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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Happy's made my kids REALLY happy!

Recently I was able to test out The Happy's toys, courtesy of Cepia, LLC, and MomSelect! Although I was given free items in order to participate in this review campaign, please know that my words are always 100% my own. The content in this post and on this site uses affiliate links. If you have more questions about this, please refer to my disclosure & policy listed above.

The Happy's Toy Review

I was so excited when I saw that I was chosen to help out with this campaign! My kids are big fans of electronic toys, and even bigger fans of animals. The Happy's combines the best of both worlds in an adorable way!

Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the post to find a huge selection of currently available The Happy's toys!

What are The Happy's?

The Happy's are a group of furry, fun electronic pets that make your kids pretty darn happy. (My kids acted like it was Christmas when they received theirs!)

There are currently four different pets available to choose from, plus a few special edition ones that I was only able to find on Amazon. The pet that we received is a white cat named Mittens.

So what do these little guys do?

We've all seen the little robotic animals before - like the flipping puppy at the mall for instance - but I was genuinely impressed with all the moves our The Happy's pet did. Not only do they zip around (really, these things get some speed going!) but they twirl, do tricks, and can even home in on their treats! To top it off, they have a few really nifty toys (we received the tennis ball) that they actually interact with!

My favorite part?

The best thing for me was that the treats are interchangeable. You don't have to buy a specific treat or toy for any animal, they can all be used together! It was a ton of fun to watch our kitten come racing through the kids' playroom so she could get to her treat.

Yeah that's right. An electronic pet with treats.

At first I thought that the little yellow fish-shaped object that came with our kitten was a remote control. Far from it! These little pets are already pretty smart on their own - so you don't need anything to guide them directional-wise. What I actually had was an electronic treat.

I quickly discovered that our kitten would respond when the button on the treat was pushed, causing her to come from wherever she was in the room and then twirl in a circle as if begging for the treat as soon as she got close to it. I thought that was awesome!

The toys work in a similar fashion. You can purchase extra toys for your pet at the same place you buy The Happy's. When the toy is activated, your pet will actually play with the toy!

Sounds cool right?! It is.

My only problems?

First of all, you're going to want to buy one pet per child. I quickly found this out when my 18-month-old was so ecstatic about the kitten that she wouldn't stop picking it up. That of course caused my 4-year-old to get quite upset and it took a few days before they were able to share the toy nicely. (Mommy problems, am I right?!)

The other notable thing is that you need a flat surface to play with The Happy's pets. The manufacturer recommends a floor that is hardwood or tiled for instance, but I noticed that our kitten got stuck a few times in some of the deeper grooves in the playroom since the tile there is quite old. However, I did have a lot of success playing with our The Happy's kitten on short carpet when I was visiting at a relative's house. Regardless of any of the areas we played with our pet, it always got itself unstuck quite easily.

Where to buy:

You can get your very own The Happy's pets at Amazon, Target, ToysRus, Walmart, Justice or Learning Express. (You can click any of the pictures listed below to purchase one of these directly through the toy-maker on Amazon! If you purchase through one of these links, I'll receive a commission to help keep my blog going!)

The Happy's Interactive Pet White Kitten Mittens       




Want to see all the cool pets, treats and toys that make up The Happy's line? Visit their website at www.TheHappys.com, or stay in touch via social media on Google+, Facebook, or YouTube!

What do you think of The Happy's? Is it something you would buy for your kids?
Watch the video below to see our The Happy's toy in action!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Get Grounded Footwear Giveaway!

Anyone who knows me well knows that if you pull open my closet, you'll find that it's packed with shoes. So of course when my fellow blogger Krista over at Savory Savings asked for some help promoting a unique kind of sandal, I was more than happy to hop on board!

These sandals from Get Grounded are called 'Groundals' for the way that they literally ground you to the Earth!

Why do you want to be grounded?

Studies are showing that being connected with the ground will make you feel happier and give you a better sense of well being. Earthing or grounding footwear can help you feel that connectedness to the Earth when you are not able to be barefoot!

Krista over at Savory Savings recently had a chance to review Groundals from Get Grounded and shared her thoughts in this review!

How would you like to win a pair of Groundals from Get Grounded?
If you would like a chance to win, just enter with the Giveaway Tools widget below!

Get Grounded Earthing Sandals Giveaway July 29 - August 8

Welcome to the Get Grounded Footwear Giveaway!

This giveaway is sponsored by...

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and is hosted by...

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If you have won a Get Grounded giveaway from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.
The giveaway will begin July 29, 2014 and end August 8, 2014 at 11 PM CST.
This giveaway is open to US residents, aged 18 and older.
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Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) and winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Grab a box of green products in this Eco Emi Giveaway!

I love finding new green products, but it can be hard to know which are the right ones for you. Not only are some of the best green items found online, but it can be expensive to go through trial and error to find the one that you love best!

I have been a huge fan of subscription boxes since they first started coming out. I adore how you can get a little bit of everything for one price and find out what isn't for you & what definitely is!

When my fellow blogger Emilee over at Pea of Sweetness said she was looking for bloggers to help promote a subscription box giveaway, I was more than happy to help out!

What is Eco Emi?

Eco Emi is the first eco-friendly sampling service. They offer the opportunity to review five to ten samples of natural, organic, green, eco-friendly products sent right to your door and wrapped in chic earth-friendly material made from 100% recycled bottles.

Is it expensive?

An Eco Emi box is only $15 per month! All of the packages come adorned with 100% organic or vintage ribbons or 100% bamboo yarns. Part of the fun is that the package will look a little bit different every month, and they make for a great gift.

Keep scrolling for the chance to win an Eco Emi box of your very own!

Eco Emi Giveaway

Eco Emi boxes allow you the luxury of trying out an array of green products in the comfort of your own home or over a cup of herbal tea with close friends.

Welcome to the Eco Emi Box Giveaway!

This giveaway is sponsored by...

Eco Emi

...and is hosted by...

Deals of Sweetness

and co-hosted by...

Pea of Sweetness

Emilee from Deals of Sweetness has been loving her Eco Emi boxes!
Check out her thoughts on the June Eco Emi Box in her eco-friendly subscription box review.

Would you like to try great eco-friendly products? One winner will receive a July Eco Emi Box!
(Products vary from those pictured.)

This giveaway begins on 7/27/14 and ends on 8/9/14 at 10 PM CST.
Giveaway is open to residents of the US, aged 18 and older.
Please refer to the full terms and conditions found in the Giveaway Tools widget for more information.

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