The Rockboard Scooter

We (me + the man of the house) were both excited to receive the Rockboard scooter to review. This 3 in 1 scooter (kick it, rock it + fold it modes) is ideal for kids ages 8 and up. The Rockboard holds up to 200 lbs so our entire household could have fun with it.

We opened the package to find it was fully assembled + ready to use immediately! This is our ideal type of gift for the holidays; more playtime and less time unpackaging + putting everything together. The Rockboard was very easy to use. You can use it just as a regular scooter if you please. Or you can set it to rock mode, hop on and shift your weight back + forth from one leg to the other.

My overall opinion of the Rockboard scooter is lovely! It’s made with great quality + is very durable. I can see this product being very long-lasting and enjoyed by my children now and in the future as they grow in age.

You can purchase the Rockboard scooter for $199 at Target which is well worth every penny! Or you can keep up to date with us on Facebook; once we hit 500 fans we will give you an opportunity to enter a giveaway for your chance to win a Rockboard Scooter of your very own, just in time for the holidays!

Disclaimer: Rockboard provided me with a free product in return for my honest opinion.

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The Alphabeasts Plush Characters + Book Review

Cute, plush (oh so very soft!) colorful beasts; These are the Alphabeast! They are a creative + fun way to teach the little one’s in your life the alphabet. The plush beasts & the 26 piece board book set keep my 3 year old’s attention very well. I think for her (Nevaeh, with the “N” Alphabeast pictured below) it is the colors that attracted her at first and now she is beginning to remember parts of the alphabet. She can at least say each letter now, unlike before we began using these products.

My son, Elijah at 6 years old (with the “E” Alphabeast pictured above), loves creative creatures so these were a hit with him from the beginning. He also like the original names of each beast like “Eieio” and the stories of each beast on the back on the individual board books. His attention is kept by the unique words (not your normal “a is for apples”) that are included as well.

If you’re looking for a different and creative way to introduce the alphabet to your kidlets, the Alphabeasts are the way to go!


Disclaimer: AlphaBeast has provided me with product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion.

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KleenSlate Dry Erase Paddle Boards

We had one, I repeat ONE, dry erase marker board that was about 8″ x 10″ that both my kidlets were constantly fighting over. I was tired of “wasting” paper by the kids drawing a picture and flipping to the next page; sometimes going through an entire notebook in an hour so I continued to let them take turns fight over the one we had. So I was really excited when our KleenSlate Dry Erase Paddle Boards arrived!


Now there are plenty to go around for all! These dry erase paddle boards are easy to handle, light weight and have a place to store the marker in the handle. They are very easy to clean with the eraser on the marker’s lid. If the kids color the whole board in, we’ll typically clean it off with a dry cloth or baby wipe quickly. These not only come in handy for the kids quiet time play, but for homeschooling as well. We will be starting spelling classes after the first of the year so I can see the boards working out well for that. The paddle boards are two sided; one side is blank and the other side either has graph paper or elementary lined paper on them.

If you’re a homeschool family or just looking to find something of interest for quiet play, check out the KleenSlate dry erase paddle boards! Take a moment to LIKE KleenSlate on Facebook and tell them Simply Random Reviews sent you.

Disclaimer: KleenSlate provided me with a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Halloween Cards from MixBook

MixBook has a wide variety of Halloween party invitations. We are still not sure if we are having an actual Halloween party this year or not. So when personalizing the card to my liking, by adding photos of the kidlets and editing the text on it, I realized that I was able to remove the text for the date, time + location of “a party” and just entered general text into it. I pretty much changed into a Halloween Card rather than an invite. I left a space blank on the front of the card so that if we choose to host a Halloween party, I could handwrite the information on there.


I love the ability to edit these cards how I want them to look. You can change the text, add different photos into it, edit the photos coloring + size, add stickers to them and more! So head on over to to order your Halloween cards today!

Disclaimer: MixBook provided me with a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Lil Candy Corn Witch Costume

While searching for Halloween costumes for my kidlets, my son set it in stone that he wants to be the “Black Power Ranger”. My 3 year old daughter wanted to be every fairy, princess, cutesy bug, etc that she seen. She’s been a fairy, a butterfly + a kitty cat. I wanted something different; OK, something that wasn’t so pink!

We came across a selection of witches costumes for kids. I thought that it would be a great idea, specially when she pointed out the Lil Candy Corn Witch Costume. When we received this one in the mail, the expression on her face was priceless.

The packaging looks just as it did on the website. Once opened, the first thing that I noticed was the difference in the sizing of the Black Cat Bag. In the picture of the website + the packaging, the bag included looks like it would be larger (at least the handle should have been longer). However, the costume material was made strongly; the colors were bright, as they should be. The costume it’s self and the hat fit as they should. The last one in stock was a size “2T-4T”. She is a 4T + it’s a slight bit snug, but will still work for Halloween. I tend to purchase the kidlets costumes one size larger so they can use them for dress up throughout the rest of the year, but this one will probably have to be handed down to another little girl in the neighborhood after the Halloween fun is over.

Overall, this costume was a plus. It’s definitely a possibility that I’ll head back over to the Costume Super Center to order that Black Power Ranger costume for my little man.

Disclaimer: Costume Super Center provided me with a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.

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