Water Safety & Fun with Stearns Puddle Jumper

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns Puddle Jumpers® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I enjoy living here in the great Northwest where we have tons of water around us. We are very fortunate to live 5 minutes from the Des Moines Marina that my family loves to visit on a regular basis so we can appreciate the beautiful scenery and play in the water.

We love to take advantage of the sunny weather when every it appears, so we decided to spend an afternoon at the Marina for a family picnic and some water fun.

My youngest loves to head down to the dock to check out all the boats and put his feet in the water.   To make sure he stays safe we require that he is wears a flotation device specifically made for children.

The best safety protection we have found for our son is the Stearns Puddle Jumpers®.   The Puddle Jumper is amazing because it is uniquely designed to ensure that kids have increased mobility while swimming, as well as ensuring their full safety. Plus, every kid will find one they love since the Puddle Jumper comes in a variety of bright fun colors with many different animal designs.    

​With my son wearing the Puddle Jumper I can rest easy while he sits on the edge of the dock and splashes his feet in the water.    This is one of his favorite things to do!

Our friendly neighbor came by in his canoe and asked if my son wanted a ride.  Knowing that my son is wearing a Coast Guard approved device provides me with peace of mind.  

​We finished off the fun afternoon combing the beach for cool rocks and cooling off by dipping our feet in the water.

I highly recommend the Stearns Puddle Jumper for children that are between 30-50 lbs.  It is amazing how well they can move around and play in the water with it’s unique design.   I love the Puddle Jumper so much I have even gifted it twice.

​You can purchase the Stearns Puddle Jumper directly from StearnsFlotation.com.  You can also find them at many major retailers like Target, Costco and more.

Photos and post provided by All Things Target contributor Jennifer.

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Skylanders Skystones Game in Boxes of Big G Cereals (Great Breakfast Fun!)

Big G cereal

Do you have a Skylander fan in your house?   My son is a BIG Skylanders fan, and he was so excited to receive these General Mills Big G cereals with a FREE Skylanders Skystones game inside each box.   Your child can get these fun card games too, just watch for specially marked Big G cereals that contain a FREE Skylanders Skytones game  too. The game is fun and super easy to learn, your kids will love it!  You will find the Skylanders Skytones games in these popular Big G cereals.

  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Fruity Cheerios
  • Frosted Cheerios
  • Reese’s Puffs
  • Lucky Charms
  • Cookie Crisp
  • Trix
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch

My son’s personal fave is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! He loves the cinnamon sugar flavor and the fact that it has a good crunch.

Skylanders Skytones cards

Each cereal box comes with one of four Skylanders Skystones card packs with some of your kids favorite characters on the front. You can collect all four Skystones game card sets, each comes with a downloadable code to unlock characters in the popular mobile Skylanders game.

skytones box

The game board is printed on the back of the cereal box, you just have to cut it out.   Plus, there are also coupons inside the box for $1/1 for Skylanders Trap Team Figure and $10/1 for the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack.

playing game

To play the games each player starts with 5 cards.   You will battle any card you are next to, whoever wins get to claim that space on the board.    My son especially loved the fact that each pack contains a deluxe holographic card.   Kids always love the special cards!

SkyTones game

The Skystones game fosters family fun and fuels development through imaginative and cognitive play. My youngest has been challenging (and beating) everyone in the family.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Target: New 1-Year Return Policy for Target Owned Brands

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Target has implemented an enhanced return policy that allows guests to return select items one year after purchase.

Effective immediately, you can bring back Target’s exclusive owned-brands, with receipt, to a Target store and receive a full refund within one year of the item’s purchase date. The new return policy applies to over 70,000 items from all 32 private-label brands  The following are just some of the current Target owned brand items and collections:

Archer Farms
Ava + Viv
Boots & Barkley
C9 by Champion
Circo
Chefmate
Cherokee
Durabuilt
Embark
Fieldcrest
Gilligan & O’Malley
Kids Made Modern
Liz Lange
Merona
Mossimo
Mossimo Supply Co.
Nate Berkus
ProSpirit
Room Essentials
Shaun White
Simply Balanced
Smith & Hawken
Sonia Kashuk
Spritz
Sutton & Dodge
Threshold
Up & Up
Wine Cube
Xhilaration
Yoobi

Wait, there’s more!  Guests using Target’s Baby or Wedding Registries will have up to a year from the registry event date to return or exchange items

It gets even better if you are a REDcard holders, because if you pay with your REDcard you will receive an extra 30 days to return nearly all items.

Create a Target Wedding Registry get a $20 Target eGift Card (1st 22,000 couples)

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Do you know someone who is getting married soon?   Share this news with them.  This week when you create a new Target Wedding Registry in-store or online at Target.com you will earn a $20 Target eGift Card. (create registry by 2/21/15).    This offer is open to the first 22,500 couples and must include at least $500 worth of merchandise.   eGift Card will be emailed within 72 hours of completing the registration.