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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Real Kids Shades - Protecting Our Children's Eyes from Harmful UV Rays - Review & Giveaway - ends 5/21 US

I received children's sunglasses from Real Kids Shades for this review, and I know you are going to love them.


As a parent who lives in the harsh environment of the desert, I always worried about my children's eyes as they were growing up.  I was able to get the proper sunglasses that would give me full protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun, but what about my children's sunglasses?  The desert sun just beats down upon us with it's super brightness all year round.  It would have been wonderful to find good sunglasses for my kids.

Children's sunglasses were always readily available from the toy department of my local nationwide big box store.  But to me, that's all they were - a toy from the toy department.  When they broke, they really broke, too!  The jagged edges of the plastic scared me so much that I stopped buying them for my kids.  As my children got older, I was able to purchase for them adult sunglasses.  But now that I am in a position to be a grandmother, I am once again pondering over the idea of sunglasses for little ones.


Lucky for all of us mothers and grandmothers, there is a company that does make sunglasses with full UV protection for children and babies.  Real Kids Shades are the makers of  sunglasses for children since 2002.  They offer a line of eye protection for babies to children up to age 12.   These are practical sunglasses for children.  They stay on, and offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. 


I was sent the Xtreme Elements and the Sun Hat Combo Kit to review.  These are great sunglasses that my older kids are jealous of, because my future grandchildren will be getting these!  They are durable, yet flexible.  I love how they are shatterproof - both the lenses and the frames.  No worry about eyes getting hurt here.  I know that my grandchildren's eyes will be protected against those harmful UV rays.  All the sunglasses from Real Kids Shades are FDA approved for protecting children's eyes against dangerous exposure to UV rays.


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The Sun Hat Combo Pack was my daughter's first choice for her future little one.  A little baby's skin is so sensitive to the sun.  As a parent who has lived in a desert for over 20 years, I learned to protect the skin of my babies to the searing desert sun.  A babies head, usually with just a sparse coating of hair, is just as important to protect as his/her eyes.  These sweet glasses come with a Sun Hat has a Velcro® closure chin strap, a wide brim that shades the entire face and is made with soft polyester and cotton that offers UPF 50.


Comes in a soft plastic zippered case, the Sun Hat Combo Pack is perfect for children 0 to 24 months.  As you can see, my daughter is hopeful for a boy as she wanted the blue, but this also comes in pink for girls.  For only $28.99, this combo pack with both the wide brimmed hat and the stay-in-place sunglasses, this is a great deal.


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These next sunglasses I really love.  The are for ages 0 to 36 months, the Xtreme Elements Sunglasses.  Not only do they have the 100% UV protection that is with all of Real Kids Shades, but they have an extra benefit.  They have frames that are foam-backed polycarbonate for comfort and durability.  Little kids, as they learn to crawl, run, walk (it seems like it's in that order), have a tendency to fall, too.  The foam-backing will cushion the tender area around the eyes.  To keep these glasses on your child's head, it has the comfortable and adjustable neoprene strap.


The Xtreme Elements for 0 - 36 months and come in two colors for this size: navy and pink.  This style also comes in a larger size for older kids ages 3 to 7.  The older children model comes with all of the great features as the younger glasses, but also with many more color choices: red, silver, white, navy, and pink.  These sunglasses, which includes a MicroFiber sleeve to clean lenses and protect the shades, are only $19.99.  What an excellent value for the peace of mind knowing that your children's eyes will be protected with these UV400 protected sunglasses.


Real Kids Shades have been making 100% UV protection sunglasses for our children since 2002 for children up to 12 years old.  Real Kids Shades have quality glasses for children in three different age sizes: 0-3; 3-7; and 7-12 years in so many different fashionable styles that are sure to please.  These glasses are made just for children in mind - for the shape of their faces and for their fun lifestyles.  


Would you like to get a pair of Real Kids Shades for your little one or grandchild?  You can buy them directly from Real Kids Shades or find them at a store near you.  To keep up with the latest styles, deals, and news from Real Kids Shades, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and the Real Kids Shades Blog.


