Saturday, April 14, 2012

What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway: Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler Recycling Bin (ERV $15.99, Rafflecopter, US/CAN)

Win your own Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler recycling bin here.
(ERV $15.99)

The Hidden Recycler helps you by providing an affordable and portable way to make recycling fun and easy.

The main bin simply slides off the holder so you can run it out to your recycling container, then easily hooks back on.  It is also machine washable!!  View the review HERE

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, and will run from April 15th - April 30th midnight EST.

The What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway will officially begin on April 15th, and is being co-hosted by Day By Day in Our WorldLife With Levi, Sunshine and Sippy Cups, and Wendi's Book Corner  to launch Wendi's new blog: What Wendi Wants.  If you want to get a jump-start on your giveaway entries, "Like" or "Follow" each person on the pages below - when the giveaway goes live, you'll be ready!

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What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In all, we have over $550 in great prizes including: Skylanders Xbox 360 game pack (Game, portal, 3 characters), Pure Pearls Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, Perplexus 3D Puzzle Maze Game, Aromafloria Stress-Less Spa Set, and a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler. Once you enter this giveaway, return to the main What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway Page and enter the other great giveaways.

What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway: Pure Pearls Freshwater AA+ Pearl Bracelet (ERV $375, Rafflecopter, US/CAN)

Win your own Pure Pearls Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, winner's choice of colors (white, pink, lavender, mixed, black)
(ERV $375)!

If there is one thing I really love about pearls, it is the versatility, the ability to wear them for any occasion and still feel girly.  They work well when I dress up, and when I wear jeans and a nice t-shirt!  These pearls are absolutely beautiful, and feel wonderful when being worn.  View the review HERE

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, and will run from April 15th - April 30th midnight EST.

The What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway will officially begin on April 15th, and is being co-hosted by Day By Day in Our WorldLife With Levi, Sunshine and Sippy Cups, and Wendi's Book Corner  to launch Wendi's new blog: What Wendi Wants.  If you want to get a jump-start on your giveaway entries, "Like" or "Follow" each person on the pages below - when the giveaway goes live, you'll be ready!

Twitter 
Facebook 
Pinterest

What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

In all, we have over $550 in great prizes including: Skylanders Xbox 360 game pack (Game, portal, 3 characters), Pure Pearls Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, Perplexus 3D Puzzle Maze Game, Aromafloria Stress-Less Spa Set, and a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler. Once you enter this giveaway, return to the main What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway Page and enter the other great giveaways.

What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway: With Prizes Totaling Over $525 (Easy Rafflecopter Entry Forms)


Welcome to the What Wendi Wants Blog Launch Giveaway! I'm having a huge giveaway, co-hosted by Day By Day in Our WorldLife With Levi, andSunshine and Sippy Cups  to launch my new blog: What Wendi Wants, and I'd love you to win!  Many thanks to the co-hosts, bloggers and sponsors who helped to make this event possible.  :)

In all, we have over $555 in great prizes including: Skylanders Xbox 360 game pack (Game, portal, 3 characters), Pure Pearls Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, Perplexus 3D Puzzle Maze Game, Aromafloria Stress-Less Spa Set, and a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler.

Entries will be easy and quick using Rafflecopter Entry Forms.  Enter for as many or few items as you are interested in!

Each Rafflecopter form will have entries for: Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, among other options.  If you want to get a jump-start on the entries, go to these pages and "Like" or "Follow" everyone on each list.

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On to the giveaways!!  Please click the picture or the link for each giveaway you would like to enter:

Pure Pearls Freshwater Pearl 7.0-8.0 Bracelet
(ERV $375)


Courtesy of Pure Pearls
View the review HERE
Visit Pure Pearls to read more HERE

Enter HERE
(Open to US and Canada)
Skylanders Starter Game Pack for XBox 360
(Game, Portal, 3 Characters)(ERV $69.99)


Courtesy of Activision
View the review HERE

Enter HERE
(Open to US and Canada)
Aromafloria's Stress Less Spa Kit
(salt, scrub, bubble bath, massage oil)(ERV $71)


Courtesy of Aromafloria
See the complete Aromafloria Stress Less Line HERE

View the review HERE

Enter HERE
(Open to US and Canada)
Perplexus 3D Puzzle Maze Game
(ERV $24.99)


