11/14/19

Tiger Tribe Activity Sets Encourage Kids' Creativity On-The-Go

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I have always been an advocate for interactive products for children that encourage creativity. I'm so excited to introduce you to Tiger Tribe activity sets. Tiger Tribe of Melbourne, Australia creates compact activity sets and gifts that encourage creativity. This imaginative brand is all about portable play!
Tiger Tribe toys are easy to pack and convenient to carry, making them ideal for little tigers (and parents of little tigers) on the go. You’ll find quality materials and ample supplies in every set. These durable gifts pull kids into boredom-busting, unplugged play with things to draw, color, and create. I received the Tiger Tribe How To Draw Fantasy Set and the Tiger Tribe Unicorn Magic Coloring Set and I'm very impressed with both activity sets.
The How To Draw set contains a thick pad of drawing paper, a spiral drawing instruction booklet that provides step by step directions, a set of bright colored pencils, a pencil sharpener, and an eraser, all in a self-contained box that snaps closed for easy portability. Designed for ages 3 and up, it's a wonderful holiday gift idea for kids.
The Unicorn coloring set comes with a coloring book of many creative pages, a set of stickers, and a set of colorful markers. It also comes in a self-contained box that snaps together with a magnetic closure. Think of all the times you've handed your kids your phone just to keep them quiet and busy, and think how much more they would benefit from some quiet, creative activities!
Tiger Tribe offers dozens of great activity sets that are perfect gifts for your kids and grandkids for the holidays, for birthdays, and special occasions. Taking a road trip for the holidays? These activity sets are a great way to pass the time during travel. Your kids are going to love these products from Tiger Tribe!
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11/11/19

Waldlaufer Winter Boots - Comfort, Fashion, Warmth - Besty Henna Black Boots Review

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Temperature are starting to dip down into the single digits and I'm so glad that I have these new Betsy Henna Boots in black from Waldlaufer. They are so cute and comfortable, and they keep my feet super warm! These 6" boots come up well past my ankles, so I'm protected from the winter cold even in blustery snow.
My Betsy Henna Boots are made of suede and a perla material, and I love the quilted detail. They feature a fuzzy wool interior that folds up and over the top of the boots. They are even 100% waterproof. There is also a bellows side zipper to make them easy to put on. They provide excellent support, whether I'm doing my farm chores or working the counter at my post office.
Most importantly, they are amazingly comfortable! They have a deep footbed, so if you want to insert orthotics inside there is plenty of room. The Betsy Henna Boots also have a perfectly balanced 1 1/4" heel with a traction sole to keep you walking in comfort no matter the weather. The fit is fabulous with either regular cotton socks or my thick winter socks.
These winter boots go perfectly with jeans, slacks, leggings, dresses, and skirts. They are excellent for all day wear, whether you're holiday shopping, working on your feet, or doing outdoor chores on the coldest days. I've found they provide me with excellent footing on both snow and ice. I am absolutely delighted with my new Betsy Henna Boots from Waldlaufer!
Waldlaufer has fabulous winter boots and shoes for both women and men. Check out their entire line of super fashionable and incredibly comfortable footwear for year-round comfort. I have several pairs of shoes and boots from Waldlaufer and I highly recommend them. Their shoes and boots are sturdy, long-lasting, and made of excellent high-quality materials that look and wear great!

