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{Mickey Mote + Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job.

With two younger ones home during the day, we watch quite a few kids shows on TV.  My kids have a few favorites in including Handy Manny and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I love how fun both shows are, and I love the fact that they enjoy them. They love all the talking tools on Handy Manny and have such a blast watching it and learning how all the tools work. Mickey Mouse has always been a favorite for all 3 of my kids. Now there is a whole new way to watch and play my kids favorite Disney preschool DVDs.

The new Mickey Mote provides exciting interaction with their favorite Disney characters. Shaped like Mickey ears, its not only fun but a great way to get your kids thinking and engaging with their favorite shows. They are easily responding to questions throughout the show, about some of the things they just watched. I love that the Mickey Mote keeps them entertained and that it is great for both my 4 and 3 year old as it has 2 levels of play. Mickey Mote works with other Discovery Mode enhanced DVDS. Programing was easy as pie. Another great feature that I have not tried yet is that it can also be played using any DVD remote control :)

Available beginning on November 16, 2010, consumers can purchase either Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and/or Handy Manny: Big Construction Job DVDs – which will each come specially packaged with the new Mickey Mote – for the suggested retail price of $29.99 (US)/$35.99 Canada.

THE ALL-NEW MICKEY MOTE, A CHILD-SIZED REMOTE CONTROL, PROVIDES HOURS OF FUN WITH AN ENHANCED, INTERACTIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCE




The New “Mickey Mote” Will Debut with the Release of Disney’s New Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job DVDs on November 16th


BURBANK, Calif., October 12, 2010 – This coming holiday, parents and their preschoolers will discover a whole new way to watch and play their favorite Disney preschool DVDs, with the all-new “Mickey Mote”. This one-of-a-kind, kid’s remote control, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, will debut this November 16th packed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job. The new “Mickey Mote” is a child-friendly handheld remote control, shaped like Mickey ears, that will take children’s viewing experience to a whole new level by providing an engaging interaction with their favorite Disney characters. With multiple levels of play, the new Mickey Mote will provide hours of fun, engaging and challenging adventures for kids age 2-5. The Mickey Mote is a value for moms and fun for kids!


How It Works:


The Mickey Mote works with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes Discovery Mode™, the interactive “Watch & Play” feature on the DVD! All parents have to do is program the remote control – there’s an easy and quick set-up guide in each DVD- and select the Discovery Mode feature on the menu screen. Within minutes, kids will be easily responding to questions, throughout the story, about scenes they just watched (such as “What color is Goofy’s hat?”) by pressing one of four color-coded buttons on the device — a yellow star, green circle, orange triangle or blue square – to click in their responses. Discovery Mode features include two levels of play, which provides more challenging questions as the child grows.


Why Parents Will Love It:
Once families have purchased a Disney Preschool DVD that comes packaged with the Mickey Mote, they can continue to build their Disney Preschool libraries as the Mickey Mote works in compatibility with any Discovery Mode enhanced DVD. For example, kids can immediately use the remote with any of the following titles:


* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Choo Choo
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-Tique
* Handy Manny: Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure
* Handy Manny: Manny’s Big Race
* Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Blast Off
* My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths
* My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Bedtime With Pooh


Note: Discovery Mode can also be played using any DVD remote control.
Look for more Discovery Mode DVDs on future Disney Preschool franchise releases such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Manny!

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{CSN – Elenco Snap Circuits}

If you follow our blog, you probably already know that we love CSN stores. They make shopping online really convenient, fun and best of all they have over 200 stores carrying over a million products, including tons of things that would be perfect for Christmas, including home decor, housewares, cookware, toys, bedding and much much more.

While I of course always make sure to get the kids some fun things for Christmas, I also love giving the kids gifts that they can learn from. But giving things are fun AND educational – that’s my favorite combination!  If your kids enjoy building things or figuring out how things work, I found a great gift idea at CSN stores that I just love. It’s the Elenco Snap Circuits Pro Board Game which kids can use to learn about electronics. It’s recommended for ages 8 and up.

It comes with a board and over 75 Snap-Together parts to make over 500 projects. It has instructions for building things such as a radio, digital voice recorder, burglar alarm, doorbell and many more. The pieces easily snap together and it works with 4 AA batteries. Kids (and parents) can learn about meters, relays, transformers, diodes, get a better understanding of circuitry, and more. I love providing my kids ways to develop the confidence and satisfaction that comes with building things that really work.

Snap Circuits games have won tons of awards including: The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products.

