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500 Piece Building Bricks

Are you one of Santa’s helpers?  Do you keep the Christmas magic alive by spreading holiday cheer?  Is some of the people you spread cheer to children or kids at heart?  If you said yes to these questions, then listen up.

Click N Play has something available that most kids would love.  These are building bricks and they are very compatible with Lego bricks. 

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They are available in bags of 500 or 1,000 pieces.

You will find a bag of nice colored bricks.  Colors like:  Grey, Black, Blue, Yellow, White & even purple.  I have the bag that has 500 pieces.  It has 10 assorted colors and 15 different shapes.   Those two things there is the equation for fun & imagination.

While these blocks are no way affiliated with LEGO or even endorsed by them, they are compatible with those types of blocks.  I know this because I have a Lego fan in the family and we try out all kinds of blocks, bricks  & sets. 

I love items such as these.  Not just because they can keep Elijah entertained and having fun.  I think it is because he is learning and really developing his imagination and he doesn’t even realize it.  Did you realize these types of blocks is perfect to use for teaching math, colors and so much more?

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I may have been hesitant to buy these if I hadn’t realized the quality of them.  But now that I have been able to see them, to hold them, to try them out I definitely would purchase these.

If you are still looking for some last minute gifts, then be sure and check these out.  They are under $20.00 on Amazon.  If you have Prime membership they can be sent to you within 4 to 5 days. 

Disclaimer:  The item discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

Kids imaginative Dinosaur Toy Figures

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It seems like there is always a new movie coming on about dinosaurs.  I know this year had the next installment of Jurrasic Park movie come out.  Confession:  I never watched all of the Jurassic park movies.  I told this to a family member and their response was, “How could you have not seen them?!?!”  I just didn’t.  But I have heard good things about them and one of these days I will sit down and binge watch them all.

Another movie that looks super cute is the new movie, The good dinosaur.  I see the toys everywhere and can see it is taking the nation by storm.

I guess that is why the young and old alike is interested in these prehistoric creatures. 

For this same reason, I was so happy to have a chance to review a set of dinosaurs from Kids Imaginative. 

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This 12 piece set has several dinosaur species:

  • T-Rex
  • Stegosaurus
  • Triceratops
  • Apatosaurus
  • Ceratosaurus
  • Spinosaurus
  • Tyrannosaurus
  • Pachycephalosaurus
  • Parasaurolophus
  • Brachiosaurus
  • Styracosaurus
  • Velociraptor
  • Eucoplocephalus

Each one of these comes in a variety of vibrant colors.  Colors like blue, pink, yellow, green, brown, silver, red and purple.

Each dinosaur is 5-7”  They are actually larger then I thought they would be.

I know my nephew is going to enjoy these and he will find them under his tree on December the 25th.  I can see these bringing out the childs imagination as well as piquing their interest in the prehistoric age.  Who knows, this may bring out the inner archaeologist  in your son or daughter.

They are normally available on Amazon. 

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What is your favorite Dinosaur movie?  Mine is the Flinstones, gotta love Dino!!!

Disclaimer:  The item discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for my unbiased opinion of them.

 

 

8 Useful Gift Ideas That All New Parents Will Appreciate

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Buying presents for new parents can be challenging as you don’t know what they already have or what they need. Asking them to create a detailed wish list can make the whole process seem less special and appear almost lazy. Some people prefer doing their gift giving this way and while it is easier, it lacks the element of surprise. Plus some parents can be that overwhelmed with their new bundle of joy, they don’t have the time to think about what they would potentially like. This year don’t ask them what they want and instead go for one of these incredible gift ideas. They will not only be highly appreciated but also make them better parents all round.

Dispensing Spoon

This is a wonderful device that is simple to use and makes mealtimes a breeze. It can be utilized by both the parents and the baby with it’s easy to squeeze mechanism. All they have to do is fill the inside of the spoon with baby food, give it a squeeze and it will put a suitable amount of food on the spoon each time. This is also great if the parents enjoy taking their baby out for the day. Instead of filling their baby bag with endless bottles of baby food, they can just take the filled up spoon instead. It easy to use and saves room making it an ideal gift.

