Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CrindelStar ~Review


CrindelStar - Where The Universe Dreams, created by Award Winning Music Publisher, Gigi de Lugo, is an inspirational audio story & theme song, about a young girl, Maria, who is facing peer pressure from her classmates to abandon believing in her precious unicorns. We learn through Maria’s encounter with a mystical creature, CrindelStar, that what she believes of herself creates the foundation of what she might ultimately contribute to the world through her life’s purpose and gift. CrindelStar arrives to rescue Maria from her despair, but it is through Maria's compassion, honesty, and personal courage CrindelStar is saved as well!


The card is CrindelStar’s Story and Song album. There is a unique code on the back used to redeem online for the mp3 Unicorn Story & Song. Then you can plant the card to grow your own wildflowers! These seed cards are one-of-a-kind. They are custom designed on handmade paper embedded with wildflower seeds.
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CrindelStar is a great story about peer pressure. Its a great story that the whole family will enjoy. The songs are great and the kiddos and I luv that we can plant the card and grow wildflowers! My kiddos and i liked listening to it together and chatting about peer pressure afterwards.

For more info on CrindelStar please visit these pages~
FACEBOOK
TWITTER


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Freschetta™ Rally for Real Pizza


Join the Freschetta™ Rally for Real Pizza by submitting a photo to the Rally Mosaic on Facebook.
Each week we will select 100 winners – to each receive 5 Freschetta® pizzas.
On March 30, we will also select 10 winners – who will each receive Freschetta® Pizza for a Year!

I rally for real pizza cuz all other pizzas taste BLAH compared to the great taste of Freschetta's fresh taste and ingredients on their pizzas!

Frozen pizza shouldn’t simply taste better. It should be better. Freschetta® frozen pizzas are made with top-quality ingredients and taste-tested recipes, just to make sure your pizza will always deliver Fresch® flavor.


DISCLOSE “I occasionally receive compensation in the form of products for posts. However, the opinions I share are solely my own.”

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bridal Party Wedding Apron ~ Review



Product Description

This practical pink apron features a stunning rhinestone 'BRIDE', 'Bridesmaid' or 'Mother-of-the-Bride' across the chest in sparkling crystals. This is an ideal apron to wear on modern hen-nights where the girls get together to try different activities from flower arranging to cooking, nail painting or even paintballing.

These aprons help to theme the occasion whilst keeping the 'good' clothing underneath protected. They still look cute too!

They are also worn to protect the clothes on the morning of the wedding when the bridal party are having their hair and makeup done and they look really great in the photos.
This apron is £14.00 plus shipping and handling.
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These are cute wonderful aprons for any bridal party. It keeps everyones clothes all nice and clean for the perfect day! The pockets in the front are great to hold any things that you may need from safety pins to wipes.
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These cute aprons are made by



Buy Cute Aprons is a family owned online retail store, founded by Kirsteen Mackay and operated from Ross-Shire, in the Scottish Highlands, UK. How Buy Cute Aprons began.... We set up Buy Cute Aprons in February 2011 after noticing that these fun and elegant styles of aprons were becoming decidedly popular in the United States, but the availability of cute and elegant aprons in the UK was few and far between. The majority of our aprons are handmade to order and all the designs are ultra cute and perfect for giving the wearer a unique sense of style whilst tending to their chores.

Buy Cute Aprons has taken a traditionally mundane product and turned it into a covetable item. Aprons have been around since the dawn of time in some form or another, but our business is unique in the fact that these aprons serve the purpose of not only protecting the clothing, but making the wearer feel great about themselves. These cute aprons bring a unique sense of happiness to each person who puts one on and our aprons make a lovely and suprising gift.

For more info about Buy Cute Aprons, please check out these pages~
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
WEBSITE

Our Mission is to bring fun into kitchens and homes throughout the UK and Europe

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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Listia~ get and give Lots of stuff!

Hi ya'll!
As you know I have been a member for Listia for almost 2 years!
I have traded more than 1,500 items!
Watch this video about how Listia works!



With credits earned from Listia , I have won ~game systems, clothes, werly, DVD's, magnets, shower curtian, towels, socks, well many, many items!

