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I always love Mommy inventors!  The Jesus Sees Us Doll was created by some Mommy’s wanting to teach their little ones a little more about Jesus.  I think this is a great idea as children need concrete things to better understand the world around them.  The book that comes with the the Jesus Sees Us Doll is full of lessons that we try to teach our little ones, such as being honest, sharing, helping others and other principles that help us all learn to be better Christians.  The book is worded simply and each new thing it teaches has a scripture ‘address’ so that as they grow older we can look in the Bible to further our understanding not just of the lesson, but also of the Word.


Product Description:

Give your children a gift they can carry with them always—faith! The Jesus Sees Us doll and book are so much more than just a doll and book. Jesus Sees Us is a beautifully relatable tool for introducing faith, Jesus, and His teachings into your child’s life. Children cling to things that make them feel secure and are drawn to the wonder of something they can believe in. Why can’t that belief be in Jesus and that security be their faith? The Jesus Sees Us doll and book are reminders that Jesus Christ is always with them, guiding and loving them every day! He will be by their sides to help them through tough times and to celebrate their victories! The doll will help remind your child of the lessons that Jesus taught while He was on earth. He is a huggable reminder that Jesus loves them and is always watching over them. He cares about the way they live their lives and wants to teach them how to be good Christians!

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 Jesus Sees Us Christian Doll and Lesson Book

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Originally posted 2015-03-16 23:57:48.

Children’s Toy: Meet the Happy’s

Meet the Happy’s Review & Giveaway US & CAN Ends 6/2My Thoughts

Mittens entered our home and I was a bit nervous.  After all, she joined a family of 3 dogs!  I was pleased to see she didn’t have the sense to be afraid and they were too tired to care to eat her.  LOL.  Mittens came with her ball and a treat and hit the floor rolling in the living room!  She runs into things and gets caught up quite a bit when we just let her roll, but when actually interacting with her that wasn’t much of a problem.  It’s quite entertaining watching her chase her ball and push it across the floor.  I laughed pretty hard, especially at the reactions of other adults to her.  She chases her treat as well and it can be used to get her to do tricks.  It’s great fun and is for ages 4 and up.  If you have carpet you have no need to worry, they go just fine on it and even go pretty quick!  Put them on tile and it’s almost the speed of a real kitten!  Seriously, this toy is a riot!  The kids will have a blast and the adults will be amused!

About the Happy’s

Meet the Happy’s Review & Giveaway US & CAN Ends 6/2From doing tricks for Happy Treats to racing after their Chase & Play ball, The Happy’s really play with you! Just like real puppies and kittens, they love to spin, sit, pounce and play. Appealing to boys and girls, kids can even train The Happy’s to do more tricks with the interactive Happy Treats. The Happy’s are in store’s now!  You can learn more about them here.  You can also find fun *free* fun and games for the kids.  😀


Originally posted 2014-05-01 00:01:28.

Begin Again Artist Kit


For Your Bug a Boo has some awesome products!  With so many to choose from, it took me a while to come to a decision!  There are so many things that will hit the spot on my gift list!  One such product is the Begin Again Artist Kit.

The Artist on the Go Kit is a great kit to keep the kids busy while in waiting for appointments, travelling or even in restaurants. Made for ages 3 and up, the Artist on the Go kit comes with a notepad, crayons, a 6 inch ruler, 4 stencils and 2 pencils all neatly packed in a convenient carrying case they won’t need Mommy to carry! Of course, when they do decide it’s just too heavy, it will fit easily in a diaper bag or medium/large purse. The stencils are made of a thick, hard cardboard so they are durable enough to stand up to the kids developing artistic talent! There are convenient little pockets to hold the crayons and pencils as well as an extra pocket on each side of the exterior. The carrying case is made of 100% cotton and is surface washable.

The case is well made and seems like it will stand up to some abuse. It’s very cute and perfect for on the go travel. I love that it is so light weight and can’t get over how convenient it is! The material is a little thicker than a tee, more similar to canvas. There isn’t much more I can possibly say about it, I honestly have no complaints to report about it. I think it would be a perfect gift for any boy or girl and it’s always good to encourage their creativity! While it is maroon and off-white, one could easily personalize it by adding an iron on of their initial or something they love. Of course, without it they are sure to love it just as much!!!


