NEW Luxe Bath Treats by Mr. Bubble

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Mr. Bubble has released an exclusive line of retro-inspired pampering products for women. It’s Mr. Bubble’s first foray outside of the kid market! Milk and Cookies features an old fashioned milk bottle with two “cookie” bath melts. What a perfect gift set for those who love vintage bathroom designs and farmhouse bathroom designs. I am in love with this set! Take a dunk in a rich and creamy bath surrounded by bubbles and indulge yourself (or a loved one) in a nourishing milk bubble bath made with Shea and Vitamin E, then add a double dose of hydration with two butter cookie bath melts. Enriched with nourishing Cocoa and Shea Butter, the decadent bath treats slowly melt around you, leaving your mind relaxed and your skin irresistibly soft. Oh, you're one smart cookie.
This “tasty” trio is available in either the sweet scent of Original Bubble or the luscious, sugar cream scent of Sweet and Clean. It makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for your mom, sister, or best gal pals or a refreshing alternative for a hostess or teacher gift. Priced at only $9.99, you can pamper ALL the special ladies in your life! Milk and Cookies is available exclusively at Target retail stores and online starting November 1. “The Mr. Bubble brand is all about fun. For this holiday we took our popular Luxe line and developed innovative, luxurious products that are kitschy, affordable and ready-to-gift,” said Michelle Hanson, Director of Marketing, The Village Company, parent company of the Luxe by Mr. Bubble brand. “The best thing is, you can indulge without the added calories!“
If bubbles get you thinking about rest and relaxation, check out the exclusive Luxe by Mr. Bubble Me Time Gift Set Duo. This limited edition set includes indulgent Bubbletini Bath Bombs in a functioning martini shaker and luxurious powdered bubble bath in a reusable retro tin. It’s like four gifts in one! Timeouts aren't just for kids anymore, so sit back, relax and get pampered with Mr. Bubble, the original brand of bath luxury. Both bubbles and bombs come packaged in a giftable box in your choice of Original Bubble or Sweet and Clean. No wrapping required! Priced right at $12.00 and available exclusively at Target retail stores and online starting December 1.
Bubbletini Bath Bombs Bath Bombs are more popular than ever, but packaged in a reusable drink shaker? That’s a gift that keeps on giving! Fun, fragrant and moisturizing, these little bombs pack a heavenly punch for the most indulgent bath time retreat. And they pair perfectly with your favorite cocktail, shaken of course, not stirred. Each Bubbletini contains 14 bath bombs, enough for 4-6 luxurious baths, and are available in Original Bubble and Sweet and Clean. Priced at only $8.99, you can afford to get them both! Bubbletini Bath Bombs are available at all Target locations and online starting December 1. On the Rocks Sea Salt Body Soak and Give Me Some Sugar Triple Moisture Sugar Scrub are great for back-to-school “treats” for moms. Both are available at Ulta. I am definitely enjoying all these bath treats!
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Noisy Books from Silver Dolphin

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Make reading even more fun for kids with Noisy Books from Silver Dolphin! Dig, Dig, Digger and Dinos on Deck are interactive noisy books by Gareth Lucas. These books feature a button that children can press while they read to hear sounds that make the stories come alive.
Dig, dig, dig…and dig some more with your favorite animal friends! In Noisy Books: Dig, Dig Digger, children will be amused by the hilarious antics of the animals as they build an adventure playground. Young readers will delight in Gareth Lucas's artwork and in finding the sound button on every spread. Each turn of the page will bring humor and fun with hippos, bears, camels, and more on their day at the construction site.
Kids can join their favorite dinosaur friends on an adventure in the seas in Gareth Lucas Noisy Books: Dinos on Deck! Hoist the sails, press the sound buttons, and laugh along as a Triceratops, a Stegosaurus, a T-Rex and more search for treasure. With humorous art by Gareth Lucas and charming rhyming text, this sound book will be a perfect addition to story time. What will these dinosaur friends find when they open the treasure chest?
I absolutely love these noisy books because they create excitement about reading for young children! They are big, chunky books with board book pages, making them appropriate for even the littlest of readers. They can practice hand-eye coordination with the button while they listen to mom and dad read about these fun adventures.
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Personalized Housewarming Gifts at Engrav3me #review

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The holidays are coming and it's time to start looking for unique gifts for friends and family. Engrav3me Inc. has the most wonderful personalized housewarming gifts that will delight and surprise. I received one of their beautiful cutting boards that features a humorous message that gets attention. It makes me smile every time I use it. You can also choose from messages like - May The Forks Be With You or Many Have Eaten Here, Few Have Died.
The WTF? Where's The Food? cutting board comes in a cotton gift bag that can be used for storage or as part of kitchen decor. It's an awesome holiday gift idea and housewarming gift idea. Each Engrav3me wooden cutting board is engraved with the utmost care. Their cutting boards can be personalized with names, dates, and more. This makes them the perfect gift for birthdays and weddings too!
Engrav3me cutting boards are made of the finest materials and come in varied sizes and shapes. They are oiled with special, organic, non-toxic mineral oil to keep them looking beautiful for years. I love the routed edge and bowl around the cutting board that keeps the mess off my countertops. Did you know that wood cutting boards have been scientifically proven to be more food-safe than plastic? According to Rodale News, expert Dean Cliver, PhD from University of California, conducted research on the subject and found that wood cutting boards actually contained less salmonella bacteria than plastic.
Visit engrav3me.com for personalized cutting boards, wine boxes, wooden spatulas, and wine bottle balancers. Gifts made of wood are both beautiful and practical. Order now and beat the holiday rush!


