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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Zipz Shoes





I was given the opportunity to review Zipz Shoes. I got my package in the mail very quick after ordering. They were packaged very nice. I was very excited to see these shoes, because the concept just seemed different. You see, the great thing about Zipz shoes is that instead of having hundreds of pairs of shoes, you can just buy new panels and zip them on the soles. They are great for traveling. Zipz will even let you design your own pair if you can't find a pair you like in one of there many choices.



I went with a slip on that had the comix design. A shoe that could go with everything. When I first tried these shoes on, I thought they would need to be broke in. To my surprise they were very comfortable right from the start. I wore them the whole day. Every where I went people were asking questions, and I was showing off the zippers on the shoes. I must admit, I was a bit nervous to try to unzip the shoe, in fear that it wouldn't zip back up. But it went very smooth. 



If you are looking for a pair of shoes that are very comfortable, and great for many occasions, and all weather, try zipz. They are also available in Hi-tops and Slip ons. You can find Zipz shoes on twitter and facebook.


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Friday, November 29, 2013

Bad Idea Tshirts ~Holiday Gift Guide~


All my husband and I really wear are screen print tees. My husband absolutely loves the ones that have hilarious sayings. We even got married in t shirts! So when I found Bad Idea T shirts, I knew I had to check it out. 

Bad Idea t shirts is a great website where you can find a bunch of great different t shirts. All with whatever kind of sayings you would want. Graphic or not, all of them are hilarious. 





Bad Idea T shirts sent me a shirt that stated something very clever. My biggest concern when buying new screen print tees. I  hate when you run them through the washer, and they start fading, or start to have the print crack. So I immediately tested it. It washed great. I made sure to run it through a few times. It  still looked new.
 

I love Bad Idea T shirts, and I know that buying shirts for my husband and I will be so much easier here, and at a great price. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Firefly Toothbrush Review ~Holiday Gift Guide~


Are you looking for a great stocking stuffer for your children this year for Christmas? One that is really good for them, and very useful. All while being super fun? Then you should really check out Firefly Toothbrushes and Toothpastes! 



Firefly toothbrushes come in assorted colors, and with assorted character pictured on them to help kids have more fun with something that not all kids love to do. The best part you ask? Oh well they have a red, yellow, and green light system. The toothbrush lights up for one minute going through all the colors. This is to help your kids time out two minutes better, leading into better oral hygiene. You simply have your little ones brush the top row of their mouths for one minute, and when the light is red, you can push it again to help them brush their bottom row of teeth. 


Aside from toothbrushes, Firefly also has great foaming toothpastes. I was lucky enough to be able to test out the Angry Birds Foaming toothpaste. It is bubblegum flavored. I know with any "adult" toothpastes you get, the mint can be to hot of a flavor for little ones. This toothpaste doesn't have a bad flavor at all. Which was pretty surprising to me, because I thought it would be  not my cup of tea to say the least. 


You can find out more information about Firefly products here

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hammacher Schlemmer ~Holiday Gift Guide~



I happened to stumble upon a online store I had never heard of. Hammacher Schlemmer takes pride in being a online and catalog store where you can get items that are, "the best, the only, and the unexpected for 165 years." So, as I started looking through the website, I was so surprised to see all of the amazing thing's they have to offer. 





I have literally spent DAYS on this site. Hours and hours just looking at all the amazing different things they have. There is something for everyone on this site. I love how cool their products are as well. 

Something I found interesting was the 14 gallon portable gas pump. My husband has a few different items that he needs to be able to put gas in. And I just hate traditional gas cans. You can only put so much gas in them. They leak like crazy, and the fumes are horrendous. So I was super excited to check this out. 



No more worrying about the leaking gas fumes when driving from the gas station. No more having to lug the heavy full gas cans from place to place to fill up your gas powered engines. 

With this 14 gallon gas pump you are alleviating so many problems. I love that this has two very durable wheels. Making it so you don't have to carry such a heavy gas pump (when full). There are two shut off valves to ensure that you will not be leaking gas out of the pump. This pump also put's out gas alot faster then the traditional gas can. Pumping at the rate of two gallons per minute. If you were filling a boat, this would make it so much quicker. Also, a lot less spill. 



