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Every year it seems like we need to do a big toy sweep in the weeks leading up to Christmas to make room for the new toys that will brought home after holidays with the family. While there is a place and time for the exciting new electronic toys and building sets with billions of tiny pieces, there’s a special spot in my heart for the simple, imaginative toys that have very few parts and can last for years. This holiday season, Manhattan Toy (whom we LOVE!) has created a special line of open-ended play toys for parents just like … …..
My favorite time of year is right around the corner. Autumn is absolutely gorgeous in Ohio with the vibrant leaves and cool breezes. It is definitely perfect weather to spend time outside. Willow loves playing in our backyard while her big sisters are at school. I love that our backyard is fenced in so that I can tend to Lilah without worrying Willow will escape to the front yard. We recently had the opportunity to try out one of Little Tikes newest playhouses which Willow was super excited about adding to the backyard toys. The first thing I did when … …..
Every day we get a little more excited that the summer sun is getting closer and closer (literally… we celebrate a few degree increase daily!). My boys love to play outside and we’re just about done with what feels to be the everlasting winter. Luckily, we’re not the only ones that feel this way, and we’ve found the perfect solution for the winter that seems to be straight out of Frozen (yeah, I’m a bit dramatic, but COME ON SUMMER!). This is where Pacific Play Tents has come in just in the nick of time to save us from the … …..
Over here at the Hilton household its trucks, trucks and more trucks. God has blessed us with two wonderful boys but every once in a while mommy misses her childhood with her play kitchen and all of the accessories that went with it. I was excited to go back to my childhood when we were given the opportunity to review the Learning Resources New Sprouts Lunch Basket. First a bit about the company…The learning Resources Company is a global manufacturer of innovative and hands on educational products that are trusted by teachers and parents and loved by kids. They have … …..
I love that Alleigh and Kaelyn share a birthday, but what’s even better is that they love it as well. The first year we celebrated their shared birthday I decided that every year I wanted it to be a big deal from the decorations to the food and everything in between so it would be something they would always enjoy and look forward to. I even wanted them to have matching birthday outfits. And so when my big girls told me that they wanted to have a princess themed party to celebrate turning 3 and 5 I knew that their … …..
Halloween is creeping up on us mighty fast… do you have your kiddos or even your own costumes ready to go? I’ve said it many times, but I’ll say it again – I really really really don’t like shopping at actual brick and mortar stores. When you have three little ones to bring along with you a melt down is sure to happen and it might not be from one of the kids. Don’t judge, I’m just being honest, hehe! This is why I prefer shopping online and I have found one of the best websites to check out for … …..
I’m definitely not a girly girl, but Alleigh and Kaelyn have seen me apply makeup on occasion… if the hubby and I are going on a date, for pictures, special occasions. They do, however, see their Nana Rusnak and Aunt Courtney put on makeup all the time and so they developed a fascination with these little brushes and cosmetic cases full of pretty colors. I was not about to purchase real makeup for my two and four year old to play with even if it was designed for their age level, but I am all about letting them pretend so … …..
I am a huge fan of Step2 products. They are built to last and are sure to withstand multiple children playing with them no matter how rough and tough they are capable of being. I know when I make a purchase from Step2 that my kiddos will get years of play and I will be a happy mom because my money was well spent. I must say the play kitchens at Step2 are awesome. They are incredibly lifelike, with real kitchen styling, intricate details, and contemporary extras, making Step2® Kitchens miniature versions of what mom and dad use! Dilly and … …..
Halloween is around the corner! Can you believe it?? Having little ones brings the magic back to this candy filled holiday and I absolutely love it. I also love going to the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins, hay rides, apple cider, but I know Dilly’s favorite part is the candy! And to go trick-or-treating my girls have to have the cutest costumes ever – oh they also have to match, but you probably knew that if you’ve been reading long enough, hehe. As much as I love seeing them dressed up in adorable costumes I hate the thought of dragging both … …..
It seems in the past year or so there have been so many toy recalls due to numerous things including choking hazards and the presence of lead paint. When handing my child a toy I do not want to be scared that they could potentially be chewing on lead paint or that a small part will become detached. I want to be confident that I am giving my child a safe toy and better yet – one that is good for the environment too! All of those things are possible with Green Toys! Dilly was a super lucky girl and … …..