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Highlights And The High-Life: Road Tripping Down The East Coast

A road trip is one of the greatest experiences you can have in life, you just throw your luggage in the trunk, put the pedal to the metal, and experience the open road, and your mind soaking in, not just the sights, but the cultures as you pass them. The east coast of America is one of those road trips that everybody talks about, but, when you're trying to get your experience of the open road, while also having a bit of an adventure, where can you go?

Baltimore, Maryland (source)
Far from it just being the backdrop to The Wire, Baltimore is home to some of the most wonderful harbor life. In addition to this, why don't you visit the National Aquarium, or head over to Fort McHenry, and at the same time, get your fill of crab cakes!

Cape Elizabeth, Maine (source)
Home to one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, the Portland Head Lighthouse stands as a pillar of beauty against the crashing waves. If this is not your thing, head over to the museum in Fort Williams Park…

Blogger Opp: Fabulous Fall Giveaway Hop #sponsorsWanted

Review Wire Media and Chatty Patty's Place will be hosting the Fabulous Fall Giveaway Hop which will run from September 21-5. The hop has an open theme, and the retail value must be at least $20. Sign-up below!

DETAILS: Posts must go live at 12:01 AM (EST) on Sept 21Giveaways will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on Oct 5Reporting with be done through InLinkz and will close Sept 21 at 9 am EST.Hashtag: #FabFallHopPrize Minimum: $20All participants must find their own giveaway and host the giveaway on their own blogThe InLinkz code with all the blogs must be visible on the blog, no linking to the list of participantsQuestions? Please contact with any questions! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Join The Review Wire Facebook Group, not required, but lots of fun! Want to join in more great events like this?Join The Review Wire Media Team! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*SPONSOR US: Interested in sponsoring The Review Wire for this event with a Grand Prize? Contact PR…

Socially Conscious Toys from Axol and Friends

Meet Axol.  He is an axoloti that was created by Axol and Friends, a socially conscious toy company, and was inspired by rare endangered species. He was created to raise awareness.  Axol and Friends will soon also introduce a pangolin, and eventually a golden lion tamarin, puffin, and saiga antelope.  A portion of the proceeds for each sale from Axol and Friends goes to conservation efforts. 

Each Axol plush comes with a certificate of authenticity which states that a portion of its sale is used to fund after school programs focused on educating youths about the importance of environmental conservation and protecting endangered animals.

Axol and Friends is committed to sustainability at every level and each plush made by Axol and Friends is made from recycled polyester materials.

(Learn about the Axoloti)

Check out my video review about Axol the Axoloti

When you visit the Axol website, you can find information about Axol the axoloti and learn how you can purchase him to help support the mi…

Back To School Giveaway Hop 8/17-8/31

Welcome to the Back to School Hop! For this hop, The Review Wire and I are offering great Back to School products that are sure to come in handy throughout the school year!

The following sponsors have supplied all the great prizes for this hop.


This MeadFive Star 2 Inch Zipper Binder with Expandable Panel Is perfect for all of your school papers and available in 4 colors, including: Red, Purple, Blue and Yellow. MSRP $22.99

Pic’s Really Good Peanut ButterNo Added Sugar and No Weird Stuff! There are no emulsifiers, no GMOs, no preservatives and no artificial flavorings! It is available in Crunchy, Smooth, Salted and Unsalted. Also available in slug packs for travel! MSRP $9.99 at

StuckOn You was founded in 1995 by Carrie Felton, a mom of three boys.  A global leader in personalized products for baby and beyond, This clever pack provides the…

Chatty Patty's Place Voted #21 in Brand Ballot's Top 100 Mom Blogs

I have some very exciting news to share with you! 
 Chatty Patty's Place has been voted #21 Top Mommy Blog by Brand Ballot! 
 I am very humbled and excited to share this news with you. I love what I do and truly enjoy writing and bringing you stories, tips and reviews. I try to keep my blog upbeat and lighthearted. I hope you enjoy the content that I provide, and am always open to suggestions on what you would like to read on my blog. 
Thank you to Brand Ballot and all who have supported my blog.

Exclusively at Target - King Domino, 2017 Game of the Year

Now available Exclusively at Target and, King Domino, 2017 Winner of the Spiel des Jahres Game of the Year.
This fun, strategic game is played with 2-4 players ages 8 and up.  
The object of the game is to connect various dominoes which feature terrain with at least one side of it's tile touching matching terrain to build and expand your kingdom.  The worth of your kingdom will depend on the number of crowns on the dominoes.
This game is very simple to play and understand, and is perfect for a family game night.  There is however a level of strategy involved, which makes the game even more fun and appealing to avid gamers.  Check out my YouTube review.

This game was designed by Bruno Cathala and is published by Blue Orange Games.
This new Target exclusive version comes with a larger box and includes the Domino Dispenser.   This makes pulling dominoes out much easier.  It also comes with a score pad, which makes keeping score easier and quicker. 
The Target exclusive ve…

Cake Pop Cuties Series 1 are Pretty Treats To Play With

Cake Pop Cuties Series 1 from Cake Pop Surprise have a secret surprise inside!
These colorful treats are not to eat! Just look inside to find your surprise!