You can find this and many other amazing products here.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rosebud Perfume Co. ~Holiday Gift Guide~




Let me start by telling you a bit about the Rosebud Perfume Company. It was founded in 1892, set out with a simple mission: To provide simple and multi-usage products that are both effective and still affordable. With the creation of the world famouse, cult-favorite Rosebud Salve. Which boasts to be the cure all for a wide array of skin issues, from blemishes to chapped lips, and even dry elbows. This has helped the family of the Rosebud Perfume Company solidify its place in cosmetic history. 

Rosebud Perfume Co. salves can be used for anything, a direct quote from Dr. George F. Smith himself about the mentholated salve. “One of the most reliable remedies for helping to heal colds, coughs, croup (bronchitis), inflammation of the nose and upper mouth due to colds and infection of the respiratory system, hay fever, asthma, sunburn, pimples, body sores, burns, etc…  It is a cooling antiseptic and healing for the face after shaving.  An ointment you will not be without after giving it a try.


I received a few different Rosebud Perfume Co. salves to try. I would like to tell you about them.

My personal favorite is the Smith's Menthol and Eucalyptus balm. It has a not to over powering smell of the menthol and the eucalyptus. So it has a slight tingle on your lips, but not so bad that you want to take it right back off your lips. It is also great for many other things, including: relief for cold sores, psoriasis, razor burn, insect bites among some of the few.


My husbands personal favorite flavor wise is Smith's Mocha Rose Lip Balm. The smell is just marvelous. It seems like it is a perfect chocolate smell. And it helped my husband go from really nasty chapped and cracking lips to soft lips within one day of using it. He will not go anywhere without it any longer. 

The next flavor I would like to tell you about is the Strawberry Lip Balm. This has a great scent as well. My only downfall with this, is I do tend to lick my lips more when I smell something so great on my lips. Though it works just as great as any of the other wonderful Rosebud Perfume Co products. 


Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm is a great scent of a bled of wild berry flavors, which is sure to please! I must say, I think the tin for this one is super adorable as well! This lip balm also won an award in 2008! It is that great!!!!


Now the last Rosebud Perfume Co.  product I would like to tell you about is the Smith's Rosebud Salve. This has a light rose scent. This doesn't just have to be used as a lip balm. My husband loves this stuff because he has really dry skin from working outdoors in this cold weather. And with this great product that has been around for well over one hundred years, it really seems to help very quickly with any of the skin issues you have. It can even help you with minor burns. It is like a miracle in a tin! 


To find out more information about all of these great product's and many more please click here. 





Monday, November 25, 2013

RingStix ~Holiday Gift Guide~



I love finding new outdoor games! I like to encourage my nieces and nephews to play outside rather then sit in front of the tv all the time. Also, I like to be outside with my husband (as long as there is no snow). 

I received the Ring Stix Pro to test out, and I was so excited! Though, my husband wasn't home so I had to test this alone at first. Which was completely ok with me. In my package I received four stix and two rings. The great part about this is. If you have no one to actually play with you, you can launch this high up into the air, and just have a game with yourself. I had a great time doing this. And it only took minutes to figure out. When my husband came home from work, I took him outside right away, and made him play a game with me as well. He and I had so much fun doing this. I really feel like this game is a great game for any time. As well as a great game for family get together's. I also like that because it doesn't take much room, you can just throw it in your trunk of your car, and bring it with you anywhere. The beach and parks. I will definitely be spending alot of time playing with this with my nieces and nephews at our next get together! 

You can find more about RingStix here.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Kernal Seasons Gift Basket ~Holiday Gift Guide~


Calling all popcorn lovers! Do you love or have someone who just loves popcorn? Looking for a great Christmas present for that person (of yourself)? Check out Kernal Seasons to find great products for your popcorn. 

My husband and I often enjoy nights in since having our little one. Cuddled up with a big bowl of popcorn, and a good movie to watch. But he always goes for the same flavors for his seasoning. More because he didn't know better. Until this great gift basket came. 


