Kidorable Rainboots *Review and Giveaway* US Only-Ends 7/23

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.

Alright, F.D.T.D.C. readers, ready for ANOTHER awesome review AND GIVEAWAY??

Of course I am already a subscriber to Kidorable emails, and so when I see a new email from them a wave of excitement always rushes over me. I can’t help it! I LOVE new Kidorable news!

I am usually expecting to see new products or a new character/design that is available. But this time I learned that Kidorable now has a BLOG with very interesting posts and even Parenting Forums you can sign up to participate in.

I wasn’t sure what to expect before I checked it out, but let me tell you, the second I started reading the blog, I was hooked! I really do enjoy reading blogs about parenting. They not only lend some great advice, but they are COMPLETELY relatable! From posts on how to deal with your children’s fears, to dealing with bullies. There is some great information for us parents to read up on no matter what age our babies are.

My personal favorite post is this one titled ” What Kind of Beautiful Day Is It? ” Mainly because it promotes positivity. I am a very optimistic person and my parenting reflects that as well. My husband and I tell our kids to wake up every day and tell themselves that “Today is going to be a great day.” Starting the day with a positive mind set is key.

No matter how positive we are though, kids are kids, and they will always have a fear we have to help them conquer together. A HUGE THANK YOU to Kidorable for making my sons fear of thunderstorms a fun fear to conquer.

A fear…Fun??? Huh??? Why yes! Anything is fun with the cutest pair of rain boots on 😉

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Kidorable has enough styles to please any child! My daughter is a crazy cat lady, so her choice was simple. She went with the Lucky Cat rain boot. My son loves anything rough and tough, so he chose the Shark rain boots which are Kidorables newest character addition.

My daughter had the same fear of storms that my son is going through. But it seemed like after I told my daughter about all the good rain does for us she seemed to be less frightened. My son on the other hand is not so convinced by my nature stories. SO, my next plan was to show him the fun that can be made during a rain storm.

Life Isn’t About Waiting For The Storm To Pass.. 

It’s Learning To Dance In The Rain.

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So we played. Boy did we play! We played in the rain, and even when it was done. By the time we went inside we were soaked, but the puddles were almost all dried up.

Both of my kids had a BLAST and the BEST part was, once we got inside the first thing my son said to us was “I can’t wait until it storms again!!”  and since this day he has not woken up crying when hearing the rain or thunder in the middle of the night. He does ask every time to go jump in the puddles though 🙂

Kidorable products are not only extremely kid friendly and totally adorable, they are also parent friendly and easy to wash and keep clean. The kiddos had more rain in their boots than the sidewalk had on it. I was a little worried that their boots may get stinky from being so soaked inside. I was surprised to find how simple they were for me to hand wash. The inserts came out easily and I washed them and the boots with mild detergent and warm water and dried them in front of the fan. When they were all dried they looked and still smelt brand new!

I think you can tell how much we ADORE Kidorable products and we HIGHLY recommend them.

Kidorable would LOVE to have you as fan too, and so they are offering a lucky subscriber the chance to WIN an UMBRELLA of your choice.  There are so many great choices! Which would your little one choose? Let me know in the comments below!!

Enter the giveaway by using the giveaway tools entry form below please.

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Salad Spinner & Large Serving Bowl Set *Review*

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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.

Cave tools was kind enough to send me a salad spinner in return for my honest review.

I know there has to be others like me…. my biggest flaw (that I will admit) is I am a procrastinator like no other. So when along comes a tool that makes any chore a little bit easier I jump all over the chance to try it out!

And again if you’re like me you’ll put off washing the fruits and vegetables right when you get home from the grocery store like I do and you’ll wait until someone asks to eat the strawberries…or the grapes and other berries to wash it off…right? I can’t be the only one.

Before this bowl I used to just put my fruit or salad into a strainer and rinse it off in there and then shake it off with some napkins on top and that’s how I dried it. Now since receiving this bowl I was so excited to effortlessly wash my fruit that I actually washed it as soon as I got home from the grocery store! I know, crazy!

