Friday, December 21, 2012


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So excited that this year we will be giving our little Paityn the Gingerbread Hello Kitty!  Look how adorable she is. My kids are all about Build-A-Bear right now. I can't tell you how many awesome outfits Santa is bringing them. It is so girls would rather play with their BUILD-A-BEARS than their American Girl Dolls. I think there is a magical moment in your child's life when they are literally putting the love stuffing into their new toys! I love watching my kids kiss the little heart and bury it deep in the stuffing of their new toy! HOW AWESOME!! We recommend giving this toy this HOLIDAY SEASON! LOVE IT!!! 

Back on November 1st, Build-A-Bear Workshop will sweeten the season with its new line of festive gifts with fragrant accessories.
Limited Edition Merry Mint Pup ($20) dressed in a stripes & dots dress ($8.50), red & white striped flats ($7.50), red & white candy stripe bows ($2.50), and stripes & dots leash and collar ($5) comes with a mint-scented bone. Complete this tail-wagging gift with a red & white pet bed ($12).
Give a real treat with the adorable limited edition Christmas Cookie Bear($20). This friend is perfectly present-able dressed in a candy cane tulle skirt outfit ($12.50), red & white candy stripe bow ($2.50) and red & white striped flats ($7.50) and comes with a vanilla-scented sugar cookie.
For the first time ever, Build-A-Bear Workshop is introducing Gingerbread Hello Kitty® ($23). This world-famous friend is ready to spice up the holidays dressed in a red sequin faux-fur dress ($12.50), white faux-fur trim purse with bow ($5) and red heels ($7.50), with a gingerbread-scented cookie. This friend makes a fashionable gift!
All of these furry friends include a scented accessory that captures the delightful smells of the season. These super sweet-smelling friends combine comforting holiday scents with warm hugs to create a unique gift for children, and adults (who are kids at heart).

Tuesday, December 4, 2012



All of these games and toys listed below made top scores with our reviewers. The kids who reviewed the games loved them and recommend them to all of you. Perfect for that last minute stocking stuffer or that neighbor down the street.
EA Play Label Games
MySims SkyHeroes (Wii/DS/Xbox/PS3)
MySims SkyHeroes takes the popular MySims game franchise in a whole new direction and to new levels. Unlike earlier releases in the series that were firmly rooted in the Simulation video game genre, SkyHeroes is a true action-adventure game based around aerial combat, complete with an exciting new storyline, addictive single player campaign gameplay and multiplayer options, including co-op and four-player wireless support. Additional features include characters both from earlier games in the series and brand-new, character and aircraft customization and diverse gameplay environments
  • Up to four player support as players fly with or against your friends in online co-op and PvP gameplay
  • A full-fledged adventure story in which players become the hero who defeats Morcubus and saves the skies from tyranny
  • Take on dangerous enemies in high speed air battles that range from dogfights to air raids to rescue missions
  • Defeat Morcubus and drones in epic boss battles
  • Build and tune your aircraft to optimize it for battle
The Sims 3 (DS/Xbox 360/PS3)
For the first time ever, enjoy a complete life simulation experience on handheld! Create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Unlock all-new Karma Powers and unleash them on your Sims: help your Sims get lucky with the power of “rapid romance”, bless them with “instant beauty” or curse them with the “instant enemy”. As you guide your Sims through life you can complete opportunities to unlock additional items and town upgrades. Experience the ultimate handheld life simulator!
  • Unlock All-New Karma Powers to wield ultimate control over your Sims giving them wealth, beauty, and love, or take it all away with the click of a button
  • Create and control multiple Sims within your household and enjoy life's special moments as you interact with their world
  • Use your stylus to sculpt your Sims' facial features giving them signature hair styles and clothing as well as personality traits
  • Choose whether or not to fulfill your Sims' destinies by making their wishes come true, or letting their dreams die
  • For the first time ever on DS, build your Sims home with tools to draw walls and floors, and customize with decor objects, textures, and more

Monopoly Streets (Wii/Xbox 360/PS3/DS)
Monopoly Streets reinvigorates the classic game of fortune in a whole new format. Explore the streets of your favorite town as you journey from the cheap motels of Baltic Avenue to the ritzy Boardwalk suites and more. Watch your fortunes rise and fall as your player headquarters change from a luxurious mansion to a dilapidated hut - and back, if you're lucky. Feeling competitive? Use your street smarts to auction off your properties and break your rivals' banks, or even challenge players worldwide in exciting online play. You set the standards with the opportunity to set and save house rules - play longer, shorter or whatever way you want. Play in classic game mode, explore new game twists in Monopoly City and Monument City or download extra themed boards and tokens online for changing adventures that keep you passing "Go" over and over again. Jump into the excitement of this classic game but watch out - once you reach the top, there's nowhere to go but back down.
  • Experience Mr. Monopoly's world at an interactive, 3D street level in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved Monopoly game
  • Add houses to your properties and watch as high-rent districts sprout mansions and lavish hotels
  • Occupy your own property headquarters; watch it rise to luxurious splendor or fall into a dilapidated ruin in tune with your fortunes
  • Add competition to the game by auctioning properties with your friends - snatch a great deal or try to break your rival's bank
  • Establish and save house rules to play longer or shorter based on your own schedule

Hasbro Family Game Night 3 (Wii/Xbox 360/PS3)
  • Play classic and remixed versions of your favorite Hasbro games, including: Game of Life, Clue, Twister, Mouse Trap and Yahtzee
  • Engage in friendly competition via online multiplayer and keep track of your victories on leaderboards. Xbox 360 and PS3 Only. Play as your own avatar in the games
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Wii/Xbox 360/Kinect/PS3/DS)

The time for learning is over. The time to meet your destiny has arrived. The Harry Potter saga builds to its thrilling conclusion in this game based on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I. The stakes have never been higher for Harry, and Deathly Hallows takes the franchise in a new direction centered on furious wand-based combat. You're on the run right from the start in a desperate quest to destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes. Battle Dementors, Death Eaters, and other powerful enemies with only your wand to help you. Use potions, your Invisibility Cloak, and more while you stare down your destiny as the only one who can defeat Voldemort.

Create (Wii/PS3/Sony Move/Xbox 360/PC)

Create is a family-friendly puzzle-solving game for Wii in which players must use their creativity to solve over-the-top, spatially based puzzles. Containing well over 100 puzzles from a variety of categories and set within several differently themed environments, Create allows players to let their imaginations run wild as they use virtually any object available to solve the unlikely challenges set before them. Additional features include extreme customization of game environments.
Hasbro Toys
Littlest Pet Shop Online Dancing Dog
Super cute toy pet that won't poop on your floor. This little pup is ready to move and groove! Add this to your holiday list.

From the Manufacturer

This is one pup that loves to “get down”. Plug this dog figure’s speaker connection cable into your music player and he’ll play your music through his speakers. You two must have the same taste in music because he likes it so much, he starts “dancing” and making his multicolored lights flash. He’s also just as much fun “online” as he is in person — use his secret code to unlock special features at From wide-eyed friend to speaker to secret code carrier, this dog figure has a lot of things to do…but his favorite thing of all is “dancing” with you.
Disclosure: All products were sent to us for review and for possible inclusion. These products were chosen by our reviewers as top products that we recommend. We did not recieve money to publish this post.

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Monday, December 3, 2012



They offer many different pail's for any different event!
With easy ordering and pail options this is a no brainer!
You can send a pail today for any special occasion in your life. Friends and family will be excited when they open their package full of surprises in a special pail for them.


Nevaeh was so excited to receive one that was perfect for her...a GIRLY PRINCESS one!!
We enjoyed opening it together!!

A magical wand, bracelets, game and this little princess doll were some of the cute toys included in Nevaehs pail.

Books and crown she could grow on her own!!!

Pail Party is a unique site that offers adorable gift ideas for your loved one in your life. We highly recommend picking up a pail today!

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Sunday, December 2, 2012


Both of our kids are learning to ride bikes this year. Nevaeh just needs to learn balance and then we will be all set. We have been practicing on riding a bike without training wheels but she is just not ready yet. We are so excited to share the new EARLY RIDER BIKE that she will be practicing on. This is just perfect for her and for Korbyn to learn how to balance. It gets so tiring chasing after them on the larger bikes without training wheels. I am so happy she can practice using her legs and this BALANCE BIKE actually will help teach her stability and balance at a pace she is comfortable with.

