Nov 30, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
See, I told ya!
Anyhoo....I wanted to share some of our favorite Hasbro toys with you. Surely, someone out there needs a great gift idea.
Fur Real Friends Biscuit happens to be on BOTH my daughter's lists so let's talk about him for a minute.
Another FURREAL friend to check out is Tumbles.
Nov 28, 2008
Giveaway has ended....Winner notified (congrats Jenna!)
Thanks for entering!!
I have been seeing blog posts talking about See Kai Run shoes all over the place. All the posts seem to RAVE about these shoes and I was still clueless. I felt a little left out....UNTIL we received our own pair of See Kai Run shoes!!! (Well, actually youngest dd wears them but I can still admire them.)
Flexible rubber sole – healthy for developing feet but sturdy enough for outdoor play!
*Generous width and wide toe box for plenty of wiggle room!
*Padded collars for extra comfort
*Adjustable Velcro closures make shoes easy to get on and ensure a great fit
*Breathable leather insole and lining
Shop and share now.
Promo Code: BF25
Nov 26, 2008
It's definately not a secret.....I am a CRAYOLA lover and have been one since a young child.
You see.....All crayons ARE NOT created equal. CRAYOLA JUST ROCKS! I love the smell of a brand new box of crayons. Did you know that I buy new boxes of crayons about as often as I buy toilet paper. (THAT'S A LOT!) I.CAN'T.HELP.MYSELF!
*5 Nontoxic Washable First Marks Markers
*1 Giant Activity Sheet
Have no fear....
Crayola products would definately make GREAT christmas gifts for any child on your list!
Check out their 64 days of Crayola Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas.
Here's some FUN christmas ornaments to make with the wee ones.
I found them over at Bizzy Bee Creations blog.
Be sure to visit because she has all kinds of goodies to put you in the CHRISTMAS spirit!
Giveaway has ended.....Winner notified (Congrats Rebecca!)
Thanks for entering!
On just about every kiddo's holiday wish list you are bound to find a video game listed. With so many different ones on the market how do you know which one to choose?
Well, it gets tricky since there are games for every age....games for boys, games for girls, puzzle games, action games...well, you get the picture.
If you have boys then you know they will like anything ACTION oriented but girls....
What to get girls? (I have two to buy for.)
Well, here is the answer!
My girls LOVE Build-A-Bear!!
-a little bit about the game-
Your furry friend is invited to a great party on Palace Island by Bearemy and Pawlette. In order to cross the sea and reach the party, Bearemy and Pawlette offer you the FriendShip. Explore new islands on the way and take time to meet and interact with the furry friends that live there. They love playing games too, so on each island you get to play mini games, help them out, and find the puzzle pieces needed to recreate the map that will lead you to the next island. Finally you reach Palace Island where a big party awaits you! A Friend Fur All Seasons is a highly interactive and trans-generational adventure and party game in the true Build-A-Bear spirit! Let your imagination guide you as you board the FriendShip and set out to have fun with your new virtual furry friends…
Of course, the game can also be for boys but since I am shopping for my girls at the time, I just thought it would work best for them!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN a copy of Build-A-Bear Workshop® A Friend Fur All Seasons for the Wii?
OF COURSE YOU WOULD!
Visit The Game Factory and browse through all their great game choices.
Come back HERE and let me know which one is on your kiddo's wish list.
Giveaway will end Friday December 5th and a winner will be notified.
Want more GREAT Build a Bear goodies?
They are auctioning off celebrity-built Build-A-Bear Workshop bears, along with autographed copies of the Build-A-Bear Wii game. These bears and signed games will be on eBay's Giving Works to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. These one-of-a-kind bears were built by celebrities like Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott, the Jonas Brothers, James Gandolfini, Melissa Joan Hart, Bonnie Hunt, Mitchel Musso, Meaghan Jette Martin and more.
Click HERE to view the auctions.
*Thanks Family Review Network for this great campaign opportunity!
Nov 24, 2008
*Be sure to read about the SPECIAL TOOBEEZ HOLIDAY PROMOTION below this review.*
I am going to let you all in on a secret.....
When our shipment of TOOBEEZ arrived last Wednesday, my kiddos were out of town with grandma. I stared at the big box for about oh......two minutes before opening it. I just could not help myself. I started building......and I built a tent (pretty big one), ship (or at least I thought it looked like one), a house, and then amused myself with several other "Weird" creations.
TOOBEEZ are so much fun!!
I called my pal that lives down the street and told her about my new TOOBEEZ. She said "TOO-WHAT??" Umm hello...TOOBEEZ, They are like Gigantic Tinkertoys. Don't you remember tinkertoys?