I simply ran my strawberries under water and then put the strainer into the serving bowl, easily snapped the lid on and spun it until I saw the bowl get water splashes all around it. When I opened the lid and looked at my juicy, clean strawberries I couldn’t believe how simple this bowl made my cleaning process!

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Although I have not used it yet for a homemade salad (I’m lazy and mostly buy my salads pre-packaged) I know this spinning bowl will be excellent when I do decide to wash some leafy greens. It has already been put to use so many times for cleaning fruits. I LOVE IT!

I know you guys would love it too, so I’ll give you a couple links you could go to for easy purchasing. AND I’ll also share with you a discount code 😉 Awesome, huh?

You can buy this Salad Spinner on Amazon 

OR by simply going to the Cave Tools  Website and purchasing straight from them.

If you enter the coupon code ” SALAD15 ” you will receive 15% off of your purchase. That is one AMAZING deal if you ask me. I know you will not regret it. I am so thankful to have this simple tool in my kitchen.

Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite fruits and veggies that you’d be happy to wash off using the spinning bowl 🙂

**GIVEAWAY**Monster Jam is coming to Nashville for ONE NIGHT @ Nissan Stadium Saturday JUNE 24th (family 4pk tickets)

Monster Jam is coming to Nashville one day only, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.

 

Monster Jam will roar into Nissan Stadium bringing more unbelievable thrills to fans by challenging the most renowned Monster Jam competitors in its 25-year history. Only those Monster Jam athletes, highly proficient in scaling their extraordinary driving skills, will push the limits and optimize all types of racing and obstacle courses.
Monster Jam Teams
Grave Digger driven by Adam Anderson
Max-D driven by Tom Meents
El Toro Loco driven by Chuck Werner
Team Hot Wheels driven by Scott Buetow
Great Clips Mohawk Warrior driven by Bryce Kenny
Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk
Son-uva Digger driven by Ryan Anderson
Monster Mutt Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly
Gas Monkey Garage driven by BJ Johnson
VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist driven by Lee O’Donnell
Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims
Hooked driven by Bryan Wright
Mutant driven by Todd LeDuc.
More trucks/ drivers to be announced; trucks & drivers subject to change.
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Pit Party
The Pit Party, Saturday, June 24, begins at 2:30 p.m., giving fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. Fans can pick up their FREE Pit Pass at participating Metro PCS locations starting June 5. Must have valid ticket with pit pass for entry.
Where
Nissan Stadium
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37203
Ticket Information 
Tickets are available on MonsterJam.com and start at $20.
For more information on Monster Jam, please log onto www.MonsterJam.com or follow them via their social channels below:

MONSTER JAM Ticket Giveaway:

Monster Jam is coming to the Nissan Stadium for ONE night ONLY on Saturday June 24th and we have ONE family 4-pack of tickets to give away thanks to Monster Jam and Feld Entertainment!

This giveaway will remain open until Monday June 19th at 7am CST.  The winner must confirm by email within 24 hours or their tickets will be forfeited and given to another entrant. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below!

 

 

Hiatus

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We’re Back!!! 

I know, I know, my blog looks neglected.. I haven’t forgot about any of my faithful followers, it’s just that I decided last year to take a break from reviews and blogging. I was a busy bride-to-be planning the wedding of my dreams.

We got married on a beautiful fall day in our hometown of Michigan on October 2, 2016. The day was everything I ever hoped for. Our ceremony was planned to be outdoors, so when I woke up to rain and chilly winds that morning I was a little worried, but a couple hours before our ceremony the sun peeked through and dried everything up. It turned warm outside and it was (I’m not exaggerating) THE MOST PERFECT DAY EVER!!!!!!!!

Although planning my wedding was probably the most stressful thing I have EVER done,  I am so thankful that my family and friends stuck through it with me and helped me with everything.