Early Rider Balance Bike:
(ages 20mo - 6 yrs)
The Early Rider is a “balance bike,” which is a pedal-less bike that helps teach kids to balance and self-correct at their own speed. Now available in the US for the holidays, the Early Rider has been the #1 selling balance bike in Europe. Unlike most other balance bikes on the market, the Early Rider features “Fat Boy” rear tires for extra stability and comfort and it comes in three sizes, for smaller and larger preschoolers and kindergartners. Take a peek at this video to see kids riding the Early Rider:

Parents with Style highly recommends this BALANCE BIKE for your kids. The stylish look and feel will make learning to ride a bike a breeze!!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012


Don't forget these top picks from Parents with Style.
Deck the Halls with Tunes from Kidz Bop Christmas Party!
Rocking out with the kids this year will be a blast with this CD. All of the songs kids love and at an affordable price. Only $11.98. Don't forget to pop in your cars CD player for a fun rockin' ride to Grandma's house!

Hello Kitty high tech Bluetooth headset. This is adorable and will turn heads of all of your friends.
Check out all of the products at If you are a HELLO KITTY lover then you will be in heaven when peeking around this site. Hello Kitty bluetooth headset kit includes: bluetooth headset, super kawaii ear hook, USB charger, car charger three ear cushions and a pink carrying case.

Red Toolbox- This is what my little man Korbyn will be getting. This is such a cool set of tool's that will make him feel just like daddy! Fixin everything around the house!
Includes: Tool Belt, 2 Screwdrivers, 2 x 2" Clamps, File, Saw, Mini Hammer

MEGABLOKS-Love these bloks because they are really easy for Paityn to play with. Large pcs that are easy to keep track of.
  • Symbols to inform parents on the huge benefits of block play
  • A sturdy bag for easy storage and carriage
  • Clinical research found that playing with blocks improves childrens language development by 15%, and reduces television watching by 80%
  • Clinical research found that playing with blocks improves childrens language development by 15%, and reduces television watching by 80%

The must-have digital crafting tool

All types of projects
Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 has been specifically tailored with the digital scrapbooker in mind and contains all the tools and features you need to create your best scrapbooks yet. We love this kit and know you will also. If you have person who loves to make scrapbooks than this is a hit with our reviewers. You can make so many things that will WOW your friends and family with your creativity.
  • Create scrapbooks, cards and loads more
  • Extremely easy and fun to use
  • Create your own kits from items you’ve made or downloaded
  • Powerful PhotoLab to edit your photos
  • Digital crafting tools like scissors, stencils and brushes
  • Upload designs for free at DaisyTrail

Tinker Bell Pixie Pocket Learner
@ only $19.99 this is a perfect gift for that little techie in your life.
  • Trendy junior learning handheld device
  • Fine TinkerBell theme graphic on top
  • QWERTY keyboard reinforces real computer keyboard layout
  • Grayscale LCD screen provides guidance, feedback and reward
  • Pretend "SMS" message from TinkerBell
  • 8 awesome games
  • Rubber-Key top
  • Ages 3+

STAY FIT THIS SEASON WITH Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatium 2011

A one-on-one training session with Jillian will whip your butt into shape. This workout is not for for the whimpy kid. Jillian will be hard on you and will motivate you to get up and workout!!
Jillian's program takes into account three factors — self, science, and sweat. Weight loss is a process that's both mental and physical. There are no gimmicks or get-skinny-quick schemes here — we're talking about fitness for life! You're going to have to tackle three hurdles before you can finally get fit: you need to get support, eat right, and exercise!

