Saturday, April 11, 2015

~Review~ Sharing Small Sock Subscription

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

I love subscription boxes don't you? Sharing Small is a sock subscription box for kids. How it works is each month you will receive two pairs of socks featuring the Sharing Small Explorers on a fun adventure. Each month is a different adventure. You will also get a postcard from the Explorers talking about their most recent adventure.

I got the Sharing Small Subscription for my nine year old Thomas. He goes through socks like water. He loved the socks and I must say they've held up really well. They are nicely put together socks, bright colored and well stitched. They fit his feet perfectly as you can see so they fit true to size.

My favorite part about the Sharing Small subscription is that for every pair of socks your child receives, they donate a pair to a child in need. So in turn this becomes a wonderful teaching tool for your child about helping others and kids that are in need. I really like the idea behind this box and so for just $10 a month I think it's totally worth it even if just for the lesson!

Sign up for your own Sharing Small Sock Subscription on the Sharing Small website.

~Review~ Personalized Children's Book by KD Novelties

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

How fun are personalized books? I just love them and children love hearing the names of loved one's and themselves when your reading to them. So I was thrilled to be able to review a Personalized Children's Book by KD Novelties. These are just so much fun and they offer so many choices.

How does it work? You go to the KD Novelties website and look through all the book options and they have a ton of them. Once you've decided what book you want you will be asked to fill out a form with your child's name, age, hometown, friends or family members names, etc. You may also choose a dedication for your gift. We went with My Birthday Surprise for Teddy's first birthday that is coming up. The book is filled with bright colorful pages. It's hardback and washable which is so helpful with this age. Sticky fingers and books don't mix. It's a great quality book and won't be coming apart or easily ripped!

In the meantime we let his older brother Nikolas check it out for us. Every time we read a name that he knew he would smile so big and repeat it. He has not wanted to put this book down and was very sad when we put it up for Teddy's birthday. Books like this truly grow a love for learning in young children.

Go and check out all the different books that the offer on the KD Novelties website.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

~Review~ Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

Who has problems with dry flaky scalp? Do you, because I do. So when I was asked to try the Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil I was glad to. That's what I wanted it for. I just add a drop with my shampoo and voila...cleans up my scalp and my dandruff goes away.

This Tea Tree Oil has a lot of other uses than that. Some other great uses are for cleaning. Just add a few drops to a spray bottle of water and your have an All Natural Cleaner that won't make you sick. I love to use oils as a natural cleanser. It's also great for all sorts of skin issues.

How about stress? Aren't all of our lives filled with stress? I know mine is with eight kids and medical problems. Just a sniff of Tea Tree Oil helps to calm you down. I've used it for over a year now when I get over stressed of anxious. It's helped with panic attacks also.

Tea Tree Oil is one of my favorite oils. This is a huge bottle and will last you forever. I would say at least a year with regular use. Would you like to buy your own Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil? You can get it on Amazon.

~Review~ How to Make Lunches Easy with Scrumpt Box ~2015 Parents Super Guide~

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

So as many of you know I am a mom to 8 kids, and so as you can imagine my world is a mess. I run a website, a home business and have two kids not in school. Lunchtime is something I wish I could make go faster and much easier or just go away. When I heard about Scrumpt Box I was very intrigued. A box delivered to me with Lunch for the week for my kids? Um, YES...where do I sign up?

So how does Scrumpt Box work? It's very simple you fill out a food profile so they can learn your preferences and any allergies your family may have. Then on Saturday your box should arrive so you have a day to go get what can not be included. (Most of that are staples you will already have) Your box includes a list of those items and it's not much because most things are provided. They even provide napkins, and containers. My two year old Nikolas loved having a fun colored napkin every day. They tell you what's for each day, ingredients and what you should do to prepare. Your told what needs to be put in the fridge too! You can choose three or five lunches a week.

So I tested out Scrumpt Box on my two year old Nikolas. He was thrilled with all the fun food idea's, flavors, and accessories. Everything comes pre-packaged and pretty much ready to go. When you have a two year old waiting for lunch being quick means living tantrum free. During the week I tried the Scrumpt Box lunch was Nikolas' favorite time of the day. He would pull up a chair to help get it ready and take his napkin and things to the table for "eat time". He really enjoyed everything we were sent. There was such a good variety which mean't not the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day. I heard a lot of Yummy Mommy and Ummmmm's at eat time with Scrumpt Box.

All Scrumpt Boxes are peanut-free, with gluten and lactose-free options available. Every Scrumpt Box contains only those products that have been approved by a panel of pediatricians, nutritionists, and health-conscious moms.

Are you ready to make lunch time easy? Learn more at the Scrumpt Box website.

Check out Scrumpt Box and the other companies featured on the 2015 Parent Super Guide.