About the Product

(From the Company)

Ages: 3 years and older

A complete art kit for families on the go. This natural cotton carry case with built in crayon holster, pencil holders and pockets is fully equipped with a 6″x9″ recycled paper notepad, 10 soy crayons, 5 drawing stencils including a 6″ ruler (metric and inches), 2 wood pencils, and plenty of storage! Perfect  for restaurants when waiting for your food, airports, and road trips. This 8″x10″ carry case fits in a baby bag and has built in handles for the little ones to carry proudly.

Originally posted 2013-11-05 21:44:07.

Imagination Play: Kaskey Kids Sports Toys Review & 20% Discount

Imagination Play: Kaskey Kids Sports Toys Review & 20% Discount Kaskey Kids makes adorable Sports Action Figurines.  You can get an entire kit of baseball, soccer (boys or girls), football or hockey.  The pieces areadorable and for a sport’s fan, it’s great fun to set up and play!  That’s why this one is making our 2013 Christmas Gift List!Imagination Play: Kaskey Kids Sports Toys Review & 20% Discount

The figurines aren’t limited to just toys, you can also use them to decorate for parties, bedroom decor, or even on cakes!  I love these little toys!  The fact that I can use them for decoration and then the kids can go crazy with them is quite pleasing!  No money wasted!  Our little soccer star will be having her birthday party full of soccer, no doubt, so the toys turning to decorations is definitely going to be a plus!  Of course, if your little future athlete is into football, basketball, hockey or some other sport, they’ve got plenty!

They are well made and you won’t regret buying them!  Well worth the money for the hours and hours of fun that will come out of them!  I love that the kids can work out plays with them also, for the more serious sports fanatics it’s a great way to visualize plays.

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Originally posted 2013-10-10 00:01:42.

Scented Secret Scrapbook and 20% off Discount!

It seems like every little girl wants a pony. I can’t think of a single one I know that doesn’t or hasn’t at some point!  This little scrapbook is perfect for any little girl!  Check out this post to get a 20% discount code for this and other great products from SmitCo LLC!

Scented Sweet Scrapbook

Scented Secret Scrapbook

As a child, I would have loved this little scrapbook.  As an adult, I’m doing my best to resist the temptation to keep it for myself. Haha.  The stickers are super cute (and scented, what!?!) and the little pen has a perfect fuzzy accent for any little girl!  This little scrapbook is made as one would expect for a little one that will love it like crazy for a few months.  As an auntie, I know that it won’t last forever, but it will get a lot of love until my niece is done with it.  She may not be able to have a real pony, but she can have these adorable stickers and this super cute little scrapbook!  It’s funny to remember how gifts such as these meant so much for me as a kid that even holding them as an adult brings back the nostalgia of childhood.

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I’m not sure how long this will last, but I’ll leave it up until someone tells me it’s no longer any good.

#HamstersinaHouse: Ham’s Burger Diner

Ham’s Burger Diner is the perfect toy to keep children entertained, excited and creating!  I love that combination of fun and creativity in this little toy!Hamster in a House Ham's Burger Diner

Zuru Hamsters in a House Ham’s Diner is absolutely adorable!  Cute, fuzzy little Hamsters have a world of their own and are wonderful for growing imaginations!  There are 11 different Hamsters to make up the complete little set and all kinds of different sets that can be put together to build your own little Hamster World!  Little Hamster House, Burger Diner and even a Food Cart can all be played with individually or combined to create a whole little Hamster World!  I love the imagination, adventure, and potential for creative play in this collection!  Not to mention that they are incredibly adorable!

Hamster in a House Ham's Burger DinerAny little one who would like a little more interaction can go to the Hamster’s website and play even more!  Via the website, little ones can customize their hamster, build their own hamster house and even build, color and customize their Hamster World!  They have super fun Hamster videos to watch and you can see how the Hamsters set up one of their worlds to help get ideas on setting up your own!  These babies are definitely a hot toy this year and probably will be for a while as there are so many different ways one can play with them!

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Pet Cakes Review

Okay, have you SEEN these adorable little guys???  I’m in love!!!  They are super super cute!!!  When you push them down, they look like they are just cupcakes!  Of course, there is always sweetness in the middle of the cupcakes!!!  And, voila!  New zoo additions!!!