If you have not joined Listia yet, you can sign up

After you join Listia or you are already a member, stop by my profile and "friend" me. Feel free to message me on Listia if you have any questions!
 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Interactive iPad book for kids - Elfishki and The Giant Cake ~ special $1.99 for 3 days


~The Gaint cake~
Interactive iPad Book for kids ages 5 to 9

Description:
Once upon a time, on the beautiful Rainbow Island in the middle of the Sparkling Sea lived magical little people called Elfishki. Some of them could fly like butterflies and some could swim like mermaids. They shared the island with animals who could speak and trees who did not talk, but understood everything. All in all, this was a place where miracles happened every day. 
Elfizz was an owner of a gloomy restaurant named Chest of Ghosts where the staff was eager to please ghosts. On the opposite side of the square was a bakery, Gingerbread Nook, run by a pretty plump Elfishki lady called Maggie. The two were at odds with each other until one day they had to work side by side...
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Check out the Eflishki website for more info http://eflishki.com/
The next book is currently being developed. Its called Elfishki and The Unwelcome Guest.
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Here's what you find in the iPad application:
1. Original, not found anywhere else captivating texts, designed to develop your child’s conscious reading skills - according to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

2. Stunning interactive art, classic animation and videos.


3. Professional Audio Voice over of the story, so your child can listen along with the text.

4. THREE(3) Questions on every page of the book specifically designed to help your child analyze the text, boost their imagination and make predictions about the story.


5. A bonus game specifically designed to boost your child’s imagination - Decorate the Cake - where you can save and share your child’s fantastic creation.

For more information about more stories, please visit our website where you can find a list of fairy tales all based on our Elfishki characters.


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Here's the application in the iTunesStore:
Elfishki and The Giant Cake The app costs $1.99! (for the next 3 days only!
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This is a wonderful interactive book!
The sounds and colors are amazing!
The story is a great message.
There is also and interactive "decorate a cake game". When you finish your cake you can email them to friends and family.
My kids liked playing with the different pages to see what would move and make a noise!
I give this interactive book a 5 out of 5.
Its very entertaining for the kiddos!
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Elfishki and The Giant Cake has now been upgraded to verison 1.2 and is now available in Russian. The Russian voice is a male! Ever wondered what a story would sound like in Russian??
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Disclosure~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.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

SheSpeaks~ Milk & Truffle GHIRARDELLI SQUARES® review

As a member of SheSpeaks.com I get great new items to try and review!

This was a wonderful tasting program this time around!

the Milk & Truffle GHIRARDELLI SQUARES® Program!


Look what arrived in my box!
Just look at this Ghirardelli Milk and Truffle square,
its so YUMMY!!


Milk & Truffle GHIRARDELLI SQUARES® are available in the 4.63oz per bag
at Target and Walgreen's stores. Or you can order a bag online HERE for $3.75
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Ghirardelli signature SQUARES™ chocolates deliver the perfect balance of intense, slow-melting chocolate and rich ingredients in a variety of flavors.

Take time to slow down and feel yourself melt with each bite. Savor the luxuriously rich flavors surrounding your senses – creamy milk chocolate, decadent chocolate truffle. Enjoy as the chocolate pleasure lingers.
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Ghirardelli squares continues to deliver the very best premium tasting chocolates,
made right here in the US.
Our unforgettable recipe is unique because of the Ghirardelli difference,
where we mic hand-selected cocoa beans from around the world into our rich slow-melting chocolates.
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The kids and I taste tested the squares! They are wonderful, melt slowly and are enjoyable!
The kiddos and I give them a 5 out of 5!


disclosure~ I received free samples of Milk and truffle Ghirardelli squares from she speaks! All opinions are my own!

Chances are you'll find Ghiradelli on sale at Target.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Birthday Chronicle ~ review and giveaway(2 winners)


Product Description


A personalized (8 1/2 x 11) mini-newspaper front page, going back as far as January 1, 1900 up to December 31, 2010. Your Birthday Chronicle includes a greeting, by name, from the then-President of the United States, plus newspaper headlines and stories from the year of your birth.


You will enjoy reading your Birthday Chronicle over and over again. Always a conversational piece with groups young and old ... you will be able to read and reminisce about the academy award winners and the top music hits and songs from the year of your birth.


Great gift idea for a birthday, a party or just to hang in any room.


This item will be sent via email in a PDF format. Leave your printer settings to normal and it will print on your standard sized paper. These make a great gift framed.
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My oldest son Anthony is turning 18 this year and I thought it would make a neat gift. I have printed it out and will frame it in time for his birthday.
 
here is what his Birthday Chronicle looks like~
Its neat to see things that were going on the day he was born!
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You can order your own Birthday Chronicle for just $2 emailed or $20 for framed.
 Check out Birthday Chronicle HERE
The only info needed to order a Birthday chronicle is a
First and Last name, title and a Date of birth.

