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Family Game Night with #GoliathGamesUS

Family Game Night can be such fun!  We’ve got some games that will definitely become some of your new family favorites!

Family Game Night with Goliath Games

Memories of family game nights are very close to my heart and no doubt close to many of yours as well!  They bring so much laughter, love and -we’ll call them- debates!  My husband has many stories similar to my own, family game nights and family game…. debates….  Haha.  They’ve definitely fostered some healthy competitiveness!  This comes out during game play, as well as in the workforce.  That has proven itself quite beneficial career wise!

New & Fabulous Game Night Games!

Family Game Night with Goliath Games: Word Search!In this Zoo, there is a love for crossword and word search puzzles, so the natural first game choice was Wordsearch!  We had a lot of fun playing and I love that the new puzzles can be stored underneath the cover so they are stored neatly!  With 16 different puzzles and up to 4 players, the game can be played in the game night rotation for quite sometime without players being able to start memorizing location.  Even if there’s a player who is really good at remembering, finding a word that crosses theirs means you get to take the word they found!  I am hoping that they eventually come out with new packs for it but it’s going to be quite some time before we will want new puzzles.  This game is great for both puzzle lovers and competitive family fun!

Family Game Night: Stuff HappensThe next game we played, ages 13 +, is Stuff Happens.  This one is a hilarious way of competitively rating bad day crap.  Great for those who love the one up game, i,e., “today sucked, I stepped in a puddle and ruined my new slacks walking into the office”….  “that does suck, I got a flat tire and tripped on the sidewalk, my knee is bruised and swollen….”  Ah, gotta love the one up people!  haha.  Don’t worry though, you can’t win the game on sheer misery, you have to rate the cards on the misery scale provided correctly to win.  I’m thinking a game where one has to tell the story of how the crazy thing happened before it’s rated is in order!  This one is for 2+ players and comes with 200 cards, so I’d say it could house games of a ton of people!  Easily good for 10 people, I wish we’d had this when we worked at the Children’s Home!  Our girls would have loved this!

Spice Date Night up a bit with these adorable Spicy Games! Last but certainly not, are the Spicy Games.  Oh, how I love these!  Not only are they super cute, but they are great quick games for picnics or vacations!  They are the perfect size to stick in your purse so you’ll have them when you need to kill time!  Say, a layover or camping trip? Each of the games are essentially dice games but with a spin on them to spice them up!  I really couldn’t pick a favorite, so you’ll have to pick on your own.  They don’t require a ton of space to play and you can play pretty much anywhere!  A fantastic coffee table game anyone can play and find room to store without problem!

So, once you’ve got your fantastic new games for Fame Night, check out our dessert and drink recipes to top the night off perfectly!  I love mixing up our game night, any suggestions?  I welcome all!

Family Game Night with #GoliathGames

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#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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7+ Cookies: 1 Mix! #MakeItYours #EatSmart

These cookies turned out absolutely amazing!  I have eaten far more than I needed to!  Perfect for Christmas or any day! I love that one recipe can make multiple types of cookies!

Many Types of Cookis. 1 Recipe

I love this recipe!  I received it from Influenster some time ago and just recently tried it out.  The recipe itself gives four different additives so that you can make the batch and make different types, but with creativity they will make so many more!  The awesome thing is that one batch makes enough for doing at least two different types of cookies, probably even four if you wanted!  I doubled my batch and have an insane amount of cookies, we’ll be sharing them with many!

Eat Smart Digital Nutrition Scale

I’m always worried, when trying a new recipe, whether my measurements are correct.  So this time, I used my Eat Smart digital nutrition scale to measure out the ingredients.  The recipe turned out literally perfect.  The Eat Smart Digital Nutrition Scale, for many reasons, made it onto the 2017 Glimmering Gift Guide, as those cookies were too tasty!

 

 

From the Company:

  • Calculate calories, carbs, fiber, sodium, fats, vitamin k and six other nutrients from thousands of packaged and 999 whole foods
  • White backlight LCD screen with on/off button for conserving battery life
  • Memory Mode: Save up to 99 entries for daily or weekly tracking
  • Weighs in grams (to nearest whole gram) and ounces (to nearest .1 ounce)
  • Max weight: 11 pounds / 7kg
  • Tare feature eliminates the weight of a plate or bowl
  • Auto power-off after 2-minutes
  • Includes 4 x AAA batteries with your purchase
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee and two-year warranty

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Now, on to the cookies…

Be sure and check out the tips & notes at the bottom!

