I have the hardest time blogging every year during the holidays. Besides the fact that I’m busy with holiday stuff like the rest of the world, I think somehow my mind decides its time to take my online hiatus for the year.
After five years of blogging, I’ve finally figured out my pattern. Me + Christmas = no blogging for two weeks. Apparently I’m slower than the average bear.
That said, hopefully you all understand why I’ve been so quiet and it won’t come as a surprise next year. This week it’s back to the grind and I feel like I’m overflowing with reviews I want to do and share with the world. So without further ado, thought it would be only fitting to give due to the products we had under the tree this past season that ended up being the greatest hits in our house:
Barbie’s Pink Glamour Camper. Yes, I have two boys and I already reviewed this to explain why it was under the tree. Now that it’s been opened and played with, I had to mention what a success it’s been in our house. I won’t go into the details of how boys play a little bit differently with Barbies than girls (the inner girl in me almost had a cow when Barbie hung out the camper window by her beautiful since-turned-into-crows-nest hair) but overall, they are having tons of fun playing with this toy.
The Quadrilla Marble Run. I got it from Nubius Organics and while it’s an expensive toy, I can see why it’s worth the cost. This is a quality, solid product. The pieces are made of wood and the marble run itself allows for endless building possibilities. It’s seriously fun for the whole family – we’ve already spent many hours building (and knocking down) various marble runs. Even the cats love this one. And I heard through the grapevine that my 6 year old told his Kindergarten class yesterday that this was his favorite Christmas gift.
It’s looking like it’s out of stock at the Nubius Organics site, but if you bookmark it or see something else there, be sure to use coupon code MWS15 to receive 15% off your order. Otherwise, they have it on Amazon with free shipping.
And while I’m not one for perfume typically, I love my new Reese Witherspoon In Bloom Body Mist from Avon. I received a bottle awhile back as a sample but hadn’t checked it out. As Santa went light on hubby and I this year, we wrapped this up to stick it under the tree. I finally got to using it and love it. It’s a very light scent – just enough for me. The price is right too – $15 for a 3.4 oz bottle.
Hubby loves his Nike+iPod running device and it’s already encouraging him to get out there and run more. A great one for helping New Years resolutions and just a cool product for anyone who likes to chart progress. Read my review from December to check out the details. $19 or $29 at the Apple Store, depending on which version you need.