This great gift basket from Kernal Seasons came with everything including a great popcorn bucket to be able to enjoy a night in while feeling like we were having a night out! 

This gift basket includes:
  • One White Cheddar
  • One Nacho Cheese
  • One Ranch 
  • One Bacon Cheddar
  • One Caramel
  • One Kettle Corn
  • One Butter
  • One Garlic Parmesan
Two microwaveable bags of popcorn


We have tried a few of these in the past, and I have always been impressed, but boy oh boy being able to try all of them without having to worry if we were going to like it or not. We definitely were not disappointed.


The new favorite in my house is the Bacon Cheddar. It was so good! The best thing about these.. you don't have to just use them on popcorn. We found that the Bacon Cheddar seasoning is great on potatoes and rice. The caramel has become a normal part of my oatmeal. There are just so many possibilities. 

To find out more about this and other great products from Kernal Seasons click here. 



Saturday, November 23, 2013

California Delicious ~Holiday Gift Guide~


With the Holiday's just around the corner, Gift Basket season is here. California Delicious has all of your gift basket needs. Finding the right gift basket can be a problem some times. I know that in the past when I have went for the gift basket option for people in my life, they are usually really over priced. They usually also don't have the best of varieties. So when I started looking into gift baskets, I was very surprised to see California Delicious has EVERYTHING! 

I had such a hard time choosing a gift basket for review. I actually spent hours just looking through the wonderful gift basket options they had. Literally something for everyone on this site. And the best part, you don't want to spend alot of money, but you want to make it look like you spent a pretty penny? These are your people. 




After taking hours to figure out what basket would suite me best. I chose the Gourmet Cheeseboard Gift. (Pictured above). Let me tell you, I was more then thrilled with this basket! It was just beautiful! Packaging was just perfect. 

This gift package included:
  • 1 Two ounce package of water crackers
  • 1 Two ounce package of smoked almonds
  • 2 Tea bags
  • 1 Three and half ounce container of Brie Cheese Spread
  • 1 Cheese Knife
  • 1 1.75 ounce jar of Napa Valley Hot N Sweet Mustard
  • 1 Five ounce package of Smoked Summer Sausage
  • 2 Squares of Ghirardelli Caramel Milk Chocolate
I would recommend this company to any one looking for a great gift basket for any occasion. You can find out more about California Delicious here.

 


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Crayon Rocks ~Holiday Gift Guide~


Anyone with young children know how frustrating it can be for your little ones to start using crayons to color. Not only are kids curious and putting everything it seems in their mouths. Because as we have all figured out, things must pass a taste test to the kids before they know they can use them. 

I also know that it can be frustrating to learn how to color with a "normal" shaped crayon. What I love is that these wonderful little rock creations are perfect for any size hand to use for coloring, and drawing. 


Other things that are great about Crayon Rocks you ask? They are made with all natural soy beans. Here is the best part. Made right here in the USA! They are colored with mineral pigments. What else you ask? They were designed to help strengthen the tripod grip muscles. This will help prepare little hands for writing. These wonderful colors can be layered nicely to make great textured artwork. They are also used by occupational therapists to help children better develop their fine motor skills. 

I will definitely not be worried about my little one using them. To find out more information about Crayon Rocks click here.  


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Smart Toys and Games Bunny Peek a Boo Review ~Holiday Gift Guide~





Smart Toys and Games has come out with a wonderful game. Perfect for learning with your little ones this Christmas.  Bunny Peek A Boo is a wonderful 3D puzzle game rated for ages 2 and up. It is great to see your little ones pick a card and try to get the puzzle correct. This puzzle is only four pieces, but there are sixty different challenges. This helps your child learn shapes and colors, as well as problem solving. 


I think it is wonderful that not only does this have to be played as a game, but your little one is also able to do some hands on learning with the shapes and the little bunny as a wooden toy. 



This game is great for parent's as well. You can sit with you little ones and help them with colors and shapes, and problem solving. 

You can find this and other great children's games here.




