My savvy ladies and I are getting ready to celebrate birthdays!
R3SL Birthday Gift Guide
This year, we are trying the new Invite Bandz to invite our guests to the party. Stay tuned as we show you on Instagram and Facebook how we are going to invite our guests to the party.
Invite Bandz are the new ultimate party invitation with a physical invitation that unlocks a private a secure party hub to invite guests, provide party updates, send personal thank yous and encourage party goers to engage in their own personal online community. For more information, visit www.markedprivate.com
Invite Bandz

Gift Guide of our Favorite Items

Frozen Chair

Any little girl would be thrilled to cozy up with her friends Anna & Elsa in this Frozen chair ($69).  This would be the perfect gift for the Frozen fans in your life.
Frozen Chair

 Barbie Cash Register 

The Barbie Cash Register is so cool.  You can use your iPad camera and scan real barcodes.  With Barbie, you can explore stores and shop, shop, shop.

Barbie Cash Register

 

Doc McStuffins Sing-Along Boombox- $39.99

Doc McStuffins
The Rocking Doc Boom Box is so much fun for your Doc fan.  You can  sing along with the built-in songs or connect to your MP3 player to rock to your own tunes. You can even play fun speech and sound effects from the show. Give your toys a quick check-up with the included accessories. Boo boos be gone and music rock on!

 

 Eitech Electronic Set 

Girls love electronic sets too! My daughter is learning all about electricity in third grade and this kit will be a fun way to extend the learning experience.

eitech Electronic Set

 

Kiditec Wonderland Building Set Building Kit 

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  • Swiss made Kiditec building toys not only boost creativity and technical abilities for budding engineers, they do so in a fun, engaging and playful manner that encourages kids to think in alternative ways.
  • Children can build whatever they invent with their imaginations!
  • Builds multiple creations, shapes, and designs
  • All the elements can be plugged and screwed together
  • Introduces new challenges such as the plug-in clip element
  • Includes building instructions

 Kiditec Wonderland set will surprise you with new purple bloxx! In Wonderland you will meet a duck on wheels, a purple cow and many other cute figures. Includes 49 model ideas. For ages 3 to 7 years and up.

 

 

Aquabeads Beginners Studio

Aquabeads Beginner Kit

The Aquabeads Beginners Studio has everything you need to create amazing bead art. Store the 800 jewel and classic beads, in 12 colors, in the star-shaped palette. Select a design template and slide into place under the template lid. Create your bead art and spray with water. That’s it! Let dry and your creation is complete! Use the storage bin to keep everything in one place when you are done. This kit includes storage bin with lid, sprayer, 4 design templates, 800 jewel and classic beads, bead pen and instructions. Ages 6+

Etch A Sketch®

 

Etch a Sketch Turns 55

Etch A Sketch®, The World’s Favorite Drawing Toy® turns 55 in 2015, #EtchASketch55Bday! The iconic toy was first introduced in the United States in 1960 by The Ohio Art Company as a mechanical drawing toy, but has since become the iconic toy everyone knows and loves. It is a symbol of American pop culture, an adult’s portal into blissful childhood memories, a preferred medium for some artists but most importantly, it is still a source of fun and entertainment for children of all ages. More than 175 million units have been sold worldwide since it made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York City 55 years ago.

The classic Etch A Sketch® is available nationwide at major retailers and specialty stores across the county. Retails for $14.99 and is for ages 3 and up.

Visit us online: www.ohioart.com

Tweet with us using # EtchASketch55Bday

 

Set of Shel Silverstein Books

Shel Silverstein was one of my favorite poets growing up and now my savvy ladies love his poems too.  To celebrate April as National Poetry month, I will be reading these classics with my girls and my second graders.   They are true favorites and I love that even after 40 years, they bring laughs and smiles and a love of poetry to all who read.

Shel Silverstein books

Shel Silverstein Special Editions

 

Lulu Jr. Make Your Own Book Kits

 

Lulu Jr. has a great variety of Make Your Own Book Kits at all price points – IlluStory, IlluStory Junior, My Awesome Book and My Comic Book  make great birthay gifts.  Another example of fun and educational.  My daughters love to write and I think this is a great idea!

Lulu Jr. Collage

 

 

Lulu jr make your own book with pic

 

eeboo  Fluorescent Butterflies Sketchbook and Pencils and the Pom Pom maker

PNBUT-set SKBUT-cover

 

My girls love to draw. These sketchbooks and Fluorescent pencils  from eeBoo are the perfect gift.

Do you have a crafter? The Pom Pom Maker is tons of fun and a great price too!