Its neat look back on history. It can be made for any ones Birthday or special day .
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Giveaway~ The Birthday chronicle has offered 2(two) of my readers a Birthday Chronicle of their own. To enter please fill out the raffle copter form below.  Giveaway ends 2/22

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.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Funny Irish T-Shirts! Review


This review is a Tomoson review from
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They have slogans on them like~

If You are looking for a great T-Shirt for Shamrock Day
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When i was notified that I got this campaign I knew who would be getting this shirt!
My oldest son was nomiated!...lol
He picked this one~

This shirt retails for $19.00
It also has over 100 combinations of size and color!
The name of this shirt is SHAMROCK SKULL FASHION SHIRT

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Look how happy he is when his NEW Funny Irish T-shirt arrived!
The first thing about Funny Irish T-shirts is the shipping, it was SUPER fast!
The next thing I noticed about the t-shirt was how soft it was!
Funny Irish T-Shirts are made of 6.1 oz. thick cotton.
That's the thick, soft, luxurious kind that lasts.
The next thing I noticed was the fit. It fit very well! You know how when you order a T-shirt online you are guessing how they will fit. Funny Irish t-shirts has a size chart that is great! We read it and ordered the size that was for his size.
I  have since washed the shirt, it held up wonderful in the wash!

We give his Funny Irish T-shirt a 5 out of 5!
Its soft, fits great and looks great after a washing!


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.

Bzzing about Health-full® breads~ #imabzzagent



Hi ya'll!
As a member of BzzAgent I get to try new products to give my REVIEW.
The newest BzzCampaign is for Health Full breads.
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Health-full® breads

With whole grain, fiber, 5g of protein and 80 calories per full-size slice,
 eating right has never tasted better

"Like" your local brand of Health-full® breads on facebook

Fall in love with lunch again with these great recipes
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Oroweat®
Grain-based with lots of variety and great taste, Oroweat is Bread Perfected™!
Slower, longer baking ensures that each package of sliced bread, buns, rolls, and English muffins reaches its peak texture and flavor. This, along with the best ingredients and the highest standards in quality, produces our superior taste. With a wide selection of bread that includes fiber, whole grains, rye and light breads, Oroweat is recognized as the brand for healthy, active lifestyles.


Oroweat Sandwich Thins™ make a great Panini!
Our beginnings took shape in 1932 in North Hollywood. The brand was created with the vision of providing customers with premium bread – still the cornerstone of all our products. The bakery's trademark of using whole grains came about during the Great Depression when ingredients were scarce and expensive.


Today Oroweat is the leading brand of bread, buns, rolls and English Muffins where it is sold, generally in the Western United States.
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Health-full breads come locally as Arnold and Oroweat.
I found Oroweat at my local Wal-Mart Super Center in Texas.



I quickly made a ham and cheese sandwich to try the bread. It tasted great to only be 80 calories a slice!
I thought it would taste "heatlhy" but I was so wrong. It tasted great. I picked the Honey Whole Wheat flavor package of bread. The honey and the ham made for an awesome sandwich, with the slight honey taste from the bread! The bread was very fresh and had a great scent! The grains were just right and gave the sandwich a little crunch with the meat and cheese and fixings:)
My ham sandwich with the Oroweat bread satisfied me and was very hearty.
I give it a 5 out of 5 rating.
It tasted great and was fresh!

The only negative about this bread is that is $3.89 a loaf.  There are store brands that are cheaper.
You like to pay for great tasting bread and low in calories then Health-full breads is definitely the brand to choose!

For More information about Health-full breads
FACEBOOK
WEB SITE

Disclosure~ I received a coupon for a free loaf of bread and several coupons to share with family and friends from BzzAgent and Health-full breads in exchange for my review.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament- Dallas


This Thursday Medieval Times is helping out Dallas Life-

bring a non perishable food item and receive 50% off your adult admission to the castle!!
The goal is to raise 2,000 pounds of food. At this time they are 694 away from the goal!

Medieval Times is an awesome night for the family!

If you havent read my REVIEW from our visit there, please check it out!
We had a wonderful time!

If you havent been to Medieval Times before now or want to return this is a great chance
 to go and save 50% off admission!

disclosure~ I am passing along this info from Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament ~Dallas.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Win an Interactive iPad book for kids - Elfishki and The Giant Cake

Hi Gang!
A few days ago I wrote up a review for Interactive iPad book for kids - Elfishki and The Giant Cake. You can see the REVIEW HERE. The kiddos and I really like this book. Its very interactive, and I like the read option. The voice is understandable and reads at the right pace for a kiddo to follow along! 

