Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow - a Literary Lunch

This lunch is also posted over at The Little Crooked Cottage as a Literary Lunch. Head over to the fabulous blog of four children's book authors and check out the wonderful Literary Interviews with Mr. Pig himself!

Have you ever dreamed of living in a haunted house? This is what just became reality for eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow. Not only is she moving thousands of miles away from the life she knew, she is moving into the infamous Begonia House with a mysterious past. 
The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson will keep you at the edge of your seats until the very end. Strange music coming from behind a padlocked door, a secret room, an ancient mirror, a brass key, and a strange picture of a red-haired lady are the first in a series of clues that take Fairday and her friends - the DMS (Detective Mystery Squad) - on a mysterious adventure.

We packed a Mysterious Lady lunch in our Easylunchboxes to help you find all the clues:
  • ancient mirror pretzels
  • brass key mini peppers
  • and a strange picture of a red-haired lady sandwich
What I used to make this lunch (contains affiliate links):

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Jack N' Jill Toothbrush and Toothpaste REVIEW

My kids LOVE brushing their teeth. Well, almost all of them. So, when a package from Jack N' Jill arrived filled with Buzzy Brush Electrical Musical Toothbrushes and Jack N' Jill toothpaste, they were eager to immediately try them out. (And the reluctant brusher in the family was the first one to decorate and try his out!)

Jack N' Jill sent us one of each of their toothpastes and we love them all. My kids really love the mild taste and the fact that the tooth paste is clear! Plus, where else can you find Blackcurrant flavored toothpaste!

I love that they are:
  • rich in Xylitol, 
  • contain Organic Calendula to soothe gums, 
  • only contain natural flavor,
  • are Fluoride Free, 
  • Sugar Free, 
  • Color Free, 
  • SLS Free, 
  • contain no Preservatives, 
  • and are Gluten Free and
  • BPA Free.

The Buzzy Brush comes with a set of stickers that can be used to decorate the toothbrush. I really liked the added stickers since it helps distinguish which Buzzy Brush belongs to whom. The stickers are bubble stickers and lots of fun to decorate with! I also appreciated the beautiful packaging made with recycled materials and the fact that the toothbrush head is replaceable for continuous use! This brush is great for any child or adult 3+. It has a super gentle rotation action, soft bristles, and is free standing for hygiene! No more sticky toothbrushes in the sink!

A word about the musical part of the toothbrush:

I know many of you shy away from a musical toothbrushes because - let's face it - the kids will play the song over and over and over again. BUT, this toothbrush has 3 settings:
  1. the song 
  2. spoken instructions 
  3. and silence 
And, I like the song! It is actually fun to listen to and if you'd like to know how it sounds, click HERE and you can read more about Buzzy Brush and hear the song.

I really love how well thought out the Jack N' Jill products are! Jack N' Jill toothpaste has an "opener" in the tooth paste lid! No more trying to peel that tiny piece of aluminum off! Just poke and you are ready to go!

In conclusion, we love Jack N' Jill products and had a great time testing the Buzzy Brush and the different toothpaste flavors. Everyone, from my tooth brushing lover to my reluctant brusher got excited about brushing teeth and it solved our "Before School" brushing dilemma. I had to remind endlessly before we used to leave the house. Now, everyone just goes off and starts the day with freshly brushed teeth and a fun song!


TWO winners will each receive:
1 Buzzy Brush and
1 toothpaste of their choice

US Residents only. The winners will be notified via email and have 24 h to claim their prize before a new winner is selected.


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