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10/24/19

Franklin Youth Soccer Set - Perfect Gift for Active Kids

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If you are looking for a great indoor/outdoor active play set for your kids, the Franklin Youth Soccer Set is the perfect holiday gift. It comes with a sturdy soccer goal, a youth-sized soccer ball, plus an air pump. This is a wonderful way to get your kids off the couch and away from their screens.
The set comes in a box that can be easily wrapped with holiday (or birthday) wrapping paper. There are no batteries to buy and it never needs charging. The goal easily snaps into place for playing, and with its three-step easy folding joint it can be compactly stored away for another day of play.
The soccer ball comes deflated, but the enclosed pump features a secret flip-tab at the top that hides away the pump needle so you'll always know where to find it. The ball is made of a flexible rubber to withstand many kicks. Both boys and girls will love learning to make a goal.
With parental supervision around the pump, I'd recommend the Franklin Youth Soccer Set for kids as young as two years old, and can easily see it being appropriate for ages up to six or seven. Learning sports helps kids to develop the large motor skills, concentration, cooperation, and good social skills.
Soccer is played around the entire world, although many countries call it football. Learning to run and kick is a fun, healthy way for kids to learn coordination. You might even discover your child has the makings of a future soccer pro! 
At just $19.99, the Franklin Youth Soccer Set is an affordable gift that will provide your kids or grandkids hours of active play. Head over to Amazon today and get your order in quickly because the holidays are just weeks away and you won't want to miss out on this great set!
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for the holidays!

10/10/19

Quick Kitchen Makeover with Dining Chair Slipcovers #farmhouse

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We purchased our kitchen table and chairs before we bought our farmhouse. I've struggled to find a way to make the set more "farmhouse like" because it has rather modern lines to it. I was SO excited to discover The Slipcover Company because for much less than replacing the table and chairs, two dining chair slipcovers changed the whole look of my kitchen!
The Mini Ruffle 2 Tier dining chair covers soften the entire room. Made of 100% cotton, these slipcovers lend simple charm while providing a more comfortable seat for meals (and no more legs sticking to the vinyl seats). I have already thrown both slipcovers in the washer and dryer and they came out beautifully. I hate to iron and I felt these really didn't need ironing, unless I'm having the President to dinner. I love the sweet ruffles!
The material is like a soft canvas feel, and the ruffles fall perfectly around the front and sides of my dining chairs. Each slipcover has a flat back that drops right over the entire back of the chair, and an attached set of ties makes a pretty bow at the back of the chair that helps to fit lots of sizes and styles of dining chairs.
I am certain if you wanted a more crisp look to them, a quick ironing does wonders for cotton, but here on the farm, we like a casual and lived-in look to everything. I am completely delighted with my dining chair slipcovers from The Slipcover Company! They offer tons of different styles and colors of slipcovers for all kinds of furniture, including sofas, easy chairs, pet covers, and car covers. They even offer pillows. What a great gift idea for the holidays!
for a quick and simple room makeover
in your home!

10/8/19

Acer Aspire 3 A314-21-91V1 Laptop for Daily Computing #tech

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The Acer Aspire 3 A314-21-91V1 is the perfect laptop for daily computing. Whether you are a busy student, a stay at a home parent, an entrepreneur with a home based business, or a retired professional who spends free time browsing on the internet, the Aspire 3 can meet your needs. If you're shopping for your kids or grandchildren for the upcoming holidays, the Aspire 3 is compact, sleek, powerful, and affordable. It weighs less than 4 pounds for great portability and the brushed horizontal lines on the cover make this a sharp looking accessory. This model features a 14” HD display, 4GB of memory, a 128GB SSD drive for plenty of storage and an array of ports (USB, HDMI, headphone/speaker, Ethernet) for easy connections. The Aspire 3 features a 180 degree lay flat display to allow for multiple viewing perspectives. This model has an MSRP of $279.99, but you might find it available at Walmart as low as $219.99.
The Aspire 3 is so easy to set up - just open the laptop and Cortana will audibly walk you through set up! The screen is clear and the display is beautiful with a (14" HD (1366 x 768) Widescreen that is LED-backlit. I absolutely love the touchscreen and it's really simple to operate the touchpad that eliminates the need for an external mouse. It operates on Windows 10 Home in S mode so it's mostly point and click for easy navigation. It's also got a built in microphone and speakers. The keyboard fits my hands perfectly and comfortably. Because it's so lightweight, it's easy to take along with me when I'm traveling, both in town or throughout the country. It has a 5 1/2 hour battery life, but I'm never far from an outlet, and it comes with the AC Adapter and written user instructions. Overall, I've found the Acer Aspire 3 to be a wonderful laptop for my blogging, social media interactions, online shopping, and game playing. It's an amazing upgrade from my previous laptop and I love it!
See all the tech specifications for the
Acer Aspire 3 HERE
and shop at Walmart
for great holiday deals on this laptop!