Multiple Types of Cookies: 1 Base!

Mix-ins

  • M&M’s
  • Reece’s Pieces
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Marshmallows & Chocolate Chips (Smore Cookies)
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Butterscotch Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 c Country Crock Butter
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups your choice of mix-in

7+ Cookies with 1 Yummy Mix!Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix sugars, butter, egg and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Fold that mixture into the other bowl until well mixed.
  4. Add mix ins as desired.
  5. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls or small balls onto a well greased pan.  (The cookies will spread some, but not a lot.)
  6. Grease a pan very well, bake 10-12 minutes until cookies start to brown on the bottom.
  7. Remove from pan and place on a wire cooling rack.

Notes:

2 batches made 54 1 inch round cookies!

Use a vegetable bench scraper to pick up multiple cookies, saves tons of time!

Sleep Better with Cozy Phones Bluetooth Headphones

So many people need some sort of noise to sleep well, oftentimes their need for noise can disturb other’s need for silence. Solution: Bluetooth Headphones comfortably allow the noise one needs without disturbing others!
Cozy Phones Bluetooth Contour Sleep Headphones

I have been crazy about my Cozy Phones Kids Headphones and the kids are crazy about them also!  However, their awesomeness is definitely not as awesome as my having these amazing headphones from the Contour Series Sleep Headphones!  They are very comfortable, pick up well, and I can adjust them however I please to that they don’t disturb my sleep!  Not gonna lie, they are fabulously warm for wintertime as well!  I’ve been wearing them everywhere!  My ears are warm and I can listen to my music as well as answer calls all without the bother of a cord getting in the way!  The only thing I don’t love is that the hole for the charger, it seems as if it were just cut into the cloth and it is difficult to get it to plug in as well as see the lights inside to set up the bluetooth headphones to your device.  On the bright side, you only have to do that once.  I prefer to wear mine with the buttons on the back which hasn’t been a problem.  The headphones can be turned to wherever you like them and, when using them to make phone calls, once can easily hear and be heard.

About the Bluetooth Headphones

From the Company

Wireless

Keeps Cool & Stays in Place

Great for the Whole Family

The Perfect Gift (I agree!)

100% Money Back Guarantee!

Check them out on their website, you’ll get a discount if you’d like to purchase multiple pairs!  I absolutely love that!

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Precision Get Fit Body Scale

Weight is on almost everyone’s New Year’s Resolution list, Check out this Precision Get Fit Digital Body Fat  Scale from Eat Smart!Precision Get Fit Body ScaleImmediately, the look of the Precision Get Fit Digital Body Fat Scale impressed me!  Gorgeous, shiny glass and a bright LED screen was quite an impressive view!   With a 100% satisfaction guarantee,  you can’t go wrong.  In addition to up to 8 user profiles with automatic recognition of who is on the it, the scale will give you your body composition, hydration level, bone and muscle mass!  The scale can be used for up to 400 pounds in weight, with a minimum weight accuracy of 11 pounds.

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The only problem I’m having with the scale is learning how to use it.  I don’t like reading directions, so I always struggle at first.  The older body scale I had was difficult to see the numbers as the backlight was brighter than the numbers were dark.  With the Precision Get Fit Digital Body Fat Scale, this is NEVER an issue.  It is amazingly easy to see, even from 6 feet above!

This is truly made for those wanting to monitor their weight and fitness!  I love that it gives so much important information and makes life a little easier!  One can know exactly where they lie with the right information, therefore properly targeting areas in need, hopefully getting to optimum health!

Family Honor Plate: Give the Gift of a Priceless Memory

Holiday shopping for grown children with families is a beast, but the Family Honor Plate will solve that for you!  You’re welcome, you may now stop stressing about shopping!

I have heard from more than one person that shopping for people is impossible, especially once they have children and families of their own!  With a family of adult children, shopping for gifts gets more expensive and more difficult each year!  That is exactly what and why I love about the Family Honor Plate!

