2014 Baby Marohn’s Holiday Gift Guide: BanZ Retro Sunglasses

If you are looking for a gift or stocking stuffer for a little diva or movie star in the family, maybe you should check out BanZ.  They have a complete line of high fashion retro sunglasses made for kids.  Any little kid would look like a fabulous VIP in these glasses. 

Created in Australia, BanZ has a complete protection collection of sun safety products for children ages 0-12. Sunglasses, hats, hearing protection and swimwear are available in multiples styles and sizes as well as sunscreen, swim goggles and more. Free Case & Sunscreen Sample – Use coupon code FREE at checkout to receive a BanZ slip case as well as a sunscreen sample.

Bulu Box: Baby Marohn’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

If you are looking for a gift that keeps giving all year long for a health nut, you should check out the Bulu Box.  It’s a subscription box and is great for those who are trying to get or stay healthy. 

The perfect partner in the pursuit of a healthier you, Bulu Box is like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist as a best friend. Each month, a box of healthy discoveries is shipped right to your door for just $10. You learn about that month’s 4-5 premium samples, try each one and see what fits into your individual healthy lifestyle. For sharing your opinions on each month’s samples through a quick survey, we will give you 50 Rewards Points (that’s $5!) to use in our shop to get more of your favorites. 3 Month Subscription for just $10 (regularly $30)! at Bulu Box – Use code WOWZA 
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Liquid Chalkers Review

You have a crafty person or a very organized person to a gift for, may I suggest the Liquid Chalkers by Paper and Twine. 

Oh my goodness, I am in love with the Liquid Chalkers from Paper and Twine.  From reminders to making gifts, I have found so many uses for the chalk markers.

When you first get them, you will have to make sure the paint is in the tip.  It takes less than a minute, but you will want to shake and then press the tip firmly on something until the tip is soaked in the liquid chalk.

Here is what the tip looks like when it’s almost ready to use.  I only had to press it down a few more times to get it ready to go.

For my Nana’s birthday, I used the Liquid Chalkers from Paper and Twine to decorate a chalkboard mug.  I had read not to use the Liquid Chalkers on surfaces that had been painted with chalkboard paint, but I tested this first in an area on the bottom of the mug, let it dry for 24 hours and then erased it.  It worked perfect, and to go along with the gift, I gave my Nana some Liquid Markers to play with too.  She loved them.

Goose has a table that is an enamel painted metal (I think, I know it’s a metal top, but I don’t know exactly what the paint is).  We’ve had a blast playing with the markers on the top of that.  We just keep a rag with us, and erase when we are done.

One use I’ve found is to write reminders for myself.  Here I wrote on the mirror to remember to take my medication.  I left it up there until I was done with the medication and then used Windex to wipe it off.  Nothing was left!  I was very impressed!

A few other uses I’ve found is a grocery list on my refrigerator, and I made traceable letters for Goose and then covered the paper with clear contact paper (that has made a very good learning tool).

The only thing I do not like about the Liquid Chalkers is the smell!  They have a very strong marker smell, and we can only use them for about 5 min at a time. Other than that, the markers are wonderful!

Overall, I love the Liquid Chalkers from Paper and Twine.  I would definitely recommend them if you have a crafty project you would like to do, or if you would like to use something other than dry erase markers.

If you are interested in purchasing some Liquid Chalkers, you can find them on Amazon or on Liquid Chalker’s website.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Baby Marohn 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Jamberry Nail #Giveaway

If you are looking for a gift or a stocking stuffer for little girl or a woman who likes to have pretty nails, you should check out Jamberry Nails by Sara Anderson.

There are literally HUNDREDS of options to choose from. You can do wild and crazy or simple and elegant. Jamberry even offers gift certificates if you don’t know which set would make the best gift.

I personally LOVE the nail wraps because of their lack of chemicals.  The ingredients are listed up front as Acrylates Copolymer. Which, according to the EWG, has been deemed safe.


