10 Favorite Toys From #SweetSuite14: New Skylanders & Toys We Are STOKED FOR! #BBNYC


A little over a week ago, I attended Blogger Bash in NYC - a great 2-day event full of blogger goodness.  One of the events during the 2-day affair was the epic Sweet Suite, from the Big Toy Book.  This event brings together bloggers and brands for a night of play - toy companies display their latest and greatest on the market and the bloggers get … [Read more...]

Check Out This Cute Assortment of Goodies I Gave Out For Trunk Or Treat #Halloween

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Last week we had our school's "Trunk or Treat," which is a fun event where you decorate the trunk of your car and let kids Trick or Treat in a parking lot to all of the trunks.  We had a big email about all of the allergies at school so I was happy to give out a non-food item as an option that I thought the kids would like.  They LOVED these!  I … [Read more...]

Add a Little Zing to Your Holidays with Zing Toys #TimetoPlay


When I hit up the Zing booth at Time to Play last month, I was all, I have boys, ooooh sure I can work a bow.  I was aiming for this target: I sure *look* like I know what I'm doing, right? Okay so it's blurry but can you tell from my face that it didn't go so well?  (But hey, at least I got it on the board and not the wall!) Either way, … [Read more...]

Toy Review: Fairy Tale High – the Princesses in High School! #TimetoPlay

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A week ago today, I headed up to New York City for the annual Time to Play Holiday Showcase. The event is a toy fan mecca - one expo room full of every hot holiday toy pick for the season.  Just walking into the room was overwhelming in a wonderful way - for a product reviewer, it was the place to be! I'll be bringing you all some reviews and … [Read more...]

Toy Review: Disney Planes Dusty Crophopper RC Plane

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If you have one who is a Disney PLANES fan, this is a really cute toy for the holiday season!  Disney PLANES Dusty Crophopper is $39.97 on Amazon and it's remote-controlled with wings that attach to the kids.  They control the movement my mimicking flying around themselves - so cute, right? There are some pre-programmed moves that work at the … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Fun with the new HEXBUG Spider XL {Video}


Once a boy, always a boy. All us Moms know that our hubby's are just kids dressed up in an adult body, right? Which is why you know he'd love a chance to play with this new toy from HEXBUG - the HEXBUG Spider XL ($39.99) It's 65% larger than the original HEXBUG spider and has a two-channel remote so if you have two kids and want to get two, you … [Read more...]

A Very Playmobil Holiday


A few years ago my extended family's collection of Playmobil finally got passed down to my kids. Played with by countless of my cousins, including my brother and I, the collection of figures, vehicles, horses, hats and accessories brought back great memories as I watched my kids now play with the same pieces. Fortunately Playmobil has kept busy … [Read more...]

This Saturday: Neighborhood Toy Store Day! Support Your Local Entrepenuer

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We love our local toy store. While I do shop at national chains, I also spend much of my time visiting our local toy store. Partly I love that I'm supporting the local guy but I also like seeing some of the more unique toys and lines that they offer that I can't find at our national stores. I actually got my kids some Zoob toys (see the image) at … [Read more...]

Fijit Friends Newbies: Pocket Sized Fun from Mattel


Here's a cute new toy for their Easter baskets: Fijit Friends Newbies. These handheld toys are like their parent counterparts but smaller and pocket or hand-sized. Like the regular sized Fijit Friends, the Newbies are interactive toys that sing, dance and have their own personality. They are cute-looking and colorful and I think this would … [Read more...]


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When it comes to toys I am always looking to find ones that are both fun and educational. And even more so with the holidays quickly approaching. With my son being almost a year old every day is an adventure, and everything that crosses his path is in some way a learning experience. That is why I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the toys from Melissa and Doug. And … [Read more...]