Thursday, December 8, 2016

Adventure #Santa & Adventure Santa Book #Review @AdventureSanta #AdventureSanta

We all know that at this time of year our dear friend, Santa, is very busy. I mean with all of the presents to make, wrapping, and getting the sleigh ready, he has a lot on his plate. But did you know at one point in time he used to take time out to go on adventures? He did! He enjoyed things like baking cookies, or playing games with kids. I mean, who do you think taught the reindeer, reindeer games?

The problem is, with Santa so busy, he was having a hard time going on all those adventures. So, he co-created, with his head elf, a soft plush doll of himself to that so he would still have fun. Guess what? Adventure Santa came alive!
He has a backpack for ideas of fun things to do too. And you know what else? He came to my house!

He did! I had to pick him up at the bus stop though. I guess he couldn't bring the sleigh as the real Santa needed it. So, the bus stop had to do. I wonder what the bus driver thought about Adventure Santa being on his bus?

Anyway, I checked his backpack to see what he had in store for me. Wouldn't you know it, the first thing on the list was the bus stop? He also had on there to drink a cold polar pop. Wow, how did he know? It figures he would like something called, "polar."

I noticed he planned on watching for snow with friends. Even though I live in the desert, it does get cold here. Maybe we will see some snow.

Overall, I had a great time with Adventure Santa. I know he is off for other adventures to see many other families around the world. Maybe he will be coming to your house? If he does, make sure to read the hard back book he brings along with him. It is a wonderful book full of colorful photos. The book tells the tale of how he came to be and what he began doing once he left Santa's shop.

Oh, and one more thing. He does bring his own note cards too. Maybe a mom or dad might want to write down and idea or two for the kids of the house. Certainly, he carries his own ideas in his backpack but parents can always help too. You know, so that he can enjoy adventures with them as well.

I hope you enjoy Adventure Santa as much as I did. Happy Christmas!

Disclosure: I received the above items above for review. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hickies Shoe Lacing System #Review #LifeWithoutLaces @usfg

Have you ever had a problem keeping your shoe laces tied? I have this problem all of the time and it drives me nutty. I work on my feet all day and inevitably, my shoe laces come undone and I am tripping over them. Even double tying them does not help.
Alas, I found the perfect solution in a little gem called Hickies! I know the name sounds funny but these little plastic "ties" pack a wallop.

All I had to do was take out my existing shoe laces and then replace each one with the plastic "tie" into each hole. It was seriously easy! The system allows the user to put the "laces" in different ways too. I used the regular fit but I could have chosen to use a looser or tighter fit.

Check out this video that shows how easy it really is. HICKIES LACING SYSTEM-REGULAR FIT

As you can see, my Hickies are red. I also received a gray pair but wanted to use the red. They actually come in all sorts of fun colors to fit the users style. Kids can use them in their shoes too and I can only imagine how fun it would be to switch up into different colors. In fact, I am planning to give my grand-daughter a pair for her shoes.

I am very happy with these and now, I also have shoes that not only stay "tied" but also I can easily slip on and off. That makes me one happy person for sure.

Would you like to try them out? For my readers: Save 20% HICKIES shoe lacing system! Great gift for Holidays! Use code USFG to save.

Disclosure: I received two sets of this product for free. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Review:Multipurpose Hook Rack from Cave Tools

I don't know about you, but, in my apartment, I never have enough places to hang things. Think about all the things I or you could hang: cups, kitchen tools, bath towels, work tools, coats and much more. Living in an apartment makes this even doubly hard to find.

I was lucky enough though, to receive this multipurpose hook rack from Cave Tools. I am telling you, I was tickled pink to have it. The rack is made of a strong stainless steel metal and comes with five hooks.What was very cool was the hook rack also came with a screwdriver. That is right, the company puts a screwdriver and screws in the box with the hook rack! I thought that was pretty awesome. It made it so much easier because then we were not looking around for the right size to use.

The question for me became just where to put the hook rack and what to hang on it. Since it is Christmas time, I found the perfect solution!

I made these stockings for my grand-kids and wanted to hang them up. My husband hung the multipurpose hook rack near our door and that is where the stockings are now hung. After Christmas, it will become a jacket or coat rack.

One more thing, the rack comes with a BBQ recipe book to download. That is sure to come in handy next Summer when it is time to break out the grill again. I am really happy with this company and my multipurpose hook rack. I will be using it for a long time.

Disclosure: I received the item described above from the company for free. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Monday, November 28, 2016

SHOW OFF TUESDAY #Giveaway and #Review Link Up

The holidays are upon us and that means many things for many people. One thing my blog pal, Xmas Dolly and I know, is that there are many bloggers out there reviewing and giving away loads of stuff. It is that time of week to SHOW OFF! Get all of your stuff seen on our weekly linkup and enter others giveaways. Join us!

Monday, November 21, 2016

SHOW OFF TUESDAY...Link Up Those #Giveaways and #Reviews

Xmas Dolly and I co-host this weekly #giveaway and #review link up. Link up and SHOW OFF what you have! We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving here in the U.S. Thanks for coming back week after week and linking up with us!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

#Moana Activities For the Whole Family #Disney #movies

Moana is coming out to theatres on November 23rd, just in time for Thanksgiving to be upon us here in the United States. Disney has released some fun family activities related to the movie that I want to share with my readers. (See below)

Genre: Animated Comedy/Adventure
Rating: PG
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 23, 2016
Voice Cast: Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk.  
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Producer: Osnat Shurer

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook,; follow us on Twitter,; follow us on Instagram,

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new feature film “Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Visit the official MOANA website here:


Disclosure: I am working with Disney to bring you this information and activites.

Monkey Mat #Review...As Seen On Shark Tank!

Back in September, I introduced this terrific mat for families. I told you that it had been featured originally in the TV show, Shark Tank. The mat is called, Monkey Mat and it is a wonderful gem that I am happy to have. I actually received their new one which is quilted. See this amazing stitching?


That stitching makes the mats strong and durable to last just about anywhere you use it. Monkey Mat can be used by all ages and since it is large, several people can sit on it at the same time. Even my goofball husband likes it as it is big and comfortable.

So, what makes this different from other picnic or blanket like items? 
Well, here is the first: you can take this anywhere. I do mean just about everywhere, beach, park, concerts, hiking, travel anywhere really. The mat comes in its own zipper and water-proof bag. The mat is also water proof and spill resistant. Win!

Attached to the bag is a strong, durable handle that can also attach to a stroller. purse, backpack, heck, maybe even a belt loop. Get this, the bag is also securely attached to the mat itself! That means once you take the mat out, you won't lose the bag. You cannot believe how many times I have had to go chase a bag because wind has carried it away. With this, that will not happen.

Here is another great feature: The Monkey Mat has weights in each corner of the mat. This helps to keep the mat from flying away. No more chasing blankets either for me. In addition, see those loops? Those loops are sewn into the mat for additional security. You can put stakes into them and be assured that the mat is going no where. Note: I did find out that the company sells stakes separately but surely, any camp stakes would do too.

Finally, a third feature: There are four more sturdy loops in the middle of the mat. These can be used for a myriad of reasons. You could attach your car keys, toys for young children, even additional bags or items. Again, no more losing stuff! 

I originally was going to give this as a gift but I have decided this one is for us. They come in a variety of colors. Mine came in bright red  they even have camo patterns which would be great for the hunters in my family. I think I will have to be purchasing a couple more for family members very soon.

Thanks for looking and reading about this product I highly recommend!

 Disclosure: I received the fore mentioned product for free. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon