Ultimate Easy Bake Oven #Giveaway #Rafflecopter

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Last week, I opened a gift I'd secretly wished for many years ago, but never told my parents- nor Santa.  The little kids were napping and my oldest was at school, and there was a big white box on my doorstep holding the new Ultimate Easy Bake Oven inside!!  I used to get so excited ...

VTech InnoTab Review

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Tablet computers seem to be all the rage this holiday season, for adults and kids alike. I know that there are a lot of options out there and it can be difficult to choose. The InnoTab from VTech is new on this market this year and is a great device. I was able to ...

Disney’s Prep and Landing on DVD #giveaway 2 winners

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An instant family favorite was Disney's Prep and Landing a few years ago.  I loved it instantly.  Its cute, its funny, its a new twist on holiday shows, and- it's TINSEL!   This is one of the first Christmas specials where so many techy gadgets (even if they are shaped as gingerbread men) are used- such ...

AEROBIE Skylighter flying disc review

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  Aerobie® Skylighter™ Lighted Disc Back in October we had a freak snowstorm that left most of Connecticut without power for as many as 10 days.  Parents were stuck trying to find ways to entertain children that were unexpectedly out of school for a week.  We played board games, took walks and waited in line for gas.  Then ...

SantasHideout.com: Safe, easy & magical gifting

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Conde Nast has introduced parents to new way to organize Christmas.  No more sticky notes here, there and everywhere to say who was told what wish list item, and no more risk of kids seeing what you might be buying- Santa's Hideout lets kids enter their wish list, parents can edit, and family and friends ...

Hasbro Gift Ideas for Boys

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Captain America The First Avenger Disc Launching Shield is going to be a HUGE hit with little boys.  As if Captain America himself isn't cool already, now he's got a super cool shield that also launches discs.  What a fun outside toy (maybe inside some places, but not my house.  Too small!!) and a great ...

Walmart’s Baby Steps & $100 Walmart Gift Card #Giveaway

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Walmart.com's Baby Steps offers a one stop shop for expectant and new parents.  Baby Steps doesn't just offer a place to buy baby items and gear, although they definitely have a huge range of baby products, but they also have tips and techniques for many ages and stages of baby- both written and in some ...

Preserving non digital memories #preservingmemories #cbias

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Remember when your grandparents (um, I am getting older. Maybe your great grandparents?) used to go on vacations, and they'd come home and get all of these great slides made up to show everyone their trip memories?  Or the old home movies from Uncle Bob that you have no way to watch anymore, but can't ...

Carapelli Olive Oil Taste Testing with the Four S’s (and a coupon!)

This post brought to you by Carapelli. All opinions are 100% mine. I have long used olive oil in my cooking, and have frequently enjoyed putting some spice blends into olive oil and put them into dipping bowls to enjoy with homemade bread.  It never occurred to me that you could- and should!- taste olive oils ...