Courtesy of Perplexus
See the complete line of Perplexus Games HERE

View the review HERE

Enter HERE
(Open to US and Canada)
Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler
(ERV $15.99)


Courtesy of Rubbermaid
See more about the Hidden Recycler at Rubbermaid's website HERE

View the review HERE

Enter HERE
(Open to US and Canada)
*Disclosure: Each prize item was provided to me for the purposes of this giveaway, and I received review samples of some of the items. A special thanks to the sponsors and bloggers who helped to make this event such a success!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Care For Your Lawn With Scotts Snap Spreader System - Making Lawncare a Snap!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

This summer we have BIG plans for our yard, including a great garden for the whole family, taming our shrubs, and bringing back our grass, which has been taken over by moss and weeds.

We went to Home Depot over the weekend and I saw this wonderful new lawn product called the Scotts® Snap® Spreader System.  It looks so easy to use, and they have made lawn care simple by providing different systems depending on what you need help with: annual maintenance (which is kid and pet friendly), weed problems, insect problems and working with shady areas.  Just Snap, Lock and Go!

This is a GREAT alternative to paying a lawn care specialist to come in, which can be VERY expensive in the long run.  All you need is the spreader itself and the Snap packs (which are very user friendly).  You simply snap them into the spreader, use it on your lawn, and then save the rest by storing the mess-free insert.  Shhh - this means that the remaining product will not get thrown out or wasted - you use as much as you need, and save the rest until the next time you need it!  No more spilled seed bags - ever!

Find out more by checking out this great testimonial:

 

You can also find Snap perks on Facebook

The Scotts® Snap PERKS Program begins March 7, 2012. Go on and "like" Scotts ® Facebook page for the chance to win amazing prizes! 

Check out this great new system, and "Like" them on Facebook so you can be the first to know about great new products and promotions.   Advertisement

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Aromafloria's Stress Less Spa Products: Review

Stress Less  by Aromafloria is a wonderful spa type bath collection, including hand and body lotion, massage oil, body wash, bubble bath, foaming salt glow polish, inhalation beads, and ocean mineral bath salts.  This wonderfully soothing collection has the gentle scent of lavender, and each item is designed to pamper your skin and your senses.

The scent is light and soothing (very typical of lavender products), which is heavenly while using it, and leaves a very light scent behind.

I've had a chance to try the Stress Less Bath and Body Massage Oil, Stress Less Bubble Bath, Stress Less Foaming Salt Glow Polish, and Stress Less Ocean Mineral Bath Salts.  Each item can be used by itself, or in combination with each other.  Of course, for the ultimate experience, use ALL of them!!

I am a little partial to the Stress Less Ocean Mineral Bath Salts as baths are a luxury and I love how soothing and soft the bath salts makes the water, but it really is hard to pick a favorite.

As a side note, the Stress Less Bath and Body Massage Oil is great at taking off those pesky temporary tattoos that my boys are so fond of... and what Mom can say no when a 2 year old brings his favorite superhero over and points to Mommy's hand or arm... yep - I get tattoo'd almost as often as the boys.

The Stress Less Collection by Aromafloria: Lotion, Oil, Body Wash, Bubble Bath, Foaming Salt Glow Polish, Inhalation Beads, Bath Salts

Hand and Body Lotion: Rich in naturally active skin nourishing ingredients including Borage Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Vitamins to help protect your skin. (100% Vegan • No Animal Testing • Safe For the Planet Biodegradable • Sulfate Free • Parabens Free • Phthalate Free)

Bath and Body Massage Oil: Rub away tension and absorb the benefits of deep relaxation. Restore balance in life with an aromatherapeutic massage.

Body Wash: Wash away anxiety and pressure during a steam-filled shower. The perfect remedy that brings serenity to your body and mind.

Bubble Bath: Pour tranquility back into your body and mind through alleviating baths that soak away anxiety and pressure.

Foaming Salt Glow Polish (Scrub): Scrubs away daily stress while exfoliating sea salts gently reveal smoother, firmer feeling skin.

Inhalation Beads: Don’t let the pressure of daily life take control. Peaceful aromas of lavender, chamomile and sage offer refuge. Discover instant relief for the active life. Inhale, exhale, relax. How to Use: Fill the enclosed pouch or place in a favorite container. Let your senses inhale nature's own remedies for body, mind and spirit.

