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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Celebrate #InternationalBathDay with @HABA_usa & @LearningHandsOn Toys!

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Today is International Bath Day and it is the perfect time to focus on the importance bath play and the effect it has on a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development during the ages of birth to three.

Parents are their child’s first and best teachers and every interaction a parent has with their baby is a new learning opportunity especially in the bath.

The bathtub serves as a classroom for your baby because they’re observing and exploring why bubbles pop when they touch them or how water splashes up when they move around. International Bath Day is the perfect day to celebrate these amazing “Aha!” discoveries of your little explorer. The following bath toys help with those discoveries and further build your child’s development with you by their side!

HABA-Bubble Bath Whisk



For little and big whirlpool fun! Just stick into the bath water, turn the crank and you will have fantastic foam in your bathtub! Made of sturdy plastic.

This is so great for learning cause and effect and working on fine motor skills! Who doesn't like making foam and bubbles in the bathtub??!!

Age Range: 1 year+

MSRP: $7.99

Available online: HABAusa.com


Learning Resources - Smart Splash® Sail Away Shapes™


A colorful fleet to sail right into any tub. These little sailboats invite children to match colors and shapes while building hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Detachable striped sail features fit only in the boat of the matching color.


This toy is so fun for little children as they learn their colors and shapes AND have fun floating boats in the water! These are so fun at home, outside in the water table or at school in the sensory table!

Age range: 18 months+

MSRP: $19.99

Available online: Amazon.com

Learning Resources - Smart Splash® Number Fun Ducks



Adorable ducks teach number sense in the tub! Each set is made of mold-resistant plastic and includes a reusable mesh bag.


We use this in our sensory table in my preschool room and they were a HUGE hit! The kids loved floating them, finding the numbers and counting!


Age range: 18 months+

MSRP: $19.99

Available online: Amazon.com


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Gardening Dad

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Dads are always looking for fun, outdoor activities to share with their family. Enter gardening. Here are products that make any busy dad’s life better and make great gifts this Father's Day:
· Snip and a Cut: A well-pruned plant not only looks better and blooms more, but it is healthier too. Centurion Brand Pro-Adjustable Bypass Pruner ($20.99) cuts through any size branch, making Dad a hero.

I have been using this pruner everywhere around the outside of my house and so has my husband! It is easy to use and cuts cleanly and quickly without a lot of effort! My bushes are thanking me now!


· Compost Tumbler: What better gift for an eco-friendly dad than a compost tumbler? Composting enriches soil, saves water and reduces landfill waste! The best model for small gardens, the Back Porch, ($199) makes compost in as little as 4-6 weeks.


· Plants of Steel: This year, forget a tie. Pick up a hard-to-kill Plant of Steel ($ varies) from Costa Farms. Caring for these green kids is easy. Choose from five low-maintenance varieties to fit dad’s style. Available at your local grocery or garden retailer.


· Strong, Bigger Plants: Dads are always looking for shortcuts. Enter the new soil additive from Earth Alive - Soil Activator. Simply water into your vegetable garden or flower garden and voila, bigger, strong plants to brag about.




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Dads & Grads Gift Guide from @TheNorthwest

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With graduation parties everywhere, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be gifting your favorite high school or college graduate. Luckily, The Northwest Company has some great college-themed gear for a university grad who’ll be missing their school or for an incoming college freshman who is ready to rep their new colors!

Featuring a large number of universities around the United States, items from The Northwest will make sentimental gifts that grads will love. From beach towels to throw blankets to backpacks and more, the options are truly endless.


And if it is Dad you are looking for, look no further! The Northwest Company has NFL, NBA and MLB gear for all of Dad's favorite teams!



And if your dad or grad is a Disney fan, then you will also LOVE their selection of Disney gear! My favorite is the Cars, "LMQ" Double Sided Cloud Throw. It is so soft and comfy - it is great for children (and adults!) of all ages to cuddle up with!

Buy It:

You can purchase all items from The Northwest Company website.


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NEW @SmirnoffUS Raspberry Rosé and Margarita #BecauseSummer

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Just in time for the official start of summer, SMIRNOFF just announced this morning the launch of two new warm-weather-friendly products - SMIRNOFF Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Raspberry Rosé (yes-way!) and SMIRNOFF ICE Margarita (bring on the fiesta)!


SMIRNOFF Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Raspberry Rosé flavor is making its debut just in time for summer. You’re welcome. SMIRNOFF Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Raspberry Rosé is light, crisp and bubbly blend of raspberry and rosé flavor at only 90 calories and zero sugar. It’s perfect for those summer days when you just want to rosé all day with a low calorie, refreshing-tasting hard seltzer. SMIRNOFF’s Raspberry Rosé has zero sugar and no artificial sweeteners, obviously.


SMIRNOFF Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Raspberry Rosé, a beautiful blush pink liquid, joins a family of bubbly-delicious flavors including Berry Lemonade, Cranberry Lime and Watermelon.

Additionally, SMIRNOFF ICE Margarita is now out on shelves across the USA, available just in time for Cinco de Mayo this upcoming Saturday! With its citrusy flavor and crisp taste, it’s sure to help you turn up any fiesta – all the goodness of the America’s #1 cocktail, without the fuss of squeezing 50 limes.


All these SMIRNOFF drinks are refreshing and so perfect for a hot summer day, on the beach or at a cookout!

Buy It:

You can purchase these SMIRNOFF drinks at your local spirits retailer.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gift for the Music-Lovin' Dad - @JBLaudio Clip 2 Bluetooth Speaker

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Do you have a Dad on your gift list this year that loves to hike or ride a bike? Or maybe garden or work outside?

Then I have the perfect gift idea: JBL Clip 2! This Bluetooth speaker is compact, portable and waterproof. Just attach the JBL Clip 2 to a backpack or bicycle and enjoy hands-free entertainment for up to 8 hours.

I LOVE to attach this Clip 2 wherever I am working - in the garden, on the dock fishing or wherever I need some music! The JBL Clip 2 is an ultra-light, ultra-rugged and ultra-powerful portable speaker. And never worry about weather because it is completely waterproof!


The JBL Clip 2 provides 8 hours of playtime, allowing you to take your music wherever you go, be it land or water. Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth, or plug it into any smartphone or tablet with its attached audio cable. You can also wirelessly connect two Clip 2 speakers together to enjoy amplified sound. Use the speakerphone to make clear, noise and echo free phone calls. The JBL Clip 2 is covered with durable waterproof fabric, and earns its name with its upgraded carabiner, clipping to your clothes or backpack to take on any adventure.

This is a great gift idea for any active, outdoorsy Father on your gift list this year!

Buy It:

You can purchase JBL Clip 2 for $59.95 from the JBL website.



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