TOOBEEZ® name simply comes from "tubes and easy" and unlike any other product TOOBEEZ® combines a highly imaginative multi-tasking approach and results. Determined, optimistic, innovative and resourceful. These are key traits necessary to become a successful business in today’s economy.
TOOBEEZ are easy to put together too. Each "Tube" fits into a "Sphere" through special grooves and all you have to do is give the tube a slight twist and it locks into place.
There are a few different sized "Tubes" in each kit so you can build and build until your imagination gives out.
As soon as my kids arrived home, They saw my creations and became a little jealous of my talents but I told them not to worry because building with TOOBEEZ is not that complicated at all and anyone could do it ....(haha!) Ok, maybe I made that part up. It was more like them making a mad dash for the TOOBEEZ and forgetting about mom. :Sigh:
Needless to say, they like TOOBEEZ just as much as I do.
I was browsing through the pamplets and discovered that TOOBEEZ can also be used for education purposes as well as physical education activities.
There are workbooks with tons of activities for classroom use such as Math problems and Language activities. I am actually going to be using some within my own lessonplans soon!
They would make great Christmas gifts for all kiddos on your list.
TOOBEEZ HOLIDAY PROMOTION
Would you like to win a 57 piece Toobeez kit along with a special 15 piece kit to share with someone else?
Simply visit TOOBEEZ and enter to win!
Can't wait long enough to win??
Purchase a 57 piece kit ($99) and receive a complimentary 15 piece kit FREE!
You can keep the 15 piece kit for yourself or Share it with someone special.
It's a "Fishy" one !!
Nov 22, 2008
When I am shopping for my children I try to purchase toys that also serve as learning devices. Being a homeschooling mom, I am always looking for new and creative ways to teach my kids. Of course, I could just go the boring old SCHOOL BOOK route but why? when there are so many wonderful products on the market to make our job as parents a little bit easier. (as well as FUN!)So, when I stumble upon a site like NMC Toys.com, You better believe I am going to stop and SHOP!
NMCtoys.com was developed by parents of two small children in 2007. They make it their mission to provide quality toys that stimulate and challenge a child's mind.
We received the Toddler Tote.**
Lots of activities in a carrying case that's ideal for both travel and storage. A Lauri learning toy for kids on the go or a variety of activities for a child care center. All shapes are made from Lauri Crepe Rubber. Includes large and small geometric shape puzzles with a 9" square carrying case. Great to bring along when eating out with the kids.
My 3 year old and 5 year old loved piecing together the shapes and adding the plastic pegs to each puzzle piece. It's a huge hit! Plus a great learning tool for my 3 year old as she is learning about all the shapes and colors.
The only complaint: They wish they had more shapes to play with!
Stimulate your child's mind this holiday season....
Advise Santa to shop at NMCTOYS.COM!
There's something there for every age group and every budget.
Nov 20, 2008
It's like Build-A-Bear with wheels.
If you have girls then you know all about Build-A-Bear, right?
But what about the boys?
Boys aren't into BEARS that much but I betcha' they would like a tricked out Viper, or a smooth riding Mustang.
RideMakerz is just the thing for your guy. This is something they can enjoy with Dad just like you may enjoy stuffing bears with your girl.
RideMakerz is a modern-day model car kit that your guy can customize.
Customization options include: body styles, side pipes, engines, tires, rims, paint schemes and graphic decals. (Lights and Sounds can also be added as well as a remote control feature)
Oh, and guess what?
There is NO GLUE involved. You simply snap the pieces in place.....A lot easier than the other model car kits, right?
Things have come a long way since I was a kid. I remember watching my little brother spend HOURS on his model kits. Whew....That was just too much to handle!
RideMakerz has brought car building into the 21st century making it much easier to achieve the perfect vehicle.
Your lil guy can have fun building his own one-of-a-kind ride including Mustangs, Dodge Vipers, Scions, race cars, fire engines and more.
And he won't need to know Rocket Science to do it!
Ok, I bet you are wondering how you can get started....
All you have to do is visit any RideMakerz location (Ultimate Customizing garage) or visit Ridemakerz.com ....CHOOZE, SONICIZE, MOTORIZE, MOBILIZE, CUSTOMIZE, PERSONALIZE and CRUIZE your one of a kind RideZ. (Soundz cool, huh?)
After your guy has customized his ride then he will get a personalized license plate and certificate of title with unique Ride identification numbers, which can be used to play with their ridez online.
Price: Ridez start at just $12-$29 *depending on paint and body selected
Ridez measure 10 to 12 inches long and range from 1:14 to 1:20 scale
This would make a great gift for the holidays. It's something that Dad and Son can enjoy together.
Visit RideMakerz.com for more information
Weiman is going to make someone HAPPY this holiday season. They are offering up $100.00 in cleaning supplies.
