Celebrate the Heroes in Your Life with Build-A-Bear!

Memorial Day is coming up and it's the perfect time to express appreciation for the service of America's military.   Do you have a family member or friend who is in the military?  If so, you know the dedication and sacrifices that they make every day for our country. One of my all-time favorite, favorite, favorite companies, Build-A-Bear has launched two programs to celebrate service.  In partnership with the USO, a nonprofit … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Best Buy! #GreatestMom

Mother's Day is fast approaching!   May 11th is the big day.   Are you looking for gift ideas?   I was delighted to find that Best Buy has made Mother's Day Shopping easy and a sure success.  Do you give your family hints of what to buy you?  Select the persona from the Best Buy Gift Center that best describes your Mom (or yourself), then explore the suggested gift list.  You are sure to find the perfect gift!    The Foodie Mom … [Read more...]

Elsa and Anna Dresses from Frozen for Only $29.99, Matching Doll Dresses $16.99 Free Shipping!

My favorite toy store in Chicago, Building Blocks Toys, is have a Frozen Dress Up PRESALE HOT, HOT, HOT from Arendale! Anna & Elsa Dresses for Girls and Matching Doll Dresses Preorder now thru June 15th (or until order limit is reached) Details for Presale (now thru June 15th or until order limit is reached) Girl's dresses are only $29.99 each Matching doll dresses are $16.99 Free shipping! NOTE: These will not be delivered … [Read more...]

Protect Your New Summer Toys and Gear with Mabel’s Labels!

Are you starting to gear up for summer?   Before you hit the beach, go camping, or send your children off to summer camp, make sure you've labeled all your gear with Mabel's Labels.   Saving just one item from being lost can pay for a whole year of labeling (or protect that favorite stuffie!) Shop Now! … [Read more...]

Top 5 Common Scams And How To Protect Yourself Against Them With Norton by Symantec

Disclosure:  This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. I recently attended a seminar where an attorney from my state's Attorney General Consumer Protection Division gave some helpful tips that I'd like to share with you.  The Attorney General monitors fraud and stays on top of new schemes that criminals use for stealing money … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Glow Cuddles Bunny from Cloud b – Perfect for Easter Baskets! (US, Ends 4/14)

It's time to start thinking about Easter baskets! Easter is on April 20th this year, so it's not too early to start planning. From when Rosie was first hunting eggs and I put graham cracker bunnies in them, I've tried to avoid the candy overload. I'm not a total spoil-sport, some candy is okay but I like to fill Rosie's basket with something more lasting. She loves plush toys and Easter is a perfect time for a cuddly sweet-but-not-candy-sweet … [Read more...]

NCAA Tournament 2014: It’s a Year of Upsets – Catch It All with BestBuy!

Are you watching the NCAA Tournament this year?  It's been true March Madness!  Harvard?  Seriously?  Or how about tenth-seeded Stanford upsetting SECOND seed, Kansas?  Were you screaming at a screen when Ohio State lost? So many upsets, everyone's bracket picks are up for grabs.  I haven't been able to stay home and watch on the big screen this year, but that doesn't mean I don't want to know what's going on.  Our schedule hasn't taken a … [Read more...]

Sing and Act-a-long with Disney FROZEN! A Fun Celebration of Sisters and Sisters of the Heart!

Disney FROZEN is my hands-down, all-time favorite family movie.  Ever. Replacing White Christmas and Parent Trap.  Favorite. Ever.  I enjoyed everything about this movie.  Four times in the theater!  Seriously.  Our house has become a treasure of everything FROZEN, from the FROZEN DVD, toys, soundtrack, posters, and even the sheet music.  When I found out from #collectivebias Walmart would be featuring special FROZEN toys for the release of the … [Read more...]

DVD Giveaway: Thomas & Friends: Spills & Thrills (US, Ends 4/5)

Sparks fly on the Island of Sodor as Thomas and  his engine friends race around in these action-packed and slippery tales of friendshp and fun, in Thomas & Friends®: Spills & Thrills available on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand March 4, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Featuring six exciting never-before-seen episodes, Thomas and his friends learn that even when mishaps happen, an adventure always awaits! I've always … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Twilight Carz – The Perfect Valentine’s (Or Any Day) Gift For Your Child (US, Ends 3/1)

"I can't believe you got this for me, I LOVE IT!" That's what I heard when I put a Cloud b Twilight Carz in a Valentine's gift bag and left it on my daughter's pillow last night.  And I have to second her opinion, I LOVE IT!  I'm jealous, I want one.  There are so many features on it, Rosie was literally squealing with delight when she discovered that it changed colors and you could make different things light up... but the … [Read more...]

Shopping For The Whole Family At #RadioShack This Holiday Season #Sponsored #MC

Have you been to RadioShack lately? My daughter, mom, and I headed over there for some holiday shopping and we were able to see the new updated look for ourselves.  So far, close to 2,000 stores have completed a "reset" with new paint and interior signage, updating to current brand standards.  The signage was one of the things my mom noticed first - how easy it was to find everything.  By the end of 2013 (very soon!), RadioShack will have more … [Read more...]

Holiday Toy Guide: Gifts from K’NEX!

Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set from K'NEX I love roller coasters!  From the first time I rode one to our last trip to Disney World, I've loved to ride them.  K'NEX brings that fun to building and lets kids build their own roller coaster.  The new Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set from K'NEX lets you build with over 640 K'NEX parts & pieces including, rods, connectors and track, and add motorized power to send the silver … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Shopping? Letters to Santa say “K’NEX This Year”! Two Super Mario Bros. Themes Exclusive to TOYS “R” US®.

Dear Santa... One of the most popular items on letters to Santa every year are building sets.  Kids love to build!  The fun people at K'NEX have taken building sets to a new level with their theme sets.  Combine a love for building with Super Mario Brothers?  Genius! The New Super Mario Bros. 2 Thwomps Building Set lets kids go on adventures with Mario and Luigi.  This K'NEX set features a jump disk and launcher, so Mario can run and jump … [Read more...]

Classic Toys To Share With Your Kids This Christmas – Lincoln Logs

Memories of Christmas mornings...   What do you remember?   Running downstairs in your pajamas, mom and dad following slowly and sleepily.  Tearing open wrapping paper.  Then playing with new toys!  Did you have Lincoln Logs under your tree?  I love having toys that can instantly be played with under the tree and Lincoln Logs are one of those.  Even though little ones will appreciate these the most, on Christmas morning kids of every age … [Read more...]

Fill Your Home With Music That Looks As Good As It Sounds With #SoundSpot from Soundfreaq

Fa-la-la-la-la...... We just got new flooring in our family room, dining room, and living room so I've been busy packing, unpacking, cleaning and organizing.  Everything had to get moved out of those rooms and because they house my "blogging office", I had lots o'stuff.  What kept me going was listening to Christmas carols.  Music gives me energy and keeps my feet moving! Next week is going to be dedicated to holiday decorating, baking … [Read more...]

K’NEX Toys! Imagine. Build. Play! Yellow Submarine Set Exclusive to Toys R Us!

Do you have a child that loves imaginative play?!  Loves to build things?!  Loves to be a rockstar?! The fun people at K'NEX toys have a new building set for your child!  Build the Yellow Submarine and help The Beatles save Pepperland from The Blue Meanies!  I thought this would be the perfect toy for my mom to build with my daughter and at the same time share her memories of the Beatles. Since their launch in 1992, K'NEX has garnered over … [Read more...]