Pets Products, Reviews by Anthony, Valentine's 2018

Online Pet Store Valentine’s Gifts from Planet Dog

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Online Pet Store Valentine's Gifts from Planet Dog

It is fun to include the family dog into our holiday traditions. Whether they get a stocking at Christmas or you love to pick up Valentine’s and Easter theme treats and toys, they deserve the added love. Planet Dog carries some of Maya’s favorite toys. That’s why I wanted to share this online pet store Valentine’s Gifts from Planet Dog.

LOVE ball

What is a box of new toys without an unboxing video. Per Anthony’s request (and it is his puppy) here is their video…

The Planet Dog Love Ball comes in 2 colors and 2 sizes. Maya got the large 4″ pink balls. Red and in a 2.5″ smaller ball are also otions. She is going to grow into this one but will actually kick it around like puppy soccer when Anthony gets her going.


The Planet Dog Love Nook is ultra-durable and includes a space to fill with your pup’s favorite treat. Simply fill the heart and pop in the freezer. Maya loves this one!

Head on over to Planet Dog and find all of their fun products!

Nook Ball

Gift Ideas, Home, Reviews by Anthony, Star Wars

Personalized Gifts of Canvas and Wall Murals from Photowall

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Personalized Gifts of Canvas and Wall Murals from Photowall

It is no secret that personalized gifts are the most popular to give to those close to us. But, did you know that as long as you know someone’s interest you can create a stunning wall hanging or mural? Take a child you know already has plenty of toys and you want to get them something else, if they have a favorite movie or game just upload an image to Photowall and create them a canvas or wall mural. It is so easy and a hit even with 9 year olds like my son.

We have a Star Wars game room (see it here) so I uploaded the opening credit scroll to his favorite Star Wars movie, Return of the Jedi and had it put on canvas. He loved it and now wants the scrolls to all of the Star Wars movies for the room.

It arrived in a box with assembly required. There was wood pieces and a bag of brackets. Those always seem so intimidating but the way that this frame assembles it is so easy and fool-proof! I had it together in under 15 minutes and was upstairs finding a spot of the wall.

Canvas wrap

assembling canvas board

There is a hanging bracket you easily install and use to get the right hang. The canvas is very good quality and we love it in the game room.

canvas from photowall (1)

Jedi canvas

There it hangs with the other Star Wars decor. It was such a great idea for Anthony to canvas the scrolls. I think it is a fun touch.

Photowall Star Wars

Promo Code

Want to create a canvas or wall mural? I have a savings code! Go ahead and browse Photowall’s unique designs or upload your own image and create a personalized product. At checkout you can enter the promo code: parentinghealthycampaign2018 and save 20% on your order. The code expires on February 19, 2018 so hurry! Shipping is free too!

Books Reviews, Children's Books, Parenting, Reviews by Anthony

Picture Book Review: Mis-Takes – sneak peek by Anthony

A copy of the picture book was provided for feature

Learning From Your Mis-takes | Children's Book Review

Mis-takes: I Tried and I’m Proud Of It!

by: Jenna Bayne

Mistakes may be one word, but should it be looked at that way? If we break the word into 2 you get mis-takes as in do over, a miss you had meaning you can try again. Mistakes are an opportunity to learn and grow.

In the book Mis-takes your child will celebrate mistakes and be proud that they took a chance. Worse than making a mistake is never trying at all. Even adults make mistakes, we all have to. Simple and great for child educators and Influencers, Mis-takes will turn that disappointment into celebration as they follow along.

Anthony will read you the first few pages….

Buy Now!

More Children Book Reviews HERE!

Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Reviews by Anthony

Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania Video Game Gifts

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video game gifts

Sonic fans rejoice because the classic video game along with gifts and an elevated version of the Sonic game are all available for the holidays. Sonic Mania is the classic version redone for you updated gaming systems – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Sonic Forces is also available on those game systems and is more fast paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful new gadgets as their own Custom Hero Character.

sonic mania

You can purchase the Sega Mania and Sonic Forces video game in the following ways to gift this season:


Sonic Forces 

Anthony has had the chance to experience both Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces and here is his review from this 9 year old. Keep in mind he is aware that his Dad and I experienced the original Sonic Era and he loves when we share our games and play with him, but he was not a part of the original Sonic. He is of a new Sonic era and that is why Sonic Forces is brilliant.

Anthony talks about the new Sonic video game

I hope you enjoyed watching Anthony demonstrate Sonic Forces for you. Keep an eye out on fun Sonic video game themed items too!

Sonic Hats

Food, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Natural Foods, Reviews by Anthony

Gift Ideas For The Foodies On Your List

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Gift Ideas For The Foodies On Your List

In this round-up of gifts for Foodies, I an excited to feature these 2 unique snacks. We have Meatcrafters Artisanal Skinny Salamis and Sanaia Applesauces. I have to say that my idea was to do a taste test and feature that for you on both of these brands but I can only partially do that. The Salamis arrived first on game day, with friends over and they tore into them faster than I can hide them. They were such a hit. So when the applesauces arrived I was a bit more stealthier and kept those aside so we can taste test those on camera for you.

The Taste Test of Sanaia Appplesauces

About Sanaia Applesauces

Sanaia Applesauces are made with organic green apples with the skins left on then add exotic fruits and flavors. These are fantastic for those who love flavor and natural foods. There are 6 flavors – Guava, Hibiscus, Tamarind, Lychee, Ginger and Lavender Pear.

The applesauces offer a more tart taste yet with the added exotic flavors to eat alone or even use to add to oatmeals and bake with. They are made to order so they ship right after a fresh batch. At only $3  a jar you can order all 6 flavors for a fun gift basket to gift.

About Meatcrafters Artisanal Skinny Salamis 


Like I mentioned before these were a hit on a recent Seattle Seahawks gam day. The boys tore into these and started devouring them. I had one rule and that was to leave 1 of each out for me so I can get a sapling in too. Meatcrafters has salamis and sausages that are handcrafted and the Skinny Salamis are made with the highest quality meats and the finest herbs and spices. They are slow cured, antibiotic free and no added hormones.

lamb salami

There are six different varieties using Duroc Pork, Black Angus Beef and All-Natural Lamb. More flavors are coming soon. I love the Black Angus Beef!

Both of these products come packaged well enough to gift or add to baskets. Sanaia Applesauces can be ordered directly from their website and the Skinny Salamis are available on Amazon.

Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Reviews by Anthony, Video Reviews by Anthony

Toys for Boys and Girls from Basic Fun Toys

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Stocking Stuffers can be a tough one. I like to make them things they really want and not just buy any ‘ole plastic toys to stuff them. I try to stay under $4 an item for a toys or two and fill the rest with candy and gum and the traditional orange (for good luck). Basic Fun Toys has several toy and stocking stuffer choices I wanted to bring to your attention because I am sure you’ll come across these in store toy aisles.

Hatch’Ems – Under $6

Pop the lid, bop the top, and watch your dino hatch! There are 6 to collect. These little guys are so cute! Anthony has one in the video below. Even though he got over excited and broke his open -lol.

Toys for Boys and Girls from Tech 4 Kids

Mash’Ems – Under $4

These popular blind capsules hold a surprise licensed character inside and you never know who you get until you open it. There are 12 character series from Guardians of the Galaxy, Pacman, Paw Patrol, Spongebob and more. There are so many to collect and kids love blind boxes!


Gemmies for girls

This Gemmies loom and creation kit allows your child to make jewelry and more with little colored crystals. Find a 300 and 500 piece sets.


These are not the only products from Basic Fun Toys, but now you have some ideas as you head out to shop that won’t break the budget. The video below gives more insight into these from Anthony!