Check out this list of products:
*They could be yours!!
-Wrights Silver Cream
-Perfect Planet Floor Cleaner
-Weiman Furniture wipes
-Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes
-Weiman Granite Wipes
Whew...Think of all the cleaning you could do.
All you have to do is visit the Weiman website, browse around and then come back here and let me know which product would help you out the most.
Giveaway will end Monday December 1st.
Mopping used to be a hassle for me. (hmm....I am beginning to think all cleaning is a hassle to me)
I have tried several different mops.
Nov 19, 2008
We only have a week until Thanksgiving.
Do something CRAFTY before it's too late....
Or make something YUMMY in time for turkey day.
This would make a great "Happy" for someone. Don't you think?
Marshmallow pilgrim hats from Creative Holiday Gift Ideas
Nov 18, 2008
My favorite holiday is coming up......Christmas!
I love Christmas time. I love spending time with my family and friends. I love throwing parties and/or simple family get togethers. Do you?
Do you go all out with a special theme? Or do you just "swing it"?
I love throwing parties with a special theme.
If you are looking for special party ideas then why not visit Celebrations.com.
Celebrations.com is a great place to find holiday tips, planning tools, Christmas Food recipes and even videos to show you how to do it all.
Sounds pretty awesome!
While browsing the blog I found this cool idea for my next get-together....
Host a party that features a HOT CHOCOLATE BAR.
Everyone needs to warm up on those cold snowy nights, right?
Provide the hot chocolate along with all the goodies so everyone can create their own drink.
Paper Cornucopia of "THANKS" from flipflops and applesauce
Nov 15, 2008
GIVEAWAY is now CLOSED.
Congrats Jenn S. (Email just sent)
Let's face it.....KIDS are MESSY!
How can we control it?
Well, we can't actually control the mess that the kid makes BUT we can control where the mess goes with Neat Solutions!
From their site:
Neat Solutions Floor Topper disposable splat mats help keep floors neat at home and away. Generously sized at 38"x38",they are plenty big enough to capture messes. Zip close packages of 5 and 6 mats fit conveniently in a diaper bag and make it a breeze to bring along. Perfect for playgroup, grandmas house, or anywhere children eat or play. There's no clean-up...Just toss them away with the mess.
AH....Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to our kids making messes. There is now no need to worry about Aunt Jane's precious WHITE carpet or Grandma Sue's new hardwood floors. WE HAVE Neat Solutions Floor Toppers!
As some of you know, I run a small in-home daycare and we recently turned the huge upstairs rooms into a lovely DAYCARE space HOWEVER, when we do our art projects we would have to do those at my kitchen table due to carpet upstairs. (think PLAY DOUGH, PAINT, and MARKERS on the carpet)
All you have to do is visit http://www.tabletopper.com/ , check out their cool products and then come back here and tell me which one would help you out the most.
Nov 14, 2008
Just thought I would add this bit of info regarding Poingo's batteries : CLICK HERE
I have been getting a lot of page views/hits looking for Poingo battery information. Hope it helps!
Here's another great gift idea....
Poingo makes books COME TO LIFE with the touch of a digital pen!
We were lucky enough to receive our very own Poingo kit to review.
(Which was perfect since my 5 year old is just starting to read on his own.)
The kit came with the Digital POINGO pen and two oversized books(Cars and Finding Nemo).
Once we opened the box, I thought to myself...."Oh NO!" I don't have batteries.
Well, much to my amazement the 3 AAA batteries were already included
*BIG PLUS because most toys do not come with batteries and we all know how impatient kids can get waiting on batteries to be installed, right?
Anyway, we took out the first book which was CARS and decided to give it a try. I let the little man navigate the pen since he was the closest kid I could find at the moment.
All you do is run the pen across the words and the book "TALKS". (in the words of my lil man) You can also touch the pictures to make the book "TALK" and make noises such as cars zooming by!
It is not complicated to use at all.
Just turn it on.....Point to the picture or text and listen.
I love the fact that this is a learning tool as well as something fun for my kids to enjoy. My son has been playing with POINGO for the past few days and already recognizes certain words while rolling the pen over the text.
I would definately recommend Poingo for children ages 3-7.
Wanna buy one?
Right now you can find them at select stores such as Toys-R-Us, Wal-Mart, Target, Sam's Club, Costco and of course online....www.discoverpoingo.com.
Suggested retail price: $34.99
What's in the box?
Poingo Starter Set includes Poingo pen and two hardcover books as well as batteries
You can also purchase and download additional books to use with your Poingo pen.
The Lion King
Winnie The Pooh
For more information on Poingo visit http://www.discoverpoingo.com/
Over at MomDot they are asking if we have started our Christmas shopping yet.
Well, HAVE YOU???