~Review~ Babiators ~2015 Parents Super Guide~

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

My kids loved these sunglasses from Babiators. We got both the Babiators for young children 6 months to three years and the Aces for kids ages 7-14. Sadly it's been yucky and rainy out here and we haven't had much chance to use them in the sun yet. What I can tell you is how nice they are. Both sizes are very sturdy frames that are bendable so you don't have to worry about them getting snapped by your younger crowd. The lenses are inside the frames and seem to be at no risk of being pushed out. I've let my 2 year old Nikolas run around with them for days and they still look brand new only with a few fingerprints. All of the kids fell in love with them right away. I knew the younger two would (at 11 months and 2 years) but wasn't sure about a 9 and 12 year old. They were just as pleased with them. In fact I had to steal them away when they were not looking just to get photos.

With Babiators you don't have to worry about the sun damaging your children's sensitive eyes. Kids eyes mature just like they do, and so sun protection is even more important in a child. Babiators offer you 100% UVA & UVB Protection, shatter resistant lenses, Flexible Frames, a one year LOST or Broken Guarantee, two sizes and ten colors. Yes I did say a Lost guarantee. That's wonderful customer service right there!

The idea for Babiators was born on a military base in Beaufort, SC, when Molly saw her fellow military wives' kids squinting in the sun while their pilot Moms and Dads stood protected and stylish in their aviator sunglasses. Molly shared her idea for safe, stylish, and durable kids' sunglasses with her aviator husband Ted, who said, "Let's make them, and call them Babiators!"

I just love the whole idea behind Babiators and eye health is just so important. Are you ready to get your own Babiators? Go visit them on the Babiators website. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Check out Babiators and the other companies featured on the 2015 Parent Super Guide.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

~Blogger Opp~ Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Wagon Giveaway

This is a Blogger Opp for a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Wagon Giveaway. Retail value $79.99 hosted by Heather Jones from "Mommy Only Has 2 Hands". 


  Team up with Heather from "Mommy Only Has 2 Hands"  to give a reader this fun wagon which is great for walks around the block or fun in the backyard, please sign up here and tell them Primitive Gypsy sent you.

*The blogger that refers the most people will receive a free hosting page plus additional entry options on the giveaway form. 

Gymboree's New Hop 'n' Roll™ Collection Up to 50% Off

~If you make a purchase from any link on this post I will receive a small commission.~

You all know how I feel about Gymboree. It's what my kids wear and have since 2003. They last forever and hold up to washes and wear for generations. Mine have been through 4 kids now!

~Introducing the new Hop 'n' Roll™ collection~

Kids move. Kids groooove. And what better way to help them get their bee-bop, hippity-hop play on than with Gymboree's colorful new Hop 'n' Roll™ collection! Hop ‘n’ Roll is a new line of mix & match styles inspired by creativity, comfort, and the rhythm of play, and is now available for boys and girls, sizes 6 months to 10 at Gymboree stores and on

From black, white, red and brown, to purple and yellow, pink and blue - kids can mix & match these styles and play their socks off too! You will also be excited to hear that you can get up to 50% off this new playwear, plus kids will love all the bright colors, unique prints, and fun, comfortable styles in this collection!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

~Giveaway~ Up We Go Step Up Chair, $200 Amazon GC, Tshirts & Poster

I may have received compensation or product for this post. All opinions are mine and mine alone. #UpWeeGo


(What a fun giveaway. Good luck to you all! )

UpWeeGo is kicking off their Kick starter April 28th! So be sure to follow along and join in. There high chair is simply amazing. No more worries about being able to clean ever spot. This one will wipe down easy peasy. IT also has some incredible steps and slide attachments. So when you child is older. They can climb up in it them selves and sit down with the family.

"Highchair Inventor Dad says Step on UP!

Heading to the dinner table for most toddlers and young kids usually involves a boost or climb to get seated. Raphael, a father of three decided it was time to change this.

A simple kitchen stool helped Raphael form an idea that obtained a US patent. Most booster seats and highchairs create a challenge for kids attempting to seat themselves. The Step Up chair fixes this by allowing kids to easily seat themselves. Its sturdy construction and modular shape with no parts to assemble make it a welcomed addition to the highchair world."

Be the first to know about the KickStarter KICK STARTER LAUNCH

I mean check out all these color options?


A high chair that will grow with your child and last! Meal time to play time!

Check our the 360 degree pictures and everything it offers. HERE They also have a really great recycling program so check them out.


Yes UpWeeGo is hosting a giveaway for an amazing product. You can enter the giveaway on their website HERE. Or use the rafflecopter below to enter. They have some really big amazing prizes. KICK starter sign up HERE

Grand Prizer Gets....

