Posted in Blog, Holiday Gift Guide

Honduras Chocolate Company Has All of Your Chocolate Needs Covered for the Holidays

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We love chocolate and we love cooking, especially during the holidays.  We love to make yummy treats to have around the house, share at holiday parties, and give as gifts.  One of my favorite cooking chocolates is Honduras Chocolate Company.  They have a variety of percentages that you can choose from depending on the flavor you would like.  Check out my quick video here about the chocolate:

 

These chocolates are really amazing and the quality is perfection.  You get nice large bars that you can use for any recipes that call for chocolate.  The quality of the chocolate will escalate your recipes to another level.  They are very good quality.

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You can find out more on the Honduras Chocolate Company website.

Connect with them on Facebook as well.

Disclosure: Parenting In Progress receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 225: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Holiday Gift Guide

GoWise USA Has Great Gifts this Holiday Season

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As many of you know we are trying to eat healthier and make better choices.  One of my favorite new products is the 10.5 QT Air Fryer from GoWise USA.  This thing is amazing.  You can air fry foods, they taste just like you fried them in a fryer.  I was actually shocked to be honest with you, I’m pretty picky when it comes to food but this thing is amazing.  The food quality is amazing and comes out perfect every single time.  You can cook just about anything in it as well.  They have a great accessory set that makes it easy to cook anything in the air fryer.

The technology is really cool.  Features at fan in the top of the fryer that conducts heat and cooks the food.  Leave the food crispy like your fried it in a fryer but not greasy or soggy.  No oil needed at all, just uses air to cook.  So much healthier for you then cooking wih grease and oils.  It’s amazing.

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The controls are really great and easy to use.  You can bake, defrost, roll, stir-fry, fry, roast, it really does it all.  There is a great instructional booklet included that is easy to follow.  You can have perfectly fried foods in the matter of minutes that are crispy and delicious.

Using the accessory set you can cook anything in fryer. They include a rotisserie stake that makes perfect meats like chicken.  The rack is great for frying meats like steak.  They include a Baking Cage so you can even bake things like cakes.  There is even a steak cage so you can turn the meat while it is cooking.  This thing does it all.  You won’t even need any oven anymore!

The GoWise USA air fryer is the perfect holiday gift.  If you have any cooks or bakers on your list this thing is amazing.  It’s a great gift for anyone really, great house warming gift as well.  Anyone who likes yummy foods that are healthier for you and taste amazing needs this gift.

Learn more on the GoWise USA website.

Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest as well.

Disclosure: Parenting In Progress receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 225: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

Posted in #books, Holiday Gift Guide

Great DIY Tittles from Ulysses Press Make Great Gifts for the Holidays

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We just got some great new titles in from Ulysses Press.  Ulysses Press is one of our favorite places to shop for books.  They have a huge variety of books and I am in love with these fun DIY titles.  Me and my girls love crafts and DIY projects so these books are great.  These titles have given us a ton of inspiration.

Nano Workouts is a great little book.  The book is full of creative ways to incorporate exercise into your daily activities.  From joining a gym to buying exercise equipment, you’ll try anything and everything to get your thirty minutes of exercise a day. But it proves impossible with your jam-packed schedule in today’s busy world. Enter Nano Workouts, amazingly speedy and surprisingly easy everyday solutions for those with only a nanosecond of free time.  The suggestions are super easy and fun to fit into your daily routine.

Classic Snacks Made From Scratch By Casey Barber is a great book for cooks in your life.  Full of recipes of your favorite snacks foods.  Why buy hostess cupcakes when you can make your own at home.  Me and my daughters love to cook so any new cookbooks are always a lot of fun.  The kids had a blast picking out recipes and trying our hand at making our own.  Recipes are easy to follow and create, lots of fun.

Dining Out at Home 2 Cookbook by Stephanie Manley  is a great little cookbook.  Much like the one before it gives you recipes to your favorite eating establishments that you can make on your own at home.  They have great recipes from all your favorite places.  Why eat out when you can make yourself at home and it tastes just as good.  Dazzle guests with amazing food that taste just like the food at restaurants.

Dining Out at Home Cookbook by Stephanie Manley.  The first book in the series.  Food of fun yummy recipes from all the popular restaurants.  You can recreate all of your favorites right in your own kitchen.  Super yummy and easy to recreate.

Dazzling Duct Tape Designs by Tamara Boykins is a really fun book.  Full of DIY projects that can be make with nothing but duct tape.  If you have seen all the duct tape with super cute patterns, colors, and designs.  The directions are really easy to follow.  My daughters had a blast learning how to make all these fun designs.  A lot of fun.

