Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Eco-friendly Cups and Plates featuring popular characters!

*Disclosure: I received samples of this product to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

I love finding out about new and unique products for my home, especially ones that my kids will like. Recently we received a package containing a product that made all of us smile- a couple of sets of cups that are attractive, eco-friendly and super useful! These cups are from Vandor and the cool thing about them is that they are made of bamboo fiber! Love it! Here's a bit about these cups, from the product's website:

Be green while showing off your favorite pop icons! Vandor’s new Bamboo drinkware is the hottest trend.
  • Made with bamboo fiber and cornstarch
  • Environmentally friendly alternative to plastic
  • Made with Renewable Resources
  • Dishwasher Safe
We received the My Little Pony set of cups and the Star Wars set of cups. These are pretty much my kids' two favorite things in life, so they were thrilled. I was really impressed by the quality of the cups. When I first heard "eco-friendly", I worried that they would be flimsy or require special care, but they are actually really thick and durable and can be treated like any other cup. Even put in the dishwasher! The graphics on them are nice and bright. Vivian likes to line up her My Little Pony cups and talk to them- they definitely get her seal of approval! In addition to the sets that we reviewed, you can also get a set with Marvel characters or Disney characters. And there's a full dinnerware set available in the My Little Pony pattern as well!

So, if you're looking for a unique, fun, eco-friendly gift for someone in your life, check out these sets!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Nature Coloring Book

*Disclosure: I received this product to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

I've been hearing for a while now about the new phenomenon of adult coloring books, but I'd not had the chance to experience it for myself until recently. But now I have a couple of fantastic new coloring books designed for adults, including The Nature Coloring Book. Here's a bit about this book, from the publisher's website:

Feathers and flowers, fish and fauna, this coloring book gives you a wide range of images from nature to fill in with your own choice of colors. Use these designs as inspiration for stenciling, crafts, or even tattoos! Markers, crayons, pencils, or any medium you choose bring these beautiful nature designs to life. Coloring can be relaxing and meditative, so find your inner artist and create something wonderful!

This isn't a coloring book like the ones that my kids have. No flimsy paper here, just crisp white sheets. They're printed only on one side, so if you remove a page to show it off, no worries about losing another image. I like the wide range of pictures in here- animals, flowers, patterns, birds... all styles and shapes of pictures to spark your coloring imagination. I've had to hide my books and my colored pencils from my 6-year-old, since she wants to color them too, but they're all mine! I really like this book and think it would be a wonderful holiday gift!