Family Party: Fitness Fun is the ultimate fitness game for kids. The only game designed for kids to play simultaneously with their parents, Fitness Fun features 30 multiplayer sports, party games, and Wii Balance Board activities. It puts the Fun in Fitness!
  • Total variety. A unique combination of sport, party and playground activities that put the Fun in Fitness
  • 30 unique activities, including trampolines, skydiving, volleyball, basketball, racquetball, and even mental exercises
  • Intense timed workout mode lets players create a nonstop exercise series
  • Multiplayer mode specifically designed for families to play together. All games available for up to 4 players. Fitness rewards include rankings, high scores, and medals
  • Wii Balance Board mode. Roll giant balls, ride a hoverboard, participate in step workouts,and more in 10 games featuring the Wii Balance Board (optional). Balance Board multiplayer lets parents motivates kids through simultaneous gameplay
This game is a hit in our house. The kids love the games and actually fight over taking turns. (yeah..we are working on that) Well, all I can say is that this is a fun game that offers many options of game play for your kiddos.

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Friday, November 30, 2012


If you are looking for a practical gift this Holiday Season we would love to offer you the idea of customizing a re-usable shopping bag. What a wonderful idea for the GREEN friend in your life. All of us are doing our best to make our lives a little greener. You can customize these bags with a friends name or a name of group for a bunch of friends. I love this embroidered set of bags with the whimsical lettering.

offers a huge selection of bags for all your shopping needs. Great quality and made well to ensure your groceries make it home.

ECOBAGS DESIGNS 3 Bag Embroidered Gift Set

3 Recycled Cotton Gift Bags Embroidered

Responsibly Harvested Cotton Recycled content Holiday Gift

Our recycled cotton "Celebrate!" tote is the perfect alternative to disposable wrapping paper this holiday season. It adds a classy, eco-friendly flair to your gift and will live on for 100's of uses! This set contains three natural color bags embroidered with beautiful Silver, Ocean Blue and Forest Green thread and constructed with 100% recycled cotton and double-stitched seams for maximum durability.
  • Item Code: GIFT-303
  • Qty: Each package contains 3 bags tied together
  • Size: 10"wide, 9" tall with 3.5" with 3.5" side and bottom gusset and 1"wide x 11"long web handles
  • Material Type: 100% Recycled Cotton Canvas
  • Decoration: Each bag in the set is embroidered with the word "Celebrate"
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, hang dry
  • UPC: 7-36133-84057-1

Parents with Style recommends ECOBAGS!!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012



One of our TOP HOLIDAY PICKS is a Digital photo frame key chain from THINGS REMEMBERED! I love the idea of having my photos with me at all times so that I can share my pics with all my friends anytime. This key chain is so easy to use and will be the perfect gift for anyone in your family. I believe Grandma would love to receive on of these already loaded with the grandkids pictures. HOW AWESOME!! You can even have them personalized so that the your gift is extra special!! Parents with Style highly recommends this DIGITAL PHOTO KEY CHAIN.
Digital photo frames are everywhere today, but you can trust us to come up with a very portable version that does double duty as a key chain. Take it anywhere you want and get ready to brag; it holds a whopping 100 photos and has a battery life of 1.5 hours. Engrave their name (and phone number, in case they lose it) on the back for a gift they can't quit looking at.

-Includes a USB port and cable for plugging into your computer.

-Makes a great gift for Mom or Dad (also think about giving it to them for Mother's Day or Father's Day).
Color Silver
Features Digital key chain holds up to 100 photos and has 1.5 hour battery life. Includes USB port and cable to upload photos.
Material Chrome plated stainless steel, plastic
Photo Capacity 100 digital photos
Size 1.8" x 1.9" x .57"

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Monday, November 26, 2012


CND Creative Scentsations Sparkling Champagne Holiday Gift Duo includes both a soap and hand & body lotion featuring the Sparkling Champagne festive fragrance. The set includes 8.3 oz bottles of the Sparkling Champagne Lotion and Wash, plus a FREE Purse Hook. All with a hint of gold shimmer for a beautiful holiday sparkle! Parents with Style chose this gift set as one of the top sets to give this year! We used it and love can 't go wrong with it.

CND Creative Scentsations Sparkling Champagne Lotion has a hint of gold shimmer for a beautiful holiday sparkle! Scentsations Hand & Body Lotion is a collection of aromatherapeutic moisturizers with a harmonious balance of scents that are quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving it soft, refreshed and delicately scented. Contains vitamins A and E and Aloe Vera for extra moisturizing. Easy to use pump convenient enough to keep at work. All your friend will stop by your desk just to use this lotion. Awesome!

