Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Enrich Your Child's Mind With The Kiwi Tinker Crate!

Of the countless things that have changed since I was a child, the need for educational hands-on projects is not one of them. But in today's age, there are so many video games and other toys geared towards simply entertaining our children that they don't often get to engage in enough creative playtime. Thankfully, the brilliant minds at Kiwi Crate have engineered the perfect solution, or rather solutions, specifically designed for getting children engaged in fun learning activities - my favorite of which is their Tinker Crate, “A laboratory for hands-on experiments".

Enrich Your Childs Mind With The Kiwi Tinker Crate!

Tinker Crate is a subscription kit for kids ages 9-16+ from the makers of Kiwi Crate that, like Kiwi Crate, comes with everything you and your child need to complete multiple projects based around a new theme each month. However, unlike Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate projects focus less on crafts and more on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning and enrichment.

Enrich Your Childs Mind With The Kiwi Tinker Crate!

This month's theme for Tinker Crate is Paper Circuits, involving experiments with basic circuits that give your child a glimpse into the amazing world of electricity! The experiments teach them how to make their own paper circuit lanterns, try their skills at circuit-building challenges, and explore fascinating facts about how our world works!

Enrich Your Childs Mind With The Kiwi Tinker Crate!

While unpacking, my grandson and I took inventory of everything included: a role of conductive copper tape (9ft), three vellum lantern designs, fifteen LEDs in assorted colors, 9V battery, resistors, acrylic base set, glue stick, two robot circuit cards, battery connector, illustrated step-by-step blueprint, and an awesome science and engineering magazine - which was my grandson's favorite part of the whole kit!

Enrich Your Childs Mind With The Kiwi Tinker Crate!

After we explored the contents of the Paper Circuits kit, we discussed which experiment we would like to try first. He decided he would like to make a lamp for his mom so we agreed that would be the best place to start. Following the illustrated instructions, we started by folding the lantern and gluing it as needed. Next, we assembled a power base for the LED lamp to sit on using the battery, a transistor, the acrylic base, and some copper tape. Finally, he chose an LED color and affixed it another acrylic plate. With all the pieces assembled, he stuck the LED inside the lantern, set it on the power base and voila! We had light!


Kiwi Crate offers 4 types of crates: Tinker Crates (ages 9-16+), Doodle Crates (9-16+), Kiwi Crates (5-8), and Koala Crates (3-4). The kits are available as a monthly subscription with options for purchasing one box at a time, or in concurrent 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month increments. For more information about Kiwi Crates, please visit their website. You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!

Enrich Your Childs Mind With The Kiwi Tinker Crate!

This post is sponsored by Kiwi Crates as a part of the Insiders Program on Bloggy Moms. All opinions are my own.








Monday, July 18, 2016

Win $20 PayPal Cash In The Spoiled Rotten Giveaway Hop!

Win $20 PayPal Cash In The Spoiled Rotten Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Spoiled Rotten Giveaway Hop! MamatheFox and On Honeysuckle Hill are happy to host the Spoiled Rotten Giveaway Hop! Each spot in this giveaway hop will feature prizes that you would feel spoiled to receive. MamatheFox has the grand prize which consists of a $20 credit to The Fizzy Fox, a $20 credit to Bodylicious Skin, winners choice of (1) pair of earrings from Jeweliansun and winners choice of (1) necklace from The Lovely Raindrop! Be sure to enter the grand prize too.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Get Back To Your Life With Depend FIT-FLEX! #EveryMomentMatters #IC #ad

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Depend as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

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For a majority of my adult life, I have struggled with what I thought was an uncommon and 'not-talked-about' issue - a leaky bladder. For the longest time I was under the impression there was something wrong with my body, that I was broken or damaged in some way but I was wrong. As it turns out, I'm one of 65 million other men and women in America that are affected by the same issue! People just like me all over the country are missing out on spending quality time with their loved ones or engaging in activities they enjoy because of bladder leakage. Because everyone deserves to be happy, Depend is helping people like us reconnect with the things that matter most with the newly improved Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Experience More Energy With Nutri Maqui Superfruits! #nuttrimaqui

Having spent most of my younger life with little regard for how I was treating my body, I decided enough was enough and recently devoted myself to a healthier lifestyle. It quickly occurred to me that in order to be successful after a lifetime of bad habits, I was going to need a little assistance. Then question then became, how was I going to properly supplement my new diet and provide my body with the nutrients it needs? The answer is Nutri Maqui from Nutri LifeScience - a delicious antioxidant protection that supports healthy inflammatory response!

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National Geographic Kids Summer Survival Kit Giveaway

Does you child like to read during summer break?  Do you have a long road trip coming up? National Geographic Kids has created the perfect Summer Survival Kit! These awesome books are ideal for road trips, rainy days, and are perfect boredom busters. Here's a bit more about each of these books:

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Win a $50 Amazon Gift Code In The Christmas In July Giveaway Hop #christmasinjuly



Welcome to the Lots for Tots Giveaway Hop Hosted by: The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.

A group of bloggers has put together some amazing giveaways for you. Be sure to enter them all. GOOD LUCK! 


Win a $50 Amazon Gift Code In The Christmas In July Giveaway Hop #christmasinjuly

Monday, July 4, 2016

Win $20 PayPal Cash In The 4th Of July Celebration Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the 4th Of July Celebration Blog Giveaway Hop hosted by: On Honeysuckle Hill and MamatheFox! At each stop in this hop you can find a fun prize valued at $15 or more. Be sure to come back for your daily entries to increase you chances of winning! Good Luck

 4th Of July Celebration Giveaway Hop!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Made in the USA Giveaway Hop #MadeInUSA

Happy Independence Day! To celebrate, The Anti-June Cleaver and Our Piece of Earth have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you some great prizes that have been made in the USA...or Canada because we don't leave our Canadian friends out of the fun. 

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Protect What Matters Most With The First Alert CO710 Carbon Monoxide Detector!

Just before the school year ended our local fire department hosted their annual Safety Day down at the firehouse. People of all ages get to come meet the crew, see how their equipment works to protect them and others, and most importantly learn about fire prevention and awareness - our granddaughter Morgan was no exception! While trying their safety gear on for size, Morgan learned about the dangers of fire and important signs there may be cause for concern, such as an usual odor or visible smoke. In addition, they also educated her on the dangers of a possible threat in the air we can't detect ourselves - carbon monoxide.

Protect What Matters Most With The First Alert CO710 Carbon Monoxide Detector!