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Monday, November 20, 2017

littleBits Droid Inventor Kit - Perfect gift for any inventor in the family! #littlebits #inventorswanted

Disclosure: I attended the #ThorRagnarokevent and my expenses: flight, accommodations, transportation and some meals were be covered by Disney. All opinions, however, are always 100% mine.

When I was out in Los Angeles at the Thor: Ragnarok event, one of the highlights was being able to meet with representatives of littleBits. littleBits makes technology kits that are fun, easy-to-use, and infinitely creative. The kits are composed of electronic building blocks that are color-coded, magnetic, and make complex technology simple and fun. Together they’re interchangeable in millions of different ways to empower kids to invent anything. This product that looks to shed light on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).

littleBits is a great product for kids or adults who love to play and create. When we got to play hands-on with the kit, I immediately thought of all my great nieces and nephews and all my friend's kids who would love this.

I loved it too but I am not the techie type. Yet, I really knew that this was something someone like me could actually build. That's saying a lot. At the event, we had the chance to build and play with the droids. I didn't build he kit I received because I decided to leave it for a special little boy who is going to go crazy for it.

But watching my fellow bloggers build it was fascinating. It was also fun. The kit is easy to put together because everything is color coded. The instructions are pretty easy. It is pretty amazing that kids can build the droid by themselves or with your help.

What I really love about this kit and the rest of the littleBits products are they are gender neutral. It's not just for boys. I know lots of little girls who would this kit as well. I appreciate that the creators knew that all kids would be interested in creations, building and playing with the droids.

In addition to the electronics and the boards, the kit includes the skeleton of R2D2. It also offers a whole range of stickers to decorate the droid. You can make R2D2 as it was in the movie or you can get creative and make it different. It will depend on what you want.

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There is an app you can download to help you build the Droid. The app also controls the Droid. It features ongoing challenges that kids can work on fulfilling. The app starts with easy missions and then it starts challenging the inventor to more complicated missions. The Droid will use its own sensors to move around or you can actually try Force Mode where you can extend your hand and move it. Just like Darth! With the lessons learned through building the first Droid, kids are encouraged to get really creative and build their own droid.

What I love most about the littleBits Droid kit is that it helps kids explore technology and inventions. Because they can use the parts to create almost anything, it allows for creativeness and exploration. You can also buy other components aside from the Droid kit and build other products. Because of the color coding, everything will work together. All you have to do is have the imagination and drive to invent.

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Starting November 15, 2017 to January 20, 2018, littleBits is launching a global inventor movement:  the littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit. This competition invites kids, families, and Star Wars fans—residing in the US, UK, and Canada - to share their own unique Droid creations with the global inventor community. Fans and families will be able to submit their own leading-edge Droid design creations, judged by Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley (the actress who portrays Rey in the current Star Wars trilogy) and Kelly Marie Tran (the actress who portrays Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) alongside Ayah Bdeir (founder and CEO of littleBits) and Kathleen Kennedy (president of Lucasfilm). OMG how exciting is that? Head over to the littleBits site for more information on how to enter and what you can win!

The littleBits Droid Inventor Kit costs $99.95 and is available online, Walmart, Amazon, the Disney Store and the Apple Store. Consumers interested in purchasing the award-winning Droid Inventor Kit will have the opportunity to take advantage of a 20% off discount on,,,, as well as Walmart and Disney stores nationwide from Thursday, November 23, 2017 through Monday, November 27, 2017. This Christmas give your little ones one of these and open their minds to a world of imagination and invention!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Rigoni di Asiago Review and Giveaway!

Around Fall, I start craving comfort foods. I want to eat foods make me feel comfortable and warm. When the weather changes, I start drinking more tea. When I have tea, I like to have a little treat as well. Tea time in Fall or Winter is big in my house.

I was sent some delicious treats from Rigoni di Asiago just in time for the cooler weather. Rigoni di Asiago is a family-owned company.  Rigoni di Asiago crafts Italian organic jams, honey and chocolate spreads. Rigoni di Asiago is based in the hills of North Italy with deep roots in family traditions.

The products are wonderful. I received Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut spread, Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut spread, Strawberry Fiordifrutta spread, and Italian Honey Mandarin Honey.

These products are delicious. I am not a hazelnut fan but hubby assured me that the spreads are really good. He loves to put it on his pancakes. I personally loved the Strawberries & wild strawberries Fiordifrutta. It is delicious on toast and with a cup of tea, it is glorious. It is thick and full of flavor. Perfect as a snack. It also comes in various flavors such as organic apricot, peach, blueberry, orange, cherry, wild berries and many more!

My favorite though is the honey. It was sweet and fruity and absolutely delicious. One of my favorite snacks is frying flower tortillas and drizzling them with honey. When I was little my mom used to make this for us. This honey was perfect for my snack.

If you love spreads, honey or jam you need to visit the Rigoni di Asiago website and check out the variety of products they have. With the holiday season coming up, these products are great for snacks or in your baking.

If you want to win a selection of Rigoni di Asiago products, enter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.