Okay, you all know I’m a bit crazy so I HAD to do a shot of them peeking out!  LOL.  What?  If YOU were in the cupcake wrapper, wouldn’t YOU want to see what was outside of it with flashy lights attacking you???  HA!  We all know if you said no, YOU are SO lying!  Just be honest, you’d peek too!!!
I received these two little guys to review.  A squirrel with a nut….  HA!  As if we aren’t nuts already!  And a sweet little bear!  Complete with honey bees swarming his icing!  (No worries, these are those ones that don’t sting and don’t cause allergic reactions!)

I’m a bit partial to the bear with his tongue out…  I couldn’t imagine why…..  LOL.  Sorry about the glowing eyes, he was waiting for his toy to be thrown and wouldn’t cooperate!  And yes, he ALWAYS has his tongue out!  If you really wanna know why, I’ll try to post that sometime.  It’s a sad, pitiful, and hilarious story of the TatorBug journey!

Their website is just as adorable!  They have a cute little game, aimed towards little ones.  It’s not educational, but it will help hand/eye coordination!  Oh, and probably drive your indoor pets crazy!  LOL.  Mine were giving me the ‘look.’

pet cakes

Anyway, you HAVE to go and get one for your little one!  They have a special going on Special Offer: Buy (4) or more Petcakes® Collectibles plush toys and receive the PetCakes® Collectibles Minis – 4 pack FREE you only pay an additional $1.99 shipping and handling.  So, as far as  I’m concerned, that’s at LEAST three birthday presents and one for Mommy!  😀  The town we live in is lame so you can’t send stuff to the kids at school, but I’m seeing the little guy in a cellophane bag, along with some candy and a balloon!  BAM!  You’ll be making someone’s day!!!  You could even go educational, adding a book about the animal!  See, so many options!

Okay, I’m done with my birthday ideas for now…  Of course….  There is always Valentine’s day…..  Or get well stuff….  OOOoooh….  Good job surprises….  Okay, really, I’m done!

Originally posted 2012-01-26 06:01:00.

My Fairy Garden: How do Your Fairies Play?

My Fairy Garden is one of those products that you see and you want so bad to buy, not for your little girl My Fairy Garden: How do your fairies play?(though she’d love it) or your niece (who’d just go crazy over it) but to have for yourself.  Only, we are supposed to be grownups.  So of course I was super stoked to get to review this, to test for the kids of course.  Can never be too cautious with what our little ones get their hands on.  LOL  I did enlist one of my lovely nieces to assist.  Only because I needed her mature input.  (Someone had to be the grownup, I was making a mess!  Haha

My Fairy Garden is absolutely adorable.  It comes with a cute little fairy to fly around the flowers when they grow, and even an area for her and her bunny to live when it’s too windy out.  The whole adventure is wonderful in so many ways.  There are so many lessons that they can teach about life, growth, imagination and many more.  The conversation my niece had with me, um..  I had with my niece LOL was really great.  So many opportunities to teach.  My Fairy Garden: How do your fairies play?We talked  about beauty and growth, about how time can do so many things for us as people and so much more.  Of course, we also talked about what we imagined the fairies did in the backyard.

In all honesty, My Fairy Garden is perfect for little girls to play with.  My niece is 9 and she absolutely loved it.  She had so much fun getting the dirt spread, planting the seeds and playing with the fairy and her accessories.  We did decide we needed to get her some stones to go in it from outside.  We’re patiently waiting for the beautiful flowers to grow!  My only complaint would be about the wire that assists the fairy in flying as it doesn’t want to bend the way I want it and it’s impossible to get the fairy to stand up on her own.  Both are minor complaints that my niece never picked up on.My Fairy Garden: How do your fairies play?

From the Company

Kids and parents can celebrate the season of renewal with the perfect toy for young nurturers – My Fairy Garden from PlayMonster, a toy that’s a REAL, LIVE garden. My Fairy Garden gives kids a connection to nature and a sense of satisfaction at having nurtured a living thing. Children plant the quick-germinating seeds and care for their garden, all while setting up and playing with adorable fairies, woodland friends and accessories.