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Silver Sky Imports Tibetan Singing Bowl ~Holiday Gift Guide~

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I have been seeing things on television about Tibetan Singing Bowls. I thought they we so intriguing. The more I heard about them, the more interested I was. I really thought they would be easy to learn. Now, don't get my wrong. I have listened to them in the past on different things, but never really knew what was making this beautiful sounds. 



Tibetan Singing Bowls are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing
bell because they do not hang or have a handle, rather, singing bowls sit with
the bottom surface resting. The player of the singing bowl uses a mallet agaisnt the sides and rim of the bowl causing vibrations which produce sound. Singing bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, and personal well-being. 



When my Tibetan singing bowl came in the mail I was eager to try and play it. As I pulled the singing bowl from the packaging, I was awstruck by the details painted on it. Following directions I found online, I attempted to play the singing bowl but sadly, I couldnt get the vibration that the directions described. Deciding to come back to it the next day, I hoped my results would be different. I had read further into playing singing bowls and learned that the mallet must "warm up" and becomes more broken in and easier to play with over time; with that in mind, I played the singing bowl for 10 minutes straight. The sound was beautiful and I felt accomplished as members of my household came to enjoy the calming sounds.

You can find out more about Silver Sky Imports here




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Friday, November 15, 2013

Woolzies Dryer Balls


I got a chance to review Woolzies. They arrived today in the mail, so curious I started to use them right away. Woolzies are six wool shaped balls that you put in the dryer, rather then using dryer sheets or fabric softener. I being a new mother am doing laundry it seems like a load every other day. So I was in the middle of doing laundry when the mail came. I put all of them in. I am going to be honest, I wasn't to confident that they would do everything that the company says. But to my surprise, they did reduce my drying time, by alot.

Woolzies are all natural handmade in New Zeeland. They soften your laundry naturally without all the harsh chemicals that average fabric softeners have. They also help reduce static and wrinkles. Even if you are allergic to wool, Woolzies are safe to use.

The great thing, Woolzies are guaranteed to last for at least one thousand loads! Woolzies can be found here!




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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Kair Hands Free Bath Visor

I love bath time with my son. All except rinsing his hair. With the Kair Bath Visor I don't have to worry about it anymore. Though, they advise that you would wear the visor upside down (compared to a normal visor) so the water will run to the back of the child's head rather then in their eyes. My son is still a bit to small for this, so he does have to wear it like a normal visor. But the job is still done. He no longer gets water in his eyes. 

A little more about Kair:

KAIR Bath Visor is invented by a Dad tired of the fussy bath time routine at his house, the KAIR Bath Visor is the elite, ultimate shampoo solution for kids and parents alike.
The patented unique air cushion sealing works like an inner tube. By utilizing the EVEN and GENTLE air pressure inside the sealing tube, KAIR provides consistent sealing effects along the hairline for all head shapes and sizes. KAIR guarantees comfort and leak proof.
No more fight and fuss when time comes to wash your kids’ hair. Just Wear, Wash and Smile! As an added benefit, KAIR can be used for older kids to teach themselves to wash their own hair! As soon as their arms can reach to the top of their head, about age 3, they can get the feel of shampooing and rinsing without worrying about getting shampoo and water in their eyes.
It’s empowering to them, and encouraging watching them learn and grow! KAIR can be used in bath or shower, and is easy to travel with. KAIR promises to end shampoo struggles in your house. 
You can find this product here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Holiday Gift Set ~Holiday Gift Guide~


Tommee Tippee is hands down my favorite bottle if you are going to be nursing and also bottle feeding your child. I have been using Tommee Tippee bottles with my son since he was born, and it is the only bottle he will take with out an issue. I thought that when he started trying to hold them himself he would have an issue with being able to hold such a large bottle. That is definitely not an issue. 

For the Holidays, Tommee Tippee has come out with these great gift sets for any new mom, or mom to be. The gift set includes three five ounce bottles, and two pacifiers. All with cute little snowflakes on them, so not just good for Christmas time, but perfect for the whole winter season. 

I think one of my favorite parts about Tommee Tippee is the nipples on their bottles are so close to the natural breast, so you don't have issues going between the two. My son will not take any of the bottles with the small nipples on them, people have tried. This is it for him. 

