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Make your own washable paint with Crayola

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Disclosure: Crayola provided November Sunflower with the new Paint Maker. The make your own washable paint is a new product for the holidays. No monetary compensation was provided for this post. Affiliate links may be used within this post. Creative kids. I have them. I don't have just one creative one, I've got two creative kids. Is it great that the want to make things, and get crafty, and use all kinds of messy stuff? Sure. I just have no patience for things that I have to help them … ...Read More...

Custom fitted teeth whitening trays

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Going to the dentist to whiten your teeth can be a lot of work and it can also be very expensive! Most teeth whitening kits are hard to use and don’t fit properly to your teeth. SmileBrilliant makes custom fitted teeth whitening trays – so they actually fit in your mouth and can whiten your teeth better!  After several trips to the dentist you eventually have your trays and gel to whiten your teeth. Save yourself some time and money and whiten your teeth with SmileBrilliant! You will not have to … ...Read More...

Spin Master Spy Gear will be trouble for Little Miss

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Disclosure: Spin Master supplied my son with product in order for us to facilitate this post. No monetary compensation was given to NovemberSunflower.com. All opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links may be included within this post.   Oh boy. Do you ever get your son a toy, then realize AFTER you've given the toy to your son, how the toy will not be a good thing for your daughter? Yeah, we've got a little of that happening now at our house. The Boy is very into spy stuff. Well, both … ...Read More...

Creating cards with Neenah Astrobrights

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions for creating cards with Neenah Astrobrights paper are my own, and were not influenced in any way. My children. I can't remember why it started, but for some reason they both took to making cards. I believe it happened because I wasn't able to get to the store to buy a birthday card for someone. In a panic, I threw paper and crayons and stickers at the kids and said "hurry, make … ...Read More...

Top Holiday Toys from TTPM Showcase

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Disclosure: Affiliate links may be included within this post. Every year I attend the Holiday Showcase TTPM hosts in New York City. It's the best place to see, and play, with all of the amazing toys that the top toy brands have in their holiday arsenal! They want to sell toys to parents, and they love showing them to all of us in the press! Why? Well, we love to share the toys we would want for ourselves, and our readers.... no, I mean for our kids, and the children of our readers. Yeah, that's … ...Read More...

Hair Emergencies Solved: Haircut with too many layers

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Hair Emergencies Solved: Haircut with too many layers I haven't had my hair layered in a long time. However, there was a time I totally did, and I'd do it again! Once in a while, you come across a hairdresser that just goes a tad bit overboard, and you end up with too many layers! Thanks to a few tips from our friends at Madison Reed this hair emergency can be solved. The Emergency: Your hair has more layers than a wedding cake. How You May … ...Read More...

My Monopoly: Click it Stick it and Play it

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Disclosure: I received the My Monopoly game, courtesy of Hasbro. Affiliate links may be used within this post. Growing up, I loved playing Monopoly. A rainy day, or a snowy day, or even a day that was beautiful out and we were outside with no place to go - there's was nothing better than cracking open the Monopoly box. Through the years, every time I turned around, Monopoly was coming up with a fresh theme for the boards. I've even got an Elvis-themed board, since I'm also an Elvis fan. Now … ...Read More...

Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible , No Good, Very Bad Day

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Disclosure: Disney invited my family, and I, to the pre-screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The fact that the title character in Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, is totally in love with the country of Australia, won me over immediately. The kid even has a Didgeridoo. PERFECTION. My Nana is right off the boat from Australia, and it's always a soft spot when a movie embraces our culture! Ironically, it's not Alexander … ...Read More...

Click-Eez Clickable Stackable Jewelry

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Disclosure: The jewelry my daughter received to review was provided at no cost by Click-Eez Clickable Stackable Jewelry. No monetary compensation was provided. Mama Sunflower is a jewelry whore. It is what it is. I've accepted it. Actually, I embrace it with every fiber of my being. It's no surprise Little Miss, the little gal sunflower, is also a jewelry nut. She quickly outgrew three jewelry boxes within her first five years of life, and now as she turns 8 next month, she's going to have to … ...Read More...