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Introducing the Next Big Thing! @Splashlings

Introducing the Next Big Thing!
It is a rare occasion where I get a toy and am compelled to open and play with it.  There are many things that look cool or seem like they’d be fun, but I’m not typically tempted to tear the package open and start playing.  I don’t know if it was my love for little thing or for marine life or what, but I couldn’t wait for my little reviewer to be able to play.  I dove in, pun intended, and was as giddy as a little girl for a minute!  Splashlings are going to be the next huge hit, I assure you!  They are so cute and absolutely fun!

Splashlings in the WildOnce my reviewer saw them, she went nuts too!  She is already a fan of some other little playthings but the fact that these were sea life and mermaids was just too much.  She sat for hours.  Being 9, she got the subtle jokes, like the gold fish being gold and the rainbow fish being ‘rainbow trout’ (well, I had to help her out with the trout part), but she thought that was hilarious.  She sat and played so intently that after a little while, I forgot she was there.  Her favorite part was that they had the little shells to sleep in!

Introducing the Next Big Thing!

Splashlings are now available at Wal-Mart and are very reasonably priced.  You’ll definitely be adding them to your shopping list eventually, so get a ton now before they are out!  The only complaint I can possibly think of is that I thought the water ones changed colors and they don’t seem to.  Also that since the fish have the little hole in the bottom so that you can stand them on their stuff, they float upside down.  I really, really wanted to stick one in my Marimo Aquarium (You can see that the mermaid didn’t really work, but I tried, LOL)!




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Create a Picture Perfect Memory with Crayola Color SpinOut

Art is the best way for children to express themselves, opening new venues to their creativity and imagination the Color Spin Out from Crayola is a fun way for children to explore art! The spin out set comes with markers, 40 paper discs, and drawing arms that let you use up to three colors at a time! The kids get to control the speed the markers and discs and the angles of the drawing arms to create as many master pieces as their little hearts can dream up! It is designed for kids ages six and older but really younger children could play with it too with adult or older sibling assistance! Create masterful designs then remove the colored disc to go further detail and color the masterpiece by hand! Add stickers, glitter, Crayola colors even water paint and the fun could be unstoppable!! Great Christmas or anytime gift for the kids and even for those adults who still enjoy their coloring time too (lol)!

Let your child’s imagination spin out of control with The Color Spin, and parents you’ll love how long the entertainment lasts!  We had so much fun testing it out, it was hard to hand over!  LOL.  We did learn that when you are done spinning, you have to remove the marker!  Otherwise, you’ll have a huge ink dot.  Kind of looked cool, but it still messed up the design!  I am super excited to make and use some of the designs in my scrapbooking too!Picture Perfect Memories with Crayola Spin Out

Let them Create!

Children grow so quickly, blink and you will miss some huge milestone, so spend some of your busy life with your child while you can. Art is super fun for kids, and lets just face it there are adult coloring books on the market now so we all can just accept that we never grow out of it.(lo)  here are some super fun art projects you and your children can do together that will create a lifetime memory and could even become a tradition. Enjoy!

#1 Splat!

On a nice day, fill some water balloons with water color paint! Use as many colors as you like then hang a large canvas or even butcher paper up against the wall of your house and let the fun begin! Throw the balloons at the canvas and watch as your masterpiece evolves! Tons of laughter and excitement to be expected!

*side note: you can also turn this one into a fun water balloon fight with white t shirts!

#2 Melt My Heart!

Show them you love them with this one! Paint the center of any size canvas any color you wish it to be. Then cut out a heart shape out of wax paper (it comes off easier than other products). Place tape rolled up to be double sided to press the heart onto the painted center of the canvas. Make sure the heart is pressed as good as it can get. Then put those broken crayons to good use by gluing them onto the top of the canvas with any color arrangement you and your babies see fit. Using a hair dryer on high heat, melt the crayons down the canvas by holding the dryer above the top of the canvas. The melting crayon runs down the canvas and over the wax paper causing an awesome finished product that you will cherish forever! (Also a great grandparents day or holiday gift) J

#3 Family Tree!

Let love grow! Get a stick form outside that has plenty of branches on it and paint it whatever color you choose. Then using a hot glue gun, glue the stick onto a canvas (we used an old picture frame and backing so we could decorate the frame as well) once you have the stick in place let the kiddos pain with water paints the sky and background they deem worthy! Once that is done get some acrylic paint and have each family use their thumb to place a “leaf” on the branch. After it is dry you can put their names or initials on the leaf. We loved doing this one because it got all of us into it and looked great on our family wall!