I AM A MRS. FINALLY 🙂

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After all that excitement I am glad to back! One more cherry to add on top of this delicious Sundae is….WE’RE EXPECTING our 3rd baby in August!!! Yayyy!!!!

Nashville, Tennessee, Lucky Ladd Farms

 

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Monster Jam is comin to Nashville!

 

 

Monster Jam® Heading to Bridgestone Arena with #MoreMonsterJam Action than Ever Seen Before!

Nashville, Tenn. – The widely popular Monster Jam® tour is heading to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 9-10 for an explosive new points-paying endurance showdown, featuring more of what the Monster Jam fans have been asking to see -#MoreMonsterJam!
Unlike any other Monster Jam show seen before, this exclusive showcase of endurance will feature the best Monster Jam truck line-up ever highlighted by more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies and more action… #MoreMonsterJam! Fans will also be treated to competition vehicles such as thrilling Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs as they rip through the arenas during aggressive head-to-head racing action.
Headlining the tour will be eight of Monster Jam’s fiercest athletes, which will represent each Monster Jam race team of Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters, and Monster Jam ATVs, competing against one another to earn valuable points during each new event discipline. These athletes will be contending for a bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® held at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on March 17-19.

Monster Jam Teams
Grave Digger®: Morgan Kane
Max-D®: Colton Eichelberger
Scooby-DooSM: Bailey Shea
El Toro Loco®: Kayla Blood
Monster Energy: Coty Saucier
ZombieSM: Travis Groth
New Earth AuthoritySM: Tyler Groth
Monster Mutt® Rottweiler: Daron Basl

Show Times
Saturday, 2:00 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, 2:00 PM
Pit Party both days from 12:00-1:00 PM with valid ticket for that event.

Where
Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Ticket Information
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27, tickets will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800/745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations, including Kroger Grocery Stores, or by purchasing them at the arena’s box office. All seats are reserved. And you can still Save 50% on Kids’ tickets. For Group Sales, call 866-248-8740.

For more information on Monster Jam, please log onto http://www.MonsterJam.com. To follow Monster Jam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram log on to http://www.facebook.com/MJOnline and http://www.twitter.com/MonsterJam and http://www.instagram.com/MonsterJamLive. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/MonsterJamLive.

Nashville Boat Show @ Music City Center Jan 7-10 *2 winners-Family 4 pk Ticket Giveaway* TN Only-Ends 01/02/16

All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize. 

 

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Tennessee’s premier boat and sportshow is setting sail for four days of winter relief in Nashville this January. Celebrate the Nashville Boat and Sportshow’s 30th anniversary from Jan. 7- 10 with the return of popular features, the best boating and accessory deals of the season, and unique attractions to entertain visitors of all ages.

 

  • Show visitors can view, board and buy hundreds of boats from the region’s top dealers, plus take advantage of show specials on the latest marine accessories and electronics, including the Queen of the Show, a luxurious 2016 Regal 42 Sport Coupe featuring two private staterooms and a retractable hard top.
  • See what it’s like to soar over the water in a Defiance Flyboard. Defiance instructors will discuss and demonstrate flyboarding, one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world.
  • Hone your wakeboarding skills as professional wakeboarders demonstrate flips, twists and stunts on the Wakezone–Trampoline Wall.
  • Ask them anything: Sharpen your boating and angling skills during a meet-and-greet with bass, fly, trout and tournament fishing pros.
  • Test out the latest and greatest canoes, kayaks and paddleboards in an indoor pool. Experts on hand will demonstrate the advantages of these healthy outdoor activities, and visitors can try them for the first time or experiment with new equipment.

When: Jan. 7-10, 2016

  • Thursday, Jan. 7          2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 8               12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 9           10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 10            11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:    Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Tickets:

Specials:  $2 off with advanced online purchase until midnight, Jan. 7.        

