Tuesday, October 27, 2015

R2-Q5 Imperial Astromech Droid

By Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present R2-Q5 Imperial Astromech Droid Sixth Scale Figure. Wow, look at that! My husband and son would definitely want him. This figure looks super cool. I know there is so much Star Wars hype lately but in all honesty...I love it! I say bring it on.

R2-Q5 has a black and bronze finish. It looks sharp. It includes retractable tripedal treads, hinged panels, and a light up dome. This would look great in someone's collection. This figure goes for $139.99. Perfect for a holiday gift for any Star Wars fan. 

Sideshow Collectibles has a fun even going on called Spooktacular and there are prizes to be won. Check out their page here.

I hope to one day buy one of their cool figures. They have a wide variety of figures for any fandom.

Do you know any Star Wars fans? 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Berry Handmade Giveaway Lanatema

Win a prize from Lanatema!


Pink Donut Cushion/Pillow
(Handmade frosted felt pastry!)

from Lanatema

At Lanatema, you'll find a variety of sweetness, softness, and handmade felt delights!

The whole shop if filled with felt eye-candy... be sure to check out the felt bookmarks, plush Christmas ornaments, cushiony smartphone sleeves, plus more. Of course, we can't forget the awesome frosted donut pillows that we're giving away!
I personally like Etsy. It is great to support artists and makers of all kinds. This donut pillow is adorable. It has a kawaii vibe to it. I adore anything kawaii style.

Take a look at some of the other available items:

Up for grabs in this giveaway!

A sweet donut cushion with lots of colorful sprinkles. It's made of high quality felt and is full of padding that makes it very squishy and soft. You can use it on a chair or on the sofa as a decorative cushion (or you can hug it all day long).

Size is 13" in diameter. $33 ARV.

Pink Donut Cushion from Lanatema #giveaway

Win this sweet pink donut cushion from Lanatema #giveaway

Connect with Lanatema online!

Etsy | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram 

Contest ends on November 8, 2015. Open Worldwide.
Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to submit your entries.

Congrats Winner: Karen R

a Rafflecopter giveaway 
  [This giveaway promotion has been made possible by the BERRY HANDMADE blogging team.]

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Peanuts Flying Ace Ornament Review And Giveaway

Flying Ace Keepsake Ornament

The Peanuts Movie is coming out soon. Let's celebrate with a Peanuts Flying Ace Ornament giveaway. Hallmark Keepsake ornaments are adorable. Look at Snoopy, he is so lovable. There is a whole bunch of ornaments you can check out here of The Peanuts Gang. Collect them all and make a fun tree for the family. There is also a Sweepstakes going on to win a private movie premiere.

Snoopy in The Flying Ace

Peanuts Flying Ace Snoopy has magic sound. Press the button to hear the Flying Ace sound off. These keepsake ornaments are artist crafted. This one is battery operated which is included in the box. The artist for this ornament is Jim Kemme.

I think this will be a lovely addition to our ornaments. My daughter already thinks its her toy. She likes to play with the ornaments and our mini tree. We look forward to collecting all different types of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments. I am so glad our local Hallmark store is right around the corner. When I was a little girl my mother let me pick out a special ornament every year. I hope to do the same tradition with my children. It will be fun to see what they choose.

Now for the exciting part. You have the chance to win this ornament for your collection. Giveaway is for US, and 18+. Use the rafflecopter entry form below. Sponsor will mail prize to winner.

Update: Congrats to Winner Elizabeth. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(*disclosure- I received a complimentary ornament for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.*)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Harry Connick Jr That Would Be Me Album Review

( Disclosure: I participated in the That Would Be Me album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.)

Harry Connick Jr has a new album being released on October 23, 2015. His new album That Would Be Me is Harry stepping out of his comfort zone and working with two 'external' producers Eg White and Butch Walker. They may have different working styles but the album came together nicely. 

I enjoy listening to all types of music. Different moods call for different songs. I always thought Harry Connick Jr was a cool guy, on a movie star level. I've seen him in Copycat and Independence Day. Whether you discover him on film first or you saw him on American Idol, you will realize what a great voice he has. I'm really not into labeling and putting things into boxes. So I can't say what genre his music is. To me, his music is smooth, relaxing, fun, upbeat, and soulful. I think this album would be nice to listen to at the end of the day. Relax and unwind. Or even fun to put on at a dinner party. 

My favorite song of the whole album is Where Prisoners Drown. I just like the feel of it. The chorus is catchy. It has a good beat. And it would definitely be the song I put on repeat. 

I think I Love You A Little Bit is a nice, lighthearted song. It has a feel good vibe. 