Ocean Mineral Bath Salts: Stress Less Ocean Mineral Bath Salt is made with active aromatherapy essential oils that soothe and relax body, mind & spirit. Helps rehydrate rough, overly dry skin while calming nerves. (100% Vegan • No Animal Testing • Safe For The Planet • Preservative Free • Phthalate Free • Natural Mineral Colors)

About Aromafloria

from their Facebook page
Founded: 1985

About: We believe in producing wholesome beauty products which means selecting the purest, safest, sustainable and eco-friendly ingredient.We do this by following the Organic and Natural Standards and by promoting GREEN chemistry for eco-friendly results.

Company Overview: Our collection of bath, body and skin care products is expertly formulated with aroma therapeutic essential oils, medicinal herbals and exotic botanicals. Infused with Nature's healing benefits, they remain authentic solutions in a marketplace overflowing with mass-produced brands.

Mission: At the heart of Aromafloria is a fervent desire to help people empower themselves in their search for balance and well-being. In our increasingly high-tech and low-touch world, we invite you to create quiet, restorative moments and meaningful rituals that will elicit relaxation and keep you on your road to wellness.

Products: HEALING WATERS, STRESS-LESS, MUSCLE SOAK, SINUS-HELP. FULL RANGE OF NATURAL AROMATHERAPY WELLNESS PRODUCTS FOR BATH, BODY AND SKINCARE.
TRUE NATURAL LUXURY PRODUCTS THAT WORK!

Website: http://www.aromafloria.com
Want to Win One?: Come back on April 15th and enter to win your own Aromafloria Stress Less Spa Set (Massage Oil, Bath and Body Lotion, Foaming Salt Glow Polish (Scrub), and Ocean Mineral Bath Salts)!  Entry will be easy via Rafflecopter!


*Disclaimer: I received the products mentioned above from Aromafloria for the purposes of this review, and will be hosting a giveaway starting April 15th. All opinions are 100% mine.

Pure Pearls Freshwater Bracelet: Simply Perfect (For ANY Occasion)

Pearls are ageless, timeless, and have endless beauty, I've said that before, and I stand by it!  Pearls make women of all ages feel special, like they are princesses.  I think that is one of the reasons why I love to wear pearls.

They enhance our beauty, and they give us a sense of pride and confidence...  and they make us feel really, REALLY special, or at least that is how I feel when I'm wearing them.

I also believe that pearls are one of the most versatile pieces of jewelry that a girl or woman can have, be it earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace (or all three).  They can be dressed up with a fancy dress (think prom, weddings, Sunday best), or they can be worn with jeans for a day out with the girls, or date night.

(My grandmother gave me an heirloom strand of pearls when I graduated, and I have worn them for just about every special occasion I've had since, including my wedding and numerous family portraits.)

I received my very first pearls as a gift from my Grandma when I was a little ballerina, and again when I graduated.  They created a very special memory for me, so I highly encourage simple pearls as a wonderful gift.  Need a gift for Mother's Day, a birthday, a new ballerina, a new bride, a graduate? Pearls are perfect!  They also make a perfect gift for yourself!

I've found the selection and prices at PurePearls.com to be wonderful, and their quality is amazing.  The site is elegant, easy to navigate, and they have a huge selection of pearl jewelry in all price ranges with free shipping in the US.  They have a large assortment including: Pearl Bracelets, Freshwater Pearls, Pearl Sets, and even some great pearl jewelry for Men.

I was given the opportunity to review Pure Pearls' AA+ 7.0-8.0mm Freshwater Pearl Bracelet (which comes in white, pink, lavender, multi-colored or black).  I had previously reviewed a beautiful Lavender pearl necklace and lavender pearl earrings from Pure Pearls, so I chose this one in lavender to match.


When the bracelet arrived, I eagerly opened the beautiful black velvet case and put it on.  I was amazed.  Not only did they match perfectly, but the color is just beautiful.

The bracelet arrived inside an elegant velvet box, which was nestled inside a white gift box.  The necklace came with a GIA Prepared Appraisal Certificate, and care instructions.

I got them just in time to wear to my Grandmother's 93rd birthday tea lunch with some of the girls in our extended family.  I really enjoyed the compliments I received and the ability to dress up and have fun for a special occasion.



