Oct 262013

Thank you to Cuddle Barn for providing a Grandma Cookie Bear to add some Christmas cheer to our table.  All words and opinions are 100% my own.

Decorating for Christmas has been kind of a big deal my whole life.  For as long as I can remember, my parents went out of their way to make the season special for us.  The excitement would start when my father headed upstairs to drag the huge boxes of Christmas decorations and ornaments down from the attic.  We’d then usually bundle up and head out to the woods on our property to cut our trees, including a mini one for each of the kids’ bedrooms.

I’m thankful that I married someone that not only indulges me but also enjoys decorating for the season, as well.  We usually put the tree and other decorations up the week of Thanksgiving.  Putting things up just a bit early allows Ashley to participate.  After the short Thanksgiving break they have, she doesn’t usually get home again until the semester ends just before Christmas.

The Talking Grandma Cookie Bear from Cuddle Barn is a Sweet #Christmas Decoration

This year we have an adorable new addition to our Christmas decorations.  The Grandma Cookie Bear from Cuddle Barn recently came to live with us and will likely be claiming a spot in our dining room.  It seems like an appropriate place for a bear that likes to bake! Continue reading »

Dec 112012

Aurora’s Plush Marinna Mermaid Doll

From what I remember and what I’ve been told, I wasn’t that big into dolls when I was a kid.  Action figures, yes, but dolls, no.  A1 also wasn’t much of a player of dolls when she was little, either.  So having a daughter that already carries around and takes care of two baby dolls is kind of a new thing for both my husband and I.

Honestly, I didn’t even really know many doll brands.  I was happy, then, to learn about Aurora.  Aurora considers themselves to be one-stop shopping in the toy and gift markets, and with good cause!  They have nearly every kind of plush that you can imagine, and many of the favorite characters you grew up with.  Some of their brands include Lamb Chop, Raggedy Anne & Andy, Sock Monkeys, YooHoos and many more.

Marinna Plush Sea Sparkles Mermaid by Aurora

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