The Ukulele Site

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The ukulele is an amazing musical instrument that is affordable and portable. A great option for families who are homeschooling at the current time. It’s also great for people who are just simply spending a lot of time at home. 

Learning the ukulele is a great way to enter into music instruction for the first time. Playing the ukulele will influence your life positively. Discover commitment, patience, and accomplishment.

Not sure how to start? I would recommend The Ukulele Site . Visit them online (unless you are in Hawaii and can visit in person). I noticed that they have many wonderful customer service reviews.

For us here at The Ukulele Site, customer service starts by genuinely caring about people. Our goal is to benefit our customers, local, and across the world. We do this with education, high-value products, and unwavering honesty with our customer advice. Hopefully, we will be able to help you have fun and even find even more soul satisfaction from this amazing little instrument.

A beautiful Kala Concert Ukulele.

This ukulele came as a bundle that includes a bag, strap, extra strings, and tuner. I also received a Ukulele Site T-shirt. So here’s everything a person needs to get started! I recommend the Ukulele Site for the welcome vibe they extend to those interested in the ukulele. It’s about music. And happiness. And honestly, it’s one of the best family-friendly activities.

Fun T-shirt design

♩Ukuleles teach us music. and Ukuleles are fun. Thank you Corey♩

Corey from The Ukulele Site provided a T-shirt and Kala Concert Ukulele bundle 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.

From the Field

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From The Field offers a great selection of earth friendly USA made cat toys and dog toys. We also offer a large variety of organically grown catnip, and catnip mixed with either Valerian Roots or Silver Vine, both awesome alternative cat attractants. Our pet toys are made from all natural hemp materials and filled with fresh Washington State grown catnip and mixes. Hemp is a highly renewable resource that grows without pesticides and is fully biodegradable.

Catnip Cat Toy Kicker

The Bae Body Pillow is “one foot of strong hemp fabric filled entirely with 4 Oz of our signature organically grown catnip, Silver Vine and Valerian Root”. My kitty reviewer loves it. Obviously this stuff is fresh because he could detect it was his before I even opened the mailer. The hemp pouch is tough so there are many play days. Silver Vine and Valerian root are cat attractants similiar to catnip. We’ve not heard of this before but kitty says “it’s all good”. 

The purr-fect place for cat toys and more. From the Field apparently provides quality products that are safe and fun for pets. And treats the Earth with care.

Visit them on facebook for cute kitty pics and videos (≚ᄌ≚)

Pascal Bedard CEO From The Field provided a big red Bae Body Pillow 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.

Monos

Monos is a Vancouver-based luggage company that has a good reputation for quality and design. Monos is a “mindful” suitcase that has a sleek profile and relaxing color selections.

This review is for a travel accessory, the Monos Compression Packing Cubes. Available in a set of four or a set of six, these are designed to fit perfectly in the Monos carry-on and check-in sizes. I did not review the Monos luggage but can say that it fits terrific in my Travel Pro carry-on. The monos cubes are said to have a compression zipper that compresses the height by up to 60%. When I packed, I could not fill a cube and then get the zipper to close and thereby compress the contents. They are very handy and easy to get the most in your luggage. I’ve used the packing cubes on two trips already. The cubes do not collapse when empty but they can be stored flat. The zippers slide smoothly. These are a great alternative to one time use plastic storage bags and packing cubes that are made from cheap materials . Recommended ッ

Compression packing cubes available in grey, tan, or black.

Available online at Monos

Less is more. We value simplicity, and we believe that a well-designed, premium suitcase doesn’t need to be loud and flashy – it simply speaks for itself. In today’s throwaway society of passing trends and mass consumption, we design our pieces to be timeless classics, with an understated aesthetic that stands the test of time.”

Monos provided this item 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.

Jelt

Jelt Belt

The Jelt is a comfortable elastic belt with a low profile buckle & internal gel that helps keep your jeans from saggin’.

Jelt is an elastic stretch belt made from recycled plastic bottles. It is available in three styles (Jelt original, Jelt X, and Jelt Venture) There is a Jelt belt for men, women, and kids in several colors.

A made in Montana, USA brand. 100% Cruelty-free, 100% vegan

This had a secure fit around my waist without feeling heavy and looking bulky. The stretch of the belt combined with the grippy Jelt name on the underside of the belt keeps it securely in place. The no show buckle lays flat which allows a shirt to drape with a smooth look. It wears comfortably with a little stretch. A great belt for the entire family. (problem solver for kiddos with a small waist)

Jen Perry, founder of Jelt, provided a Jelt belt to facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Follow Hollow

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-Alpaca Socks- ‘baby’ (micron 18-21) alpaca fiber-Made in the USA-

Performance Alpaca Socks - Grey//Purple

These socks were designed for being outdoors focusing on moisture management and staying in place. I found the Follow Hollow performance socks to be a superior choice. They are thinner than a typical wool sock but with the same warmth in cool outdoor wear. I didn’t get sweaty or damp feet. I did get a soft, comfortable fit! Alpaca can be worn in warm conditions, too. Great socks for just about any activity.