Step Up Chair With ALL attachments, $200 Amazon Gift Card, T-Shirts, and Poster

If you win or not! IF you want one. Get ready for the kickstarter because it's coming and after it you won't find a better deal!

Open to Continental US. 18 years or older. The company will be choosing the giveaway winners with the form and you will be contacted by them if you do win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

WHO wants to Review Free/Inexpensive Amazon Products?

~This is a contest to get some new reviewers, I could win a giftcard, but probably not, lol~

Who loves to do Amazon reviews? I am a member of a Review group on Facebook called Review Room. It's a secret group where you can get all different kinds of products on Amazon and then review them. The REVIEW is make sure you want to do them.

Are you interested in joining? If you are please add me as a friend on Facebook HERE and then send me a message saying you want to join Review Room and I will add you. This is the only way I can add you is as a friend!

The owner is a nice Amazon seller that just needs honest reviews on his products. So message me if your interested!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sizzling Fajita Recipe with the Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

Here in our house my husband does the cooking. He is a chef and has been working in a kitchen since he was 13. It's his life's passion. He really enjoyed trying out this Green Earth Frying Pan. It's a beautiful pan with a pretty green shade and a raised textured interior. The ceramic is scratch resistant and even with a lot of heavy use there has been no scratching. It is made out of aluminum.

This particular pan makes it easy to cook. Our fajita's were a breeze because of the non stick coating. It has a durable and light weight construction. He really loved the size and capacity of food it can hold. When your cooking for 8 you need a pan that holds all your food. No one wants to use and wash 2-3 pans. With the Green Earth Frying Pan we could cook for the whole family with one pan. It cooked evenly throughout. It's also very easy to clean. I recommend hand washing vs. the dishwasher to keep from getting any surface scratches.

The Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan utilizes GREBLON which is an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany. It is 100% PTFE and PFOA free. What exactly does this mean? Even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment.

Sizzling Fajita Recipe for 8

One pound of steak, chicken, pork julienne or shrimp.. or all.
Two Bell Peppers
Whole Onion, julienne
1/2 Cup Pineapple Juice
1/4 Cup Minced Fresh Cilantro
Pinch Salt and Pepper mixed together
Olive Oil
16-24 Small Taco Sized Flour Tortillas
Favorite Toppings-Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo, Chili Verde, etc

It is preferred to marinate meat, peppers and onions overnight in the Pineapple juice and a few good shakes of Olive Oil. Otherwise marinate for one hour before cooking. On your smoking hot Green Earth Frying Pan grab a handful of the marinated ingredients and sear until meat is done. Warm tortillas on pan or on stove. Serve HOT!

You can get your own Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri on Amazon.

~Giveaway~ Growing a Green Planet

Prizes will all focus on the planet, transitioning into a more eco-friendly lifestyle, and homesteading in the hopes of becoming self reliant.

Hosted by:
Make Our Own Network
Co-Hosted by
Michigan Savings and MoreOh My Heartsie Girl, and A Ladybug on the Go.

Welcome to the Growing a Green Planet Giveaway!!  I have to thank each and every wonderful sponsor who helped truly make this giveaway event possible!

Please be patient with our bloggers websites and load times since this is such a large event.  The forms may take a little extra time AND it may seem like this one has a little extra work to enter.  Even though each of the packages have their own giveaway form, you will find that most of the entries are identical.  This way if you like/follow a page in one you will already have it done for the next!

~Review~ Smooth Viking Beard Conditioner, Balm & Oil

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

My husband really enjoyed the Smooth Viking Beard Conditioner we got to try. He has tried a few Beard Conditioners now. This one was by far the largest tin he's had. For sure it's the most bang for your buck. While the conditioner is not as hard as a dry oil, he has found that the best way to use the wax you begin by warming it up, in your pocket, rolling a ball of it in your hand, submerging it in warm water, etc. It's very easy to apply just put a little in your hands and pull through your mustache. It is not greasy or oily at all, it's just very moisturizing. Think Shea Butter for your beard. Smooth Viking Beard Conditioner is made with Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba, Beeswax and Pure Essential Oil. It smells very nice and not too strong and not girly smelling. My husband really liked the smell of this one.

We also got to try the Smooth Viking Beard Balm. It's very similar to the Conditioner only thicker/harder. So once again the best way to use it us to warm it up before use. I think the best way is with warm water or scraping it off into your hand and rolling it until it's lighter. This one is made with Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, and Castor Oil. It will make your beard look thicker and leave you with more fullness.

Lastly we got to try the Smooth Viking Beard Oil. This one has a very manly scent and requires very little. This one will work as a detangler for your beard. It will leave it soft and snarl free. He likes to use this and then comb it. This one is made with Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Moroccan Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Pure Essential Oil

You can buy the Smooth Viking Conditioner, Smooth Viking Beard Balm and Smooth Viking Beard Oil on Amazon.