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{Bakugan – Review}

Everytime that I think that Bakugan can’t possibly get any cooler, they do! I’m sure you’re familiar with Bakugans. They are the ball-shaped miniature figures that pop open when rolled onto a special metal card.  They are used in a strategy game in which the player’s bakugan battle to win the Gate cards. My kids love the figures and play with them even without playing the actual game.

We recently got the Dragonoid Colossus.  It is a red and yellow dragon-shaped combination of four pieces of battle gear (which each have their own G-power amount) and an exclusive Battaliz Dragonoid Bakugan.  I love the way it pops open and how it incorporates the smaller-size marble bakugan in the center.  My son loves bakugan AND loves dragons so this was PERFECT for him!  I think every boy’s (and many girl’s) reaction when they see these is “Whoa! Cool!”  Even as a Mom, that was my reaction. They are really impressive looking.  If I was having a battle, I’d definitely want one of these on my side, lol.

They work in the same spring-open way that regular bakugans do, but they are even cooler. You assemble the spring-loaded pieces called Battle Gears onto the Transformation Hub which is the main part. It stays in a closed position until you put the Dragonoid Bakugan in the center. Then it springs open into in a large dragon creature. The way it pops open is really neat. Each battle gear also can be attached individually to the “marble” bakugan.  Very cool! This one is definitely going to be on Holiday gift lists everywhere!

You can check them out at http://www.bakugan.com/

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{Super Sipperz}+Giveaway

Super Sipperz are a very cool idea.  They are straws with connectors that you can build amazing creations with and then use those creations to drink with.  Totally fun!  These are awesome because they are fun and they encourage kids to be creative too.

You can use them to make creations to drink through or you can use them just to build with also. They are totally fun either way, but who doesn’t need that extra bit of incentive every once in a while to get the kids to drink their juice. And they are getting my kids to drink a lot more water too because I have them test their creations with water (and they do a lot of testing, lol).  Then, they drink juice through it once they are happy with what they’ve built.

They come with lots connectors in several different shapes, two different lengths of straws, a set of straw glasses, and even a mesh bag for the dishwasher and for storage of the connectors – 80 pieces in all. My kids have a great time with them.  When I first saw them, I did have some concerns about getting the juice out of them, however, I was very happy to learn that the connectors are dishwasher safe (easy! love it!) And the straws are just regular straws so you can easily replace those if needed. I have my kids drink some water through them when they are finished to clear out any juice and then put them into their bag for the dishwasher.

I was also very pleased with how well the liquid travels through them. The connectors make a really good seal around the straws and the kids have no trouble getting their drink to flow through their creations. My kids love making a creation that has two ends to put into two different types of drinks and then seeing what combination or which type of juice gets to their mouths first.

The straws are also packaged in a rectangular package that would fit into a Christmas stocking. (That can be important this time of year. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for unique and creative stocking stuffer ideas).

You can see a cool video about them here at their website.

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{Pillow Pets} + Giveaway

Pillow Pets are adorable soft and cuddly stuffed animals that fold out into a pillow. They are made of amazingly soft chenille, and are totally cute and cuddly. It is really neat for kids to have such a cute cuddly security-buddy.

They are fun to play with and then when nap time comes, you simply unfasten the strap from across the bottom and unfold for use as a pillow.

One of the things I really like about them is that when you open the velcro strap, there is a little fabric tab that covers over the scratchy side of the velcro so there isn’t a scratchy part when its a pillow.  Little details like that make for a quality product! And I also love the fact that they are also machine washable.
They offer tons of adorable pets including farm animals, bugs, puppies, ocean animals, and more. We got a chance to review Ms. Ladybug who is the the leader of this around-the-world My Pillow Pets Pack.  You can see more about her and the other around-the-world pillow pets on the Pillow Pets Blog where kids can learn about the animal and info about where the area that they are from (They are each from a different continent).  You can see Ms. Lady Bug’s profile here.

While they are adorable, they are also practical. (Yep, it’s hard to believe that something that cute and cuddly can be practical.) My kids have always loved taking a stuffed animal AND a pillow on trips. With pillow pets, kids have both in one which makes more space in the car and makes things much easier on Mom. Yay!  They have won lots of awards including the Dr. Toy Award in the “Best Travel Toy” category. And Last year, Oprah Winfrey listed them as one of the Top Ten hottest toys of the year so if you are adding one to your Christmas gift list this year, it might be a good idea to shop early, lol.  They also offer blankets, hats, backpacks, and slippers.

