I had the chance to review 'Twas the Late Night of Christmas by Ann Whitford Paul. This is a clever twist on an old classic. This book takes place on Christmas Night after all of the excitement of presents, family, food and fun had died down.
In her delightful retelling of the classic poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, beloved children's author, Ann Whitford Paul, gives Mrs. Saint Nick a starring role and the recognition that she deserves. With the colorful illustrations by Nancy Hayashi, it's the perfect holiday gift for children and hassled parents, too!
I love how the book opens with a accurate description of Christmas night. When the toys have been open, played with and broken. Kids are over tired, surgared up and need to go to bed. Mom and Dad need rest too but there is so much work left. Wouldn't it be nice if we had someone to swoop in and save the day? My kids got a kick out of this book too but I honestly think Mom and Dad will love it best! A cute read that would be perfect as a reminder of all that happens on that special night. Who knows maybe it will inspire the kid's!
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PlusMotif Adds Style to Your iPad and tablets!!
Whether you’re feeling whimsical, wild, vibrant or fresh this school year, PlusMotif has a combination for you. With cases starting at $34.99 and interchangeable motif designs as little as $4.99, PlusMotif is guilt free accessorizing for your iPad, iPad Mini, Kindle, or Android Tablet. In addition to personal design and protection for your tablets, PlusMotif interchangeable covers come with a dual stylus pen. You can jot down notes on the included traditional notepad, or on the touch screen of your tablet – it’s the best of both worlds. The stylus will work on any touch screen device. What’s more, the case is foldable and enables you to interchange the position of the device and the notepad. It also transforms into a stand, in several configurations, so you can find the perfect angle to prop up your tablet while following new recipes in the kitchen or reading by the pool.
I have a 7 inch Kindle Fire and this cover fits it perfectly! I love having the notepad on the side to jot down any notes. What really makes this case special is the ability to customize to your own style! There are so many colors and designs to choose from too! The magnetic case closes perfectly too. It really is a fun solution to your tablet needs!
Begin Again Dinosaur A to Z Puzzle is a beautiful wooden puzzle that will make any child shout with glee!
I love this puzzle! There are so many educational uses and as a homeschool mom I loved that! First we built the puzzle (it helps to build it on the tray provided.) One side has capitol letters and the other side lower case - at 3 we only know capital so we kept that easy. Then I asked where each letter was, then to point out certain colors. You could also ask what color is "a". Really a great educational puzzle! Oh and it is a bit challenging so it will grow with a three year old. He was able to figure it out a with a little help from Mom.
Visit Begin Again to see all their amazing products! I love how they break them down into categories like Artist and Writer... very cool!
When I showed my big kids this review they went crazy! It is just that cute! Soothing Company really has captured cute and function in these adorable bean bag chairs. We received Ellie the Elephant for this review.
Elliot the Elephant Bean Bagimal Features:
- Bean Bagimal collection
- Filled with loftier polystyrene beads
- Double stitched and double-locking zippers for safety
- Plush fabric exterior
- Elephant design
- Gray color
- Spot clean
- Made in the USA
Elliot the Elephant Bean Bagimal
Our Elliot the Elephant Bean Bagimal is sure to be a huge hit with your whole family. He's gray, made of plush fabric, and filled with loftier polystyrene beads. Unlike a full-size elephant, Elliott is easy to take care of. Portable and lightweight, Elliott can travel with your child anywhere he or she wants to go for instant seating options.
This is truly an adorable bean bag chair. It is as cute as the picture! My three year old is going to get this for Christmas so I let my big kids check it out for the review. Instant fights broke out! They both wanted it! I know it is going to be a big hit all around come Christmas Morning! Soothing Company has several designs including traditional designs and other bagimals (like a cute owl!)
Went as a family last week to see Disney's new movie Frozen. You have to keep in mind I have 3 boys and this was the first time I took my three year old to see a 3D movie! He did not like having the glasses on one bit! That was interesting since the movie must have been blurry for him the whole time.
The big kids loved the movie. They thought the snowman was amazing. I have to agree - he MADE the storyline part of the movie. I didn't love the storyline at all but I was BLOWN away by the soundtrack! In fact it is on MY Christmas list! I'm still singing the songs over a week later. If you've seen it or will see it be sure to leave a comment telling me what you thought!
Here is a preview of one of the funnier scenes:
Imagine yourself sitting by the pool. The sun is beating down. Your canned beverage is sitting next to you sweating. It is getting hot fast. Your getting hot thinking about the warm drink your going to have to consume. If only there was a solution! There is! Chill It Bags!
Don't let the warm Summer air heat up your delicious cocktails at your fabulous bash this season! The hottest selling bags of Bella Vita are the cutting edge Chill It Bag, whichare stylish and freezable and will keep beverage chilled longer. These fun and functional bags turn into ice packs for your wine, beer or spirit, and are available in multiple sizes, shapes, and colors. Featured are the 2 Tone Wave Bags of the Chill It Collection which will add function and cool to any gift or party favor you're looking to chill! Gone are the days of drab packaging and bland, solid gift bags for wine and food. With Bella Vita, your gourmet gifts can be given with style, and can include fun features like window compartments and multiple-bottle bags.
These bags are genius! Just pop in the freezer until your ready to use. You can keep a variety of beverages cool (we don't drink alcohol but it worked great for our sodas!) Not only are they useful they are very stylish. The handle also makes it practical! I am going to use them as gift bags this year and put presents in them. A great green way to wrap gifts!
What better way to kick off the holidays than with Hostess and Universal Studios!! They have joined to celebrate the Despicable Me 2 release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with The Twinkie Minion Makeover Sweepstakes!! The Limited Edition Minion Makeover packaging hits shelves as the holiday season gets underway.
Hostess is inviting fans across the country to kick up their creativity and dress up their favorite golden, crème-filled treats and "Minion-ize" their Twinkies for the chance to win great prizes. Now through January 5, 2014, Hostess lovers can make the season a little brighter by visiting Hostess on Facebook and download a collection of Minion accessories, and make their own Twinkie Minion. You can then upload your pictures of your creations to enter to win a daily instant prize, which includes a Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray™ and special offers from Hostess, or the grand prize, which includes a Home Theater System, a collection of 30 Blu-rays and a year’s supply of Hostess treats.