Reviews

Did you notice these two patterns in my Round Up a few months ago? Oh my adorable… I have a real thing for animal hats and I feel like the time I have to make them for my kids is running out! Pretty soon they’re going to think they’re too old and cool for these […]

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The hubbs took the whole week between Christmas and New Year’s off so we played A LOT. Playing with Dad around is always so much more fun. At our house Dad is the one who usually does the science  experiments, etc. with the kids. I just don’t have enough extra energy…it’s a great thing for […]

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It’s officially time to panic about holiday shopping! With just over three weeks until Christmas day, time is running out but there are plenty of great deals still left to be had and nothing beats free. Radio Flyer is giving away a toy a day for 25 days – if you start now, that’s a […]

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9. Bohnanza We got this game for Christmas last year and have played it gobs of times since then. It’s made by Rio Grande and they usually come out with pretty fun games but sometimes they’re very long, complicated, and require so much strategy to ever have hope of winning. I love Bohnanza because it’s […]

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We’ve been playing so many games together as a family recently and we’re not tired of it yet. We cycle through our 10 favorites and Gus and Elliot are getting pretty good at some of them! Our newest favorites are Wackee Golf, a simple but super fun card game, and Zipit, another great word game. […]

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We’ve been trying out all kinds of cool stuff lately – this is another perfect gift idea for Christmas, a personalized stamp from stampanda. I had such a hard time choosing a design. I love this and this and this. You can personalize each stamp to see exactly how it will look with all your […]

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Have you seen Amazon’s Holiday Toy Guide for this year? It’s pretty bad. I had to look for several minutes before I found something I would even consider buying for my kids. Most of it is noisy, plastic, electronic, or just plain junk. I’m not sure who is buying all that garbage when there are gobs of […]

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We’ve been building again! This time the Invisible Boatmobile Rescue set from MegaBloks and, as usual, there are some really unique elements to this set that we’ve never seen before in any of our other sets. This set includes a buildable bobCAT vehicle complete with a jellyfish catapult. See it in action below: That blurry […]

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Like all book lovers, we’re huge fairy-tale fans so we really enjoyed The Fairy-Tale Handbook illustrated by Tomislav Tomic and published by Candlewick Press. This is a great book for early elementary ages, especially about the 5-9 age range. It’s an “interactive adventure through the magical world of fairy tales.” Each page takes a general […]

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So… Jean Tats. Apparently they’re the new thing. And the truth is…I was a little iffy about them. At first. But then we got some and tried them out and LOVED them! I really don’t like the temporary tattoo stickers for your skin so these are actually a really fun, durable alternative that my kids […]

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