PPMAK-set

Geek & Co Yarn Storming Machine

Yarn Storming Machine

This simple device allows anyone to successfully knit yarn into beautiful crafts without knitting needles. The plastic knitting frame with adjustable bridge enables kids to knit tubular and rectangular shapes. A smaller tool makes braids. You can knit up a storm of crafts and design your own sleeves, scarves, and jewelry. Take your craft to the streets with urban knitting: bollards, tree trunks, poles, and railings can be embellished in colorful yarn envelopes.

Geek & Co. Monster Sewing Workshop

monster sewing workshop

Learn to sew by making a funny lovable little monster that only a mother or father could love. The full-color manual explains the basic techniques involved in hand sewing and offers various design suggestions for creating your own stuffed monsters. With a wide variety of printed fabrics, felt, thread, stuffing, and other materials, create unique and personalized monsters that you can keep for yourself or unleash on your friends.

Geek & Co. Spin Art Revolution

Spin Art Revolution

Create fascinating abstract paintings by dripping paint on this spinning turntable. There is some element of chaos and surprise as the images will always look different. Use your finished artwork for banners, greeting cards, and stationary. Learn the science behind pigment mixing, paint viscosity, and rotational physics.

 

 

 

Ride Along Dolly

Ride Along Dolly Pink Image

  • Ride Along Dolly is an adorable doll bicycle seat that allows children to take their favorite doll or stuffed animal for a bike ride

  • Proven sales history as Top 200 Best Selling item on Amazon.com

  • This must-have item encourages outdoor play

  • Recommended for all dolls and stuffed animals up to 18 in. and up to 3 lbs.

  • Comes with design-it-yourself decals and includes a child-friendly doll seat belt to reinforce riding with safety

  • Universal hardware is included for easy attachment to any bike. No assembly required.

  • MSRP: $19.99 (Available for purchase in two colors: Pink or Purple)

 

You may purchase Ride Along Dolly by visiting: www.scsdirectinc.com or www.Amazon.com

 

ELmo musical

ON DVD AND DIGITAL MAY 5, 2015

 

Plus Full-Length Video of Play With Me: Imagine With Me!

Your favorite furry red monster is ready to sing and dance as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization, release Sesame Street: Elmo The Musical Volume 2 on DVD and digital on May 5, 2015 for $14.98 SRP. With over two hours of fun in seven all-new episodes, Sesame Street fans young and old will love to interact with Elmo during his explorations!

 

Disney Go Green: A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle


Disney Go Green

 

The book explains the importance of sustainability in a simple, understandable way.  It includes interesting facts and tips, and has lots of fun activities for children to try.

The purpose of the activities is to show children how to be artistic using items found in nature or how to reuse things they already have.  There are also recipes for using locally grown ingredients.  All of this helps reduce our ecological footprint and impact on the planet.

 

 Selfie Stick by Selfie Geeks

Now to have a great birthday party, the Selfie Stick by Selfie Geeks will be tons of fun for getting the crowd into all the pictures.

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selfie stick for SelfieGeeks.com. It helps you take great pictures and was even mentioned as one of Time’s 25 Best Inventions of 2014.
If you’re game for doing a product review, I can provide you with:
  • 1 Selfie Stick – Your choice of colors (Black, Blue, Pink)

 

Birthday Gift Guide Giveaway

 

We want you to be birthday party ready with this amazing Birthday Gift Guide Giveaway.  

Most items mentioned above are included:

Eitech Electronic Set $60

Kiditec Wonderland set $83.19

Classic Etch A Sketch® $14.99

Aquabeads Beginners Studio: $19.95

Set of Shel Silverstein Books $80

Lulu Jr. My Awesome Book premier kit $39.99

Selfie stick from SelfieGeeks.com $19.95

eeBoo  Fluorescent Butterflies Sketchbook and Pencils $15

eeBoo  Pom Pom maker $10

Ride Along Dolly $19.99

Barbie Cash Register – $29.99

Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3 on DVD $14.98

Disney Go Green: A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle $9.60

Geek & Co Yarn Storming Machine $22.50

Geek & Co. Monster Sewing Workshop $22.5o

Geek & Co. Spin Art Revolution $22.50

Just like the one celebrating likes surprises, we have a surprise for you!  There will be another item added to your winnings with a value of at least $20 

Must be 18+ .  Continental US only. 

 
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Disclosure OshKosh

Spring in the NY metro area has been a challenge.  Just yesterday, it snowed again.  But that is not going to stop us!

We are ready for some exercise, outdoor fun and spring dresses!

OshKosh had a great selection of spring items for my savvy ladies.  I love the colors that are on trend this season.

