Saturday, March 29, 2014

Who doesn't love to bowl?!

Let's go bowling! 

Bowling is a great activity for the entire family to enjoy together. A great way to get everyone up and moving, being active regardless of the weather.

  Bowling actually has quite a few benefits for children that most people are not aware of  such as hand-eye coordination skills when rolling the ball towards the specific pins/pins. Bowling helps develop balance when delivering the ball and patience when waiting for her/his turn to try. Teamwork is important in the development of a youth and bowling is at the top of the list.  When a child is on a youth bowling league, or just playing with family for fun that child will learn what it means to be a team member and how important they are to the rest of their team.  They will learn the score they have, no matter what it is, can help the team win, and it is important.  There is no member of the team that will be sitting on the bench if they are not doing well, unlike most sports now a days.  A youth likes attention, whether it is good or bad.  In bowling when a child is up to bowl, the attention of the audience is on them each time they are up to bowl. It is simply exciting to anyone. Myself included. ;)

I have recently come across the "Kids bowl Free" program. The program is away for bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer without worrying about the cost. Kids whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center in your area, all centers vary, are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, YES, EACH and EVERY day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations working together as a team.

There is centers all over the USA and even in Canada. I was very suprised with how many bowling alleys are participating. Check your area, HERE

It is a very simple form to complete and that is it, you are ready to bowl the summer away,completely free of cost. That is a value of over $500. They do offer a deal to add two adults to bowl all summer long every day, 2 games a day for only $25. What a great deal?!

Hurry on over to get your children signed up for the "Kids Bowl Free" program and choose the alley of your choice in your local area. Kids Bowl Free If you have any question I can definatly try to help you out, I have signed up my 3 children already for tons of summer bowling to come. :)

You can add them on Facebook or Twitter as well.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Stuart Stripe Review

This is a sponsored post that does contain affiliate links.

I received this product from Educational Toys Planet, they have such a great array of products that promote fun learning. Check out what they have to offer, Educational Toys Planet
This is part of their sewing and knitting toys they have to offer, interested in more, Sewing and Knitting toys. They offer learning toys from birth- 10+ at great prices. Normally you think learning toys and think expensive, not at Educational Toys Planet. They understand that it is important to be able to provide fun learning for your children without breaking the bank.

Meet Stuart Stripe..

 He is an adorable sock craft that when finished he is a little stuffed zebra sock doll. Perfect craft idea if you have creative little ones in your life. This project is one that they create from beginning to end. The set comes with a pair of black and white striped socks, embroidery thread, a needle, stuffing and assorted buttons.

 It does say on the box for over 8 years but all three of my littles helped with it, ages 4,6, and 10 and had a BLAST! It is a very hands on project and I think that was the most enjoyable part. It teaches different skills in sewing such as threading the needle, cutting, sewing a button, to actually sewing it all together. My only complaint on this project was the thread, it was embroidery thread so it was difficult for the little hands to work with, otherwise I recommend everyone with creative little ones to give him a try. Once complete you can give him any name you choose and he is sure to be a great snuggler and BFF.

You can find Stuart Stripe here, Stuart Stripe Zebra Sock Toy Craft Kit

Head over to their Facebook to like them and see their new products as they are released, Facebook

I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. 
Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I have been nominated - Liebster Award

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award thanks to the amazing Heather over at Capturing the moment

The award has three parts:
  1. Answer the interview questions from the nominator.
  2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate other blogs that are just getting started.
Here is my interview:
  1. How long have you been blogging and why did you get started? I started about a year and a half ago but just got serious a few months ago.
  2. What is your favorite recipe of all time? Seafood Alfredo, like from Olive Garden. Olive Garden at home
  3. Are you a part of any public groups? I am not but would love to become a part of some.
  4. What was your favorite show growing up? Full House, Boy Meets World, and Saved by the Bell. Old school baby, haha.
  5. Do you have a favorite Holiday? If so, what do you like to do during that holiday? Christmas, We have tons of things we do. We bake cookies, decorate, go see Christmas lights, Elf on the shelf, I love everything about it!
  6. Do you have a secret talent that no one really knows about? What is it? Computers, I have no formal training but can pretty much fix or do anything if I try.
  7. If you could be any place in the world, where would that be? Anywhere with my family! :)
  8. Is there someone in your life that you would like to recognize here? My hubby, he makes me what I am today. He supports  every new crazy venture I think up.
  9. What do you like to write the most about on your blog? My favorite would have to be product reviews, I LOVE finding new products and brands that I love and telling the whole wide world.
  10. What is your favorite food to splurge on? Candy! I have an AWFUL sweet tooth. I could not live without candy.
  11. What restaurant do you like the most when you go out to eat? Red Robin, it is so kid friendly for an adult restaurant.
Random facts about me :
  1. I am only five feet tall, most people think I am a teenager.
  2. I do not drive, never have, probably never will. I have anxiety about even being in cars.
  3. I am a true blonde but color my hair every shade of blonde imaginable.
  4. I am a very picky eater. I do not eat onions, mushrooms, peppers, lunch meat, mustard,  etc.
  5. I cry for every emotion, If I am mad, sad, happy, excited or proud, I cry.
  6. I have the worst memory ever, I forget everything.
  7. I have lived in PA my entire life and only ever visited 4 other states.
  8. I am 29 years old and still undecided on what career I would like to pursue.
  9. I am addicted to diet pepsi, I have drank it for years and drink it every day, all day.
  10. I am very shy but once I am comfortable with someone you would never guess it.
  11. I hate talking on the phone. If I can not text or email you, chances are we rarely communicate.
My Nominees:

Here are the rules:
  1. Thank the blog that presented you this award and link back to their blog (done!)
  2. Answer the questions asked by your nominator, give 11 random facts about yourself. List 11 questions for your nominees. (done!)
  3. Nominate several blogs that you feel need the recognition that have fewer than 1000 followers. Contact the blogger to let them know they have been selected by email, commenting on a post, Facebook, etc. (done!)
  4. Upload the Liebster Award image to your blog. (done!)
Question for my nominees:
  1. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
  2. What is your favorite thing to write about?
  3. Do you have an absolute favorite blog, please share.
  4. What is one piece of advice you would share with a brand new blogger?
  5. What is your go to quote?
  6. Where is your favorite place to be?
  7. What is your favorite dessert recipe?
  8. If you could be anything in the world, what would it be?
  9. Everyone has a "I wish I knew that then" moment, what is yours?
  10. Who is your idol?
  11. If you only eat one food item the rest of your life what would it be?

Check out some other posts that I have done on my blog, I left some links below. Stay tuned, I have tons of awesome stuff arriving to the blog!

Monday, March 10, 2014

ToyTainer- organization for kids.

This is a sponsored post that does contain affiliate links.

Recently I have gotten the opportunity to work with a great company that is relatively new to the toy market called ToyTainer.

ToyTainer is a new toy storage product that has recently launched in Target. The ToyTainer products make pack up time fun, in turn freeing up some time for Mom! ToyTainers come in a variety of styles to suit boys and girls aged 2 to 8 and combine play time with pack up time. The range is made up of a series of modular yet fun storage solutions that provide an interactive element to packing up, making it a part of play time (and giving you back your time!).

From top left I received, Fire truck Play 'N Store, Arcade Depot Grab 'N Store, Ice Cream Truck Play 'N Store, City Shoe Box Play 'N Store, Girls EZ Mat Play 'N Store, Castle Shoe Box Play 'N Store, Dollhouse Play 'N Store. 

All of these items are only sold at Target and can be found by clicking HERE The products are very affordable ranging in price from $19.99 to $29.99. But really can we put a price on your kids happily cleaning up their toys?! I know I can't. That was a very constant argument in my household.  Now I said time to clean up and they are MORE then happy to clean up. I really like the idea of the toys being multi-functional, they can play,clean up and store their toys inside.

As you can see the Arcade Depot Grab 'N Store is the favorite! Its brilliant, everyone loves playing the crane machine. No quarters and you can play over and over. All of the ToyTainer products are durable toys, bright colors, and very functional. We have had some friends over last weekend and their children really enjoyed playing with them as well. 

Here is a video for more on ToyTainer - 

You can also see all of the products they have to offer on their website, Here
Or check them out on Facebook, Here

I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. 
Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


As you can see, I thought up a new name. It came to me out of nowhere and I thought, Life with NO naps, its perfect! It sums up life as a mother and wife being so busy as well as that fact that after they pass through the infant and toddler stage then naps are somewhere in the rear view. My children are now a 4,6 and 10 so naps are VERY far and in between if ever. I really LOVE the new name and hope you guys do too. I thank everyone for helping me narrow the choices down, each one ended up having some reason I felt it wasn't right. So with that I have changed my Twitter name, you can follow me @LifewithNoNaps.I also have started a Facebook page that you can like Here. I am still trying to update my blog on all my other sites. 

Things have been super busy around here. We got a new puppy, boy oh boy, I might as well of had another baby. I forgot how hard puppies are being our dog just turned three years old. It has been so time consuming trying to potty train and spread my time out evenly through out the puppy, other dog, kids, hubby, the house, and then all of my online stuff. Thanks for bearing with me. :) Here he is...

How can you resist that adorable little face?! I know I can't! :) I am not too sure how many of my readers are pet owners but I can use all the helpful pointers you have to offer. 

In the coming weeks I have lots to share with you guys. Here is a sneak peak of some great product reviews to come.

Stay tuned! :)