Monday, October 17, 2011

Introducing Xia-Xia

Meet my personal favorite Xia-Xia.  What is a Xia-Xia? The most perfect answer to the never ending query "Mom can I have a pet?".  Xia-Xia are Hermit Crabs.  They were created by Cepia, LLC (the master mind behind ZhuZhu Pets® and DaGeDar™) and I think they are destined to be at the top of many holiday wish lists.

A Little Bit More About Xia-Xia:
From a far away land where the Carnivale runs all day, Xia-Xia are crazy crustaceans, who love to dance and play. Costumed in wild and wacky shell fashions, Xia-Xia love to change their shells for their festivities. Press their claw and the parade begins; Xia-Xia have a wacky Xia-Xia shuffle that is tons of fun to watch.

These new colorful, collectible creatures combine the loveable charm of a real hermit crab but add a twist of imagination. Each Xia-Xia comes with a candy colored shell in which kids can fi­nd a little friend hidden inside. Additional shells can be purchased so children can style their Xia-Xia in their favorite fashions. For an added bonus, each additional shell contains two little friends. Xia-Xia have colorful playsets, bringing alive a world of color, magic, and imagination for kids to enjoy!

What Did The Kids Think?
  • They all loved the packaging! 
  • Emma played with one for three hours Friday night and brought Crabbie to bed with her.  She played for two hours on Saturday Morning and partied with her friends for almost 3 hours.  She took her crab and the playscapes with to share on another playdate. 
  • Her crab has survived! And she keeps telling me how beautiful Crabbie is. 
  • All of the kids were easily entertained for hours at our Xia-Xia playdate.  No one pouted, tattled, or had a melt down.  Everyone was tired and slept well (most with their new Xia-Xia pal!)
What Did The Moms Think About Xia-Xia?
  • We all loved the fact that we could relax, chit-chat, and enjoy the play date.  The toys did the entertaining! Three Cheers for Xia-Xia!!
  • We all loved the boutique/handbag packaging!  Very cool!
  • They are just adorable and we all agree just looking at them made us smile.
  • Our only complaint is that a few of them needed minor surgery (large front claw popped off of two of them a time or two).  They did snap back together fairly easily and all of them continue to tolerate lots of play time.
  • The Play Sets have been very durable and they are easy to assemble.  
  • Baby Claire was entertained watching the big kids play with their crabs, extra shells and tiny creatures! 

I have a lot more to share about Xia-Xia, but for tonight I will end with a contest!  One lucky reader will win one Xia-Xia and one Accessory Pack (extra shell with two creatures).  I will select a random winner Monday October 24th at noon!  Good Luck!!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tiny Prints- A Good Option for Holiday Cards- A Review

Birth Announcements, Graduation Announcements, Fathers Day Cards, Baby Shower Invitations, & More from Tiny Prints

I love Tiny Prints and have ordered several times from them in the past.  Their new line of holiday cards was recently unveiled and I am having a hard time narrowing down the choices.  CLICK HERE to explore the latest selections in the Tiny Prints 2011 Holiday collection. Right now they are offering a 15% discount until 10/18 with use of special offer code : 15fall

How Will You Display Your Holiday Cards?
  I am going to try something new this year.  I am attaching strings of beaded garland (looks like Christmas tree lights) to the door of my coat closet.  I plan on attaching cards to the garland with festive mini clothes pins that I found in the $1 bins at Michael's.  I have hope that it will turn out well and that the cards will stay where I put them.  If not I am not afraid to break out the duct tape.  Do you think it will work? Any tips to making this project a success from the get go?

I love unique photo cards on nice paper.  Tiny Prints makes this easy for me to achieve.  I love their rounded edge and accordion cards!

 Candy Cane Square Christmas Cards
International Color Christmas Cards

Tiny Prints will be providing me a coupon for 50 FREE Holiday Cards.  As always my opinions are my own.  I have not been provided with any other compensation for this post.  What will I do with this voucher?  Share it with a lucky Reader.  I will choose the winner 10/25/11 at noon.  Good luck!!

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Renuzit Holiday Giveaway

Last Week Fed-Ex delivered a lovely Renuzit® Fresh Accents Blogger
Kit to my house.  It lived up to it's promise to make my home a little more fragrant and festive! Their scents and fragrances are light and the containers are beautiful!  I was excited to get a sneak peek of these subtle fragrance machines with their sleek and stylish design.
On October 11th. these beauties made their public debut and they are available locally at Target. They are available in Winter Berry and Festive Snow® fragrances.  Honestly, I love both of them.  Today I have Winter Berry churning lovely scent out in my kitchen.  It inspired me to to a little more Christmas Shopping and whip up an apple pie.  Fall is in the air and Renuzit has done a great job creating this line of home fragrance products.
Renuzit brand provided free samples of Fresh Accents air
freshener so I could review them. However, all of the opinions
expressed here are my own.

While I enjoyed the free samples they sent to me, I have high hopes that a few loyal readers will also enjoy trying Renuzit Holiday Fresh Accents for Free.  Renuzit was kind enough to send 3 HIGH VALUE coupons for FREE Products.  I will choose 3 lucky winners October 20th at noon.  Good Luck!

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