The sponsors of the review Eflishki iPad Kids Book Video  has graciously offered to give 3 of my readers their own copy of the iPad book!


Here's a 1 min Promo Video of the application on YouTube:
Here's the application in the iTunesStore:
Even if you don't win the interactive book is only $2.99!

Description:~
Once upon a time, on the beautiful Rainbow Island in the middle of the Sparkling Sea lived magical little people called Elfishki. Some of them could fly like butterflies and some could swim like mermaids. They shared the island with animals who could speak and trees who did not talk, but understood everything. All in all, this was a place where miracles happened every day. Elfizz was an owner of a gloomy restaurant named Chest of Ghosts where the staff was eager to please ghosts. On the opposite side of the square was a bakery, Gingerbread Nook, run by a pretty plump Elfishki lady called Maggie. The two were at odds with each other until one day they had to work side by side...
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Here's what you find in the iPad application:
1. Original, not found anywhere else captivating texts, designed to develop your child’s conscious reading skills - according to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
2. Stunning interactive art, classic animation and videos.
3. Professional Audio Voice over of the story, so your child can listen along with the text.
4. THREE(3) Questions on every page of the book specifically designed to help your child analyze the text, boost their imagination and make predictions about the story.
5. A bonus game specifically designed to boost your child’s imagination - Decorate the Cake - where you can save and share your child’s fantastic creation.

For more information about more stories, please visit our website where you can find a list of fairy tales all based on our Elfishki characters.
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Terms and Conditions
You must own an iPad or iPad 2 in order to download the book.
Complete the RaffleCopter entry form below:)
3 winners
giveaway ends 2/14 at 12:01 AM
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Thursday, February 02, 2012

free "World's Most Curious Bottle" app



Brancott Estate, a winery based out of New Zealand, just created and launched their free "World's Most Curious Bottle" app and are putting QR codes on all of their wine bottles. You can use the app to scan the code printed on the label with your phone's camera to get food pairing suggestions and more information on things like the aroma, which is great when you're on the go and don't have time to research what wine you want to have with dinner. There are 14 unique experience ranging from taking a tour of Brancott Estate Winery to making music on your phone.

There are so many great recipe and cooking apps out there, it might be fun to explore how these are making cookbooks obsolete - the World's Most Curious Bottle app is just one of them.

I've included a link to the video that highlights the app's features and the links to download the app.
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSmBmos6TVo
iTunes app link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.webling.brancott
Android app link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/worlds-most-curious-bottle/id494476439?ls=1&mt=8
 

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

KRAFT MILKBITE Bars ~ review

I was sent a wonderful sample package from Kraft to introduce to my readers a new product.


KRAFT MILKBITE Bars are a new, unique innovation in snacking made with real milk and calcium to provide the same calcium as an 8 oz glass of milk. 

A wholesome alternative to existing bars, KRAFT MilkBite Bars are a deliciously different snacking experience the entire family can enjoy! 

Found in the refrigerated dairy aisle, each KRAFT MILKBITE Milk and Granola Bar combines real milk with whole grain granola and other tasty and nutritious ingredients like fruit or roasted nuts, while offering 30% of your daily recommended value of calcium. They are great source of vitamin D and fiber, include protein(5g), and whole grains(7g), and do not contain any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

MilkBite come in five delicious flavors~
Chocolate, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin and Mixed Berry.
Kraft MilkBite and Granola Bars are a great way to satisfy snack cravings
at home, school, work or on the go.

Kraft MilkBite milk and granola Bars can be found in the refrigerated dairy aisle
 for a suggested retails of $3.49.
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This is the Strawberry MilkBite Milk and Granola Bar ~

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As a part of the review we conducted a taste test.
We (The kiddos) taste tested with the strawberry bars.
We purchased 2 other brands of strawberry cereal bars to compare. 
I cut each of the 3 cereal bars into 3 pieces.
I placed one piece of each kind of bar on a plate and gave them to the kiddos test them.
I have teenagers and they are VERY picky about what they eat.
All 3 of my kiddos picked the Kraft MilkBite as the best tasting brand cereal bar on their plates!
They said the Kraft MilkBite tasted great and has great texture and the flavors available were awesome!

My family gives Kraft MilkBite a 5 out of 5.