You can find more info about them or purchase them online at: http://www.lovemypillowpets.com/.

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{PetCakes}+Giveaway

PetCakes are about the cutest new toys on the planet! They are puppies that sit snuggled in their own cupcake. Each puppy has its own deliciousness about them and cannot be resisted by anyone! My kids went crazy over them and enjoy hours of sweet fun with them. My daughter received four of these yummy little guys. They’re all so cute that she does not even have a favorite, she says she loves them all. I love that they are durable, bright colored, super cute and affordable. My daughter is so excited that PetCakes will soon be launching a new interactive world on their website. These will make perfect gifts for the holidays as well as birthdays and more.

And more than six additional generations of PetCakes will begin debuting in 2011 featuring new puppies, kittens, bears, rabbits, raccoons and other furry friends. PetCakes are for ages 3 and up and each one of the PetCakes has a suggested retail price of $13.99.  PetCakes are available at specialty stores, www.toysrus.com (online only – not in the stores) and etoys.com.

Randy Candy™ is a lovable mutt, scampering around playfully and taking long naps in his cupcake wrapper. Randy Candy is topped with tasty frosting and a cherry.

Blueberry Buddy™ is a Shar Pei who acts tough for his size but is a loving push over who’s as sweet as the blueberry frosting on his head. When sleepy, Blueberry Buddy cozies up in his own cupcake wrapper.

Twinkle Sprinkles™ is a playful, loving, and mischievous Beagle, whose colorful pink
sprinkled frosting top looks good enough to eat! Twinkle Sprinkles likes to yelp when happy and sleep in her cupcake wrapper where her nose stays nice and toasty.

Coco-Coconut™ is a fluffy poodle with a loving side that is as sweet as a frosted cupcake. Cuddle Coco-Coconut and keep her cozy in her cupcake wrapper.

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{Milly the Pinkest Kitten}+Giveaway

What’s not to love about a kitten that is pink? I knew right away that my daughters would love Milly the Pinkest Kitten. They love kittens and of course love pink. Milly is perfect for girls of all ages. There are ten wonderful and adorable products available. All pink and all super cute. The Milly Wanna Be come as ballerinas, fairy’s and princesses. Some are available with scented carriers so that they can take her with them. The Birthday themed Milly’s would make an amazing birthday gift!

My daughter has so much fun playing with her Milly and loves that she can go with her via the scented cupcake carrier! They are available from Aurora and Milly ranges from $11 to $14. They are soft, cuddly and durable. I have always loved Aurora , I enjoy how affordable and well made the toys are. They always have something new and have an amazing selection of other toys. Check out all the toys below that will make great holiday gifts!

Aurora – “Retro” YooHoo & Friends™

Aurora’s international toy phenomenon YooHoo & Friends™ aims to please kids and collectors with the release of uber-hip YooHoo & Friends dressed in 60s, 70s and 80s retro styles. The collection is fashioned after some of the most famous pop culture icons of those decades (think Elvis, Madonna, Travolta from Saturday Night Fever etc.). The medium sized, five inch “retro” YooHoo & Friends are available in seven styles including 70s Love, Punk Rocker, Pop Singer, Vegas, Flash Dancer, British Rocker and Disco Dancer. The larger, eight inch versions include Punk Rocker, 70s Love, Flash Dancer and Pop Singer. Both sizes make sounds when squeezed (MSRP: medium-$8.99, large-$14.99). YooHoo & Friends™ created the corresponding interactive website www.yoohoofriends.com, so kids and their parents can learn more about the animals (many endangered) and their natural habitats. Membership is free. On the site, visitors can play scores of games, download desktop backgrounds and coloring sheets, send e-cards, raise their own YooHoo & Friends character and much more. YooHoo & Friends is on Facebook (http://facebook.com/yoohoofanpage) and Twitter: @yoohoofriends. The brand is geared towards ages 5 years old to tweens, but can skew beyond that group (i.e.: collectors). Shop Aurora and YooHoo & Friends online at http://shop.auroragift.com.

Aurora – Dreamy Eyes™

Dreamy Eyes™ feature loveable expressions, big eyes and appealing cuddle material that just melts in your hands. 13 brand new styles include tiger, pony, pig, cow, lion, elephant, monkey, giraffe, cat, pug, Chihuahua, frog and lamb (10”, bean filled; MSRP: $12.99). Perfect for ages two and up! Visit Aurora online at www.auroragift.com

Aurora – Fancy Pals™ – The Original Toy Pet Carriers

One of Aurora’s best selling lines, Fancy Pals, features the original Pet Carriers — a purse and plush animal in one. The plush animals are interchangeable – kids have fun mixing and trading the animals to other carriers. Three new styles include “Sweet…Sweet…Sweet,” a pink poodle in a heart shaped bag with the word “sweet” embroidered on the side; “I Heart U,” a purple kitten and fancy pink bag embroidered with “I © U”; and “Love” (pictured) featuring an adorable black and white puppy in a flashy pink bag embroidered with shiny hearts and the word “love” (carriers vary from six to eight inches in size, depending on style; MSRP: $12). Visit Aurora online at www.auroragift.com

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{Little Dress Up Shop}+Giveaway

One of the things I loved most as a little girl was playing dress up. My sister and I would play for hours and hours just pretending and having fun. My girls are not any different. They love dress up and love having friends over to play and pretend. Finding durable, and comfortable dress up clothes is a must for any princess or fairy. My daughters newest dress up outfit is from Little Dress Up Shop and she loves it. We received the Pink Princess Mermaid outfit. The quality of this outfit was beyond my expectations. It is easy to put on and the fit is perfect. No itchy fabrics and it is machine washable!I think that it is brilliant that they also have dress up items available for dolls as well! What a fun way to play and pretend along with their favorite doll.You can get the same Pink Mermaid Princess outfit for $27.99 + FREE SHIPPING in U.S.!

If your girls love Disney then they will love the selection of Little Dress up Shops Little Adventures Disney themed princess dresses. They include Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Mermaid costumes and Tinkerbell. They have something for any child and I love that you can get accessories and shoes all in one place. Pretend play and dress up is not just for girls. They have great dress up costumes for your little boys too. All their items are priced affordable and perfect for the holidays! And they have FREE shipping all the time in the U.S!

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{Gummy Lump Wooden Work Bench}+Giveaway

Gummy Lump has again shown me that toys can be functional, made well, and spark my kids imagination. My kids are so hard on toys. So finding great toys that can withstand them and still be functional enough to pass down is a must! Gummy Lump offers attractive, well made, toys that peak a child’s interests, talents, and imagination. It is no surprise that many toys available from them are award winning toys that you can count on to be some of the best available for your kids.

I have told you guys how much we love their play-food sets , and now Gummy Lump is back just in time for the holidays. They sent my son their Melissa & Doug Wooden Work Bench. This is perfect for the little guys that like to build stuff or want to make stuff like dad. My son often follows my husband around while he works on or makes things. Now he can be just like dad while using his imagination and playing safely. My husband has had a blast playing with him and building things. The Wooden Work Bench includes a functioning vise, tool rack, wooden tools, hardware and a storage shelf. The Wooden Workbench includes blueprints for a robot and an assortment of vehicles. It provides endless amounts of fun and continues to develop my son’s imagination! Right now this can be purchased for $79.99 and FREE ground shipping! You can find more wooden toys on their site.  Use their Gift Wizard for help finding the perfect gift! They also have OVER 450 quality toys Under $10 just waiting for you!

I could go on and on about all of they great toys they have that would be perfect for under the tree, but here are a few of my favorites that my kids would just love!

Tiered Special Occasion Cake Play Food by Melissa & Doug

48pc Fairy Castle Jigsaw Puzzle by Melissa & Doug 

Wooden ABC Bugs Blocks Alphabet Set by Uncle Goose

Automoblox C9R Sportscar Red & Black Wooden Car

Doggie Detective Games by Melissa and Doug

Super Baking Set by Alex Toys

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{Go Go Sports Girls Doll} + Giveaway

Walk down any “pink” aisle in the toy department and you’ll see how the dolls go from baby-dolls that need to be cared for to teen-dolls with too-much make-up and skimpy clothing. There really aren’t many choices in between.

If you are a mom to a girl, you know how hard it can be to find dolls that are age-appropriate, affordable, cute, and fun. Go Go Sports Dolls are all of those things and more. They are an adorable line of dolls that are designed to encourage girls to be active and develop positive self-esteem and healthy lifestyles. The 14″ dolls each have a sports uniform and accessories – there is a choice of golf, soccer, running, tennis, gymnastics, dance, softball, swimming, and basketball.  Here are images of a few of them:

I love the story behind them. Their creator, Jodi Norgaard, is a mom who was realized there was a need for a doll that “would be age appropriate, proportioned properly and send a positive message about a healthy lifestyle” – so she created one (with the input of her 10 year old daughter). The Go Go Sports Girls received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award in 2009 and the Creative Child Magazine 2009 Seal of Excellence. The company also gives a portion of their profits to Girls Inc which is an organization that inspires all girls to be “strong, smart, and bold”

The dolls themselves are soft and lightweight. They are also durable, easy to carry around, and great for cuddling. The dolls come with a tag attached that tells about them and their positive activities and habits which encourages girls to identify with the dolls and hopefully try to be like them too because they are great roll models.