Another great part about these bottles is that they NEVER leak. It is so easy to just spin the nipple over the top of the bottle, and especially now that my son is holding a bottle on his own, it is so nice to know that I don't have to worry about anything getting all over him from a leaking bottle. 

You can buy this great gift set at Target stores near you, or here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monkey Balm

Monkey Balm is a great product for people with issues with their skin. Though, my son doesn't have issues with eczema, I have a friend that has kids with these types of skin issues.  So we have decided to put Monkey balm to the test. After just a few treatments with this stick of Monkey Balm, it seemed like everything was getting better. 

Monkey Balm is made from Organic Sea Buckthorn oils, that are clinically prove to improve symptoms of eczema, extreme dryness. It is very soothing for sunburns, minor scrapes, rashes, or minor burns. It soothes itchy and painful irritation almost immediately, which is great with this sun burn we have. It is a no sting, no mess formula which is great so that is easy to get on without having that gross mess all over my fingers. It even is great for rough dry skin. 


You can find Monkey Balm here. You can visit them on facebook as well as twitter. I would recommend this product to anyone with special skin needs. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Nature's Baby Organics


I know there are many different types of baby shampoo's and other baby products to help keep your little ones clean and smelling fresh. I have tried quite a few of them, and other then the lavender scent I can not find anything that I want to continue smelling. Well, sometimes I don't give my little guy a bath at night. Especially now that he is eating baby food. I have to give him extra clean ups. 


The first thing I would love to discuss is Nature's Baby Organics Shampoo and Body Wash. I received Vanilla Tangerine scent. I was so excited to try this out. It comes out of the container a little more jelly like. So, I was a little thrown off about that. That being said, a little really does go a long way. It rinsed so clean on my son. Also, after bath time, and for the next two days following, though the scent isn't over powering I couldn't help but sniff his little head every time I was holding him. I even had my mother in law comment on how good he smelled. So, my little guy was almost like a scratch and sniff, you just didn't have to scratch to get more of the scent. It smelled to me like a orange cream candy. It was so sweet and delicious smelling. 

The next item I would like to speak about From Nature's Baby Organics is the Ah-Choo! Chest Rub. With it being flu and cold season, I know that a lot of parents are wanting things that they can use that will be safe for their babies, as well as help them get better. This product couldn't have come at a better time. I had to get my son a flu shot this year, which he got sick from. After he was done with being sick from the flu shot, he was left with a cold. I have been using this product all week, and it really seems to be helping him with his chest congestion. Unlike other brands, it has a softer scent so it is not so over powering. He seems to be more relaxed after we put this on his chest. I can not even explain how great this product really is. 


The face and body moisturizer is fragrance free. I know that it is nice to be able to put this on your little ones and  not have to smell some common scent. This is also great because it calms dry sensitive skin. My son doesn't have a problem with dry skin, but I do. I put it to the test myself, and it worked great. 



Another great product from Nature's Baby Organics is the Conditioner and Detangler. Since my son doesn't really have a lot of hair yet, I decided to go to a friends house and try this out on her daughter who has really long hair. This also came in that wonderful scent of Vanilla Tangerine. We gave her daughter a bath, and used this in her hair as a leave in so that we could see if it would help her tangled hair. This worked great! There was none of the normal fuss while brushing her hair. It also left her hair very soft and silky. 

Nature's Baby Organics also has a very sweet smelling bubble bath. I tried to use this in the bath with my son, but since he still is taking sink baths, I couldn't use as much as directed to make enough bubbles. So I tried again over at the same friends house. It did produce enough bubbles to satisfy the children's wants.  The best part was, we didn't have to worry about the harmful chemicals put in the other bubble baths. My friends daughter deals with a skin condition so usually she doesn't get to have a bubble bath. It also left her smelling so great. 

You can find more about Nature's Baby Organics Products here.




