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Brush Away Easter Candy with Tooth Tunes!

Tooth Tunes Musical Toothbrush for Kids

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tooth Tunes.

By the end of this weekend, I know most of us will be cringing at the volume of jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and Peeps consumed by our kiddos and shudder at the thought of the sticky sugar coating their teeth.

But I am here today to share with you an exciting musical toothbrush for kids called Tooth Tunes that will make brushing away that Easter candy almost as entertaining as hunting for the eggs.

Moms, wouldn’t this make a fun addition to the Easter basket? I would text that Easter Bunny right now to put in your request…

Rock It Out to Tooth Tunes

Tooth Tunes and Tooth Tune Jr. brushes play two minutes of a hit music song to make sure kids are brushing for the recommended amount of time to do a thorough cleaning.

With songs like, “One Thing” by One Direction, “We Will Rock You” by Queen or “The Alphabet Song” on Tooth Tunes Jr., the kids are so distracted listening to the song, they don’t even realize they have been brushing for a full two minutes.

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My Girls Love Tooth Tunes!

We received new Tooth Tunes toothbrushes this week and they were intrigued to try them.

When you press the button to turn it on when not brushing, you can hear the song, but not very loudly.

I could see their wheels turning, wondering what it would be like to brush with them and this is what they discovered: when you put the toothbrush on your teeth, the song actually plays clearly in your head.

The brush actually streams sound vibrations through the teeth so kids can hear the song while they brush. Isn’t that wild?!

When the brush is taken off the teeth, the song plays fainter, so it inspires kids to keep contact with their teeth the entire two minutes the song is playing!

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My girls were hilarious the first time they brushed with them. They bopped up and down doing all sorts of dance moves. Especially since One Direction is one of their favorite bands. Of course.

I have never seen my oldest quite so happy while brushing her teeth (and she has some serious permanent chompers to brush) and my little one somehow turned into a Charlie’s Angel when armed with her Tooth Tunes…

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What I love most about this product is I feel confident my kids are actually brushing long enough, not the usual 15 second turbo brush they try to pull off at times.

Let’s face it, when you are a kid, there are many other things you would rather be doing rather than brushing your teeth. Not so fun. But Tooth Tunes musical toothbrush for kids actually makes my girls excited to brush their teeth.

You can visit the “Where to Buy” link on the website and search by song as to where to buy. They even have a Kidz Bop version of “Wake Me Up.”  I have to say that’s a very cute way to start the morning.

What are Your Tips for Helping Kids Brush Longer? 

Please tell us, what are your tips for making brushing fun? How do you get your kids to brush their teeth longer?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tooth Tunes.

We Heart Golden Tote. Big Time.

Golden Tote Review

Disclosure: Links in this post are affiliate links and we received our Golden Tote bags complimentary. 

This last Friday, my April Golden Tote arrived full of fun Spring finds. I can’t tell you just HOW much fun it is to receive a Golden Tote box!  Susanne and I are completely in love with this company and we are excited to share our recent Totes with you in this Golden Tote review.

For anyone not familiar, Golden Tote is like a personal shopper, but you don’t have to step foot into a store!

You select a few items you like, and they surprise you with the rest. But not to worry, all their pieces are super cute and stylish.

I have minimal time to shop for myself.  Scratch that, I have barely any time to shop for myself.

Every time the season changes I end up scrunching my nose at my last year’s items wishing I had a couple cute new things to wear.  That’s why Golden Tote is SO great for busy moms.

You go online and can choose to buy from two totes: a $49 one and a $149 one.  Personally I think the $149 one is the way to go just because of the number of pieces you will get for that price (see below.)

Sales start on the first Monday of the month and run through the last day of the month or until items run out.  Make sure to sign up for their email list so you get a reminder email when the month’s tote is coming up for sale. Things can sell out quickly, so you have to be on top of it!

The $49 tote includes 2-3 items. You select one item you like, and they surprise you with the rest.  The $149 tote includes 5 – 7 items. You select 2 items, they surprise you with the rest.

Susanne and I both received the $149 April Golden Tote to review and show you what sorts of pieces are included!  Here they are! LOVE!

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And here she is modeling her new April Golden Tote items! How cute is she?

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And yet, some more!  Can you believe how many outfits you can get out of those six pieces?  At the price of a $149 tote, they average only about $25 per piece. Such a great deal!

