Fair Shares

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When Bear and Hare try to reach some juicy pears, they realise they need some help. Hare finds three chairs but is it fair that Hare has two chairs and Bear only one? When they have the same, Hare still can’t reach the pears! So a little friend teaches them that fair isn’t always everyone getting the same thing….with hilarious results! A beautifully simple picture book that considers, what is fair? The answer is not always as simple as you’d think!

Picture Book, Ages 4+, Hardcover,  32 pages.

My 1st grade reader liked this story but the story and illustrations didn’t hold my interest. A recommended picture book if you are looking for an answer to “what is fair”. 

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Wee Gallery

Wee Gallery | Eco-Friendly High-Contrast Newborn & Baby Toys

 

Wee Gallery art is created from bold, whimsical, hand-painted originals that cater to a baby’s visual strengths. The black and white images and their repeating patterns captivate little ones.

Art Cards For Baby

This set includes a Crab, Fish, Octopus, Seahorse, Turtle and Whale. Sturdy cards are 5×7 and printed with a matte lamination and safe rounded corners.

Display an art card at an appropriate distance for some baby “reading time”. Can be used in a crib, a bouncer, on a play gym, and tummy time on a mat. Wee Gallery offers 9 different collections of focus cards. Their website has many adorable developmental toys for baby -3 years. 

Wee Gallery provided art cards to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

Kishu Baby

The majority of our Kishu Baby products are handmade in California from premium imported Japanese muslin and sold here on kishubaby.com, etsy, and through various wholesale accounts. 

Indi By Kishu Baby is our all organic line extension that is beautifully and ethically made in India and sold exclusively on Amazon. Both brands are luxuriously soft and of extreme high quality.

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These infinity scarf bibs have 8 layers of 100% organic cotton muslin that is lightweight, breathable, durable and super absorbent. The rounded style is so cute. There are two plastic snaps for an adjustable neck to fit baby and toddler.

I reviewed this 3 pack with soft colors of sage, lavender, and peach. Other colors and styles available on their sites. 

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KIshu Baby provided a bib set to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

Adjustable face mask high quality GOTS organic cotton pale image 5

These masks are made from organic cotton. They are washable, reusable, handmade in the USA. The elastic straps go around your head for a fit that stays put (no ear loops). Also the nose wire can be adjusted for fit. Available in three sizes with an easy method to measure to choose the best fit. There are several beautiful colors to choose from.

The quality is amazing and it is so comfortably soft. They wash nicely and the mask is made so the elastic straps can be replaced if need be. Wear organic cotton and not chemically treated fabric on your face. HIGHLY Recommend (๑꧆◡꧆๑) 

d’Oz

Music publishing house founded in 1986 by Sylvain Lemay, Les Productions d’OZ has quickly established itself as a leader in classical guitar music publishing, both for solo instrument and in ensemble music settings.

Les Productions d’Oz has published nine ukulele books by composer Samantha Muir. I’ll share a few things about two of them.

12 Progressive Studies for Ukulele

 

The Twelve Progressive Studies book has 24 pages and is suggested as an easy to intermediate level. I would recommend some previous ukulele background for this and for any of her books. The books contain original pieces for the ukulele in both tab and notation. 

The Classical Ukulele Method book is the largest of her ukulele books with 60 pages. It is suitable for self learning and would be good for use as part of an educational curriculum. I would suggest pairing it with something like the Hal Leonard method book. As an FYI, in this book Ms Muir uses a different approach to fingering notation (PIMA) then I am use to. She alternates fingers on strings and she doesn’t use A, just PIM. I don’t care for this technique and I like to stick playing with the P for string 4, I for 3, M for 2 and A for 1. I have been use to the ukulele playing style of James Hill and Daniel Ward. 

All nine books have similar covers which I think are artistically pleasing.

The Classical Ukulele Method

Les Productions d’Oz provided Samantha Muir’s ukulele books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

KOOSHOO

KOOSHOO

 

KOOSHOO is an eco-friendly headband and accessories brand created to help others feel good (KOOSHOO literally means “feeling good”).

