Posts Tagged “Valentine’s Day”

Whiffer Sniffer: Valentine’s Day Alternative to Candy

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Whiffer Sniffer scented plush toys
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, whereby we were offered product in exchange for an honest review. As always, the content and opinions expressed herein are strictly our own. This post contains affiliate links.

Whiffer Sniffer scented plush toys

With “The Holidays” behind us… we quickly can see that another is fast approaching. And although less emphasis is given to Valentine’s Day, it is still highly commercialized and offers us nothing short of an abundance of candies, sweets and chocolates… just after we’ve had our fill of pies, cookies and candy canes and ever tempting us to fall away from our health conscious New Year’s resolutions. But fret none, as we have a terrific alternative for Valentine’s Day: Whiffer Sniffer.

Whiffer Sniffer

Whiffer Sniffers are adorable plush backpack collectibles scented with authentic flavor favorites. Imagine the scratch-n-sniff stickers we grew up with, only in plush… and no scratch needed. These Whiffer Sniffers have the allure of Shopkins with cute facial expressions and perfect attention to detail, but transcend the age band that Shopkins toys reaches because Whiffer Sniffers are fun-loving for any age.

Personality scents like Marty McPie, Rudy B. Float and Berry Toasty are fantastic for Valentine’s Day. And now, introducing two additional scented personalities to sweeten your holiday: Shirley Sweet with a chocolate cupcake scent and Larry Lovett, a Boston cream donut. Oh Yum!

In our family, we celebrate Valentine’s Day as a gesture of affection and appreciation. And while we have participated in some of the traditional means of celebrating (flowers, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, etc) we strive for less commercialized ways to acknowledge the holiday. With fun (and long-standing) scents, Whiffer Sniffers are the perfect nod of affection without going over the top. Of course, if going over the top is your jam… Whiffer Sniffers can easily help balance the traditions of chocolates and sweets with an unexpected, fun-loving token of non-edible deliciousness. Either way… #WinningValentine’s.

Whiffer Sniffers, while falling into the collectibles category, don’t just collect in the junk drawer. Clipped to lunch boxes, sports bags, and backpacks they have a scented purpose. Consider leaving one clipped in the car for a fun treat or the coat closet. Wherever their colorful personalities land them, they are sure to entice smiles and big whiffs.


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Valentine’s Day Songs for Children plus Giveaway

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Photo Credit: Phil Onofrio

Photo Credit: Phil Onofrio

Happy Valentine’s Day

Let’s celebrate in Song and with a Giveaway!

So while some might be snowed in and celebrating Valentine’s Day in pajamas and sweats, other families are off to normal routines of school and work but we can agree that whichever scenario we’ve been blessed with – we all want to make Valentine’s Day special for our children.  So between cupcakes and lollypops, consider these really cute songs from Laura Doherty.

“Valentine” is offered on her “Shining Like a Star” album with other catchy kid’s tunes as “Rocket Ship” and “Hula Hoop” and a favorite of ours – “Ferris Wheel” taking us through all sorts of carnival or amusement rides.  Fun stuff.  Laura Doherty’s new collection is called “In a Heartbeat“.  And just in time for Valentine’s Day, the title track fits perfectly with a chorus that describes “when you love someone your heart beats like a drum”.  Love It – but have a listen for yourself, then hop on over to Amazon or to purchase a copy for your family.  Check out the video – I couldn’t resist smiling with all the amazing photos folded into her message of love.  Awesome.

Laura Doherty is from the Chicago area but will be on tour in Philadelphia on March 1st.  We have a giveaway for a family four pack of tickets to her show at World Cafe Live in Philly.  Entry is simple:

1. Required: Leave us a blog comment telling us your favorite song from her “In A Heartbeat” CD after listening to the samples on her website.

2. Optional for additional chance: Tweet this giveaway and leave us a comment that you’ve done such.  #GIVEAWAY Enter to win 4 tickets to Laura Doherty children’s concert – #Phillykidsconcert @LauraDaura @HomeroomAtHome

3. Optional for additional chance: Follow our Facebook page and Laura Doherty‘s Facebook page. Leave us a comment here that you are following Homeroom At Home and Laura Doherty.

4. Return tomorrow and everyday until Feb 22nd to retweet the above. Be sure to leave a blog comment that you’ve done such… each day. (Limit one additional chance per day for tweets.)

One winning family will be drawn at random on Feb 23, 2014.  Our giveaways are never sponsored by Facebook or Twitter. You increase your chances of winning by participating but are not required to “follow”, “like”, “tweet” or subscribe to be entered in the giveaway.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links.  We were either compensated for this article or given complimentary product or tickets for review.  The giveaway is also sponsored.  All opinions expressed herein are strictly my own.

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