10/2/19

Yum! Candy Making Lab Kit #STEM at Play #giftidea

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Kids can discover the excitement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with 16 hands-on experiments in the Yum! Candy Making Lab Kit. This STEM at Play kit brings science concepts to life through hands-on activities with a sweet reward! This kit contains tons of supplies including a packet of strawberry jelly, packet of tutti-frutti jelly, silicone mold, packet of citric acid, sticker sheet, corn flour, packet of gelatin, crepe paper sheet, satin ribbon, small measuring cup, measuring spoon, packet of sprinkles, straws, lollipop sticks, thermometer, and more.
Children can make jelly candy, crystal rock candy, test for sugar, see how it dissolves, and so much more in this box filled with fun. Also included is a fact-filled colorful lab guide that is full of pictures and information for hours of interesting activities. Each recipe includes step by step directions, a list of items needed from the kit, and explanations of how the experiment works. It is a wonderful kit for little scientists, budding researchers, or anyone with a sweet tooth! It's a great gift idea for birthdays and the holidays.
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9/25/19

Recipes Passed Down - A Journal of Your Family's Recipes #giftidea

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Food is more than something to fill our family's stomachs. It brings us together, in good times and bad times. It provides an opportunity for parents to teach children to learn to care for others, to learn kitchen chemistry, and to reach into the past by using recipes our grandparents used in their homes. These gorgeous recipe journals are the perfect gift idea for absolutely anyone! Recipes Passed Down is a book that can be gifted down through future generations and completed with the help of older generations.
Recipes Passed Down is beautifully made, with a linen hardcover in two color choices, featuring an embossed title, and thick stock pages that will last for generations. This heirloom book has space for 94 family recipes plus contents pages so it will always be easy to find your favorite recipes. Take a copy to your next family reunion so everyone can add a few family recipes. Send it to all your longest living ancestors so your descendants will be able to treasure not just their recipes but linger over their handwriting many years after they're gone. This is a perfect wedding gift, holiday gift, birthday gift, and Mother's day gift! 
When my Nana passed away, one of the most treasured gifts I received was a copy of all of her recipes, bound together in a spiral notebook, and I hesitate to use it because I want it to last. The sturdy, museum quality of Recipes Passed Down is a much better way to ensure that family recipes will be treasured for future generations. Give this gorgeous book to your parents and your husband's parents for the holidays, so that your children and their children will be able to treasure them. It's the family scrapbook you never knew you needed!

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9/13/19

Exciting New Travel Toys from Playmobil

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PLAYMOBIL Carry Cases are a perfectly portable, packable play sets for on-the-go fun for kids. Perfect for road trips, train trips, family ocean cruises, or plane trips! When playtime is over, simply store the pieces inside the case for next time.
Four brand new imaginative themes include Panda Caretaker, Knights Jousting, Princess Unicorn, and Dino Explorer. In addition, PLAYMOBIL also has the new Take Along Western City set which is a convenient take-along case - perfect for summer travel!
Designed for ages 4 and up, Playmobil's Knights Jousting comes with its own carry case. With just 19 pieces to assemble, it's the perfect take-along toy for youngsters, even on a short bus ride through town. Your child will have hours of creative medieval fun.
The knight can ride upon his trusty steed, practicing his jousting skills, and creating his own Knight's tales. It's the perfect gift for children who love to build, imagine, and play with characters. Playmobil makes amazing toys for children that will last for many years.
The Playmobil Take Along Western City includes a Bank and Sheriff's office, for hours of fun. Characters can rob a bank, get chased by the sheriff, and spend a hour in jail. This 97 piece set comes with lots of pieces for many hours of creative play.
The jail features a break-out function so the robbers can get away. The bank has a lockable safe, but that won't keep the robbers from their mischief. The Western City is foldable for carrying, so kids can take their fun along on a trip!
With five characters, the Western City is a great toy to share with brothers and sisters in the back seat of the car on a road trip. The buildings fold together to store all the pieces and a carry handle to make it portable, no matter where you travel.
I am always extremely impressed with the detail and sturdiness of Playmobil toys. These travel toys from Playmobil are great gift ideas for the holidays, birthdays, or in advance of a family vacation. If you're a grandparent, Playmobil travel toys are easy to store away in between visits from the grandkids. I highly recommend Playmobil!
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for the newest travel toys from Playmobil!