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hickory Farms Gift Sets

Hickory Farms Gifts for your loved ones!!
Ever since I was a little girl here in Michigan, I remember our family receiving a Hickory Farms Gift set. There was something special about the little blocks of cheese and what I remember the most was the dips and sausage. My parents would slice up everything to present on a platter and we would snack on them all day long. YUMMY! I believe this is part of the reason why I love cheese so much! I tried all different kinds and loved them all.
When making your gift list this Holiday Season be sure to click over to Hickory Farms website and just order online! How easy is that? No standing in line or waiting out in the cold for a the perfect deal!
Hickory Farms is offering a great shipping rate...
3 Business Days or Less
Domestic (48 contiguous states) .................... $3.00
How cool is that? We love how easy it is to order from their site. Simple , Fast and Easy!
They also offer fresh fruit baskets and dried fruit baskets! click here!

When your gift recipient opens the Deluxe Collection gourmet gift basket, the rich aroma of 100 percent premium North American beef and the perfect blend of savory spices fills their home. This flavorful array of gourmet sausage includes every Summer Sausage we sell, including Signature Beef, HoneyGold Christmas Ham, Brown Sugar & Honey Christmas Turkey, Italian Beef and Spicy & Savory Summer Sausages with the cheese and mustard to complement.
Deluxe Smokehouse Collection Gift Box Includes:
-Our Signature Beef Summer Sausage 10 oz.
-Turkey Summer Sausage 10 oz.
-Ham Summer Sausage 10 oz.
-Spicy & Savory Recipe Beef Summer Sausage 5 oz.
-Italian Style Beef Summer Sausage 5 oz.
-Smoked Gouda 6 oz.
-Smoked Cheddar Blend 4 oz.
-JalapeƱo Cheddar Blend 4 oz.
-Creamy Swiss Blend 4 oz.
-Parmesan Herb Blend 4 oz.
-Sweet Hot Mustard 2.25 oz.
-Honey & Pineapple Mustard 2.5 oz.
Net Weight 4.4 lbs.
3 Business Days or Less
Domestic (48 contiguous states) .................... $3.00
Y will love selecting the perfect gift set for your special person! We highly recommend sending one asap!!! Cross another gift need off your list!!
“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a product sample to facilitate my review.”

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Holiday Gift Guide 2012

With our kids getting older and discovering how to tell time. We chose the Hello Kitty alarm clock as only of the perfect gifts this Holiday season for young kids. This clock is so easy use and the kids can play their cds all by themselves. I can't tell you how many times we have heard Justin Bieber songs bellowing out of Nevaehs' room.

Check out all of the great products that has to offer.

Haven't heard of Sparklebee?? Here is some info about Sparklebee from their site:

We’ve created over 100 products you know and love.

In 2001, Marino Andriani, after leaving his position as President of Emerson Radio, started MALLC with the idea of designing and producing quality consumer electronics products specifically for girls and women.
Marino first acquired the Hello Kitty license for North America and within a few years expanded his distribution to every continent in the world. From distinctive clock radios and telephones, MALLC eventually covered just about every possible electronic product Hello Kitty could make.
MALLC then expanded into small appliances with toasters that made toast with Hello Kitty’s face on them, to waffle makers and sandwich makers also with the ability of imprinting the world’s favorite cat face onto the food these products made.
Between 2005 and 2009 Marino made products for Strawberry Shortcake, Tweety and American Idol although Hello Kitty remained the company’s #1 brand.
For 2011 MALLC will roll out Paul Frank products which will be high styled with step up features that Marino Andriani has become famous for.
Marino Andriani
You Never Know What’s Next At Sparklebee.
Here at Sparklebee you get a chance to interface directly with Marino. He is interested in what you think and wants to know how he can make his products even better. You can follow him on Twitter and be friends with him on Facebook, but mostly you can see what’s going on here at
At Sparklebee you will see the coolest products before everyone else and even
get a chance to win them for free.

You can get a ton of great products from Sparklebee for your Holiday needs!!

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