Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Toy Insider Holiday of Play Event

 



The Toy Insider is known for their cool toy events. The main event that happens in the summer is Sweet Suite. This was my first time seeing their Holiday of Play. Although it couldn't be in person this year, they put on an amazing virtual event. I am so impressed by the virtual world. You can visit each booth to see the newest toys coming out. 


My 2 girls love all the toys. They were really excited to get the swag box. 



Mini Brands has the cutest tiny toys inside. My 4 year old likes Trinity and Madison on YouTube. 

The Exploding Kittens game is such a clever card game. 



My 8 year old daughter goes crazy for slime. I am not so crazy for it. I usually hope it doesn't get on any blankets.



Crayola is such a classic brand. I think this paper maker would be a really neat gift. 


What is on your child's wishlist this year?


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Cute Halloween Books

 

 


Halloween is around the corner. Here are two adorable books to read to your little ones. 
One Black Cat by Robie Rogge and Illustrated by August Ro is a really neat board book. Conjure up the perfect Halloween with this 3D novelty board book. 





Open it up and look inside. I think black cats get a bad reputation. I personally love them.
This book is good for ages 1 to 5. 



In a Spooky Haunted House is a really cool pop-up book. This is by Joel Stern and illustrated by Christopher Lee. Good for ages 3 to 5. 

Go on a haunted Halloween adventure through a spooky house in this sturdy book. 

I used to love pop-up books as a kid. I am so glad my own kids get to see this. 

Both of these books are from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing company. 

Check out their books here.

What is your favorite Halloween book? Do you like scary stories?


Friday, September 18, 2020

Toys For The Little Ones

 



Three of my kids liked playing with Magformers. They are great for learning shapes and building. The magnets are strong and there are different shapes and colors. You can use your imagination and build whatever you want. My 4 year old is really enjoying them now. 




Dolce infant toys are so cute. I like how it is soft and interactive. There is different textures and one of the wings makes a crinkle sound.

Check out Dolce Toys here on their website. 

What does Dolce stand for? Develop, observe, learn, create, educate 

The toys are geared for STEM learning at an early age. 




Here is Ethan with his toy. Our 4th child is now 4 months old. I forgot how sweet this age was.


There are so many fun toys out now. I love both the Magformers and Dolce for my little ones.



Wednesday, August 26, 2020

End of Summer Giveaway

 





The end of summer is coming near. School starts again soon. Some of us will be teaching virtually or homeschooling and others will be going back to class full time. My daughter goes back full time. My son goes back 2 days in and 2 days online. They both have to wear masks. I am not looking forward to this new year in school. I have a feeling my kids will complain about something.

I wanted to do a giveaway for the ladies who follow the blog. 

It is easy to enter. Do 1 entry or all entries for more chances to win.

Prize: Victoria's Secret E gift card $25
I will email your gift card to you.

Open to US 18+ only

Once giveaway is closed I will email you. You will have 48 hrs to get back to me or I will have to choose another winner.





Victoria's secret e gift card $25

Monday, August 24, 2020

Chocolate Pen

 





Chocolate Pen is a cute tool for the kids to use when creating some creative treats. 

What does the kit come with?

1 chocolate pen
warming tray
stirring stick
mold designs
4 yummy colors
charging cable
instructions

You can add one of a kind designs to cupcakes and cakes. We placed our chocolates in the fridge to speed up the process. 

I had to try using them pen a few times, to add the chocolate to the pen. It is pretty neat.





There is a button that you use to load up the chocolate and also to draw.




The melting tray keeps the chocolate warm.  Keep it closed. To help melting the chocolates, you put the pack of chips into a hot water bowl. An adult should do that part. And keep an eye on the kiddos when using the warming tray.

This is such a cute DIY project for the kids. 

The chocolate pen is available at Walmart, Target and Amazon.