These would make a great gift for the little girls on your list. I love the “dream big and go for it” message of these dolls.

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{First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness} + Giveaway

I’m sure you’ve seen Aqua Leisure products. They make those great swim floats and sun shades for summertime fun. They have added a new line of products called First Fitness. Their goal with First Fitness is to offer fun active sports equipment and games for kids to get them interested in fitness early and to make fitness fun. I love this. They have a jump rope with a counter, hop balls, obstacles courses, even a kids treadmill and lots more. I love fun things that encourage kids to spend less time with electronics and more time being active.

 

We got the opportunity to review the First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game. It is lots of fun.
It comes with two soft inflatable battle sticks and two balance pads. The object is to use the bats to knock the other person off their balance circle. My kids love this! First Fitness says that it helps kids work on their balance equilibrium and agility skills. It also teaches them to react and recover. There is also an amount of strategy involved in deciding how to hit, push, or move based on what the other person does. One strategy my son used was just standing there while his sister hit him until she lost her balance and fell off, lol.

Balancing on the circles is fun (and challenging) by itself. (I’ve noticed that lots of exercise programs for adults are using discs like this.)  The kids were even trying to balance on one foot.  Balancing on the disc is actually harder than you’d think. You can really feel your muscles working to help keep you on the disc. Then when you add in swinging the inflatable bats, things get really challenging and really fun. The bats are soft and don’t hurt if you get bopped in the head or the body.  They do hurt a bit if you get hit in the face. We have a “no hitting in the face” rule to keep everybody happy.

We also found that to make the balance pads easier you can not inflate them as much.  Mom and Dad played too (you can’t let the kids have all the fun), and in one match dad was laughing so hard that he fell off the disk without even being hit. I love that the kids are working on balance and hand eye coordination while they are having fun. And I’m sure that all the laughing they are doing is also working on their stomach muscles, too. lol

If you are looking for something that is active and fun for kids on your list, check out the Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game  by First Fitness.

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{Kidtoons- Care Bears: Share Bear Shines} +Giveaway

I had the wonderful pleasure of telling a little about Kidtoons a few weeks ago. I am totally excited about their newest feature, Care Bears: Share Bear Shines. Both of my daughters are growing up to love Care Bears even more then i did as a little girl. This looks like a great movie for the whole family. The Care Bears always find a way to share positive messages while still being really fun for kids. Kidtoons is also offering one STM reader a chance to win a great prize pack full of exciting goodies. Just in time for the holidays. Sign up for the Kidtoons Birthday Club and they will send you a free Kidtoons movie pass to celebrate your special day!

It’s time for the Twinklets’ migration over Care A Lot, but the Bears wait all night without spotting any Twinklets. When a single Twinklet appears and falls to the ground, Share decides to take matters into her own hands. The other Bears are skeptical about the existence of the mythical Princess Starglo, but Share is convinced that the Princess can solve the mystery of the missing Twinklets. So, with the lone Twinklet (now called Gleamer), Share sets off secretly to find Princess Starglo. When Share and Gleamer reach Glitter City and find the Princess, things are worse than they thought. Princess Starglo is shutting off the stars, because no one believes in her anymore. Meanwhile, back in Care A Lot, the other Bears discover that Share is missing and go after her. The Bears convince Princess Starglo that they do believe and together, find a way to rescue the Twinklets and relight the stars in the sky.

Kidtoons is dedicated to helping parents connect with their kids by bringing family friendly animated movies to the big screen every weekend at participating theatres across the country.

Participating Kidtoons theatres showcase a fun, affordable family friendly matinee movie and provide a family experience filled with entertaining, kid-friendly characters, as well as cartoon shorts, music videos and sing-alongs before each movie. We even have fun giveaways for the kids, such as stickers, temporary tattoos, activity books or toys after every film.

