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Pic's Peanut Butter Is Really Good

I love fresh, natural tasting peanut butter and the crunchier, the better!  Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter is loaded with crunchy peanuts and is nice and thick and delicious!  I was sent a jar of Pics to try and I was impressed with it's flavor.  Pic's has a great roasted peanut flavor that tastes fresh and natural.
Pics also makes smooth peanut butter and both versions are available in salted and unsalted.

Check out the label of Pic's Peanut Butter.  No Added Sugar and No Weird Stuff! There are no emulsifiers, no GMOs, no preservatives and no artificial flavorings!  That is probably why it tastes so good!

One of my favorite ways to eat peanut butter is on waffles.  I enjoy it with or without bananas.  It is  my favorite way to start my morning and gives me protein and energy to help get me through my day.




Another way I enjoy eating peanut butter is with sliced apples.  It is a quick, delicious snack that is good for me.

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Breakaway Ballz Series 1 Have a #SurpriseToy Inside!

Introducing Breakaway Ballz from Alex Toys!  These fun puzzle ballz are made of a foam like material and contain a hidden surprise inside!  There are 6 different Ballz to collect! Recommended for ages 5 and up!


The ballz are comprised of 8 identical puzzle pieces which can be reassembled.  So, if you want to, you can hide things inside of the ballz.



When I visited Sweet Suite in NYC, I was given the fun opportunity to break a breakaway ball! It was so fun throwing it down and smashing it open!  Check out my review and stay tuned for my fun experience and watch how to open your Breakaway Ballz!  You can even catch a glimpse of the other great Breakaway Ballz to collect from Alex Toys!




Check out this fun video from Alex Toys!




Enter to win a Breakaway Ballz with Surprise Inside!


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Disclosure:  I received a product to review for my honest opinion.  Your opinion may differ.  

How I Get My Summer Snack On With Softer Than Brittle!

I love brittle, but some of them are so hard on my teeth.  Softer Than Brittle isn't like that.  It has all the great flavor of delicious brittle but is softer than traditional brittle.  This brittle is made using a 60 year old hand crafted family recipe and I love it.  It contains no preservatives, cholesterol, dairy or hydrogenated oils and it is vegan.  The label tells you about all of it's goodness with just 6 or 7 basic ingredients in each bag. That makes me happy!

Softer Than Brittle is available in 4 flavors including: Peanut, Cashew, Almond and Pecan.

I was sent each flavor to try and love them all!  They are packed with fresh, large nuts and full of flavor.  Check out my YouTube review of the 2 oz packages.  These products are also available in 5.5 oz bags.




I thought it would be fun to take my Softer Than Brittle along with me on my recent weekend trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and take some fun photos with sites that I enjoyed!  
 (Harrisburg)

(Harrisburg Senators Ballp…

Hot August Amazon Giveaway!

Welcome August!
Soon school will be starting for some as the summer is heating up for others!  I like to give my followers who interact with Chatty Patty's Place a chance to win monthly with great giveaways!  I have lots of goodies coming up this month, so be sure to check back often as I bring you some great new products!



Enter for your chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. There are some daily entries on the form, so be sure to come back and enter!
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Good Luck!


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Do Dats Sprinkles Review and Giveaway! Ends 8/15/18

Looking for some fun activities to do with girls and boys age 6 and over?  Alex Brands DIY has a fun new set of DIY cuties called Do Dats.  These beaded dolls on clips are cute, easy to make and are fun, interchangeable and adorable!    Each kit contains beads/accessories, a 2 piece body frame, lobster clasp and instructions.



I had so much fun making my Do Dats.  It only took me about 5 minutes to make.  The instructions are simple, and I didn't need any tools.  Everything I needed was in the box!  I love my little ice cream Do Dats. Her name is Sprinkles and she is perfect for me, an ice cream lover!

These adorable Do Dats make great decorations for back packs.





They look cute on a purse too!


There are so many more fun ways to use your Do Dats.  You can hang them anywhere you want!



Check out my review on Youtube!


Check out this video from Alex Toys that explains how easy it is to put the Do Dats together!



There are 6 Do Dats to collect in this series and they include: 
Sprinkles th…

Children Enjoy Learning With Little Hippo Augmented Reality Books

Growing up, my son would love to read and be read to.  I always looked for fun books that also incorporated learning and life skills.  Little Hippo books have taken this a step further with their Augmented Reality books.





What is Augmented Reality you ask? Augmented Reality is a way to bring pages in books to life.  It is done by using an accompanying app with your Little Hippo book.  The app helps to guide you along on this simple journey with step by step instructions.

Here is a description of 2 New Books that are now available from Little Hippo Books:

The first book is titled Let's Learn Alphabet.  This book showcases all of the letters of the alphabet with stories that involve words that begin with each letter.  Each individual page is dedicated  to it's own individual letter.  




Throughout the book, certain pages are marked with a special emblem which indicates that it is an augmented reality page.  



On these pages, you use your smart phone or tablet to hover over the book and b…

Summer is Flying By! Here is What I Have Coming Up on My Blog

I can't believe that it is almost August already!  Summer is flying by this year.  It has been a rainy July here in the Northeast, but I can't complain.  We needed the rain.  Soon kids will be returning to school.  Here in the Northeast, our kids return in September, but I know in the West they return in August.

I wanted to get you up to date on some of the projects and events I have upcoming on the blog.  Most of you know that I attended a huge toy event in NYC earlier this month, and I met a lot of wonderful reps from the top toy companies around the world.  If you go to my YOUTUBE channel, I have some videos up that you can take a look at. I have been putting together some great toy reviews for kids and adults, and have some giveaways planned for the near future, so be on the lookout for those.  With the holidays coming, you will want to hear about these hot new toys.