Now, courtesy of PurePearls.com, one of my readers will get to feel special too... read on for more...


Lavender Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, 7.0-8.0mm
  Price $75.00, Worth $375.00
Pure Pearls
Pearl Jewelry, Free Shipping to the US, $17 Internationally

Edition Reviewed: Lavender AA+ 7.0-8.0mm Freshwater Pearl Bracelet - Review sample received courtesy of PurePearls.com, many thanks for this wonderful opportunity!


About Pure Pearls: (from the Pure Pearls site)
Welcome to Pure Pearls, where we build lasting client relationships!

Our philosophy is simple! Pure Pearls offers high quality, fine pearl jewelry at exceptional discount prices. Our team of experts bring to you the top 3% of our exclusive harvests. By sourcing pearls straight from the pearl farms, we cut the middleman and bring incredible wholesale prices to our customers without sacrificing quality. Because our customers are so happy with their purchases, we receive a high percentage of repeat customers and incredible advertising by word-of-mouth.

With extensive pearl experience, Pure Pearls' experts can always help you with any questions. Guidance is offered through our pearl buyer's guide and pearl education section. We encourage you to contact our experts by phone or email to help you choose the perfect pearls. At Pure Pearls, we make shopping affordable, safe, and educational.
We hope your experience here has been warm and inviting. Our pearls are both breathtaking and inspiring. At Pure Pearls, our philosophy revolves around personalization and remarkable quality. We make sure that each and every one of our customers are taken care of personally. We value the time that you have taken to stop in. Please feel free to browse around or contact us if you have any questions or feedback. We guarantee that our clients's experiences with us will be one-of-a-kind
Your purchase with Pure Pearls is secure whether online or by phone. We have a 90-day Return Policy so you have adequate time to consider your purchase with us.


Giveaway Details:
One lucky Wendi's Book Corner reader will win their choice of one of Pure Pearls AA+ Quality (cute, perfectly round pearls) 7.0-8.0mm, Freshwater pearl bracelet in any natural pearl color of white, pink,  lavender, multi-colored, or a daring and fun treated black, with their choice of white or yellow gold clasp.

Want to Win One?: Come back on April 15th and enter to win your own Pure Pearls Freshwater Pearl AA+ Bracelet in winner's choice of colors!  Entry will be easy via Rafflecopter!



 ~ Wendi

*Disclosure: I was sent Lavender Freshwater Pearl Bracelet from Pure Pearls in exchange for my honest review and the inclusion of a giveaway. The bracelet for giveaway will be sent directly from Pure Pearls.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rubbermaid's Hidden Recycler: Making Recycling Easy and Green

Rubbermaid recently came out with a brand new product called the Hidden Recycler, and I've received one to try in my own home.

I love what Rubbermaid has done with this recycling bin.  It is very portable, sturdy and functional.  Additionally, it is easy to WASH!

It is hard for me to pick a favorite about this bin, but it would have to be how portable it is.  The main bin portion slides easily off the holder (which hangs on the inside of the cabinet door similarly to a wreath hanger) to make it easy to dump into your recycling can, and has a hard plastic handle AND a handle at the bottom of the bag to make it easy to tip and hold onto while you are dumping your recycling into your larger can for recycling pick-up.

I also love that you can mount it to your door using the hangers (slip them on, and slide on the bin), or you can use screws  to make it more permanent.  Using the hangers makes it really easy to take the Hidden Recycler to other rooms while working on projects.

Now I have to admit that I my kitchen cabinets are small... in fact, they are too small to hide the Hidden Recycler under my sink, BUT, I have the perfect cabinet door that it fits on where I keep my mail, which is a HUGE benefit to me as I can stand and sort my mail directly into the recycling bin.


Hidden Recycler 
by Rubbermaid
Sug. Retail Price $15.99 
Household / Recycling Bin

Edition Reviewed: Hidden Recycler- Review sample received courtesy of Rubbermaid. Many thanks for sending me a sample to review and for allowing me to do a giveaway!