Padded Kneeler

Parents will spend majority of their days on their knees. Whether it’s at bath time or crawling around when playing a game with their baby. Over time this can get uncomfortable and cause joint pain and bruising. You can take some of the pressure off their knees by buying them a padded kneeler. This means they can be more comfortable and stay in this position for longer periods of time without being in pain. They come in an array of sizes and designs to choose from, but always test the cushioning before buying. You don’t want to buy one that won’t do it’s intended job properly.

Pacifier Thermometer

This gift will allow new parents to keep track of their baby’s temperature and will alert them of any dramatic changes. Traditional thermometers can be uncomfortable and difficult to put inside a baby’s mouth. This provides an easier and faster solution. This is the ideal way of putting any parent’s mind at rest, especially if their child has been unwell previously. They will appreciate this functional present that will help them prepare for colds and high temperatures.

Children’s quote book

This book is a unique take on a memory book and gives the parents the opportunity to write down funny things that their child says and does. It may take some time for their child to start speaking properly. But they can still make their family laugh with facial expressions and noises. They can use the pages inside to write quotes and explanations and even put pictures and drawings in too. This makes a fabulous keepsake they can add to and look back on as their child gets older. It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to any new parents face.

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Cool looking changing bag

New parents will be surrounded by child-like imagery throughout their child’s life. It will soon appear on everything from their bags to their baby accessories. For a man who cares about his style, in particular, it may not look cool carrying a bright pink and floral changing bag. Look for a less obvious choice and go for something with more of a style factor. Just ensure there is still plenty of room and lots of pockets they can utilize. A strong clasp is another essential aspect, as it will prevent the contents from spilling out. A fashion conscious couple will really appreciate receiving an item that reflects their style and not their child’s for once.

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Wireless baby monitor

Being able to see their child while they are asleep or separated from them is something all parents want. A wireless baby monitor gives them the freedom to move around their home while still being able to check up on their child. Most monitors today will provide both audio and visual broadcasting. Which will stop these new parents panicking when separated. This is a great gift for parents who like their modern technology and makes them more comfortable about leaving their baby alone.

Personalized gifts

New parents will be adorned with clothing and gifts for their new bundle of joy. So be a little different and add their name onto their gift. This will make a wonderful keepsake for the parents to put inside a memory box and can commemorate special occasions. You can find baby gifts at Makaboo and Mother care that can be personalized with names and dates. This additional effort will ensure these new clothes or gifts are treasured forever.

UV Sanitizing wand

Parents who are keen about keeping their homes germ and bacteria free will love this gift. The wand allows them to scan work surfaces, tables and baths and will get rid of anything that normal cleaning did not get rid of.  It’s safe and easy to use and could potentially stop their baby from getting sick. Keeping germs at bay is a priority for parents when babies are around, as they are more vulnerable and more susceptible to catching bugs. This gift will protect the whole family and remove the need to use strong chemical cleaners.

These gift ideas should have filled you with inspiration and you should know exactly what to buy for the new parents in your life. Make it fun and something they can use right away. If you don’t have children yourself, ask people who do for help and advice online or in store. They will be happy to assist you and you’ll learn a lot about the baby industry as a result. Another great tip is always to pay attention to the things they say, as this will give you some great insight into what they need. They are just going to adore whatever you buy when you’ve put so much time and thought into it.

Kid’s Pretend Play Tool Set 23 Pieces

Are you into DIY?  If so, then you probably have a little on following somewhere behind you in your footsteps.  For the tiny and upcoming future Do it yourselfers, there is a set from click and play that they will love!

This is a 23 piece tool set.  In this set you will find the following:

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Drill (that really makes sounds with AA batteries)

  • Saw
  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • wrench
  • Ratchet
  • plier
  • tool belt
  • Screwdrivers
  • nuts
  • bolts

The quality of this set is very impressive.  I believe it will last a long time.  In fact it is made with high quality reinforced plastic.  It is also environmental and kid safe as well as USA standard requirements.

