May 302017

On the second to last day of school, Bubbles brought home some paperwork on local kids summer reading programs.  I knew about some of the national ones – we’ve participated in those for a few years – but had no idea they did them at the local level.

Keep kids entertained and engaged this summer with these 5 Fun and FREE Kids Summer Reading Programs

I’m fortunate that Bubbles loves to read and needs no encouragement to do so.  But I know not all kids feel the same and the fun and rewards from these free kids summer reading programs may be just the ticket to entice them into a break from screen time. Continue reading »

Apr 162016

Thank you to the Blogger Babes for sending a complimentary copy of The Flower Chef.

Our county fair provided an opportunity for those who wanted to practice their floral arrangement skills.  It was open to all age groups from kids to adults.

The Flower Chef: A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangements by Carly Cylinder

In both elementary and middle school I was lucky enough that my Mom humored me and let me enter each year.  She’d drive me all over to collect wildflowers, and we’d prune select buds from both our own and my Grandmother’s yards and gardens. Continue reading »

Dec 162011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide – Suggestions For Babies/Toddlers

There’s a cute concept in the world of pajamas and it comes courtesy of a company called Little Toader.  They have designed Storybook PJs, a themed set that includes a book and a pair of PJs.

Little Toader is owned run by husband and wife team Lori and Michael and is located in Florida.  With three children of their own (and one on the way) they often found themselves saying “they should make…”  And so they decided to do just that.  They’ve created a line of safe, unique and fun items for babies and kids.

I had the pleasure of meeting the Little Toader folks at the ABC Kids Expo this year and they were such a sweet couple.  You can tell they have passion around their products and their work and it was infectious.  They also produce the Appeteether which will make your little one giggle.

The Storybook PJs come with a book – Adventures in Dreams – that is meant to be read while the pajamas are worn.  The images used in the book correspond to the images printed on the PJs.  So as you read the book they can search for the images on their jammies to make it more interactive.

The PJs are unisex and are 100% cotton with a snug-fit design for safety.  They’re really cute and the water color effect gives them kind of a soft, brushed look.  I would encourage you to order the next size up, though.  We have the 6-12 month size and Baby C. fell in the weight and height range indicated on the size chart, but they were a little small for her.

One reader will win a set of Storybook PJs in size 12-18 months or 18 months.  Giveaway closed.

I received a product in order to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% mine and my family’s.