About the Hidden Recycler:
The features of the product include:
- Easy attachment to a cabinet door with hooks included with the product or screws
- A convenient handle allows the bag to easily be transported to wherever your recycling is stored for pickup or transport
- A 5 gallon bag that holds up to 36 12-ounce cans and can fit a milk jug
- The bag has a leak-proof liner and is machine washable to make it easy to clean after any unexpected spills
- The bag is soft-sided allowing for flexibility inside any cabinet
- The bag and all packaging is made from recyclable material, and the product is recyclable

Find Rubbermaid online at Twitter: @Rubbermaid, Facebook and their Adventures in Organization Blog

You can purchase the Hidden Recycler online at the Rubbermaid store, or you can find it Meijer.
Want to Win One?: Come back on April 15th and enter to win your own Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler!  Entry will be easy via Rafflecopter!



*Disclosure: I received a sample of the Hidden Recycler in order to complete my review and share my honest opinions. All views are mine.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Perplexus: 3D Maze For Everyone - Fun, Challenging, Relaxing, See How Far You Can Get!

Our family and friends have been having fun playing with the Perplexus Rookie for a while now, so when I brought out the Perplexus Puzzle Game, everyone argued over who would get to play with it first.  As each person took turns, the house was pretty quiet... for quite a while!  When my Mom stopped by for a visit, she gave it a try and told me she needed to get one because it helps her relax!  (I asked her what she meant, and she told me that she finds it relaxing because it takes concentration, but it is enjoyable, so she is able to block out everything else and ... relax while having fun!)

I have left the Perplexus and Perplexus Rookie on our coffee table and still wonder at how often people stop and ignore everyone else in favor of playing the amazing 3D puzzle games.  I've had people sit for what seems like hours playing these games, and they always love coming back and picking up the games.

LOL - I have to warn you here, my biggest frustration is that sometimes, people wanting a turn get a little impatient, so they bump into me (or another player) so the ball drops and they can have a turn!

This fun 3D puzzle is fun AND it is great for improving dexterity, thinking, problem solving, sharing, quiet-time, providing entertainment at get-togethers, etc.

In the box: You will get a little plastic stand to set the Perplexus on when it is not being used.  You will also get the 3D Puzzle Game itself.  The stand keeps the ball from rolling away, and also lets you pause your puzzle as long as no one else comes along to pick it up.

The Perplexus is a fully enclosed plastic ball that is filled with a 3D puzzle.  This version has 3 different puzzles inside the ball (with a total of 100 different barriers to travel), so you get to choose which you want to do by placing the little metal ball in the start of the one you want.  The object of the puzzle is to navigate a small steel ball through the maze from start to finish without the ball falling off the maze.  The game says for 6+, but our five year old really likes it too, so I'd say that you can probably go a little younger than suggested.

There are three versions of the Perplexus available: the Original, Rookie and the Epic Perplexus!



Perplexus 
Perplexus ~ 6 1/2" in Diameter
Ages 6+ ~ $24.99
Games / Puzzles / 3D

Edition Reviewed: Perplexus - Review sample received courtesy of the manufacturer, many thanks!


About the Perplexus :
From the Perplexus Site: PERPLEXUS is a maze game where players maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a transparent sphere. Unlike traditional flat-surface mazes that are composed of one path, PERPLEXUS houses various challenging tracks with 100 barriers providing a frustrating three-dimensional experience. Players select the track they would like to attempt and must work with gravity to carefully shift, flip, and twist the sphere to guide the marble. Players can race each other or the clock.

There are many fun ways to play PERPLEXUS. It works as both a single player game and as a multi-player competitive game

About Perplexus: (from the site www.perplexus.net)
The concept behind PERPLEXUS was created by 3-D design teacher Michael McGinnis in the late 1970′s as a project for an art class. Michael envisioned turning his creation into a toy. He had no idea this vision would turn into a decades long odyssey to get the game to market.

After almost 20 years, Michael met the inventors at KID Group, one of the premier inventing houses in the toy industry. They collaborated on the design to make it more suitable for consumers. It was finally ready. The original product was marketed as Superplexus.

Through many twists and turns in the toy industry, Superplexus got tangled up in some changes and ended up being shelved just as it was getting started. But that isn’t the end of the story…

In 2008, a group of enthusiasts contacted KID Group about licensing Superplexus. Busy Life, LLC acquired the rights to Superplexus and launched PERPLEXUS in its current form.

Find Perplexus on Facebook and Twitter

Want to Win One?: Come back on April 15th and enter to win your own Perplexus 3D Puzzle Game!  Entry will be easy via Rafflecopter!







