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Educational Insights: Design and Drill Review and Giveaway

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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Educational Insights makes some fantastic toys. One of our new favorites is the Design & Drill Socket to Me Game. My kids were all drawn to this game. We do like to build and do wood working. So this toy was right up our alley. What I really liked about this game is that all three kids were interested and played with it at the same time. Liam was able to play with this toy just like his older brother and sister. This game definitely works your childs fine motor skills. But it also helps them use there language skills. We talked about the different colors we counted the bolts. We worked on taking turns using the socket to completely tighten the bolts. Afterwards they used their imagination to create pretend play scenarios for their creations. This is a great classroom toy to. There are plenty of bolts and four different projects to work on. The only issue would be there is only one socket wrench if you are using it for small group play. But like we did at home you can use that as a great opportunity to work on sharing and taking turns.
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Kids can spend a rainy summer day designing a boat, robot, rocket or something from their imagination! Once the sun is out, they can take their creation out to play! Design & Drill® Socket to Me is for ages 4 and up.
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Shh… They’re Learning
Develops fine motor skills
Encourages creativity

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Cut to the Chase
Kids use a working socket wrench to attach colorful bolts
4 Hands-on construction projects included
Completed projects are perfect for pretend-play
No batteries required!
Part of the award-winning Design & Drill line of toys

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It was fantastic to see all my kids playing with the same toy!
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Educational Insights: Kitten Caboodle and Diggity Dogs Games- Review and Giveaway

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

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Picture 054We love animals in our house. My kids were over the top thrilled to get to try out Educational Insights new games Kitten Caboodle and Diggity Dog. These games were truly fantastic. I like that it teaches them reasoning counting, matching and more. We talked about how animals need certain things to be happy. The cards represent some of the animals basic needs. Which opened up a discussion as to what other things these animals might need. There are cards with pictures of animals you can adopt which are super cute. Another thing I really liked is how this game works on different levels. My 4 year old was looking to get any animal he could with the cards he had. While my 7 year old saved her cards. Even though she could have gotten one animal with the cards she had she saved them so that she could get a different animal she wanted more.
Picture 046These games were a lot of fun. My daughter loves cats while my son loves dogs. So they each have their favorites. Although both games appealed to each of them. The photos of the animals are really cute. The different cards with the needs of each animal were easy for my kids to understand and they liked using them as currency for adopting their pets. Using them as memory cards is a fun activity too, but really my kids were more interested in collecting the right cards to adopt their favorite pets.
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Diggity Dogs™ Game
Ages 4+
The Big Idea
Hot dog! It’s a game of furry, four-legged fun! Draw from the stack or “go fish” from another player’s hand to collect cards that match the all of the pet necessities and accessories of the dog you want to adopt. Collect everything that dog needs and adopt it! Adopt the most dogs and you win this preschool matching game. For 2-4 players.

Shh… They’re Learning!
Develops matching skills
Practices counting skills
Encourages social skills, turn-taking, and good sportsmanship

Cut to the Chase
“Go Fish” style card game with adorable puppy theme
Collect the cards you need to adopt the dogs you want
Features real-life pets from our Facebook photo contest!

Kitten Caboodle™ Game
Ages 4+
The Big Idea
Find your purr…fect match in this game of furry, feline fun! Draw from the stack or “go fish” from another player’s hand to collect cards that match the all of the pet necessities and accessories of the cat you want to adopt. Collect everything that cat needs and adopt it! Adopt the most cats and you win this preschool matching game.

Shh… They’re Learning!
Develops matching skills
Practices counting skills
Encourages social skills, turn-taking, and good sportsmanship

Cut to the Chase
“Go Fish” style card game with adorable kitty theme
Collect the cards you need to adopt the cats you want
Features real-life pets from our Facebook photo contest!

Buy It: Visit the Educational Insights site to purchase any of their fantastic products like the Kitten Caboodle Game or the Diggity Dog Game.
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Pepto-Bismol Party Tips and Pepto Party Prize Pack

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Disclosure: I received a pepto party prize pack in exchange for this post.

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Has your summer BBQ resulted in potato salad overload? Did you consume a couple of hot dogs that you’d prefer not to count?  If summer celebrations leave you feeling less party-animal and more party-pooper, Pepto’s got you covered*!

For the millions of Americans who love to celebrate the rise in temperature with food and festivities, Pepto-Bismol is here to get the party started.

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Here are some great summer party tips from Pepto…

1.        Enlist your musically-inclined friends to set up a garage band at your party.
2.        Start a neighborhood cook-off. You don’t have to cook everything!
3.        Set up the badminton net; it entertains the kids by day and adults by night.
4.        Do your guests a favor; surround the buffet area with citronella candles.
5.        Keep the Pepto on hand in case those extra wings do you over.

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Buy It: You can purchase Pepto Bismol at your local grocery or drug store.

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Pepto Party Pack with everything you need for the perfect at-home gathering
(decorations; grill set; oven mitt and apron, server ware; $50 AMEX gift card for food; and of course, Pepto-Bismol).