9/5/19

New Children's Books to Teach and Delight

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Give your child just a few minutes out of your busy day, to sit down together and read these wonderful new books. By reading to your child, you're teaching them they are valued, that reading is important, and that reading is fun. When you read to your child, you teach them language skills, which will help them learn how to interact with others. Children who listen to adults reading will learn to read faster than children who spend their time watching electronic screens. These three new books will teach and delight your kids!
Love You Too by Alastair Heim and Alisa Coburn is a charming, interactive board book. It features a father and daughter finishing each other's sentences as they move throughout their day. For example: "When I say swing me, You say high. Swing me, high! Swing me, high!" It's fun to read aloud and even more fun when your child chimes in and begins to participate in the story. A wonderful gift for any young child! Get it HERE.
Little Thor Gets Mad by Victoria Watson Nguyen and Pubin Pingk helps children learn to react in positive ways when they are gripped with anger. Rather than destroy things, Little Thor learns to take a breath, think about it, and talk about it. Being strong isn't just about being able to lift heavy things. This board book is a delightful teaching tool for young children! Get it HERE.
The Little Winter Book of Gnomes by Kirsten Sevig is a charming collection of Scandinavian wisdom accented by whimsical illustrations. Children will learn positive values like "The more the merrier" and "You won't always know the song. Sing anyway." There are even some crafts and recipes for holiday favorites like mulled cider and gingerbread. It is a wonderful holiday gift idea for young readers or anyone who loves gnomes. Get it HERE!



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9/4/19

Busy Moms: A Farm to Table Fabulous Cookbook by Kimberly Storm Ritter

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I'm so excited to share this new cookbook with you! Busy Moms: A Farm to Table Fabulous Cookbook by Kimberly Storm Ritter is the perfect addition to any kitchen. Whether you work inside or outside the home the task of cooking dinner can be daunting. With these fantastic tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’ll have more time for making memories around the table at the end of your busy day.
This book is filled with go-to meals for your busy family. Kim’s step-by-step, easy-to-follow recipes, help you plan a complete meal any night of the week. As a bonus, Kim keeps her readers entertained with stories of motherhood full of her own memories and nostalgic traditions from her childhood. Each chapter contains a Farm to Table Fabulous tip for making dinner extra special, from lighting a few candles to dressing like your favorite superhero.
The foreword includes a complete shopping list to help busy moms stock the pantry and freezer with everything needed to prepare a delicious meal without having to make a last-minute trip to the grocery store. In addition, many meals can be prepped ahead of time or even frozen for future use, then quickly reheated for serving.
Overflowing with tasty recipes, there is something in Busy Moms: A Farm to Table Fabulous Cookbook to satisfy every member of your family. Moms might be busy, but there’s no reason that dinner can’t still be fabulous. I love this cookbook, especially all the color photos. It's a great gift idea!
For more information about Busy Moms: A Farm to Table Fabulous Cookbook, visit the publisher’s website at www.GreatAmericanPublishers.com.