*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up to buy more books. :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Skylander's Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack (Game, Portal, 3 Characters) Review

I'm not by any means a gamer, but I do like to play the occasional game... especially when I can play with other people. I absolutely love to play co-op games, and this one is now my all-time FAVORITE!

This game is a BLAST for both kids and adults - but keep in mind that extra figures (separate purchase) are certainly helpful when playing (you are able to play the game with the characters it comes with, but you will miss out on some bonus areas in the game that require a character from a certain set to open the portal door).

 Things to Note: 
- Can be played with 1 or 2 players
- The game is co-op when played with 2, meaning they work together on the same screen, and they will need to go in the same direction to keep play moving
- It is an adventure-type game, so you go through levels and discover different areas and do certain activities to achieve goals (find hidden areas to earn special hats that give your characters bonus points in different areas, find legendary treasures)
- I'd say the age range is really right around 4 to, well... ageless! (We've played with two boys right around 4, and while they both need a little help, they both absolutely LOVE it! We usually help their characters move and they get to shoot, etc)
- The Game comes with the Portal, which you have to have to play the game, and 3 characters. You CAN play the game with only 3 characters BUT (and this is a HUGE but...) you will not be able to open all the areas within the game. There are element portals where you need to use a character from a certain group to get through the door, and you will often find special hats or bonuses in those areas. SO... ideally, you will want AT LEAST one character from each of the 8 groups.
- The characters also serve as extra "lives" so when you die with one, as long as you have another you can put on the portal, you can continue to play your game, otherwise, you need to restart the level
- The character's information (experience, hat, etc) is stored on the character itself, so if you take your character to someone else's house, your experience goes with you and continues to grow! You will take whatever hat your character has on, and can switch it for whichever hats your friend's game has open. 

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT... Yes, there IS a reason why the characters are sold out everywhere! The game is really fun! You get to play whichever character you choose and can switch whenever you want. You, or your kids... are bringing a toy that they are able to hold to life on the tv screen, where you get to help the character WIN!

A few game tips: 
- Have at least one character from each of the 8 groups in order to open all the portals
- When a character gets low on energy, pull them off the portal. When you find food that you don't need for your current player, put that character back on and let them get the food, thus increasing their energy
- If you HAVE to earn all the stars in each chapter, plan to run through the chapter twice: Explore everywhere and take your time to find everything the first time through. Then, once complete, replay the chapter and go past as many bad guys or obstacles as you can in order to make it through in the time frame (you will get the star for finding everything on the level, then you will get stars for meeting the time requirements)
- YES,  If you have two of one character you CAN have them both on the portal at the same time... although it gets a bit crazy trying to keep track of which one is yours on the screen!  We tested it out when a friend of ours got the game after playing it with us, and they brought some of their "guys" over and we tried it out.  We found it easiest to keep track of who had who by making sure the characters were wearing different hats.

 I'm sure I've left a ton out, but needless to say, this game is FUN... now I need to find a nice way to store the characters on the wall for easy access.... :)



Edition Reviewed: Wii version- Review copy received courtesy of the Amazon Vine program!


Want to Win One?: Come back on April 15th and enter to win your own XBox 360 Skylander's Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack!  Entry will be easy via Rafflecopter!


*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up to buy more books. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Making Fun And EASY Fancy Decorated Easter Eggs (With Crayons)


Here is one of my favorite Easter Eggs from last year, and believe it or not, it was pretty easy to make.  I'm saving some of our eggs out so I can do these again this year too.

Note: DON'T boil the eggs for this ahead of time.  You need the eggs nice and hot because they will melt the crayon wax.

You might want to experiment with different types of crayons.  I had the best luck with normal crayons, but also used the cheaper ones we got at restaurants with the kids meals.  They do melt a little differently.

You Need:
1. Freshly boiled eggs (They need to be HOT)
2. A thick napkin to help hold your egg (Or you can use the egg carton)
3. Crayons (more colors make it more fun)
4. Egg dye

Steps:
1. Place a HOT hard boiled egg in a carton, or hold it in your hand by using something like a napkin or rubber glove (they type you wear to wash the dishes)
2.  Begin holding a crayon against the egg so the wax will melt
3. Make designs on the sides, let it melt from the top and drizzle down the sides, etc
4. When you have your egg decorated the way you like, set it aside to cool, then you can leave it or dip it in egg dye like normal eggs





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