Cute Gifts for Strawberry Shortcake Fans

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This review was written by guest writer Jen. I have distinct and fond memories of my Strawberry Shortcake doll from my childhood, especially the amazing strawberry smell! When I discovered that this same doll with the same yummy smell could still be purchased today, I was so super excited to get one for my 4 1/2 year old daughter! The classic … [Read more...]

Skyrocket Toys Video Drones: A Toy For the Big Kid On Your List #SkyViperDrones

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Toys R Us has named the SkyViper v950 Video Drone as one of it's 2015 Holiday Hot Toys, which is no surprise. I feel like these video drones are HOT HOT HOT for the tech-savvy kid and I have seen a number of kids flying them lately. The Sky Viper Drones are in their 3rd generation and in one word they are just: awesome. This is just an all play … [Read more...]

Shopkins: A Top Hot Holiday Pick for Girls This Season

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I don't have a girl but I haven't been able to miss all the buzz around Shopkins this season. Have you seen these guys yet? They're adorable little collectables for girls ages 5 and up. There are 148 characters in the Shopkins set - the characters are cute little grocery themed dudes so the kiddos can collect anything from a fruit Shopkin to a … [Read more...]

Hot Toy Release: The Latest From Skylanders – Skylanders SuperChargers

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It's that time of year again - Skylanders time! They have released their latest game, Skylanders SuperChargers. The new schtick with this year's game is the add-on of cars and vehicles. The starter pack comes with one vehicle (you can buy more at your local store for an additional price, of course) and the cars can go on land, water and in the air. … [Read more...]

Girls with Superpowers: I Am Elemental Action Figures For Girls #BBNYC #SweetSuite15

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I have many reviews coming for you guys from last week's trip to New York City. I went to a bunch of blogging events but my favorite is Sweet Suite, put on by Blogger Bash. It's one night where all the best toy companies come together to showcase their latest. I loved walking around and seeing what's new and will share some goodies with you moving … [Read more...]

Beating Summertime Boredom with Kiwi Crate

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This isn't our first review with Kiwi Crate but it's been awhile. The last box we got was in 2011! So let me give you the update: KiwiCrate.com is a monthly subscription based service. Each month your box comes with two crafts or projects for your kids to interact with. All the pieces are there and there are fun instructions included. There's … [Read more...]

Stomp Rocket Summer Fun with the POOF Rocket Battle Blast Deluxe Dueling Set

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We've tried a lot of stomp rockets in our backyard over the years. They need replacing every few years because we inevitably lose the rockets over time. The latest we're trying is POOF's Rocket Battle Blast Deluxe Dueling Set ($39.99 normally, on sale for $21.30 on Amazon) The fun piece to this stomp rocket is that it comes with TWO! … [Read more...]

Pley.com Review: Lego Rental Service

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A couple of weeks ago, I had a MEGA purge in our basement of like 80% of our boys' toys. It was awesome. I was able to get rid of a ton of things they play with but the one toy genre that I couldn't touch because they are sacred in our house was Legos. We have dozens of Lego sets and drawers full of Legos - we're a huge Lego family and both of my … [Read more...]

We Got an Xbox One & What My Kids Are Playing

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Nate has been bothering me for several months now about wanting an Xbox One.  We have a Wii U and had an Xbox 360 and he really didn't play the Xbox much so I didn't see why he would suddenly start playing an Xbox One. But all of his friends were apparently on the One - but playing games like Call of Duty so I told him I was not starting with … [Read more...]