Sara Anderson has offered to giveaway one (1) sheet of nail wraps to one VERY lucky person.  To enter to win, follow the steps in the widget below.  You have from now until Dec8, 2014 at 11:59pm to enter.  Winner will be chosen on 12/9/14.

Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves Review

One thing that a budding chef needs is protection for her hands.  These cut resistant gloves are a great stocking stuffer for any budding chef, or someone who deals with sharp objects.

These cut resistant gloves I have found to be great for the kitchen.  I am always worried about cutting myself while slicing up fruit or veggies, and now with the Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves, I am a little more confident.

The Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves come in 3 sizes.  I personally found that the medium was a great fit for my hand.  My 6’6″ hubby, found that they were way too small.

These tightly woven fibers help prevent you from slicing your hand.  I am not sure how it would stand against punctures or like stabs. I think the gloves would slow the object stabbing your hand, but maybe not prevent the injury, just lessen it.

Photo source: http://www.hexarmor.com/blog/cut-tests-explained-en388-ce

Stark Safe says that they test their gloves with a test called EN388 Level 5 cut resistant protection.  I personally don’t really know a whole lot about test like these, but here is what I understand: the test take a 500g weight on a rotating blade. That’s basically all I understand about the test.

Overall, I really like the Stark Safe cut resistant gloves.  I would kind of leery of the gloves if you were worried about stabbing your hand, but if the fear is slicing, then I think they are a wonderful choice.

If you are interested in purchasing these gloves for you are a loved one, head on over to Amazon.  The gloves will run you $12-$20 and are Prime eligible.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

4K HDMI Cable Ultra Premium Series by Solid Cordz® Review

Here is a good idea for a stocking stuffer. Especially if you are planning on a new TV, Roku or DVD/Blu-Ray player since it seems like those things never come with an HDMI cable.

Before I get into how I feel about this HDMI cord, here is what they have listed as specs and such on Amazon.

6ft High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet 28 AWG
HDMI® provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as set-top boxes, Blue-ray Disc players, DVD players, video game consoles, AV receivers and an audio and/or video monitor, such as digital television or plasma monitor, over a single cable.
Our High Speed HDMI® cables with Ethernet have been designed to meet the performance standards set by HDMI 1.4 and have passed stringent Category 2 testing. They are backward compatible to all previous versions.
Below are the major enhancements introduced in the HDMI 1.4 specification
• HDMI® Ethernet Channel – The HDMI 1.4 specification adds a data channel to the HDMI® connection, enabling high-speed, bi-directional communication. Connected devices that include this feature can send and receive data via 100 Mb/sec Ethernet, making them instantly ready for any IP-based application.
• Audio Return Channel – The new specification adds an audio channel that will reduce the number of cables required to deliver audio “upstream” from a TV to an A/V receiver for processing and playback. In cases where a TV features an internal content source, such as a built-in tuner or DVD player, the Audio Return Channel allows the TV to send audio data upstream to the A/V receiver via the HDMI cable, eliminating the need for an extra cable.
• 3D Support – The 1.4 version of the specification defines common 3D formats and resolutions for HDMI-enabled devices, enabling 3D gaming and other 3D video applications.
• 4K Resolution Support – The new specification enables HDMI devices to support extremely high HD resolutions, effectively four times the resolution of a 1080p device. Support for 4K allows the HDMI interface to transmit digital content at the same resolution as the state-of-the-art Digital Cinema systems used in many movie theaters.

It seems like every time we get a new TV, Roku or DVD player, we always have to run out and get HDMI cords.  The devices never seem to come with HDMI cables, and if they do, they break a few months after we get them.  So it is helpful to have a few on hand. My husband likes to keep a spare one with his laptop in case he needs to hook it up to a projector, tv, or monitor.

I have a feeling that the 4K HDMI by Solid Cordz would be a perfect solution!  There would be no way I could accidently break this cord. There is a braided mesh covering the cable, making it almost impossible to bend it too much.

