Our friends at Pley recently sent us the latest Pley Disney Princess subscription box. If you have a Disney Princess fan in your house, this would make an awesome gift.
Disney Princess Subscription Box Delivered To Your Door!
I found this photo of my daughter and teared up. It seems like just yesterday she was our Princess Z who ruled our home. She still rules the house but has dropped the princess title. She will always be our princess. For years we would buy all things, Disney Princess. Everything from her dinner plate to her pajamas featured the various princesses that she loved so much.
Pley sent us their Disney Princess Subscription box and woah. This is one of those things that I just wish were around when our daughter was little! Watch the video above, I had my now grown princess do the unboxing.
Pley Disney Princess Box Review
Here is what you need to know about the Pley Disney Princess box:
The Disney Princess Subscription Box is targeted for ages 4-9 years old.
It arrives every 2 months.
It is $29.99 shipped – if you buy more than 1 box, the price goes down!
Your child will receive between 4-6 Disney Princess items.
Each month is themed after a different princess.
Here is what we received in our Disney Princess Subscription Box:
Princess Merida Shirt
Brave Action Figure Playset
Bonus – the box is an activity – see below!
The subscription box costs $29.99 shipped. The products that were included definitely felt valued at way more than the cost of the box! The playset is at least $20 and the Brave Merida shirt is around $18 at the Disney store.
Pley Unboxing and Review
I had my 14-year-old do the Pley unboxing video! Watch it here (and make sure you are subscribed to our YouTube channel for more unboxings and reviews!)
Here is what the actual subscription box itself turns into – a bow and arrow!
Great Gift Idea
If you are searching for a gift for a loved one who loves Disney Princesses, definitely check out the Pley Disney Princess Subscription Box. You don’t have to subscribe for a long period of time. The value is definitely worth it. And of course, what kid would light up when they receive a special box just for them featuring their favorite toys?
This QuickTrip App review is brought to you by Allstate.
Busy parents need all the help they can get, especially as we head back to school! Our friends at Allstate get that need. Allstate has developed an app to help us juggle everything required of us parents. Busy day, a million places to go and don’t know where to start? There’s an app for that – introducing the QuickTrip app from Allstate.
Let’s go thru the app, see what this can do to help keep our busy lives sane.
QuickTrip App Review
Let’s get to know the QuickTrip app from Allstate Insurance. First thing to know, this is a free app that is for everyone to use. You are not required to be an Allstate Insurance customer to utilize this app!
The purpose of the Quick Trip app is to help you tackle everything you need to do during the day by optimizing your to-do list, giving you a smarter more efficient route to your destinations, reminding you when it’s time for a tune-up and keeping you notified of any recalls for your vehicle. QuickTrip is the route planner that can help you save time with multi-stop routes.
We don’t know about you, but with back to school – our to-do lists are a mile long. Do this, do that, you have this appointment here, but don’t forget to pick groceries there.
We’ve all been there, right? Good news! Allstate’s QuickTrip app is here to help you optimize that to do list in an easy concise way. It works with your calendar, allows you to input your tasks and acts as an advisor as to what you should do when by optimizing you to do-list and your route! Let’s look at how this works.
First, you have to download the app! It’s free!
Download for iOS
After you have your QuickTrip app installed, here is how to utilize:
Choose which calendars you would like to sync. The app will take any existing activities from your calendar and add them to your daily route!
Next, add in any additional plans that aren’t in your calendar with their location. I typically go a step further and put in how long the task will take me as well. This isn’t required, but does help with optimizing!
Next, you will hit Optimize Route. This is where the magic happens. The QuickTrip app takes in all of your data, events, appointments and to-do’s and finds what the best route is for you, along with what you should do when! So should you go pick up paint first or drop off that package at the post office? Let the app tell you!
Up-To-Date Car Recall Information
Another feature that is super valuable is the car recall feature. When a car has a recall, it is essential to get the problem fixed. Car recalls happen. Typically the cost of a car recall is covered by your vehicle’s manufacturer, but you have to know about the recall first!
Good news! The QuickTrip app by Allstate Insurance makes it super easy to learn if your car is under a recall. From the top menu, select My Vehicles. You scan your VIN (or manually input it) and the app will give you personalized maintenance reminders. Then simply add those car maintenance tasks to your route.
Here is a list of general features you will find within the QuickTrip app.
Get multi-stop routes—view all your stops for the day in a single map overview.
Sync your calendars for a simple, complete overview of all your daily tasks.
Add additional tasks or errands, so everything on your to-do list gets done.
Give each task a name, location and timeframe in which it needs to be completed and QuickTrip takes it from there.
Save time with the smartest order for your tasks and the most efficient route.
Scan your car’s VIN to get personalized maintenance reminders and recall alerts.
There you have it. Give the Allstate QuickTrip app a download and start optimizing your to-do and multi-route schedules in no time!
Learn more about the app
Download for iOS
This has been a sponsored post on behalf of Allstate. All thoughts and opinions are that of Digital Mom This post was written as part of the Allstate Influencer Program and sponsored by Allstate. All opinions are mine. As the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, Allstate is dedicated not only to protecting what matters most–but to guiding people to live the Good Life, every day.
The Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen Car arrived on our doorstep last week and OMG you have to see this thing.
So parents, I don’t know about you – but we are in mid-Summer FUNK. The kids are fighting non-stop. I could totally use a full-time nanny, but alas the budget just isn’t quite there so alas, they are home with us. Sure, we try to keep the kids busy – but with 4 kids going in 4 different directions it’s hard. On top of all of that, we live in Texas where it’s 100 degree outside.
Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen Toy Review
Last week our doorbell rang. Nothing unusual about that, but what was unusual was getting an unexpected package – and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time! I saw the imprint on the box and knew this would be something for the kids to open.
Low and behold, Sphero had surprised us with their new Ultimate Lightning McQueen car. You know, LIGHTNING MCQUEEN from CARS – THAT LIGHTNING MCQUEEN but as a remote control car like you’ve never seen.
I had seen a few mentions of the Sphero Lightning McQueen but had not played with it. Let me just say this thing is AMAZING. The first few days, let’s just say I may have played with it more than the kids – only because I kept telling them MY NAME WAS ON THE BOX NOT THEIR’S. I know, bad mom – but they watched in wonder and waited impatiently for their turn to play.
Let me just say this. Pixar’s Cars franchise has been a long time favorite in our house. Cars 1, Cars 2 and Cars 3 are all favorites of our 4 kids. Lightning McQueen is one of those unforgettable characters so it’s so cool to have this toy that so much resembles him.
Sphero worked with the team at Pixar to make sure that this toy was on-point with the on-screen character that we all know and love. They nailed it. From the car’s body to the Lightning McQueen’s voice to what he says – it is spot on.
Ultimate Lightning McQueen Features
I don’t know where to start with the features on the Ultimate Lightning McQueen – so I’ll just start listing them.
This isn’t your average remote control car. This car is like nothing I’ve ever seen (did I mention that?) For real though. Sphero has put crazy detail into making the Ultimate Lightning McQueen car into a one-of-a-kind device.
It features crazy things like you can drift while driving, emoting through suspension and expressive eyes. This product is packed with crazy innovations in robotic technology. If you have a Pixar Car’s fan, then this is a toy you will want to know about.
The first thing I noticed with Lightning was the way her feels. The material used to make this device is soft and rubbery. This isn’t the hard old school plastic of normal remote cars.
Lightning’s windshield is actually an LCD screen featuring animated eyes. They move, they even sleep and are totally expressive.
Touch the Ultimate Lightning McQueen toy car on it’s hood, trunk, sides, or top and he will move. This may have totally freaked me out the first time I grabbed him.
Bluetooth Control via App
Sphero’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen is Bluetooth controlled via the Ultimate Lightning McQueen™ by Sphero app (download here). I’ll get more into the app later.
How Fast and How Far Can McQueen Go?
Ultimate Lightning McQueen can go up to 100 feet and up to 6 miles per hour!
How Long does the Battery Last?
The battery lasts up to 40 minutes.
How Long does it Take to Charge the Battery?
It took us around 1 hour to charge the battery.
Speaking of charging the device – talk about clever. The charge port connects to the gas tank. Priceless.
How Much Does It Cost?
Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen retails for $299.
What Comes in the Box?
Ultimate Lightning McQueen
Wall Charging Cable
Quick Start Guide
Wall Adapters based on Region
Can I Use Lightning Outside?
Sorry folks, this device is made for inside use.
How Long is the Warranty?
Lighting comes with a limited 1-year manufacturer warranty.
Ultimate Lightning McQueen™ by Sphero App
The Sphero app behind the car is your remote to this car. The app is free and is available via iTunes or Google Play.
Here is what you will be able to do in the app:
FREE DRIVE With Free Drive you can use the joystick to drift, do donuts and drive Lightning with the driving pad.
Drive by guiding Lightning with the joystick. Long, sweeping motions work best. When Lightning turns around, he will make U-turns. To make Lightning drift while driving, change directions quickly. There are some other awesome ways to have fun driving with Lightning…
Reverse: To drive Lightning in reverse, hold the top button, showing Lightning with an arrow going backward, while using the joystick to drive in the direction you want to go.
Doughnuts: To have Lightning do doughnuts, hold the middle button, showing Lightning sliding, while pushing the joystick to the edge of the puck.
Boost: Give Lightning a boost by holding the bottom button with the arrow while driving with the joystick.
PIT STOP PANIC Train hard and join the pit crew. Lightning coaches you as you race the clock changing tires, fueling up, and getting racers back on the track.
ACTING STUDIO Direct Lightning McQueen as he prepares to be on camera. Create scripts with your favorite phrases and actions for him to perform.
DRIVE-IN This feature is TOO COOL. You can watch Disney Pixar’s Cars with Lightning and watch him react to the movie. Select this option with Lightning plugged in to charge, start the movie, and hear all he has to say.
Not Your Average Remote Control Car
As mentioned, this device is not your typical remote control. Yes, you will pay more for this but Sphero products DO NOT disappoint!
Learn more about Ultimate Lightning McQueen at Sphero