Twist headband with sweat wicking organic cotton

This is an organic cotton twist headband. Wear it dressed-up or wear it for a work out, this is designed to be styled a multitude of ways.

KOOSHOO face covering statement  “Please note that the headband is primarily designed to work as a headband and the mask function is really just for when needed in a pinch.”

In addition to a headband and face cover, this twist headband is wide enough to cover over the head for sun protection. And if a little shut eye is needed, it can serve as an eye mask. 

KOOSHOO Twist Headband #1

92% GOTS certified organic cotton, 8% spandex. Proudly made in the USA. One size, ten colors. 

I have used the KOOSHOO twist headband for all the above mentioned uses and just love it! It would make a great little gift for just about anyone. 

Choose to support small, conscious businesses like KOOSHOO.

KOOSHOO provided twist headbands to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Uke Leash

Teach your uke to stay

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Uke Leash is a simple product that helps ukulele players support the neck position of the ukulele while playing, without having to use hooks, glues, tapes or install strap buttons. It is actually a half-strap, with your strumming arm lightly supporting the sound box. Four different positions to choose from. Quick release buckles make releasing/ switching ukuleles quick and easy. 

The Uke Leash Half Strap-

I play a concert ukulele and while learning a specific score, I found it difficult to support the neck when changing chords higher up the fretboard. I wanted to try a strap that wouldn’t damage my ukulele or make any alterations to it. The Uke Leash half strap is exactly what I was looking for. It helps steady the neck end of the ukulele so that I can reach different fingerings. I prefer the arm hole position and like that I can undo the headstock strap from the leash. I received the brown color leash to review. There are 10 colors available and a leather option.

{The leash is made of polypropylene so it might not resonate with some eco minded musicians.}

 

Demonstration of the Uke Leash Half Strap

Designed, manufactured, and distributed by Lori Apthorp, Los Angeles, California. 

Lori Apthorp provided a Uke Leash to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

The Naked Bee

The Naked Bee

What does “All of the good stuff, none of the bad stuff” mean?

“All of the good stuff…

-Certified Organic Aloe Vera
-Sunflower Seed Oil
-Beeswax
-Spirulina
-Witch Hazel
-Honey
-Lavender & Hyaluronic Acid moisturize skin.
-Vitamin C & Vitamin E nurture skin

…none of the bad stuff.”

– Paraben-Free
– Pthalate-free.
– No propylene glycol or mineral oil
– No dyes or pigment
– No lauryl or laureth sulfate
– Absolutely NO animal testing… ever.

The Naked Bee Hand Sanitizer - Orange Blossom Honey Pump 8oz - Orange Blossom Honey Hand Sanitizer (1 Pack)

The Naked Bee Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion, 6.7 Ounce, Orange Blossom Honey

The hand sanitizer and lotion both get a green light from my 6 year old who I wanted to do this review. He is starting 1st grade and will be using hand sanitizer very often (no surprise here). 

Orange Blossom Honey is their signature fragrance. It is aromatic & we like it. Alcohol level is 62%.

Great products.

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The Naked Bee provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Natural, vegan and cruelty-free hair and body products in reusable, returnable, refillable aluminum bottles. Eliminating single-use plastic one bottle at a time!

Travel Size Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Lotion - Rosemary, Mint, Vanilla - Sulfate Free, Refillable Bottle, 2.5 oz

We tried the above travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. The natural ingredients of all these products were gentle and effective. The scent of rosemary, mint, vanilla was light but nice. Plaine Products are cruelty free and they have a terrific goal of eliminating single use plastic with their reuse system. The video below shows how this refill system works. Please check them out!

 

Plaine Products provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she’s determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel – all of her staff and guests are animals! Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it’s a flamingo, a penguin or a hippo knocking at the door, Anna is ready to welcome them all – with the help of her trusty sidekicks T Bear the doorman, Squeak the friendly mouse elevator, and Lemmy the lemur receptionist … As she soon finds out, though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more?

Paperback, 192 pages, age range 6-9 years

One in a four book series

Hotel Flamingo has lots of illustrations to go with the story. There are several personable characters with a clever plot. The short chapters make it just the right length for young readers. Great for the imagination of kids of all ages.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.