The ends of the HDMI cables are quite large compared to most HDMI cables so you need to make sure you have enough clearance when you plug it in and reposition electronics. Even though the cable is built fairly solid it makes it easier to damage the device you are plugging into. As a general rule of thumb the cable should be easy to insert and remove. If there is any sort of play in the connection after you plug in the cable you should have the electronics inspected by a certified professional. 
With any electronics be sure to check the compatibility before purchasing. The 4K HDMI Cable Ultra Premium Series by Solid Cordz is a great option for most electronics.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Baby Marohn 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Dot & Dot Slim Packing Cube Organizer #Review

Here is a gift idea for the “world traveler” or if you know someone who travels a lot for work.

Next year, my family and I will be traveling out of country for the first time.  There are a lot of first for us coming up, first plane ride, first out of country experience, and more.  Since I found out about this trip, I’ve been kind of stressing about how to get everything done, how to pack everything, and where to put everything.  Luckily, we were given the chance to try out the Dot & Dot Packing Cubes.

Each small packing cube is 14″ x 5″ x 2.75″ and made out what I think is PUL with a mesh top, so you can see through into the cube.

I was able to pack a lot of Goose’s clothes in one cube.  I decided to try and get two days worth of clothes into one cube.  So in one Dot & Dot cube I was able to get a skirt, shirt, pj’s, a dress, and two pairs of undies.  In another cube, I got two pairs of size 5t jeans, a sweatshirt, several other shirts in there, and 3 pairs of 4t leggings. I was really impressed with how much I was able to fit into the Dot & Dot cube.

Over all the Dot & Dot packing cubes are really nice.  I would love to try some different sizes and I would love it if there was a way that they could zip together, but that wouldn’t be something that change my opinion much about them.

If you are interested in purchasing some of the Dot & Dot Slim packing cubes, you can do that on Amazon.  They come in 10 different colors, so you could probably find some to match you luggage.  Dot & Dot also makes several different sizes.  You can find all their packing cubes and other travel accessories here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Blogger Opp: Diamond Nexus Christmas Giveaway

DN Anastasia announcement
Diamond Nexus Christmas Giveaway Opp!
Thank you for helping me promote this giveaway on your blogs.  I sincerely appreciate it and believe in team work to help each other grow!
This giveaway is open to residents in the Continental US, 18 and older.
One Lucky winner will receive a Diamond Nexus Anastasia Ring Size 8, ARV $250
Winner will be chosen at Random by Giveaway Tools and the winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. No exceptions to this!
Sign-ups ending  at Noon EST. Blogger referring most participants will get free Vote for Me link.
I will be running this giveaway from 11/24 starting at 12:01 am to 12/12 ending at 11:59 pm EST.
You must be live and posting by 11/25 , Noon EST or you will be removed without notice and no monies will be returned.
You must promote this giveaway on different social media forums, i.e. twitter, facebook, pinterest, linked in, etc. and agree to promote at least 4 times a week. Failure to comply is cause for removal.
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Oh Christmas Tree: A M.O.O.N #Giveaway

One thing I’ve always hated about putting my Christmas tree up is the work it takes to get the lights on.  With a prelit tree, you don’t have to worry about doing all that work.  And the best news, you can now enter to win one in this giveaway!  Happy Entering!! 

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A Lucky Ladybug
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Co-hosted By:
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The King Flock Christmas Tree, Freshly fallen snow blankets all the trees outside and by your fireplace a King Flock Tree brings the beauty of winter indoors. Recreate the magic of a snowy winter’s day with the King Flock’s realistic snow-powdered, flame retardant foliage. This high-end tree boasts heavily flocked tips of PVC with stainless steel cores that offer realistic presentation and require no additional shaping. A convenient hinged construction allows for easy setup of the King Flock.  Wide to bottom, this high quality tree features a strong center pole of stainless steel as well as an included metal foot. Available in models from 5 to 9 feet in height, The King Flock Christmas Tree is offered in LED light, and unlit models, all with the snowy magic of Christmas Time.

This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on December 2nd, 2014.  Good Luck!!