Essential Gear for Any Kid Who Plays Outside

With many thanks to Real Kids Shades, one person is going to win a pair of sunglasses of choice!  This giveaway will end on May 21, 2013, and is open to US residents only.  The first mandatory entry is to visit Real Kids Shades and leave a comment below as to which glasses you like best.  All other entries are optional, but the more you do, the better your chances of winning! 


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Wordless Wednesday with Linky - Rufous Hummingbird - May 1, 2013


We had a little visitor for an evening a few days ago.  A little Rufous Hummingbird on its way to more northern climes.  Our poor little Black Chinned hummers didn't stand a chance against this little fellow.  Once he found our feeder, he kept vigorous watch over it all afternoon.  The next day, the regulars just kept taking long sips for lack of it the evening before.


According to my National Audubon Society Field Guide, the Rufous Hummingbird winters in Mexico, and lives the summer in Oregon and Idaho to Alaska.


True to his breed, he vigorously kept watch over the feeder guarding and fending off the other three that wanted to feed more than he ate.


We were actually able to get quite close.  The Rufous was more concerned about keeping the other hummers away than about my husband and I.


Although we had to be watchful that they didn't fly into us as they buzzed passed us as they chased each other. 


The evening was the last time we saw him.  He was such a pretty hummer with his iridescent red-orange throat. 

My MIL would have been thrilled to see this little fellow.  She could always entice hummers to land on her fingers.







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Monday, April 29, 2013

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - April 30 to May 6, 2013

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*Mother's Day Giveaways 
 
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Marvelous Music Monday - Friendship - April 29, 2013

I love my friends, and to show my appreciation for them, today is dedicated to them!

Cole Porter's Friendship
From DuBarry was a Lady
Featuring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brian, Tommy Dorsey, Zero Mostel, and Rags Ragland

Friend Like Me
from Aladdin


And for those who want to have a laugh about friendship, here's Lonesome Lenny who is sadly in need of a friend. 

From 1946, a Tex Avery Screwball Squirrel cartoon about friendship.

Oh, BTW, I'm a screwball, too! Ha!
 Have a wonderful day!

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HERE'S OUR THEME FOR MONDAY APRIL 29TH,   BRING A FRIEND DAY & YOU GET A  "FREEBIE" & SO DO THEY!   Anything your little ol' heart desires you can post on April 29th, 2013~  Now if you don't bring a friend you have to Post a song about a friend or friends like I did!







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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Serene Sunday - The Theme to Howl's Moving Castle - April 28, 2013


Here is a selection from the Japanese Anime "Howl's Moving Castle" by Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli.  This piece was composed by Joe Hisaishi.



May you all be blessed with a peaceful and serene Sunday.  A little laughter always helps to relieve a little stress, so here's Garfield.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Sesame Has Lovely Themed Gift Sets for Mom on Mother's Day - Review and Giveaway - ends 5/12 US

I received a Indulgent Escape Gift Set from SesameGifts.com for this review, and it would make a mother so happy on Mother's Day!


Since I am a mom, I love getting a wonderful themed presents, perfectly packaged, filled with sweet and indulgent treats for Mother's Day.   It just seems so exciting to open a gift that is filled with wonderful items that will make Mother's Day not only memorable, but an experience!


Would you like to get a gift for mom or for your wife that will lead to a truly wonderful experience for her?  Look no further than to SesameGifts.com.  Here you will find an assortment of gifts that are themed to deliver an experience.  All the gift sets at Sesame are put together by experts to create an experience.


I received an experience from Sesame to review - The Indulgent Escape Gift Set.  It was truly a delight to open the shipping box to find this exquisite box within.  No need to worry about wrapping, because the box is so pretty.   Inside, I found the items needed for a spa experience right in my own home.  All items compiled to give me, a mom, an Indulgent Escape without ever leaving my home.



As I opened the box, the first item was a beautiful White Velour Robe that is one size fits all.  It has this little tag on it that says, "Snuggle Me."  That's just what I did!  It is so soft, comfortable, and fits well.  It is a full length robe that will embrace you with softness.   As I took out the robe, the rest of the Indulgent Escape items came into view:


All the items inside were created to give the recipient a spa experience right in their own home.   Here's what came with the luscious white robe: a Voluspa travel candle in glass jar (Mokara scented); Rose Bath Salts; Moravian Meyer Lemon Cookies; and an Umbra 3x3 Frame.  All nestled together, these items were designed to give Mom the “Me Time” she deserves. 