Julep Toes

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Disclosure: Post may contain affiliate links. Manicures are fun, but pedicures are a pain. My daughter's got super ticklish feet, so if I hold her foot and try to paint her toe nails, she wiggles. WIGGLES. However, she still wants Julep toes. I by Julep toes, I mean she wants our most recent colors from our monthly subscription box painted on her little toes. I don't blame her, I do, too! She is the apple that fell from my tree in so many ways...... Julep Toes How does a mom get her … ...Read More...

5 Hair-Damaging Chemicals in Hair Color

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links In the world of hair color there are quite a few choices, but not many of them good. It’s as if the drugstore box color,s and other online brands have dropped the “care” from hair care. Focusing instead on making the least expensive product that fries your hair, and doesn’t take your health in consideration at all. I've been coloring my hair for about 20 years. I started at a veryyyyyyy young age, I swear. The chemicals had to be toned down. My … ...Read More...

Never too young to learn about The Power of the Heart

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for the SheSpeaks/The Power of the Heart. Have you been following me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter? If so, you know I've been reading an amazing book that's being released October 7, 2014. When I started reading it, I thought to myself "DAMN. I wish, when I was younger, my parents would have had a book like this to read to me." Seriously, you're never too young to learn about The Power of the Heart. A light bulb went off in my head: DUMB ASS. You … ...Read More...

Give the gift of Maven

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Disclaimer: Affiliate links may be included within this post. I'm addicted to Julep. Their polishes are all I wear now, and my daughter, too. We're a Julep loving twosome, for sure. It's so much fun each month, when our box comes in. I know what we're getting, because I get to adjust my box if I don't love their selections for me. Little Miss? She has to wait to see what's in the box when it shows up in our mailbox. Her request for the end of the year gift for her multitude of teachers … ...Read More...

I’ve made the hair color change to Madison Reed

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Disclosure: Affiliate links may be included within this post. Coloring my hair is always a huge chore. I've been doing it since I was in my teens. It started out as "hiding" the gray hair with caramel colored highlights during the spring and summer months, and red during the fall and winter months. Late teens, into my early twenties, it's all I did. It covered them fairly well. Each year I got closer to 30, it became more and more obvious it wasn't going to work much longer. My time at the … ...Read More...

Family Friday: Manicures with Mommy

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Disclosure: Affiliate links may be present within this post. I'm in the stage of life where both kids are at school on the daily. It's not a long day, just 6 hours. Well, it's long for them, I'm sure. Especially with just 20 minutes for lunch, and 20 minutes for recess. However, in comparison to a workday, it's at least two hours shy of a 9 to 5 job. Personally, most of my jobs required more than 8 hours, but you understand, working from home with two kids, it requires some of us to take some … ...Read More...

So you want to buy a Halloween costume

Disclosure: Affiliate links within this post. Let's start this off by stating something most of you all know about me: Halloween is my least favorite holiday. I don't "hate" it, because hate is a strong word. I strongly dislike it with every ounce of my being. When it comes to shopping for costumes, the last thing I want to do is buy a Halloween costume for ANYONE in this family. However, the kids love the trick-or-treating, and going to Halloween parties. It's a part of being a parent: suck … ...Read More...

Win a free advance screening to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Disclosure: Links may be affiliate links. Long Island inhabitants, this is your lucky day!!!!! Well, at least three families of four's lucky day!!! I'm going to be providing a chance to attend a free advance screening to Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day right in Deer Park, to three lucky family's of four. Or four friends who want to go together. Perhaps four moms who want to go without the kids to see if it'll be a good one to bring the kids to. HOWEVER you … ...Read More...

Teen driver safety clinic

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Stiletto Media Blogger Network. This is a sponsored post written for #TeenDrive365 and the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. For more information on the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic, please visit http://bit.ly/1nfUJ0e When I started driving, I took a driver's ed class at the local community college. It was during the summer break between Junior and Seniors years of high school. If you wanted to … ...Read More...