I do love the vibrant colors as well as the realistic silver colors that is the nuts and bolts as well as the screws.  Who knows – you may have a little Tim the Toolman/woman on your hands!  Do you remember that show? 

This is made from the same place that sent me the doctor kit that I spoke about the other day.  Both of these are very gift worthy.  In fact, Christmas morning, My nephew is going to find both of these items under his tree!

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This set is available on Amazon for under $20.00.  I think that is a very great price.  I have seen it up close and personal and would have thought it would have been more then that. 

Disclaimer:  I received the item discussed in exchange for my unbiased opinion of it.

 

NOV_LUXE Beauty BROWS Serum

Styles come and go and it seems I am always a day late and a dollar short when it comes to style.  Or maybe not.  I tend to go my own way on what I like – so now my style is unique.  If there is a style I like I go with it.  I may be wearing shoes that belong in the 70’s – hair in the 80’s and makeup that was in the 90’s. 

One style that I really like now, that is really popular right now is eyebrows.  I used to have my thinned and waxed monthly because that was the thing to do.  Then I look one day and every body wants full eyebrows.  They suggest you fill them in, the darker the better.  Wow!  I can totally do this!  My eyebrows fit right in.  So I get my pencil and, wait!?!?!?  Where is those full eyebrows? 

Nobody told me as I got older that the eyebrows would thin out.  I could whine about it, but I didn’t.  As I have done for 44 years now, I have just rolled with the punches and found solutions for my problems.  The solution #1 for me was buying a eyeliner pencil with a brush made on the end.  #2 checking out a brow serum from NOV_LUXE. 

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While I haven’t used this serum long enough to tell you if it worked for me.  I  can tell you what it is supposed to do and where you can purchase it. 

This serum helps eyebrow growth and reconstruction.  It is made of 100% Premium ingredients and vitamin enriched.  There is no mineral oil or parabens and it is alcohol free.

It is simple to use.  Using the applicator, apply a small amount on your eyebrow area and leave it.. It will absorb.  The suggest usage is twice a day. 

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It is supposed to enhance the eyebrows, condition and moisturize as well as strengthen.  The ingredients is doing this.  It is doing this by increasing the flow of blood containing nutrients and active ingredients to the follicles.

This is available on Amazon

Enter the Following promotional code at the checkout to save 20%

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If you are like me and are figuring out how to have fuller brows, then I urge you to check this out.  On Amazon there is several reviews you can read from other real people about their experiences with this particular product.

Disclaimer:  This one was sent to me in exchange for me sharing my unbiased opinion of it with the consumers.

Kid’s Pretend Play Doctor Set 15 Pieces

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When my younger Sister and I were growing up, She had a toy Dr. Kit.  In her little hard plastic beige looking case was all she needed to make a proper diagnoses of the willing and unwilling patients.  The stethoscope that she could really hear through was nice.  The pill bottle was no problem.  The blood pressure cuff was cute, as was the otoscope she used to look in our ears.  The one thing that wasn’t so great about this vintage Fischer price kit was the needle.  While It was harmless, I didn’t like it.  That is why she had fun chasing me with it daily. 

Now that kit is retro/vintage and gone on somewhere else.  I am sure she would love to have it back now since she has kids.  While I couldn’t send her kids the exact one their mom has.  I have found another kit.  This set is from Click n’ Play.  It is a 15 piece doctor kit.  This modern kit includes that famous needle that will let karma take it’s course.  It also has a few other things that the vintage one didn’t.  Things like a cell phone that makes realistic sounds.  After all what Doctor doesn’t own a cell phone in 2015? 

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The stethoscope also makes realistic sounds.  You will need 2 AA batteries for the cell phone – but the batteries are included for the stethoscope.  The kit also includes a blood pressure cuff, thermometer, syringe, ear examination tools, 4 bandages, and more

This case is sturdy and is perfect for your little ones to make house calls with. 

While I am a sentimental person and like to think back to yesteryears and the things that came along with those days.  I also enjoy seeing change and things evolving.  I think that this is a super modernized idea for a toy and one that any child with an imagination is going to love.