The Botanical Hand-Lettering Workbook by Bethany Robertson is a really great book for learning hand-lettering.  I have been doing a lot of bullet journaling.  So I have been working hard to improve my hand-lettering.  This workbook allows techniques and practice pages that you can use to improve your skills.  Full of fun activities and exercises.

The 2,320 Funniest Quotes by Tom Corr  is full of hilarious fun.  If you like funny quotes, jokes, quips then this book is for you.  Full of hilarious funny quotes that you can read to yourself or others.  I like using it to put into things I write as well, great ideas to get some laughs.

The New Braiding Handbook by Abby Smith is a really fun hair tutorial book.  My daughters are always looking for fun new ways to do their hair.  This book is full of fun new braids and step by step instructions on how to create each design.  Full of pictures so you can see instructions as well as read them.  Easy to full and recreate.

Coloring Ocean Mandalas by Wendy Piersall is a great adult coloring book.  Full of mandala designs.  Each mandala is created out of images from the ocean.  Featuring water scenes including mermaids, boats, water creates, and more.  Each design is beautiful and fun to color.  Hours of coloring, relaxing fun.

Coloring Bird Mandalas By Wendy Piersall is another great adult coloring book.  This one also has mandala designs (I love mandalas, from what I have read they are the most relaxing design).  This book features beautiful birds in the shape of mandalas.  All different kinds of birds creatively designed into images for hours of coloring fun.

My Fashion Doodles and Designs by Frances Moffatt is a super fun book.  My daughter loves to draw and doodle and one of her favorite things to draw is fashion designs.  I got her this book to doodle in and it is a lot of fun.  Full of images and activities to draw and design your own fashion pieces.  Great images and activities provide hours of fun and inspiration.

Apuglogies by Editors of Ulysses Press  is the cutest thing I have ever seen.  The coupon style book features tear out cards that feature images of adorable little pugs with cute I’m sorry messages.  The images are adorable and the messages are funny.  I love this just for my desk but they do tear out so you can easily send I’m sorry cards to your friends and family when they need an apology.

You can find all of these titles and many many more at Ulysses Press Website!

Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well!

Disclosure: Parenting In Progress receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 225: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

 

Posted in Blog, Holiday Gift Guide, Product Reviews

Great Holiay Titles by Anchor Bay

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I love this time of year and all the fun holiday films that are released.  They make for some great family time and family movie nights.  We recently got this great DVD set from Anchor Bay featuring two titles, Santa Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake.

In The Santa Apprentice Santa doesn’t want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart. On the other side of the planet, there is a little boy who is a perfect match, but his lack of self-confidence and fear of heights make him a poor contestant. Will Santa agree to step down, and help his apprentice take his place?
The Magic Snowflake (sequel to Santa’s Apprentice) – The new Santa is a seven year-old boy. Will his first Christmas on the job be a success? This time it’s official: Nicolas is the new Santa – a big job for someone who’s only seven years old. Two days before his first big night, Nicolas has to handle a major crisis: the magic of Christmas seems to be disappearing around the world and it looks like it’s Nicolas’s fault. Indeed, thinking he needed to act like an adult to meet his new responsibilities, Nicolas contracted the illness of those who want to grow up too fast: Grown-up-allosis. The Council of Retired Santas is forced to relieve him of his duties and appoint an experienced Santa who will be able to manage the delivery in time. To get his job back, Nicolas must regain the innocence, freshness and carefree attitude of his childhood.
This Anchor Bay DVD set is a great gift idea.  Featuring two great holiday films that are full of holiday spirit.  Put them in a stocking or add to a movie themed gift basket.  We also love to bring holiday films through our Elf on the Shelf Sparkle.  This title makes a great gift.
You can purchase this title on Amazon!
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Disclosure: Parenting In Progress receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 225: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”
Posted in #books, Holiday Gift Guide

Grat New Playmobil Titles From Quarto Knows In Time For the Holidays

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As many of you know my kiddos and our family loves to read books.  I just found these two new titles from Quarto Knows (one of our favorite publishers).  “Playmobil Animals of the World” and “Playmobil Adventures in History” are both great titles that feature fun lovable Playmobil characters.

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Adventures in History by Richard Unglik is a great little book that transports it’s readers through history.  Discover with Playmobil the most iconic people, places, and time periods throughout history, from Ancient Greece, the Renaissance, and the modern ages to Kublai Khan, Shakespeare, and Albert Einstein. Richard Unglik, a professional photographer and child at heart, uses Playmobil figurines and scenery to create a humorous look at world history. Each double page showcases a famous historical figure, civilization, or historical event. Readers of all ages will enjoy this tongue-in-cheek, unique guide to world history, and all things Playmobil!  My daughter loved looking at the images and reading about the events.  She really loves history and learning about different time periods and the Playmobil characters really brought it to life for her.  Suggested age range for this book is 6-12 years old.

