your convenience, this product comes in both a shake bottle and individual packets. The individual packets are also very great for adding a “splash” of lemon to your water while on the go. I love keeping some in my purse especially because I do not trust lemon slices from restaurants.

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True Lemon can be used for more than just in your water and cooking with too. You can also use it for marinating!

I also read on the True Citrus website that high grilling temperatures can create dangerous compounds in meat and a new study shows that marinating meats in lemon juice or vinegar can reduce harmful compounds developed during cooking, compounds linked to aging and chronic disease. You can read more about this interesting information Here

True Citrus is more than just great tasting products. A serving of True Citrus crystalized lemon contains 0 calories, 0 carbs, 0 sugars, no artificial sweeteners and gives an adult 25% of their daily Vitamin C requirements. When a product is made from the freshest lemons, limes and oranges you can be assured of quality and taste.

True Citrus products are available year round for reasonable prices in many grocery stores. Find a store near you that sells True Citrus or if easier, they also sell their items online. 

True Citrus was generous enough to send me 10 bags like the ones I received full of goodies to give away to friends and family. Everybody I gave a bad to was so excited to try the products and were very grateful. I have heard nothing but great compliments of the brand from the people I gave the products to. When I run out of my True Citrus it will definitely be on my grocery list. I love it!

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Ozeri Green Earth Smooth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan Review

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  • Unlike other ceramic cookware brands, the Ozeri pan utilizes an ultra-safe ceramic coating inspired by nature which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.
  • Delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
  • Features a scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating that is super easy to clean.
  • Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat resistant Bakelight handle and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.

 

I received the 12″ Ozeri Green Earth Smooth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan to review. I have a huge passion for cooking and so great cookware is a MUST HAVE in my kitchen! It’s hard to find great cookware though that does not cost an arm and a leg, which is why I think it is so important for my readers to be introduced to the Ozeri Green Earth Smooth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan.

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I use my pan everyday. I feel like I am constantly washing it because it is definitely my new favorite and I prefer to cook anything I can in my Ozeri Green Earth pan. Speaking of washing, it IS dishwasher safe but I refuse to wash it in the dishwasher just because I feel more safe hand washing it. One, it is super easy to wash, and two because I want the non-stick surface to last as long as possible.

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A couple of my favorite things about the Green Earth Pan is the fact that the ceramic coating is made without any harmful chemicals. I also love that I do not have to use as much butter or oil as I do in my other frying pans and my food still does not stick to this pan at all. It is amazing! I have fried bacon, french toast, grilled cheese, and some burgers in it so far and noting seems to phase this wonderful pan, and since it is oven safe, I even baked some delicious chicken breast in it and they came out great as well. I am loving my Green Earth pan and I will continue to use it everyday. I recommend this great pan for everyone, whether you’re the type to cook everyday, or just once in a while I can bet that this will be your new favorite just after using it once!

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You can purchase the Ozeri Green Earth Smooth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan on Amazon Here. It is available in 8″, 10″, and 12″.

Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems super squishy toys for kids *Review*

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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I was way too excited to get the chance to review Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems by Tech 4 Kids. I have two very playful kids and so when it comes to toys I appreciate ones that aren’t going to break anything or hurt anyone if they are thrown let’s say by a one year old who thinks every toy is a ball. Lol!

I’m going to talk about the Fash’Ems first. Leilani loves creative play and has an imagination like no other so when she seen her new Hello Kitty and My Little Pony squishy toys that she could dress up, it was love at first sight. These toys are so adorable. They are liquid filled and so squishy that is super easy to put their little fashion accessories on them and take them off. Hello Kitty comes with a cute little Fairy dress, wand and tiara. The other Hello Kitty toys are dressed up like a bunny and a lamb (those clothes are not removable). My Little Pony comes with a princess cape and tiara. Leilani plays with these everyday. She loves dressing them up and squishing them. Fash’Ems do have some small parts though which is why it is recommended for ages 4 and up. You can find out more about Fash’Ems on FashEmsFun.com

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Next let me introduce you to Mash’Ems! These guys are so awesome! Even my husband was excited to play with them. We received some of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crew and also some Marvel characters. Mash’Ems are also liquid filled squishy fun! Mash’Ems Fist Flyers feature new characters designed with stretchable arms that allow for real slingshot action. The Fist Flyer Launcher safely catapults the Mash’Ems into the air, knocking down targets up to 20 feet away! Top licenses for this fall include; Marvel Avengers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers and the WWE.

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The original Mash’Ems allow you to launch em, twist em, and squish some of your favorite characters including The Marvel Avengers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Some of the other collectible characters you can get are Disney, Power Rangers, WWE, DC, Angry Birds and many more! You can see them all on MashEms.com

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These also are recommended for ages 4 and up.  The main stores you can purchase Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems are Toys R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Target and Meijer.