The best part?  it is available on Amazon!  Only $16.99 & Free shipping.  I think this would make an awesome budget friendly Christmas present.

What do you think????

disclaimer:  This was sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it with you.

Dear Santa. Do you still write Christmas wish lists? You should!!!!

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Christmas’s come and go, each with their own memories and traditions.  But while each person has their own special traditions, some things just hang around.  Traditions such as kissing under the mistletoe, wrapping presents, leaving out special treats for Santa or writing a Christmas List. 

I know when I was smaller I would write my list each year.  At that time there was no internet available, at least in my world.  A pen, paper and the latest Sears catalog had to do.  It would keep me busy, dreaming and hoping and wishing.  I had to try and not be hoggish either.  While Santa brought me my presents, My Mom & Dad had to pay Santa to do so. 

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While sometimes I never got one thing that was on that list, I still made it.  I was just as happy Christmas morning and the next year I would do it again.

Then as I got older that tradition stopped for me.  I no longer wrote to Santa.  I gave up the “I wants” for myself and found more joy in listening to the “I wants” of others. 

This year as I have been listening to everybody say I want this and I want that, I have tried to take it in.  It made me think, do I even know what I want.  What happened to that little girl that had so much fun writing to Santa several years ago.  Just because she has grown up doesn’t mean there she doesn’t have her own wants.  There is no reason she can’t have fun making her list.  Even if Mom & Dad isn’t around to pay Santa. 

That is why I made my own list this year.  No I didn’t actually write a letter to Santa and address it to the north pole.  Nor did I pass it along to the Elf on the Shelf in hopes he would show Santa.  I made this list for myself.  To pass time.  To give myself a night of putting myself first for once.  This years list is my Amazon wish list.  And while the items on that list will more then likely stay right there, I had fun doing it.

I guess the moral of the story is to just find the fun in the holidays.  Put yourself first for once.  Don’t stifle you to make every body happy.  Bring out your inner child and feel the magic that this season can bring. 

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ENJOY YOU!

Do you have any special traditions?

 

Mood Enhancer – Pure 5HTP by ChronosPharma [OCT]

 

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Do you know what Serotonin is?  Serotonin plays a great role in our bodies, especially when it comes to our sleep habits.  It also has a big role in or pain sensitivity and even our appetite.  We all naturally produce serotonin.  This release is what gives us a sensation of well being.  Serotonin also helps reduce our appetite as well as helps us with anxiety.

So what happens when we don’t produce enough serotonin?

We Feel Unhappy or even Depressed

We have anxiety

We jump into emotional eating

We don’t sleep well

We even get headaches.

I have actually been dealing with most of the above symptoms, most of my life.  I have tried everything from therapy, medication and over the counter items.  I have tried exercise, affirmations.  ETC.  Some things did help somewhat and others not at all.  Some were good for me and others were not as well.

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I don’t like feeling like that.. I don’t like losing sleep, gaining weight.  Not being able to live life as I should.  I guess that is why I was anxious to try 5-HTP. 

5-HTP is a mood enhancer from Chronos Pharma.  It is a natural substance that increases your production of serotonin.  My reasoning for wanting to try this is mainly because it is all natural.  I have found that using medication sometimes helps one thing and hurts another.  I prefer to have a more natural feeling and a feeling of being safe.

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My biggest problem with taking any type of tablet is actually remembering to take them.  These were easy to remember.  I just took the suggested 1-2 a day.  Starting out with 1 and increasing the dose to 2 after seeing how my body reacted to it.  There is 60 tablets in a bottle so that is a months worth.

What did I think of them?  I felt a mellow feeling.  They didn’t work over night, but as I continued taking them I noticed I was sleeping better and suffering less headaches.  My appetite is always something else, and since Thanksgiving was a week ago, I can’t say I slowed down on the food. 

In my opinion these were well worth the taking.  No side effects.  And something I will probably continue to take.  They are available on Amazon for only $13.99 a bottle! 