Web:              

 

Please enter the Giveaway using the Giveaway tools entry form below. Giveaway is open to TN residents only and will remain open until 01/02/16 12pm CST. **2 winners**

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Coobie Seamless Bras and Violet Love Headbands *Promotion Code* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

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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Violet Love Headbands are no-slip no-headache headbands that are perfect to wear for yoga, pilates, or just as a stylish accessory. They are made from Premium quality fabrics that are buttery soft and super comfy.

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Promotion: Save 30% on any order of Coobie Seamless Bras or Violet Love Headbands at www.shopcoobie.com and http://www.violetloveheadbands.com

Promotion code: USFG30

 

 

Disney Pixar Inside Out on DVD *Review* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Disney Pixar present an inventive animated film that takes you on a journey from the Inside Out to discover the emotional roller coaster inside your head.

Inside Out is directed and co-written by Pete Docter. This film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen (Kaitlyn Dias), who has  five personified emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). These characters tell a story how she leads her through life as she moves with her parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) to a new city.

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Inside Out is one of my favorite kids movies this year. Disney Pixar has really outdone themselves with this one. I loved every second of this movie as much as my kids!

It is very difficult for kids to understand their emotions when they are young like my two kids and Inside Out had helped them (especially my 4 year old) with identifing what it is that they are feeling. The movie is made exciting and fun but at the same time very educational as well. My 4 year old daughter now finds it hilarious and believes she has little emotion people living inside of her. Its quite adorable. Her favorite is “Silly Island” which her and her brother show me examples of daily (haha) I highly recommend Inside Out as it is a great movie the whole family will love.

On top of Inside Out being a fantastic movie, the bonus features included on the dvd are very amusing and we really enjoyed them as well! You get to learn the process of creating this film and also a very cute short film called Lava! Riley’s First Date is also an included bonus feature (the clip is below).

Here are some fun activities and clips to enjoy

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EnnoLogic temperature gun duel laser non-contact infrared thermometer-accurate digital surface IR thermometer *REVIEW & GIVEAWAY* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

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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EnnoLogic temperature gun duel laser non-contact infrared thermometer -58°F to 1202°F accurate digital surface IR thermometer -$59.95

Features

  • Dual Laser for precise targeting
  • Easy to read LCD display with white backlight
  • Fast response time with Min/Max display
  • Adjustable emissivity provides increased accuracy for different materials
  • Adjustable High/Low set points with audible alarm
  • Lock feature for continuous readings
  • Retains user settings for laser, backlight, and °C/°F
  • Double molded housing
  • Soft storage case and 9V battery included

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Christmas shopping for my husband is so easy its hard…does that make sense?  The man loves anything that can go into his tool box. Needless to say when I gave him temperature gun to test out he was like a kid in a candy store. I have been told this gun does not disappoint.

He does a lot of work around the house and especially loves working on cars. He promised this temp gun would come in handy on multiple occasions and so far he has proven his statement true. Although I think he just likes to use it on everything because it is fun and powerful (haha). There is always a use for it. So much so, that I am unaware of how he diagnosed and fixed problems prior to owning the temperature gun!

This checks surface temperatures only. You can use it to check the temp of your grill, pizza stone and oven, but it does not check the inside temperature of food. I have not used it for any of those things yet, but my hubby has used it to check insulation leaks in our home. With the weather cooling down it always gets so cold in our home and so this temp gun is finally helping us solve the mystery of where there is leaks in the insulation in the walls.

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He has also used it to help his buddy diagnose a engine problem in his buddy’s car. His friend was so impressed with it that he said he was going to purchase on asap. Not only does this temp gun give out accurate readings and work for multiple uses but it is also built tough. My husband is not gentle with his tools and he’s even dropped this a couple times already and there are no scratches, and it still reads accurately.

We are very glad we have this handy gun available for when we need it, which happens to be often!

You can purchase this Temperature Gun on Amazon HERE for only $59.95. You will get your moneys worth plus so much more out of this tool as soon as you get it and it is made to last a very long time!

 GIVEAWAY
ONE of my lucky US readers will win one of these great thermometers! This giveaway will remain open until Nov. 23 11:00pm CST. Please enter using the link below 🙂