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Friday, December 9, 2016

Give Fun AND Educational Gifts this Holiday Season!

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As a preschool teacher and mom, I always have my eye out for the best EDUCATIONAL gifts for the holidays! To me, I don't just want to get my kids (or nieces or nephews!) gifts that just entertain - I want them to educate my children too!

This holiday season, check out my favorite educational and FUN toys for all the children on your list this year:




Space Wow 22Pc Set

Build spaceships and rockets with Magformers Space WOW 22Pc Set. Beginner builders can blast into space with the new astronaut character! Add antenna and wheels to create a space buggy or search for extra-terrestrial life by building a space station. Great for young minds to learn about constructing cube nets, patterns, shapes and colors!

MSRP $59.99


School Zone Get Ready for Preschool Learning Set


School Zone Publishing is proud to introduce boxed bundles of fun - set up a pretend classroom at home! These packages come complete with School Zone’s award-winning workbooks and flash card sets, as well as coloring pads, stickers, crayons, lotto boards and more for endless hours of educational entertainment. The Learning Box Sets are available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us. 

MSRP $19.99


Fire Station Playset

Spark imaginative play with the Green Toys™ Fire Station! This playset has everything your little firefighter needs to save the day, including a fire station, fire engine, firefighter cat characters, rotating water cannon, command center, and stackable bunk beds. Open and close the doors to both the front and back of the station, help the cats slide down the fire pole, and race to the rescue in the fire engine, all while helping to develop fine motor cooperative play skills. 


All pieces fit inside the fire station, so clean-up and storage is a breeze, and the built-in handle makes it easy to take all the fun on-the-go. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Dishwasher safe. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with soy inks. 

MSRP $49.99.


Stack Up!


Spin the Spinner and Get Stacking with Stack Up from Peaceable Kingdom!

Can you stack 12 blocks before the Stack Smasher gets to the tower and topples it? Spin a color and stack a block. Spin a Challenge and add a tricky task like stacking while singing “Happy Birthday!” Spin the Stack Smasher, and you’re one space closer to the big topple! Ages 3-5, 2-6 Players

MSRP $19.99 Available at TARGET


Playroom Prep



Playroom Prep is an innovative new, hands-on, dry-erase, activity book designed for one-on-one use between an adult and a child. This activity book is easy to use and features simple instructions that detail suggested practices that reinforces discussion and practice. Each activity follows a set sequence: the adult demonstrates, the child and the adult try together and the child repeats the steps alone. As a result, Playroom Prep helps cultivate concentration, fine motor skills, letter sounds, writing skills and important face-time with mom or dad.

MSRP $18.99. Buy it on Amazon or PlayroomPrep.com.


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Stay Healthy this Holiday Season with Wonderful @HalosFun

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Mandarins are back in season!

And My Family IS VERY HAPPY!!!!

It may be below zero where we live but we love November and December because Mandarins are back and we are loving eating our non-GMO Wonderful Halos again! My children literally beg for these several times a day and I am so happy to oblige!!

In season November through May, sweet, seedless and easy to peel Halos are easy to pack in lunches, great to share at kid’s activities and sporting events, and make a healthy snack choice any time of the day. Additionally, Wonderful Halos mandarins are a healthy alternative, delivering 45 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C in about 50 calories. Wonderful Halos give families a healthy snack alternative that’s filled with “pure goodness.”



Halos® mandarins are Mother Nature’s perfect snack—sweet, juicy, seedless, and easy for little hands to peel. Even better, these li’l guys are 100% California born and raised, and absolutely, positively Non-GMO Project verified. So be sure to enjoy Halos® when they’re in season, from November through April.


This holiday season, instead of reaching for a cookie or sugary treat, grab a Wonderful Halo or fill a bowl full for your guests! The easy-to-peel treat will please guests of all ages!!

Buy It:

You can purchase Wonderful Halos at your locat retailer until May!

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Stocking Stuffers from @brushhero

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It may be officially winter in a few weeks and feeling like it right now where I live but cleaning still has to get done! If you are looking for some great stocking stuffers, look no further than Brush Hero. Plus, they recently bundled their awesome Brush Hero with their most popular accessory, the Soap Star, for 10% savings. It makes a really great gift!



Cleaing with the Brush Hero, the ultimate detail brush, is so easy!! All you have to do is hook it up to your garden hose (or shower head!) and away it goes cleaning those hard to reach spots with water!

Powered by the simplicity of a garden hose, Brush Hero was designed for EXPERT level auto detailing. But that's not all it can do! 


Use Brush Hero to:
  • Clean tires, rims and hubcaps.
  • FINALLY navigate hard-to-reach spots such as lug nuts and wheel spokes!
  • Erase charred barbecue residue.
  • Wash the dog!
  • Make outdoor furniture look like NEW.
  • Clean up motorcycles, bikes and ATVs.
  • Polish your boat!
  • Brush away mold and other unwanted build-up.
  • Clean your rain gutters!
  • Take WORK out of the equation and have FUN cleaning!
Brush Hero packs a powerful punch: Innovative design, simple use, total torque!


No batteries or electricity required - it just connects to any standard garden hose and can be used with hose-end soap dispensers.

