Sunday, November 17, 2019

A New Twist on the Tooth Fairy: The Toothless Monster Set

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The Toothless Monster is a tooth fairy experience like no other: when your child loses a tooth, the monster gains one, permanently. This is a wonderful concept because after all, a friend in need, is a friend indeed!

The concept is simple and the outcome can be delightful. Santa afterall, has his elves...shouldn't someone as busy as the tooth fairy have a helper too? Meli or Monte (purple or blue monsters) have a mouth full of nothing, and they'd really like to have their teeth. Once your child loses his or her tooth, you place it under the tongue of the monster. In the morning, he/she wakes up with a new tooth in his/her mouth! The magic is in the secret set of plastic teeth you have that are concealed from curious little ones. Pop one in while the child is sleeping, and voila' they have a new tooth in the morning. Once the tooth is in place, it is permanent and cannot be removed or moved around. The final step is the monster leaves a thank-you-note for your little one. I like that because it reinforces good manners to the littles.

There is a hardback book as well, that tells the story of the Toothless Monster, and how when you put a tooth in his mouth that you have naturally lost, it magically will turn into a tooth for the wide-eyed, adorable Meli or Monte. It is a fun twist on an old favorite, and something the kids are sure to enjoy.

This is what the monster teeth look like. They are hard plastic and small, so this set is recommended for ages 5+. Glow in the dark teeth are also available.

Learn more about The Toothless Monster by visiting the website. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

Teleflora Holiday Bouquets

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Teleflora delivers hand-made beautiful holiday bouquets right to your door, or anyone else's door, that you might want to send one to as well. These are a perfect way to decorate any vanity, counter or table. They are also perfect for dressers, which is where I sometimes like to put mine, only because the bedroom seems to be the only room we don't decorate for the holiday season. Having a big, beautiful piece of bright in the room that is festive, makes me very happy.

Playmobil Advent Calendar and Christmas Bakery Building Set

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I get so excited this time of year when I see the advent calendars from Playmobil in the stores. Not only are they created with the sturdy, high quality pieces known to the brand, but they also have seasonal themes, which makes them a great way to add to the magic that is already intertwined with so much of what we do, this time of the year. Imagine your child's joy as he or she gets to select one item each day, counting down to the big day (December 25th).  We purchase an advent calendar for the kids every single holiday, and this year, my youngest will receive Christmas in the Forest (seen above), which is one of five themes Playmobil has available this year.

Friday, November 15, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

A lot of people are e-mailing to ask about the Holiday Gift Guide. It is a work in progress, and I do keep adding suggestions throughout the holiday season, so please feel free to check it out more than once. I love shopping for friends and family, and I hope you enjoy the suggestions. Making the post sticky since my new blog layout has ads on the bottom.

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$100 Holly Lane Jewelry Gift Card Giveaway

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Holly Lane is a wonderful gift idea for the holidays. They offer many carefully crafted  jewelry items, with a card of scriptural encouragement and they package it so that it is bound to make the gift recipient feel appreciated.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Almost a Year Later and we STILL Love our SnoofyBee Unique Changing Station

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Some things are too good to keep to yourself. This little package is going to be one of those things. It's something you may not have known you needed, but if you have a little one in diapers, once you've tried it, you'll know that you certainly do! I wrote about one last year for the Holiday Gift Guide, and wanted to do it again this year because it's proven invaluable in our house.  Well, my daughter's house, but shes's till mine, so you know, by association, and all that good stuff. 😊

I am talking about the SnoofyBee, which is a simply, but intelligently-made, fail-proof way to change baby's diaper at home or in public, with zero mess! One try and you'll be sold! We are, and as you'll see at the end of the post, my newest baby granddaughter is sold too!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Robert Morris says Take the Day Off!

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Not too long ago, Robert Morris was at a church a couple of cities away from us and we went there instead of to our normal church because we wanted to hear him. I've seen him on TV, and always enjoy hearing him speak. I hadn't seen him on a stage though, live, nor had I until now read one of his books. "Take the Day Off: Receiving God's Gift of Rest" is his newest book and it lived up to the hype I had set for up. It was good!

Universal Home Entertainment has Holiday Blu-Ray and DVD Favorites

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It's closing in on Thanksgiving, and then all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas will start (in many places it's started already). One thing we love to do this time of year is watch holiday movies. We have our classic favorites like the Grinch and we always love Veggie Tales. Something fairly new to us, though it's not really new to many, is the Holiday Stories Collection

Disney Stories in Beautiful Keepsake Books

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Do you ever outgrow Disney stories? I think not. When I was thumbing through these books I will admit it was exciting to see Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, Peter Pan, etc. dancing inside the Disney Stories for 3-year-olds. What was really surprising though, was that the Disney Stories for 2-year-olds was full of stories I've never even heard of before, and I've been reading Disney books for decades.

Advent Book: How Winston Delivered Christmas

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How Winston Delivered Christmas: My photo cannot do justice to this book!! It is a large, gorgeous hardback that is chock full of wonderful things to celebrate for the advent. Can you believe it's about time to start this kind of thing already??? I surely need to get a move on to get ready for the big day because I know it is going to be here before we know it. This book is one way to help add to the holiday joy and excitement in your home.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Florida Offers More Than Beaches

Most tourists know that Florida coastal cities offer amazing beaches, water activities and seafood feasts. However, there is much more to the state than people realize. You could spend weeks travelling and be amazed at the amount it has to offer. The following are items to see that you probably won’t see on a tourist map.

Friday, November 8, 2019

JLab Headphones: #1 True Wireless Headphones under $100

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I have two grown sons and a daughter who always have music running in one way or another. Most of the time, it is through their wireless headphones.

The JLab #1 True Wirelss Air Family features three new models of earbuds, all that give you true wireless capability as well as sound, quality and comfort. They are perfect for travel, working out, or just enjoying your favorite music, audio books podcasts, etc.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Monster School Supplies Giveaway

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Well, most people know that we have quite a few little ones in our family. That means school supplies are always welcome, even more so when they have a really adorable theme.

3 Winners: Win a Paint by Numbers Kit

paint by numbers

Now that I am thinking about it, I don't think my youngest son has ever done a paint-by-numbers kit. That's so weird to consider because I loved doing them when I was a child, and I distinctly remember my older 3 doing them when they were children as well. So...guess what one of the things is, that the tween will be getting for Christmas this year?!  I bet he'll like it. It will be something fun for us to do together. What about you, would you like a kit to paint too?

Lexington Law Can Help You Repair Your Credit Score with Visa $100 GC Giveaway

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Lexington Law is a credit repair service that can help you if you have made your own errors, or if someone else has made your 'errors' for you. In the latter situations, they can get most situations cleared up in a fairly easy manner. If a company, for example, reports you late, but you were never late, and you are a member of Lexington Law's credit repair service, you will know about it instantly via their e-mail alert system. This just happened to me, and I was mortified to see someone reported me late with a payment. Fortunately, I instantly knew about the error and was able to contact the company that noted it as late and get that immediately rectified. Thank you, Lexington Law.