Feb 182016
 
1byone Weatherproof Solar Powered Outdoor LED Light Review & Giveaway

Review Sample Disclosure

Frugality and solar power go hand in hand, and over the years we’ve saved quite a bit by using solar powered outdoor lights including our Christmas lights. Our newest addition to our solar-powered collection is a weatherproof LED solar powered wall light with motion sensor from 1byone.

solar power outdoor light

The 1byone solar power light is perfect for our needs, and we’ve placed it on our fence, right by the gate, so that it not only helps whenever we get home late, but it also helps make our home look more lived in, whenever we’re not home.… Read more

May 192014
 
The Best Summer Toys: Steel Sand Digger from HearthSong Review & Giveaway

Frugality Is Free Disclaimer review and giveaway

Summer is right around the corner, but here in South Florida it sure feels like summer already, and our boys are counting down the days to summer vacation. At this time of the year, I always try to come up with the best summer toys for the kids, especially since our youngest son has a summer birthday. Our go to places for the best summer toys for kids are HearthSong and Magic Cabin, because these companies have the best selection of classic toys for kids that bring back nostalgic memories as well as new toys that are sure to become classics.… Read more

Dec 122012
 
Plasmacar Review & Giveaway (Holiday Gift Guide) US + CAN

Plasmacar red

After hearing about the Plasmacar for quite a while, this unique ride-on finally made its arrival at our Florida home.

Plasmacar Parts

Curious and a bit puzzled about the popularity of this different ride-on, the kids and I put it together ourselves in no time. It took a little man power, butPlasmacar assembly with the help of my sons and the neighborhood boys, the Plasmacar was soon up and running.… Read more

Dec 082012
 
Best Solar Walkway Light From Hammacher Schlemmer Review (Holiday Gift Guide)

solar walkway lightAfter searching for the perfect solar light for our entrance way, I finally found what I was looking for at Hammacher Schlemmer. The Best Solar Walkway Light from Hammacher Schlemmer is just what we needed, and we have been very impressed with the performance of this solar light.

The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute has named this solar walkway light the best in the category, and this is a distinction I can agree with.… Read more

Nov 092012
 
Neighborhood Toy Store Day 2012 - Saturday November 10th

Neighborhood Toy Store Day logoThis coming Saturday November 10th is the third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day, a day to celebrate the local toy stores in your neighborhood. You can find participating toy stores at www.yourneighborhoodtoystore.org.

The new Neighborhood Toy Store website has been dedicated to help parents, who are looking for the best toys, and it is there to help you locate a store near you, where you can find these toys.… Read more

Apr 182012
 
Step2 Dockside Sandbox & Climber Review + Giveaway

Step2 Dockside Sandbox and ClimberWith my youngest son’s third birthday coming up, I have been looking for the perfect birthday gift for a toddler. The Step2 Dockside Sandbox and Climber is a perfect match, because it encourages independent play and activity.

Since my family lives in South Florida, it is very important for us to have shade. While we are fortunate to have a beautiful mango tree in the back yard, which helps keep the temperatures low, the mornings are still pretty sunny in our backyard.… Read more

Apr 142012
 
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Review & Giveaway

Baker Creek Heirloom SeedsI have always been an avid gardener, and no matter where I live or how little space I have, I will find a spot to make a garden. Right now I have lots of tomatoes growing in my small city garden, and this year I was hoping to start growing heirloom tomatoes. Unfortunately, my local garden centers did not have a good variety of heirloom seeds, so I turned to the Internet.… Read more

Mar 062012
 
Step2 X-Rider Recall
***IMPORTANT: The Step2 X-Rider has been voluntarily recalled. If you own this item, have your child STOP using it immediately and contact Step2 at 1-866-860-1887 or visit http://www.step2.com/recall/XRider/
 
When it comes to toys for toddlers sturdiness means everything. This is why I love the new Step2 X-Rider ride-on toy, because it fulfills all of my mom criteria for a great toddler ride-on.… Read more
Oct 252011
 
Step 2 Taxi Review
Step 2 TaxiIn South Florida the fall is when everyone starts being active outdoors, because finally we can exercise and have fun playing without the burning sun. While the big boys are loving riding their bikes to the park, my toddler is enjoying rides in his new Step 2 Taxi push car.
The Step 2 Taxi is one of the newest toys from Step 2, and Step 2 has really rolled out their expertise this time around.… Read more
Oct 102011
 
Rockboard Scooter Review & Giveaway
Rockboard Scooter
This year the Rockboard Scooter is sure to be a hit under the Christmas tree, and for a very good reason. The other day I decided to take my son’s Rockboard Scooter for a ride on my own, just to see why it gets such high praise from my kids. Thirty minutes later I came inside declaring “I want one too!” to my husband, who thought it was a bit of an odd statement coming from a 31-year-old stay-at-home mom.… Read more
Jul 052011
 
Backyard Safari Outfitters Gear Review - Outdoor Summer Fun For All
Backyard Safari tent
My kids are fully enjoying their summer vacation with lots of trips to the park, the playground and the beach, and whenever they need a little extra  inspiration for some outdoor fun they bring along their Backyard Safari Outfitters equipment. 
The Backyard Safari Outfitters features gear for boys and girls, who likes to explore and play outdoors. With products such as the Base Camp Shelter, Cargo Vests, Camouflage, the Lazer Light Bug Vacuum, and a hiking stick, the Backyard Safari Outfitters equipment will provide ample opportunity for any young explorer to use their imagination and turn their surroundings into an adventure for everyone.… Read more
Jun 162011
 
Step 2 Pin Pals Bowling Set Review
It is officially summer vacation, and with three boys in the house I am always looking for some great backyard fun. Lately my boys ages 1, 5 and 8 have been having a blast with their new kids bowling game, the Step 2 Pin Pals Bowling Set, and they are enjoying having bowling tournaments in our backyard.
Step 2 Bowling Set for kids
My kids are much better at stacking the Step 2 Pin Pals than I am, and while it is a bit difficult, it is actually possible to stack them on top of each other in the grass (or perhaps I should say South Florida hay).… Read more