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Animals of the World by Richard Unglik is a beautiful book full of images of animals from all over the world. My daughter is a huge fan of animals and this book is full of them.  Discover with Playmobil the most exotic animals across the globe and throughout history and mythology, from lions, tigers, and sharks to dinosaurs, polar bears, and even unicorns. Richard Unglik, a professional photographer and child at heart, uses Playmobil figurines and scenery to depict and showcase a wide variety of animals and their habitats, as well as the roles animals play in history, pop culture, and fantasy. Readers of all ages will enjoy this clever, unique guide to all things animals, and all things Playmobil!  My daughter loved looking at all of the images and learning new facts about all the animals that we love.  Very intriguing book.

The Playmobil Books make great gift choices this holiday season.  Full of fun vibrant images and lots of educational facts that will keep kids interested.  You can find these and other great gift ideas at Quarto Knows.

You can purchase Animals of the World here!

You can purchase Adventures in History here!

Visit Quarto Knows Website here.

Also connect with them on Facebook, TwitterPinterest, YouTube, Google+, & SnapChat!

Disclosure: Parenting In Progress receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 225: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

 

Posted in Blog, Box Subscription, Holiday Gift Guide

Gift a Taste of Italy This Holiday Season with Eattiamo

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As you all know I love box subscriptions.  Something about getting a new box in the mail every month full of fun surprises that is super fun.  I recently found a new box called Eattiamo.  I am in love with this box.  My heritage is a mix of a few things but we have a lot of ancestors from Italy.  I remember my grandmother teach me some Italian recipes and always enjoyed learning them.  So when I found Eattiamo I was really excited.  The way it works is you log in and subscribe, they will send you 7 gourmet products to easily create an Italian 3 course dinner. Serving up to 4 people.You get everything you need to make an app, main course, and dessert.  All the foods are high quality authentic gourmet products from Italian producers.  Check out our little unboxing video to see what we got in our first box:

 

*Note after we made our meal I realized I made a couple of mistakes in my video.  First of all they do not include wine, we got an Italian soda.  Also the meal feeds up to 4 people (actually after cooking it I think our entire family of 5 could eat this meal with leftovers, it makes a lot of food).

We decided to make this a fun date night with me and my husband.  The kids were gone to my in-laws for the night so we used our box and made a romantic Italian dinner.  It was so yummy.  I was actually shocked at how good the food was. I have had pasta before but I’ve never had pasta this good.  The bread, I honestly didn’t think it would travel well, it was amazing (so good).  I was impressed with and loved it all except the soda.  It was not so good at all, but my husband liked it.  It was so much fun to try new foods, cook together and eat a unique and delicious meal.

Eattiamo makes a great gift idea for a loved one who like to try new foods and for cooks.  I think it’s a great gift for a spouse or significant other.  Me and my husband had a great time with our meal and I think getting one of these in to repeat it every month would be fantastic.  Regardless of who you purchase for it’s a great choice.

You can find out more on the Eattiamo Website.

Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well.

Disclosure: Parenting In Progress receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 225: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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Posted in #toys, Blog, Holiday Gift Guide, Product Reviews

Gift Some Crafting Fun With Paper Punk

My kiddos love crafts and DIY projects.  One of my favorite ways to spend time with my kiddos is by doing some fun crafting projects or scrapbooking.  I recently found some cute DIY/craft sets from a company called Paper Punk.  We tried out Paper Punk Graffiti Stickers and Paper Punk Make Your Own Paper Toys.

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Paper Punk Make Your Own Paper Toys are really fun little kits you can use to make your own little animals.  The sets are paper products and include everything you need to craft and construct a fun little animal.  With some simple instruction you can create a 3D piece that you can interact with, play with, or display.  Create and personalize your own magical unicorn, fold your way to a cool robot or Paper Punk yourself a cute little pet. Includes over 170 fun stickers so you can boldly customize your paper creations. No scissors or glue required. Available kits include Ape (Gorilla), Bot (Robot), Horn (Unicorn), Pup (Dog) and Kitty (Cat).  Suitable for ages 6 and up.

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Paper Punk Graffiti Stickers are super cool.  My kiddos love to scrapbook and make our own cards.  There are great little stickers to have on had for all of our fun projects.  Stickers provide a modern mix of graphics, patterns and letters to give you a super cool modern look.  Over 280+ paper graffiti stickers in this kit.  Bonus project included: cool postcards to sticker up and share or display. Express yourself by tagging your life with the coolest stickers ever.  Suitable for ages 6 and up.

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You can find out more by visiting the Paper Punk Website.

Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube as well.

Disclosure: Parenting In Progress receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 225: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”