OshKosh ImagineSpring

Osh Kosh 25 Discount

 

 

 

Everyone has grown and new sizes are needed for all of my girls.  My 8 and 5 year old are the perfect sizes for OshKosh. We will be headed to family for Easter and I found the cutest dresses for them.  They are not longer wanting to wear matching outfits so I try my best to find outfits that are in the same color scheme.

Each time I go into my local OshKosh, all of the associates have been super helpful.  It can be tricky finding the right sizes and having support while with my girls makes it a happier experience.

Easter Outfits OshKosh

We chose the Fancy Free Dresses in white & An abstract floral print. I love the bright  designsfor Easter Sunday.

OshKosh B’Gosh has everything you need for a new spring wardrobe.  From clothing to accessories, shoes and active wear, OshKosh is the place to go for a new spring look.

The weather warmed up just a little bit and my youngest headed over to this outdoor water fountain to make a wish.

I hope she wished for warmer weather.  The French Terry Tee is perfect as a transitional piece. Wear with a shirt underneath when it is still chilly or wear alone as the weather gets warmer.  This nautical pattern was a favorite from the minute we walked in the store.  We paired it with OshKosh jeans.  They have a great adjustable waist so we will be able to wear for awhile. While you may know OshKosh for their classic denim and World’s Best Overalls, they have a whole new assortment of fashionable looks for spring that you and your kids are sure to love.

OshKosh spring outfit

 

If I tell you that she has worn this outfit 10 times since we purchased it, I would be underestimating her love for this outfit .  I am thinking of going back and getting the other outfit in gray. The Active Jacket and pants have become a staple for my active 5 year old. And, everywhere we go, she gets compliments on it too.  Since we have had some 19 degree spring days in NYC, we took it inside to the gym for some active fun.

 

Osh Kosh Active wear

ImagineSpring Osh Kosh

 

OshKosh Active wear 1

For all my Raising Three Savvy Ladies readers, I have this exclusive coupon that can be used online or in store for 25% off a purchase of $30 or more.  This is a great deal!  I think I will bring the coupon with me when I get the active wear outfit in the other color. 

 

 

 

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Three Easy Tips to Surviving the School Morning with El Monterey #Momwins #elmonterey

March 29, 2015

    School mornings are tough.  Waking everyone up, getting lunches ready and making sure all belongings go to school can make for a hectic experience. El Monterey Signature Breakfast Burritos help me have a mom win on busy school mornings. Here are some of my tips for how I survive the morning and get […]

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Salonpas Pain Relief Prize Pack #Giveaway

March 27, 2015

After the long icy winter,  I have too many aches and pains.  In addition to shoveling snow day in and day out, my husband fell in the city.   Then, just this past Friday, the “Spring” snowstorm, my father fell.  Aches and pains for all. I was so glad that I was able to give […]

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So Cozy Hair Products Now on Sale at Target and Contest Info! #SoCozyAtTarget #TargetStyle

March 26, 2015

I was introduced to SoCozy products back during the Back to School season and I have loved them ever since.  With three girls, I have found that SoCozy hairstyle products help to tame the flyaways and keep cute styles in place. Most importantly, SoCozy uses natural ingredients that are safe to use on all of my daughters. […]

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Sesame Street Presents: The Body Exhibit at Liberty Science Center #Giveaway

March 25, 2015

Megan received complementary tickets to visit the Liberty Science Center during the Sesame Street Presents: The Body Exhibit. Jersey Moms Media organized a fantastic event for families at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey.  After a delicious lunch and a special visit with Elmo, the kids at the event were invited to join a […]

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Dexter Visits NYC #NATM3Insiders #TrackDexter

March 22, 2015

Dexter is on the loose (like how he is in the film!) and we are tracking him around the country – thanks to you and your family! To celebrate the release of Night at the Museum 3 on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD March 10, Dexter came to visit my savvy ladies and I and we took him […]

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Grand Opening of Little Me Shop in Lord & Taylor in NYC #Giveaway

March 21, 2015

My savvy ladies and I joined @StrollerinCity’s Brianne Manz to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Little Me Shop at Lord & Taylor in NYC. To celebrate, we headed up to the 7th floor for a great afternoon with the Easter bunny and fun treats. I always loved Little Me when my girls were little. […]

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Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3 #Giveaway

March 18, 2015

SESAME STREET: THE BEST OF ELMO 3     DVD Includes Bonus Full-Length Feature, “Elmo and Abby’s Birthday Fun”!   My girls grew up with Elmo and now my nieces and nephews are fans of the cute red monster.  Now, we can enjoy more of Elmo with Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3 on DVD. […]

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME

March 16, 2015

Megan received complementary tickets to the show in exchange for review.  All opinions are her own. The “Greatest Show on Earth” was in town and we were excited to take the family to see it.  The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme is the newest incarnation of an old family favorite.  The show […]

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