Each Cake Pop Cutie has an adorable, slow rising,  foam toy inside!  Here is what is included in your Cake Pop Cuties Surprise!
1 Cake Pop 1 Cutie 1 Sweetie Accessory Collector Sheet

There are many different Cake Pop Cuties to collect
Check out my video review!

You can also purchase Cake Pop Cuties Multi Pack Series 1
• Includes 1 Cake Pop
 3 Cuties: Sealpop, Poptopus & Surprise Cutie (or) 3 Cuties: Scoopicorn, Snowcone yeti & Surprise Cutie and Collector Sheet

Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Available at:
Amazon Target Walmart
and other fine stores!
You can learn more about Cake Pop Cuties by visiting:

 Disclosure:  I received product to review.

Organic Baby Food Shop Provides Formula for a Happy Baby

Many mommies know that breast milk is best for baby.  However, sometimes mommies cannot produce breast milk, or may not be available to feed their baby.  Other mommies may prefer to bottle feed.  Whichever is your situation, is your business.

Some of the baby formulas on the market are filled with chemicals and toxins and ingredients that mommies do not want to give to baby.  Luckily, there are alternatives that are available.  Organic Baby Food Shop offers formulas that are chemical and toxin free.  Their formulas go far beyond what we call "organic" here in the US.  They offer the following brands like Lebenswert, Holle and HiPP.  You can read all about these brands and their differences on the Organic Baby Food Shop blog.  There you can also find out about their other brands and products available as well. carries different formulas for different stages of your baby's life. You can have peace of mind knowing that you are getting the proper nutrition…

Dirty South Vintage Shoes Make My Heart Flutter

I love everything vintage and vintage shoes and clothing are no exception.  Growing up in the 60s, 70s and 80s, I got to live during the times when styles were constantly changing.  We had the best trends in fashion and style. in my opinion.

If you love vintage styles, you know how expensive they can be.  Dirty South Vintage has those vintage looks at a fraction of the cost. Dirty South Vintage has the most amazing shoe styles!  They are super cute and  I received a pair to review! 

Check out these Ankle Strap Shoes with Adjustable Buckle and Wooden Block Heel.  I love the workmanship on these shoes.  The grommets are so retro and I love the tattered fringe.  They are available in several different colors and cost UNDER $20!  They are vintage with a bit of a modern edge.

Some people may look at the high chunk type heels and think they must be hard to walk in but truth is, they aren't.  Because the front of the shoe has the height as well, it makes the shoes easier to walk in.  Also, …

The Oregon Trail Game-Journey to Willamette Valley

Here is a fun, new family game night game that will make a great addition to your board game collection.   The Oregon Trail Game - Journey to Willamette Valley is a fun, strategic racing board game of survival.  The strategy of the game is take your family on a journey to Willamette Valley to find fortune while keeping as much money as possible so that you can start a new life there. Disease, starvation, rattlesnakes and other hazards will stand in the way of your journey as players use tiles to discover towns, trails, rivers and more on their journey to Willamette Valley.  You must hunt for food to keep your family alive so that you don't have to pay expensive funeral costs. You will have limited room for supplies in your wagon, so any decisions you make are key.  The weather will get harsher, supplies will diminish and food will be hard to come by.  Soon the passengers in your wagon will decrease as they perish. Prepare smartly, and make wise choices.  The last person on the tr…

#NationalSlinkyDay is August 30th

Did you know that August 30th was National Slinky Day?  Who knew that a simple metal spring toy could turn out to be one of the world's most iconic toys despite all of the technology that has increased around it.  

Slinky has been around for close to 75 years!  It originated as a mishap in a warehouse and turned into an inspiration for the toy that it is today.  A toy that is now inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame and named one of the 100 most memorable and creative toys of the 20th century.

The slinky is a simple toy with a unique design which is what attributes to it's success.  It has captivated children and adults by walking down stairs on it's own. 

Do you recall the slinky song?  I can hear it clearly in my mind.  I use to love singing along with the commercial when I was a little girl.  Check out this retro Slinky commercial!

Slinky can be played with in so many fun ways and requires no instructions.  It is easy to carry, great for travel and made right here in the USA.…

Destined To Ride Available on Digital and DVD August 14, 2018

When her world was turned upside down, destiny stepped in. 


Starring Madeline Carroll, Joey Lawrence & Denise Richards

The Heartwarming Story for the Whole Family
Available on Digital & DVD August 14
I truly enjoyed this movie.  The story line was great and I found myself cheering for Lily as she competes to help her aunt keep her land.  This is a great family movie that teaches patience, perseverance and teamwork.
CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 2, 2018) – Madeline Carroll (I Can Only Imagine) stars as a teenager who thinks her social life is over when she is sent to her aunt’s ranch for the summer but to her surprise develops an unbreakable bond with a horse named Pistachio in the family-friendly drama DESTINED TO RIDE, debuting on digital and DVD August 14 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. She tames the spirited horse and finds herself in a competitive race to win her aunt’s land and avoid losing her now treasured new companion. DESTINED TO RIDE also stars Joey Lawr…