Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Flying Fisherman | Sunglasses & Sportwsear

The Flying Fisherman brand of eyewear is “designed by fishermen for fishermen”. The Fluke Jr. Angler Kids were tested by the cute little guy seen below. “He likes them” is his review comment. It is so mportant to have quality eyewear for everyone’s year round outdoor fun. They tested to be durable, comfortable, and afforable. (additionally, phone customer service was also pleasant and helpful to a purchase inquiry) Highly recommend. 

Jr. Angler Sunglasses block sun, wind and damaging UV rays, protecting for smaller faces. Nose and temple pads prevent frames from slipping. Polarized Lenses Eliminate Glare and Reduce Eye Fatigue. Polarized Triacetate Lenses are Impact and Scratch Resistant, Lightweight and Durable. AcuTint™ Lens Coloring System Adds Color Contrast Without Distorting Natural Colors, Allowing You To See More Clearly. 100% Protection From Harmful UVA and UVB Rays. Limited One Year Warranty.

Flying Fisherman provided the Jr. Angler Sunglasses 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.

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sungrubbies has a huge website offering sun protection items for the entire family

UV Travel Umbrella

This UV blocking sun umbrella is great because you always have instant shade with you wherever you go! Fits perfectly in a purse or in the glove compartment of a car. And, best of all, the versatile Sun Travel Umbrella keeps you cool under the sun and dry when it rains.

A cute and compact sun umbrella. It’s a great sun block that keeps you cooler, or dryer if need be. A great travel companion for wherever umbrellas are allowed. Yes, I know if’s officially fall, but maybe we can hold on to summer a little longer. (think like a balloonist – only use your  UV umbrella in winds less than 10 knots)

auto open and close. better UV protection than a regular rain umbrella.

sturdy but lightweight. compact. smart. fun:)

Image result for sungrubbies travel umbrella

Sungrubbies 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.

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Perfect for the garden, and also fun at the beach, the Green Toys™ Watering Can is a classic set that encourages kids to help take care of the world around them. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, the Watering Can features an easy-to-pour spout and cotton rope carrying handle, making it frustration-free for little gardeners. The set, which includes a rake and shovel, is great for spending time together outside, and kids will love helping and playing alongside the grownups to watch their garden grow. And…it’s even fun in the tub!


My Review:

This toy is made from recycled milk containers. SAFE being BPA, PVC and Phthalates Free.

Comes securely packaged in an all cardboard box with No unnecessary plastic waste.(love this!)

NO batteries needed. Recommended for ages 18 months +, my 2 year old reviewer enjoyed this watering can, rake, and shovel. Sturdy plastic that’s surprisingly lightweight. No sharp edges. I like the look of the rope handle. It works fine; as you can tell from the pic,  it is only meant to hold a small amount of water. (kinda wish we could get a little more watering from it)

I recommend shopping Green Toys for safe, fun, and educational toys.

I received a Green Toys® Watering Can 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.

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AquaPlay is the original water canal system from Sweden and was developed 1977. Now as ever children of all ages love playing with water. There are plenty of things for small discoverers to learn; the concept of floating and sinking, what makes a pump work, building and construction.

Today AquaPlay canal systems are distributed in more than 40 countries and delight children from 3-6 years all over the world. Both parents and educators appreciate the award-winning toy system as a representative of high-value, quality and educational play with water.

It is a modular system that provides endless opportunities for expansion and rebuilding. The wide range of accessories also helps to stimulate children’s imagination. The AquaPlay canal systems can be handed down from older to younger children, providing years and years of fun and laughter.

The AquaPlay canal systems are produced in Burghaslach, Germany and made of non-toxic, recyclable plastic.
The packaging is easy to recycle and we are constantly working on making the AquaPlay products as environmentally friendly as possible. All our products are carefully tested after the latest standards
EN:71 and ASTM. The CE-mark and the secure three-year warranty is a clear sign of quality.

Smoby AquaPlay Mega Lock Box

My review of the Mega LockBox:

The video links ⇩ pretty much sums up how wonderful this educational toy is!

How to sluice your AuqaPlay boat through the lock

Quality made of non-toxic plastic. No batteries. First time assembly requires rubber seal strips to go in the grooves of the red connector pieces. During play, I haven’t had any leaking from the seal strips yet. I couldn’t say how they will perform after repeated use, but the red connectors and the rubber seals can be purchased separately. Set is expandable and can be used multiple ways.

This is an outdoor toy and a flat surface is needed for it to work- to keep the water level even- especially for a large set. For this reason, we played on the porch. I’d like to come up with a board or something easy to keep it on instead of completely taking it apart to store. Article size when assembled: 152x162x22 cm

AquaPlay sets are a COOL toy for a HOT summer day. I might find other uses with it indoors without water but haven’t explored that yet.

AquaPlay provided a Mega LockBox 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.

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I’m not ready to say goodbye to Summer yet

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Peaches are the flavor of summer!

Take the opportunity to freeze some peaches and raspberries now & enjoy this Peach Crisp with raspberries and almonds at a moments notice.

1 lb. frozen peaches, diced into 1″ cubes (3 cups)

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Juice from 1/2 a lime

1/3 cup rolled oats, processed to a powder

1/4 sugar

3 Tablespoons flour

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

half an egg white

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Toss the peaches, 1 Tablespoon sugar, cornstarch, and lime juice together for the filling; set aside.

Combine the oats, 1/4 cup sugar, and flour in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the almonds and extract, and blend to break up the nuts slightly. Whisk the egg white in a bowl and add half of it to the oat mixture, using a fork to blend. (discard remaining white)

Divide the peach mixture among 4 (3/4 cup) ovenproof cups. Sprinkle each with some of the raspberries, then top with the oat mixture. Put oven proof cups on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes. Cool slightly before enjoying.

Mango can be used in place of the peaches. And blackberries can be used in place of the raspberries.

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Not a bad way to spend a Monday.

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