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Cypher Kids Augmented Reality Cards #CBias #CypherKidsClub

19th November 2012

We’re big Apple fans in our house and the kids love finding new apps to play with and discover, especially on my beloved iPad.

So I jumped at the chance to review the Cypher Kids 3D Interactive Cards – Wild Animals Adventures. They work with a free downloadable app that works for the iPod touch (4th gen.), iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and the iPad 2 and 3. The cards are also available in a Numbers and Letters theme.

We personally decided to purchase and try the Wild Animals card set, because the six year old loves animals, and she’s the boss. I’ll admit that I knew nothing about these cards going in, so I was curious about their appeal and whether the kids would really enjoy them.

The package includes 18 full color cards, each showing a different animal. On the back of each card is a large 3D marker that can be read by the iPad’s camera.

To activate the cards, you open the Cypher Kids app, and you hold the 3D marker up to the camera and the animal on the card comes alive. The way you see the animals will depend on how you hold the card in front of the camera. Closer to camera, the animals will appear larger on the screen. You can also tilt the cards to see the animals at a different angle.

The cards can also be experienced in two different modes: Exploration and Snapshots. In Exploration, you can hear the narrator tell you all about the featured animal while you will also see the animal move and hear its sounds. In Snapshots, you are able to photograph the animal with a real life background.

My daughter loves this app (our bird Cookie – not a fan) and the cards that go with it. She just can’t get over the 3D aspect of them and loves to hear all about each animal. She may have said, “How do they do that Mommy?” many, many times while playing. It’s great to see she’s interested in an app that can also teach her about the animals she loves so much as well.

The #CypherKidsClub 3D Interactive Cards can be purchased at select Walmart stores. You can see photos of our shopping experience on Google+ as well. You can learn more about Cypher Kids Club via Twitter and Facebook.

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and  Cypher Kids Club #CBias #SocialFabric but as always my opinions are my own.

Zellers Festive Finale – Carol the Store Manager (video)

18th November 2011

I wrote about Zellers and their fun holiday campaign called the Zellers Festive Finale, earlier this month. Well, the fun continues with a new video – this time it features Carol the Store Manager. Help Carol out by checking out the Zellers Facebook page and vote for what holiday sale you want to see next at Zellers. The one with the most votes will be the next great promotion in their final Zellers holiday campaign.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Zellers, but my opinions are my own.

Zellers Festive Finale

4th November 2011

Zellers Canada is shutting its doors next year to make way for Target.

I have many, many memories of shopping at Zellers as a little kid with my Mom and siblings. There used to be a big location near my dad’s restaurant, and it was always part of our “loop” when walking around downtown. I can vividly remember shopping in the toy section, and then as I got older, shopping with my niece and nephew as well. I can still remember where everything was located in the store, even though it hasn’t been there for YEARS. Yes, I’m weird.

Although I am super excited about Target finally coming to Canada, I am sad about Zellers basically disappearing at the same time. It’s an emotional conundrum.

Since this holiday season will be their last, Zellers has decided to approach it differently. They are calling it their Festive Finale, and they are letting their customers run it. You can head to their Facebook page to:

  • set the sale prices of merchandise
  • pick the in-store music playlist
  • record and upload your own Zellers radio spots
  • have access to exclusive offers and deals only available to community members
Go check it out!! Now here are a few words from the Executive Managing Director of Zellers:

Dude has nice legs.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Zellers, but I used my own brain to form sentences – because I am a genius.”

Blue Sky Home Series – Review and Giveaway

26th August 2011

I was recently sent a package of Blue Sky Home Series products from Blue Sky, and being a huge fan of organizational things, I was super happy to receive them. This was actually the first time I had seen this line of products and I was immediately impressed.

I received a sampling of their available products including a grocery pad, door pads, a multi-task notebook, a mousepad and a weekly/monthly desk planner. I think they’re super cute, really well made and very useful. The multi-task notebook is a dream for list lovers, like myself. The grocery checklist is magnetic, and perfect for keeping track of what to pick up during the next grocery store stop. The door pads are going to be useful with the husband – he forgets everything!! Now I’ll be able to hang these cute reminders at the front door, so he can grab what he needs before he heads off to work. I also really like the planner, because it lays flat, looks pretty, and is laid out really well. Love that it has weekly and monthly calendars, space for lists, notes and more.

The Blue Sky Home Series offer organizational solutions for “busy moms with a fresh, contemporary design from designer Susy Jack Contemporary Paper. Blue Sky went directly to moms to learn real-life insights on how they manage their busy lives. They can be mixed and matched for portable planning, note taking, list making, communicating and storing paperwork.”

It’s also important to note that these products are all printed with soy-based ink on 50% recycled paper, and super affordable. The products range from $3.99 to $9.99 and can be purchased at Target stores and online at the Blue Sky website (blueskyimg.com).


One lovely reader will win a gift pack from the Blue Sky Home Series line.


  • Leave a comment below with your best organizational tip for keeping on top of things at home. I can always use some great tips for being more organized!!


  • Like Blue Sky on Facebook and leave a comment below saying that you did.
  • Tweet the following and leave a comment below saying that you did:

Enter to win a fab gift pack from Blue Sky on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog – http://bit.ly/rm3bsL #giveaway #blueskyhomeseries


  • The giveaway will run until August 31, 2011
  • Open to U.S. and Canadian residents
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
UPDATE: CONGRATS to my winner: #38 AMANDA BROWN – THANKS to everyone who entered!!!
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