As parents, and as producers of kids’ entertainment, we launched the Kidtoons program to enable families to enjoy movies on the big screen on a regular basis. We know that parents are looking for opportunities to connect with their children, and enjoying the movie-going experience as a family provides easy and fun opportunities for togetherness.

As part of making sure that the content is age appropriate, we’ve asked an expert, Dr. Donna Mitroff, to talk with you about our movies each month. Check out Dr. Donna’s reviews for additional information about the plot, the level of action and the types of humor in the movie, as well as some thought-provoking discussion points for the whole family.

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One winner will get Kidtoons Prize Pack including:
1 DVD (we have assorted Kidtoons DVD titles, so the specific title will be based on availability)

· 1 Sesame StreetBook

· 1 Strawberry Shortcake Doll

· 1 My Little Pony Magic Water Color Book

· And a bunch of fun Kidtoons tattoos (temporary, of course)

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{HEXBUG Nano Party}

Do your kids love bugs? Well if they do then they will love HEXBUG Nano! These wonderful little robotic creatures behave just like real bugs. What a fun treat to be a host of our very own HEXBUG Nano party! I had so much fun planning for our party. My home party kit came with HEXBUG Nanos for all the kids at the party as well as a Bridge Battle Habitat Set and Habitat Set.

Putting the habitats together i thought would be a challenge. To my surprise everything was easy to put together making it easy even for younger kids to set up.We had a blast setting up our battle zone as well as making tracks with all the extra connectors. The HEXBUG Nanos kept all the kids engaged and very interested. We had a blast playing and they are even fun for the adults too.

We made Grasshopper dip, bug brownies, snail shells ,worms and dirt, and beetle juice to drink. The kids really loved all the fun names of the food and enjoyed eating everything. Myself and Kelly had so much fun making the snacks for the party. We made gift bags for the kids and kept up with the bug theme by having my little one glue the bugs onto each gift bag. I purchased bug toys to embellish some of the food and for decoration. At the end of the day, we had more HEXBUG Nano lovers then we started with. I found all the recommendations for snacks and games to be so helpful to really get the party going.We had a total blast and we are looking forward to getting more items from HEXBUG.

These are going to be a huge hit this holiday, you can find out more and get your own on their website! Thanks to Mom Select and HEXBUG!

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{Pawparazzi Pets Giveaway}

I remember a few of the toys that were my favorites as a little girl. And i have to say that they were no where near as cool as some of the toys available to my daughters. One of my daughters favorite things to play with is her Pawparazzi pet Toby. This little cat has all the glitz and glam of a celebrity and is totally adorable. My daughter has had so much playing along with her new Pawparazzi pet. She takes hers with us everywhere and she always get compliments on just how cute and fun they are. Her pet included the pet and Purse with Leash, Collar, Blanket, Celebrity Magazine, Matching Mini Note Pad, AND a Pop-out Trading Card on the back of the box. The quality and customer service is wonderful. They have many pets available and they are sure to be a hit this holiday season!

Pawparazzi are the celebrities that we wish all celebrities could be. They have talent and class, they approach the world with open hearts, and they support causes that make their world better. And, they’re not just friends, they’re fashion accessories!
Girls can engage with Pawparazzi on many levels: They can read about their pets in Pawparazzi Magazine and on our website. Their fashion DNA will be stimulated with trendy bags, glitzy accessories, and fabulous fashions. Their Creativity and Imagination will flourish as they explore the exciting world of these tiny superstar pets and share the experience with their friends!

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One winner will get to choose between the Pawparazzi Set (Misty, Indy or Toby – Lexi & Roxy are currently sold out) AND your choice of Celebrity Pet Dress Up Set (Day at the Spa, Winter Holiday, Dream Birthday or Flower Fairy)!

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{Pillow Pets} + Giveaway

So you know from my last post how much my kids and i love Pillow Pets. The bee was our first Pillow Pet addition. And now the kids have the Patriotic Pillow Pet. They were created in honor of military members and their families. They are so much fun and a great way to show your support! My kids take theirs everywhere and they are admired by everyone that sees them.  They have been a big comfort to both of them on family weekends in our motor-home.They love to show people how they turn from a animal to a pillow just like that.

My son kinda likes to ride his (he is 2) but also loves to lay on it. These are wonderful just around the house and are awesome at grandmas or the sitter.They are very unique and huggable. Did i mention how wonderfully soft they are? So soft, perfect for kids to cuddle and love. They secure easily with Velcro, just unfold them to make a one of a kind pillow they will love! See the entire selection available now at Pillow Pets.

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