It is so effective when cleaning because it rinses as it scrubs and TOUGH on dirt but gentle on your paint job.


With no mechanical parts, everything is easily replaceable, including the detachable brushes. The durable plastic is made to stand up to cleaning chemicals, and you’ll never worry about rust or corrosion.

It is super easy to use, anyone can do it because there is no hard scrubbing, and it cleans in minutes!



Overall, we love this detail tool and now I don't dread cleaning our cars anymore!! This Brush Hero makes a GREAT holiday gift idea for Dad or as a stocking stuffer for anyone who likes detail cleaning!


Buy It:

You can purchase the Brush Hero starter kit for $34.99 from the Brush Hero online shop or bundle the Brush Hero with their most popular accessory, the Soap Star, for 10% savings ($54.99).

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tasty Gift Ideas from @1800flowers

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I love receiving tasty gifts for the holidays and I know many of the people on your list will too!

I am so excited to feature four of my favorite tasty treat companies from 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets brands, including Cheryl’s Cookies, Fannie May premium chocolates, The Popcorn Factory gourmet popcorn, and 1-800-Baskets.com. Each of these brands are featuring holiday collections and gift basket ideas that will delight the senses with beautiful and indulgent treats.! Check them out below:


Fannie May

One of the most enjoyable activities and aromas of the holiday season is baking for friends and family. To bring people's favorite tastes and smells into their own kitchens, Fannie May is introducing the Apron & Spoon Collection. This collection includes mixes to bake at home, hot cocoa spoons, powdered cocoa mix, artisan marshmallows and coffee flavors inspired by our classic recipes, which are perfect gifts for others and yourself.


They are offering fun gift ideas like this Pixies Caramel Coffee, Hot Cocoa Tin and, sure to be a hit with the kids, the Cookies for Santa Gift Set!

These make great gift ideas for teachers, friends and family this holiday season!

All Apron & Spoon collection items available from FannieMay.com


The Popcorn Factory

The Popcorn Factory features several tasty gifts the whole family can share with favorite seasonal varieties arriving in gallon iconic tins.

Two of their top flavors this holiday season are Holiday Kettle Corn, that is a little bit salty with a whole lot of crunchy sweetness, and Peppermint Bark, where they cover their premium kernels with luscious creamy white coating and sprinkle with refreshing peppermint pieces.


Holiday popcorn varietes available from thepopcornfactory.com



Cheryl's

Cheryl’s Holiday Cookie Jars are packed to the brim with delicious seasonal varieties that will have the whole family feeling the holiday spirit. Even better, once all the cookies have been enjoyed, the recipients will have a great keepsake that will be a beautiful addition to their kitchen and can be filled with goodies again and again for years to come.

This is one of my favorite companies because their cookies are DELICIOUS and I love the Collector's Edition Snowman Cookie Jar set we received! I can't wait to use the Cookie Jar every year for our own homemade baked cookies!


This delightful keepsake cookie jar is hand-crafted from high quality ceramic and arrives with a yummy assortment of Holiday goodies! They’ve also included an assortment of their famous buttercream frosted cookies – perfect for sending Holiday wishes!

13” tall. includes 10 cookies.

Available for $39.99 from Cheryls.com


1-800-Baskets.com

1-800-Baskets.com recently unveiled their brand-new “Snack On This” collection, featuring nut gift boxes with a zesty kick that are perfect for both self and shared consumption.


The collection currently offers jumbo fresh peanuts in twelve outrageous flavors like Coconut Curry, Whiskey, Irish Stout, 5-Spice, Cherry, Spiced Cocoa, Guinness and more.


We tried the Honey & Sea Salt flavor and it was absolutely DELICIOUS and hard to stop eating!!! :) It also comes in a nice tin container so it is perfect for gift giving too!

Available starting at $15.99 from 1800baskets.com


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Gift Ideas from @TomTomUSA

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If you are looking for gift ideas for the active, athletic person on your gift list or maybe someone looking to get healthier in the new year, I recommend these fitness trackers from TomTom!

Touch Fitness Tracker


Touch is the first fitness tracker to monitor Body Composition Analysis (BCA), a more accurate method to gauge weight over BMI, as well as measure all-day heart rate directly from a user’s wrist.
Knowing how your body composition changes over time helps you find out what works for you and understand your fitness level.

The TomTom Touch is not just your average activity tracker. Track steps, sleep and heart rate, as well as your body composition. Body composition data allows you to measure your body fat and muscle mass percentage to better understand the impact of all your diet and workout activities over time.

Available for $99.99 from tomtom.com

Spark 3



Spark 3 is an updated GPS watch that comes equipped with Route Exploration; GPS trace is displayed on the watch allowing users to freely explore new places and easily return to their starting point

Plus you can train smarter with immediate feedback on your wrist and live stats, on the go.

Other features:

  • Capture your heart rate, steps, active minutes, and calories burned throughout the day.
  • Multisport Modes
  • Track all your workouts. Run. Bike. Swim. Treadmill. Gym. Indoor Cycling and more.
  • 24/7 Activity Tracking

Buy It:

You can purchase all TomTom fitness trackers from the TomTom website.


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