The overall album has a chill vibe. I like how there are some slow songs mixed with upbeat songs. And you can surely see that Harry is a multi talented musician. 

1.       (I Like It When You) Smile
2.       (I Do) Like We Do
3.       Tryin’ To Matter
4.       Songwriter
5.       Do You Really Need Her
6.       You Don’t Need A Man
7.       You Have No Idea
8.       Where Prisoners Drown
9.       (I Think I) Love You A Little Bit
10.    Every Time I Fall In Love
11.    Right Where It Hurts

You can find the album here:



Check out Harry Connick Jr. on Social Media:



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Apple & Eve VoxBox

Apple & Eve Organics

I received a Apple & Eve VoxBox from Influenster for testing purposes. My family and I were excited about this box. We enjoy discovering new organic products. My kids go through juice boxes each week. Apple & Eve has come out with this new line called Organic Quenchers. They are USDA Organic and have 50% less sugar than most other brands. My daughter drank all three and seemed to really like them.

The 100% Juice Organics are simple and pure. They would be fun to mix together to explore new flavors. The cherry was a little too much for me, I am more of an apple girl myself. I would like their Organics Natural Style Apple juice. 

Check out their coupon here.

There juice boxes are great to take on the go. Put them in lunch boxes or for snacks at school. Take them on your next road trip too.

I'm so happy to see more brands come out with their organic lines.

(*Disclosure- I received a complimentary product for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.*)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Kirby Plush Toys

My son loves Kirby video games from Nintendo. We all think Kirby is pretty cute. We have even tried making treats that look like Kirby. Here are a few cute plush toys I found on Amazon. You can buy all different types and also other characters from Nintendo video games. We are a gamer family.

Meta Knight

Meta Knight is a major character in the Kirby series. I think these will be great stocking stuffers or regular Holiday gifts for the little ones. At home we have a chef Kirby. He has since gotten dirty and a little beaten up. Time for some new plushie toys.

*aff link*

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Stikbot Social Media Sharing Toy


Stikbot is the first social media sharing toy brought to you by Zing. Stikbot consists of these adorable little toys that you can pose and create fun stop animation videos. They come in all different colors. There little hands and feet have suction cups on them to make posing easier. You can go to the Google Play store or the Apple Store and download the free app. I love that the toy comes with a stand for your phone. It makes it steady so you can pose and snap the photos. This is important because you want the photos to be clear.

We have started playing around with the videos but definitely need to perfect our techniques. Stop Motion film can be a total blast to do with the family. The kids will enjoy playing with the toys as well. 

Orange Stikbot

I have a feeling my husband will be a lot better at this than me. He is good at posing the figures. I love creative toys like this. They are affordable too. These would be perfect Holiday gifts for any child. Who am I kidding? Adults may enjoy them too!

Clear Stikbot Up Close

You can see that they can go in all directions. From September 7- November 29 Stikbot is having a make a video contest. It looks like they are offering cash prizes.

Stikbot on Social Media:

Like them on Facebook 
Follow them on Instagram 

If you make any videos, make sure you use the hashtag #stikbot on social media. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wild Zora Meat And Veggie Bars

Wild Zora 

Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars are delicious. They are made with all natural meats and organic veggies. Wild Zora was created for the need to serve better, more healthy snacks to their family. They were looking for less sugary, grain filled snacks. These meat and veggies bars serve that purpose.
I was lucky to try some of their different flavors and let me tell you, I loved them.

Wild Zora Lamb & Veggie Bars

My husband and I are big fans of jerky. These bars remind me of jerky but much softer and easy to chew. The tag line on the package even says "Don't Be A Jerky!" Which I think is pretty funny.
Each package contains two pieces. Now that I have tried this one, I'd need a whole bunch more. I'm hooked on the great taste. I also think these meat and veggie bars would be wonderful to take on hikes and nature walks. They have a good amount of protein in them. 

The ingredients in the Lamb and veggie bars include: natural lamb, spinach, apricots, dates, garlic, onion, sea salt, oregano, celery powder, rosemary, turmeric. 
They are full of flavor and you can taste the herbs. 

Product Highlights

-Every package contains about one serving of certified-organic veggies. 

-Allergen Friendly: No grains, no gluten, no soy, no nuts/peanuts, no MSG or chemical additives.
No added sugar.

-All of the meats are naturally and humanely raised without antibiotics or added hormones.

-Free range turkeys, natural lamb, and grass fed beef

-100% real food, cooked in their USDA-certified kitchen.

It is so easy to reach for that doughnut or cookie. I feel much better when I reach for that healthy snack. 

You can buy them online on their website.

(Disclosure- I received complimentary products for this review. All opinions are my own.)