Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CSN Stores Review & Giveaway!--CLOSED!

I was thrilled when CSN Stores contacted me, I knew that I would be able provide my loyal readers their choice of something fantastic from CSN Stores. I was able to review some fun items from CSN Stores. I have to say, their shipping was quick and everything we ordered came packaged and in one piece with no damages. I am also happy to hear recently on the news that CSN Stores is opening up a warehouse here in Utah, providing more jobs for our state. I am definitely happy to do reviews for companies that promote growth and strengthen the U.S. Economy.

Here are the things we ordered:

Our Review of the Emerson Plug n Sing Karaoke System-

The kids have had a blast singing along with the CD. I love it that it provides not only entertainment, but it also helps them to develop their vocal abilities and reading skills. So far we love it. The quality is good for children 8 and up. I think the only thing we would want it to include is more CD's. Overall, it's a great gift and makes the weekends more fun, especially when their cousins are at our house.
  • Karaoke microphone
  • Plug N Sing Karaoke collection
  • Comes with one microphone
  • Compatible with Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3 and DVD players
  • Comes with 100 bonus songs
  • Age 8
  • Optional Karaoke DVD available
  • One year warranty

Our Review of The Patch Products Primer Pack-
Our daughter had this set in her  Kindergarten class in Arizona. She loved it then and 
when they received this she still loves playing with it and she is now in 3rd grade. I love toys that
in also provide learning and practicing fine motor skills. Our kids have enjoyed this set more than many of their most favorite toys. I like taking some of the lacing shapes to church to help keep the little ones reverent and busy. It has definitely made my Sundays easier! I have to say the quality is quite superb for the price. I would definitely suggest this to any parent. The various colors help with color recognition and the shapes too. Overall a great learning and playing set. I like taking the lacing cards along with us to church, they make a great quiet toy.

Set includes:
  • Alphabet Puzzle
  • 3 Lacing Shapes
  • 4 Mini Puzzles with Shapes for Stringing
  • 25 Pieces Locktagon Set
  • Activity Guide
  • Carrying Case

  • Primer pack
  • Sampler of popular manipulative that include puzzles, lacing and tracing
  • Keep kids busy for hours as they learn letter recognition and sequence as well as geometric shapes
  • Perfect for home or the classroom
  • Perfect for travel
  • Ages 3 and up

  • Material: Latex Free
  • Overall dimensions: 9.5" H x 9.25" W x 1.5" D
Our Review of the Ideal Classics The Bungalow Dollhouse-

This set is definitely fun for our girls. They were delighted to have a dollhouse. It's small but fun because it features working lights. They loved being able to design the rooms. It was fairly easy to set up. The only tool you need is a screwdriver to put the batteries in. I just have to find some dollhouse dolls to fit in it, although there are some that you can order separately. I would definitely recommend this for ages 5 and up. 

  • Includes stickers and yarn
  • Realistic baskets and scenes
  • Real working electrical sockets
  • For ages 8 and up
  • Dimensions: 14" H x 18.8" W x 3.5" D
 Thanks CSN Stores for allowing us to review some more of what your stores have to offer!

 The Giveaway:
One of my readers will win a $45 gift code 
to use on CSN Stores website! 
Perhaps you could get some new kitchen gear


Mandatory Step for entry-
Enter to win $45.00 towards any item or items at CSNStores.com.
  1. Visit CSNStores.com take a look around for an item you would like if you won.
                  2. Come back to this contest post and leave a
comment telling me what item you would use the $45.00 Gift card for.
 This giveaway is for USA residents only. 
This contest will end on January 19, 2010 at 1:00AM MST.


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CSN Stores provided me with a gift code to receive products from their store to facilitate this review, the opinions expressed in my review are my own.

    Monday, January 3, 2011

    Spam & Furikake Rice w/ Corn

     Sometimes when you are a busy mama you must to cook the simplest of island grinds.
    One Hawaiian staple, that is a must...is SPAM! 

    I'll admit, it sounds worse than it is. But TRUST me, if you are lookin' for a quick meal with some island rootz, anything with SPAM is great! It's probably the EASIEST recipe on this site. 


    2 cans of Corn
    1 can of Spam

            that it works for any meal.)

    • Boil the corn, add 1 TBSP of salted butter and lots of black pepper.  Set this aside.
    • In a cup, mix 2 TBSP water with 2 TBSP Soy Sauce or Shoyu (We like Aloha brand--it's theeee best!)- Set aside. 
    • Measure 1 TBSP White Sugar- Set Aside
    • Open some Spam. 
    • Slice it up any way you like. 
    • Heat a frying pan....fry it up on both sides. I don't use any oil...it's not necessary if you have a good pan.
    •   After browning each side of the spam, make an open area in the middle of the pan.
    • Sprinkle the Sugar and immediately pour the water/soy sauce mixture on and stir to make a sauce. Coat the spam then remove the pan from the heat after a minute.
    • Once the rice is cooked, place a scoop of rice on a plate, sprinkle the Furikake Rice Seasoning over the rice. Top it with the spam and put the corn on the side. 
    • Enjoy! 


    I am so excited to have 200 wonderful followers, that I am going to host the CSN giveaway here tomorrow. One of my lucky readers will win a $45.00 Digital Gift Card to CSN Stores!
     So please keep on reading and stay tuned! Sorry for the delay. We have been a bunch of sickies here @ our house...finally everyone is getting better! :)

    Thanks so much for reading and send me some requests!