Would you like to win your own bottle?  Comment in the comments below for your chance to win!  All commenters will be entered in a random drawing!

WHAT STRESSES YOU OUT?

I have to say that if you are already taking medication, I stress you talk to your doctor before switching it.  It could be dangerous to just stop your medications.. so do this with thought and care. 

Disclaimer:  These were sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of them.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours. 

The top 3 reasons I enjoy LED candles

The top 3 reasons I enjoy LED candles, especially the ones from Kohree

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1.  Melted Edges-

Looks like a real candle as they melt.  The only difference is, that these do not leave a huge hole in the middle where it is hard to get to the wick.  These stay perfect each time.  Melted edge and all.

2.  4 and 8 hour auto off timer.  No need for lighters or matches or real fire at all.  These are safe around kids and pets.  You can even set the to kick off after 4 or 8 hours.  You decide which.

3.  Decorating – These set the feel of the room.  You can use them as a light where they stand still. But I enjoy the flickering effect.. They look sooo real!

NO FUMES—– NO WAX——NO MESS

As I have talked about Kohree LED candles before, these are no different.  I have found them an asset to have in my home.  I especially like the remote control that comes along with these.  While I do have some LED candles that have auto on, these do not have that. But with the remote control, you still can still light the candles without leaving the couch!  Sometimes that means a whole lot. 

In this particular box you will find 3 LED candles sizes 4,5 and 6 inches each.  The 8 key remote control lets you turn candles on and off from a distance.  You can choose between 4 and 8 hour timers as well as static and flickering light options and brightness levels.

The LED bulb will not get hot and rated to last 10,000 hours.  It is powered b 3AAA batteries in each candle.  So if you are getting these as a gift for someone, be sure and throw a pack of batteries in there with them.  The remote does use a cr2025 battery but it is already included.

There is several uses for these types of candles.  My favorite is just to sit on a winters night and enjoy.  But other ideas is for anniversary, wedding,marriage proposal, outdoor candlelit banquets, promotions, hotels, bars, home, church and Christmas…..

The only thing I would love to see in a LED candle is some type of scent.  Maybe someone will come up with one in the future.  Until then I will enjoy these!!!

Disclaimer:  These were sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of them.

 

Color Changing Marvel Back Pack GIVEAWAY!

While a lot of us are busy shopping our little hearts out during this busy holiday season.  We get carried away and by February or March we wish we had rethought our gift choices.  Especially when it comes to buying for our little ones with big lists for “Santa”. 

While sometimes it is great to be able to purchase the bigger gifts that they want and desire so badly.  It is even better to sneak in the cute gifts that we know they will love and will also be useful most of the year.  Practical items that are needed could be all kinds of thing.  Clothes, Batteries, chargers, school supplies – including a cute new backpack. 

Yes, that’s right.  I said, backpack.  I guess that is because I received one like I had never seen before.  This is a color changing backpack.  Del Sol has available a Marvel- Backpack Avengers.  This back pack is color changing! 

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Be a part of the adventure! With this color-changing backpack, Captain America, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk will always have a fellow superhero’s back. The Marvel Avengers backpack is stylish and durable for school, carry-ons and daypacks for trips to the beach. Watch the superheroes transform when exposed to the sun, changing to bright colors. The backpack’s padded back and S-curved shoulder straps provide additional comfort, too. There’s also a front exterior accessory pocket and two mesh exterior side pockets to ensure there’s room for everything when heading outside to save the day.

Dimensions: 15″ H x 12″ W x 4″ D

  • All-over Avengers icon print
  • Zip main compartment with two zip pulls
  • Front exterior accessory pocket
  • Two mesh exterior side pockets
  • S-Curve adjustable shoulder straps
  • Padded back, should straps, and top carry handle

    Would you like to win your own color changing backpack?  If the answer is YES, then enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

  • Disclaimer:  I received the product discussed in this post before writing the post.  It was sent to me in exchange for promoting it.  Shopping wives is not responsible for fulfilling the prize once rafflecopter  has ended.  Del Sol will be sending the winner their item directly.

     

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