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Give an Epic Gift with the LeapFrog Epic Tablet

LeapFrog Epic Tablet

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. As a Mom I strive to find toys for my little ones that are not only fun but that help promote learning as well. There are so many toys on the market that focus strictly on imaginative play. It can be hard to find toys that encourage little ones to learn fun and exciting new things such … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Imagination with the Pet Portrait Studio

the gift of imagination

When I was a child I can remember how often I entertained myself by putting ordinary every day objects together to build new and exciting structures. Back then, boxes especially were my favorites as they were easy to stack together and fun to crawl through when my house or building was complete. These days, using your imagination to build has evolved from simple every day objects or building blocks, lego's ect. and now there is an endless supply … [Read more...]

TINKERTOYS – The Perfect Classic Toys for Christmas!


Do you remember playing with TINKERTOY® toys when you were small? TINKERTOY® was created in 1913 after inventor Charles Pajeau observed children playing with pencils and empty spools of thread. They've been around for a long time and I know I have loved them since I was a child. If you are looking for the perfect classic toys for Christmas, keep reading! As a K'NEX blogger, I was sent their TINKERTOY® 150 piece essentials set for review. These … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Release of Inside Out

Inside Out Character Toys

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias It's finally here!!! Inside Out was released Tuesday and we headed straight to Walmart that morning to grab the DVD and you should, too if you haven't yet! I had been waiting for the release of this movie since I visited Pixar and learned all about it back in March. The Joy I felt at that time told me that … [Read more...]

Educational Must Have Gifts from LeapFrog

Number Lovin' Oven

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Educational gifts have always been something I have been an advocate for since my now 19 year old was very young. Any time someone wants to buy my kids something fun I ask them to consider fun and educational items. Education is a priority in our house and it's so important to me … [Read more...]

Springfield Dolls – A Great Choice for the Little Girl on Your List


Can you believe Christmas is less than two months away? Last week I started making my gift list and let me tell you, it's scary. lol Sometimes gift buying can be stressful so over the next month and a half I'll be bringing you some holiday gift ideas of products I've personally checked out to help you with your list! My 2015 Holiday Gift Guide is getting kicked off with a wonderful product for the little girl on your list: Springfield … [Read more...]

Lego Scooby Doo Sets and Video (Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. I love LEGO and Scooby Doo and truly want to share this awesomeness with you! ;)  If you are a LEGO and/or Scooby Doo fan you'll want to check out these amazing Scooby-Doo stop motion videos created using the brand new Lego Scooby-Doo sets! New videos will be uploaded weekly – so be sure to visit ScoobyDoo.com and subscribe to the WB Kids … [Read more...]

Treat Baby This Holiday Season with Estella Hand Knit Baby Rattles

Estella Logo

Most of the babies we buy for these days are second or third babies in the family. Naturally, that means that they have lots of hand-me-downs from their older siblings. That's the case in our family, too. With our girls being born two years apart, we have everything girly for Annie from Addy. With the arrival of the holiday season we want to get each child a few special gifts, but what do you get the baby that seems to have everything they … [Read more...]

Holiday Shopping Awaits You at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books in Oakland County

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books Michigan

Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card in exchange for my time in visiting the store and writing about my experience. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. It's that time of year again...holiday shopping is fast approaching! A few weeks ago I visited Brilliant Sky Toys & Books in Oakland County for some holiday shopping ideas. This particular location is in Rochester Hills actually, so pretty convenient of a … [Read more...]

Toys for My Airplane Loving Toddler #DisneyPlanesEvent

Disney Planes Toys

I've talked before about how much LA adores airplanes! When I went to the premiere in Los Angeles  I got a sneak peak at the Disney Planes merchandise I was beyond excited! You see, I saw this merchandise in June and LA's birthday is in July so I was planning ahead just what I was going to tell people to get him for his birthday! Smart thinking, huh!? ;) There were so many things I saw that my soon to be three year old would love! This was … [Read more...]

Peaceful Sleep with the Cloud b Tranquil Turtle

Turtle Waves

Sleeping is something I'm sure we all love. Sometimes our little ones may have a difficult time getting to sleep or even sleeping peacefully. We've found the answer to this problem in our home! I was so excited to meet with the Cloud b representative at the Sweet Suite in Chicago because I have always been a huge fan of their products. We were sent the Tranquil Turtle to review and not only have the little ones fallen in love, mama has … [Read more...]

Mompact: Review and #Giveaway of Zoe b Biodegradable Beach Toys

I am thrilled to be a part of Mompact and to be bringing you a product review of a mom invented product! I am featuring the wonderful Zoe b Biodegradable Beach Toys: Toys that clean up after themselves! Zoe b Organics was founded by a mom who thinks we need to take better care of our planet for the sake of our children. I couldn't agree more, which is why I am so pleased to be telling you about Zoe b Organics! Zoe b carries not only this … [Read more...]

Check out eBeanstalk!

Today I want to bring you some information about another website. eBeanstalk.com is a GREAT site for purchasing children's toys and gifts! As a company, they have only three rules: (1) make the kids happy, (2) make the parents, grandparents, friends and relatives happy, and (3) have fun at what they do. How great is that? It's nice to know that a company wants to make us happy! I love that they have a huge category list. You can find nearly … [Read more...]

Zoobies Blanket Pet Review and GIVEAWAY!

If you've not heard of Zoobies, you'll want to read ("listen") up! These are amazing toys! They are actually three products in one! They are a plush animal, a pillow and a blanket! Zoobies offers several different types of these plush animals: they have the pet blankets like we reviewed; slumber pets, which are larger sized; Blankie Babies, which are pint sized; and Storytime Pals, which include storybook characters like Curious George and … [Read more...]

Melissa and Doug Sand Play Toys Review

Melissa and Doug have some of the most amazing toys ever! We have never not loved one of the Melissa and Doug items that we bought. I'm so happy that our summer fun this year with LA could also include Melissa and Doug's new sand toys! What is summer fun without the beach and every child should have some Melissa and Doug sand toys! These Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set is oh so adorable! This play set allows your little one to make sand … [Read more...]

Dandelion, Earth Friendly Goods Review and GIVEAWAY!

Around Easter I had won an Easter basket for LA that was FILLED (beyond filled) with Dandelion Earth Friendly Goods. That was my first experience with Dandelion and I quickly knew that I loved their products! They are organic materials filled with corn fibers! They have a variety of amazing toys for baby: developmental toys, plush toys, natural teethers and Bamboo zoo toys. Not only do they offer toys though, they offer eco-friendly bags (which I … [Read more...]

Heirloom Wooden Toys Review and GIVEAWAY!

Of course we must include toys for a one year old's birthday! What better than something from Heirloom Wooden Toys? This company is a family owned business and they believe that a child thrives when he or she plays with simple, earth-friendly toys that inspire the imagination and spark long sessions of creative play. At Heirloom Wooden Toys you will find a plethora of toys that match this very description! They have eco-friendly toys that are … [Read more...]