Education, Gift Ideas, Kids

Have Fun with Pools and Poop with These New Blue Orange Games

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Have Fun with Pools and Poop with These New Blue Orange Games

Pools and poop, but luckily not at the same time! These 2 newest games from Blue Orange games will keep the kids (and you) entertained this spring and summer. One is a game about race and accuracy while the other requires concentration and swiftness. Either game brings the skills that board games bring out so well in your child as they play and grow. Both are for ages 6+ so the older kids stay engaged (and unplugged).

Pool Party is a real hit with my son and I. It is simple, yet speed and accuracy is a must. The pool is a bit tipsy so as you race to get so many of your flip cards in you need to make sure they don’t tip out for them to count or you may be starting over.

 

The cards require a little pressure with a finger and off they fly, hopefully landing in the pool. As you really get going it is easy for one of yours to get knocked out too even before the pool tips.

The first person to successfully get all their certain amount of cards into the pool AND not have that pool tip over is the winner of that round.

Second, the game Who Did It is about getting rid of your cards quickly in attempt to not take fault for your pet being the one who pooped. This is such a hilarious game. Concentration is involved because there is an element of making sure you are not calling animals already eliminated by your opponents so you can catch them as the culprit before the blame gets placed on you. All pieces are kept in this ‘poop’ pouch and it is small and transportable for road trips and campgrounds.

More new games coming this season from Blue Orange Games include:

Happy Bunny – ages 3+

Where’s Mr. Wolf – ages 4+

Gift Guide List, Gift Ideas, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made Mothers” – Rudyard Kipling

What will you get the special woman in your life this Mother’s Day? Better yet, what do you want if you are a Mother? Did you know that most popular gifts are nights out and DIY crafts from the family. When you need to buy or ship a gift, however, you may need some ideas and I hope I can provide you with some below!

*If you are a brand, contact Erin at erinnsluka(at)gmail(dot)com to get your product featured!

Keep checking back as there are more posts added several days a week through Mother’s Day!

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Memories on Canvas from Canvas Factory

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The Pillow That Uses Water for Best Neck Support from Mediflow 

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Flowers are always a hit and there is a reason to bring flowers home

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Jewelry for Mom from Mama’s Jewelry and a Promo Code!

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Gift Ideas, Home, Open Giveaways, Travel

Making Photo Canvas Travel Memories from Canvas Factory

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Making Photo Canvas Travel Memories from Canvas Factory

Have you heard the quote, ‘Memories are the Best Souvenirs’? As frequent travelers we know that to be so true. With my husbands oldest 2 boys we were not financially in a position to travel too far. We camped and would spend up to 2-3 years between affording the big travels like Disney and San Francisco. Now those boys are about grown and we have our 9 year old son together. We are in a different position financially and this child has seen so much of our country and it really does leave a special imprint on a young soul who leaves his turf and see other cities and history within our country. I finally found a way that works with our new home decor to create these travel memories by displaying them on the walls upstairs on canvas.

The best local memories I have are girls night at a local canvas class and that was where my inspiration came from to collect canvas of all the places we have visited. When we end the day to head upstairs, we (including our son) walk by all of our memories. I decided to do skylines and I have a few more to collect. We frequent Las Vegas and last summer I took our son to conference in NYC and he fell in love. We are going back this summer and my husband will be coming with us as he had started a new position at work last year and could not see it with us. Canvas Factory just sent us our New York skyline! I have added that to the wall where my Las Vegas skyline I painted myself is hanging.

I am looking to create and hang skylines of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and then find more places to visit and accumulate more wall memories. I chose skylines because they are easy to find and even create in illustration type. I always make sure I add the city name on the bottom corner like my New York and Las Vegas prints have. It just adds to the cohesiveness of the wall. Ordering at Canvas Factory was so easy and they seem to always have specials running so the prices are always fair.

If you have not ordered a canvas print before it is so easy. Canvas Factory guides you every step of the way. Once my order was complete I had emails almost daily with shipping status and it arrived very well packaged and no flaws. I had a skyline print I wanted to use and I was a bit nervous because it was a dark print. They did send me a sample proof to ask if I was happy with how it will turn out to make sure I was satisfied and I gave them the green light. It arrived so much better than I thought it would. It turned out great despite the poor quality I sent in. That made me very happy!

Make sure you head over to Canvas Factory for inspiration on putting your own memories on canvas.

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Baby, Gift Ideas

New Baby Toy: Gymotion® Robo Playland by Yookidoo

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New Baby Toy: Gymotion® Robo Playland by Yookidoo

Do you know what is better than a new toy? A new toy that is portable and grows with Baby! Yookidoo did this one right with the Gymotion® Robo Playland. There is so much we love about this set and it is being gifted to friends that just had a little boy. From the colors to the design and portability, this play set if a fantastic gift for new parents!

This adorable dog above is not attached meaning he can be carried around. With a crinkle texture inside to the colors and fun design he is the perfect little toy when you have to pack up but your child isn’t ready to stop playing.

Mirrors and clip toys offer a lot of fun too. Again, I like that there are clip toys you can transfer to car seats and strollers.

How cute is she? I am loving the colors so much. She is portable too.

Here is the sound of the toy. This car goes back and forth on its track and is a lot of fun for the growing baby and toddler.

Did I mention the portability? Just fold up with all inside, pull the velcro strap over and you can take it to go. Yookidoo toys like this are available on Amazon.

Gift Ideas, Kids, Parenting

Toddler Pillow To Help Children Sleep Better

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Toddler Pillow To Help Children Sleep Better

You may have seen Twin Z Pillow on ABC’s show Shark Tank! The Sleep Zzz Pillow is their popular kids sleep pillow (ages 3 and up) that surrounds your child with the snuggly softness and security of their very own body pillow sized perfectly for them! This pillow helps kids fall asleep faster and most importantly STAY asleep providing a more restful nights sleep for your child and you! Everyone wins! See more in the video below….

Right out of the package you can feel the softness of the pillow and immediately you want one in an adult size (yet they have an adult pillow)! I plan to give mine to my nephew for his 4th birthday (maybe my brother and SIL can have their bed back to themselves if E likes it), but my almost 10 year old saw it and would not let go of it.

There is an adult pillow and several color and design options for the kids pillows as well as extra cover options available to choose from.

Keeping the pillow clean is as easy as removing the cover and using your washing machine.

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Easter, Food, Gift Ideas

Food Gift Ideas For Entertaining And Celebrations

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Food Gift Ideas For Entertaining And Celebrations

There is always a bit of a quiet break right after the New Year. We raced over the holidays and we feel so close to spring approaching. It is typically the longest school stretch between breaks of the kids gone all day. Then the weather starts warming as we are planning Easter egg hunts, parades, summer vacation planning and the end of another school year. I have several events coming up just in the next 2 weeks alone. The best help we can get is finding food gift ideas for entertaining and celebrations.

I always love to volunteer to bring desserts. This is because if it gets real busy I am not too committed. With sites like Gourmet Gift Baskets I can get fun food gifts sent and carry them to dinners and celebrations either plated or in the fun boxes and baskets they come in. All the foods are so delicious and bring the best compliments.

For Easter dinner at my parents house I am bringing the Happy Easter Cookie and Brownie Gift Box.

I wait until before I leave my home and unwrap these moist, delicious cookies, add cute tissue and place them back in the box to transport. Once I arrive I can leave the lid laying under or beside the box and then watch everyone ask me if they can keep the box at the end of the night!

Gourmet Gift Baskets has a lot of fun gift ideas like this so you can entertain and attend celebrations with little hassle. Visit GourmetGiftBaskets.com to see all of the food boxes and baskets.