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Teach Your Kids Coding with Ozobot Evo

June 19, 2017 By · 2 Comments

Disclaimer:  All posts must include the following disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

For those that may not know, I have a 13 yr old daughter that absolutely loves STEM and everything to do with Coding. In fact, when her school announces the Fall camps for it she gets excited and is one of the first ones to sign up.  So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when I was asked if I’d like to test out the STEM Learning & Educational Toy Product called Ozobot Evo carried by Best Buy  I said yes.

Ozobot STEM Learning & Educational Toys Product Seeding

STEM for those that may not realize stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and STEM products encourage kids to develop core skills in these areas. Best Buy carries products from basic learning games to advanced toys designed to stimulate a child’s mind in the STEM areas, helping to develop logic and problem-solving skills.

Before we get into what’s in the Ozobot Bit Starter Pack box let me just tell you as soon as it came Bella couldn’t wait to try it out. Yes, it says 6+ but it just means + ha ha. Once you get the box open (I struggled a bit) inside looks like a little locker. Your manuals and board are in the door that drops down.  Your markers, Evo (evo skin), and the usb cord are all in the doors that look like a locker. This is so cute, maybe I’m just missing school.

 

 It doesn’t take long to set up, you do have to go to your app store to download the Ozobot Evo app and once you do that you can start playing. Immediately Bella wanted to go to the website to see what she could code. When your phone is logged into the game it’ll even let you know when Evo (Eva for us) is done recharging.

Have the kids draw their colored circles and colored lines with the markers on paper so Evo can explore. Each color will make him do something different. Make sure they read to find out what he will do. Evo has optical sensors at the bottom of him which helps him know what to do. The neat thing is watching him scan the area to find the next color before they slingshot him.  There are actually 20 activities are included with this Ozobot 2.0 Bit starter pack, more are downloadable from the Ozobot app for even more fun.

There are actually 20 activities are included with this Ozobot 2.0 Bit starter pack, more are downloadable from the Ozobot app for even more fun. We hope you enjoy the video and have a ton of fun coding with your little Evo.  The Starter pack is $59.99 and for ages 6+. Oh, one more favorite part of mine is that they can play against others if they meet other kids with them.

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Despicable Me 3 Board Game Giveaway

June 19, 2017 By · 92 Comments

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures.

How many of you are excited about the Despicable Me 3 Movie coming to theaters June 30th! Did you watch the other two? My kids are obsessed with these little guys. They LOVE Minions! I have one that LOVES Dave and another that adores Stuart! To me they all look alike, shhh don’t tell my kids I said that. Either way, we can’t wait to see it at the end of the month! Psst, dont’ forget to read the whole post for the giveaway.

DESPICABLE ME 3

In Theaters June 30

Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.  Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.  Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.  The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis.  But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother—a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps—one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters June 30

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 In honor of the Despicable Me 3 movie release Hasbro Gaming is releasing these two games below! 

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Hallmark Jewelry For Every Occasion

June 16, 2017 By · 2 Comments

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Hallmark would love ya’ll to know that they have a Hallmark Jewelry Line that is perfect for every occasion and just so you know…

Life is a Special Occasion.

“Hallmark has a variety of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, birthstone jewelry, kids jewelry and more for every occasion, holiday or relationship.” So it shows they know people and they know that someone may like earrings and not a necklace, etc. Think about who you are getting the item for (even if it is for yourself) and think which one they’d wear more often. 

Whether your child is graduation High school and getting ready to move forward in their lives or just finishing Kindergarten. Hallmark Jewelry has a specially designed Jewelry piece just right for them. If this is your first Anniversary, holiday, a birthday or even just because you feel like getting a friend, a co-worker or a loved one a piece of jewelry there’s something for everyone. They know that with life you have to celebrate and sometimes you just want to mark the moment.

Growing Up Milestones

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Garage Door Care for Your Home & Giveaway

June 13, 2017 By · 61 Comments

Dislosure: This is a sponsored giveaway, I was sent a gift card for hosting this and one will be provided for the winner. I do believe it is important information due to the harm and money it could cost if you are not aware.

Did you know….

Garage Door Care

June is Garage Door Safety Month 

For this quick giveaway, I’m going to be asking readers to watch the quick video here at GarageDoorCare.com that offers homeowners a quick primer about their garage door and tips to keep the door operating safely and efficiently.

The garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in a home, and a falling garage door can cause serious injuries or even death. Don’t let yourself or a loved one be a victim of one.
(Click on to enter to win $25 Gift Card)
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The Ultimate Work at Home Bundle Helps to Earn you Money!

June 7, 2017 By · 1 Comment

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Whether you jump in the car with a travel mug of coffee, battling traffic before you battle office politics…

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom who hasn’t had a real paycheck in years (and yes, those moments with your children are priceless, but you still dream of having way to contribute to the family budget. Right?)…

Or whether you’re working from home and you’re wondering how to find focused work time so you’re not pulled in so many directions (because we all know those PTA meetings, sports events, bible studies and meals are pulling you all over the place and wearing you thin)…

You don’t want to spend the next few years like this. Trust me you don’t. You want to start figuring things out early on.

I get it (boy, do I ever!).

Several of my friends and I work from home. Some make more money than others, but we all love earning it. Am I right? The best part, in these groups we all root and cheer every time one of us have a success story. We support one another, give each other tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.

We all had different reasons for starting down this path. Maybe we were looking to:

  • Escape corporate and find more satisfying work
  • Find jobs that allowed us to work from anywhere so we could travel more
  • Discover flexibility so we could be there for our families when they needed us
  • Identify any skills (other than cleaning and laundry) that could provide some disposable income.
  • To have more eggs in different baskets and not just in one spot. You never know when something will happen.

Whatever the reason that brought us here, now we’re looking for work + life balance and how to be more focused on our work so we can spend more time with our family that we dreamed of.

If it sounds tough, I have something to make it easier for you.

What if I told you someone had already put together a carefully vetted package to get you up to speed on finding real work-at-home opportunities (AND making your work + life balance better once you’re working from home)?

Well, you can stop looking! It’s here… (I know because I purchased it and know others that contributed to it.)

Introducing The Ultimate Work at Home Bundle! (CLICK HERE)

For six days only, everything you need (and then some) is in one fabulous package, for the most affordable price ever. (Seriously, just wait until I tell you how much it costs.)

This brand-new bundle includes 30 eBooks, 14 full eCourses, 4 printables, and 1 audiobook!  What a steal!

These top-quality resources cover everything you need to give you the skills and confidence to do fulfilling work, at your favorite place in the world.

You’ll get a complete library to help you:

  • Identify your marketable skills
  • Juggle your responsibilities and finally find work + life balance
  • Manage your time efficiently (and never let anything fall through the cracks again)
  • Avoid the most common pitfalls of the work-at-home lifestyle
  • Understand the legal and financial implications of your business
  • Discover the secrets to getting into the business that most appeals to you, whether it’s a wholesale product, service-based, handmade, transcription, becoming a VA <— (even your teens can do this), or any other number of opportunities
  • and so much more…

Plus, it comes with over $500 worth of bonus offers from companies you’ll love.

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 50 digital products and it’s worth over $2,300!

Besides being so incredibly helpful, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering it for a short time only, the team at Ultimate Bundles is able to give you access to over $2,300 worth of amazing products for a whopping 98% off!

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