November 23, 2014

VTech InnoTab Learning Cartridges

I received product in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own. The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech. This post may contain affiliate links.

Do your kids have a VTech InnoTab Learning Tablet? If they do, put these two games on your list for your 2-6 year olds! If you don’t already have an InnoTab, check out our review of the new VTech InnoTab MAX.

These are perfect for us and they’re already put away for Charlie for Christmas! We’re concentrating on letters and writing a lot this year and games always make learning fun!

  VTech InnoTab Cartridge Games

November 22, 2014

Minted Holiday Photo Cards

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We send Christmas cards every year. Last year we only received about ten cards though. I was super bummed about it and hope this year is better. We live in such a digital age that’s all about social media and email, but I love getting those pretty cards for the holidays. Anytime after Thanksgiving (it’s this week if you haven’t looked at your calendar) I expect the cards to start rolling in.

Earlier this year, I made a beautiful new piece of art for our wall from Minted. While Minted sells a ton of awesome products, I’m talking to you today about their Christmas and holiday cards.

I don’t know about you, but I have THE HARDEST TIME trying to pick out which card to send. For starters, I have four people that need to look good in a photo at the same time. If you’re a parent (you probably are if you’re here), you know the struggle. Once I narrow down a couple of pictures, the problem is deciding which design to choose.

Holiday Photo Cards Minted


November 21, 2014

Learning Fun with LeapTV from LeapFrog

We received product through MommyParties and LeapFrog, but all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

When I first saw LeapFrog’s new gaming system, LeapTV, I was a bit hesitant. I’ve always been a bit of a gamer and Tom is as well. We have a couple of game systems already that have the power to let you interact by movement via camera.

I’m really glad we gave this a shot!

holding LeapTV

The LeapTV is listed on all of the hot lists for the holidays this year. It’s the cool new game system for kids that teaches letters, numbers, shapes, math, colors, reading and so much more. If you have other LeapFrog products, you know they put out some awesome educational toys. This is right up there with the rest of them.

November 20, 2014

Why I Shop on Thanksgiving

There are Facebook groups you can join, stickers you can wear, and signs you can post saying that “Pledge not to shop on Thanksgiving”. Honestly, who cares? There are so many more important things to worry about than not shopping on Thanksgiving.
Why I Shop on Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving is not a religious day. It’s a holiday. There are a plenty of holidays that people work on. I’m more concerned about people working on days that have religious significance to them (no matter what that religion is). Thanksgiving is a great day, but it’s not a holy day.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Reality Shock!

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When we were in Myrtle Beach in October, we visited Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium. There are certainly some crazy things you can find in there! While walking through, I knew that this was something older kids would LOVE! I was happy to receive Ripley’s newest book and think it will be a great gift this year for one of Charlie’s older cousins.

With all new content, Reality Shock! is a mix of “can’t bear to look, but can’t look away” stories, people, facts and photos. It’s just the ticket for teens and tweens, whether they’re reluctant readers or constant page-turners.

ripley's book