Friday, October 14, 2011

Redakai X-Reader Starter Pack Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

Have you checked out Redakai yet?  This game is going to be hot with the kids this year!  It has already been voted #1 in the" Top 5 toys to watch in 2011" by the Associated Press.  It has been rated "Best of Toy Fair 2011" by Popular Science.   And, it has been rated "The Coolest Toy" at the 2011 Toy Fair by CNBC Consumer Nation.

In case you are catching up, here is something to get you started:

"Redakai: Conquer the Kairu is an animated kids adventure series starring Ky, a 15 year old student of ancient martial arts who embarks on an incredible quest to find the Kairu, a primordial alien energy force. Helped by his friends Maya and Boomer, Ky travels the globe looking for the Kairu to protect it from his extraterrestrial teenage opponents, with the hope that one day he will become the greatest Kairu warrior of them all  - a Redakai."

The Redakai X-Reader Starter Pack is a great addition to any fan of Redakai!  It comes with a X-Reader, with is a portable battlefield, and 22 X-Drives.  The X-Reader is large enough to hold lots of cards for fun while at home or on the go.  From a parents perspective, I love that this toy does not require batteries.  You never have to worry about batteries running out in the middle of play, which is always a nice aspect!

The Redakai X Reader Starter Pack retails for about $19.99.  Do you want to win a Redakai Starter Pack of you own?  Fill out the form below for a chance to win.  The Giveaway will run from 10/14/11 at 12:00pm to 10/26/11 at 12:00pm.

Congratulations to Bernadette D, winner of the Redakai Giveaway.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

SpinMaster provided me with the item above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sante Nut Review

Snacking on nuts is a great way to provide nutrients your body needs while helping to keep your energy levels up.   I try to keep a pack of trail mix, almonds or peanuts with me as a quick pick me up.  It helps fill me while keeping me satisfied until my next meal.
I usually by whatever nuts or nut mixes are on sale in the store, but recently, I tried Sante Nuts and I may never go back.  Sante Nuts are some of the best tasting nuts I have tried.  They are light and crunchy, with a perfect combination of sweetness and seasoning.  All the nuts are slow roasted in organic canola oil.  There are 4 varieties to choose from: Candied Pecans, Candied Walnuts, Garlic Almonds, and Roasted Salted Pecans.

Makers of Sante Nuts use a technique to prepare their nuts that allows for minimal absorption of the oil used in cooking.  Benefits of this process include a lighter nut with amazing crunch, Less oil = less fat per nut = a healthier nut, a perfect, wafer-thin coating of pure cane sugar, and more nuts per ounce than other brands.  The are also all natural, Gluten Free and Kosher.
To read maore about Sante Nuts, check out their website at  If you want to try Sante Nuts for yourself, you can get a 25% discount on any order at  Just enter code 2011-Blog-133 during checkout.  The coupon is valid on orders through December 16, 2011.

Sante Nuts provided samples in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.