The first thing to do to create a wonderful spa experience at home is to light the Voluspa Modara candle.  It will sweetly light the evening spa experience with just enough light to create a calming environment.  The Mokara scent is reminiscent of a lush garden in the English countryside.  In this scent, you will find the fragrances of orchids and white lilies.  This is only the beginning.  It gets better!


Now it's time to set a picture out to give a reminder of a cherished person or a sweet memory.  This Umbra 3X3 silver frame is perfect to bring back a great memory to relive while relaxing in a sweetly scented tub of hot steamy water.


No spa experience could be complete without a hot steamy tub scented with Anto Rose Garden Bath Salts.  Made with Certified Dead Sea Salt and an organic vegan blend of herbs, this calming and soothing spa quality bath salts will revitalize you.  Not only will the aromatherapy give a lusciously scented bath, the minerals of the Dead Sea Salt will detoxify and cleanse your body.  It will leave your skin healthier, softer, smoother, and more supple.  Sprinkling these bath salts into a steamy bath with their lovely rose scent will slip all the tension away.


The tub is all filled with rose scented water, the candle is filling the bathroom with its sweet light, and while reminiscing on a beautiful memory, it's time to take out the Moravian Meyer Lemon Cookies.  These cookies will add just the right sweetness to the Indulgent Escape experience.  It is something to sustain you while you soak and escape in to another world.  These light thin cookies are bursting with Meyer lemon flavor. Don't forget that once your finished with your escape, there is that soft white robe to snuggle in once your done with your Indulgent Escape experience!


When I tell you this is a perfect gift, no, it's the perfect experience to give to your Mom or Wife this Mother's Day, I truly mean it!  I was never more thrilled with the Indulgent Escape Gift Set.  It will give your Mom or your Wife the perfect get-away retreat right in her own bathroom.  This Indulgent Escape is so affordable, too!  For only $99, it comes with all of the above, a narrative enjoyment guide, and a personalized gift card.  Not only can you order this online, but you can download their app, and order it right on you phone.   Sesame has certainly even made the shopping experience fun.



There were a few notes that go along with the Indulgent Escape Gift Set: Warning! Delighting the senses with these epicurean treats may lead to bolstered creativity, increased optimism, and transported zen.  

There are more wonderful gift experience sets that await you at Sesame.  Gift experiences start at only $10, and they all can be ordered right from your phone with the app.  These gifts are as much fun to open, as they are when the recipient enjoys them!

Mother's Day is fast approaching.  Have you still not found a memorable gift for Mom yet?  How about the men reading this.  You know that your wife - the mother of your children - deserves something extravagant, a themed gift that has been assembled by an expert, that would just make her day complete, yet, will not leave a big dent in your wallet.   Here is the perfect place to find a wonderful gift for Mom, that is themed to create for her a lasting remembrance, and the best part is, you can order it right from you phone from Sesame!


Here's where to get a wonderful Mother's Day gift for a New Mom, Experienced Mom, Stepmoms, Grand Moms … All Moms! -www.SesameGifts.com-  Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest new gift sets and news.


With so many thanks to Sesame, one person is going to win the Indulgent Escape Gift Set - a $99 Value!  This giveaway will end on May 12, 2013, and is open to US residents only.

The first mandatory entry is to visit Sesame, and tell me in a blog post comment, what other gift set do you like.  The rest of the entries are all optional, but the more you do, the better your chances are of winning!

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All opinions expressed are our own honest opinions and are not influenced by any form of compensation. Your opinions may differ from mine. If a review or giveaway is posted the product was provided for free (unless otherwise stated) by the company or PR agency. Any giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary to win. Giveaways are not affiliated with or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Must be 18 or older to win. Royalegacy Reviews and More is not responsible for any prize not fulfilled by the sponsor. Royalegacy Reviews and More sometimes receives monetary compensation, gifts, discounts or other items for sponsored posts. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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