Children's Book - Sonya Sahni and the First Grade: It’s International Day!

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America is made up of many people from nations all around the world. I believe it's important that we teach cultural diversity and acceptance to young children. One way to do this is by exposing children to books that feature children who are different from themselves. Children who are introduced to the ideal of acceptance of all people's value at an early age will carry that into adulthood, making our future and our communities more peaceful and inclusive. The children's book Sonya Sahni and the First Grade: It’s International Day! by Dr. Soma Mandal was written to spread a message of love, tolerance, and diversity.

“I really want to help children foster relationships based on acceptance,” says Dr. Mandal. “Harnessing the ideals and knowledge of their own cultures make each individual more understanding of a different culture. When we teach this to our children, they can grow up to be more understanding people and the discrimination and humiliation of others will disappear.”

Sonya Sahni and the First Grade: It’s International Day! is wonderfully written and easy to read aloud. The beautiful illustrations by Tim Williams make a positive impact that gives children a visual concept of diversity. This is definitely a book I would add to a classroom library and is a wonderful way to approach the subject at home with children.
Visit www.sonyasahniandthefirstgrade.org for more information and to order a copy for the young children in your life!


Woodworks Nursery Rhymes - Book and Playset

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Woodworks Nursery Rhymes have integrated reading, singing, and playing for children. Each of these playsets includes a chunky board book, a wooden vehicle, and a foldable plastic playmat, all stored in a carry box with a handle. Children love to sing The Wheels on the Bus and Old MacDonald Had a Farm!
By integrating these well-loved songs with board books, children can practice letter and word recognition, important first steps in learning to read. The playmats and wooden vehicles are the perfect props for acting out the songs and stories.
The playmats are big and colorful, and feature a roadway so the vehicles can travel through the story as children sing the song. Old MacDonald Had a Farm includes a wooden tractor that travels past chickens, sheep, horses, ducks, pigs, and cows.
These chunky board books are perfectly sized for little hands and the pictures in the book match the images on the playmat. Woodworks Nursery Rhymes are high quality sets, and destined to become one of your children's favorite literacy toys.
The Wheels on the Bus playset comes with a bright yellow wooden school bus that can be rolled around a busy town as the child sings. As a preschool teacher, I always looked for books that featured props to help reinforce learning for young children. Woodworks Nursery Rhymes get my highest recommendation!
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NEW Antsy Pants Build + Play Vehicle Kits

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Make playtime last forever with new Antsy Pants Build + Play Kits! Available NOW exclusively at Target, these easy-to-build, durable play structures feature color-coded Snap and Click poles and connectors, making assembly fun and easy for each kit.
Antsy Pants Build + Play vehicle kits come with a printed cover and an instruction booklet that contains step by step instructions. Each structure took me about 10 minutes to build. The covers slip easily over the structure and a few of the poles slip through the cover to make sure the cover stays put.
The full color instruction book tells you exactly which pieces to use and shows a picture of how the pieces fit together to make the vehicle. The structures are bigger than I originally thought they would be when I started putting them together.
The tube pieces are strong and the connectors snap into the tubes. The steering wheel in the vehicle kits is even designed to turn like a real steering wheel. You can see in the photo below that the vehicle stands taller than a standard twin size bed.
Antsy Pants Build + Play Vehicle Kits are perfect for hours of imaginative play! Kids love toys that they can climb in and the Fire Engine allows them to climb into the back through an open flap. There are also open windows in the front.
The "cab" of the fire engine also opens up, so children can even stand inside the fire engine. Kids are going to love the imaginative play of being a fire fighter with the fire engine kit. These kid-sized play structures will entertain children for hours.
Look how much room there is inside Antsy Pants kits! It's also a great spot for reading, resting, and hiding. These are wonderful kits for entertaining kids on a rainy day or for the grandparents house too, because it can all be disassembled and stored in the sturdy manufacturer's box.
Preschoolers who have older siblings that go to school will love pretending to go to their own school in the school bus. It's a great outlet for the adjustment of their siblings being away all day and allows them to dream about the day they will go to school too. Antsy Pants kits are a great holiday gift idea!
I absolutely love the Antsy Pants Build + Play Kits! They are durable, easy to construct, easy to store, develop children's skills in multiple ways, and encourage open-ended imagination. I especially love that they require no batteries or chargers, get kids off the couch and away from their screens!
Get the Antsy Pants Build + Play Vehicle Kits at Target and Target.com. Check out the brand new Build + Play Mini Market, complete with Antsy Pants Felt Food too. Check out antsypants.com for more great Build + Play kits!