Even if crafts and DIY are not a thing in someone’s household, the Family Honor Plate makes it so easy that anyone could do it!  With easy to follow direction, the Family Honor Plate contains everything one needs to not only make an awesome family memory, but also an heirloom that lasts for a lifetime!  From experience, it is known that these are the things that are forever held close to our hearts.

The Family Honor Plate contains:

1 Ceramic Honor Plate

8 colors of paint

3 paint brushes

7 Discussion Starters

1 Painters Palette

1 Plate Stand

The really cool thing is, with all the correct tools in hand, not only can you make amazing memories with family but it can be baked and sealed in very easily!  The plate can actually be eaten off of so no need to have a plate collection or use it to decorate; it can be a daily reminder of the fun that was had and the values that were learned!  You won’t be sorry and neither will any recipient!

The Family Honor Plate can be found all over the place!

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Best Baby Shoes You’ll Find!

Baby feet are absolutely adorable therefore they must be well protected and comfy with the perfect baby shoes!  Best Baby Shoes Ever

Momo Baby seriously has some of the most adorable baby shoes I have ever seen!  Finding out I was going to have a new niece or (probably) nephew, I just had to get Baby Daski (pronounced Dah-ski) a pair of these perfect baby shoes!

All cuteness aside, if you can possibly put them there, these baby shoes are not only adorable but they are crazy functional as well.  Made with soft leather, the souls of the shoes will enable baby to learn to walk without harming their little feet.  Little ones need to be able to have natural surfaces to walk on in order to protect their feet and help them learn how to balance.  The soft suede souls will not only enable that, it will keep their little feet protected from whatever we didn’t see on the floor.  They are made with an elastic area around the ankles to keep them on the footsies but it is covered with leather to ensure that they don’t cause a rash.  (I know, personally, elastic irritates my skin.)

Momo Baby says the baby shoes provide comfort, stays on, won’t slip and are easy to clean.  Given that they are all leather and suede, they certainly seem to fit the bill!  Baby Daski won’t be here for a bit, but when he comes, I know these little shoes are gonna be perfect for the little Oosti (pronounced ooo-sti, it means baby in Cherokee).  I can’t wait to hold the little on in my arms, play with those adorable little toes, and watch Daski toddle around in these perfect little shoes from Momo Baby!

Best Baby Shoes Ever! Momo Baby

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Watch Ya’ Mouth: Throwdown + 15% Coupon Code

What a hilarious riot this game is!  Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown is sure to bring a ton of laughter to any party!

Watch Ya Mouth Throwdown Edition

If you didn’t guess by the look of the game, this game is seriously hilarious.  I can see this game replacing drinking games in college if people were actually out to have fun rather than drink!  haha.  Seriously, whether you want to have a blast with your kids or your adult friends, this game is for all ages that can truly have fun and, of course, understand the concept of games, haha.

I love the challenges and the insanity of the game and find it absolutely silly!  It will seriously bring out the fun in competitive!  I mean, really, who could possibly not have fun racing to make the most noise, say something ridiculous with a mouth piece in, or trying to be the fastest to drink a glass of water!   The only change I’d make is to use silly straws for the water drinking challenge.  haha

Another awesome selling point is the app that you can get free expansion packs for the game!  Of course, you could also buy some expansion packs, but the app makes it easier for those days where you didn’t realize you would be playing and want to make it a little more fun!  Something to do while waiting for the mail!

Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition

From the Makers

Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown Edition is the evolution of the original, wildly popular, hilarious Watch Ya’ Mouth game. Rather than just speak phrases, players now go head-to-head with hilarious and challenging tasks – while wearing mouthpieces. Throwdown Edition takes competition – and laughter – to the next level and builds on the multigenerational gaming phenomena.

  • Throwdown edition – all new gameplay, all new challanges
  • The best of the original best-selling game, with a new, fun twist
  • 100 Throwdown Cards, 42 Phrase Cards, 10 Multicolored Mouthpieces (6 Regular and 4 Small), 4 Throwdown Straws, 4 Noisemakers, 2 Throwdown Balls, 1 Throwdown Dice, 1 Sand Timer

* Throwdown Edition was awarded Top Holiday Toy of 2017 by Toy Insider
* Selected for the 2017 Amazon Holiday Toy List

15% off Coupon Code: 15WYM