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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Kidz Gear Wired Headphones and accessory's ~Holiday Gift Guide~

Though I am a new parent. I have been around kids for a very long time. I know that they love listening to the same songs, OVER AND OVER again. Or watching the same movies. I also know that a lot of parents now have DVD players in their vehicles for long road trips and what not for their children. Or even headphone hook ups in the back of their vehicles for kids to be able to listen to music. 

I am sure my parents wished they would have had something like this so my siblings and I didn't fight on long road trips. Or become, ok let's be honest here, ANNOYING. The great thing about Kidz Gear is that if you want to not hear the movie that your kids want to watch for the hundredth time, you can give them these headphones, and not have to worry about it hurting their ears. 



You see, Kidz Gear head phones have a volume limit on them, so unlike the regular everyday head phones you can get any where. These are not going to make your little ones have long term hearing loss from listening to Barney again and again. 



On their site, you can also get a splitter cable, and carrying bag for your kids. So not only do they have a nice bag to carry their head phones in, or to store so they are not thrown about in your vehicle. There is also the great splitter cable so there is no arguing over not being able to hear. 


I would also like to add, that they come in a wonderful assortment of colors. So you don't have to worry about any arguing on who's head phones are who's. You can just get different colors for each child. 

You can find all of these great products here.




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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PROBAR Meal Bars

Being a new mom, I am always on the go. Trying to get back into a on the go lifestyle, I have realized I miss meals.. And I miss them a lot. So when I discovered PROBAR


PROBAR has quite a few different types of Bar's. Thinking that these would help me, I chose the meal bars to try. Getting them, I was super excited to see how many flavors that there actually are. They taste like a not to sweet granola bar. My big fear with these was, would I want another? Would I not feel full? The answers: No, even though these are super delicious. I didn't want to continue eating them. After one, my tummy was full. The great part is, if I just have these in my car, and remember that I haven't ate. Rather then spending money on fast food, or things that are just unhealthy, I can just pull one of these out and I am good to go. 


Some great things about these bars:
  1. They are 100% vegan
  2. They are Non-GMO
  3. Made from mostly uncooked or raw items.
More information on the PROBAR:
The original meal-replacement bar now comes in four new and delicious flavors: Oatmeal Raisin, Mint Chocolate, Chocolate Coconut and Superberry & Greens. These meal-replacement bars are guaranteed to satisfy your hunger and deliver plenty of all-natural, nutritionally based energy. Certified Organic, non-GMO, vegan, and rich in raw ingredients. Perhaps most notable, The Superberry & Greens combines hard-to-find super-greens like Wheat Grass, Chlorella, Maca, and Spirulina with berries such as Goji, Raspberry, Blueberry and Acerola Cherries to deliver an incredible antioxidant rich super-food snack. Superberry and Greens is also the first bar on the market to come with an active pro-biotic to ensure smooth digestion.


Probars come in assorted flavors. Though my favorites included Chocolate Coconut which honestly tasted like a great no bake cookie. Oatmeal Raisin was right on the ball with tasting like a cookie. My husband loved the Double Chocolate. I did try the Superfood slam as well. It wasn't the top of my list, but I like the cookie tasting flavors. It wasn't bad though. Tasted like a soft granola bar. 


And for all of my readers you can go to PROBAR and place your order, you can enter the code BLOGGER and receive 40% off your first order! 



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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Winning Moves Games ~Holiday Gift Guide~


Do you love a good board game once in a while? Trying to get the kids away from the tv and video games? Looking for a good way to spend time with the family? Then you really should check out Winning Moves

Winning Moves is a site devoted to classic games. As well as new, and retro games. Whether you are looking for a new game to play with your family. Or maybe one of your childhood favorites to play with the grand kids. They seem to have it all. 

I know that in our house, my husband and I already will have game nights. I always find myself looking for the fun classic games that I used to play when I was a kiddo, and I can never seem to find the good ones. So we end up just leaving and playing the same few games at home. This site though has so many of the great games I loved and enjoyed as a child. I also love how you can get the classic rubik's cube. If you are looking for something a bit harder then that, Winning Moves has other great Rubik's cubes. 



If you are looking for that great game, or even puzzle for your game lovers, and puzzle lovers for Christmas, head over to Winning Moves to check out all their great deals!