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Holiday Gift Guide: Lalaloopsy Harmony B Sharp- Reivew and Giveaway

Friday, November 23rd, 2012



Do you know a Lalaloopsy fan? I have a big fan of these adorable dolls in my house. Kaia just can’t get enough of these adorable dolls. to The new Harmony B Sharp doll is fantastic. Kaia has so much fun with her and for good reason not only is she interactive. She has interchangeable hairstyles and she sings songs and dances. Kaia’s favorite things all rolled into one super cute doll! Kaia loves Harmony’s sparkly blue and pink dress, cute molded socks and shoes, and pink molded hair. The adorable rattling pet cat helps kids keep the beat while Harmony entertains. Kaia shakes that Kitty like a maraca! The Interchangeable Hair Pieces Trigger Different Songs which is just fantastic best of all you can keep the hair pieces organized and in one place with the included plastic pouch. I am so glad they had the forethought to include the pouch no more lost pieces for us! Now if all that wasn’t enough to get a Lalaloopsy fan or really any kiddo excited there is more! Harmony dances when attached to the stand on the dance stage. She moves her legs and arms and twists at the waist. Her hair pieces also whirl and twirl. This doll is really fantastic!

About Harmony B Sharp
Harmony B Sharp features an adorable round face, button eyes, and a big personality. Created from the cloth of a singer’s dress, she loves to be in the spotlight. Like all Lalaloopsy dolls, she was once a rag doll who came to life just as her last stitches were sewn.
An aspiring singer, Harmony dresses the part with her sparkly blue and pink dress, cute molded socks and shoes, and pink molded hair. She comes with a rattling pet cat to help kids keep the beat while Harmony entertains.
Interchangeable Hair Pieces Trigger Different Songs
Press the button in the center of Harmony’s chest and she’ll interact with you. She has six ponytail hair pieces: two silly hair pieces with pink bows, a yellow stars hair piece, a green bow hair piece, a top hat hair piece, and a red bow hair piece. Keep the hair pieces organized and in one place with the included plastic pouch.
Each hairstyle triggers a different song when plugged into the hair-piece slot on the right side of Harmony’s head. Family members who are sensitive to sounds should know that the Harmony B Sharp doll does not include a volume button. However, she has an on/off switch and her songs and interactions are short.
Included Stage Allows Harmony to Dance and Move
Harmony dances when attached to the stand on the dance stage. When attached and while singing, she moves her legs and arms and twists at the waist. Her hair pieces also whirl and twirl. If unattached, Harmony will continue to talk and sing but without movement.
Interact with Harmony
Harmony interacts with you in several ways. You can help her get ready to perform by choosing a hair piece for her to wear. Or Harmony will prompt you to insert a specific hair piece for her. Occasionally, she will ask you to dance. To save battery power, Harmony will go into sleep mode if she isn’t played with for a period of time.
What’s in the Box
Lalaloopsy Harmony B Sharp Doll with outfit and shoes, pet cat, stage, six hair pieces, and one clear plastic purse.



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Holiday Gift Guide: Stompeez Slippers- Review and Giveaway

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012



My Kaia is a consumer…I wonder where she gets it from? With every commercial she see’s on TV she shouts out “Mom, Mom, come look at this!” or “Did you See that!” which is always followed by “Can we get that, PLEASE!” She shares in the excitement of each commercial regaling in the benefits of all these “great” products. For most I placate and give her a resounding “I see that” and “We’ll see”. Until the Stompeez commercial. Every time it came on she would jump up and down with excitement screaming with delight begging to get the adorable unicorn pair, with Mikey bouncing behind her begging for the puppy slippers. These cute slippers “with personality” not only got their attention but they got mine too. After all look at them they are adorable! Who doesn’t want super cute slippers that “come alive” as you walk? I know I do! Well we got them and they did not disappoint Kaia almost floats in her Unicorn slippers. She has had them for a few days now and she still gets excited every time she puts them on. She has named them too Misty is her Right foot and Rose is her Left foot. She actually is walking around more now just so she can watch her Unicorn open its eyes. Mikey is not so gentle with his slippers he is bouncing around like a little jumping bean yelling about how his puppy shoes arejumping too! These slippers are very durable so far and are holding up against Mikey’s bouncing and leaping for joy.

Stompeez are the comfy fun slippers that will leave your kids eager to take their shoes off at the door. They will be Stomp, Stomp, Stomping their way to fun in no time, because with each stamp of the foot, Stompeez reveals the playful Stompeez character on the face of your slippers. Stompeez are colorful. Stompeez are soft. Stompeez are fluffy. Stompeez are also built to last and provide many stomping fun nights.


Buy It: Visit the Stompeez site to purchase Stompeez slippers. Get some great deals by using the following promo codes which don’t expire until after Dec 31, 2012:
o 1) Get $5.00 off your order by entering promo code SLIPPER at check out
o 2) Customers who order two or more pairs at StompeezClub.com enjoy free same-location shipping on the additional pairs (after S&H paid for 1st two pairs).

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