To learn more about this one of a kind snack and met Mel the MilkBite visit THIS WEBSITE.

disclosure: Kraft Foods sent me free product samples (chocolate and Strawberry) and a gift card to conduct the taste test. The opinions above are from my very own kiddos. They are the experts and have strong opinions on flavor and taste.

Eraselet~ Review




About the Company:
Thank you for your interest in Eraselet, LLC. My husband, Bryan Ricci, invented the Eraselet as a way for our three young daughters, all in elementary school, to keep from losing their erasers. All three daughters love bracelets, so why not an eraser in the form of a bracelet? The product, a revolutionary eraser in the form of a bracelet, was given the title "Eraselet", patent-pended and trademarked through the USPTO (United State Patent and Trademark Office).

It was important to both Bryan and I that our product, Eraselet, be made in the United States. It just didn’t seem right, in our country’s current financial situation, to send good jobs overseas. After being told time and again that we would have to go outside the US to find an affordable manufacturer, we were more than pleased when we found Alliance Rubber Company in Hot Springs, Arkansas! Alliance Rubber has been family owned and operated since 1923. By staying firm to our commitment, every time you buy an Eraselet, you are helping to provide jobs right here in the USA!

Eraselet has also provided us with a way to help others. We are excited to be able to share our product with you, to help you to Erase Your Cause! Through our non-profit, Erase World Hunger, we are able to provide food, clean drinking water and love to children in this country as well as countries all around the world. What does your non-profit do and how can we help you to Erase Your Cause?
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For more info about Eraselet
WEBSITE
YOUTUBE
TWITTER
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Whether you are looking for an awareness Eraselet® to Erase your cause, an inexpensive fundraising item, or a promotional product for your business to get into the hands of kids, Eraselets are your answer! Kids love Eraselets! Let your custom imprint become a collectible to kids and spread your distinct message!


They also offer Eraselets to schools, PTO/PTA @ wholesale prices to make 100% profit!  Also, we can make custom orders w/250 qty minimum purchase!
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You can purchase Eraselets at Dollar General Market Stores for just $1!
Look for this box in your local Dollar General stores.

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Eraselets are also available in packages of 6 online.
They are $4.95 for a package of 6 Eraselets.
You can get them in different themes~
Sports
Spring
Animals
Creatures
Trend


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My kiddos just thought these were the neatest thing!
My 3 teenagers have been using Eraselets school for almost a month. All 3 of them state they they work great and they do erase! My youngest was so excited that they worked. Now he can keep up with his own eraser! All My kids liked the way they fit and how handy they were. They also felt special at school because non of Their friends had heard or Eraselet nor had one! My kids got to tell others about them and where to purchase them! I like that the kids can have an eraser and be stylish at the same time. The themes for Eraselet are great for any child. My kids haven't lost these erasers yet! I give that an A+ in my book. The price is awesome. At $1 you can collect them all!
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disclosure~ I received a package of 6 eraselets and 3 single eraselets in exchange for my review from Eraselet.

FunBites~review!

FunBites -
The state of the art kitchen tool that cuts kids’ food into fun-shaped bite-sized pieces. FunBites is patented because it is the first and only of its kind. It truly does not exist out there – even though sometimes I know it seems like everything already has been discovered!

FunBites  creates bite-sized magic featuring a cutter that quickly cuts food into small bites, curved blades that make cutting simple and a matching popper that instantly pops! out fun-shaped bite-sized pieces - so hands are clean, food is untouched.  FunBites is BPA free and  made in the USA of a strong plastic that bridges plastic and metal… It’s no cookie cutter; it’s tough!  It works on any kid-friendly food from pancakes, waffles, cheese to quesadillas, deli sandwiches and turkey burgers and more!
We understand that mealtime with kids can be quite a challenge. 
Our research with over 800 parents showed that 63% say their kid is a picky eater, 68% say mealtime is stressful, 72% say FunBites  makes mealtime fun, and one out of every two said they are going to buy it! 
With FunBites we promise to help get kids to try new foods and eat healthier.
So we think we have something here and we hope you do too. 

Please take a look at http://www.funbites.com/ , on YouTube at http://youtu.be/0cq180-fHz8 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/funbites

FunBites  make a great gift for anyone who has kids!


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The kiddos and I used FunBites for over a month.
We tried them on every type of food from Grilled Cheese
Sandwiches to pancakes!
They liked that they were easy to use. I liked that they were easy to clean.
This is a great product for anyone who has picky eaters. It makes fun shapes of the food items.
That just makes eating fun, no matter what it is.

disclosure~ FunBites sent me a set of Funbites to review and give my opinion.