I will be attending a huge conference in the city in a couple of weeks that focusing on women creators and…

SmitCo has Quality Affordable Gifts for Girls 2 to 12

Quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. SmitCo has several different diaries with lock 
and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as light up diaries to provide hours of fun.

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Cutie Stix Jewelry Maker Makes Creating Jewelry Fun!

I have always loved to do crafts and create. When I was a little girl I always gravitated towards toys that allowed me to be creative and make things.  This Cutie Stix Jewelry Kit from Maya Toys is the type of toy that I love because it allows kids to use their imagination and be creative.  This kit can be used for so many fun projects.  It is so much more than a jewelry maker.  These little cutie stix can be used on craft projects, decorations, shoe laces and so much more.

Check out this video of a similar product from Maya Toys that shows some creative ideas that are made using Cutie Stix:


These adorable beads can be glued onto barrettes, head bands, made into rings, etc.  Let your child's imagination run free! 
Here is a bracelet I made using some precut cutie stix beads in their Friendship Bracelet packet.  Your child can create a similar bracelet using the jewelry kit.

Check out this video I made that explains all of the items that can be found in your Cutie Stix Jewelry Mak…

Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa For Children 5 and Up.

If you have never experienced water beads, you are missing out on one of the most fun, relaxing feelings.  I got to try out some of the Orbeez water beads on my recent trip to Sweet Suite 18 in New York City and I couldn't stop playing with them.  They have this fun, relaxing, squishy, satisfying feel to them.

Orbeez has taken that satisfying, relaxing feel and incorporated it into their Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa.  



The spa comes with everything you need to have a relaxing foot spa day.  The items include 2 packets of Orbeez water beads, 2 toe separators, 1 bottle of sparkly nail polish and of course the foot spa.


The spa is simple to assemble and snaps together in 2 minutes.  It requires 3 AA batteries.
Here is a demo of how the spa works 


Check out the Orbeez Official Commercial:


The Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa is sold by Maya Toys and retails for $34.99 and is sold at Walmart, Target and Amazon.

Disclosure:  I received this product to review for my honest, personal opinion…

Gululu $30 Amazon Giveaway Ends 8/5/18

Summer time means hot weather and added dehydration. It's no secret that most children need an incentive to remember to drink when they are busy playing at the park, swimming at the beach, and hanging out with friends. Sometimes we choose to give our kids drinks that are high in sugar and not as healthy as we would like in an effort to get them to drink, when we could be doing something radically different -- like giving our child a Gululu interactive water bottle instead! Gululu helps to remind your child to drink more water through a tamagucci-like pet that grows when children drink! Parents can be sure it is working by tracking progress on the app! Learn more below! Enter to Win a $30 Gift Card from Gululu! Gululu is giving away a $30 Gift Card to one lucky winner to bring awareness to your child's summer hydration needs! About Gululu: The fun Gululu bottle features a pet- tamagucci like that grows and goes through underwater adventures as the kid drink. The pets in Gul…

TeaBloom Has Perfect Gifts For Any Tea Lover

Tea is such a relaxing beverage.  I love sipping on a hot cup of flavored tea at night while reading a good book.  I always take my tea black with no milk or sugar.  It is how I have always enjoyed my tea.  I love trying new flavors of tea and often will spend time in the supermarket or specialty shops looking for new flavors.

Teabloom.com is a specialty shop that specializes in all things tea related.  They have a great selection of teas, including blooming tea sets which flower as they brew.




 They are truly beautiful to look at and to display during an afternoon tea, and perfect for a get together.  They even make a beautiful gift or party favor.

Have you ever tried loose tea? It is usually sold in tins to keep it fresh. For those of you who have never tried loose tea leaves, I highly recommend them.  They have a fresh flavor and you can use as much or little as you would like in order to satisfy your strength preference.

Teabloom carries many cups, travel mugs and even presses tha…

A Walk Into The Past at the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

When I visited the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, I wasn't sure what to expect.  From the outside it looks like your typical fire house, but when I stepped inside, I felt like I stepped into the past.

The first thing I saw when I entered the bay area were beautifully restored fire apparatus from the early 1900s. These pieces of apparatus looked more like works of art than fire fighting machines.  I can only wonder how they managed to put fires out with the equipment they used in those days.

These horse drawn pumpers and hose trucks with large wooden wheels are just a few of the pieces that are on display.





There was a statue of a fire fighter sliding down the pole.  A sight that was common in earlier days.  Some firehouses still have poles like this.  I can only wonder if the statue was placed there to prevent people from attempting to slide down the pole...people like me.


Also on display were many artifacts, including old fire hydrants, old turnout …

Get in Shape With American Lifetime Vibrating Roller

I wanted to share a great product that I received to try out, with you.  It is the American Lifetime vibrating foam roller.





The roller comes with a carry case and charger.  The carry case is made of a durable parachute type material and has a chord.



I love that I can fling the roller over my shoulder to take on the go. This keeps my hands free to hold my keys and other things.


This roller is fantastic.  It is great for workouts, massage and really helps me to relax my muscles.  It measures 17 inches and has 4 speeds.  It is rechargeable and great for working out.  When I took this roller out of the box, my son and his girlfriend both gasped because they practically live at the gym and both use foam rollers in their workouts.  My son's girlfriend has done some personal training and she loved the quality of this roller. You can see that the design is very different from your average foam roller.  It is designed to last and the performance of it is very good.  I love that I can adjust t…