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 And here are my Golden Tote items…

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And my attempt at “modeling”.  At least you get to see what the pieces look like on a real life mom! Of course I also had to add in a fedora with a piece called the “Getaway Tunic” – right?!

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I didn’t take a pic in the long sleeved gray and black because Susanne modeled the same one, but I wanted to show two photos of the floral dress because the back is so cute!

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Here are two more Instagram ones I took from real events last weekend (follow me @TinyOrangesOC!) I wore the cute cardigan with white jeans to lunch and the white peasant top out to dinner with friends on Saturday night.

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Overall, Susanne and I are over the moon with our items.

There are no returns or exchanges with Golden Tote – just so you know.

But they just started a Golden Tote Trades Facebook Group where you can buy or sell or trade items that are not a good fit.  However, I can safely say with both my totes, I can wear (and do wear) the majority of the items!

Again, sign up for their email list so you can get on the radar when the sale is coming.  Learn more here: www.GoldenTote.com.

Great App for Lunch Planning

Lunch planning app

Packing lunches has always been a struggle until I found this great lunch planning app!

You know how it goes, you pack lunch and it comes back home uneaten or you let the kids pack their own and it’s mostly cookies and chips, right? This app makes the whole process so much easier, it’s called La La Lunchbox and has been a huge timesaver on school mornings.

It is super easy to use, in fact the kiddos can do most of the work. They get on it over the weekend and pick out items for their lunch throughout the upcoming week.

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La La Lunchbox comes preloaded with tons of options, and you can also take photos and add your own items to the list.

Kids take ownership by choosing from fruit, veggie, protein and snack to make sure the lunch is nutritious, balanced and also enjoyable.  The app creates a grocery list for the week, so when I’m at the store I can make sure to get the items needed.

Then in the morning before school, myself or the kids just open the La La Lunchbox and start packing from the list for that day. So easy, no thinking required!  And no nagging to have them pack something other than cookies since the list is right there and the kids chose the items on it themselves.

Great App for Lunch Planning

Give La La Lunchbox a try and see if it makes your already hectic mornings a bit more relaxing.  And if you have any other apps that you recommend to make your kiddo routines easier, please leave them in the comments below!

Easy Easter Decor

Easy Easter Decor

We are all busy, so finding easy easter decor is a necessity!  I’ve collected eight easy ideas for you and your family to try this easter.

They will all add some holiday fun to your home and are simple enough that you can include the kids in the process.

Easy Easter Decor DIY Roundup

Left to right from the top:

1. Bird’s Nest Bowls - What a great way to recycle some of that paper in your shredder! These nests would be so cute on a coffee table or mantle with some little chocolate eggs in them.

2. Bunny Silhouette - Love the minimalist fun of this simple craft.

3. Peep Sunflower Topiary - Just as happy as real sunflowers, but made with Peeps!

4. Jellybean Bracelets - Can’t wait to make these with my daughter! They’re a perfect treat to share with girlfriends at school and a fun way to decorate yourself for the holiday.

5. Cute Bunny Banner - Who can resist all those paint swatches at the hardware store?! Grab your stash and add some gradient beauty to your mantle or doorway.

6. Wheat Grass Centerpiece - Easy to grow, a simple wheatgrass centerpiece adds a fresh Springtime element to your table.  And when Easter is over, trim it down and add it to your smoothie!

7. Egg Head Plantings - This one is like the wheatgrass centerpiece, but for the kids table. Quick and easy to grow, the kids will have a great time “styling” the hair!

8. Easter Egg Garland - What a fabulous way to use all those plastic eggs that are laying around! This is a simple project that you can do with the kids to add some festive color to your house.

Happy Crafting!

What are your favorite easter decor crafts?  We’d love to hear, please share your ideas in the comments below!

8 Easy Easter Activities for Kids

Easy Easter activities for kids

It’s hard to sort though all those Easter crafts out there, so I’ve gathered eight easy Easter activities for kids to give you some inspiration over the next month.

Here is a fun and easy Easter roundup of activities that my family is going to do this year, hope you’ll give them a try too!

Easy Easter Activities for Kids 

Left to right from the top:

1. Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

2. Egg People Cars

3. Watercolor Letter Easter Eggs

4. Tattoo Easter Eggs

5. Polka Dot Glitter Eggs

6. Origami Easter Bunnies

7. Bunny Cross Stitch

8. Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

Have fun with these, and have a Happy Easter! Do you have any fun Easter activities you do with your kids? Please share your ideas in the comments below!