The socks have been keeping their shape and produced no fuzzing after a machine wash. Follow Hollow offers two unisex adult sock color choices (black/red and grey/purple) and two styles (performance and ankle). Looking forward to more colors and kid sizes.

Follow Hollow provided a pair of socks to facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Monsieur Roscoe

Picture of Monsieur Roscoe on Vacation

Discover first French words with Monsieur Roscoe in Jim Field’s debut author-illustrator picture book. Join this lovable dog as he camps, skis, sails and eats his way through the vacation of a lifetime.

We found Roscoe to be a great character in this story that includes lots and lots of English/French vocabulary words and little phrases. The way it’s illustrated is fantastique! This is a fun and colorful picture book that we enjoy reading many times over. The author has other published books & we like his book titled, The Lion Inside.

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.

Meditation Station

All aboard for Meditation Station! It’s time to learn how to manage our busy minds, difficult feelings, and frustrations by staying with our breath and in our body. Your train of thoughts might be racing, but you can manage it with some simple steps. Take a deep breath in, and then let the breath out slowly. That is how you will learn what meditation is all about. The next train is coming. Can you hear it chugging along? Stay in the meditation station–don’t hop on the train! Just wave goodbye to your racing mind and find inner calm.

Winner of the 2020 International Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit Book Award!

Picture book ages 3-7, 32 pages, November 3, 2020

Meditation Station is a book for kids who love trains. And bears. And for everyone that could use a cute story for the present moment. I would venture to say that parents and teachers will enjoy reading this as much as the kiddos who listen to it. The story is beautifully illustrated and the bear is super adorable. Meditation Station is a great gift idea and a keeper book for my family ♡

Author Susan Katz provided her 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.

Picture Book, October 27, 2020

Where Is Our Library? is a companion to Lost in the Library and our second picture book in partnership with the New York Public Library. Curious Patience and steadfast Fortitude wait every morning to greet visitors of the New York Public Library―and slip away every night to read in the Children’s Center. But one day, Patience and Fortitude find the Children’s Center empty! The two lions set out into the city to locate their missing books and encounter some literary landmarks along the way.

For grades 1-2. We (myself and 1st grade reviewer) thought the story started out interesting but that it lost interest in the middle probably because we are not familiar with the NY landmarks they referenced. The story ended with Patience & Fortitude finding their new children’s center but it was a failed adventure for us. The illustrations in the book were good. I can appreciate the history of the New York City Library and it’s lions. And of the New York landmarks that the story mentions.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group 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.

Me O My Earth

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Eco-friendly baby garments made from pure organic cotton, spandex and a polyester blend made from recycled materials.

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This Me O My footie is made with organic cotton and repreve (recycled materials like plastic bottles). It has a handy two-way zipper closure and zipper guards for the zipper pull. There is elastic at the back of the ankle to keep feet in place. The Star Delight footie is a print of black, grey, and white with a little pink. It is available in three sizes; see size chart below ッ

I love that Me O My Earth helps endangered animals! Read their cause statement below and visit the Care for Wild Rino Sanctuary link.

We have partnered with Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, the largest rhino orphanage and sanctuary in the world.  We want to help the Sanctuary care for these orphaned rhinos.  We donate a percentage of our sales back to the orphanage to buy milk.  The “milk money” will give nourishment and strength to the baby rhinos so they will grow up to be amazing animals….just like their mommas!

To learn more about Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary w.careforwild.co.za/

Me O My Earth provided this item 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.

Snoofy Bee

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 “SnoofyBee – Clean Hands Changing Pad”. This changing mat is available in the original or excursions edition. {As you can guess, the excursion is a fancier version of the original} The Snoofy Bee changing pad design comes with a barrier that keep baby’s upper half safely isolated from the cleanup that’s happening … where cleaning up needs to be cleaned up. The Velcro closure can damage delicate fabric (anything other than denim I’ve found) so close attention is needed with that. The barrier has loops so that a toy or two can be attached. This version came with a chewy buckle. The SnoofyBee mat can hold a diaper and a slim wipe pack when folded, making it a good travel option. SnoofyBee original and excursion are available in several different colors and patterns.

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SnoofyBee recommends this for newborn babies to 3 years. I would recommend it for little kiddos 3 mo-18 mo. that tend to move around a lot. I don’t see it useful beyond that but I’ve not personally had an issue with a wriggly kiddo for a diaper change. As a mom that has been through babyhood a few times (my kids are now 26-6), I kept changing time from being “play” time. And transitioning to the potty would start around 18 months.

Snoofy Bee is designed in Oregon. Made in China.

Snoofy Bee provided this product 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.